Summary: God’s plan has more than enough for us. Will we see God’s power as exceedingly, abundantly more than we ask or think!
MY FATHER HAS MORE THAN ENOUGH! --- NOT ROOM ENOUGH TO CONTAIN? GOD HAS A PLAN...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Luke 15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
Philip. 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
2 Cor. 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather
glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
ENOUGH OR MORE THAN ENOUGH TO MEET THE NEED
AS MUCH AS NEEDED
AS MANY AS IS REQUIRED
ADEQUATE OR MORE THAN ADEQUATE
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
MANY TIMES I CANNOT UNDERSTAND HERE?
WHY AM I HERE? I DO NOT KNOW THERE THE ANSWER TO WHY WE ARE HERE?
BUT I WILL TELL YOU SOMETIMES TO GET THERE WE HAVE TO COME THROUGH HERE.
I. WE MUST DO MORE THAN JUST TO KNOW GOD’S WORDS, WE MUST EXERCISE FAITH AND APPLY GOD’S WORDS TO OUR CHOICES ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS.
A. Do we read God’s word, mediate, ponder, dwell upon, and know God’s promises?
B. I know about Abraham Lincoln, but I never knew him.
I have been in Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Illinois many times.
I worked in the building that housed Mr. Lincoln’s law offices on the square in downtown Springfield.
I held Abraham Lincoln’s walking stick in my hand.
C. I have read about Lincoln many times.
BUT I NEVER KNEW LINCOLN!
D. I think those that sat down with Lincoln, ate meals with him, walked with him,
knew Lincoln --- I KNOW ABOUT LINCOLN --- BUT I DID NOT KNOW HIM.
E. By this same premise, you can come to church, sing beautiful songs and even raise your hands to the Savior Jesus Christ, you can know about Him,
and NEVER KNOW HIM.
II. JOSHUA HAD FOLLOWED MOSES AND LEARNED MANY GREAT LESSONS. JOSHUA KNEW THAT GOD WAS A REWARDER.
JOSHUA WAS PREPARED TO POSSESS THE BLESSINGS AND PROMISES OF GOD.
A. GOD’S SPIRIT AND GUIDANCE WILL HELP US TO KNOW AND ACCOMPLISH GOD’S WILL.
B. GOD’S PLAN IS PROGRESSIVE AND CONTINUAL.
C. When the LORD SAYS --- we listen --- the victory is sweet ---
Joshua 6:2 And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.
D. Joshua knew God’s promise of the land of milk and honey!
Joshua knew personally God’s plan, ---
and through GOOD COMMICATION SKILLS Joshua passed the plan of God to the people.
E. WHEN GOD’S PEOPLE WORK IN LOVE AND UNITY, COOPERATION AND MUTUAL WORK WITHIN GOD’S PLAN --- WE WILL MOVE TO POSSESS GOD’S BLESSINGS AND PROMISES AND MOVE TOWARD REAL DELIVERANCE.
F. God promised and Joshua lead the people across the JORDAN RIVER.
When the Priest that were carrying the Ark of the Covenant stepped with their feet --- in the Jordan, they stood firm and GOD’S PLAN STARTS TO BE REVEALED ...
G. WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH HERE TO GET TO THERE?
H. GOD GAVE CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS:
PUT SEVEN PRIEST WITH SEVEN TRUMPETS IN FRONT OF THE PEOPLE.
NOW STAY VERY QUIET --- NO TALKING --- NO NEGATIVE MESSAGES ---
WALK AROUND JERICHO ONE TIME A DAY FOR SIX DAYS.
AFTER THE FIRST DAY THOSE THAT LIVED IN JERICHO CAME AND STOOD ON THE WALL AND MOCKED GOD’S PLAN?
ON THE SEVENTH DAY WALK AROUND JERICHO 7 TIMES ...
I. REQUIRED DECLARATION OF FAITH.
TODAY WE HAVE THE TENDANCY TO DESIRE TO SHOUT AND TESTIFY AFTER WE SEE THE VICTORY --- JOSHUA’S INSTRUCTION FROM GOD IS YOU MUST SHOUT FIRST...
Joshua 6:16 And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the Lord hath given you the city.
J. Doubt wants to see signs and then shout ---
Faith shows and then sees!
We had to be here to get to there!
III. JOSHUA KNEW GOD, JOSHUA KNEW GOD’S PLAN ... BUT SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY JOSHUA FORGOT TO HEAR GOD’S PLAN FOR THAT DAY...