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10/28/12 – “The Sovereignty of God in Giving” VIII – Proper Alignment with the Kingdom of God

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East Location

October 28, 2012

 

The Sovereignty of God in Giving VIII

(Proper Alignment with the King)

Central Location

October 28, 2012

 

The Sovereignty of God in Giving VIII

(Proper Alignment with the Kingdom of God)

 

 

OPENING OBSERVATIONS

  1. The world’s system operates differently from the Kingdom of God’s system.
  2. God is not equivalent nor can He be compared to the President of the United States.
    1. God is self appointed                                                                  The President is elected
    2. God is everlasting                                                                        The President is elected to terms
    3. God is King regardless of His follower-ship                       The President is elected by his follower-ship

 

INTRODUCTION

  1. God desires to prove His sovereignty over matter (abundance, increase) to those who choose to covenant with Him.
  2. Nothing is able to stand up to defy, deny, or defeat Him.
    1. Jeremiah 32:26-27
    2. St. Luke 1:37, KJV& AMP
    3. Isaiah 43:11
      1. God is the only solution for the believer.
    4. Isaiah 44:6
    5. Ecclesiastes 8:3-4
      1. God does not need agreement like in a democratic society.  When God speaks, it is so.  This is the theocracy of God.
  3. We are born again into a Kingdom with benefits.
    1. Ephesians 2:19
      1. Kingdom citizens are legally entitled to Kingdom rights and benefits.
      2. You have a right to be blessed when you are in alignment with the Kingdom of God.
      3. As believers in the earth, we have the right to experience Kingdom citizenship and benefits of heaven though not yet residents of heaven.
    2. Ephesians 2:10, KJV & AMP
      1. Every believer is entitled to live the “good life” prepared by God; yet our compliance to His system is necessary to receive.

 

  1.          I.            Proper alignment with the Kingdom of God
    1. St. Matthew 6:33
      1. Righteousness is proper alignment or agreement with the King and the Kingdom.
      2. Tithe, offering, and firstfruit are rules of the Kingdom for success.
      3. Your alignment with the King is displayed by your obedience and agreement.
    2. True wealth for the believer is the result of God’s sovereign power being demonstrated. (Deuteronomy 8:18)
    3. God’s sovereign power is a declaration that He is almighty; the possessor of all power in heaven and earth so that none can defeat His counsels, thwart His purpose or resist His will.  (Psalm 115:3)
    4. God is the Governor among the nations.  He sets up kingdoms, overthrows empires and determines the course of dynasties that pleases Him best.  (Psalm 22:28)
  2.         II.            Seven definitions of sovereignty
    1. God can use anything and everything to work His purpose in the earth.  (Romans 8:28)
      1. For example, all the ingredients work together for the good of a cake.  Leave out a single ingredient and you compromise the success of the cake.
    2. Possessing supreme or ultimate power
    3. Acting or doing independently without outside interference
    4. Supernatural, supernatural power unlimited by natural forces, not restricted by natural laws or natural beings
    5. God’s authority over natural material (matter) or means
    6. Never limited by the power of created beings
    7. No laws [heavenly or earthly] can restrict, limit or bind His power to perform His work
  3.       III.            God must convince man to believe His word if His sovereignty is to be seen.
    1. Romans 4:21
      1. Giving is an act of your fully persuasion of a sovereign God.
    2. St. John 11:21-25
      1. God has sovereign power even over death.
      2. It’s the level of our belief that activates the power of God.
      3. Obedience is an indicator of your belief.
  4.       IV.            Tithe, offering and firstfruit are connectors to the covenant.  Our offerings are proof that we believe in and are connected with the covenant of God.
    1. Genesis 12:1-3
    2. Malachi 3:10-12

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