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You Ain't Getting My Garden!

Good Morning Everyone!

Now I know there is a lot of you who are looking at bit puzzled at the title of today's message..

Yes, I know I used the "ain't" word!

I want to begin by saying that I do realize that in this title for this message, I used a very controversial word. “Ain’t”

I’ve heard a great many people say, that the word ain’t, is not a real word, it is not in the dictionary.
I beg to differ. The word “ain’t” is in the Merriam-Webster Advanced Dictionary as well as the

The word “ain’t” is described as a contraction for the words, am not, or are not.

May believe that only those who are "less than well-educated, use the word "Ain't".. But I can assure 
it is not because of a lack of education, that I chose to use the word “ain’t”.

I chose to use this controversial word, because of the matter of passion.

If someone says, “You aren’t going to do such and such”, then that statement is simple.
You know what that person is trying to say.

But, if someone says, “You ain’t going to do such and such”, then you know that they are passionate about whatever it is that they do not want you to do...

Are you with me so far?


Now you know! You're in the "inner circle". Among the privileged!

That’s why I said You Ain’t Getting My Garden!

Say it with me...
You Ain’t Getting My Garden!

That's RIGHT!

"And it came to pass after these things that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard which was in Jezreel, next to the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. So Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, “Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is near, next to my house; and for it I will give you a vineyard better than it. Or, if it seems good to you, I will give you its worth in money. But Naboth said to Ahab, “The Lord forbid that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you!”
1 Kings 21:1-3

Because I am very passionate about today's message, here's what I am going to say this morning.
I want everybody to help me make this known right now.
I want you, with as much energy and passion as you can muster up, to say, “Devil, you ain’t getting my garden!”

Now, how many is going to help me preach this morning?

Naboth, had a vineyard, or in other words, he had a garden.
But to Naboth, this wasn’t just any old garden.

This garden had been handed down from one generation to the next generation, for years and years.
No! This garden was special! It was Naboth's by inheritance!

But one day, as king Ahab, whom was the very evil king that was married to Jezebel, was looking out his window, he noticed the garden of Naboth.
And he begins to conjure up a way that he can somehow purchase Naboth’s vineyard.
So after he as rehearsed his plan, he takes a trip to Naboth’s house.
He offers Naboth a pretty fair deal it sounds like.

He says to Naboth, I’ll give a better garden than what you have now, or if it seem good to you, I will give you what you garden is worth in money.”
And Naboth, without even having think for a moment says, “It’s not for sale.”
Naboth had already made up his mind, before he was ever given an offer that his inheritance was not for sale.

Church...Today, We have an inheritance!

"The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together."
Romans 8:16-17



We are heirs of God!

Say it with me...


Every last one of you are Royalty! 

Paul wrote to Timothy, in 2 Timothy 1:5-6

"When I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands."

To make it plain..Paul was saying, “Tim, my boy, you have inherited something. You’re grandmother had it, your mother had it, and now you’ve got it. But I want you to remember something, just because you got it now, doesn’t mean that you can’t lose it later! There’s going to be some times, when you’re going to have to stir it up!”

Everybody turn to your neighbor and say, “It’s time to stir it up!”

The devil is after your inheritance, but I believe in each of you.
I believe that we have all made up in our mind that we’re not going to give it up, so we’re going to stir it up!


Naboth made it known, “You ain’t getting my garden!”
Ruth was Boaz’s inheritance…

When Boaz was given the opportunity to take Ruth to be his wife, the bible says in order to confirm his purchase of his inheritance, which was Ruth, he took off his shoe and gave it to his neighbor.
Boaz didn’t care what he had to give up, in order to claim his inheritance. He said I’ll give anything. So here’s my shoe!

Could it be that this is that same kind of transaction that took place outside of Jericho between Joshua and God, in the book of Joshua chapter 5?

The bible says that an angel came to Joshua and said, take off your shoes. You’re standing on holy ground.
What was happening was God was saying Joshua, I want to give you this ground.
Which he meant, I want to give you Jericho.
But you’re going to have to give me your shoe to prove to me that you want to take Jericho.
So Joshua said, this is what I’ve been praying for.
And he began to yank off his sandals just as fast as he could.
His attitude was... God if you’ll give me my inheritance, then I’ll give you the shoes off my feet!
Whatever it takes I’ve got to obtain my inheritance.
Whatever I’ve got to give up. I’ll give it up!

I want my Garden!
Gardens are full of growth.
Gardens are full of life.

Because if you don’t have these two things in your garden then you don’t have a garden at all. You’ve got a graveyard!

This whole thing began in a Garden.

In the Garden of Eden, God spoke man into existence. 
God gave man everything that he needed inside the garden.
But guess what?

We messed it up!

But even after we messed it up, God had already begin a second chance, and this second chance would also take place in a garden.

But it wasn’t the Garden of Eden, it was the garden of Gethsemane.
In the beginning, in the Garden of Eden, it was the beginning of fleshly life.
But in the garden of Gethsemane, it was the beginning of eternal life.
There is life in the Garden!

It was in the garden that Jesus prayed, Not my will, but thine be done.
It was there that the final decision was made, and Jesus said, I’m really going to do this thing.
I’m going to bring my people salvation.
And it was then and there that eternal life was born.
And what was birthed in that garden on that fateful night now belongs to all of us that have received the inheritance of the baptism of the Holy Spirit!

But Satan, wants steal your inheritance!
He wants to take the garden experience out of your life.
The garden of Gethsemane was the place where Jesus would go to pray.
This garden was his prayer closet.

Tonight, when you pray, you have somewhere that you go.
You have somewhere that you go to when the pressures of this life seem too much to bear.

Maybe it’s a certain place at home, kneeling by your bed, or maybe it’s the altar at church, but every one of us has a garden that we run to in times of trouble.

And it’s in that garden that the seeds of prayer are planted.
It’s there in your garden that things are birthed, and prayers are prayed heard, and victories and battles are won!

That is part of you inheritance!

And the devil wants to steal it from you, but today we’re making up our minds, We’re not going to give it up, we’re going to stir it up!


Naboth’s garden was located in the valley of Jezreel.

Jezreel was very well known for the fountain that was there. 

This fountain was powered by to very strong springs that came together here at Jezreel.
The Bible dictionary says that the water here was excellent, and that the pool that was formed by the fountain, was full of fish.

So, somewhere in Naboth’s vineyard there was this wonderful fountain.
Maybe that is why Naboth didn’t want to give up his garden. It was because of this fountain.
He had all the water he needed, all the fruits and crops that he needed and all the fish that he ever wanted, right there in his inherited garden.

I want you to know that somewhere in the midst of your garden, there is a fountain.

For Jesus said “If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink..He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:37-38

Some of us here today are thirsty.  
We’re thirsty for a move of the power of God like we’ve never experienced before.
And if you’re not thirsty, I'm praying that you develop a thirst and come jump on the wagon with the rest of us.

Jesus said, if you’re thirsty come to me and I’ll give you something to drink.
But the first thing we’ve got to do is go to where the fountain is!

And some may exclaim, "I’ve looked for it, and I just can’t seem to find it."
All I seem to find is old dry, dusty, ground. There’s not a fountain in sight.

Well, brothers and sisters, my answer to you is this,
Maybe, just maybe it’s time for you to break out your spiritual shovels, and start digging until you make you’re own fountain.

I believe, that God is just waiting for someone to put their foot to shovel, and begin to dig!
And keep digging, until you find yourself flooded by revival!

And it won’t be long before you hit the jackpot of God’s power.

Is there somebody in here who is willing to break up the fallow ground and dig a little deeper until you find what God really wants to give you.

God flood us with you power and presence!

Jezreel was a valley.
A lot of times, we look at the valleys in our lives as places where we do not want to be.

In our humanity, we always want to be on the mountaintop.

But may I remind you to take a look at what happened in this particular valley?

This valley was the place where Israel won a lot of there most important battles.
This is the valley where Saul was defeated and he also died in the valley of Jezreel.
You may say well, that is not a victory by far. 

But I ask you to look at it from Israel’s point of view.
Sure they lost a leader that day.  And yes, they lost their king.

But God already had a better leader than Saul prepared to take his place as king, and that was David!

Saul was using his position for his own gain. He didn’t care what God wanted.
He was consumed with his own agenda.
And because of that he died in the valley.
The valley is no place for people that are consumed with themselves.

In the valley there is certain death for those kinds of people!

But allow me to make this point, for those who have given themselves wholly to God, they won’t find death in the valley, they will find victory in the valley!

The valley of Jezreel is where Gideon won the battle against the Midianites!

The situation seemed impossible, Gideon only had 300 men to fight against an entire army.
But Gideon and his men had made up their minds, “You ain’t getting my garden!”

And God took an impossible situation, in the middle of a valley and brought about a great victory for His people.

Church, it’s in the valley where our greatest battles are fought, and it’s in those same valley’s where are greatest victories are won!

Because it’s in the valley where we have no choice but to give it to God, and let him bring about a miracle for us.

I don't tell you this because it's I've read in a book, because some motivational speaker somewhere told me!

Brothers and sisters, I tell you this because I AM LIVING out in my own life!

David, a man that knew all to well about valleys, said …

"You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day. 

Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you."
Psalms 91:5-7

In closing...

I know that some of you may be in the valley right now, but you’re not going to find death in that valley. You’re going to find the greatest victory that you’ve ever experienced!

There’s going to be victory in the valley!
And some of you are standing in the valley today.

I believe that Joel prophesied to us that are living in the year 2019, when he spoke prophetically in…
Joel 3:13-14

"Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe.
Come, go down;
For the winepress is full,
The vats overflow—
For their wickedness is great.”

Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision!
For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision."

Church, here we stand, with a decision to make!

Are we going to give it up, or are we going to stir it up?

There is a revival to be had. There is a victory to be won!

YOU have a decision to make, what is your decision going to be?

Naboth said, “You ain’t getting my garden!”

I saw a bumper sticker one time that was intended to lash out a gun control laws that read, 
“You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold dead fingers.”
I’ve heard people say this cliché again and again,

“Over my dead body!”

As bold as it may sound, THIS is the attitude that we must have concerning our inheritance!
This thing is worth fighting for!

Now I don't know about you, but I'm standing here today to declare the Word of God and I proclaim:

And now for the blessing...

And now may the Lord bless you and keep you;

the Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.

Now and forever, in Jesus' name

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