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Doing what God wants story

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robby-dawkinsAs she left a conference in Atlanta, Georgia, a woman was praying, “Lord, I’ll do anything for You. I’ll do anything. Just tell me what You want me to do, and I’ll do it.” In that moment she sensed something and realized, I’m supposed to turn left. It almost felt like a whim, but desperately wanting to obey God’s voice, the woman turned left. After driving for a little while, she felt as though she was supposed to turn right, so she did. Filled with anticipation, she wondered, Is God actually directing me to go do something right now? This is so exciting!
Before she knew it the woman ended up right in front of a little convenience store, which she sensed was the place the Lord was bringing her. Once inside, she couldn’t wait to see how the Lord would direct her, but the only thing that kept coming to her mind was, Go over in front of the clerk and stand on your head. Pretty weird, right? How many of us would reach that point and say, “Okay, no, that’s not God,” and get in our car and drive home? The direction this woman was sensing seemed odd enough that she could have easily discounted it, although it wasn’t something immoral or unbiblical. She prayed, “Lord, are You sure?” Then she felt nothing, no confirmation. So many times, that’s the gentleness of the Holy Spirit. He doesn’t force us to do anything. He’s not a bully, and He won’t shove us into doing what we’re unwilling to do. In that moment, this woman had a real choice to make. She said, “Okay.” It took her a little bit to build up the courage, and she hung around reading chip packages until everybody cleared out of the store. Then she ran up to the register and said, “Hey! Look what I can do!” There happened to be a pole right in front of the clerk, so she did a handstand against it. From her upside-down position, she saw him drop his head and shake it. She swung her legs down and thought, Man, he thinks I’m crazy—a real freak! But she walked up to the register and saw that the clerk was actually crying, so she asked, “What’s the matter?” He told her, “About half an hour ago, I was sitting here working, and I prayed, ‘God, if You’re real, have somebody come in here and stand on their head.’” The clerk ended up giving his life to Christ as a result of this woman’s obedience to God’s voice, and he has attended the same church as she does ever since.

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In Christ

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robby-dawkinsAccording to Thomas Torrance, former professor emeritus of Christian dogmatics at the University of Edinburgh, Being “in Christ” is not a sugary Christian metaphor—it’s a riveting spiritual reality that should send shock waves down our spine, just as it sends demons screaming. It means that we actually share in the inner relations of God’s own life and love. It means that the eternal communion of love in God overflows through Jesus Christ into our union with Christ and gathers us up to dwell with God and in God.[

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Authority

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robby-dawkinsAuthority in the world is fear based. Authority in God is love based. First John 4: 18 says, “The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” Christ himself was not operating on earth as an all-powerful God, but rather, He operated on the authority that comes from God. To walk in godly authority means to walk under godly authority. The two are inseparable. Authority is not a matter of doing, it’s a matter of being. It’s about identity. Jesus asks that we “all may be one, as you, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent me” (John 17: 21 NKJV). One definition of authority is “privilege and delegated influence.” The Bible says that all authority on heaven and on earth has been given to Jesus, and that we have access to this power because He has transferred His ministry to us (see John 20: 21–23).

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Knowing your inheritance

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robby-dawkinsOver and over again throughout the prophets, the parables and the apostles’ preaching, we see that God’s heart is for us to know that we’re sons and daughters who have been given free access to the rich and full inheritance of Christ. My belief is that one of the primary battles Satan wages is his attempt to keep us from a full revelation of that. Called the Accuser, he works to keep us in poverty when it comes to knowing God’s love and walking in the authority God has given us. Satan wants us to keep our prayers in survival mode, focused on begging God for small withdrawals to cover our basic sustenance. He doesn’t want us to realize that we’ve been entrusted with the Kingdom itself.

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Ministering to the oppressed

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robby-dawkinsWhen we encounter Christians who are battling some form of unclean spirit, regardless of what the issue is or what sin is involved, we don’t judge. We minister out of love and mercy, as Jesus did, and as He does for us. Oppressed people don’t know how to battle effectively, so we battle for them with no need to fear, because we have full authority in Christ to deal with the issues we face.

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Persevere in healing

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robby-dawkinsDon’t get discouraged if you pray for someone and healing doesn’t happen, or if you must pray several times. God is not discouraged with you! Just ask yourself, Do I want to see God heal the sick? No one wins a war by firing a single bullet; it usually takes many shots. Persevere in praying for sick people, and I guarantee you’ll see healing happen.

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Give the gold, not the dirt

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robby-dawkinsIf I’m talking to prostitutes or a drunk on the streets, I ask the Father, “What’s Your heart for this person?” I often tell people going out to minister, “Dig for the gold, not the dirt.” Don’t try to give words revealing sin or failures. The dirt might impress people with my gift of the prophetic, but it doesn’t impact an individual’s life for the best—it just makes them feel exposed. Nobody who has a gold mine says, “Look at all the dirt I’ve found!” What I pull out of my pocket is all the gold nuggets I’ve found. Always protect people’s dignity.

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