Sunday, January 26, 2014

WHAT DO YOU WANT?: "Resources for the Journey"

Here are the notes from the message at New Life Community Church, Sunday, January 26, 2014.  Second message in the series WHAT DO YOU WANT?, entitled "Resources for the Journey".  If you desire to listen to this message, you may do so by going to our website at  God bless!

What Do You Want, Part 2                                                               Sunday, January 26, 2014
 “Resources for the Journey”

46 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” 50 And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus.
51 And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” 52 And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.  Mark 10:51-52 (ESV)

Three Words for the New Year

Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.  Romans 1:10 (KJV)

“Here are kingdom revelations, words to live by, and words of wisdom given to empower you to reign in life,” Written as proverbs by Israel’s King Solomon, David’s son.  Proverbs 1:1 (Passion Translation)

Reign in life does not mean you are arrogant or into a control mentality.  Rather, everything that happens to you in life is inferior to what’s happening inside you.  The dimension of God’s grace and power in you is greater than that which confronts you outside you.

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.  I John 4:4 (ESV)

Ambition:  to have everyone so manage and handle their finances that they become a source of liberation rather than bondage – they become a means of blessing rather than burden. 
That means having your debt under control.  That means being debt free.  That means everyone have their lifestyle in sync with their income.  That means excelling in fruitfulness to the point that you are productive.

Here’s the simple outline:
1.      Everyone employed – receiving the income they need for the next steps of their life – for advance
2.      Out of debt – manifest wisdom
3.      Break the cycle of impoverishment


Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.  Ephesians 4:28 (NKJV)

Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways!  “You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with drink;
You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.”  Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways!
   Haggai 1:5-7 (NKJV)

Not what is called the LOTTERY MENTALITY.    Do stupid things hoping for a great breakthrough.
Instead learning the ways of wisdom.

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.  Proverbs 24:3-4 (NIV)

House.  Bayith in OT.  Oikos in NT.
House of Israel – nation
House of David – family, legacy
Calling, ministry, occupation, business, community, city, nation

3 Wise people are builders – they build families, businesses, communities, and through intelligence and insight, their enterprises are established and endure.  4 Because of their skilled leadership, the hearts of people are filled with the treasures of wisdom and the pleasures of spiritual wealth.  Proverbs 24:3-4 (Passion Translation)

Deuteronomy 8

“The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers.  Deuteronomy 8:1 (ESV)

And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Your clothing did not wear out on you and your foot did not swell these forty years. Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you.  Deuteronomy 8:2-5 (ESV)

So you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him. For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. 10 And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land he has given you.  Deuteronomy 8:6-10 (ESV)

You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.  Deuteronomy 8:18 (ESV)

God wants to give us the ability to overcome.  This is not simply some supernatural intervention although that’s wonderful when it happens.  It is also to ability in God to bring into visible manifestation that which you see and know to be God’s will for you.

So what does God want for each of us?
1.      To be out of debt
2.      To have the job God wants for you
3.      To have your needs met.
4.      To have the ability to meet the needs of others

Derek Prince:
Essentially, abundance means you have all you need
plus something to spare to give to others. It is when
there is no need in your life and you have more than
you need to give to others. Abundance suggests always
that you are lifted above the level of your own needs
and are thus able to reach out to the needs of others.


We are believing God for JOBS AND BETTER JOBS.

The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.  Deuteronomy 28:12 (NIV)

Randy Stephens
George Pate
Benji Aymond

We are believing God for BLESSING UPON BUSINESS

Frederick Huenefeld

We are believing God for BREAKING A SPIRIT OF POVERTY

We are believing God for DEBTS TO BE PAID OFF

We are believing God for RELEASE OF RESOURCES

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