Summary: Walking in the realm of blessings can depend upon your attitudes and dependance on the word of God.
CHOOSE TO BE BLESSED!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Some parts are adapted from a lesson by George McGregor, South Africa.
In Latin, bletsian "to be under the blood"
To be hallowed, consecrated, to invoke Divine care for, to speak well of; prosperity --- happiness --- joy; Protect, preserve, favor
1. YOU MAKE THE CHOICE? BLESSINGS ARE UP TO YOU.
We believe and accept that each man is a free will moral agent.
A. You must never forget you are a sum total of your daily choices.
B. Many blame God, others blame the devil, some blame other people for where they are at and what is happening in their life.
C. Where is the individual responsibility of believers? Is life just Fate and DESTINY?
D. IT IS EASIER TO ACCEPT THAT THE PRINCIPLE OF THE UNDERMINING CAUSE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING
ARE IN GENERAL HAPPENING BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THESE EVENTS ARE INEVITABLE AND THE ADVERSE
OUTCOMES CANNOT BE STOPPED, THAN TO ACCEPT I HAVE SOME CHOICES HERE?
2. HISTORY HAS ALWAYS PASSED THE BUCK OF BLESSING!
In Greek mythology there were several goddesses that ruled the course of peoples’ daily life.
LOT (blind chance)
PORTION (what will be will be)
3. WILL WE CHOOSE TO STAY IN THE COVERING, ANOINTING?
A.RECALL THE SAD DAY IN EGYPT WHEN THE FIRST BORN DIED.
EVERY PERSON THAT MADE THE CHOICE TO KILL THE LAMB, APPLY THE BLOOD, AND STAY IN THE HOUSE
WAS SAFE, he that came out of the covering died.
B. I cannot change the facts and what is happening but I determine the attitude and reaction to what will occur.
I am the person that allows my emotions to run wild or to be disciplined.
4. WHAT FRUIT SHALL I EAT?
A. I am the one that makes the decision of what words I will speak.
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
B. The ten spies that were negative, spoke a true prophecy, we can’t do it.
They died within 40 years and they didn’t do it!
The two positive spies, Joshua and Caleb, said, WE ARE WELL ABLE TO DO THIS...
And listen, my friend, they did do it!
5. SOME WILL CHOOSE LIFE? SOME WILL CHOOSE THE NEGATIVE?
SEE THE BLESSING AND NEVER TASTE IT?
A. II Kings 7 records another story... CHOICES: NEGATIVE VS POSITIVE MESSAGES...
Elisha, the man of God, declares TOMORROW THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF FOOD. ---
B. II Kings 7:2 One man says:
BEHOLD, IF THE LORD WOULD MAKE WINDOWS IN HEAVEN, MIGHT THIS THING BE?
C. Elisha speaks a truth: BEHOLD, YOU WILL SEE IT, BUT YOU SHALT NOT EAT THEREOF.
D. How sad is the MAN THAT SEES THE BLESSINGS OF GOD, BUT BY HIS CHOICE,
HE SHALL NEVER TASTE OF THE BLESSINGS.
E. II Kings 7:4 Four sick, crippled, helpless individuals make a CHOICE ---
WHY SIT HERE UNTIL WE DIE?
F. These four leprous men make the choice to head toward the enemies camp, if we die we die...
Can you hear these men as they have ate to their fill, their stomachs churning, they were belching,
and one opens up another choice:
G.II Kings 7:9 WE DO NOT WELL, THIS DAY IS A GOOD DAY, AND WE HOLD OUR PEACE...
H. II Kings 7:17 The negative man sees the food a plenty, but in the hustle and excitement of the moment,
he is crushed at the gate...
I. THE MAN SAW THE BLESSING --- HE JUST NEVER EXPERIENCED THE BLESSINGS OF GOD...
HIS CHOICE? HIS WORDS?
J. WHAT ARE YOUR EMOTIONS, ATTITUDES, AND WORDS LAUNCHING?
6. CHOICE: "PLAN A" VS "PLAN B."
A. Deuteronomy 30:10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep His commandments and His statues which are written in this book of the law, and if thou TURN unto the Lord with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
14. But the Lord is VERY NIGH unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that THOU MAYEST DO IT!
15. SEE, I HAVE SET BEFORE THEE THIS DAY LIFE AND GOOD, AND DEATH AND EVIL;
19. I CALL HEAVEN AND EARTH TO RECORD THIS DAY AGAINST YOU, THAT I HAVE SET BEFORE YOU
LIFE AND DEATH, BLESSING AND CURSING: BOTH THOU AND THY SEED MAY LIVE:
20. That thou mayest love the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey His voice...
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord your God, He it is that doth go WITH THEE; HE WILL NOT FAIL THEE, NOR FORSAKE THEE.
B. MY SON TRUST ME!