Kenneth G. Dentley Sr. was licensed and ordained in the Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God in 1982. He pastored his first church in Pacolet SC and later starting Spirit & Life Assembly Family Worship Center in Spartanburg SC. After serving as pastor for 11 years, he later served as minister of music in various churches in SC, NC and Ga. He with his wife Charmayne served as pastors of Victorious Living Word & Worship Center for 6 years then returned to the Carolinas. They both now serve in leadership roles at the River of Life Christian Center in Orlando, FL. Kenneth now ministers to people all over the nation via their Be Acts (Be the book of Acts) Facebook & KDentley YouTube Channel as well as ministers in other local churches as he is invited.
Left Your First Love Pt 1
7 major reasons why people backslide.
PARTNERING WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
2 Corinthians 12:9,10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I
rather glory in my infirmities , that the power of Christ may rest upon
me . Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in
persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am
'The Spirit HELPS our infirmities.' (Rom 8:26) Greek is a precise language
with words for everything, but Paul couldn't find a word to adequately
describe the HELP of Holy Spirit. He made a new word from 3 words:
*1. 'Sun' = 'with' describes the position of the Spirit . meaning to take part
or share with.
He joins with us. It's used of 2 working together on the same job. 'We're
with God' (2 Cor. 6:1) Marriage is 2 yoked as one.
'Sun' means that the Holy Spirit is in partnership with us . We're no longer
dealing with our weaknesses alone, He's working with us. He works with
us, not for us. We can't just sit and wait for Him to do it all. We'll not
experience His help that way. He needs our cooperation
participation . John 5:17 my Father work and I work...19, 20;16:14, 15
*2. 'Anti' is the attitude of the Spirit. Oppose, stand against
It's a hostile, aggressive word of hatred and destruction. It describes being
against something with all that you are and have. In 1 Peter 5:8 the devil is
our 'adversary. 'Anti' describes how we're to resist the devil. It is to forcibly
oppose, withstand, push against with all our might . 'Stand AGAINST (anti)
the wiles of the devil' (Eph 6:13) . The Spirit knows what is against us and is
aggressively against and wants to destroy that thing. 1 John 3:8 ...destroy
the works of the devil.
*3. 'Lambano’ = 'is the desire of the Spirit. To take or receive'
It means to 'seize and brings something under your control'. He wants to
take hold and bring under His control the thing that's come against us.
So, in our weakness He adds His strength. He joins with us in taking hold
of the problem by force to bring it under His control making it subject to you
thereby giving glory to God. He wants to release His power and destroy
that thing and remove it from our life FOREVER. He wants a dynamic
partnership with us. He loves and wants to help us in our infirmities. Let’s
now pray...'Father, I need Holy Spirit’s help, I trust You, I lean on You!'
This prayer opens the door for His help to come through for you.
Remember: He's a Gentleman and doesn't impose His help. We need
to ask for His help in every area of our life.
'The Spirit Himself makes INTERCESSION for us' (Rom 8:26) Intercession
is to fall into a ditch to help someone out who has already fallen into it. We
have situations in which we're weak, we need to pray but many times we
don't know how. We then QUALIFY for the Spirit's help. He intercedes for
us. He meets us in a common experience, shares our emotions and
frustrations, identifies with us and comes to the rescue, saying: 'I'm
personally going to get you out of this mess' When faced with problems
we can either:
(1) COMPLAIN , count up all our problems and meditate our plight. Or
(2) BLAME OTHERS , pointing the finger saying if it wasn’t for this person.
(3) SOLVE IT YOURSELF, or
(4) CRY OUT : 'Holy Spirit help me PLEASE'.
He at once He falls into our predicament with us, our problem becomes His
problem (marriage, finances, sickness). He infuses His strength and
wisdom into our weakness. It may be our faultwe
jumped into the ditch all
by ourselves and are reaping the consequences of our own actions, but He
is still our Helper and when we call on Him, He will fall in with us and begin
His rescue plan to turn it around and get us out. From within He makes
supplication to God and prays the answer through, helping us to overcome
the problem, giving us victory and God the glory honor and praise.
HE IS THE SPIRIT OF GRACE (HE HELPS US