PEOPLE OF PROMISE - PART 6

PEOPLE OF PROMISE - PART 6
Jesus’ Victory

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one. John 10:27-30

Promises

  • We are a blessed people!
  • We are promised to be blessed and we are blessed to be a blessing!
  • The promise of God is faithfulness! 
  • The purpose of God is fellowship.
  • Fear God
  • Find His promise
  • Claim our inheritance
  • Turn the battle over to the Lord
  • Praise Him in advance

Jesus said, “I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.”
1. Consider the revelation of Jesus’ victory over the enemy of our souls.
2. Remember Jesus’ promises of His protection.

Jesus’ Finished Work

  • Isaiah 63:8-9
  • Malachi 3:1
  • Revelation 19:11-13

Our Enemy Bound

  • Revelation 20:1-3
  • Revelation 1:18
  • Genesis 3:15
  • 1 John 3:8b
  • Matthew 4:10-11
  • Acts 10:38
  • Luke 11:16-26
  • Matthew 8:28-29

I am sending you, to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me. Acts 26:18

Jesus’ Promised Security

  • John 10:27-30
  • 1 John 5:18-20
  • 1 John 2:13
  • Matthew 16:18

When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:17-2

PEOPLE OF PROMISE - PART 5

PEOPLE OF PROMISE - PART 5
Resurrection
1 Corinthians 15

Promises

  • We are a blessed people!
  • We are promised to be blessed and we are blessed to be a blessing!
  • The promise of God is faithfulness! 
  • The purpose of God is fellowship.
  • Fear God
  • Find a promise
  • Claim your inheritance
  • Turn the battle over to the Lord
  • Praise Him in advance

I Corinthians 15:20-22

  • Death has been defeated!  Jesus is alive!
  • Vss 20-22 “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep. For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.”
  • I Thessalonians 4:13-18

Answers About Resurrection

  • 1 Corinthians 15:35-38 – Answered in similitude
  • 1 Corinthians 15:39-41 – Answered in application
  • 1 Corinthians 15:42-50 – Answered in explanation
  • 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 – Answered in mystery

PEOPLE OF PROMISE - PART 4

PEOPLE OF PROMISE - PART 4
Take A Stand
2 Chronicles 20

I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus, that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge, even as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed in you, so that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:4-

It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; If we endure, we will also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He also will deny us; If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. 2 Timothy 2:11-1

Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall. No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:12-1

Jehoshaphat’s Response

  • Don’t Respond in fear but in faith!
  • 2 Chronicles 20:3
  • Psalm 27:3
  • Faith expressed in creed is “I believe.”
  • Faith expressed in relationship is “I trust.”
  • Faith expressed in reality and love is “I obey.”
  • Find a promise that fits your situation and stand in prayer.
  • 2 Chronicles 20:9
  • King Jehoshaphat remembered Solomon’s prayer of dedication and the Lord’s promise of 2 Chronicles 6.
  • Claim your inheritance and stand your ground.
  • 2 Chronicles 20:11
  • Resist all claim jumpers
  • Turn the battle over to God.
  • 2 Chronicles 20:14-17 
  • Do NOT fear or be dismayed!
  • Praise God for the victory in advance.
  • 2 Chronicles 20:21-22 
  • Transformed from dreadful fear and alarm to joyful triumph!

Take A Stand

  • Fear God
  • Find a promise
  • Claim your inheritance
  • Turn the battle over to the Lord
  • Praise Him in advance

Men do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself, but because it contradicts them.
~ E. Paul Harvey

PEOPLE OF PROMISE - PART 3

PEOPLE OF PROMISE - PART 3
The Kingdom Constitution of King’s Kids
Matthew 5:1-12
Fortunate!

The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17

When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying Matthew 5:1-2

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3

  • You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. 
  • With less of you there is more of God and his rule.
  • Being poor in spirit denotes the fact of sin and a broken relationship with God.
  • This is someone that is keenly aware of their need in the spiritual dimension.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4

  • When we see what God sees, then our hearts break with His. 
  • There is a raw sense of the injustice in this broken and cursed world.
  • He comforts us in our pain and moves us to minister to others in theirs.
  • “They that mourn” also means to repent of sin with an awareness of sin’s consequences that produces grief in the heart.
  • We awaken to the clarity of the opposite intent of the Creator in His creation.

Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5

  • Those who choose humility and meekness over authority and power yield to personal ambition and begin to desire God’s will that will result in His promises.
  • Gentleness is the quality of intended graceful action.
  • Meekness is power under control.
  • Matthew 11:28-30

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Matthew 5:6

  • The restoration of all things results in the inheritance of the saints and the comfort of all those who mourn the losses of the rebellious world. 
  • To “hunger and thirst after righteousness” signifies the strong desire to become more Christ-like.

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Matthew 5:7

  • Gentleness will rule rather than violence.
  • His Kingdom principals extend God’s incredible compassion and His mercy even now.
  • Mercy is granted and received as the “merciful” show an attitude of forgiveness.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8

  • Complete satisfaction will finally be realized in being in right standing with God. 
  • Making our hearts fully God’s, in all we think, say and do. 

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9

  • “The peacemakers” exert a calming influence in the storms of life.
  • This is one who intentionally breaks the cycle of revenge and retribution.
  • We are to choose to not respond to iniquity with iniquity.

Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:10-12

Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22

People of Promise - Part 2

People of Promise - Part 2

Blessings
Matthew 5:3
Blessings at the end of your rope.

“God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” of God.’” Numbers 23:19

“It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4

He has shown thee, o man what is good, And what does the Lord require of thee. But to do justly and to love mercy, And to walk humbly with thy God. Micah 6:

The Revelation – 7 Visions

  • The Book of 7’s (7 x 7 times)
  • 7 Visions—7 facets of the same jewel
  • 7 churches– 7 Spirits – 7 golden lamp stands – 7 stars – 7 angels
  • 7  lamps of fire – 7 Spirits of God – 7 seals – 7 horns – 7 eyes – 7 ascribed honors to the Lamb – From the seventh seal flow the 7 angels – 7 trumpets – 7 thunders
  • 7 signs – 7 horns – 7 heads – 7 plagues – 7 angels

So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. Hebrews 4:9-10

Blessings in Revelatio

  • Revelation 1:3  ““Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.”
  • Revelation 22:7 “Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”
  • Revelation 1:3
  • Revelation 14:13
  • Revelation 16:15
  • Revelation 19:9
  • Revelation 20:6
  • Revelation 22:7
  • Revelation 22:14

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls for My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Matthew 11:28-3