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When God makes a turn

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The text outlines the conditions that God gave to Israel to release them into the destiny that God had for them. Today these are not meant to be steps to take but an observation of the type of relationship with God we should strive for. God's promise to turn our captivity and have compassion on us with an ultimate goal of bringing his people together.

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When God makes a Turn

Deuteronomy 30:1–3 KJV 1900
1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee, 2 And shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; 3 That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee.
The text seemingly provides step by step instructions to get God to act on our behalf.

What would you do if you could control God?

1 Kings 3:5 KJV 1900
5 In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
What would you do if you could control God?
Some would see God
Some see God
++Genie in the lamp
++If we rub him right
++He will give us what we want
Religion is man’s activity
++To Control God
++To manipulate situations
++To upgrade their life
1 Kings 3:5 KJV 1900
5 In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
1 Kings 3:5 KJV 1900
5 In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.
1 kings 3:5-6
What we do willProper relationship is revealed in what we do.
1 Kings
Solomon had a proper view of God
Solomon had a proper view of God
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Solomon had a proper view of God

1 Kings 3:9–10 KJV 1900
9 Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? 10 And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
The blessing of God
++Not for Comfort
++Not for Promotion
++For Service
++That we might please Him
Deuteronomy 30:1 KJV 1900
1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee,
All these things
++Blessings
++The Curse
God recognized that in this life
++There is Good
++There is Evil

Human activity will never be a motivation for God’s blessing.

Isaiah 64:6–7 KJV 1900
6 But we are all as an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; And we all do fade as a leaf; And our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. 7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, That stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: For thou hast hid thy face from us, And hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
Isaiah 64:5 KJV 1900
5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, Those that remember thee in thy ways: Behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: In those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
Isai 6
Isa
Human activity declares
Human activity declares
++The reality of our relationship
++Is a response to Him
1 John 4:19 KJV 1900
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
1 John
1 John 3:1 KJV 1900
1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
1 john 3:

God made the difference

++We are unresponsive
++We are unaware
++We are bound to this world
God made the difference
Ephe 2:1
Ephesians 2:1 KJV 1900
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Ephesians 2:1–4 KJV 1900
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Ephe 2:1-
++He quickened us
Without God
++We are unresponsive
++We are unaware
++We are bound to this world
He quickened the dead
++Trespasses was our captive
++Sin was our bondman
++His love awakened us
God’s Promises
God’s Promises
++Based upon his will
++Apart from us
++Are an activity of Grace
Ephesians 2:4–7 KJV 1900
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
ephe 2:4-5
Religion
++Required Human Connections
++Related to a Human Response
++What man does matters
Relationship
++Reveals a connection
++Is Validated by a response
++Who a man is Matters
Gen
Genesis 8:
Noah
Genesis 8:1–2 KJV 1900
1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged; 2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
Noah
Genesis 6:7–8 KJV 1900
7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
Gen 6

How did Noah find favor with God?

Deuteronomy 26:16–19 NKJV
16 “This day the Lord your God commands you to observe these statutes and judgments; therefore you shall be careful to observe them with all your heart and with all your soul. 17 Today you have proclaimed the Lord to be your God, and that you will walk in His ways and keep His statutes, His commandments, and His judgments, and that you will obey His voice. 18 Also today the Lord has proclaimed you to be His special people, just as He promised you, that you should keep all His commandments, 19 and that He will set you high above all nations which He has made, in praise, in name, and in honor, and that you may be a holy people to the Lord your God, just as He has spoken.”
Deut 26:16-
To obey the Lord
++Is more than compliance
++Is an activity of the heart
++Is a function of the soul
On this day Israel
++Recognizes their choice
++Realized God had chosen them
God’s call is
++Not about a status
++than a status
++Not about a position
++A call to serve

We do not serve to get called.. we serve because of the call of God.

Matthew 10:1 KJV 1900
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.

We must first come to him in relationship before we can stand before men in power.

Relationship
++Noah walked with God
++It was a walk of agreement
Amos 3:3 KJV 1900
3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Job
Job
Job 1:1 KJV 1900
1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

Why did Job fear God?

Fear
++Did not make him submit
++Some fear leads to a response
++Revealed his relationship
Job 28:28 KJV 1900
28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.
Deut 30:1-
++Subm
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Turn with Abraham Faith
Deuteronomy 30:1 KJV 1900
1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee,
We must Recall what God has done
++Don’t forget it
++Don’t neglect it
++Just tell it

We are called to him that we might be a witness to what he has done.

Deuteronomy 30:2 KJV 1900
2 And shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
We must Return to the Lord
++He is your God
++You belong to him
Galatians 2:20 KJV 1900
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Gala
1 Corinthians 6:20 KJV 1900
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
1 Cor 6:
Deuteronomy 30:3 KJV 1900
3 That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee.
If you shall
++Recall what God has done
++Return to the Lord
++The Lord will turn
The Lord will
++Turn Your Captivity
++Have Compassion on you

God will set you free

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++No more bondag
No more bondage
++He will set you free
God is about to make a turn in your captivity
God’s Compassion is being released your way.
Because of his compassion
miracles happened
Dead things were brought to life
Hope arrised in the midst of delay
Blind Bartameaus
Lazarus Come Forth
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