The lost no longer belong to the devil. The blood of Jesus has bought them back. Our responsibility is to serve notice to Satan that his right to the lost has been canceled. He must free them in Jesus name to receive the truth of God’s salvation.
(for the Lost) Jesus I thank You that You have the keys of death and hell. You are slow to anger and abounding in loving-kindness. I rejoice dear Lord that nothing is too difficult for You. I lift up _______________________(name of lost person) before You and I declare that You are the only One Who shed His blood for (his/her) salvation. Your word says, “there’s no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.” I lift up Your name dear Jesus, and I ask that Your mercy would triumph over judgment.
Please cause _________________ to become dissatisfied with (his/her) life . Lord, I ask for dreams and supernatural events, that create a deep questioning. I bind the spirit of deception in Jesus name, and the enemy who comes to blind (his/her) eyes. I recognize You as (his/her) Creator and I loose the joy of Your salvation over (him/her).
Revelations 5:9 “And they *sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy art Thou to take the book, and to break its seals; for Thou wast slain, and didst purchase for God with Thy blood [men] from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.’”
Titus 2:14 “…who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.”
Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
John 1:9 “There was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.
Ephesians 3:9-10 “…in order that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly [places.]”
Acts 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.”
- ABIDING: What is it?
“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5
What is it?
The bible word, “abide” means “to be present; to continue together; to remain as one.” Abiding is intimate communion with God. Close relationship has always been your Creator’s desire. When God created man and woman, He walked with them in the garden (Genesis 1-3) Though sin made a separation between man and God, Jesus died, so man could be close to God again.
When Jesus talked about, “Abiding” in John 15, He spoke about the branch and the vine. In this bible passage, He described the type of relationship you are meant to have with Him. Just as a vine and a branch have a close, dependent connection, that is the kind of experience He wants with you. He promised that you could have whatever you asked in prayer if you were abiding in Him. This is where all effective prayer starts, close intimate fellowship with Jesus.
Abiding is really friendship with God. This is the place where He will share His heart with you and you will know His will. This section is devoted to developing your abiding. Here’s what we will be covering.
Where does abiding come from? Accepting your need of Christ and His completed work on the cross. “By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” -Hebrews 10:10
Receiving the unconditional love of the Father through Jesus the Son. “For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” -Romans 8:15
Enjoying the Presence and fellowship of God. “God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” -1 Corinthians 1:9
What does it looks like? Peace, Love, Security Abiding is the place where God is your very best friend. It is unwavering confidence in being loved and accepted by God the Father. It’s a place where you share your heart and He shares His.
What does it accomplish? It keeps you free from the grip of your enemies. You will find the ‘way of escape’ from the temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil. You will be strengthened in His Presence and your heart will be able to see and do the Father’s plan for you. Your life will be a sweet fragrance to those around you.
What are the obstacles? Independence, fear, disobedience, pride. “For he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” -Hebrews 11:6
- BELIEVING: What is it?
“For he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6
What is it?
The bible word, ‘Believe’ means “to be persuaded; to place confidence in the Word and character of God.” Believing is your wholehearted commitment to God’s character and His mighty bible promises. As a Christian you are called to rise above the natural circumstances of life, and live by the promises of God.
Just as Peter stepped out of the boat and walked on the water when Jesus called him, (story in Matthew 14:25-33), you are to walk by faith and not by sight. As you allow the word of God to become your standard for living, you will find the courage you need to step beyond the natural and do exploits for God.
Where does it come from? Hearing the Word of God. “So faith [comes] from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17
Trusting God’s character. Upholding God’s character above all your trials, and circumstances. “He plans to give you a future and a hope and not for your calamity.” Jeremiah 29:11
Obeying a commitment to go, speak, and do, whatever God shows you. “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life… ” John 3:36
What does it look like? Courage, Integrity, Steadfastness Believing makes you bold in the face of challenges. It keeps you up when the waves of life press you down. It lifts up and honors God even in the midst of difficulty. It inspires and encourages others to walk with God.
What does it accomplish? Believing causes you to live above what you can see in the natural. It enables you to move forward when there seems to be no path ahead. It keeps you from fear and despair. It gives you the courage to “walk on the water” (Matthew 14) or “confront Goliath”. (1 Samuel 17) Believing helps the ordinary person to do impossible things for God. “The people who know their God will be strong and do exploits.” -Daniel 11:32
What are the obstacles? Being caught up in the things of this world; fear of man; looking at your circumstances.