Summary: SOME OF OUR WORSE ATTITUDES ARE NOT PLANNED, THEY JUST EVOLVE. I often say: EVEN A DEAD FISH CAN SWIM DOWN STREAM! Are we actively pursuing God’s plan or are we empty zombies?
SPIRITUAL ZOMBIES? COMPASSION FATIQUE?
TALKERS BUT NEVER DOERS.
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
I. GOD HAS A BEAUTIFUL PLAN OF DELIVERANCE.
KNOW GOD’S DELIVERANCE’S PLAN LEAVES NO ONE EMPTY.
A. As we step into deliverance, God wants you to be full of joy.
B. THE AIM AND SATANIC GOAL IS TO HAVE EMPTY ZOMBIES.
C. What is a zombie?
A zombie is a will-less, speechless, do nothing individual.
Some call Zombie’s the walking dead.
D.God’s plan is not passive, it is active.
II. I WANT TO MAKE A BIG, GOOD DIFFERENCE FOR THE CROSS OF MY SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.
A. At Vacation Bible School I was making snow cones for any one that wanted one. This one beautiful, tiny girl came up to me and said, JESUS, I WANT A CHERRY
B. I asked her to repeat herself, and she did, she said, JESUS, I WOULD LIKE A CHERRY CONE, PLEASE?
Tears came to my eyes, this little girl called me JESUS!
C. Is our daily talk and walk a portrait or a reflection of Jesus?
III. WHAT IS COMPASSION? HOW DO WE GROW COMPASSION?
A. I know what sympathy is!
Sympathy is a box of Kleenex and a bowl of chicken soup.
B. Lord knows we need sympathy in the church.
C. We need a great work in the church --- it is COMPASSION.
D. WHAT IS COMPASSION?
Deep sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.
Sorrow or pity aroused by suffering or misfortune of another.
E. COMPASSION CAN NOT BE TAUGHT IN A CLASSROOM.
SYMPATHY CAN BE, BUT COMPASSION CAN ONLY COME BY SUFFERING!
F. Moses learned so much at his Mother’s knee.
Moses learned much in the classrooms of the Pharaoh’s palace. He received the best education of his day from master teachers.
G. BUT GOD KNEW MOSES COULD NOT BE A SPIRITUAL LEADER WITH OUT KNOWING THE BACK SIDE OF THE DESERT.
H. 40 long years? How many died in slavery in those 40 years? Couldn’t God have speeded up the process?
I. GOD KNOWS THERE IS THE ISSUE OF DIVINE TIMING...
WHEN THE FULLNESS OF TIME WAS COME...
IV. WHAT IS A SPIRITUAL ZOMBIE?
ARE WE GROWING COMPASSION FATIQUE?