Deliver me from me – Abolition Summit Session1

Steve’s Top7 takeaways from the Exodus Cry Abolition Summit Session 1 where Corey Russell spoke about Moses’ deliverance from himself so that God could use him to deliver His people. 

 “And the Lord said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I KNOW their sorrows.” Exodus 3:7

God awakens  “our calling” and then can shut the door to move the call from the head to the heart.  We have to face our inabilities of trying to do His call in our own strength.  Moses was on fire to deliver his people from slavery but God let him wander for 40 years in the wilderness until he was emptied of himself. When he was 80, tending sheep & not his mission, God  knew he was ready.  Moses saw an angel of the Lord in a burning bush and because he chose to look God’s direction and he was ready to rely on God, he was used. [Exodus 2:11-15 & 3:1-7]

Matt Gilman led us into God’s presence through worship music. Corey Russell (IHOPU teacher) spoke about Moses’ deliverance ministry and its lessons to the end time church. I can relate to Moses and how God will call you and then your heart gets ripped open to show you the things that you need to change in order to be prepared for being a deliverer.

Steve’s TOP7 Takeaways [Exodus Cry Abolition Summit – Session 1 Corey Russell]:

  1. God is patient – Don’t worry how old you are, it took Moses 40 years to empty himself but it may not take you as long (or it might LOL)
  2. Behold what you want to become – Lock your gaze on God’s fiery eyes.  Fear God and strive for holiness.  Set your eyes on what he loves.  The entertainment industry is dulling the spirit of the church and making us ineffective for Him.
  3. Rely fully on God – We can’t do our calling in our own accord.  We are ineffective in human and religious zeal. Live vertically more than horizontally.
  4. Go to the wilderness – God uses this to deliver us from ourselves, false ideals, fantasies, tolerance of immoral, false grace messages, impatience, selfishness & pride.
  5. Cry out in Prayer – It transcends time and distance.  God doesn’t come when He sees the sorrow. He comes, when His people cry out to Him.
  6. The harvest is ready now but the laborers are few – Sexual victims are crying out now for justice but they need God’s people to be ready to deliver and disciple.
  7. Ask like Moses did – Who am I to be sent? Who are you God? How will you use me. How will God use you?  PRAY & ASK HIM TONIGHT!

“Lord, I pray that you will lead me through the wilderness to teach me to empty myself from me and to teach me to rely on you.  Convict my heart when I watch or support things that teach a moral code that is not of you. Prepare me to be an effective voice, intercessor and deliverer of your children trapped in sexual bondage.”  –  Your servant Steve

One Thing

One Thing 2011 Conference in Kansas City Missouri USA

This year’s young adult conference drew a crowd of about 25,000 to Kansas City Missouri to do One Thing…to gaze on the beauty of the Lord.   This year’s theme focused on Jesus as our Magnificent Obsession.   It was so refreshing to just praise Him and bask in the knowledge that He knows each one of us personally from the time He knit us in our mother’s womb to knowing and searching our hearts every day.  He longs to be with us and to hear our voice and he loves to love us if we only let Him.  

In the busy life of work, raising families and just all the distractions and things that can become idols especially in a wealthy hedonistic society (money, entertainment, sports, never ending electronic and social media, etc) we have forgotten the One Thing.  King David said,

“… this ONLY do I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.” [Psalm 27:4]

The more I seek Him and the more I realize His father’s heart toward me, the more I fall in love with Him even more and need Him even more…

Thank God for all those that stood up at One Thing and consecrated themselves to seeking Him instead of the worldly pleasures.  I pray they remember this week and put on the armor to deflect “all” the arrows of the evil one.