Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023
Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX
5783 HEBREW CALENDAR – 3 in the Hebrew is the letter/number Gimmel: a picture of a camel. It not only signifies provision, but bearing burdens. You will need to know Jesus as your burden bearer this year.
I THINK THE THEME OF SUPERNATURAL SUPPLY LINES IS HUGE THIS YEAR
5783 is the Year of Gimmel. It is the Year of the Camel in the Mouth, Divine Fullness, and Perfection. Gimmel is a time of unity and trinity. Gimmel symbolizes the camel, the year of provision for the faithful. It is the year of charity and giving, from material blessing to spiritual provision, and it is the year of the Mimshach anointing that will be poured out for increase and expansion.
ARE YOU TITHING?
Proverbs 3:9-10 – Honor the Lord from your wealth and from the first of all your produce; So your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine.
Malachi 3:10 – “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in My house, and test Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.
ARE YOU SOWING INTO THE KINGDOM?
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 – Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.
Galatians 6:7 – Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.
ARE YOU GENEROUSLY GIVING AS A LIFESTYLE?
Deuteronomy 15:10 – Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.
ARE YOU COMMITTED TO HELPING THE POOR?
Proverbs 22:9 – He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.
Proverbs 28:27 – He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.
Matthew 6:3-4 – But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Don’t play games in your giving.
Be committed. Live the life. Do the thing and don’t play games in your giving to the poor. Give with an understanding of the the fear of the Lord and know that God is watching and ready to release rewards, blessings and favor to people committed to generous giving in covenant with Him.
“When you tithe…when you pray…when you fast…” – Jesus Christ, Sermon on the Mount
Gimmel, or 3 in Hebrew, is also about God being your burden bearer, not yourself, and that includes in your giving to the Lord and others.
Hebrew year 5783
83rd Verse in Old Testament – Cain makes up his own religion. Becomes his own burden-bearer.
Genesis 4:3 – And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord.
Hebrew Year 5783
83rd verse in New Testament – Jesus redeems Cain’s false religion by telling His disciples to follow Him.
Matthew 4:19 – Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Be convicted of the games you play with Jesus.
“IF I PLAY THIS GAME LONG ENOUGH AND DRAMATICALLY DEMAND YOU PLAY MY GAME IN COMPLIANCE TO HOW HARD I WORK AT IT, YOU VALIDATE MY PLACE IN THIS ARENA.” –WOKE CULTURE
Dr. Eric Berne, the psychologist who introduced the theory of “games” in his bestseller, “Games People Play,” describes a game as
“a recurring set of transactions, often repetitious, superficially plausible, progressing to a well-defined, predictable outcome.” – Dr. Eric Berne,”Games People Play”
In other words, a game is a kind of cover for the truth.
I think if there is anything the globalization of a crises called covid uncovered and exposed in the church was
how much of the actual structure of the church is just a game.
What is the Mission of your church?
What can you point to that demonstrates “the kingdom of heaven looks just like that”?
Are you open, real and genuine?
Are you serious about the word of God, the fear of the Lord and the Kingdom of Heaven?
Are you activating your local body to be who they are called to be whenever, where ever and however they can?
Is there an ongoing witness of the goodness of God, salvations, transformed lives, discipled Christians, healthy families?
Do you love what God loves and love each other?
Do you hate what God hates?
Do you do all for King Jesus and does everything you do point people to Jesus?
Are you looking for the return of King Jesus?
Are you blessing the poor, taking care widows, healing the afflicted?
Are you rescuing people in any way at all?
Is there any of it? Some of it? None of it? Can we be real and just stop playing our games?
I prefer dangerous freedom over a safe kind of slavery
(Will Ford Video)
I WANT TO SPEAK TO EVERY INDIVIDUAL CHRISTIAN NOW AND ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR TRUE SELF-AWARENESS.
Is worship really real to you or is it just a game you play because other Christians do it?
Is your walk with God real? Do you find God in your prayer time? Do you seek after God in a real and radical way? Can you think of any part of your life with Jesus in it?
Do you read the word of God. Are your praying with other Christians? Are you walking in the spirit?
See you can approach God on your terms like Cain: In the process of time….it will come to pass…..that you can bring the fruit of the ground..which is not what God asked for….
Show God how hard you played your game.
Show how committed you were to your own agenda and the paradigm of your own form of godliness and God knows you’re just playing a game.
The fire does not fall on your sacrifice.
You have no power at all. You’ve got no breath of God. You’ve got no transformation or true presence of Jesus in your life. You can get mad and throw your fit, but it doesn’t matter. Because God is not in your game.
One of the games I want to encourage Christians to repent of is this…
2 Timothy 3:1-5 – But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
A form of Godliness:
(Dr. Kynan Bridges Video)
I think the prophetic changed drastically and dramatically in 2020.
My prophetic lens changed in an astounding way during that turbulent transition from a value to know what was coming to a value of what God is saying: TRUTH.
FEAR THE LORD
“fear Him” (with reference to God) appears 23 times, “fear the Lord” appears 23 times in the Bible.
Then it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunderings and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain; and the sound of the trumpet was very loud, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. (Exodus 19:16)
Then Joseph said to them on the third day, “Do this and live, for I fear God… (Genesis 49:19)
THE FEAR OF THE LORD = CONSTANT AWARENESS GOD IS WATCHING EVERYTHING WE DO AND KEEPING COUNT. HOW WE LIVE OUR LIVES, AND EVEN HOW WE ARE WILLING TO THINK, IS CONFORMED TO THIS.
The FEAR OF THE LORD is actually a SPIRIT that can rest upon us if we go after it:
Isaiah 11:2 – The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
Benefits of the fear of the Lord – Wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge are part of the fear of the Lord package!
I’ve got to be living this at home as a lifestyle. It’s not a program of the church. It’s the way we live as Christian people with Christian families.
How can we be papas and mamas to the fatherless in our society if we are not having a real move of God in our own families?
How can expect to see revival in our nation if there is not an ongoing encounter in our own homes?
(JerriAnn Webb video)
The revival of the family altar
Pray with your kids. Talk Jesus with your family. Go to church together. Read the word of God. Have communion in your home. Practice shabbat shalom….
2023 is a very covenantal year where God is moving in our covenant relationships.
1 Samuel 20:23 – “…indeed the Lord be between you and me forever.”
The fear of the Lord
Exodus 20:23 – You shall not make anything to be with Me—gods of silver or gods of gold you shall not make for yourselves.
Darrin Stott was talking about Jesus being enough this year and he mentioned the last words of Buddha on his death bed compared to the last words of Jesus on the cross:
Jesus is Enough
(Darren Stott Video)
The word “Death” is in the Bible 138 times or 6 x 23
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Psalms 23 – Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for you are with
The fear of the Lord is the constant awareness of His presence.
Matthew 1:23 – “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring. forth a son. They shall call his name Immanuel;” which being interpreted is, “God with us.”
God is with you in 2023
I declare in Jesus’ name that I am alive in Christ and dead to the world in 2023.
The life of Christ will be on me.
His resurrection power will flow through me, and goodness and mercy will follow me.
The gates of hell will not prevail over my family or me, and I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
In Jesus’ name!