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Sunday School - October 28, 2012

Affirmation: I dwell in Him and He is in me because He has given me of His Spirit.

God in Christ has given us life. This is a gift that frees. The many little dyings implicit in our move from self-preoccupation and narcissism to caring for others (discipling) are deaths that are really a form of resurrection that gives life to all. - Henri Nouwen

The Holy Spirit was given the task of not simply revealing all that Jesus possesses, but to actually "disclose" it to us. Every declared promise is a transfer of heavenly resources that enable us to fulfill the purpose of our destiny. - Bill Johnson

"He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you." - John 16:15

 

As we draw close to God, we begin to understand why He has made us. That is what the "hope of his calling" is all about. Hope is an important element for moving forward with confidence. As God reveals who we are and what our calling is, we gain hope for our future. - Chuck Pierce

Put you faith to work, preach the Word and God goes into action. That is the dynamic of the gospel. - Reinhard Bonnke

Affirmation: I begin to thank Him. I name the gifts He has given me, starting with the blessing of life itself.

Our material possessions have been given to us by God, so we are are actually stewards of His resources. The Lord gave us this wealth to establish His covenant on this earth -- not so we could consume it upon our own lusts. You have been blessed to be a blessing. - Andrew Wommack

Even though a spirit may be commanded to leave, if the structure of the individual's thoughts has not been changed, his wrong attitude toward sin will welcome that spirit back. - Francis Frangipane

"They went out and preached that men should repent. And they were casting out many demons and....healing them." - Mark 6:12,13

 

Many people profess faith in God, yet they do not know Him. The reason is obvious - such a relationship costs more than most people are wiling to pay. - Shawn Bolz

We aren't "trying" to keep the commandments, because the Law Giver is now IN US. And the law becomes a promise to us. The commandments like "Thou shalt not steal," become, "Thank you , Lord , that's a promise, because if we walk in the Spirit we shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh." - Kathie Walters

Affirmation: My treasure is in Jesus. I love Jesus above all else.

The fire on the Altar of Incense (Golden Altar in the Temple) was originally lit from the fire on the Altar of Burnt Offerings, which typified the cross. It does require sacrifice to pray. We must give up our self-life. The Lord is not just after a few minutes of our day -- He wants every thought taken captive and brought into obedience to Him. - Rick Joyner

 

A grace-filled heart covers others. It will not boast in being better than another, but instead will cover another when fault is found. We are to cover one another in the grace of God, knowing the nature of God is to cover (see Genesis 9:23) - John Belt

"Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." - Hebrews 4:16

 

God wants you to go after the anointing of His power, not only for healings, but for signs and wonders too! The release of Christ's promptings will release the powers for harvest. - Keith Miller

The power of faith can be manifested in your life until men and angels will wonder. - Charles S. Price

 

 

 

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Sunday School - October 21, 2012

Affirmation: I am not designed to drift - I am designed for destiny.

God loves you so much, and wants to release in you the ability to walk in the fullness of your destiny, to see the impossible become possible at every crossroad, to walk in the fullness of His manifest presence so that Jesus Christ will get the glory! - Keith Miller

"If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God." - 1 Peter 4:11

Our speech should be graced with God's Spirit. We are to speak as the oracles of God. We should ask the Lord to fill us with His grace so we are able to represent Him well in our speech. God desires us to make the most of every occasion. - John Belt

Godly people are called to bold, daring, fear-overcoming, breathtaking and impossible actions in order to accomplish the vision God has given to them. - Barbara Yoder

As we feel the many valid claims upon our time and energies, but at the same time, intensely desire to come into all that the Lord is revealing to us, we are willing to pay the price by overcoming all that is less than His best, and rise into the destiny He has place in us. - Wade Taylor

Affirmation: I realize that I am put here to do the will of God on earth as it is in Heaven.

When we allow sickness, torment, and poverty to be thought of as the God-ordained tools He uses to make us more like Jesus, we have participated in a very shameful act. To do so one must completely disregard the life of Christ and the purpose of the cross. - Bill Johnson

 

The Christian must bear the burden of a brother. He must suffer and endure the brother. It is only when he is a burden that another person is really a brother and not merely an object to be manipulated. The burden of men was so heavy for God Himself that He had to endure the Cross. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." - Galatians 6:2

When God gives us less than we desire, it is not because He is teaching us poverty; He is teaching us thankfulness. - Francis Frangipane

Those who carry the attitude of "this is mine; that is yours' can have no place in heaven, and they cannot be anywhere because heaven is lost to them. - William Law

 

Affirmation: I mind the things of the spirit and do not walk after the flesh.

God loves you, but it is your responsibility to believe what the Bible says so the Holy Spirit can lead you. You have to listen to what God says and do it. - Norvel Hayes

Passion for Jesus is the fruit of recognizing His dedication to us. We will walk in a life of commitment to Him because He is committed to us. - Mike Bickle

Jesus says, "And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one." (Mat. 6:13)

This does not mean that God might steer us toward temptation against our wills. It means that we are to ask God for wisdom to stop making bad decisions so we won't put ourselves into situations that will cause us to compromise our relationship with Him. - Myles Munroe

You cannot retire too much from the mindless chatter of the world. You don't need much time to tell God that you love Him! Lift your heart to Him. Worship Him in the depths of your spirit. - Francois Fenelon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday School - October 14, 2012

Affirmation: My vision protects me from being misguided by good alternatives - It allows me to say no to lesser prospects, even if there are certain benefits to them.

You must constantly seek to understand what God wants you to become (your destiny). - Matthew 7:7 - Steve Munsey

Intimidated believers lose their authority in the spirit by default; consequently, their gift -- God's ability in them -- lies asleep and inactive. Though it is present, it is not in operation. - John Bevere

"Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you....For God has not given us a spirit of timidity." - 2 Timothy 1:6,7

 

God has put something inside of us and He wants it to flow out. The more it flows out, the more life it's going to bring. If there's only a trickle at first, He wants it to become a mighty river. It affects lives. - Sean Smith

In God's Kingdom, you do not rely upon your own understanding but allow the Spirit of God to reveal hidden meanings that will cause you to know God and His destined purposes. You do not look on the outward appearance but view deep into the inner meaning of the spiritual force behind what you are seeing. This will cause you to see God's solution opposed to your own. - Chuck Pierce

Affirmation: I mind the things of the spirit and do not walk after the flesh.

God anoints your soul. God anoints your life. God comes to dwell in your person. God comes to make you a master. That is the purpose of His indwelling in a Christian. - John Lake

We are a people whose lives have a destiny to stand in His Holy Place; to be a gate, an opening that ushers in His glorious presence, that the King of Glory would enter. - Keith Miller

 

"Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name....worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness." - Psalm 29:1,2

We are created to worship. Our spirits cry out to worship the One who is so worthy to be worshipped. Our lives are transformed with revelation light. - C. McGill

What can I do now to prepare for eternity? - Shawn Bolz

Affirmation: The Spirit shows me what I should pray for and makes intercession for me.

Prayer permeates the whole personality. It becomes like our breath or our blood, which moves throughout the entire body. Prayer develops a deep rhythm inside us. - Richard Foster

 

Christ will give me grace to pray as I should. Prayer is incense that I burn before God. I pray, expecting an answer. - Andrew Murray

Importunate prayer is a mighty movement of the soul toward God. It is a passion of soul. It is the ability to hold on, press on, wait, and not give up. - E. M. Bounds

"Many scolded him and told him to be quiet. But he shouted even more loudly, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" - Mark 10:48

I love to be alone in my cottage where I can spend much time in prayer. - David Brainerd

 

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Sunday School - October 7, 2012

Affirmation: I see myself with victory. I visualize where God wants me to be. Then, I act as if I am already there.

Only after you say "yes" to Jesus (and your spirit begins to communicate and fellowship again with the Holy Spirit) can you start the journey of fulfilling all the destiny God planted within you before you were born. - Myles Munroe

"Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord." - 2 Timothy 1:2

As we refuse to allow seemingly unending pressures and difficulties to hinder us, we rise above or overcome them and "press toward the mark" into our destiny. - Wade Taylor

Journaling will help you mature in your prophetic gift. Write out what you believe the Lord is saying and then verify it by studying out the Scriptures. Look back over your journal and meditate on what the Lord has revealed to you. - Patricia King

Affirmation: My speech demonstrates the power of God's Spirit in my life.

When God speaks to you and me, His word is conceived in us. What we must do is embrace it (not analyze what He says) and then the manifestation will follow. - Steve Sampson

We have the strength to cast off the burdens of downcast souls and supernaturally believe the impossible to be possible. Strength and might comes when we usher in His presence. - Keith Miller

"We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us." - Philippians 4:13

We must open our innermost selves to the fire of God's presence. This is how -- with our whole being, mind and might -- we can begin to issue out to those around us the living flames of love. - John-of-the-Cross

As you read the Scriptures, rather then expecting to gain mere information, answers to your questions, or "proof texts" to make a point, listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit to take the word on the page and deposit them into your heart as a personal word for you. - Bill Johnson

Affirmation: The growth of my faith is not like the growth of natural things that have built-in limitations.

A man's darkest hour is not when he commits a dishonest or dishonorable act. It happens when he refuses the invitation from the Lord to lay aside the desire of the world and come into the King's chamber for fellowship. All of heaven grieves when God's call is taken for granted. - John Bevere

Why is it necessary to move from glory to glory? The reason is because in every season of glory, we experience a new order that God brings to our lives as we mirror His image to a greater extent. - Chuck Pierce

"And as the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like Him and reflect His glory even more." - 2 Corinthians 3:18

Behold, it's time to stop hiding behind walls of fear (What if such and such happens?); it's time to stop hiding behind walls of doubt (It'll never happen); it's time to stop hiding behind walls of disappointment (It didn't happen). Winter has passed. Rise up and come away! Amen and Amen. - T. A. Lewis

People who value performance think that what they do for God determines how much He loves them and how much He should do for them. Driven by performance, they become legalistic and impatient with others who are not performance oriented. - Alice Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a father cares for his child, so our Father in Heaven cares for us. As we reflect the Father's heart, we will have that same care and love for those who surround us. When we take ownership of the family of God there is another measure of grace that is released in our hearts to DISCIPLE and help others to be who they are in Christ. - John Belt

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