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The Prosperity Test

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris
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June 13, 2021 8:00 am

The Prosperity Test

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris

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June 13, 2021 8:00 am

Almost everyone takes this test on a regular basis. In fact, you take it every time you get a paycheck! To walk in your destiny, you must honor God with the firstfruits of what you’ve received.

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Welcome to worship and the word we've been listening through Pastor Roberts from dream to destiny seems weird. He's been sharing about 10 character building test that Joseph in Genesis had to work on the way to his God ordained us today. Pastor Robert Shearing about the test of prosperity which happens more often than we think. Well, what student we are continuing our dream to destiny.

Theories and were talking about the MCAS that we must go through Camille will fulfill the destiny God has for our lives and were taking these from the life of Joseph and this week is the prosperity test the prosperity test and every person takes this test is matter fact you take this test every week every two weeks every month.

Every time you get paid you take this test whom are you going to honor with your finances and it depends on what you do with the first portion that leaves your checkbook that you are honoring for your finances so we take this test every every few weeks and Joseph took this test. If you remember, Pharaoh had two dreams not going to read you a little bit in Genesis, but I wanted your Malachi nexus for where were going right. Pharaoh had two dreams, a dream first that there were seven fat towels that came up out of the river and seven lean cows that followed them in the seven lean cows Ada the seventh backed out. Then he woke up he was alarmed and then he went back to sleep. Then he dream again that they were seven grains, heads of grain on a stalk that came up on a stock 70 good healthy heads of grain and then a stop beside it came up with seven blighted hayrides that were blighted by the East.

When in the seven blighted heads ate the seven good heads of grain and then he woke up and he called all his wise man everyone together so they could interpret it.

No one could call Joseph and here's what he said.

He said this is the dream.did it twice to confirm it. And what it means is were going to have seven years of prosperity seven good years but then again I have seven years of famine and the seven years of famine could eat up the seven years of prosperity so they will not even be remembered because of that. So here's the plan. So that's where I want to pick it up. Stay Malachi.

Bulimia read this.

Genesis 41 versus 33, 30, 36 now therefore let Pharaoh this is Joseph speaking, selected, discerning and wise man, and setting over the land of Egypt let Pharaoh do this and let him appoint officers and officers over the Lamb to collect 1/5 of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven plentiful years and letting together all the food of those good years that are coming and store up grain under the authority of Pharaoh and let them keep food in the cities, then that food shall be as a reserve for the land force the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt, that the land may not perish during the famine, don't you look at Malachi chapter 3 right Malachi 3 verse eight it says Will a man rob God. Yet you have robbed me, but you say in what way have we robbed you listen this is the Lord answering in ties and offerings.

Verse nine you are cursed with a curse word and come like that for you have robbed me even this whole nation bring all the ties bring one version says the whole time into the storehouse.

Notice again dosimeter University Christian school signature television ministry bring it into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house and try our testing on. This is the Lord of hosts and see if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such that there will not be room enough to receive it and and this is like if you order right now there's a bonus I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field says the Lord of hosts that listen to me carefully. Please understand this. Here's what got me sobered in two weeks ago. I have people that I'm pastoring better under curse. And I know you're under curse and I'm going to do everything I can to get you out from under curse what you need to understand God says because you're not tithing, you are under curse. Listening carefully is not cursing God's not cursing your under curse because we live in a cursed world. Following the first world.

What God wants to do is bring your finances out from under that curse. So you have to give the first 10% of your income to the Lord because that's how you redeem the rest out from under the curse. Please understand God's not cursing you. Here's what he said hereunder curse hereunder curse if you'll bring that tie into the storehouse, I will open the windows of heaven and pour out such a blessing on you they will not be room enough to receive it and I will rebuke the devourer for your site that I hear two testimonies tithers and non-fighters all give me the same customer I never heard a different testimony from Tyler never heard a different testimony from non-done. Here's what Tiger Solomon.

Here's what I say we are so blessed. We are so blessed. Would you agree with that guy. We are so here's what I call Is give the same testimony I can afford the time. This does not take a rocket scientist to figure this out. Listen I can afford it.number three carefully listen if you don't hear anything else here this you will never, never be able to afford the time until you die you never to forget either J.because your under curse. Tithing is what makes a curse because every time you start to get ahead and some of you here, you would limit you start to get ahead something else breaks something else goes wrong, something else happens you know why because the devourer is devouring your finances and he's not your finances. He's the mayor and your family is in on your walk with God is devouring your kids he's developing your marriage is a devourer watchlist of peace.10% already said about just from a business standpoint, that's a good deal doesn't take a genius to figure this out so this 13 and let me show you some things about the time that you have to understand it's so much more important because it is the principle of the first that releases the blessing of an Joseph. It is not your get Nexus perfect regional description. Genesis 47 verse 26 watchlist Genesis 4726 and Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt to this day, that Pharaoh should have one for access watch except for the land of the priests only, which did not become Pharaoh's sake we see Joseph saving. And yes, you need to be good. Third but he says that what will Whiteman. This belongs to God Pharaoh doesn't get this the rest of the budget doesn't get this. This belongs to God and this has to be set apart.

This was not an Egyptian) practice. This was an Israeli practice. This was like God principle I so exit 13. Look at verse one then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, consecrate, to me, all the firstborn very important understand the word first in the Bible.

Whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and beast.

It is mine belongs to me.

He uses the same word for firstfruits uses it for the time as well. Verse 12 then you shall set apart to the Lord all that open the womb. That is every firstborn that comes from an animal which you have the males shall be the Lord's are shall belong to God, but every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with the land and if you will not redeem it. You shall break its neck like that phrase in all the firstborn of man among your sons you shall redeem not just what you notice. I like the says if you don't redeem it. If you don't bring up from the curse you're going to break its neck listening, here's what you think you don't lose anyone play, please hear me.

The time is going out of your account when you give it the devourer takes is going out and why don't we give the type to God and the other 90% is less than 90% with God's blessing goes farther than 100% without blood. I know many of you know this and you seen it work.

Would you testify to this. Yes, I get a free porn site where the three points number one, the firstborn must be sacrificed already.

That's what we just read Nexus, the firstborn must be sacrificed already.

Now how do you know when you sacrifice it or redeem it. Okay yourself if it was a clean animal. It had to be sacrificed like a lamb if it was an unclean animal it had to be redeemed with the sacrifice of a claim and say one more time and I know you think this is real Old Testament, the I know you think that but just stay with me because I'll bring it around Jesus that if it if you had an animal and it was a clean animal.

It had to be sacrificed.

It was an unclean animal it had to be redeemed with the sacrifice of a clean animal that now everything in the Bible points Jesus everything we say how this points to Jesus were you born clean or unclean unclean because we were born in sin right we were born with a CN nature. I can prove it very easily. Those of you. Her parents, I ask you one question. Did you have to teach your children to be bad or did it come naturally for the natural right okay so we were all born unclean K master this was Jesus born unclean or clean clean less than the claim had to be sacrificed so the unclean could be redeemed. That's what we just read no virus that's what this represents. But here's what you may understand Jesus is the firstborn among many brethren. The Bible tells us the firstborn okay the firstborn clean had to be sacrificed so we, the firstborn unclean could be redeemed. So let me tell you what this is some silly people like that time my talk that in a negative way and so hurts my heart because I don't understand you much and you talk about Jesus. Listen carefully, Jesus is God's time because you see you get the tie first you get the tithing type to God and say what tenure she passed 10 lambs and they give me one to give me the first one when you don't have anymore you just have the promise more.

You only have one day it takes faith to go first since the principle of faith releases the blessing on our finances. It's not the last conversing with the first and percent and in the same way God gave Jesus first before we repent Bible says while we were sinners, Christ died for us so God gave Jesus first in faith, hoping that we would repent and turn to him.

So the firstborn belongs to God right now.

I'm sure some else number take the firstfruits must be offered the firstfruits must be offered by any region for Scripture.

Stay Nexus 13 Exodus 23 verse 19 the first of the firstfruits of your land, you shall breed into the house of the Lord your God. Now let me say again, let me just notice his work.

It doesn't say that you give the time you know why the Bible is used. Lord, give uses the word bring one I think because you can't give what doesn't belong to you. You can only bring it and you're supposed to bring it to the house of the Lord. That's what read Malachi 31 region of the Scripture Proverbs 3 verse is not intent on the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.

I've never thought about this.

Why did God hath all of the silver and the gold from Jericho when they went in the conquered drums like these that bring 33. All of the silver or gold into the house of the Lord gets consecrated or set apart for the house of God.

You know I said that because Jericho was the first city what he saying if you give me the first.

The rest are blessed.

The restroom redeemed out from under the curse, he didn't say conquered 10 cities and they give me one.

Choose which one you want to give me part give me the last one they said you give me the first one and the rest forwarding. It's all through Scripture. When you understand this principle. Why did God accept Abel's offering member Cain and Abel the very beginning, sons of Adam and Eve came why did God accept Abel's offering but he did accept things often. If you understand firstborn and firstfruits.

You understand firstborn belongs to God.

Firstfruits belong to okay watch very carefully already 40 Genesis 4 versus 335 and in the process of time, those words are very important. Notice not at the beginning or at the first of the harvest, just in the process of time it came to pass, whenever he felt like it that K brought an offering. Notice never says first and offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the what firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected or received. Abel and his offering, but he did not respect Cain and his offer for simple.does it received second, God will never be in second place. I don't care what you say about it or where you think you got God in your life and never lowers go God is preeminent. That means these cars and all he is before all these above all these. First of all, God is always first God is perfect God can never do anything wrong he can never not be perfectly can never not be first. God placed 18 holes of golf score will be 18 because if he gets the ball. It's going to know okay listening, God's first listen very carefully when you give them an offering. That's not first is not accepted. It is in his nature in his character who he is, he cannot accept it couldn't accept things often as was her first fruits he only accepts firstborn first for I know people who give ever now ma'am and give in the process of time and offering whenever they feel like they determine the amount they determine the time. Listen to me.

The cursor still owned because God accepts only the first so here's number three, the tie must be first, the tide must be first. Leviticus 27, 30, and all the tithe of the land. You know what the Hebrew word for all means you all all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of this fruit of the tree is the Lord's there it is again. It belongs to the Lord.

It is holy are you to set apart to the Lord, don't touch with holy don't leave it in your account. Give it to the Lord bring into the house of God. Okay, the firstborn belongs to God firstfruits, one God, the tide once you assess your question why she to questions and and so just stay with me right give $1000.

You have TN $100 bills in your hand.

Tide is 10%.

So count the other thousand dollars. How much is the time hundred dollars. I know this is math about get off of it as quickly as I can.

Okay Mike but now CFT $100 bills. Tide is $100.

It's one of those bills right okay which one is the time that you're saying that because you're in church but you and your listeners message but how do you know which one. The first one is listen carefully to help. It's the first one that leaves your hand at the time the first one that leaves your hand and listen. Here's what the Bible says the first one is the redemptive portion. It has the blessing of the first one has the potential to redeem the other nine out from under the curse, but here's what some believe is okay to set aside some for the mortgage some for the electric company, some for groceries. Oh, I don't have enough left over for or in my site and got here's your portion. They listen carefully. It is, and except that he will not accept last-place and here's the problem you gave the one with the blessing on the mortgage company the mortgage company does not have the power to bless your finances and after the last few years we ought to know that only God has is what you do. You say God is your first here's the tithe here's what belongs to you. And now these other nine are blessed that listening. I am not legalistic about. I'm not legalistic that it is your heart. It is your heart and some of you give 10% reassignment pass road ahead of me giving the first I didn't know. It's okay that you're a dot sees your heart and to him who knows to do good and does not it is, but by the way, now you know now you know it's the first one I'm not legalistic and God's not legalistic at your heart. Let me tell you when when you put God first and everything else falls in place. Here's my burden. Here's my burden is your pastor, you're asking me to help you with two, three, four, five and six in your life you're asking me to help you with your marriage, which are your with your finances with your help with your family with your job, asking me to help you in all these areas you're asking me to help you put your life in order, but I cannot. I cannot put two, three, four, five and six in order in your life if you want, but number one in order. I can't do it, that's up to you if you put God. Listen, if you put God first. Everything else lines up when you don't have God first. Everything your life's out of order. We have got first. Everything else is in order does not initiate one more Scripture week annexes 13 you still there, the firstborn, Kate.

Here's what God says about it we left off in verse 13 with verse 14, so it shall be when your son asks you in time to come saying what is this summers why are you killing this land that you shall say to him by street and the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage and it came to pass, when Pharaoh was stubborn about letting us go, that the Lord killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, the firstborn of man in the firstborn, the beast there for their before I sacrifice to the Lord all males that open the link, but all the firstborn of my sons are.

Here's what he says will happen. Think about a little.

Runs in the house and his dad that she is having its firstborn Lamb, O great and so the whole family runs out to the barn and they all watch your lithic.

The miracle of birth. Praise the Lord and then the dad takes the lamp goes over cuts his throat and feels I'm a little kid is watching this personally. Thinking that you I'm not messing with that amount know what that land anyone here very long.

But I know you get that not missing then that's his set out in okay so what you say is if one day your sons will get old and your son is going to notice you do this with all the firstborn in one-day views on wonderment.

So one day he's very sick.

Walk into the fruit and your sons will say that when Pepsi there's a habit that you have and I'm not even sure you know that you do this, that just, but every time one of our animals has a firstborn you a killer and dance on where your were in the ranching business and that this is cutting in our profits after I've been going over the books dad and II just and again you might not even be aware of it but I just wanted to bring it to your attention. He said when your son says that to you. You say to him, son.

I need to tell you something about our family that you don't know we haven't always been in the ranching business as a matter fact we used to be slaves.

We didn't know any sheep weeding owning land.

We were in bondage. But God with a mighty hand delivered us. Therefore we gladly give to God, the firstborn of all of our animals now listen this written 4000 years ago in a and yet I had this happen with all three markets all through my kids all through my kids are grown and married and tigers not all of, and they all testified to the benefits and the blessings that because I don't proceeded back office where they struggle with it and I got back on track and I testify to listen to me listen my commitment my my older son when he got Old enough to come to read right, you know, no numbers and all that I'm in the office one day and and paying the bills and writing checks are rectified. Check first.

I put it over to the side and then I'm going the other for you younger people here, we set these pieces of paper checks soaks up with the ties check over here wrote it first and then I knew Michael Churchill take a minute later.

First and now I'm paying the bills. You know, doing I've done God's part and my son comes in and he sees it is. He sees the amount you know if I checked the kid looks like a gazillion dollars.

He said that why are you giving so much of the church and I remember that Scripture had picked him up and applicable my lap and said son I need to tell you something about dad that you don't know, but daddy wasn't always Christian's matter fact that he was a very, very, very bad person that he was in a lot of bondage. But God with a mighty hand delivered your daddy. Therefore, I'm glad gift to God. The first of all, among black everything I have. I know it's a privilege given to take a moment to think about with Pastor Robert Scheer today and really listen to with the Holy Spirit seem to you if you want to connect with us or check out some of pastor Roberts other messages visit Pastor if you haven't already, go follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to be a part of your community. Thank you so much for being with us sitting next time.

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