Pastor Sun’s Sermon 9, September, 2017 Encounters

There are changes in the praise and worship.
3 praise and 2 worship.
It must not be a structure.
Instead, CHC will be a people of unusual worship.

In our worship, we will experience healing, deliverance and breakthrough.
We will be so close with God that our forehead touches His forehead.

When we make room for the Holy Spirit, He will move and touch the hearts of the people.

When God entrusts us with a revelation, He will start small to see if we treasure it, if we are hungry enough for it.

When the Holy Spirit comes, it is not about dancing or crawling or crying or laughing.
It is about obeying Him. When we obey Him, our lives will never be the same.

Even as we worship God, He will open door which no man can shut. He will close door which no one can open.

Zaccheus
Luke 19.
He was tax collector and disliked by the people.
He defrauded them.
One day Lord Jesus went into his house and  changed his life.

Jacob
Genesis 32:28
God called him Israel (the prince with God), not Jacob (the supplanter).

Likewise, when we enter into the presence of God, no matter what happened in our past, He will give us the new identity.

Jacob got the first hand encounter with God.
He had face to face meet up with God.

Similarly, why should we stand far away?
God invited us to enter beyond the veil.

Jacob also got a new walk with God.
Genesis 32:25
Jacob had a pattern of running away from problems.
After this, he could no longer run away.

Until we are broken unto God, we cannot do mighty exploits for Him.
The greater work God wants to do is for us to have new identity, encounter and walk with God.

Some encounters are dramatic.
Moses saw the burning the bush.
Peter, James and John saw the transfiguration.
Some encounters are not so dramatic.
Joseph had dreams and the dreams saved a nation.
Lord Jesus quietly went into Zaccheus’ house.

If we look for supernatural only in the spectacular, we will miss the Holy Spirit.

It is not the intensity of the encounter.
It is how we follow it up.
The Israelites had mighty encounters but they did not understand. Neither did they have God’s heart.

Acts 9:3
Saul had the encounter with God.
He fell under the power.
It is not what happens when we fall under the power.
It is what we do when we get up.

How did Saul/Paul follow up the encounter?
He built the altar of consecration in his inner being.
In our heart, is there a place that is exclusively for Lord Jesus?
Paul never forgot about his encounter.
He even testified it before the king Agrippa.

Romans 1:1
Bondservant = doulos = slave.
He fully belongs to the master.
Not just any slave.
He is love slave: he voluntarily serves out of love.
Ex 21:2,5-6
Requirement to be love slave: pain to the ear.
It is about listening and obeying God.
For Paul, he obeyed the voice of God by preaching the Gospel to the Gentiles.

Kathryn Kuhlman.
She moved in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Yet, she made mistake by marrying a married man.
She was stubborn and did not repent in the beginning.
One day she had a dead-end encounter.
She then repented.

What we need is the cross.
Do we want to experience His power?
Let us come to the cross and yield to Him.

Acts 9:6
Saul asked, “Lord what do You want me to do?”
Similarly, we should ask God what He wants us to do and obey Him.

Gal 2:20
Can we say, “I have been crucified with Christ.”?

Let us follow through the encounter with consecration.

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Posted September 14, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Sermon, Sun Ho

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