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Summary: A message of warning for those who never plant themselves but are wanderers in the Body

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The Vagabond Spirit

Psalms 1:2-4

1 Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.

2 But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.

3 And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].

4 Not so the wicked [those disobedient and living without God are not so]. But they are like the chaff [worthless, dead, without substance] which the wind drives away.

God created us and designed us spiritually to be planted. According to scripture believers who are wanderers, those who are not planted. They place themselves under curse like conditions, keeping themselves from truly bearing lasting fruit and not allowing themselves to be used to build anything in the kingdom with any lasting permanence.

PEOPLE OF ROOT WILL ALWAYS BEAR FRUIT - BUT IF YOURE ROOTLESS YOUR FRUITLESS!

Jeremiah 17:7-8King James Version (KJV)

7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.

8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, NEITHER shall cease from yielding fruit.

Notice the bible teaches that when you are planted you will not cease from yielding fruit.

As I was seeking the Lord on what to bring the people. I felt the Lord speak a word into my spirit, it was the word VAGABOND.

The word vagabond was not a word I had ever really used so I began to do some research.

I went to the book of beginnings, the book of Genesis, this is where we will usually find the beginning of biblical principles and the origin of a thing.

Notice with me what it says in Genesis 4:4-12

And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

6 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

9 And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.


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John Gullick

commented on Apr 20, 2017

This is awesome - I am writing a sermon on Psalm 1 getting back to basics. I think I am going to plagiarise this quite a bit. Thanks for the thoughts John Gullick New Zealand.

Uchenna Daniel-Amadi

commented on Jun 25, 2017

This is really an eye opener for me.I suspect this vagabond spirit could be responsible for the lack of commitment to leadership responsibility in church members toward their home church.

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