When We Say Yes by Rodney Howard Browne

Rodney Howard Browne shows us how to obey God

Teaching kids to swim starts with a straightforward lesson – they have to be taught to put their face in the water. That primary step will open the door to learning the way to swim. Unless the kid experts that one little talent, swimming remains out of reach, and some future pleasure is sacrificed.

Rodney Howard Browne explains that obeying God always starts with a small step, one that may infrequently seem trivial or not related to the task to hand. Yet it is where God wants us to start. Jesus had been addressing the crowds when He asked to get into Peter’s ship.

This did not appear like a request that would open the door to ministry or perhaps great blessing. But it was actually the place where Peter was to start. Our saying yes to God in the tiny things is an essential step to His best blessings. Folks will also derive benefit from our obedience. Rodney Howard Browne points out that when Simon Peter consented to Jesus’ request, the result was 2 boatloads of fish, more than needed for all those with him.

Obedience to God may need us to do some things that appear irrational. A carpenter asked pro fishermen to stop fishing and take Him on board. Those with Peter could have queried why he postponed the work to accommodate Jesus. Other people may query us as to whether the problem is vital or reasonable. We may wonder too. Rodney Howard Browne teaches that obedience in the tiniest of matters can open the door to God-ordained opportunities and lead to blessings for us and others.

Obeying God by Rodney Howard Browne

It doesn’t matter what or who comes against you to destroy you if you trust God’s Word. A whole army of the enemy is no match for the army of angels that surround you to protect you! Rodney Howard Browne explains that you cannot see them (unless God supernaturally opens your eyes), but they are there nonetheless.

And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, why sit we here until we die? If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.

And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the Syrians.” and when they were come to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, there was no man there. For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host.” and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us. Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and fled for their life.

2 KINGS 7:3-7

When God is on your side, armies will flee in terror before you. It doesn’t make sense in the natural, but it is a reality. Rodney Howard Brown explains that this is not going to happen for you if you do not believe God’s Word. You must put your faith and trust in God’s Word and angels will work on your behalf.

Notice the last part of verse 11 in The Amplified Bible. They will defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service]. That’s why you want to make sure that you’re obeying Him and serving Him. The angels of the Lord are there, but they cannot defend you in your ways of disobedience. You can’t be smoking crack and asking your angel to play lookout!

Make sure that you’re obeying God. Make sure that you’re doing everything you know how to do to walk in the plan and the purpose of God for your life. Rodney Howard Browne teaches that when you obey God, the enemy cannot touch you, because the hand of God is upon your life.

This is crucial: God’s protection is in His presence. You must stay in His presence in order to be under His protection. Sin removes you from His presence and His protection. Now look to the next verses, Psalm 91:12-14 (AMP):

They shall bear you up on their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall you trample underfoot.

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore, I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness — trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Stopping the Hunger Period, Second Part by Rodney Howard Browne

Problems we Encounter by Rodney Howard Browne

Yesterday we checked out the words of the soothsayer Amos who expected a famine—not one of hunger for literal food or for water. Amos foresaw a famine for hearing God’s truth announced.

“Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord GOD,. Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water,. But rather for hearing the words of the LORD. They’ll go to and fro to find the word of the LORD,. But they won’t find it.” ( Amos 8:11-12 ). Unless you are an exception and you end up under the sound of trustworthy, pointed, deep, and bold proclamations of God’s written Word week after week, you may admit that you’re in the middle of that famine.

Whether you realize it or not, the toll it is taking on you and those you like is just devastating. Let’s recommit ourselves to breaking that famine.

First, pray that God will force a resurrection in the hearts of His people—a revival of interest in the private reading and studying of His Word. Pray for seminaries where God’s ministers are being trained to handle and declare the Truth. Pray for your pastor—for adequate time to be spent in the study, preparing. And then for bravery to “preach the Word” with authority.

Infrequently do congregations get more serious about spiritual things than their priest, so pray for a renewing of fervour. 2nd , start to nourish yourself in the Scriptures.

Get serious about “fixing your own religious meals” instead of depending on some other person to prepare all those meals for you. Don’t allow yourself to be happy with non secular fast food served by shallow, slipshod communicators. Third, consider beginning a Bible class in your own house. Nice things can happen in settings like that. There’s a large amount of non secular nourishment to be gained in groups committed to learning and growing together. 

God’s Plan | Rodney Howard Browne

God does not react ; He plans. He planned creation.

He planned the raising up of a country from whom He would send the Messiah. Rodney Howard Browne explains that He planned the approaching of Jesus and his expiration on the cross. He planned our redemption even before He made the globe. ( Revelation 13:8 ). And He planned a place for us in heaven. It isn’t difficult to understand that God has a plan for our lives because that is as per His nature. He did not create us, drop us into the world, and say, “Do the best you can.” Rodney Howard Browne points out that he’s got a special plan for every one of us – He relates to us as individuals and endows us with unique non secular gifts and callings. Paul knew that God had called him in particular to be an apostle ( one Corinthians eleven ).

What did God considering when He made you? What were His plans for your vocation, how you would serve Him, and whether or not you are to marry? You may be guaranteed that God has a plan for each moment of your life. Thru His Word and the Spirit, he is announcing, “I am reliably here to meet your requirements. I made you. I saved you. I have got a purpose and design for your life. I am here to support you and to allow you to do all I am considering for your life. And I can never leave you.” the sole life that will bring God honor is the life surrendered to Him and His purpose. Rodney Howard Browne teaches to cooperate with His plan for you, which is the way to find joy, peace, and deep satisfaction.

God Wants the Best for You by Rodney Howard Browne

God wants you to achieve success.

This does not mean he has got an automated plan for you to become rich or famous, though either of these might be included in His final design for your life. God’s idea of success starts at the Cross where Jesus died. Rodney Howard Browne explains that success isn’t measured by what you do in life or what you gain financially. Your love and attention to Jesus Christ measure your success.

In one Samuel fifteen, we read how Saul decided he would provide a sacrifice that only God’s anointed clergyman was commissioned to give. Since Samuel wasn’t present, Saul felt justified in his actions and made the sacrifice himself. Rodney Howard Browne this one act of insubordination cost Saul the dominion. Here is a lesson we want to learn if we’re going to be successful.

God anoints certain folk to do certain things. He has placed leaders in our lives for a reason. If we wish to lead, we must first learn how to follow. If you fail to submit to your God-given authority, then success from God’s perspective will be troublesome to attain. Rodney Howard Browne teaches that a successful person has learned humility to the point that he no longer thinks about whether he has gained it or not. We are called to do the will of God, but this only can be done at the feet of Christ. One more thing.

Seven Laws of Prosperity

1. God is the source of all prosperity and He is kind and generous toward man:

The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful 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 he did to prosper in his hand. Genesis 39:2-3 NKJV

The keeper of the prison did not look into anything that was under Joseph’s authority, because the Lord was with him; and whatever he did, the Lord made it prosper. Genesis 39:23 NKJV

And you shall 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. Deuteronomy 8:18 NKJV

2. Obedience attracts prosperity:

Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth. 2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 28:1-2 NKJV

Therefore keep the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do. Deuteronomy 29:9 NKJV

And keep the charge of the Lord your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn. 1 Kings 2:3 NKJV

3. Respect for and meditation in God’s Word brings forth the fruits of prosperity:

This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. Joshua 1:8 AMP

Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. 3 He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. Psalms 1:1-3 NKJV

4. Faith in God and His Word brings prosperity:

So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” 2 Chronicles 20:20 NKJV

So I answered them, and said to them, “The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or right or memorial in Jerusalem.” Nehemiah 2:20 NKJV

5. Seek God and you will prosper:

He sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God; and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper. 2 Chronicles 26:5 NKJV

For the shepherds have become dull-hearted, And have not sought the Lord; Therefore they shall not prosper, And all their flocks shall be scattered. Jeremiah 10:21 NKJV

6. Goodness towards God’s covenant people results in prosperity:

I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:2-3 NKJV

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. 7 Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your palaces.” Psalms 122:6-7 NKJV

7. Hospitality and generosity attract prosperity:

Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38 NKJV

[Charge them] to do good, to be rich in good works, to be liberal and generous of heart, ready to share [with others], 19 In this way laying up for themselves [the riches that endure forever as] a good foundation for the future, so that they may grasp that which is life indeed. 1 Timothy 6:18-19 AMP


1. Rebellion against God:

And you shall grope at noonday as the blind grope in darkness. And you shall not prosper in your ways; and you shall be only oppressed and robbed continually, and there shall be no one to save you. Deuteronomy 28:29 AMP

2. Covering Sins:

He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. Proverbs 28:13 NKJV

3. Fighting God:

But the Lord is with me as a mighty, awesome One. Therefore my persecutors will stumble, and will not prevail. They will be greatly ashamed, for they will not prosper. Their everlasting confusion will never be forgotten. Jeremiah 20:11 NKJV

No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17NKJV

Building Lasting Friendships by Rodney Howard Browne

If I were to ask you how many friends you had, you may mention a large group of people, each of whom you call “friend.” However, if I were to ask how many really knew you—heart and soul—I wonder if anyone in that group would qualify. The sad truth is, genuine friendship has become a rare commodity in this world.

What does it take to be a true friend? There could be no finer example than the relationship between David and Jonathan. These two knew what was required to maintain a healthy friendship, and their commitment to that relationship is legendary.

Three things characterized their friendship. First, they had a mutual respect for one another. This is a point that often gets lost in today’s world. Rodney Howard Browne points out that the reality is that we can never maintain a genuine friendship with anyone whom we do not completely respect.

Second, David and Jonathan shared an emotional love for one another. There was nothing sexual or inappropriate about their feelings; rather, they simply rejoiced in the comradery that God had brought together.

Third, they maintained a genuine commitment to each other. These were no “fair weather friends.” In fact, their bond even withstood the attempts of Jonathan’s father to kill David. (1 Samuel 23:15-17) Jonathan refused to allow anything to come between him and his friend.

Think about your best friend. Do you have a mutual respect? Do you feel an emotional bond between you? Are you both committed to your friendship? One true companion is a blessing from God. (Proverbs 18:24) Praise Him for the gift of your friend.

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  • And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
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  • And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father’s house.
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  • Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.
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  • And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle.
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  • And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely : and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul’s servants.
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  • And it came to pass as they came , when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.
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  • And the women answered one another as they played , and said , Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
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  • And Saul was very wroth , and the saying displeased him; and he said , They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?
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  • And Saul eyed David from that day and forward.
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  • And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul’s hand.
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  • And Saul cast the javelin; for he said , I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.
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  • And Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, and was departed from Saul.
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  • Therefore Saul removed him from him, and made him his captain over a thousand; and he went out and came in before the people.
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  • And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD was with him.
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  • Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely , he was afraid of him.
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  • But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them.
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  • And Saul said to David, Behold my elder daughter Merab, her will I give thee to wife: only be thou valiant for me, and fight the LORD’S battles. For Saul said , Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.
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  • And David said unto Saul, Who am I? and what is my life, or my father’s family in Israel, that I should be son in law to the king?
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  • But it came to pass at the time when Merab Saul’s daughter should have been given to David, that she was given unto Adriel the Meholathite to wife.
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  • And Michal Saul’s daughter loved David: and they told Saul, and the thing pleased him.
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  • And Saul said , I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Wherefore Saul said to David, Thou shalt this day be my son in law in the one of the twain.
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  • And Saul commanded his servants, saying, Commune with David secretly, and say , Behold, the king hath delight in thee, and all his servants love thee: now therefore be the king’s son in law .
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  • And Saul’s servants spake those words in the ears of David. And David said , Seemeth it to you a light thing to be a king’s son in law , seeing that I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed ?
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  • And the servants of Saul told him, saying , On this manner spake David.
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  • And Saul said , Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king’s enemies . But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.
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  • And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king’s son in law : and the days were not expired .
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  • Wherefore David arose and went , he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king’s son in law . And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.
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  • And Saul saw and knew that the LORD was with David, and that Michal Saul’s daughter loved him.
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  • And Saul was yet the more afraid of David; and Saul became David’s enemy continually.
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  • Rodney Howard Browne points out that the princes of the Philistines went forth : and it came to pass, after they went forth , that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants of Saul; so that his name was much set by .

THE LORD JESUS CHRIST | Rodney Howard Browne


Foundation Scriptures: John 1:1-2; John 8:58; John 10:30

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  John 1:1-2 NKJV

Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”  John 8:58 NKJV

I and the Father are One.  John 10:30 AMP

Rodney Howard Browne discusses His Virgin Birth.

  1. Isaiah 7:14 AMP—Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold, the young woman who is unmarried and a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel [God with us].
  2. Luke 1:26-38—The angel visits Mary
  3. Matthew 1:18-23—The angel comes to Joseph in a dream: Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

Rodney Howard Browne discusses His Sinless Life.

  1. Isaiah 53:9 AMP—And they assigned Him a grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in His death, although He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.
  2. 1 John 3:5 NKJV—And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.
  3. Hebrews 7:26-28—Jesus, our perfect High Priest.
  4. 1 Peter 2:22 AMP—He was guilty of no sin, neither was deceit (guile) ever found on His lips.

Rodney Howard Browne teaches about His Miracles.

  1. Acts 2:22 AMP—You men of Israel, listen to what I have to say: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man accredited and pointed out and shown forth and commended and attested to you by God by the mighty works and [the power of performing] wonders and signs which God worked through Him [right] in your midst, as you yourselves know.
  2. Acts 10:38 KJV—How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
  3. John 2:11
  4. John 2:23
  5. John 3:1-2
  6. John 11:47
  7. John 20:30-31 NKJV—And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

His Substitutionary Work at the Cross.

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV—For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
  2. Hebrews 9:28a NKJV—So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many.
  3. 1 Peter 2:24a NKJV—Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness.
  4. 1 John 2:2 NKJV—And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
  5. 1 John 4:10 NKJV—In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
  6. Propitiation: an atonement; to render favorable; favorable, gracious, kind. The earliest recorded form of the word is propitiatorium: the mercy seat, place of atonement.
  7. Colossians 1:22 AMP—Yet now has [Christ, the Messiah] reconciled [you to God] in the body of His flesh through death, in order to present you holy and faultless and irreproachable in His [the Father’s] presence.
  8. Hebrews 2:17 NKJV—Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
  9. Romans 4:24b-25—Jesus—betrayed and put to death because of our misdeeds and raised to secure our justification.
  10. 2 Timothy 2:11 AMP—The saying is sure and worthy of confidence: If we have died with Him, we shall also live with Him.
  11. Colossians 1:13-14 NKJV—He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
  12. Revelation 1:5-6—Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood.

His Bodily Resurrection from the Dead.

  1. Matthew 28:5-6 NKJV—But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Luke 24:36-43—Jesus shows Himself alive to His disciples after the resurrection.
  2. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4—He was buried, and rose again the third day.
  3. Acts 2:23-28—God raised Jesus from the dead, because it was not possible for death to hold Him.

His Exaltation to the Right Hand of God.

  1. Acts 1:9-11—This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”
  2. Acts 2:32-36—Jesus was exalted to the right hand of God.
  3. Hebrews 1:1-3—Jesus appointed Heir of all things.
  4. Philippians 2:9-11 NKJV—Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Do Not Put Your Trust in Any Other

It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in man.

9 It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in princes. Psalms 118:8-9 NKJV

It is not wise to put your trust in anything or anyone else other than Father God. If you trust Him, you will succeed and be blessed. If you trust in other things or people, you will fail.

The wicked do not trust in God:

Therefore, when the Lord heard, He was [full of] wrath; a fire was kindled against Jacob, His anger mounted up against Israel, 22 Because in God they believed not [they relied not on Him, they adhered not to Him], and they trusted not in His salvation (His power to save). Psalms 78:21-22 AMP

Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted, To the oppressing city! 2 She has not obeyed His voice, She has not received correction; She has not trusted in the Lord, She has not drawn near to her God.

Zephaniah 3:1-2 NKJV

Do not put your trust in idols:

They shall be turned back, They shall be greatly ashamed, Who trust in carved images, Who say to the molded images, ‘You are our gods.’ Isaiah 42:17 NKJV

“What profit is the image, that its maker should carve it, The molded image, a teacher of lies, That the maker of its mold should trust in it, To make mute idols? 19 Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Awake!’ To silent stone, ‘Arise! It shall teach!’ Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, Yet in it there is no breath at all. 20 “But the Lord is in His holy temple. Let all the earth keep silence before Him.” Habakkuk 2:18-20 NKJV

Do not trust in your own righteousness:

Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men — extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ 13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Luke 18:9-14 NKJV

Do not trust in lies and falsehood:

Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge passes through, It will not come to us, For we have made lies our refuge, And under falsehood we have hidden ourselves.” Isaiah 28:15 NKJV

This is your lot, The portion of your measures from Me,” says the Lord, “Because you have forgotten Me And trusted in falsehood. Jeremiah13:25 NKJV

Do not lie yourself and do not tolerate lies from others. Do not lie, for any reason, to save yourself.

Do not place your trust in man:

Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the Lord. 6 For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, And shall not see when good comes, But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, In a salt land which is not inhabited. Jeremiah 17:5-6 NKJV

Do not trust in earthly alliances or worldly partnerships:

Who walk to go down to Egypt, And have not asked My advice, To strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, And to trust in the shadow of Egypt! Isaiah 30:2 NKJV

But he rebelled against him by sending his ambassadors to Egypt, that they might give him horses and many people. Will he prosper? Will he who does such things escape? Can he break a covenant and still be delivered?

Ezekiel 17:15 NKJV

Egypt represents the world or the world’s system. Do not put your trust in it or them.

Do not trust in wealth or mammon:

Those who trust in their wealth And boast in the multitude of their riches, 7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God a ransom for him. Psalms 49:6-7 NKJV

The righteous also shall see and fear, And shall laugh at him, saying, 7 “Here is the man who did not make God his strength, But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness.”

Psalms 52:6-7 NKJV

He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like foliage. Proverbs 11:28 NKJV

And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! Mark 10:24 NKJV

The curse of those who trust in anything other than the Lord:

“Woe to the rebellious children,” says the Lord, “Who take counsel, but not of Me, And who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, That they may add sin to sin; 2 Who walk to go down to Egypt, And have not asked My advice, To strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, And to trust in the shadow of Egypt! 3 Therefore the strength of Pharaoh Shall be your shame, And trust in the shadow of Egypt Shall be your humiliation.

Isaiah 30:1-3 NKJV

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, And rely on horses, Who trust in chariots because they are many, And in horsemen because they are very strong, But who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, Nor seek the Lord!

Isaiah 31:1 NKJV


“From the Heart” teaching by Drs. Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne.

2 Chronicles 24:14  (KJV)
14And when they had finished it, they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof were made vessels for the house of the LORD, even vessels to minister, and to offer withal, and spoons, and vessels of gold and silver. [And they offered burnt offerings in the house of the LORD continually all the days of Jehoiada.]

Under the Old Covenant, God used certain material things to represent spiritual things or principles. In the Temple, there were vessels specifically designed and intended for serving and worshipping God. Under the New Covenant, we are the vessels who serve and worship God, anywhere we go. The vessels used in the temple were holy and sanctified. We should be holy and sanctified and we will be – if we allow the Holy Spirit to work in us.

Ezra 6:5  (KJV)
5And also let the golden and silver vessels of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took forth out of the temple which is at Jerusalem, and brought unto Babylon, be restored, and brought again unto the temple which is at Jerusalem, every one to his place, and place them in the house of God.

We, God’s creation, were designed and intended to worship Him, not other gods or the devil. We function at our best in the place that God intended for us. Everything else is frustration and torment.

Romans 9:20-25  (KJV)
20Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? 21Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? 22What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: 23And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, 24Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? 25As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.

People use this passage of scripture to say that God ordains our way in a manner that leaves us with no choice. They say that God is the one who sovereignly chooses to use us for good purposes or bad, but that is a misrepresentation of scripture. If you read the entire passage in Romans (we do not have space for the whole chapter here), you will see that God is talking about and defending His mercy – extended toward the Gentiles, the heathen, the ungodly – not just toward the Jew. In verse 22, you will see that God did not desire or plan to have destructive, evil vessels on the earth, but rather He bore their evil doing with patience and long suffering. It is not that God does not have a specific plan for our lives – He does. God has planned for all of us to be vessels of mercy, prepared for glory. We choose whether or not to be what God intends for us to be.

2 Timothy 2:19-22  (KJV)
19Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 20But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 21If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. 22Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Being either a mud pot or a fine golden vessel is our choice. We change from the ignoble to the noble as we purge our lives from sin and the crud of the world.

2 Corinthians 4:6-7  (KJV)
6For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 7But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

Our vessel (body) may be made of earth, but as we yield to God and His presence and power in our lives, we shine forth His glory. We are golden vessels when we are yielded vessels.

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