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LEGACY MEN

Summary: 

A good man preparares for the future. A good man leaves a legacy for His Name’s Sake. Today we will dive into the Word and see what God has to say about leaving a legacy.


Today’s Key Scriptures

Proverbs 13:22 NKJV

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

  • Where there’s no clarity set forth in the present there’s chaos in the future.


Lamentations 5:7 NKJV

Our fathers sinned and are no more, But we bear their iniquities.


Exodus 34:6-7 NLT

The LORD passed in front of Moses, calling out, “Yahweh! The LORD! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations. I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin. But I do not excuse the guilty. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children and grandchildren; the entire family is affected— even children in the third and fourth generations.”


Judges 2:10 NLT

After that generation died, another generation grew up who did not acknowledge the LORD or remember the mighty things he had done for Israel.


Judges 21:25 NLT

In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.


1 Chronicles 7:30-40 NKJV

The sons of Asher were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah. The sons of Beriah were Heber and Malchiel, who was the father of Birzaith. And Heber begot Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister Shua. The sons of Japhlet were Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These were the children of Japhlet. The sons of Shemer were Ahi, Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram. And the sons of his brother Helem were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal. The sons of Zophah were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Jithran, and Beera. The sons of Jether were Jephunneh, Pispah, and Ara. The sons of Ulla were Arah, Haniel, and Rizia.

40 All these were the children of Asher, heads of their fathers' houses, choice men, mighty men of valor, chief leaders. And they were recorded by genealogies among the army fit for battle; their number was twenty-six thousand.

Legacy Men are.…


#1) LEADERS (“heads of their father’s houses”)


Ephesians 6:4 Passion

Fathers, don’t exasperate your children, but raise them up with loving discipline and counsel that brings the revelation of our Lord.


  • Family is the conduit for generational blessing. — Legacy.


Proverbs 29:18 Passion

When there is no clear prophetic vision, people quickly wander astray. But when you follow the revelation of the word, heaven’s bliss fills your soul.

#2) PURE (“choice men”)


  • Choice = barar = bright; pure; polished


Matthew 5:8 Passion

What bliss you experience when your heart is pure! For then your eyes will open to see more and more of God.


Ephesians 4:1-2 Passion

As a prisoner of the Lord, I plead with you to walk holy, in a way that is suitable to your high rank, given to you in your divine calling. With tender humility and quiet patience, always demonstrate gentleness and generous love toward one another, especially toward those who may try your patience.

#3) WARRIORS (“mighty men of valor”)


Proverbs 28:1 NLT

The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are as bold as lions.


1 Peter 5:8-10 Passion

Be well balanced and always alert, because your enemy, the devil, roams around incessantly, like a roaring lion looking for its prey to devour. Take a decisive stand against him and resist his every attack with strong, vigorous faith. For you know that your believing brothers and sisters around the world are experiencing the same kinds of troubles you endure. And then, after your brief suffering, the God of all loving grace, who has called you to share in his eternal glory in Christ, will personally and powerfully restore you and make you stronger than ever. Yes, he will set you firmly in place and build you up.


#4) MENTORS (“chief leaders”)


  • Chief = same as head = captain; ruler; top; principal.
  • Leaders = nasi = prince; governor


1 Peter 2:9 Passion

But you are God’s chosen treasure —priests who are kings, a spiritual “nation” set apart as God’s devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own. He did this so that you would broadcast his glorious wonders throughout the world.


Deuteronomy 6:4-7 NLT

“Listen, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.

CONCLUSION

(“among the army fit for battle; their number was twenty-six thousand...”)


  • Destinies are important. But legacies are way more important.


Hebrews 11:21 Passion

Jacob worshiped in faith’s reality at the end of his life, and leaning upon his staff he imparted a prophetic blessing upon each of Joseph’s sons.


Hebrews 12:16 Passion

Be careful that no one among you lives in immorality, becoming careless about God’s blessings, like Esau who traded away his rights as the firstborn for a simple meal.


1 Timothy 1:2 Passion

Timothy, you are my true spiritual son in the faith. May abundant grace, mercy, and total well-being from God the Father and the Anointed One, our Lord Jesus, be yours!


Psalm 68:5 Passion

To the fatherless he is a father. To the widow he is a champion friend. To the lonely he gives a family.


John 14:18 NIV

I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.


  • This was written in the Genealogy of Adam.… (Genesis 5)


Name       English

Adam         Man

Seth          Appointed

Enosh           Mortal

Cainan          Sorrow

Mahalalel The Blessed God

Jared         Shall come down 

Enoch         Teaching 

Methuselah   His death shall bring 

Lamech      The despairing

Noah          Rest or comfort


“Man appointed mortal sorrow. The Blessed God shall come down teaching that His death shall bring the despairing rest or comfort.”