Family - This divine structure was created by God. It is the foundation for society. The marriage relationship represents Jesus and His bride. God's parenting system reflects the heart of our Father-God. The roles of father and mother are so extremely important to raising godly children and having a healthy society. Andrew outlines these roles for the Christian family and exhorts all of us to be like our heavenly Father, bringing security and healing to every member of God's family.
We have learned that though we have victory over the enemy, we must be aware of the enemy’s tactics, and overcome—not just for us, but for others. We must take the opportunity to change, because we are called to be the difference the world needs. In this sermon, Pastor Dawn shows us how to look at tares from the vantage point of them being opportunities. The answer is that we need more emphasis on intimacy with God. Because darkness is still around. Tares are still growing – but we are to be weed killer to the devil’s tares! And if you are investing in the Kingdom of God here on earth, then you must understand that people are the greatest investment. Your heavenly Father still believes it!
Worship to God comes in many forms. Our love for Him should show up in everything we do. When we are so in love with Him that He has charge of our whole “house,” we will make life decisions based on Him. We may have let the Lord in a small part of our house or a large part of our house. But we won’t defeat the enemy until the Lord is the owner of the whole house. Then He will come just as He promised, and He will divide the wheat from the tares! He will throw the enemy out for us. When our lives are a reflection of His love and heart for us, there is no room for tares to affect us, and there is always room for Jesus in every place of our heart. It is then that lives are affected and changed.
We are all inundated, daily, by the enemy’s tactics to distract us and get our focus off of God. We can become discouraged or overwhelmed by all the negativity and the trials of life. In this compelling teaching, Pastor Dawn explores the parable of the wheat and the tares that Jesus used to describe the Kingdom of Heaven. It is a great reminder that God and His people will have a harvest, even though the enemy has sown “tares” in our field! But we must fight, we must stand and stay focused on the truth!
We are literally making a way for His Kingdom to come to earth where all those called by His name will flow as one. With the Father’s glory being the light. Where we will no longer have any struggles, no longer any tears, just spending eternity being one with Him. But here, now, we have assignments as His sons and daughters to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in staying focused on having His heart, and embracing it, displaying it and sharing it. ALL IN isn’t a catch phrase. It is a prophetic declaration calling to all who will hear and respond. God is waiting for a people to come to Him and submit to Him. Then He will restore YOUR temple, and YOU will carry the glory of God, spilling over on those you encounter, and bringing holy upheaval to the nation!
We have a tremendous opportunity and the sobering responsibility to pass our faith on – to our children, our grandchildren, and everyone we may have in our sphere of influence. God has a plan for how we are to pass down our faith to the next generation, and it won’t just happen by chance. Each generation has the responsibility to bear witness before the next generation concerning God and His mighty deeds.