Contending is believing that the goodness of God’s character will move God’s hand. Striving is believing that the goodness in my performing will move God’s hand.
The enemy is going to contest what you are contending for.
Three things we focus on in understanding the goodness of God:
Four Biblical truths of God’s manifestation:
- God manifests His presence (He shows His presence).
- God’s manifest presence can cause a physical reaction.
- The Holy Spirit dwells in us.
- The Spirit and His power can be transferred through touch, voice, or prophetic acts.
- Genesis 1:26-28
- Genesis 3
- Matthew 28:18-20
- 1 John 3:8
- 1 John 4:4
- 2 Chronicles 5:13-14
- Acts 19:11-12
- Mark 5:25-34
- Acts 5:12-16
- Acts 8:14-17
- John 18:1-11
- Numbers 22:21-38
- Luke 15:11-32
- Psalm 133
- John 17:20-23
- Acts 4:33
Sermon: The Manifestations of God by Jack Shumate on April 15, 2018 at Won by One Church in Oregon City, OR.