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Let Our Blessings Chase After Us

Apostle John Sawyerr Preaching March 27, 2011

Sandi's Notes on the Sermon of March 27, 2011






Jesus often says:

   " It is written "


What does this mean?   It means... if something "is written", and God says so, then....

    * It is established

    * It is factual

    * It is legal

    * It is God's standard, like a law, and we should not go against it!



Matthew 4:7-10 (Amplified) says:

     "7Jesus said to him, On the other hand, it is written also, You shall not tempt, test thoroughly, or try exceedingly the Lord your God.


    8Again, the devil took Him up on a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory (the splendor, magnificence, preeminence, and excellence) of them.


    9And he said to Him, These things, all taken together, I will give You, if You will prostrate Yourself before me and do homage and worship me.


    10Then Jesus said to him, Begone, Satan! For it has been written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him alone shall you serve."



Luke 4:18 (Amp) says:

    "18The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity]..."


Jesus knew what was written about Him. And we need to know what is written about us!



Mark 1:21 (Amp) says:

    "21And they entered into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath He went into the synagogue and began to teach."


Jesus straight away went in to the synagogue and began to preach and teach.  Why?  Because Jesus knew who He was. And we must also KNOW WHO WE ARE. AND WHOSE WE AR!   We ust read the Word of God (the Bible) to find out and know who we are... Let's it's words fill your hearts and minds. Dwell, think, ponder on them. Even the Lord commands us that we should write them on our doorposts, teach them to our children, and write them on our foreheads (in our minds, memorizing them). Why? So that we can know who we are, constantly - and know and have His instructions ever with us and before us.  They are the GUIDEBOOK TO A SUCCESSFUL LIFE.  



John 1:29 says:

    "29The next day John saw Jesus coming to him and said, Look! There is the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world!*"


* Cross References:

    Exod 12:3; Isa 53:7



Gen. 1:28 says:

    "28And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth."


From this - WE NEED TO KNOW - That God has ALREADY blessed us. Each of us. You are blessed. I am blessed.   God said "MAN SHOULD HAVE DOMINION" What does this mean?

    * it is legal that we have dominion.

    * we are to rule over and subdue all the vast resources of the Earth, on the land, and on the sea - and we are to implement them in to the service of God and of man.

    * We ARE the sons and daughters of God, and therefore, we have rights... RIGHTS To do and use and eat everything in our Father's house. Who is our Father? God!  His house is the biggest mansion you have ever seen!



So let's look at John 1:12:

    "12But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name--*"


* Cross References:

    Isa 56:5


If you have received Him and welcomed Him, and you adhere to Him, you trust in Him, and rely on Him -- then you have HIS GREAT AUTHORITY given to you - to become His own children...



Now, let's look at Rom. 8:15:

    "15For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father!"


This is so POWERFUL!   Let's break it down:

    * We HAVE NOT received a SPIRIT OF SLAVERY - WE ARE NOT SLAVES - in bondage to...

        - FEAR (cast off those fetters, as soon as have any thoughts trying to convince you that you have to be in fear of anything -  CAST IT DOWN - Because the Word says - cast down every thought that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. And God says you are not in bondage to fear.

    * We HAVE received a Spirit of ADOPTION - His Spirit, which we have - gives us the right to be HIS SONS - we are adopted as His sons and daughters.  

    * We can - and should - relish in these FACTS. FOR "IT IS WRITTEN"

    * We can - and should - exist, live, walk, laugh, smile, and be - BLISS-FULL - as we cry ABBA FATHER, WITH JOY.  

    * Abba means Daddy. Run to Him as your daddy!  Run laughing, joy filled - Daddy is home! And He can't wait to hold you in His arms - run into His arms. Be filled with the Joy of the fullness of the love He wants to lavish on you.

    * Our daddy, God - IS RICH AND VERY GENEROUS - don't forget that. And you are princes and princesses of the Most High KING of ALL KINGS.

    * As His sons and daughters, princes, and princesses - WE CAN AND SHOULD WALK IN THE AUTHORITY AND KNOWLEDGE OF WHO WE REALLY ARE.  

        ~ Cast off every thought of what the world tries to make you think you are. (these are many)

        ~ Wield and know that you hold HIS SCEPTOR of authority

        ~ Tho the world may not see it or realize it, when you walk amongst them - they are in the presence of royalty.

    * We are a royal priesthood - this is also very powerful. think on it.

    * We are a HOLY NATION - with dominion over the whole earth. Also powerful, think on it.



Going on, look at the next verse, Rom. 8:16:

    "16The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God."


His very own HOLY SPIRIT - ~speaks~ to us - deep inside our hearts - and tells us over and over and over - that WE ARE GOD'S CHILDREN.  - BELOVED, CHERISHED, REDEEMED, FULLY PAID FOR... WE DON'T BELONG TO ANYONE OR ANYTHING - EXCEPT TRULY - TO HIM ALONE!



Jeremiah 1:5-6 says:

    "5Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.*  6Then said I, Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am only a youth.**


Cross References:

* Jeremiah 1:5 : Exod 33:12; Isa 49:1, 5; Rom 8:29

** Jeremiah 1:6 : Exod 4:10; 6:12, 30; I Kings 3:7


God said to Jeremiah (and to us) that before He formed him - God knew him. Something was written about Jeremiah and it was established legally.  God knew that Jeremiah would be a prophet before he was even formed in the womb!  


And in the same way - God knew you before He formed you.  Something was legally established, "written" about you - and God knew what your destiny and calling was, before He even formed you!   He knew what your job would be, what giftings and talents you would have - and what you do to fulfill your destiny - and even WHAT YOUR DESTINY WAS - and is.



So, don't just stand still - MOVE FORWARD.  Your blessing will chase after you. For you are already blessed. You already have an assignment, a calling, AND the authority to carry it all and to be all you can be.


And - if you don't know what the Word says about you - you will be frustrated and wonder if everything will be ok. SO KNOW THE WORD OF GOD!


And you need to know both the RHEMA word of God, and the LOGOS word.  Rhema is spoken, Logos is written.  It cannot be changed if it is written.


It was written that Upon the Rock of Peter, Jesus would build His church.  EVEN THO PETER DENIED THAT HE KNEW JESUS - it was still written, and it still came to pass.



So, again -->>> don't just stand still - MOVE FORWARD.  Your blessing will chase after you.   




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