Living Proof Live with Beth Moore
November 8-9th 2013
– The Hand Of God
All scripture used this weekend was out of English Standard Version.
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
6 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him.2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4 And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” 5 And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And he marveled because of their unbelief.
And he went about among the villages teaching. – (Mark 6:1-6)
-The carpenter was God, we were fashioned by His hands.
– Hands: select, sanctifies, anoints, performs, covers, flesh on bones, writing on the wall, parts the waters, releases water, draws faces, births, heals, shows, hides, humbles those who walk in pride…
– What can happen out of the hands of God?
In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house, with the elders of Judah sitting before me, the hand of the Lord God fell upon me there.2 Then I looked, and behold, a form that had the appearance of a man.[a] Below what appeared to be his waist was fire, and above his waist was something like the appearance of brightness, like gleaming metal.[b] 3 He put out the form of a hand and took me by a lock of my head, and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the gateway of the inner court that faces north,where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy.
-He sets us wheverever He wants (Hand is referred in lexical 1800 times, and 1300 times figuratively)
His brightness was like the light;
rays flashed from his hand;
and there he veiled his power.
1. There is nothing like the hand of the Lord upon us.
– Once we know the hand of God is upon us, our significance matters.
Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable,[a] he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. (2 Timothy 2:21)
Holiness: Once we forget we are set apart, He could snatch us bald headed.
Anointing: Once God’s hand is on you the anointing is next.
I have found David, my servant;
with my holy oil I have anointed him,
so that my hand shall be established with him;
my arm also shall strengthen him.
Name: If we go for His name, we will live our life beyond imagination.
the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
Deeds: (works of God)- Once God’s hand is upon us then He’s got work to do.
O Lord God, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as yours? (Deuteronomy 3:24)
For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;
at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah
(1 Kings 18:46)
Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked. (1 Chronicles 4:10)
hand of the Lord is mighty
-We can choose to bear fruit, or be a fruit loop.
– Don’t listen to other people to get your belief.
-Everyday of my life I put mascara on my miracle.
2. Jesus gave flesh and bones to outstretched hand of God.
29 And immediately he[a] left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. 31 And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them.
-The same power of the outstretched hand that resurrected Jesus Christ, is the one that has the same power today to lift us up.
And a leper[a] came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.”
Touched- “ hapto”- reached out
Haphephobia- Afraid of touch
-Churches need top minister to the sick people, people need touch.
– There is glorious freedom in telling the whole truth and getting your dignity back.
21 And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. 22 Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet 23 and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.” 24 And he went with him.
And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. 25 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, 26 and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. 28 For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” 29 And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of herdisease. 30 And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’”32 And he looked around to see who had done it. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. 34 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”
35 While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler’s house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” 36 But overhearing[a] what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37 And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. 38 They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus[b] saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.” 40 And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was.
-“Talitha”- means “Little lamb
He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young.
33 They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” 34 But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest.
35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”
36 He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” (Mark 9:33-37)
People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
3. We are not only in God’s hands we are in His arms
1 Timothy 2:8
I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
34 times “ give enemy over into his hand” is mentioned in the Bible.
Psalm 143: 5-6
I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all that you have done;
I ponder the work of your hands.
6 I stretch out my hands to you;
my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah
4. We stretch out our hand to His outstretched hands
– Challenge you to raise your hands in worship to his outstretched hands, not to be spiritual but to real before the Lord.
Living Proof Live Session 2-3 Daytona nov 8-9th
Session 2- 3
How do you know if you are in a codependent relationship? If you love and hate the relationship off and on again.
Older women, sometimes young women just need a hug, not smothering, but just a hug.
I want you to write down, “ What do you believe God has you here for?”
Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32 And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. 33 And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” 35 And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.
And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
2 Corinthians 5:2-4
For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, 3 if indeed by putting it on[a] we may not be found naked. 4 For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.
– Fear can turn into paranoia
For by you I can run against a troop,
and by my God I can leap over a wall.
-If what I am tested in faith doesn’t happen, will I believe Him for anything else?
5. Jesus knew firsthand what it was like to be a man.
6. We need Christ fingers in our ears to hear sometimes.
– There is a divine voice that wants to speak to you, and speak to me.
7. When God’s Hand is heavy, He wants something handed over.
For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was dried up[a] as by the heat of summer. Selah
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[a] for those who are called according to his purpose.
8. We have one sure way to get back beneath His hand.
– As we humble ourselves we will be under His anointing.
-We can either be a fat head or a flat head.
And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them.
And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— 9 but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics.[a] 10 And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. 11 And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.”12 So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. 13 And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.
-Don’t argue with a Pharisee!
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
9. Often times His hand raises us up after the thing that nearly killed us.
– Stop having sympathy for your sin.
And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, Godmade alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,
So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs.]]
10. Christ is seated at God’s right hand until we see Him split the sky.