Summary: We hear the commerical phrase, I have fallen and I can’t get up? I ponder spiritually do we want to get up? Don’t stay down, GET UP AND TRY AGAIN.
I HAVE FALLEN AND I CAN’T GET UP?
DO YOU WANT TO GET UP?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I. I HAVE FALLEN --- WE HAVE HEARD THE COMMERCIAL PHRASE: HELP ME! I HAVE FALLEN AND I CAN’T GET UP.
A. Falling down and staying down is not a spiritual truth.
B. See, in Jesus Christ ---YOU CAN GET UP --- IF YOU WANT TO --- IT IS ALL ABOUT WANT TO...
C. IF YOU HAVE FALLEN THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOME HOLIER THAN THOU PEOPLE THAT MIGHT WHISPER ABOUT YOUR BLACK SPOT?
D. Those whispers are a consequence of making poor choices.
Don’t get mad at those that whisper of the past, forget their ignorance ---
they are not perfect and they will have to come and repent and seek forgiveness just like we have? Or they will go to hell with the unforgiven?
Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
F. JESUS WAS A FRIEND OF SINNERS.
Jesus loves the fallen.
When all your other friends will walk out, Jesus will walk in and love you!
II. HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED HOW CRUEL AND MEAN PEOPLE CAN BE IF THEY ARE NOT THE PERSON KNOCKED DOWN?
A. THERE ARE TWO BLIND MEN, THEY HEAR JESUS IS COMING.
THERE IS A GREAT DANGER THE BLIND MEN WILL MISS JESUS?
B. WHY DID NOT SOME PERSON GRAB THE BLIND MEN AND TAKE THEM TO JESUS? WHY DO THE PEOPLE TELL THEM TO BE QUIET?
C. SOMETIMES WHEN YOU ARE DOWN, YOU HAVE TO PUT FORTH THE EFFORT TO GET UP!
D. Don’t wait for someone else to help you! GET UP!
Matthew 20:30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
E. JESUS DID NOT GO TO THE MEN, JESUS REQUIRED THE MEN TO EXERT EFFORT, YOU COME TO ME!
Matthew 20:32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?
33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
F. WHAT DO YOU WANT?
DO YOU WANT TO GET UP?
III. HOW MANY TIMES MUST I RUN UP THE MOUNTAIN?
ELIJAH WAS LIVING IN A TERRIBLE DROUGHT --- WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?
A. THE KING AND QUEEN HAVE BLAMED THE PREACHER FOR THE DRY SPELL?
B. WHAT WILL YOUR ATTITUDE BE DURING DRY SPELLS?
1 Kings 18:43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.
C. SEVEN TIMES? WHY? THERE IS A LITTLE CLOUD?
1 Kings 18:44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.
D. ELIJAH IT IS TIME TO GET UP AND RUN!
E. ELIJAH RAN 18 MILES FASTER THAN THE KINGS CHARIOT.
1 Kings 18:46 And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.