Summary: How Paul was lead by his power
Power of His Purpose
Victory Temple A/G
PO Box 911
Waco, Tx. 76703
Pastor Danny Williams
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
Intro: I want to start this message this morning with a serious Question.
What is God’s purpose for your life?
Million’s of people are attending Church this morning with this same question on their minds.
Most of them are attending Church this morning for the first time all year and some never miss…
Most are seeking God’s purpose.
But unfortunately we don’t know where to look.
I’m Glad you are here this morning But I want to speak to you very open and frank.
What did you come expecting God to do this morning?
Some of you just came maybe to see friend’s or you came with family.
Some of you came to hear Just a simple Three point Easter message
And you came in this morning and saw the outline in your bulletin and said yep another Easter message……..
But some of you have come in this morning and you are seeking, you may have an empty feeling and the Easter Holiday has been hard on you.
Perhaps you are even wondering why you came.
But I want to tell you this morning you that God has you here for a purpose.
And I pray before you leave this morning that God will mosve on you in mighty power.
Last week in my study time here in the office, God began to deal with me concerning this message, Inwardly I struggled because I had been preparing what I thought I was preaching for some time now.
But I really believe God want’s to speak to all of us this morning.
And if you allow him he will speak to you.
The verse we have just read,
Paul said, He seeks to know Jesus, but in the power of his resurrection
He said I want to know him.
But what does that mean?
How do you get to know God?
What does Paul mean?
First of all,
What ever God does he does it to fulfill his purpose and his will.
You say Pastor, What do you mean God’s purpose?
Well let me give you just a few examples
1. God’s word is his will, and God’s will is his word. They are one.
2. And God’s will is so important we read in Psalm 138:2 he has placed his word above his name.
The word purpose: is also translated – will, decree, law of God, council of God.
Can I tell you this morning? That God is only interested in his will?
Or his original intent.
God doesn’t want any thing else, except what he intended.
If you please “God is very self-centered.
For years I thought God was interested in me
Boy was I disappointed
God is only interested in what he has made me to do for him.
The bible says in Colossians 1:16 all things were created by him, and for him:
He didn’t even make it for you.
He made it for himself
God didn’t create you for anybody else.
He loan’s you to people.
Can I tell you this morning that God will do
any thing for his will to come to pass?
Jesus mad a statement in Mathew 5: that is very important
I want to show you how powerful the purpose of God is.
I made a statement a moment ago that God has placed his word above his name.
That is very important because
The word –word means the same thing as the word will, council, purpose
And the Hebrew word for Name is translated Being or to be.
Write the word name down so you can see it better.
In other word the name and the thing are one.
And God said I have place my word above my name
God is saying I have place my will above myself
My will is more important than me.
Look up here for just a moment……..
Now that is Jehovah Jireh talking
Elohim, Adoni, Jehovah shalom
The omnisciennt all powerful all knowing God
He say’s What I want is more important than who I ‘am.
I hope you understand this.
That is why it is important for you to lock in to what God want’s.
Because God is motivated by what he want’s.
Look at Matthew 5:18
In other word’s I will move heaven and earth if that is what it takes for everything to be performed.
Let me explain….
He say’s you Guy’s are excited about space, The planet’s and the galaxies, you are impressed by the black holes and the milky way and the stars, you think that is deep.