Summary: - God uses brokenness in our life to multiply our influence - When our life is broken the very life of God will flow from us

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Lk 20:17-18

17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?

Psalm 118:22KJV

22 The stone which the builders refused is

become the head stone of the corner.

Isaiah 28:16KJV

16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

Lk .20:18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

- Will You Be Broken or Will You Be Crushed?

- The 1st step to Revival is — BROKENESS

- You Will Not Meet God In Revival Until You Are First Broken

- When you think of brokennss you think it of un-useful and it is finished

- Moses - Broken Rock - To feed a thirsty nation Ex 17:6

- Gideon - broke the lamp to release the light so

victory could be won - Jud 7:20

- Esther - Broke court excecate to save a nation - Esther 4:16

- Mary broke the alabaster jar to release the

fragrance - Mk 14:3

- Jesus aloud his body to be broken to give us

salvation - 1 Cor 11:24

- Jesus broke the loves and fishes to feed a

multitude - Mt 14;19; Mk 6:41; Lk 9;16; Jn 6:11

- Elizabeth Elliot

“If my life is broken when given to Jesus It is because pieces will feed a multitude while a loaf will satisfy only a little lad”

- God uses brokenness in our life to multiply our


- When our life is broken the very life of God will

flow from us


- Is the humble & obedient response to the

convection of God’s Spirit

- Brokenness is the shattering of my will so that

God’s will be spilit

- A. W. Tozer said, “It is doubtful whether God

can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.”[The Root of the Righteous p.137]

Isaiah 57:15KJV

15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Isaiah 66:2KJV

2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

Psalm 34:18KJV

18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Psalm 51:16-17KJV

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

- Jacob needed a broken lag to understand God’s


Genesis 32

- Jacob’s encounter with God at Penuel,

transformed his life.

- Before Penuel, Jacob had been the master


- Secured Esau’s birthright

- Laban’s daughters and flocks.

- 31:3 God has told him to return

- All by faith here

- 31:20 Has sneaked away from Laban

- 32:3-5 - Scared of Esau

- Sends messengers ahead

- 32:6 - Esau is approaching with 400 men, Jacob

is terrified.

- 32:7 - Now greatly afraid & distressed

- 32:7-8 - Second move is to divide his servants

and herds into two camps, some might escape”

- 32:9-12 prays, reminding God of His covenant promises

- 32:13-21- Doubting his prayer, he sends three

presents of servants and animals to Esau in hopes of buying him off

- 32:22-23 - Lastly Jacob sends his wives,

children, and remaining goods across the Jabbock ford.

- 32:24a - Now he is alone out of options .

- 32:24b - God comes.

- 32:24 - A man wrestled with him all night .

- 32:25 - The man did not force defeat on Jacob

- He wenched Jacob’s hip

- Now every step reminds him of this encounter

- Hip the strongest bone becomes the weakest

- Hip for progress

- Now He is broken and dependent on the one who broke him

- No more running for him

- Beforer it was running from Esau, Laban

- Now facing his responsibilities

- With them & the Lord

- Limp gave witness to others of his encounter with God

- Asks to be blessed

- Jacob “Deceiver” changed to Israel

“He Struggles with God”;

“He will be Prince With God”

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