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Summary: Why does God send many of His people into the desert? What is your perspective? Are we walking in a land of make believe? Our deserts are but testing zones. Arise above the problems.

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KILLING THE GOD POTENTIAL... SPIRITUAL SUICIDE...

THERE IS NOT ENOUGH IN THIS DESERT?

MY PERSEPCTIVE... HOW DO I SEE THESE FACTS...

By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

This is a two part lesson...

I. HAVE YOU EVER CAME TO THE PLACE WHEN ENOUGH WAS NOT ENOUGH?

A. I do not have enough...

I CAN NOT CLIMB THAT MOUTAIN... That is too hard for me...

LET ME ESCAPE TO LITTLE... ZOAR MEANS LITTLE...

Genesis 19:19 Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified

thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the

mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

20. Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither,

(is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye

may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest

of these is charity.

B. EVER BEEN AT THE CROSS ROADS OF NOT ENOUGH?

THIS IS NOT ENOUGH...

A missionary was sitting in her apartment looking out her second story window.

She was crying, she had a great need, she needed $60...

So she was praying... and she noticed the mail person deliver her mail.

There was a letter from home.

Wow, she opened the letter and there was a crisp, brand new $10 bill.

This will not help her need, $10? I need $60...

Looking out the window she notice a ragged, poor, old man...

She felt she was to give him the $10.00, so she placed the money in an envelope

and wrote: "DO NOT DESPAIR" on the envelope and she dropped the gift out

her window... The man received the money, tipped his hat and happily left.

The next day the missionary was preparing to leave her house when she heard a

knock at the door... the beggar handed her back the envelope that said:

DO NOT DESPAIR.

The lady opened it, and there was $60.

She said: WHAT'S THAT FOR?

He replied: DON'T DESPAIR WON AND PAID 10 TO 1...

LADY THAT IS THE CUT OF YOUR MONEY DON'T DESPAIR WON...

II. THIS DESERT IS BUT A TESTING ZONE...

WHERE CAN WE GET ENOUGH IN THIS PLACE?

WE HAVE BEEN IN THIS DESERT 3 DAYS...

A. COMPASSION MAKES A DIFFERENCE...

COMPASSION MAKES NOT ENOUGH ENOUGH

Jude 1:22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:

B. PEOPLE WILL FAINT IN THIS DESERT...

WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING?

Matthew 15:32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion

on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to

eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.

33. And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the

wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?

C. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH IN THIS PLACE?

D. WHAT DO WE HAVE? Not enough..,

7 biscuits and a few fish...

Matthew 15:37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat

that was left seven baskets full.

III. OFTEN TIMES IT IS NOT EASY TO LEAVE WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN AND STEP

TO A NEW DIRECTION...


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