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January 4, 2022 7:00 am
How can we do the things God wants us to listen to Adrian Rogers by yourself. When people are prosperous doing the things of God. What God's God makes us special reason that we have a church that I can't say to the hand. I have immediately say to the foot. I have only five people think they don't meet one another and I tell you they will not succeed welcome to find dynamic lessons from pastor and Bible teacher Adrian Rogers God takes pleasure in the prosperity of his servants, part one of today's message we learn the prosperity means that God's hand is upon us helping us do the things he wants us to do.
Genesis chapter 24 shares five principles of prosperity. If you have your Bible turn there now once again with part two of this insightful message. Here's Adrian Rogers about this chapter and Genesis chapter 24. How were going to read a statement often five times the word speed. If you have a King James, I have will appear in this chapter the word good speed.
Other translations give it in a more modern are up-to-date, rendering one translation translates it continually success. It may be translated good speed and success are prosperity, what ever you want, but it means that God's hand is upon you. God is with you, helping you to do those things. They want to do. Are you ready for these five principles of prosperity they going to come out of this chapter. Principle number one establish your calls, put it down in your notes or put it down. Certainly in your mind establish your calls that you've got to have something that motivates you something that drives you every person means a clause a reason, a God given goal and purpose for his life right now. The first full verses and Abraham was old and well stricken in age and the Lord blessed Abraham in all things, and Abraham said in his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, but I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh and I will make this whereby the Lord, the God of heaven and the other, that thou shall not take a wife and my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell, but thou shall go to my country to my kindred, and take a wife and my son Isaac. Now Claire stutters them are our apology. Eliezer had a call he had a mandate question. You have a calls may be drawing a breath, and drawing a salary fighting to live in living the funny thing and I and you have a calls for life.
You just enduring lie had a clause in your life you need goals in your life may ask you some questions about what you doing right now. I will ask you three questions if you will get to where you're going. And everybody's going somewhere.
If you get to where you're going. Where will you be you think about you hit it somewhere. Every body is headed somewhere.
If you get to where you are going on.
I just am at heaven. I have, I'm not about what we call in this life. If you get to where you headed, where will you be second question. If you accomplish your goals. What will you have what we and then when you consider what you have will have. Here's the big question the things you are living for. With Jesus dying for when you get to where you're going. Where will you be when you achieve what you want to achieve.
What will you have said all the things you living for Jesus Christ dying for. Principle number one, therefore, is establish a cause number two. Principle number two is this examine your condition. Now this is what Eliezer had to do you know what is because laws and they had to see where he was right now beginning a look if you will, beginning in verse five and the service set under him peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me into this land must I needs bring my son and enter the land from whence thou came in the words of Rebecca will come back with me will I take Isaac to Rebecca and Abraham said in him beware that thou bring not my son thither again.
No, you can't take Isaac back to where I came from. You got to bring Rebecca here.
The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father's house and from that land of my kindred and and which spake up to me and that's where the me, saying unto thy seed will I give this land and he shall send his angel before the thou shall take a wife and my son from thence, and if the woman will not be willing to follow David in the house of the clear of this my oath only bring not my son thither again and so I can read this more, but what is obvious is this that Eliezer says look this is a problem you're asking me to go to a land meet a girl that I've never met. Establish a relationship with her and convince her to come and marry a man she's never met and leave all the mother houses land brothers and sisters, and come with me. That is my job. That's what I've got to do now. Those were the conditions follow. You have to see where you are this more, not what you want to be, not where you wish you were take an honest inventory and see where you are right now. This moment number three number three encourager confidence, though many of us just we think we just think we can do. We all think that God wants us to prosper, but encourage your confidence that you encourager confidence number one, there is the promise factor get a promise from the word of God looking you will and in beginning in about verse five and the service set in the him peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow him into this land must I needs bring thy son again and land was that they must not notice this and Abraham said in him beware that thou bring not my son thither again, the Lord God of which took me from my father's house and from the land of my kindred, and which spake under me and square in the me saying underlies seed will I give this land, he shall send his angel or the mouse would take a wife on my son from things to know what you say hey this is based on the word of God.
We have got a promise from the word of God, you won't to encourage your confidence did in the word of God.
Read the Scripture saturate your soul with the Scripture. You are promised for new millennium listening to Joshua chapter 1 verse eight this book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shall meditate therein day and night, and that thou may still observe to do according to all that is written for child thou make thy way prosperous, and then shall thou have good success. What we see right here is a is an illustration of that wonderful promise. Joshua one verse eight, and so were talking about encouraging your confidence and there's the promise factor way before God and the promise and let that promise somehow come out the word of God and then not only is there the promise factor. But here's another way to encourager confidence. There is the profit factor I said to some people would tune the radio station Debbie I. F.
M. What's in it for me. But there is a sense in which you need to ask what's in it for me in the right sentence. You need to ask yourself this question wears a pale what is the bottom line. Why am I doing this and real motivation comes from proper motives and when your motives are right, then, is an amazing thing. You see, what was Eliezer's motive when he said what what was his reward that what what was they profit factor well number one his master Abraham would be pleased.
Number two. There will be a bride for Isaac number three God would be glorified and therefore Eliezer can have the general deceit we all serve for reward, not wrong to serve reward if your reward is to Jesus say well done good and faithful servant. If your reward is for the glory of God. Listen once you see what the prophet is what the payoff is what the bottom line is what really counts of a worthy goal. Once you get that established you determine the why and God will show you the how I believe that will you determine the why. Why am I doing this one is the promise factor that I have a basis in the word of God. What is the profit factor am I doing this for the glory of God. Bottom line is my whole life built around bringing a bride to Jesus. It is that why doing here is everything else. Contributing to this this one thing is the profit factor and and then last of all, we just talk about encouraging you confidence that is the prayer factor when you pray over what you want to do then you find out that that you encouraged, as you pray, notice, go down verse 12 and he said here's this is Eliezer's pray Lord God of my master Abraham, I see Sam be a good speed translate that send me prosperity send me oh my God success.
That's the reason that you've got to have worthy goals, a goal that you can pray over and when you pray the spirit of God comes into you to encourage you to motivate you to drive you and you're not doing it alone you and God are doing it together and you can say with the apostle Paul, I can do all things strengthens me get those things together. Now what we're talking about encouraging you confidence.
There's the promise factor is the profit factor, there is the prayer factor. By the way, if you not praying about your cause you know what he shows me either that you you know that your cause is not a God-given that you're not really depending upon God for the fulfillment of it. You got have a desire when you pray, Mark 11 verse 24 Jesus said, I send you, what things soever ye desire, when you pray, believe that she received them, and he shall have you encourager confidence through prayer. Now number four. You must enforce your character.
You not going to drift into success.
I can tell you that much. You read the story. It's very very obvious that this man was a man who enforce this character. What I mean is he disciplined his life. He disciplined his decisions look in verse 21 and the man wondering at her, held his peace to with whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous and not a looking at that Rebecca and I wish I could pay the background for this for this verse is sufficient.
Right now he's looking at her as he is saying is I want to see the one he's not making a snap judgment.
He's wanting God to affirm this. Here's a man that's that's in this money is not just getting on the horse and riding off an old he disciplined his appetite. Looking at what in verse 33 in the midst of all this by trying to get the 70 and it was set meet food before you beat. Many said I will body and delightful minor times we have to set aside food television ballgames vacation is no cheap way. There's no easy way that is a lazy way disciplined. His appetite he disciplined this time. Look, if you live in verse 56 that's what we read. To begin with. They trying to slime to have a little bit heavyset, and gender may not sing the Lord, have prospered my way always to time by get on conviction about this one.
I preach there is enough time everyday to do gracefully everything God wants us to do. Don't you dare insult God by saying you don't have enough time do you think God would tell you to do something, then I give you enough time to do that enough time everyday to do gracefully everything that God wants you to 10 years as Mancilla. I turned right and I like under the left may not have prospered me in my way down waste.
Don't squander your time now.
All of this I'm just simply saying is that you have to enforce your character and no cheap way.
No easy way, no lazy way and and so you have to ask yourself this question.
Where do you need to grow where I need to grow personally he said. Examine your condition and look at those obstacles, but that may be something in your character. Some lack of discipline, baskets of what I need to grow a wise man is said when you're professional life outpaces your personal life you will have stress and you will bring stress to other people when your professional life outpaces your personal life you will have stress you bring stress to the peak prosperity and success is not the best. It is my best. It is your band's and so I made to enforce my character and this this means that I must pay the price. Look, if you will, in verse 53 of the same chapter and the servant brought forth Jules and silver, and jewels of gold and raiment, and gave them to Rebecca and gave also to her brother and her mother precious things and I listen to this. Abraham said Eliezer look I load you down with gifts.
He took these camels laden with treasure and sent them off to do something that is, he did not send him all to get the job done without equipping him and what I giving him give now, when God the father wants to use Adrian Rogers to bring a bride for the Lord Jesus Christ's do you think he told me to do that and didn't give me the time or didn't give me the giftedness to do that is given every one of the spiritual gifts. As you know a given me some is giving you some but God the father has given us gifts and these gifts are tools not taught what to be used for everything that God has given us is to be used for the glory of God the father, and we must be willing to release that we must count the cost and pay the cost.
There a lot of the squandering the God-given gifts that they have and they giving away so much and getting so little. We need to give all for the Lord Jesus Christ, enforce your character. Last of all and list your comrades and list your comments Eliezer. When he went to get a bride and I don't have time to even open the Scripture. I just once you suggested to read about verse 49 and and go on regal Chapel. We get home. He knew that this was one man show that in order to get this gone.
He had to get her father.
Her mother her brothers to cooperate. He knew that he needed to get helpers to get the thing done. You can't do it by yourself. When people are prosperous doing the things of God. Do you want God's God makes us dependent one on. That's the reason that we have a church. The I can't say to the hand.
I have no need of the beer can say to the foot. I have no need of the you find people who think they don't need one another and I'm telling you they will not succeed. Ask yourself this question. Am I a cooperative person and I learned to and list others. I learned to depend upon others and I learn to delegate and I learned to cooperate my heart almost jumps out of my throat as I look at this foundation think what can be done if we would all go together. A single snowflake in much but you get enough of the gathering stop traffic this together. God brings us together. Now, that's the end of the message. Those are five principles of prosperity that found right from the word of God.
Just make certain that is not fool's gold. Just make certain that Israel prosperity that you get a bottom line is this, the bottom line ministries and the bottom line in the Bible of the Lord Jesus Christ told the rich man is Barnes were feel the Dow Jones and NASDAQ were they were pumping the record in this man Jesus said he got in his hammock and got them glass of lemonade and he built bigger Barnes to store everything now that you realize this is the Adrian version of this hammock. Hey stress that had a big smile and said so. And God said to me thou fool fool, this night thy soul shall be required then who shall those things be, was that has provided that my friend was a successful fool.
Remember what success is the progressive realization of the will of God for your life. They failure is succeeding at the wrong thing soon and very soon soon and very soon.
I mean soon and very soon sooner than you think we going to stand before God. And when you die you going to leave behind everything you have and you will take with you everything that you all and then you find out whether or not you been prosperous. You agree with that, let me tell you the first death is to give you a heart for Jesus Christ. For Jesus, and what should it profit a man if he should gain the whole world and lose his own soul. What should a man give in exchange for his soul. Would you pray a prayer like this, Lord Jesus, I am a sinner and I need to be saved. You died to save me and you promise to save me if I would trust you. I do trust you, Lord Jesus, I believe you're the son of God. I believe you paid for my sin with your blood on the cross. I believe that God raised him from the dead and now I receive you by faith.
Now is my Lord and Savior.
I turn from my sin.
The Lord Jesus saving by your grace. I receive the gift of salvation and from this moment on I will live for you, not in order to be saved, but because I am saying I will live for you. My little help me never to be ashamed of you in your name I pray, and if you prayed to receive Jesus Christ. Today we want to celebrate with you and invite you to our website you'll see our find God's love page. There you'll find answers, you may need about your newfound faith. Who is Jesus. How can I know him go to LWF.org/radio and click on the tab that says find God's love. Welcome to God's forever family. We can't wait to hear from you today if you like to order a copy of this message in its entirety.
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