Grabbing the Grapes
Sermon shared by Revivalist Terry Sisney
Summary: You are either Measuring Giants or Weighing Grapes: And you are either going forward or backing up.
Audience: Believer adults
In life, you are either going to have giants or grapes, but you can't have both
that means: either the Giants are going to occupy your thoughts and capture your attention and decide your actions and control your life or the grapes will.
If you are motivated and energized and driven by the grapes, the giants won’t be any problem.
But if you are controlled and manipulated and dominated by the giants, then you will never taste the grapes.
When you are motivated and energized and driven by the grapes, You will scare some people.
(you will talk big, you will think big, you will plan big, you will worship big, you will give big).
You will make bold statements, like Joshua and Caleb (you will boldly declare. We are well able to take the land, we are well able to do what God said, we can do.
Now I want you to know when you become aggressive in your faith. And when you become bold in your confession. You are going to attract attention (you are going to stir people up). And your greatest enemies, are not going to be in the world or of the world.
The greatest enemies to bold courageous grape grabbing giant killing faith are going to be sitting close by in the church: and they are the ones with giants in their eyes.
All they can see is giants, all they can talk about are the Giants, all they can see is the bad economy, the dwindling social security, and the health insurance problems and high gas prices, all they can see is the negative, and they have decided that it's not worth it.
And they will fight you, and they will criticize you, and they will persecute you, and they will do everything they can to hinder you and keep you from moving forward and possessing the greater blessing.
The truth is, this describes many in the church: they have been captured by the Giants. They are being held prisoner by a giant mentality. (They are slaves in giant prison).
These are the ones who will resist you and resent you for breaking out the giant prison. They will criticize you and do everything they can to discourage your faith.
Like Joshua and Caleb, you have to be able to say to these people: I love you, but I don't agree with you.
I love you, but I'm not going to spend the rest of my life in giant prison just to make you happy.
I believe somebody tonight is breaking out of giant prison.
I believe somebody is grabbing the grapes.
Once you taste the grapes. The Giants don't matter anymore, giants are just something you have to deal with to get the grapes.
(Tell somebody: (I am afraid of no giants)
Giants are problems, (Grapes are promises).
Tell your neighbor: I'm grabbing some grapes tonight.
(When you fill your eyes with the promises of God. The problems in your life become very small).
God said tonight is a night for breaking out of giant prison. You have been held there long enough and you have been held there illegally but tonight you're busting out.
Tell your neighbor: I’m bustin’ out
Tonight is the night for possessing.
God is giving new vision.
You're not going to have your eyes full of giants anymore; you’re going to see the grapes.
You're going to think grapes.
When you close your eyes at night. You're going to see grapes.
You’re not going to see the problems anymore, you're going to see the promises and the provisions and the blessings
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