Del-SERMON AUGUST 1, 2021
Promises of God Series
Because of Christ: Deliverance by the Word
Introduction: When we speak the Word, we are planting a SEED into our lives. Jesus came to earth by God speaking the Word and then the holy Spirit downloaded that seed into the DNA of Jesus so he could fulfill that Seed and that Seed was implanted into Mary. Jesus became the sinless Son of God! When we speak the Word we are speaking the Word of God into our Spirit to implant the Word into our situation. When we mix it with faith it will produce a harvest. The Word of God + faith = miracles and deliverance.
Focus Scripture Mt 13:18-23 18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.19 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.20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;21 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.22 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.23 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.
The Sower sows the Word. There are different types of ground we can sow into but the Word can produce no matter what type of ground it goes into. The better the ground the better the production. I want a 100 fold return on the investment but a 100 fold is not 100% but 10,000% for the Word produces in abundance. God is still EL Shaddai
Speak the Word To be active in our life the Word of God must be spoken. We cannot speak the situation or the fear but the Word of God into our situation. The Word of God gives us direction, healing, deliverance and all we need for the Word of God contains all we need. It is the DNA and RNA mixed together for it is how we incorporate God’s plan into our life.
Word of God Heb 4:12 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The Word of God is what divides the impossible. The word of God deals with the Spirit and flesh. The word of God deals with the heart and the flesh. The Word of God deals with the spirit soul and body. It deals with all the realms in which we live. The Word of God provides for us in every realm. The Word of God is good for us in every realm in which we live!
Of God in Christ 2 Cor 2:15-17 15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
We need to live with God in Christ. When we focus on Christ then we smell good before God and are favored before God. To others we might have a smell of death on us. We need to live in the sight of God and then we can learn to speak according to what God has said about us because of Christ. So, focus on the Scripture and you will find out what God thinks about you.
Resurrection Life John 6:63 63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
One day we will be resurrected from the dead. Either from the rapture or at the Great White Throne Judgment when all the lost are judged. There are 2 judgments – reward day for the saints or judgment for the lost. It is the Spirit that makes you alive and lets you became alive with the live of God within you!
Death and Life Pr 18:21 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
You can speak life or death into your life! You need to learn how to speak life or death and learn what the difference is in how you speak! Learn to speak life and when you do then God will honor that which you say. God speaks life and expects you to learn how to speak life into your life and into the lives of others! When you speak life then you will learn to speak like God and when you speak death you will speak like the devil! The choice is yours!
Every Need has a promise We all have needs in this life and the need has a promise that meets that need. Jesus met our needs by his Word and his Sacrifice for us. In His Ministry all it needed was for Him to speak a Word into a person’s life. So, we need to speak that word into our life. HE’S my Source for my supply and the promises I have in my life!
Heavenly Supply Phil 4:17-19 17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
You need to learn how to see yourself as well pleasing before the Lord and when you do then you will see God in a different way! This is a great promise of the Bible and it says that your need is met because of the riches you have because of Jesus in you! When you learn how to see God properly then you can see Him as Jehovah Jireh and know HE will supply your needs just like Abraham and David and others did in the Bible!
Every Good Work 2 Cor 9:8 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
God wants to share the grace HE has for you in the gospel to provide for you in this life. The Gospel is what was provided for you in Christ so that you can produce good things in your life. Christ produces fruit in your life. God produces grace in your life. God wants to produce His fruit in your life.
Strength Isa 40:31 31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
This is a promise of healing and health. They say that when you can run and not be weary or walk and not faint that means you are in good health. God wants to renew your strength. You can run fast that means you have the ability to use your legs right and have the ability to run and use your lungs well and your blood flows well.
Ever with Me- he is forever with Me for his spirit lives in Me. He promised that He will always be with us and told us he has all power in heaven and earth. He is fore us and wants to take care of us in this life and the next. He is our Savior and Deliverer and Redeemer and Friend. He is on our side. The reason I can say that God will always be with us is because we are His SONs and Children for we are his saints!
Stablished in the Faith 2 Th 3:3 3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
God wants to establish you in His faith forever. God wants to be your foundation forever! God wants to be part of your life and wants to be a DAD to you forever! God loves you wants to be a part of your life, in fact God wants to be your life! That is what happens when you become established in Him!
Observe all things Mt 28:20 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
You are told to observe or to do what Christ said? What did he say? Heal the sick, raise the dead, make the lame walk and blind see! Do the works that he did. Accept the Holy Spirit and be baptized in the Holy Spirit. Receive Him into your heart. Do miracles! Do these things and yet most Christians leave that to the Pastor. It is there job too! Minister in his power today!
Never changes Heb 13:8 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.
HE is the same as he was in the OT and NT. He is the same as when he walked the earth and will show no respect to you over Moses that he did to the Apostles. He will treat us all the same. God wants you to feel special as if you were the only one, he died for. He wants you to feel like God loves you because He does.
Delivered by the Word- You are delivered and have all your needs met. There is nothing else God has to do to meet your needs. There is nothing else God has to do to heal or prosper you. God did it all at Calvary. Too often we try to seek deliverance but the truth is we already have it. Speak from a position of power not a position of lack. Sometimes we need to use God’s GPS and allow him to use that GPS to help get us position us correctly before Him and in His Spirit so we can get our bearings right before him. Then we can deliver others!
Gentile Mt 8:5-10 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
Most of the ministry of Jesus was to the Jewish people. Here it says a centurion came to him and his servant was healed. Jesus said he had great faith. Why? HE trusted Jesus and what Jesus said! Simple trust in Jesus and relying on Him is all God wants from us! Sometimes we are become so religious that we are distressed with rules and the legalism makes it impossible for us to believe. We styme our faith! Worthiness and Holiness did not bring the centurion to Jesus. His need did! He was not schooled in the Bible but needed a miracle, Come with grace and a desire to receive from the Lord today!
Preach His Word Rom 10:8-10 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
We are told to preach faith yet today faith teaching is by many considered heretical. God encourages faith teaching here. We are told to preach the word of faith! Preach the faith that we are given is by Jesus Christ. Preach grace and mercy and peace! Preach it from your heart. We need to preach in line with what God has put in our heart to glorify Him! When we do that things will change in our life!
Speak like God Gen 1:3 3 And God said, Let, there be light: and there was light.
At the beginning of time God created all things by his Word. Over and over in Genesis 1 it says and God said Let there be______ light, dry land, stars in the sky, animals etc. God had a vision inside of what he wanted to appear and then said it. What was inside him appeared after he mixed it with faith. Faith and desire, or as Paul says, hope in Heb 11:1 produces miracles. So speak what God put inside of you and speak it forth with faith!
Conclusion- The Word of God is a Seed that needs to be sown into our lives. We need to learn how to not just sow seeds of fruit but sow seeds of the Word into people’s lives. The lives of people are so important that is why God put them in our lives. So let us learn how to sow and practice sowing what God put us here to do in this life to share with others what God gave us to do!
Prayer for Salvation- I pray that all of you will come to know Jesus. Pray with me: Heavenly Father I recognize my need for you for without Jesus, I cannot make it in this life. I need you! I know I am a sinner and I need your SON. I recognize that Jesus died for my sin when Jesus died for me on Calvary. I believe that he rose again so that I can go to heaven and live with you there. Thank you for paying for my sin and bringing me into your forever family. So, Jesus come into my heart and live in me today! I am now a Christian!
Next week: The Name gives Deliverance
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