MIRACLES AND BLESSINGS PT 6

“Abraham’s Example of Faithfulness & Blessing”

Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

Prov. 28:20 A faithful man will abound with blessings

Genisis 12-14 – THE FAITHFULNESS OF ABRAHAM
Galatians 3:7 Those who are of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham

ABRAHAM IS A PICTURE OF FAITHFULNESS

NKJ Gen. 12:1 Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you.

FAITHFULNESS BEGINS WITH YOUR CALLING

THE WORLD DOES NOT HAVE A CALLING ON THEIR LIFE. THEY HAVE NO PURPOSE AND NO MISSION!

2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.

DON’T LET THE DEVIL DISCOURAGE YOU IN YOUR CALLING. YOUR CALLING IS VERY IMPORTANT…

BLESSINGS COME WHEN YOU GET IN YOUR CALLING.

THE SON’S OF KORA SAID, “I’D RATHER BE A DOORKEEPER IN THE HOUSE OF GOD THAN TO DWELL IN THE TENTS OF WICKEDNESS”

4 So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him

7 Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “to your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the lord, who had appeared to him.

1. HE OBEYED HIS CALLING
2. HE BUILT AN ALTAR

FAITHFULNESS IS SEEN IN MY WORSHIP.

NIV ROM. 12:12 Be faithful in prayer.

WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO BUILD AN ALTAR

THIS ALSO RELATES TO THE ASSEMBLING OF OURSELVES TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP

NLT Heb 10:25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage and warn each other, especially now that the day of his coming back again is drawing near.

Gen. 13:2 Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.

1. HE WAS FAITHFUL TO HIS CALLING
2. HE WAS FAITHFUL TO HIS WORSHIP
3. ABRAHAM WAS VERY RICH AND STAYED FAITHFUL IN BLESSING

IN CHAPTER 13:5 THAT LOT ALSO HAD FLOCKS AND HEARDS AND TENTS

THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE MONEY DOES NOT MEAN NUMBER ONE THAT YOU ARE IN THE WILL OF GOD…
IT DOES NOT MEAN NUMBER TWO THAT YOU ARE UNDER THE BLESSING OF GOD…

PEOPLE WILL FOLLOW A TRAIL OF SUCCESS TO A POINT WHERE THEY ARE DECIEVED INTO THINKING THEY DON’T NEED GOD.

YOU NEED TO CHOOSE PRINCIPLE OVER PROFIT

UNTIL YOU ARE FAITHFUL AND MAKE A DECESION FOR PRINCIPLE OVER PROFIT GOD CANNOT SHOW YOU THE FULLNESS OF HIS VISION FOR YOUR LIFE

GEN 14:18 Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; He was the priest of God Most High. 19 And he blessed him and said: “blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth; 20 And blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand.” and he gave him a tithe of all.

THIS IS A SYMBOL OF FAITHFULNESS

MY TITHE IS NOT AS IMPORTANT TO GOD AS IT IS TO ME – IT IS A STATEMENT OF MY FAITHFULNESS TO THE LORD

BE FAITHFUL TO GOD AND HE WILL GIVE YOU A DOUBLE PORTION

21 Now the king of Sodom said to Abram, “give me the persons, and take the goods for yourself.” 22 But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the Lord, God Most High, the possessor of heaven and earth, 23 that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, “I have made Abram rich’—

IF YOU DON’T LIVE BY PRINCIPLE, PEOPLE WILL OWN YOU WITH THEIR SIN AND UNCLEANESS

Gen 15:1 After these things the word of the lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”

MIRACLES AND BLESSINGS PT 5

“Faithfulness and Blessing”

Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

PROV. 28:20 A FAITHFUL MAN WILL ABOUND WITH BLESSINGS

FAITHFULNESS IS A PART OF THE CHARACTER OF GOD

LAM. 3:23 GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS.

HIS NAME IS EVEN CALLED FAITHFUL AND TRUE (REV 19:11)

FAITHFULNESS MEANS; A TOTAL DEPENDABILITY

HEBREW AND GREEK DEFINE FAITHFULNESS AS (TRUSTWORTHYNESS, STEADIENESS, A CONDITION OF BEING DEPENDABLE, NON MOVEMENT, HONESTY AND TRUTHFULNESS, OPERATING IN A CONDITION OF REALITY).

FAITHFULNESS TOUCHES YOUR FAMILY, YOUR MARRIAGE, YOUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR SPOUSE, YOUR JOB, YOUR BUISNESS, YOUR CHILDREN, YOUR MINISTRY

Luke 16:10 “He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; And he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much. 11 “If therefore you have not been faithful in the use of unrighteous mammon, who will entrust the true riches to you? 12 “And if you have not been faithful in the use of that which is anothers, who will give you that which is your own?

Luke 19:16 “And the first appeared, saying, ‘Master, your mina has made ten minas more.’ 17 “And he said to him, ‘well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, be in authority over ten cities.

FAITHFULNESS IS AN AUTOMATIC THING – WHEN YOU ARE FAITHFUL, THE BLESSING OF GOD WILL COME UPON YOU.

2TIM. 2:2 And the things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.

FAITHFULNESS GIVES ME A PLATFORM WITH WHICH TO TEACH YOU

AN ELDER IS TO BE A PERSON OF EXAMPLE

3 ILLUSTRATIONS HERE OF FAITHFULNESS

AN OCCUPATION OF A SOLDIER
3 Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

Rev 2:10 Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.

THE 2ND OCCUPATION IS THE ATHLETE Vs 5
2Tim 2:5 And also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules.

FAITHFULNESS IS ALSO THAT I AM COMPLIANT TO THE RULES THAT I’VE BEEN GIVEN

THE 3RD OCCUPATION IS THE FARMER Vs 6
6 The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops.

1. THE SOLDIER IS FAITHFUL IN BATTLE, COURAGOUS AND WILLING TO DIE – NOT DISTRACTED
2. AN ATHLET THAT’S METICULOUS ABOUT KEEPING THE RULES AND DOING IT RIGHT – HE’S DISCIPLINED
3. A FARMER WHO WORKS VERY HARD FROM THE TIME HE CULTIVATES TO THE TIME HE HARVESTS

PLANTING AND CULTIVATING IS WORK

WHAT I PUT INTO SOMETHING IS EXACTLY WHAT I’M GOING TO GET OUT OF IT.

GOING THE EXTRA MILE, GETTING MORE TRAINING WILL ALWAYS PAY OFF.

PROVERBS 24:12 SAY’S, “The hand of the dilegent will rule”

MIRACLES AND BLESSINGS PT 4

“Blessed in your purpose”

Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
Norley Tran – Everything heaven itself enjoys!

MIRACLES ARE NOT THE ULTIMATE FOR YOU BUT THEY ARE THE JUMPSTART TO GET YOU INTO GOD’S BLESSINGS

GOD PREDISTINED US TO BE BLESSED!

4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,

YOU STAY IN THE SUPERNATURAL BY STAYING IN FAITH.

Gen 1:27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

TO BLESS: IS TO EMPOWER TO PROSPER, EXCEL, SUCCEED…

WHATEVER YOU ARE CALLED TO DO YOU ARE EMPOWERED TO DO IT

Deut 8:18 remember the Lord your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Prov 10:22 It is the blessing of the Lord that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.

TOO MANY ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET MORE MONEY WHEN THEY SHOULD BE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO WALK IN THE BLESSING & BLESSINGS…

THAT BLESSING IS CONNECTED TO YOUR MANDATE AND VISION…

SUCCESS IS DOING WHAT GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO DO

ADAM HAD ASSIGNMENTS
Gen 1:29 Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;

THE NUMBER 1 INGREDIENT GOD SHARES WITH ADAM FOR IGNITING THE BLESSING IS SEED.
(LAW OF SEEDTIME & HARVEST)

THERE’S PROGRESSION; BLESSING, VISION, & SEED

2 OF THE MOST POWERFUL THINGS YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS THE BLESSING OF GOD AND THE LAW OF SEED TIME AND HARVEST

GOD HAS ALWAYS INTENDED FOR MAN TO BE A SEED SOWER.
(Gal 6:9, Eph 6:8, 2 Cor 9)

THIS MEAN’S THAT MAN WOULD BE IN CHARGE OF HIS OWN DESTINY

Prov 11:24 There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. (2 PEOPLE – CONTROLING THEIR DESTINIES)

NLT Give freely and become more wealthy; Be stingy and lose everything.

Mess The world of the generous gets larger and larger; The world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.

YOU ARE TO BE MINDFUL OF BEING A BLESSING AND SOWING BECAUSE YOU ARE CULTIVATING A LIFESTYLE OF GENEROSITY

Prov 11:25 The generous man will be prosperous, And he who waters will himself be watered. He who withholds grain, the people will curse him,

Amp The generous man [is a source of blessing and] shall be prosperous and enriched, And he who waters will himself be watered [reaping the generosity he has sown].

NLT 2 Cor 9:10 For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.

NAS Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;

11 You will be enriched in everything (NLT Every way) for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God.

NLT Prov 3:9 Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.

MIRACLES AND BLESSINGS PT 3

“The door of destruction”

Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
Norley Tran – Everything heaven itself enjoys!

OBEDIENCE DOESN’T EARN BLESSINGS IT RELEASES THEM.
DISOBEDIENCE WILL CUT YOU OFF FROM THE BLESSINGS.

“I’M SUPPOSED TO BE BLESSED!
Ps 34:8 “O Taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man that trusts in Him.”

1Cor. 10:1 For I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 2 And all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 3 And all ate the same spiritual food;
4 And all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ. 5 Nevertheless, with most of them God was not well-pleased; For they were laid low in the wilderness. 6 Now these things happened as examples for us, that we should not crave evil things, as they also craved.

7 And do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written, (EX 32:6) “The people sat down to eat and drink, and stood up to play.”
8 Nor let us act immorally, as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day.

9 Nor let us try the lord, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the serpents. (numbers 21)

10 Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer.

THE NEW TESTAMENT REVEALS WHO DESTROYED THEM.

WHEN YOU STOP LISTENING TO GOD AND CONTINUE IN A WRONG ATTITUDE YOU’RE OPENING THE DOOR TO DESTRUCTION.

DISOBEDIENCE OPENS THE DOOR TO DESTRUCTION.

11 Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.

WE SHOULD UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THE ENEMY’S TACTICS THAN ANY OTHER GENERATION.

THE ROAD TO DESTRUCTION IS WIDE – THE WAY TO LIFE IS NARROW.

12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, that you may be able to endure it.

ALL THESE BLESSINGS OF DEUT 28 HINGE ON VS 2
2 “And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you will obey the Lord your God.

IF YOU OBEY YOU’RE BLESSED, IF YOU DON’T YOU’RE CURSED

EXODUS 15:26 And he said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the Lord your God, and do what is right in his sight, and give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put (not allow) none of the diseases on you which I have put (allowed) on the Egyptians; For I, the Lord, am your Healer (JEHOVAH RAPHA).”

MIRACLES AND BLESSINGS PT 2

“Obedience and blessings”

Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

Norley Tran – Everything heaven itself enjoys!

MIRACLES CAN GET PEOPLE TO GOD… DAILY BLESSINGS PULL US THROUGH.

(Ps 68:19 Daily loads us w benefits, God of our salvation)

BLESSINGS COME TO THE OBEDIENT

Ezk 34:26 I will make them and the places around My hill a blessing. And I will cause showers to come down in their season; they will be showers of blessing. (Amp Divine favor)

THE PRIESTLY BLESSINGS
Numb 6:24 “The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; 26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”

OBEDIENCE DOESN’T EARN BLESSINGS IT RELEASES THEM.
DISOBEDIENCE WILL CUT YOU OFF FROM THE BLESSINGS.

Deut 27 & 28… Ebal and Gerizim

PLACES WHERE GOD SAY’S WE CAN REVERSE A CURSE
Matt 5:44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,

Rom 12:14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

1 Cor 4:12 And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; (Ex. Driving)

IN THE GARDEN GOD BLESSED ADAM AND EVE… IT MEANS “EMPOWER TO PROSPER”

GOD BLESSED THE SABATH
Gen 2:3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

PEOPLE WHO ARE FAITHFUL TO GO TO CHURCH AND ENTER THE REST ARE BLESSED.
Ps 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13 Those who are planted in the house of the Lord Shall flourish in the courts of our God.

Gen 24:1 Now Abraham was old, advanced in age; and the Lord had blessed Abraham in every way.

Gal 3:9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer.

Gen 25:11 It came about after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac

Gen 26:12 Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the Lord blessed him,

COMPLAINING WILL PUT YOU ON EBAL INSTEAD OF GERIZIM..

WE SEE BLESSINGS COME DOWN ON THE GRANDCHILDREN
Gen 35:9 Then God appeared to Jacob again when he came from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him.

Eph 1:3 *In Him… OUR BLESSINGS START WITH OUR WALK WITH HIM.

BECAUSE YOU ARE BLESSED THE BLESSINGS FLOW AROUND YOU TO OTHERS
Gen 39:5 It came about that from the time he made him overseer in his house and over all that he owned, the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house on account of Joseph; thus the Lord’s blessing was upon all that he owned, in the house and in the field.

CONCERNING ISRAEL
Deut 7:14 You shall be blessed above all peoples; there will be no male or female barren among you or among your cattle.

WE STAY IN THE PLACE OF AUTHORITY AND BLESSING BY STAYING OBEDIENT TO GOD.
Deut 12:7 There also you and your households shall eat before the Lord your God, and rejoice in all your undertakings in which the Lord your God has blessed you.

IF YOU’RE BARKING AND COMPLAINING ALL THE TIME YOU ARE NOT LIVING IN GERIZIM

2 Sam 6:12 Now it was told King David, saying, “The Lord has blessed the house of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, on account of the ark of God.”

ONE THING BRINGS THE BLESSING OF GOD ON YOUR HOUSE AND THAT’S THE PRESENCE OF GOD.

THE BLESSINGS IN THE N.T. ARE CALLED THE “BE ATTITUDES”

BLESSINGS COME BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE…

HOW TO BE BLESSED…
Psalm 1:1, Psalm 2:12, Psalm 32:1-2, Psalm 94:12, Psalm119:2,
Matt 13:16, James 1:12, James 1:25, Rev 14:13

MIRACLES AND BLESSINGS PT 1

“Jumpstart your blessings”

Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

Norley Tran – Everything heaven itself enjoys!

GOD PREDISTINED US TO BE BLESSED!

4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

GOD IS A GOOD OF MIRACLES BUT HE IS ALSO A GOD OF BLESSINGS

YOU STAY IN THE SUPERNATURAL BY STAYING IN FAITH.

GOD LOVES TO DO THE MIRACULOUS FOR HIS PEOPLE BUT A MIRACLE IS NEVER THE ULTIMATE WITH GOD.

Ex. GOD DELIEVERING ISRAEL
THE MIRACULOUS WAS THE JUMP START TO GET THEM INTO THE PROMISE LAND

JUMPSTARTS HELP US GET INTO WHERE GOD WANTS US.

Ex. HANNAH… GOD GAVE HER A CHILD – IT WAS A MIRACLE.

Ex. GOD TOLD ABRAHAM, “I WILL BLESS YOU AND BLESS YOUR SEED”

MIRACLES USUALLY COME BY ONES, BLESSINGS CAN’T BE SINGLE

ISAAC ENTERED RIGHT INTO THE BLESSING OF HIS FATHER. (NOT MIRACLE)

YOU CAN’T PASS ON THE MIRACLES BUT YOU CAN PASS ON BLESSINGS

JACOB – ASKED FOR A BLESSING NOT A MIRACLE!

CARD HAND OUT….

MIRACLES AND BLESSINGS

MIRACLES                                                                             
1 Miracles come in crises
2 Miracles come in small amounts
3 Miracles are usually for you
4 Miracles can come in unbelief
5 Miracles are temporary
6 Miracles counteract natural laws
7 Miracles stop

BLESSINGS

1 Blessings keep us away from crises

2 Blessings come in abundance
3 Blessings can be Shared
4 Blessings are for the obedient
5 Blessings are eternal
6 Blessings cooperate with natural laws
7 Blessings keep on growing

 

 

WHEN IT COMES TO A MIRACLE, GOD WORKS FOR YOU.
WHEN IT COMES TO A BLESSING, GOD WORKS WITH YOU.

WHEN IT COMES TO A MIRACLE, GOD WORKS FOR YOU
WHEN IT COMES TO BLESSING, GOD WORKS WITH YOU

1 Pet 3:8 To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; 9 not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing.