Rejoice with Those Who REJOICE

A few of us got up today at 6:30am and went surfing before lecture! It was an absolute blast. Lecture was nothing short of amazing.


“Truth without love is brutality (abusive). Love without truth is hypocrisy.”

A bad friend will let you go about your life making mistakes, cheering you on as you go. A bad friend will put you down and point out all of your flaws, without showing care or empathy. A true friend is someone who calls you out and tells you the truth, weather you like it or not. They rather you be mad at them than watch you self-destruct. They want what is best for you and know your potential.

  • Use discretion and judgment
  • Enjoy life while being aware
  • If you don’t know His word, you can’t recognize His voice
  • Know God’s character and nature

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trail, when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.” -1 Peter 4:12

  • Expect trails and challenges
  • Just because you are saved, does not mean the work is done
  • The devil will continue to pursue you
  • Learn to fight and turn away when the devil comes for you
  • Jesus is your secret weapon, use Him as you begin your new life
  • What good is it to know God’s voice if you don’t know how to live?
  • God will use anyone, you can find grace in the Old Testament
  • Don’t be that person that’s put together; break down your pride, admit that you do not know the answers

“We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.” -Romans 6

  • The bible doesn’t say ‘let go’, it say step on your past
  • Kill your past; you are more than a survivor, you are a conqueror
  • Jesus is abundance, He is everlasting
  • You have the authority to speak into someone’s life through the power of the Holy Spirit
  • We are not in control, we are in control through Christ

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” -Romans 12

  • Give up your worldly wants and desires
  • Kill your past- do not be satisfied with who you are, your old ways
  • You know it is God speaking if you feel convicted
  • Conviction is your compass
  • Love in spirit is suffering
  • I don’t need your money, I need your encouragement and sacrifice (time, energy)
  • Stop making excuses of why you can’t experience Jesus
  • You didn’t come here to be a smart Christian, you came to be spirit filled
  • Keep killing, confessing daily
  • When you confess, you’re willing; when you’re not willing, you’re ready to fight, your guard is up
  • Discipleship speaks into your life, shows you a loving, truthful family
  • When you begin to eat off the good soil, you begin to receive clarity

“Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.” -Proverbs 26:11

  • You listen to too many people, but you don’t listen to your maker
  • You are not your parents
  • When God calls you and you back down, you don’t know your identity, you don’t know what you’re capable of vs. of course He is going to ask me to do that
  • Don’t be surprised when God calls you

“Am I my brother’s keeper?”- We have a responsibility to look out for our brothers and sisters and take care of them

“I don’t like the way you talk to my daughter/son/dad/mom/friend”

  • Learn your identity in the Lord
  • When you’re wondering if a feeling is from God, ask yourself ‘Is it biblical?’
  • Let the word of God be a lamp to your feet

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear” Jesus says 15x, He is calling to willingness


Learning and Developing our Hearing:

  • Learning has to become a habit in your relationship with Jesus
  • Praying and listening to Him
  • Exercising to set your mind on Christ, not on your needs (relationship, job, money) (Philippians 2:6)
  • When you go into battle don’t forget where you came from
  • Be ready to receive what the Holy Spirit says
  • The supernatural and the natural meet

Having a Pure Heart (genuine, intentions)- Desiring a Pure Heart

  • Theory vs. lifestyle
  • Cleansing- dealing with the roots of our hearts
  • Circumcision- dealing with unnecessary things of the heart

Coming to The Lord in a Manner of a Pure Heart:

  1. Seek for forgiveness- towards others, yourself and towards God
  2. Seek for cleanness- to uproot these things by the power of the Holy Spirit

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” -Romans 12:15

  • Our culture says, ‘you’re a victim, get over it’
  • Disciples care for their brothers and sisters and allow them to heal
  • Do not glamorize and glorify the pain and sin in your past because that is what the devil wants
  • Do not speak as if it is too great and cannot be conquered

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  1. Tomorrow you will get a chance to hear about the time I was the Lord’s Prisoner. That’s all I can say for now. You have to read the rest later. Until then have a happy Jesus day and Peaceful night.

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