Living Out Loud When The World Wants You QuietFrom The Heart
Publish date: 06/19/2016
Let’s face it, it’s a whole lot easier for the enemy to keep you from doing something than to shut you down after you’ve started...especially if you’re from The River Church!
Your enemy wants you quiet!
Why do people get quiet?
- When they are intimidated
- When they are scared
- When they are tired
- When they are losing
- When they don’t have anything to say
Why do people grow loud?
- When they are excited
- When they are happy
- When they feel powerful
- When they are winning
- When they want to be heard
What you feed on is what fills you, and what fills you is what flows out of you.
Matthew 10:16-28 - you will be persecuted but don’t fear them
John 20:19-22 - the disciples were assembled in fear when Jesus appeared to them and breathed on them
1. Know the Word
* John 8:32 - know the Truth
2. Meditate on the Word
* Joshua 1:1-9 - be strong and very courageous
* We need to continually meditate on the Word, refreshing and cleansing ourselves with it
* By speaking it
* By singing it
3. Believe the Word
* Mark 11:23-24
4. Pray in accordance with the Word
* Jeremiah 23:29 “Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?”
* 24-hour War Room
5. Act on the Word
* Step out in faith
* Esther 4:14-16 have you come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
The Word of God must be continually entering into us for us to remain victorious.
Without that entrance of the Word into our hearts and minds and the reminder of the Truth and Victory that we live in, the influence of the world, through situations and circumstances, tries to drown out the voice of the Spirit.
We cannot acclimate ourselves to the world and its carnal surroundings, its ways and patterns of thinking and speaking.
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2
We are called to stand out, to be different, to be a light in darkness. “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.” Philippians 2:15
Scriptures on Safety, Security, & Trust:
“I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.” Psalms 3:6-8
“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.” Psalms 4:8
“But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.” Psalms 5:11
“In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.” Psalms 56:4
“In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.” Psalms 56:11
“I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” Psalms 91:2
“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day.” Psalms 91:4-5
“There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.” Psalms 91:10
“He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.” Psalms 112:7
“Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.” Psalms 115:11
“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.” Psalms 118:9
“But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.” Proverbs 1:33
“Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.” Proverbs 3:23-24
“There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.” Proverbs 12:21
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” Proverbs 18:10
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Isaiah 26:3
“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” Isaiah 43:2
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11
“The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.” Nahum 1:7
“For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled.” 1 Peter 3:12-14