Speaker: M. Noorhoff
"I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.
14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.
15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.
17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.
19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
20 "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,
21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one:
23 I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
24 "Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
25 "Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.
26 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them."
8:1 Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land that the LORD promised on oath to your forefathers.
2 Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.
3 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.
4 Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years.
5 Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.
6 Observe the commands of the LORD your God, walking in his ways and revering him.
7 For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land--a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills;
8 a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey;
9 a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.
10 When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.
11 Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day.
12 Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down,
13 and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied,
14 then your heart will become proud and you
will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of
15 He led you through the vast and dreadful desert, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock.
16 He gave you manna to eat in the desert, something your fathers had never known, to humble and to test you so that in the end it might go well with you.
17 You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me."
18 But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today.
19 If you ever forget the LORD your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed.
20 Like the nations the LORD destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the LORD your God.
Last sermon we revealed
the wonder of the
opening of the Holy of Holies to all who believe. When Jesus died the
that separated the inner court and the Holy of Holies was torn from top
bottom. Now please remember that this curtain was approximately 4-6
10-15 cm thick. This allowed the transfer of the
Okay so if the temple is
in I and I may
approach through faith in Christ. What is it that is Keeping me out of
presence what is it that is separating me from the products of the
is it that is keeping the power that is available to me still out of my
What is it that is keeping the
Let me start by telling
you that when you
made your decision to join the
"It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'"
So man should live how?
If man lives by every word that precedes from the mouth of God what system is he living by?
Every word that proceeds from the mouth of God tells us about His Kingdom. That is what I want to live by. When you are hearing words that come out of somewhere else but it is not the word of God, you donft need to pay attention to it. You donft need to live by that. I donft want to live by that I donft want to base my living by what a stranger say, by what a doctor says, by what my family says, by what my workmates say, by what the media says or movies say or political correctness say or by what my enemies say. I donft want to base my living off anyone elsefs words but only on the word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
When you make this decision when you decide to base your life on this system and live off the word of God then you come into the full presence of God Himself and put pressure on Him to produce in this physical world.
Do you have more faith in what that person says of you than what God says in His Word.
When something is in the will of God, in the Word of God then you should be able to go into the world as Moses went before the Pharaoh and say as Moses said gThe Lord said thish gThis is what the Word saysh Is this not the faith that God asks of us, to stand up and tell the mountain to move. Is this not the system that he asks us to be part of. Invites us into and offers the power. The same power he offered Moses. He is there to back you up. One other thing we should remember about Moses is that Pharaoh was practically family, he was returning home and It must have been hard for him but He@wasnft living by that system anymore. He was kingdom living. We to find it hard to go against our own families to give the good news to those closest to us. If this is you Moses is a great example of what it means to be living by every word that precedes from the mouth of God.
We need to build confidence
Letfs try repeat after me
I live for every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. That is how I live. That is Kingdom living. Praise God
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
The word of God is the power of God to everyone who believes.
What is power?
The word is His Power
The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
He is the sole expression of the glory of God(the Light Being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine) and He is the perfect imprint and very image of (Godfs) nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by his mighty word of power.
Upholding and maintaining and guide and propelling the universe
Can you see the word of
power? Can you see
how insignificant all else is in comparison to the word, to the system,
The word is the power of God
If you believe that all things are held up by My Word and you become skillful and effective in handling My Word He says you are going to have My power transferred to you through the word. My ability to get the job done will come to you through the word of God
We believe that the Bible is inspired by God more particularly thorough the will of the Spirit. So in that The Spirit and the word are in cinq, this also brings us to bringing in John 1
It also ties into Hebrews 1:3 which also describes Christ and brings him together with the Word and the power. So if we want to live salvation living, Christ living, Word living and Kingdom living than we must follow Matthew 4:4.
What God is looking for is a group of people living by the system of the word of God so that no matter what happens they arenft affected because they are working on a whole different system. But many people in the church are not operating by this system but on a mixed system of their own making, therefore subject to the world system and not the Kingdom.
How many of us put the world system above the Word System, than Godfs system. Godfs system can not be defeated and so neither can you.
Greater in you
Through the Word (the will of the spirit) also comes the production and presence of the Holy Spirit
400 years ago with the reformation, the Word was restored to its people so that true faith and a true living in the Word could occur. I believe now is the time for this more than ever. That if we could truly live the kingdom life by living by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Then we would be moving in a new period, a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit. In a way we will go through a new Exodus. An Exodus that will free us to truly be Godfs people, lead by the Spirit and baptized in the Spirit.