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We are Overflow: Life In The River

Core Values:
-Presence: Every time we gather everywhere we go.
-Family: We follow Jesus together
Honor: up, down, all around. 
Power: God is moving today.
-Generosity: Blessed to be a blessing

Four Mandates
1. Love who He sends
2. Keep the Fire burning
3. Open Wombs
4. So we do (Transform Haiti)

Ezekiel 47:1-5(NLT) 1 In my vision, the man brought me back to the entrance of the Temple. There I saw a stream flowing east from beneath the door of the Temple and passing to the right of the altar on its south side. 2 The man brought me outside the wall through the north gateway and led me around to the eastern entrance. There I could see the water flowing out through the south side of the east gateway. 3 Measuring as he went, he took me along the stream for 1,750 feet and then led me across. The water was up to my ankles. 4 He measured off another 1,750 feet and led me across again. This time the water was up to my knees. After another 1,750 feet, it was up to my waist. 5 Then he measured another 1,750 feet, and the River was too deep to walk across. It was deep enough to swim in, but too deep to walk through. 

Depth in the Spirit.
Psalm 42:7 (NIV)  Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.

Matthew 3:11 (NLT) “I baptize with water those who repent of their sins and turn to God. But someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not worthy even to be his slave and carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 

John’s baptism was for forgiveness. Jesus baptizes for fire.

Life In The River
1 Corinthians 2:10 (NIV) The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

Desire. You have to want it.
Matthew 5:6 (NIV) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

John 6:44 (NLT) For no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me.

The draw can become a drag if we don’t give in.

2. Persistence. You have to Go after it.
Luke 11:9-13 (NIV) 9 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 11 “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

3. Continue: It’s an ongoing work.
Encounters are the floor, not the ceiling. 
Ephesians 5:18 (NIV) Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. 

Ezekiel 47:6-9(NLT) 6 He asked me, “Have you been watching, son of man?” Then he led me back along the riverbank. 7 When I returned, I was surprised by the sight of many trees growing on both sides of the River. 8 Then he said to me, “This River flows east through the desert into the valley of the Dead Sea. The waters of this stream will make the salty waters of the Dead Sea fresh and pure. 9 There will be swarms of living things wherever the water of this River flows. Fish will abound in the Dead Sea, for its waters will become fresh. Life will flourish wherever this water flows.

The dead sea: 
  • Its low: The Lowest point of the earth surface.
  • It’s salty:  5-10 times more concentrated than other salt waters.
  • It’s lifeless: Nothing can live there.

The River:
  • The low places filled. 
  • The salty made sweet.
  • There is life and healing.

Ezekiel 47:12 (NLT) 12 Fruit trees of all kinds will grow along both sides of the River. The leaves of these trees will never turn brown and fall, and there will always be fruit on their branches. There will be a new crop every month, for they are watered by the River flowing from the Temple. The fruit will be for food and the leaves for healing.”

Isaiah 44:3-4 (NLT) 3 For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children. 4 They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on a riverbank.

John 7:37-39(NLT) “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! 38 Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’ 39 (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit