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AMEN: The Carte Blanche Amen - Steve Parrish

AMEN, a customary statement at the end of a prayer or during preaching to express our agreement with what is said and the hope that it will take place. But, AMEN is much so more than just a statement.

  • AMEN is a Person, and His Name is JESUS - Revelation 3:14 (ESV) “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.

  • AMEN is who God is molding you to be - Romans 8:29 (ESV) …he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son…

  • AMEN is an attitude, a posture, a way of life.

  • AMEN is the resounding YES to all that God says.

  • AMEN is the response that unlocks the abundance of Heaven.

The Carte Blanche Amen

  • Carte Blanche is a cheque that is already signed but has no numerical value entered, yet.

  • The Carte Blanche AMEN says Yes to God before He says it, no matter what He says.

Failure to make key life-decisions in advance is to wait until seated at the final sales desk with 1000 high-pressure voices appealing to every wrong motive.

The Carte Blanche AMEN agrees with God before He whispers a Word.

  • Luke 21:14 (ESV) Settle it therefore in your minds... beforehand…

GOD Is Always Good, Is Always For Me, And His Word Leads Me To His BEST.

  • He is always good. - Mark 10:18 (ESV) …No one is good except God alone.

  • He is always for me - John 3:16 (ESV) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Luke 4:19 (ESV) to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Romans 5:8 (ESV) but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

  • His Word is always for my best - Psalm 119:105 (ESV) Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. John 6:63 (ESV) …The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. Romans 8:28 (ESV) And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

  • best does not mean easy, problem free, comfortable…

The Carte Blanche Amen Know That Positioning Him First In All Things Allows All Things To Work For His Best.

  • Exodus 20:2–3 (ESV) “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me.

  • Matthew 6:33 (ESV) But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

  • Luke 14:26 (ESV) “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

first in devotional life, relationship, church participation

THE CARTE BLANCHE AMEN Knows That EVERY Blessing We Enjoy Comes From His Hand And Belongs To Him.

  • James 1:17 (ESV) Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights…

  • Deuteronomy 8:17–18 (ESV) Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’ You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

  • 1 Timothy 6:17–19 (NIV) Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

  • Luke 19:32–35 (ESV) And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it.

  • Mark 14:13–16 (ESV) And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him, and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us.” And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.

  • everything I have is His – I am a steward

  • for my enjoyment, but he can call for it whenever he wants

THE CARTE BLANCHE AMEN Knows That Sex Is A Gift From God, A Sacred Act Meant For The Marriage Bed Alone.

  • the Bible begins with sex, as God created it

  • it contains the blueprint of The Kingdom - seed

  • no sin like sexual sins that will impact your life (spirit, soul and body)

  • Hebrews 13:4 (ESV) Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

  • 1 Corinthians 7:4–5 (ESV) For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

  • 1 Corinthians 6:16–20 (ESV) Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

  • sex is for procreation and pleasure, between a man and woman, committed to one another in the covenant of marriage.