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Summary: There are some things that will keep us from receiving the promises God wants us to have.

What is it in you that keeps you from receiving all the promises that God has for you?

Do you believe the word?

Do you know the word?

Do you act on the word?

It is said that Napoleon, while looking at some papers, let slip the reigns of his horse, which reared so that the Emperor was in danger. A corporal of the grenadiers leaped forward and caught the reigns, bringing the horse under control. Napoleon saluted the corporal and said, "Thank you, CAPTAIN." "Of what company, Sire?" asked the corporal. "Of my guards," replied Napoleon.

The young corporal picked up his musket, hurled it aside, and walked across the field toward the Emperor’s staff, tearing off his corporal’s stripes as he went. When he took his place among the officers, they asked him what he was doing. He replied that he was a captain of the guards. "By whose order?" queried one of them. "The Emperor’s order," he replied.

A man of less faith might have picked up his musket, stepped back into the ranks, and boasted for the rest of his life that Napoleon had called him captain. This describes the difference between mental assent and true faith, which takes God at His word and acts upon it.

WE sing the song occasionally, “In the Secret” and one of the lines says that we are “casting every hindrance aside, out of my way, cause I want to know you more”.

Jesus is asking you to do that today. Get rid of any hindrance you have whether it’s doubt or lack of faith or lack of study or sin or unforgiveness – whatever it is – Jesus is saying today, set all those things aside and trust Me because “not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed.”

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Kenneth Middleton

commented on Jan 12, 2009

Very good message!God bless you and your church.

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