Abounding Grace | 2.12.23 | Sunday AM | On Fire Christian Church

Chuck Salvo | 2.12.23 | Sunday AM | On Fire Christian Church

Abounding Grace

1. God has called the believer to live and to see In The supernatural! If the believers looks in the natural he will see devastating circumstances!

a. A national debt of 31 trillion As of February 2023, the total U.S. national debt is $31.45 trillion, after crossing the $30 trillion mark for the first time in January 2022. At the end of 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the national debt was $23 trillion. One year later, it had risen to $27.7 trillion. Since then, it has increased by more than $2 trillion.

i. According to Boston University economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff, the U.S. is currently facing 200 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities,

ii. An Unfunded Liability describes any liability, debt, mortgage, or obligation that one either does not have savings set aside for it. NOTE – The US fiscal gap is estimated to currently have over $200 trillion USD of unfunded liabilities in net present value.

iii. government debt

iv. pension plan liabilities

v. Social Security

vi. Medicare

vii. private debts

viii. other mandatory government IOUs

b. As we see continued escalation of immortality within our public schools

i. New York City has funded an organization with 200k that is responsible for sending drag queens into their school system. Theses children are as young as 3

ii. A California middle school subjected students to a drag queen performance as part of its Pride month celebration event,

iii. 1962 prayer taken out of schools

iv. 1980 Commandments taken out

v. Homosexuality in our youth

1. According to the CDC WEBSITE Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, (LGB) youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years. Having a school that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and having caring and accepting parents are especially important. Positive environments can help all youth achieve good grades and maintain good mental and physical …

2. Our youth have no leadership on these topics therefore they are plummeting into darkness

c. business closures and layoffs

i. Google drops 12k jobs this month

ii. Amazon 18k

iii. Dell technology 6600

iv. IBM 3900

v. Microsoft 10k

vi. Fed ex 12k

vii. 35 percent of businesses closed because of plandemic

d. Government wickedness-Dr Rachel Levine, 63, is now an admiral of the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Dr Levine, appointed by President Joe Biden, is already the highest-ranking openly transgender official in the US.

i. Abortion- planned parenthood 1.6 billion dollars over a 3 yr period

ii. Transgender surgery is now free for military thx to Biden

e. Church-A 2021 study from Lifeway Research, based on data from three-dozen denominations, found that 4,500 churches closed in 2019, while only 3,000 were started.

i. Life coaches instead of preachers

ii. “There are approximately 364,000 churches in America: 72 percent, or 264,000 of them, are “liberal,” meaning that they really don’t care about the Bible. According to exhaustive surveys, somewhere between 6,000 and 15,000 actually have a bona fide biblical worldview, that is, they see life through the lens of Scripture.” Did you catch that? Nearly 72 percent of churches don’t look to the Bible as their final source of authority and direction. No wonder America is crumbling from within; the foundation is deteriorating.

2. “Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more,” Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭20‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

a. The true condition of not only our culture and where it’s heading but the spiritual condition of the heart of man

b. We are in bad shape but God gives us Hope!

c. “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.) Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous. Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭12‬-‭21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

3. Where sin Abounded-The word “abounded” that Paul uses to describe this abundance of sin comes from the Greek word, pleonadzo, which simply means more. It denotes something that exists in abundance. The Greek tense describes an abundance that is growing larger and more expansive with the passing of time. The implication is that sin is never stagnant but continually grows, increases, and expands. This means Romans 5:20 could be translated, “Where sin exists in abundance and is multiplying and constantly expanding….” This describes the growing nature of unrestrained sin.

a. grace did much more abound.” The words “much more abound” are from the Greek word huperperisseo, which describes something that is growing out of measure, beyond proportion, and out of its banks to a far-stretched extreme. It is like a giant river that is being flooded with waters from upstream. Those waters are coming downstream so fast that the river can no longer hold the raging current in its banks. Its water rises, rises, and rises until it finally begins pouring out of its banks and begins to flood everything in sight. This is exactly the idea of the word Paul uses when he says, “…Grace did much more abound.”

b. A Russian Theologian that I read said it like this. “For wherever sin exists in abundance and is multiplying and constantly expanding, that is precisely the time and place where grace is poured out in a far greater, surpassing quantity.”
4. God’s abounding grace supersedes anything the devil can throw our way. God says to us today not to fear the economy or the educational systems or the government or the failure of churches or the escalation of immortality in the culture. What I’m about to do is to pour out my grace in a greater measure

a. You will find that God is supplying more than enough grace to match whatever the enemy is trying to do. If you will surrender to that divine grace, it will rise higher and higher until it eventually floods every area in your life.

b. God magnified the story of Joseph to me this week

c. Joseph was not effected by the famine. Nor will we

5. Abounding grace in operation

a. “So shall they fear The name of the Lord from the west, And His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” Isaiah‬ ‭59‬:‭19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

b. The greatest outpouring is coming

Pastor Chuck Salvo of On Fire Christian Church in Louisville, Ky. has been the shepherd of On Fire since 2001. We are a church who believes in worshiping the King of Kings fully and whole-heartedly. Our purpose is to exemplify Jesus in everything we do. We care about building Godly relationships & leading people closer to the Lord in every aspect of life. Join us Sunday Mornings at 10:30, Sunday Nights at 7 & Wednesday Nights at 7.

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