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10/07/12 – ” The Sovereignty of God in Giving” V – Exceeding God to Us

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October 7, 2012

 

The Sovereignty of God in Giving V

(Exceeding God to Them)

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October 7, 2012

 

The Sovereignty of God in Giving V

(Exceeding God to Us)

 

 

INTRODUCTION

  1. God is sovereign.
    1. Ecclesiastes 8:1-4
    2. Romans 8:28
      1. God can use all things, even the so called “bad” things can bring about good [things] in the lives of believers.
      2. In other words, God’s objective is to bring “good” into our lives.
    3. St. John 10:10, AMP
      1. The will of God is to take the believer beyond good and into the overflow through His sovereign power.
    4. Deuteronomy 30:19
      1. God’s sovereign power will go into effect in our lives when we make the choice to obey His principles.
    5. Psalm 115:12-15
      1. God is thinking of ways to bless us, to empower us to prosper.
    6. Psalm 78:40-42
      1. Without our human restrictions, God has no limits.
      2. Natural laws or principles cannot limit the believer.  Any limits are self imposed because God has no limits.
      3. God can use things that do not yet exist.  In other words, He can create ways to bless us.
    7. Ephesians 3:20, KJV & AMP
      1. In His proper position, God has no limits or restrictions.
  2. The covenant of God to financially bless the lives of believers begins with the tithe, offering and first fruit.
    1. To honor the tithe, offering and first fruit is a choice.
    2. When you tithe, you enact the blessing of Abraham or the Abrahamic covenant.  You become in covenant with the exceeding God.
    3. The blessing of Abraham maketh rich.  (Proverbs 10:22)
    4. The blessing is searching for you to overtake your life; to makeover your life.  (Deuteronomy 28:1-3)
  3. Defining the blessing of Abraham (Genesis 12)
    1. Bless, blessing, or blessed is a vocabulary word for believers ONLY.
    2. Blessing defined…
      1. An empowerment from God for favor, prosperity and increase.
      2. The force of God that changes one’s state of being regardless of the circumstances; an advantage.
      3. God smearing of Himself upon the believer.
      4. A force that is responsible for upgrading (to change, alter, modify) your life regardless of the conditions.
    3. The blessing is responsible for the blessings – the car, house, spouse, material wealth and possessions (Deuteronomy 28:1-3).
    4. The blessing overrides current conditions and natural circumstances.

 

  1.          I.            The exceeding God to us
    1. To exceed…to increase in whatever respect to bring in abundance.
      1. Genesis 17: 1-2
      2. Genesis 17:6
      3. Genesis 17:20
    2. As believers, we have the right to receive the blessing of Abraham.
      1. Galatians 3:6-7
      2. Galatians 3:13-14
      3. Galatians 3:26-29
  2.         II.            The blessing [of Abraham] is God releasing His sovereign word and His sovereign word becomes things.
    1. Sovereignty means a word released by God becomes what it describes.  In other words, the word is released as a verb but becomes a noun through the sovereign power of God.
      1. Isaiah 55:11
      2. The word spoken leaves as a word but becomes the thing desired.
    2. The power of God is the blessing of Abraham.
      1. God’s power is in His word; therefore, the word of God overrides natural circumstances like light overrides (trumps, vanquishes, over turns, over powers, subjugate) darkness.
      2. Our participation with the covenant through tithe, offering and first fruit gives God a right to release a word that will manifest into the thing we have believed for.
    3. Examples of the word becoming tangibility
      1. Genesis 22:1-13
        1. Although it took Abram 25 years to understand God’s sovereignty, Abram believed God and His covenant more than the natural circumstances.
        2. God will provide Himself (the Word) to fulfill and become what is needed.  (verse 8)
        3. God needs irrefutable evidence [in the face of Satan] to bless us.
        4. God’s word produces a ram for the sacrifice rather than Isaac.
        5. Our giving causes the blessing to be activated in our lives.
        6. The covenant means that God will speak a word that will become the tangible thing needed.
      2. II Kings 4:1-7
        1. The certain woman’s husband was under the covenant.
        2. All the widow woman had was a cup of oil.  (verse 2)
        3. Through the sovereignty of God, the word spoken became the oil necessary to retire the debt of the widow.
      3. I Kings 17:1-7
        1. God’s sovereign power spoken created a brook to sustain Elijah in the midst of a famine.
      4. St. John 1:14
        1. The word of God spoken becomes flesh.
        2. The Word produced the manifested Jesus.

© 2012 George Matthews Ministries