LFM 26 May 2019: Perishing for lack of knowledge? The Truth shall set me free! Fear of the Lord. Key of David. Rhema, activated Logos?

LFM – Sunday 26 May 2019

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I thank God that he can use me to have a message that not only blesses me first, but also blesses others.
  • That for me to move on in any aspect of my life,
  • … especially where I am expecting the sustainable blessing of God,
  • I need to deal with the cracks, leakages and foundations,
  • … that kill, steal or destroy my blessings,
  • … and I am left wondering and complaining to God,
  • … why is this and that happening or not happening.
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# My prayer 
  •  I may be willing, obedient and faithful in standing on Christ Jesus,  the Solid Rock,
  • The only way to the truth of life
  • In all things and in whatever situation 
  • …Amen!
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He promised as we saw last week in Luke 4:16-27
  • God, our loving Father has sent Him with anointing – power and authority, to
  • To bring us the Good News of the Gospel,  that God loves us and wants us back, to fill us with His Spirit- with His goodness… so that we are not poor in spirit.
  • To free us where we have been held in captivity – ukoo, foundations, altars, bloodline…
  • To open our blind eyes to see things from His perspective. When David was going to fight Goliath, the people of Israel saw the giant from their perspective, David saw the giant from God’s perspective…That indeed greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world…1 John 4:4
  • To free us from oppression – health,  finances, relationship
  • So that we can enjoy / sustain the Lord’s favour or blessings in our lives.
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If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?…

  • Psalm 11:3 / Zaburi 11:3 BHND
  • Kama misingi ikiharibiwa, mtu mwadilifu atafanya nini?”
If the foundation of the Word /Promise of God be destroyed
  • Be shaky
  • Be unstable

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Even though I am righteous / good / nampenda Mungu sana – love God very much…
  • It will make no difference in my life because there are rules and regulations , terms and conditions, the way God has planned life through His laws and regulations (vile Mungu amepanga vitu zake) that will not just change for my sake…
  • Matthew 5:18: I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved.  
  • Psalm 119:89: Your word, O LORD, is everlasting; it is firmly fixed in the heavens.
  • Probably why we are told that not only do God’s people perish because of lack of knowledge…forgetting the laws of God…Hosea 4:6
  • ….but also that the Truth (in the ways and Word of God) will set us free…John 8:31-32

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Therefore, I need to be operating in the Truth and Knowledge of God to experience the benefits of what Christ came to bestow upon my life as expressed in Luke 4:16-27 (above)…with Jesus Himself explaining / confirming why exactly He came or was sent by the Father…

  • Not only accepting to receive the Good News of the Gospel –  that is, Christ Himself as the Word of God & the ultimate Way to the Truth of Life, now to eternity,
  • Using that Truth to set me free from the areas of my life that are still in captivity by the enemy,
  • Using that freedom (from spiritual blindness ) to be able to now see things form Christ perspective,
  • With that new perspective of life, now being able to deal with (free myself form) any oppression that the enemy would like to inflict upon my life,
  • and with the full armor of God upon my life ( the expression of different aspects of the Lord Jesus Christ – The Great I AM…He can be whatever we need Him to be in our lives)
  • … Belt of Truth, Breastplate of Righteousness, Gospel of Peace, Helmet of Salvation, Shield of Faith, Sword of the Spirit & Praying in the Spirit…Ephesians 6:10-18
  • The time of the Lord’s favor will be able to not only manifest, but be sustainable in my life as an inheritance to my future generations

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Obedience is critical  – Fear of the Lord

  • Where I put God’s Word above all, fearing to offend Him more than man
  • So as to gain the (divine) wisdom and understanding from the knowledge of God that I require in life or for particular (difficult) situations.
  • The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding…Proverbs 9:10
At times God can tell one to do something,  na bado tunabishana, argue, complain… hii, sioni!
  • – already starting from a faulty foundation, nimeanza vibaya – kutoamini
  • … ati niende kumwambia mume wangu  nilichukua pesa zake nikaenda…,
  • … nimwambie mke wangu nilipokuwa trip ya kazi, niliteleza kidogo  nikaanguka na kulala na mwanamke mwingine. Ndio maswali zianze… teleza aje? … mavazi yalitokaje kama ni kuteleza?… unateleza mara 3 aje? It may be good
  • … niende kazini niseme mimi ndio niliiba / niliharibu hio kitu yenye garama ambayo siwezi!
  • … niende niwaambie washirika  kanisa  hivi hivi na hivi ndio wanitoroke…  nita kula nini?
  • Haya si Mungu… then we start looking for excuses… background ya pastor,… hata mimi naweza kuongea  na Mungu ( Miriam na Aaron)
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Faith imperative & pleasing faith at that…

The challenge is …do I have the required faith – Imani?
  • To believe in God, even though the circumstances seem otherwise – iwe ngumu aje?
  • Now faith is being confident of what we hope for, convinced about things we do not see…Hebrews 11:1
  • Faith needs to be in the right thing or person!
  • Romans 10:17 –  faith comes by hearing, and hearing the Word of Christ
  • Pleasing faith is a requirement i.e. …approaching God with the belief that He actually exists and that He rewards those that earnestly seek Him…Hebrews 11:6
  • The pleasing faith in God should make me believe and act as if…
  • …The plans for God for me are always good, no matter what it seems like ( Abraham and Isaac) and never for my bad, plans to give me a future and a hope…Jeremiah 29:11
  • … That in ALL THINGS, whatever situation that I may be facing, God can work out everything for my good so long as I love Him and are pursuing His purposes…Romans 8:28
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All these promises of God, from His Word, should make me willing, obedient & faithful ( full of faith) to do whatever God tells me to do
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This past week…
 I have seen God working with two brothers with an open heart – willing, obedient & faithful heart, submitting themselves to the spirit of God…
  • Jeremiah 17:9
  • 9. “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things,and desperately wicked.Who really knows how bad it is 10. But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.”
  • And The Holy Spirit went on to reveal for the tow brothers deep, secret things that only the Spirit of God can, with them acknowledging the revelations of truth about their situation…
  • Romans 8:27: And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
  • … He dealt with the foundations, cracks and leakages – of their lives, marriage and family
  • So that the person’s & family blessings / miracle can be an inheritance… lasting / sustainable / ya kudumu… indeed a blessing to them and their families.

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#Turning my miracle into an inheritance

We have an idea of how to seek for a miracle
  • Repentance ( Humbling ourselves, acknowledging our shortcomings and changing direction)
  • ASK – Ask,  Seek & Knock – Matthew 7:7
  • PUSH – Pray Until Something Happens
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The level to which my miracle can be turned into an inheritance may be determined by among others…
  • The level to which I am willing to be obedient and full of faith towards God & His Word
  • How much I am willing to let go and let God in the situation
  • How much I seek first the heart of God. Concerned  with His agenda more than mine
  • How I demonstrate ( prove) the works of faith in my life or situation – for faith without works ( that demonstrate that I actually have faith ) is dead...James 2:26
  • The state of my heart even when God is not doing what I expect – a thankful heart at all times knowing that it is all for my good.
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Because what I put in God’s Hands in pleasing  ( not murmuring ) faith, with thanksgiving,
  • … what I surrender at His feet in love,
  • … what I pursue seeking first His Heart,
  • He takes it up to accomplish what He pleases and He Himself shall prosper it where He sends it…Isaiah 55:11
  • And He will ensure that it will work out for my good ( even if I don’t understand it e.g. delay is not denial) as long as I keep my love for God and are indeed pursuing ( or have surrendered to ) His purposes for that situation…Romans 8:28

 

My belief is therefore, when the Lord prospers His Word where He sends it, it turns from a miracle into an inheritance – a sustainable, longer lasting blessing.

  • In the story of the 10 lepers – Luke 17:11-19
  • The one leper that came back in thanksgiving was given an inheritance above the miracle of the cure – Rise and go for your faith has made you well (whole?)
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# Prayer 
  • May the Lord not only continue to give me the grace to Repent, ASK and PUSH for my miracle and blessings…
  • Thanking Him for the prophetic Words that He gives me directly or through His servants…
  • But may He also give me the grace to take them seriously – kuzitia maanani 
  • … and to act on them in pleasing, actionable faith
  • … with thanksgiving
  • So that all the miracles that He has graciously granted me ( past, present & even future), by His mercy may He transform them into an inheritance. 

Amen!

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Difference of the Logos (Written ) & Rhema (Active ) Word

Healing at the pool of Bethesda – John 5
  • Sitting for 38 years near a healing pool
  • …maybe me in a Church where the Spirit of God moves and I see others getting healed or blessed
  • Seeing others getting healed
  • But when Jesus ( comes with favour) asks him if he wanted to get well
  • He still has excuses- blaming others ( bitterness and unforgiveness)
  • He obeyed the Word to get up and walk
  • Jesus instructed him to seal the cracks and leakages- sin no more.
Logos ( Written) Word 
  • When we know the promises of God
  • If I enter the pool I will be healed
  • If I Repent, ASK & PUSH with pleasing faith, I can get what God has promised
Rehma ( Active) Word
  • When the Word of God becomes alive & active in the situation…
  • With God always ready to do His part but is waiting on me to do mine
  • …such as my pleasing faith or actionable faith…which is like giving permission for the Spirit of God to act on / in the situation

 

  • The promises become alive when we act on the promises of God
  • The Spirit of God moves in the Word & waits for me to enter into agreement with the Word.
  • Possibly, literally, He stands at the door of my life or situation, knocking with the solution and waiting for me to open the door so that He may come in and impart  the blessing. .. Revelation 3:20
# Lord, help me activate Your Logos into Rhema in my life
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Last week main service
Luke 4:16-27
  • It is the time for the Lord’s favour to manifest upon our lives
But
  • Do I know and receive the Good News of the Gospel?
  • Am I still in any kind of captivity?
  • Am I still blind to the will, purposes and plans of God for my life?
  • Am I still under any form of oppression or bondage… in my health, finances, relationships?
…All contrary to the Word & Promise of God ??!!
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The futility of touching the Lords anointed –

  • Even when I don’t think they should be, say honored,  given some aspect of their lives, character or from my own opinion ( which God does not care about anyway!)
  • Lessons from where Miriam and Aaron oppose Moses – Numbers 22
We were given examples of faulty foundations – things that bring cracks and leakages that prevent the favour of God from manifesting
  • We don’t stand on the Word that was delivered, but focus on the background of the deliverer
  • Standing on the person rather than on Christ the Solid Rock
  • The Lord can use the weak and foolish things of the world to confound the strong and the wise1 Corinthians 1:27
  • Warned to ….touch not the Lord’s anointed and do His prophets no harmPsalm 105:15
# Lord, forgive me for the times I have knowingly or unknowingly touched Your anointed – whether in family , religion or politics. Help my to humble myself and leave the judging to You, for Your ways and thoughts are higher and beyond what I can think or imagine.
Amen!
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Opening our Gates of Blessing – The Key of David??

The blessings waiting at the gate of ones life
  • But the enemy anazuia – Daniel 10
  • Use the Key of David to open up and receive all that God has available for us
  • …our divine inheritance in Christ Jesus
  • …with a Key representing control or authority, where we have control of when to access our blessings and the authority to do so.

 

What do I believe is the Key of David?…Isaiah 22:22, Revelation 3:7

David was considered a man after God’s heart … 1 Samuel 13:14, Acts 13:22

I believe if you get someones heart, you obtain all of the person and what is the persons ( including their favour, blessings)

  • Seeking first His Kingdom and His Righteousness and all other things shall be added …Matthew 6:33
  • Seek His face and get His hand also

 

How did David therefore pursue the face of God

  • Worshiper:  Open up His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise…Psalm 100:4
  • Repentant: create in me a clean heart oh Lord and renew a steadfast spirit within me. .. Psalm 51:10

 

  • Courageous: willing to confront the giants in his life, family and community in the name of the Lord…Goliath

 

  • Humility: willing to submit to the discipline of God …2 Samuel 24
  • …God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble…James 4:6
  • …Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted…Matthew 23:12

 

  • Patient: willing to wait on God’s time to ascend to the throne, though opportunities were there for him to kill Saul and take what God had already anointed him to be.

 

  • Willing, obedient and faithful…a man after God’s own heart…1 Samuel 13:14, Acts 13:22

 

# Oh Lord,

Give me revelation on the Key of David and how to utilize it to also be a blessing to others, for Your kingdom and for your glory.

That I may indeed be a person who seeks first Your Kingdom and Your Righteousness, believing with pleasing actionable faith that all other things that I desire are being worked out for my good, for Your Kingdom and ultimately for Your Glory.

Amen!!

 

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