NEW LIFE IN CHRIST
DYNAMIC DISCIPLESHIP SERIES
FROM SHATTER THE DARKNESS


SESSION FOUR
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HOW TO KNOW THE PRESENCE AND POWER OF GOD


God exists! He is there whether a person knows Him or not. He is present everywhere at all times. God is unlimited, infinite and OMNIPRESENT.  See here what  scriptures says

   ''7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
       Where can I flee from your presence?''   Psalm 139

The answer is ....nowhere!

Even Creation itself knows and testifies to the unceasing presence and power of God-
Psalm 19
Romans 1:

God is awesome and beyond all that is but He is also the most personal and powerful being that exists.

Before we come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord (salvation) we were dead to God. That is we were separated from God because of our sin and satans ownership. At the moment of salvation Christ came into our lives. the presence of God is both on the outside and now on the inside of our lives. He is forever beyond us and now in Christ within us.

Jesus said in John 17:26
''I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them."
Colossians 1  says
''......glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.''

1. GOD'S PRESENCE WITH AND IN US


The felt presence of God is the witness of His living existence and joy of knowing God.

We experience the presence of God :  (study theses verses)

As God calls us to salvation in Jesus Christ
John 12:32

At the moment of salvation as Christ comes-lives in us by the Spirit of God
Romans 8:15-16

As the Holy Spirit lets us know within that we are God's child
Romans 8:15-16

As we worship Him in Spirit and Truth
John 4:23-24         Psalm 139

As we pray in the presence and also the power of God
Ephesians 6:18



6  Ways to know better God's personal presence in your life
                        look up in your Bible

A. Acknowledge Him-Christ personal presence with in you by faith
    Romans 8

B. Appropriate the truth of the Word of God- He is present and never leaving
    Hebrews 13

C. Worshiping God brings the manifest felt presence of Christ
    Ephesians 5:16--

D. Ask the Lord Jesus to give you ' a Spirit of Wisdom and revelation"
    Ephesians 1:17-

E. Interact with the Word of God  Hebrews 4:12
    God is in and uses the Word of God...it is His voice

F. Live a life of Love as He did  1 John 5



2. GOD'S POWER WITH AND IN US


God's power is a demonstration of His awesome presence. His power and presence are inseparable. As a Christian you know Him in a real and personal way. His presence has come to live in you by the work of His power.  Look in you Bible for the answers


How was Christ conceived in the virgin Mary that God may visit us in person?
Luke 1:35 ____________________________________________________


How did Jesus do all His works and miracles?_______________________Luke 4


Jesus was raised from the dead by the _____________________Of God?
Romans 1


Is this the same power that has come to live in us? _________________
Ephesians 1


The Gospel is the____________ of God for the salvation for all who believe?
Romans 1:16


What is within you that you may life for Christ and be devoted to Him?
2 Peter 1:3 ______________________


What is in the Word of God that make It unlike any other writing?
Hebrews 4:12 _________________  ___________________


What is dwelling in you that is beyond anything or anyone else in the world?
Ephesians 1________________    ;  1 John 4:4 ____________________


You can pray with great ____________________James 5


People can be healed when the __________of the Lord is Present Luke 5:17


You can grow more and more_____________as you step out and obey God?
Acts 9:22

You can win others to Christ when you are 'clothed with ________________?
Luke 24 and Acts 1:8

It is also God's Power that will be demonstrated when Christ Returns

''1After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting:
   "Hallelujah!
  Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,
    2for true and just are his judgments.''...Revelation 19
















Pray that you and other Christians will be ..."I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledgethat you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
























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Shatter the Darkness

Memorize the
Word Of God

John 1:14
''14The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only,[a] who came from the Father, full of grace and truth''

Psalm 89:15
''Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD''

Psalm 114:7
''Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob,''

2 Peter 1:3
''His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.''

Hebrews 4:12
'' 1For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.''

James 5:16
''.....The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. ''

Acts 1:8
''But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Luke 24:48
''You are witnesses of these things. 49I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."

Acts 9:22
''Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ.''


2 Thessalonians 1:7
''7and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. 8He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power 10on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you''

Ephesians 1:17-
''I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[f] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, 20which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.''

Romans 1"16
'' I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.''

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