Pastor Kong’s Sermon 6, August, 2016

Jesus Lord said the kingdom of God comes in power.
It has the power to change lives and the world.

Luke 4:1, 14
Lord Jesus had the power of God, hence He was able to change the world.
Luke 24:49
Simon Peter received the power from high. Hence, he could change the world.

Matt 11:12
Being violent in spiritual forcefulness.
In the Greek version, it illustrates someone who presses in in order to achieve the treasure.
He/she has ardent zeal and intense exertion to get the promise of God.
1 Tim 6:12
Fight the fight of faith.
1 Cor 9:26
It is not for show. We fight to win the prize.
We need to fight in order to live a victorious life.

Luke 18:1
Pray and not lose heart.
The widow kept praying and asking. She refused to be discouraged.
Luke 18:8
This kind of faith that Lord Jesus seeks.
Forceful, determined faith which doesn’t let go until the promise of God comes to pass.

Determined faith. Intense determination. 
It is just not common.

Mark 2:4-5
This is the kind of faith Lord Jesus is looking for.
Determined faith will always get God’s attention for His divine intervention.

Mark 5:28
She kept saying and confessing.
Lord Jesus was not even thinking to heal her.
Nevertheless, there is kind of faith which draws power from God.

Matt 8:10
Lord Jesus looks for faith. What kind of faith do we have?
It is not historical or religious faith.

1 Tim 3:9, 1 Cor 2:5
Mystery. We can never figure it out in our head.
We gotta be more powerful as believers, moving in the power of God for signs and wonders.

1 John 5:4
Faith is spiritual force. It is mystery which helps us gain mastery over our situation.
Faith is the empowerment to get the victory.

Faith converts the word of God into power.

Mark 9:22-23
We may wait for God to move. However, Lord Jesus is waiting for us to believe.

John 14:12
Our destiny is unlimited in scope.
It is only limited by our belief.

John 11:4
If we can only believe, we will see the glory of God.

Determined faith means being fully persuaded by the truth of God’s word.

1 Cor 16:9
There are many adversaries.
The greater the door, the greater the adversary. Hence, we need to have determined faith.

Determined faith helps us to rest confidently.

Lord Jesus is the Lion of the tribe of Judah.’
Lord Jesus called us His brethren.
It means, we are the lions of God too.

Lion
The king of the jungle. It is not the tallest or strongest.
It is the king of the jungle. It is confident. 
Proverb 30:30 
Lion does not retreat from a fight.

We need to be spiritually forceful and determined to see the promise of God coming to pass in our lives.

How do we arouse the lion in the inside?
Gen 49:8-9, 12
Wine intoxicates. Wine brings enjoyment.
Spiritually speaking, we need to drink wine of 
1. We need to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
2. We need to have wine of the word. Everything we think of is the word the word the word.
3. Wine of prayer. It is a good idea to pray inn tongue.
4. Wine of vision. A vision is very intoxicating. It will consume us. When God gives divine vision, it will rouse up the lion in us.

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Posted August 9, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Kong Hee, Sermon

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