These are in note form rather than a comprehensive exposition on the various talks. feel free to fill in the blanks for yourself!
God wants a church that lets him do what he wants with it.
Relationship is the heart of this paradigm.
Move from religion to faith, law to grace
Winds of change are beginning to blow.
I am going to shake everything that can be shaken.
3 principalities afflict the church
Two of them universal
A principality is an area of influence by a high level spirit
In the church because in all of us
1. Spirit of divination
Witchcraft, occult, control
Heart of this is ambition
These two principalities are linked: Acts 16:16-19
The Holy Fear of God
John describes a vision path up mountain of God. Preciptious fall beside the path. Has to walk with Christ to ascend.
Fear of Lord is key to treasure of Christ
Christians will have power and freedom but have to remember that we will be judged. It's the fear God that keeps us safe.
For this to happen there must be true unity in the church - apostolic reformation and end of denominations.
The 7-fold anointing that was on Christ can only be released onto a single body Isaiah 11:2
Demons inhabit and control the structures of men.
"Baptist spirit " religious spirit had infiltrated the denomination.
Catholic spirit - people had left church but still under its power.
Into every organisation religious spirit will try to get in and pollute traditions and beliefs.
Not only a true Israel but false one- many beliefs about Israel distorted by religious principality. Jewish spirit, Zionist spirit
Denominational principalities are type of religious spirit. They come alongside the real church and try to imitate God's works.
Narrabri principality mammon- denying wealth by resisting mining. Small vision, grasping what is in the past.
What principality is holding New Life back?
Change is in the air
Joshua ch. 1
Have to be prepared to move on from where we have been to where we are going.
Joshua was new leader, new style, new season.
God is doing something new so we have to be ready to change. Not tossing out the old but building on it.
Luke 19:41. Jerusalem was destroyed because they failed to recognise the activity of God.
If change is coming we have to be ready for the new thing... or we too may be destroyed.
God is preparing us for the thing he has already given to us.
1. Is this change biblical!?
2. Is there some chance that this change will make us more fruitful?
3. Will it cause trouble? Yes!
4. Dismantle the old to make room for the new.
5. There has to be an implementation.
Some things I have learned
1. Revelation is never given just for information.
Transformation is the goal. There is always something to do.
2. Sound always precedes the manifestation.
We've got to be listening to God.
3. Saving Grace is wonderful; empowering grace is limited.
We can only depend on grace within the sphere that God gives us.
Do the thing God calls you to do.
4. We are small people who live in a big dream.
Live life all that God has called you.
Don't pray for walls to come down, pray for people to grow bigger to step over them without tripping.
When God calls someone He obligates Himself to your success.
5. If we are people of honour we can honour people because we are honourable, not because they are.
6. When a man brought a sacrifice to the temple the priest examined the lamb not the man.
We have a perfect lasmb and our standing with God is not affected by our sins.
7. To receive God's provision we have to get to the place where the provision has been deposited.
If you get discouraged and stop, the road has become your destination
We are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed. Hebrews 10:39
God hides things for us not from us.