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It’s no exaggeration to say that our attitude to God’s Word will determine our future.
 
Nothing happens in the kingdom without first a declaration. A powerful tool for igniting faith and hope to walk in your dreams, purpose, and destiny is the power of declarations.
“Religion is a treadmill, you do a bunch of work and you get no where
Judges 6-7. Israel was oppressed, humiliated, and suffering from a self-induced Inability to establish a future.
A really fun aspect of dreaming with God is the exploration of the gifting and calling the Holy Spirit has placed in your spirit through your imagining.
Four healthy heart motivations for giving:
A core dimension of big world changing dreams is the call to serve society
The invisible foundation of culture is BELIEFS.
Hopelessness articulates an argument which opposes Christ
Hope is the confident expectation that God’s good is coming
Personal and cultural transformation is given momentum through us becoming personally fully persuaded about our identity
Hope isn’t an emotion that is worked up, rather hope is birthed as we change what we believe.
When unpleasant things come along, when our dream seems hindered or blocked
We have been designed to step into fulfilled promises.
No one, and no circumstances can make us respond negativity.
What you think about God is the most important thing in the World.
To Dream with God is to dare greatly.
God’s ‘love language’ is relationship, He absolutely loves the process of developing relationship with us.
When God gives you a dream and puts a promise in your heart, most often, there is a delay.
A core dimension of big world changing dreams is the call to serve society, and to be the flavour of heaven in culture. (Matthew 5:13-16).
Day one is where you hear the promise, and its exciting, encouraging and creates an inner world of anticipation.
If you view God as your servant He will frustrate and disappoint you forever.
Nothing happens in the kingdom without first a declaration (Bill Johnson)
When we Dream with God it is so important that we don’t take ourselves so seriously. Many believers take their role in seeing their dream fulfilled totally upon their own shoulders.
It is almost impossible to develop a relationship of intimacy, connection, awe and trust with Father God without dreaming with Him. God loves it when our confidence in Him causes us to ask and expect great things of Him.
Be honest with God, don’t try to be presentable to God, take off the mask and be real and vulnerable before God.
Knowing that God loves us intellectually, and experiencing His love for us are two different things.
A core dimension of big world changing dreams is the call to serve society, and to be the flavour of heaven in culture.
A very important question to ask when you recieve a propheitic word from God is what qualifies you to inherit that promise?
Humility is not for the believer to focus on their insufficiency and inadequacy
God loves it when we dream because it places a demand on his goodness and is an opportunity for his glory to be displayed more in the earth.
What is the goodnews of the Gospel?
A series of articles, each answering one big question in 300 words.
Jesus placed such an emphasis upon the work of the Holy Spirit that he says ‘wait’ ‘do not leave until’ the promised Holy Spirit, the friend (John 14) has come. Acts 1:4,8, 2:1-4.
Everyone has a story, something they were meant to give to the world, everyone carries promise, significance and purpose
Culture is the ‘operating system’ of the human heart. It’s a way of thinking, and behaving. Culture is what sets our core values, priorities and boundaries.
Reconnection to God and with others is God's goal in salvation. It is not just being reconnected with Him, it's reconnection, and relationship with others too.
God’s plan is that His Kingdom be advanced by His family, through His sons and daughters having a revelation and so becoming fully convinced of their royal identity.
In Colossians 3:15 Christ offers shalom, shalom is the Old Testament, Hebrew word meaning peace.
In Genesis 42v9 we read about Joseph remembering the dream he had as a youth.
"Joy is not a luxury option, joy is to be your constant companion (see Phil 4:4).
When we Dream with God it is so important that we don’t take ourselves so seriously.
God's 'love language' is relationship, He absolutely loves the process of developing relationship with us.
There are different types of fear. There's a fear that is fun. There is a kind of fear that is bad a kind of fear that will paralyze you and robs you of life.
"There will always be great individuals through history
God's 'love language' is relationship, He absolutely loves the process of developing relationship with us.
To Dream with God is to dare greatly.
A practical application of believing God is good is to preach his goodness to yourself.
When we Dream with God it is so important that we don't take ourselves so seriously.
When God gives you a dream and puts a promise in your heart, most often, there is a delay.
When a church is building upon prophetic promises their priority is not just about having a go to see how things turn out
A great way to take your walk with God to the next level is to manage what you focus on.
Nothing happens in the kingdom without first a declaration (Bill Johnson)
Humility is not for the believer to focus on their insufficiency and inadequacy, rather humility is the agreement with God's assessment and promise, however impossible it appears.
Nothing happens in the kingdom without first a declaration.
God loves it when we dream because it places a demand on his goodness and is an opportunity for his glory to be displayed more in the earth.
Testimonies reveal the nature of God (Deut 6:17).
"I am better at my job than you realise. I don't need as much help as you think".
It is impossible to move forward in faith without changing our words.
In Genesis 42v9 we read about Joseph remembering the dream he had as a youth. A dream in which his brothers bowed down to him
During a particularly stressful season of my life my 3 year old friend, George, was praying for me
It is almost impossible to develop a relationship of intimacy, connection and trust with Father God without dreaming
Psalm 32:8-9. God's commitment can be summed up in His promise "I will stay close you".
Be honest with God, don't try to be presentable to God, take off the mask and be real and vulnerable before God.
Knowing that God loves us intellectually, and experiencing His love for us are two different things.
Joy is not a luxury option, joy is to be your constant companion
Jesus' makes a startling invitation in John 15:7 "ask whatever you wish" This offer is like walking into a shop and being instructed to choose whatever you wish. What would you like?
God's 'love language' is relationship, He absolutely loves the process of developing relationship with us.
"You don't need to try really hard to hear me...
Because God is good the believer is required to dream big!
"Keep trusting in me, and give yourself to do what I love...
Because God is good the believer is required to dream big!!
5 keys to Dreaming with God by Joy Barham
Numbers 13v25-33 There’s a big promise, and the people are on the very brink of having it, it's almost time to come into their purpose and destiny.
Father God says to you...
"You are not going to be able to contain what I am pouring in.
Two totally different view points and perspectives on the very same circumstances.
It is extremely difficult to move forward in faith without changing your words.
Proverbs 18v21. Words are powerful.
There are two vital keys to maintaining connection with God when your heart hurts.
Vision starts with what God places on our heart and is then is outworked on the on the front line of day to day obedience
When you find your church family you easily find your purpose, purpose is that thing God prepared in advance for you to run with.
"I am not a cruel joke God. Dear child, you will never have abiding hope if you believe I am a cruel joke God.
The search for joy, and the discovery of something of great value is a foundational motivation for all people.
You have permission to rejoice, relax and partner with me in celebration.
"You are becoming fully persuaded of my ability to lead, guide and protect.
You are like Fort Knox because you are my favourite
Romans 15:13 tells us that every believer can overflow with Hope
There are different types of fear.
Mark 5v1-21: At the core of this story is the truth that JESUS CHANGES PEOPLE.
Nahum 1:7. God is Good. God wants His goodness/promises to be a hiding place in tough times.
A personal revelation of His goodness is absolutely foundational
Exodus 33:19 When Moses asked to see God’s glory
The Fathers says to you
The Father speaks this over your life
Freedom and empowerment isn’t something that is first discerned and enjoyed through the natural senses.
Study the Book of Acts, finding the supernatural encounters that the church experienced.
What is the goodnews of the Gospel?
Five levels of Supernatural Bible Reading
Scripture is life, it is the living breath of God and helps us to grow healthily
Centrality of joy
“Our future depends of our belief systems...
Reconnection to God and with others is God's goal in salvation.
It opens heaven’s door of abundance on earth
Abide in the Word to know truth and to be set free
Small churches can change the world.
In a non hierarchical Kingdom family, where there is a emphasis upon equality, powerful people, princes and princesses there is the still the gift of leadership.
Read Acts 6:1-7. In the context of increase, breakthrough, growth, the early Church was still a messy place. There were legitimate complaints. The question is how did leadershiprespond to these legitimate needs?
Ephesians 4 tells us that Jesus gives leadership gifts given to church.
Reconnection to God and with others is God's goal in salvation.
Jesus took the punishment we deserved because of our sin, and offers the constant forgiveness He deserved because of his sinless life.
Baptism portrays what happened to us when we became Christians.
Topic of giving money pokes and prods us.
Realisation and revelation of who we are. As a church we are appointed to bring cultural transformation.
You are the most protected person on the planet. You are like Fort Knox because you are my favourite
The gospel is not good news unless you see where you came from.
Paul’s priority is seen in this prayer. These verses encourage us to be constant in this prayer too!
Many of us have a strong and fearful reaction to a curse, because we find it easier to imagine curses, there is fearful anticipation that whatever I do everything will go wrong.
The writer is urgent, he’s saying pay attention, listen to this, have you really understood what I’ve just told you? Like with a child we might “say look at me”, do you understand? To stop the drift and neglect he reminds them of certain vital truths.
Jesus always shows up in his time but not always as we expect, it's to test our faith, our love and our hunger for him.
Nothing is hidden from Him. He knows those times when we begin to panic. He knows when we become overwhelmed by anxiety. He sees the heaviness and weight we feel when sin enslaves and destroys our freedom.
Hebrews 10:24-25 The gospel, the goodnews, the glad merry news that makes us leap for joy is about
2 Kings 7:1 Today famine, Donkey Head, Doves Dung. Tomorrow the promise of abundance.
CCK you'll see Moses and the Red Sea moments.
Dream from a position of rest. it's important not to view dreaming as something I "should" be doing.
2 Cor 9:6,7 God loves Hilarious Generosity: He loves it when we are radically generous with money, encouragement, time, friendships, hospitality.
Generosity is part of the sowing and reaping law
Judges 6-7. Israel was oppressed, humiliated, and suffering from a self-induced Inability to establish a future.
Small churches can change the world. 120 were invited to the upper room to first enjoy the promised outpouring and not the 3,000
CCK family you are increasingly believing that you don't have to work for what comes to you as a gift.
In a non hierarchical Kingdom family, where there is a emphasis upon equality, powerful people, princes and princesses there is the still the gift of leadership.
We cannot change the culture around us without first changing the culture within us.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
All the glory, strength and gifting He has placed in you isn’t just for you. Yes there's joy in co-labouring with the Father.
The Fathers heart is expressed in Him wanting a family. He wants us reconnected both with Himself and with one another.
1 Corinthians 14:34 talks about women remaining silent in church and it is addressed to particular women.
At the centre of the Kingdom is the dynamic and perfect relationship of the trinity.
We want men and women to bring their unique reflection of God to the table.
Read Acts 6:1-7. In the context of increase, breakthrough, growth, the early Church was still a messy place.
Ephesians 4 tells us that Jesus gives leadership gifts given to church.
Reconnection to God and with others is God's goal in salvation.
In Luke 15 the Elder brother is Loyal. Obedient. Faithful. Dutiful, Hard-working.
Luke 15 looks at two sons both alienated from their father.
1819 Whale ship Essex was hit by a Sperm Whale.
What is the secret to running the race of risk and faith
2 Timothy 4:5 Part of what hinders us from doing the work of the evangelist is the sense of pressure to get people to make a decision.
Be honest with God, not trying to be presentable to God...
Two responses to an impossible promise. Luke 1:11 Zechariah and Mary.
Your confidence before God is not to be based on your own performance
We are called not to run on your own effort. Legalism means turning your back on God.
Understanding how the grace of God has gifted us with God’s righteousness is the master key for joy and freedom. How?
ACTS 8:4 The Kingdom of God is release through a demonstration of power that leads to righteousness and great joy.
Freely we have received:
Not only was the New Testament church born through a powerful experience of the Spirit (Acts 2v 1-4) but also it was a powerful, bold community that pulsated with the life of the Holy Spirit.
What are we are doing as a church to develop a culture that releases the supernatural? PART TWO
What are we are doing as a church to develop a culture that releases the supernatural? PART ONE
If you have any doubts or question about Releasing the Supernatural, just read the book of Acts. Acts is the normal Christian life.
Releasing the Supernatural is more than just experiencing a realm that we cannot see.
A key way of experiencing His presence is reading the Bible. Read the Bible with the Holy Spirit.
Scripture proclaims the truth about: God. He is good, holy, gracious, and merciful. God’s continuing love
In 2 Timothy 3:14-17 Paul reminds Timothy of the wonderful resource and gift the bible is to us.
2 Cor 9:6,7 God loves Hilarious Generosity
How can I keep the water level high in my life all day? How can I live aware of Him in the busyness of life?
Jesus hasn’t just come to show us the theory of being free but came to actually set us free and make us free, freedom in reality.
Knowing intellectually that God loves us, and experiencing His love for us are two different things.
Valuing His Presence Part 2. What would happen to a baby if it determined its future by its past?
BREAKTHROUGH As we continue in our negativity fast, here's a chapter from Steve Backlund's lastest book that will be published in May, Crucial Moments.
As we continue in our negativity fast, we are being challenged to have a hope-filled theology about the nature of God.
A group of people (three to five per team) asks God for words of knowledge about people’s names, clothing, appearance and prayer need(s).
"Repenting From or Repenting To." The word repent means: Re - Again, anew, back or backward Pent - the highest place (as in penthouse)
God says listen I have a house. I’m inviting people to my home. I have a place where you can rest, a place of safety/protection a place where you can be yourself, where you don’t have to pretend.
A help to do this fast successfully – Take time during this negativity fast to be still while listening to worship music.
Nahum 1:7. God is Good. God wants His goodness/promises to be a hiding place in tough times. He becomes hiding place, when we are fully convinced concerning His nature and His power. RM 4:21.
What to do when people are not healed
A personal revelation of His goodness is absolutely foundational and fundamental for effective co-labouring with God. It is where boldness and confidence grows up and springs from.
A growing revelation that God is good will increasingly set us free from fear, insecurity and hopelessness.
The ‘juice’ that flows within us, will flow between us.
Two sons both alienated from their father.
Jesus hasn’t just come to show us the theory of being free but has come to actually set us free and make us free. You can be free!
This Sunday CCK LondonThe Big Picture! Shrek Forever After.
Mark 6:7-13 Authority: At our wedding John Biville prophesied about Going for the miraculous. I loved that word but I never mixed it with faith. Seemed too incredible for me.
MARK 6:1-6: LIFE FLOWS THROUGH HONOUR: Jesus comes home after these two ‘high point’ miracles. At first they are astonished by his wisdom and his works. But then they stumbled they had known him since childhood so there’s questions.
At the core of this story is the truth that JESUS CHANGES PEOPLE. No one one is beyond the grace of God. Nothing is too difficult for Him to bring freedom too.
What would you do and what would you look like if you were fearless? What would you do if you were ten times more courageous?
At the moment, I am reading “ God’s Generals” by Roberts Liardon, it is full of great biographies and lessons. The next two quotes got me thinking hard!
There are different types of fear. There's a fear that is fun. There is a kind of fear that is bad a kind of fear that will paralyze you and robs you of life. There is a good fear. There is a fear that will make you run from danger into safety.
Nothing is hidden from Him. He knows those times when we begin to panic. He knows when we become overwhelmed by anxiety. He sees the heaviness and weight we feel when sin enslaves and destroys our freedom.
Not only is there physical heart disease, there is also spiritual heart disease. Unbelief, and the deceitfulness of sin the writer says are major causes of spiritual heart disease.
In these six verses the word house or home is used seven times. God says listen I have a house. I’m inviting people to my home. I have a place where you can rest, a place of safety/protection a place where you can be yourself.
The writer is urgent, he’s saying pay attention, listen to this, have you really understood what I’ve just told you? Like with a child we might “say look at me”, do you understand?
Hebrews was written to first century Christians converted from Judaism (AD 68 author unknown) in danger of giving up. Christians were facing fierce persecution. Physical assault, homes plundered, some thrown into prison, public ridicule.
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