“Commitment; Key to success”
Nas 2Sam. 5: 20 So David came to Baal-perazim, and defeated them there; and he said, “The LORD has broken through my enemies before me like the breakthrough of waters.” Therefore he named that place Baal-perazim.
WEBSTER – COMMIT MEANS; TO PLEDGE, OBLIGATE OR PROMISE ONESELF.
NOUN – The state of being obligated and emotionally impelled.
COMMITMENT IS THE KEYNOTE OF SUCCESS IN THE KINGDOM.
HOW DOES THE REVEALED WILL OF GOD COME TO YOU? THE WORD!
Heb 3:1 “Consider Jesus the apostle and high priest of our confession”
Heb. 4:14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.
WHEN YOU MAKE A COMMITMENT TO THE LORD THE GRACE OF GOD ENABLES YOU TO SUCCEED.
A SECOND WAY YOU RECEIVE THE REVEALED WILL OF GOD IS THROUGH THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
2 Cor 2:9 “Eye has not seen nor ear heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him”
LACK OF COMMITMENT IS AT THE ROOT OF EVERY FAILURE THAT PEOPLE EXPERIENCE.
COMMITMENT IS NOT TRYING SOMETHING OUT OR LEAVING YOUR SELF A BACKDOOR OUT.
COMMITMENT IS THE SOULISH OUTWORKING OF A CONSECRATED HEART
IJESUS AS HIGH PRIEST. (Present day ministry)
Heb 6:20 Where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Heb 7:1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high god, who met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2 to whom also Abraham apportioned a tenth part of all the spoils, was first of all, by the translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then also king of Salem, which is king of peace. 3 Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the son of God, he abides a priest perpetually. 4 Now observe how great this man was to whom Abraham, the patriarch, gave a tenth of the choicest spoils.
THIS IS THE FIRST REFERENCE IN SCRIPTURE TO THE TITHE.
IF YOUR NOT A TITHER YOU’RE JUST STUCK WITH NATURAL EFFORT AND NO GRACE FROM THE HIGH PRIEST.
Heb 7:8 And in this case mortal men receive tithes, but in that case one receives them, of whom it is witnessed that he lives on.