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LORD HIDE ME FROM ME!!!

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Sermon shared by Gregory Thomas

January 2006
Summary: THIS OUTLINE GIVES THE "CHRISTIAN" A GLIMPS OF THE UNRESOLVED ISSUES WE ALL LIVE WITH BUT NEVER DEAL WITH, THEREFORE, WE BECOME OUR WORST ENEMIES WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING THAT WE ARE. BECAUSE WE HAVE NEVER UNDERSTOOD THAT "transparency" IS A STEP TO HEALING.
Audience: Believer adults
Sermon:
LORD HIDE ME FROM ME

Psalms 17:5 - 17:8

INTRODUCTION
I HAVE READ MANY PSALMS OF DAVID AND HAVE BEEN OVERWELMED BY MOST OF THEM BUT THIS PARTICULAR PASSAGE HAD REALLY BLOWN ME AWAY AND GAVE ME A REVELATION ABOUT US AS CHRISTIANS AS IT RELATES TO OUR FAITH IN GOD, MOREOVER, SHOWED ME THAT IN ALL OF US BIBLE BELIEVING, PINSTRIPE SUIT WEARING, SWEET SEATS AND TREATS PEOPLE THERE ARE INCONSISTANCIES,THERE SHORT FALLS AND FAILURES THAT ARE SELF INFLICTED BY OUR OWN PAST HURTS.

IN READING THIS PASSAGE I DISCOVERED THAT WE ARE AT TIME AN ENEMY TO OURSELVES AND IT’S ONLY THE GOODNESS OF JESUS THAT HE HIDES US UNDER THE SHADOWS OF HIS WING TO KEEP US FROM ABORTING OUR DESTINY OR KILLING THE PROMISE OF GOD IN WHICH HE INPREGNATED US WITH.

DAVID AT THIS TIME IS RUNNING FROM SAUL AND HAS TO ASK GOD TO:
1)UPHOLD HIS STEPS
2)INCLINE HIS EAR
3)SHOW HIS LOVINGKINDNESS BY HIS RIGHT HAND (POWER)
4)SAVE HIM
5)KEEP HIM
6)HIDE HIM

HE DOES NOT MAKE THIS REQUEST FOR THE LORD TO DO THESE THINGS BECAUSE HE IS CONCERNED ABOUT SAUL’S POTENTIAL OF HARMING HIM BUT RATHER HIS POTENTIAL OF HARMING SAUL.

FOR THE SAKE OF A DESTINED RELATIONSHIP IT IS BETTER THAT THE BIGGEST HUMBLE HIMSELF AND WATCH GOD WORK ON HIS BEHALF.

WHAT IF I SUGGESTED TO YOU THAT THE REASON WHY GOD HAS ALLOWED MANY OF US TO STAY IN OUR MESS SO LONG IS BECAUSE WE’RE ALWAYS TRYING TO FIX IT WITH OUR OWN MENTAL ATTRIBUTES INSTEAD OF PRAYING FOR A GODLY APPROACH TO.

DAVID KNOWS THAT HE IS WELL CAPABLE OF DOING SAUL GREAT HARM. IF YOU RECALL DAVID TAKES THE GARMENTS OF SAUL NOT TO DISTURB HIM BUT TO LET HIM KNOW THAT HE DOES HAVE THE POWER,COURAGE AND PASSION TO KILL HIM AT HIS OWN DISCRETION. BUT DAVID UNDERSTANDS ORDER AND BY KILLING SAUL HE WOULD POSTPONE THE PERFECT WILL OF GOD, MOREOVER, HE WOULD BE ACTING ON BEHALF OF GOD, WHEN HE ONLY RANKS AS A SERVANT AND NOT THE SAVIOUR AND SOON TO BE KING.

I AM FULLY PURSUADED TO BELIEVE THAT GOD WILL LEAVE CERTAIN PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE FOR A SEASON TO BE TO BE THE AGETATING FORCE TO BRING YOU TO A PLACE OF PRAYER WE CALL THESE PEOPLE SCOURING PADS.

I LOOKED UP THE WORD HIDE (KAW-SAW)IN THE HEBREW AND DISCOVERD THAT IT MEANT TO COVER OR IN PROPER TO FILL UP HOLLOWS.

HAVE YOU EVER WENT BEFORE GOD AND TRIED TO WORK ON HIS BEHALF FOR YOURSELF. I HAD AN EXPERIENCE LAST YEAR WHEREBY MY LIFE WAS THREATENED.
I CONSIDER MYSELF TO BE IN THE UPPERCLASS WHEN IT COMES TO DEFENDING MYSELF AS DAVID I WAS WELL CABABLE OF SLIPPING BACK INTO YESTERYEARS AND HANDELING THIS OPPRTUNITY WHEREBY NO ONE WOULD EVER HEAR OF IT AGAIN.
ONE SUNDAY MORNING I WAS GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO MINISTER AND I WAS COMPELLED TO PREACH "LORD HIDE ME FROM ME." IN THE MIDST OF THIS MESSAGE I DISCOVERED THAT BECAUSE OF ALL OF MY PAST HURTS AND DISAPPOINTMENTS I WAS MY WORST ENEMY. AND WHAT I NEEDED WAS THE COVERING OF THE LORD NOT FOR THAT MOMENT BUT FOR THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF TIME GOD NEEDED TO FINISH HIS ASSESSMENT OF ME - AND WHATEVER TIME IT WOULD TAKE TO PROCESS ME, I AM HAPPY TO TELL YOU HE’S YET AT WORK.

"BUT GOD" THE COVERER OF OUR FAULTS - THE GOD WHO EXPOSES ONLY YOUR INTENT AND HIDES FAULTS, THAT YOUR FAULTS WON’T DESTROY WHERE YOU’RE GOING BECAUSE OF WHERE YOU’RE AT.
I LEARNED THAT MONTH OF JULY 2005 THAT BECAUSE GOD IS GOD HE WILL HIDE YOU FROM YOU TO SAVE YOU THAT HIS PURPOSE, PLAN AND WILL WILL BE DONE.

Comments and Shared Ideas
James Jennings
December 19, 2007
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