God of Generations
“Courageous” Today’s Woman / Women’s Conference
Nov. 2, 2012 @ ECF – OKC / Pastor David Oxley Sr.
God morning ladies! Special greetings and blessings to our hostess Luvena Gandara, and distinguished guest ministers. God day to each of you! As Senior Pastor of ECF let me welcome you and I pray that each of you will leave this conference more “Courageous” – full of Hope and pregnant with expectancy! As you know, expectancy is the seedbed of miracles!
This is first for me. In my fifty years of ministry I have never been a presenter / speaker for a Women’s Conference. Thank you Luvena for this invitation and opportunity!
I come to you this morning with more than just a pastor’s heart. The title of today’s sermon is more than “God of Generations.” I have some skin in this – personally. Not only do I come to you as a Pastor, I come to you with a Father’s heart, with a Grand Father’s heart and with a Great Grand Father’s heart! This subject and issue is a passion with me – I pray that not only will you catch my passion you will catch my spirit. When you catch my spirit – you will catch the heart of our Heavenly Father. Some things are “caught more that taught.” I pray that you will get “caught up” in “God of Generations!”
- Today, the Body of Christ is duped
- Fatalistic thinking
- Escapism mindset
- “The Second Coming” urgency has become the “2nd Coming Emergency”
- There is a balance that creates and causes a healthy tension – that is good, this is good! Healthy Tension as in a tuned stringed instrument – guitar, piano, violin
12. He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
13. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
14. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
15. And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.
16. Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
17. And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.
18. And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.
19. And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.
20. And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
21. For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.
22. And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:
23. Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?
24. And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
25. (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
26. For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.
27. But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
28. And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.
Much more than just a military term – “occupation”
<END GREEK> pragmateuomai (prag-mat-yoo’-om-ahee); from NT:4229; to busy oneself with, i.e. to trade:
<END GREEK> pragma (prag’-mah); a deed; by implication, an affair; by extension, an object (material) / pragmatic:
KJV – business, matter, thing, work.
Elvis Presley: “TCB” – Take care of business
Thou shall keep them, O Lord, thou shall preserve them from this generation for ever.
(King David) Now also when I am old and gray-headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have showed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:
46. And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
47. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
48. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
49. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
50. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
51. He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
52. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
53. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
54. He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
55. As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.
There are two covenants that God has made with us in perpetuity:
- Blood Covenant – “Redemption”
- Salt Covenant – “Responsibility”
- Both are in perpetuity – “ALL GENERATIONS”
This I promise – I do not predict, promise what will happen Wednesday, November 7th 2012 (should Jesus tarry):
- The sun will come up
- The oceans’ tides will ebb and flow
- The same spirit that raised Christ from the dead will still be alive in us believers
- God still will be unable to see a person He does not love
- God still will be unable to see a sin He won’t forgive
- God still will be unable to see a sickness He cannot heal
- God still will be unable to see a circumstance He cannot change
- God still will be unable to see another Savior other than His one and only begotten Son – Jesus the Christ! AMEN! AMEN! & AMEN!!!