Set, Seek, & Strengthen

By David P. Ward




ISAIAH 54:2 Enlarge the place of your tentÖ.Strengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes, be stretched out and spare not!
1. Weíre an Extension of God, get ready for some big things.
JOHN 14:12 Weíll work his Works, even Greater works, because thereís more of us!
Ephesians 2:10 and PHIL 2:13 His workmanship at work within us, effectually, energizing within me.

SEEK/Moffat Trans.
JEREMIAH 29:11-13 I keep in mind my purpose for you, a purpose of will, not of works, a hope for the future when you Seek me with all your heart, I will reveal myself unto you.
HEBREWS 12:1-2 Let us lay aside every weight, all that would hinder and distract.
A. The more the Lord is revealed to me, the more I can reveal Him to others.
COLOSIANS 3 Set your minds on higher things, not on earthly things.
Colossians 1:27 The mystery, Christ in me has been revealed.

ISAIAH 54 Strengthen your Stakes!~
A. Donít make plans to fail
B. Expect God to do wonderful things through me.
C. Zeal according to knowledge I will not be blown away.

II Peter 1:2-11 Thru the knowledge of God I am made a partaker.
The bigger the Vision, the stronger your stakes ought to be. Iíll never be blown away, even if I enlarge my tent, because I strengthen my stakes in the Word of God!

ll PETER 5:8 Be well balanced, tempered, there will be winds that come to try to blow you away, but let the winds come, I will still be standing after the storm has come. The storms will settle and establish the Word in me!
ll TIMOTHY 2:15 Study to show yourself approved, no reason to be ashamed!
ll TIM 3:14-17 Continue in what you have learned , donít stop! The word will make your wise unto salvation, because all scripture is given for reproof, corrections, for instruction in righteousness.
TITUS 2:14 Purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
ll Timothy 2:20-26 If a man purpose himself He will be fit for the masters use.
ROM 10:2 Zeal not according to knowledge
A. All caught up in works alone
B Nothing wrong wth zeal if thereís knowledge.
l TIMOTHY 3:6 Donít put a novice in office, lest he be lifted up in pride.
A. Christ in me will direct.
ISAIAH 1:19 Willing and Obedient will eat the good and fat of the land.
A Get your willing in order
B. Thereís something about being willing that does something for your character.
C. Willing and obedient/ JAMES 1:21-25 Get rid of all uncleanliness, doers, not listeners only, look carefully to the law of liberty, an active doer that obeys.
Il SAM 15 God told Samuel not to spare anything, but Samuel decided to keep the King and his spoils. But the people took the sheep and oxen for sacrifice unto the Lord. Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. Samuel had different plans, it cost him the office of king,. Samuel feared the people and obeyed their voice. This wonít carry an anointing by listening to people!

Donít do it at all if you wonít do it like God said to do it! Itíll never be the same as being obedient!