Hot Night Recap

 

Last night was an incredible night at C3!! We had our 2nd of our 4 Hot Nights and it was a powerful, Holy Spirit led night!  Matt spoke an incredible, encouraging word, 22 men, woman and children were baptized, and we ended the service praying over hundreds of people who wanted a fresh breath breathed in to the dry places of their lives. If you missed the service, I strongly encourage you to listen to Matt’s message here or watch the service here.

Ezekiel 37:1-6, “The LORD took hold of me, and I was carried away by the Spirit of the LORD to a valley filled with bones.  He led me all around among the bones that covered the valley floor. They were scattered everywhere across the ground and were completely dried out.  Then he asked me, “Son of man, can these bones become living people again?” “O Sovereign LORD,” I replied, “you alone know the answer to that.”Then he said to me, “Speak a prophetic message to these bones and say, ‘Dry bones, listen to the word of the LORD!  This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Look! I am going to put breath into you and make you live again!  I will put flesh and muscles on you and cover you with skin. I will put breath into you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’”(NLT)

1. THERE IS POWER WHEN WE SPEAK THE WORD OF GOD! Matt gave us specific scriptures to speak over ourselves when we are facing different challenges…

When you are afraid say this…

2 Timothy 1:7, For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

When you feel trapped and there is no hope…

Psalm 121:1, “Where does my help come from? It comes from the Lord. The Maker of heaven and earth.”

When you feel like something is impossible

Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

When you are discouraged

Psalm 43:5, Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again–my Savior and my God!”

When you feel all alone

Isaiah 43:2, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”

When you have a dream that seems beyond reality…

Ephesians 3:20, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us!”

When you doubt your future

Ephesians 1:14, “The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.”

2. GOD CAN BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO A DEAD SITUATION

3. GOD WILL GIVE YOU SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH!

Ezekiel 37:7-14, “So I spoke this message, just as he told me. Suddenly as I spoke, there was a rattling noise all across the valley. The bones of each body came together and attached themselves as complete skeletons.  Then as I watched, muscles and flesh formed over the bones. Then skin formed to cover their bodies, but they still had no breath in them.  Then he said to me, “Speak a prophetic message to the winds, son of man. Speak a prophetic message and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come, O breath, from the four winds! Breathe into these dead bodies so they may live again.’” So I spoke the message as he commanded me, and breath came into their bodies. They all came to life and stood up on their feet—a great army. Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones represent the people of Israel. They are saying, ‘We have become old, dry bones—all hope is gone. Our nation is finished.’  Therefore, prophesy to them and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: O my people, I will open your graves of exile and cause you to rise again. Then I will bring you back to the land of Israel.  When this happens, O my people, you will know that I am the LORD.  I will put my Spirit in you, and you will live again and return home to your own land. Then you will know that I, the LORD, have spoken, and I have done what I said. Yes, the LORD has spoken!’”

 

We have 2 more Hot Nights coming up on Wednesday, January 25 and Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00pm. On January 25, Pastor Jonathan Wilson from Newport Church in Newport Beach, California will be speaking and on February 1, Pastor Steven Furtick from Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC will be here at C3! I encourage you and your family to be here for Hot Nights!

See you next Wednesday!