Apostolic Christian Fellowship Temple, Inc.
|Posted on March 27, 2013 at 5:13 PM|
The IF’s of God
As saints we have been blessed above measure, we may look at our problems, situations or conditions and say we haven’t been blessed. If the truth be told we have been blessed when we really didn’t deserve it. I want to reveal the mystery of God’s blessing plain in this lesson.
All blessings from God are contingent upon meeting certain conditions, in the book of Deuteronomy 28:1-2 the Lord said “If” you hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments. All these blessings shall come on thee and over take thee. From verse one until verse 14 the Lord tells us of all the wonderful blessings we will inebriate If we hearken diligently to his word. We will be blessed in the city, the field, fruit of thy body, fruit of thy ground and cattle, increase of thy kin and flocks.
Blessing upon thy baskets, blessings coming in and going out, the Lord said he will cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face they shall come one way and flee seven ways.
Saints we are blessed and highly favored half of the bountiful blessings of God have not arrived yet, but look at verses 1-14 the blessings are listed, the key word to the blessing is “TF”. We must understand that God wants, will and is able too bless but the If word can kill the blessing or bring it to life.
From the covenant of Moses until the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, God gave a If as a clause to the blessing. It means just what it says if you do I will do this or I will do that and so forth. We miss a large portion of our blessings because of disobedience. The Lord said go, we say no, Jonah is a prime example, he was given an order to go to Nineveh instead he goes to Tar shish. We still have the Jonah spirit in the church so many are preaching and have NOT been called, but I heard the word of God say “IF” my people who are called by my name would humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from there wick ways I will heal the land. I don’t know about you but I want the over flow blessing. I want my blessing to over take me. Not because of greed or need, but because I want God to be pleased with my service.
The year of 2012 is the year of earthly Government which means the year of order, as much as we don’t want to talk about death we have to live our spiritual life each day as if it’s our last. I know we will have a crown waiting for us in heaven along with the riches of God. Street’s paved with gold, diamonds, rubies and all the finest jewelry earth can produce at our finger tips. But God want us to enjoy his riches while were on earth. Who wouldn’t enjoy a beautiful home, fine cars, clothing and eating well. God want to show case his particular children, so the world will know this is what your earthly reward will look like when you service him.
Now before I close I have to give you the bitter that came along with the sweet, I would like you pay special attention to verses 15-68. God gives us an offer we can’t refuse serve me or else. From verse 15-68 God curse everything the coming in the going out, meal barrel, our minds, body, children, and verse 45 said all these curses will over take you and destroy you If you don’t hearken to the word of the Lord. I know some are thinking this is Old Testament, it doesn’t apply to us. I come to tell you sorry it does the only thing God changed from the old too the New Testament was his name. The Jehovah of the Old Testament is Jesus Christ of the New (Hebrews 8:6-13) Jesus has obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better, promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, than should no place have been sought for the second.
Saints understand something God blessed us for 14 verses of the 28 chapter of Deuteronomy. But he cursed us from verse 15- verse 68, which means our cruses are four times greater than our blessings. I know it’s not easy because the flesh is weak, but greater is he that is in thee than he that is in the world.
We can and will make it we must become focus, steady and constant in our pray praise and worship. Some things go out by prayer others go out fasting and praying.
God bless do your best
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