Aspects of Abundance 6

Attitudes Pt 2

ASPECT MEANS; A PART OF, OR FEATURE OF SOMETHING.
A SPECIFIC WAY IN WHICH SOMETHING CAN BE CONSIDERED.

“ATTITUDES ARE ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTS PUT TOGETHER AND REFLECTING YOUR STATE OF MIND”

Viktor Frankl “The greatest of all human freedoms is the ability to choose one’s attitude regardless of circumstances”

YOUR ATTITUDE HAS A WHOLE LOT TO DO WITH YOUR FUTURE

1. THE ATTITUDE OF A SERVANT
Phil 2:17 But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.

THE ATTITUDE OF A SERVANT FIRST OF ALL UNDERSTANDS MY LIFE IS NOT MY OWN.

2. THE ATTITUDE OF PRODUCTIVITY (FAITHFULNESS)

Prov 28:20 “The faithful shall abound with blessings”

Matt 25 – PARABLE OF THE TALENTS

TO FOLLOW THE PATTERN OF CHRIST MEANS YOU WILL BE PRODUCTIVE.

3. A WINNING ATTITUDE

PAUL DESCRIBES THE LIFE OF THE REDEEMED AS BEING LIKE A VICTORIOUS SOLDIER, A WINNING ATHLETE, A SUCCESSFUL FARMER, A DILIGENT STUDENT, AND A USEABLE VESSEL (2 Tim 2)

2 Cor 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ

4. ATTITUDE OF THANKFULNESS

1 Thess 5:18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS UNEXPRESSED THANKS!

GRATITUDE WILL SPILL OVER IN YOUR GIVING

GIVING WILL AFFECT YOUR SUPPLY! GRACE…

5. ATTITUDE OF FAITH

Heb 11:6 “Without faith it is impossible to please God”

YOUR FAITH MAKES UNLIMITED POSSIBLITIES AVAILABLE

FAITH MAKES YOU CONCIOUS OF ETERNAL THINGS…

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

FAITH IN THE BLOOD

Rom 3:21 But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; 25 whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; 26 for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. 27 Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.

NLT 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.

Exodus 25:22 At the mercy seat is the place I will meet with you and commune with you there”

IN THE N.T THE MERCY SEAT IS AVAILABLE ANYTIME AND ANYWHERE WE APPLY THE BLOOD BY FAITH. (Heb 4:16)

BECAUSE OF THE BLOOD WE HAVE BEEN MADE RIGHTEOUS.

ANDREW MURRY – “Faith is largely dependent on knowledge. If knowledge of what the blood can (has) accomplish is not accurate then faith expects little and the more powerful affects of the blood are limited. Feeble ideas of its power prevent the deeper and more perfect manifestations of its affects.
As we find out what the scriptures teach about the blood we will see that faith in the blood can produce greater results in us than we have yet known and in the future a ceaseless blessing will be ours”

THERE’S MORE IN THE BLOOD THAN JUST FORGIVENESS!

Romans 8:33 “Who can lay a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies”
32 “If He spared not his own son how shall he not also with him freely give us all things”
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ?

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

AMP The blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].

WHAT’S IN THE BLOOD?

Ex. FUNCTION;
1. OXYGEN TO YOUR TISSUES,
2. NUTRIENTS – GLUCOS – AMINO ACIDS – PROTIENS
3. THE REMOVAL OF WASTE (CARBON DYOXIDE), LACTIC ACIDE
IMMUNILOGICAL FUNCTIONS IN THE BLOOD

INCLUDING THE CIRCULATION OF WHITE BLOOD CELLS, THE DETECTION OF FOREIGN MATERIALS BY ANTIBODIES

SO WE APPLY THE BLOOD… THINGS GO INTO REMESSION.

Ex. CHILDREN OF ISRAEL… TAKE THE BLOOD AND APPLY IT (EACH FAMILY) – GOD PASSED OVER THAT HOME

IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO JUST BELIEVE – YOU NEED TO APPLY THE BLOOD – THROUGH YOUR CONFESSION.

4. THE BLOOD FUNCTIONS AS COAGULATION – SELF REPAIR MECANISM.
IT CARRIES CERTAIN MESSENGER FUNCTIONS INCLUDING THE TRANSPORT OF HORMONES AND SIGNALING OF TISSUE DAMAGE.

IF THE BLOOD IS NOT CIRCULATING YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE MESSAGE.

COL 1:13-14 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

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Attitudes

ASPECT MEANS; A PART OF, OR FEATURE OF SOMETHING.
A SPECIFIC WAY IN WHICH SOMETHING CAN BE CONSIDERED.

AN OVERLOOKED ASPECT OF ABUNDANCE IS YOUR ATTITUDE

Viktor Frankl “The greatest of all human freedoms is the ability to choose one’s attitude regardless of circumstances”

Heb 6:10 For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A GOOD WORK ETHINC YOU CAN’T REALLY BE AFFECTIVE IN LIFE OR MINISTRY

1. THE ATTITUDE OF A SERVANT
Phil 2:17 But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.

Philippians 2 JESUS HUMBLED HIMSELF TO BECOME A SERVANT.

THE ATTITUDE OF A SERVANT FIRST OF ALL UNDERSTANDS MY LIFE IS NOT MY OWN.

YOU LOOSE YOUR LIFE BY SERVING AND BEING A BLESSING TO THE BODY OF CHRIST.

PHIL 2:3 SAY’S TO “Esteem others better than yourself”

TO BE A GOOD SERVANT YOU NEED TO BE TRAINED OR TRAIN YOURSELF TO SEE WHAT OTHERS DON’T SEE.

HOW CAN I MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR SOMEONE OR BETTER FOR SOMEONE ELSE

TO HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF A SERVANT YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH YOURSELF.

1 Pet 5 To not serve by compulsion but willingly…

Is 1:19 “If you are willing and obedient you will eat the good of the land”

2. THE ATTITUDE OF PRODUCTIVITY

Prov 28:20 “The faithful shall abound with blessings”

Matt 25 – PARABLE OF THE TALENTS

YOU’LL NEVER REALLY HAVE THE JOY OF THE LORD UNTIL YOU ARE PRODUCTIVE IN LIFE…

YOUR ABUNDANCE IS CONNECTED TO YOUR WILLINGNESS TO TAKE THE 5, 2 OR 1 AND BE PRODUCTIVE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE.

TO FOLLOW THE PATTERN OF CHRIST MEANS YOU WILL BE PRODUCTIVE.

A LOT OF OUR PROBLEMS COME FROM “ME, MYSELF AND I”

Gal 2:20 – OUR LIFE CENTERS AROUND CHRIST, NOT “I”

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“The significance of thoughts Pt. 2”

Rom 12:1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of god, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of god is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Ex. TO RENEW MEANS TO RENOVATE (TEARING OUT AND PUT NEW)

THOUGHTS ARE TRANSFORMING…

THOUGHTS ARE NOT INSIGNIFICANT.

THOUGHTS COME FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES

AN IDEA, A THOUGHT IS A SHAPE, IT IS A FORM AND IT IS A SPIRITUAL FORCE THAT CAN SHAPE SOMETHING OUT OF THE SPIRIT INTO THE PHYSICAL.

EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A THOUGHT.

Prov 23:7 “As a man thinks witihin himself, so he is”

when god gives you a thought it will excite you!

Ps 92:5 How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep.

Ps 139:17 How precious also are your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.

NKJ 1 Tim 4:15 Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress (Profiting) may be evident (Appear) to all.

Ps 1:1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners,
nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 2 But his delight is in the law of the lord, and in his law he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.

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Excellence 4

ASPECT MEANS; A PART OF, OR FEATURE OF SOMETHING.
A SPECIFIC WAY IN WHICH SOMETHING CAN BE CONSIDERED.

KJV Dan 6:3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.

YOU WILL HAVE TO COME TO A PLACE IN YOUR WALK WITH GOD WHERE YOU PUT DEMANDS ON YOURSELF.

1 Kings 10:1Now when the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord, she came to test him with difficult questions. 2 So she came to Jerusalem with a very large retinue, with camels carrying spices and very much gold and precious stones. When she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart. 3 Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was hidden from the king which he did not explain to her. 4 When the queen of Sheba perceived all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, 5 the food of his table, the seating of his servants, the attendance of his waiters and their attire, his cupbearers, and his stairway by which he went up to the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her. 6 Then she said to the king, “It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom. 7 Nevertheless I did not believe the reports, until I came and my eyes had seen it. And behold, the half was not told me. You exceed in wisdom and prosperity the report which I heard.

EXCELLENCE IS AN OUTFLOW OF WISDOM

A RIGHT HEART AND RIGHT THINKING BREEDS EXCELLENCE NOT $

EMPLOYEE’S AND STAFF HAVE TO MAINTAIN A STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE

DANIEL BROUGHT WITH HIM WHAT OTHERS DIDN’T HAVE.

CHRISTIANS SHOULD ALWAYS BRING A STANDARD THAT WOULD BE ABOVE THE CO-WORKERS OF THE WORLD

PAUL TOLD TIMOTHY TO BE AN EXAMPLE… 1 Tim 4:12

AS A LEADER (PARENT) YOU HAVE TO TRAIN PEOPLE AROUND YOU IN EXCELLENCE, AND EXPECT IT…

Ex. DAVID, RUNNING FROM SAUL.

SOCIETIES OUTCASTS BECAME DAVIDS MIGHTY MEN.

1 Kings 10:4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, 5 the food on his table, the seating of his servants, the service of his waiters and their apparel, his cupbearers,

AN EXCELLENT SPIRIT WILL TAKE WHAT IT LEARNS AND MAKE IT A
LIFESTYLE.

8 Happy are your men and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom!

IT’S AN HONOR TO BE AROUND EXCELLENCE…

EXCELLENT PEOPLE HAVE HAPPY PEOPLE AROUND THEM.

WHATEVER YOU’RE AROUND – YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE INTO THE FLOW…

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“The significance of thoughts”

Rom 12:1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of god is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

IF OUR THINKING WAS OK OUR MINDS WOULD NOT NEED TO BE RENEWED

NLT   Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

TEV Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world

IT’S UP TO US WHAT WE LET FORM US!

WHOEVER’S THOUGHTS YOU RECEIVE YOU BECOME LIKE.

Gen 6:5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent (imagination) of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

THOUGHTS ARE NOT INSIGNIFICANT

IMAGINATIONS IN THE HEBREW; A FORMING OR A SHAPING

Gen 2:7 THE LORD FORMED MAN OF THE DUST OF THE GROUND

THOUGHTS HAVE POWER TO COME INTO THIS REALM AND SHAPE AND FORM IT IN YOUR LIFE.

YOU AND I ARE TODAY WHAT WE HAVE BECOME.

EVERYTHING STARTS WITH A THOUGHT.

Prov 23:7 “As a man thinks within himself, so he is”