WE HAVE BEEN LEARNING THAT THE KING NEVER INTENDED US TO OWN ANYTHING ONLY TO BE GREAT STEWARDS OF HIS TERRITORY.
Ps. 24:1, The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.
REMEMBER THE EXAMPLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON?
He had it all (just like Adam and Eve)! FULL ACCESS to all the wealth and benefits of his father, BUT one day he decided that he did not want ACCESS but OWNERSHIP!
How crazy is that? He had ALL ACCESS and traded it for worry, stress and anxiety.
THIS IS WHAT HE DEMANDED (which is rooted in rebellion)!
Verse 12, The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons.
GIVE ME WHAT IS MINE!
He had full access to all of his father’s wealth while he lived with him, but he wanted HIS STUFF!
He got HIS STUFF. His dad gave him his ownership and the boy went on a party binge. He spent it all and when he turned all his friends were gone. He ended up working at a pig farm (the lowest thing for a Jewish boy).
THEN….. HE CAME TO HIMSELF!
Verse 17-18, “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father…
WHAT ARE YOU OWNING? YOU NEED TO COME TO YOURSELF!
Surrendering your family – HAVE A FAMILY ALTAR!
Surrendering your STUFF – GIVING IT AWAY!
Surrendering those areas of hedonistic passion – GIVING IT UP!
Surrendering your bitterness toward a person – GIVING IT UP!
Surrendering your attitudes – GIVING IT UP!
Surrendering your finances – GIVING IT UP!
Surrendering your TIME – If you say you have no time for Jesus, church, ministry then YOU OWN YOUR TIME.
GIVE UP OWNERSHIP AND BE FREE IN JESUS!
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His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy