Monday, January 14, 2013

Imagine: "Revelation"

Here's the notes from yesterday's message at New Life Community Church.  This is the second message in the series IMAGINE, and it is entitled "Revelation".  If you would like to listen to this message, you may do so by going to our website at  God bless.

Imagine, Part 2                                                                                  Sunday, January 13, 2013

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.  Romans 12:1-2 (NIV)

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)

Requirement: We must have spiritual EYES.

However, as it is written:  “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him— 10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. I Corinthians 2:9-10 (NIV)

And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.  I Corinthians 2:12 (NLT)

16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.  II Corinthians 4:16-18 (ESV)

1.     Eyesight is tied to MINDSET.

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.   Romans 8:5-6 (NKJV)

2.     You must think OUTSIDE the BOX.

Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?  I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.  Isaiah 43:19 (NKJV)


Darkness always precedes the dawn.

Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.  For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning
.  Psalm 30:4-5 (NKJV)

Now in my prosperity I said,
“I shall never be moved.”
Lord, by Your favor You have made my mountain stand strong;
You hid Your face, and I was troubled.
I cried out to You, O Lord;
And to the Lord I made supplication:
“What profit is there in my blood,
When I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise You?
Will it declare Your truth?
10 Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me;
Lord, be my helper!”
11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,
12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.  Psalm 30:6-12 (NKJV)

The greatest creativity comes after you hit the wall.

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