If we can encourage others, we should encourage them.
~Romans 12:8

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Graham Cooke - Give Jesus Back His Stuff! 12/7/12



Here are my notes from the brilliant Graham Cooke at Encourager Church
Houston, TX
Friday 12/7/12

  • ·        These are brilliant days
  • ·        So much is against us it’s beginning to be wonderful
  • ·        If God is for us, come on seriously who can be against us
  • ·        When the enemy turns up the gas, God gets bigger
  • ·        The enemy hasn’t figured that out
  • ·        He didn’t figure out he was created to serve God’s purposes
  • ·        All he does only makes the Lord more brilliant towards His people
  • ·        We have to believe in who we are in Jesus
  • ·        Graham hopes we are people who want to be warriors, champions, in our culture, etc
  • ·        You cannot be in Christ and be ordinary
  • ·        That’s illegal behavior
  • ·        You cannot be mediocre
  • ·        We’re learning about the power of the One with the One
  • ·        Learning how to receive under pressure
  • ·        How to rise above our circumstances
  • ·        How to trust and be overwhelmed by joy
  • ·        How to live in the presence of God
  • ·        That’s who we are
  • ·        We’re learning not to live below the line of our privilege
  • ·        Seated with Christ in heavenly places
  • ·        Things above, not the things on the earth
  • ·        We are citizens of heaven living here on earth
  • ·        We’re not vulnerable to this world but to the sovereignty of heaven
  • ·        On earth as it is in heaven
  • ·        We have access to a domain that is outside this world that gives us a perspective that nothing to do with the world around us
  • ·        It’s not logical, reasonable, rational, intellectual – that’s of man
  • ·        It’s rooted in the wisdom of God
  • ·        We learn how to partner with extraordinary revelation that lifts us out of our circumstances so we are condemned to victory
  • ·        God wants to put us in a place where we have a good fight
  • ·        That means you win
  • ·        We are learning to be lifted in our circumstances; not downgraded
  • ·        A higher place of spirituality so we can know God’s sovereignty in all circumstances
  • ·        God speaks to each of us to confirm how we are known in heaven
  • ·        Gabriel shows up to Zachariah to give him a prophecy for his unborn son John the Baptist
  • ·        He isn’t even born yet
  • ·        When God gives you a prophetic word He is telling you this is how you are known in heaven
  • ·        God doesn’t use scripture the way we do
  • ·        The bible is the story of God walking with man
  • ·        It’s tells of the possible encounters
  • ·        The range of experiences you can have
  • ·        How God likes to warfare
  • ·        How God loves to give each of us impossible callings
  • ·        And he’s really happy about that
  • ·        He hasn’t called you to do reasonable, possible or attainable
  • ·        You want to say “Here I am Lord, send him”
  • ·        Send Aaron, he’s good
  • ·        There are clues as to what God is doing
  • ·        It’s an immense book of promises
  • ·        God is a promise maker and a promise keeper
  • ·        Promises is God’s love language
  • ·        Everything in heaven is geared towards bringing that promise to pass
  • ·        One day the Lord spoke to Graham while he was meditating about joy
  • ·        Joy is who God is
  • ·        Joy is the atmosphere of heaven
  • ·        That’s the environment God creates wherever He goes
  • ·        Only one way to live life in the spirit – joyfully
  • ·        James the apostle interrupts the debate and says why don’t we just count it all joy
  • ·        John 15:11
    I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
  • ·        God’s a smiler
  • ·        He’s a grinner
  • ·        He’s a belly laugher
  • ·        We’re an endless source of amusement to Him
  • ·        God looks at you and breaks out into a grin
  • ·        When God speaks to us it’s to put a smile on our face
  • ·        To let us know where we stand in His affection
  • ·        A rhema word is an inheritance word
  • ·        Everything in that passage now belongs to you
  • ·        Any promises in that passage are yours
  • ·        If there’s a name in that passage you can have the same experience that person had
  • ·        God gave Graham Numbers about Caleb being a man of a different spirit
  • ·        Not afraid of anything, not afraid of a good fight
  • ·        God said have that same relationship with me that Caleb had
  • ·        When God gives you verse He’s allowing you to go up several levels in your relationship
  • ·        1st time Graham read Psalm 91
  • ·        God wanted to talk to him about who he is and how God sees him
  • ·        Psalm91
  • ·        When you’re studying your prophetic scripture you’re looking for keywords, promises
  • ·        You’re discovering what God wants to do in you and through you and for you
  • ·        Buy a journal for every prophecy that you have
  • ·        The prophecy of scripture stops you from being afflicted by things from the past in your present
  • ·        God wants you to become present future in your relationship with Him
  • ·        He gives you a present, future outlook
  • ·        Our pastoral system needs to be present past because we need to cut people off from things that have been debilitating
  • ·        They need to be set free, take specific actions, etc
  • ·        Once that has happened then the individual should go to the ministry portion that is prophetic
  • ·        First they get a word from the Lord
  • ·        We are not counseling you about your old nature because it’s dead
  • ·        We are not resurrecting the old man
  • ·        Jesus isn’t into behavior modification
  • ·        He died to give us a divine exchange
  • ·        He gave us a new man
  • ·        Pastoral ministry pastors the new man
  • ·        Teaching us to walk in newness of life
  • ·        Prophecy gives you an outcome
  • ·        So you know you’re going to survive the process
  • ·        David could face Goliath because he had a prophecy that he would be king one day
  • ·        He could see a future beyond that battle
  • ·        He’s giving you an inheritance word because He’s teaching you how to prosper
  • ·        For where I want to take you I need you to be the living embodiment of Psalm 91
  • ·        I need you to wage war and not be afraid
  • ·        I need you to know how to live in the secret place
  • ·        I need you to know how to take refuge in me
  • ·        I need you to live a life unafraid
  • ·        I want you to have breakthroughs where no one else can get it
  • ·        Man of war
  • ·        Lover of God – man of War
  • ·        The Lord puts words in our lives so He can be the fulfillment of them in all our circumstances
  • ·        It enables you to understand the pathway that you’re walking down
  • ·        When the disciples had to replace Judas they drew straws
  • ·        Choosing apostles by drawing lots
  • ·        God wrote scripture so He could do this stuff in your life
  • ·        A message for your life that will make you take off on your journey
  • ·        You’ll know when you have the right passage because your heart will leap, etc
  • ·        Read scripture the way God wrote it
  • ·        To give you a future and a hope
  • ·        To tell you that He is with you
  • ·        To give you an understanding of your destiny
  • ·        God loves to confirm things and repeat Himself
  • ·        To reinforce how He sees you
  • ·        He is not content with you living a life below the line of your privilege
  • ·        It’s important that you allow yourself to be caught
  • ·        Jesus had dove descend then was led into the wilderness
  • ·        The wilderness is a place that God takes you when He is happy with you
  • ·        It’s not a place of punishment but of no distraction
  • ·        So He has you to Himself
  • ·        God captivates our heart, draws us into the wilderness to speak kindly to us
  • ·        God begins to define who you are
  • ·        He deals with the rough edges
  • ·        All your negativity has to be dealt with in the wilderness
  • ·        Jesus went into the wilderness to deal with the devil’s negativity
  • ·        You have a book with all the answers so you can cheat anytime you like
  • ·        And He gave you the HS a brilliant helper so you can cheat in your circumstances and get an A
  • ·        You can’t fail any of the texts of God
  • ·        You get to take it again
  • ·        Until you pass
  • ·        That’s kind
  • ·        God wants you to get it, to have it, to enjoy it, to give it away…
  • ·        The Lord gives you words because He has intentions towards you
  • ·        Your whole life runs on the intentionality of God
  • ·        Now we’re partnering with intent
  • ·        Graham knows God wants him to embody Psalm 91 so he practices it
  • ·        Your story gets an upgrade
  • ·        Your journey takes a new twist
  • ·        We stop viewing our life from the world and circumstances
  • ·        The Word takes you to a higher place
  • ·        The high calling of God occurs when you understand how you are known in heaven
  • ·        God will use that passage to prevent all that stops that word from coming to pass
  • ·        God gives us revelation
  • ·        Most of us think we’re going straight up from current place to manifestation
  • ·        You can’t take a direct route, it doesn’t work that way
  • ·        You go down; He plunges you into a place of confrontation
  • ·        He has to deal with everything in you that will stop that word from coming to pass
  • ·        3 stages
  • ·        How many had a prophetic word then your life went in the opposite direction?
  • ·        Suddenly the trap door opens and you plunge down
  • ·        When the Lord gave you that prophecy he had a list of all the things He had to deal with in order for that word to come to pass
  • ·        Exodus3:6
  • ·        It’s an ordinary day when Moses sees a bush burst into flames
  • ·        Why hasn’t it burned out by now?
  • ·        Suddenly Moses is having a conversation with a shrub
  • ·        Dude take your shoes off, it’s holy ground
  • ·        God calls him to be a deliverer
  • ·        What happens first?
  • ·        All his negativity rises to the surface
  • ·        Aaron is better, etc
  • ·        When God gives you a call all your negativity rises to the surface
  • ·        Prophecy is a magnet for all the negativity lodged in there to come out
  • ·        Gideon: I’m the lowest, I can’t do it…
  • ·        The Lord totally ignores you
  • ·        It’s like you never said anything
  • ·        The Lord is so full of Himself
  • ·        So confident
  • ·        I AM God and I can do anything
  • ·        If I needed to be confident in a man I wouldn’t have chosen you
  • ·        I like people with issues, and low self-esteem
  • ·        I love all that
  • ·        I want to change them to become confident
  • ·        I AM going around the world looking for the worst people so I can change them
  • ·        The world says how are those people doing that; it’s got to be God
  • ·        Graham was voted the person most likely to spend life in prison
  • ·        But here he is
  • ·        When God gets hold of you, He gets hold of all of you
  • ·        He sifts what He doesn’t  like
  • ·        Graham’s dad tried to kill him twice
  • ·        God chooses people who have issues
  • ·        That have things that we think disqualifies them
  • ·        It all comes under grace
  • ·        God chose you because of who He is and because of who you are not
  • ·        And He is going to make you like Him
  • ·        He gives the calling and has to deal with all the negative things on the list
  • ·        That stop you from rising up and becoming the person that He sees
  • ·        So you go from revelation to confrontation
  • ·        Not confrontation with God because God is gentle and loving
  • ·        God has rebuked Graham on Tuesday but he didn’t figure it out until Thursday
  • ·        He’s so full of grace and kindness that even when He tells you off you don’t always realize it
  • ·        He absolutely adores you and won’t consider being separated from you
  • ·        Nothing can separate you from the love of God
  • ·        Everything God is doing is to make you brilliant so He can receive glory
  • ·        It’s about Him turning weak people into astonishing people
  • ·        Who really love the journey
  • ·        He wants to change your story and put you on a different journey
  • ·        Some of you would be playing an extra in your own life
  • ·        Other people are dominating you and controlling you, etc
  • ·        Anyone who controls people has no passion for freedom
  • ·        Some of us are playing a bit part in the story of our own life
  • ·        He wants to get into your head and heart and change things that empower you to become like Him in the process
  • ·        You learn to live with a big smile on your face because you work for the one who never stops smiling
  • ·        And I’ll give you peace
  • ·        God doesn’t want clones or robots
  • ·        Real people who become like Him in our personality
  • ·        We will all have a chiropractic adjustment
  • ·        If you’re an Eeyore you’ll become a Piglet or a Tigger
  • ·        We have to have a personality that comes in line with heaven
  • ·        As He is so are we in this world
  • ·        There is nothing ordinary about you
  • ·        You can go beyond all the expectations of people around you
  • ·        Graham’s family is still in a life of crime
  • ·        He’s the first white sheep in the family
  • ·        His 2 sons are the only males who haven’t committed a crime going all the way back to the 11th century                      
  • ·        They’re in the police force
  • ·        Graham was in his hometown and his family came to a meeting (1st time)
  • ·        All seated in the back row
  • ·        The crowd cheered for Graham
  • ·        Graham spoke and you could feel the HS sweeping thru the auditorium
  • ·        People were cheering for 10 minutes, Graham could barely get off the platform
  • ·        After, Graham’s family gathered around him and his nasty uncle said “Who are you?”
  • ·        His cousin said “He’s a man of God and he’s in our family”
  • ·        How did you become this? You were the best thief of us all
  • ·        Graham could sneak in your house and steal your DVD while you were watching the movie
  • ·        He went into homes when people were still up and hid
  • ·        Graham’s father recognized Graham’s new identity
  • ·        The confrontation with God is never a boxing match
  • ·        God loves every interaction between your flesh and the Spirit
  • ·        He loves being your deliverer
  • ·        He’s not embarrassed about anything about you
  • ·        He is intrigued about your journey and He loves it
  • ·        He totally understands you and really gets you as a person
  • ·        The HS thinks he has the best job in the godhead
  • ·        All Graham’s DVDs in heaven are in the comedy section, under Mr. Bean
  • ·        I love the joy of heaven
  • ·        I love the smile of God
  • ·        I love the intentionality of heaven
  • ·        He gives you this brilliant word of revelation
  • ·        Then He puts you in a place of loving confrontation so He can do transformation
  • ·        YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THAT BECAUSE THIS IS WHO YOU ARE
  • ·        He’s not dealing with your old man or sin nature
  • ·        He’s dealing with your sin habit
  • ·        Everything that was wrong about you He already nailed to a tree
  • ·        Jesus carried it to the grave
  • ·        God isn’t double minded
  • ·        God sees what’s missing from your experience with Him and He is totally committed to giving you that encounter
  • ·        God is pointing to your next miracle
  • ·        Ever see those people who say the Lord is changing me?
  • ·        Then why the constipated look?
  • ·        Or the people who say I resisted God for 3 months and then I surrendered
  • ·        That’s your testimony? You pelican!
  • ·        The transformation can be as joyful as you want it to be
  • ·        That’s the truth that will set you free
  • ·        When God gives you a prophecy He’s giving you an outcome somewhere in the future
  • ·        Revelation keeps you on the road
  • ·        What kind of person do I need to become in order to see this word fulfilled?
  • ·        You and the HS have to take care of your identity (based on God’s Word to you)
  • ·        If we were going to set a million people free we’d send an army full of tanks
  • ·        God send one old boy with a stick and a stutter
  • ·        Exodus 7:1
    Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet.
  • ·        I have made you as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron will be your prophet
  • ·        Pharaoh was treated as a deity within his own culture
  • ·        This will be some gig
  • ·        Graham came in to this meeting hoping to find a bunch of people who want to be like God and no longer like themselves
  • ·        How to speak, walk, talk, connect with the world differently
  • ·        I AM going to make you as God to_____
  • ·        That’s His agenda from the beginning
  • ·        To make man in His own image
  • ·        You get to stop whining and complaining and having pity parties
  • ·        You can’t be in Christ, becoming a worshipper and still have this weird language about yourself
  • ·        That’s not kosher
  • ·        Out of your mouth can’t come sweet water and bitter
  • ·        You need to talk about yourself the way God talks about you
  • ·        God is saying we’re not having any of these things that will stop your inheritance
  • ·        I am dealing with all that stuff
  • ·        Because it prevents your revelation from being realized
  • ·        I will transform your personality
  • ·        I am going to make you joyful
  • ·        And peaceful, loving, kind, grateful…
  • ·        We call it process
  • ·        A series of steps that takes us from where we are to where we want to go
  • ·        Graham shared about his dreams of Jesus
  • ·        Usually Jesus is coming up the hill followed by a throng of people, smiling and waving at Graham
  • ·        Then Jesus sits with him and shares wisdom, etc.
  • ·        Graham has written books based on those conversations
  • ·        But one dream Jesus was stomping up the hill alone
  • ·        Shouting “Give Me back My stuff!
  • ·        Graham was afraid but couldn’t move
  • ·        He didn’t know what Jesus meant
  • ·        Jesus demanded His stuff back: anxiety, fear…
  • ·        I paid a price for it, give Me back My stuff
  • ·        I died for it, you can’t have it
  • ·        I was thrilled to hang on a cross to take all that stuff from you
  • ·        I was delighted to do it because I saw you free
  • ·        And here you are living in all that stuff I died to take away from you
  • ·        If you keep all that stuff I can’t give you all the stuff I want to give you
  • ·        If you keep all that fear you’ll never learn perfect love
  • ·        Some of you walked in here with His stuff
  • ·        Graham prayed for us


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    1. Thank you Anonymous. Please be sure to visit my new site just for notes like these. http://anointedmessagesnotes.blogspot.com/

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