Lucy Smith at Ivy Church – Filled to Follow

Revelation is meant to lead us into a face to face with God. To experience Him MORE.

‘We are designed to be people of ever increasing breakthrough’ Bill Johnson

There is no kingdom formula
It’s a relationship

It’s about being filled, and following.

The bible contrasts the flesh with the Spirit

Go with the flesh, get the results of Gal 5:19-21

But then Jesus doesn’t just forgive us
He fills us!

We go from fear to freedom because the Spirit comes, like at Pentecost.

The most powerful life is one that is filled and free – and fruity!

Jesus went to the Father so this could happen. So we could be filled with the Holy Spirit.

So are you free
Are you filled
Are you fruity?!

How do you walk with the Spirit?

1) Read the Word
It’s living, it’s active. Read it thinking – What happens there, can happen here!

2) Set your mind and intentions on things above
We end up saying the craziest things in worship don’t we? Totally all out for God. Maybe that’s the real you!

3) Let him direct and empower you
Write out what you know or think God has been saying to you. Put it on the walls of your house and keep focusing on that

4) Go where the peace and the joy is.
Don’t go the other way, because that’s not where the Spirit is leading!

5) Make mistakes – then get more grace.
We might get it wrong. Actually, we will. It’s okay anyway.

Romans 8 (Msg)
God’s Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go!

This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children.