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11/25/12 – “The Sovereignty of God in Giving” XII – Convincing the Believer to Believe

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LIVING SUPERNATURALLY


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November 25, 2012

 

The Sovereignty of God in Giving XII

(The Ephesians 1:18 Anointing)

Central Location

November 25, 2012

 

The Sovereignty of God in Giving XII

(Convincing the Believer to Believe)

 

 

FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS

  1. Psalm 135:6
    1. There are no limits for the Lord regardless of the place you are in life.
  2. Psalm 145:3
    1. God’s greatness has no boundaries or ceilings.
  3. Ecclesiastes 8:3-4
    1. God is not parallel to the elected term of a US President.  God is King.
    2. The word of the King can immediately change your status.
      1. King David changed the status of Mephilbosheth in II Samuel 9.
    3. Your giving lines you with the King.
  4. St. John 10:10, KJV & AMP
    1. The pleasure of God is to bring us to a place of overflow.
  5. Romans 8:28

 

REVIEW

  1. Definitions of the sovereignty of God…
    1. God can use anything and everything to work His purpose in the earth.  (St. John 10:10; Romans 8:28)
    2. Possessing supreme or ultimate power [financially]
    3. Acting or doing independently without outside interference
    4. Supernatural power unlimited by natural forces, not restricted by natural laws or natural beings
      1. There is no power that can defeat, deny, or defy God
    5. God’s authority over natural material (matter) or means
    6. Never limited by the power of created beings or the forces of the universe
    7. No laws can restrict, limit or bind His power to perform His work (nothing stops God)

 

  1.          I.            To satisfy God’s system of His sovereign power to bring His word to manifestation, God must convince man to believe.
    1. Romans 4:21
      1. A person in full persuasion understands the sovereignty of God.
      2. Giving (an action) is evidence of your persuasion.
      3. Agreement means siding with the word of God and His unlimited power, His almighty and infinite power; to believe.   (Amos 3:3)
      4. Believing is what you do not what you say.
      5. Believing is a biblical word that enforces the idea of accepting the word of God as true without sense realm verification regardless of the difficulty of the situation.  
    2. St. Mark 9:23
    3. Galatians 6:7
      1. God has no limits.  He cannot fail.
      2. Whatsoever in sowing or giving reaps whatsoever.
      3. Whatsoever [sown] brings in whatsoever.
      4. In other words, whatsoever is an unlimited term.  If you sow [it]unlimited, God can bring [it] in limitlessly.
      5. Whatsoever defined…
        1. Literally means to throw open the door, whatever, whatever thing, no matter what
        2. Whatever…in any amount, to whatever extent, anything
        3. Soweth (Greek) does not denote a single one time sowing; it illustrates continuous sowing (whatsoever a man keeps on habitually sowing and sowing and sowing)
        4. The sowing and reaping process appear to be long to override or cancel out negative sowing.
    4. 5 keys to believing:
      1. God has no limits (God cannot fail).
      2. God desires to overcome our limits with His limitless ability.
      3. Whatever you truly believe determines your ability or capacity to receive.
      4. We limit what our limitless God can do for us through our belief system
      5. As we expand our capacity to believe, we please God and release His power to freely operate in our lives
  2.         II.            The Ephesians 1 anointing
    1. Ephesians 1:17-21
      1. Greatness of his power to us-ward who believe – the doctrine of power for those who believe not available to those who do not believe.  (verse 19)
      2. Your belief system connects you to God’s unlimited power.
      3. What you do with your money [towards God] is an indication of what you truly believe from God.
      4. When you obey God in your finances, you release the same power God used to raise Jesus.  (verse 20)
      5. The eyes of your understanding are not your natural eyes but the eyes of the human spirit which is able to receive supernatural knowledge.  (verse 18)
      6. This power (vision) is the ability to see as God sees when there is nothing there to see in the natural.
      7. Prosperity follows vision because vision needs to be followed by provision.
      8. You give in faith for what you can see.
      9. The natural man must receive the knowledge of the spiritual man.  When this exchange takes place, you will give (support what you believe God has already done in your life).

© 2012 George Matthews Ministries