Romans 8:18-21 TPT
HOPE IS CHEAPENED IF IT IS DEFINED BY OUR CIRCUMSTANCES AND NOT BY OUR TRUST IN GOD.
✓ GOD RESPONDS TO OUR TROUBLES.
✓ GOD STILL HEALS.
✓ GOD RESTORES OUR SOULS.
2 Corinthians 5:17
✓ GOD DESIRES TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE THROUGH US.
HOW DO WE WALK IN THE POWER OF GOD?
Romans 8:26 TPT
• THE HOLY SPIRIT KNOWS AND ASKS FOR WHAT WE NEED.
Romans 8:26 TPT
• THE HOLY SPIRIT KNOWS AND ASKS FOR GOD’S WILL.
Romans 8:27 TPT
• THE HOLY SPIRIT GIVES US CONFIDENCE DESPITE OUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
Romans 8:28 TPT
HOW DOES THE HOLY SPIRIT PRAY FOR US?
• WE MUST BE BAPTIZED IN THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Acts 19:1-3 TPT
1 John 5:7-8
WE ARE DESTINED TO LIVE A SUPERNATURAL LIFE, NOT A NATURAL ONE.
HOW DO WE GET FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT?
1. REMOVE ALL OBSTACLES.
2. ASK FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT TO FILL YOU.
3. RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT BY FAITH.
4. SEEK HIM DAILY.
2 Corinthians 13:14 MSG
Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions. Matthew 7:20
For the Holy Spirit makes God’s fatherhood real to us as he whispers into our innermost being, “You are God’s beloved child!” Romans 8:16 TPT
For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. Romans 8:16 NLT
3 WAYS THE HOLY SPIRIT AFFIRMS WE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN AS WE START MAKING LIFE-GIVING LIFESTYLE, HEART, & MINDSET CHOICES:
1. LIFESTYLE CHOICE - WE WAGE WAR AGAINST SIN.
So then, beloved ones, the flesh has no claims on us at all, and we have no further obligation to live in obedience to it. For when you live controlled by the flesh, you are about to die. But if the life of the Spirit puts to death the corrupt ways of the flesh, we then taste his abundant life. Romans 8:12-13 TPT
Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Romans 12:9
Listen, you lovers of God! Hate evil, for God can keep you from wrong and protect you from the power of wickedness. Psalms 97:10 TPT
YOU HAVE TO GET TO THE POINT WHERE YOU LOVE THE FREEDOM FROM YOUR SIN OVER THE CONVENIENCE OF YOUR TEMPTATION.
“Don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. Ephesians 4:26-27
Do what is good and run from evil so that you may live! Amos 5:14
Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life. Ephesians 4:22
✓ NEGATIVE OR INAPPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIPS
✓ NEGATIVE WORDS
✓ NEGATIVE ENVRIONMENTS
✓ NEGATIVE MINDSETS
2. HEART CHOICE - SUBMIT TO THE HOLY SPIRIT'S DIRECTION.
The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:14
Now, those who are mature in their faith can easily be recognized, for they don’t live to please themselves but have learned to patiently embrace others in their immaturity. Our goal must be to empower others to do what is right and good for them, and to bring them into spiritual maturity. For not even the most powerful one of all, the Anointed One, lived to please himself. Romans 15:1-3
Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
MINISTRY IS THE PATHWAY TO MATURITY.
What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?; So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.” James 2:14;17-18
A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. 1 Corinthians 12:7
3. MINDSET CHOICE - WE CRY OUT TO GOD OUR FATHER.
And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,” leading you back into the fear of never being good enough. But you have received the “Spirit of full acceptance,” enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join him in saying the words of tender affection, “Beloved Father!” Romans 8:15
And since we are his true children, we qualify to share all his treasures, for indeed, we are heirs of God himself. And since we are joined to Christ, we also inherit all that he is and all that he has. We will experience being co-glorified with him provided that we accept his sufferings as our own. Romans 8:17 TPT
IS MY MOTIVATION IN BUILDING THE KINGDOM OF ME, OR THE KINGDOM OF GOD?
THE EIGHTH CHAPTER- Week 1
I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. Oh, what a miserable person I am! Romans 7:21-24
So who has the power to rescue this miserable man from the unwelcome intruder of sin and death? I give all my thanks to God, for his mighty power has finally provided a way out through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One! So if left to myself, the flesh is aligned with the law of sin, but now my renewed mind is fixed on and submitted to God’s righteous principles. Romans 7:24-25 TPT
So now the case is closed. There remains no accusing voice of condemnation against those who are joined in life-union with Jesus, the Anointed One. Romans 8:1 TPT
1. WE HAVE A NEW RELATIONSHIP.
…Those who are joined in life-union with Jesus, the Anointed One. Romans 8:1 TPT
You don’t belong to yourself any longer, for the gift of God, the Holy Spirit, lives inside your sanctuary. You were God’s expensive purchase, paid for with tears of blood, so by all means, then, use your body to bring glory to God! 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 TPT
Since a great price was paid for your redemption, stop having the mind-set of a slave. 1 Corinthians 7:23 TPT
2. WE HAVE A NEW FREEDOM
For the “law” of the Spirit of life flowing through the anointing of Jesus has liberated us from the “law” of sin and death; God sent us his Son in human form to identify with human weakness. Clothed with humanity, God’s Son gave his body to be the sin-offering so that God could once and for all condemn the guilt and power of sin. So now every righteous requirement of the law can be fulfilled through the Anointed One living his life in us. And we are free to live, not according to our flesh, but by the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit! Romans 8:2-4 TPT
3. WE HAVE A NEW LEADERSHIP
Those who are motivated by the flesh only pursue what benefits themselves. But those who live by the impulses of the Holy Spirit are motivated to pursue spiritual realities. For the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set controlled by the Spirit finds life and peace. In fact, the mind-set focused on the flesh fights God’s plan and refuses to submit to his direction, because it cannot! Romans 8:5-7 TPT
WHATEVER MOTIVATES YOU NOW, OVER TIME YOU WILL MANIFEST.
Lord, I passionately love you and I’m bonded to you, for now you’ve become my power! Psalms 18:1 TPT
When I was at my weakest, my enemies attacked—but the Lord held on to me. His love broke open the way and he brought me into a beautiful broad place. He rescued me—because his delight is in me! Psalms 18:18-19 TPT
I’ve kept my integrity by surrendering to him. And so the Lord has rewarded me with his blessing. Psalms 18:24 TPT
4. WE HAVE A NEW POWER
But when the Spirit of Christ empowers your life, you are not dominated by the flesh but by the Spirit. And if you are not joined to the Spirit of the Anointed One, you are not of him. Now Christ lives his life in you! Yes, God raised Jesus to life! And since God’s Spirit of Resurrection lives in you, he will also raise your dying body to life by the same Spirit that breathes life into you! Romans 8:9-11 TPT
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17
➡ WE VALUE WHAT WE PRIORITIZE.
Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be. Luke 12:34