Your Storehouses” Pt 2

“Understanding God through time & knowledge”

Deut 28:8 The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand…

UNDERSTANDING GOD THROUGH THE ELEMENTS OF SPACE, TIME, AND KNOWLEDGE

LET’S TALK ABOUT GETTING TO KNOW GOD THROUGH TIME

Is 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy;

GOD INHABITS ETERNITY. HE HAS NO BEGINNING AND NO ENDING

Rev 1:8 I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is and which was, and which is to come the Almighty.

Is 46:9-10 I am God and there is none else; I am god and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning.

2 Pet 3:8 With the Lord one day is as a thousand years…

LET’S LOOK AT GOD THROUGH THE REALM OF KNOWLEDGE

GOD IS OMNISCIENT (ALL KNOWING)

Ps 147:5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite

AMP “His understanding is inexhustable and boundless”

GOD HAS ENDLESSLY AND BOUNDLESSLY KNOWN EVERYTHING.

IS 46:10 GOD CAN DECLARE THE END FROM THE BEGINNING BECAUSE HE KNOWS IT.

GOD IS INFINITE IN KNOWLEDGE, HE TRANCENDS TIME AND HE IS THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE IN WHICH WE LIVE.

ANOTHER WAY YOU CAN GET TO KNOW A PERSON IS TO SEE THERE HOME.

GOD’S HOUSE, WHERE HE DWELLS.
Rev 21:2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He shall swell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them,
6 And He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.
10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, 11Having the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper. 12 It had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are those of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. 13 there were three gates on the east and three gates on the north and three gates on the south and three gates on the west. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 And the one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and its wall. 16 And the city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the rod, fifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal. 17 And he measured its wall, seventy-two yards, according to human measurements, which are also angelic measurements. 18 And the material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was jasper, the second, sapphire; the third,
chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; 20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardis; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. 22 And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God, the Almighty, and the Lamb, are its temple. 23 And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 And the nations shall walk by its light, and the kings of the earth shall bring their glory into it. 25 And in the daytime (for there shall be no night there) its gates shall never be closed; 26 and they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it; and nothing unclean and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

RESOURCES THAT THEY USED TO BUILD THE TEMPLE.

1 Chr 22:3 And David prepared large quantities of iron to make the nails for the doors of the gates and for the clamps, and more bronze than could be weighed; 4 and timbers of cedar logs beyond number, for the Sidonians and Tyrians brought large quantities of cedare timber to David. 5 And David said, My son Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the Lord shall be exceedingly magnificent, famous and glorious throughout all lands. Therefore now I will make preparations for it. So David made ample preparations before his death.

DAVID MADE PREPARATION FOR IT.

THE BIBLE CALLS PREPARATION; WISDOM!

SAVING YOUR MONEY IS NOT CONTRARY TO FAITH.

Deut 28:5,8 God said, “I’ll bless your basket and your storehouses”

YOUR BASKET IS WHAT YOU OPERATE OUT OF ON A DAILY BASIS
THE STOREHOUSE IS WHAT YOU ARE SAVING UP FOR THE FUTURE

1 Chr 22:14 Now behold, with great pains I have prepared for the house of the Lord 100,000 talents of gold and 1,000,000 talents of silver, and bronze and iron beyond weight, for they are in great quanitity; also timber and stone I have prepared and you can add to it.

TODAY’S COST OF WHAT DAVID SAVED…

A TALENT WAS A UNIT OF WEIGHT BASICALLY 100LBS

100,000 TALENTS = $192,000,000 BILLION IN GOLD @ 1,200 AN Oz.
1,000,000 TALENTS = $1,920,000,000 TRILLION @ 16. AN Oz.

Vs 16 “Of the gold , the silver and the bronze and the iron, there is no limit. Arise and work, and may the Lord be with you”

THE TRAINING WHEELS OF FAITH PT. 1

“LOVE ON THE RIGHT”

Mark 11:22 And Jesus answered saying to them, “Have faith in God. 23 “Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt (differ) in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it shall be granted him. 24 “Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you.

Romans 10:10 that faith is located in the heart.

If you can learn to respond from a heart of faith you will live victoriously.

Joshua 14:7 Caleb, “i brought back word as it was in my heart.

Prov. 16:23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, And adds persuasiveness to his lips.
it’s easy to see the connection between the heart and mouth

Matt. 15:8 ‘This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far away from Me.

What you put in your heart is going to help determine what you respond too.

2Cor. 4:13 But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore also we speak;

Ezek. 33:31 “And they come to you as people come, and sit before you as My people, and hear your words, but they do not do them, for they do the lustful desires expressed by their mouth, and their heart goes after their gain.

The training wheels that will help you develop the habit of hooking your mouth up to the word in your heart.

Acts 7:58 And when they had driven him out of the city, they began stoning him, and the witnesses laid aside their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 And they went on stoning Stephen as he called upon the Lord and said, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!” 60 And falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them!” And having said this, he fell asleep.

Rom. 5:5 the love of God has been poured out within our hearts

OUR LOVE WALK PLAYS A HUGE ROLE IN OUR SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

2Th. 1:3 We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater

WE PROBABLY HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO WALK IN LOVE THAN WE DO FAITH

WE ARE TO RESPOND TO ONE ANOTHER BASED ON WHAT WE BELIEVE NOT WHAT WE FEEL OR HOW THE DAY IS GOING.

Eph. 4:32 And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

LEARNING THE LOVE WALK TEACHES YOU THE BALANCE OF FAITH.

Rom. 12:10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor

Rom. 13:8 Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.

1Cor. 13:8 Love never fails – you can’t fall down!

“Your Storehouses” Pt 1

“Understanding God through creation”

Deut 28:8 The Lord will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand…

UNDERSTANDING GOD THROUGH THE ELEMENTS OF SPACE, TIME, AND KNOWLEDGE

Is 40:12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and marked off the heavens by the span, and calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, and weighed the mountains in a balance, and the hills in a pair of scals?

15 Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales; Behold, He lifts up the islands like fine dust.

17 All the nations are as nothing before Him, The yare regarded by Him as less than nothing and meaningless.
18 To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare with Him?

Jer 10:12 It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom; And by His understanding He has stretched out the heavens.

Ps 19:1 The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

Rom 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

THE EARTH AND ITS DEMINSIONS – AT EQUATER – 24,875 MILES AROUND

THE SUN – IS 93 MILLION MILES AWAY

THE EARTH IS ORBITING AROUND THE SUN AND ROTATING ON ITS AXIS IN THE PROCESS.
WE ARE MOVING ABOUT 18 MILES EVERY SECOND.

LIGHT – LIGHT TRAVELS AT ABOUT 186,000 MILES PER SECOND

WHEN LIGHT LEAVES THE SUN IT TAKES THE LIGHT ABOUT 8 MINUTES TO GET TO THE EARTH.

OUR SUN IS APPROXIMATELY 1 OF 100 BILLION STARS IN OUR GALAXY ALONE.

THE NEXT CLOSEST STAR TO OUR PLANET IS ABOUT 4.27 LIGHT YRS AWAY.
THE LIGHT THAT LEAVES THAT STAR IS TRAVELING AT 186,000 MILES PER SEC

THE EDGE OF OUR OBSERVABLE UNIVERSE IS ABOUT 100 BILLION LIGHT YRS AWAY…

2 Chr 6:18 But will God indeed dwell with mankind on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain Thee; how much less this house which I have built.

Ps 8:3 When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, The moon and the stars, which Thou has ordained; 4 What is man, that Thou dost take thought of him? And the son of man, that Thou dost care for him?

GOD IS MORE INTERESTED IN YOU THAN HE IS THE OTHER GALAXIES…

5 Yet Thou has made him a little lower than God, and dost crown him with glory and majesty! 6 Thou dost make him to rule over the works of Thy hands; Thou has put all things under his feet.

Gen 1:14 The God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years.

Gen 2:12 And the Gold of that land is good; The bdellium and the onyx stone are there. (Gold, stones and perfume)

THE REASON HE TOLD ADAM WHERE IT WAS IS BECAUSE HE KNEW THERE WAS GOING TO BE AN EVE.

“Faith & Joy” Pt 12

“Joy Helper”

Neh 8:10 Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

2 Cor 1:24 Not that we lord it over your faith, but are workers with ou for you joy; for in your faith you are standing firm.

KJV “Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.”

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO HELP SOMEBODY, YOU HELP THEIR FAITH!

Rom 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

Ps 30:2 O Lord my God, I cried to thee for help, and thou didst heal me. 3 O Lord, Thou has brought up my soul from Sheol; Thou has kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. 4 Sing praises to the Lord, you His godly ones, and give thanks to His holy name. 5 For his anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning.

11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning in to dancing; Thou hast loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness; 12 That my soul may sing praise to Thee, and not be silent. O Lord my god, I will give thanks to Thee forever.

IF I CARE ABOUT PEOPLE I WANT TO HELP THEIR JOY…

Matt 14:27 Jesus said, be of good cheer… “It’s me”..

THERE IS A WORD IN SEASON TO THE ONE WHO IS WEARY…

DON’T BE A DISCOURAGER… BE AN ENCOURAGER

TO CHEER UP MEANS… TO BRIGHTEN UP! TO HAVE COURAGE!

Phil 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is (The end) gain. 22 But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me, and I do not know which to choose. 23 But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; 24 Yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake. 25 and convinced of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith,

26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ

“Rivers of the Holy Spirit” Pt 5

“The River of Intercession”

John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.

Gen. 2:11-14 LIST’S THESE 4 RIVERS
PISON, GIHON, HIDDEKEL (TIGRIS), EUPHRATES

EUPHRATES – MEANS: SWEET OR FRUITFUL

2 Cor 2:14 He uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.

GOD WANTS OTHER PEOPLE TO BE ENRICHED THROUGH THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH US.

THE RIVER OF INTERCESSION

Isa 53:12 Yet he himself bore the sin of many, and interceded for the transgressors.

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN A BURDEN WILL COME UPON US TO PRAY

Eph 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints

WEAPON OF PRAYER

WE ARE TO INTERCEED WITH THE HELP OF THE SPIRIT ESPECIALLY FOR SITUATIONS THAT WE DON’T HAVE FULL UNDERSTANDING OF

Rom 8:26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the
Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

THE SPIRIT HELPS US GIVE EXPRESSION TO IT.

Gal 4:19 “My Children, with who I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you”

Col 4:12 Ephaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.
13 For I bear him witness that he ahs a deep concern for you and for those who are in Laodicea and Hierapolis.

Kenneth HAGIN – “Most failure in life comes from prayer failure”

“Faith & Joy” Pt 11

“Good medicine”

Neh 8:10 Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved (Sorrow, sorrowful), for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

THERE IS HEALING AND RESTORATION IN JOY.

Nas Prov 12:25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad.

Youngs – Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word maketh him glad.

Nas Prov 15:13 A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.

THE OUTSIDE IS A REFLECTION OF THE INSIDE…

Yngs 15:13 – A joyful heart maketh glad the face, And by grief of heart is the spirit smitten.

Yngs Prov 17:22 A rejoicing heart doth good to the body, And a smitten spirit drieth the bone.

Nas Prov 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, (Prov 4:20-22)

WE DON’T RECEIVE ACCORDING TO WHAT GOD CAN DO. WE RECEIVE ACCORDING TO OUR FAITH.

Amp Prov 17:22 “A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones”

Gw “a joyful heart is good medicine, but depression drains ones strength”