Anchor for my Soul

For such a time as this…part 08

Bible Study 8/5/2020

Discussion from 2020 Mandates for Ministers by Paul Tucker

The spirit of fear wants to attach itself to every part of our life and we need to operate in wisdom and godly counsel. Under the right precautions, it is necessary to connect with one another to take authority over fear. There is a difference in daily business and kingdom business. It is important to encourage one another. We need to set our own table before us. We belong to the kingdom of God.

10. Prepare your congregation spiritually by proclaiming truth; create an atmosphere to receive a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Prayer is key in reaping the harvest in your community and beyond Joel 28-32, Acts 2:16-18

Whoever we meet is our congregation. Be authentically who we are in our faith. Truth, integrity and grace need to be expressed. People will believe it when you practice it. They are influenced by the joy we have. People are looking for hope. There is a temptation to want to make people feel good, but we need to be forthright and true. Create an atmosphere with those we have influence with. We have such an opportunity to demonstrate joy. Joy comes from the heart, Happiness is from the head. Bombard them with the truth. Introduce the seed of hope.

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless, it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

We tend to measure the willingness and usefulness based on our skills, it is Christ within us that has the ability to dispense what is needed. The Lord says I will prosper you

1 John 3:1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!

We believe we are a child of God, but we sometimes see ourselves as an adult doing business. Abba father is not just a statement of respect, but of affection. He has a heart for us as children. He will remove hopelessness, and give us hopefulness. Each situation that comes up requires us to trust. When our mind and reasoning says, “I don’t know what to do, I need you.” God steps in and catches us.

John 14:12 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, also he will do. And he will do greater than tase, because I am going to the Father.

It is hard to believe the works He does, we can do. The person of the Holy Spirit is the dispenser of power for us to speak to the problem. The scope of Christ’s ministry was limited… we will do greater in measure and expanse, not in difficulty. Holy Spirit will go throughout all mankind to do the will of the father..

What are miracles? Miracles stem from a righteous source. Miracles are something that we don’t expect could happen. A true miracle is supernatural. The most difficult is overcoming our free will and accepting His free gift. Seeing a persons life change is a miracle. God may use us to bring a miracle into a persons life. The miracle authenticates what we are talking about. People will marvel and gives evidence that God is victorious over satan. Miracles are an object demonstration of His power and godliness. He transcends the natural to give us hope and reveal Himself.

2 Corinthians 3:3 Clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.

He establishes His identity in our hearts.