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I. WHEN YOU WALK IN TRUTH YOU PROSPER IN EVERYTHING.
a. 3 John 1:2-4 (NASB) – 2 Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and
be in good health, just as your soul prospers. 3 For I was very glad when brethren
came and testified to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth. 4 I have no
greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.
i. Walking in Truth is the Key
1. TRUTH = Knowing God’s Character and God’s Plans, Revealed
through His Word.
ii. Have you ever thought you were right – And found out you are wrong
1. Ex. Orlando exit – one exit, if it is wrong ½ delay
a. One missed exit can delay your arrival…
b. Proverbs 14:12 (NIV) – There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it
leads to death.
i. One of the worst things is to be wrong and not know it = DECEIVED
1. Ex. Partying Benefits – mistaken
2. Ex. My Children – Mistaken about the benefits of not listening to
ii. Living in deception is living a lie
iii. So, who’s been lying to you?
iv. SAY WITH ME…– “The Devil is a Liar”
II. THE DEVIL IS A SPECIALIST IN CREATING LIES AND FALSE TRUTHS.
a. John 8:44 – 44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your
father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth,
for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a
liar and the father of lies
b. No truth in him – Lies about anything and everything.
i. EX. Lies about Identity, Pleasure, & Purpose
1. Identity – based on likes, shares, hearts
2. Pleasure – If I only had “IT” I would be better off
3. Purpose – That’s will never work…
c. His Deception is for Separation
i. If you don’t know truth, you can’t walk in it, and You can never prosper.
III. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE SOURCE OF EVERY TRUTH.
IV. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS OUR GUIDE INTO EVERY TRUTH.
a. John 16:7 – 7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away.
Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to
i. By very truly = I’m not playing, “Ya’ll aint ready”
ii. For your good = The Holy Spirit is the better portion coming to you.
1. “Say it ain’t so.”
b. John 16:13-15 – 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all
the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he
will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he
will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is
mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to
i. Trinity Positioning – Father in Heaven, Jesus sitting on His Right, Holy
1. Father and Son like – Tell the Kids we love them, hung them and tell
them some truth.
ii. HE will Guide = implies a process PULL SOMEONE UP.
1. Ex. “Lead someone from your need to your knees”
iii. He will make you KNOW so you can WALK and TALK to
GLORIFY HIM, if you learn to Have a Relationship with the Holy Spirit.
V. JESUS SAVES US AND GIVES US THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND THE HOLY
SPIRIT GIVES/BRINGS US BACK TO JESUS.
a. John 14:6 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one
comes to the Father except through me.
i. The Spirit Reveals the Truth = The Spirit reveals to us Jesus.
b. We must be committed to the guidance, as a Church we open the door for H.S.
i. Mark 8:34-35 – 34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples
and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take
up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose
it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.
ii. Connect – Grow – Lead – Serve
VI. CLOSE – HE IS JEALOUS FOR us.
a. James 4:5 – 5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs
for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us?
i. He Longs = he desires, he pursues with love
ii. He’s Jealouse = Because the world and the ways of this world
have had TOO MUCH of our attention for far TOO LONG.
b. We have sought to be wanted, appreciated, approved…
i. By a woman, a man, a mom/dad, a boss a pastor
c. How great it is to know you are wanted…..
i. IF WE COME TO KNOW HIM INSTEAD OF JUST KNOWING
ABOUT HIM YOUR LIFE WILL FOREVER BE CHANGED.
d. I want to invite you to Know Him today.