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1/22/12 – “Walking through Red Seas III” – Forgetting Your Prosperity

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January 22, 2012

 

Walking through Red Seas III

(Forgetting Your Prosperity)

Central Location

January 22, 2012

 

Walking through Red Seas III

(Forgetting Your Prosperity)

 

 

OPENING OBSERVATIONS

  1. A red sea – anything that hinders you from receiving God’s best.
  2. God delivered 3½ million people supernaturally.
  3. Israel walked through the Red Sea on dry land.
    1. Exodus 14:21-31 [Emphasis verses 21-22; 29]
    2.  Exodus 15:8-1

 

INTRODUCTION

  1. God and Jesus operated in the supernatural realm before the natural realm existed.
    1. Ephesians 3:20 (KJV & The Amplified Bible)
      1. God has the ability to exceed what your 5 physical senses have experienced.
      2. Although you cannot ask for something you have never seen, yet if you can see God doing it, God can give you beyond what you have seen.
      3. In other words, God is the standard, not people, not what has been done or seen.
      4. Now that you are born again, there are no limits with God.
    2. St. John 17:5
      1. Jesus and God were operating before the world began.
      2. There was another social order before natural laws were created.
    3. St. John 17:24
    4. Revelation 1:8
      1. If it has never existed before, God can create it.
      2. God is bigger than the physical realm.
    5. Revelation 1:11
    6. Revelation 2:8
    7. Revelation 22:13

 

FOUNDATIONAL TEXTS

  1. Psalm 100:1-3
    1. God’s people are referred to as sheep.
    2. Sheep are un-trainable and must be constantly under the guide of a shepherd.  This is why sheep are not circus animals.
    3. Sheep have no memory (remembrance of the supernatural ability of God or recall of spiritual things).
  2. Isaiah 53:6
    1. Sheep have a tendency to go back to the realm of limitations because of their lack of recall of spiritual things.
    2. You cannot operate proficiently in something that has not become a part of you.   (Scripture reference – Hebrews 10:25)
    3. Faith comes by hearing (because as sheep, we forget if we try to make it off memory).  (Scripture reference – Romans 10:17)
  3. Psalm 119:18

 

  1.          I.            Forgetting your prosperity
    1. Forgetfulness limits God to the natural realm.
      1. Lamentations 3:17
        1. Forget – to neglect or to not remember.
          1. Because [as sheep] you do not have the quality of remembering, the Word must become a part of who you are.
          2. In other words, you cannot remember to be supernatural because you were born natural; therefore, spiritual things must be continuously taught.
          3. Peace – the absence of chaos and confusion.
          4. Prosperity is God’s supernatural ability.
            1. Prosperity – good things; bountifulness; supernatural things; having good understanding; the welfare of God and His benefit package.
          5. Psalm 103:1-7
          6. Psalm 78:40-42
            1. If you are only thinking naturally, you are limiting God to the physical realm only.
          7. James 1:25
            1. The way to know what’s in the supernatural realm is to look into the word of God.
            2. Forgetfulness can stop you from being blessed in your deeds (in any undertaking).
          8. James 1:5-7
          9. Psalm 119:176
            1. The Word will become a natural response and reaction for you, when the Word becomes disciplined and developed in you; otherwise you will stray like a sheep.
          10. Jeremiah 50:6
            1. Shepherds cause sheep to go astray when church is more of an emotional experience than instructions in the Word.
    2. Elijah forgot his prosperity
      1. Kings 18:17-46
        1. The contest on Mount Carmel between Elijah and the 850 prophets where the living God answered by fire.
        2. I Kings 19:1-12
          1. Elijah forgot God’s supernatural ability and his supernatural victory and ran from Jezebel by hiding himself in a cave.
          2. When you forget your prosperity [regardless of your title], you run from the enemy rather than the enemy fleeing from you.

©2012 George Matthews Ministries