Do It God's Way
Deut 30:19 "I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live
20 And may love the Lord your God, obey His voice, and cling to Him. For He is your life and length of your days, that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to give to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."
John 3:16 "For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He even gave up His only begotten, unique Son, so that whoever believes in, trusts in, clings to, relies on Him shall not perish, come to destruction, be lost but have eternal, everlasting life."
John 14:21 "The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who really loves Me; and whoever really loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I too will love him and will show, reveal, manifest Myself to him. I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him."
I Corinthians 2:9 "But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, all that God has prepared, made and keeps ready for those who love Him, who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed.
10 Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit, for the Holy Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God, the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man's scrutiny.
11 For what person perceives, knows and understands, what passes through a man's thoughts except the man's own spirit within him? Just so no one discerns, comes to know and comprehend, the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have not received the spirit that belongs to the world, but the Holy Spirit Who is from God, given to us that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly bestowed on us by God."
Romans 8:36 "Even as it is written, For Thy sake we are put to death all the day long; we are regarded and counted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him who loved us.
38 For I am persuaded beyond doubt, am sure, that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers,
39 Nor heighth nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
I John 3:16 "By this we come to know, progressively to recognize, to perceive, to understand the essential love: that He laid down His own life for us: and we ought to lay our lives down for those who are our brothers in Him."
I John 4:9 "In this the love of God was made manifest, displayed, where we are concerned: in that God sent His son, the only begotten or unique Son, into the world so that we might live through Him."
10 In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation, the atoning sacrifice, for our sins.
19 We love Him, because He first loved us."
Matthew 6:19 "Do not gather and heap up and store for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal.
20 But gather and heap up and store for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust nor worm consume and destroy and where thieves do not break through and steal;
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also,"
33 But seek, aim at and strive after, first of all His kingdom and His righteousness, His way of doing and being right, and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
Proverb 3:5 "Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths."
Deuteronomy 18:21 "And if you say in your minds and hearts, How shall we know which words the Lord has not spoken?
22 When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or prove true, that is a word which the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him."
In the wilderness: God spoke - the people knew that it was God - the people knew what God said.
Amos 8:4 "Hear this, O you who would swallow up and trample down the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail and come to an end.
11 Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord God, when I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but a famine for hearing the words of the Lord.
12 And the people shall wander from sea to sea and from the north even to the east; they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, inquiring for and requiring it as one requires food, but shall not find it."
Who built the Ark?
Who led the children of Israel out of Egypt?
Who parted the red sea?
Who stopped the rain for 3 ½ years?
Who restarted the rain after 3 ½ years?
Who brought rain down from heaven?
Who decided to preach to Nineveh?
Who destroyed Jerico by walking around it?
Were these God's ideas?
Obedience and hearing from God; is that the secret?
Joseph Genesis 39 Potiphar, supervisor, the "wife", prison, did all that was done in the prison - his eye was on God.
Psalm 81:10-12 "I am the Lord your God, Who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.
11 But my people would not hearken to My voice, and Israel would have none of Me.
12 So I gave them up to their own hearts' lust and let them go after their own stubborn will, that they might follow their own counsels.
13 Oh, that My people would listen to Me, that Israel would walk in My ways!
14 Speedily then I would subdue their enemies and turn My hand against their adversaries."
Moses Exodus 2:11 "One day, after Moses was grown, it happened that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of Moses' brethren.
12 He looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
13 He went out the second day and saw two Hebrew men quarreling and fighting; and he said to the unjust aggressor, Why are you striking your comrade?
14 And the man said, Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian? Then Moses was afraid and thought, Surely this thing is known.
15 When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh's presence and took refuge in the land of Midian, where he sat down by a well."
Exodus 3:1 "Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the back or west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb or Sinai, the mountain of God.
11 And Moses said to God, Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?
12 God said, Iwill surely be with you; and this shall be the sign to you that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain ( Horeb, or Sinai).
4:1 And Moses answered, But behold, they will not believe me or listen to and obey my voice; for they will say, The Lord has not appeared to you.
10 And Moses said to the Lord, O Lord, I am not eloquent or a man of words, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow of speech and have a heavy and awkward tongue.
13 And he said, Oh, my Lord, I pray You, send by the hand of some other whom You will send."
Exodus 33:7 "Now Moses used to take his own tent and pitch it outside the camp, far of from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting of God with His own people. And everyone who sought the Lord went out to that temporary tent of meeting which was outside the camp.
8 When Moses went out to the tent of meeting, all the people rose and stood, every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses until he had gone into the tent.
9 When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the door of the tent, and the Lord would talk with Moses.
10 And all the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the tent door, and all the people rose up and worshiped, every man at his tent door.
11 And the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. Moses returned to the camp, but his minister Joshua son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the temporary prayer tent.
12 Moses said to the Lord, See, You say to me, Bring up this people, but You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You said, I know you by name and you have also found favor in My sight.
13 Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You, progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with You. Perceiving and recognizing and understanding more strongly and clearly and that I may find favor in Your sight. And Lord, do consider that this nation is Your people.
14 And the Lord said, My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.
15 And Moses said to the Lord, If Your Presence does not go with me, do not carry us up from here!
16 For by what shall it be known that I and Your people have found favor in Your sight? Is it not in Your going with us so that we are distinguished, I and Your people, from all the other people upon the face of the earth?
17 And the Lord said to Moses, I will do this thing also that you have asked, for you have found favor, loving-kindness, and mercy in My sight and I know you personally and by name.
18 And Moses said, I beseech You, show me Your glory.
19 And God said, I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim My name, The Lord, before you; for I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy and loving-kindness on whom I will show mercy and loving-kindness.
20 But, He said, Behold, there is a place beside Me, and you shall stand upon the rock,
22 And while My glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.
23 Then I will take away My hand and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.
34:1 The Lord said to Moses, Cut two tables of stone like the first, and I will write upon these tables the words that were on the first tables, which you broke.
2 Be ready and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to me on the top of the mountain.
3 And no man shall come up with you, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mountain; neither let flocks or herds feed before that mountain.
4 So Moses cut two tables of stone like the first, and he rose up early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand two tables of stone.
5 And the Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there and proclaimed the name of the Lord.
6 And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord! the Lord! a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving-kindness and truth,
7 Keeping mercy and loving-kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but Who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children's children, to the third and fourth generation.
8 And Moses made haste to bow his head toward the earth and worshiped.
9 And he said, If now I have found favor and loving-kindness in Your sight, O Lord, let the Lord, I pray You, go in the midst of us, although it is a stiff-necked people, and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for Your inheritance.
10 And the Lord said, Behold, I lay down afresh the terms of the mutual agreement between Israel and Me, a covenant. Before all your people I will do marvels, wonders, miracles such as have not been wrought or created in all the earth or in any nation; and all the people among whom you are shall see the work of the Lord; for it is a terrible thing, fearful and full of awe, that I will do with you."
Numbers 12:6 "And He said, Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I the Lord make Myself known to him in a vision and speak to him in a dream.
7 But not so with my servant Moses; he is entrusted and faithful in all My house.
8 With him I speak mouth to mouth, directly, clearly and not in dark speeches; and he beholds the form of the Lord. Why then were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?"
Exodus 14:19 "Pardon, I pray You, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of Your mercy and loving-kindness, just as You have forgiven them from Egypt until now.
20 And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to your word."
Aaron bought problems
Exodus 4:13 "And he said, Oh, my Lord, I pray You, send by the hand of some other whom You will send.
14 Then the anger of the Lord blazed against Moses; He said, Is there not Aaron your brother, the Levite? I know he can speak well. Also, he is coming out to meet you, and when he sees you, he will be overjoyed.
16 He shall speak for you to the people, acting as a mouthpiece for you, and you shall be as God to him."
32:3 So all the people took the gold rings from their ears and brought them to Aaron.
4 And he received the gold at their hand and fashioned it with a graving tool and made it a molten calf; and they said, These are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt!"
Exodus 31:2-3,6 --- God chooses the artisans---
II Chronicles 16:7 "At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa King of Judah and said to him, Because you relied on the king of Syria and not on the Lord your God, the army of the King of Syria has escaped you.
8 Were not the Ethiopians and Libyans a huge host with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet because you relied then on the Lord, He gave them into your hand.
9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose hearts are blameless toward Him. You have done foolishly in this; therefore, from now on you shall have wars."
I Samuel 3:19 "Samuel grew; the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.
20 And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord."
Proverb 19:21 "Many plans are in a man's mind, but it is the Lord's purpose for him that will stand."
Psalm 33:10 "The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nought; He makes the thoughts and plans of the peoples of no effect.
11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the thoughts of His heart through all generations."
How God communicates:
Genesis 16 by Angels
Genesis 15 by vision
Gen 28:10-19 by dreams
Exodus 28:30 BY lot
Jeremiah 18:1-10 by symbolic action
I Kings 19:12 by whisper
Exodus 8:20-25 by miracles
George Mueller Story
· Sincerely sought God's direction.
· Waited patiently until he had a word from God in the Scriptures.
· Looked to the Holy Spirit to teach him through God's Word.
Ways to miss God
· Not honest in your heart.
· Not upright before God.
· Impatience to wait for God.
· Preferring the counsel of men over the declarations of Scripture.
Mueller way to God
· Seek to have no will of your own.
· Do not go with just feeling or impression.
· The Holy Spirit and the Word must be combined.
· Providential circumstances may indicate God's will in connection with His Word and Spirit.
· Ask in prayer for God to reveal His will aright.
· Prayer, study of the Word, and reflection to reach an answer, then look to see if you continue to have peace about it, then proceed.
John 8:28 "I do nothing of Myself, but I say exactly what My Father has taught Me."
12:49 "I have never spoken on My own authority or of My own accord or as self-appointed, but the Father Who sent Me has Himself given Me orders concerning what to say and what to tell."
17:8 "For the words that You gave Me I have given them; and they have received and accepted them and have come to know positively and in reality that I came forth from Your presence, and they have believed and are convinced that You did send Me."
14:31 "But I do as the Father has commanded Me, so that the world may know that I love the Father and that I do only what the father has instructed Me to do."
15:16 "You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you, that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting, so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name, He may give it to you."
16:13 "But when He, the Spirit of Truth comes, He will guide you into all the Truth. For He will not speak His own message; but will tell whatever He hears from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him, and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come."
Philippians 2:13 "It is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you, energizing and creating in you the power and desire, both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight."
Acts 16:6 "having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the Word in Asia."
II Timothy 3:16 "Every Scripture is God breathed, given by His inspiration, and is profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, for training in righteousness, in holy living, in conformity to God's will in thought, purpose, and action."
God reveals himself to increase faith to lead to action -- 7 points
During a crisis:
· Believe God is who He says He is.
· Believe God can do what He says He will do.
· Adjust your thinking to line up with these two.
· Trust and obey.
· Obey and God does His work through you and demonstrates that He is who He says He is.
· You will know God by experience.
· You will know God is who He says He is.
God gives the assignment
The Holy Spirit is supplied to help you.
Proof of the presence of the Holy Spirit is success in fulfilling the assignment.
Non-Scriptural items such as George Muellers story and the lists are from the book EXPERIENCING GOD by Henry T. Blackaby and Claude V. King
BY Henry H. Wall, III, Ph.D. of the TEN COMMENDMENTS COMPANY
Developed at the Pastor Samuel Harris,Jr.'s The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, The House of Prayer