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Summary: God has a provision for us to enjoy a long life & productive life here on earth. It is in the covenant we share in Christ Jesus.

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Our covenant longevity service!

Question: What is covenant longevity?

- longevity simply means living to your appointed full age!

Job 5:26

- longevity for the believer also means, living to be above 70yrs!

Ps 90:10

- but covenant longevity is more than living to an old age; it is living a satisfying long life!

Ps 91:16

Question: what does a satisfying long life look like?

- long life is satisfying when it is lived in strength & health

Deut 33:24-25

- long life is satisfying, when it fulfils its calling & purpose.

Ex. 2 Tim 4:6-8

- long life is satisfying when it is enjoyed in blessings & influence.

Ex. Isa 65:19-23

- long life is satisfying when it leaves a lineage & posterity of grace.

Ps 112:1-3

Ex. Gen 48:1-3

- long life is satisfying when it has the assurance of eternal glory.

Ex. Heb 9:27

Dan 12:2-3

- you will fulfil your days!

This morning.... let us look @ "How to end the cycle of premature death?"

1st Service: break the power of death

2nd Service: stay away from presumptuous sins.

3rd Service: be intentional about healthy living.

4th Service: continually draw life from the supernatural.

1st Service: BREAK THE POWER OF DEATH

- according to the scriptures; death is a state, a personality & a force!

- there is a condition called death; there is a spiritual entity called death & there is a power that works out death!

Ex. Rev 6:1-10

Rev 20:13-14

Note

- the dominion of death over humanity started from Adam @ the garden!

Ex. Gen 2:17

Note

- but @ Christ resurrection, the dominion of death over the child of God was taken away!

Rev 1:18.

- we are no more victims of death; in Christ, we are victorious over death!

Let's look @ 3 ways to break the power of death over our lives:

-a- remove the sting of death.

Ex. 1 Cor 15:53-55

- anywhere sin reigns, death is empowered!

Rom 6:23

- sin weakens the spiritual immune system!

- sin steals boldness & authority in prayer!

- sin allows demons to build alliances with natural pathogens, thereby establishing a stronghold in small diseases!

Hos 7:1-2

- we remove the sting of death, when we recover the fear of God!

Pro 14:27

Pro 16:6

-b- reject the fear of death.

Heb 2:14

- fear empowers a diagnosis to suspend your life's journey!

- fear makes the negative your dominant thought & life always moves in the direction of your dominant thought!

- fear refuses options that maybe divine opportunities!

Ps 23:4

-c- resist & destroy every death dealer.

Lk 10:19.

Mk 16:17.

- infirmity

- genetic

- witchcraft

- assassins etc.

2nd Service: STAY AWAY FROM PRESUMPTUOUS SINS

Ps 19:7-14

- defn: presumptuous sins are sins we take for granted!

- presumptuous sins are sins that don't look so sinful but are spiritually deadly!

Let's look @ 3 examples of deadly presumptuous sins:

-i- abiding bitterness

Ex. 1 Jn 3:14-15

-ii- wrong talk

Pro 18:20-21

Ps 34:12-14

Deut 30:19

- lack of financial integrity

Jer 17:11

Zech 5:1-4

Ex. 1 Sam 2:27-33.

Question: how do you deal with presumptuous sins?

-a- treat Gods word like Gods word.

- it doesn't matter attitude always makes matters worse!

How?

-i- live in the obedience of truth.


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