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Partnering for Vision Fulfillment

Partnering for Vision Fulfillment:
We have three Primary Purposes for this series:
  1. The purpose of this message is to help you understand your role in God’s redemptive plan
  2. To inspire you to get actively involved in God’s redemptive plan
  3. To accelerate the fulfillment of the Great Commission
Text: Proverbs 29:18; Amos 3:3,7; Acts 16:9-10; 1 Chronicles 12:18,22-23; Ephesians 2:10 MSG
God does nothing on earth without the frontline active involvement of men. God has delegated authority on earth to men. See Genesis 1:26-28; Psalm 115:16. So if God is going to do anything on earth He has to work with and through men. See 1 Corinthians 3:9; 2 Corinthians 5:20; 6:1.
It was John Wesley who said, “It seems as though God will do nothing until men pray.” The fulfillment of God’s dream requires both Divine and human collaboration. See Mark 16:20; Acts 14:3; 15:4; Hebrews 2:3-4.
In Acts 10, we see a partnership between God, angels and Peter. God’s work demands that we hear and do whatever God tells us to do because we all have a role to play to see God’s plan fulfilled. See Acts 8:26-40; 9:1-19; 10:1-48.
God moves through people. God heals through people. See Acts 4:29-33; 5:12-16; 19:11. God speaks through people. God works through people. Nothing will get done until we do something. See Romans 12:6-8; 1 Peter 4:10-11; Colossians 1:29; Philippians 2:13. God is counting on you. We are the Body of Christ. He expresses Himself on earth through us. See Acts 15:12 NKJV; Acts 21:19; Galatians 2:8
What is a Vision:
A Vision is a revelation of God’s redemptive plan of God’s redemptive plan and your role in it. See Proverbs 29:18; Amos 3:3,7 Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 16:9-10
A Vision is a God given dream or assignment that requires collective participation for its fulfillment. See Nehemiah 2:17-18;
A Vision is a Divine Revelation of God’s Plan to save humanity through the redemptive work of Christ and the opportunity to participate in its fulfillment. See 1 Timothy 4:10; Romans 10:1-18
Who is a Partner:
See Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NLT; Matthew 18:19; Philippians 1:27; Philemon 1:17; 2 John 1:11; 3 John 1:8 NLT
  1. A Co-laborer
  2. A Sharer or partaker
  3. A Contributor
  4. A Participant or participator
  5. An associate
Partnership is mutual cooperation between two or more persons for the purpose of kingdom goals and targets.
A Partnership is an alliance. It is an intentional collaboration between people for the purpose of fulfilling a clearly defined vision that is mutually beneficial to all involved.
It takes partnership to fulfill any God given Vision. In fact, the largest corporations in the earth are partnerships that blossomed into empires. The world understands the power of partnerships and intelligent networking for the purpose of maximum impact. We have to learn it as the Body of Christ. Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM). It takes teamwork to make the dream work. The more we are, the more we can do.
See Numbers 10:29-32; Philippians 1:3-7
How to Partner:
  1. Prayer. See Isaiah 45:11. The first call of the believer is to prayer. Through prayer we Partner with God to facilitate the advancement of His plans and purposes. See Matthew 6:9-10; 9:35-38; Acts 12:5-11; Romans 15:30-32; Philippians 1:19; 2 Thessalonians 3:1-2. There are wicked forces in the earth and we have to contend against them to minimize the effect and impact of their work in the earth amongst the sons of men. See Ephesians 6:12; Luke 12:21-23;
A. Pray for the Man of God See 2 Thessalonians 3:2; Romans 15:31; Acts 12:5-11
B. Pray for the brethren. See Ephesians 1:17-19; Colossians 1:9-11; Philippians 1:9-11; Colossians 4:12
C. Pray for the advancement of the work. See Matthew 9:38-38; 2 Thessalonians 3:1; Romans 15:30-31;
D. Pray for the unsaved. See Ezekiel 18:23; John 3:17; 1 Timothy 2:1-4; Acts 16:14
  1. Participation. This is refers to your physical involvement in the advancement of God’s work. This refers to:
A. Attendance or your physical presence in our meetings. See Luke 8:1; Acts 1:12-14; 1:15-26; 2 Timothy 2:2;
B. Physical efforts. See Romans 16:1-12; 2 Corinthians 8:23; Philippians 1:27; 2:22
C. Time: Acts 14:28; Hebrews 5:12
  1. Provision. By provision we refer to financial partnership. Financial involvement is the proof of heartfelt commitment. See 1 Kings 17:8-15; 2 Kings 4:8-17; Matthew 6:21; 6:33; Luke 8:1-3; Acts 16:14-15; 2 Corinthians 8:1-9; 11:7-9; Philippians 1:5-7 NLT; 4:10-19; Ezra 1:1-6 NLT; 3 John 5-8 NLT

PROSPERITY WITH A PURPOSE

PROSPERITY WITH A PURPOSE:
The Primary Purposes of Prosperity.
Ecclesiastes 7:11-12; 9:13-18; 10:19
We live in a world that is run based on money whether cash or digital, or as commodities even in the form of fixed, durable assets. We have to know how to function with kingdom principles to prosper in a fallen and perverse world.
Money is the medium of exchange in the natural world. All transactions are money based. You cannot get anything done without money. Therefore, we must let God show us how to make money His way without compromise or corruption.
The Goal of this teaching series is as follows:
  1. To teach you the purpose of prosperity in the kingdom of God
  2. To teach you the power of prosperity
  3. To stir within you the desire to prosper
  4. To teach you how to prosper
  5. To see that many are raised to finance the work of the kingdom
  6. To bring you into your wealthy place
  7. To help you have more than enough reasons for the fulfillment of your God given vision and dreams
Genesis 12:1-3; Deuteronomy 8:18; Psalm 35:27; Proverbs 10:22; 3 John 2
Everything that God does, He does according to a plan in order to fulfill a purpose. See John 10:10; 18:37; Luke 4:18; 1 John 3:8
What are the Purposes of Prosperity? Why does God want you to Prosper? It has been said that, “When purpose is NOT known abuse is inevitable.” The man who knows how will always have a job but the man who knows why will always be his boss. To get ahead in life you must understand the purposes of God.
  1. For the glory of God. God blesses us for His own glory. God blesses us for the credit of His good Name. God blesses you for His good pleasure. See Psalm 35:27; 1 Chronicles 16:29; Psalm 67:1-7; 96:8; 102:13-18; Exodus 16:1-16; Deuteronomy 8:18; Isaiah 60:1-7; 62:1-7; Malachi 2:1-3; Jeremiah 13:11; Matthew 5:16; 2 Corinthians 9:10-13; Hebrews 13:16
  2. To demonstrate His goodness: Your prosperity and your welfare is a testimony of God’s grace, His love and His goodness. See Psalm 35:27; Jeremiah 33:9; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 9:8. God blesses us in honor of Christ’s finished works and as a demonstration of His love towards us. See Romans 8:32; 1 Corinthians 3:21-23; Galatians 3:6-9; 3:26-29; Romans 4:13
  3. To establish His Covenant. Prosperity is our right by covenant and by virtue of the redemption. Remember that the redemption was carried out based on a covenant. See Deuteronomy 8:18; Genesis 12:3. Without prosperity, the families of the earth will not be blessed. God prospers us to fulfill His Word. See Genesis 26:1-5; Deuteronomy 7:7-9,12-15; Galatians 3:26-29; Acts 3:25-26; Romans 4:13; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Galatians 3:13-14; Proverbs 10:22; Genesis 24:1,35; Ephesians 1:3. Being born again is an upliftment. It is a divine lifting from the earthly places under the control, influence and intimidation of darkness into the heavenly places of God’s kingdom. See 1 Samuel 2:8; Psalm 113:7-8; Ephesians 1:17-23; 2:4-8; Isaiah 43:7; 60:1-7
  4. To demonstration His dominion through us. Money is power in the natural realm. See Genesis 1:26-28; Proverbs 22:7; 18:23; Ecclesiastes 10:19. The person with the most money dominates and controls the affairs of men. Money gives you influence with men. See Proverbs 14:20; 19:4,7; Money is a defense. See Proverbs 10:15; Ecclesiastes 7:12. Money gives us purchasing power to buy radio and TV stations for the promotion of the Gospel.
  5. To reward our obedience and our service in the kingdom of God. Prosperity is a reward. It is also a kingdom motivator. See Genesis 12:1-3; 26:1-5,12-14: Deuteronomy 28:1-13; Ezra 7:1-10; Job 36:11; Isaiah 1:19. In the New Testament, Jesus Christ also presented prosperity as a reward. See Matthew 19:27-29; Mark 10:29-30; Luke 5:1-7. John the Apostle also postulated that prosperity is a reward. See 3 John 2. James the Apostle corroborated the same in James 1:25.
  6. To amplify the voice of the Gospel and to find its spread. It takes money to spread the Gospel. Money is a tool. Money is a facilitator. See Luke 8:1-3; Matthew 24:14; Mark 13:10; Philippians 1:4-7; Acts 16:12-15; Philippians 4:15-19; Ecclesiastes 9:13-16. Money amplifies your voice. It takes money to buy airtime, print tracts and books and fund missionary projects. See 2 Corinthians 11:7-9
  7. To fund the needs or causes of His Kingdom. Luke 8:1-3; 12:16-21; 2 Corinthians 9:8. The primary reason why God blesses or prospers us is for the purpose of funding the needs of the kingdom of God. See Ezra 2:68-69; 7:11-24: Nehemiah 7:70-73; Nehemiah 11:22-24, 12:44-47; 14:4-14; Haggai 1:1-11; Matthew 6:33. Ignoring the needs of God’s house can surely lead to poverty or financial hardship. Deuteronomy 8:18. God gives you the power to get wealth to establish His covenant in the earth. See Psalm 67:1-2; Luke 8:1-3
  8. To meet your own needs. God wants your needs to met. He is concerned about you; He is mindful of you. He seeks your wellbeing. See Psalm 8:4; 115:12-15;; Romans 8:31-32 NLT; Philippians 4:19; 2 Corinthians 9:8; Matthew 6:11.
  9. To meet the needs of your family members. God blesses you so you should be able to provide for your own household. See Genesis 30:25-30; 2 Samuel 6:10-12; Genesis 39:5; Genesis 12:2; 1 Kings 17:8-16; 2 Kings 4:1-7; 1 Timothy 5:8
  10. To take care of our parents. God expects you to honor your parents by taking care of them. As you do this, God prospers you more and more. Matthew 15:1-9; Ephesians 6:1-3; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16
  11. To meet the needs of the poor. God blesses you so that you can be a blessing to others. It takes money to help the poor. It has been said that the only way that you can help the poor is by not becoming one of them. You cannot help others if you are not blessed. See 1 Corinthians 16:1-4; Acts 2:44-45; 4:34-37; 11:27-30; Genesis 12:2; Hebrews 13:16; 1 Timothy 6:17-19; Leviticus 19:9-10; 23:22; Psalm 112:3,9; 2 Corinthians 8:1-8; 9:6-10; Proverbs 3:27-28; 19:17; 28:8; Deuteronomy 15:7-11. Our generosity is a demonstration of our love for others. See 1 John 3:16-18; Proverbs 11:24-25
  12. For you to lay up wealth for your children’s children. God expects you to save up for your children. Don’t just spend everything you own, save for the future, especially the future of your children. See Proverbs 13:22; Ezra 9:12; Psalm 37:25-26
  13. To take care of your Man of God and those who minister in God’s house. This is one of the reasons why God prospers His people. See Genesis 14:13-24; Numbers 18:8-32; 1 Kings 17:8-16: 2 Kings 4:1-7; Malachi 3:8-12; 2 Chronicles 35:15; Ezra 2:68-70; Galatians 6:6-10; 1 Timothy 5:17; Romans 15:27; 1 Corinthians 9:1-14; 2 Corinthians 11:7-9