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Summary: We consider how GOD NEEDS VEHICLES OF TRUTH, TO GO AND TELL THE GOOD NEWS... The good news is not CAN GOD? The good news is GOD CAN!

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BATTERIES ARE NOT INCLUDED...

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

NO BATTERIES INCLUDED!

Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye,

being rooted and grounded in love,

35 years ago, times were kind of different than they are today.

CHRISTMAS DAY Linda's parent purchased our son a powered remote car.

The little car had great potential, it would go fast, forward or backwards...

NO ONE READ THE BOX --- BATTERIES ARE NOT INCLUDED.

Our son unwrapped the car, and it was so shiny and pretty, the TOY WAS BEFORE

US... but the motor was unless without batteries...

BACK THEN, NO STORES WERE OPEN ON CHRISTMAS DAY...

We searched the house? No batteries could be found.

There was a call to the neighbors, could you loan us some batteries...

The car was sitting idle, just put it back in the box...

The toy was not much good without the batteries.

While we had the toy car opened, we could not play with it...

THERE WERE: NO BATTERIES INCLUDED... ALL WE COULD DO WAS WAIT...

HAVE YOU LEARNED: LIFE DOES NOT INCLUDE BATTERIES...

Our feelings and emotions can be enemies of THE FAITH...

ARISE, O GOD...

THE BATTLE OF REACT VS ACT...

WE MUST COME TO UNDERSTAND A LIFE DICTATED BY EMOTIONS AND

FEELINGS BECOME A BATTLE GROUND WITH FAITH...

We love to feel good and happy... Life is wonderful when everything is smooth and we

can understand and love is in the air.

BUT WE MUST LEARN WE CAN NOT BUILD A HEALTHY LIFE BASED ON EMOTIONS

AND FEELINGS...

OUR EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS WILL PLAY GAMES WITH OUR MINDS...

Life is a series of ups and downs. We must learn TO CONTROL OUR EMOTIONS AND

KEEP THEM IN CHECK...

Have you ever watched a HORROR MOVIE?

Your head knows what you are seeing is not real?

But your emotions and feelings PLAY MIND GAMES...

Hollywood has learned PEOPLE LOVE TO HAVE THEIR MINDS MANIPULATED TO

THE POINT THAT YOU BEGIN TO FEEL WHAT YOU ARE SEEING IS REAL...

You know that KILLER with the chain saw is not real? You know that baby doll is not

alive? YOU KNOW WHAT IS REALLY THERE IS NOT REALLY THERE...

BUT YOU FEEL LIKE IT IS REAL... AND IN THE MOMENT YOUR FEELINGS

TAKE OVER... YOUR MIND KNOWS... BUT YOUR FEELINGS DO NOT HAVE ANY

INTELLECT... YOU START REACTING TO WHAT IS ON THE SCREEN...

THEN WE COME TO THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WE KNOW FEELINGS AND FAITH

ARE AT OPPOSITE ENDS OF REALITY.

LIFT UP YOUR HEAD...

WHAT DO YOU SEE? HOW DO YOU FEEL?

GET A GRIPE ON HOW FEELINGS DISTORT REALITY...

Luke 21:28 (KJV) And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up

your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Luke 21:28 (NLT) So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for

your salvation is near!”

Luke 21:28 (MSG) When all this starts to happen, up on your feet. Stand tall with your

heads high. Help is on the way!"

Many years ago a man took a pen in his hands and these words were placed

upon paper. These words were sang across this nation on stages and in

churches... Today many years later the words are still real...

THE WORDS BECAME SO FAMILIAR THAT WE LOST THE MESSAGE...


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