Summary: The Bible says that "where there is no vision the people perish," "all of [creattion] is waiting for the sons of God to be revealed," and "when the righteous are in power the people will rejoice." There is a necessity now more than ever for the men of Go

“I’ll Give You Something To Cry About”

Proverbs 29:16-18 (KJV) / Romans 8:18-19 (NIV) / John 11:32-35 (KJV)

I) Introduction

a) The whole world is waiting for the men of

God to stand up and take their places in society and

the Kingdom, to lead the people to God, clarify the

vision, and sustain the people. To do this they

will have to develop a passion for the state of the


b) I’ll give you something to cry about (the


c) The turnaround will come from the tears,

the vision and the revealing.

II) The Tears (John 11:32-35 NIV)

a) Why is it men don’t cry?

1) Attributed with femininity; There

is a chemical released when a person cries

that relaxes them, and makes them somewhat

weaker. So men were told not to cry for

that reason. Over time then only

women were crying, so it became a female things.

2) Men have become numb; crying requires feeling,

and today’s man has cut off their ability to

connect to many things with their feelings b/c of

a fear of getting hurt. Somewhere along the line

in the whole men aren’t suppose to cry

men began to hear men aren’t suppose to feel.

3) The lack of suitable examples; there has been a

lack of balanced men who aren’t afraid to cry or

feel in position to pass that trait/personality

down to their sons.

b) Jesus (the epitome of masculinity)

1) Never had to fight

2) His mere presence could cause a shift in the


3) He turned water into wine

4) Walked on water

c) Story Chronology

1) They waited for Jesus to come and save Lazurus

(God had to set up the miracle)

2) (Vs. 33) “He groaned in the spirit, and was


3) Crying for his death would have been carnal

4) Crying for the bereaved was spiritual

5) Mary says, “You could have saved him.”---“Jesus

wept.” (B/C of the lack of vision)

d) God is calling for the lack of vision among the

people to move his men’s spirits into doing

something. (Don’t cry b/c…Cry b/c)

III) The Vision (Proverbs 29:18a KJV)

a) Why is vision so important

1) It enables the people to see their destiny, which in

turn causes them to do something about it.

2) W/O vision they can’t grow, b/c they don’t know

which way to go, or that it’s even possible.

3) Vision offers a goal, which provides order and

hope, which fosters strength and achievement

IV) The Revealing (Romans 8:18-19 NIV)

a) Why are the people waiting?

1) they need revival (a part of them is dead)

2) They need joy (they’re mourning constantly)

Proverbs 29:2

3) They need leaders who hear from God to show

them how to bring the vision to pass

b) who are the Sons of God? Men of God who


1) show compassion for the state of

the people

2) restore the Lord’s vision to the


3) lead the people out of darkness

into destiny

c) How will the sons reveal themselves?

1) Holy living

2) Tithing

3) Prayer

4) Responsible living (Church /

Home / Work)

5) Dependability (Church / Home /


d) 4 P’s of revealing yourself

1) Be Present (in order to lead)

2) Be Patient (in order to endure)

3) Be Prayerful (to get your


4) Be prepared (for God to move)

V) Are you ready to be heirs? (Romans 8:17

a) You had to suffer to survive

b) You have the power of Christ on the inside

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