Summary: We need to prepare our hearts for God’s blessings. Arise and LET GOD --- Take it --- Take what God has planned for you!
GOD’S PLAN IS FOR YOU TO TAKE IT ---
DON’T EXPECT PIE TO FALL FROM THE SKY ---
BY Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I. HAVE WE PREPARED OUR HEARTS TO RECIEVE GOD’S PROMISES AND THE DIVINE BLESSINGS?
A. GOD LOVES YOU!
GOD HAS MANY PROMISES FOR YOU!
GOD DESIRES TO BLESS YOU ...
Isaiah 54:2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;
Isaiah 54:2 "Enlarge the place of your tent,stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.
C. GOD WILL SO BLESS YOU THAT YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH ROOM TO CONTAIN IT ALL.
Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts,
if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
II. WILL WE TAKE THE DEEP SPIRITUAL THINGS OF GOD?
WHAT WILL WE DO WHEN WE LOOSE THE CUTTING EDGE?
YOU HAVE TO ARISE AND TAKE IT!
A. HOUSTON: WE HAVE A PROBLEM HERE?
The training school for preachers needed to be remodeled and enlarged...
B. ELISHA THE NEW PREACHER ASSIGNS EACH MAN INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY.
This work was more than what one man could do.
C. Elisha would hold the men --- mentally, morally, legally accountable.
The men had to be reliable and dependable.
2 Kings 6:2 Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he
answered, Go ye.
D. There was a hard working, poor young man that had borrowed an AXE. This lost axe head would cause a BLACK EYE TO THE YOUNG PREACHER...
2 Kings 6:6 And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.
E. WHILE GOD MADE DIVINE PROVISIONS FOR THE AXE HEAD
--- THE YOUNG MAN HAD A LESSON TO LEARN ---
YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT YOUNG MAN!
YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT!
2 Kings 6:7 Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it.
III. CAN WE ACCEPT THE SPIRITUAL ISSUE OF CHOICES AND LETTING GOD?
Psalm 68:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm or Song of David. Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee
A. Let is often used in the imperative form --- order or command
TO GIVE PERMISSION
To not prevent or not hinder
To give opportunity
To fail to prevent
To free from confinement
To give permission to be inhabited
IV. WILL WE PLAY DEAD OR WILL WE WRESTLE?
A. JACOB WAS IN A HUGE MESS!
B. THERE WAS A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY?
The family had favoritism and lies and deceit.
C. Jacob was running for his life.
D. JACOB REFUSED TO LET THE ANGEL GO --- UNLESS HE BLESSED HIM. IS IT WORTH IT?
Genesis 32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said,
I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
E. JACOB’S CHOICE THAT NIGHT REQUIRED GREAT FAITH AND GREAT EFFORT, AND HE WOULD LIMP THE REST OF HIS DAYS ---
V. ACCEPT GOD’S PROMISES FOR YOU!
A. WE WE OPERATE IN SPIRITUAL DREAD AND FEAR?
FEAR IS DOUBT AND DOUBT IS FEAR.
B. When God speaks and teaches us spiritual truths we must listen and learn!
We must always MOVE IN HOPE AND OPTIMISM.
Deut. 28:59 Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
C. WE LACK FAITH WHEN WE ACCEPT THE NEGATIVE MESSAGES OF DOOM AND GLOOM --- FOR ALL NEGATIVE MESSAGES THAT GOD CAN’T ROOT BACK TO ONE SOURCE --- A LACK OF FAITH.
Deut. 28:67 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
D. QUESTIONS OF CREDIBILITY: ( Is this worth my belief system?)
1. Can God do this?
2. Can God do this for me? Will I believe?
3. When will God do this for me?
4. Do I believe in personal promises and blessings from God?
E. Many stand on God’s personal promises for yesterday?
Others believe that maybe tomorrow God will?