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CLASS SEVEN – The House of the Lord (Part One)
Genesis 2:7 (NKJV)
Genesis 1:26 (NKJV)
What form did God give Adam, or what did the “house” look like?
The house looked like the House of the Lord!
2 Corinthians 5:1-5 (NKJV)
1 Corinthians 15:35-44 (NKJV)
There are different houses, and each house has its own glory.
Every body, or house, is a seed.
Romans 8:18-25 (NKJV)
Revelation 12:4 (NKJV)
Jude 1:6-7 (NKJV)
2 Peter 2:4 (NKJV)
Angels have bodies.
Matthew 12:43-45 (NKJV)
An unclean spirit/demon finds rest in a body/house, letting us know that they do not have a body/house.
I believe demons are disembodied spirits from the devil’s old world.
They are loose and not in chains.
THEY ARE DESPERATE FOR A HOUSE!
Luke 8:27-39 (NKJV)
The demons didn’t want to leave the house of the man, but they also didn’t want to leave the house of the region.
PRINCIPALITY = REGION OR TERRITORY
It took legions of demons to possess one person.
LEGION = ORDER/RANK/ORGANIZED
Matthew 12:24-30 (NKJV)
Demons are not fighting themselves. They are legions, organized, in order and in rank.
Our physical bodies
Our physical house/apartment
Our local Church
God and demons can both dwell in any kind of house.
Demons try to take territories and regions because they can’t take embassies.
1 John 5:19 (NKJV)
2 Corinthians 4:4 (NKJV)
The more the devil’s kingdom deceives people, the more he gains territories and regions.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21 (NKJV)
We are Ambassadors from another Kingdom speaking by the Holy Spirit for our King – Jesus.
Philippians 3:20-21 (NKJV)
Houses can be embassies when the territory or region hasn’t been taken yet! We can be a stranger in a region and have a safe house!
The Holy Spirit directed people like James, Peter, Paul, Barnabas, and Titus to the LOCAL CHURCH.
An embassy is a House for bodies of believers. As they went out into territories and regions that were under the sway of the devil, they planted local churches as a place of protection, rest, a filling station, and fellowship.
This House is like your personal house, it’s for your FAMILY.
Ephesians 4:7-16 (NKJV)
There are people in your life, by the order of the kingdom of darkness, to deceive and trick you with WRONG DOCTRINE.
There is a full-on WAR against your belief system!
How are people being used to change your beliefs/doctrine?
1. By teaching against or in opposition to Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers.
2. Coming as Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers.
2 Corinthians 11:7-15 (NKJV)
Why are people going to teach AGAINST the five leadership positions, or come as a false one? Because this is God’s way/will to establish correct doctrine/truth.
Correct doctrine/truth will set you FREE from the world’s system!
2 Timothy 2:15 (NKJV)
Matthew 24:23-26 (NKJV)
Gifts = a building, house or ceiling. Covering to a house.
1 Corinthians 3:9 (NKJV)
Ephesians 2:19-22 (NKJV)
Having the five leadership positions present in our life:
1. Equips us for ministry
2. Edifies, or aligns the Body of Christ
3. Brings us into unity
4. Perfect = mature. We grow!
5. Prevents deception
6. Launches us into our purpose!
As long as we stay aligned, we grow as the body with the Head!
New Testament accountability is having these leaders in our lives.
We cannot be our own Pastor, no one is above God’s ORDER!
Titus 1:5 (NKJV)
Hebrews 13:7-9, 17 (NKJV)
You are not protected from abuse by not having any leadership - having the right leadership is what protects you.
The reason the Church is divided (immaturity), or not joined together where each of us does our share (maturity), is because we are all still children in the Faith, and growing up happens through submission to leadership.
“You can’t run from every vehicle just because you’ve been kidnapped before.” – The Holy Spirit
The Word of God says something different depending on what spirit is behind the vehicle. Don’t recognize the person, recognize the spirit.
1 Corinthians 1:11 (NIV)
The PLAN is for people to lead by the anointing.
We cannot refuse godly leadership and expect to not be following a false Christ.
Proverbs 11:14 (NKJV)
The only time we become deceived to drink the “Kool-Aid” is when there’s only ONE counselor - when there is no one above them as their leaders.
Psalm 122:1-9 (NKJV)
Psalm 84:1-12 (NKJV)
The House is where your prosperity lies.
WHO IS YOUR PASTOR?
WHERE IS YOUR HOUSE?