The Holy Spirit reveals God’s purposes and promises to the church (local Christians) He speaks to us, and waits…for our response.

Hearing God Speak
“Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it.” Isaiah 46:11

As a member of a local church…

1. God never hides the truth, he makes His assignments clear, we must be actively alert to receive them.

2. We must believe Him wholeheartedly! This means to decide that God is everything He says He is. This specifically means He will do everything He says, if we let Him. He will call us to the impossible, but with God all things are possible!

3. We must unconditionally adjust to Him, in our lives and as a church in order to do God’s assignment. God has the right to require and to make these adjustments in us. We must unconditionally adjust to Him… regardless of how long the process lasts.

4. We must obey Him immediately and in faith, not by sight or understanding, to where He leads us. We must obey Him immediately and in faith, only then will He accomplish His purposes through us.

His Purpose For Every Church
We must be a Mission Strategy Center because His command for all is, “Go make disciples…” which means reaching out to the community and the world beyond.

How Do We Know When God is Speaking?


Christ created His church of disciples and organized them with leaders and ministers.

What God is saying to all our members is important, and consensus is evidence of God’s time/purpose.

Keep Studying Scripture
Let the Holy Spirit teach you the truth, make sure you really understand what God is saying.

1 John 4:6 “We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.”

Remember fellowship! If you do not share what you are taught we stay immature do not function as a team.

What is Your Leader Saying?
Hebrews 13:17 “Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.”

Do You Have the Peace of God?
Colossians 3:15 “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.”

What is Your New Name? What is Our Churches Name?
Abraham initiated with a journey, series of tests, discovered his real name, and found his place in God’s story.

The Source of Healing and strength
“He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted”

Surrender – to the journey

Grieve – not your fault

Ask God what He thinks of You

The God Who Heals
Rev. 2:17 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.”

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