NOTES TAKEN FROM SERMONS BY PASTOR R. BRUCE MILLER
An Ear to Hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches May 30,2021
We must understand that we are in a special hour in time, we are in the last days
Matthew 24 signs of the times, wares pestilence, racial tensions, as it were in the days of Noah, married and given in marriage, going on about their usual daily chores,
A lot of things are being preached in the airways, a lot of deception: a lot of voices
The spirit of the Anti-Christ is on the rise like never before
We cannot overemphasize the importance of hearing what the spirit is saying
Going back to Acts 2: the importance of Pentecost
Holy Spirit Is the Spirit of Truth
Acts 2: 2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
We are in the dispensation of grace
The indwelling presence of God by the Holy Spirit
Except a man be born of the spirit, convicting work of the Holy Spirit brings conviction and understanding that we are undone
Just the goodness of God and the peace of God, accept the truth of who Jesus
Holy spirit will not always strive with man
Yet we resist sometimes, hold back, allow our own fleshly desire to over-ride the spirit in us
Paul said “I will not frustrate Spirit. Holy Spirit gives us revelation of Christ, the hope of glory. He will give the revelation of who He is. “You must be born again. Allow him to reveal himself!
Understand the chronological timeline of events of the day.
The day of Pentecost is The 4th of 7 trumpets:, : 50 days after Passover (First Fruit - resurrection)
We are bought with a price and we are to glorify god in our spirit and our bodies
As long as we are led by the Spirit, we are dwelling by his presence we can be confident
Be led by the Spirit
Jesus gave the churches a strong command after His assessment of where each of them was spiritually
He commanded them to repent, return, and redo – especially the church of Ephesus.
WE are tempted to lose our love for the Word of God and the people of God. Find here
We also need to repent, return, and redo.
There is a call to repentance. To return to our first love!
We must lay aside everything that can hold us back and desire to please Him in all things.
“He who has ears to hear, (a willingness to hear) let him hear”!
Gods will can’t be revealed by natural reasoning, a natural man/unbeliever does not have the ability to know the things of God or to now Him. “You must be born again” and led by the Spirit of God.
1Cor 2:9,10 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
The things of God knoweth no man, but we have received and know the things freely given to us. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind by the Spirit of God. He is the Spirit of Truth who gives true revelation.
*The Word becomes revealed and ____________ alive
The Work of the Holy Spirit
We’ve been delivered
The indwelling presence of God
His presence dwells in us
God by His grace causes us to/gives us the ability to move our faulty without God
How much more ________ the life we have in the spirit
1Cor 2 we have received not (the approval?) of the world
Comparing spiritual things with spiritual
The Holy Spirit is author of the scriptures. Holy men of old spoke as led by the spirit
2 Peter 1:21 21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Holy Spirit inspired the writing, also gives revelation of what is written.
He leads us into all truth.”
Paul had great wisdom of man.
He was ”circumcised on the 8th day” in compliance with the law and tradition
He was articulate, having “sat at the feet of Gamalial.”
He deemed all those things as worthless compared to the revelation of the knowledge of God. There is excellence in the knowledge of
Phil. 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
“I count all things worthless (dung)”
Wisdom is better than weapons of war Eccles. 9:11 “I returned, and saw under the sun, that t: lhe race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill;
y. Our adversary the
Our enemy is not a natural enemy. Our adversary, the devil is not natural.
God’s answer is love your enemies, bless them and pray for them.
“The weapons of our warfare are not carnal
**Use weapons with spiritual authority. We cannot overcome powers of darkness with the wisdom of this world. The source of the problem is not natural and cannot necessarily be solved worldly wisdom.?
The Spirit and the Word of God dwell together. Gird up yourselves, put on the whole armour 0f God.
11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Science is not recognizing the works of God. The devil, deceptions and mixtures? of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam with Christianity are on the rise. There is recently a new Bible being prepared that includes the United States Constitution. They expect it to be released in September.
There is a great movement in the world, especially this nation with theories, ideas, contrary doctrines, information, replacement theology teaching that the American church has replaced Israel
We must stick with the word of God! Men determine who they want God to be. The devil is challenging the word now~! If you are not fully committee and rooted in the word of God, winds of doctrine and the deceitfulness of sin will overtake you; Be on guard! Time is winding up! Seducing spirits, doctrines of devils. Allow him to have his way and speak to you. Stay in the word of God. Praying in the Holy Ghost. Spend Time ever day praying in the Holy Spirit. Discipline yourselves. The mind is unfruitful as the Spirit speaks to God and God is guarding your heart!
Build up yourself in the Holy Ghost!
Allow the word of God, the love of God and Holy Spirit to dwell in you richly
He keeps us mindful.
Giv no place to the devil
1Cor 3 “know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost?”
Recognize and acknowledge that God will show you what to do. He will give you a way out. There is no temptation not common to man.
God is faithful to make you able to bear it.
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. 11Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 12Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 13There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 14Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. 15I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. 16The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
Give me insight onsight, in the middle of the battle. Let me hear your voice saying walk this way. He will speak a word for you. A specific word. A weapon of war which is the word of God, the sword of the spirit.
If you don’t have the Spirit of God, speaking the Word won’t matter.
God is working on you. Be assured of the fact that God is in control. He will never leave you or forsake you.
A word of exhortation: recognize that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost.
Verse 13 not in man’s words, but by the Holy Spirit.
God is allowing things to happen so he can teach you.
14. The natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God.
What kind of sense does the crucifixion make to the world?
We have the mind of Christ.
Jesus dwells in us by His spirit. The love of God dwells in us. We have the ability to love, to disciple others,
We are expected to love others beyond loving others the way we want to be loved. We are told to love the same way He loved Us!
To lay down our lives for the brethren, We have the power to love and forgive like Jesus did – “father forgive them, they know not what they do.”
You have the peace of God – “My peace I give to you The peace that passes understanding.
You will be persecuted. 2Timothy 3:12 “they that live godly shall suffer persecution.” The lord knoweth them that are his. Let every man depart from iniquity.
*So we have his _______, his love, his peace and his joy.
I give God praise. Is praise shall continually be in my mouth. Bless the lord oh my soul and forget not all his benefits. All things work together for good if I know within my heart. I desire to please Him. There is a testimony out of this test.
The joy of the lord will give you strength.
Will cause you to shout and dance in the fire like the three Hebrew boys of the bible.
His hand is upon you. He has plans for you. You can rejoice and be at peace no matter what is going on!
This is a time to be encouraged; a time to hear and discern and obey the voice of God.
It is important to be in the Word!
No prophecy is of any private interpretation.
Line up everything with the Word! Every dream, prophecy, teaching, thought.
In this hour, people try to form God into their own image. They try to know who God should be and what God should do. We let the Holy Spirit reveal these things to us by the Word of God.
We must contend for the faith.
Great signs of the last days! False information, false doctrines
Overcome by the word and by the blood
For we have the atonement and access to come into the throne.
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Pray God give a greater _____ and ________ for righteousness, a sensitivity and ability to hear, willingness to follow Him!
He knows your situation. He is faithful and will watch over His word to perform it. (Ezek. 12:25, Jer 1:12)