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PROMISE 6

I will help you stand in temptation.

I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
Romans 7:21‭-‬25 KJV

One of the greatest obstacles to enjoying the uncaged life is our ongoing struggle with temptation. No matter how spiritually mature or devoted we are to following Jesus, as human beings, we will always face temptations. Understanding and appropriating God’s promises, however, can empower us in this battle. We can accept his grace and live in his power to find freedom.

We’re all baffled at our own behavior at times. Maybe you need to control your temper, stop tearing into people, or blowing up. But then that person starts driving you crazy again, pushing your buttons. You know that guy or girl is no good for you. You know you should get to church on the weekend. You know what you should do, but you are constantly tempted to cave. Paul bottom-lines it for us: “I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong” (Romans 7:21). The struggle with temptation is baked right into life. Wanting what’s right but doing what’s not right. But Paul gives us the ultimate solution to our sin problem: “Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 7:25).

Our freedom has been won on the cross, but we still struggle to live in that freedom. It’s a battle to grow into the person you really are in Christ. But you don’t resist temptation to hang onto your salvation. You resist it to grow, thrive, and receive all of the good things God wants to give you. That’s why I’m grateful for this promise of God: I will help you stand in temptation.

God is aware of the temptations you face. I don’t believe he leads you to sin, but he does allow temptation and testing. In fact, the term temptation can also be translated “trial.” God sees to it that no temptation will be too much for you to bear. He always shows you a way out. Resisting temptation is not like flipping a switch. You’re caught in a spiritual battle! You have a spiritual adversary who wants to hold you down in destructive habits and make you lose sight of God’s promises. And you don’t have to look for the fight—the fight will find you. You will find yourself facing difficulties you don’t understand. Yet, difficulty teaches humility, which empowers your future victory. Don’t let the testing become a ground to give into temptation. Stand firm on the promise that he will show you a way out and that victory is possible.

Live free in the promise: I will stand with you in temptation.

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The Philosophy About Too Much

Too much mean more than necessary

Effect of too much in life of human beings

1. If you speak too much, you will lie
2. If you think too much, you will be depressed
3. If you cry too much, you will lose your sight
4. If you love too much, you will be lost
5. If you care too much, you will be taken for granted
6. If you play too much, you will not be taken serious often
7. If you trust too much, you will be betrayed
8. If you work too much, you will die of stress
9. If you eat too much, you will be obsessed
10.If you sleep too much, you will be idle
11. If you spend too much, you will have no future
12. If you wear make up too much, you will lose your beauty
13. If you look too much, you will lose your focus
14. If you pursue life too much, you will lose everything.

BUT……….
✔When you pray too much, you will have everything
✔When you are patient too much, you will have the whole world
✔ When you invest too much, you will have your future guaranteed
✔When you let go too much, you will have peace of mind
✔When you are careful too much, you will saved of many evils.*

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The Philosophy About Too Much

Too much mean more than necessary

Effect of too much in life of human beings

1. If you speak too much, you will lie
2. If you think too much, you will be depressed
3. If you cry too much, you will lose your sight
4. If you love too much, you will be lost
5. If you care too much, you will be taken for granted
6. If you play too much, you will not be taken serious often
7. If you trust too much, you will be betrayed
8. If you work too much, you will die of stress
9. If you eat too much, you will be obsessed
10.If you sleep too much, you will be idle
11. If you spend too much, you will have no future
12. If you wear make up too much, you will lose your beauty
13. If you look too much, you will lose your focus
14. If you pursue life too much, you will lose everything.

BUT……….
✔When you pray too much, you will have everything
✔When you are patient too much, you will have the whole world
✔ When you invest too much, you will have your future guaranteed
✔When you let go too much, you will have peace of mind
✔When you are careful too much, you will saved of many evils.*

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PROMISE 4

I will bless you.

Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Genesis 12:1‭-‬3 KJV

Think about the last time you checked the ATM. Did you marvel at how much you have or did you struggle to cover all of your obligations? Or how about your job? Do you come home each day amazed at how energized and appreciated you are? Or does it feel like you barely have the strength to return tomorrow? These are “not-enough” moments. Not enough money. Not enough time. Not enough energy, patience, connection, happiness, joy, or peace. No matter what you have, you need more of it. And no matter how much more of it you get, it’s still never enough.

It’s nearly impossible to share what you have when you’re constantly worried that you don’t have enough. You filter everything through the sense of scarcity, and this mentality destroys generosity, contentment, and gratitude. Thankfully, there’s another way of seeing life: with an abundance mindset. It declares that there will always be more than enough. It’s the idea that generosity is hardwired into reality. God is the source of everything good in this world. He loves to see his people well-cared for. There is no scarcity with him because God has no needs yet supplies all.

Whenever you see God show up in the Bible, it’s so often to bless people—to provide them with what they need, often to the point of overflowing, so that they can in turn be a blessing to others. God has given us this promise,I will bless you because without it, we will never have enough, do enough, or be enough. God’s blessings are the only cure for not-enough-itis.

The Bible holds powerful proof that God wants to bless us! Jesus’ longest sermon in the Gospels begins with the Beatitudes, which is a whole invitation to blessedness. And in the opening pages of Genesis, the very first thing God does after creating man and woman is bless them. The entire Bible is filled with God blessing his people. And in the New Testament, Paul says that the most important promise God made to Abraham in Genesis 12:1-3 is passed on to you, too, and that it’s not supposed to end with you. God blesses us so we can be a blessing to others.

Live free in the promise: I will bless you.

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PROMISE 4

I will bless you.

Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Genesis 12:1‭-‬3 KJV

Think about the last time you checked the ATM. Did you marvel at how much you have or did you struggle to cover all of your obligations? Or how about your job? Do you come home each day amazed at how energized and appreciated you are? Or does it feel like you barely have the strength to return tomorrow? These are “not-enough” moments. Not enough money. Not enough time. Not enough energy, patience, connection, happiness, joy, or peace. No matter what you have, you need more of it. And no matter how much more of it you get, it’s still never enough.

It’s nearly impossible to share what you have when you’re constantly worried that you don’t have enough. You filter everything through the sense of scarcity, and this mentality destroys generosity, contentment, and gratitude. Thankfully, there’s another way of seeing life: with an abundance mindset. It declares that there will always be more than enough. It’s the idea that generosity is hardwired into reality. God is the source of everything good in this world. He loves to see his people well-cared for. There is no scarcity with him because God has no needs yet supplies all.

Whenever you see God show up in the Bible, it’s so often to bless people—to provide them with what they need, often to the point of overflowing, so that they can in turn be a blessing to others. God has given us this promise,I will bless you because without it, we will never have enough, do enough, or be enough. God’s blessings are the only cure for not-enough-itis.

The Bible holds powerful proof that God wants to bless us! Jesus’ longest sermon in the Gospels begins with the Beatitudes, which is a whole invitation to blessedness. And in the opening pages of Genesis, the very first thing God does after creating man and woman is bless them. The entire Bible is filled with God blessing his people. And in the New Testament, Paul says that the most important promise God made to Abraham in Genesis 12:1-3 is passed on to you, too, and that it’s not supposed to end with you. God blesses us so we can be a blessing to others.

Live free in the promise: I will bless you.

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PROMISE 3

I will send my Spirit

So, salvation and our free access to God’s presence is what God has donefor us through Jesus. The way we receive it, the how, is through the power of the Holy Spirit. God strengthens your life as you rely more and more on his Spirit dwelling in you—especially at times when you simply can’t go on. You can take great comfort in God’s promise: I will send my Spirit.

What could happen if you daily asked God to fill you with his Spirit? What kind of turnarounds could you experience if you stopped trying to turn things around in your own power? What could be different if you asked God to make you feel alive again with his presence and power?

The word often used in the original Hebrew for Spirit, ruach, means breath or wind. God’s Spirit is as close as our own breath. We depend on breath every moment of every day. God’s Spirit is both untamed and principled, powerful and gentle, expansive and immanent, literally “wind” and “breath.” These two symbols suggest dimensions of our atmosphere, from whirling windstorms to peaceful breezes, to the air we breathe. God’s Spirit is present in all of this. When you accept Christ and place your faith in him, he sends you his Spirit. Paul commands believers to “be filled” with the Spirit. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you! The Spirit wants to lead you into life, but you need to be willing to follow.

One primary word for Spirit-filled living is surrender. When you feel tired, lifeless, or parched for joy, Jesus shouts, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me. Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart’” (John 7:37-38). He wants to fill you. You don’t have to live feeling out of breath.

Live free in the promise: I will send my Spirit.

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THE RISE AND FALL OF KING SOLOMON

1Cor.10: 1 – 12,“Lord as I run this race of life,Let me be temperate in all things,Put my body in subjection,That I may not be a cast away”

Introduction: Perhaps no man began with more promise than Solomon. Yet a good beginning does not mean a good finish. Solomon drifted and defected — can it happen to us?Yes, but our prayer as we study tonight is that God will make us end well in Jesus name! Amen.

Let us consider one major factor about King Solomon:In 1Kings.1-10, Solomon was literally the king who could do no wrong. But his fatal disease was sin. What caused this disastrous demise in Solomon’s life? In a word, it was COMPROMISE. All his compromises led to a King with an empty heart and a kingdom torn apart.

COMPROMISE: It is the expedient acceptance of standards that are lower than is desirable.

1Kings. 11:1 – 4Compromise is sin and doubles mindedness (Matthew 6:24; James 4:4, 8).

Truth cannot continue in that environment (Galatians 2:4-5). Compromise causes God’s people to be indecisive and faithless (1 Kings 18:21). When one compromises, the heart is turned away from God and one no longer will stand militantly for the truth. Sin and error cannot be met by a soft approach (2 Corinthians 10:3-5; Ephesians 6:10-17). Solomon compromised his life in two crucial areas, all stemming from one sin.

He Compromised His Conduct

At first Solomon had a close walk with the Lord.He built the temple and dedicated it to God (1 Kings 8:14-21).His prayer of dedication is one of the most beautiful in the Bible (1Kings 8:22-53).God continued to remind him of the importance of a daily walk with Him.God told him what he needed to do to receive His blessing (1 Kings. 9:4-9).Yet His greatest error and compromise was with his marriages. An Israelite was not to marry a foreigner, but Solomon had married many (Deuteronomy 7:1-4).a) He had not found one good woman among 1,000 (Ecclesiastes7:28). His problem was that he was around the wrong kind of women.He Compromised His Worship Solomon did not fully follow the Lord (1 Kings 11:5-8). He even built pagan worship centers — no wonder God was angry (Habakkuk 2:18-20).God alone is to be the sole object of our worship (Matthew 4:10).He will not accept second best. We had better be very certain that we do not fall down to the gods of the 21st century.

Conclusion:

Let us not forget 1Kings.11:4, it did not just happen, but when he was old, which means the devil can take long to accomplish his mission, hence, we need to be cautious according to Deut. 8:11.