- It should be abnormal for a Christian not to have an appetite for the impossible.
- It has been written in our spiritual DNA that we are to hunger for the impossible.
- Repentance means you change your way of thinking.
“Do not conform (be influenced) any longer to the pattern of this world, but be ye transformed (changed thinking) by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2).
- It is only in changing the way we think that we can discover the focus of Jesus’ ministry – the Kingdom!
- A stronghold defines the culture of a place!
- A renewed mind is the result of a surrendered heart.
- Faith offends the weak and unstable – people of great faith are hard to live with.
- We must learn to hear what God is saying then step into the momentum of what He has said.
Jesus said, “Everything is possible for him who believes” (Mark 9:23).
- To repent is to change how we think until His Kingdom fills our consciousness.
- Repentance is not complete until it envisions His Kingdom.
- Some things are discovered by the desperate.
- It’s that highly valued Kingdom attitude that marks the heart of true Kingdom royalty.
- The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) are the “lenses” that the Kingdom is seen through.
- Repentance involves taking on the mind of Christ.
- There are promised results: receiving the Kingdom, being comforted, receiving an inheritance, being fed, obtaining mercy, and seeing God.
- Grace is different from the Law in that the favor of God comes before obedience. Under Grace the commandments of the Lord come fully equipped with the ability to perform them.
- Grace enables what it commands.
- The unseen world has influence over the visible.
- If the people of God will not reach for the Kingdom at hand, the realm of darkness is ready to display its ability to influence.
- Darkness always gives way to light.
- Faith is the mirror of the heart that reflects the realities of the unseen world – the actual substance of His Kingdom.
- Through the prayer of faith we are able to pull the reality of His world into our world.
- Faith actualizes what it realizes.
- Faith lives from the invisible world toward the visible.
- Faith provides eyes for the heart.
- Faith sees! It brings the Kingdom into focus.
“But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33)
“Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things” (Colossians 3:2)
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen” ( 2 Corinthians 4:18)
- Faith lives within the “revealed” will of God.
- Faith is neither intellectual nor anti-intellectual. It is superior to the intellect.
- Unbelief is anchored in what is visible or reasonable apart from God. It honors the natural realm as superior to the invisible.
“Jesus said to them, Only in his hometown among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor” (Mark 6:4)
- Unbelief is faith in the inferior.
- Living in denial will keep you from Kingdom faith.
- When we submit things of God to the intellect, unbelief and religion are the results.
- When we submit the mind to the things of God, we end up with faith and a renewed mind.
- When we learn to receive from our spirit our mind becomes the student and is therefore subject to the Holy Spirit.
- “A major thief of faith and victory is believing that God doesn’t have a purpose for our lives in the future”. (RCB)
Dr. Larry Bennett writes from the perspective of an experienced warrior on the front lines, not one of an armchair observer. He has a strong apostolic/prophetic anointing and Dr. Bennett has served in many facets of ministry giving him the experience to share his knowledge to other leader’s. He has a strong anointing for marketplace ministry and wants to see the church rise to the new movement of releasing church members into the marketplace.
If you wish to contact Dr. Bennett you may do so through his email which is firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at 863-206-2567.
Carlotta Bennett grew up in a Christian home, met her husband, Larry, in a Christian college and became a partner in various aspects of ministry. She is also a mother and a grandmother. Along with the supportive role to her husband’s ministry she has had experience in various leadership roles – Bible teacher, conference speaker, music and writing. She has ministered in numerous states, Europe, South America, Australia and the Caribbean Islands. Her ministry theme is The Courageous Living Series. Her primary focus at this point in time is writing.
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