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March 28, 2021 8:00 am
Welcome to worship in the world with pastor we've been listening to Pastor Roberts free indeed series about the spiritual doors we inadvertently open to the enemy's influence and how God wants us to live instead. In today's message Pastor Robert is going to talk about the very first inhumane and how that sin opens wide doors of greed unbelief in fear of this message is absolutely incredible. So let's join Pastor Robert so we may talk about open doors and a few weeks ago we talked about pride talk today about the first opening door. This is pride would've been the first door slightly open, but this is the first door mankind open adamantly personal and it is such an important door in our lives and before we get to Genesis 3 just read your Scripture to clarify how little talk with and what we don't talk about next weekend arrived of first John 216 says for all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the father but is of the world. I believe these are the three major doors that the enemy comes in through. We talked about the pride of life, we are going to talk about the lust of the eyes.
Today and then next week in the lust of the flesh, and how to deal with these three open doors are right.
Lust of the eyes manifest rated risers number one greed. I look at Genesis chapter 3 verse one it says now the serpent that Satan obviously was more cunning or more subtle than any beast of the field which the Lord God made and he said to the Roman has God indeed said, I just want you notice the first thing he does is cast doubt on the word of God.
Did God really say you shall not eat of every tree of the garden and said to the serpent, we may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden, but on the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden daughter said you shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die. Then the serpent said to the woman watch very carefully, you will not surely die directly contradict the Lord God Melanie, just a visceral moment of real talk about tithing some this message and it is amazing that it is completely clear that we open ourselves to a curse that God doesn't curse us, but we open ourselves to a curse.
When we don't time and it is amazing how many people and even leaders will say you will be cursed. It's it's amazing that they absolutely contradict the word of God's exact same you know you know God did not mean that that's not true. You know God says that's not he says you will surely die for God knows. Let's keep going that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened or taught the lust of the eyes and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. So I saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes of the lust of the eyes and a tree desirable to make one why she took of its fruit make. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. They both fell at the same time saving strategy again just to simply get you down. Our question Lord.she saw that it was pleasant to the eyes. Now here's what's amazing. Most people think this was the only tree pleasant about marriage. Another Scripture Genesis 29 says out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the side pleasant is that there there will pleasant for us there was anything different. But Satan convinced her.
There was something different about the straightness word pleasant by the way, you sometimes translated you ready for this greed are lost. Our desire toward lessening transit time to translate desire. It was desirous it was if there was something about it. She thought that something else would make her happy. That's greed.
She thought God's holding element.
Why would God hold out on us. That's what we think sometimes what kind of God would say to us you can have all of this, but not that that's my here's what Adam and Eve did you know that the first open stand was they took what belong to God. That's the type. This is what they did, God said, you have all except that one. And that's a lonely job, why would God do that he does it.
According to Mie and other Scriptures. He says to test you, so I can bless you because God blesses us when we believe he blesses us when we live by faith when he tells us to do something and we do it then will bless all God simply doing is testing a and every two weeks or how often you get paid you take a test whom are you going to fight going on anyway. You believe that 90% would God's blessing will go farther than 10%.
That's the test. Are you going to live your life by faith or by what the enemy tells you because he hears what God said you were there to trace the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is class for you.
Tree of life and the tree of death. He said eat this for you.God says this trees are good for you. Satan said thoughts before. Are you going to believe God and then the children did the same thing. At least one of them dictated and let me show you. God represents the tie through the principle of the firstborn and firstfruits when they show you if you Scriptures before we get to Malachi Exodus 13 verse one then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, consecrate, to me, all the firstborn all by the way, all whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both the man and beast. No access yet is mine, it belongs to me. You have to give me you return to me the firstborn because it belongs to me. Exodus 2319 the first of the firstfruits of your land, you shall bring into the house of the Lord your God. I want you notice when it talks about tithing never uses the word gift. Here's the reason it always uses the word brings because you can't give what does it belong to you.
Let me show you what happened with Cain and Abel right after the parents what belong to God.
Watch what kind us. Genesis chapter for you but you just flipped there just one chapter verse three and in the process of time, that's very important. These words in the process of time it came to pass that cave all and all three of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Notice, it never says firstfruits. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but he did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. Watch very carefully what God says so the Lord said to KY you lies you tell me it's falling if you do well, will you not be accepted and if you do not do well. Now watch we may talk about open doors watch CM why the door and its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.
This war desire.
It says it's bizarre. It's the desire to rule Satan wants to rule over you. He's right at the door and here's how he does it. Here's the first thing you take what belongs to God because of the lust of the eyes you see something you own a barbecue grill, a car, or how something lust forward in your eyes so you take what belongs to God you steal it and you Titan you buy something with it and I told you the firstborn of her searchable images show just so you know for sure that the tide belongs to God. Leviticus 2730 says, and all all the ties of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree's the Lords. It is holy to the Lord, holy week is a big word that means set apart and set aside for the Lord okay so greed is the first open door of the lust of the eyes. Here's number two unbelief. Why would a person not tied when the Bible is so clear what really it's because they don't believe it's for today.
Not bad people there willing. I met a lot of people that have a disagreement with me on this issue. Not bad people think they just don't pass. I just don't believe that that's for today.
I just want to show you this principle goes all through Scripture, God said bring all of the silver and gold from Jericho into the house of the Lord, why did he do that.
Why did he say 10% for simple Jericho was the first city, they comfort. Here's what he saying you give me the first one.
The rest of less Joshua 619 says, but all the silver and gold, and vessels of bronze and iron are consecrated. That means set apart to the Lord. They shall come into the treasury of the Lord. Again, that's the temple, and in Joshua seven verse 11 God sent Israel assailed and they transgressed my covenant which I commanded babe even taken some of the first things now watch this and have both stolen and your Savior. How can you still except that it belongs to someone else and they put it amongst their own stuff about stuff with himself.
People in statement with Benelux their own stuff. Therefore the children of Israel watch this is not opens the door until gentry clearly therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies because they have become due, to destruction because they took the time the construction.
Here's what he saying I wanted to I wanted to bless him that you like stalled, but took what was mine. Therefore they can't stand before the God wants to bless you. But you can't bless the thief cannot say some very strong here were the most like God when we give because God's love the world that he gave were the most like Satan when we still by the like. God begins with G GF begins with G. Satan asked steal S. Just so you can always remember if you steal your opening a door to Satan the faith. If you did have your opening door to God, the giver now look at Malachi 3. This is very, very strong in the area of stealing, but it's going to take it to another level that I preached on this for many many years and I've never seen this level until this week. Never. Malachi chapter 3 verse seven yet from the days of your fathers you have gone away from my ordinances, look at me just remotely explained Sunday word ordinance means ordinary principal. It's an ordinary principal and is not, tithing is an ordinary principal for God's people to return the type to you the first time something that's an ordinary principal. By the way, one of the New Testament Scriptures own type but has more time is in red that just Jesus and you know what he said you ought to ties is Matthew 2323 he said you tied on all this stuff, but you neglect this, this, you are today without neglecting the other guy. That right there that one scriptural grid would be enough for me because I was lost. I don't know how lost you were, but I was lost in the one who saved me said you ought to. That's enough for me. That's enough right there is Matthew 2323 that's New Testament and it's in red if you like red, you have gone away from my ordinary principles and you not Capt. returned to me and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts, but you said in what way shall we return a lot for God's answer is this not my answer is not a preacher is a God Will a man rob God knows every time you see the word Rob or form of the word wrong. Yet you have robbed me, but you say in what way have we robbed you in times and offerings. You are cursed with a curse. This is not talking for you have robbed me even this whole nation bring all the ties that's the whole time not to percent three vibrate. Bring all the ties into the storehouse, that's the house of God that there may be food in my house. I looked at me to submit one of the great things I love about Gateway church is where food in the house a lot you like being fed. Take one of the reasons is because the majority of Gateway ties.
He says if you tie every food in the storehouse, and it's a spiritual principle, not natural thought, because we have finances. It's because it's a spiritual blessing and watch what he says and try this word try means test. Test is the only place God says you contested tests emailing this, says the Lord of hosts and CMS and so I say if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it and how I give you call right now and if you want to see closing the door would not closing the door watch what he says and I will rebuke for your sakes, close the door to Satan's effect on your life so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the minefield bear fruit in the field, says the Lord of hosts and all nations will call you blessed for you will be a delightful land, says little Lord of hosts. Now again I prefers last May, so some I never seen the Lord had actually remind me of Sutton is not a great memory for me but I'm Italian like it is all you will have a bad past. He uses the word wrong here. There's a difference between theft and robbery staff. Yes, let's say some releases Lisa's garage door open and you go. And even if the garage doors open, not even breaking mentoring but you take something that doesn't belong to you from someone who's not at home. That's a theft okay.
But if the man is asleep in his bed and you take something out of his garage and the garage was open and you didn't like him and that is kind of mom and I'm a little forgiving. But anyway the point is that charges robbery day I found that out that there's a difference between theft and robbery because the guy was asleep in his bed and I never will mean the guy that did this never woke him up, but there's a difference while me is when the guys home. God says you probably will align disease in the house and we come to the house of God, and we walked past the offering box with the ties still in her pocket.
That's Robert never seen it before my life saw just stealing and dropping God's will and I did not use these words, God said you probably belong me and he brought a curse on yourself not want you to curse. Matter fact I want to be blessed and I would like to rebuke the devour for your site but you have to bring the ties in the storehouse and readability.
This I've seen this. This may come, saying everything's perfect. My life, saying that I've had the perfect life because of that either. I been you know God can protect you but sometimes it can't protect you from yourself you ever saying that one time then I'll go clean the garage out so she said you know about cars outside back one car out when I backed the car out into the car just backed up. That's a tough call to legs the insurance company as I get someone who did you get me in the God he did it he said is the other person insured. I said he has the exact same coverage. I have so I'm not saying that everything is not perfect. I'm not saying that I must say he knows perfectly.but also remember one time that Debbie and I had a contract on the house that we thought was the perfect house and there was a big flood before in the house. We had the contract on Debbie was actually on the phone and on the news came the house that we had the contract on the helicopters showing that house and had 4 foot of water and I would post. We got out the contract, but I remember saying the Lord and I was thinking like a man in the shipment but I think about the money.
God save me is what the Lord said make the said son you are out of town you had three small children and that water rose 4 feet 20 minutes is anger, save you financially save your kids are going to show you that the last open door here for the lust of the eyes, fear, fear, Luke 22 Luke 22 says it all just read it to me what my nighttime target. It says then safety entered Judas that shows the energy humans.
Surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the 12 so he wonders why and conferred with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray them and they were glad and agreed to give him money was there an open door in his life. I think it was fear and I'm in a region little more about Judas. John 12 verse one says. Then, six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was. He been bad immigration that there they made him a supper and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with him and Mary took a pound a very costly oil of spikenard anointed the feet of Jesus wipe his feet with her hair. The house was field with the fragrance of the oil by the way, this represents a tie.
I think it means. The house is filled with the presence of God for the presence of the Holy Spirit when we all time but one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon son, who would betray him, said, why was this fragrant oil not sold for 300 and Mary, by the way, that's years wage and giving to the point I want very carefully. This he said not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief member who else is a thief.
Satan entered the faith and he had the money box.
That's the offering box. They didn't have it on walls because they travel around the curated ground with them and he used to take what was put in it is take money out of the offering box. Now I don't I don't think anyone here would take money out of her offer boxes. I really I really don't think that you only assess your something that money in the offering box belongs to God. It's the time it belongs to God is, if the same when we don't put money in the offering box that belongs to God as if the same as if we took about.
Are we becoming thieves and giving Satan the right to enter us because that's what happened. Judas initially just just just a hair more about what he sold them for. I think you did for fear I think you realize Jesus was set up an earthly kingdom. So he was trying to he was afraid a lot of people don't. Ties for fear of future that's the open-door fear.
Matthew 2615. Judas said what are you willing to give me if I deliver him and they counted out in 30 pieces of silver. Matthew 27. Three then Judas is betrayer saying that he been condemned was remorseful and brought back 30 pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders saying I've seen on by betraying innocent blood. They said what is that she seek to any three down the pieces of silver in the temple he's in church now on the temple and departed and went and hanged himself chief priests took the silver priest said it's not lawful to put them into the treasury because of the price of blood. Okay, listen, you know where they got the 30 pieces that were in first place from the treasury.
I sent it is not lawful to put it into the treasury or back into the treasury so that when it says in about a field and is prophesied in scripturally good is called the feel the blood, they sent me you never thought of her hurting your life. They took times money to betray Jesus. Now here is what most of us here would think I would never do that unless you're very very hard question. Would you betray Jesus for 10% and if you would your opening the door the site by the way, do you know what 30 pieces of silver, risking a Y was exactly 30 pieces of silver.
Exodus 2132 says if he BORES a male or female servant, he shall give to their master, 30 shekels of silver in the art shall be stowed here is that the 30 pieces of silver was the price of a slave us, that we, bondage believers being in bondage. Listen very, very carefully please please please hear me by betray Jesus with the tide. It was 30 pieces of silver lesson. It's the price of bondage is when this when you don't return to God what belongs to God.
You become a slave going to bondage. Please hear me if you don't know me well you might think I'm preaching to to get more offerings.
That's the furthest thing from the truth.
If you know me well. You also furthest thing preaching this because I love you. I don't won't devour having life and I have watched hundreds, probably thousands of people close the store. The site change. Don't leave the original door that was open to say to take a moment to think about what and really listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you if you want to connect with the sword. Check out some of Pastor Roberts. Other messages visit Pastor Robert.com and if you haven't already, go follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so we can be a part of your community. Thank you so much for being with us today. Next time master Robert is concluding this series the message about the empty promises of lost and how we can close that we pray that you have a blessed