Oaks of Righteousness
Delivered By
Bob Petersen
Delivered On
September 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Description

Oaks of Righteousness

 

Coming here for many of you involved risk and courage

 

Staying here for all of you took risk and courage

Psalms 1:1-3 NAS 1 How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. 3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.

 

Genesis 8:22 AMP

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

 

Must be planted to be fruitful.

 

God will cut the rain off and put you in a dry place to cause you to switch from needing rain to need rivers.

 

Most rivers are fed by springs or mountains

    These are the apostoles and prophets

 

Our goal is to become a tree planter

Isaiah 61:1-3 NAS 61 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;  2 To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, 3 To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.


Jeremiah 17:5-8 NAS 5 Thus says the Lord, "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the Lord.  6 "For he will be like a bush in the desert And will not see when prosperity comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A land of salt without inhabitant. 7 "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord And whose trust is the Lord. 8 "For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit.