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Susan @ 1:26 PM
Monday, February 21, 2005
Hillsong teaching -- Casey Treat
The title for his teaching last night at Hillsong church is "Lesson for destiny from diseases and disasters"
Some notes from the teaching:
If the devil messes with me, I'll make him pay.
Stuff happens, but Casey decided that "no matter what the world does, whatever happens, I'm gonna get better".
The enemy meant for evil, but God uses it to save many. God uses what the enemy does and turn it for good.
The best way to get even is to forget about the evil and focus on the Lord.
When persecution comes, God's gonna show up big time.
When bad things happen, Casey said,"Hmmm, this smells like persecution, I know that good things will happen soon... haha"
David and the Giant: Don't take the way of the world; take the enemy's sword against you to turn it around and get the enemy.
1. Circumstances don't change God, God's word and God's will.
2. God is for me, not against me. He's not my problem.
Sometimes we think God didn't do something to stop the problem then we have a problem with God. We hear this phrase a lot "God is in control"--God is in control in the final picture, but in the daily life, God's not in total control, there's a devil out there: if God's in control, then everyone will tithe, if God's in control, then you'd be a perfect Christian, if God's in control, there won't be any terrorist attacks...etc.
3. I will not limit or tempt God, but will use every tool to fight for life.
Proverb 18:9 When Casey Treat was given a very slim chance to live, one of the doctors in his church gave him this verse. And he decided to get on with chemo. And in 3 months time his result was cleared.
4. No matter what, stay focused on God's plan for the future.
When storms come, if you start thinking on the problems, they'll become part of your life. When Casey was very sick while having chemotherapy, people would often ask him,"How do you feel like?" In reality, he felt terrible, headaches, no strength, nausea... but he developed an answer,"How do I feel like? It doesn't matter, I'll fulfill my destiny. I'll focus on God."
5. Stay close to people who will enpower you, not drag you down.
Prov 13:20 If you're surrounded by negative people, you need to find some new friends. "Some people hate flees, but keep sleeping with dogs."
6. Pray without ceasing, especially when negative reports come.
Don't let the negatives take root.
7. Don't make decisions when you're tired, depressed, in pain or down.
Postpone the decisions when you can, wait on the Lord and let Him give you new strength.
8. Don't let your environment be contaminated by your problems.
When Casey was sick and was taking lots of medications, he put the medicines away each time after he used them, so he didn't have to see them all the time and feel depressed by them.
9. Keep laughing, stay up no matter what.
Proverb 17:22 keep a joyful heart
When you don't feel like it, give a sacrifice of praise.
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