ARE WE LEAVING MORE THAN A TOMBSTONE?... What about the dash?
GOD WANTS TO BLESS YOU! HE IS A REWARDER --- BE BLESSED!BLESSED
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
This is part two of a two part series.
VI. GOD GAVE AN ORDER FROM HEADQUATERS TO BLESS GOD’S PEOPLE!
WE MUST VERBALLY RELEASE GOD’S PLAN TO BLESS US.
A. YOUR WORDS WILL RELEASE A POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE FUTURE FOR OTHERS.
Numbers 6:22 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,
24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
25 The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
26 The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.
B. GOD SHOWS VERY EARLY IN THE HISTORY OF MAN THAT HE LOVES TO BLESS HIS PEOPLE.
C. DO YOU KNOW THE FIRST BLESSING IN THE BIBLE?
Genesis 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the
waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
D. WE STILL OPERATE UNDER THIS MANDATE!
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,
and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and
over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
VII. IF? --- THEN ? --- GOD’S BLESSINGS ARE CONDITIONAL --- WILL WE SPEAK GOOD THINGS INTO OTHERS? WE MUST SPEAK POSITIVE BLESSINGS!
A. WE LAUNCH THE POWER OF THE NEGATIVE?
B. We must have a balanced outlook on this.
A person says, I AM FAT, MY MOM WAS FAT, MY KIDS ARE FAT?
A dad tells his son, YOU ARE STUPID AND LAZY!
ANOTHER KID WILL END UP ON DRUGS AND PREGANANT?
D-I-V-O-R-C-E --- can become open discussion until the spouse says: GO AHEAD, I DON’T CARE?
Leviticus 26:3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;
4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
Leviticus 26:8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
Leviticus 26:12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.
VIII. SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG IF IT SEEMS LIKE HEAVEN IS AS IRON AND EARTH IS AS BRASS!
A. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE WHAT YOU ARE GETTING --- YOU MUST CHANGE WHAT YOU ARE GIVING.
Leviticus 26:14 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will
not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:
Leviticus 26:19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:
B. MAY WE RELEASE WORDS THAT BRING GOD’S PLANS OF BLESSING.
IX. GOD IS A REWARDER! THERE IS A PAY DAY AT THE END OF THE ROAD!
WE MUST PRESS ON AND ENDURE THE TESTING PROCESS!
SOMETHING THAT IS GIVEN IN RETURN FOR GOOD OR EVIL.
A stimulus administered for following a correct or desired response that increase the probability of occurrence again.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
B. GOD IS NOT SLACK CONCERNING HIS PROMISES, BUT BLESSINGS CAN BE DELAYED!
Hebrews 6:14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.
15. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
X. WE MUST ARISE ABOVE THE FORKED TONGUE, NEGATIVE MUST GIVE WAY TO THE PROMISE.
A. Will we make the choice to not speak one thing and act in a different way?
James 3:8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
B. Sometimes the worse thing can be the best thing that could ever happen!
IN THE MIDST OF DROUGHT AND FAMINE GOD PROMISES ABRAHAM:
HIS BLESSINGS ARE CONDITIONAL!
C. GOD’S BLESSINGS WORK EVEN IN BAD TIMES!
GOD IS NOT A WET WEATHER SPRING!
Genesis 26:3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will
perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;
4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; 5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
Genesis 26:24 And the Lord appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless
thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham’s sake.
XI. WHAT ARE WE PASSING ON? WHAT ARE WE PASSING DOWN?
Deut. 15:4 Save when there shall be no poor among you; for the Lord shall greatly bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it:
A. DO WE REALIZE THE PWOER OF INFLUENCE IN THE CHURCH AND IN THE FAMILY?
GOD’S PROMISES ARE CONDITIONAL, WE DON’T EARN GRACE, BUT WE MUST ALIGN
OUR HEARTS AND WORDS WITH GOD’S WORD!
Deut. 15:5 Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all these commandments which I command thee this day.
6 For the Lord thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations,but they shall not reign over thee.
Deut. 30:16 In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
17 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
B. THROUGH THE NIGHT --- THE DARKER THE NIGHT THE GREATER THE LIGHT.
Genesis 49:25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep
that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on
the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
XII. TO WALK WITHIN GOD’S BLESSINGS WE MUST BLESS OTHERS.
WE MUST BLESS GOD AND GOD WANTS US TO BLESS OTHERS...
A. We owe God to bless Him!
Psalm 103:2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
Psalm 104:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
B. We must do more than love those that love us.
We must bless those that do not appreciate us.
C. HELP SHAPE OTHERS IN LOVE AND INVESTMNENT.
Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and
Luke 6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
Romans 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
1 Cor. 4:12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
His servant, Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
My hands are so small, if you could help and pass this on to another, you could
double the reach of my ministry.