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10/10/2010 – “Frustrating “Take Over” Grace”IV – All Things Belong to God

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Psalm 65:11 Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.

UNDERSTANDING THE GRACE OF GOD FOR ABUNDANT LIVING

October 10, 2010
Frustrating “Take Over” Grace IV
(All Things Belong to God)

FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS
A.
I Peter 4:10, The Amplified Bible
1. The grace of God causes you to operate and to properly function in life.
2. Grace is God’s advantage [abundant favor] given to believers to make both spiritual and natural progress.

B. I Corinthians 3:10, The Amplified Bible
1. Grace is an endowment [advantage] to perform your task [assignment] in life.

C. I Corinthians 15:10

D. Galatians 2:21, The Amplified Bible

INTRODUCTORY OBSERVATIONS
A.
Giving from God’s perspective is encased in 3 categories – tithes, offerings, and first fruits.

B. Your participation in the system of tithes, offerings and first fruits gives God permission to extend “take over” grace over your life.

C. “Take over” grace gives you an anointing to take ownership and possession of what God has ordained for your life.
1. St. John 10:9-10 (KJV & The Amplified Bible)

a. God has a possession He desires to place in the lives of believers after salvation.
b. In other words, the believer should experience a better life after Christ than before Christ.
c. The abundant life is the believer’s “saved and”.  (verse 9)

D. Because God owns “all things”, He reserves the right and can transfer “all things” to whomsoever He chooses [the believer].
1. Psalm 24:1
2. Psalm 115:11-13, 16 – To fear the Lord means you have a reverence/respect for how God operates His system.

E. “Take over” grace reduced to its simplest form is believers reclaiming their rightful possessions.
1. Deuteronomy 6:10-12

F. Because there is an adversary, God will at times withhold “rightful possessions” until the believer matures. (CENTRAL LOCATION ONLY)
1. Exodus 23: 22-30

a. You crown yourself as an idol when your way of thinking is superior to God’s way of thinking.  (verse 24)
b. To utterly overthrow is “take over” grace.  (verse 24)
c. God calls the Promised Land the children of Israel although the strangers are still occupying it. (verse 26)
d. In other words, you must take possession in the spirit before taking possession in the natural.
e. As we continue operating by the system of tithes, offerings and first fruits, God will “little by little” release our “rightful possessions”.  (verse 28)

2. Galatians 4:1-5

a. A child is an immature one.  (verse 1)
b. Although we have the potential to inherit “all things”, until we mature, our lives will resemble that of a servant, heathen.  (verse 1)

E. Continuing in the Word is the key to inheriting “all things”.
1. St. John 8:31-32

a. Truth exists whether you know, accept or embrace it or not.
b. In part, known truth will make you free. 
c. Continuing [the consistent operation of] the principles of God (tithes, offerings and first fruits) is the key to freedom from this world’s system.
d. The mark of true believers/disciples is they “continue” regardless of results.
e. To see results, however, you must “continue” [remain consistent] like continuous dripping water on concrete will eventually erode the concrete.

I. Eviction – a form of “take over” grace
A.
Three important keys to understanding Deuteronomy 7:1 (EAST LOCATION ONLY)
1. God was interested in evicting specific spirits as well as personalities from the land of promise.
2. God’s system is not only designed to give you the land of promise but also to protect [guard, shield, defend] you from the spirits that occupy the land.
3. Participation in the system of tithes, offerings and first fruit indicates you have adopted another framework of thinking (your thinking is no longer contaminated/perverted by another system).

B. Deuteronomy 7:1
1. There are seven nations/personalities that need to be impeached [evicted] from:  a) the land and b) the land of your mind.

a. Hittites – the spirits of fear (fearful to obey the Word)
b. Girgashites – keepers of the flesh (living by what you can perceive by your mind)
c. Amorites – talkative spirits that remind you of the past (you must learn how to let go your past to embrace your future)
d. Canaanites  – spirits behind any addiction (addiction drives rather than the Spirit of God leading you)
e. Perizzites – deceptive spirits (seeing things from the natural perspective rather than God’s perspective)
f. Hivites – a villager spirit; those that keep moving, nomadic (not having a desire for the abundant life)
g. Jebusites [the original name of the city of Jerusalem] – the threshing place: to be trodden, to be trampled, to be treaded upon, or to be loathed. These spirits hated people to such a degree that they walked on and intimidated people.

2. You can impeach (bring down spirits) when you convert your thinking from an idol [idle-powerless] system and connect to the system of God.

C. Key principles to conversion and evicting spirits from your mind:
1. I Samuel 2:30

a. Honoring the Lord: [Honor] – to allow the Word to have an impact on your thinking and doing.
b. God will lightly esteem those that dishonor Him.

2. Proverbs 28:9

a. Your disobedience/dishonor will cause your prayers to be nullified and invalid.
b. In other words, your prayers serve as a reminder of your disobedience.

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