Aspects of Abundance 13

“Covetousness”

ASPECT MEANS; A PART OF… OR FEATURE OF SOMETHING;

A SPECIFIC WAY, IN WHICH SOMETHING CAN BE CONSIDERED.

ABUNDANCE HAS TO DO WITH SUPPLY (John 10:10 amp – Super)

A PREREQUISITE FOR LEADERSHIP

Exodus 18:21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

Prov 28:16 He that hates covetousness shall prolong his days.

Luke 12:15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things which he possesses.

1 Cor 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

Eph 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

3 But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; 4 and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

COVETOUSNESS IS AN INORDINATE DESIRE AND A LOVE FOR SOMETHING MORE THAN GOD.

COVETOUSNESS IS IDOLATRY AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST HINDERANCES TO OUR ABUNDANCE.

COVETOUSNESS AFFECTS PEOPLES GIVING.

2 Cor 9:5 So I thought it necessary to urge the brethren that they would go on ahead to you and arrange beforehand your previously promised bountiful gift, so that the same would be ready as a bountiful gift and not affected by covetousness.

GOD WANTS YOU PROSPEROUS BUT HE DOESN’T WANT YOU COVETOUS

GUARD AGAINST A POVERTY MENTALITY… THE DEVIL TRIES TO CONVINCE PEOPLE THAT THERE’S NOT ENOUGH TO GO AROUND

THE REASON PEOPLE DON’T HAVE ENOUG IS BECAUSE OF NOT SERVING GOD, POOR STEWARDSHIP, IGNORANCE ETC.

THERE ARE ENOUGH RESOURCES ON THIS PLANET FOR EVERY HUMAN BEING TO LIVE LIKE A KING.

Ex. IT’S REPORTED – 60 X’S MORE 100 DOLLAR BILLS IN CIRCULATION THAN 1 DOLLAR BILLS,

POVERTY IS NOT JUST A DOLLOR SITUATION. POVERTY IS THE WAY YOU BELIEVE, THE WAY YOU THINK, AND TALK.

KJV Heb 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; (character is free from the love of money) and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

God’s Extravagant Love

God’s Extravagant Love

GOD’S LOVE IS BOUNDLESS AND EXTRAVAGANT.

Eph 3:14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded (established) in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

PARABLE IN Matthew 13:44 (THE TREASURE IN THE FIELD)

The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

THE MAN WHO FOUND THE TREASURE IS JESUS.

THE FIELD IS WORLD

THE TREASURE IS GOD’S PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD!

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

THE “WHOEVERS” ARE THE TREASURE IN THE FIELD THAT JESUS DIED TO PURCHASE.

Titus 2:14 who (He) gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

PARABLE OF THE COSTLY PEARL

THE FIRST PARABLE – GOD’S LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE COLLECTIVELY

THE PARABLE OF THE PEARL – THE MEASURE OF CHRISTS LOVE FOR EACH HUMAN SOUL.

Matt 13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, 46 and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.

4 FACTS ABOUT EXTRAVAGANT LOVE

1. GOD’S LOVE IS INDIVIDUAL

2. IT IS EVERLASTING

3. IT PRECEEDS TIME

4. IT IS IRRESISTABLE

1 & 2 Jer 31:3 The Lord appeared to him from afar (old), saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.

3. HIS LOVE PRECEDS TIME – Eph 1:4-5 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,

4. Song of Solomon 8:6 Put me like a seal over your heart, Like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death,

JESUS PAID FOR THE FIELD & THE PEARL WITH HIS LIFE BUT HE LEAVES HIS MINISTERS TO HELP RECOVER THE TREASURE.

WE HIS SERVANTS ARE TO BRING PEOPLE OUT OF THE WORLD AND HELP DISCIPLE THEM. AND IT’S WORK.

PAUL REFERING TO HIS OWN MINISTRY

Col 1:28 We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.

29 For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.

Tapping in to Heavens refreshing

Tapping in to Heavens refreshing

Acts 3:19 repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord

Amp So repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking,] and return [to God—seek His purpose for your life], so that your sins may be wiped away [blotted out, completely erased], so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord [restoring you like a cool wind on a hot day];

REFRESHING INCLUDES RESTORATION, (Supply, time, spiritual development and growth) REVIVING, RENEWING, REST

Mess Turn to face God so he can wipe away your sins, pour out showers of blessing to refresh you,

1. REPENTANCE: METANOIA MEANS TO TURN OR TO CHANGE YOUR MIND – (DIRECTION) (PURPOSE) & (CONDUCT)

A CALL FOR REPENTANCE CAME TO THE CHURCH AT LAODECIA

Rev. 2:2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars 3 And you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.

2. VALUE AND RESPECT FOR THE WORD

Psalm 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul

TEACHING AND PREACHING CAN BE REFRESHING

Amp Job 29:22 And my speech dropped upon them [like a refreshing shower].

Psalm 119:9 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.

Eph 5:26 That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

THERE IS A SEPARATING POWER TO THE WORD OF GOD

John 17:17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.

SANCTIFY MEANS TO SET APART. THE WORD SEPARATES

3. THE FAVOR OF GOD

Prov 19:12 The king’s wrath terrifies like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is as [refreshing and nourishing as] dew on the grass.

IT’S IMPORTANT THAT YOU CLAIM AND DECREE FAVOR

4. UNDERSTANDING AND REVELATION

Proverbs 16:22 Understanding (spiritual insight) is a [refreshing and boundless] wellspring of life to those who have it,

REVELATION BRINGS ACCLERATION (Eph 1:17)

LIVE OUT OF REVELATION

5. PRAYING IN OTHER TONGUES

Isaiah 28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people, 12 To whom He said, “This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest,” And, “This is the refreshing”

LIVE LIFE IN A RESTFUL POSITION?

REVELATION COMES BY PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT.

1 Cor 14:2 For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries.

6. COME UNTO HIM – DRAW NEAR

Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

“Bringing Spicy Back”

“Bringing Spicy Back”

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A MARRIAGE THAT’S LOST THE SPICY TO ACTUALLY BECOME SPICY AGAIN?

4 ways to maintain the spice or bring Spicy back!

1. Remember LOVE NEVER FAILS! 1Cor 13:4-8

· LOVE – GOD’S LOVE IS THE SPICE OF ANY GOOD RELATIONSHIP, INCLUDING MARRIAGE.

YOU WILL NEVER FIND HAPPINESS ON A ROAD NAMED SELFISHNESS!

2. Remember your COVENANT.

A COVENANT IS MADE OF UP TWO “CHAMBERS,” LIKE A HEART.
THE LEFT ONE IS THE “LEGAL” PART OF MARRIAGE. IT IS A CONTRACT.

THE RIGHT ONE IS STEADFAST LOVE OR “LOYALTY.”

WE NEED TO GET BOTH CHAMBERS PUMPING:

3. Remember to FORGIVE. Luke 17:4 70×7

YOUR COVENANT MARRIAGE PARTNER WILL GIVE YOU ABUNDANT OPPORTUNITIES TO FORGIVE!

GOD SPOKE HIS COVENANT NAME TO MOSES: “THE LORD, FULL OF COMPASSION AND GRACE, SLOW TO ANGER, AND ABOUNDING IN COVENANT LOVE AND FAITHFULNESS.”

4. Remember to FORGET. Phil 3:13 “Put out of mind”
AFTER JOSEPHS RELEASE, HE MARRIED AND THEN NAMED HIS FIRST CHILD, “MANASSEH”: “MADE TO FORGET.”

ASK GOD TO HELP YOU FORGET IN THESE 3 AREAS:
1. MEMORIES—ALL THE RETAINED MEMORIES THAT YOU HOLD ONTO IN YOUR MIND:

2. WORDS—ALL THE FIGHTS, THE ARGUMENTS, AND THE ANGER MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE CROSS OF CHRIST TO BE TRULY FORGIVEN.

3. SECRETS—SECRET HABITS, SECRET ADDICTIONS, SECRET PORNOGRAPHY, SECRETS AFFAIRS, SECRET ATTACHMENTS, SECRET FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS.

Joy; The Harvesting Factor

“Joy; The Harvesting Factor”

Gal 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the spirit will from the spirit reap eternal life. Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

Ps 35:27 Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “let the Lord be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.”

2 Cor 9:7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.

1 Chr 29:9 Then the people rejoiced, for they had offered willingly, because with a loyal heart they had offered willingly to the Lord; and King David also rejoiced greatly.

Ps 126:1 When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad. Restore (Turn) our captivity, o Lord, as the streams in the south. Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

PEOPLE COULD RECEIVE MORE IF THEY WERE’NT AFRAID TO REJOICE AND DANCE

1 Pet 1:8 And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.

Phil 4:19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

IF YOU ARE STUCK, YOU NEED TO REJOICE!

Love Won

Love Won!

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

LOVE WON US SONSHIP WITH GOD!

1 John 3:1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!

Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

WHAT WILL YOU SAY TO THE THINGS THAT COME AGAINST YOU?

32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,

39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

NEVER JUDGE GOD’S LOVE FOR YOU BASED ON YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES!

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

LOVE GIVES US A REASON TO BELIEVE.

A REVELATION OF THE LOVE OF GOD MAKES IT EASIER TO RECEIVE.

1 John 4:4 You are of God (Love), little children, and have overcome them, because He (Love) who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.