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Don’t Spill Your Seed

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PRAYER:

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  John 14:26


Genesis 38: 1-8

“And it came to pass at that time, that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite, whose name was Hirah.

And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.

And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er.

And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan.

And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah: and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.

And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him.

And Judah said he unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. 


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Ice Breaker: 

Skill sets learned from volunteering and working with others must be used to glorify God.

Brief Bio: I once lived as the Prodigal Son: Lesson learned

Experience is not the best teacher, learning from others is …………

I am no Stranger to the System ………… After volunteering to Clean Bathrooms in Prison the Correctional Officers gave me bags of fried chicken Sunday morning to distribute to others who were helpful around the dorm.

After volunteering as a Street Sweeper in Manitou Park, Mayor Zimmerman asked me to be a Policeman.

then after volunteering to vacuum the church I got a job at Sears Carpet Cleaning.

Currently, the author is the Owner of BFC Carpet and Furniture Cleaning and President of Bread Day Ministries: a 501(c) 3 charitable organization.


P.O.V. s

  • Everybody wants to have nice things but few are willing to work for it

  • An important part of working for it is making your ground good by keeping someone else’s goods. 

  • A good attitude and having Faith in God, (Hebrews 11:1, 6) are essential building blocks for good success.

  • God will give you a strategy when you are faithful over another’s wealth.


Sub text:

Matthew 25:14 “For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.”


God at work Subject:

Maturity: a fullness, something you can’t rush to be it unfolds into perfection in a particular season.


Other Titles:

God Loves the Obedient Stewart

Making your Election Sure by Gaining Good Ground.


Key Scripture:

Genesis 38: 9

And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.”


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Theme: Golden Rule     

  • How you treat people is a reflection of the type of person you are

  • Not the person who’s receiving the comment whether good or bad.

  • Don’t respond according to how you are treated.

  •  Respond from a point of integrity from righteousness.

 


 Question:

Matt 5: 46 -48 For if you love them which love you, what reward have ye? (ANSWER) Do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if you salute your brothers only, what do you more than others? Do not even the sinners so? (NO DIFFERENCE).

48 Be ye therefore perfect (MATURE), even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect (ALL SUFFICIENT).


Beatitudes:

Matt 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Matt 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.


Second Sub text:

Genesis 37 – 48  We know the story of Joseph in the Bible of how he was thrown in the pit by his brothers who called him a dreamer.  He later was taken out of the pit and ended up in jail falsely accused long story short he solved a problem for the Pharaoh and became second in command.

Joseph didn’t respond according to how he was treated

Joseph went from Pit, to Prison, to the Palace.  We know the story of Joseph in the Bible of how he was thrown in the pit by his brothers who called him a dreamer.  He later was taken out of the pit and ended up in jail falsely accused of making advances against his boss’ wife.  Joseph later gained authority in Egypt surpassing all in command but the Pharaoh

Nestled in this section in chapter 38 in Genesis is the story of a relationship of a Family a husband wife three sons and a Daughter in Law.

Namely Judah, Shuah and his 3 sons and Tamar:

Judah was the fourth born son of Israel (God’s first born).

Judah was the brother that influenced his brothers to spare the life of Joseph when he was in the pit (Gen. 37: 26-27).

Don’t respond according to how you are treated.


Third Sub Text: Good Samaritan Luke 10th

 Respond from a point of integrity from righteousness.

And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Don’t respond according to how you are treated.

 


Scripture Text: Genesis 38: 1-8

Verse 1.

And it came to pass at that time that Judah went down from his brethren, and turned in to a certain Adullamite (refuge city between Jerusalem and Laschish, ancient Canaanite royal city, David hid here with his men 1 sam 22:1 2Sam 23:13), whose name was Hirah (became Judah’s friend, a kind man who lived 1900 BC).

Directional: Went down doesn’t imply a spiritual descent but a geographical change a change in atmosphere (compare Samaritan).

What he did accomplish was the effective separation from his brothers.

Verse 2

And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah (prosperity) and he took her, and went in unto her.

While in the house of the Adullamite he met and later married a woman named Shuah.

Shuah became Judah’s wife but later died verse 12.

Verse 3

And she conceived, and bare a son; and he called his name Er (Watcher).

Verse 4

And she conceived again, and bare a son; and she called his name Onan (Vigorous).

Conceived again mean that these boys where no twins, (as Cain and Abel, Jacob and Esau Manasseh and Ephaim, Pharez and Zerah ) by mentioning one conception there must have been a 9 month interval between the conceptions.  Scripture doesn’t tell us that Judah went back to be with the other brothers or stayed among the Canaanites.

Verse 5 not

And she yet again conceived, and bare a son; and called his name Shelah (promised but not given): and he was at Chezib, when she bare him.

Altogether three sons

And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar.

And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord slew him.

And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.


P.O.V.s

  • Respond from a point of integrity from righteousness.

  • Especially regarding another’s possessions

  • Be a good steward.


Onan disobeyed his Fathers instructions and the Lord Slew Him.

LEGAL AND CUSTOMS: The keeping of ordinances the primogenitor had exclusive rights to the inheritance of the Father.  “Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.” Ex 13:2

Er: Watcher – Wicked

Onan: Vigorous not given – Spilled Seed

When you are subject to work for to the benefit of another and you know that they were wicked be faithful.  Give it your best.  Put your best foot forward.  Know that this is your finest hour. Excel (out the box). Don’t spill your seed. Be effective where ever you are.  Make your ground good.

Tamar disappointed because Shelah was not given to her.

She dressed as a prostitute and when to receive her Father in Law when Shuah (prosperity) died twins born Zerah (shining, risen w/red cord) and Pharez.

It took Judah’s fourth son Pharez (breach) ancestor of Christ that would become the linage from which the Lion of the tribe of Judah would hail.


Black LionAside:

Jacob gives a blessing to all of his son Genesis 49:8-10 King James Version (KJV)

Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.

Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.


Revelation:

RESPONSIBLE: (response-able) an honorable attribute that refuses to take the path of least resistance.

Everything that looks good is not for you (Shuah) prosperity

All money is not good money (i.e people, even parking spaces)

Respond from a point of integrity from righteousness.


RBC Ministries PhotoPrayer:

For forgiveness for spilled seed including anything wasted in the past.  Covenant to use resources to glorify God.   Give your self away and get lost in God; thereby, finding your purpose touching destiny.

Stratify Upward

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Lost by Ana MariePhilosophical Concept: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”

PLANT Ecc 3God is eternal (imprimatur)

When God speaks to us it is towards the end of a thing that we might have life and have life abundantly.

I. THEME: THE WORD OF LIFE 

1 John 1-3

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.


 

II. Authors Background:

John saw, bore witness to Christ, the Disciple of Love (3:16)

  1. Among original twelve disciples.
  2. Peter and James, John was considered a member of Jesus’ inner circle was at the foot of the cross during Jesus’ crucifixion,
  3. Jesus gave John the responsibility to care for his mother Mary
  4. John laid his head upon Jesus’ bosom
  5. referred to as “the disciple whom Jesus loved
  6. John was the only one out of Jesus’ disciples to die of old age. “According to tradition, John out lived the other disciples and died near the turn of the century. Irenaeus reports that, when John became too weak to walk, he was carried to church meetings. There he whispered, again and again, ‘Little children, love one another.’”[1]

Like John’s Gospel I John deals with beginnings

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

 


 

III. Something went wrong in the beginning?

 

Cover of "The Origin of Luciferan Doctrine & Man's Ascent to Glory" written by Reginald Boswell
Cover of “The Origin of Luciferan Doctrine & Man’s Ascent to Glory” written by Reginald Boswell

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters (Gen 1:1-2).

CONCLUSION: THE GAP THEORY in twenty seconds

Lucifer’s brief futile ploy led to the dismemberment from his position Heaven (Is 14:12-14). Jesus said, “I beheld Satan as Lightening fall from Heaven” (Luke 10:18). I believe afterward “and earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep” (Gen 1:2a).

 

Speech that goes forth out of the mouth (Is 55:11).

11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

 

It is implied that something happened after God created the Heaven and the Earth,

6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. (Ps 33:6)

 

 God spoke this word in my spirit: Stratify, upward with a sub text When God speaks to it is towards the end of a thing.

 


 

IV. The topic of this message is:

 

George Sullivan's Trumpet (broken off August 2013 photo taken March 2014)
George Sullivan’s Trumpet (broken off August 2013 photo taken March 2014)

THE WORD: Stratify (Contrasted with strategy)

  • Sounds like strategy these are two different words.
  • While God Given Strategies are good, our concentration is  
  • a transitive verb (means it is a action word)

 

Farming/Seed Application

  • To preserve (seeds) by placing them between layers of moist sand or similar material.

 

  • The Word of Life is the Seed that I believe God is saying to sow upward in stratifications to yield an optima crop.

 

The Principle set by God is,

“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22).

Stratification:

 

  1.  Is a Farming Term, that is applied in the process of growing trees, which naturally occurs when seeds drop on the forest floor in the Fall. The seed’s thick, durable shell protects the plant’s embryo. They lay dormant in the Winter and germinate in the Spring. Over the winter, the hard outer coating of the seed gradually softens, allowing the seed to absorb water and finally to germinate and sprout when temperatures increase in spring.

 

This process when applied to the Word of God allows one to be a catalysis; in own progress. towards the end of the promises of God

(i.e row of trees verses this or that).

6 In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good (Ecc 11:6).

 

Stratify, upward When God speaks to it is towards the end of a thing.

  1. Requires an Incubation period:

 

Of the Word of Life which is given to us, it is like a seed. This seed like the mustard tree has great potential but must lay dormant and endure changes (hupo-meno, remain-under) in its environment before it is germinated or becomes productive.


 Z My Eclectic Depiction of Life (Lars Van De Goor)

V. Dormancy

In Nature

Red oak acorns exhibit dormancy. Dormancy means that seeds will germinate slowly or not at all unless subjected to cool, moist conditions for a period of time. Breaking this dormancy through a process known as “stratification” is done by simulating the natural conditions found on the forest floor over winter.

 

When God has deposited something into you there comes a time that you must stand still enter Gods rest.

 

Exodus 14:13 exhorts God’s seed to Stand Still…

When God has deposited something into you there comes a time that you must stand still enter Gods rest. When God speaks to us many times it is towards the end of a thing.

“Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord” (Ex 14:13).

 

While, I never read in the Bible God helps those who help themselves this is principally true in the light of most dilemmas

 

Everything you desire is already inside you but in order for it to manifest it must go under certain conditions

 

“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread” (Psalms 37:25).

 


 

VI. Germination

After germination ones roots begin the grip the soil and grow upward until fruit is borne.

Sunflowers

The Holy Seed Christ first descended into the lower parts of the earth then ascended before he supplied gifts unto his body.

 Christ Application Ephesians 4:4-15

But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

“Wherefore he saith,

When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

 

Having a tender heart is attractive to God. In this environment the fruit of the spirit can grow and hidden attributes soon become a benefit to all mankind as …

 

To Stratify upward is not merely moving upward but it is to first be exposed to adverse elements then a descent and afterward you move upward and bear fruit.

 


 

AlocasiaMacorirrhiza aka ELEPHANT EARS
AlocasiaMacorirrhiza aka ELEPHANT EARS

VII. Progressive Stratifications

The essence of church translated from ecclesia “called out” as Abram separated himself from his kin; to become the Father of the faithful. Judah was separated from his brethren to bring forth a Messiah and Mary was separated to become the Mother of Christ. These progressive stratifications brought forth the Word of Life.

 

Biblical Account

Luke 3:23,38 (40 Generations of Startifications)

 (23) And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

(38) Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

 

Stratification always involves Sanctification (the separation placed into a specific arransement in order to produce fruit)

 

In salvation sanctification comes after converstion, tlike in stratification the seed must be changed first.

Sanctification means to set apart from that which is unclean.

This change is required to make gains in Christ it may be uncomfortable

Also stratification requires effort and courage. It may require you to be ridiculed and you must stick to your guns knowing that which God called you will come to pass.

 

When God speaks to us many times it is towards the end of a thing.

 


 

VIII. The Word of Life Came in the Volume of the Book

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OT “Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me” (Psalms 40:7)

 

NT “Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God (Hebrew 10:7).”

 

Christ primarily purpose was to destroy the work of the devil your salvation was just a by product and the job done by the saint is reasonable service. However the measure in which we perform we gather and heap accolades that shall be tried by fire.