Just Announced: Philippians Sermon Series

Summary: Third Chapter in my book

In this chapter, we will discuss the first part of the process of reclamation. In this chapter, we will discover why we can expect God to help us and discuss steps to Reclamation. These steps are found in 2nd Chronicles 7: 12-14; ‘And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice. If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.’


Why will God help us?

2nd Kings 6:15-17 And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! How shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee; open his eyes that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

A child of God

The natural reaction of most of parents is to come running when their child is in trouble. Most parents are very protective of their children even if the child does not always act right. God is just as protective as our natural parents. When it comes to the safety of His children, the Scriptures reveal that He will go to extreme lengths to protect what is His. What Elisha said to his servant in 2nd Kings 6:16, ‘Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.’ is also spoken to every child of God. Fear not, this includes problems, sins, worries, temptations, enemies, or even Lucifer and all his demons; for they that are with us, to protect us from all our fears, are more than they that are against us, to destroy us.

The eyes of our natural body see danger and worry in everything. Yet, God will open the eyes of our spiritual body, that we may see His protecting hand. The better understanding that we have of the sovereignty and power of God, the less we will fear our troubles, worries and problems. Lucifer, the god of this world, blinds our eyes to the truth; but when God opens our eyes, we will see ourselves in the midst of our enemies, captives of Lucifer, and in danger of hell. Let us not be overcome by evil, but let us overcome evil with God.

When circumstances turn against us and we find our backs up against the wall of temptation, we have the promise of God that He will come to our rescue Lucifer will try to convince us that the problems are to big for even God to handle. However, God will come to our rescue no matter what the problem may be. Jesus said that He would never leave us or forsake us. This is a promise that we can trust in. Jesus is always more powerful than any temptation to sin that we may face.

Lucifer tries to convince us that God will not help us because we are sinners. However the Word of God says in 1st John 1:9, ‘If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.’ When we confess our sins and ask God for forgiveness, this allows us to enter into a fellowship with God. God allowed His only Son to die just so we could be reclaimed back into His kingdom. When we confess our sin, we are agreeing with God that what we did was wrong and that we are His unrepented children in need of saving. When Lucifer tries to convince us that God will not help us, we need to remember that we are a part of a promise that God has to deliver.

A promise that God has to deliver

In chapter 13:16 of the book of Genesis, God tells Abraham that He will multiply his seed to the point where his descendants would be uncountable. Again, in the Word of God, God says that He will create a new nation of people that will be called His. God also says that He will choose these people even though they were not His people. We are these people. We will discuss in detail how God will do this in chapter four, Reclamation II.

God has already revealed a plan to deliver us in the Scriptures. The Word of God says in Joel 2:28 that in the last days God will pour out His Spirit upon all people. God is pouring out His Spirit today. God is looking for those in sin that wants His help. Regardless of what mess we have let Lucifer talk us into, God has a plan to deliver us from the grasps of Lucifer.

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