PASTOR SHIRLEY BURKETT MESSAGE .
TWhy don’t I see God’s Blessing in My Life? Part Three
This week we are doing a study on how words can stop our blessing or bless us..
Also a study on tithing how God blesses us through tithing. First I would like to start with the Word.
John 1:1-5 (NASB) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 [a]He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not [b]comprehend it.
This scripture is referring to Jesus Christ as the Word. If Jesus Christ is the Word then words are important, have power and authority.
Mark 13:31 (NASB) 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.2 The earth was [a]formless and void, and darkness was over the [b]surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was [c]moving over the [d]surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
God created everything with a word. Then He said “Let there be light” there was light. Will what does that mean to us the answer is in Genesis1:26-27
Genesis 1:26-27 (NASB) 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the [a]sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Being created by God we share in His created power. That power is the word just like how God spoke and it was so. Our creative power is limited to our World we can’t create the stars, plants or mankind but can create our situations by using God words.
Matthew 8:8 & 13-14(NASB) 8 But the centurion said, “[Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.” “13 And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go; [a]it shall be done for you as you have believed.” And the [b]servant was healed that very [c]moment.
How do I know that this in our power to do because Jesus Christ said so.
John 14:12 (NASB)
12 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.
The power can work against us a well. Speaking negatively about ourselves or our situation, for an example;
I come from a poor family I’ll never have enough money to get out of debt. I am sick all the time. Every time I think I am getting ahead something else breaks down. All my relationship end badly, I’ll never find love (or good job). The different way of think and using Gods word is; I may have come from a poor family but say My God supplies me with everything I need, I can rely on Gods wisdom to get out of debt (1 Timothy 6:1717 Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy and 1 Pete 4:1111 Whoever speaks, is to do so [a]as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving [b]by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
My God is a healing God so I won’t allow thought of sickness to concern me I am a healer though Jesus Christ(Luke 9:2 (NASB) 2 And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing.) God doesn’t authorize broken down material things to keep us from getting ahead. 3 John 2 (NASB)
2 Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
Proverbs 18:21-22 (NASB) 21 Death and life are in the [a]power of the tongue. The last one that I want to talk about is tithing.
Malachi 3:8-10 8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, ‘How have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. 9 You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you! 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until [e]it overflows. In the New Testament there is mention of the amount of the Tithes but the agreed amount is 10% of your wages. I am sure no one wants to rob God.
The last 3 week I have given you some the reason that blessing might be withheld if none of this fit you check you Bible to study what you feel fit you.
Let God bless you.