Monday, May 25, 2015

The Benefits of Process to Kingdom Manifestation Pt.3

Kingdom Manifestation
The Benefits of Process to the Kingdom
We are continuing our series regarding the benefits of process. Everyone who desires to see Kingdom Manifestation in their life must understand that there is a process and God has a purpose for the process.

 4. Process prepares - you for your assignment

A.    Process prepares you by maturing you. There are some things that God has for you that you would not be ready for without being processed. In fact, some things you may have thought you were ready for would have destroyed you had you not gone through process.
James 1:2-4 AMP "Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith brings out endurance and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have a full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing."

B.    Process prepares you with wisdom from those who have gone before you. Don't reinvent the wheel. You don't have to experience every bad thing the world has to offer. Learn from other people's mistakes.
Ps.85:13 "Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.
Heb.6:12 ”That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

C.    We have to study to learn how to do what we have been called to do at a better or higher level. God is the best steward there is. He is not going to promote you to a place you are not ready for.
Eccl.10:10 "If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.”

D.    We have to put or invest effort into what our purpose or destiny is. It will not just be handed to you.
2 Pet.1:10 "Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall”
2 Thes.1:11"Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power”
Eph.4:1 "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called”

5. Process orders things - in your life so that everything comes together for your purpose.

A.    Sometimes things happen in your life that you will not understand until you have come through the other side of process. God knows the route to the palace.
Gen.50:15-21"And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him. And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying, So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him. And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants. And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God? But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive. Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them”

B.    If you belong to God, He is directing your steps.
Prov.4:26 " Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.”
Ps.37:23 "The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”

C.    When God first called your name before you were born, your purpose and destiny were set. You just needed to line up with it.
Jer.1:5 "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
Jer.29:11"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Rom.8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Acts 2:23 "Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain” (Jesus)

The Benefits of Process to Kingdom Manifestation Pt.2

Kingdom Manifestation
The Benefits of Process to the Kingdom
We are continuing this new series regarding the benefits of process. Everyone who desires to see Kingdom Manifestation in their life must understand that there is a process.

 2. Process sanctifies - it sets you apart from those who can’t or won't go with you

Gen.12:1-4 "Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.”

A. Sometimes the process of manifestation is lengthened because of our disobedience.

Gen.13:14-17 NIV "The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted. Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you.”
You cannot operate like the world and go where God is taking you.
1 Thes.4:3-4, 7; "For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor; For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.”

Rom.6:19 GWT "I'm speaking in a human way because of the weakness of your corrupt nature. Clearly, you once offered all the parts of your body as slaves to sexual perversion and disobedience. This led you to live disobedient lives. Now, in the same way, offer all the parts of your body as slaves that do what God approves of. This leads you to live holy lives."

Heb. 12:14 "Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord."

2 Cor. 7:1"Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

3. Process transforms - your mind so you are ready for where you are going

Rom.12:2 "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

2 Cor.3:18 "But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

Phil.2:5 "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:”
You have got to have a sober and sound mind if you want to reach your destiny and fulfill your purpose.
1 Pet.4:7 "But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.”

2 Tim.1:7 "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
Your mind can't be all over the place. What you think about and focus on is what will manifest in your life.
Mark 11:24 "Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."
I have peace with who I am and where I am going. I am never jealous of anyone at a higher level than me because I know they had to pay a price to get there. No one gets to skip process.
Prov.14:30 ISV "A tranquil mind brings life to one's body, but jealousy causes one's bones to rot.”

The Benefits of Process to Kingdom Manifestation Pt.4

Kingdom Manifestation
The Benefits of Process to the Kingdom
I hope you are enjoying this series on process. So often people go through things in life and never stop to consider if there is a greater purpose to what we go through. My hope is that you will look at process from a Kingdom perspective and see the benefits that come as a result of your process.

We are continuing to look at how process moves you and how process helps you to submit to God.

6. Process moves- you to your set place of assignment and purpose.
Ruth 1-4
Ruth went from being a wife, to being a widow, to moving to a foreign land, changing religions, giving up all she knew for what she didn’t, following her mother-in-law’s instructions, being at the right place at the right time, blessed with the man of her dreams and a son for Naomi.
Ruth's life did not end when her husband died, it was just beginning. We can't allow extreme situations or circumstances to cause us to give up on life. Ruth had a destiny to be in the lineage of Jesus. If she had given up based on her situation, she would have forfeited the destiny God had for her. No matter what your situation currently looks like, don't give up.

Esther 2-8
Esther went from being an orphaned child in a foreign land, to being put into the king’s harem, to having favor with those in charge of the harem, to becoming the queen and being a heroine to her people.
Esther never took on a victim mentality based on her circumstances. She operated in such a way that she carried the favor of God wherever she went. She also recognized that the favor God blessed her with had a much larger purpose. God does not focus on the individual. He sees nations. When God blessed Esther with favor, He saw the saving of His people from the schemes of Haman. Our process is never just for us, but it is for the generations we will affect.

Joseph (Genesis 37-41)
Joseph went from sharing dreams that caused his brothers to hate him, to being put  in a pit and made to look like he died, to being sold into slavery, to having favor with Potipher, to being falsely accused of rape, to being thrown into jail, to gaining favor with the jailer, to interpreting the king’s men’s dreams, to be forgotten by them, to interpreting Pharoah’s dreams, to becoming the Prince of Egypt.
Sometimes the destiny God plans for us may cause problems with the relationships we have with family and friends. When separations take place, realize it is for a greater purpose. You have to have the revelation that God's blessing and favor go with you no matter how bad things are wherever you go. God expects us to change the culture to one that reflects His heavenly kingdom no matter where you are. God uses all of your experiences to prepare you for your ultimate destiny assignment. Joseph needed his experiences to be prepared for the palace.

7. Process brings - you to a place of submission to God
A. God hears the prayers of those who are submitted to Him. If your prayers are being hindered, check yourself. How is your relationship with God?
Heb.5:7 NIV "During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission."

B. If giving of the tithe and offerings to the Kingdom is a problem for you, you haven’t submitted yourself to God.
2 Cor.9:13 ESV "By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others”

C. There is no such thing as partial obedience or compromising what God told you to do. You are either submitted to Him, or your not.
1 Sam.15:22 NLT "But Samuel replied, "What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams."

D. Submission just means that you are coming under God’s mission. You are no longer the focus, but you put what God wants first in your life. When you are truly submitted to God, the enemy has no place or opening in your life.
Jas.4:7 " Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

E. Some people are unable to go through the process because they stay in the flesh.
Rom.8:7 NIV "The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so.

James 4:1-3 "What leads to strife (discord and feuds) and how do conflicts (quarrels and fightings) originate among you? Do they not arise from your sensual desires that are ever warring in your bodily members? You are jealous and covet [what others have] and your desires go unfulfilled; [so] you become murderers. [To hate is to murder as far as your hearts are concerned.] You burn with envy and anger and are not able to obtain [the gratification, the contentment, and the happiness that you seek], so you fight and war. You do not have, because you do not ask. [Or] you do ask [God for them] and yet fail to receive, because you ask with wrong purpose and evil, selfish motives. Your intention is [when you get what you desire] to spend it in sensual pleasures."