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Summary: It all begun when Sarah believed. Sarah had gone way past menopause, plus in her child-bearing years she was even barren, but in her old age she said yes to God.

Mothers Who Defy The Odds

Hebrews 11:11-12NKJV

A six-year-old boy, separated from his mother in a supermarket, began to call frantically for “Martha! Martha! Martha!”

That was his mother’s name and she came running to him quickly. “But, honey,” she admonished, “you shouldn’t call me ‘Martha’, I’m ‘Mother’ to you.” “Yes, I know,” he answered, “but this store is full of mothers.”

Pastor, G. Campbell Morgan had four sons and they all became ministers of the gospel. At a family reunion, a friend asked one of the sons, "Which Morgan is the greatest preacher?" While that son looked at his father, he replied without hesitation,”Mother.”

Hebrews 11:11-12NKJV By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude—innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.

It all begun when Sarah believed. Sarah had gone way past menopause, plus in her child-bearing years she was even barren, but in her old age she said yes to God.

Verse 11, of Hebrews chapter 11 states, Sarah judged God faithful who had promised.

What has God promised unto you?

Your children?

Your husband?

The salvation of someone whose far away from God.

2 Corinthians 1:20TPT For all of God’s promises find their “yes” of fulfillment in him. And as his “yes” and our “amen”ascend to God, we bring him glory!

Here’s a word from All-Mighty God, “You defy the odds when you dare to believe anyway.” P.H

Again, Hebrew 11:11TPT Sarah’s faith embraced God’s miracle power to conceive even though she was barren and was past the age of childbearing, for the authority of her faith rested in the One who made the promise, and she tapped into His faithfulness.

When mothers dare to believe regardless of natural conditions and circumstances that were facing all around her, everything in the natural points out why it won’t work. Hear this simple word, “keep it solely in the hands of God.”

Verse 11 say’s, “Sarah tapped into His (God’s) faithfulness!”

God works best with barren wombs, and barren things. P.H

It took the faithfulness of Abraham and Sarah; It took faithfulness in spite of a dead womb.

Q&A: What’s dead in your life; What’s lifeless? What needs resurrection?

Romans 8:11AMP And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who lives in you.

Let’s give this some more thought—The same spirit who raised Jesus from the grave—from the dead, lives within you. Pentecost lives in you; Revival is rehearsed within!

Hebrews 11:12TPT In fact, so many children were subsequently fathered by this aged man of faith—one who was as good as dead, that he now has offspring as innumerable as the sand on the seashore and as the stars in the sky!

Please hear this word—Don’t make it work.

Genesis 16:1-6NLT Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had not been able to bear children for him. But she had an Egyptian servant named Hagar. 2 So Sarai said to Abram, “The Lord has prevented me from having children. Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her.” And Abram agreed with Sarai’s proposal. 3 So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian servant and gave her to Abram as a wife. (This happened ten years after Abram had settled in the land of Canaan.)

4 So Abram had sexual relations with Hagar, and she became pregnant. But when Hagar knew she was pregnant, she began to treat her mistress, Sarai, with contempt. 5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “This is all your fault! I put my servant into your arms, but now that she’s pregnant she treats me with contempt. The Lord will show who’s wrong—you or me!”

6 Abram replied, “Look, she is your servant, so deal with her as you see fit.” Then Sarai treated Hagar so harshly that she finally ran away.

Mothers who defy the odds aren’t always perfect. In fact, Sarai paid dearly for this illegitimate birth.

I wonder how many Ishmael’s you’ve conceived? I realize, I’ve given birth to my share. P.H

Genesis 17:15-19TM 15-16 God continued speaking to Abraham, “And Sarai your wife: Don’t call her Sarai any longer; call her Sarah. I’ll bless her—yes! I’ll give you a son by her! Oh, how I’ll bless her! Nations will come from her; kings of nations will come from her.”

17 Abraham fell flat on his face. And then he laughed, thinking, “Can a hundred-year-old man father a son? And can Sarah, at ninety years, have a baby?”

18 Recovering, Abraham said to God, “Oh, keep Ishmael alive and well before you!”

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