KINGDOM BUSINESS – PART THREEFrom The Heart
Publish date: 04/17/2016
Matthew 6:19-34 and 2 Peter 3:3-14
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! 24 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. Matthew 6:19-24 KJV
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 2 Peter 3:3-14 KJV
1. We are in this world, but not of this world.
a. We are just passing through – strangers in a strange land.
b. Hebrews 11:8-10 KJV – “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”
c. We are stewards – entrusted with talents and abilities.
d. 1 Peter 4:10 KJV – “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”
e. We will give an account of what we have done with what we have been given (Romans 14:12).
2. There are two Kingdoms
a. Earthly kingdom – temporary, will pass away.
b. Heavenly kingdom – eternal, will never pass away.
c. Daniel 7:14 KJV – “And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.”
d. Money – when spent on earthly treasure -- is only of temporary value.
e. Money – when spent on heavenly treasure – takes on eternal value.
f. Choose your Kingdom:
g. If it is earthly, it will be lost when you die.
h. If it is heavenly, it will be yours eternally.
3. We are living in the last of the last days.
a. Acts 2:17 KJV – “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.”
b. 2 Peter 3:3-14
c. This is not the hour to play games, spin our wheels, make wrong decisions, or be lukewarm.
d. This is an hour to get on fire, serve God, obey Him, and do His will.
4. Where is your heart?
a. Show me your checkbook, bank account, credit card statements, and/or receipts – and I will show you where your heart is.
b. You cannot serve God and mammon.
c. Would you rather have: A life wasted in the pursuit of the wealth of the earth?
d. Or: A life invested in the pursuit of heavenly treasure?
5. The raising up of multi-millionaires and billionaires for the purpose of funding the end-time harvest.
a. Can you be trusted?
d. People with wealth
e. The widow's mite
6. Can you be trusted with unlimited wealth?
a. Live off the 10% and give God the 90%.
b. The power to create wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18).
c. The wealth of the wicked (Proverbs 13:22).
7. I believe that God is raising up end-time financiers out of this church.
a. Get ready!