Covenant Assurance For Your Dream, Aug 8, 2012
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Daniel 11:32 says, “But thy people that do know their God they shall be strong and do exploits.” God does not want us to be average. God has made the power of the Holy Spirit available for every believer. We are to “do exploits” in our businesses and careers. Nothing frustrates people more than not being able to see an exciting future. God wants you to dream big. When you can see a bright future, you remain joyful. If you don’t already have a dream for your life, you will get one this week, in Jesus name! There are three sources for your dreams. God respects all three.
1. Calling. Callings typically have to do with ministry. A calling is when you
respond to a divine assignment given by God.
2. Endowment or gift. Everyone has gifts given to them by God. You can trade
your gifting for profit throughout your life.
3. Choice. If you can’t identify a calling or a gifting, God will respect your choice. Choices typically have to do with business or career paths. Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight thyself also in the Lord, and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
Once you have a passionate picture of what you would like to accomplish, there are steps you can take to make sure your dream becomes a reality.
1. Be in covenant. Mal 3:10 tells us when we bring God our tithe, the rain, or Holy Spirit, will be poured out from heaven. Also, the devourer is rebuked when you are in covenant, so the enemy does not have access to your life and dream.
2. You must put God first. Matth 6:33 says, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God.” It is clear that God has to come first. We also know from Matth 22:37-40 that
God’s kingdom operates by love. So every dream must put God and the love of
our fellow man first. 1 John 3:17-18 shows us that when the love of God is
operating in man, you naturally desire to bless others. You can see the love of
God operating in man by how they respond to the needs of others. God is not
committed to selfish dreams. We know the story of the rich farmer that just
built bigger barns for himself and did not desire to bless others. God took his
life that night. 1 Cor 2:9 says, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” So when you dream of advancing the Kingdom of God, and blessing your fellow man, God brings supernatural liftings to your business. No matter how big the dream is, when you Love Him, you can’t conceive of the heights God will take
you in your career and business. When love is in place, your dream is assured.
Every advancement in your career and business is through the help of the Holy
Spirit. Zech 4:6 tells us, “not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit saith the Lord of hosts.” We need the help of the Holy Spirit, or we will remain frustrated. John 16:14 tells us that the Holy Spirit’s mission is to glorify Jesus. Once God is convinced you will glorify Him at every stage in your business and career, the Holy Spirit will be there to constantly aid you. We know from scripture when the anointing of the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you have God’s divine ability and favor. You become unstoppable. You will also accomplish your dream with divine speed. When the Holy Spirit came upon Elisha, he was able to outrun chariots. In the same way, as you put God and His Kingdom first, your dream will reach higher heights than you could ever imagine. You will also accomplish your dream with divine speed, in Jesus precious name!
3. Diligence. Once you have a picture of what you desire to accomplish in your
life, remain diligent in your pursuit of your dream. Proverbs 22:29 says, “Seeth
thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not
stand before mean men.” It’s time for mediocrity to end in the body of Christ.
Remain diligent and you will stand where God desires you to stand, with kings!
Prayer 1: 3 Minutes
We are going to ask God to give us a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit to do exploits in our businesses and careers. As we put the Kingdom of God first in our lives, we will experience supernatural increases in our businesses and careers, in Jesus mighty name!
Prayer 2: 3 Minutes:
We will be praying for a harvest of souls this week.
Ask the Lord of the Harvest to whistle to all his sheep in Lagos, Oakland, Colorado Springs, and every fellowship around the country. Ask the Holy Spirit to drive them into church and into every fellowship with His irresistible wind. We will also be praying for the Holy Spirit to convict them of their sins, so they will be saved, and Christ will be formed and complete in all of the people present.
Prayer 3: 3 minutes
We are going to thank God for all past signs and wonders, and that signs and wonders will erupt this week in all of the services and fellowships. Pray for miracles that will gather unbelieving crowds into church.
Prayer 4: 3 Minutes
We are going to thank God for His servant, Bishop Oyedepo, and everyone who serves in the body of Christ. Pray that the Word of God will flow freely and be glorified in every service and fellowship. Pray that all the ministers will speak with flames of fire.
Offering: 5 minutes (Share one scripture and then take the offering.)
We will have foundation class this Sunday at 9am. The church services are streamed live at freedomministries.org at 10am MST. Pastor Isaac Abugan will be ministering at Dominion Christian Center on Tuesday night August 7 at 7pm MST. The service will also be streamed live.
Share the goodness together.
Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Amen
Ask anyone who has specific prayer requests to stay, and pray with them in
prayers of agreement.