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"Activate"

My notes to share, from the message "Activate" taught by Dr. Allan Bagg

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I thank God that we are in a Church where the "Set Man" (Senior Pastor) teaches the full and uncompromising Word of God (Bible). As part of the family of God in a local body (Church) I like to always expound on what was taught and build my faith. That is also why we discuss Sunday's Word in Home Cell at The Bay Christian Family Church, to also focus on application and practicing what we were taught.


Here are some of my thoughts after this weekends services. I trust you can use it in Home Cell and also for further study:

Activate Body of Christ

Title: "Activate"


Subtitle: 'Understanding church government, and your role in your local church.'

1 Cor. 12:12
• God sets each one where they need to be.
• We should all desire the "best gift. Which gift is that? The one you need at the right time.
• Do not place unnecessary expectation on someone. Establish your expectation on the Word of God.
• "I am a member of the body of Christ, but I am not independent."
• What is my role in the Church? (Leaders; Members; Pastors; Staff...):

[Dr. Allan will be explaining this to us from the Word, for the next few weeks.]


(ROLE ONE) - The Senior Pastor

  • He is after the "heart of God" and not the "heart of men".
  • Visionary Leader (Ex. 18:14+; Acts 6:3):

(1) Prays for the people
(2) Teacher of the Word and Spiritual Leader

  • Communicate to the people what he hears from God:

(1) Visionary (show the way..)
(2) Set a plan (show them the work..)
(3) Delegate the work (select men)
(4) Release them (let them do work)
Jeremiah 3:15 "I will give you shepherds.."

Pastor/Shepherd:

  • Will always follow Gods voice and not the peoples voice.
  • "Teach-Feed" not "Teach-Tend"
  • Jeremiah 23:4 "fold" = The sheep "fold" as revered to here, is more speaking of a structure like a fortress, not a "flock". This shepherd's heart is to make sure we are: Fruitful; Increasing and Fed; not dismayed and lacking nothing.

Part 2 below

PART 2

 I call this "Part 2" because Dr. Allan still amazed us with continuing with (ROLE ONE, as above)

(Pls. see "PART 1" on my blog above.)

(Here are some points that was recapped, although Dr. Allan spend a lot of time going over what was taught previously, emphasizing the role of the Shepherd/Pastor. He stated; "the reason I'm teaching this is not for me, but for you." It's vital for us to know where we fit into Gods structure of authority today. God is a God of order.)

• As the body of Christ, our first priority is to seek and save those who are lost.
• A household (Church) needs to be in order. We all need to know our place; call or activity. We all have a responsibility.
God gives us our shepherds (Pastor), we don't shop around for one. Let's follow His "heart" and leading. (Jeremiah 3:15)
• Our shepherd feeds us with "knowledge and understanding".
• The shepherd teaches us "knowledge" and "understanding".
• Pastor defined is "One who feeds sheep".
Be careful of what you expect of your Pastor and why God put them in our lives. (1) People should "seek" the Word and guidance of God.
"For the lips of a priest should keep knowledge, And people should seek the law from his mouth; For he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts." Mal. 2:7
• Some things you might not have if you don't have a Pastor. (Eph. 4:12+)
(1) "God Himself gave...for the equipping.." - If I don't have a Pastor I won't be equipped.
(2) "for the work of ministry" - If I don't have a Pastor, I won't succeed in my call, because I won't be equipped for it.
(3) "unity of the faith" - If I don't have a Pastor, we won't experience unity in Faith.
(4) "every wind of doctrine" - If I don't have a Pastor, I won't have truth or set doctrine. A Pastor will speak the "truth in love".
Growth of the body comes when "each part does its share." (Eph. 4)

(Dr. Allan started sharing these points with us from a powerful book. He gave recognition to Dr. Mark as the author and is a partner with him ministry. He ran out of time and so, we are looking forward to him continuing this after Come Celebrate '13)

Dr. Mark Barkley '7 Ways to Relate to our Pastor':
(1) Receive your Pastor as they are a gift from God. Especially if you don't agree with them, as long as they teach the full Word of God. The Pastor and the member fills a part of a team of God. "It's amazing how many people know how to run a church, that's never run one." The same as the role of a Doctor, we might not agree with what they are doing, but they know what we need and we need to receive their gift. (Eph. 4:11)
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(Pls. like or share this post...use in Home Cell. This is my personal notes on what was taught on Sunday. Feel free to comment below and ad your notes?)

 

Amazing clip below! Look at this in context of, you being the lamb and your Shepherd/Pastor looking after you...

 

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Words won't Hurt you, They can Kill you! Part 2

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Here is "Part 2", if you haven't read "Part 1" yet, pls. do so and share it. Thank you for your support. In a few hours we had more than a hundred hits. You want to bookmark these two posts as you will need it in the future for yourself or someone else.

Remember this is not a magic trick or formula. We need to speak these over our lives and families and believe it with our hearts. The power of the Word of God is in the capsules called Faith. They are life to us...the great news is, we cannot overdose! We can take as much as we need!

 

(I know it's a lot, but it's great to have as reference)

 

Faith

 

CONFESSIONS FOR HEALING

 Listen to this while you declare the confessions

1.       He is the Lord that heals me (Exodus 15:26)

 

2.       He sent His Word and healed me (Psalm 107:20)

 

3.       He has restored health to me, and has healed my wounds (Jeremiah 30:17)

 

4.       I cried out to the Lord and He healed me (Psalm 30:2)

 

5.       He has taken sickness from the midst of me (Exodus 23:25)

 

6.       He has forgiven all my iniquities and has healed all my diseases (Psalm 103:3)

 

7.       With His stripes I am healed now (Isaiah 53:5)

 

8.       Jesus healed all who were oppressed of the devil, and I’m part of all (Acts 10:38)

 

9.       Jesus Himself took my infirmities and bare  my sicknesses (Matthew 8:17)

 

10.   The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in me, and that same Spirit quickens my mortal body now (Romans 8:11)

 

11.   I’ve been anointed with oil in the Name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith has saved me, and the Lord has raised me up (James 5:14,15)

 

12.   Believers’ hands have been laid on  me, and I have recovered (Mark 16:18)

 

13.   It is His will that I prosper and be in health, even as my soul prospers (3 John:2)

 

14.   By His stripes I was healed (1 Peter 2:24)

 

15.   I was healed about 2000 years ago so I am already healed! His Word is life and health to all my flesh (Proverbs 4:22)

 

16.   I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His Might (Ephesians 6:10)

 

17.   No evil shall befall me; nor shall any plague come near my dwelling (Psalm 91:10)

 

18.   "God has girded me with strength." (Psalm 18:39)

 

19.   The joy of the Lord is my strength (Nehemiah 8:10)

 

20.   As my days, so shall my strength be (Deuteronomy 33:25)

 

21.   I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)

 

22.   I take hold of God’s strength (Isaiah 27:5)

 

23.   God is the strength of my heart (Psalm 73:26)

 

24.   No bone of mine shall be broken (John 19:36)

 

25.   Jesus, my Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for me; therefore, all sickness and disease must pass over me (I Corinthians 5:7)

 

26.   God is my strength. The Lord is the strength of my life (Psalm 118:17)

 

27.   I discern the Lord’s body broken for my healing (I Corinthians 11:29)

 

28.   I have the mind of Christ. My mind is renewed by the Word of God (I Corinthians 2:16; Romans 12:2)

 

29.   I have the spirit of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7)

 

30.   God satisfies my mouth with good things so that my youth is renewed like the eagle’s (Psalm 103:5)

 

31.   My eyes will not be dim, neither will my natural force be abated, for God has no respect of persons, and what He did for Moses, He’ll do for me. And Moses was 120 when he died, and his eyes were not dim, neither was his natural force abated (Deuteronomy 34:7; Romans 2:11)

 

32.   As Jesus cursed the fig tree and it withered, I curse, in the name of Jesus, the disease or sickness, and it shall also wither (Matthew 21:19)

 

33.   "I am redeemed of the Lord from sickness and disease and I say so!" (Psalm 107:2)

 

34.   Christ has redeemed me from the curse of sickness; therefore, I forbid any sickness or disease to come upon this body in Jesus’ name, and every sickness and every disease and every infirmity has to get out now, in the name of Jesus. Every tissue in this body and every organ and every part of  this body functions perfectly in the way God created it to function; and I forbid this body to malfunction in any way in the name of Jesus (Galatians 3:13)

 

35.   "I am healed, I am free, I am delivered. Whom the Son sets free is free indeed." (John 8:36)

 

36.   Satan, I’m God’s property and you cannot touch me or destroy me; for I have been delivered out of the power of darkness and translated into the kingdom of God’s dear Son. Devil, I resist you in the name of Jesus, and all your spirits of infirmity, sickness and disease; and it is written, “Resist the devil and he will flee from you;” and it is also written that with His stripes I am healed. So I declare I am healed (I Corinthians 6:19; Colossians 1:13; James 4:7; Isaiah 53:5)

 

 

I am:

 

 

a.       God’s child for I am born again of the incorruptible seed of the Word!

 

b.      Forgiven of all my sins and washed in the Blood! (Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 9:14, Colossians 1:14, John 2:12, 19)

 

c.       A new creature! (2 Corinthians 5:17)

 

d.      The temple of the Holy Spirit! (1Corinthians 6:19)

 

e.      Delivered from the power of darkness and translated into God’s kingdom! (Colossians 1:13)

 

f.        Redeemed from the curse of the law! (1 Peter 1:18, 19, Galatians 3:13)

 

g.       Blessed! (Deuteronomy. 28, 1-14, Galatians 3:9)

 

h.      A Saint! Rom. 1:7, (1 Corinthians 1:2, Philippians 1:1)

 

i.         The head and not the tail. (Deuteronomy 20:13)

 

j.        Above and not beneath! (Deuteronomy 28:13)

 

k.       Holy and without blame before Him in love elect! (1 Peter 1:15, Ephesians1:4)

 

l.         Elect! (Colossians 3:12, Romans 8:33)

 

m.    Established to the end! (1 Corinthians 1:8)

 

n.      Made nigh by the blood of Christ! (Ephesians 2:13)

 

o.      Victorious! (Revelations 21:7)

 

p.      Set Free! (John 8:31-33)

 

q.      Strong in the Lord! (Ephesians 6:10)

 

r.        Dead to sin! (Romans 6:2, 11, 1Peter 2:24)

 

s.       More than a conqueror! (Romans 8:37)

 

t.        Joint heirs with Christ! (Romans 8:17)

 

u.      Seated with the Holy Spirit of promise! (Ephesians 1:13)

 

v.       In Christ Jesus by His doing! (1Corinthians 1:30)

 

w.     Accepted in the Beloved! (Ephesians 1:6)

 

x.       Complete in Him! (Colossians 2:10)

 

y.       Crucified with Christ! (Galatians 2:20)

 

z.       Alive with Christ! (Ephesians 2:5)

 

aa.   Free from condemnation! (Romans 8:1)

 

bb.  Reconciled to God! (2 Corinthians 5:18)

 

cc.    Qualified to share in His inheritance! (Colossians 1:12)

 

dd.  Firmly rooted, built up, established in my faith and overflowing with gratitude!(Colossians 2:7)

 

ee.  Circumcised with the circumcision of the heart! (Colossians 2:11)

 

ff.     A fellow citizen with the saints and of the household of God! (Ephesians 2:19)

 

gg.   Built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Corner Stone! (Ephesians 2:20)

 

hh.  Born of God and the evil one cannot touch me! (1 John 5:18)

 

ii.       His faithful follower! (Revelations 17:14, Ephesians 5:1)

 

jj.      Overtaken with blessings! (Deuteronomy 28:2, Ephesians 1:3)

 

kk.   His disciple because I have love for others! (John 13:34-35)

 

ll.       The light of the world! (Matthew 5:14)

 

mm.   The salt of the earth! (Matthew 5:13)

 

nn.  The righteousness of God! (2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 2:24)

 

oo.  A partaker of His divine nature! (2Peter 1:4)

 

pp.  Called of God! (2 Timothy 1:9)

 

qq.  The first fruits among His creation! (James 1:18)

 

rr.     Chosen! (1 Thessalonians 1:4, Ephesians 1:4, 1 Peter 2:9)

 

ss.    An ambassador for Christ! (2 Corinthians 5:20)

 

tt.     God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works! (Ephesians 2:10)

 

uu.  The apple of my Father’s eye! (Deuteronomy 32:10, Psalms 17:8)

 

vv.   Healed by the stripes of Jesus! (1Peter 2:24, Is. 53:6)

 

ww.   Being changed into His image! (2 Corinthians 3:18, Philippians 1:6)

 

xx.   Raised up with Christ and seated in heavenly places! (Colossians 2:12, Ephesians 2:6)

 

yy.   Beloved of God! (Colossians 3:12, Romans 1:7, 1 Thessalonians 1:4)

 

zz.    One in Christ! Hallelujah! (John 17:21-23)

 

 

Play this track (below) while you confess? "The atmospher you create around you, determines your strength/weakness." In other words, surround yourself with His presence and He will lift you up!

 

 

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