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12/09/12 – “The Sovereignty of God in Giving” XIV – Command/Authority Over the Whatsoevers

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December 9, 2012

 

The Sovereignty of God in Giving XIV

(Command Over the Whatsoevers)

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December 9, 2012

 

The Sovereignty of God in Giving XIV

(Command/Authority Over the Whatsoevers)

 

 

FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS

  1. Psalm 135:6
    1. God’s sovereign power can transform your situation… regardless.
    2. The word of God has sovereign power over everything and in every place.
  2. Psalm 145:3
    1. God is indefinable and indescribable.
    2. The power of God surpasses limitations and ceilings.
  3. Ecclesiastes 8:3-4
    1. God’s word is His power.
    2. There is no one greater than God.
  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.

 

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)

 

  1.          I.            God has command and authority over “the whatsoevers”.
    1. St. Mark 9:23
      1. The purpose of the Bible is to convince man to believe.
      2. Believing is a spiritual supernatural word for believing believers only.
      3. Believing is receiving and accepting the Word as truth without sense realm evidence.  The word of God is your sixth sense.
      4. As we expand our capacity to believe, we release God to freely operate in our lives.
    2. Galatians 6:7, KJV & AMP
      1. When you sow whatsoever, you position yourself to live in a realm of whatsoever; a realm of no restrictions.
      2. The miracles in the Bible represent God’s power over whatsoevers; for instance:
        1. God creates light by speaking; water gushes from a rock to nourish and refresh 3½ million Israelites; Mary conceives without seed from a man Jesus, our Redeemer is born; the sovereignty of God has power over death as demonstrated in the resurrection of Jesus, the raising of Lazarus, the widow of Nain’s son, and Jairus’ daughter.
    3. Ephesians 1:17-23
      1. The doctrine of His power is only for believing believers.  (verse 19)
      2. God’s mighty power reverses natural laws, even death.  (verse 20)
      3. God is greater than, higher than, far above, higher in rank any natural rules.
      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 or 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. Ephesians 1:22, NLT
          1. God has invested Jesus with uncontrollable authority which explains His ability or command over what so ever.
          2. Giving of the tithe, offering and firstfruit is associated with the release of the blessing or our covenant with God.
          3. Giving releases an anointing of whatsoevers.
          4. Giving is an act necessary for demonstrating the act of believing and proof that one’s eyes are open to spiritual realities.
          5. All things are subject to God’s discretion.  He is above preexisting laws, rules, academic knowledge and possibilities.
          6. God, Jesus and the believer are head (the position or place of leadership; the greatest authority; the person to whom others are subordinate) 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
  2.         II.            The mighty power of God manifests into whatsoevers.
    1. St. John 14:10, MSG
      1. Jesus changed (real or perceived) water to wine without the base element of grapes.   (St. John 2).
      2. Our familiarity with God can become a barrier to appreciating and reverencing His miraculous power and ability.
      3. Naaman stricken with the incurable disease of leprosy [in the natural] is cured by the Word [not the water].  (II Kings 5)
    2. II Kings 4:8-37 [Emphasis verses 8-17]
      1. The Shunammite woman gives [whatsoever] into the Kingdom by sowing into the ministry gift of Elisha.  She heavily invest into the ministry by constructing an additional room to her home with elaborate furnishings for Elisha to revitalize and fortify himself as he travels.  (verses 8-11)
      2. As a result of her investment, Elisha’s anointing attacked the area of her lack which was that of being childless.  (verses 12-17)
      3. In this case of the Shunammite woman, her area of lack was a child.  God’s sovereign power will attack our areas of deficit and deficiencies when we give.
      4. We must release faith and stay with the process to see the mighty power of our sovereign God active and operative in our lives.

© 2012 George Matthews Ministries