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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Seeking After Thee Psalms 9: 10

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(And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou,Lord, hast
not forsaken them that seek thee.)

1. God will be found.
the work of the Holy Spirit
Jer. 29: 12-14-even in judgment, God will be found.

2. God will reveal the wonder of His name.
Jer. 32: 17-19,27
the strength of His people

3. God will prove Himself strong.
Proverbs 18: 10

4. God will be a present help in time of need.
Psalms 46: 1

5. God will not fail His child.
Psalms 121: 4-8

6. God will not forget His child.
The testimony of the old testament and its characters, Noah, Abraham,
Moses, Joseph, Caleb, David, Daniel.

7. God will not forsake His child.
Hebrews 13: 5

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Reassurance of Christ's Love Romans 8: 38, 39

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1. The greater the sting, the greater the victory of Christ’s love.
(For I am persuaded, that neither death,)      1 Corin. 15: 55

2. The greater the learning, the greater the need of God’s love.
(nor life,)
Growing in grace brings greater need for God’s love.

3. The greater the securing, the greater the need for the ministry of God’s love.
( not angels,)                               
Our heavenly security is settled; our name is written there. Revelation 13: 8; 
Phil. 4: 3

4. The greater the battle, the greater the supply of God’s love.
( nor principalities,)

5. The greater man’s tearing, the greater God’s healing by His love.
( nor powers,)

6. The greater the understanding of the present, as well as the greater the 
                unknown of the future, the greater the vision (present) and the certainty 
                (to come) of God’s love.
( nor things present,  nor things to come,)

7. The greater the distance of human experience, the greater the immeasurable
vastness of God’s love.
(Nor height,  nor depth,)

9. The greater the enemy’s assault, the greater the accompanying assurance of
God’s love.
( nor any other creature, )

10. The greater the threat or trial, the greater the hold of God’s love, the nearing
Christ’s presence secures the believer.
(shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our

Saturday, November 21, 2015

From Joseph's Life-The Treasure of God's Favor Genesis 37-50

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37: 5        1) It is a gift of God.

37: 5        2)  It is more than possessions, more than the favor of man.

37: 5  3) It may not be encumbered or impaired.

37: 27 4) It may not be stolen away.

39: 2,3 5) It is God’s protection during trial and testing.   (God is with you.)

39:3,22     6) It is a God given quality recognized by others as well.

39:23-       7) It provides enduring strength when the wait upon God is prolonged.

40: 1-7)     8) It is greater than all errors that may accumulate against you.
                     Brethren, Ishmaelites, Potiphar, Potiphar’s wife, butler, …

40: 8- 9) It is God’s hand which opens the door to faith and holds it open while the
     41           child of God passes through.

40: 12- 10) It is God’s wisdom that provides accurate interpretation of difficult unknowns
                      and counsel to one’s own heart as well.

.40: 15- 11) It is God’s balance to the inequalities of men..

40: 23       12) It is God’s remembrance never failing though man’s remembrance is short or
                      man’s intentions are found powerless..

41      13) It is a means by which God exhibits his rule over men.

41      14) It is fellowship with God guaranteed and affirmed in Gods time. 

41: 16 15) It is a means by which God is revealed as God.

41: 28 16) It is privileged communication letting God’s servant know what is forthcoming.

41: 37 16) It is validation of God’s shepherding care for His people.

41: 1517) It is God’s readiness when faith’s door is open 

41: 32 18) It is the servant’s assurance God fulfills His will and word.

41: 41 19) It is the understanding that God is the one in charge of the servant’s progressive

41: 54 20) It is God’s provision in times of little.

42: -   21) It is God’s extension preserving all His own people.

43: 34 22) It is the illustration of God’s plenteous blessing.

44       23) It is revealed through the grace of restraint.

45: 5   24) It is the stable substance of ministry; enabling Godly service. 

45: 7   25) It is the measure of God’s great deliverance.

45:18  26) It is sufficient for the entire family of God.

45: 26 27) It overcomes the believer’s fears and doubts, and other offenses against God.

46      28) It is not restricted by geographical location

46  ;29 29) It is the substance in which love flows freely.

47: 27  30) It is of unlimited expression.

48: 4   31) It is the pathway upon which Gods people travel from generation to generation.

49: 25  32) It is a way of continual blessing, affirming the secure relationship in covenant
                 with Jesus. 

50        33) It accompanies the servant all his days upon earth.

50: 19 34) It allows God’s servant to walk in the liberty wherein he has been set free.

50: 23 35) It is the security for the following generations of faith.

Some ways we know of the reality of God’s favor.

1) God’s character reveals it.
2) God’s faithfulness validates it.
3) The greatness of the believer’s need is continually apparent.
4) It is founded upon God’s work in redemption;  It is the heart of God’s saving grace.
5) The gifts of the Spirit reveal it.
6) The heart of ministry requires it.
7) Ones experiencing the trial of evil are comforted by it. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Trust Required Romans 4: 21

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(And being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able also
  to perform.)

1. God has spoken.

2. God meant what He said.

3. God knows whom He has chosen.

4. God knows why.

5. God is able to do the work required.

6. God will reconcile lives and circumstances with His will.

7. God has no recorded failing.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

If People Only Knew John 4: 10

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(...If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water.)

1. That God's salvation is a gift.
All that Jesus offers is free.  Eph. 1: 4-7

2. The love of Christ for man.
John 3 16
Every expression of Jesus except judgment is out of a heart of love.

3. The supply of Christ.
Phil 4: 19 Heaven is full of blessing.

4. The willingness of Christ to save.
2 Peter 3:9

5. The power of Christ to save.
Rom 1:  16
Eph 1: 19 power to live Godly

6. The nurture of Christ.
Eph 1: 8-12, Col 1: 27; 2:3; Col 1:10 

7. The life of Christ forever.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Undeterred Promise Luke 11; 9, 10

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(And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you.)

1. The coverage of God’s promise is to all His own.
(For every one that asketh receiveth;)

2. Emphasis is placed on the claim of faith- the asking.
(For every one that asketh receiveth;)

3. God did not impose limitation on the privilege granted here in scripture.
That is because it is of grace.  see v. 5-8

4. God has not placed maybes before His people, or uncertainties.
(and he that seeketh findeth;)

5. God’s grace entitles the believer to find more of Christ continuously.
(and he that seeketh findeth;)

6. God is interested in expanding the work of the gospel in the believer’s life.
(knock, and it shall be opened unto you.)

7. Christ is committed to the fullness of truth to which the door is opened at
salvation to every believer who would believe.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Separated unto God Genesis 28: 10-20

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v.10 1.God sometimes gets a person alone with Him so truth may be communicated to His servant.
(And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.)

v.11 2.God is free to communicate when the servant is removed from competing
(And he lighted upon a certain place, …)
Sometimes a person needs to be separated from other influences, particularly if they 
have not been cooperating with God, so that God's message may be communicated.

v.12 3.God brings spiritual awareness and sensitivity.
(And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached
        to heaven:)

v.13 4.God identifies Himself.
(And behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, …)

v.13 5.God reveals His plan to His servant.
(I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God if Isaac: the land whereon
        thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;)

v.16 6.God clearly is known.
(And Jacob awakened out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the Lord is in this place;)

v.20 7.A commitment is made to God's plan.
(And Jacob vowed a vow,…)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Satisfied Psalm 34: 10

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(The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord 
shall not want any good thing.)

1. Satisfaction requires a seeking of God.
young lions haven't learned yet how to hunt.

2. There is an abundant supply to the seeker.

3. The needs of the heart are satisfied by God’s feeding.

4. The works of uncertainty are settled by God’s provision of truth.

5. During the midst of trial and while waiting on God’s release, yet there is
satisfaction and comfort from God’s provision.

6. The appearance of want is because of man’s definition, not God’s.
God’s supply is untaxed. His resources are abundant.

7. The difference in time between petition and physical manifestation is not
a time of want but a time of abundant supply.
God just fills in our seeming want with other abundant goodness.  PTL!