Summary: Are you partaking of the blessing for which GOD intended for you? The very purpose for your creation.
“A NEW DAY OF PROMISE”
TEXT : DEUT 30:1-11 & HEB. 12: 1-2
Key verse 9 “ AND THE LORD THY GOD WILL MAKE THEE PLENTEOUS IN EVERY WORK OF THINE HAND, IN THE FRUIT OF THY CATTLE, AND IN THE FRUIT OF THY LAND, FOR GOOD: FOR THE LORD WILL AGAIN REJOICE OVER THEE FOR GOOD, AS HE REJOICED OVER THY FATHERS.”
New Year’s eve: The night when many promises are vowed. Many resolutions are made to husbands or wives, to family members, to employees, to ourselves and to GOD.
Resolution; the act of resolving a problem, purpose, situation.
Resolve: to decide or determine to do something.
These resolutions or promises are a direct outcome of someone looking back over their life for the last year and not being satisfied or just realizing they have took for granted or missed out on opportunities.
Many people whether saint or sinners look back and realized that they missed out on the blessings GOD gave them and because of this they had been cursed with trying to rectify the situations. Some situations are too late to be fixed and they must live with that forever.
JAMES 1:17 “EVERY GOOD GIFTS AND EVERY PERFECT GIFT IS FROM ABOVE, AND COMETH DOWN FROM THE FATHER OF LIGHTS, WITH WHOM IS NO VARIABLENESS, NEITHER SHADOW OF TURNING.”
SAINTS: looking back over the last year and realizing the blessings of GOD in their lives and then come to the realization that they had not finish or fulfilled what they set out to do for GOD. 1) Reading the bible completely through the year. 2) Going out to see the sick at hospitals or visiting the nursing homes. 3) The visitation program and etc… who hinder you? Paul speaking to the Jewish congregations in the book of Galatians 5:7 & 8 “ YE DID RUN WELL; BUT WHO HINDER YOU THAT YE SHOULD NOT OBEY THE TRUTH?” VERSE 8 “ THIS PERSUASION COMETH NOT FROM HIM THAT CALLETH YOU.”
SINNERS: Looking back and realizing the blessings of GOD up on their lives and knowing that have taken then for granted. Then for a moment, purposing in their life to resolve the situation that needs changed. 1) The father or mother who is neglecting their children for the riches or popularities of this world. 2) The drunkard who spends all his family money on booze. 3) The husbands or wives who are cheating on the other, with or without them knowing. 4) The drug addicts that selling to the children at school. 5) The compulsive liar, thief or cheater.6) The one who says I intended to become a Christian.
This is the night, almost all men and women look back and say I will do better this year. For what purpose does man look back?
For man was created in the image of GOD and by GOD, the soul of man longs for redemption unto GOD and realizes that all the good things come from GOD. This is the very conscience of man.
The only true contentment comes from the inner soul of a man knowing that he is in the will of his creator or following the very purpose for which he was created.
For this is the purpose of the spirit of GOD to draw all men to Christ for redemption back unto the purpose of their creations to dwell forever in the presence and beauty of GOD. To reign with him having dominion over the sins of this world so that you can enjoy the beauty and splendor of the Garden of Eden ( delight , pleasantness.)
Our text tonight I know focuses on the restoration of the Israel of the Jewish people. For a lot of this prophecy, many have see it begin in their lifetime. So much more the reason people should stop and look back and see if they are living in the center of the purpose for their creation ( in the center of GOD’S will) I truly believe after reading, praying and studying these scriptures. We need to apply this and let it seek into our very hearts.
Verse 1 “ and it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessings and the curse which I have set before thee.
The greatest blessing of all, is life for which GOD created. The life through Christ Jesus, life more abundant then any thing that man can imagine or create. Becoming reconciled back unto the dwelling place of GOD to enjoy the fullness of the joy of living and having pleasure forever more. Pleasure means true contentment and peace. To dwell in heavenly places far above the earthly things that man has made.
EPHESIANS 1:3 BLESSED BE THE GOD AND FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WHO HATH BLESSED US WITH ALL SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST.”