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May 27, 2021 8:00 am
Is not interested in how we spend our money. Listen to Adrian Rogers God is interested in your finances. Satan is interested in your finances because he wants to keep you very well. You are W I'm not talking about having a angels can dance around overhead. I've told you about something very vital because it takes money and finances to live as a part of our normal life and God knows okay welcome to Leavenworth finding featuring real truth never changes presented by pastor, teacher and author Adrian Rogers and its core definition.
Stewardship is a relationship with how we obtain, say, invest, spend and give our wealth. God is interested in this relationship.
As you see our enemy who would love to keep us in financial bondage.
We all want to be free from the curse of debt, but it is only found when we are faithful in stewardship.
If you have your Bible turn to Malachi chapter 3 will begin in verse seven is Adrian Rogers shows us how to be faithful in stewardship refining Malachi chapter 3 if you would. That's the last book in the Old Testament talk about factors of faithfulness and today how to obtain financial freedom through stewardship and so listen as we read here beginning in verse seven, even from the days of your father's year gone away from my ordinances and have not Read return to me would you underscore that returning to me and I will return to you that the Lord of hosts, but she said all right.
Lord, where shall we return God answers an honest question. Will a man rob God. Yet you have robbed me what you say where and how we robbing God answers in high this and offerings you cursed with a curse, for you have robbed me even this whole nation hey would you like to have a curse lifted off of you who will pay attention you are curse with a curse, for you have robbed me even this whole nation that hears the command of the promise bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that they may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, that the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven and you out a blessing for special not be room enough to receive and I will rebuke the devour for your sakes and he will shall not destroy the fruits of your ground to share your vine caster fruit before the time in the field that the Lord of hosts and all nations shall call you blessed for you shall be of the light some land that the Lord of hosts we are taught today about stewardship and stewardship is really how we obtain money how we save money, how we invest money how we spend money and how we give money and when I do that I want to say that their lease three that are very interested in what I have to say today number one God is interested.
You know God over and over and over in the Bible talks about stewardship matter fact, one of the great test of your spirituality and how much you love God and I what you believe the word of God is stewardship. Now I'll take someone else's interested in your stewardship, not only is God but Satan is very interested because Satan knows if he can defeat you in this way if he can keep you in bondage. If he can keep you underclass.
He has you right where he wants you. Satan is interested in your finances because he wants to keep you in bondage. You else's interested you are metal to me or not you are. I'm not talking about how many angels can dance around overhead of opinion I'm talking about something very vital because it takes money and finances to live as a part of our normal life and God knows okay now how are you going to obtain financial freedom.
We got a look in the Bible right out of the Bible. I would give you three principles and I want you to see.
First of all, you must personally return to God. Look again in verse seven, even from the days of your father's ER gone away from my ordinances that is my laws and have not Them read return to me and I will return underuse that the Lord of hosts, which he said where in. Shall we return.
Now look up again and let me tell you this doesn't want your money God will you think you are saying to you come to me. Return to me. God loves us to sell. God wants to share does not need money and the gift without the giver is there watch you do not joyfully, lovingly, freely, God neither needs nor walls. Again, God is not seeking your money he is seeking. You now when there is a personal return. There is a financial release.
Look, if you will, in verse 10 bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat that literally means food in mine house, and prove me now herewith, that the Lord opposed if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that shall not be room enough to receive it now.
There are a lot of ways that people can talk about financial freedom which you will never jump over this. You began by typing you begin the time now.
First of all, what is the tie well. It is a definite portion, a definite proportional word tie literally means 10 Genesis 28 verse 22 Jacob said in the stone which I've set for a pillar shall be God's house and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give 10 to the I know that I know that I know what's happening in the minds of many of you right up there is a wait a minute. Pastor you try to put me back in the Old Testament here tried to put me the Old Testament law. Pastor don't you understand that tithing is legalistic.
Let me tell you something tithing began far before the Mosaic law. The Bible tells of Abraham giving ties to Melchizedek and Melchizedek is a type a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ Abraham came centuries before Moses saw the light of day, and then Jacob, a descendent of Abraham is the one that I just read to you about there in the wilderness seeking God made a covenant with God. Mosaic law tie Genesis 28 in verse 22 and after the Mosaic law in the New Testament. Jesus said in Matthew 23 verse 23 to the scribes and the Pharisees and scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye pay tithe of mint and anise in common, and have omitted the weightier matters of the log, judgment, mercy, and faith. These ought me to the time and not leave the other. There's no is no competition between tithing and New Testament. He often tied but don't leave all judgment, mercy, and faith to see friend Abraham commenced it Jacob continued, it Moses commanded, Jesus commanded, I can select what you say but that's that's a part of the law. They were commanded under the law to tie. They were also commanded them under the law to kill there also commanded on the law did not commit adultery. Now, since that's Old Testament law, do you think you're free to kill you think you're free to committed to altering lesson lesson Romans three, verse 31 put this in your Bible do we then make the law through faith… We establish the law.
Hello lesson Romans three, verse 31 do we then make void the law through faith, God forbid gay, we establish the law is honest and what that means. Well, I have raised four wonderful children has been my joy defeat them and care for them. You think I fed my children because the loss that I had to because I get arrested for child abuse and neglect. If I didn't feed my children because not see my children close much of them but now suppose I decide. Well I'm not going to do standing in the wings is the law and is that what I mean we don't do it because we are under law.
I've said this so many times and see if you don't agree with me. Jesus never revise the law, backward downward and say that you do last. Then they did that any Christian who would let you do more on the law than he would do under grace is grace to grace try to put you in bondage. I'm trying to get you on the will make void the law we establish the law.
There's a definite proportion and not only is there definite proportion is a designated place. What you do with your time well according this verse look at it in verse 10 bring all the ties into the storehouse, that there may be me and my house way.
So what does that mean well when this verse was written. It was a place in the temple panel place of the temple called the storehouse and there. The people brought their times that there would be the necessities to make the sacrifices and so forth.
In the Old Testament when you say we don't have a temple today. Wrong again. We have a temple today.
First Corinthians chapter 3 and verse 17 God sent to the church at Corinth, ye are the temple of God, ye are the temple of God and then he said in first grade. This chapter 16 in verse two. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him and store according as God have prospered him and the word in-store is the same word that is translated storehouse in the Septuagint of the Greek translation of the Old Testament was a definite proportion a Designated Pl., God's tie is to be brought to God's house on God's day that God's work will be done in God's way a definite proportion a designated place and a definite practice that there may be meat in my house the work of the temple to be carried out through the time. I believe the Bible says to him be glory so much would be faithful to God breathed the tie to God's house on God's day that God's work will be done in God's way.
Now you give offerings to other projects bring the time to the church and then bring your love gifts to the church. Also, you know it's somebody came up the statistics that if every member of the average church were on welfare and ties the offerings in the church would double.
Don't you think that's a disgrace. If every member in the average church were on welfare and they all tie the income of those churches would double. We need to be faithful in our finances.
Now here's the third thing I must be very quick about this must be a personal return. There must be a financial release and then there will be a spiritual renewal.
Look again if you will, in verse 10 and see what God says. Here's the promise bring all the ties into the storehouse of the may be made in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven. Blessing shall not be enough to receive it and I will rebuke the devour for your sake, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground meal or show your blind caster fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts and all nations shall call you blessed.
Here's the threefold blessing number one God will renew your God said we must, your faith will began to grow disabled pastor. I won't say no you won't pay for God to be real to you. You say God's all right for me to the task prove everyone most insightful scriptures in all the Bible put this in the margin Luke 16 verses 10 and 11 listen, he that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much. And he that is unjust in the least and the least is unjust also in much does a good be already years, but then he says in Luke 16 verse 11 if ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon. That's just money. That's another word for money if you not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon who will commit to your trust the true riches, whether true riches, not money or spiritual power which I can't trust you with $0.10 a what makes you think he can trust you with Holy Spirit.
I mean if it had been faithful in the unrighteous mammon will give to you as a started but true riches number one God will renew your faith. Prove me says number two God will rebuke your flow's will. In verse 11 and I will review the devour for your sake we all have close many of us have foes. We need God to rebuke them in this day they were farmers and so he said that and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground meal or show your blind caster fruit before the time in the fields that the Lord of hosts. Your crops and I go with her in the field is not a farmer here, but you got those hospital bills, car repairs, loss of job, recession, depression, all of these things, they are your enemies.
God says I'll come against those enemies with you. I will renew your faith. I'll rebuke your photos and I will restore your fruitfulness. Look again in verse 11 and he says neither should your blind caster fruit before the time in the fields that the Lord and all nations shall call you. Bless, and you shall be a delight some land is a pastor. You mean to tell me if I start tithing get rich. No, I don't mean to tell you that I never will. It may not be God's plan for you to be rich but I'll tell you this. I believe with all my heart. When you ties you will do more with nine tents and God is a partner than you will ever do attendance by yourself that I believe that I believe God will restore your fruitfulness.
You save up but past time for I know you talking to wealthy people do not talk to poor people. They would you tell a little bit on the pension that she all the time is it with you so I'm not sweet if there's anybody who needs the blessing of God is that little widow pension and that right.
He wants to bless her, she says, and trust me she missed tithing is a key that unlocks the windows of heaven offerings RC they bring the crop you so bountifully rebound is putting together.
You want God and ties and offerings. You pay the tide you give the offering, the tithe is the key. The offering is the seed I learned God's way and I do not ship God and that you all have got to quit, but I wish I had more time to tell you all of these wonderful wonderful things I have visited Pompeii if you ever go to Naples you need to go to Pompeii and see the ruins of that that magnificent civilization, and it was buried under volcanic ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted so many years ago back in the biblical times in there and Pompeii. You can see the body of a man that been encased in ashes. He's on the floor of a magnificent home and just out of his fingertips is a bag was a bag of gold and he's he's reaching for that fascist or falling all around and in seeking to gain that goal, he lost his life, Jesus, and what you profit a man if he should gain the whole world and lose his soul. Are you saying I will say one more thing to you and please listen to me if you think I wanted you here this morning so I could twist your arm into giving you missed it by light years. I want you to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord.
And once you know him, I want you to trust him in such a way that he can open the windows of heaven on your head and bless you bow your heads in prayer while heads about it. Eyes are closed. If you don't know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord. No one story no one moving everyone praying, if you don't know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. I want to invite you to pray a prayer like this right now.
Dear God to speak to them. Dear God, I know that you love me and I know that you want to save me. I need to be saved. My sins deserve judgment I need forgiveness I need cleansing I want a place in heaven, I will power in my life.
Jesus, thank you for dying for my sins on the cross. Thank you for paying my Cendant. I now trust you as my Lord and Savior coming to my heart into my life and now receive me Lord, save me little just pray that save me, Lord Jesus, the Bible says, for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Pray it say it didn't mean it.
Save me Lord Jesus save me did you ask then by faith, pray this way. Thank you for saving me. I receive it by faith, and that settles that you now, my Lord, my Savior, my God and my friend and Lord Jesus, if you just give me the strength today.
I'll make it public not be ashamed of you. You died for me. I'll confess you as my Lord and Savior. Just give me the strength Lord Jesus to do in your name I pray, amen. Would you pray just received Jesus Christ.
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