21 Part 4: The Weight and Measure of Your Life 

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021

Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX

In 21– Part 1

The Number Revealed 

January 3, 2021



Making things manifest or visible 

The number 21 is in the Bible 7 times

* 21 is 7 times 3 and typically when you see biblical examples of the number 21 it has to do with light being made manifest. 

* 3×7=21 – When the Spirit (7) has perfectly completed (3) His work, everything is seen for what it really is.

Ephesians 5:13

But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.

This is the year to press into the presence of God.

The 2021st verse in the New Testament: 

Luke 6:19

“And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.”

The word “Frankincense” occurs 21 times in Scripture, as well as the phrase ‘the Father.’ 

Intimacy, prayer and the secret place with the father.  

7+7+7 =21   7X3 =21

Manifest presence

Exodus 20:21

So the people stood afar off, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was. 


21– Part 2

Totally Legal

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021

1 Corinthians 13:11-13

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things….

The call to maturity is huge this year. There is a need for grown up Christians to actually grow up and put away childish things. 

Samson would not become mature so he became cursed by becoming a blind entertainer. 

The lack of fathers as leaders has stunted the growth of the church. We have to have fathers as leaders in the church–people who see the people of God through a lens of example, potential and discipline. This means a big shift of the new wineskin is about the fatherly role of raising and equipping men and women of God. It’s about passing down an inheritance that gives them an advantage and guarantees their successful walk in Jesus.  

1 Corinthians 4:15

For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.

The 2021st verse in the Bible:

Exodus 18:21 

Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:


21–Part 3: “For Those About to Rock” 

January 17, 2020 

Proverbs 21:31

The horse [is] prepared against the day of battle: but safety/victory [is] of the LORD.

Ephesians 6:15 

And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;



21 part 4 – The Weight of Your Life

Numbers are important in God’s economy. He uses them to speak to us in so many ways. 

In fact, numbers are so crucial in His messages to us, He even has a special angel whose job it is to number everything. 

This Angel can be found doing his thing in Daniel 8:13-14.

Daniel 8:13-14 (NKJV)

Then I heard a holy one speaking; and another holy one said to that certain one who was speaking, “How long will the vision be, concerning the daily sacrifices and the transgression of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled underfoot?” 14 And he said to me, “For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed.”

This angel gets his name from the Hebrew word for “certain” which is Palmoni. 

It just so happens that Palmoni is a contraction of two other words: 

  • “Pala” which means “wonderful or marvelous” 
  • “Mone” which means “to count or number”

This is how we come by his name “Palmoni, the wonderful numberer.”

What kind of numbers does Palmoni keep for the Most High?

Weights, measures, amounts, distances, place, order, time, dates

We first see numbers being important in Genesis 1 when the days were numbered and in Genesis 5 when the family line of Adam is spelled out in great detail – including how long each of these men lived. This is how the Jews know that exactly 5781 years have passed since the fall of Adam. 

Just like that, weight is a big deal to God: 

Proverbs 11:1

Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, But a just weight is His delight.



In 1907, a Massachusetts doctor named Duncan MacDougall performed an unusual series of experiments. Intrigued by the idea that the human soul had mass, and could therefore be weighed, Dr. MacDougall put together a bed fitted with a sensitive set of beam scales, and convinced a series of terminally ill patients to lie on it during the final moments of their lives.

MacDougall was so detail-oriented, he recorded not only each patient’s exact time of death, his or her total time on the bed, as well as any changes in weight that occurred around the moment of expiration. He even factored losses of bodily fluids like sweat and urine, and gases like oxygen and nitrogen, into his calculations. 

His conclusion was that the human soul weighed three-fourths of an ounce, or 21 grams.

It’s hard to imagine these experiments getting any serious attention from the scientific community today. But the lines of thinking that led to them — and the reactions they generated — remain with us to this day.

Here’s the Measure:

FALSE PROPHETS: A media mouthpiece that proclaims righteousness but is actually full of propaganda. 

Flashy people with incredible gifts, but live like the devil and produce hell.

Blind entertainers who count on you to be stupid and immature so they can get away with their agenda. 

Here’s the true measure: 

False prophets/self promoters/mouthpieces of hell


Matthew 7:15-20

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 

False prophets/self promoters/mouthpieces of hell


Matthew 7:15-20

17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.


Here’s where you can find a true individual who loves and follows Jesus.

Here’s the true measure: 


John 13:35

“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”


The Church:


Revelation 2:2
“I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars;”

Revelation 2:9
“I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.”

Revelation 2:13
“I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.”

Revelation 2:19
“I know your works, love, service, faith, and your patience; and as for your works, the last are more than the first.”

Revelation 2:23
”I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.”

Revelation 3:1
The Dead Church
“And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.”

Revelation 3:8
“I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.”

Revelation 3:15
“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.”

Every group of Christians need to serve as an army of one for an audience of One. We should all have a tremendous stacks of trophies of grace that we can clearly identify and point to while saying, “the Kingdom of heaven looks just like that!”




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