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Summary: Regardless of what you have been through and in spite of how many times that you may have failed in your past, God can qualify you through the Lord Jesus Christ and use for His own glory.

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Luke 22:31-34 & Acts 2:14 A

I’m Qualified

One of the great quotes of the Bible is found in the Book of Isaiah where the God of Glory reveals through the prophet to us, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways

saith the LORD.”(Isaiah 55:8)

The whole point and premise of that prophetic word was the fact that God sometimes acts in ways that are contrary or the exact opposite of how we think that God should act. And that sometimes God does things and allows things that just don’t make sense to us.

Some of the things that God allows we cannot fathom in our minds. Some of the things that God does, don’t make sense to us. Sometimes we are amazed at some of the people that God puts gift in.Because if we were honest some of the people that God is using or has used we would have never used, chosen or even thought about. Because we know some things about them that would make us say, “they don’t qualify”.

We‘d say stuff like. “They have issues, they’re not smart enough, they’re not intelligent enough. They do not have social status. They don’t have the right look.” Let’s be honest, all of us have seen some folks that are being used by God and said “how in the world did God choose them”?

That’s what’s wrong in the church.The church exercises a spirit of hypocritical perfection. Because we come in here and parade like pious peacocks of pomposity. As if we have it all together and stick our

sanctimonious nose of snubbery up at people of whose business we know. One of the reasons that so many people stay away from the church is because there are too many people in the church smelling themselves.

They stay away because they are made to feel less than because they have something or are into something that you don’t approve of. The church has developed a very cold and stuck up spirit. We hide behind our stain glassed windows and we walk or drive right pass people that are on their way to church and instead of stopping to bring them we say, “THANK GOD FOR THE FACT THAT PERSON DOESN’T GO TO OUR CHURCH”.

I don’t know about you but I’m glad that I am not perfect. Because if I were perfect I wouldn’t know

how to relate to people. If I were perfect I wouldn’t even know how to praise or to worship God. Because when I realize all of the things that God does for me that I cannot do for myself, if I’m perfect then I think that I can do it by myself. But when I admit that I’m not perfect then I admit that when I’m weak, God makes me strong. That gives me something to praise God for.

Admitting that I am imperfect helps me to worship God. Because worship is the result of a revelatory encounter with the divine nature of God. And there are many revelations that you would never get from God unless you were in an imperfect situation.There were some things that God could not reveal to you until you got yourself into something. And the only way that you could admit that is when you can admit that you are not perfect. Tell your neighbor if you ain‘t too mean, “I’m glad that I’m not perfect”.


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