Sons Break Strongholds

Sons Break Strongholds

Sun 8 Nov 2020 AM

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Description
If we are a son or a daughter of the living God, then we are called to be a builder. Relationships must be built, and sustained. A church has to be built.

Our relationships are like a garden. They can have weeds in them, and they become overgrown. The garden of our heart, and our relationships, need to be nurtured - you need to protect them.

Adam was given a mandate, as a son of God - put in a territory, put in a place (in a garden), and his mandate was to cultivate it - to nurture it, and develop that garden.

He was also told to protect it. There's a warfare, around being fruitful - around your marriage, family, finances, and your relationship with God. You must become then, a ‘breakthrough’ person.
Audio Transcript
Introduction

What if God wanted to touch you, and you were just switching off? What if you were right at a point, where God was wanting to speak into your heart about change, and you just switched off? One of the dilemmas we have is, we get so used to the worship time, that we just turn off; rather than hungering for Him, and lingering with Him, saying: Jesus, I love You. I deeply love You. I long to encounter Your love. I want to be rooted and grounded deeply in Your love. I want to reflect Your love to the people around me. I want to break through the limitations to being a loving person. Come Holy Spirit, speak into our hearts. Lord, we just honour You.

There's a lot of people right now that are in just agitated state - agitated because of election results in New Zealand, agitated because of what's happening in America. But you need to get your eyes fixed on what counts. Jesus said: My kingdom is not of this world - otherwise my servants would fight. We've got to watch that we don't get caught up in fighting against people, when our battle is against hidden spiritual powers. We're called to love people and hate the devil.

Jesus said this, concerning His kingdom… It begins like a little rock, then becomes a mountain, that will fill the whole earth. We must always stay centred on Him, and His kingdom. Our role is to be aligned with Him, and His kingdom. Whatever happens in the elections, God's instruction is the same: pray for those who are in authority, that we may have peace. We're not to hate them, judge them, or speak against them. We are to dwell in peace; and pray for those in authority. Our primary call is the kingdom of God, to become ambassadors for heaven. How can you become an ambassador for heaven, while you tolerate hatred, and bitterness, and anger, and deep feeling of injustice? We need to be clean of all those things. Say, Father, let Your will be done.

This is what got the disciples agitated. They wanted Jesus to lead a kingdom, that would rise and overthrow the Romans. He said: you don't understand. My kingdom is a spiritual kingdom, and it operates in the spirit realm, through people whose hearts are surrendered. Lift your heart to the Lord, lift your hands. I surrender. Lord, cleanse my heart, from being entangled with the affairs of life, of this world, to such a degree that I've lost sight of just loving people, and loving You. Lord, return my focus to what I'm called to be, and do - to be a son of the Almighty, an ambassador for the kingdom. Lord, we honour You. We thank You. Amen.

Main Message

I want to just continue one thought, related to the seminar I did. It's called “Sons Break Strongholds”. The Bible is very clear, if we are a son or a daughter of the living God, then we are called to be a builder. There is nothing in life that doesn't require building. A marriage must be built, and it must be sustained. Relationships, we build them, and we sustain them. A church has to be built. Nothing happens by accident. Everything must be built.

Our relationships are like a garden. They can have weeds in them, and they become overgrown. The garden of our heart, and our relationships, need to be nurtured - you need to protect them. Adam was given a mandate, as a son of God - put in a territory, put in a place (in a garden), and his mandate was to cultivate it. In other words, nurture it, and develop that garden. The second thing he was told to do, was to protect it. In other words, there's a warfare, around being fruitful. There's a warfare, around your marriage, around family, around finances, and there's a warfare around your relationship with God. You must become then, a ‘breakthrough’ person.

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