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November 16, 2020 5:00 am
Pastor author and Bible teacher Alan Wright because of what he's done for you in Christ you can be assured today you are of incident worth to God you are of incident worth to God, whether you live the good life with you about life where you've been happy this week or said this week. Whether you are a kind person or unkind person you are of incident worth that's Pastor Alan Wright welcome to another message of good news that will help you see your life in a whole new light. I'm being a Brit excited for you to hear today's message in a series titled the power of blessing is presented with an older church in North Carolina.
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Contact us at pastoralan.org that's Pastor Alan.org or call 877-544-4860 that's 877-544-4860. More on that later in the program but right now let's get started with today's teaching in the series praying with our here is Alan Wright be ready for some good you are to God an infinite treasure. He wants you to know that this is how he's founded his world through the power of blessing that is affirming in a positive way who you are, what your future is because of what he's done for you in Christ you can be assured today that you are of incident worth to God you are of infinite worth to God, whether you live a good life. Regular bad life where you been happy this week or said this week. Whether you are a kind person or unkind person you are of infinite worth to God. There is a legendary story some years ago of a bandit, a Mexican and was stealing treasure gold and he could just never be caught until finally, that some of the Texans called in the renowned Marshall who came in with sleuth like detective work and discovered the little sleepy hideout town of this bandit and sure enough, when, and found him there in an old saloon and he said aha I have caught you and and he says I held him at gunpoint. He said I demand that you give the exact location where you've hidden the treasure or else and the Mexican bandit just stood there because he didn't understand English. So thankfully there was another man in the saloon who stood up and he said I speak I speak Spanish I speak English.
He said would you like for me to translate for you and Marshall said absolutely and he turned to bandit he said all right man says you have to tell him exactly where that treasure is, or he's gonna shoot you right now and so scared and realizing that his gig was up there bandit told the exact location of where the treasure was hidden and Marshall look to the transfers that well what did he say the trailer is that he said he has no idea where the treasure is, sometimes there's a treasure and it's really there, but it's whereabouts and its existence gets lost in translation.
That really is the plight of the un-affirmed soul, the life that is not regularly blessed and affirmed is left as a treasure that has not been identified and want to speak to you today about how the un-affirmed soul is changed and healed. I think were at a point in the series where it was surely somebody is beginning to say okay I'm getting it about blessing.
It's a it's a wonderful power of grace that is released as we agree with God for the well-being and the the positive future that God has in mind for his children and and affirmation of who we are to see how powerful that is what you do if you haven't received that. But what if you do if you if you just have either grown up that way, or even are in an environment right now we're just you not receiving that kind of affirmation of what you do about that.
And that's what I want talk to you about today and if you are one of those people that you have grown up in household where you were regularly praised and people always telling you how proud they are of you speaking blessing over you announcing positive things of your life treasuring you being your ally and you've grown up that way have been surrounded by that, affirmation that hallelujah you boost be listening today, not so much for your own healing as you be listening to see how you could help somebody else, but for the other 99% of us. Let's all turn to Genesis chapter 37, for a timeless story about some brothers that were not affirmed. While one brother was is the story of Joseph and his brothers story that I turn too often in my own my own.
A prayer meditative life and one I turn too often preaching because of the picture that we get here of what happens when someone is affirmed and and others are not.
And we do see the contrast and will get to see some of the tender places of what happens what goes on in the soul when that soul is not been affirmed or blessed and didn't get to see what happens. In order to transform and heal that and will pray today will pray for one another and will speak blessing over one another. This is Genesis chapter 37 Jacob lived in the land of his father sojourning's in the land of Canaan and these are the generations of Jacob, Joseph, being 17 years old was pastoring the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bill Haw and Zell pop his father's quietly pause here just to make sure we lay this groundwork to say what happened was Jacob who was the connivers that stole his brothers blessing. Jacob fell in love with a woman named Rachel died somehow inadvertently married Leah and then later married Rachel and then each of those Leah and Rachel. They had these maidservants, Bill Haw and Zell pop and they bore children also to Jacob so you have messed up household here and to too many women and and it's it's not working out that great so there's already problems in his dysfunctional home and Joseph was the owner at this point the story. He's the only one born to Rachel who was the true love of Jacob. So Joseph brought it in verse two. Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father know Israel that's the new name for Jacob.
Israel and Jacob are the same person.
Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other of his sons because he was the son of his old age, and he made him a robe of many colors, but when his brother saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him. Now Joseph had a dream and what he told it to his brothers. They hated him even more will be looking at more the story as we go along but you can see the setting here of what has happened is that there is a send pattern in this family of showing favoritism to one child over the other. Jacob was actually the favored child by his mother but Jacob's brother Esau had been favored were told plainly in the Scripture had been neighbored by their father Isaac. So Jacob had received firsthand what it was like to have his father really love his brother more than him, and now instead of same boy I'll never do that with my kids here he's doing it and even a grander way because he not only just makes it plain that he just loves Joseph he does that he spends time with Jody praises Joseph. He affirms Joseph is obviously loves Joseph who was born to Rachel, the love of his life and the other boys. We don't really know all the ways that they're neglected but they're not. They don't receive this affirmation. He makes the special coat for Joseph and the brother see all this, and they are, they become increasingly outraged because he's loved and affirmed and we are not love and affirmed, and this leads into the conflict that will be be looking at the day in and taken a look at it so it the fact of the matter is that these brothers of Joseph. These 10 older brothers. They are loved by God, in exactly the same way Joseph is loved by God. The most important things you could ever son understand about what the Bible means is God's love for God loves every single human being and he doesn't love one more. And one less he doesn't love. According to your giftedness, or even your obedience. He just loves. You must understand that this is the beginning point of understanding who you are is a human being. You were created in the image of God. The Bible says you are fearfully and wonderfully made. There is so much at stake in believing that you were made by a benevolent omniscient being who is utterly good and who made you in his own image, that's Alan Wright will have more teaching in a moment from today's important series. That's Alan Wright will have more teaching in a moment from today's important series before that to be fruitful before that called Abraham to fibrillation. She dressed before God… Sacramento ministry. He dressed while tossing his secret strategy to empower you to be all he mentioned to be from you unless it is proven their worth. You did well in a townhouse accomplished a goal and prove yourself competent information is nice. It's not the way strategy is to declare your wife before you have anything to prove it is the fuel for your productivity mark. The reward for it will be your hearts be sealed from (because the ad is holding a blessing for media ready to shatter that invisible ceiling that keeps you from soaring Iraqi pastor and writes the power of blessing will change your life change as you discovered an ancient scale.
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This is a dream about how God is going to show his love to these brothers. It is a story about God showing his saving providential redemptive grace to people who do not deserve it. That's what this story ends up being about and yet they can't see that at this point so as soon as they are left un-affirmed by their father. They begin to draw conclusions they draw conclusions about Joseph and conclusions about themselves and conclusions about God that are absolutely incorrect. In other words, for everything that I have to say to you today about how it is that you grow and how it is you live out a destiny and how it is you have faith and how is you have joy in this world despite difficult circumstances. It begins with this to understand that whether or not it has been acknowledged by the world around you. You are an infinite treasure to God and to think anything less than that is an insult to the Almighty because he made you in his own image and even if you've been sustained and marred, and no one is ever told you, or affirmed to you what a treasure you are. It does not change the fact that you are of infinite worth in the heart of God.
I love these shows and things that are about people they find a piece that unit is a good jump piece of something just lying around and they find it is a real treasure.
I had something like that where you found out something was valuable and I wish I would've just not just because I'm greedy for the money but that be good, but I mean I like to just find out that you kitten this whole thing here is actually worth a ton of money I have. We have a few of the Tom Clark's figurines this craftsman that makes lot mostly the little-known figurines and but also some realistic looking ones I have the figuring this of a preacher lean on this pulpit is called Parson Patterson and on for years. Parson Patterson was just lying around somewhere. Eileen sure where Parson Patterson was, not a place of promise. This was years ago and I was in a store and I look and whispers, timecard figures, and they had a glass case and they had these some of the some of these gnomes invigorated by the look in the glass case. The place where the really special ones are set apart. There was Parson Patterson and I said wait a minute Parson Patterson is special and I looked at it. Parson Patterson was was at that time. This was years ago was selling for $450 and I was like oh Parson put you on a prominent shelf right here know and had my wife not given it to me. I sold it right then but anyway so this week I got to thinking about this for illustrative purposes and I thought you know I'm a check and see what is Parson Patterson going for today meal at $450.15 years ago. What thing $2000. I went on eBay a Parson Patterson how much gold for hundred dollars Parson Patterson get back down on the lower shelf where you belong everything that PBS's show the Antiques Roadshow. It said people bring in their old stuff and they hope that there are find out is worth a million bucks, and they say that actually the average item is worth about $100. People bring it ended look like it were about $100. Probably worth about $100, but every now and then is different and one of the biggest finds in recent times, a woman named Claire 30 years ago she been at a yard sale. She was getting some furniture for a little house or apartment she had and she has one little section which you want to just get up small table she knew about the size that she needed didn't want to spend much on it was just kinda going to corner edges of the yard sale and there was this piece was. It was really mildew in the dark all over, but it was the right size and shape, and she felt like it. I could I could dress that up. I could refinish that or something and it was $30 and ended in and Claire told alleges that only got 25 bucks and Lazar have 25 bucks to get home and she got some Lindsay all in baton some out. You know she started to clean it off. Wait a minute, and underneath it is really beautiful mahogany had some inlaid work in it and all and she thought it was a nice piece and she she kept it kept for 30 years. It took it to the PBS Antiques Roadshow and the expert appraisers became wide-eyed when they saw it and began to inform her that this comes from the federal. And is made by two of the greatest cabinetmakers in Boston at that time who made furniture for only the wealthiest and finest customers in this piece that you have here is one of the finest that they ever made. Look at the intricacy of this inlaid work and we're so glad that you didn't try to refinish it and all in all they go in a follies that is worth between 200 and $300,000 and and Claire love that tables so much that recently she sold it for $490,000 at auction what what would happen if you thought yourself to be a $25 piece of junk and found out that your $490,000 masterpiece.
What would be the difference in the way you would treat something if you spent 25 bucks for you did know was worth 1/2 million you think that you would treat it differently things that we don't value. We treat differently don't way. We something is not valuable when you do you don't highlight it.
Talk about it and praise it if you bought a $25 dirty table at a yard sale and the somebody wants a tour of your house that's not where you take them on the tour you don't talk about it.
You don't you don't praise something that's not valuable you praise something that is valuable if there something is not valuable is often simply ignored your silent about it because no I Parson Patterson for years never mentioned him to anybody just ignored them until I saw him in a cabinet for $450. I apologized to him and I began to talk about Parson Patterson to other people just ignore something that's not valuable you don't praise it. You just ignore it, don't necessarily mistreated, but if something is not valuable at all. You don't mind dealing with it carelessly fits a $25 table from a yard sale and somebody puts down water glass on it and it's condensing and leaving the ring you don't care to be careless with something means you don't care about it that much. It's not valuable enough to take care of so you deal with it carelessly. If something is not valuable. It is often used for something other than its true original and noble purpose. Something's cheap enough might as well use it for kindling or fire would work as well just use it as soon place to put old stuff on it to wherever rather than a prominent piece of furniture that was made by Boston's finest cabinetmakers to be a card table and if something is reckoned to be without value. Sometimes you just discard it to tender thing to think that way of your own soul, but if someone is not praised if the child is never praised not affirmed. What does the soul conclude we know things that are valuable, we praise things that are valuable. We don't if someone is simply ignored.
No attention given to it. What does that soul conclude nobody has to say you're not valuable if they just remove praise and sort ignore you what you left to conclude right. Think about wowing today's teaching, healing the worms.
Maybe you feel that way, we get a final word with Alan here in the studio in just a moment, stick with this Pastor Ehrenreich however change when you get a snack will send you that Howard's blessing I way of saying thanks for your partnership nourishing your own self help someone out Alan Wright Ministries to send messages check to see with your digital download as our way of saying thanks for your partnership, six 877-544-4860 877-544-4860 or come to our website Pastor Alan.work. Allen is where coming through the series of the power of blessing and we've we've heard teaching already on rejecting curse and now you had at this part about healing the other firm sold the cells like this is almost like it's not something is been brought against you. It's not necessarily on offense to something that's left out, and I think we've all been there can relate yeah well there.
There is a kind of wounding that just comes from the absence of affirmation and that it might be one of the most subtle and all of life and yet it's a real wound and it must be healed by the grace of God so we can continue learning about tomorrow as well. But just as we close program today.
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I'll leave you with this work that while you were still in your send the God of the universe, the Creator of the ends of the earth came in the person of Jesus died for you because you were worth that much. Today's good news message is a listener supported production Alan Wright Ministries