Scripture: Galatians Denomination: Church Of God. Text: Galatians These are the words that God spoke to me last night as I was sitting on the pew. So, due season is —a special period of time when we shall receive that which rightfully belongs to us. That is an important principle to remember when you are talking about reaping and sowing. So if he planted corn seed he would get corn. If you planted apple seed he would get apples.
Your Season Has Changed!
If he planted watermelon seed he would get watermelon. If he planted bird seed he would get. Ha Ha. Any way you understand the principle.
This is important because it works in all areas of our life. Notice what Paul says here. Galatians For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. Paul makes a comparison between the flesh and the spirit.
The flesh is that which is inside us trying to get us to sin. It cannot be ignored. It happens all the time. As there is penalty for sin there is a blessing for right living. As is there is a cost for laziness there is a reward for being diligent in the Lord.
Hebrews But without faith it is impossible to please Him GODfor he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently to search with zeal, earnest seek Him.
Once you plant corn you can expect it to take months to produce a crop. I told you just a few weeks ago that God spoke to me and told me that we were going through a season. It was a season of limited revelations and spiritual activity from the Lord.
You know it. I have seen it and so have you. You probably even sensed in your spirit.Scripture: Ecclesiastes One morning in March, I opened my front door and was knocked down by a gust of wind. As I got up off the ground, I noticed that not only has the weather changed but my surroundings were starting to change. Flowers that were once withered were now showing small buds of flowers.
The bushes that were brown and almost barren were now bursting forth with green leaves. As I look at the changes in nature, the Holy Spirit impressed in my heart that not only are we entering into a new season in the natural, but there is also a new season in the Spirit as well.
Many of us are in different times in our life - perhaps you are in spring, summer, fall or the winter of your life. Perhaps you are a young mother who dreams of the day the children are grown and you can go forth and finish your education God wants you to walk in your season that you are currently experiencing and learn the lessons.
This guarantees that you will receive the maximum benefits and blessings He has in store for you. Before you could begin to learn to cursive write, you had to learn how to print.
I remember I was so mad at my teacher for making me print the letters over and over again until I mastered how to print letters. All I wanted was to write in cursive! Ampl Bible In other words, faith is trusting God before you see the manifestation of the thing you are hoping for.
Is God really your source? Do you really believe by faith that God will do what He says He will do? I am an absolute witness that you can rejoice now knowing that the thing you hoped for will come to pass in the season you are in. God is looking throughout the earth to find someone who will allow His power to be released through this generation. His power is released through His anointing on those who want to operate in His power.
David wrote in Psalm : I have been anointed with fresh oil. In the Old Testament, the anointing was demonstrated by use of the holy anointing oil. Three Old Testament words, nashach meaning "to rub", suk meaning "to pour out", and balal meaning "to overflow", can be used to describe how God applies the Holy Spirit to us. God first rubs the oil allover us. David said, "He has anointed my head with oil and my cup is running over. The word for pouring out implies that you can release the anointing yourself.
Finally the anointing overflows from you to bring in the harvest.
Stepping Into A New Season
First it was ankle-deep, then knee- deep, then waist-deep, and finally above his head.People simply do not like change. They have their own comfort zones and love to stay in it.
They will do anything and everything to stay where they are. They will give every excuse in the books to be able to stay where they are. But the reality is that God works in seasons, in people, in families, in churches and in nations and that involves a change. There is a season to sow, there is a season to cry and then there is a season to reap. When God says, son, daughter, it is time for this season to shift; we fight back, because we do not like changes. Some of us actually flee away in fright.
In order to move out of our past, we must shift. Without shifting, we will remain where we are. When we travel by plane or in a train, we sit on the seat that is assigned for us. But there are times we are offered a better seating. No one can get to this better seat without getting up from where they have been and shifting to the new location. A shifting ensures that you get that which has been assigned for you. God must break our nest for anything good to happen. The little eaglets become very comfy and refuse to learn how to fly.
The mother eagle has a little trick that always works. She breaks the nest and in turn throws the eaglet in thin air. Oh what a heartless act — right?? So it would seem. But as the baby is quickly hurtling towards the earth flapping its wings, the mother eagle will swoop under it and carry it back to the heights. At times shifting becomes so hard that God has to end up breaking our nests — our comfort zones.
Friends if it is God that has shifted or broken your comfort zones please do not be afraid. He will not let your foot to be dashed against the rocks. Nothing wrong is going to happen to you. God has this under control. Just submit and surrender to His will. As a church, we are leaving an old season and shifting into a new season. God desires to give us insight to see our new season; He wants us to be able to see beyond the present circumstances and the present changes that are going on and He wants to enable us to be able to see into the divine future and the divine season that He has already all ready for us.
When we are shifting into a new season, we will face doubts, fears, and speculations. We might even end up giving lots of excuses just like Jeremiah did.
Jeremiah was born in a priestly family Jeremiah began his work around B.John ESV. Sermons on John Blessed Broken Given. God's Grace. Created for Significance. The opeing message that kicks off a six part series on making Christ more central in our Christmas celebrations.
Advent begins next Sunday and if we are to get the most out of our Advent season, it is Scripture: Luke This was a sermon given to an adult congregation over Acts during our Traditional Worship service. Scripture: Acts Denomination: Christian Church. Part one of a 3 part series leading up to Christmas.
Ecclesiastes talks about the seasons of our lives. It seemed like God was blessing me before, but now he isn't. It seems like my prayers were being answered before, now they aren't. Things used to be easy, now Scripture: Ecclesiastes Do christians go through periods where it feels like we are being prunned?
I think we have all faced season and prayed Lord I will be glad when this is over. Our perspective is crucial to maintaining a healthy attitude. I believe if we can just understa. Denomination: Pentecostal. The word "season" has a double meaning, and both help us to understand our mission. Feast of St. He illustrates what St. Paul means by preaching the word of God both in and out of season. In his case he preached mostly out of season, resisting the Albigensian heresy.
So let me share Scripture: 2 Timothy Denomination: Catholic. God's word is the entire word of God and we cannot rip out pages or ignore passages of his word.
The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. Scripture: 2 TimothyJohn Denomination: Disciples Of Christ. We are not microwave cooks! We merely mix ingredients, and share receipts. In other words…We share the Gospel! Amos, like Hosea, Joel, Obadiah, Micah, Scripture: Amos1 Peter Denomination: Baptist.Anointed Messenger Anointed Messages is the ministry. Anointed Messenger is the person who delivers the messages. God is the Source.
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He said to them, It is not for you to become acquainted with and know what time brings [the things and events of time and their definite periods] or fixed years and seasons their critical niche in timewhich the Father has appointed fixed and reserved by His own choice and authority and personal power.
Who created seasons? God did. Who controls seasons? Again, God does, as we observe in the above scripture. Ecclesiastes declares that everything has a season. Nothing remains forever, whether good or bad. It comes I can hardly wait for our first child, Joshua Elisha, to be born, but there is a predetermined season for his birth.
God creates, initiates, controls and even blesses us in seasons. In the scripture I shared earlier, the disciples asked Jesus if He was going to restore the kingdom from the Roman rule back to Israel at that very moment in time. Our Lord told them that only God the Father controls times and seasons. A one-sided relationship is always a poor one. If we want to know God better, we need to be more like Him by producing whatever He requires in every season of our lives. Remember, whatever we sow, we will reap.
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All Rights Reserved.Scripture: EcclesiastesMatthewIsaiah This morning I want you to look around you. Look over this building, and the faces of those sitting around you. You see, this is a different place than you walked into this morning. And those of you who came into this place this morning are different, because you just stepped into a new season.
You see we serve a God of season. We see it in creation. God created the four seasons that are based upon the rotation of the Earth as it orbits the Sun. The seasons change as the earth moves, but the sun in our planetary system remains constant, and everything revolves around it.
In many ways we see the signature of the same artist in our lives. Much like the earth, our lives should revolve around the Son, Jesus Christ. Our lives will change, and we will enter and exit many seasons, but the Son remains constant yesterday, today and forever. Just like we said earlier, we serve a God of seasons. But just like our Scripture verse says, to everything there is a season. Every aspect of our lives is as to a season. And there is a purpose for those seasons.
There is a reason for the season. There is a purpose for the process. But through those seasons you learned some things. But there is a reason for that season. This morning we are going to take a quick glance at the life of one disciple that I believe almost everybody can identify with.
Of course I am talking of Peter. And Peter went through some seasons in his life. If you are taking notes this morning write these down. Change is inevitable. We look outside at the world around us and notice things are different today than they were 10 years ago, last year or even yesterday.
But remember we serve a God of seasons. Even in His creation, He created the seasons. And each season is different than the others. Some are meant for things to grow, and others for things to die off.
Hello, anybody. In some seasons the days are longer, in others the night. Some times it seems your days, your mountaintop experiences with God last a long time, but then there are those seasons when the nighttime seems as if it will never end.Coming Out of the Drought - There Is A Cloud - Pastor Steven Furtick
In those long nights when the tears seem like they will never stop flowing, but it might have taken a little longer in some seasons than others, but the morning did come, and the tears ceased and joy returned to your spirit. But God gives us revelations and truths to propel us into new and different seasons.
I remember as a kid, I looked forward to summer. And if were up to me it would be summer all year long.