Women Arise 2022
Women Arise 2022
Pastor Naomi Dowdry
1 Samuel 1
• Hannah was blessed with a loving husband but his love could not replace or take away a desire for a son
• Hannah was so desperate that she POSITIONED herself before God in prayer regardless of what people said
We need to take a Position of Worship and allow our spirit to SUBMIT to God
Hannah Rose Up and took Charge of her life and desire in God
It Starts with You!
God used Hannah after she submitted herself totally to God’s ways
All of this enabled Hannah to HAVE A LIFE TO LIVE FOR
You’re an overcomer!
Don’t give up.
• Hannah never gave up regardless of how impossible it seemed
• She did not know how it was going to happen
God has his GPS
God’s Positioning System!
God know how to position you for
He Positions You to live a life of Victory
Submit your life today to God’s GPS!
Pastor Judith Halim
“Do you want to be well…”
We completed each other not compete with each other
FAMILIARITY = STAGNANT
COMFORT ZONE = STOP PROGRESSING
CHANGE begins within in Me!
Do you really to become well?
|Get Up||Pick Up Your Bed||Walk|
|Forget the Former Things||Stop Complaining & Murmuring
ACCEPT YOUR PORTION
|In Obedience unto the LORD|
GET UP! Forget the former things…
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past, See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.
The Power is in His Word
OBEY His Word = Receive His Power
The Joy of the Lord is my strength!
“Pick up your Bed”
(Stop Complaining & Murmuring, ACCEPT YOUR PORTION)
Do everything without murmuring or questioning (the providence of God), so that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and guileless, innocent and uncontaminated, children of God without blemish in the midst of a [morally] crooked and [spiritually] perverted generation, among whom you are seen as bright lights [beacons shining out clearly] in the world [of darkness], holding out and offering to everyone the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to rejoice greatly because I did not run [my race] in vain nor labour without result.
And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation]. 5 Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Walk in OBEDIENCE
But prove yourselves doers of the word [actively and continually obeying God’s precepts], and not merely listeners [who hear the word but fail to internalize its meaning], deluding yourselves [by unsound reasoning contrary to the truth]. For it anyone only listens to the word without obeying it, he is like a man who looks very carefully at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he immediately forgets what he looked like. But he who looks carefully into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and faithfully abides by it, not having become a [careless] listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he will be blessed and favored by God in what he does [in his life of obedience].
This Book of Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success
PICK UP YOUR BED
Pastor Naomi Dowdry
Take Position | Take Charge | Live
Lessons about Achsah’s spirit and approach to life-mentored twice in Joshua 15 and Judges 1:12-15
• How FAITH and COURAGE enabled her to secure a better life
• How a young girl went to her father with a BIG DESIRE in her heart
• How the father treated her and responded to her request
A powerful reminder of how we can go to our Father and what to expect if we go boldly to him with that assurance in our hearts
Positioning for the future
• Caleb fulfilled his responsibilities as a Father to find a good husband for Achsah
• Caleb knew his daughter was a strong woman and would need a strong man
Rising up to take charge
• Achsah knew the land given was something to work with – but it was not enough
• She wanted a field – something much larger
She was taking charge of a situation that would determine her future
• Achsah was wise and discerning enough to recognize they would struggle if there was no water for the field
• After gaining the field – she asked her father not just for water but for SPRINGS
A Spring is the SOURCE where water comes out – That means provision of water will be a constant flow!
Keys to be learnt:
• Achsah asked LARGELY
• She took charge of her situation
• Caleb responded by not only giving what she asked for but EXCEEDED her request
• He gave her a double blessing
Achsah is a beautiful example of how God our Heavenly Father wants to generously bless us FAR ABOVE even beyond what we ask
• We must take charge
• We must know what we want
• We must take the Initiative
Our Boldness to take charge is what opens the door to blessing!
• Know what you want and what you need
• Be thankful for what you have – BUT – you can ask for MORE
• Ask with Confidence and receive all that your Heavenly Father gives you
“… God is able to do Exceedingly Abundantly ABOVE ALL that we ask or think”
Your Heavenly Father will give good gifts
Principle 1: Know God. Love God.
Principle 2: Be Bold to ask for what you want
Principle 3: You must have FAITH
Your Life and Future is IN YOUR HANDS!
Pastor Joy Mendoza
The Woman at the Well
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…”
Jesus wants us to confront our brokenness
Before she could be converted she had to be convicted.
13Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,14but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
15The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.”
But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former way of life, you are to rid yourselves of the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you are to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Jesus transforms Me
Many Samaritans Believe
39Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41And because of his words many more became believers.
42They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
A life of overflow – we are healed by Christ so we can bring Christ’s healing to others.
“Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven…”
He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”
Pastor Susan Dunn
Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
The Spiritual Atmospheres and Environments can affect us, and we can affect them.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
24 Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea, shall be your territory. 25 No man shall be able to stand against you; the Lord your God will put the dread of you and the fear of you upon all the land where you tread, just as He has said to you.
To Shift Atmosphere Spiritually
1. Be Intentional
2. Take Our Passion
3. Take Charge
… I am sending you to them 18 to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His fae into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. 2 Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. 3 Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.
Evangelism is more about Awakening than it is about converting.
24 Every place on which the sole of your foot trends shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the Western Sea, shall be your territory.
27 No one can enter a strongman’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house.
2 Chronicles 20:17-18
17 You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.”
Armour of God
1. Belt of Truth
2. Breastplace of Righteousness
3. Shoes of Peace
4. Shield of Faith
5. The Helmet of Salvation
6. The Sword of the Spirit
I will stand!
God is your real God!
Proverbs 4: 23
John 7:37-39 (NKJV)
My Heart flows the River of Living Waters
Luke 11:34-35 (The Passion Translation)
34 The eyes of your spirit allow revelation-light to enter into your being. When your heart is open the light floods in. When your heart is hard and closed, the light cannot penetrate, and darkness takes its place. 35 Open your heart and consider my words. Watch out that you do not mistake your opinions for revelation-light!
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
The great thinker, William James
An ungodly belief is anything you believe which is not in agreement with God’s word, nature or character.
Choose the right response to your thoughts:
2 Corinthians 6:11-13
Dear, dear Corinthians, I can’t tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn’t fence you in. The smalless you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way. I’m speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection.
Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively!
|Yields all control to GOOD, and only good||Allows whatever INFLUENCE to affect and CONTROL them|
|Is STABLE||Is UNSTABLE|
|Is ALERT AND AWARE||Innocence is BLIND and IGNORANT|
|A FORCE FOR GOOD||A type of IGNORANCE OF PRESENT GOOD|