Summary: As I prayed and studied to get ready for this message, the LORD taught me so much in regards to the title in itself. HE pointed out to me how such little things can grow into something much larger.
The Faith Factor
Part 6 : Power of the Blood to Overcome
As I prayed and studied to get ready for this message, the LORD taught me so much in regards to the title in itself. HE pointed out to me how such little things can grow into something much larger. How some things in people’s lives can be small to start with, and seem quite insignificant . . . yet, left un-dealt with, these small and insignificant things can grow into catastrophic, even deadly things to us both physically and spiritually!
And I know that there are even those times, that some of us tend to take something that really is small and insignificant, and really take it to some rather unhealthy levels, as panic and anxiety set in.
It is my prayer, that this message, will be of a huge benefit for someone out there that may be struggling with some things.
So . . . before I get to the scripture text, allow me to share a short story with you about a worrisome clock.
This clock had been around for many years, and had faithfully woken up his owner in time when needed. This clock performed his job above and beyond what could ever be expected of him.
Through all the times of getting slapped around in the early morning, to the winding up and setting of the alarm at night . . . this clock remained faithful.
After many years of service, the clock began to worry about the fact that he might be losing time, and his inside mechanics might be wearing down.
It got to such a point of concern, that the clock decided to see a Clock Doctor over his situation, because he had suffered a nervous breakdown. The older clock told the doctor everything about when he was first bought, to all the times he had taken a few early morning beatings, while waking up his owner.
He finally confided within the Clock Doctor, and told him what he was truly worried about . . . the fact that he might be starting to lose time, and his owner would get rid of him because of it.
The very wise Clock Doctor looked at the older clock and asked him a very serious question:
"How many tics are there in a single year?"
"That’s easy," the older clock said, "for there are thirty million, seven hundred fifty eight thousand, four hundred!"
"Really?" asked the Clock Doctor. "Are you sure?"
"Without any shadow of a doubt!" the older clock said with confidence.
"And how many of these tics do you handle all at once?"
"Why one of course . . . is not that the norm?"
"Then that is the way you should be approaching life, as you should take each tic, one at a time. Don’t be jumping ahead to see what the other’s are doing, just take one at a time and everything will work out fine!"
The wisdom of the Clock Doctor sent a revelation to the older clock, and he returned to his owner, a stronger and better clock, having more confidence, that all he needed do was take things one at a time.
This story was designed to show all of you, that you should never give place to stress or anxiety in you lifetime . . . just simply take things one at a time and deal with them accordingly. Too many of us allow the stress and anxieties of life to pile up so much on us, that we put such pressures on ourselves to perform, that we can’t even get out of our own driveway.
THIS IS EXACTLY WHERE THE DEVIL WANTS YOU TO BE!
IN THIS MANNER, HE CAN HAVE CONTROL!
HE CAN LEAD YOU INTO SIN!
HE CAN PUT YOU IN WORSE SITUATIONS IF YOU ARE NOT CAREFUL!
HE KNOWS, THE MORE STRESS PROBLEMS AND ANXIETY HE PUTS ON YOU, THE LESS YOU ARE TO RUN TO GOD FOR HELP, SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THAT AGE OLD EXCUSE . . .
"I just don’t have the time!"
IF YOUR LIFE IS THAT STRUNG OUT AND BUSY, THEN YOU NEED TO STOP AND TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR LIFE, BEFORE THE DEVIL REALLY GETS A GRIP ON YOU!
I guess you can say that this message is going to more deal with those of you that feel stressed out. And that would be better than 90% of us all!
The scripture I want to start with is in Revelations 12:11:
"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death."
These wonderful and endearing words of scripture carry such a powerful meaning for our lives, yet how many of us are looking to see it?