KINGDOM BUSINESS – PART ONEFrom The Heart
Publish date: 04/03/2016
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. 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. 16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. 17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. 18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. 21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. 26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 25:14-30 KJV
1. We need to recognize that we are stewards:
a. Nothing that we have originates with us. It all comes from the Lord.
b. Psalms 24:1 KJV – “The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.”
c. James 1:17-18 KJV – “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
d. Matthew 5:45 KJV – “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”
2. Seek first the Kingdom:
a. Matthew 6:19-34
b. Seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
c. Take no thought for what you will eat, drink, or wear.
d. The gentiles seek after these things - your Father knows you need them and He will take care of them.
3. Where your treasure is, your heart will be also:
a. Put God’s Kingdom first with your treasure.
b. “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Verses 19-21)
c. You can't serve God AND mammon.
d. “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Verse 24)
4. Our vision for members of the River at Tampa Bay:
a. That the Lord would bless you, increase you, and multiply you.
b. Psalms 115:13-16 KJV – “He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great. The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children. Ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth. The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.”
c. Almighty God - El Shaddai – more than enough.
d. Psalm 23 – The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.
5. That the Lord would raise up 100 millionaires to fund the end-time harvest:
a. If you were blessed with $10 million – could you give the Lord anywhere from $1 to $3 million?
b. It is time for God’s blessings and prosperity to come to His people, who love His kingdom.
c. Business – entrepreneurs.
d. Companies – inventions – goods and services.
6. It is time:
a. We pray for supernatural wisdom in your life, and supernatural increase and breakthroughs, in Jesus’ mighty name.