God Manifest – Church Launch – 05-21-2017

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Sermon |

Good morning. Welcome to God Manifest. Thank you for joining us for the launch of God Manifest as a church. As most of you know, for years, Olivia and I have both received prophetic words on becoming pastors and on starting a church. We received these words from our various pastors, complete strangers, prophets, and friends, even some of you, and a few months ago we received more confirmation and both felt that the time to start the church was now. When you build something, no matter what it is, it’s vital to start with a solid foundation. God Manifest will be built on truth, strength, unity, integrity, God’s people, desire for intimacy with our God, and most of all God’s love. With that said, Olivia and I would like to lay the foundation of God Manifest Church, and what God has planned for the future. I would like to start with our mission statement, which, Olivia crafted and I feel fully embraces what God wants God Manifest to be. MISSION STATEMENT We are a family of believers and lovers of God, here to equip God’s people to manifest Him and make Him known to the world around us, establish the Kingdom of God here on earth, and destroy the works of darkness. We believe that Ephesians 4:11-13 is the purpose of this church, that “the Body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” Through equipping, our hope is to present believers who will go out into the world doing as Jesus Christ has done and greater things (John 14:12). It is our desire that God establish and build this church and to create disciples capable of walking in the fullness of Jesus Christ – capable of multiplying through the presentation of the Good News to a world seeking a Savior. God Manifest’s mission is to heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, heal the brokenhearted, set prisoners and captives free, and create disciples who will stand in love, walk in faith, and display God’s Son to the world. We Believe… …There is only one true and living God who is the King of kings, Creator, and Lord of all. …He is perfect, holy, just, loving, good, full of mercy and truth. …He is One being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. …The Bible is the God-breathed and the infallible, authoritative, living Word of God and that it declares His true design and plan for mankind. …Jesus Christ is the Son of God and was born of a virgin, lived among us as one of us but without sin and gave His life as a ransom for mankind and rose...

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FEARless FAITH

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Bible Study, Direction, Encouragement, Prophetic Word, Sermon |

By: Jonnathan Zin Truong | Facebook, Twitter Both fear and love will cause people to do crazy things. We hear stories all the time of miraculous things that parents do to save their children. Or the terrible things people do to avoid their fears. For everything good thing God has created the enemy creates a counterfeit. Fear is the counterfeit of Love and a direct opposition against Faith. Which is why scripture states: “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” — 1 John 4:18 Fear of rejection. Fear of intimacy. Fear of failure. Fear of sickness. Fear of persecution. Fear of… name it and someone has dealt with it or is dealing with it right now. Fear cripples, especially in the Christian body, preventing us from entering into God’s promises, individually and as the body. The more we exercise fear the more influence it has in our decision. The same is true with love. The more we exercise love, the more influence/strength it has on our decisions. We must act and react with love and not fear. The fear of insignificance has stifled “The Church Body.” Causing people to fight for position and allowing the spirit of entitlement to infect us. I was once told that character is how you react when your neighbor receives the things you are praying for yourself. Have you noticed that brand new believers are going from finding Jesus to prophesying, casting out demons and healing the sick, practically over night? The less the body cares about position and credit, the more growth we will see in the body. I personally love it! I have a heart to teach and a heart to see believers empowered quickly. Don’t let someone’s fear of insignificance talk you out of your faith. We are in a season of Matthew 20:1-16, a season of acceleration in all spiritual things, including the manifestation of God’s gifts. Just as the parable illustrated, God will pay the first workers the same as the last workers, He will give us all the same portion, regardless of age, experience or position. The different parts of the body should cheer and encourage the other parts. You are never going to see a hand jealous of a foot, they need each other. SOLUTIONS: The Christian body needs to unite, if one part of the body fails, the whole body lacks, not just that one part. Christians are forgetting who the enemy is, and instead of defeating them, we’re fighting each other. The enemy is not stupid and has nothing better to do than to plot their next attack. They know the bible and its stories too and are using them to try to defeat the very people the bible was created to guide....

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Bill Johnson: How to Position Yourself for Miracles

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in Bible Study, Direction |

By: Bill Johnson Twitter: @billjohnsonBJM Original Article: http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/45602-bill-johnson-how-to-position-yourself-for-miracles Many times throughout the Bible, the Lord spoke to His servants saying He would be with them. Sometimes He even described it this way: “The Spirit of the Lord came upon them.” I once made a list of every such encounter recorded in Scripture. I found an interesting truth: Whenever the Lord said He would be with someone, it meant he had just been given an impossible assignment. God gave such a promise to Moses. It was connected to his assignment to lead Israel out of Egypt and out of the cruel control of Pharaoh into the Promised Land. A similar word was given to Joshua, the one who took over when Moses was not allowed into the Promised Land. Joshua was assigned to lead them into their inheritance, in spite of giants and other fearful enemies. The same promise was given to Gideon, who was then to deliver a weak and humiliated Israel from the powerfully oppressive hand of the Midianites. And again the same was given to the 11 remaining disciples in the Great Commission in Matthew 28. It was tied to their assignment to disciple nations. The implications of the promised presence are staggering. God’s presence requires something from us—the invasion into the impossible. Something is always expected from us when God is revealed to be with us. It is a grave mistake to think the Holy Spirit is among us simply to comfort or encourage. That is a given. He is also present to make possible the impossible task in front of us! Perhaps this is part of what the apostle Paul wanted us to see when he asked God to show us the hope of our calling (see Eph. 1:18–19). One of my favorite verses, one that has had the most impact on me, has to do with Jesus, the eternal Son of God: “You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” —Acts 10:38 This verse gives us a synopsis of what is already revealed throughout the gospels: Jesus healed and delivered all who came to Him. It also reveals that sickness is from the devil. But the Holy Spirit wanted to make sure we know what made healing and deliverance possible: “For God was with Him.” Although Jesus is eternally God, and never stopped being God, the Holy Spirit inspired Luke to pen this phrase, for God was with Him. This statement shows us that it was the same for Jesus as it was for our heroes in the Old Testament. When God is with someone, he is expected and enabled to invade the impossible. This helps us to connect with our God-given assignment by...

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Entitlement

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Bible Study, Direction, Sermon | 0 comments

By: Olivia Landes Truong | Facebook Entitlement robs us of the ability to be grateful. Thanksgiving is the key to the gates of God. There are too many things beyond that point to stay stuck in a place where everyone owes us something (poverty thinking). Releasing people releases yourself and releases God from what you believe you are owed. Take every good gift as a gift from your heavenly Father (James 1:17) and realize that the only one who deserves to judge has judged us worthy of the life HE should have had. That should cause an explosion of gratefulness in every heart. #thankful #blessed #loved #god #entitlement...

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Spoiled Goods

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Encouragement, Sermon | 0 comments

By: Jonnathan Zin Truong | Facebook, Twitter My brother and I grew up pretty poor. My mother would shop and buy food (meats, fruits and vegetables), at a deep discount because the items were all nearly spoiled: brown, wilted and spotted. When she purchased packaged and can goods, she always search through the packages which were dented or damaged. She would always say… “It’s still good.” and “I can still use this.” And she always did… she took items that some would consider trash and made gourmet meals with them. After all, she was trained in the kitchen by chefs in Vietnam and any ingredient given to a master craftsman, like her, always became a part of something great. Some of you are thinking the same thing about yourself. You think you’re rotten, dirty, broken and useless. Some of you have even been told those things in your lives but just like those ingredients my mom purchased, God is saying that “You’re still good.” and “He can still use you.” God is more than just a skilled craftsman, He is the Craftsman. If you allow Him to use you, He will make you a part of something great. Be blessed! Twitter: @mixedzin #thankful #blessed #loved #god #mom #mother #mothersday...

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