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The Authority of The Scriptures | Pt 3

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Romans 15:4.

The entire cannon of God’s Word are written for our learning. 

Isaiah 5:13.

Hosea 4:6.

Matthew 22:29.

John 15…abide in God’s Word and ask what He will’s, and it will be done. 

Romans 16:25-27.

Jesus is a manifestation of the scriptures. 

John 1:1.

Revelation 19:13.

Am I allowing the Word of a god to have authority in my life? To hear God’s Word as it relates to something and act in line with it? 

God chose His Word to make himself know to us. 

I have to make a decision to let every aspect of my life rest in the authority of God’s Word. 

Hebrews 11:1-3.

Romans 4…Abraham takes God at His Word.

Hebrews 11:17-19.

Genesis 22:3-18.

Romans 10:8-17…process of faith. 

The Word of God should be the source of the blueprint and confession of my life. 

1. Hear the Word.
2. Meditate on the Word.
3. Build an image based on the Word.
4. Confess the Word.
5. Act on the Word.
6. Rest on the Word.

Genesis 22:10.

Hebrews 11:17-19.

When we take God at His Word, there is a reward. 

Any time I make a decision to live my life by the authority of the Word of God, there will always be a blessing and reward. 

Don’t miss the first Word…it always sets you up for the next Word. 

Romans 15:4.

Galatians 8:23.

Romans 16:25-26.

The Authority of The Scriptures | Pt 2

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2 Peter 1:16-21.

The cannon of God’s Word is always going to reveal Jesus.

Luke 4:14-21.

Luke 24:15-32.

When you take scripture out of any avenue, you remove the very thing that reveals who Jesus is. 

Jesus used scripture to reveal to His disciples who He is. 

Your relationship with God goes deeper when you get into the scriptures. You’re able to see who He is. 

Acts 8.

Isaiah 55:11.

Psalms 40:7.

Hebrews 10:7.

You won’t receive the power of the Gospel unless you get under the authority of the Scriptures. 

Acts 8:28-39.

Matthew 22:29.

Matthew 28:18-20.

We can’t move away from what Jesus taught us to teach.

We have to be founded on the Word of God. We need the Word for every area of our life. 

Romans 15:4.

Romans 16:25-27.

The Authority of The Scriptures | Pt 1

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“Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum. And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant. And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this: For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue. Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof: Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed. For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.”
Luke 7:1-9 KJV

The authority that God exercised through His Word has and will never end. 

Something happens in our lives when we start to live under the authority of the Word. 

Honor= Delegation of authority.

Authority= The right to command and be obeyed. 

God will always have what He says. 

We as believers have to acknowledge and recognize the authority that God has invested in the scriptures. 

Psalms 149:9.

Numbers 23:19.

If I really believe that God has what He says, then I will do what He says. 

Hebrews 1:1-3.

The enemies oldest tactic is to get me to doubt what God says. 

The enemy only has the power over our lives that we give him. 

2 Peter 1:16-21.

Matthew 17.

2 Timothy 3:15-17.

I have to position myself under the Word and make every decision in my life based on the Word. 

Prophetic Seasons | Pt 4

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“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
Hebrews 10:19-25 

  • Building each other up as the day is approaching. 
  • Revelation 1:3 – Time at hand.
  • We are blessed any time we position ourselves to hear the Word of God.
  • There’s nothing more important than reading and hearing the Word.
  • It is one thing to read and hear the Word, it’s another to do what the Book says.
  • There has never been a time in human history when the Word was not significant and relevant.
  • Everything in the Word is relevant in the season you are in.
  • Philippians 4:12-13.
  • There is always a time to read, hear, and keep the Word of God. You never graduate from needing the Word of God.
  • Matthew 16:3.

“For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”
Hebrews 10:37-39 

  • Return of Jesus.
  • We do not know our expiration date.
  • I have access to God by the blood of Jesus.
  • He is coming AGAIN.
  • Romans 10:17.
  • I live by faith by living by the Word.
  • What are you doing to exhort the Word with those around you?
  • Vs. 30 – The Lord will judge His people.

“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”
Psalms 2:1-12

1-3 – What the world is saying.

  • II Corinthians 4:4.
  • Isaiah 14:12- history of Satan.
  • John 10:10 – anytime you give the enemy authority in your life he only brings destruction.
  • Satan is always imitating Jesus because he is not a creator, but an imitator.
  • Matthew 24.

4-6 – What God is Saying.

7-9 – What Jesus is saying.

10-12 – What the Holy Spirit is saying.

  • Don’t ever get relaxed in His presence.

Prophetic Seasons | Pt 3

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It’s hard to adapt to the season in your life that you don’t recognize. 

“Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.”
Matthew 13:9, 16 

  • It is a good thing to see and hear. 
  • Mark 4.
  • You can’t respond to what you never recognize.
  • The disciples knew there was more and asked for more.

“Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.”
Matthew 13:18-19 

  • If you can’t apply what you are hearing, you don’t understand it.

“But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”
Matthew 13:20-23 

  • The enemy will attack and test the Word every time we hear it.
  • Return on the Word comes from Understanding.
  • Hebrews 4:6.
  • Isaiah 4:17.
  • You cannot live by a Biblical Worldview when you don’t know and understand the Word of God!
  • Too many believers live without a working knowledge of the Word of God.
  • Isaiah 55:11.

Daniel = God is Judge

  • Daniel was bold in his faith. 
  • Daniel was raised in a biblical environment. 
  • Time and time again Daniel was tested and knew how to live out his faith in a society that was opposed to it. 
  • Not only did Daniel have the Word in his heart, he understood the Word.
  • When the Word of God is sown 25% bring forth fruit (Matthew 13). 
  • John 15.
  • God has called us to be productive Christians.
  • We don’t just want to exist, we want to be fruitful. 
  • The 25% – they understood!
  • Revelation knowledge comes from the Spirit of God.
  • Understanding is comprehension to the point of application. 
  • The more I understand from the Word of God, the better off I am.
  • We all have plenty of time to get in the Word, we are just not being intentional about it. 

“In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;”
Daniel 9:1-4 

  • Daniel was in the Word, he prayed, he was a man of conviction.
  • Conviction means something has overtaken you.
  • Prayers and Supplication = need a supply…He is my source (spiritual or physical).
  • Revelation 3:20.

“We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:”
Daniel 9:5 

  • His Word reserves the right to judge.

The Church has everything we need to win the world, we lack the Will!

Prophetic Seasons | Pt 2

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“Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:”
Isaiah 46:9-10 

  • Reading the Bible is like reading yesterday’s news.
  • God is going to have what He says.

“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”
Isaiah 57:15 

  • God inhabits eternity and stands outside of time.
  • God is not subject to time, He created it.
  • James 1:17 – neither shadow of turning.
  • Time does change God because He stands outside of it.

What has God said in His word would come and where are we in that time?

“He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?”
Matthew 16:2-3 

  • They could study patterns but could not discern the times.
  • Science = knowledge gained by observations.
  • As believers we lack the knowledge of the season God has us in.
  • Acts 17.
  • We are here as a divine appointment before God.
  • Jeremiah 1:5.
  • How do we adapt and find success in this season if we cannot recognize it?
  • We are measured not by how long we live but by what we did with our time here. 
  • God in His Word has laid out the pattern of prophetic seasons.

“And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.”
Luke 19:35-38 

“And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”
Luke 19:39-40 

  • There was an acceptance from the Lord at this very moment.
  • The Pharisees are asking for a rebuke because they were not recognizing the Season.
  • God had spoken to Daniel and Daniel had prophesied specifically about this to the day and time.
  • God will always have what He says.
  • We don’t need to understand seasons to be a forecaster, we need to know so we can have our faith built up. 
  • Telling what will come does not build my faith, telling me what God said 2,000 years ago builds my faith. 

The beauty of God is that He knew your end from the beginning!

Prophetic Seasons | Pt 1

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Seasons are always going to change!

There may be seasons we cannot change, but by the Word of God we pray the season does not change us!

“The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?”
Matthew 16:1-3 

  • Their dislike for Jesus is greater than their dislike for each other. 
  • We serve a God that established seasons.
  • Everything God does in the earth is representation of what God is doing in our lives.
  • They asked Jesus for a sign…they didn’t need another sign or miracle…this was a temptation.
  • They could forecast the weather but they could not know the sign of the times.
  • Patterns tell us the future. Patterns forecast.
  • There are individuals that have lived long enough to tell you patterns.
  • The Word is filled with wisdom, instruction, and knowledge.

“In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments; We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:”
Daniel 9:2-5 

  • Get into His Word!
  • Daniel was a prophet but went to the Word when he wanted to understand the Season he was in. 
  • There is nothing like hearing a Word in the season you are in.
  • Daniel found where he was in the prophetic season.
  • When we know the Word we do not need to be fearful of the Season we are in.

“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”
Daniel 12:4 

  • Some things we will not be able to understand until the time of the end.
  • The Church has got to get back to the sacred book.
  • You can’t get a revelation of what you are not in.
  • You can’t get a revelation of the Word if you are not in the Word.

“And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.”
Daniel 12:8-10 

  • Acts 1…what shall be the end of these things.
  • The closer we get to the end, the better understanding we will have about the end.
  • Daniel is seeking understanding.
  • Adapt to the season right now.

“Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.”
Daniel 12:12-13 

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.”
Psalms 90:12-13 

  • There are things we would do differently if we knew what our end was.
  • Isaiah 39 – Hezikiah example.
  • Esther 4 – we were created for such a time as this.
  • The Church is here for such a time as this!
  • There is a call on your life right now. 
  • God wants to use you!

The church is not expecting Jesus to return because it’s not being talked about enough. 

What’s my purpose in times like this?

Matthew 24:4-51

“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”
Matthew 25:1-13 

Seasons | Pt 5

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“Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.”
Galatians 4:1-2 

  • Ecc. 3:1-11.
  • Our lives have purpose and along with that purpose comes a time stamp.
  • The length of our days doesn’t matter, what we’ve done with our days is what matters. 

“And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.”
John 2:1-4 

  • Jesus understood time.
  • Jesus was sensitive to timing.
  • Jesus could do the miracle but the timing wasn’t right.
  • There are a lot of things we can do, but it doesn’t mean we should do it.

“For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world. For neither did his brethren believe in him. Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.”
John 7:4-6 

  • Through wisdom Jesus recognized His purpose, but timing of execution is essential.
  • Proverbs 3:5-7.
  • Directing a path has as much to do with timing as the direction itself.

“And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour. Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.”
John 12:23-28

  • Jesus not only knows the meaning but He knows the time.
  • Galatians 4:4.
  • Know your purpose and recognize that timing to carry out your purpose.
  • Too many believers understand purpose but don’t understand timing.
  • We were created for such a time as this.

You need a revelation of your purpose, and the wisdom to know the timing. 

“These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”
John 17:1-3 

  • It was now time to make Himself known.
  • If Jesus had a time for His purpose, we must know our time too.
  • Time must be managed for what is given to me.

How do I adapt to my Season?

Psalms 90:12

Ecc. 8:5

“Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.”
Ecclesiastes 11:1, 4 

  • What you are doing today shows up in your future.
  • If you are so caught up in what is going on around you, you can’t adapt to the season you are in

“In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.”
Ecclesiastes 11:6 

  • You don’t know what will prosper.
  • Put your seed in the ground. Sow through the ground
  • If you’re letting the seasons dictate your faith, you will never live out your faith. 

“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them. This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me:”
Ecclesiastes 9:11-13 

  • There is no perfect script.
  • Jesus was always doing something, but He knew what to do and when.
  • God knows how to orchestrate things in the right timing.
  • What if the script you wrote never happened?

“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”
Ecclesiastes 9:10 

  • Psalms 102:13 – the set time is come.
  • Romans 13:11 – awake out of sleep.
  • II Cor. 6:2 – accepted time of salvation.
  • Psalms 39:4-7 – know thy end.
  • II Kings 20, 21 – get your house in order, make the most of the time.

Seasons | Pt 4

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“I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.”
Psalms 130:5-6 

  • Biblically waiting is not what we see in our culture. 
  • Habakkuk 2.
  • Write, Run, and Wait.
  • Relationships come into your life to advance the vision God has given you. 
  • No Faith will manifest without corresponding action.
  • Discouragement sets in when it looks like things are going backwards.
  • When you wait wrong, you wait long!
  • Some of us are not waiting right.
  • When we lose hope, we lose discipline. Where there is no vision, there is no discipline.
  • The enemy wants us in a place of hopelessness.
  • Proverbs 29:18.
  • When there is no vision, I unbuckle what holds me down.
  • Hebrews 11:1.
  • Hope is the blueprint to Faith. The enemy doesn’t need to wreck your faith, just your hope.
  • I Corinthians 15:58.
  • The word gives me hope so I can wait.
  • Isaiah 54:13.
  • If I am struggling in this waiting season then I need a word related to my struggle.

“A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!”
Proverbs 15:23 

  • If I am going to have joy in my life, I need to know how to answer things.
  • The joy of the Lord is my strength…
  • I am strengthened when I have answers from His Word.
  • Count it all joy…
  • It’s an equation…calculated joy.
  • Due Season…
  • All of us receive the Word differently based on what season we are in.
  • Sometimes God has to bring us into a different season to get the Word God wants us to receive.

“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
Matthew 6:34 

  • When we worry about tomorrow, we have wasted today.
  • We are trying to figure out what God has already worked out.
  • Don’t sacrifice today for the sake of tomorrow.

“To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.”
Acts 1:3-5 

“When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.”
Acts 1:6-7 

  • They wanted Jesus to bring the Kingdom home.
  • God controls seasons…it’s His power.

“In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.”
Daniel 9:2 

  • You have to search for your Word.
  • Daniel dug into the Word (Jeremiah).
  • Jeremiah 29:11…that’s what Daniel was reading.
  • Daniel was moved by the Word. He found his hope in the Word.
  • Daniel 12:8-10…blessed is he that waits.

There may be seasons we cannot change, but by the Word of God we pray the season does not change us!

Seasons | Pt 3

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Successful people adapt to the season they are in.

There are people in our lives that have experienced things in their life that we have not, and they pressed on.

1. You must recognize the season you are in. (Ecc. 3:1)
2. You must adapt to the season you are in.

“And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.”

Luke 19:41-44

  • Just because it’s God’s will for your life doesn’t mean it’s today.
  • Don’t make permanent decisions over temporary situations.
  • Galatians 4:4 – Fullness of the time.
  • Sadly, the people Jesus came to did not recognize Him.
  • You can’t recognize what you don’t know.
  • Knowledge and recognition are one in the same.
  • Hosea 4:6.
  • Isaiah 5:13.
  • What I’m not recognizing could harm me, and it certainly can’t benefit me.
  • You must recognize the opportunities in front of you that are God ordained.
  • Visitation = wholeness in an area where we are broken
  • How sad it would be if God wants to bless and benefit us but we did not recognize it

“For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”

1 Corinthians 13:9-13

  • vs. 11 – context is essential (limited in knowledge)
  • We grow in knowledge with age and experience
  • How much we know determines how much we can see
  • Glass Darkly – But then face to face (notice the image difference)
  • What you are able to see/recognize is key to you season
  • Maturity – a part of spiritual maturity is benefiting from the season you are in and recognizing how to respond accordingly
  • Is there a maturity in my life to recognize the season I am in
  • Sometimes God may need to do things for our best interest

Recognizing what season you are in will determine how you can minister to those around you.

I can’t deposit in you what never got deposited into me.

“Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.”

Proverbs 3:27

You cannot separate what someone is due based on the season they are in

Galatians 6:9 – “for in due season”

You can’t get tired of doing good in this season because in due season you will reap the reward

When God puts someone in my life and their it there due season, have the power to help them

We can’t be everyone’s Jesus

We are to love them but we can’t save them

Some people are out in our life for a yes but some we must say no to.

Our no to one thing may be a better yes in a later season

The no today doesn’t mean the no tomorrow

Just because I have the authority to do it, doesn’t mean I am suppose to

Leading of the Spirit is all about timing

When you recognize the people that God put in your life, you are recognizing the season

Entitlement due is not biblical

You are not entitled to something because of what someone else has

God blesses you to be a blessing

Imagine God using you for what someone else is due

Person must be due it, I must have the power to do it.

“I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.”

Habakkuk 2:1-4

“Wait for it” – it will surely come

Write, Run, Wait!

It is okay to wait as long as you are getting prepared for the season

Wait/Patience is a verb – getting prepared

“Get your stuff together”

The vision of my life is the discipline of my life.

Never an idle moment, getting your stuff together for the next season

You can’t succeed on a wait that isn’t getting your stuff together.

Adapt to the season you are in