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July 28, 2010

The Love of God Changes our Identity

By Tony V. Hammack

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Is this an all inclusive list?  Does anything else contribute?
Identity – How we see ourselves.
Identity is something that will be a continual blessing or a continual curse to you.

The meditation of your heart will be one of two things when God speaks.

  1. We can take the land.
  2. Those giants are big and I’m like a grasshopper.

Identity is shaped by
  • Authority
    • God
    • Parents
    • Coaches
    • Teachers
  • Ourselves
    • Consciously and subconsciously meditating on the words and expressions of those in authority from our present and past.

The more honor that is extended to the one in authority the more ability the one in authority has to shape the identity of the one extending the honor.

Have you ever tried to talk to a young person, directing their life in what you see is the correct direction and they completely ignore you? Not appreciating your wisdom or the time it takes to talk to them?
By them not honoring you it severs your ability to speak into their life constructively shaping their identity.

Another thing that effects the strength of the identity shaping by the one in authority is their level of authority.
If your dad thinks you’re an amazing kid but your friends little brother thinks very poorly of you, you’d be wise to accept the opinion of your father over the opinion of the other child.

Obey God or Man?
Acts 4:19
But Peter and John replied, "Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you rather than God.

Jesus is the Highest Authority

Philippians 2:9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,
Humility is a kingdom key to receiving heavenly authority

Jesus has the highest level of authority in the universe. Therefore what Jesus thinks about you should be the most important opinion in your life.

Identity Shifting Spiritual Realities
Conviction and Mercy
Being exposed to a righteous and holy God and then being shown mercy.
God shows you your sin then forgives you.
An Example from Scripture

Isaiah 6:5-7
5 "Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty."
 6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for."

Luke 7:47
Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.“
This has a lot to do with the person being forgiven and their attitude of gratefulness.
God trumps all other authority.

Romans 8:31
What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Conviction is the feeling that comes from the Holy Spirit that makes a believer uncomfortable about their sin. It can make a believer hate sin. It always leaves the recipient in a state of hope.


Conviction and condemnation can feel very similar. However condemnation comes from the enemy and leaves the believer feeling hopeless.

We are dearly loved
Ephesians 5:1
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children

Greatest Love
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
How about laying down his life for his enemies?!?
Jesus Loved his “enemies”, us.

Luke 6:27
"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Romans 5:6-8
6You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Enemies of God
Colossians 1:21
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior.

The cross is the place where God’s love is demonstrated for all humanity to see.

Can you see it?




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July 24, 2010

The Empowering Love of God

By Tony V. Hammack

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God’s Love Gives
Love gives so the one loved can be better, do better, live better, have more, be more. God’s love empowers!

Empowerment - to give official authority or legal power to enable; to promote; to help an individual realize fully their potential and promote their influence.

The first step to being empowered by God is to surrender your will to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

The Great Exchange
     I. Give away your life in order to take up the life of Christ.
          A. Mark 8:34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
Mt. 16:24, Lk 9:23

          B. Mark 8:35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it.
Mt. 10:39, Mt. 16:25, Lk. 9:24, Lk. 17:33, Jn. 12:25

          C. Mark 9:35
Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.“
Mt. 19:30, Mt. 20:16, Mk. 10:31, Lk. 13:30,

II.  The Holy Spirit Gives Power
     A. The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
          1. 1 Samuel 10:6 The Spirit of the LORD will come upon you in power, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person.
               a. Here we see the power of the Holy Spirit gives Saul the ability to change into a different person and prophesy.

          2. In Judges 14 and 15 we see the Holy Spirit giving Samson incredible physical strength.

          3. 1 Samuel 11:6 When Saul heard their words, the Spirit of God came upon him in power, and he burned with anger.

          4. Micah 3:8 But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the LORD, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin.

     B. The Holy Spirit in the New Testament
          1. Acts 1:8 (Ampl.) 8But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.
               a. Power to witness
          2. Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
               a. The empowering love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit gives overflowing hope.
          3. Romans 15:19 by the power of signs and miracles, through the power of the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 2:4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit's power,
               a. The empowering love of God gives signs and wonders as a demonstration of God’s reality.

     C.   The Holy Spirit Right Now
          1.  John 3:34 For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.
          2.  Luke 11:11-13
11"Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
         3.  Ephesians 5:18
18Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

keep on being filled by the Spirit.

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July 21, 2010

The Supremacy of Love

By Tony V. Hammack
 
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Love is Supreme
Supreme means highest in rank or authority , highest in degree or quality

All Love originates from God
1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Love can come through people in Authority also. But the love still originates with God.
  • Everything Originates with God:  One day a group of scientists got together and decided that man had come a long way and no longer needed God. So they picked one scientist to go and tell Him that they were done with Him.  The scientist walked up to God and said, "God, we've decided that we no longer need you. We're to the point that we can clone people and do many miraculous things, so why don't you just go on and get lost."  God listened very patiently and kindly to the man and after the scientist was done talking, God said, "Very well, how about this, let's say we have a man making contest." To which the scientist replied, "OK, great!"  But God added, "Now, we're going to do this just like I did back in the old days with Adam."  The scientist said, "Sure, no problem" and bent down and grabbed himself a handful of dirt.  God just looked at him and said, "No, no, no.  Get your own dirt.
Generational Blessings
Luke 15:12
12The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them.

God’s Love for us is Great
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

The Cross
The Cross is the place where sin is removed for everyone who believes on the Lord Jesus.
It’s the place where God shows his radical, extreme, like nothing else, love for you.
When you’re loved it puts value into your life and the Cross says, “You’re this valuable to me”.

The Greatest Commandment
Matthew 22:36-39
36"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" 37Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."

The Ten Commandments Exodus 20:3-17
  1. You shall have no other gods before me.
  2. You shall not make for yourself an idol.
  3. You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor.
The red commandments are man to God commandments. The green commandment #5 is considered the transitional commandment and commandment's 6 - 10 speak to our human interpersonal relationships.


The Mary and Martha Paradox
Luke 10:39,42
Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said.
42but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.“

Being loved by God and Loving God is the “work” of the Christian.


All Christian Activity should spring forth from a Love relationship with the Lord Jesus. If it springs forth from something else there’s a good chance it could be a dead work. Birthed with wrong motivation and not producing fruit.

Without Love We have Nothing
1 Corinthians 13:1-3
1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is Superior to
  • Spiritual Gifts
    • Prophecy
    • Tongues
  • Supernatural Knowledge
  • Mountain Moving Faith
  • Extreme giving
  • Martyrdom
Do we Love God?
1 John 4:20 If anyone says, "I love God," yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.

Brotherly Love
Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Some Oxymorons
  • Military Intelligence
  • Jumbo Shrimp
  • A Lukewarm Christian
How much time does God give us to get heated up?
Revelation 3:16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

In Conclusion
We must position ourselves to receive Love from God.
Once we receive Love we are now able to give, love, obey and serve the Lord with proper motivation.
A true test of our love for God is how we love one another in the Body of Christ.

Receive the Love of God today. Express your heart to Christ this in total and complete honesty and allow Him to speak to you.

Once you experience his radical love you will never be the same.

Our Response
Can we be loved this immensely and not love God in return? The only way we can do anything less than express God’s perfect love is by dis-connecting from a hot relationship with God. Re-connect today, receive God’s love and be a vessel of honor spreading the Love of God wherever you go.

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July 7, 2010

True Freedom

By Tony V. Hammack

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Freedom is not only the ability to do what you want it’s the ability to do what’s right.

John 8:31-36
31To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."  33They answered him, "We are Abraham's descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?" 34Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Introduction:
  1. In order to be a disciple of Jesus Christ you must hold to his teaching.
    1. Hold if you don’t understand what God’s doing
    2. Hold during persecution
    3. Hold in times of prosperity
  2. Holding to the teaching will cause it to reveal it’s truth freeing power. A “try” won’t cause this knowing to come into being for the believer.
Persistence is a key to overcoming the enemy. Really bearing down into Christ for a prolonged period of time will reveal the liberating power for the believer. You can’t just stick your toe in the water.

      3.  You Must Know It
  • The truth does not set you free. Knowing the truth is what sets a person free.  Have you ever put a book on your head as a joke hoping for diffusion to kick in and the information from the book trickle into your brain?
Sometimes people are waiting for God to do something he’s already given you the deputized authority to take care of. You must know this truth in order to take action.

     4.  How can the Jews listening to Jesus have the audacity to make the statement, "We have never been slaves of anyone?"
  • The Jews were conquered by the Assyrians from 740 BC to 722 BC the Babylonians from 597 – 538 BC and were in captivity in both places. Not to mention the bondage in Egypt. At the time of this conversation the nation of Israel was occupied by the Romans.
However Jesus isn’t talking about national bondage he’s talking about the bondage of the heart and mind that is created by sin. He defines slavery to sin as committing the act of sin. When the act is committed it illustrates slavery to it.

How to get free from Sin Slavery
  1. Obey the form of teaching to which you were entrusted.
Romans 6:17
But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted.

     2.  We Need God’s Love
          A.  This takes us back to Love from God being a key for love for God which is a key for obedience.  1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.

          B.  John 14:21 Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him."

     3. Become a Slave to Righteousness

Romans 6:18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

     4.  Live by the Spirit

Galatians 5:16,17
16So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. 17For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature.

Conclusion:

The difference between the Christian and the Non-Christian when it comes to sin.
A non-Christian has no overcoming power available from Christ to walk in freedom.

A Christian has a new nature and everything they need for life and godliness. All of heaven is at the disposal of the Christian to have their life transformed into a life of victory.

2 Corinthians 5:17
17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

However many Christian people starve to death with a million dollars in the bank.

We can’t withdraw Heaven’s resources because we lack in our relational knowledge of the Lord.

Jesus Came to Bring Freedom
Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Romans 7:5,6
5For when we were controlled by the sinful nature, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in our bodies, so that we bore fruit for death. 6But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.

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