Hello, my friends. I am Pastor Troy Brewer, the pastor of Open Door Church in Burleson, Texas. I want to say, “Welcome. Welcome, today to God Today.” It used to be that when someone gave you their word, or when somebody put their name up on something you could count on that. My friend, that day is long gone. We still shake hands, we give folks our word, and we even sign our names up on things. But, we do that with a loophole in mind. We keep a lawyer on our back pocket to file for bankruptcy, divorce, or to make an amendment to the promises we have made. We do what we say as long as it is good for us. Once the advantages are no longer obvious, then the courtroom drama ensues. The bottom line is we no longer a covenant mentality, I am afraid. When the scriptures say we need to think like Jesus…we do.
Philippians 2 says this, “Let this mind be anew which is also in Christ Jesus.” You have to choose to be the person that is lawfully wedded, pays their bills, fulfills the obligations you’ve signed them up for. WHat is a covenant mentality? It is a sold-out all I have is yours, all you have is mine way of thinking. Does that sound a little bit scary? Well, it is. It is the right way of thinking – it is how God thinks. It is also the mentality that God is illustrating towards you right now. A covenant mentality will always produce integrity, it will always produce character and reliability. Can that be said of you?
It is a very tough day. It is a tough age to live in. There is this ideal within our generation that it is okay to cheat on your taxes, or your spouse, or your boss – as long as you don’t get caught. I want to encourage you in the mighty name of Jesus that you are better than that. You can live higher than that. “Do not be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever man sows that he will also reap.”
That is the Bible, Galatians 6:7.
Paul is letting people know that God is not going to let His children, who bear His name, dirty that name or His reputation by continually sowing evil. He promises they are going to reap things. Friend, God wants you to reap righteousness. Whenever we take Christ’s name, as a Christian, we are in covenant with Him. All we are, all day, all that we have belongs to Him. All that He has belongs to us. My friend, that is a beautiful covenant; one worth keeping.
I want to pray for all of us right now. Father God, I pray, God, on this day that all of us, God, would have an amazing covenant mentality, God. I thank you, God, that you are all the way in. Lord, give us the grace to be all the way in. I pray, God, that none of us, God, would not have a plan B, or an escape route. But, that Lord God Almighty, Sir, that we see ourselves as Kingdom people. I love you, Sir, I praise you for it, God. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
All right, my friends, that’s all the time I have for it today. Walk. Walk in that today. I am Troy Brewer. I call you the head and not the tail, above and not beneath, and highly favored of the Lord.