April 7, 2019

Pastor David Crammer

Galatians 5:22–25 NKJV
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against
such there is no law.

The word “faith” is the Greek word pistis, which is the common New
Testament word for faith. However, in this verse it conveys the idea of a
person who is faithful, reliable, loyal, and steadfast. It pictures a person who is devoted, trustworthy, dependable, dedicated, constant, and unwavering.

1 Corinthians 13:13 NKJV
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is
love.

Numbers 23:19 NIV
God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should
change his mind.
If this unchanging, constant, stable, unwavering behavior is the nature of
God Himself.

Proverbs 28:20
A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who hastens to be rich
will not go unpunished.

abound – Rab
abundant in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality, captain, exceedingly,
full, great increase, many, Very much, multiply plenteous.

1. Faithfulness brings Promotion

Promotion comes from the lord

Psalm 75:6-7 KJ21
For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from
the south, 7 but God is the Judge: He putteth down one, and setteth up
another.

Proverbs 20:6-7
Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, But who can find a faithful
man? 7 The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed
after him.

Faithfulness is the currency of kingdom promotion.

Genesis 39:2-4
2The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in
the house of his master the Egyptian. (Potiphar) 3 And his master saw that
the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his
hand. 4 So Joseph found favor in his sight, and served him. Then he
made him overseer of his house, and all that he had he put under his
authority.

Genesis 39:5-6
So it was, from the time that he had made him overseer of his house and
all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s
sake; and the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had in the house and
in the field. 6 Thus he left all that he had in Joseph’s hand, and he did not
know what he had except for the bread which he ate.
Your faithfulness has an anointing upon it, that will affect the entire house!

Genesis 39:8-9
But he refused and said to his master’s wife, “Look, my master does not
know what is with me in the house, and he has committed all that he has to
my hand. 9There is no one greater in this house than I, nor has he kept
back anything from me but you, because you are his wife. How then can I
do this great wickedness, and sin against God?”

Genesis 39:21-23
But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him
favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. 22 And the keeper of the
prison committed to Joseph’s hand all the prisoners who were in the
prison; whatever they did there, it was his doing. 23The 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.

Proverbs 12:24
The hand of the diligent will rule, But the lazy man will be put to forced
labor.

Luke 16:10 BSB
Whoever is faithful with very little will also be faithful with much……,