#Blessed- P.3 (9.18.16)

Through Christ we’ve received all spiritual power, favor and endowment that brings about manifestation.

Galatians 3:7-9
[7] Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. [8] And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying , In thee shall all nations be blessed. [9] So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

The blessing of the Lord makes rich and adds no sorrow with it. (Proverbs 10:22)

Galatians 3:29
[29] And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Genesis 12:1-3
[1] Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: [2] And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: [3] And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis deals with the genealogy of the blessing.

Genesis 17:1-6
[1] And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. [2] And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. [3] And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying, [4] As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. [5] Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. [6] And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

God appeared to Abraham by the name “God Almighty”. In Hebrew this is translated “El Shaddai”.

Exodus 6:3– God appeared to Moses by the name of Jehovah. It was common for God to appear by the name that would indicate what He wanted to do in that situation.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18
[14] Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? [15] And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? [16] And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them ; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. [17] Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing ; and I will receive you, [18] And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Almighty, God Almighty, Lord Almighty are all translated as El Shaddai. You can trace the genealogy of the blessing of God

Genesis 25:5-6, 11
[5] And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. [6] But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country. [11] And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahai-roi.

Genesis 26:1,12
[1] And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. [12] Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him.

Genesis 26:24
[24] And the Lord appeared unto him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham thy father: fear not, for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham’s sake.

Genesis 28:1,3
[1] And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. [3] And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;

Genesis 30:27-28
[27] And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the Lord hath blessed me for thy sake. [28] And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it .

We should bring the blessing of God in everything we do. Believers should have a reputation that is associated with the blessing of God.

Genesis 35:9
[9] And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padan-aram, and blessed him. [10] And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel. [11] And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

Genesis 39:1-6
[1] And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither. [2] And the Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. [3] And his master saw that the Lord was with him, and that the Lord made all that he did to prosper in his hand. [4] And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand. [5] And it came to pass from the time that he had made him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house, and in the field. [6] And he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. And Joseph was a goodly person , and well favoured.

Genesis 49:25-26
[25] Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb: [26] The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

Job 7:17-21
[17] What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him? [18] And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment? [19] How long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle? [20] I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself? [21] And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be .

Job 8:1-7
[1] Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said, [2] How long wilt thou speak these things ? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind? [3] Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice? [4] If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression; [5] If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty; [6] If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous. [7] Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.

Job 11:7-8
[7] Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? [8] It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?

Job 21:15
[15] What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?

Job 22:15-30
[15] Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden? [16] Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood: [17] Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them? [18] Yet he filled their houses with good things : but the counsel of the wicked is far from me. [19] The righteous see it , and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn. [20] Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth. [21] Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. [22] Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart. [23] If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. [24] Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. [25] Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. [26] For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God. [27] Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows. [28] Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. [29] When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person. [30] He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands.

Job 29:5
[5] When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me;

Job 33:4
[4] The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

Psalm 91:1-2,4-16
[1] He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. [2] I will say of the Lord , He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. [4] He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. [5] Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; [6] Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. [7] A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. [8] Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. [9] Because thou hast made the Lord , which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; [10] There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. [11] For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. [12] They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. [13] Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. [14] Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. [15] He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. [16] With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

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Honor: Volume 2- P.1 (9.14.16)

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

One definition of honor is delegated authority.

Authority is the right to command and be obeyed.

Honor, then, is the delegation of the right to command and be obeyed. For example, when children honor their parents, they are giving their parents the right to speak into their lives, to command, and to be obeyed.

Matt 10:40-42: We are called to honor those above, beside and beneath us.

Psalm 127:1 
Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

The Lord builds the home so that He might keep the city through it.

Ephesians 6:1-3
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

Exodus 20:12
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Any authority that you can’t trace back to God is illegitiment authority.

 

Malachi 4:4-6 
Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord : And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

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Malachi 2:9-10,15-17
Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law. Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers? And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. For the Lord , the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the Lord of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously. Ye have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him ? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the Lord , and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?

#Blessed- P.2 (9.11.16)

Proverbs 10:22
The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

Ephesians 1:3 says that through Christ we have received every spiritual blessing.

The blessing of the Lord is a spiritual endowment that makes things happen. The blessing of God is a force and a power that is available to our lives.

rich“- in proverbs 10:22 is not limited to just finances. It speaks of an abundance of things.

Know that we are not blessed because we are fruitful. We are fruitful because we are blessed. The blessing is on the front end of things, and it’s the reason why things happen that we would call “a blessing.”

Galatians 3 shows a direct connection between the covenant of Abraham and who we are in Jesus:

Galatians 3: 7-9, 28-29
Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham…There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Since we are heirs, we need to know what we are heirs to. That way we’ll know what to expect from God.

Anyone who is in Christ, all nations and all nationalities are in the same covenant that God made with Abraham. Prejudice and racism are not of God. They are a curse, and Jesus came to break that curse so that we could overcome what has separated us.

The cross points both vertically and horizontally. You can’t have a vertical relationship with God and it not affect your horizontal relationships with others. We must love God and love our neighbor as ourself.

Don’t name Christ but walk in racism and hate because Jesus said , “by this will all men know that you’re my disciples, that you love one another” (John 13:35). He also said that a house divided will not stand. (Matthew 12:25)

Genesis 12:1-3
Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

The earthly seed of Abraham is the nation of Israel. If you want to be blessed, bless Israel. If you want to be cursed, curse Israel. Support and elect leaders who support Israel.

The heavenly seed is the church. We are under the same inheritance and blessing that is on the natural seed of Israel.

Genesis 1:27-28
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

We can be “fruitful” because we are blessed by God. When God blessed man, He gave man dominion over what came out of the earth.

Genesis 3:17
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.
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Now, after sin, the ground is now cursed. Remember proverbs 10:22, which says that the blessing of the Lord makes rich but adds no sorrow with it.

The blessing of God is available to break every curse since the fall of man! Has life ever given you sorrow? That’s all the result of the sin curse. God wants to bring us out from under that!

When God blessed Abraham, he told him he would have a son, an heir, Isaac. Abraham got the “I’m going to help God out” syndrome and ended up with Ishmael, who was not the heir. Ishmael ended up having to be cast out Bc he was harassing Isaac. There has been warfare between the descendants of Isaac and Ishmael ever since.  9/11 happened because of the war between the descendants of Isaac and Ishmael.

In Genesis 25, Before Abraham died, he gave Isaac all that he had. He also gave all the sons of Ishmael gifts. How did he have anything left over to give Ishmael? Abraham gave Isaac his blessing (all that he had) and he gave Ishmael his stuff. The stuff comes as a manifestation of the blessing!

An analogy… you can give a man all the gold you have, but if you give him your blessing, thats the source of the gold.

The blessing of God is the source of all things!!! His blessing will enrich your life no matter what the state of things are like around you.

Honor- P.8 (9.7.16)

Matthew 10:40
[40] He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

Matthew 9:36-38
[36] But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. [37] Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; [38] Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

Matthew 10:1
[1] And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Matthew 10:40-42
[40] He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. [41] He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. [42] And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

In honoring other people we receive the reward and blessing of God.

2 Kings 5:8-14
[8] And it was so , when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel. [9] So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha. [10] And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. [11] But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. [12] Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage. [13] And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it ? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean? [14] Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

When you don’t honor people you shut off your destiny.

We are called to honor to others. However, never to the point that it causes us to dishonor God.

Matthew 10:34-39
[34] Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. [35] For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. [36] And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. [37] He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. [38] And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. [39] He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

Galatians 2:11-12
[11] But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. [12] For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.

Acts 5:29
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

#Blessed- P.1 (9.5.16)

Deuteronomy 30:19
[19] I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

God specially asked that heaven and earth have record because one affects the other.

Prayer is a legal petition to God. The Bible tells us what we have a legal right to expect from God. When we pray, we are calling for heaven’s will to be done in earth.

Sometimes when we get something new, like a new car or a new house, we might say, “isn’t this a blessing..”, but the blessing of God isn’t tangible. You may have gotten that thing as a byproduct of the blessing, but the blessing of God itself is spiritual. Its a supernatural endowment or enabling that comes on the life of a believer. God works through the blessing to manifest His will on earth.  We are blessed to be a blessing to others until all families of the earth have been blessed.

We don’t need to worry about what people say, or what circumstances look like naturally. If the blessing of the Lord is in you, and He wills that something happen in your life, nothing can stop it. Numbers 23 tells us that no man can curse who God has blessed.

Romans 8:1-2 talks about two laws that are always working simultaneously: the law of life/blessing and the law of death/cursing.

You choose which one you’ll operate in based off how you speak and act. Stop saying, “I’ll never pay off those student loans.” If you speak that way, you’ve just chosen to speak cursing over yourself.

We have to learn to speak blessing.We choose either blessing or cursing with our mouth.

Proverbs 18:21
[21] Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

God specifically wanted heaven and earth to record what we choose, life or death, blessing or cursing, because we give life to what we speak. Jesus said that when we confess Him before men, He would confess us before the angels. Why? because they are ministering spirits that are programed by God to respond to the Word of God. When we speak the Word of God in faith, angels move to bring it to pass.

Ask yourself, are your words giving heaven anything to advance?

Hebrews 1:14
Psalms 103:20

Ephesians 1:3 
[3] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

We are heirs of Christ, meaning we are heirs to all spiritual blessings. It is possible to be an heir of something that you haven’t taken hold of. If you are not walking in a particular blessing, start getting a vision for your life based off the word of God. Speak and act in line with that vision.

Proverbs 10:22 
[22] The blessing of the Lord , it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

Raising Godly Children In An Ungodly World- Dr. Glen Schultz (8.27.16)

 

Psalm 127:3-5 KJV
[3] Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord : and the fruit of the womb is his reward. [4] As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. [5] Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Children are God’s homework assignment for parents.
Assignment Description: Making Arrows
For an arrow to be effective, it must be three thing:
1- Straight: the only way our lives can be straight is by salvation in Jesus Christ.
2- Balanced: Gods a Word gives balance. Children must be taught the Word of God.
3- Razor sharp: In order for children to become sharp enough to be used as instruments for the furthering of God’s kingdom, we must teach them to know Jesus and to live under the total control of the Holy Spirit.
Every child has the potential to be an effective arrow. It is the job of the parent to raise them from birth to maturity so that at the end of it, they can hand them over to God as an instrument for His kingdom. 
The Assignments Priority
Deuteronomy 6:4-7 KJV
[4] Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord : [5] And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. [6] And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: [7] And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deut. 6- There are 4 times a day we are called to teach our children: When they wake up, when they are in the house, when they are out of the house, and when they lie down. Thats all the time!
First priority in life should be to love the Lord our God.
When we leave this world behind, we leave the next generation in our stead. We must raise them to know and live by the same principles in God’s word. If we don’t they will be burned by the false philosophies the world has to offer them.
The Assignments Process: Kingdom Education
Biblical Principles for Achieving Kingdom Education 

1. The education of children and youth is the primary responsibility of parents.
(Ps. 127:3, Deut. 6:7-9, Deut. 11:19, Ps. 78:4-5, Prov. 22:6, Mal. 2:15, Eph. 6:4)
2. The education of children and youth is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-days-a-week process that must take place from birth through maturity.
(Deut. 6:7, Deut. 11:19, Prov. 22:6)
3. The education of children and youth must have as it’s primary goals the salvation and discipleship of the next generation.
(Matt. 28:19-20, Ps. 78:6-7)
4. The education of children and youth must be based on God’s Word as the absolute truth.
(Matt. 24:35, Ps. 119:89, Isa. 40:8)
5. The education of children and youth must hold Christ preeminent in all of life.
(Col. 2:3, Luke 11:52, Col 2:6-10)
6. The education of children and youth must not hinder the spiritual and moral development of the next generation. 
(Matt. 18:6, Matt. 19:13-14, Mark 10:13-16, Luke 18:15-17)
7. The education of children and youth, if and when delegated to other by parents, must be done by teachers chosen with the utmost care to ensure that they all follow these principles. 
(Ex. 18:21, 1 Sam 1:27-28, 1 Sam 3:1-10, Ex. 18:21)
8. The education of children and youth results in the formation of lifestyles or worldviews that will be patterned after the belief systems or worldview of their teachers.
(Luke 6:40, Phil. 4:9)
9. The education of children and youth must lead to true wisdom by connecting all knowledge to a biblical worldview frame of reference.
(Prov. 4:5-7, Prov. 9:10, Ps. 19:1, Rom. 1:20, Col. 2:3)
10. The education of children and youth must have a view of the future that includes the eternal perspective. 
(Col. 3:1-2, Col. 3:23-24, Matt. 6:19-21, Heb. 11:13, 2 Tim 4:6-8, Acts 20:24)
The Assignments Grade: Pass or Fail
Example of Saul…
1 Samuel 15:11 KJV
[11] It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the Lord all night.
Saul failed his assignment from God because he only half obeyed.
3 John 1:4 KJV
[4] I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
Whoever wants the next generation the most will get them.

Honor-P.7 (8.24.16)

Matthew 10:40-42
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

You cannot advance in the kingdom of God and overlook people. By dishonoring people you limit what the Lord can do in your life.

Don’t undermine anyone who is in a seat of authority. If there is a seat or position you will not honor, that is a seat you will not take.

Matthew 20:20-21
Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him , and desiring a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.

Positions/seats are set by God.

Instead of asking God for a specific seat or position, ask Him for His will!

It doesn’t matter how or where you serve in the Kingdom. Show honor.

You raise your value and influence by serving. Jesus said, “he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.” (Matthew 23:11)

Matthew 20:20-22
Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.

The woman asked for asked for position. Jesus responded by asking if she was willing and able to pay the price.

God uses someone to set the price, to see if you are worthy for the seat you want in life.

No man or devil has the power to keep you from your destiny and the plan of God!

Psalm 57:2
I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.
Daniel 4:17
This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
Daniel 2:21
And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
Psalm 75:7
But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

The price for your seat is set by those that oppose you.

2 Samuel 16:9-11
Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head. And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the Lord hath said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so? And David said to Abishai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Benjamite do it ? let him alone, and let him curse; for the Lord hath bidden him.

There is no man that can control your destiny. If you are willing to show honor, God will honor you.

Isaiah 54:16-17
Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord , and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord .

When you honor people, you pay the price for the seat…honor is the currency of the kingdom.