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Ac-ti-vate

Acts 8:1–8 NKJV
Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison. Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word. Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed. And there was great joy in that city.
Acts 8:1-
ac·ti·vate: make (something) active or operative, switch on, turn on, start (up), set going, trigger (off), set in motion, initiate, actuate, energize; trip.
Tell Someone Across the room you might have been avoiding to activate....
verb make (something) active or operative.
trip
show them the credit card, and deal with activation process..
Unlimited power
Unlimited access
unlimited potential: latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness.
All you have to do is activate…
Years ago, mother Yvonne Middleton gave Lady Middleton a word of Knowledge she told her that the Lord said to pay off all your credit card’s and get out of debt..
At that Time Lady M was working at Mobile Chemical and doing well for herself so she kinda ignored the word..
A year later she had an accident that injured her leg and i believe messed her back up and it caused her to leave her job and start a day care business.
She then remembered the word the that was spoken over her life a year prior and realized God was trying to prepare her for Next..
Lady M would have never gave up making all that money to start her own business yet God wanted to bless her and wanted her to be free from debt first.. Then he had to allow an accident to bless her…
Yes I said it and accident
See some of us just won’t surrender to God’s will because WeEEEE want to be in his way not his will..
I need some real folks in hear to declare Lord please don’t let me get in your way!!! I want to be in your will
See God
Isaiah 55:8–9 NKJV
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.
His Way is scary, uncomfortable & nerve racking...
why: Because we are not in control GOD is.
So let’s get back to accidents, incidents, incarcerations, hospitalizations, loss of employment, death, divorce, car trouble, kid trouble, spouse trouble, you trouble, too fat, to skinny, too tall, too short, single but want marriage, married but want to be single, Kids but don’t want none, don’t have kids but want some..
God pushes you into your your assignment thru persecution....
Many of us have been pushed into our assignment but we took the persecution personal.
Acts 8:1 NKJV
Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
Acts 8
2. Persecution will cause membership not leadership to scatter.
Scatter (throw in various random directions)
Acts 8:4 NKJV
Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word.
Persecution Should have you running towards God and his will for you life..
When David seen how Goliath had everyone terrified he ran after the giant not away from him.
ii. Next level leadership is developed thru persecution
Acts 8:5–7 NKJV
Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.
Acts 8:5
Little David was taking down giants with a rag and a Rock, Phillip was taking down devils with signs & wonders..& the preached word…
What will you be able to do once your activated?
Final Point
3. Never Single yourself out, or isolate yourself..
You are a part of the body of Christ, the Ecclesia the called out ones
The Church is Lord’s Will and this is the way he speaks, operates, heals & delivers.. God never operates outside of his Church.
Matthew 16:18 KJV 1900
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Acts 8:3 NKJV
As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison.
Acts
It doesn’t matter how many hell raisers show up causing havoc against the Church..
havoc: widespread destruction, damage, desolation, ruination..
Great Joy is coming to the city because some ones assignment has been activated.
Romans 14:17 The Message
God’s kingdom isn’t a matter of what you put in your stomach, for goodness’ sake. It’s what God does with your life as he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy.
Romans 14:7 NKJV
For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself.
See the Kingdom Of God is the Life of Righteousness, Peace & Joy in the Holy Spirit..
See the Kingdom Of God is the Life of Righteousness, Peace & Joy in the Holy Spirit..
Great Joy is coming to the city because someones assignment has been activated.
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