Sr. Pastor Darrell G Vaughn
Faithfulness – A Key Step to Happiness
Dec 19 2012: “Finding the Fullness!”
Wed PM Worship I know who I am and I know who God say I am and what God says I can do.
Text Psalms 24:1-10 (King James Version)
“Father, I am your servant, willing and desiring to be used to bless your people.”
The Fields are
white and the laborers are few!
C.H. Spurgeon said, “If God does not save a man by truth he certainly will not save them by lies, and if
the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival;”
Somewhere in 2000 A.D.
some Satanists gathered for a meeting. They finished their meeting and went
away but they forgot a document. A believer found that document. Let me read to
you what is on that document; so that you will know what is going on. They
titled the Document Satan’s 2000 A.D. Project.
STRATEGIES TO DESMANTLE THE CHRISTIANS
1. Don’t permit them to read their Bible. Interest them in reading anything but the bible. Let them read amusing stories and magazines from our library. Let them read books that are not useful to their spiritual lives. Let us ask ourselves whether they are succeeding or not. Many will buy their newspapers and read it from page to page. Some will even underline the sentences of a newspaper and read the obituaries. But the Bible, no.
2. Push them into becoming lazy about prayers because if you allow them to pray, the spirit of their God will discover our plans and they will overcome us.
3. Let them hate fasting because if they fast they will be strong.
4. Don’t allow them to love one another. Remove sincere love from their midst.
5. Let them hate holiness messages with perfect hatred.
6. Let them criticize one another.
7. Give them freedom in cleverness and lying.
8. Let them know about the return of Jesus Christ, but let them think that there is still time so that they will not be prepared is that not true?
9. They must not witness or preach the gospel. Tell those of them who have Television to stay in front of it for hours and hours
10. Ask them to remain poor by forbidding them to tithe and for making them ignorant on removing the wealth of our people.
And Lucifer signed the paper. Close your eyes and pray like this “Agenda of Satan, you will not prosper in my life in the name of Jesus.”
The enemy of our souls does not want this know!
Psa 24:1 A Psalm of David. The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
Psa 24:2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
Psa 24:3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?
Psa 24:4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
Psa 24:5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Psa 24:6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
Psa 24:7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Psa 24:8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
Psa 24:9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
Psa 24:10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
Let’s pray. Father, Open my eyes so I can see Your truth.
Open my ears so I can hear
Your voice. Open my mind so I can understand Your Word.
And open my heart so I may receive all that You want me to receive. AMEN
a. God owns everything. Psalm 24: 1:. “ The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein”. In Psalm 50 from verse 10, it says for every beast of the forest is mine and the cattle upon a thousand hill. If I were hungry, I will not tell thee for the world is mine and the fullness there of (v12). In Haggai 2: 8: , “ the silver is mine and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.”
What To do
1. Matthew Chapter 6 obverse 33 says we must seek first, the kingdom of God.
2. Walk in righteousness and truth according to Psalm 1. The righteous shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of living water. His leaf also shall not wither and whatsoever, he doeth shall prosper.
Society today is more
focused on the outward appearance than the condition of their hearts.
i.Christians who pretend they are something they are not end up leading ineffective lives. (Be yourself)
B. God desires the truth in the inward parts
(NKJV) Psalm 51 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. 6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
C. Satan wants to contaminate your heart with sin.
i. Just like the scribes & Pharisees, the devil wants to control and manipulate your life…guard your heart.
Living Pure in an Impure
9 How can a young man cleanse his way?
By taking heed according to Your word.
10 With my whole heart I have sought You;
Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
11 Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You!
I have heard people ask on many occasions, "Why don’t we see power in our churches anymore?" I believe it is because we are impure in our hearts. God cannot use a polluted vessel. Look at James 3:11-12:
11 Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening?
12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.
Mat 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Pro 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
Pro 8:18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
Pro 8:19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
Pro 8:20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
Pro 8:21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
Luk 11:9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Luk 11:10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Luk 11:11 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?
Luk 11:12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
Luk 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Psa 119:9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
Psa 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
Psa 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Jer 24:7 And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.
Jas 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
Jas 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Jas 1:23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
Jas 1:24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
Jas 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.