Updated: Aug 1
1 Corinthians 15:58 AMP. “Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord [always doing your best and doing more than is needed], being continually aware that your labor [even to the point of exhaustion] in the Lord is not futile nor wasted [it is never without purpose].”
1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV. “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
God created everything, the world, man, and everything in it. When God created man kind He created us with His Purpose in mind. God had a plan for man and woman.
God created us to be in relationship with Him. God loves us first but to be able to give back that love thru a relationship with God. The work that Jesus did death and resurrection accomplished the reconnection of relationship to God thru Jesus.
God created us with a dynamic plan and it involves work. Remember how we view work. This work is a partnership with God and His plan for man. God when He created Adam and Eve He gave them instruction on how to do His Work.
Genesis 1:28 AMP. “And God blessed them [granting them certain authority] and said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subjugate it [putting it under your power]; and rule over (dominate) the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.”
Genesis 1:28 KJV. “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
God made us to excel, achieve, overcome, create, and many more things. WE WERE CREATED IN HIS IMIAGE AND LIKENESS. THE POWER OF GOD IS IN US. UNTIL YOU RECOGNIZE IT AND BECOME OF AWARE AND LEARN TO USE THIS POWER YOU WILL LIVE BELOW YOUR GOD GIVEN BEST AND LIVE BELOW OR AVERAGE LIKE MOST PEOPLE.
WE ARE ORDINARY PEOPLE TILL WE RECEIVE JESUS AND THRU HIM WE BECOME EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE.
A. God Blessed Them: this blessing that God gave Adam is also given to us. He has given us certain Authority.
B. Authority means: authority is the freedom to decide or a right to act without hindrance.
Authority refers to the power, ability, or capability to complete an action.
C. Be Fruitful: It’s productive. : fruitful activity multiplies or adds to what's already there, producing more of something. A couple is fruitful if they have children: the more children, the more fruitful. An artist is fruitful if they create a lot of artwork. A business is fruitful if it creates profits and expands. Anything fruitful is productive: it grows and produces, much like a fruit tree.
D. Multiply means: To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to.
Remember the story of talents. Talents was money. The story says the Master gave one person one talent and one two talents and the last one five talents. Both the 2 and 5 doubled their amounts. They multiplied. The one who was given one was afraid and hide his one talent. No multiplication, nothing. The story goes on to say the Master took his one and gave it to the one who multiplied his five.
Does not seem fare. God expects us to multiple in the areas of our lives.
E. Fill the earth. Fill it with God’s message. Fill it with God’s hope. Fill it with faith and not fear. Fill it with Joy and Peace. Fill it with unity and not division.
F. Subdue, subjugate: to bring under control, to overcome in battle. This means we have been given the Authority and power to bring under control everything in our world. I may not be able to control things outside of me but God has given me the Authority to bring under control my feelings, my fears, my emotions, my doubts, my beliefs.
When we have battles we will have them we have been given the Authority bring under control and overcome in our battles.
WE DO NOT EVEN BEGIN TO REALIZE HOW POWERFUL WE ARE AND WHAT AUTHORITY WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO BRING THINGS UNDER CONTROL AND OVERCOME IN OUR BATTLES.
Romans 8:37 AMP. “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us].”
WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS.
Conqueror means: a person who gains something by force. Listen we will have battles. Battles from inside and outside. Physical, mental, emotional, financial, spiritual battles that will be really real. The battle is not the big issue. The real issue is that we have been created with and given a Real Authority to conquer and overcome what ever we will face.
Quote: someone said, “it’s not the size of the dog in the fight that will determine the victory, it’s the size of the fight inside of the dog.”
Many times we fail and are overcome by the battles because we are trying to fight within our own strength and power.
Think of it this way. You are this amazing car or truck which ever you want to be. You have gas, keys and a will to drive. But there is something you need to turn it all on, a battery. God is like that. He is the spark that lights our fire. He is power to boost you into your faith and watch you conquer.
NO BATTERY NO START, JUST SITTING AND HEARING THE CLICKING SOUND OF A DEAD BATTERY.
The amazing untapped power you have within you is of a force and quality that you cannot fully comprehend. Therefore, do not let yourself be a victim of the dismal concept of self-assumed personal limitation. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Stay Alive All Your Life
It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again. Vince Lombardi
Philippians 2:13 AMP. “For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to will and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure.”
IT IS NOT YOUR YOUR STRENGTH BUT IT IS GOD WHO IS AT WORK IN YOU.
GOD IS WORKING CONSTANTLY INSIDE OF US. IN OUR HEARTS, MINDS, THINKING, ON AND ON HE IS WORKING TO HELP US GROW UP AND DEVELOP OUR SPIRITS.
THIS WORK IS STRENGTHENING, ENERGIZING, AND CREATING IN YOU THE LONGING AND THE ABILITY TO FULFILL YOUR PURPOSE FOR HIS GOOD PLEASURE.
GOD WANTS YOU TO WIN. GOD WANTS YOU TO BE BLESSED. GOD WANTS YOU TO BE SUCCESSFUL. GOD WANTS YOU TO GROW IN HIM. GOD WANTS YOU TO TRUST IN HIM. GOD WANTS YOU TO LOVE HIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL AND MIND. GOD WANTS YOU TO FOLLOW AND OBEY HIS PRECEPTS. GOD WANTS YOU TO GET CLOSER AND MORE COMMITTED TO HIM AND HIS MISSION. GOD WANTS YOU TO REACH HIS LOST SONS AND DAUGHTERS. GOD WANTS YOU TO BE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HIM IN HIS BUSINESS.
Philippians 2:13 NCV. “because God is working in you to help you want to do and be able to do what pleases him.”
G. TO HAVE DOMINION: ruling or controlling power, supreme authority.
THE KING WHO OWNS THE WHOLE WORLD AND BEYOND HAS GIVEN YOU AND I THE POWER OF DOMINION AND TO DOMINATE.
SEE THIS AWESOME POWER AND AUTHORITY WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN. IF YOU CAN’T SEE THIS, BELIVE THIS, YOU WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE AND LIVE IN THIS LEVEL OF AUTHORITY.
MANY OF GODS PEOPLE WILL LIVE LIKE SLAVES AND LIVE ON SCRAPS ON EARTH BECAUSE THEY DO NOT KNOW THEY ARE THE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD. IF YOU DO NOT GET THIS YOU WILL NOT LIVE OUT THE LEVEL GOD HAS FOR YOU.
DAVID COULD OF JUST BEEN A GOOD SON AND TENDED SHEEP BUT HE KNEW HE WAS MADE FOR MORE. MADE FOR MORE NOT LESS.
God created us to take care of and work it. I believe the garden today is us, our lives.
Genesis 2:15 NCV. “The Lord God put the man in the garden of Eden to care for it and work it.”
I HAVE TAUGHT YOU ALL THIS TO SAY THIS. GOD PUT THEM IN THE GARDEN TO CARE FOR IT AND WORK IT. THE GARDEN IS STILL HERE. I BELIEVE WE ARE THE GARDEN. GOD STILL WANTS TO WALK AND TALK WITH US IN OUR MINDS AND SPIRITS.
HE WANTS TO LIVE WITH US IN OUR GARDEN OF EDEN.
1 Corinthians 3:9 AMP. “For we are God’s fellow workers [His servants working together]; you are God’s cultivated field [His garden, His vineyard], God’s building.”