The Zeal of God Pt 4

“Zeal for the kingdom”

Nkjv Num. 25:10 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 11 “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal. 12 Therefore say, “Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace; 13 and it shall be to him and his descendants after him a covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was zealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.

World English dictionary zeal:
energetic and unflagging enthusiasm, especially for a cause or idea

Webster
Zeal: a feeling of strong eagerness or excessive ferver to do something or accomplish some end

* Going totally overboard for something you are passionate about

* The unstoppable force of someone who is absolutely convinced or persuaded

3 arenas where zeal should be seen and demonstrated

1. Zeal for Jesus
2. Zeal for the harvest
3. Zeal for the kingdom of God

Zeal will cause your flesh to do what it normally would not do.

1. submission and obedience

A person who has kingdom zeal will understand the importance of unquestioned submission in heart and lifestyle and unquestioned obedience to command and request

A person who has a kingdom mentality hears authority speaking as god speaking

Honoring the scriptural chain of authority is a key to favor

The blessing comes down through the authority structure.

Respect for authority becomes essential for financial blessing

2. Giving and sacrifice

Would you serve god if there were no benefits?

Not tithing and giving is a lack of understanding of the kingdom

Without zeal you won’t do much sacrificing

3. Zeal for serving

Nas Heb. 12:28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;

Nas John 12:26 “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall My servant also be; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.

Kjv Deut. 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

Matt. 18:1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, 3 and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Humility is always the requirement for servant hood

A zeal to please god and others will promote you to greatness

Luke 22:24 And there arose also a dispute among them as to which one of them was regarded to be greatest. 25 And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who have authority over them are called ‘Benefactors.’ 26 “But not so with you, but let him who is the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as the servant. 27 “For who is greater, the one who reclines at the table, or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at the table? But I am among you as the one who serves.

We serve God by serving others

Gal. 5:13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another

Jesus said, when you did it to the least of these you did it to me.

Amp Rom. 12:11 Never lag in zeal and in earnest endeavor; be aglow and burning with the Spirit, serving the Lord.

Rom. 12:11 Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically.

“Zeal for the harvest”

“Zeal for the harvest”

Nkjv Num. 25:7 Now when Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose from among the congregation and took a javelin in his hand; 8 and he went after the man of Israel into the tent and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her body. So the plague was stopped among the children of Israel. 9 And those who died in the plague were twenty-four thousand.
10 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 11 “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal.

12 Therefore say, “Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace; 13 and it shall be to him and his descendants after him a covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was zealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.

World English dictionary
Zeal: energetic and unflagging enthusiasm, especially for a cause or idea

Webster
Zeal: a feeling of strong eagerness or excessive ferver to do something or accomplish some end

Going totally overboard for something you are passionate about

The unstoppable force of someone who is absolutely convinced or persuaded

3 arenas where zeal should be seen and demonstrated

1. Zeal for Jesus

5 Areas where your zeal for Jesus should be seen

1. Worship
2 Areas here, our praise and giving

2. Prayer life

3. Holiness

4. Zeal for the cross

5. Zeal for his word

2. The second arena zeal should be seen and displayed is for the harvest

This 2nd arena for the harvest deals with our purpose

1. the first area for your zeal to be displayed in when it comes to the harvest is for souls

Jesus the example
Matthew 9 – Jesus saw the people as sheep
john 3 – we see insidious
john 4 – we see the woman at the well
Luke 19 – we see zaceeus
Luke 23 – we see the thief on the cross

Zeal will cause you to have value for every soul

Every church should be a soul winning church and have a zeal for the lost

Zeal for souls will cause you to fast, pray, give and go!

Zeal say’s, “I gotta do something”.

September 25th – Harvest Day! 300 People here!

You are the greatest advertisement for the local church

2. The second area of the harvest our zeal is to be displayed in, is in discipleship

This connects us to the great commission…

Zeal to make disciples and being involved in the discipleship of others is important to the harvest.

Zeal for Jesus – in worship, prayer, holiness, the cross and the word

Zeal for the harvest – souls and disciples

The zeal of God pt2

“Zeal for Jesus Pt 2”

Nkjv Num. 25:6 And indeed, one of the children of Israel came and presented to his brethren a Midianite woman in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 7 Now when Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose from among the congregation and took a javelin in his hand; 8 and he went after the man of Israel into the tent and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her body. So the plague was stopped among the children of Israel. 9 And those who died in the plague were twenty-four thousand.
10 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 11 “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal.

njb 11 the only one of them to have the same zeal as I have

12 Therefore say, “Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace; 13 and it shall be to him and his descendants after him a covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was zealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.

World English dictionary
zeal: 
energetic and unflagging enthusiasm, especially for a cause or idea

Webster
zeal:
 a feeling of strong eagerness or excessive ferver to do something or accomplish some end

Zeal is something that you feel so strongly about you have to do something about it!

Going totally overboard for something you are passionate about

The unstoppable force of someone who is absolutely convinced or persuaded

3 arenas where zeal should be seen and demonstrated

1. Zeal for Jesus

5 areas where your zeal for Jesus should be seen

1. Worship

A. praise and giving

2. Your prayer life

Nlt James 5:16 The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results.

Nlt Matt. 6:6 But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father secretly. Then your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you.

We should desire to spend time with him

Luke 19:46 “My house is a house of prayer”

3. Holiness

1 peter 1:15-16 “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, be ye holy for I am holy

You need to fear the Lord and his wrath upon sin

Zeal for holiness will cause you to police your own self.

lust, pride, rebellion all works of the flesh will be brought under subjection to the cross as the zeal of god consumes you

4. A zeal for the cross

1Cor. 1:18 For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Gal. 6:14 But may it never be that I should boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Zeal for the cross will cause you to take up your own

Matt. 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

John 2:17 Then His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.”18 So the Jews answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?” 19 Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”20 Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” 21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body.
22 Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.

5. A zeal for his Word

Rev. 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

Psa. 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth

Psa. 119:162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.

Psa. 119:137
 Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments. 138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful. 139 My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

THE ZEAL OF GOD PT 1

“Zeal for Jesus”

Nkjv Num. 25:6 And indeed, one of the children of Israel came and presented to his brethren a Midianite woman in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping at the door of the tabernacle of meeting. 7 Now when Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose from among the congregation and took a javelin in his hand; 8 and he went after the man of Israel into the tent and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her body. So the plague was stopped among the children of Israel. 9 And those who died in the plague were twenty-four thousand.
10 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 11 “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he was zealous with My zeal among them, so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My zeal.

12 Therefore say, “Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace; 13 and it shall be to him and his descendants after him a covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was zealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.

world English dictionary
Zeal: 
energetic and unflagging enthusiasm, especially for a cause or idea

Webster
Zeal:
 a feeling of strong eagerness or excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end

* Going totally overboard for something you are passionate about

* The unstoppable force of someone who is absolutely convinced or persuaded

Paul – Phil. 3:6 concerning zeal, persecuting the church

Num. 25:11 “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from the children of Israel, because he was zealous with My zeal

Concerning Jesus, “zeal for your house has consumed me”

3 arenas where zeal should be seen and demonstrated

1. Zeal for Jesus

2. Zeal for the Harvest

3. Zeal for the kingdom of God

1. Zeal for Jesus

There is never a point where somebody should be able to say, “that’s enough”

We should be overboard about our passion and our zeal for the person and the name of Jesus

Areas where our zeal for Jesus can be seen

1. worship

The more zeal you have the more passionately you will worship

Your zeal is going to be displayed

David as an example of zeal in his worship and how he demonstrated his zeal

His praise and his giving!

A. Praise

2Sam. 6:13 And it was so, that when they that bare the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings. 14 And David danced before the LORD with all his might; (zeal) and David was girded with a linen ephod. 15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.

16 And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; (zeal) and she despised him in her heart. 17 And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
20 Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, (with an attitude) How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself! (zeal)

Mess like some burlesque street dancer!

21 And David said unto Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose
me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD.

Amp Therefore will I make merry [in pure enjoyment] before the Lord.

Mess Oh yes, I’ll dance to GOD’S glory 22 And I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight

A
mp I will be still more lightly esteemed than this, and will humble and lower myself in my own sight [and yours

Mess  more recklessly even than this. And as far as I’m concerned . . . I’ll gladly look like a fool


B. Giving

1Chr. 29:1 Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for the LORD God.
2 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance. 3 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house, 4 Even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses withal: 5 The gold for things of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and for all manner of work to be made by the hands of artificers. And who then is willing to consecrate his service this day unto the LORD? 6 Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Israel, and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the king’s work, offered willingly,
7 And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.
8 And they with whom precious stones were found gave them to the treasure of the house of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel the Gershonite. 9Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.