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Desperation is where we come to an end of ourselves.
The great part of that is, When you come to an end of yourself you find God.
In our text the disciples had a word from the master (Cross over to the other side)
This word was a prophetic declaration of destiny
As they were moving in their prophetic word, (The storm arose).
*If you plan on doing anything for God you might as well get ready for the storm.
People who never do anything for God donít have to worry much about the storm.
Iím talking about Satanic opposition, When you start moving in destiny Satan will resist you, and try to stop you.
Anyone can serve God when the sun is shining and the sea is calm, but it takes men and women of faith, courage, and committment to stay the course through the storm.
*The storm tests our level of committment
*The storm helps us to see what is really important and what is excess baggage.
*The storm shakes loose the things that arenít connected in the spirit of Christ.
*The storm brings out your best and your worst.
The storm brought these disciples to a place of desperation.
Why did they need to reach this place of desperation?
It was because Jesus was coming to them in a different way than they had ever seen him before and if they had not been desperate they could have easily missed this fresh revelation.
Jesus waited until they were exhausted, worn out, (In other words they knew that self effort was useless) without divine assistance they were going to die.
Itís amazing how far we have to go sometimes to run into grace.
They saw Jesus on the water but Fear almost kept them from receiving him.
Fear hinders many people from receiving from God.
*Fear of the unknown
*Fear of what other people might think or say
*Fear of breaking a tradition
But Desperation overcame their fear
Their desperation became a positive force in preparing them for this awesome revelation and manifestation of the power of God.
Many Iím speaking to today have sensed a growing desperation in your spirit, You have not known which way to turn, nothing seems to be working anymore, your exhausted.
I believe your on the verge of a fresh revelation that is going to bring you into a deeper relationship with God than you have ever known before, and in turn there is going to be a greater manifestation of the power of God in your life.
Nobody likes to feel weak, or unsuccessful or like they donít know what their doing, but sometimes we have to reach that place before our ears open to really hear what God is saying and our eyes are open to see how to do it Gods way.
Like the woman with the Issue of blood for 12 years, It wasnít until she had spent all her money and exhausted every avenue at her disposal that she came to Jesus.
Had she had more money, or another doctor to turn to she may never have come to Jesus.
We could go on and on
It was desperation that caused Jairus to risk his reputation as a leader of the religious community by coming to Jesus because his daughter was dying.
It was desperation that caused blind bartimaeus to cry for mercy in spite of the persecution of those around him.
It was desperation that brought the widow woman to the prophet, Her husband had
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