1. Listen. "I will stand at my watch an dstation myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he (God) will say to me...Habakkuk2:1
2. Write it Down. "Then the Lord replied: "Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets..." Habakkuk 2:2
3. Wait. "For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks fo the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for or it; it will certainly come and will not delay." Habakkuk 2:3
"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time apporaches when the vision will be fulfulled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!" Habakkuk 2:3
God's delays are not God's denials.
If it's not God's time, you can't force it!
When it is God's time, you can't stop it!
See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright - but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness. " Habakkuk 2
"But the Lord is in his holy temple." Habakkuk 2:20
WITH ALL MY HEART
Mk 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
He Wants All of Us
1.) If I am ____________ connected I will be _______________ connected.
Mt 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
2.) My ____________ declares my ______________.
Mt 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
3.) God’s not trying to take ______________ from me, but rather pour out ______________ on me!
Pr 3:9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; Pr 3:10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
2Co 9:6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2Co 9:7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Mal 3:10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.
- Am I surrendering my _______________ to God?
- Am I thankful for the _______________?
- What do I _______________to?
- Where is my _______________?
WITH ALL MY MIND
Mk 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
Why Should I Read God’s Word?
1.) You will know God’s _______________!
Jer 33:3 ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
Ro 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Ro 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
2.) You will be _______________!
Jos 1:8 Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
3.) You will experience _______________!
Lk 23:55 The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. Lk 23:56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.
Phil 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¦At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:16-17 NLT
WHY DONÃ¢â‚¬â„¢T WE FEEL NEW?
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ OUR _______________.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ OUR _______________.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ OUR _______________.
HOW AM I MADE NEW IN CHRIST?
1) WE ARE _______________ FROM OUR _______________.
In [Christ] we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace... Ephesians 1:7
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
2) WE ARE _______________ FROM OUR _______________.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¦(The Lord) has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisonersÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Isaiah 61:1
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5
3) WE ARE _______________ FROM OUR _______________.
Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, 22 throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. 23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like GodÃ¢â‚¬â€truly righteous and holy.
Ephesians 4:21-24 NLT
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36
Don't lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. 10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. Colossians 3:9-10 NLT