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Sunday July 24, 2011

Offering Message: Luke 6:38. We give our tithe willingly. Giving is an opportunity. It is a seed. When a seed is planted, you wait for the final product. What you plant, God gives back multiplied. Giving is a choice, but the giving back to you is a sure thing. He packs in the blessings. We plant and tend our seed by believing that God will bring increase. We water it by speaking positively. We weed it by watching what comes out of our mouths. Speaking negatively is stomping on your young plants. Numbers 23:19 God doesn’t lie. He does what He says. Sermon Message: Texts: Gen. 1 and 2; Matt. 13:10, 11; Ps. 8:3-9; Rom. 8:19; Matt. 22:30. We were created to speak things into existence. We were created to take dominion over the earth, not over people. We were created in God’s image. We were created in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Dwight uses the analogy of an egg to describe God the Father, the Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The shell is like the body of Jesus; the egg white is to be compared to the Holy Spirit; the yolk is compared to the Father. The whole egg is like God. We are a spirit, live in a body, and have a soul. The Holy Spirit hovered over the earth to create it. Jesus was the Word, and as the Word went forth, the Holy Spirit created and fulfilled what the Word said. The Holy Spirit hovers over our words to perform the words that we speak that are out of the Father. You cannot get to the Father without going through the revelation of the Holy Spirit, and you can only go to the Holy Spirit through the broken body of Jesus. When you receive Jesus, the Holy Spirit will reveal the Father to you. We will judge the angels, so we are higher than angels. We have power in our words. We should have dominion over sin, sickness, and disease. God gave us dominion, so the earth is to be under our control. Adam was to till the garden, which he did by his words. He was to be fruitful and multiply and the Garden would have expanded. God breathed into Adam His Spirit, and God lives in us. The Garden was God’s plan for us. Adam was in control. The earth is waiting for the sons of God to be revealed, the revelation that we have control and dominion. The earth is waiting for us to say “no” to the things that are not from God. A kingdom is a place to rule. When Jesus cursed the fig tree, He took the purpose of the fig tree out of it. Our purpose is to take control and to spread the Gospel. Take dominion over your body. After God made Adam, He said that it was not good for man to be alone, so He took the female “side, half” (meaning of the word “rib”), and made a woman. That meant that neither the man nor the woman is complete without the other. Your mate completes you. Listen to what your spouse says. You become one flesh and complete each other. Whatever the husband and wife agree upon (two or three), God is there, and it is established. Adam was to operate as God did, by speaking to things (that was his toil) and by taking authority over every area of life.