Sermon Note (3rd Svc)
Whatever that is left behind at our home or workplace, Jesus takes care. Lets not forsake the assembly of ourselves in the house of the Lord
At 11 on the 11th month, Jerusalem was delivered. The world entered the 11th hour. We are the 11th hour generation.
This is the 11th hour generation. The bible talk about sign of the time. Knowledge is increasing. People go to and fo and travel much
The world will get worse and worse while the church gets brighter and brighter.
Don’t be shocked when you see a drunkard act drunk. When a sinner sin, don’t be surprised. The way to reach them is the good news.
The only way to transform people inside out is to preach good news to them. God is looking at their needs. He is reaching out to them.
It is not “unless you are holy, don’t come to God”
The church is for all kinds of people. The church is where you come and receive from God.
It is not a qualification at the door unless you are a christian than you can come.
God wants individual to be saved and for the transformation to be inside out.
A professor and not a possessor of eternal life and these are the ones who give bad testimonies.
You have the peace and joy unspeakable. You are the salt. You are supposed to make people thirst for Jesus!
What can you give to a millionaires?
Peace that passes understandings is what they are looking for.
Live a life like zombie is not what the Lord wants you to have.
There is emptiness deep down
God loves you! Money is not the answer.
Let not the rich men glory or boast in his riches.
Jesus is the gift that keeps on giving.
Let not the strong men boast in his strength.
Let not the wise (natural intelligent) men glory in his wisdom
He that boast, let him boast that he knows Me
You have a call and a purpose in life.
There will never be anyone like you. You are unique. We need you.
Only you can fulfil the call that God has for you.
Money is important but not as our idol
We use money and ℓσνє people and not let money use people
You pursue God and let money pursue you
Isaac and Abimelech
There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar.
Then the Lord appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;
Where there seems to be no supply, your trust is in the Lord!
Even Abraham the blessed man of God, he experienced famine.
Famine is a time you stop and assess your life.
All things work together for good to them that loves God
All things may not be good but all things will work together for good!
He will disappoint us because He loves us.
He will risk that you angry with Him, as long as He gets to ℓσνє you and bring you to the place He wants you to be. The Lord is for your happiness.
The greatest success is to know Him and then we make Him known.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
Wisdom comes from the Lord.
Wisdom God gave Solomon is uniquely from God
Solomon’s wisdom excel others’ wisdom
Issac found himself in the days of famine
The land was given by God. It was the land of promise, flow with milk and honey.
The Lord will make you the head and not the tail. You will be the head and not the tail. God knows what is in our heart. He allows u to go through the test for us to see what is in our hearts.
Assess yourself. God loves you and He wants to strengthen you with all might unto patient, and long suffering
You are strengthened unto all perseverance
What will happen when patient has a work in you? Complete perfect wanting nothing
Things that happen is to train us to be patient.
Unless David has battled against the lion and the bear, he was not ready for Goliath
God prepares your characters before He prepares your promotion for the next level
There is no white lie or purple lie. There can be no promotion
So not go down to Egypt.
Keep on coming to church even when things are going wrong. Trust. Even there is famine there is good coming.
Don’t go down to Egypt, the ways of the world
Spend time with God and He rewards you with quality time.
Length of days, long life and peace
When God blesses your day, your day becomes full!
God will give you days you wish will not be over.
Length of days, long life and peace! Peace is well being, shalom
Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the Lord blessed him. The man began to prosper, and continued prospering until he became very prosperous; for he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So the Philistines envied him.
Issac sowed in famine. Famine, you keeps on persevere
The Lord blessed him.
Before the begin, is the sowing
I am against greed. They ℓσνє money more than people and God. I am against Pastors who don’t want their people to prosper. If it is all about money, something is wrong.
The church is growing as a whole, Pastor is bringing people to the land.
We just go on preaching the truth
The Philistines are the people who are the enemies of God. They are jealous of Issac
Blessed to be envied is the man who fears the Lord
Provoke them to jealousy
Tell Israel, your God bless us. Bring Jesus in the conversation
Our lives is to be a testimony
The blessings are so manifested. Don’t apologise when God blessed you, but don’t be proud too.
The joy, the peace, the family lives you have. But if your salt loses its saltiness, the world don’t want what you have.
For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing; a land whose stones are iron and out of whose hills you can dig copper. When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you.
In the promise lands there are mountains and there are hills. Mountain top experience
The sufferings people are below. God allows us to go through mountain top experience and go down to valley to help those who are suffering.
104 years old in Japan passed on. He said his secret for long life is he took olive oil
Pomegranates is very good especially for men
The Lord looks at His bride, our heads like pomegranates. (Don’t read it in natural)
Pomegranates seeds are a lot and red. He sees our thoughts. Our thoughts are fruitful thoughts. My blood washes your thoughts. What i see are fruitful, peace bringing thoughts, relax thoughts. The blood of Jesus washes our thoughts. Our thoughts are always under the washing of the blood of Jesus.
God wants His word to be honoured and respected.
God hides His truth from the hypocrites
Study deeper, His sound wisdom and sweetness are inside. God hides His wisdom from the world. God wants His people to have His wisdom.
Whenever you go down to Egypt, you are always going down.
Whenever you leave the Lord, you are going down. Whenever you go to the Lord, you are going up.
The land of Egypt is very flat
Egypt is sandwiched by deserts. Egypt hardly has rainfall. They do not know the source. A place of double distress.
The land of Egypt is sandwiched by deserts and they do not its source is from River Nile
In 1852 an explorer thought he found the source of river nile. God wants to keep the type. No one knows the source of River Nile.
God wants to keep the type. The world don’t know the source.
We are the salt and the light. Once we are raptured, we see what the world is like.
Have it not for the death of the animals we will not have our meals.
God designed for us to get proteins from animal food. God knows what our bodies need.
People do not know the source of their blessings and yet they want to blame God
People blame God for something that happened.
God loves us.
Egypt is a picture of the world, a picture of natural man.
We do not know the source of our blessings, the value of the ups and downs.
Egypt, the main feature, is the image of death. Everything about Egypt is image of death.
Symbol of death. They glorify and has delight in the things of death.
Death is not for us.
Who kept you all these while?
We owe so much yet we did not know the source. That was our lives before we were born again.
The number one book in ancient Egypt is the Book of the Dead.
They relate to death.
Jesus is all about life! He killed death by dying. When He died, death died. Christians don’t die, they fall asleep.
and that you may prolong your days in the land which the Lord swore to give your fathers, to them and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey.’ For the land which you go to possess is not like the land of Egypt from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered it by foot, as a vegetable garden; but the land which you cross over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven, a land for which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year.
The wages of sin is death.
If God gives man free choice and everything is good, then there is nothing to choose from.
Dying you shall die (physically), as a result all men die. People die.
100 years from now, we are in heaven raptured!
Do things God’s way.
Flowing with milk and honey
Egypt is a lot of effort to get good stuffs
When God blesses us, we have time to smell the flowers and enjoy our loved ones. Enjoy the goodness of God. This is true prosperity
The rain of heaven. Our blessing is from there
Animals are designed to look down.
Men is designed to face God
Beast of the earth face down.
God designed us to be loved to be cared for and provided for.
You think that person has a better lifestyle until you see
Do the first work.
ℓσνє is not a feeling. ℓσνє is a decision.
Players are to be pitied, not admired.
Get married settle down, enjoy the blessing of God
The wisdom from God is a different kind of wisdom
You ask God from wisdom today does not means you don’t ask God for wisdom now
Solomon doubted his own son.
There are kings who are wicked but their sons are godly
Wisdom is not by osmosis
What is true education? The greatest education is to know the Lord
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
There are a lot of “intelligent fool”
1 Kings 12:6-17
Then King Rehoboam consulted the elders who stood before his father Solomon while he still lived, and he said, “How do you advise me to answer these people?”
And they spoke to him, saying, “If you will be a servant to these people today, and serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants forever.”
But he rejected the advice which the elders had given him, and consulted the young men who had grown up with him, who stood before him. And he said to them, “What advice do you give? How should we answer this people who have spoken to me, saying, ‘Lighten the yoke which your father put on us’?”
Then the young men who had grown up with him spoke to him, saying, “Thus you should speak to this people who have spoken to you, saying, ‘Your father made our yoke heavy, but you make it lighter on us’—thus you shall say to them: ‘My little finger shall be thicker than my father’s waist! And now, whereas my father put a heavy yoke on you, I will add to your yoke; my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scourges!’ ”
So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had directed, saying, “Come back to me the third day.” Then the king answered the people roughly, and rejected the advice which the elders had given him; and he spoke to them according to the advice of the young men, saying, “My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scourges!” So the king did not listen to the people; for the turn of events was from the Lord, that He might fulfill His word, which the Lord had spoken by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
Now when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying:
“What share have we in David?
We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse.
To your tents, O Israel!
Now, see to your own house, O David!”
So Israel departed to their tents. But Rehoboam reigned over the children of Israel who dwelt in the cities of Judah.
Judah and Benjamin stayed and 10 tribes followed the other one
The kingdom spilt because lack of humility
By humility and the fear of the Lord
Are riches and honor and life.
Humility is wanting to learn from people. What they do. Teachableness
Riches honour and life
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Wisdom is something on the inside. You see the big picture
Prayer for Spiritual Wisdom
Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power
When you see Him, it is hard to “unsee”
You see God with the eyes of your heart.
Preeminence of Christ
For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;
The very first area is to be filled with the knowledge of His will.
Truly calm. Keep calm and carry on.
God wants you to be a person to be strengthened with all mights. Perseverance in the midst of trials.
The very first thing you always ask for is always wisdom
Wisdom is the principle thing.
The very first thing you ask for is wisdom.
Where there is envy and pride, it makes you self seeking.
Listen to the people. You are a servant king. Without people there is no king.
Leaders, you are there to serve.
A king like Jesus
Casting out demons. The spirit that makes you sick. You see Him cleansing the leper. He heals and set free.
The king is waiting for Israel to say You are my King and He will be here
We have an authority that the world knows not of.
Don’t copy the world.
I am nobody but for the wisdom of God. Make that our prayer everyday. Pray for wisdom everyday.
There is no wisdom apart from the Person, the Lord Jesus Christ.