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Pastor Innocent Shone

AFM Sydney Assembly

Spiritual Giants Will Reach Their Eternal Destiny

Revelations 21:3-4 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ b or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

  • Will you be there when the saints go marching in?
  • The issue of eternal destiny is a personal matter
  • It's not about rank or title but your relationship with God
  • 2 Cor 9:27 Instead, I discipline my body and brin...

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Spiritual Giants Conquer in Spiritual Battles

Spiritual Giants Conquer in Spiritual Battles

 

1 Peter 5:8 

Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour

  • When you become a Christian you are put on the hit list of the Devil
  • If the devil attacked Jesus himself while was fasting, surely he will come against us
  • However, we are not afraid because greater is he that is in us ( 1 John 4:4 )
  • As we go into the battle we must remember that God is on our side ( Romans 8:31)
  • Let’s explore some key principles that will help us to win the battle against the en...

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Spiritual Giants Live a Life of Faith

Spiritual Giants Live a Life of Faith

 

 

2 Cor 5:7 For we walk by faith not by sight

  • If you subtract faith from Christianity you remain with nothing
  • The significance of faith in our church is evidence  evidenced by the name of our church
  • God gave us physical bodies to relate to the physical world and spirits to relate to the spirit world
  • The invisible spiritual world can only be accessed spiritually
  • The spiritual world gave birth to natural reality
  • Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command so that what is seen was not made out of wh...

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Spiritual Giants Live According to the Word

1.Feeding your spirit with the word of God 

  • Mathew 4:4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"
  • As your body needs natural food, your spirit needs spiritual food
  • Spiritual growth does not happen by chance, it is planned
  • You need a balanced diet of the word
  • 2 Timothy 4:3 For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear.
  • 2 Timothy 3:16...

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Spiritual Giants Have a Lifestyle of Prayer

Spiritual Giants go have a  lifestyle of prayer 

Prayer is not a spare wheel but it is the steering wheel of the Christian life

1 Thessalonians 5:7 

  • Continually be prayerful.

Prayer is a relationship with God 

  • Mark 6: 9 This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven
  • Prayer focuses more on God than what he can do for you
  • There are people who only pray when they are in trouble
  • How do you feel when people only call you to ask for things?
  • Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
  • I challenge ...

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Spiritual Giants Have Power Over Sin

Genesis 4:6-7 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it."

Don’t ignore the conviction in your heart 

  • Why are you angry?
  • God spoke to Cain before he killed Abel
  • It’s your choice whether to obey or to ignore
  • Hebrews 3:15 “Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts as Israel did when they rebelled.”

God’s Standards must be fulfilled 

  • If you do what is right will you not ...

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