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Thursday, April 29, 2010
Kingdom Sweat … Stovall Weems
We all go through suffering. We must go through it well and give God glory.
Acts 19:8-12 (NKJV) --- And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God. 9 But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus. 10 And this continued for two years, so that all who dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.11 Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.
It is our passion and primary mission to share the Gospel. We are compelled to do it and to expand the work.
Paul was in the area of Ephesus. They lived on the siesta system (work in the morning, rest at noon and then work in the evening). At noon Paul would preach and pour himself out for Jesus.
The supernatural is in the sweat when we live in the supernatural. Then miracles happen.
If you are not seeing miracles and God moving, maybe there is not enough sweat going on.
Sweat is a natural happening. It is or body's way of getting rid of things. It is our way of cooling us down. What's your heat source? What heats you up on the inside is what produces the sweat in your life.
Luke 4:42-43 (NKJV) --- Now when it was day, He departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowd sought Him and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from leaving them; 43 but He said to them, "I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent."
You have to be on fire for God. You can be excited and not on fire from God. Fire comes from passion for God on the inside. If you are not on fire for Jesus, you won't get anyone else on fire for Jesus. If you are not passionate for Jesus, you won't get anyone else passionate for Jesus.
Our bodies have to sweat or we will die.
Deserted place is an environment.
The voices of the crowd speak only to need and not to purpose. Only the voice of God speaks to our purpose and who we are. From Him we learn our calling, get our passion and find our anointing. He tells us who He has called us to reach. And that is where our fire comes from.
Other voices bombard us: comparison, failure, performance. Listening to those voices and not the voice of God we are ruined.
Christ in you is where the fire is. The supernatural is in the sweat.
When you are sweating for the Kingdom, unusual miracles happen.
Sweat has smell. Even if you can't see it, you can smell it. If people got around us, would they smell kingdom sweat? Lots of kingdom sweat going on where the supernatural work of God is going on.
Getting on fire of God and the sweat will produce supernatural miracles.
Keep on. The fight is the fire and the passion God has given us.
Jesus sweated for you.
Luke 22:44 (NKJV) --- And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Jesus wore a dew rag for us … the cross of throns.