Summary: This sermone describes some of the blessings that so many people miss out on becasue of walking in rebellion or disobedience to God’s Will.
Enjoying The Benefits Of Salvation
Prepared For Lexington For Sunday Morning, March 9th, 2003
18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
12 What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?
I have been struggling with this message, these thoughts for a couple of weeks or more.
I know what happens when you preach something like this, someone will feel like or accuse you of picking on them.
But I BRING THIS TO YOU today knowing that I have heard from God
And that my plans, my notes, my sermon for today is in His DIRECT WILL.
(1) You have my permission to do what ever you want to do with
(2) But I hope you will receive the instructions from it and that you
will allow it to help you, your family and your church this morning.
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There are others things that I could have entitled this message this morning;
(1) “To Be Blessed Or Not To Be Blessed”
(2) “To Be Blessed Or To Be Stressed”
QUESTION: How many of you want to walk in His Blessings?
FACT: Many of the blessings from God, The benefits of His Kingdom
Are only accessible to us by our obedience to Him, to His Word.
FACT: There are conditions that must be met.
(1) We don’t always like to hear things like that.
(2) But what I am telling you this morning is the truth.
The following definitions are not theological definitions, but they come from Mr. Webster.
BENEFACTOR - One who gives financial or other aid.
Jesus is our benefactor.
All of the benefits of salvation are accessible only
BENEFICIARY - The recipient of a benefit, as from an insurance
policy will, or trust fund.
You and I are the beneficiaries of His Covenant.
The New Testament, The Will
BENEFIT - An advantage, An aid, Help, A payment or series of
payments to one in need.
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To be helpful or advantageous.
To derive advantage; profit
We can tap into the endless and limitless blessings of God
Through Jesus Christ as we walk in obedience to His Word.
I. Obedience Brings Blessings & Benefits
[A] Obedience to His Word and to His will is the KEY
1 Sam 15:21-23 (KJV)