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God will fulfill his plan and purpose with supernatural actions by empowering even the most unexpected person

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The Movement of Jesus

inspire |inˈspī(ə)r|
: fromLatin inspirare ‘breathe or blow into,’ from in- ‘into’ + spirare ‘breathe.’ The word was originally used of a divine or supernatural being, in the sense ‘impart a truth or idea to someone.’
fromLatin inspirare ‘breathe or blow into,’ from in- ‘into’ + spirare ‘breathe.’ The word was originally used of a divine or supernatural being, in the sense ‘impart a truth or idea to someone.’

Introduction

God bringing order from chaos
The Triune-God works in the lives of the broken hearted
God doesn’t need me to accomplish his plans but he wants to include me in his purposes
The

First Meeting

Jesus promised that he would be where there were two or three that were gathered in his name.
We have the privilege of creating the culture of this new community of faith. We come with the expectation that God will move in this place. We need no entertainment or be in the right mood for it. We need God’s presence, God’s salvation. We need a real reason to celebrate that God is here. But above all, the overflow of God’s presence will cause his Holy Spirit will cause in us to unleash the power to speak God’s word into their lives.
When we gather, God’s presence is in that place. The first church meeting
We...
A place where God moves with freedom as we pray for one another.
We call out God’s word over the lives of those around us.
Do I see myself as a person who God has given me the role of “handing down” the realities of God’s presence to those around me?

No professionals, but only faithful.

God is not looking for professionals but for courageous people of faith. Zachariah lost sight of the glory of the God he served even though the was in the middle of the very temple where God had promised to meet his people.
: 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
John walked with little expectations of God. He had weak faith. We are called to create a culture of great expectations in God! We serve the living God! Let us walk into God’s presence with Great expectations.
Zachariah was surprised
God’s word is alive: Take every word you receive with the same authority than Scriptures. Just like we read at the L3 team from Tozer’s book.

May we learn to say like the courageous young girl: “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” ()

38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.”

God reveals his plans to those who stand in the presence of God

The New International Version. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011. Print.
Gabriel is a little sassy. He reminds Zachariah that, Zachariah is a one time guest. Zachariah gets to be in God’s presence once in a lifetime. But Gabriel, he dwells and stands in the very presence of God. He makes it obvious to Zachariah that Zachariah has no clue of God’s plans because he has no ability to see God face to face, but Gabriel does.
God commands Zachariah to call his son “John” which means “God is gracious.”
“John” means “God is gracious,”
Romans 8:26–28 NIV
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Mary stayed at Elizabeth house for three months. This is about the time when John was born. She reminded me that I need to slow down and have a different perception of life. Sometimes we simply need to abide where the Spirit of God is.
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
The New International Version. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011. Print.Mary stayed at Elizabeth house for three months. This is about the time when John was born. She reminded me that I need to slow down and have a different perception of life. Sometimes we simply need to abide where the Spirit of God is.
Lean in:
Take a few minutes to listen to God’s word. This is not a time to speak to him, but to lean in him and listen to whatever he needs you to hear.
Take a few minutes to respond to the following questions
What is God saying to you?
What will you do about it?
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