SUNDAY 2nd APRIL, 2017 - BUSINESS BREAKTHROUGH BANQUET SERVICE
" And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper." - [Psalm 1:3 (KJV)]
Psalm 1: A Wisdom Resource
The Psalms express the emotions, personal feelings, attitudes, gratitude, and interests of the average individual. In a nutshell, they have a wonderful capacity to capture the reality of our human experience.
There are praise Psalms, lament Psalms, and enthronement Psalms but Psalm one is a wisdom Psalm. It is a kind of introduction to the rest of the Psalms. Its subject matter is very general and basic, but it touches on two subjects that continually occur throughout the Psalms viz: the blessedness of the righteous and the misery and future of the wicked.
The key subject in Verses 1 - 3 is the centrality of God’s Word to the life and fruitfulness of the righteous who truly love His Word. According to the Psalmist, two great thrusts flow out of this:
(a) the importance and absolute necessity of the Scripture, and
(b) the changed character, stability, and fruitfulness it promises to those who make Scripture the core of their lives.
In essence, God says there are two ways of life open to us: one means blessedness, happiness, and fruitfulness, but the other means cursedness, unhappiness, and judgment. The choice is ours. Blessedness is a choice, but to be blessed, one must by faith obey the conditions; he must pursue the way of blessedness as described in this Psalm
Prior to Verse 3, Verses 1 and 2 is a discus on three degrees of habit or conduct: walk | stand | sit, three degrees of openness, fellowship, or involvement in evil: counsel | path | seat; and verse 4 speaks of three degrees of evil that result: wicked | sinners | scoffers.
Psam 1:1-3: Walk - Stand - Sit.
The three negative statements in their three-fold breakdown are sa follows:
“Does not walk.” - has chosen not to follow a path.
“In the counsel.” - mental attitude, a state of mind, or viewpoint that determines decisions we make.
“Of the wicked.” - ungodly, godless, or negative toward God, loose from God, without Him as an anchor or controlling factor.
Subsequent verses pose a warning to us all. They teach us how posible it is to step out of the place of blessedness and plunge into the place of misery and cursing with horrible consequences. It showcases the possible outcome when one takes a stand for righteousness or refuses to compromise.
Psalm 1 tells us how we can be continually blessed every day. In just six short verses we learn the secret of the life God blesses. The verses are filled with visual images and the central issue in these verses is God’s awesome and holy Word - the Scripture. It tells us how we can be continually blessed every day. The man (or woman) of blessedness and spiritual stability is one whose life is built on and bathed in the Scripture and The blessed man(or woman) is one who is "like a tree planted by the rivers of waters"
"But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, . . ." - [Deuteronomy 8:18 (KJV)]
Finally, IT IS YOUR TURN!
Career stagnation is one of the worst areas of affliction among church people. Undoubtedly, career and business breakthroughs is God's desire but the choice to attain it is all ours so in line with the testimony of Job in Job 1 and 32, to encounter career advancement of any kind, we must be a people that submit to God (Job 22:21), greatly delight in Him (Psalms 37:4), tune into the inspiration of God within us (Job 32:8; and remain thankful to God for all His benefits (Ps. 103:1-3).
This Business Breakthrough Banquet will be the one chance you have been waiting for, for a change of story. Come expectant of a touch from God that will impart unto you the power to get wealth; and be sure to invite and also reach out to the unsaved and bring them along for the service together with your friends and family. The service time is 9:30am to 11:30am.
Your expectations will not be cut off in Jesus name, Amen [Proverbs 23:18]
Jesus is Lord!!!