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Summary: We are called to make a difference in the world today by releasing heaven's blessings onto the earth

Anointed To Do Business

Luke 19:12-26 - Therefore He said: "A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, 'Do business till I come.' But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We will not have this man to reign over us.' "And so it was that when he returned, having received the kingdom, he then commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. Then came the first, saying, 'Master, your mina has earned ten minas.' And he said to him, 'Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.' And the second came, saying, 'Master, your mina has earned five minas.' Likewise he said to him, 'You also be over five cities.' "Then another came, saying, 'Master, here is your mina, which I have kept put away in a handkerchief. For I feared you, because you are an austere man. You collect what you did not deposit, and reap what you did not sow.' And he said to him, 'Out of your own mouth I will judge you, you wicked servant. You knew that I was an austere man, collecting what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow. Why then did you not put my money in the bank, that at my coming I might have collected it with interest?' "And he said to those who stood by, 'Take the mina from him, and give it to him who has ten minas.' (But they said to him, 'Master, he has ten minas.') 'For I say to you, that to everyone who has will be given; and from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. ' "

After His Baptism, Jesus was led into the wilderness where He was tempted by the devil. He overcame the temptation and effectively bound the strongman. This opened the way for Him to plunder the devils’ kingdom by raising the dead, casting out demons, and healing the sick for three and a half years of His ministry.

During this time, Jesus preached the Kingdom and did this for the following reasons:

* So that we could understand His Kingdom

* To show the heart of God

* To show us our potential

* To show us our authority

Genesis 1:26 - Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

Genesis 1:28 - Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

Genesis 9:1 - So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.

From this it is clear that God owns everything and wants to bless us.

He helps us by giving us:

* Talents

* The anointing

* Opportunities

* Ministry

Jesus stated “I must be about My Father’s business. We should do the same by:

* Showing others what the Kingdom looks like

* Showing others love

* Prospering

* Bringing others into the Kingdom

* Overcoming

* Being different to the world

* Showing others a better way

Jesus has done everything for us:

* Salvation

* Adoption

* Healing

* Prosperity

* Dominion

* Ownership

* Success

* Rule

When and where? Now, here on earth.

1 John 4:17 - Because as He is, so are we in this world.

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