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This Sunday @ Healingsprings fellowship

The incarnation provided the platform for the inauguration of the Father’s Kingdom by Jesus.

Over the course of this series we examined the effect of the incarnation, particularly Jesus’ teaching on the world, especially the West. And what it means for us, as we build for the future. For Paul:

God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.” – (2 Cor. 5:19)

Join us this Sunday as I crystallise my thoughts on this radical and paradigm shifting statement by Jesus: I and the Father are One (John 10:30)
3pm 

The Parish Hall 

St John’s Sidcup,

Church Road, 

Sidcup, 

Kent DA14 6BX

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Spiritual Intelligence: By My Spirit

Now as Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant girls of the high priest came. And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, “You also were with Jesus of Nazareth.”

But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are saying.” And he went out on the porch, and a rooster crowed.

And the servant girl saw him again, and began to say to those who stood by, “This is one of them.” But he denied it again.

And a little later those who stood by said to Peter again, “Surely you are one of them; for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it.”

Then he began to curse and swear, “I do not know this Man of whom you speak!”

A second time the rooster crowed. Then Peter called to mind the word that Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And when he thought about it, he wept.

Good morning friends. The story of Peter’s denial of Christ substantiates the argument for Jesus’ resurrection, and the power of the Holy Spirit. Without a shadow of doubt the disciples had an encounter that empowered them to be described as being in this world, but not of this world. An encounter that transformed them to God agents, forsaking worldly pleasures and false comfort for the transcending glory of the kingdom of God. This was only possible through the power of the Holy Spirit. Hence Jesus said to them;

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

The Holy Spirit worked on all Jesus’ modelling, preaching, teaching and demonstration of power, that the disciples had been witnesses and partakers of; making them true and faithful witnesses. In the words of encouragement from prophet Zechariah to Zerubbabel (the governor of Judah under the Persian rule), during the building of the temple, at a time when the challenges were overwhelming, and the work of rebuilding almost grinding to a halt;

Not by power, nor by might, but by my spirit

Friends, we need to be filled with the Holy Spirit! We need to pray, fast and wait on The Lord to be fortified by His spirit for the coming season of tribulation and persecution, and it starts now.

In the words of king David;

For You have armed me with strength for the battle;
You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.

In the principle of types and shadows; Strength for the battle: Old Testament, power to be witnesses: New Testament!

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~ Sabali

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Spiritual Intelligence: Binding The Strongman!

When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace. But when a stronger than he comes upon him and overcomes him, he takes from him all his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils.

The Rabbi was fond of using natural examples to explain spiritual truths. His words also provided contextual answers or explanations to the challenges of the time. They were not just ordinary words, they were words backed with the power and authority of the creator – whom we popularly refer to as God!

For instance, he used my opening text in defence of His position after He was accused by His opponents of using diabolical means to heal and deliver people afflicted by the devil. In typical style, His response were spiritual and alive, so as well as addressing the context, He also provided His audience with eternal insights into the power dynamics in the spiritual realm.

Good morning friends. I submit to you that the unseen world controls the seen world. The unseen realm is far more advanced in technological and scientific terms, hence we use spiritual terms. The natural mind cannot make sense of it, so it is broadly referred to as a mystery. Before the arrival of The Rabbi, God’s foreknowledge made provision for angelic visitations whenever one was found that demonstrated faith. After His death, the Holy Spirit was sent to comfort, teach and guide all true followers.

So back to my opening text. Friends we need to be fortified with power in order to take-on and dispossess the devils operations here on earth. Knowing this, The Rabbi said to His disciples after His resurrection;

Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.

But tarry until… Fast forward to the book of acts and we see an account of the day of Pentecost, when power finally came upon the disciples. On that day the same Peter that denied Him thrice spoke with so much conviction that thousands were moved to repentance. The disciples that were once in hiding, now had the boldness to preach, teach, heal and deliver like The Rabbi did while with them.

We are the invading army, hence we advance the kingdom here on earth taking territories held by the devil. We are called to do the binding and dispossession. David not only killed Goliath, he also took his armoury and his sword!

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~ Sabali