Summary: The devil may have told you to give up, but that book of miracles that you hold in your hand is still as true as ever.
Mayor Gerardo Balmori
The Salvation Army
Introduction: No more powerful conjunction is found in the scriptures. These two words will climb
any mountain, cross any river, traverse any valley, and give you a song to sing at midnight.
The devil may have told you to give up, but that book of miracles that you hold in your hand is still
as true as ever.
I. The devil thought he could stop the plan of God . . . BUT GOD (Acts 7:9)
“And the Patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: BUT GOD was with him.
A. Pit (Gen. 37:22-24).
B. Potifer (Gen. 39:1-6).
C. Prison (Gen. 39:7-20).
Echoes of his brothers: “ . . . now let’s see what happens to your dreams.”
D. Palace (Gen. 41:25-32)
1. Notice Gen. 39:21 “But God was with Joseph.”
II. He thought He could stop the people of God . . . BUT GOD (Eph. 2:3-6)
A. Perfect (Gen. 1:26)
B. Putrefied (Ephesians 2:3)
C. Promoted (Ephesians 2:6) --- BUT GOD!
III. He thought he could stop the power of God . . . BUT GOD (Acts 13:28-30)
A. Pierced (Isaiah 53)
B. Planted (John 19:38) “And after this Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, besought
pilot that he might take away the body of Jesus;
For something to bloom it must first be planted!
C. Powerful (Mt. 28:18)
And Jesus came unto them saying all power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
BORN IN A STABLE, HIS MOTHER A VIRGIN, RAISED IN A CARPENTER SHOP, HIS
PARENTS WERE POOR, HIS PEOPLE WERE SLAVES, HE’S EXPECTED TO BE A SLAVE. BUT
PEOPLE IN DARKNESS SAW MUCH LIGHT IN HIM!