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Summary: A Mighty God has come to give you His strength to move the mountain(s)in your life and to bring glory and honor to His name and His Kingdom, here and hereafter.

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Isaiah 11:1-5 Matthew 17:14-20, 21:18-22 (NLT)

A Mighty God has come to give you His strength to move the mountain(s) in your life and to bring glory and honor to His name and His Kingdom, here and hereafter.

Do you realize this morning that a Mighty God has come?

God is going to begin this morning by finding the mountain(s) in your life. What is a mountain? It is anything or anyone that prevents you from following the two Great Commandments and the Great Commission of God. Let me list a few to get us started in the right direction; lack of faith, lack of prayer, lack of study, gossiping or listening to gossip, disobedience, selfishness, unforgiveness, lying, financial woes, unemployment, illness, the loss of a loved one, and yes even Christmas itself can be a mountain.

Do you realize this morning that a Mighty God has come?

God wants you to know that this Christmas can be the greatest Christmas you have ever had. He wants you to know that He can give you the power to say to anything or anyone, “ get out of my way in the name of Jesus”, and it will be so. What a promise, what a gift, what a Christmas, what a Mighty God you serve!

Do you realize this morning that a Mighty God has come?

In the Scriptures this morning you find a boy that is crippled by both physical and spiritual illness. Jesus’ disciples could not cure him, but Jesus could and did. Jesus is saddened when you forget that a Mighty God has come. His power is the ultimate power, nothing, or no one can stop it when you have even the faith of a mustard seed.

Do you realize this morning that a Mighty God has come?

In the last set of verses you find Jesus cursing a fig tree. Why did He go to such extremes? To teach you that He is a Mighty God and has control over the entire physical universe. If you are unfruitful, you are represented here by this fig tree and have no power from God. This was Jesus’ last week, in three days He would be killed by unfruitful men; not because they possess more power, but because He was being obedient to His Father in Heaven. To say it another way, Jesus uses an illustration that would not be forgotten soon. He has the power to save Himself and to destroy the unfruitful men who wanted to take His life. That was not what God had sent Jesus to do, but everyone will have his or her day to be judged by Jesus. He was sharing the source of His power in the second person, which makes it available to us. What is the source of His power? Faith and prayer are the source.

Do you realize this morning that a Mighty God has come?

The writer of Hebrews tells us; “What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is evidence of things we cannot see.” Also we find that prayer is to be constant. If you want power from God you must have a constant and consistent fellowship with Him. You can’t just take out your universal remote control, switch to God whenever you want to, to get whatever you want, and then simply go back to being unfruitful again. The mighty power of God should stir you to faith and prayer.

Do you realize this morning that a Mighty God has come?

May God richly bless you with His Word.


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