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Summary: Over-coming christian failure

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HOW TO BREAK THE SPIRIT OF FAILURE

LUKE 5:5-7

In this walk of life, many times we come faced to face with the reality of failure. Failure is not something that you go out to seek — but by various conditions it finds it place in the life of man.

Failure is not discriminatory – whether saint or sinner – there will be times when it seems as if you have failed.

But there is a difference – If one that does not know Jesus fail – that failure can turn into destruction because this one has no foundation in which to stand.

But for a child of the King — what seems like failure – is only mere stepping stones and strengthening agents preparing you for the next level. If you have your hand in the Master’s hand and seems as if your are failing – hold your head up — looking to the hill from whence cometh your help – He will . . . . .

Having experienced the spirit of failure – I’ve found that failure will come several ways:

Reoccurring incidents in life can cause failure

Poor performance of a task can cause failure

To many duties can cause failure

Over expectation can cause failure

Actions of others can cause failure

Stress can cause failure ___ Even time itself can cause failure

If you’ve found yourself company of one of these spirits – I stopped by to give a truth —

When the spirit of failure takes you down — bear in mind that you don’t have to stay down. Failure is only temporary — Failure is only a set-back in time – it’s actions are brief and it’s effects don’t have to be ever-lasting. . . . .

Come with me my brothers and sisters as we examine – How to break the spirit of failure

In our text this hour – we see Jesus in the beginning of His earthly ministry. He has been baptized by John and had with-stood the temptation of satan in the wilderness.

Now we see Him in his three-year journey to the cross.

After performing a few miracles – fame of Jesus had gone out into every country in every place...

The talk of the town was — Have you seen what this man named Jesus is doing???

As we walk through a few paradigms – We see Jesus at Peter’s Mother in Law’s home, healing her of a fever (how many know that Jesus is a mighty healer?)

It had gotten late in the evening – People laden with sickness and all sorts of diseases were brought and laid at His feet. . . .

In the process of healing – as Jesus lay his hand – devils began to come out of many – coming forth acclaiming — thou art Christ – the Son of God . . . .(If more church folk would come forth)

Come with me if you will — The next day Jesus departed unto a desert (solitary) place — but even there the people followed Him ----- Begging Him — Master – don’t leave us

Hearing this – Jesus confirms His mission while on earth — saying I did not come to heal — but to preach the kingdom of God. . .Out of preaching comes healing, out of healing some will preach

The more Jesus preached – the more the people pressed to hear the Word of God. (Where are?)

As He stood by Lake Gennesaret, Jesus saw two ships docked by the shore —

Entering into Simon Peter’s ship – Jesus asked him to launch out a few feet from land —


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