Grace flowing through Seven Pipes

Vision of the Lampstand and Olive Trees

Zechariah 4:1-7
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Now the angel who talked with me came back and wakened me, as a man who is wakened out of his sleep. And he said to me, “What do you see?”

So I said, “I am looking, and there is a lampstand of solid gold with a bowl on top of it, and on the stand seven lamps with seven pipes to the seven lamps. Two olive trees are by it, one at the right of the bowl and the other at its left.” So I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying, “What are these, my lord?”

Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?”

And I said, “No, my lord.”

So he answered and said to me:

“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel:
‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
Says the Lord of hosts.
‘Who are you, O great mountain?
Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain!
And he shall bring forth the capstone
With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”’”

 Golden Oil

  • We are a Golden Boy
  • We are a Golden Girl

Why Cast all your care upon Him?

Cast all your care upon Him

1 Peter 5:7-8
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casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

What happened when you are not casting all your care upon him?

  • It gives a way for the devil to intrude in our lives

Roaring Lion is not ready for hunting

  • Roaring Lion is just a show off
Colossians 2:15
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15 
Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

A devil cannot handle a Peaceful Believer

Sit in the Heat of the Day

Genesis 18:1
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18 Then the Lord appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day.

Sit in the Heat of the Day to see Jesus

  • Sit during Problem situation to see Jesus
  • Sit during Pressure situation to see Jesus
  • Sit during Stress situation to see Jesus

Sit means Rest

  • Rest during the Heat of the day
  • Rest during Problem situation to see Jesus
  • Rest during Pressure situation to see Jesus
  • Rest during Stress situation to see Jesus

Jesus is the solution for all our problems

Job had no mediator

Job

  • Job was not at rest
  • Resulted in getting what he feared
  • Job had no one to rest Him
  • Job had no mediator
  • But we have Jesus to rest us

No Mediator

Job 9:33
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33 Nor is there any mediator between us,
Who may lay his hand on us both.

  • Jesus was not crucified then, during the time of Job
  • No Mediator was there between Job and God
  • We believers, have a Mediator who is called Jesus
  • So we don’t need to carry all the burden which Job did

Job getting what he feared

Job‬ ‭3:25-26‬ ‭
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“For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, And what I dreaded has happened to me. I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, for trouble comes.””

Come unto Jesus, He will rest you

Matthew 11:28
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28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

How we get peace?

John 20:19-20
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The Apostles Commissioned

19 Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

  • Jesus showed His hands and His side
  • Justification gives us Peace

Do not worry and be heathy

Matthew 6:25-34
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Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

  • High Quality Life : Happy Life
  • High Quality body : Healthy Life
  • Stature : Growth or Increase in Years

Worldly Life

  • Sow
  • Reap
  • Gather into Barns
  • Finally, trying to get a good life, by that time everything is gone.
  • Toil : Male
  • Spin : Female
  • Solomon had wealth, glory but not health

Real Life

Eg: Birds

  • Immediate Life
  • Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness
  • Birds, thanks giving. Singing.

Eg: Lilies

  • No Stress
  • We have health through Jesus Christ
  • Wealth and Glory shall be added unto us

Eg: Grass

  • More importance even just for a day, that it should be clothed
  • How much more, we who live eternally will be clothed (healthy)

To:

  • Its for the people, “O you of little faith”

Luke 12:30-32
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30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. 31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.

32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

How to receive ALL these things?

Romans 14:17
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17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

  • Peace is the absence of worry
  • Joy is what God wants on his carefree children

Do not worry

Proverbs 17:22
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22 A merry heart does good, like medicine,
But a broken spirit dries the bones.

1 Peter 5:7-8
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7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

Luke 8:50
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50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.

Solomon received wealth from God and from heavy tax

Solomon’s wealth from God

Psalm 72:15
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15 And He shall live;
And the gold of Sheba will be given to Him;
Prayer also will be made for Him continually,
And daily He shall be praised.

Solomon’s Tax

1 Kings 10:14
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Solomon’s Great Wealth

14 The weight of gold that came to Solomon yearly was six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold,

1 Kings 12:4
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4 “Your father made our yoke heavy; now therefore, lighten the burdensome service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you.”

2 Chronicles 10:4
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4 “Your father made our yoke heavy; now therefore, lighten the burdensome service of your father and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you.”

2 Chronicles 10:9
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9 And he said to them, “What advice do you give? How should we answer this people who have spoken to me, saying, ‘Lighten the yoke which your father put on us’?”

1 Kings 3:13-14
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13 And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the kings all your days.

14 So if you walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.”

  • riches and honor without condition
  • lengthen your days comes with a condition
  • Solomon didn’t get lengthen of days
  • We received lengthen of days through Jesus Christ

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

 

 

Other Verses

2 Corinthians 9:6-11
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The Cheerful Giver

6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 9 As it is written:

“He has dispersed abroad,
He has given to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever.”

10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11 while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.

Rest 2

Ruth 3:1
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3 Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?

1 Chronicles 22:9-10
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9 Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies all around. His name shall be Solomon, for I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days.

10 He shall build a house for My name, and he shall be My son, and I will be his Father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever.’

Samson

  • Philistines are in the God’s promise land ( People who create stress are inside church )
  • Philistine : means wallowing in the dust ( work of the Philistine, self )
  • Philistine, grand son of Egypt
  • Self teaching takes you to the dust
  • Anointed teaching takes you to the heights of heaven
  • Jesus in the story of Samson : Messenger –> His name is wonderful –> Jesus appeared twice
  • Samson, son of Manoah
  • Samson for deliverance from Philistines
  • Manoah –> Rest
  • Samson, Child of rest
  • Samson, Champion to deliver Israel
  • Samson, Drink no wine and don’t touch death body.
  • Samson, Nasaraite from the mothers womb
  • Samson’s mom, Ran to find her husband (Manoah ) up the hill : We running towards Jesus
  • Samson, 7 flocks of hair
  • 7, separated unto rest
  • Lost his hair (7) –> Lost his rest — > loose his eyes –> Loose his perspective
  • Samson Lost rest –> Lost everything
  • Samson’s hair begun to grow again.
  • God is a God of second chance.

Judges 16:26
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26 Then Samson said to the lad who held him by the hand, “Let me feel the pillars which support the temple, so that I can lean on them.”

  • lad : young man
  • Young man bringing revival

Judges 16:29-30
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29 And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars which supported the temple, and he braced himself against them, one on his right and the other on his left.
30 Then Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” And he pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the lords and all the people who were in it. So the dead that he killed at his death were more than he had killed in his life.

Jesus on the cross –> two middle pillars, one on his right and the other on his left.

  • At the cross, Jesus christ saved more than he saved in the 3 and half years ministry
  • At the cross, Jesus Christ healed more than He healed in his 3 and half years ministry
  • At the cross, Jesus Christ daemon oppressed  more than He delivered in his 3 and half years ministry
  • At the cross, Jesus Christ accomplished much more victory than all of us

First area of attack to bring unrest

  1. Mind

Ezekiel 44:17-18
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17 And it shall be, whenever they enter the gates of the inner court, that they shall put on linen garments; no wool shall come upon them while they minister within the gates of the inner court or within the house.

18 They shall have linen turbans on their heads and linen trousers on their bodies; they shall not clothe themselves with anything that causes sweat.

  • Linen garments makes it cool
  • Wool causes sweat
  1. Linen turbans ( head ) —> First thing
  • Burning Hearts , Cool head
  • Don’t sweat for healing
  • Don’t sweat for blessings
  • Don’t sweat for prosperity
  • Sweat came because of Adam’s fault
  • By sweat of your face you shall eat bread
  • Work is a blessing, but sweat is a curse –> Work without sweat. work without stress.
  • Jesus shed blood  first in his head  ( Garden of Getsemene ), redeeming us from the curse

No thought saying

Matthew 6:31
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31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

Matthew 6:31
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31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

 How rest in mind?

  • Jesus wore the crown of Thorns : parable of the sower
  • Thorns represents : Worries, cares
  • Thorns grow in Dry , dessert
  • They become thorns become they don’t have water
  • Flowers grow on a cactus plant if we pour water
  • Water : word of God
  • Results in the flowers of grace

 Wisdom from Ant

  • By finding 1 ant, follow it to find where the food is.
  • Reverse follow to find the place where it comes from.

Who enter in to rest?

Hebrews 4:1-4
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The Promise of Rest

4 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.

2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.

3 For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:

“So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest,’”

although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”;

we who have believed do enter that rest

Confirmation that he has entered into his rest

Hebrews 4:9-11
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9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

  • Rest means Belief
  • No Rest means Unbelief
  • Man should cease from his own work

He that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works

Rest

Hebrews 4:11
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11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.

First Peace, then Healing

Isaiah 53:5
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5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.

  1. The Chastisement for our peace was upon Him
  2. by His stripes we are healed

People use Money they don’t have , Buy things they don’t need, to impress people who don’t care.

Hebrews 4:1-4
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The Promise of Rest

4 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.

2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.

We who have believed do enter that rest

3 For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:

“So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest,’”

My rest: God calls the land us My rest”. For you and I, the substance of the land is rest

although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

4 For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”;

Only Labour in Bible

Hebrews 4:9-11
King James Version (KJV)

9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

  • Rest means Belief
  • No Rest means Unbelief
  • Man should cease from his own work

Importance of Rest

  • 70 Years Captivity by Babylonian, because they didn’t allow the land to rest
  • Man was created last because that he would enjoy everything God had prepared.
  •  God was severe on breaking the sabbath law – John Calvin
  • Jesus performed many miracles on sabbath
  •  Jesus explained rest in the sermon on the mouth
  • 94 words for the Law of Sabbath
  • 4 words for Law of “Thou shall not kill”

Genesis 2:2-3
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2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.

3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

Meaning

Seventh : Shebath ( Hebrew ) : Number of Perfection

Seven’s in our body

  • Seventh day of our body is indicative for diseases
  • Every seven years body goes to change ( know what to do and be younger )
  • Promise : Bersheva : > Ber –> Well, Sheva –> Seven and also Sheva means Promise , sabbath comes from Sheva
  • Well of promise
  • You rest because God’s work is perfect

Seven : Rest

When you rest, Things will be perfected.

John 5:17
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17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working.”

John 14:10
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10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.

Christ accomplished everything to the highest heaven and fulfilled God’s greatest desires to the glory of God in 3 and half years

  • Jesus Christ was never hurried/hassled
  • When Jairus Daughter was dying, Many of us run but Jesus walked
  • On the way Jesus healed the women
  • Jesus is cool

Why sabbath on Sunday?

Acts 20:7
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Ministering at Troas

7 Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.

Revelation 1:10
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10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,

Mark 16:9
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Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord

9 Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons.

  • Jesus rose up on the First day of the week, New Has come
  • Old Testament –> New Testament
  • Old Testament : Work, Work, Work –> Rest
  • New Testament : Rest –> Work, Work, Work

 Example:

Colossians 2:16-17
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16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths,

17 which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.

  • Drawn person pictures can be used for remembrance
  • Once after you have the real person, don’t need Drawn Picture

 Sabbath is a person

Colossians 1:27
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27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

in you :

  • Continue tense in Greek :
  • God is constantly at work in you
  • producing the desire to do some thing and
  • producing the performance to do something
  • producing the performance for His good pleasure

Philippians 2:13
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13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

Recession
Recession

 

Psalm 127:1-2
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Laboring and Prospering with the Lord
A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon.

127 Unless the Lord builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the Lord guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early,
To sit up late,
To eat the bread of sorrows;
For so He gives His beloved sleep.

Solomon received wisdom while he was sleeping

Psalm 127:2
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

2 It is vain for you to rise up early,
To retire late,
To eat the bread of painful labors;
For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.

  • in his sleep –> Solomon

Sleep is God’s contrivance for giving us the help he cannot get into us when we are awake.  – George MacDonald

  • Israel afraid of an enemy, which was defeated 40 years earlier
  • Eating bread of painful labors –> Unbelief

Matthew 11:28
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28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

  • First wealth went to Egyptians
  • Then Israelite got the wealth

Song of Solomon 2:15
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15 Catch us the foxes,
The little foxes that spoil the vines,
For our vines have tender grapes.

  • Vine : Happiness
  • God is working behind the scene
  • Be on rest
  • “What if?” means you don’t have faith

Hebrews 10:38
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38 Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.”

 What makes God happy?

  • God prepares the way
  • He see you enjoying the journey
  • That makes God happy
  • God is love
  • God loves you