February 22, 2019
More or Less?
With Bishop Ronald K. Powell
John 10: 1-5•10 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
John 10: 9-11
•9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved,and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
John 10:16 (AKJV)•16 And other sheepI have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Revelation 3:20 (AKJV)
•20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any manhear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
John 3:16 -17
•16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
Mark 4: 23-25•23If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.•24And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. 25For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
What Is Jesus Saying?•Be Careful to hear what is actually Being said!•
If you have Hundred fold Hearing you will receive a hundred fold More.•
If you Have Twenty fold Hearing you will receive twenty Fold More.•
IF any man HAVE(possessive) ears more will be given!•
If any man have not the ears to hear, even that which he hath will be taken away.
Hearing• Do you Have hundred fold Hearing or Yea but Hearing?
•Luke 4:33-41: No Catch all night toiling
•But at Thy Word: Luke 5:5b
•Luke 5:6-7 Boats so full they begin to sink. Peter didn’t catch 1 fish.
•”Depart from me, for I am a sinful man.” (Luke 5:8)
Proverbs 4:20 (AKJV)
•20My son, attend to my words;incline thine ear unto my sayings.
•24Put away from thee a froward mouth,and perverse lipsput far from thee.25Let thine eyes look right on,and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
Mark 4:24-25 King James Version (KJV)
•24And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.
•25For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
•There needs to be a 100% Commitment to Hearing and accepting the Word of God as the Absolute Truth!
Romans 3:4 King James Version (KJV)
•4God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
Jesus Committed to meet you at the degree of your hearing.
•If you Commit to let His measure be your Measure then that is what He will measure out!
•No Yea Buts -or you don’t know what the Doctor Said!
According to your faith
•Matthew 9:29 King James Version (KJV)
29Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.
You will receive from God according to your faith.
•EPHESIANS 3:20 NKJ 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
•This verse says two things. God can do more than it is possible for us to even imagine.
Second, what He will do in our lives, is dependent on the power at work within us.
•What is that power? It is the power of His Word, activated by the Holy Spirit.
MARK 9:23 NKJ
•23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
•Anything is possible –if you have faith.
Faith comes from receiving the Word of God.
God’s Word is faith food; if you eat it, it will produce faith in your life.
MATTHEW 8:13 NKJ
•13 Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed,so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour.
ROMANS 10:11 NKJ
•11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”
•If we do not believe –we will be put to shame.
•These scriptures should make the importance of faith in receiving from God clear to you.
•Because faith comes from the Word of God, you should realize the great importance of feeding on God’s Word, the Bible.
•If your faith is weak –feed it God’s Word. You do that by reading, by hearing, and especially by speaking the Word.