Part 6 – WATCH AND REMEMBER
Pastor Troy Brewer
August. 21, 2019
OpenDoor Church, Burleson, Texas
Deuteronomy 8:18 “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.”
Deuteronomy 8:18 (PTV)And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability, capacity and supernatural power to Grow Go and Grab an unstoppable momentum of finances, assets and influence.
This is covenant REMEMBERING AND BEING WATCHFUL
HOW WE ARE REMEMBERED, MANY TIMES, DEPENDS UPON HOW WE WERE WILLING TO REMEMBER THINGS WITHIN OUR LIFETIME.
One of the ways we finish well is we MARK VICTORY AND WE GIVE GOD GLORY FOR IT
WE WE HOOK UP WITH THE SPIRIT HE HELPS US REMEMBER RIGHT THINGS
John 14:24But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
Remembering the right things will motivate you to win battles.
Remembering the wrong things discourages you to the point of defeat.
King David is famous for saying Psalms 20:7Some trust in chariots and some in horses but we will remember the name of the lord our God.
Horse and chariots are what you need for deliverance in the midst of terrible battle. David is saying “All I need for certain deliverance is to remember the name of the Lord.”
How I know God personally.
God is such an awesome God that He can choose what He remembers and He can choose what He will never remember again.
He is world famous for His sea of forgetfulness because He chooses to remember His love for us and His covenant with us more than He remembers how we have wronged Him.
I will not forget. God is like that. He will not forget you. He will not leave you. He will not forsake you.
Genesis 9:16,…And the bow shall be in the cloud that I may remember the everlasting covenant… (a bow of strength)
Even the thief on the Cross turned to Jesus and said, “Remember me Lord when you enter into your kingdom.”
Since God refuses to remember what we have done against him and he refuses to forget how much he loves us, we should be people who refuse to forget.
In the King James, there are 148 verses with the word “remember.”
DON’T FORGET DON’T FORGET DON’T FORGET Lets look at a few of those on the memorial day
THE KINGDOM PRINCIPLE OF REMEMBERING
Remember certain things causes certain things to happen
1. THE KINGDOM PRINCIPLE OF REMEMBERINGGalatians 4:28 – The promises God has given you This list will keep you in times of trouble.
In Galatians 4:28 you and I are called Children of promise
I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.Psalms 27:13
Start off by doing a google or a bing search on scriptures on Gods promises
Then after that you need to begin to seek the lord and ask God to help you know His specific promises for you personally
Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO LIVE WITH HOPE YOU ARE GOING TO LIVE WITH THE CONSTANT MEMORY OF THE PROMISES GOD HAS GIVEN YOU
2. THE KINGDOM PRINCIPLE OF REMEMBERING The miracles God has done in your life This list will keep you trusting God
God Almighty warned the people of Israel do not forget the miracles I did for you. Don’t forget how I brought you out of Egypt. Don’t forget.
You have good reason to trust me.
I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. Ps 77:11
…for thy testimonies are my meditation. Psalms 119:99
IF YOU ARE GOING TO LIVE YOUR LIFE TRUSTING GOD, YOU ARE GOING TO REMEMBER HOW GOD HAS DELIVERED YOU OVER AND OVER AGAIN
1. THE KINGDOM PRINCIPLE OF REMEMBERING The privileges and things you love about your life This list will keep you thankful
John 1:16, NLT From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.
IF YOU DON’T HAVE A LONG LIST ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE THANKFUL FOR, YOU HAVE A LONG LIST OF WHAT YOU GRIPE ABOUT.
Remembering how blessed you are will cause you to be thankful.
1. THE KINGDOM PRINCIPLE OF REMEMBERING The prayers God has answered in your life This list will keep you praying.
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. – Psalm 145:18
1. THE KINGDOM PRINCIPLE OF REMEMBERING Remember the people God has placed in your life This list will keep you relational.
Rick Warren writes in The Purpose Driven Life, “I have been at the bedside of many people in their final moments, when they stand on the edge of eternity, and I have never heard anyone say, ‘Bring me my diplomas! I want to look at them one more time. Show me my awards, my medals, that gold watch I was given.’ When life on earth is ending, people don’t surround themselves with objects. What we want around us is people – people we love and have relationships with. In our final moments we all realize that relationships are what life is all about.”
Philippians 1:3-4, NIV I thank God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy.
6. THE KINGDOM PRINCIPLE OF REMEMBERING Galatians 2:10 – Remember the poor This list will keep you humble and keep you effective in the Kingdom
7. THE KINGDOM PRINCIPLE OF REMEMBERING 2 Timothy 2:8 – Remember that Jesus Christ is raised from the dead
REMEMBER that life has slapped death in the face. Remember that JESUS called “The Shot” and prophesied that on the 3rd day he would raise again. Remember, for those of us who are in Christ, death has no sting and the grave has no victory. Remember, Jesus didn’t just raise from the dead. He was the firstThis is what I remember when I am facing my own mortality. This is what I think of when I begin to feel overwhelmed. I will remember that Jesus Christ is raised from the dead.
And when I remember that Jesus is raised from the dead is remember that nothing is impossible
REMEMBERING AND BEING WATCHFUL QUALIFY US FOR ESCAPING TERRIBLE THINGS AND ENTERING INTO WONDERFUL THINGS.