Second last day……
TD Jakes went off like a firecracker tonight, man that guy can preach!! If you don’t believe or like emotive preaching, you wont like TD….If you reckon, like me, that God created us as emotional beings and truth can and should be communicated using emotions, then maybe, like me, you would enjoy listening to him.
Also got to hear Steven Curtis Chapman, he was great….
Full on day, managed to pick up a Krispy Kreme and some fresh cherries….they went down well!!
Thursday 1st Session Jentzen Franklin
1 Samuel 19
11 Then Saul sent troops to watch David’s house. They were told to kill David when he came out the next morning. But Michal, David’s wife, warned him, “If you don’t escape tonight, you will be dead by morning.”
12 So she helped him climb out through a window, and he fled and escaped.
The negative forces were pounding on the door, & his wife had to open the window , it was dark, it took faith to step out. David had to take advantage of the open window
You will regret lost opportunity, life is too short to live in regret
We can’t let negative voices stop us
It is up to earth to make the blessings of heaven to be opened
10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in My Temple. If you do,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put Me to the test!
My God shall supply all your needs
Pastors need a open window to the Holy Spirit
Has the church shut the window of the Holy Spirit, if it on the menu, why isn’t it in the kitchen ?
Michal’s window of opportunity became the window of criticism
Never name your future based on your present
Rahab window She opened the window of faith
You came through your parents not from them
Its as stupid to try and smell with your eyes, as think about your opportunities without faith
Paul had 2 windows of opportunity
He was let down by 2 ropeholders
They believed in him before he became big
They held onto the “basket case”
Even when it became tense, they held on
Kid fell out of the window. Windows are not meant to be sat in.
Paul did give him what he deserved, Paul loved him back to the kingdom
2nd Session Donna Crouch
I love listening to Donna Crouch, forget everyone else….. she gets it. If you are organising conferences, and want to speak to team leaders, pastors and church leadership groups, get Donna, she is awesome…
1 Samuel 14
6 “Let’s go across to the outpost of those pagans,” Jonathan said to his armor bearer. “Perhaps the LORD will help us, for nothing can hinder the LORD. He can win a battle whether He has many warriors or only a few!”
7 “Do what you think is best,” the armor bearer replied. “I’m with you completely, whatever you decide.”
Vision is not the problem, the issue is the gap.
1. Serve the vision
2. Armour Bearer
To lift to bring forth, carry weapons,
“I pay you to think” this pushes you through the ceiling
4. Pick your battles
5. Vision creates a gap
3rd Session Bobby Houston
Years + strength + influence = Strategy
1. Steward the years
People align themselves with people they trust, that takes time
What has been purposefully sewn
Can you articulate the strength
What does Heavenly God look down upon & see as incredible ?
4.30pm Session Joseph Prince
No-one could love God like that, no one can understand how to love God like that
Do you love God or does God love you?
Contrast between John & Peter
John who said Jesus loved him, was found at the foot of the cross
John boasted of Christs love for him
Peter, who said he loved Jesus, was found denying Christ
Peter boasted of his love for Jesus
John divine revelation Jesus told him at last supper
Peter asked but wasn’t told
J was helpful to Jesus at the cross
J was first to the tomb
John 21.17 John recognized Jesus, Peter had to ask
Is 53 It pleased the Lord…..
John was loved by Jesus
As Christ is accepted, so am I, because Jesus is holy we are not condemned.
Thursday 7.30pm T.D. Jakes
Get ready Genesis 1
There are seasons to our life
God is eternal & sufficient
God has made us creative, he made trees, not chairs
If you ask God for something it may turn up in raw form..
God does not have to be explained
He just is
1. God is strategic, you are planned & have a purpose, therefore enjoy today and be glad about it!
2. God does things by a system
God has set in place nature for example
We are pregnant with ideas
3.God is synergistic God designed animals to mate with each otler
Illustration of Eagles
When an Eagle stretches its wings, almost 3 metres wide, designed to get up high above the clouds
What are we going to do with the time we have left?