Actions Activate God’s Power

Actions Activate God's Power

Posted by DTM Church on Sunday, February 26, 2017

 

 

His Glorious Reputation lives in you!

Posted by DTM Church on Sunday, February 19, 2017


Sermon Notes


[Exodus 34:29-35 NLT] 29 When Moses came down Mount Sinai carrying the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, he wasn’t aware that his face had become radiant because he had spoken to the LORD. 30 So when Aaron and the people of Israel saw the radiance of Moses’ face, they were afraid to come near him. 31 But Moses called out to them and asked Aaron and all the leaders of the community to come over, and he talked with them. 32 Then all the people of Israel approached him, and Moses gave them all the instructions the LORD had given him on Mount Sinai. 33 When Moses finished speaking with them, he covered his face with a veil. 34 But whenever he went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with the LORD, he would remove the veil until he came out again. Then he would give the people whatever instructions the LORD had given him, 35 and the people of Israel would see the radiant glow of his face. So he would put the veil over his face until he returned to speak with the LORD.

Background

  • In between the Tablets
    • Moses brakes the original 10 commandments
    • God wants to destroy the Nation and start over
    • Moses intercedes and God relents
    • Because of concern for the people, God decides to not to travel with them
    • Moses starts to panic and requests an encounter with God to see his Glory
    • “But you have not told me whom you will send with me.”
    • For reassurance Moses asks God to show Moses God’s Glory
    • Moses got to see the only the Glory from behind, after God had already passed by him, and was not allowed to see the Father’s face
  • Moses spends 40 Days in God’s presence receiving the ten commandments
  • He (Moses) wasn’t aware that his face had become radiant (glowing, shining)
  • This caused Aaron and others to be afraid of Moses’s appearance
  • Moses decides to wear a veil to cover his face when speaking to the people, but takes it off when speaking to God in the Tent of Meeting.

[2Co 3:7-8 NLT] 7 The old way, with laws etched in stone, led to death, though it began with such glory that the people of Israel could not bear to look at Moses’ face. For his face shone with the glory of God, even though the brightness was already fading away. 8 Shouldn’t we expect far greater glory under the new way, now that the Holy Spirit is giving life?

[2Co 3:13 NLT] 13 We are not like Moses, who put a veil over his face so the people of Israel would not see the glory, even though it was destined to fade away.

Paul shares that the Glory on Moses’ face was temporary, and it was destined to fade.

The GLORY of the New Covenant –

  • Glory in OT was Kabad – Weightiness of his honor. His reputation.
  • Glory in NT was Doxa in the NT always a good opinion concerning one, resulting in praise, honor, and glory 3) splendor, brightness

 

V 8. – Shouldn’t we expect far greater glory under the new way, now that the Holy Spirit is giving life?V 9. – The NT Glory give us right standing with God. Where the OT produced death, and fear

  1. 10 – The Glory of the New Testament is overwhelming better,
  2. 11 – and does not fade away, but remains forever!

v.12 – This new glory produces confidence and boldness in us.

Paul shares that the veil was symbolic of hardening of hearts and not seeing the truth of the Glory of God.

  1. 14 – Only Christ can take away the veil when they turn to the Lord
  2. 18 – You can’t come to Christ, unless he removes that veil so that you can see the true glory of his Face
  3. 18 – This makes us more and more like him, being transformed into the image of Christ.

Why is the Glory needed?

[John 8:12 NLT] 12 Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”

  • We are commissioned to walk in the light that leads to life and not in darkness.
  • Our very nature begins to change, as we follow Jesus, we become more and more like him.
  • The Glory (NT Doxa – Splendor, brightness) of God shines through us.

Jesus called us Children of the Light

[Luke 16:8 NLT] 8 “The rich man had to admire the dishonest rascal for being so shrewd. And it is true that the children of this world are more shrewd in dealing with the world around them than are the children of the light.

There is a transfer of the Glory of God’s splendor that is imparted onto us when Christ removes the veil that hinders us from seeing and being the truth.

Jesus said:

[Mat 5:14-16 NLT] 14 “You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

    • Our good deeds shine like lights in the midst of Darkness, always drawing attention to our heavenly Father and not to us.
    • Your lamp is lit, and God has placed you in a strategic place to Shine for His Glory (his splendor and brightness.

Destined to bring God Glory by producing fruit for His Kingdom and increasing his reputation all over the earth!

[John 15:3-8 NLT] 3 You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. 5 “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. 6 Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. 7 But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! 8 When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.

  • V3 – We have already been pruned and purified by his Word
    • Pruning (getting rid of the dead parts that will not produce life in you) and
    • Purification (holiness) are both needed to produce fruit.
  • V4 – Remaining in HIM will keep your source of your light shining for all to see, maximizing your capacity to produce fruit for him.
  • V 7 – If we remain in him and his word remains in us, then we can ask for anything and it will be granted.
  • V8 – Producing much fruit is evidence that we are true disciples.
  • Doing good works for the Father, increases his Glory here on earth!

Teach me how to stand Lord!

[Rom 3:11 NLT] 11 No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God.

Teach me how to stand Lord!

Sunday January 22, 2017 sermon titled: Teach me how to stand Lord!

Posted by Freddy Santos Jr. on Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sermon Notes

Lord teach us how to fight the Spiritual Warfare!

 

David’s attributes:

  • God saw David not for his physical attributes, and abilities, he looked at David’s heart
  • Youngest of 8 brothers
  • Anointed by God’s prophet to Reign and Rule
  • After He was anointed, the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully on him from that day on.

David’s anointing:

  • Allowed Him to play his harp and bring deliverance
  • His reputation with Saul’s men was a talented Harp player, brave warrior, a man of war, good judgment, a fine looking young man who walked with the Lord.

With all of those attributes and powerful anointing:

  • God sent him to serve the King
  • Serving shows Honor
  • Honor speaks more about you than the person you are honoring.

Before David fought Goliath:

  • He served in the House of Saul, and grew in responsibility
  • He also served his father’s house.

The Three types of people who are in our life right now!

The Yesterday people in your life

  • His brother Eliab was selected by Saul, but rejected by God
    • For God said “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him.” (1 Sam. 16:7a)
  • We get a glimpse of why God may have rejected him in 1 Sam. 17:28-29
    • “But when David’s oldest brother, Eliab, heard David talking to the men, he was angry. ‘What are you doing around here anyway?’ he demanded. ‘What about those few sheep you’re supposed to be taking care of? I know about your pride and deceit. You just want to see the battle!”. ‘What have I done now?’ David replied. ‘I was only asking a question!'”
  • He judged David by what he knew of him from the Past, although David’s reputation spoke differently .
    • David’s response was telling: “What have I done now?” as to imply that Eliab was always judging David about something.

The Today people:

  • 1st Samuel 16:21 says “So David went to Saul and began to serve him. Saul loved David very much, and David became his armor bearer”
  • Saul was good with David as long as he saw him as his servant.
  • But he didn’t see David as a man to be used by God. In response to David’s assurance that he would be successful, Saul in 1st Samuel 17:33 says to David “Don’t be ridiculous!” Saul replied. “There is no way you can fight his Philistine and possibly win! You’re only a boy, and he’s been a man of war since his youth.
  • Today people can only take you so far…
  • They only accept you while they can believe that they are better than you, and you need them!
  • If you are going to learn how to Stand against the Spirit of Fear, you will need to shake loose of the opinions of Today people who are not there to help you become what God has called you to be!
  • Jealously and rage eventually overtook Saul, but Honor never departed David’s heart towards the King.

The tomorrow people, future bearers:

  • Johnathan, Saul’s son was a today person who became a tomorrow person!
  • Willing to see in him David’s potential
  • Willing to lay down his own life for David’s victory
  • Willing to stand for David, even when others did not.

 

God’s victory will come as you surround yourself with God ordained people who are going to take you to where you need to go.

He makes all things new!

““But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19

Sunday Service: He Makes all things new!

Posted by Freddy Santos Jr. on Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sermon Notes:

Their current condition

  • Enslaved in Babylon
  • Abandoned
  • Homes and lives destroyed
  • The temple destroyed
  • Feeling a sense of hopelessness
  • Entrusted with the worship of the one true God
  • Prostituted themselves to other lovers
  • Turned to others for help, and not The Lord

In that condition God promises to save

  • He reminds them of their past victories
  • How he fought their battles and called out their enemies
  • Because He keeps His word
    • Jeremiah 1:12 – And the LORD said, “That’s right, and it means that I am watching, and I will certainly carry out all my plans.”

Don’t focus on your past failures

  • God told them: “But forget all that.”
  • Forget about your failures and faults
  • Forget about your sin and shame
  • I know what you have done… but forget all that… it’s nothing compared to what I’m about to do for you

Don’t lean on your past victories

  • Forget all of that, there is more
  • You are not limited to your past victories, there is more
  • Nothing can compare to the plan he has for you

When we hold on to the past failures

  • We miss that God wants to do something new
  • The enemy would want to keep us in guilt and shame, but God wants to do something new
  • He is committed to his word, he is committed to you!
  • Our past can hinder us, God says, forget all that for I have dealt with it.
  • Easy as asking for forgiveness
    • 1 John 1:9 says “But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”
    • He is faithful and just and forgives by cleaning us of all wickedness!
    • God wants you free, not bound to the past
    • Enemy wants you bound so that you won’t see what God is doing
  • God says, you confessed it, I forgave it, now forget it.

When we hold on to our past victories

  • We can miss what God is doing now.
  • Put God in a box that only allows for what you have experienced
  • God wants to do something new that pales in comparison to what he has already done.
  • He saved you to give you His freedom

I have already begun, do you not see it?

  • If your bound to the past, you will miss what he has already begun
  • If your leaning on last years victory, you will miss what he has already begun is year
    • Philippians 4:6 – And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

The Lord says: I will make a way

  • A pathway through the wilderness
    • Where you may feel lost, He makes a way
  • Rivers in dry wasteland
    • Where you are dry, he refreshes with life giving water

Let 2017 be the year you forget all that, and focus on the possibilities!

  • Don’t bring the same old destructive memories of your pain and failure, God says He is about to make something new happen, don’t dwell on that, forget that!
  • Don’t bring the destructive behavior, believe God at this year your breakthrough over those struggles are going to turn things around
  • Experience all of His goodness, even when in a difficult place in your life. He is faithful to continue what he started in you!
  • Things are already different in you, do you not perceive it?
  • See him making a way, where there seems to be no way out of the wilderness.
  • See him filling your dry wasteland with the glory of his living water

God also said in Isaiah 43:

2When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up;

13“From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my hand. No one can undo what I have done.”