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12/02/12 – “The Sovereignty of God in Giving” XIII – His Mighty Power

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LIVING SUPERNATURALLY


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December 2, 2012

 

The Sovereignty of God in Giving XIII

(God’s Mighty Power)

Central Location

December 2, 2012

 

The Sovereignty of God in Giving XIII

(His Mighty Power)

 

 

FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS

  1. Psalm 135:6
    1. God’s sovereign ability impacts ever arena in heaven and in earth.
  2. Psalm 145:3
    1. God is greater than any situation you may face.  In other words, there are no limitations or ceilings with God.
  3. Ecclesiastes 8:3-4
    1. God desires to guide the believer in the plan He has prearranged and prepared in eternity past.
  4. St. John 10:10, KJV & AMP
    1. It is the will of God that you have more than enough (no shortages or lack).
    2. God’s sovereignty works to bring the believer to a life of enjoyment.
  5. Romans 8:28
    1. God can use “all things” to bless the lives of His people.  That’s the power of His sovereign ability.

 

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 (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)
  2. God must cause man to believe and agree with His power and ability.
    1. St. Mark 9:23
      1. Believers do not live under the umbrella of impossibilities.
    2. Amos 3:3
  3. Galatians 6:7
    1. God has no limits.  He cannot fail.
    2. Whatsoever [sown] brings in whatsoever.
    3. In other words, whatsoever is an unlimited term.  If you sow [it]unlimited, God can bring [it] in limitlessly.
    4. Whatsoever or whatever literally means to throw open the door; in any amount, to whatever extent, anything
  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 release God to freely operate in our lives.
      1. True wealth for the believer is a result of the power of God being demonstrated (Deuteronomy 8:18)

 

  1.          I.            God’s mighty power and the riches of His glory
    1. Ephesians 1:17-23
      1. The doctrine of His power is only for believing believers.  (verse 19)
      2. God’s mighty power can overrule natural laws, even death.  (verse 20)
      3. God’s mighty power can bless you beyond things that make sense.
      4. The eyes of your understanding enlighten (verse 18):
        1. The faculty by which you receive spiritual knowledge
        2. You understand the limitless of God in your spirit.
        3. The natural man receiving the knowledge of the things of the spirit.  (I Corinthians 2:10-11)
        4. Through the spiritual eyes, we come into the knowledge of:
          1. The hope of our calling (Ephesians 1:18); Hope – expectation; to anticipate with pleasure His calling
          2. His riches (wealth, fullness; literally money, possession and abundance)
          3. The exceeding greatness of His power (to throw beyond the usual mark, to surpass; miraculous power, by implication miracles; His ability, abundance and might; God’s meaning)
          4. Giving is associated with the release of the blessing.  In other words, your giving means you agree with the system of God.
            1. Giving is proof your eyes are open to spiritual realities.
            2. Giving is an identifier of what you believe.
            3. Because of your giving, you live under God’s whatsoever.
            4. All things are subject to God’s discretion.  (verse 22)
            5. God, Jesus and the believer are head over:
              1. Principalities (angels, demons)
              2. All power (anything subject to authority or rule; the freedom to do as one chooses)
              3. Might  (power and influence which belongs to riches and wealth)
              4. Dominions (rulers, governments)
              5. Everything that is named
                1. St. Luke 7:1-10
                  1. Giving is an entitlement.  The centurion built a synagogue.  (verse 4)
                  2. Giving qualifies you for a word from God.   Jesus sent His word and the Word made the centurion servant whole. (verse 7)
                  3. The word of God makes things happen.  (Isaiah 55:10-11)

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