Summary: The most powerful thing you have in your life is the word of God, the devils main objective is to strip the word of God out of your life. (Hold onto your word) it makes you unsinkable.
Lu 8:22 ¶ Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.
(He went into a ship with his disciples)
The ship represents your life, your destination, the course of your life.
(One song writer put it this way) The soul of a man is like a ship that sails on the sea of time.)
When Jesus entered the ship he changed the course, he gave them a purpose and a destination.
I just want to know tonight: Is there anybody here that remembers when Jesus got into your ship?
Is there anybody here that remembers when he changed your course?
You were lost, you were drifting, you were bound, you were on your way to a devils hell; but one day you found your way to an old fashioned altar and Captain Jesus came on board.
And he washed you in his blood, delivered you, put his spirit in you and his anointing on you and he gave you a purpose and he gave you a destination.
As soon as Jesus entered the ship he gave them a Word: That word was prophetic, that word carried the spirit of destiny in it.
That word said you are going somewhere.
Has anybody got a word that you’re going somewhere?
Has anybody got a word that has pointed you toward something greater than what you have?
Has anybody got a word that stirs your faith, wakes you up in the morning, and carries you through the day?
Tell your neighbor: I’ve got a word
They got a word of destiny that assured them of his presence with them.
Somebody said: I heard a word, but I couldn’t find God in it
I’m going to tell you something:
When God gives you a word it carries his presence (I didn’t say it will always make you happy, and I didn’t say it will always make you feel good) but I said it will always carry his presence.
Moses said: If your presence go not with us, then do not take us up from this place.
His presence and his word go together: I don’t care how religious it sounds or how appealing it is to your flesh or your desires (the first thing you better ask yourself is) does it carry his presence?
Because the Word that carries his presence has the power to carry you, and keep you.
They got a word of purpose that assured them of their destination.
That word made them Unsinkable
Tell your neighbor: Hold onto your word.
Listen: I didn’t say that the word guarantees you that you will have an easy life, and you will never have to go through a storm.
I said: The word will carry through the storm, the word will hold you up, the word will make you Unsinkable.
I wouldn’t be here today if it hadn’t been for the word of the Lord.
*The enemy would have killed me, but I had a word.
*Debt would have sunk me, but I had a word.
*Family turmoil and strife would have capsized my vessel, but I had a word.
*Attacks on my integrity and my character would have drowned me in a sea of despair, but I had a word.
*Depression and fear and anxiety would have swallowed me up, but I had a word.
I’m telling you: Hold on to your word
Your word makes you fire proof.
Your word makes you invincible.
Your word makes you unsinkable.
Isa 43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, (they shall not overflow thee): when thou (walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned;) neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
The devil says: Your gonna die, the doctors report says (incurable) (terminal).
But the Word of God says:
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD….. Ps 118:17
The Word of God says: But he was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon him and with his stripes we are healed ……. Isa 53:5
The devil says:
Your ministry is over; you might as well throw in the towel:
But the Word of God says: Behold, I will do (a new thing; now it shall spring forth ;) shall ye not know it …….. Isa 43:19
The devil says:
You’ll never see those children saved, you’re just wasting your time praying for them, they’re never going to serve the Lord.
But the Word of God says: And (all thy children) shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children ……. Isa 54:13