August 4, 2021

Are you ready to operate in your designed influence? Sunday is Lab Groups! Watch the message from August 1, Influence Principles, and come ready to participate. In the lesson we studied three kings of Judah and from their lives we listed five principles of influence:

  • Our influence grows firm and strong because we fix our eyes on the Lord.
  • We will be judged and rewarded by God according to how we choose to influence.
  • Never never never underestimate the influence you have on those around you.
  • When your influence is rightly aligned with the Lord, an atmosphere is cultivated for the SUDDENLY.
  • Your influence is directly related to your lifestyle — preparation and readiness or complacency and procrastination.

Our conversation points for Lab Groups will be:

  1. Briefly share about one person who dramatically influenced your life in a positive way.
  2. How do you keep your eyes locked on the Lord?
  3. Do you have a testimony about God’s SUDDENLY?
  4. How are you purifying and positioning your life in preparation of what God is doing?

Again, make sure you watch the message: Influence Principles. It’s packed with some important revelation that is relevant to right now. Also, in the end I share a word that I believe the Holy Spirit is speaking to all of us, a challenge and an urgent call to action. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Let’s grow together!

Matt Neese


The Lord wants to live in our hearts and He doesn’t want to share the space. You and I are living temples for His presence, created and designed to be vessels for His Spirit. His desire is to fill and overflow from our hearts. But He is holy and perfect and will not be just be a roommate with other things we’ve allowed to take up residence within us. It is so important that you and I take responsibility for our hearts and become zealous for purity.

The psalmist says that if he had cherished iniquity in his heart, the Lord wouldn’t have heard his prayer, but truly God did listen and gave full attention to his prayer. If God listened then the writer must have repented and rejected wickedness from his heart. In this case, God didn’t reject the prayer or remove His steadfast love. Previously, the writer said that God took him through fire and water, testing and refining in order to bring him into abundance (verses 10 through 12). The cleansing of our hearts prepares us for the abundance of God’s presence.

In the Septuagint (the Greek version of the Bible), Psalm 66 is titled “For the Pure and Shiny One: A Song of Awakening”. This is significant for us today because we are believing and praying for a great awakening on the earth. This awakening involves zealously purifying our hearts and inviting the Lord to have sole residence within us. “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” (James 5:16 ESV)

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  • 8/04 Job 29, Psalm 66, II Chronicles 36, Romans 4
  • 8/05 Job 30, Psalm 67, Ezra 1, Romans 5
  • 8/06 Job 31, Psalm 68, Ezra 2, Romans 6
  • 8/07 Job 32, Psalm 69, Ezra 3, Romans 7
  • 8/08 Job 33, Psalm 70, Ezra 4, Romans 8:1-18
  • 8/09 Job 34, Psalm 71, Ezra 5, Romans 8:19-39
  • 8/10 Job 35, Psalm 72, Ezra 6, Romans 9
  • 8/11 Job 36, Psalm 73, Ezra 7, Romans 10

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