NOTES TAKEN FROM SERMONS BY PASTOR R. BRUCE MILLER
We entered into a new year ace Jewish according to the Jewish calendar.
We craw near unto Him and consecrate ourselves unto Him
God is creating a thirst in His people
(Psalm 42:1)As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
a continuous hunger for Him, to be in His will
more than necessary in this hour more than before
a willingness to hear what the spirit is saying
last week were entering into His work,
continuing and recap here:
now the lord is leading us into a deeper understanding
prayer life and giving life
(Hebrews 4:9) There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. (Hebrews 4:6)Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
what unbelief caused for the Hebrews, the children of God
God was provoked to anger
He had already provided in every way but they did not trust God to be their source
we must labor to enter into that rest, place of relying on God as our source
that labour is to believe on Him
Rash Hashana – new year first attribute of the heart of the people
September is the month of a new starat! introspection, prepare to enter in
a time of new beginnings, Schmita Year every 7 years
Sabbath (Sabbatical Year)
study the scriptures, pray, worship
2021 – a sabbatical/Schmita year
??be in prayer and worship, trusting God and the lord at levels we may not have been willing to in times past
the spirit of fear pressures, confusion
(Luke 21:26) 26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
hopelessness re: the future, evidence of it!
perilous times will come
We can forget who and whose we are! God can prove himself to be a light to the world!
Isaiah 61 his glory shall be seen upon us! a call to be people of God in this hour to arise like never before
a wake up call to the people of God
He that has entered into his rest ceases from his own works
Ahab and Jezebel and people’s hearts turned away from God
(IKings 18:21)And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.
look at Ahab and Elijah
hearts turned to idols, false Gods
Elijah prayed that the rains stop for 7 years, then prayed again for the rains to come
We have opportunity for the light of God to shine and to prove himself faithful
Like in Goshen. Tod brought light to his people in the midst of all this ( darkness, plagues, turmoil)
God has not given us the spirit of fear. He does not change!
He is Jehovah Jireh – our provider and
He is El Shaddhai
Prayer life and Giving life in order, and life of Humility are 3 elements necessary for us to operate and experience the supernatural from God the way God wants to provide for us in his hour
God has many names that present His relationship with man
find , Rohi, shepherd, etc.
Jehovah Jireh, our provider, Jehovah Nissi His banner over us is love, Jehovah Sidkenu our righteousness, Jehovah Rohi, Our shepherd,
God challenged Abraham to take his son to the mountain and sacrifice him. as a test of Abraham’s allegiance to God. You must have no other idols.
Isaac asked his father, “where is the lamb for the sacrifice?”!
because of obedience take steps that may seem right. he had matured to the point where he knew the voice of God
he provided the lamb in the bush.
Abraham knew the voice of God. He knew that God was able to raise up his son if he obeyed the command. As Abraham was obedient God stepped in and stopped the sacrifice. God wanted Abraham’s heart! Don’t allow the blessings God brings become idols in the place of God.
Our willingness to obey
(Phil 2:13) for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
He will direct our path.
God is a jealous God. He must be the center of our joy!
He is the Lord who sees and sees to it
He is ElShaddai “more than enough”.
El, all powerful
Shaddai, who sheds forth and pours out!
God is our supply! our force, but our participation is important
Giving as well as prayer
Malachi 3:8: Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me …
Keep the windows of heaven opened. Don’t be cursed
The one who knows us supplies and satisfies
we cant be in fear of not having enough.
God is Jehovah Shaddai the god of more than enough.
you can’t serve God and Mammon
stand in kingdom principles
activate supernatural supply
be faithful to pray, faithful to give
We cannot be focused on man’s economy.
Kingdom principles activate supernatural supply.
Tap into resources from heaven. He is our source,
Never eat your last seed! Sow. Make sure you worship God by giving your first to the things of God! give first to the work of God,
In the days of Elijah, God provided for him at the brook cherub
Water In the brook.
Elijah was fed even in famine through the widow at Zarephath – God had commanded her to give to his servant Elijah. from her last bit of meal and oil.
They were obedient and ate for many days
Elisha, as Elijah’s understudy for @ 20 years, was encouraged to have the same faith Elijah had.
People see your reactions of faith or fear.
We are mentors to many. The strong bear the infirmity of the weak., Elisha said, ”I will not leave your side”.
When it was his time to be caught up in the chariot, Elijah ‘s mantle fell down to Elisha as Elijah was caught up want a double portion of the spirit that is upon you._______
Our God is a God who performs special deeds of power! causing nature to do what is contrary to itself.
The darker the night, the brighter the light shines.
we are going to need to see this!
(Romans 5:20) Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.
Examples of God’s supernatural power over obstacles. We see miracles ins the lives of Abraham, Elijah and Moses in the bible.
God caused the borrowed metal axe head to swim for Elijah’s disciples.
Joshua needed more time to win God’s battle and asked God to extend the daylight.
God caused the sun to stand still.
Hezekiah asked for more time to live. As he prayed for grace for more days to live God, God answered his prayer and gave 15 more years of life. caused sundial to reverse 10 degrees As proof of his promise God caused the sundial to backup.
Moses brought water out of the rock by speaking to it in obedience.
Jesus instructed Peter to get his taxes out of the mouth of a fish!
In these last days, We will need to see miracles, too!
Praying in the spirit
(Jude 1:20,21) 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our …
(Romans 8:26)For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us
I challenge you to pray in the Holy Ghost for a solid half hour
this will keep you in the love of God.
know that we love God because He first loved us
We can call on the lord with all our heart
In all your ways acknowledge Him praying much
Don’t let the devil fool you, threaten you, lie to you and tell you that God does not love you. that He is not your source, that he is not with you. Don’t be deceived. Your prayer life and giving and commitment to do those things he commanded you to do. the key to your victory and success.
We know of George Washington Carver – known as “the peanut man”
He was Holy Ghost baptized and prayed at least 2 hours a day in the Holy Ghost!
He had great intelligence, researcher, and lived in the days of slavery. Resources were not available at that time and place. The Lord always provides me with life changing ideas. always a treasure.. up to us to chose and dig for the treasure.
Rose early every morning at 4 o’clock to visit with God and get his plan.
He was trusting the Lord to reveal what is necessary.
God showed him plant rotation.
Carver asked God why He made the peanut. knew it was the solution for soil health.
God said “separate the peanut into compatibility, temperature, pressure
Then you will know. Carver said, God worked through him because of His prayer life.
In 10 days God shewed him the answer and more than 300 uses for the peanut.
He would not allow books in his lab.
“God will reveal to us things He never revealed before IF we put our hands in His!
Without God to draw aside the curtains I would be helpless!”
I never have to grope for methods.
Prayer is more of attitude than anything else.
Ask the great creator many times a day about the animal kingdom, minerals and vegetable kingdoms and plants.
Ask God wisdom and understanding to give you bodily strength.
Spend time with God.
Mr. Carver gives God all the credit even though he had to hear and take action himself. had to hear and take action. Often going to sleep with a problem and the answer was there when he awoke.
God will show how to be creative in bringing forth the word of God and spread the gospel to many.
Where there is no vision, there is no hope!
99% of failure is from people who make excuses.
Start where you are, do what you can with what you have and do it now! trusting in Him, spending time with Him. Without Him we are nothing!
Cease from our own works.
This is the labor of God: to believe in Him whom He has sent.
He is our peace. Our victory. “Do what you can and do it now!”