Joh 5:20 For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
I have the promise of God for 2017. The Promise is Greater Things...
last night we put away the old year of 2016. Now this morning we pick up the mantle and challenge of 2017; But we do so with a promise. 2017 is going to be a year of Greater Things....
1. Giving, Growing, and Going
Why greater things.
So that ye may marvel
Marvel means to be amazed or admire and wonder. God wants to fill our lives with wonder and admiration of His greatness in our lives.
As we move we are going to be giving more than ever before as we give we are going to be growing more than ever before. as we grow we are going to be Going forward more than ever before.
Luk 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Give and it shall be given UNTO you...
the growing and going will come because we are giving, and our giving initiates the giving unto us. We will recieve great things from God because we Give.
What HE gives in return will be pressed down, shaken together and running over... 2017 is going to be awesome.
2Ki 19:29 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.
The WORD of God is the seed, it is the fertilizer. Gods Word is going to be the source of our growth and increase. This ministry is going to grow up and be a source of blessing to this city. We will go forth with the comfort of Gods word upon our lips to the populace and give hope and light.
Growing is the same as Increase:
Isa 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
It matters not what others think God promises that his government and kindgom shall continually increase. No END.
2Sa 5:24 And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.
We are going to get ourselves into a position before God than at the moment He has planned we will go forward. We will be going in the direction of success and will run over all our enemies to their surprise and amazement.
Mark 2017 as the year of Greater Things. Watch and see. I am proclaiming it to you now. When 2017 ends you will look back and be amazed at what God has done in all our lives and give him glory.