A Life Ablaze: Week 3 

 
 
 
 
A Life Ablaze: Week 3  
 
 
 
 
 

A Life Ablaze

FUEL 3-HOLY SPIRIT
 

SCRIPTURES

  1. 2 Timothy 1:6 — Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
 

GREEK WORDS

  1. “stir up” ἀναζωπυρέω (anadzopureo): to be enthusiastic, fervent, passionate, vigorous; to do something wholeheartedly or zealously; to rekindle or to stir back to life again
 

SYNOPSIS

          • The Scripture teaches us that when the Holy Spirit comes, He brings spiritual fire.
          • The Bible says that when we’re baptized in the Holy Spirit, we’re baptized “with the Holy Ghost and with fire” (see Matthew 3:11; Luke 3:16)
          • Holy Spirit is fire
          • He shows up as the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts
          • “Stir up,” which is the Greek word anadzopureo: “Do whatever you have to do to put life back into your fire again.”
          • Paul is inspired by the Spirit to encourage Timothy to stir his fire back to life

Emphasis of this lesson:

      • Believers are totally dependent upon the Holy Spirit in this life
      • Be filled with the Holy Spirit
      • Would you miss Holy Spirit
      • Teaching about the Holy Spirit is import
      • Fresh supply, fresh anointing and fresh power
      • With the Holy Spirit, There Is Movement and Power
          • We learned the books of Acts is a pattern book for the church today.
          • The whole Bible though has patterns and conditions in which the Holy Spirit moves.
          • In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the deep. Genesis 1:1,2
              • Holy Spirit comes on the scene, He’s always moving.
              • When He moves, something supernatural always happens.
                • The Holy Spirit is not silent or motionless. He moves. He speaks. He empowers. He moves upon people and circumstances, and they are changed.
          • And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him. Matthew 3:16
              • The Holy Spirit moved on Jesus, and because He did, Jesus was empowered to begin three years of supernatural ministry leading up to His death and resurrection.
              • When the Holy Spirit moves, something always happens.
              • In the book of Acts, we see the Holy Spirit in action (that’s why it’s called the book of Acts). His moving unleashed phenomenal amounts of power.
          • But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8
              • Jesus was prophesying a move of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said that when the Holy Ghost came upon them, they would be changed.
              • That word “power” is the Greek word dunamis, and it describes explosive power. It’s the very word used to describe the full might of an advancing army, so Jesus was prophesying when the Spirit moves upon you, power is going to be released in you.
              • The Holy Spirit is not a quiet, reserved, motionless power. It is a real, explosive power.
          • And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:4
              • The Spirit moved in The Upper Room and something happened.
              • Fire literally appeared and hearts were set ablaze
          • Acts 2:43 says that “many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.”
              • The disciples were a part of those acts when the Holy Spirit was moving.

STUDY QUESTIONS: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. — 2 Timothy 2:15

  1. Look up the follow passages in Acts about the moving of the Holy Spirit. Write out the ones that mean the most to you personally. Acts 3:1-9; Acts 4:24-31; Acts 5:14-16; Acts 6:8; Acts 10:44,45; Acts 11:28-30; Acts 13:2; Acts 14:10; Acts 19:6; Acts 19:11,12
  2. From your study of the scriptures from Acts listed in the first question, what are some of the conditions in which the Holy Spirit manifested Himself? What does it mean to wait upon the Lord?
 

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. — James 1:22

  1. What moving of the Holy Spirit have you experienced in life? Can you recall a time when there was no doubt that it was the Holy Spirit acting on your behalf to cause something or someone to change for the better?
  2. Spend some time reading through John 14, 15, and 16 to see what these verses say about your relationship with the Holy Spirit.
 
 
 
 
 

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Daniel’s Fast

January 12, 2018

We are holding our annual Daniel’s Fast, January 8th – 28th. Fasting is a spiritual commitment between you and God. I am challenging you to fast and pray with us for 21 days from January 8th – 28th. I want you to stretch your faith and make it a sacrifice that will get your flesh’s attention. During this time of fasting and prayer, you can expect spiritual growth through your act of discipline. The reason we are fasting and praying this year is to gain a closer relationship with our Lord and Savior. Remember, if it is not a sacrifice for us, then don’t expect God to be in the midst of your situation. Fasting without prayer is called a diet. The object is not to diet, our goal is to exercise our faith, move mountains and bring in God’s supernatural favor and power into our lives. Mark 9:29 “And he said unto them, this kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting”. I want you to reach your PEAK in God. Join us, as we come together to pray and watch as God changes each of our individual situations. Be sure to share your testimony and miracle with us, email us at admin@peakworship.com

Also, stay plugged in during this time; as we blog recipes, provide devotionals and much more via PEAKworship.com. If you have not already liked us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, Do It Now!! Remember, I am hosting #PDJ Live each Tuesday at Noon via Facebook and Instagram. We will be also posting scripture and encouraging quotes to help you be successful during this time of prayer and fasting. One more thing, I am praying for your prayer requests daily. To get your prayer request on my prayer list, post your prayer request on our Facebook or Instagram page or via our webpage @peakworship.com

God and I believe in you. You can walk through these 21 days and experience God like never before. Stay focused, keeping the mind of Christ, which says you CAN!

Pastor Daniel


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Hanukkah

Celebrating the Festival of Lights

Hanukkah is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil.  Translated as the “Festival of Lights”.  Hanukkah is a remembrance and celebration of the menorah’s one day supply of oil that miraculously burned for eight days after the Jews regained control of the desecrated Temple from the Syrians.  This rekindling of the menorah signified the “Light of God” coming back to His people, as the Temple was regained and the worship of Jehovah was reinstated.

As you celebrate Hanukkah with Jews and Christians around the world, the following instructions will lead you in the proper observance of this wonderful occasion.

How to Celebrate Hanukkah…                                                                                        

     1.  Acquire a Chanukkiah (a nine-branched candlestick)

     2.  Place candles in each holder, filling all nine positions.  Then recite the following blessings at dusk/nightfall on the first day of Hanukkah before lighting any of the candles. Note: only on the first night do you say the Shehecheyanu Prayer.

“Blessed are You, O Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has granted us life, and sustained   us, and brought us to this season.”

     3.  Light the Shammash candle (servant candle).  This candle is usually elevated and found in the center position.  You will light this candle first and then use it to light the other candles each night.  Note: the Shammash candle does not count as one of the eight candles to be lit.  It is the servant candle used to light all the other candles each night.

The following blessings are to be prayed each night of Hanukkah after lighting the Shammash candle and before lighting any other candle.

“Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to kindle the lights of Hanukkah.”

“Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who performed miracles for our ancestors, at this season, on days past.”

     4.  Using the Shammash candle, light only the first candle on the far right of the chanukkiah and repeat the following blessing:

“We kindle these lights to commemorate the miracles and the wonders, and the victorious battles that You achieved for our fathers in those days, at this season, through Thy holy priest. During all the eight days of Hanukkah these lights are sacred, and we are not permitted to make use of them; but we are only to look at them, in order to give thanks and to praise Your Name for Your miracles, Your wonders and Your salvation.”

     5.  Repeat steps three and four each night, lighting an additional candle for each evening.  Always light candles from right to left.

Daily Prayer Focus during Hanukkah

Following are recommended areas to focus your thoughts and prayers on each evening. 

  1. Recognize and worship Yeshua as the “Light of the World”
  2. Rededicate everything in your life to Yeshua
  3. Recognize and proclaim Yeshua as the restorer and ultimate victory in every area of your life just as He was with the Restoration of the Temple
  4. Celebrate your family and offer blessings for each member
  5. Pray for your friends’ salvation, blessings and healing
  6. Pray for PEAK Worship to be a light in the community
  7. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for Jews worldwide
  8. Thank Yeshua for His keeping you through this year and ask Him to prepare your heart and spirit for the New Year.

References to Hanukkah:

Numbers 7:11; 84-89; II Chronicles 7:1-12; Ezra 6:14-22; Nehemiah 12:26-30; Psalm 30:1-12; Matthew 5:16; John 2:19; 10:22-23


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