Updated: Oct 20, 2019
Title: Value by Determination
1 Kings 21v1- and Luke 15v8-10
Ø Everything that have got a value have an identity
Ø You also need to know the value of what you have in your possession, to be able to determine the cost. The world have got different precious metals with different values.
Ø Value: 1. the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. 2. the material or monetary worth of something. 3. the worth of something compared to the price paid or asked for it. 4. a person's principles or standards of behavior; one's judgment of what is important in life.
Ø Determination: 1 a person's principles or standards of behavior; one's judgment of what is important in life. 2. the process of establishing something exactly by calculation or research
Ø A parable in Luke 15v8-10 on the story of a woman who had lost her coin. The woman was left with 9 only out of the 10 that she had
Ø This coin meant something valuable and special to her life and destiny. She was determined to search it until she found.
Ø We have got so many things that we have lost in our live that we need to diligently start to search for until we find them. The power and zeal to search will come from within. The power from within cannot be stop.
Ø According to the woman's custom, when a Jewish girl married, she began to wear a headband of 10 silver coins to signify that she was now a wife. It was the Jewish modern version of wedding ring
Ø The coin would have on it the image of the ruler
Ø You need to know the value of what you have, for you to start look for it or even protect or cherish it. Once you cherish what God have given you, you will handle it with care. You will also refuse to be devalued by other people or your friends.
Ø The bible says for you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are the works of the Lord in you
Ø Most of us have lost our fields just like Naboth was about to do. He refused because he knew the value of his field.
Ø People will give you the value of what they think you have; but it very import to know how much you are worthy. You are carrying a precious diamond in yourself, handle it with care.
Ø Even Most marriages and family break because people don’t value what they have. Some they even go outside to start to look for the value that they are already possessing. You need to appreciate what God has given.
Ø Husbands appreciate your wives. Wives appreciate your husbands. Children appreciate your parents. Parents appreciate your children. You have got precious diamonds with you in your hands. Also be aware that a king like Ahab is looking for any exchange. The exchange is to reduce and ridicule your value.
Ø Most children they don’t know the value of what they have in their parents and relatives
Ø I need you to know that your parents are precious; your relatives are precious
Ø Most people don’t know the value that they have even in their jobs
Ø We need to value our friendships
Ø We need to value our relationships
Ø Oh, if the Lord would allow us to know the value of what we have or possess. May God open our eyes
Ø It doesn’t matter how much it has been taking to unleash your potential. Don’t lose focus, keep on fighting. When money is being transported, normally it is heavily guarded with armed security guards because of its value. Any precious metal (gold, diamond) is guarded because it’s value. The reason gold is kept in safe locks is because of its value
Ø I disarm every evil spirit that have been guarding your wealth and refusing your breakthrough in the name of Jesus.
Ø Even Judas knew the value that was in Jesus and this led him to envy and betray Jesus.
Ø People envy because you because of the value that you are.
Ø Ahab and his evil wife Jezebel where jealous of Naboth's field but the Lord did not allow them to use it. He sent Elijah to Naboth’s field and proclaimed a curse on Ahab and his wife. Indeed, they did not use the field. They died before their leisure. Judas also died before enjoying the few coins. I assassinate every spirit that have been trying to destroy your destiny in Jesus name.
Ø Naboth could not sell his father’s field because he understood the value and importance of the possession that he had
Ø Don’t sell your bodies. Don’t be lured to do wrong things. May the Lord transform our minds.
Ø Romans 12 v2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Ø Daniel 11:32 32 Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits.
Ø I urge you to be strong and resilient. Daniel and his friends did not compromise because they knew the value of their God and their value
Ø What makes the devil to continue to persuade and entice us; it's because of the value of what we have
Ø The value of what you want and what you have is determined by choices that you make. Make good choices as a child of God because you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Ø Truly, there are few joys that matches the joy of being with Christ
Ø Your spiritual perception is very trivial to your destiny. Ahab wanted Naboth's field to put vegetables. These are things of short-term benefits and planning. Naboth had grapes which are of long term planning and benefits. Onces graps have grown they can produce year after year with less larbour. Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning.
Ø Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Ø Whenever you need to buy a house you should do some savings and sacrifices. Those savings will enable you to buy your house. May the Lord give us the spirit of perseverance and endurance according to the book of Galatians chapter 5 verses 22-26.
Ø You need to save your prayers in the Lord, and you will prosper. The word of God says in Ecclesiastes 11 v1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. 2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth. 3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be. 4 He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
Ø It’s very important to know who influences your life. Ahab’s life was badly influenced by his wife. You need to know your Ahab's and Jezebels and the Elijah’s of your life. Don’t call everyone an enemy including those that want to help you. May the Lord give you a discernment spirit like Naboth. He discerned Ahab's thoughts without fail.
Ø It’s important to know your importance. Psalm 139:14” I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.”
Ø Every human being has got great potential in them. There is a purpose why you here in Canada. Keep focused. Soon and very soon you will rejoice.
Ø You are the workmanship of God and he see and knows your potential. Ephesians 2:10-15 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. 11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: 13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made near by the blood of Christ.
Ø A royal priesthood and perculiar generation 1 Peter 2v9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Always know that the devil does not love you
Ø When Ahab heard Naboth’s response he went home in a fit of rage. Rage turned to hatred and hatred turned to murder
Ø Whoever hates you have the potential to kill you.
Ø If you also hate people, you have got potential to kill them
Ø You can kill them with character assassination, take away privileges from them and many ways. The word of God in James 4:7 says Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you
Ø The bible says thereforefore be Holy for I am Holy
REFUSE WITH YOUR DESTINY
Ø Let the power within you keep on speaking
Ø Whatever value you have is speaking within you with a small voice. Its shouting from deep down and no man sees it. Its shouting like the book of Song of Solomon 6v3 and 2v16 says; I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine. He feeds his flock among the lilies.
Ø Don't lose heart. Keep on moving. Your destiny is calling you.
Ø Ephesians 1:5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—
Ø Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
Ø God have got good thoughts upon you according to the book of Jeremiah 29v11-14; 32v27 and 33v3. Keep on calling unto him. Your value is of eternal life. Your value is to prosper and possess the earth. The song says this earth is mine and heaven is mine as well. Neino nyika ndeyako, nairo denga nderako. Nekunakirwa ndekwangu. Jeso ke yena. Jesu ndiye Mambo
Ø God created you to have dominion. Genesis 1:26-28 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Ø People forget very quickly who they are. Be aggressive in your personal development. Push it hard in prayer. Push it hard physically. May the Lord help you to discover the power in you. You are unstoppable and have got so much power
Ø Always say in your heart, I want to make a difference and always go an extra mile.
Ø Let it come from within; from your heart.
Ø That small voice you need to amplify it. Where there is value there is need of absolute determination