Vfa grow and know God

Visalia First
January 6, 2018
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01/07/2018 Visalia First: Grow: Know God
By: Mike D. Robertson
Lead Pastors | Mike & Karen Robertson
http://bible.com/events/337868
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2 Kings 6:13-23 NIV
13 “Go, find out where he is,” the king ordered, “so I can send men and capture him.” The report came back: “He is in Dothan.” 14 Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city. 15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my Lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. 16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord , so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the Lord , “Strike this army with blindness.” So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked. 19 Elisha told them, “This is not the road and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will lead you to the man you are looking for.” And he led them to Samaria. 20 After they entered the city, Elisha said, “ Lord , open the eyes of these men so they can see.” Then the Lord opened their eyes and they looked, and there they were, inside Samaria. 21 When the king of Israel saw them, he asked Elisha, “Shall I kill them, my father? Shall I kill them?” 22 “Do not kill them,” he answered. “Would you kill those you have captured with your own sword or bow? Set food and water before them so that they may eat and drink and then go back to their master.” 23 So he prepared a great feast for them, and after they had finished eating and drinking, he sent them away, and they returned to their master. So the bands from Aram stopped raiding Israel’s territory.
https://bible.com/bible/111/2ki.6.13-23.NIV
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your trouble is your training
Don’t be afraid

sometimes When you follow Jesus and end up on a hitlist.

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Seven Inhibitors in Knowing God

1. An UNDERDEVELOPED spiritual eye.
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Don’t just serve, without hearing the voice of God.
Don’t Be afraid. it is the Evil out there that causes us to fear.
Open our eyes lord, to see what you are doing.
your trouble is your training Don’t be afraid.
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Seven Inhibitors in Knowing God

2. An OVER DEPENDENCE on the five senses.
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5 Senses connect us to the natural world.
Need to tap into the spiritual world. Faith in Jesus.
Walk in the spirit

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Seven Inhibitors in Knowing God

3. An INEXPERIENCED spiritual ear.

Revelation 2:29 NIV
29 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
https://bible.com/bible/111/rev.2.29.NIV
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spiritual ear. Is there something I needto hear?
He moved the mountains, I know He’ll do it again
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Seven Inhibitors in Knowing God

4. Being UNTAUGHT in the Word of God.
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Power of discernment trained by practice

Trained themselves to discern God’s word.

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Hebrews 5:11-14 ESV
11 About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, 13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
https://bible.com/bible/59/heb.5.11-14.ESV

Seven Inhibitors in Knowing God

5. An UNPROGRESSIVE prayer life.
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See Elijah Prayer. Open their eyes. close their eyes.
open the eyes of our hearts.

miranda. Deven, joel Sarah Alex alan staci Melissa Barbara Brandi David

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1 Timothy 4:8 NLT
8 “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”
https://bible.com/bible/116/1ti.4.8.nlt

Seven Inhibitors in Knowing God

6. A pre-occupation with REVENGE.
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Why would you Kill what you have already conquered.
Don’t let people get into your Spirit
Don’t kill them, Feed them
Syria never came back to fight them.
God loves peoplesnshould we

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Seven Inhibitors in Knowing God

7. An UNEXERCISED spiritual gift.
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lord, what is our gift?
Throw your gift at your need.
if you need faith – throw yourself into faith.

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Proverbs

These all have significant meaning. A ll a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord . Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. The Lord works out everything to its proper end— even the wicked for a day of disaster. The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided. When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them. Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth does not betray justice. Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord ; all the weights in the bag are of his making. How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud. Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord . The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction. Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends. Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness. Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord . Proverbs 16:2‭-‬11‭, ‬16‭, ‬18‭-‬21‭, ‬24‭, ‬28‭-‬28‭, ‬31‭-‬33 NIV https://bible.com/bible/111/pro.16.2-33.NIV

Runtastic PRO

Better than I thought

Ave hr 137. Max 159

I ran 3 miles in 32 minutes. Close to 10.7 minute miles. 14 minutes walking between 3 and 3.5 mph

Lori just finished a Runtastic treadmill training of 3.6 mi in 46m 00s

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