Possessing the Promised Land Part 2 of the

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Ø Possessing the Promised Land – Part 2 of the Believers Promised Land Ø

Ø Possessing the Promised Land – Part 2 of the Believers Promised Land Ø Part 1 - Israel delivered from being Slaves in Egypt to making entrance into the promised land of Canaan Ø 1 Corinthians 10: 11 These things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age.

The Dedicated Things Possessing the Promised Land

The Dedicated Things Possessing the Promised Land

I. Promised Land Perspectives Ø Comparative to Israel’s Canaan ● Entering his rest –

I. Promised Land Perspectives Ø Comparative to Israel’s Canaan ● Entering his rest – only we who believe can enter (Hebrews 3 and 4)

● Jesus – proclaiming the kingdom of God (Matthew 4: 23) ▪ Unless you

● Jesus – proclaiming the kingdom of God (Matthew 4: 23) ▪ Unless you are born of water and the Spirit you can not enter (John 3: 5) ▪ Seek first his kingdom and all these thing added (Matthew 6: 33) ▪ For 40 days after resurrection speaking things concerning the kingdom of God (Acts 1: 3)

Ø The kingdom of God ● Is not geographical – woman at the well

Ø The kingdom of God ● Is not geographical – woman at the well where is the right place to worship? Worship in Spirit and Truth (John 4: 23) ● Is not material – the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 4: 17) ▪ But manifests in material things – seek the kingdom and things added (Matthew 6: 33) ▪ Stewarding material things can impact kingdom possession (Luke 16: 11)

Ø Not just entrance but possession ● I press on to possess that perfection

Ø Not just entrance but possession ● I press on to possess that perfection (maturity) and lay hold of that for which I was laid hold of by Jesus (Philippians 3: 12) ● (Hebrews 3: 14) "For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end; “ ● Heirs of God, co-heirs with Jesus (Romans 8: 17)

II. The First of Your Increase Ø Israel Conquers Jericho – Joshua 6 ●

II. The First of Your Increase Ø Israel Conquers Jericho – Joshua 6 ● Instructions regarding the spoils v. 18 -19 ▪ Do not take anything set apart for destruction ▪ Sacred things – silver, gold, bronze, iron, must be brought into the Lord’s treasury

Ø Violation and consequences – Joshua 7

Ø Violation and consequences – Joshua 7

● Achan stole some of the dedicated things

● Achan stole some of the dedicated things

● Israel defeated by Ai ▪ Dismay ▪ Paralyzed with fear ▪ Courage melted

● Israel defeated by Ai ▪ Dismay ▪ Paralyzed with fear ▪ Courage melted away ▪ Ready to settle to not possess the promise ● Achan judged and destroyed

Ø Israel defeats Ai – Joshua 8 ● This time you may keep the

Ø Israel defeats Ai – Joshua 8 ● This time you may keep the plunder

Ø Malachi 3: 6 -12 ● You have cheated me of tithes and offerings

Ø Malachi 3: 6 -12 ● You have cheated me of tithes and offerings due to me ● Under a curse ● Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my temple ● If you do – blessings poured out ● Test me in this

Ø (Proverbs 3: 9 -10)

Ø (Proverbs 3: 9 -10) "Honor the LORD from your wealth, And from the first of all your produce; 10 So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine. " Ø (Proverbs 3: 9 KJV) "Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: “ ● Increase = net profit

Ø What part is God’s and what part is mine? ● Tithe – tenth,

Ø What part is God’s and what part is mine? ● Tithe – tenth, 10% Ø (2 Corinthians 9: 10 -11) "Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food, will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness; 11 you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God. “ ● Seed to sow – tithes and offerings ● Bread to eat – what remains after the seed ● Increase the harvest of your righteousness

Ø Luke 16: 10 -13 ● Untrustworthy about worldly wealth ● Not faithful with

Ø Luke 16: 10 -13 ● Untrustworthy about worldly wealth ● Not faithful with other people’s things ● Why trusted with things of your own? ● Who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? ● Cannot serve both God and money

III. The Lord’s Treasury at PFC Ø PFC Ideal – fully functional and fully

III. The Lord’s Treasury at PFC Ø PFC Ideal – fully functional and fully funded ● Fully functional – each person participating as part of the body, causing the growth of the body ● Fully funded – each one tithing of the first fruits of their increase (the dedicated things that belong to the Lord) so there is enough in the storehouse

Ø Total Funds Inflow ● Tithes ● Designated Gifts ● Building Loan Donations ●

Ø Total Funds Inflow ● Tithes ● Designated Gifts ● Building Loan Donations ● Other Income ▪ Total Receipts 109, 681. 90 12, 192. 26 11, 141. 00 3, 942. 66 136, 957. 82

Ø PFC Giving to Missions and Ministries ● Association of Faith Churches 6, 071.

Ø PFC Giving to Missions and Ministries ● Association of Faith Churches 6, 071. 07 ● Missions 10, 943. 80 ● Other Giving 2, 893. 40 ▪ Total Giving 19, 908. 27

Ø Local Expenses ● Salary and wages ● Facilities and Property ● Building Loan

Ø Local Expenses ● Salary and wages ● Facilities and Property ● Building Loan Payments ● Local Ministry ▪ Total Expenses 68, 344. 10 19, 300. 24 15, 886. 20 10, 579. 10 114, 109. 10

Ø Receipts Ø Expenses ● Giving ● Local Expenses ▪ Total expenses Ø Receipts

Ø Receipts Ø Expenses ● Giving ● Local Expenses ▪ Total expenses Ø Receipts minus Expenses 136, 957. 82 19, 908. 27 114, 109. 64 134, 017. 91 2, 939. 91

Ø God’s Invitation – to participate in 20 equivalents of $100 per month toward

Ø God’s Invitation – to participate in 20 equivalents of $100 per month toward the building fund

Ø Tithing and the New Testament? ● Jesus as priest after the order of

Ø Tithing and the New Testament? ● Jesus as priest after the order of Melchizedek still receives the tithe (Hebrews 7: 8) ● (2 Corinthians 9: 6 -8) "Now this I say, he who sows sparingly shall also reap sparingly; and he who sows bountifully shall also reap bountifully. 7 Let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart; not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; "

Ø Possessing the Kingdom ● Giving the Lord his part with a heart to

Ø Possessing the Kingdom ● Giving the Lord his part with a heart to give cheerfully ● Reaping bountifully ● Abundance for every good work

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