Read Luke 9:23 – 28
We can be physically changed through prayer and the presence of God. – e.g. glow, oil, dust, weight
I can’t teach you how to be transformed physically, just let you know that I’ve seen it.
I can tell you how you can be transformed internally. Romans 12:1[content_container max_width=’500′ align=’center’]Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the
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What does it mean, to be filled with the Spirit? Let’s think about what it means to be drunk on wine…
Story – walking downtown one evening.
How do you you when someone is drunk?
It’s in the way they walk, the way they talk and the way they smell
the way they walk
Gal 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
Eph 5:2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us
Gal 5:25-26 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.
the way they talk
Eph 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
the way they smell
2 Corinthians 2:15-16 For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task?
What if you’re lacking in these in your life?
God still loves you. God still accepts you. God’s going to change you. Prayer is one of his ways.
Prayers for transformation
Psalms 51:10 – create in me a clean heart
Ezekiel 11:19 – I will give them an undivided heart
Prayers to help transform others
“Change them or change me…” | Identificational repentance
Prayer changes us – Daniel fast – We’re all on the journey to become more and more like Jesus.
Who do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be like my Daddy.