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Whenever You Have A Need, Plant A Seed – Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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Date: November 28, 2021
Speaker: Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe
Today’s Message: Whenever You Have a Need, Plant A Seed.
Time: 9am – 11 am

Scripture references

•John 12:24 NIV

“Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds”

•Proverbs 3:28

Do not say to your neighbour, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you, when you already have it with you.

•Proverbs 15:10

“It’s a school of hard knocks for those who leave God’s path, a dead-end Steet for those who hate God’s rules.”

•Genesis 1:11

“Let the land produce vegetation seed-bearing plants and trees on the land bear in it, according to their various kinds.”

Sermon Notes:

God Is Waiting for You to Plant a Seed.

What does a farmer do when he has a barren field that is producing no income? He doesn’t complain about it. He doesn’t even have to pray about it! He just goes out and starts planting some seed, because nothing is going to happen until he plants the seed. He can pray all he wants, but it’s not going to produce any crop. He must plant some seed in the field.

Maybe you think you’re waiting on God. You think you’re waiting on God for that job. You think you’re waiting on God for a spouse. You think you’re waiting on God for the windfall. God says, “You think you’re waiting on me? I’m waiting on you! I’m waiting for you to plant a seed.”

Everything in life starts as a seed: a relationship, a marriage, a business, a career, a church. Nothing happens until the seed is planted.

Why does God require us to plant a seed? Because planting is an act of faith. You take what you’ve
got, and you give it away. That takes an act of faith! And it brings glory to God.

Jesus described this principle of sowing and reaping when he was trying to explain why he came to Earth to die on the cross. In John 12:24 Jesus said, “Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds” (NIV). Jesus was saying, “People will be saved and go to heaven because of my death and Resurrection. I’m going to plant a seed, and the seed is going to be my life.”

Here’s the principle of sowing and reaping: Whenever you have a need, you plant a seed. Whatever the need may be, be it; more time, more energy, more money, more support, more relationships, more wisdom. All you need to do is just plant a seed. If you need more time, give more time to your kids. If you need more money, give it away to someone who needs it. If you need more wisdom, share the wisdom you have with others. Give yourself away!

It may not make sense to you to just give away something that you need more of it, but that is exactly the kind of attitude that God wants to bless and that will produce fruit in your life. When you have a need, don’t gripe about it, don’t wish about it, and you don’t even have to pray about it; just plant a seed!

Ask yourself these questions:

•What need have you been waiting on God to provide?
•What do you think God might be waiting on you to do about that need? What seed can you plant today?
•What kind of effects do you see in yourself and others when you plant a seed and give of yourself?

•How is God building your character through this?

Plant Your Seeds Wisely

“Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed
in it, according to their various kinds.” (Genesis 1:11 NIV)

Everything starts as a seed. That’s the first law of a harvest.

Every achievement started as a dream seed. South Africa started as an idea of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness seed. In His Presence Ministry International [IHPMI] Church started as a seed. Your life started as a seed, from when your father’s seed was connected with your mother’s egg, your life began. Literally everything that’s living on planet Earth came from a seed.

In Genesis 1:11 God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the
land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds” (NIV).

A seed is anything valuable that you give away. When you give away praise, there’s value in that. When you give away good advice, there’s value in that. When you give away your time, there’s value in that. When you give away your money, there’s value in that. When you share your experience to help other people, there’s value in that. When you give your love away, there’s great value in that.

It all starts as a seed, whether it’s your time, money, appreciation, wisdom, or energy.

Your words can also be seeds that you plant in people’s minds. They grow, and they bear fruit. So, you need to choose your words wisely, especially when you’re talking with people that you love, like your children, your husband, your wife, and your friends.

Let me ask you this: What kind of seeds are you planting in your relationships? Are you planting seeds of trust, or are your planting seeds of distrust? Are you planting seeds of kindness, or are you planting seeds of crankiness? Are you planting seeds that build up, or are you planting seeds that tear down? Remember: You will reap whatever you sow.

•How have you seen the seeds that you’ve planted in your children or family or friends grow
and produce fruit?
•What kind of seeds do you want to plant in your relationships?
•Why do you think God wants us to learn to plant in small ways to reap larger benefits?

Many Thanks, I love you and I’m praying for you!

CREDITS

Sermon Script Writer: Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Church Editor: Ms Bawinile Mahlangu

Ministry: IHPMI

Address: Chiawelo Extension 3,

© 2021 Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Pastor Lekgetho Morgan Mogagabe travels to many countries spreading the word of God. He is a Facilitator of Pastors of Grace under Dr Creflo Dollar Ministries.

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Never Give Up. When You Refuse to Give Up, You Can Never Be Defeated – Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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Date: January 16, 2022

Speaker: Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Today’s Message: Never Give Up. When You Refuse to Give Up. You Can Never Be Defeated.

Time: 8am – 11 am

Scripture references

John 8:31

Then said Jesus to those Jews who believed on him. If you continue in my Word, then are you my disciples indeed.

John 6:66-67

From that time many of his disciples went back and walked no more with him. 67: Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?

Hebrews 11:33-34

“Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.”

Galatians 6:9  

“And let us not be weary in well doing for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Weary means worn out from exertion; tired; fatigued.

Isaiah 1:19-21

If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land. New King James Version

Sermon Notes

I love reading about people who beat the odds. I love reading about people who were told they would never amount to anything, and yet they proved everyone wrong.

You’ll find that among all successful people, there is a common thread. They had to determine that they would never give up.

Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States of America, once said: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”

Helen Keller once said, “You can do anything you want to do if you stick to it long enough.”

Babe Ruth once said, “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”

Jennifer Lopez has become one of the most influential Latino performers in the United States of America, but did you know that at the beginning of her career, she struggled with low self-esteem.

“She can’t sing, she can’t dance, and she can’t act” were all the comments she heard and were damaging to her self-image. She almost started to believe them. However, she made up her mind to not allow the negative voices of others suffocate the voice inside her. She refused to give up on her dream and she decided to believe in herself.

This shows that your thoughts about yourself matter. You must therefore trump down those negative beliefs and then equip yourself with the word of God. This is the signal for you not to give up on your dreams.

1. Your opinion is valuable.

2. You are not an accident.

3. You are hand-designed by God.

4. Jesus has a place for you.

5. Your body is valuable.

6. God is always with you. He will never leave you Deuteronomy 31:6

7. You will see God’s plan in your life fulfilled in abundance.

8. You and your family will not miss out on God’s best for your life.

Jennifer Lopez life.

Did you know that at the age of 18, Jennifer Lopez was homeless? Her mother didn’t support her aspirations of pursuing acting and dancing full-time, and so she moved out and slept on a sofa in the dance studio.

Even though she was homeless for that time, she said she wouldn’t trade it for the world. In 1990, she won a national competition and earned a role as one of the fly girls in the comedy series in Living Colour.

Today Jennifer Lopez is one of the most influential Latino performers in the United States.

You are where you are right at this minute because of your choices, your desires, and your level of commitment. Because of the level of your desire, you have what you have at this moment in your life.

Always remember that your self-talk creates reality. Change the negative self- talk to positive, capable, faith-filled declaration. Become your own best cheerleader by giving yourself a pep-talk about your amazing potential.

Someone once said, “The biggest obstacle between you and your success is a lack of total commitment.” Someone else said, “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others let go.” That’s what success is all about.

Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

Weary means worn out from exertion; tired; fatigued.

You find that those people who determine in their lives that they’re never going to give up are the ones that God blesses the most. God is no respecter of persons. He wants everybody to be extremely successful, but you have to obey His Word.

As I’ve already stated, there are people who we see as more blessed than others. It’s simply because they determined that they were never going to give up. No matter what they go through, no matter what kind of adversity they experience, they just declare, “I’m going to stand, and having done all to stand, I’m going to stand some more. And when the dust settles, God and I will still be standing.”

In Hebrews 11, we find what many people call the “Hall of Fame of Faith Folks” in the Old Testament, and you’ll notice that the common thread among them is that they refused to give up.

Hebrews 11:33-34 says, “Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.”

Now notice the phrase “waxed valiant in fight.” In the Amplified it says, “they became stalwart, even mighty and resistless in battle.” Stalwart means resolute, determined, unwavering, and uncompromising.

The following are all characteristics of people who become extremely successful and extremely blessed in life.

#1. You have to become resolute. When you’re resolute, you don’t compromise. You can count on it, there will be circumstances for you to back off, but you just absolutely refuse to be moved.

#2. You have to become determined. Not enough people are determined to win. There are a lot of people trying, but they’re not determined. You cannot try to live by faith. Trying won’t get it. When you say, “I’m going to try,” what the devil heard you say was, “I’m not committed and so if you create a few barriers or a few obstacles, I’ll probably quit.”

#3. You must become unwavering and uncompromising. Walking by faith and becoming uncompromising are linked together. You can’t walk by faith and be a compromiser. You’ve got to stand fast until you win.

Winners are rarely discouraged. Winners seldom walk around with their heads down in depression. They may have concerns, they may even experience doubt from time to time, but it doesn’t last very long. The winner may wonder, “Dear God, what are we going to do?” But then in a few moments, he casts down those imaginations, and he comes roaring back with the Word of God.

Adversity brings something out of the winner that losers never experience, and that’s courage. The courage to stand. The courage to hang on when others let go. Courage causes the winner to face anything and everything that Satan can dish out and yet refuse to give up.

There’s hope for you today if you’ll make up your mind to never give up. Begin to confess: “I am resolute. I am determined. I am unwavering. I am uncompromising. Quitting is no longer an option in my life.”

When you’re on the brink of a breakthrough, the pressure always intensifies. When you’ve got more pressure on you than you think you can handle, that’s always an indication that your breakthrough is at hand. Set your face like flint and refuse to quit. Stay committed. Commitment builds spiritual and mental toughness. It enables you to persevere no matter how impossible your circumstances may be.

When you’ve done all you know must be done, and it looks like nothing is working, then remember this: the anointing of God is in you, and the anointing will get you over every time.

If you are to win, then it’s up to you. You are accountable for your failure or your success. Now start thinking, talking and acting like a winner. Winning is your destiny.

Ten things unsuccessful people do.

1. They complain

2 They are always late.

3.They blame always

4. They waste money.

5. They surround themselves with other unsuccessful people.

6. They watch a lot TV.

7. They don’t take care of their health.

8: They gossip.

9. They procrastinate

10: They quit.

Be very careful what you say to yourself because someone very important is listening to you.

Are you speaking love and God’s word over Yourself?

Breakthrough happens when you confront what isn’t right in your life. What you do behind the scenes is more important than what you do in front of crowds. Stay focused on this truth.

©️2022 Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Many Thanks, I love you and I’m praying for you!

CREDITS

Sermon Script Writer:

Senior Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe Church Editor:

Ms Bawinile Mahlangu

Ministry: IHPMI

Address: Chiawelo Extension 3. Soweto, South Africa

© 2022 Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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Faith for Finances – Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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Date: January 09, 2022

Speaker: Senior Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Today’s Message: Faith for Finances.

Time: 8am – 11 am

Scripture references

  • Hebrews 10:23 NIV

” Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful”.

  • Mark 11:23

“Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and if you do not doubt in your heart, but believe what you say will come to pass, it will be done for you.”

  • Isaiah 45:11

“Thus, saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.”

  • Deuteronomy 8:18 AMPC

“But you shall [earnestly] 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.”

  • Isaiah 55:8-11

“I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” God’s Decree.
“For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think. Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, so will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.”

  • Romans 8:32 (TLB)

“Since he did not spare even his own Son for us but gave him up for us all, won’t he also surely give us everything else?”

  • Psalm 23:1 ESV

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

Sermon Notes: 📝


When I’ve needed things in my own life, I’ve always stood on Mark 11:23: “Truly I tell you, if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and if you do not doubt in your heart, but believe what you say will come to pass, it will be done for you. In addition, I said (or confessed) what I was believing God for. I’ve always just said it, and not prayed it (When another person is involved, however, what they believe can affect your prayers; especially if they are not in agreement with you.)

I haven’t prayed about money for years, and I’ve never been without money. I always just say, “The money will come,” and it comes. When I need a certain amount, I am specific in my confession: I specify the amount I need. Once I needed 1,500 by the first of the month. So, I said it and I kept saying it. During times of prayer, I didn’t pray it; I just said, “By the first of the month I’ll have the

1,500.00. Immediately when the first of the month came, I had the 1,500! Praise the Lord!

Confession: I hold fast to my confession of faith without wavering, for He is faithful who promises and I have what I say.

“Put Your Faith in Neutral”

Believe that God will do what He says and God promised to supply our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:19). So, when the couple’s income wasn’t where it needed it to be, they asked God to increase their finances not once, but three times. God answered every time!

FROM MY EXPERIENCE throughout the years of preaching faith, I’ve concluded that more people fail when it comes to faith for finances than anything else.

From the Book of Isaiah 55:11

The Message

8-11 “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” God’s Decree. “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think. Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, so will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.

God proved that He is faithful to His Word when you steadfastly stand in faith. That’s because they’re trying to exercise faith but haven’t sown any seed! They want God to bless their finances even though they haven’t planted anything. Even so, it’s amazing how He’ll have mercy on them and help them. The Bible states, in the book of Luke 6:38 “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” The Bible also says, in the book of 2 Corinthians 9:6“He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.”  If you want a bountiful crop, you must sow bountifully. A lot of people want to be healed, but they don’t want to hear anything

Using Our Authority for Finances

After the Lord showed me this, He said, “Whatever money you need, just claim it.”

Our Authority in Christ

We have a right to claim our needs met because Jesus came to the earth and defeated Satan. We’re in the world but we’re not of the world (John 15:19). Since we still must live in this world, we must use our God-given authority to enforce Satan’s defeat. This is how we will enjoy the blessings of God we have in Christ, including financial prosperity.

Believe and exercise your spiritual authority in finances.

The Lord said to me, “Don’t pray about money like you have been doing. Whatever you need, claim it in Jesus’ Name. Then tell Satan to take his hands off your money and command the ministering spirits to cause it to come.”

The Lord said, “Didn’t you read in My Word, “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?’” (Heb. 1:14). “For” means the angels were sent to do something for us.

WHEN GOD CREATED the world, He gave dominion over all the works of His hands to Adam (Gen. 1:26, 28). In one sense, then, Adam was god of this world, because God turned it over to him.

But we read in Second Corinthians 4:4 that Satan is now the god of this world. How did that happen? Adam committed treason in the Garden of Eden by wilfully eating of the forbidden fruit (Gen. 3:1–7). When he did this, he gave Satans men dominion over the earth.

In Luke 4:6–7 Satan said to Jesus, “All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.” Who delivered this power to Satan? Adam did!

The Lord showed me this and related it to faith for finances. As I prayed and waited before Him, He said to me by the Holy Spirit, “The money you need is down there. It isn’t up here in Heaven. I don’t have any money up here. I’m not going to rain any money down from Heaven. If I did, it would be counterfeit, and I’m not a counterfeiter. It’s Satan who is keeping money from coming, not Me.”

Then I remembered that Jesus said, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom” (Luke 6:38). When men give to you, God is behind it. But it’s still men giving it.

After the Lord showed me this, He said, “Whatever money you need, just claim it.”

SOW A SEED TO GOD

THE FIVE WAYS

1. You don’t plant your seed at all. You keep your seed. When Noah came forth from the ark after the Flood, the earth was completely stripped. Yet God told him that there would always be seedtime and harvest in the earth. It looked hopeless. But God said, “Noah, you can plant a seed.” Friend, however hopeless things may look for you right now, God gave us a formula of how to plant our seed for a harvest. One thing is certain if you keep your seed and don’t plant it, there will be no harvest! God has taught me that a neglected or rejected opportunity to sow my seed is a lost opportunity to receive.

2. You can plant by the “wayside.” The Lord said that the birds come and eat this kind of seed, meaning the devil comes and steals it away. God is saying that you must have purpose in your seed planting. You must choose your soil wisely. You must sow your seed where God’s work is really being done. That’s where the good soil is.

3. You can plant on “stony ground.” In other words, you can plant your seed where the soil is shallow. It will come up, but it won’t last. The Lord said that when the sun gets hot, it burns up this kind of seed. If you plant where it’s too easy, you won’t have much of a harvest.

4. You can plant your seed “among the thorns” or weeds. As the seed begins to grow, thorns will grow up and choke the life out of other words, you can plant your seed where the soil is shallow. It will come up, but it won’t last. The Lord said that when the sun gets hot, it burns up this kind of seed. If you plant where it’s too easy, you won’t have much of a harvest.

5. You can plant your seed “among the thorns” or weeds. As the seed begins to grow, thorns will grow up and choke the life out of it That means if you’re planting for the wrong reasons —to be well thought of or to be rich and powerful for yourself only—it will destroy your seed.

 6. You can plant in “GOOD SOIL.” Know where your seed is going. When you plant into the work of the Lord, believe God that it will be used for the salvation of souls and the healing of broken lives so the kingdom of God will increase. Then it can produce a plentiful harvest—30-, 60-, or 100-fold (see Matthew 13:8)! “I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO GIVE!” Some people think they don’t have anything to give to the Lord. But everybody has something they can give.

Seed-Faith living means that you do what Jesus did:

✔ You love first.

✔ You give first.

✔ You forgive first.

✔ You apologize first.

✔ You pray for others first.

✔You smile first.

✔ You go the second mile first.

✔ You take the first step.

When you do these things, you initiate a new direction in your life. YOU SEED TO GOD, YOUR SOURCE FOR A MIRACLE!

What’s the Cure for Stress?

The book of Romans 8:32 (TLB) says, “Since he did not spare even his own Son for us but gave him up for us all, won’t he also surely give us everything else?”

If you want a cure for stress, look to God to meet your needs.

The major cause of stress in your life is worry. You worry because you wonder if you will have what you need when you need it. But any time you expect people or things to meet your needs instead of God, you’re going to be frustrated and disappointed, because nobody on earth can meet all your needs. Only God can do that.

Some people find their security in their job, and when they lose their job, they lose their peace of mind. Others put their security in their marriage. Then their spouse dies, or they go through a divorce, and they ask, “Who am I? What is my identity?” Or maybe you put your security in your money. But there are a lot of ways to lose your money.

I recommend that you never put your security in anything that can be taken away from you. You can lose your job, your health, your reputation, your spouse, and so many other things. But you cannot lose your relationship with Christ. When you put your security in that promise, you can trust God to meet all your needs.

The book of Romans 8:32 (TLB) says, “Since he did not spare even his own Son for us but gave him up for us all, won’t he also surely give us everything else?” 

If God loved you enough to send Jesus Christ to die on the cross, don’t you think he loves you enough to take care of every other need in your life? Yes! Of course, he does. Every time you start to get stressed, pause, and say, The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1 ESV). God’s going to provide. He’s going to take care of you. Instead of stressing out, look to him to meet all your needs.

Ask yourself these Questions? 

  • When you have a need in your life, what is typically your first reaction?
  • What do you need in your life today?
  • How can you show others that you trust God to provide for it?

 

Money Is an Amplifier

  • The devil is a liar. The only way he can destroy God’s work in you is to get you to believe his lies. For years, much of the church has believed that to be holy and to be humble, to be glorious and sanctified, we must be poor. Satan will cause fear to increase in people if you start mentioning the word money in a church. I’ll tell you why. Many have been taught that money will corrupt you, that money will give you bad character. That is a lie! Money is nothing more than an amplifier.
  • Money amplifies the character that is already within you. It doesn’t change your character. We’ve used that as an excuse for too long.
  • The Bible never says money will corrupt you. We have all heard that the Bible says money is the root of all evil. No, it doesn’t! The Bible does not say that! The Bible says the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
  • You trace it out and you’ll find the love of money is what is behind pornography. The love of money is what’s behind murder. The love of money is what’s behind gambling. That love of money is behind every sin that there is. The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. But it’s not the money.
  • “Look among the nations and watch; be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you (Habakkuk 1:5).”
  • God is getting ready to do a work in these last days in His church that is so astonishing, so phenomenal that some of us will not believe it even after it is told to us because it is something that will just set us ablaze with the glory of God. We must be ready. People are going to be drawn to the glory of God. They are not going to be drawn to a beat down, wimpy church.
  • Most Christians have the door closed when it comes to prosperity in their lives. Don’t let yourself become accustomed to believing that things are never going to get any better. We must start living in the overflow. The man who fears God lives in prosperity.
  • “Who is the man that fears the LORD? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses. He himself shall dwell in prosperity, and his descendants shall inherit the earth (Psalms 25:12-13)”. Who is to inherit the earth? You and me! We are the descendants. We are the ones who inherit.
  • God enjoys our prosperity. “Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor My righteous cause; and let them say continually, ‘Let the LORD be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.'” It doesn’t say pleasure in the poverty of His servant, but pleasure in the prosperity of His servant. This is not just talking about money. It is talking about living in the overflow of God’s goodness and His abundance. WOW!
  • “Then it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise, and an honor before all nations of the earth, who shall hear all the good that I do to them; they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness (the glory) and all the prosperity that I provide for it (Jeremih 33:9).”
  • You may say, “Well, that’s for Israel, not us.” Wrong! Galatians 3:29 says, “And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring and heirs according to the promise.” We are the inheritors of the promises.

Remember This: Why can you trust God’s promises in his Word?

Many Thanks, I love you and I’m praying for you!

CREDITS

Sermon Script Writer: Senior Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Church Editor: Ms Bawinile Mahlangu

Ministry: IHPMI

© 2022 Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Address: Chiawelo Extension 3, Soweto

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How Faith Works – Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

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Sunday Sermon Date: January 02, 2022

Speaker: Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe

Today’s Message: How Faith Works.

Time: 9am – 11 am

Scripture references

·         Romans 10:17

“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”

·         Romans 1:17 (KJV)

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, thee just shall live by faith.”

·         Ephesians 2:8-9 (English Standard Version)

“8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

·         1 Timothy 6:12

“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

·         James 4:7 (NIV)

“Submit yourselves, then to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

·         Mark 16:17 (KJV)

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

·         Luke 10:19 (KJV)

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

·         1 John 5:4

“For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”

·         Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”

Seasons greetings

Happy new year, In His Presence Ministry International!

I’m praying for you and believing with you, that this will be your best year yet!

As you start this new year going after your 2022 goals, remember this: You have the mind of Christ. All things are possible to him who believes.

You are a child of the most-high and when things look impossible, when dreams and goals seem so far out of reach, when times get tough, YOU have someone you can call on.

You have an unfair advantage and His name is Jesus.

I can’t wait to hear about what God does in your life this year. I’m cheering you on!

Analytical Recap

  1. How Faith Works
  2. Walking by Faith

Remember you have made it happen for the past 6 years. We as a church celebrate 7 years in ministry.

The year 2022 is the year of Jubilee

  • Refer to the book of Leviticus 25-1-7

2022 is a year of rest and year of worship

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Sermon Notes:

Ever Increasing Faith

Welcome to Ever Increasing Faith, Remember these words from the book of Romans chapter 10 verse 17 “So faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God well praise God for another day and for another opportunity to share with you the word of the Living God.” You must know how to see beyond your present circumstances, how to live by faith, and how to be the winner that God called you to be. Living a life of faith will be one of your greatest adventures, nothing is impossible with God!

The book of Hebrews 11:1 says “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. The Word of God is the substance, tangibility, materiality, of things hoped for the evidence or proof of things not perceived by the senses.”

Your confidence in God’s Word will cause you to step into God’s realm. God confirms His Word with signs following. When you speak His Word onto a situation, it is the evidence of things hoped for. Confessing the circumstances will never bring about the change you desire. But God has promised to honor His Word. When you put His Word forth you give Him something to confirm in your life. God will change your circumstances because He is faithful to honor His Word.

Turn in your Bibles now to the book of Romans chapter 1:17(King James Version)

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith.” We read a passage of scripture that will be a part of the ground work for the lesson that we’re going to be dealing with today, and in subsequent weeks because we’re going to be teaching a series called How Faith works this is the salient principle to the operation of the God Kind of Faith that moves the Hand of God there are principles involved in the operation of Faith and in order to be a successful participant or recipient in the things of God.

Don’t get or don’t allow anyone to deceive you, don’t get caught up in winds of doctrine.

  • What is your doctrine?

According to the Dictionary. A doctrine is a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a Church.

In simple words Doctrine Is Faith. People would ask you what faith are you established in, be it the ZCC, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Methodist we’re not talking about it from that standpoint we’re talking about the kind of thing that pleases the Almighty God.

Ephesians 2:8-9 (English Standard Version)

“8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

Notice what it says, it says for by grace we are saved through faith. This then means that our whole salvation is predicated on faith. Our salvation is based on faith. It says for by grace that God unmerited favor and underserved favor. Grace means something that’s given to you gratis, you don’t deserve it you can’t earn it you can’t buy it but it’s given to you free of charge it says for by grace of God’s unmerited favor are we saved. We see that those who have accepted Christ as their personal Savior the Bible says they are saved by grace through faith, that makes it very important.

Let’s look at another passage from the book of 1 Timothy 6:12

12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made, the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Fight the good fight of faith.

Whether you’re aware of it or not that is the only fight that the Christian is called upon to fight is a Faith fight that’s the only one. In 2022 You’re not to fight preachers, you’re not supposed to fight denominations, churches, you’re not even supposed to fight Satan or his fallen demons. You are wasting time because that’s a useless endeavor. I mean you’re no match for any demon you couldn’t defeat a baby demon with both of his eyes blindfolded his right ear stopped up his left arm in a swing and both legs in cast you still couldn’t beat one baby demon, you know why because no physical being is any match for a spirit being you couldn’t defeat a spirit.

Satan and demons are the enemy in the sense that they are the entities or fallen beings that are challenging us, but they don’t come against us physically blow to blow but they come against our faith they’re trying to steal our faith. If Satan and demons can ever extract your faith from you, then they’ve got you on your back flat out. Apostle Paul clearly delineates the battle line. He says fight the good fight of faith- Don’t fight demons, don’t fight preachers, don’t fight people or denominations, don’t fight churches. Fight the good fight of faith and that’s the only fight that you have.

The Bible says in the book of James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” The Bible didn’t say fight it says resist the devil and he will flee from you resist him.

Jesus said in Mark 16:17 (King James Version)

“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

Luke 10:19 (King James Version) says, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

Praise the Heavenly Father in name of Jesus. We don’t have to fight Satan because Jesus already fought him at Calvary and beaten him for us. The 21st century Christians have given up the Christian life and don’t even go to church buildings anymore why? Because they haven’t learned how to exercise their faith, they’ve tried to do something and then when they tried it, they did not succeed. We intend to win.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen, says the book of Hebrews 11:1. This verse is very important to us. I like to think of Hebrews 11:1 as the classical, scriptural, technical definition of faith. It’s one thing to have a definition; it’s something else again to understand what that definition means to us personally. To be able to memorize and quote it is wonderful and certainly appropriate. But if we don’t know what we have memorized and how it affects us personally, then it’s of no real value.

So, let’s drop the word now and make faith the first word of Hebrews 11:1. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Now we have another situation. When we say, “Faith is,” it is different from saying, “Faith was” or “Faith will be.” We are still presented with a time reference, a point in time. You see, faith has to be at a certain time. So, we need to find out when faith is or when it was or when it shall be. Is faith yesterday, today, or tomorrow? That’s very important. The Time of Faith is important.

Physicists define time as the progression of events from the past to the present into the future.

If God is “going to” (which is future tense), that means He hasn’t done it yet. If He has already done it, then He wouldn’t have to. They say, “I know God is going to heal me.” Well, if He’s “going to” (future tense), then He hasn’t. If He hasn’t, then He lied to us because His Word says that with Jesus’ stripes, we were healed. (1 Pet. 2:24.) Where it is said in past tense. That means we already are healed according to God. Yet we say, “He’s going to.” That’s a contradiction of terms and that’s why it never happens. That’s why multitudes of Christians who love God die premature deaths from all kinds of disease and illnesses. They think that it’s God’s will because He let it happen.

Christians be careful of the tenses you utilize when speaking words upon your life, because like the book of Proverbs 18:21 says, Death and Life is in the power of the tongue.

But there is a time when faith is faith and when Faith is not. I could say that, “Faith is the substance,” or “Faith was the substance,” or “Faith will be the substance.” If I say, “Faith will be the substance,” that’s future tense. “Faith was” has to be past tense. “Faith is” has to be present tense. I can’t say, “Faith was,” and it be present tense. I can’t say, “Faith will be,” and it be present tense because will be and shall be are future tenses. If we say, “Faith is,” we still have it in the present tense, and that’s when faith is faith. Faith has to be now. The time frame of Faith is always present tense. We could turn it around and say, “Now faith is.” Even though the word now doesn’t appear originally, we could put it there without adding to or taking from the original statement, “Faith is.”

That is the present tense. To say “Now faith is” simply compounds and reinforces it. So, we have the time of faith. Faith is now. If it’s not now, it’s not faith. Why? Because faith is. “Faith is now.” “Now faith is.” That is one of the most important things you will ever learn about Faith. Faith is always present tense. Faith is always now. No matter how sincere you are or how desperate you may be, if you are not operating in the present tense—now—you aren’t operating in faith. There is no guarantee that what you desire will come to pass because God is not obligated to operate on anything other than faith. God is a Faith God. He demands faith. Everything He does is by faith.

When you say, “I know God is going to do something,” you’re not in faith. You are sincere, but you are not operating in Faith because Faith has to be now. You can’t say, “God is going to heal me.” You have to say, “I believe I’m healed.” I may not feel healed or look healed. All the tests may say that I’m not healed, but I have a choice between what the tests say and what God says. Since God is the designer, constructor, and maintainer of the building I live in (my body), He ought to know more about it than anyone else.

Faith is now. It’s always present tense. If you say, “I’m expecting God to do something at such a time,” you’re not operating in faith. You have to say, “I believe I’m healed now. I believe all my needs are met now.” I said that, even when I had no money, when my bills were not paid. You may think I was lying, but I wasn’t. I never said my bills were paid. I said, “I believe my bills are paid. I believe I’m healed.” Why believe it? Because my heavenly Father told me I was healed with Jesus’ stripes. I believe what my Father says, my confession is: “I believe I’m healed.

“If I want God’s power to work in my behalf, I have to say what He says. I have to confess what He says about me because what He says must be the truth. If I’m not who He says I am, then He lied to me. If He says I’m healed, but I’m not, then He lied to me. If He says I’m the righteousness of God in Christ, but I’m not, He lied to me. If He says I’m a new creature in Christ Jesus, but I’m not, He lied. If He said He would supply all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, but He doesn’t, He lied to me. If He says, “Ask and you shall receive,” but I don’t receive because He didn’t come across with what I asked Him for, He lied.

You know, it’s a terrible thing to accuse God of lying, especially when His Word says that it’s impossible for Him to lie. God can’t lie, so what He says is the truth! Faith Is the Substance of Things Hoped for According to Hebrews 11:1, faith is the substance or things hoped for. If faith is the substance of things hoped for, then it is obvious that hope without faith has no substance.

What does substance mean?

Substance is that which can be perceived or contacted by your senses, your basic five bodily senses. You can smell it, see it, touch it, taste it, or hear it. In other words, substance is something which makes an impression upon your sensory mechanisms. In place of substance, we could use the words tangibility or materiality. Faith is the substance— the materiality, the tangibility of things hoped for. This tells us that hope doesn’t have tangibility or materiality. Hope doesn’t have anything that our senses can perceive unless we add faith to it. That’s why hope won’t do anything for us. Hope is a goal setter.

I might say, “Praise God, I hope that one of these days I’ll be able to pay off all my bills and have money left over. I hope to pay off the mortgage on my house. I hope to be able to put my kids through school. I hope one day to be financially independent of the circumstances.” That’s a good hope. But you can have hope like that and be poor the rest of your life, never able to pay all your bills. Hope doesn’t have any substance. Hope is like a dream. Dreams can be so real. Do you know why your dream went poof? Because dreams have no substance, no tangibility. When you awaken, the dream is like a bubble that bursts. Suddenly, it’s gone! Hope is like a dream unless you put faith to it. Learn to put Faith in your dream, because by putting faith with your hope, you give it substance. So, faith is important. Hope sets the goal.

Faith is the substance (tangibility, materiality) of things hoped for. Faith Is the Evidence of Things Not Seen What is evidence? I think the best word you can use to describe evidence is proof. But what is proof? Proof is that which substantiates or validates the existence of something you don’t presently have. Simply: Proof says that something exists that you don’t presently have. Proof takes the place of something tangibly believable until that thing arrives on the scene. Once that thing arrives, you no longer need proof of it. You don’t need evidence if you already have it. That lets you know that faith is a temporary thing in any given spiritual transaction in your life.

Faith is only temporary for that transaction until the transaction comes to pass. When it does, faith moves on to another challenge, then another, and another. You no longer need faith for this because it has come to pass. Therefore, I submit to you that the word seen in Hebrews 11:1 does not mean visual perception, but rather sensory perception. Things seen are in the physical realm; things unseen are in the realm of God, the spirit realm, or we could say in the realm of faith. With this in mind, let’s say it this way. Faith is the evidence or proof of things not perceived by the senses. This immediately alerts us to the fact that if we intend to walk by faith and be successful in that walk, we have to leave the realm of the senses. We can no longer look to the physical body to find out where we are with God.

According to God’s Word, by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned (Matt. 12:37). Your words, basically, are inspired by what you hear. Again, Jesus said to take heed or be careful about what you hear or how you hear. Why? Because faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. So, faith and the Word go hand in hand. If the Word is going forth, faith will go forth. If the Word isn’t going forth, there won’t be any faith. Faith and the Word of God are synonymous terms. We could use them interchangeably. Faith and the Word are like the wet with the water. If you get the water, you get the wet. You may ask a waiter for “a hamburger, hold the onions,” but you can’t say, “Bring me a glass of water, hold the wet.” Wet is a characteristic of water. It’s automatic: if you get into the water, you get the wet.

In the book of Corinthians 5:7 we find a further revelation which says, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” What is sight? It is the same as see. What is see? The sense realm. What did we say that faith was? The Word of God. What did we say that sight means? The senses. So, we could say, “For we walk by the Word of God, not by the senses.” God has made it so simple. We don’t deny the senses; we just don’t let them dictate us. We let God’s Word dictate us, and that’s what changes the senses relative to our personal and individual existence. There is a time when we use the senses, when we operate in the sense world or the sense realm and deal with sensory things.

People say, “I am not healed; I can still see the tumor,” or “I am not healed; I still have the pain.” Though they are very sincere, they are sincerely wrong and are not operating in faith. You see, God can only confirm His Word. He is up in heaven, saying to His children, “Take My Word. Give Me something to confirm. I can only confirm My Word. I’ve designed the system to work that way.” Instead of believing what the Word says, His Children are down here saying, “Oh, God, please heal me.” They should be saying, “Praise the Lord! I believe that I’m healed according to God’s Word!” That gives God something to work with in their lives.

Remember This: God doesn’t confirm our begging or crying or pain. He only confirms His Word with signs following. I’m not saying that Christians don’t have pain. I’ve been there. I know it hurts. But confessing the circumstances is not going to change anything. You have to confess the Word. You have to start putting the Word out. When you do that, you put your faith to work and give our Father something to confirm in your life. Yes, your faith will change the circumstances when you operate on the Word.

Many Thanks, I love you and I’m praying for you!

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Sermon Script Writer: Pastor Morgan Lekgetho Mogagabe                                                  

Church Editor: Ms Bawinile Mahlangu

Address :Chiawelo Ext3, Soweto, South Africa

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