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The Place Encounter (5 of 5)
Series: Encountering The Holy Spirit
Pastor Frank Damazio
Introduction: Do you have a favorite place that you really love? A coffee place, vacation place, camping place, shopping place, reading place? Do you ever find yourself missing that "place" and begin daydreaming, lonely to return to the place? When you do go to that place, you have a sweeping range of emotions and memories. The place has meaning to you. It is personal, private and only you know the depth of feeling you have for that place. We all have God-experience places in life.
I. ENCOUNTERING THE HOLY SPIRIT
1. Holy Spirit encounter: An extraordinary divine appointment with God's presence and power that radically revolutionizes your life and refreshes you with strength and sharpened vision
2. Infilling encounter: Living life full f the Holy Spirit, thus living in an overflow of Holy Spirit activity
3. Empowering encounter: Encountering the power of the Holy Spirit that results in a new level of passion for praying in the Spirit and by the Spirit
B. PLACE ENCOUNTER
1. Place encounter: Encountering God in a special place where the Holy Spirit impacts your life in a significant and meaningful way
2. Leaving your place for God's place: "And they commanded the people, saying, 'When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it.'" (Joshua 3:3)
II. PREPARING THE SPECIAL PLACE
A. SPECIAL PLACES
1. Place: a standing specific place, an assigned place of importance, a post in battle, a sacred place, a place with room and memories of divine activity
2. Place identity: significance and meaning that particular places have for their inhabitants
3. Place value: the value we put on a place after we experience the place
4. Place sense: what people sense in a strong and real way about a particular geographic area or a special lo ...
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