And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose Romans 8: And the Lord, the God of their fathers, sent word to them again and again by His messengers, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place; but they continually mocked the messengers of God, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, until there was no remedy 2 Chronicles With Thy counsel Thou wilt guide me, And afterward receive me to glory.
Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for in the same way their fathers used to treat the false prophets. I had a dream the night before I was to write this message. Think BIG for this new year. For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.
Blessing and cursing are both temporal and eternal, the temporal being partial and mixed with sorrow, while the eternal is full and complete.
This was the land of Canaan Genesis All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal 2 Corinthians 4: We must live by faith trusting God to fulfill His promises, even when our eyes tell us the opposite is happening now.
To put it another way: Eternal blessings are experienced by saints who have been transformed into the image of Christ, whose mortal bodies are left behind and who live in a new world free of sin, of Satan, and of the curse see 1 Corinthians The promise of blessing.
His humor nearly leaps off the page in some of His highly original parables in His zippy asides to the Roman authorities, in His tart replies to the scribes and the Pharisees and even in His off-the-cuff remarks. The Lord did bless Jacob, the conniver, by changing his name to Israel, one who has wrestled with God and prevailed.
And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Thou dost sell Thy people cheaply, And hast not profited by their sale.
Also, his superstitions motivated him: But if your heart turns away and you will not obey, but are drawn away and worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall surely perish.
But Ezra still had to go and ask for it 7: God sometimes tets us have some money to see what we will do with it. For I will not trust in my bow, Nor will my sword save me.
Divine blessing certainly is not well understood. They had settled into the land and, as we will see, in many cases had begun to blend together with the pagans of the land. It caused havoc in the class. I found a joy in making my Mom happy when I obeyed her quickly when she told me to do something.
But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling; My steps had almost slipped. Their numerical growth concerned the Egyptians and brought about a time of great persecution and affliction.
The reason, we are told, is that God wanted them to enter into blessings with us, at the same time. In his lifetime, Abraham would not possess the land of Canaan. These trials came from the hand of the God who had promised to bless them: He laid his hands on him and said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road, has sent me so that you might regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.
And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. They are His to give; they are also His to withhold. Live as God says, and you will live longer. It is to change our hearts and lives into conformity to Jesus Christ.
We all lead busy lives.OBEDIENCE BRINGS BLESSING - DEUT.I JOHN Introduction: The truth that obedience to God brings blessing, is the first principle in understanding what it means to be a child of God.
Failure to understand this first principle and failure to implement it is to forfeit God's BEST in your life. OBEDIENCE BEFORE BLESSING. But if God’s blessing depended on us deserveing it then no-one would receive it. It was winter but harvest was coming and they had to take God at his word.
Discussion. No comments yet. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Jan 08, · Obedience Brings Blessing. not just when it is convenient, or when it feels good or doesn’t cost me anything. There is joy in obedience and God’s favor follows.
I had a dream the night before I was to write this message. In the dream I was in charge of a group of children. Join the discussion.
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Sep 19, · You can also start or participate in a Bible-based discussion here in the Christian Chat Forums, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, The thread is called Obedience=Blessing I was showing a example of this.
K. Akufo 1 Sermon on Obedience is Door-opener for Blessing By Kwabena D. Akufo 8/28/ Bible Text: Philippians 5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a.
Oct 27, · The Blessing of Obedience So Ananias went and found Saul. He laid his hands on him and said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road, has sent me so that you might regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.".Download