As promised, here are some additional insights from the Living Proof Simulcast...
You may remember, her overriding message was based on the parable of the sower (Luke 8:1-15), and was entitled "100-Fold Word"
First, we must increase our confidence and competence in His Word (the seed), so that it can have Maximum Impact in our Lives!
Gen 26:12 – Isaac reaped 100 fold because the Lord blessed him.
Gal. 3:29 – We are Abraham's seed, we have been called as a blessing of God!
Mark 10:29-30 - Anything we suffer or lose for God’s sake will return to us 100 fold!
“Just Do the Thing”
Hosea 10:12 – Break up your unplowed ground for it is time to seek the Lord until He comes and showers righteousness on you…
What have I never let God touch and change in my life?
What if I were to let Him!?
So how do we begin to allow God to work in us for 100 Fold Harvest?
(1) “Treasure the Wonder.” We need to recapture our wonder for the Word of God. Spiritual power is released when you read God’s word!
What makes for the closest relationships (with both God and others)?
The knowledge of secret, personal and intimate things. Secret (Gr. "mysterion") - meaning the revelation of the revelation (ongoing in nature). To those who want to receive, He shows them more and more. (Matthew 13:12) Scripture is the very breath of God. We need to breathe it in every day. Can’t go on last Sunday’s sermon for a month…we need a “now” word for today!
(2) “Protect your Heart.”
John 10:12,12 – He has come that we may have life and have it to the full.
Psalm 119:10,11 – We need to seek Him with all our hearts, as well as hide His Word in our hearts, so that we will keep his commands.
We need to fill our hearts with His Word and then firmly place our hand there to keep it. Faith, Deliverance and Freedom are inseparable. The time for obedience is now!
“When the season of testing exceeds the season of believing, we are headed toward a season of falling.”
(3) “Expect the Test”
When a profound Word comes – expect you will be tested. Testing (Gr. "Peirasmos") means both Trials and Temptation. Trials come from God to make you stand. Temptation comes from Satan to make you fall. The Word was meant to be applied when trials come! We must have Word abiding in us.
Whatever is not under authority, that is where we’re vulnerable to bondage and temptation.
Memorize 1 Cor. 10:13! Everyone has temptations, but God is faithful and will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can stand. He will ALWAYS give a way out. (Take it! Run!)
When you’re overwhelmed, call on the power of His Word. Desperation can be your best friend.
Psalm 126:5-6 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy. This is a promise!
Water your dry times in the Word with your tears…it will return as fertile soil!
Psalm 105:17-22 He refines us and proves us true, genuine. God wants us to be real...that same person everywhere. Burn away the fake!
Come back for the final portion...