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    WHEN NOT IF Pt 2

    June 20, 2012

    Read Deut 8 

    Deuteronomy 8:1 (KJV)
    1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.

    Note ... The Promised Land is a picture of the abundant life Jesus came to give us, not heaven. There are no giants in heaven, no enemy to overcome in heaven there will be no curse and no resistance to our faith .... IT WILL BE AWESOME .. AMEN!

    But we can live in the blessing of God here and now as well. Our part is to obey His commands, be doers of the Word and follow His leading. Then we can live, multiply and possess. HALLELUJAH!

    Are you ready for another "when not if"? Perhaps this time you could say "if .... then". When we do the commands, do the Word, follow the leading of the Holy Spirit .. if we do ... then we will possess.

    Deuteronomy 8:10 (KJV)
    10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.

    Deuteronomy 8:12-13 (KJV)
    12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;

    13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;

    If we are doers of the Word the blessing of God in our lives is a "when not an If". Is this a gimmick, no it is a lifestyle. It is the just living by faith, it is living by every word the proceeds from the mouth of God.

    James 1:25 (KJV)
    25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty (that is the Word), and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 

    One last point. The "work" spoken of here is whatever the Word requires us to do whether that is giving, tithing, loving, forgiving, witnessing, being thankful, giving praise, speaking faith ... whatever the Word requires ... Just do it.

    "If" we do "then" ... He "can and does". 

    Thank You Lord for your faithfulness.