Category Archives: Sacrifice

The Question, The Answer

Prov.20:12 “Ears to hear and eyes to see—both are gifts from the Lord.”

Our focus over the next few days is on John 5:1-15 [please read]. What was Jesus’ question and what was the man’s response? It would interest you to know that like this man by the pool, most people are not answering the questions they are being asked. Read the rest of this entry

Sacrifice II

1 Kings 18:38-39 (NIV) “Then the fire of the Lord fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench. When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord—he is God! The Lord—he is God!”

You and I need to understand the place of sacrifice because it is a huge part of the Christian’s journey. God says He will bless the works of your hands; the hands need to work to qualify for the blessing. Read the rest of this entry

Sacrifice I

Acts 16:25-26 “Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and… Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off!”

While the prison doors are removed from the body and have no contact with the body of the prisoners. The chains have direct contact with the hands and the legs (the body) of the prisoners. Read the rest of this entry

Reciprocate

1 Kings 3:4-5 “…Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”

The God of creation creates from nothing. God creates from little. No god can stand against Him. The fourth thing you need to know about the God of creation is that He Responds To Sacrifice. In the Book of Genesis, the story Read the rest of this entry

Fuel & Sacrifice

1 Kings 18:33-35 “…Then he said, “Fill four large jars with water, and pour the water over the offering and the wood.” .…“Do the same thing again!” “…Now do it a third time!” So they did as he said, and the water ran around the altar and even filled the trench.” (emphasis added).

God never determines what He will do by the scarcity of resources. God determines what He will do and He does it in spite of the scarcity. When Elijah kept requesting for more and more water, I can imagine what Ahab Read the rest of this entry

Not Without III

Ps.46:10Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”

There is no true worship without surrender and the major thing that keeps us from surrendering is worry. Can God really take care of me if I surrender to Him? If I surrender my life to God, can He really put food on the table? Read the rest of this entry

Not Without,II

John 4:23 (KJV) “…true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.”

Yesterday we listed three categories of people that God is looking for. These three categories of people are; loyal people, intercessors, and worshippers. These three categories of people Read the rest of this entry

Not Without, I

1 Chr.21:24 (NIV) “But King David replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the Lord what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing.”

For there to be true worship, there must be Sacrifice. There can be no true worship without sacrifice. John 4:16Go and get your husband,” Jesus told her.” For that woman, Read the rest of this entry

Sacrifice Advantage

Isa. 1:18-19 (NIV) “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land;

Fasting is extremely valuable and important. However, note that fasting does not make God a vending machine. Read the rest of this entry

Unquestionable

Rev.19:10 (Voice) “…Stop it. Don’t you see? I am a servant like you and your brothers and sisters, all who hold fast to the testimony of Jesus. Address your worship to God, not to me! For the testimony about Jesus is essentially the prophetic spirit.”

It was prophesied that the Messiah would be forsaken by God. The prophecy is in Ps.22:1My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away when I groan for help?” [with emphasis]. Read the rest of this entry