Released from stronghold, and all enemy control. 

2 Corinthians 10:3-6
3   For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 

4   (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)  

5   Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;  

6   And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 
1. You must realize we are in a spiritual battle. We are in conflict against specifically the kingdom of darkness. 
There are two kingdoms….God’s and the devil’s
Matthew 12:25-30

25   And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 

26   And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 

27   And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 

28   But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 

29   Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. 

30   He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.

Ephesians 6
2. Is The Devil’s kingdom at work in your system?
Satan has no power over the spirit. Any authority he may have is only over the natural system.   
Suggestive authority- he has the power to make suggestions to you. 

Delegated authority- he is able to operate only as far as you have given him authority to do so. 
The devil works in the flesh 

The Flesh– sarx- natural, physical, sensual nature. The flesh Is the operating system that Satan desires to work in. 
Satan (who’s name means opposition) works in the flesh realm, through strongholds, imaginations, and thoughts. 
Do not sit idle and allow him to work in your life you must wage warfare against him. 
War-strateuomai- strategic battle, military contending soldier against carnal inclination. 
3. How do you wage this warfare?

 You must pull down – violently to destruction- Strongholds and cast down- by non violent force-imaginations, high things, and thoughts. all of which exalt itself against the knowledge of God
Strongholds– ochyroma-castle, fortress, anything on which you rely. Fortified positions of belief. 
Imaginations-logismos- reasoning or conscience that is hostile to your Christian Faith …..in other words your faulty belief system. 
High thing-Hypsoma- high barrier
Thoughts-Noema-every mental perception. Divisive intellectual disposition. 

Revenge-ekdikeo- to make right and bring justice. 

Be ready to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 

You overcome Satan’s work in your life by renouncing his work,repenting, and obeying Christ. 

I choose this day to release myself from every stronghold every imagination every high thing and every thought that is contrary to the truth that I know in Jesus Christ. I repent of every sin of commission and omission. I repent of all participation in rebellion which is as the sin of witchcraft, and of all the other involvement in occult practices. In the name of Jesus I align myself with the truth of God’s word. And from this day forward I will strive to honor the Lord’s commands and make right the wrongs that I have participated in. 

Breaking Limitations 

The Spirit of God in the Old Testament time would come upon individuals for a certain work and then left again. 

Moses had a great portion upon him. He divided this portion among 70 others. 

Elijah had a portion and Elisha had a double portion. 

When Jesus was baptized in the spirit of the Lord rested upon him and he began to be led by the spirit into the wilderness and onward into his ministry with power. 
  Jesus had the fullness of the spirit without measure. 

..…No limitation……
John 3:34

For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 
2 Peter 1:2-4

2   Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3   According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:  4   Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 
We have the opportunity to walk in the fullness of the Spirit without limit as well.  

Wouldn’t it be great if all of God’s people lived a life without any limitation in the kingdom of God. 

*We would walk in absolute health and administer healing to all around us. 

*We would walk in absolute freedom from Satanic oppression and administer deliverance to all around us. 
*We would walk in the fullness and in the abundance of God’s blessing, and we would be a blessing to all around us. 

How do you live a life unlimited in that which is Godly?
Satan’s desire is to limit your effectiveness in God’s kingdom. 

1. You must first recognize the difference between 

the kingdom of God 

and the kingdom of this world
And there is a difference. 

In fact there is a great contrast The Bible likened it to light and darkness. 
The contrast is so great it is impossible to get the two confused.  
2 kingdoms 

2 authorities

2 lifestyles 
2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 
Proverbs 29:18

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.  
Para– perish- to cast off all restraint and run wild. No restraint. they have no limitation In the world’s Kingdom of darkness. Unbridled passion, no conviction no standard, anything goes. 

The more you limit your involvement in the kingdom of darkness. The more limitations are removed in the kingdom of light. You have the freedom to walk in the fullness of God. 

Esher– happy- happily blessed

The more you limit your involvement in the kingdom of God the more unlimited we will live in the world. 

2. Friendship with the world enemy of God
James 4:4-10

4   Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 5    Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?   6   But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 7   Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8   Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9   Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10   Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. 
The world- earthly rule, inhabitants of the earth, earthly affairs, earthly possessions, earthly pleasures, that seduce you away from God
These things that seduce you – this is the giveaway that it is of the world and not of God. 
**As a virus affects the operating system of a computer. 

Satan’s demonic spirits desire to operate within and against your operating system. 

We must Bind Every unclean spirit operating in your system, in your body and your mind and your emotions in your attitude in your finances in your occupation and your family
Satan Wants to limit your effectiveness in Gods kingdom.  

Limitation on your spiritual growth

Limitation on your peace and joy

Limitation on your prosperity
3. It is good when God is for us

Romans 8:31-37

31   What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32   He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33   Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. 34   Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. 35   Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36   As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37   Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 

Break the destructive cycles of life and release the limitations. 
The cycle of behaviors 

The cycle of failure 

The cycle of limitations 

Staying the hand of the destroyer 

Applying The blood of Jesus 

Jesus is the Lamb of God applied to your hearts
Exodus 12:21-24

21   Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.  

22   And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. 

23   For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. 

24   And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever. 
Redeemed

Cleansed 

Justified

Sanctified

Fullness of life

John 10:10
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 

1. You only have one life you should live it well. Your life should be abundantly lived. 
Have you ever seen someone who lacked in life? They had no vigor- it’s like the light has gone out- they were living and breathing but they were dead man walking. 
God’s people have the light inside of them, and fullness of life. There is no lack of life to the believer. If you’re a believer and you lack life you do not understand what is available to you. 

2. God wants us to prosper 

3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.  

Situational prosperityProsperity looks different in different areas and in different situations

People prosper differently on a farm than in a city. 

They prosper differently in Africa than in America. 

To prosper simply means to move up
. If you go from having to walk everywhere to getting a bicycle you’ve prospered. 
Prosperity is relative to each situation
There is also

Situational poverty

Poverty looks different in different areas and in different situations as well. 
The poor woman who lived in a shoe had so many children she didn’t know what to do. Someone might say she’s poor because she has so many children how was she supposed to feed all those mouth’s
To the righteous they are a blessing from the Lord. 

Psalms 127:3-5

3   Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. 

4   As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. 

5   Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.   

The poor in America look much different than the poor in Nicaragua. In Nicaragua the poor live in the dumps fighting for the scraps as the refuse truck pulls in. 

3. Prosperity comes from the blessing of redemption but poverty comes from the curse of sin. 

Psalms 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  

2   But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 

3   And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.  

Psalms 32:1-2 A Psalm of David, Maschil. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.  

2   Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity (does not hold iniquity against him), and in whose spirit there is no guile. (Deceit)

Both prosperity and poverty are a mindset. The way you filter every situation mentally. The way you process every situation you encounter. 

New heart -new mind -new attitude -new walk
Walk- 

1)To regulate one’s life

2)To conduct one’s self

3)To pass one’s time in occupying one’s life

Ephesians 2:1-3

1   And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 

2   Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 

3   Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.  
Poverty is a destroying spirit

He provides a way to escape the corruption – that which destroys and decays spoils. 

2 Peter 1:3-4

3   According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:  

4   Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

4. God is interested in the poor
He is interested to deliver them

The poor are mentioned 204 times in the Bible 

Psalms 112:4-9

4   Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. 

5   A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.  

6   Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. 

7   He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. 

8   His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies. 

9   He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour. 

Continuance -the lost virtue 

 Continuance -the lost virtue 
Many things in life can be a wonderful blessings. Things that are not completed often don’t show the full beauty. 
Example: 

-you may have a nice haircut but if you’re Barber quit halfway what would you think about it then?

-The plans for a new house in the computer animated design might look beautiful but if the builder quit halfway you will never experience the fullness of the beauty. 

-A painter and his mines I can see the picture he is wanting to paint but if he stops halfway no one else will be able to see it. 
Ecclesiastes 3:11

He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: . 

Philippians 1:6

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:  
God will not quit on you don’t quit on Him!

Don’t start and stop your Christianity. 
1 John 1:5-10

5   This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 
Light – pure and brilliant. You cannot alter the character ,contaminate, or dilute light. It can be shaded, bent and twisted, split and broke down. But what ever you do to it does not actually change what light is at the source. 

Light- is powerful and overcomes darkness. You cannot turn on the dark you can only turn off the light. When the light is present, darkness must flee. 
6   If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 

7   But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 
There are two words in these verses that I want to expound on; Fellowship and walk. 
Fellowship 

What is fellowship?

Is it more than a gathering together in the same location. It Is more than eating a meal together
Fellowship – koinonia. Contributory help participation and communion (koionia) What is shared in common is the basis of fellowship. 
What you share in common is the foundation of fellowship. But fellowship must have these three attributes. 

1. Contribute

2. Participate

3. Communion – intimate exchange
Communion- an intimate exchange on a mental or spiritual level
Walk- to make one’s way, progress, to make do use of opportunities. 

1)To regulate one’s life

2)To conduct one’s self

3)To pass one’s time in occupying one’s life
Walk- fellowship-cleanses -In the present continuance tense
The blood of Jesus does not cleanse in the dark. – you must walk into the light.
If we choose to continually walk in the light. 

If we continually have fellowship with one another

The blood of Jesus continually cleanses us of our sin
8   If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 

9   If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

10   If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 

The manifested Word of God

John 1:1-14

1. The word became flesh.

The spiritual word became the tangible manifested word. The declared word became flesh-Greek word (sarx) living substance

Jesus and the word are one –
Jesus is the word the word is Jesus.

Jesus in the flesh was the manifested uncovered visible tangible word of God demonstrated on the earth.

The word which is spiritual and life-giving became flesh tangible manifested

2. The word is the will of God

John 5:19
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.

John 12:44-50
44    Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.
45   And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.
46   I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
47   And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
48   He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
49   For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
50   And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

3. You must be totally reliant on Jesus. You must be totally reliant on the word
In Jesus,- in the word,-is the fullness of God. Everything that you need is in Jesus,-in the word. The answer to every problem is in Jesus,- in the word.

Ephesians 1:19-23
19   And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20   Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21   Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22   And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23   Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

When the word is operating in the body of Christ. The spiritual word becomes visible, and tangible. Jesus is revealed in his fullness.

When you preach Jesus you preach the gospel you preach the word. If you are preaching any word that is not Jesus then you are not preaching the word of God or the gospel. But if you are preaching what is in the word of God then you are preaching Jesus whether it is Old Testament preaching or New Testament preaching you must preach the word which is Jesus.

4. The word has authority

Jesus said all Authority in heaven and in earth is given unto me.

After saying this he then told his disciples to go. He gave the word of authority to them to preach to heal the sick to cast out devils and to announce the coming of the kingdom.

You and I have been given the word. We have been given Jesus.

Matthew 28:18-20
18   And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19   Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20   Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

I am with you always – the word of authority is with us always

I have authority given to me by the word

5. Jesus is the sent word
Psalms 107:20
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

Matthew 8:5-13
5   And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6   And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7   And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8   The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
9   For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
10   When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
11   And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
12   But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13   And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

This man understood the relationship between the word and the one who sent it.

When we preach the Word we preach Jesus – we send the word we send Jesus. When we share the word we share Jesus. When you receive the word you receive Jesus.

6. You are born again by the faith you put in Jesus. By the faith you put in the word.

Romans 10:8-10
8   But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9   That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10   For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

You and I are born again through the blood in the word. Now we belong. We are citizens of heaven.

I have a birth certificate which legally proves my citizenship. As a citizen I have rights and some authority that’s been given to me.

I was born again now I am a citizen of heaven I have a legal rights and authority that has been given to me

Satan has no legal rights at all

7. Continue in the word continue in Jesus
John 8:31-32
31   Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32   And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Motivation for Spiritual Increase

Motivation for Spiritual Increase 
Psalms 115 – read the whole chapter

12   The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron. 

13   He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.  

14   The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children. 

15   Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth. 

16   The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men. 

17   The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence. 

18   But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD. 
Fear the Lord- The reverential awe of God. The utmost respect for God.. Respect for his words, respect for His presences, respect for the work of his hands. The fear of the Lord is to love God and Hate sin. 

It is certainly to love what he loves and hate what he hates. To cling to what is good and to push away that which is evil. That you may increase in all good things. 
Ultimately, You must take responsibility for your own increase and spiritual development. 
Now don’t get me wrong God gives the increase… But we are responsible for the planting and the watering. 
1 Corinthians 3:6-8

6   I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 

7   So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 

8   Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. 
They are one – one in labor united for increase. You have surrounding you a united support system that is dedicated and focused for your increase and spiritual development. But you still have a responsible part to play. 
You have got come to the fountain and you have to drink. 

It starts with Spiritual discipline and ends in joy. 
Even though you know that if you don’t do it no one else will, you may still struggle with having the motivation. 
It’s like that one room in your home

the garage/ attic, basement or maybe a storage room. Over time things build up, get cluttered, dusty, dirty, 

The place you put all the things you know you need to deal with but for whatever reason you just can’t deal with it right now. 
Unmotivated – lack of interest or enthusiasm 
Why?
Time- this boils down to one thing you don’t feel it is a priority. People make time for what they want to do. 
Ephesians 5:15-17

15   See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 

16   Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 

17   Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. 
John 9:4

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. 
Overwhelmed – so many things that need to change… Where do I start?
Mark 9:23-24

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. 

Unknowledgeable- I don’t know how to fix this. It will take study.  
Hosea 4:6 (KJV)

6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Cycles of lethargy- Seek him diligently 

1 Chronicles 28:9

And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. 
2 Chronicles 15:1-2

1   And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded: 

2   And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.  
Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 

The seed is in itself

Genesis 1:11

And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.  

If you are in strife you have the seed of strife in you and when you talk you plant it. 
If you are in faith you have the seed of faith that when you speak produces more of what you have

Stewards of mysteries 

1 Corinthians 4:1-21   Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2    Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 

A steward is someone who has been placed in charge of valuable things.  These valuable assets have increase potential. These assets can also be squandered and wasted. 
When we think stewardship, in the church, we always think about money. After all what churchgoing person hasn’t heard a good message on giving. The apostle Paul speaks of being a steward of mysteries not finances. 

We have been given gifts precious assets from the Lord.  As good stewards we must treat these assets as valuable and carefully consider how we interact and use these assets. 

1. The word of God- This is a mystery to the world. Many people do not realize the power of the living word of God. This word has potential to increase your life. It is effective to your Spirit, your soul, and your body. How have you been handling your responsibility as a steward of the mystery of God’s word?

2. The Holy Spirit- The Spirit is the earnest deposit from God. The Spirit is a mystery to the world but sadly is a mystery to the church attendees as well. It seems that few people have tapped into the increase potential that is found in the Spirit. 

2 Corinthians 1:22. Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. 

God has deposited his Spirit in us. He desires to increase the quality of our life and those around us by the power of the Holy Spirit. How have you been handling your responsibility as a steward of the mystery of the Holy Spirit?

3. Your life- Your life is a gift from God. The time that you have alive on this earth should be used wisely.  I heard someone say once that the place where you can find the most untapped potential in one place is the graveyard. There lies hundreds of people maybe thousands who have never reached their full potential in life. Your life is a God-given mystery and you are a steward of it. How have you been handling your responsibility?
Every steward of precious assets has three options to consider. 

1. You may release- A good steward only releases asset for a specific purpose. This precious asset has the ability to meet the specific need and accomplish an important task. As a steward of the mysteries of God you have the opportunity to release the Word, The Spirit, and the giving of your life to accomplish a specific purpose.  God’s chosen purpose. 
2.  You may invest- it is possible to invest the word the Holy Spirit and your life into others. I must admit sometimes your investment into people can come great disappointment. But some investments turn out to be tremendous blessings. Don’t be afraid to invest in the people that are around you. 

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.  
3.  You may retain increase-it is important to realize that as you are giving and investing these precious mysteries, the Lord God also give back into you in great measure.  We must pray that we have the ability to retain more of the word, more of the Holy Spirit, and more life. Yes it is possible to have more life than what you have right now. God is the giver of life, he wants you to have abundant life. There are testimonies of many people who were ready to die naturally, but by the power of God they were given more life from the Lord.  

Never underestimate the increase potential in the precious assets that you have been given by God. 

Have you handled your responsibility as a steward well?

Ask, seek, knock

Ask. Seek. Knock
These signs shall follow them that believe
Mark 16:17

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
Signs shall follow them- we don’t see many signs showing up because we don’t see many Christians showing up. 
Active or inactive Christianity 

illustration: active or inactive membership 
Active are those who show up and continue to show up. 
Signs follow active Christians. 
Matthew 16:2-4

2    He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 

3   And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 

4   A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed. 
You are not to be following signs…signs are to be following you
Signs follow active believing Christians
Believe- persuaded, place confidence in, trust and intrust 
Psalm 9:10

And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
They believe because they know
Signs follow active believing Christians who know God
Mark 16:20

And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
These signs were the manifestation of the Spirit at Work
1 Corinthians 12: 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

Luke 12:48

…For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

Matthew 7:7 [Full Chapter]

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Ask

Matthew 7:9-11King James Version (KJV)

9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Matthew 16:19

And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 11:28

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

John 14:16

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
John 11:22

But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
Revelation 21:6

And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Seek -seek for revelation hidden uncovered 
Knock- open spiritual doors. Doors for access and entry and exit.  

Doors are personal gates are corporate 
You can open doors for yourself and for others 
Let me get that door for you

You must allow time for Faith to work

1. Cake baking-They put all the ingredients together and put it in the oven. But don’t give time for it bake. 

2. Hospital patients-wait in the lobby, wait in the room, wait for dr. Wait for testing, wait for lab, wait for treatment, wait wor treatment to work. 

Ask receive practice 

Get it and go

Get it and go
Become the spiritual governor of your city

Elected by God
Matthew 10:1

And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Luke 9:1

Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
Everywhere that I walk and in the place I set my foot that location has been given over to me as a spiritual governor
Governor

a :  one that exercises authority especially over an area or group

b :  an official elected or appointed to act as ruler, 

c :  commanding officer

d :  the managing director and usually the principal officer of an institution or organization

e :  a member of a group that directs or controls an institution or society

Automatic spiritual control
Like a governor on an automobile – gives automatic control of speed

Isaiah 42:6-7King James Version (KJV)

6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Acts 16:25-26

The prison doors are opened

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 

And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.
Open the prison door and let the captive free
Imprisoned in sin imprisoned by sicknesses  imprisoned by addictions. Imprisoned by demonic spirits of fear and emotions
They are in prison and they need to be free

Matthew 16:19

And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.