The Drought Is Over: Ready For The Abundance
Sermon shared by Maurice K. Mickles
Summary: The Drought Is Over: Ready For The Abundance
Audience: General adults
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Are You Ready For The Abundance?
I Kings 18:41-46
There comes a time in every believerís life when they will experience drought. A time of loneliness. A time of resource-less-ness. A time when all we have is a wing and a prayer.
The word drought comes from the word tsimmaown. It literally means dry, thirsty, desert ground.
Somebody in this place, not you but your neighbor is finding
Their finances in dry, thirsty, desert ground.
Their relationships in dry, thirsty, desert ground.
Their professions in dry, thirsty, desert ground.
Their confessions in dry, thirsty, desert ground.
You just might be sitting next to somebody that is dying of thirst right now and donít even know it.
You just might be sitting next to somebody that is spiritually dehydrated right now and donít even know it.
You just might be sitting next to somebody that is experiencing deprivation right now and donít even know it.
Ask your neighbor ďDo you need a drink?Ē
The word of the Lord tonight is ďDrought is on its way out, and the rain is going to reign in your life.Ē
He says ďthereís a time and a season for everything.Ē So if the drought had a time and season, then I know my abundance got a time and a season too! I know itís dry, thirsty, desert ground. Thatís what I see. But it isnít what I see, itís what I hear.
Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.Ē We walk by faith or the conception of what we heard and not by what I see.
I see the desert but I hear the abundance. I see the dry, thirsty desert ground but I hear the abundance.
Abundance comes from the word huper-bole meaning throwing beyond; exceeding greatness; still more excellent; more and more exceeding excellence.Ē
God is saying that there is going to be a shifting from dry, thirsty, desert ground, a shifting from non-productivity, a shifting from just thrown together to more and more exceeding excellence.
More and more exceeding excellence CONFESSIONS.
More and more exceeding excellence RELATIONSHIPS.
More and more exceeding excellence IN YOUR PROFESSIONS.
More and more exceeding excellence IN YOUR FINANCES .
If you can hold on till the morning the rain is coming.
His anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life; Weeping may (not will but may; not probility but possibility) but joy cometh in the morning! Thatís the part we miss. When the clock hits12 midnight tomorrow morning has just begun.
It still dark but itís morning
The stars are still shining but itís morning.
The moon is out but it still morning
The sun has come up but it still morning
Everybody is still sleep but its still morning
But on the way to the morning, on the way to the abundance of rain you got to learn to do some things.
You got to persevere. Elijah sends the servant seven times to look for the vehicle thatís carrying the miracle. Ask seven people: ďAre you the vehicle carrying my miracle?Ē
I am just crazy enough to ask. Because you just might have a check with the amount I need. You might just be the one to bless with a brand new car. You might just be the vehicle carrying my miracle. You just might be the vehicle and donít even know it. When Jesus sent the disciples to get the colt for him to make the triumphant entry the didnít know thy were driving the vehicle that was carrying my miracle.
He says persevere. It comes from the Greek word ďproskarteresisĒ
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