Ps Clinton Phillips 15th September 2013 (Genesis 2:7, John 1:1-4, John 20:21-22, Ezekiel 36:24-27)

Clinton Phillips, September 15, 2013
Part of the Sunday series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Breathe, experience the breath of God today
Gen 2:7. Pray for a spiritual awakening across the church. God breathe the Holy Spirit into us. Christ redeems us, but when He leaves, sends the Holy Spirit to us. Holy Spirit is spirit of mission. First demonstration of speaking in other languages to other peoples - multilingual, reaching every tribe, every tongue. God gives us a heart and perspective that is much broader than we see today. Cry out to God: "fill us again!"
Genesis - God creates. Out of all creation, only mankind God breathes into. *Breathes His life into us. Created and formed in God's own image*. You are not a waste of space, you are not a "no-one", you are created in the image of God, formed you, now wants to breathe life into you. Holy Spirit wants to refresh
On the 7th day, God rested and was refreshed. God wants to lead us into that rest. Rest in Him. Trust me in that. When you trust, rely on him, you will be refreshed. It's easy to say "Trust God", but how do we do that? Every time a worry or anxiety comes into our mind, say "God's got that, He's going to provide for me!", hand it over to God and rest in him.
Spirit of God takes the word of God and begins to give me life. Word of God calls us to trust in God and not lean on our own understanding. Try it! Don't lean on your own capacity. Acknowledge Him in all our ways, and He will direct our paths.
John 1:1-4. In Him was life, and his life was the light of man. Jesus is that life that God breathes. Holy Spirit will breathe fresh life into us. The standard that God wants to raise up in our lives is the word of God. In Him is life (zoe?)
Prayer that He would breathe such life in you that it feels like CPR. By his Spirit
John 20:21-22. He breathed on them and said "Receive the Holy Spirit". God understands the troubles that we face, but he says he wants to breathe life into our lives. Everything that we're going to do, the Spirit of God wants to be that partner that walks alongside you, every single moment of the day. God's spirit wants to invade our world.
Eze 36:24-25 see the "I will" of God in your life: call you, gather you together, does all these things - sprinkle wash you clean, working together for good. On top of changing our attitude, God is going to put His Spirit into our life. God is about forming himself in your life - God wants to see you reflect him. The image of God the father.
The Spirit of God wants to reveal Jesus.
Doesn't just patches us up, but also fills us up

Tags: Breathe

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Genesis 2:7

7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (KJV)

John 1:1-4

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4In him was life; and the life was the light of men. (KJV)

John 20:21-22

21Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: (KJV)

Ezekiel 36:24-27

24For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. 25Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. 26A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. (KJV)

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