Summary: DON'T YOU KNOW?
Isaiah 40 v 27 - 31 DON'T YOU KNOW? HAVEN'T YOU HEARD THAT? 1. GOD EXISTS! - Vs. 28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 1. God's Permanence (He is eternal.) Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. 2. God's Power (He is the Creator.) Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 3. God's Persistence (He faints not) Jeremiah 32:17, Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: Luke 1:37, For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. 4. God's Perception (He understands) there is no searching of his understanding That's why Jesus could say as God, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30
DON'T YOU KNOW? HAVEN'T YOU HEARD THAT? 2. GOD ASSISTS - Vs. 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. (a) The Source Of Power He giveth power (b) The Subjects Of Power to the faint God gives the weak eternal life. Romans 3:10, As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. (c) The Sufficiency Of Power and to them that have no might he increaseth strength Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. We have at least two problems when we face the difficulties of life. First, we do not realize how much power is available to us. Ephesians 1:15-23 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us–ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. Second, we do not ask God for His power. Ephesians 3:14-16 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; DON'T YOU KNOW? HAVEN'T YOU HEARD THAT?