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ENOUGH/SUFFICIENT... IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?

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

I. INTRODUCTION:

A. TEXT:

Luke 15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

Haggai 1:5 Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways.

Haggai 1:7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways.

B. I had a friend in Nebraska that said he was reading a local newspaper. It said:

MAN, 58, WOULD LIKE TO MARRY A LADY IN HER 30’S --- WITH A TRACTOR.

PLEASE SEND A PICTURE OF THE TRACTOR.

II. IN THE USA WE TEND TO LIVE ON CREDIT?

DO I HAVE ENOUGH? HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?

IS ENOUGH FOR TODAY ENOUGH FOR TOMORROW?

A. Remember POPEYE’S friend, Wimpy?

His line was this: I WILL GLADLY REPAY YOU TUESDAY FOR A

HAMBURGER TODAY?

B. Many people of God learned to live on credit:

Jonah? Samson? Saul? Achan? Lot’s wife? Judas? Demus?

C. DEFINE:

1. FINITE:

Limited, bounded, restricted,

2. INFINITE:

To know no bounds, very great, limitless, endless

3. SUFFICE, SUFFICIENT, SUFFICIENCY:

To meet the needs of...

Enough or adequate.

Satisfy

Luke 14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?

D. HUMAN REASONING HAS LIMITATIONS AND BOUNDS...

What we see are temporal and finite...

E. There is a GREAT LIGHT THAT MOVES IN THE SPIRITUAL AND ETERNAL REALMS

THAT ANSWERS NOT TO HUMAN REASONING...

F. THERE IS A MOVE OF GOD BEYOND THE LAWS AND LIMIT BOUNDS OF

A MAN’S KNOWLEDGE.

III. MISSING CAN NOT STOP THE SUFFICIENT HAND OF GOD...

MOSES CAME TO A HARD PLACE WITH 600,000 MEN NOT COUNTING THE WOMEN AND

CHILDREN... AND THEIR FOOD SOURCE WAS GONE... NOW WHAT WILL WE DO?

THE LESSON IS THAT GOD WILL SUFFICE EVERY NEED...

A. GOD CALLED MOSES, GOD’S CALL WILL ENABLE GOD’S POWER TO RELEASE GOD’S

PLAN AND WORK TO DO BEYOND THE REASONING ABILITY OF A MAN’S MIND...

B. Yes, the need was beyond human ability to respond to the need...

God wanted the people to LEARN TO LEAN TO HIS POWER...

C. Human minds reason: WHERE CAN WE GET THE FOOD FOR THESE PEOPLE FOR A MONTH?

Let us worry and fret and we still have no VISIBLE MEANS OF SUPPORT...

Numbers 11:21 And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.

[22] Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them?

D. THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY ASSURES MOSES AND THEN REASSURES HIM AGAIN,

THIS PROBLEM DID NOT JUST HAPPEN OVER NIGHT --- GOD IS IN CONTROL...

GOD HAS A PLAN --- TRUST THE PLAN...

[23] And the Lord said unto Moses, Is the Lord’s hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.

E. God’s plan will always RELEASE GOD’S WORD...

THE WORD OF GOD WILL DO THE WORK OF GOD...

F. 70 MEN ARE AVAILABLE AND HELPERS TO GOD’S MEN...

THE SPIRIT OF GOD WILL HELP US CLAIM THE WORD’S WORK!

Numbers 11:25 And the Lord came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.


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