God's What, When, Why, How
Henry H. Wall, III of the Ten Commandments Company
developed at Pastor Samuel Harris, Jr.'s The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, The House of Prayer
God is so good. He loves us so much. He sent Jesus to show us the way to the Father, to Himself. Jesus loves us so much that he became the sacrificial lamb of God described by Isaiah. Jesus loves us so much that He went to the cross.
Jesus made a sacrifice that gave to us the right to personally appeal directly to God for our needs.
2 Corinthians 5:20-21
We were sent to speak for Christ, and God is begging you to listen to our message. We speak for Christ and sincerely ask you to make peace with God. Christ never sinned! But God treated him as a sinner, so that Christ could make us acceptable to God. (CEV)
So whenever we are in need, we should come bravely before the throne of our merciful God. There we will be treated with undeserved kindness, and we will find help.(CEV)
I pray that Christ Jesus and the church will forever bring praise to God. His power at work in us can do far more than we dare ask or imagine. Amen.(CEV)
My brothers and sisters, God has a plan for us that includes provision, the things that we need to live and to be happy.
Basically, there is a way for us to behave in order to receive all that God has for us.
What would Jesus do? Who knows the abbreviation for what would Jesus do? Who can I call on to say the abbreviation into this microphone?
Notice the word behave, be and have.
You are now going to hear a message called GWWWH, God's What, When, Why, How. We are going to now see how God's What, When, Why, How are the Key to your getting God's provision.
God's What is the plan for all of humanity.
God's When is now, today, and forevermore.
God's Why is the plan that He has for each of us that includes favor, wonderful coincidences, a vision, and provision, that brings satisfaction, happiness, and fulfillment.
God's How is what we are to do. Basically, in a few words, we are to put God first and love everybody else like we love and take care of ourselves. And, that is EVERYBODY! Can you put God first, before yourself? Before your spouse and children? Before your friends? Before your mom and dad?
That is God's How.
Let go a little deeper.
God's What is the plan for humanity. God's plan for what each of us is to have.
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD , "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.(NIV)
no weapon forged against you will prevail,
and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD ,
and this is their vindication from me,"
declares the LORD .(NIV)
All beings in heaven and on earth receive their life from him. 16God is wonderful and glorious. I pray that his Spirit will make you become strong followers and that Christ will live in your hearts because of your faith. Stand firm and be deeply rooted in his love. I pray that you and all of God's people will understand what is called wide or long or high or deep. I want you to know all about Christ's love, although it is too wonderful to be measured. Then your lives will be filled with all that God is. I pray that Christ Jesus and the church will forever bring praise to God. His power at work in us can do far more than we dare ask or imagine. Amen.(CEV)
Without the help of the LORD
it is useless to build a home
or to guard a city.
it is useless to get up early
and stay up late
in order to earn a living.
God takes care of his own,
even while they sleep.(CEV)
You, LORD, are my shepherd.
I will never be in need.
You let me rest in fields
of green grass.
You lead me to streams
of peaceful water,
and you refresh my life.
You are true to your name,
and you lead me
along the right paths.
I may walk through valleys
as dark as death,
but I won't be afraid.
You are with me,
and your shepherd's rod makes me feel safe.
You treat me to a feast,
while my enemies watch.
You honor me as your guest,
and you fill my cup
until it overflows.
Your kindness and love
will always be with me
each day of my life,
and I will live forever
in your house, LORD.(CEV)
But more than anything else, put God's work first and do what he wants. Then the other things will be yours as well.(CEV)
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,(NIV)
Seek the LORD while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way
and the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn to the LORD , and he will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,"
declares the LORD .
"As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.(NIV)
God's What, When, Why, How. The second question is When.
God's When is now and forever more.
Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture,
will praise you forever;
from generation to generation
we will recount your praise.(NIV)
God's What, When, Why, How. The third question is Why.
God's Why is "what's in it for us." What's in it for me. What's in for you.
There are many ungodly that taunt us about God.
My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, "Where is your God?" (NIV)
My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, "Where is your God?" (NIV)
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Before our eyes, make known among the nations that you avenge the outpoured blood of your servants. (NIV)
The world says, where is your God. I don't see any evidence. The world says, "I can kill, steal, curse and God is no where to be seen. I can get away with it. Nothing will happen to me."
Who here is in control? Who can guarantee that at 5 pm tomorrow they will be alive? Who can guarantee that they will not be shot down in the street before tonight? Who can keep children and other family members from dying or "going off"? Who can guarantee that they will not get fired? Or that their home will not burn up? Or that they will not get cancer? Who is in control?
Why? Why! Do you want healing. Do you want healthy family members? Family out of prison? Family off drugs? Family with jobs, married, children, joy, happiness, fulfillment?
So who is in control? Dealers, packers, carriers, the rich, the politicians, businessmen, the swindler?
They may act like they are in control, but their success can vaporize tomorrow!
Why is because of God's plans for you. Think about what the scriptures said when we talked about God's plan.
Let's not forget about heaven, eternal life, pie in the sky by and by. Joy forever is good! I don't want to miss eternal life!
God's What, When, Why, How. The fourth question is how.
God's How is how we are to do it. What is our part.
The Word - Pray - Praise - Bow - Help - Worship
James 1:5-7 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. (NIV)
James 4:2 You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. (NIV)
James 4:2-4 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. (NIV)
I John 3:21-23 and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him. (NIV)
I John 5:13-15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. (NIV)
2 Chronicles 31:10 and Azariah the chief priest, from the family of Zadok, answered, "Since the people began to bring their contributions to the temple of the LORD , we have had enough to eat and plenty to spare, because the LORD has blessed his people, and this great amount is left over." (NIV)
1 Chronicles 5:20 They were helped in fighting them, and God handed the Hagrites and all their allies over to them, because they cried out to him during the battle. He answered their prayers, because they trusted in him. (NIV)
James 5:15-17 confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. (NIV)
Matt 5:43-45 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, (NIV)
Mark 1:35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. (NIV)
Deut 8:2-4 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD .(NIV)
5So love the LORD your God with all your heart, soul, and strength.(CEV)
18Stop being angry and don't try to take revenge. I am the LORD, and I command you to love others as much as you love yourself.(CEV)
1 Kings 2:3
and observe what the LORD your God requires: Walk in his ways, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and requirements, as written in the Law of Moses, so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go, (NIV)
Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all." (NIV)
Plow your fields,
scatter seeds of justice,
and harvest faithfulness.
Worship me, the LORD,
and I will send my saving power
down like rain.(CEV)
But whatever former things I had that might have been gains to me, I have come to consider as one combined loss for Christ's sake.
Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege, the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, of perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more fully and clearly. For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish, refuse, dregs, in order that I may win and gain Christ the Anointed One,
And that I may actually be found and known as in Him, not having any self-achieved righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law's demands, ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired, but possessing that genuine righteousness which comes through faith in Christ, the Anointed One, the truly right standing with God, which comes from God by saving faith.
For my determined purpose is that I may know Him, that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly, and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection which it exerts over believers, and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed in spirit into His likeness even to His death, in the hope
That if possible I may attain to the spiritual and moral resurrection that lifts me out from among the dead even while in the body.(Amplified)
Giving to the Needy
"Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
"So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
"This, then, is how you should pray:
" 'Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one. For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
"When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to men that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Treasures in Heaven
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
Do Not Worry
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.(NIV)
Psalm 119:57 You are my portion, O LORD ; I have promised to obey your words. (NIV)
Psalm 119:67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word. (NIV)
Psalm 119:101 I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word. (NIV)
Psalm 119:158 I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word. (NIV)
Jeremiah 34:17 "Therefore, this is what the LORD says: You have not obeyed me; you have not proclaimed freedom for your fellow countrymen. So I now proclaim 'freedom' for you, declares the LORD -'freedom' to fall by the sword, plague and famine. I will make you abhorrent to all the kingdoms of the earth. (NIV)
Jeremiah 35:13 "This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Go and tell the men of Judah and the people of Jerusalem, 'Will you not learn a lesson and obey my words?' declares the LORD . (NIV)
Luke 11:28 He replied, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it."(NIV)
John 14:24 He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. (NIV)
1 John 2:5 But if anyone obeys his word, God's love[ 2:5 Or word, love for God] is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him.(NIV)
II Chron 7:13-15 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (NIV)
Prov 15:7-9 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.(NIV)
Proverbs 15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous. (NIV)
Proverbs 28:9 If anyone turns a deaf ear to the law, even his prayers are detestable. (NIV)
Isaiah 1:14-16 When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood; (NIV)
Mark 11:24:26 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."(NIV)
Acts 10:1-3 He and all his family were devout and Godfearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. (NIV)
Rom 8:25-27 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. (NIV)
Heb 5:6-8 During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. (NIV)
I Pet 3:11-13 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."[ 3:12 Psalm 34:1216] (NIV)
Psalm 22:25-27 they who seek the LORD will praise him- may your hearts live forever! (NIV)
Psalm 47:5-7 Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. (NIV)
Can we do this? Do you even want to do this?
Do you have too much pride and desire to be in control even if it brings certain destruction. Who can surrender to God? Who can give it over to God? Who can do it God's way?
Who can stand for some blessings and healings and favor?
Here is a miracle. On Feb 18, 1999, words were put into my mind.
I will tell them to you.
Here are the words of the Lord that came to me:
I am only for your good. The world says that abstinence, prayer, the Bible, the Ten Commandments, not divorcing, not having abortions, being tough on evil actions, requiring men to work, discipline, and other things that I require are mean, dispirited, cruel, vile things to impose upon people. Yet the ethics, morality, responsibility, obedience, worship, praise, and Bible knowledge that I require are only for your good. People are happiest and most fulfilled and most satisfied when they live My Way. The world's way leads to misery, death, and destruction. Choose My Way and live. Choose life, not death.
God Bless You.
God's way is the way of good success, prosperity, and dealing wisely.