CONSECRATION

​RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL MANUAL

LESSON FOUR (4)

Sunday 25th September 2016

TOPIC:- CONSECRATION
MEMORY VERSE: “For Moses had said. Consecrate yourselves today to the LORD, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.’’- Exodus 32:29
BIBLE PASSAGE: Judges 13:3-7


INTRODUCTION:

Consecration is a process or practice of making something or someone sacred, dedicated and set for the Lord. It also means the devoting or setting apart anything or anyone to the worship or service of God (Exodus 28:41). The race of Abraham and the tribe of Levi were thus consecrated (Numbers 3:12). According to the Mosaic Law, the first-born both of man and beast were consecrated to God (Exodus 13:2, 12, and 15).
LESSON OUTLINES


1. MEANS AND BENEFITS OF CONSECRATION


2. BROKEN CONSECRATION


1. MEANS AND BENEFITS OF CONSECRATION
A consecrated one is called to live a life of purity, free from sin and contamination. How then can one be consecrated? The call to personal consecration demands that one presents himself wholly to God (Leviticus 11:44; Romans 12:1; 2Chronicles 17:16) and be willing to purge himself of all filthiness of the flesh and spirit (2timothy 2:21; 2Corinthians 7:1). This is made possible through absolute compliance to divine instructions given by God in His word (John 17:17; Psalm 119:9; Ephesians 5:26).

Some of the benefits of consecration are:

1. Overflowing blessings (Exodus 32:29).

2. Overflowing anointing (Hebrews 1:9; 10:38; Acts 5:12).

3. Becoming a chosen Vessel of God (2Timothy 2:21, Acts 9:15).

4. Ever abiding presence of God (Psalm 91:1; Matthews 28:19-20).

5. Outstanding victory without a fight (Proverbs 16:7; 2 Chronicles 20:15-19).
2. BROKEN CONSECRATION

A broken consecration is a state of contamination of a consecrated person. We have examples of consecrated vessels that were contaminated by one thing or the other.

1. Samson’s consecration was broken by his disobedience and lust for strange women (Judges 14:1-3; 8-9).

2. Miriam was a prophetess in (Exodus 15:20-21). But her consecration was broken by envy (Numbers 12:1-10).

3. Moses’s consecration was contaminated by anger (Exodus 14:21-28, Numbers 20:7-12).

4. Gideon was set apart for God’s mighty work of deliverance but pride broke his consecration (Judges 7:20-22; 8:22-27).

5. Comfort contaminated David- the consecrated one (1Samuel 17:34-37, 2Samuel 11:1-27).
CONCLUSION:-

God is calling you to live a consecrated life unto Him as a peculiar person and a royal priesthood and He is waiting to see you exhibiting the life of consecration unto Him. Do not disappoint God.

QUESTIONS:-

1. What are the benefits of consecration?

2. Describe a broken consecration.

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