Here is the teaching outline for SUNDAY NITE LIVE. Join us at 6 PM EST.
I, we find ourselves aggravated and almost feeling confused in life sometimes. Its true, it happens, but let's talk about the remedy and throwing that mess to curb where it belongs. We can be on the right road, I'm sure you are, but going the wrong direction.
If I wanted to go to Florida from NC Id get on Interstate 95. If I didn't read the signs or made a mistake and headed north on 95, Id end up in New York. I'd be on the right road going the wrong direction. The same can happen in our lives according to the Bible.
Let's do a U- Turn today and get ourselves back on the path to fullness in love, peace, joy, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, goodness, patience and self control. Prosperity in every area of our lives is God's will for our lives!
HOW do we find a life full and wanting for nothing is the million dollar question. Let's turn to the Word and explore. We will find the answer together, right now!
Paul, now Paul was a great Man of God no doubt and I reflect upon his life and journeys often. Paul wrote 13 of the 27 Books, close to half the Books in the New Testament. He was about four and a half feet tall, probably a 100 lbs soaking wet. But what a mighty Man Of God he was!
When I find myself feeling confused I'm reminded of these Scriptures.
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (KJV)
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
He would not and never will leave us
Hebrews 13:5 AMPC
Let your character or moral disposition be free from the love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]
Let's look at who we are and what truth we know. You see no matter what's going on around me I know something bigger than the situation.
1 John 4:4 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
4 Children, you belong to God, and you have defeated these enemies. God’s Spirit[a] is in you and is more powerful than the one that is in the world.
John 17:17 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
17 Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth.
There's a key in this verse we can't miss.
Notice John 17:17 didnt say thy word is fact. Facts change all the time. Truth supersedes facts. You see we can find ourselves on the right road going the wrong direction if we let our feelings, emotions and facts override our faith in the truth.
We find facts laying all around in our lives. Facts on our banking account statement, health reports, our address, and relationships..
Here's a revelation for you..
Facts have to yield to the Truth. With that knowledge you move into operating by faith and it will be done as the Scripture says,
Matthew 9:29 NIV Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith let it be done to you";
We can rest easy knowing as a child of God we have the victory
Ephesians 1:3 NIV Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. X2
2 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV) 7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.
When we rise up, figure out we are headed north towards New York and do a U-turn and start heading in the right direction something powerful happens! When we hold on to the truth through the messed up facts we are doing something beautiful and very powerful
When we chose to walk by faith something beautiful happens
Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV)
6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. X2
Now that's a Truth that will give us all something to shout about! Not only has He given us power to get wealth in
Deuteronomy 8:18 (KJV)
18 But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
But He is a rewarder… my oh my..
I'd rather be rewarded by God who has unlimited resources to bless than man who is limited! Amen
We find the word believe 249 times and the word Faith 336 times in the KJ
“no fear” that appears 364 times in the Bible in Basic English (BBE). God doesn't want us to be afraid only believe
We find joy in a Word ruled mind. Let's look at that closer
James 1:2-8 NLT
2 Dear brothers and sisters,[a] when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.
Count it all joy when in troubles HOW can you do this? finish the sentence: KNOW THIS4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
How many of you want to wake up in the morning and wanting for nothing?
STOP looking at troubles and trials and start looking at the POWER of what patience will DO for you in your life
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ASK of GOD ~~God gives generously ~~Asking God in faith -NOTHING WAVERING~~spirit /soul / body are 1 on a mission
IF you WAIVER, one goes with the wind and is tossed
wherever your circumstances push u that’s where you go that’s what you get a tumultuous lifestyle
vs 7—u can be saved and never receive anything of the LORD
What does double minded man is unstable in all his ways look like?
~more unstable than sea tossing him to and from~going on wrong way on right road ~moved by circumstances of Life -emotions of life, by what people think of them instead of what God says
~they WANT everything God has but are unwilling to do what God asks to get it ~people think “I have a RIGHT” to feel or think this way
~NO YOU DON”T—you have a CHOICE of what to think and ACT or REACT
We will have to choose this day whom we will serve..
Joshua 24:14 (KJV)
14 Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.
There’s a CHOICE involved… and where our time and money are being spent reveals
Double mindedness comes from a WANT of FAITH
2 SOULED— one minute you’re doing this and next your doing that ~mind going one way and body doing another.
Gonna “TRY” this—-you haven’t made any decision to do anything when you try something…lets dont QUIT if it doesn’t work, when you make up your mind to do something…. no Matter HOW many times it takes your gonna get it to work
There are 2 sides and 2 ways of thinking—either you: 1—you stand with God 2—you stand with man
Be careful.. Thinking with our own mind and not the mind of Christ, the Word is ignorance going to SEED.
God says he will bless you
John 16:24 (AMPC)24 Up to this time you have not asked a [single] thing in My Name [as presenting all that I Am]; but now ask and keep on asking and you will receive, so that your joy (gladness, delight) may be full and complete.
Deuteronomy 28:3-5 (AMPC)3 Blessed shall you be in the city and blessed shall you be in the field 4 Blessed shall be the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your beasts, the increase of your cattle and the young of your flock. 5 Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading trough.
Some will get to heaven they’ll see the gold streets and realize the Bible and others were right
We need to be interested in living Biblically, lets live abundantly
And He gives us power to
Deuteronomy 8:18 New King James Version (NKJV)
18 “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may [a]establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
To end double confusion know Jesus..
John 10:10 NKJ The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
I am often asked, Clay how do you know something is of God? Great question and I always respond with one answer and one answer alone.. Peace.. The signature of Jesus is peace!
Phillipians 4:7 ESV And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
John 14:7 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be
Faith is a personal ACT.. The most PURE when we QUIT thinking with human understanding and choose to have childlike trust **TRUST in HIS DIVINE inspiration and DIVINE INSTRUCTION BY...
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Let's have a Word ruled mind, that if the Bible says we can have it, then we have to have it!