“There was a demon that lived in the air. They said whoever challenged him would die. Their controls would freeze up, their planes would buffet wildly, and they would disintegrate. The demon lived at Mach 1 on the meter, 750 miles an hour, where the air could no longer move out of the way. He lived behind a barrier through which they said no man could ever pass. They called it the sound barrier. Then, they built a small plane, the X1, to try and break the sound barrier. And men came to the High Desert in California to ride it. They were called test pilots. And no one knew their names.”Introduction to The Right Stuff (1983)
Before the sound barrier was broken, many people believed it was impossible. A proverbial giant demon guarded the portal at Mach 1, and those who challenged it always met their demise. This was the case until the first giant killer appeared, a test pilot named Chuck Yeager. Once he boldly challenged and overcame the previously undefeated giant at the gates of Mach 1, the door was opened for following pilots and generations to go higher and faster than ever previously imagined. Defeating the giant at Mach 1 opened the way for developing our space program.
A couple of weeks ago I started a series titled “Shift”. I believe the Lord is calling us to a time of preparation and change as we cross into a new beginning. This next Sunday, March 6, Ben Nothrop will be talking about overcoming giants. In the Bible we find giants standing between the wilderness and the promise. We see a giant standing between the anointing on one king and the next. We see a giant standing between bondage and freedom. We see a giant standing between living victimized and living victoriously. In the very place where the shift occurs, often giants have taken residence. They stand in the gates between possible and impossible. Will you venture into the place where giants dwell in order to get to the other side?
Speaking of raising up giant killers… Tonight, March 2, will be our first youth meeting. Joshua and Sally Pearson would like to invite teenagers 7th grade through 12th grade to their house (321 Carissa Ct, Mesquite, TX 75150) from 6:30pm-9:00pm. If you have questions text or call Sally at 469-569-6992.
As always, if you have any questions about Wellspring or if there is anything that I can do for you, please feel free to contact me.
Let’s build together!
- 03/02 Exodus 11, Psalms 61, I Samuel 12, Mark 8:22-38
- 03/03 Exodus 12, Psalms 62, I Samuel 13, Mark 9:1-29
- 03/04 Exodus 13, Psalms 63, I Samuel 14, Mark 9:30-50
- 03/05 Exodus 14, Psalms 64, I Samuel 15, Mark 10:1-31
- 03/06 Exodus 15, Psalms 65, I Samuel 16, Mark 10:32-52
- 03/07 Exodus 16, Psalms 66, I Samuel 17, Mark 11:1-19
- 03/08 Exodus 17, Psalms 67, I Samuel 18, Mark 11:20-33
- 03/09 Exodus 18, Psalms 68, I Samuel 19, Mark 12:1-27
DAILY WORD FOR MARCH 2
Jesus turned around and looked at his disciples, then reprimanded Peter. “Get away from me, Satan!” he said. “You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.”
— Mark 8:33 NLT
Jesus asked His disciples who they thought Jesus was, and Peter responded, “You are the Christ.” Then Jesus began to teach the disciples from scripture about how the Christ must suffer, die, and rise from the dead after three days. Peter didn’t like this part of the story — he wanted a more selective savior. So he took Jesus aside to privately correct Him. Jesus responded by publicly rebuking Peter and calling him “Satan” (the adversary). Peter’s perspective and his selective theology made him an enemy of God.
What makes you an agent or an adversary of God? A direct translation from the Greek would say, “not have in mind the things of God but the things of men.” The focus of your mind will determine your spiritual allegiance. This is why it’s so important to be transformed by RENEWING your mind (Romans 12:2). Determined to diligently discipline your thought life. Every thought must be captured and brought into compliance with the Kingdom, the things of God (2 Corinthians 10:5).
Throughout the month of March, Wellspring focuses on “freedom”. A key to maintaining the freedom you’ve received through Jesus Christ is an aggressive attitude towards your thinking. Much of your spiritual conflict will be uprooting and overthrowing the anti-God knowledge and the things of men that have been planted in your mind. Be alert and ready to overcome the battle for your mind. Are you determined to fill your mind with the things of God?