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 ...
C. GOD WILL SO BLESS YOU THAT YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH ROOM TO CONTAIN IT ALL.
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.
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...
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!
III. CAN WE ACCEPT THE SPIRITUAL ISSUE OF CHOICES AND LETTING GOD?
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?
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 ---