This weekend we are looking at one of the most pandemic problems in the spiritual life of millions of people.
The issue is people can’t see God because the are MIXED UP when it comes to spiritual matters.
I CAN’T SEE GOD ……..BECAUSE I’M SO MIXED UP
Pastor Steve Lummer
If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed. Proverbs 29:18 ( message)
Review – HOW TO SEE GOD CLEARLY
1. Give up on religion and go for a relationship with God .
2. Quit waiting for eternal life and start experiencing it right now .
3.. Relax about finding God’s will for your life .
4. Let the Bible speak for itself instead of trying to make it say what you want it to .
5. Find a higher calling than just being happy.
I Can’t See God Because I’m So Mixed Up.
“Do not plant two kinds of seed in your vineyard; if you do, not only the crops you plant but also the fruit of the vineyard will be defiled. 10 Do not plow with an ox and a donkey yoked together. 11 Do not wear clothes of wool and linen woven together”. – Deuteronomy 22:9-11 (niv)
We lose our vision of God because there are so many LAYERS.
1. Layers of CLUTTER. 2. Layers of CONDEMNATION. 3. Layers of CONFUSION.
People lose sight of God because we send mixed messages of what God looks like?
Ezekiel 34:18 Can’t you be satisfied to drink from the clear stream without muddying the water with your feet? Why do the rest of my sheep have to make do with grass that’s trampled down and water that’s been muddied?
The Good News is not that complicated.
1 Corinthians 14:33 God is not the author of confusion
1. FORGIVENESS OF SINS
Colossians 2:13,14 – When you were dead in your sins and in your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,
2. A NEW NATURE
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
3. INDWELLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Ephesians 1:13,14 you believed in Christ. And in Christ, God put his special mark of ownership on you by giving you the Holy Spirit that he had promised. 14 That Holy Spirit is the guarantee that we will receive what God promised
4. FREEDOM FROM THE POWER AND SNARE OF SIN
Romans 8:2 through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
5. ETERNAL LIFE BEGINS IN THIS LIFE.
John 17:1-3 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.