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ACTS 8:4-13 THE BONDAGE IS BROKEN

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PERSECUTION PRODUCES CAN BE USED TO PROMOTE THE WILL OF GOD

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INTRODUCTION

WE ARE IN THE BOOK OF THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
HOWEVER, I BELIEVE THAT THE INTERPRETERS GOT THIS WRONG, BECAUSE WHAT WE REALLY SEE IS THE ACTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
BEFORE JESUS ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN, HE SAID,
Acts 1:8 KJV 1900
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
IT WASN’T LONG AFTER THAT THEY EXPERIENCED THE PROMISE OF GOD
Acts 2:1–4 KJV 1900
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
ACTS 2:1
AND SUDDENLY A SOUND FROM HEAVEN CAME LIKE A MIGHTY RUSHING WIND
THE SOUND WAS NOT FROM A PREACHER, A PERSON, OR EVEN THE CHURCH
THERE CAME A SOUND FROM HEAVEN
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED TODAY, A SOUND FROM HEAVEN
THIS CAUSES GENUINE THINGS TO HAPPEN, YOU DO NOT NEED TO REPRODUCE SOMETHING ARTIFICIALLY
THE SOUND OF MAN CAN BE PUT OUT
BUT, NO DEVIL, NO BUSINESSMAN, NO GOVERNMENT, NO ONE CAN STOP A SOUND FROM HEAVEN
THAT IS WHY WE NEED TO REMOVE THE ENTERTAINMENT FROM THE CHURCH AND DESPERATELY SEEK AN ENCOUNTER WITH GOD
I DO NOT KNOW WHY YOU CAME TO CHURCH TODAY
BUT, I DID NOT COME HERE TO ENTERTAIN OR BE ENTERTAINED
I HAVE COME BECAUSE I WANT TO HAVE AN ENCOUNTER WITH GOD
GOD ALONE HAS THE POWER TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE, TRANSFORM YOUR FINANCES, FULFILL YOUR DREAMS AND USE YOU TO FULFILL HIS DESTINY
MOST PEOPLE THINK THAT THEY ARE ON EARTH FOR GOD TO FULFILL THEIR DESTINY, BUT GOD HAS PUT YOU ON EARTH SO THAT HE COULD USE YOU TO FULFILL HIS DESTINY
I HAVE NOT COME TO MEET WITH A MAN OR A WOMAN, BUT I HAVE COME TO MEET WITH CHRIST
2 Chronicles 16:9 KJV 1900
For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
GOD IS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO BLESS
AND WHAT IS HE LOOKING FOR?
SOMEONE WHO WILL WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH
THE DISCIPLES HAD AN ENCOUNTER SO POWERFUL THAT IT CONTINUES TO AFFECT THE WORLD TODAY
DOES ANYONE IN HERE WANT AN ENCOUNTER THAT WILL BLESS GENERATIONS AFTER US
THESE ARE NOT GENERATIONAL CURSE BUT GENERATIONAL BLESSINGS

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THE PROBLEM WAS THAT THE DISCIPLES KEPT COMING BACK TO JERUSALEM
THEY WANTED TO RE-CREATE THE EXPERIENCE WITH GOD
BUT, GOD HAS MOVED ON
WE NEED TO AVOID ATTEMPTING TO RE-CREATING AN EXPERIENCE THAT WE HAVE HAD IN THE PAST
PEOPLE KEEP TRYING TO GO BACK TO WHERE GOD WAS, INSTEAD OF MOVING ON TO WHERE GOD IS
GOD HAS GREATER PLACES FOR YOU TO GO AND GREATER THINGS THAT YOU CAN DO
IN THE OT, GOD TOLD THE ISRAELITES WHEN YOU SEE THE CLOUD MOVE OR THE PILLAR OF FIRE MOVE
YOU NEED TO GET READY TO MOVE WITH ME
GOD DOES NOT WANT YOU TO STAY IN THE SAME PLACE
WE ARE TO GO FROM FAITH TO FAITH AND FROM GLORY TO GLORY
PEOPLE BECOME TOO ATTACHED TO WHAT GOD DID INSTEAD OF WHAT GOD IS DOING
AND HE WILL OFTEN SEND A SHAKING IN OUR LIVES
TO SHAKE US OUT OF OUR TRADITIONS, COMFORT, FEAR
AND IN ORDER TO GET THE DISCIPLES THE ABILITY TO FULFILL HIS WILL, HE ALLOWED SOME SHAKING IN THEIR LIVES
THAT WOULD SHAKE THEM TO ALL OF JUDEA, ALL OF SAMARIA, AND TO THE UTTERMOST PARTS OF THE EARTH
GOD ALLOWED SOME PERSECUTION TO ARISE-AND SAUL BECAME A GREAT PERSECUTOR OF THE CHURCH
MOST OF THE TIME, IF YOU DON’T OBEY GOD QUICKLY, HE WILL SEND SOME PERSECUTION
THIS WILL BRING YOU OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE, SO THAT YOU CAN DO ALL THAT HE HAS CALLED YOU TO DO
GOD WILL OFTEN USE PERSECUTION TO BRING DIRECTION OR HE WILL USE TROUBLE TO GET YOU TO MOVE
MANY TIMES THE PEOPLE THAT ARE PERSECUTING YOU ARE BEING USED BY GOD AS INSTRUMENTS OF HIS WILL
GOD USES PERSECUTION TO PUSH YOU INTO THE NEXT MOVE
LIKE JOSEPH, HIS BROTHERS, WHEN THEY TORE OF HIS COAT AND SOLD HIM INTO SLAVERY
WHAT THEY MEANT FOR EVIL, GOD MEANT IT FOR GOOD
JOSEPH MAY HAVE LOST HIS COAT BUT HE GAINED A CROWN
IF YOU HAVE LOST SOMETHING TODAY, THEN GET READY FOR SOMETHING GREATER IN YOUR FUTURE
JOSEPH MAY HAVE BEEN THROWN INTO A PIT BY MAN BUT GOD USED IT TO BRING HIM TO THE PALACE
YOU MAY FEEL LIKE YOU ARE IN A PIT TODAY, BUT GOD HAS A PALACE WAITING
IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE JOSEPH OR ME, THEN ASK JESUS
ONE DAY HE WAS BEING BETRAYED AND CRUCIFIED SO THAT THREE DAYS LATER HE COULD BE RESURRECTED
AND WHEN HE WAS RESURRECTED, HE COULD WALK THROUGH CLOSED DOORS
IF YOU WILL JUST PRAISE HIM FOR THIS TIME IN LIFE, YOU WILL BE WALKING THROUGH DOORS THAT WERE CLOSED TO YOU BEFORE
WHEN THE PERSECUTION AROSE, PHILLIP WENT TO SAMARIA
YOU REMEMBER THAT PLACE, WHERE JESUS WAITED FOR THAT WOMAN TO COME TO THE WELL
SHE HAD TO GO TO THE WELL AT ODD TIMES BECAUSE OF HER PAST
BUT, THAT DAY SHE RUNS INTO CHRIST
PEOPLE MAY HAVE ABANDONED YOU AND THINGS MAY NOT BE WORKING PROPERLY IN YOUR LIFE
BUT, JESUS IS WAITING FOR YOU
HE HAS NOT GIVEN UP ON YOU, HE IS WAITING FOR YOU
AND HE BROUGHT SOMETHING WITH HIM THAT WILL SATISFY EVERY LONGING IN YOUR SOUL
WAITING WITH WATER THAT WILL SATISFY EVERY THIRST THAT YOU HAVE
HE TOLD THE WOMAN, THE HOUR IS COMING AND NOW IS
SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE EXPECTED IN YOUR LIFE IS GOING TO COME TO PASS
THE HOUR IS COMING AND NOW IS
YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT IT IN ONE STAGE, BUT YOU WILL ENTER INTO IT IN ANOTHER STAGE
CAN YOU FEEL THAT SOMETHING GREAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN, THAT IS WHY YOU ARE HERE
IT IS A SIGN THAT SOMETHING GREAT WILL HAPPEN IN YOUR LIFE
IT HASN’T PRODUCED YET BUT YOU HAVE A PROMISE IN YOUR LIFE
PHILLIP WAS DRIVEN BY PERSECUTION TO SAMARIA
HOWEVER, SIMON THE MAGICIAN HAD TAKEN CONTROL IN SAMARIA
BUT CHRIST HAD ALREADY PLANTED A SEED IN THAT CITY
WHENEVER GOD HAS AN INVESTMENT IN AN AREA, HE WILL ALWAYS SEND SOMEONE TO RECLAIM THAT TERRITORY
GOD WILL SEND SOMEONE TO TAKE IT BACK
MY GOD, YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT BACK.........
PHILLIP WENT TO TAKE IT BACK AND MIRACLES STARTED HAPPENING, AND THERE WAS GREAT JOY IN THAT CITY
THERE WAS DROUGHT AND FAMINE, BUT NOW THERE IS GREAT JOY
THERE IS NO GREATER JOY THAN WHEN YOU HAVE A BREAKTHROUGH WITH YOUR LIFE AND YOU SEE DELIVERANCE
THERE WAS GREAT JOY BUT THE ENEMY WAS THERE
ISN’T IT AMAZING HOW YOUR FAITH CAN RISE SO HIGH IN CHURCH AND YOU HAVE TO GO HOME TO HELL
SIMON IS EXISTING REGARDLESS OF THE JOY
WHEN YOU THINK OF DEMON POSSESSION, DON’T JUST THINK ABOUT PEOPLE
HE WANTS TO CONTROL TERRITORIES, REGIONS
CERTAIN CITIES ARE CONTROLLED BY DIFFERENT INFLUENCES
WHEN JESUS CAST THE LEGION OUT, THEY WOULD LEAVE THE MAN BUT DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE THE CITY
THE DEVIL HAS ORDERED AN ATTACK AGAINST YOU
BUT, GOD IS WITH YOU-GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD
AND IF GOD BEFORE YOU WHAT CURSE, WITCH, WHAT DEMONIC ACTIVITY, POVERTY CAN BE AGAINST YOU
BALAAM FOUND THIS OUT AS HE TRIED TO CURSE GOD’S PEOPLE
BUT, HE COULD NOT CURSE, HE COULD ONLY BLESS
HE TOLD THE KING, I CANNOT CURSE WHAT GOD HAS BLESSED
Numbers 23:21 KJV 1900
He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, Neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: The Lord his God is with him, And the shout of a king is among them.
GOD IS WITH YOU TODAY TO BREAK EVERY BONDAGE IN YOUR LIFE
AS IT SAYS IN THE WORD YOU CANNOT BE CURSED, FOR THE SHOUT OF A KING IS AMONG THEM
THERE IS A SHOUT OF A KING AMONG US TODAY AND IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO CURSE WHAT GOD HAS BLESSED
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