Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Multigenerational Promise

preached by Voddie Bauchman

These are the notes I took as I listened to this outstanding sermon by Voddie Bauchman. Of course my notes will not even be a portion of this sermon. To get the full affect of the message please take the time to listen for yourself. You will not be disappointed, nor will you walk away from this message with a void!

This message is based on Jeremiah 29:11- the most misused, ripped out of context verse in all the bible

This verse is a promise- but be careful to claim promises that belong to a certain group of people. We want to claim this promise but not the promise of 2 Timothy 3:12 gives us. Rarely do we pray for this claim! We also try to side step the scripture of the "Great Commission" Why because most of us think like Secular Humanists- We believe we are to consume and enjoy, so we see Jeremiah 29:11 as a promise for us to come and enjoy.

What happens when hard things come? First thing we do is ask WHY,God? Or when actually begin to think that God has actually lost control or is not present.

Many of us are leading a defeated Christian lives!

There are a few things we need to understand about this verse- so we will go back to Jeremiah 29:4- which shows all this happened because the Lord spoke it in advance. The people were not surprised. They knew it was coming. The prophets had warned them.

First we need to know that and believe in the ABSOLUTE SOVERIEGNTY OF GOD
-we believe that things happen outside of God's soveriegnty.
- we believe that only the wonderful things come from the Lord but what happens when we are in the woodshed? Is God not there?
- Do we not experience discipline from our earthly fathers, why not our heavenly Father? As a child of God we can experience difficulties by the hand of God.

What we are called to as Christians is not a life of Ease. We are to live a life of righteousness,and holiness.


Secondly you are going to be there a long time.
Notice in Jeremiah 29:5 He tells them to build houses, have children, find wives for your sons, and husband's for your daughters. Why is that? Because He was warning them they were not going anywhere any time soon!

Thirdly you must see the multigenerational promise - He did not tell them in his instructions to have the 2.1 children. He told them to have children. He told them to multiply. Those who entered into the land would not be alive to see the promises of God be fulfilled. Imagine if they did not do as God said. Imagine if they did not have children, who be there to fulfill the promise?

Dear ones there is so much more to this sermon- I pray you will take the time to listen to this most powerful man of God!

Your Siesta, Sister, and friend

1 comment:

  1. Angie,

    Thanks for the comment. I haven't had a chance to listen to the sermon. I agree that the Bible is given to us as a whole and not for us to shop around and pick and choose scriptures. I do believe that some OT scripture is taken out of context but Galatians 3:29 tells us that "If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise" and therefore I do think we can look at some of the OT promises as also being promises for us as well. However, like you said, it's important to know and stand on the Bible as a whole and not just pick out the pretty pieces and put the rest away! We often don't want to hear the tough stuff or the convicting stuff! I love God's Word and I love that He continually reveals Himself to me through Hiw Word! It's all about knowing Him!



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