A friend asked for these notes, so I figured I’d might as well share with all.
Patsy Perry spoke.
Virtue = ability given to fulfill tasks.
Smile at the future (anticipation) = verse 25b of 31.
So DON’T DREAD.
Virtuous = FULL of God’s power = His Word. Word goes out before and follows behind…protects from behind.
(cool because my cuz and I always say we got each other’s backs in prayer)
God’s mighty twins: His Word and His Spirit. Unbeatable.
You have to be in the Word for FAITH to come.
Pray His Word = powerhouse.
If just Word and NO spirit, then NO grace or mercy. Mean. Because under the law.
And see God move on your behalf.
Hear the Word clearly.
They ( the above: forgive and love) are not the same…when you forgive, you give something away. You cannot tell someone what to do w/something when you give it. They have to obey God and do the right thing…responsibility…everyone. Don’t be an indian-giver = controlling what you do …what you were given. Controlling = fear.
If you don’t give when told, it may rot on the vine.
Our life is His life.
Lord = boss.
If He says, “no” = you don’t have a right to do it.
If He says “do” = you don’t have the right to say no and be afraid – or – think you don’t have the ability = He knows more than we do.
Effort is needed with the unlovable because they don’t love themselves.
Understand your position in the Lord = You’re a Jewish Princess. We are adopted into the Family and grafted into the vine. God wants us to be prospered and blessed. See who you are in the Lord.
God will give you instruction after being in the Word = obey Him. When you STAND praying, FORGIVE (husband, boss, parent: whomever hurt you).
Don’t just get married because you are attracted… and don’t get divorced just because you don’t like them anymore. The Lord forgives you if you have been divorced. There is no condemnation.
Faith works by love!
Once understand the Lord, things change in our lives.
Gifts = a kiss from God.
Freedom from Fear = This is the title to her message…all the above was the perk of arriving at the end of worship as she was talking before receiving the offering! The tithe goes to the house, not the poor. Give to the poor, lend to the Lord.
Patsy said she could preach MANY messages on fear. I hope she does.
Devil uses fear…failure/future dread/feeling ripped off/etc…
Don’t let fear rule your life! God always comes through for us! The Word is TRUE. Stand on the Word and see the benefit of the Word. Everything is possible because of Him. We can do all things because of Him.
Disaster in the natural, means nothing to us! She gave an example of holding a box in front of your face…all you see is the box, even though there is a whole room in front of you. PUT THE BIBLE IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE! Even if you have memorized scripture you still need to put the Bible in front of you. Whatever you put in front of your face, you will BELIEVE. Choose God’s promises = for your heart. God’s will is for everyone to be saved… God’s will doesn’t always happen … only where you CONNECT AND BELIEVE.. God gives us choices.
Saved by BELIEVING AND SAYING…
Same with other acts of faith!
She encouraged us to get the Word in: listen in the car, daily devotionals, ipod, whatever.
We are all in this together.
Paul was the greatest enemy of the church, and the church prayed day and night for him = he got knocked by Jesus and served God with all that was in him once he found out who He was in the Lord: BOLD AS A LION.
Prosper us = His will. God will cause a double portion, like Job, when he prayed for his friends.
God has compassion for us, but tears won’t change us, the Word changes us.
It’s God’s will for something awesome to happen in your marriage if there’s a dry season, but God will guide you, and you will have to change.
Patsy said that she never wanted to do anything God had her do: like pastor. God brings you to a point of desiring what God wants you to do. Most of the time God’s will is not what you want.
If someone is mean to you = pray for them.
Don’t be co-dependent. Don’t flatter someone out of God’s will.
Humble yourself before God. Don’t do anything until PRIDE out of your life.
Don’t look in the natural. Obey the Word and be led by the Holy Spirit. Your gifts are not for you , they are part of your assignment in the Lord… a requirement and responsibility before God. Develop it. Humble yourself before the Lord, and let Him use it for others.
…being exalted is not always God.
God’s way of exaltation is down, not up.
People reject you when you stand up to them. People don’t always want to hear the truth…speak in love… even if irritation… pull back and function in the spirit in someone’s life and turn the tide.
There’s fear that God is not coming through for you.
Know where your help comes from.
REPENT = to walk free from fear.
Turn and repent and get times of refreshing.
Know WHERE the fear (“hit”)is coming from: natural or spiritual. Like feeling ugly.
RECEIVE God’s MERCY = care for OTHERS.
People don’t go forward due to fear… lack of boldness. Fear of failure… only stopping is stopped. If fail, get up again. Failure = learning what not to do.
No fear because I am with you. Don’t look anxiously about you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. God is for you, not against you. I will see you through.
Patsy used a multiplication table to demonstrated when we know, we KNOW. Ex. 2×2=4, etc. You know it your WHOLE life. If you have a weak area, you DOUBT. Once you KNOW IT, YOU KNOW IT. No one will be able to convince you otherwise. You were not born knowing it. You LEARNED it. You learn GOD IS YOUR HELP in the Bible. GOD IS YOUR HELP IN TIME OF TROUBLE. God will see you through. You don’t know how long it will take. It gives you CONFIDENCE in your life.
So, STUDY in that weak area in your life: $, people, job, etc. = areas of fear.
KNOW when you pray, God HEARS you, and you HAVE what you pray for. FAITH comes in area you are MEDITATING in. In an emergency you will have a healing scripture if you read them everyday… same with $ scriptures… have #10 of them that you can rattle off when needed. Just like the multiplication table.
God takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.
He supplies for us.
Cast your bread on the water, after many days it will return to you on EVERY wave. (HELLO!)
… FIGHT FEAR by KNOWING. God will come through for you. If you get off track (because you no longer KNOW), you have doubt. REPENT.
God’s mercy is so great!
Don’t stop God’s blessing by thinking you are not good enough. Walk in it and receive it. Keep your heart free from little sin, that gnaws on you! = Bitter root that affects your love walk and faith doesn’t work.
The cleansing power of God is awesome! His blood cleans you of all = right standing with God = fights the condemning voices of the devil… we mess up.
Some people have a tender heart, everything feels like they are doing wrong, but understand mercy and open up to receive from the Lord.
Be FULL of FAITH and FREE from FEAR.
God loves you, even if He is not for your behavior = sexual sin = repent of behavior. Repent of harshness = you may have to repent to the person. Walk in the openness to be corrected by the Holy Spirit.
Proverbs 31 = DIGNIFIED and STRENGTH. These things belong to us. STRONG and SECURE POSITION. REJOICE OVER FUTURE = cuz ready for anything.
God will use you to create what is not there now. Faith.
Patsy shared an example from her own history about 2 weeks without a job, and no prospects. There was no reason in the natural to stop working the job she quit. She was extremely happy and content in that job. She also shared that when she went to church, she didn’t go to be with people, but to go to God and be with God and get something from God.
Whatever you do, do for God. Don’t base decisions on feelings or people. Joy and happiness come from obeying Jesus.
She met Jeff 2 months after starting that new job, but Jeff had seen her at church a year before that.
Know WHERE the fear (“hit”)is coming from: NATURAL or SPIRITUAL. Like feeling ugly. Maybe you need a new wardrobe or haircut or makeup… Maybe you need to exercise every day… to change the way you look. Maybe your house needs sprucing up to sell. If SPIRITUAL = devil will hit you in your calling = failure – fear if you are bold/step out… God calls you to step out on water. You will have hardships. The enemy may be hot on your tail the whole way! Like leaving Egypt, army chased to water’s edge = cry out to God and get instruction = hold out staff = it’s not in your own strength = God parted the water. Your call = looks disasterous, but you just need to hear the next step from God!
Step and see the miracle!
2 Tim 1:7
If you are shaking in fear = it’s not God. Don’t receive it! I have a sound mind! In fear you act weird and don’t have a sound mind, you are irrational… like a horror movie’s dialogue.
Holy Spirit stands up in the face of fear!
Quiet yourself to hear God.
Don’t lead life with fear.
Only good fear is reverence of God.
Smart fear is like stove = heat, cliff = fall… intelligence … not going out to lunch with a married guy = leads to possible adultery… if single, don’t watch a movie in your apartment alone with the opposite sex… opens a door… have a chaperon sit in the middle. BE SMART. Don’t do things that lead you to sin. Like indepth conversations with married people of the opposite sex. Don’t drive together in a car. It’s OK to use two cars. Be smart. It’s not fear, it’s wisdom – so you don’t yield to natural temptation.
1 John 1:9
When you know you are in right standing with God, you receive better.
Receive God’s mercy.
Hebrews 8:12 (??? may not have heard that one right)
Care about others
Psalm 112:5-7 NASB
Care about other people.
We open the door to the devil when into self too much = no room for other people. You have to fight yourself out of feeling sorry for yourself. Think about others. Be a servant and a giver. Put your eyes on others.
Is your fear lack of knowledge… like knowing God wants you to prosper. If attacked by devil, talk the Word to yourself. (I’ve had to do this over the years during periods of INTENSE attack…sometimes lasting MONTHS…one has lasted years…yet I have memorized more scripture, and desire to learn more.)
Get your understanding out of the Word = God will provide for you and see you through.
1. KNOW where help comes from
where fear comes from.
2. WHAT enemy are you fighting?
4. RECEIVE God’s MERCY and GRACE = His STRENGTH, His ABILITY.
5. CARE about OTHERS = HELPS you win.
Don’t be critical.
Don’t walk in the way of sinners.
You will prosper everything you put your hand to… health!
Fill FAITH in areas of DOUBT.
Doesn’t Patsy Perry ROCK!
Quite a teacher.