Part 2: IT’S ALL ABOUT YOUR CAGE 7/26/15

SERIES: JUBILEE By Pastor Philippi

Part 2: IT’S ALL ABOUT YOUR CAGE 7/26/15


The Importance of Connection

I’m thinking the way we approach addiction may be completely wrong. We have it in our head that if someone does drugs there is something physical in our bodies. Drugs have been illegal for 100 years. Portugal was one of the worse countries for addiction. Fifteen years ago they made all drugs legal. If you were addicted, instead of putting you in prison, they took that money into rehabilitation. This included counseling, mentors and family connections, as well as jobs. The government paid half their salary for one year. They reconnected them. Today drug abuse is down by 50%.


They did an experiment with a mouse and a cage where they put two things in the cage. Water and water laced with heroine. It took the heroine water until it died. Yet many who took heroine while in Vietnam returned and 95% of them got off of it. Older folks who received the same type of drug for hip replacements didn’t become hooked.


Another experiment was done offering heroine to the mice, but in a much different setting. They were placed in a social environment with cheese, plenty to do and males with females. Most of the mice tried the heroine, yet none of them got addicted. People turn to drugs because there is no other place to turn. Their childhood was horrible. For most people is because they are disconnected to life.


The Sabbath is a time to connect. Recovery Road makes sure people have friendships, a job and ways to connect. A lot of counseling is being done based on knowledge, but many would get through and over it if they just reconnected and knew somebody really cared about them. Set time aside for other people.

 

Connect through Hospitality, The Power to Unlock Many Things

Hospitality will never be convenient. You have to clean your house, cook some food, go visit the hospital. So what! Think of it as an investment. Put nothing in, you will get nothing out. Hospitality means the quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm friendly way. Radical hospitality is part of this church’s core values and mission statement. Fill the earth with light, warmth and hospitality of God.


We were once strangers and God took us in. God uses that encouragement to the Israelites to care for others (Deuteronomy 10:17-19). Someone shared the gospel with us. Now we are no longer strangers, but a part of a family, God’s family (Ephesians 2:19).


We are called to be hospitable. Jesus said our judgment will be based on how we treated those in need (Matthew 25:34-36, 45). He taught as we act toward others we are acting that way toward Him. It’s not about entertaining angels perhaps once in a lifetime, its about entertaining Jesus every time you do it.


Hospitality unlocks many things. It bears fruit and unlocks revelation. Abraham entertained strangers (Genesis 18) and God responded by sharing His plans. Abraham then began to plead with God about saving Sodom and Gomorrah. So it can lead to unlocking cities.


Hospitality can unlock multiplication. God sent Elijah to the widow woman during a famine. He was sent to the poorest person in the area. The widow had two sticks and had just enough for one meal for her and her son. He asks her to give her their last meal. You may think you don’t have time for someone else, you need it for your family. If you take care of other families, God will take care of your family. God blessed her because of her hospitality. And hospitality can unlock dead places. Her son died right after this and Elijah brought him back to life.


Hospitality can unlock family salvation. Rahab the harlot risked her life to protect the spies and it saved her entire family. Hospitality can be a risk. She probably called cousins three times removed. I believe everything started shaking and the walls started falling. I believe when all of the walls came down her small area was the only one left standing. She then married a Jewish guy and became the great-great-grandparents of David. God took her into the genealogy of Jesus.


Hospitality is Intimate Fellowship

Acts 4:32-35 shows how believers were united so close they shared their possessions.


1 Corinthians 11:27-30 talks about the importance of taking the communion properly through discerning the Lord’s body. Discerning the body means you don’t hide when someone has a problem. Just be there. The reason you’re strong is because someone else needs you.


Hospitality may require long suffering. You know what that means? It means to suffer long. You have to put up with some people. You can be nice even if they get on your nerves or they’re not like you. Make an effort to get to know one another.

Colossians 3:12, 14, 15 So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. 14 And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it. 15 Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. (The Message)


Since the 1950’s, the number of people you call friends have been declining steadily. In an age when you can link in with anybody in the world in a moment, we have fewer friends than ever before. We are more disconnected in this age of connection than we’ve ever been.


It’s all about the cage. We need to build a habitat where we can connect with others and really love each other. People are looking for community, for family. We need to build new cages for people. Extend your family. Make a difference!



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NO MORE BRICKS 7/19/2015

SERIES: JUBILEE By Pastor Philippi

NO MORE BRICKS 7/19/2015


The 7th Dimension Needed

We’re going to talk about keeping Sabbath, a holy day to the Lord and what that means. It took a confrontation with Pharaoh to get them out of Egypt. The god of production is what kept them in slavery (See Exodus 5). Some bosses look at you as someone to make them money. They were building supply cities.


Worship is often only done if we have extra time. The fourth commandment delivers us from Pharaoh. “Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy.” We tend to forget. Work is sacred, it is from God. It’s wrong to be lazy. The first commandment to Adam was work.


There is a tension between who God made us and the environment around us that draws us away from Him. In the Hebrew mind there are 7 directions. North, South, East, West, Up, Down, and the 7th is spiritual. It is only in that 7th dimension where we connect with God. We struggle to maintain our identity. During the week we lose who we are. On Sunday we reboot and refocus.


Remember to Resist

The 7th day is the Sabbath. The 7th letter is Zayin and it looks like a spear, a knife or a sword. One of the meanings of the 7th letter is an armament. The 7th is an act of defiance against the world and production. It is a revolution of a work stoppage that says there’s more to this life than just making bricks for Pharaoh.


Adam Smith is like the father of finance after the civil war. He wrote a large book that is still being used. “The economy depends on the generation of needs and desires that leave us endlessly restless, inadequate, unfulfilled, and in pursuit of that which may satiate desire, consumption and production. We must want more, have more, own more, use more, eat and drink more.”


When the economy got bad the president told us to go out and spend more. We are constantly running after the things of the world; a consumption mentality. If you’re caught up in it, you’re just making bricks. The Chinese alphabet is pictures. The word busy in Chinese is a heart with a knife through it. Maybe the more busy you are, the more out of control you are. We think the busier, the more important we are.


I got this revelation about blessing. Work is not from the sin, toil is. We have to fight the earth. Blessings soften the blow.Psalms 128:2 When you eat the labor of your hands, you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you. (NKJV)


Deuteronomy chapter eight gives a warning not to forget God when you are blessed. He reminded them of how God took care of them as they were moving toward the Promised Land. Deuteronomy 8:18 says, “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. (NKJV)


When God brings you out of something, you come out armed; armed for battle, ready to do work for the Lord. You come to Sunday worship to get your armor on. Resist.


Remember to Trust

On the Sabbath they couldn’t light a fire. Back then they couldn’t cook their meal, nor warm up on a cold night. The letter Zayin also means sustainer. They had to trust God in the 7th year because they didn’t plant. We have to start trusting God. All six days of creation are partnered together, day one with two, and day three with four, and day five with six. The seventh day’s partner is you!


I noticed a sparrow using the flower pot we used for a flower as her nest. She was provided for by God. Jesus came to give us an abundant life. Don’t be seduced by the promise of ‘more’. It’s already there.


Remember to Stop

Sabbath means stop. He stopped because it was done. Jesus went away to pray. He didn’t wait until everyone was healed or fed. The woman poured the alabaster box on Jesus. Others will say of us like they did of her offering, it’s a waste. The Jews didn’t stop because they’re done, but because the sun goes down. You need to have work stoppages in your life.


Sabbath is about spending time and getting in tune with God. When you break the Sabbath things start falling apart. The heart beats, then rests. Rest is built in. Some animals hibernate. The bear lives on what it can find and then during hibernation it lives on what is stored within. The Sabbath is about stop binging things in from the outside and start living on things God puts on the inside. Stopping has value; it restores your image, the image of God. A tribe in South America was traveling to a new home. After six days of travel they would just stop for a couple of days and make camp. They said, “Our bodies have gone a long way, but our soul needs time to catch up.” Some of us are outrunning our blessings. We’re way ahead of God. If you just let muddy water sit, it will clear up. Sit still and the mud will settle down and you will have clear water.


Remember to Worship

“Let My people go that they may worship Me.” The 7th day is a day to God.

Isaiah 58:13-14 13 “If you watch your step on the Sabbath and don’t use my holy day for personal advantage, If you treat the Sabbath as a day of joy, God ‘s holy day as a celebration, If you honor it by refusing ‘business as usual,’ making money, running here and there — 14 Then you’ll be free to enjoy God ! Oh, I’ll make you ride high and soar above it all. (The Message)


I’ve seen lives smashed. God has this counsel. Your salvation requires you to turn back to God and stop trying to save yourselves. You can’t work yourself to peace. Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on God.



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Part 4: GOOD VIBRATIONS 7/12/2015

SERIES: THE ROAR By Pastor Philippi

Part 4: GOOD VIBRATIONS 7/12/2015


Tongues with interpretation: “I am that rushing wind,” saith the Lord. “I desire to blow through you, but unless you are empty I cannot. My breath is upon this church and I am pleased with your worship. I am pleased to bring heaven on earth in this place.” saith the Lord. “My people, the sheep of My pasture I want you to know I love you with an undying love. It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been. My eye is upon you, my hand is cupped around you. I have placed your feet on the rock. Hear My voice, respond to My presence. We will walk again in that garden. We will walk again in that garden.”


Connect With His Frequency

In 1966 a song came out called, ‘Good Vibrations’. It’s about a boy that meets a girl making a connection. They are on the same wave length. Brian Wilson wrote the song. His mother told him people give off vibrations, good and bad. A dog will bark at negative vibrations and will cuddle up to one who has good vibrations. You have met people that you feel bad vibrations from, and those you’ve made an instant connection with. In music when you hit a tune just right, all the other strings vibrate with it; that’s called sympathetic residence.


Science is discovering the power of frequencies: sunlamps, microwaves, surgeries with lasers in certain frequencies. David would play the harp and evil spirits would leave. When you get in tune with God you don’t have to fight devils, they will leave on their own. Just love God and they don’t want to deal with that frequency.


How do we connect with God’s roar? He doesn’t want to roar at us, but through us. He wants to put an ‘h’ on the end of your name so that you can put an ‘h’ on the end of others’ names. God is looking for His bride to wake up, to have life! When Jesus was about to leave the disciples He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”


Meditate on His Word to Get into His Frequency

It’s all about the Hebrew alphabet. Every letter is a number and also a word. Every letter has a meaning or a symbol. They each have deep meanings. The Hebrew language was originally presented as pictures. The way the ‘h’ looked was like a man with his hands raised praising God. Every letter had a man in different positions with his hands.

They worshiped every day for 40 years during David’s reign. They would worship God with these symbols, putting their body with their hands in those positions.


Each letter also represents a note on a scale. One word with six letters has six notes. So a word becomes a song. Every letter has a meaning. That’s why David said, “Meditate on the word of God.” When they spoke the word of God, they would say each letter with a note and that would become a song. Meditate is about each word and each letter in the word. You could spend hours meditating on a sentence, you could meditate for weeks.


We don’t speed read the Bible. Have you ever had God stop you on one word for a week, or a verse for a month? I bought a thousand page book that is about one verse, ‘Looking unto Jesus’. As you connect with the word you connect with His frequency. Scriptures point to the importance of meditating and delighting in His law to thrive in life (Psalms 1:1-3; 119:47, 48; 1 Timothy 4:15).


The Key of David

Isaiah 22:22 The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; So he shall open, and no one shall shut; And he shall shut, and no one shall open. (NKJV) What if the key could also mean a music key? Back in the 1930’s Adolph Hitler’s propaganda ministers put things on the radio. His man had an idea to broadcast in a different frequency, in 440 Hz. Every instrument is tuned to a different frequency. People rejected it because that frequency is dissident, it stimulates in a bad way, a demonic thing. Later musicians in the U.S. adopted the 440 frequency, called the blues, and the rock and roll. Now everyone is playing in that frequency.


What frequency was David in that caused demons to run and the prophetic to come forth? A man has recently discovered as he was in Isaiah 22:22. It is 444 Hz. I can pray better when I listen to that. Eventually all our music at Journey will be in the key of David. If you’re tuned to 444 in the Key of A, I believe we will be in the key of David.


Tune in to God’s Frequency By Removing Filters

Psalms 42:7a Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; (NKJV) When we get into the frequency of heaven we vibrate the same way we vibrate up there. There is only one place on the planet you can hear every frequency known to man; Niagara Falls.


We have an open window, but you have filters over the window. You get filtered revelation and filtered light. Weird personalities, sin, disobedience, all these things filter what you’re thinking and hearing. When sin is covered in Jesus’ blood, sunlight pours into your soul; that’s the breath of God, the frequency of heaven! We need to get all of the filters out of our life. Be transformed and renew our mind by His word (Rom 12:1-2).


Serve by Calling out the Good in Others

There is God’s breath in all of us. We need to start discerning God’s breath in other people.


I had a God dream last night that made me feel the way God must when others are indifferent to Him. It caused grief and weeping, my spirit was crushed. I was asked to teach to a large group and no one there cared about anything godly, they had no interest. I would rather preach to a hundred sinners off the street that 100 lukewarm Christians.


This is what God told me about the next 8 weeks: “I am sending rain.” It’s going to be the most awesome year. Rain is wasted if the field is not plowed and sowed. It will rain on all of the churches, but without preparation it produces weeds. I’m telling you by the Spirit, we are going to do some plowing, and sowing. This church will be ready for something miraculous! The harvest is coming! If you’re hungry, we are going to get that hum, that frequency in you so you can help get that frequency in others!

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