The Heritage of the Movement

By February 8, 2013Sermon Notes

Movement : the act or process of moving. Change of place or posture

Heritage
1. Property that is or can be inherited; an inheritance.
2. Something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition.
3. The status acquired by a person through birth; a birthright: a heritage of
affluence and social position.

Psalm 61

1 Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
2 From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the foe.
4 I long to dwell in your tent forever
and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.[b] 5 For you, God, have heard my vows;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
6 Increase the days of the king’s life,
his years for many generations.
7 May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever;
appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.
8 Then I will ever sing in praise of your name
and fulfill my vows day after day.

Isaiah 61:1-2

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel
to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the
captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.

-Poor: destitute of property; wanting in material riches or goods; needy
-Brokenhearted: having the spirits depressed or crushed by grief or despair.
-Captive: prisoner: a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
-Blind: unable to see
-Bruised: hurt
IT’S TIME FOR A MOVEMENT

John 8:31-36 (New International Version)

31To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you
are really my disciples. 32Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you
free.”33They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been
slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”34Jesus replied, “I tell
you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35Now a slave has no permanent
place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36So if the Son sets you free, you
will be free indeed.

IT’S TIME FOR A MOVEMENT

Confess those things that are not as though they are

An example of the power of confession:
The songs of the Civil Rights Movement
(We shall overcome, we shall overcome,We shall overcome someday;
Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, We shall overcome someday.)

+Never confess Worry or frustrations.
1 Corinthians.1: 3. Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and
from the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Peter.5: 7. Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

+Never confess bondage.
2 Corinthians.3:17. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the
Lord is, there is liberty.

+Never confess condemnation.
Romans .8:1. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Romans .8:34. 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

+Never confess financial lack.
Philipians:4:19: But my God shall supply all your need according to his
riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

We are promised in God’s Word that, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful
and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1
John 1:9) What do you need to confess to the Lord today?

-God says that we must humble ourselves if we want to survive this attack I
don’t know about you, but I don’t know everything that God knows.
-I don’t know how long this attack will last, but God does. I don’t know how
many of you will join in standing up and fighting back, but God does.
– I don’t even know how to best defend myself, but God does.

-We need to realize that He knows best, and be humble enough to follow His
lead. We need to be humble enough to realize that we are all being attacked,
and we all need each other’s help!!!

IT’S TIME FOR A MOVEMENT….
The Bible says, “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before
a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18) Are you going to try to fight off the devils minions
by yourself, or are we all going to band together and trust the Lord to get us

through this?

-Are we going to all do our “own thing”, or are we going to work together to
get the victory? The promise of James 4:10 is that if we can humble ourselves
enough to submit to God, to draw close to Him, and to confess our sins, he
will lift us up and we can successfully resist the devil and his forces.

-Today, I choose to stand up and fight. I am finished with allowing satan to
slap me around and to afflict me with depression and discouragement.
-I realize that things may get worse before they get better. There may be more
sickness on the way. There might be more rumors of lost jobs.. Satan may try
to throw everything at us, but we have something, through Christ, that can
never be taken away: Faith

IT’S TIME FOR A MOVEMENT