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Sermon of the Week 
Tuesday, April 16 2024

Message title…. Six Little Words…

We all hear, or read about 30,000 words a day. Out of those 30,000 words, we remember 10% of what we hear, 20% of what we read or see, and up to 90% of what we do about what we see, read or hear….

The number six in the bible refers to the realm of mankind…The number seven is the workings and operatings of God in the realm of mankind. God gave us some names to describe his workings in our lives…We easily remember those names, because it is about what God does, as opposed to just what God says…

Jehovah Jirah, is God’s name as our provision… Jehovah Shalome, is God’s name as our peace…. Jehovah Rapha, is God’s name as our healer….Jehovah Shammah, is God’s name for His omnipresence… The God who is there…. These are just a few, and they are powerful words that can impact our lives in amazing ways….

There is a name for God, that is found in John 1:16, that you have probably never heard before…. In the amplified bible, it reads… “ For of His fullness have we all received, the abundance of His grace and truth. We have all received spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favor upon favor and gifts heaped upon gifts.”

This is God telling us that one of His names is “Jehovah Malay-ach” which means “God is our fullness”.. God is saying that through Him, we don’t operate from a place of lack or insufficiency, inability, or less than…. But we operate from a position of His fullness working in and through us! This is not “A little dab will do you” … God is saying “In Me and through Me, you are full of it”!  You need to tell somebody right now… “YOU ARE FULL OF IT”!!

So God is bringing into the number 6 of mankind, the working of the 7 of His fullness! That’s why the apostle Paul said Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

At a University commencement exercise, the College’s  presidentrose to address the graduates and confer their degrees upon them. He began by explaining the meaning of the traditional Latin phrases used to rank their performances. For example if a student graduates “Cum Laude” it means “With honors”… Next he explained that “Magna Cum Laude” means they graduated with “High Honors”. If a student “Summa Cum Laude”, they graduated with “Supreme Honors”. Then he announced that there would be a new honor to use in future ceremonies,  called‘Magna Cum Pellidentium”, (By the skin of their teeth) Well, everyone had a good laugh, but sometimes we’re actually laughing at ourselves… and those times when we tried to get by “Pellidentium”…. 

Peter 3:15 “In your hearts, set apart a central place for Christ as Lord, always be prepared to give an effective answer to everyone who askes you the reason for the hope that you have.”                                                

I think upon these words, I am reminded of the story of Daniel, who along with his friends, the three Hebrew princes, were taken captive by the nation of Babylon, and who would not bow or bend to the Godless culture they found themselves in. Daniel was thrown into a pit of hungry lions and we call it “the story of Daniel in the lion’s den”,                                   

But God calls it “The lions in Daniel’s den”….  And it gives a completely different point of view, because it places the authority with Daniel and not the lions!                                                                                                         It shifts the center of power by how we describe the account. You see, the God of fullness, showed up in the den, and scheduled Daniel’s visit there, because one of the greatest tyrants in history, had a meeting with God. Because Daniel wasn’t willing to be satisfied with “getting by with the skin of his teeth”…. He experienced the God of fullness, who turned the lions into pillows for Daniel to sleep on! And Daniel graduated “Summa Cum Laude”, with supreme honors, and a Babylonian tyrant, cried out, “Oh, Daniel, Your God shall be my God”!!!                                                                        Whatever your problem, your overwhelming situation, whatever your lion’s den happens to be…. If you look at it the way God sees it, You’re not in the lion’s den, the lions are in your den…..I’ve got six little words for you, ”THE LION’S ARE IN YOUR DEN”! Because of Jehovah Malay-ach, the God of fullness!

We need the God kind of view point, to get the God kind of results! Daniel knew that in the natural when you face a Nebuchadnezzar, who thinks he’s god, and you go up against him, there is a word, which describes the results, and that word is DEAD, people end up DEAD!!                                                                      Matthew 10:32 tells us that we should be more afraid of offending God, than offending men…. “Therefore, everyone who confesses me before men, (or lions), I will also confess him before My Father in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, (or lions) I will also deny him before My Father in heaven”.                                                                                                           When we see a house on fire, and know that a family is trapped inside… I don’t care how many folks tell us to keep our mouth shut, we’re going to yell “Fire, Fire”…. Call the police, the fire department, and the coast guard! If there is action you can take, as a Christian, you are commissioned to take it…. There is no getting by on the skin of your teeth! The house of America is on fire, somebody needs to sound the alarm!

I heard the story of a couple who had been married a few years, and arguments and disagreements had become a constant thing in their relationship, so they (or she) decided to seek counselling in hopes of saving their marriage. He was insensitive and dull, and she was hyperactive and dominating….                                                                              When they arrived at their first counselling session, things did not go well. The husband slumped indifferently in a chair, while staring down at the carpet. The wife however, launched into a solid 20 minute attack, describing all the wrongs within their marriage, and they were all His fault! The counsellor,stood up, grabbed her by the shoulders, stood her up, and gave her a big hug, and planted a big, long kiss, passionately on her lips. Then he sat her down, looked at the husband and said, “That is what your wife needs at least once a day”! The stunned husband thought for a minute, scratched his head and said “Well, if that is what you prescribe Doc, what time would you like me to bring her by for you”!

There are some things, that somebody else can’t do for you. There are things that God designed, appointed, and anointed you for, and no one else can fulfill it but you. Someone else is too overworked all ready! The greatest way in which we can show gratitude to God, is by using and applying the gifts He has given unto us. To use those gifts to exalt Him, to give Him praise, and to lift up His name! And when we do, we find that Jehovah Malay-ach shows up in His fullness..                                                  Moses would rather have preferred to just stay in the wilderness with his wife and family, off the Egyptian radar, and not do anything that would raise any red flags, which might get the Pharaoh’s attention.                           Moses had to see Egypt as God saw it… The problem wasn’t that the chosen Jewish people were captives in Egypt, it was that Egypt had gotten into the Jewish people. They had begun to take Egyptian names and Egyptian customs, and identify themselves as Egyptian, and when they finally left Egypt, a great many chose to remain there….. (a picture of the rapture which will take place in the last days)                                                            John 14:1 “Do not let your hears be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many places prepared. If it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to secure a place for you. 3 And if I go and secure a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 I can show you the way to the place where I am going.” 

Here are some 6 word declarations, that are important for each of us to receive and apply….                                                                                                     ”Where I am You can be” That’s what Jesus said to Peter in the storm…. When Peter said, “Let me be where you are”…(that’s another powerful 6 words by the way) Jesus said “Come”…. Come here, to where I am”….. Oh, yes, things are better in that place! There is supply in that place, there is equipping and enabling in that place. There is peace and heaven come to earth in that place….

When God sent Moses into Egypt, He already saw the Jewish people in the promised land. Dwelling in their own homes, farming their own land, and overcoming those who stood against them. Moses needed to see what God saw, then he could show it to the people. 

Here's another six little words ….”The price God paid was Himself”        You are so valuable, you are priceless… God paid for you with the most valuable thing all of heaven contained…. That was Jesus! God became the price for our sins… That’s priceless! Any piece of art, is only as valuable as the signature on it. 

When I say I am a Christian, I am saying “Christ has placed His name on me”…. That’s greater than Rembrant, Michelangelo, Picasso, or Da Vinci…. Millions have been paid for their works, but you are of greater value than all that….. Tell someone, “I didn’t know you were a billionare, you are priceless”. 

God sees our worth through Jesus Christ… apart from Him, we are nothing and can do nothing…. Seek first the kingdom and all these things shall be added unto you!

He’s the God of where you’ve been, He’s the God of where you are, and He’s the God of where you are going. 

There is a tribe in Africa that has a very traditional greeting for those who are passing through their community. They ask “Where are you from, Why are you here, and where are you going.” Folks will spend a lot of time talking about where they’ve been and they will spend time talking about where they are now, but not many folks will talk much about where they’re going, because that’s a faith realm….

Jesus put it all this way, “Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven” That’s the lens through which we are to see the past, present, and future. Stop regretting your past, and moaning about your present situation…     We’re getting ready to cross over our Jordan and enter the place He has already prepared for us! See yourself crossing over, see yourself entering in, you’re about to arrive where you saw by faith!

Abraham had no children but God called him “Father of many nations” 4

Genesis 22:17 “I will surely bless you and I will multiply your descendants like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore.”   Sarah was Barren and they both were over 90, but when they looked up and saw the stars, they were reminded of what God had prepared. When they looked down at the sand, they were reminded of what God was bringing them into. Guess whose report Abraham believed….. It says he hoped against hope…. Without hope there is no faith…                                    

Hebrews 11 says “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen”…. Don’t lose your hope!

Proverbs 29:18 “Where is no there vision (no hope) the people cast off restraint and do their own thing.”

Everyone among us has a past! We have all been in places and done things that we regret. No one can do anything about where they have been. Those tickets have been punched, and that journey had been taken. But just like the apostle Paul, we can sure do something about where we are going. 

John 14:6 “Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

The God who brought you this far, has provided a ticket to get you to where He has planned for you to be. 

An executive of a certain company had to go to Sydney Australia for an urgent business meeting. He had to be in Sydney by five o’clock, or the company he was president of for twenty years, was going to be taken over and he would lose everything he had invested for all those years. His secretary called all the airlines, but there were no seats available, so he told his secretary to put his name in for any cancellations. Finally a phone call came at 2:00 about a last minute cancellation on a flight departing at 2:30. He rushed in the airport door in time to get his boarding pass and he was off, and running for the gate. The boarding call had already been given and the plane was about to depart. He was ushered into the plane and as soon as he got in the plan began to pull out, as the attendant took him to his seat, but they had over bookedand someone was in the seat he had purchased. The attendant then took him to first class and found a seat there. At last, he could sit back and relax. Wow, it was all going to work out after all land he even scored a first class seat. 

The plane roared down the runway and into the air and just minutes later, the pilot came over the loud speaker.. “Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, I am captain Jones, on behalf of Quantas airlines, I would like to welcome you aboard. We are on schedule and climbing to 30,000 feet. We should be landing at four o’clock. The weather in Perth, Australia will be fine with a temperature of fifty degrees (our passenger had boarded the wrong plane, going in the wrong direction)!                                                           If the announcement came right now, would you be on the right flight? Are you on flight number 7, His will in heaven, or flight number 6, and you’ve been tricked!!!!

The Apostle Paul was on the wrong flight, but he switched planes and fulfilled his destiny and made a difference in his world and ours….

Matthew 7:13 Jesus uses these words “Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few will enter in.”

I like Phillip’s answer to the Lord…. He said “Lord show us the way” (a prayer we could all be praying) The Lord not only will show us the way, He wants us to know that He is the way! This plane won’t fly itself, it needs the master pilot, Jesus Christ, to make the journey possible. We can trust Him to take us all the way! If we could do it, He would not have come.

Hebrews 12:2 says “Looking (that’s progressive…”keep on looking”) unto Jesus, the author and the finisher of our faith”.. 

That’s another 6 little words.. “He is the author and finisher”…God is as interested in “How” we make the journey as He is in the where, the when or the why of the journey…. The more of that heavenly dimension we bring into this dimension, the more the eternal will overwhelm the impossible, and the supernatural will invade the natural realm…..

Micah 6:8 tells us the how of this thing… “He has shown you o man, what is good, and what the Lord requires of you. To do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” So if we take care of the how, (that’s on our end) God will take care of the when, where and why!

Look also at Psalm 37:4 ”Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. 5 commit your way unto the Lord, trust in Him and He will do it.”

That’s another 6 little words…. “Commit your way unto the Lord”… This word “commit” simply means “Keep on giving it to Him, keep turning it over to Him.” Don’t get overwhelmed by it, don’t get mired up in it. Release it all to Him. When the devil knocks at your door, let Jesus answer the door!

Sometimes we’re like the man who got on the bus, loaded down with bags of groceries, and instead of setting all of that down in the seat, we stand there struggling with the weight of it, instead of letting the bus take the weight, and just sitting down and enjoying the freedom. That’s why Paul told the church to “sit down”…

Ephesians 2:6 “He has made us to sit down together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” 

1 Peter 5:7 “Cast all your weight upon Him because He cares for you, Hey, there’s another 6 little words… “Cast all your weight upon Him”. 

How about these 6 words.. “Before you call I will answer”

Look at Ephesians 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ  who has (already) blessed us with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. 4 even as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world…”

As we come to a close, how about these 6 little words… “ HEWILL BRING IT TO PASS”… 

Let’s speak and declare these proclamations which God has given unto us to confirm, and secure all that He has promised and all that He has prepared for us…











Let’s pray the closing prayer together….

“Lord Jesus, thank you for Your deep and constant love for me. Thank you for suffering on the cross for my sake, so that I could have forgiveness and eternal life. I desire to seek you first, andlove You above all things and all people in my life. It is in loving You, that I am able to love myself and others more. 

Lord, let me not look and rely upon anyone and anything else for what You alone can give. Help me to love as You love, asking nothing in return. I will no longer allow past hurts, failure, or injustices to rule my present reality.  I cease from my strugglesand I rest in your strength and the victory which You have already given unto me. 

Lord, through the work of Your Spirit in me, I am clean, my mind is clear, and my heart is at peace. I give the enemy no place to effect me any longer, for I receive the truth that sets me free. Thank You for protection over my mind, body and spirit, through the blood You shed for me.

Jesus, I commit my life to You, as I seek first Your will and the things which You approve. You know the answers before I ask the questions, so give me an open and receptive spirit, that I may lead my heart, submit my will always to You, and walk in Your ways, in Jesus Name…..

In conclusion, See it the way God sees it, and you can have what God said you could have. In Jesus name, receive it today!!

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