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
THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE SPIRIT Philippians 2:1 ... If there be
therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship
of the Spirit,
2Cor 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and
the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
Amplified Translation “T he grace (favor and spiritual blessing) of the Lord
Jesus Christ and the love of God and the presence and fellowship (the
communion and sharing together , and participation in the Holy Spirit be
with you all. Amen (so be it).” greek word "koinenia"
John 14:16 Amplified Translation “ And I will ask the Father, and He will
give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate,
Strengthener, and Standby) , that He may remain with you forever” —
Jesus called Holy Spirit 'the Comforter ' or Console.
Greek word (' Paracletos ' = 'the One called [summoned] alongside to help).
The Spirit also helps our INFIRMITIES .' (Rom 8:26) INFIRMITIES =
'asthenia' = 'lacking strength' is a general word for all weakness and
inability both spiritual and physical. Indicating the inability to produce
results. Physical sickness and weakness is a picture of our spiritual
weakness, inability and need.
As Believers, we can't get much done without the partnership with Holy
Spirit, due to our infirmities (limitations). Therefore we must be totally
dependent on the power of the Spirit. Acts 1:8 ; Luke 24:49 quote
Jesus our example : Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth
with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good , and
healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
John 5:30 I can of myself do nothing... ( Katadunasteuo Greek) to exercise
harsh control over one, to use one's power against one) [ kata down;
dunastes a potentate; dunamai to have power. ]
Luke 9:1,2 10:1;1719
Behold, I give unto you power (exousia, authority) to tread on
serpents and scorpions, and over all the power (dunamis) of the enemy:
and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 1 John 3:8 ...destroy the works
of the devil.
'The Spirit also HELPS our infirmities.' (Rom 8:26) Our weaknesses
QUALIFY us for the HELP of Holy Spirit. Perfect, smart, strong, people
don't need help; they’ve got it together (all figured out)! They that are
whole need no physician . We must realize our utter dependence upon
Him. Our inability to pray opens our heart to Him, realizing that He offers us
His HELP. Acknowledging our infirmities and leaning on Him causes His
glorious help, power and supernatural assistance to be manifest.
Remember, God resist the proud but gives grace to the humble James 4:6
God has chosen the FOOLISH...WEAK...BASE things' (1Cor 1:27,28)
FOOLISH = ' moros ' where we get the word 'Moron'. Silly, that which makes
WEAK = ' asthenia ' feeble, sickly, impotent
BASE = ‘ Agenes ' outcasts, low, uneducated, ugly, ignoble, coward, of low
family, that is: low born (Gideon)
If you belong to or identify with any of these, you QUALIFY for God's help.
If you're feeling defeated in your life, it's not always bad, it just might be the
beginning of help. If you have no solution to your problem, and you are
coming to the end of yourself then this could just be the beginning of the
solution. Now you're ready to trust in Him. This releases you into His
ability. He gives the weak His strength and wisdom so He gets the glory
and confounds those who are 'wise' and 'strong' in themselves .
Coming to the end of ourselves is one of the best things that can happen to
us; for then we can receive the supernatural help of Holy Spirit.
Paul depended upon the fellowship of Holy Spirit to fulfill his mission.
2 Cor 1:8,9 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble
which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above
strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: But we had the sentence
of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God
which raiseth the dead:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Holy Spirit loves to do things that glorifies
JESUS, He is grieved when men wants Him to glorify them!
As Believers, we can't get much done without the partnership with HolySpirit, due to our infirmities (limitations). Therefore we must be totally dependent on the power of the Spirit.
Our inability to pray opens our heart to Him, realizing that He offers us His HELP. Acknowledging our infirmities and leaning on Him causes His glorious help, power and supernatural assistance to be manifest.