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EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT FOR CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Powered by PACF Saturday Oct. 4, 2014
THE BLESSINGS OF THE LORD Pastor Joseph Aborowa, FCA
THE SPIRITUAL CONTROLS THE PHYSICAL Life is more spiritual than Physical The spiritual Controls the physical Ephesians 6:12 Living Bible (TLB) 12 For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against persons without bodies—the evil rulers of the unseen world, those mighty satanic beings and great evil princes of darkness who rule this world; and against huge numbers of wicked spirits in the spirit world
2 Cor 10:3-5 3. It is true that I am an ordinary, weak human being, but I don’t use human plans and methods to win my battles. 4 I use God’s mighty weapons, not those made by men, to knock down the devil’s strongholds. 5 These weapons can break down every proud argument against God and every wall that can be built to keep men from finding him. With these weapons I can capture rebels and bring them back to God and change them into men whose hearts’ desire is obedience to Christ. That is why we are talking about spiritual things The visible came from the invisible realm. There is more to life than being a Chartered Accountants.
THE BLESSINGS OF THE LORD Numbers 23 v 20: Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it. This is a day of blessings. Blessings is stronger than curses. Prov 10v22 – The blessing of the L ORD, it make rich, and he add no sorrow with it. The blessings of the Lord, not ACA/FCA
Deut. 8 v 18 – But thou shalt remember the L ORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day God gives power to get wealth So many Chartered Accountants without anything to show for life If life comfort is by qualification; Chartered Accountants should never suffer but enjoying the good things of life. But it is not by qualification(s) but by the blessings of the Lord.
Psalm 127 v 1-2: 1.Except the L ORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the L ORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain 2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep. It is blessing you need 3 John v 2: Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prosper God want you to prosper.
Ps. 35 v 27: Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the L ORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant God takes pleasure when his people prosper Gen. 12 v 1-3: V2. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing You are not blessed unless you are a blessing to your world.
What makes rich is BLESSINGS not certificate/qualification/Age/Experience I AM BLESSED, I CANNOT BE CURSED. Isa. 65 v 8. Thus saith the L ORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all. Blessing makes you indestructible. Whatever has blessings on it cannot be destroyed. I am a carrier of blessings. There is blessing upon my life, I CANNOT BE DESTROYED What you need is the blessings of the LORD, not CONNECTIONS.
KEYS TO GOD’S BLESSINGS 1. GIVING Corporate and Individual Responsibility to God (CIRG) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 2. RIGHTEOUSNESS
GIVING Corporate and Individual Responsibility to God (CIRG) (Giving to the Lord) Tithe Offering Sacrifice (Kingdom Promotion) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) (Giving to help humanity) Giving to the poor and less privileged Giving to support a good cause Giving back to your environment
GIVING TO THE LORD Giving is living John 3v16: 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 Input will determine output What you give is what you get out of life Gen 8 v 22: “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease Gal. 6 v 7: Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap
Isaiah 1v19 (TLB): If you will only let me help you, if you will only obey, then I will make you rich! Isa. 55v10: For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater Seed is for sowing Most of the things we considered as blessings are seeds in our hands. God is testing you, if you will return with His share (called seed).
i. TITHE Malachi 3v8-10: 8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the L ORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. A Blessing: All you need is a blessing from the Lord. 10% of your salary/profit belongs to God Tithing will open the windows of heaven for you. All your tithe should be brought into the house of God
Tithe is a command, it is not optional. Tithe is like tax (PAYE), you cannot borrow it. If you are owing God, please pay now. Those who eat their tithes are robbers according to Mal. 3v8-9 Prov 6.v30-31: 30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry; 31 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house. if you catch a thief; he has to pay 700% of what he has stolen according to Pro 6:31 Everybody pays tithe - You either pay your tithe to God or you pay it to the devil
ii. OFFERING Mal. 3v8: You rob me in TITHE AND OFFERING. Gen 8 v 22: “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease Gal. 6 v 7: Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap For Offering, you have to give your level per time Your level of increase should reflect in your offering to God Widow’s mite (Luke 21:1-4) She gave the BEST. Not in volume but in the QUALITY OF SEED E.g if you are at an income level of N100,000 per month and your offering is N100. If your income increases to N2,000,000 per month, you must not give God N100 as offering. Your income level per time must reflect in your offering to God.
Mal 1 v 6-8: 6 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the L ORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name? 7 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the L ORD is contemptible. 8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the L ORD of hosts. What you are giving to God as offering, can you offer it to your governor? Gal 6v7: Whatever you sow, you will reap.
iii. SACRIFICE (KINGDOM PROMOTION) Ps. 126v5-6 5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. 6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Sacrifice: Painful giving. Giving with huge cost Giving towards a particular need in the church (sacrificial giving) It may be: A building project Musical instrument Sound System Power (Generator) Air Conditioners Etc.
Find out from your Pastor what is needed to make the house of God beautiful. Sacrificial giving helps you to move up in life There are blessings that will not come to you until certain seeds leaves your hands.
CSR- Corporate Social Responsibility (Giving to Humanity) Prov 19v17. 17 He who has pity on the poor lends to the L ORD, And He will pay back what he has given Giving to the poor Giving back to your communities Giving in form of: - Scholarship - Widow - Fatherless - Less privileged
RIGHTEOUSNESS Job 22v21: 21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. 22 Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart. 23 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. 24 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. 25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. 26 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God. 27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows. 28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. 29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person
Prov. 14:34: Righteousness exalts a nation; sin is a reproach to any people. 2 Chro. 7v14. 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
BLESSINGS Num 6:24-27 24 The L ORD bless thee, and keep thee: 25 The L ORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 26 The L ORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. 27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.