The Tragedy of a Negative Spirit

The Tragedy of a Negative Spirit

Jesus delivered and healed a blind mute man. The people who witnessed the MIRACLE were thinking, could it possibly be that Jesus was SON OF DAVID the Messiah? They were extremely excited. The Pharisees were not

2nd Samuel 7:12-13 God Promised David He would establish his throne forever. The Messiah would be a descendant of David

No one disputed that a miracle had taken place

The question was by what power did the miracle occur?

The Pharisees said that Jesus cast out the demon through Satan’s power

Jesus told them that was absurd and consequently they had committed

blasphemy (carelessly using the name of God in a disrespectful way)
You need to be careful what you say!

The Tragedy of Negative Words

Matthew 12:36-37 And I say to you that every careless word that men shall speak they shall render account for it in the Day of Judgment. For by your words you shall be JUSTIFIED and by your words you shall be condemned

James 3:3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us we can turn the whole animal

James 3:4 or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go

Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles

The bit, rudder and flame are examples of small things that direct large things

Proverbs 18:21 Death and Life are in the power of the Tongue and those who love it will EAT ITS FRUIT

We believe what we speak and we also become what we speak

The root problem: the heart

Matthew 12:35 The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart

The treasure that fills my heart is Jesus

Speak positive words of faith to everyone around you including yourself

The Tragedy of Having a Negative Spirit Toward God the Father

We can develop a negative outlook toward God because of our experiences with earthly people or things

Doubt that He that he exists Romans 1:20

Doubt His character 1st John 4:8 He is love

Doubt salvation

Doubt His power Matthew 28:18 All Authority has been given to me

Doubt He can use me

The Tragedy of Having a Negative Spirit Towards Spiritual Leaders

Numbers 12:1-16 Miriam

1. Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married and they said, Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken through us as well AND THE LORD HEARD IT

They were complaining because Moses wife was of Ethiopian descent this was the smoke screen and not the real issue The real issue was they were jealous of Moses’ relationship with God and his position

11:24-25 Seventy Elders + Eldad and Medad Prophesied Aaron and Miriam did not

Our response to Spiritual Authority should be SUBMISSION which leads to UNITY and INVOLVEMENT completing the vision God has given the leader

20% Help complete the vision God has given the leader

The Tragedy of Having a Negative Spirit Towards the Provisions God Gives You

Hebrews 13:5 Let your character be free from the love of money BEING CONTENT WITH WHAT YOU HAVE for He Himself has said, I will never leave you or forsake you

We are to be content with what?

Having much creates an appetite for more and more never satisfies

Our response towards God’s provision

We are to be content

We are to be THANKFUL towards God

We are to be generous

Have a realistic outlook not idealistic outlook on life

Bad things happen to good Christians

Sometimes the worst thing that can happen to you is the best thing that can happen to you

You Must Overwhelm Negative Influences With Positive Influences

Philippians 4:8 whatever is true whatever is honorable whatever is right whatever is pure whatever is lovely whatever is of good repute if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise let you mind dwell on these things

Only allow positive influences to enter in to you body soul and spirit