Summary: Be an unshamed accompaniment... Several times we see basket case ministries, Those that serve in supportive roles are needed...
BE AN UNASHAMED ACCOMPANIMENT--- HOLD THE ROPE...
THERE ARE THREATS TO THE MISSION: GIVE SEED TO THE SOW?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I buy a spool of red yarn, I cut several long pieces, I attach to the inside of my coat,
(hidden from view), I identify a few support the preacher and the ministry. I give one end
of the scarlet thread to the support and run it to the pastor. Ministry can never succeed
without supporters. I do this part after the introduction below of Rahab.
At a later time in the lesson I give every person in the crowd and red cord (8 to 12 inches long)
as a reminder to support the local man of God and to place in their Bible to pray.
The advancement of the Gospel comes from TEAMWORK...
2 Cor. 9:10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and
multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
2 Cor. 9:10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and
increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.
THERE COMES A GREAAT DAY OF REVERSALS...
Matthew 20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
Matthew 20:16 "Here it is again, the Great Reversal: many of the first ending up last, and the
Mark 10:31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
Mark 10:31 This is once again the Great Reversal: Many who are first will end up last,
and the last first."
I. ARE WE OPTIMISTIC THAT WE CAN LIVE IN VICTORY EVEN IN THE MIDST OFSOME
A. MISSION: assignment, purpose, job, calling,
Particular task or goal assigned to or assumed by a person or a group.
Military or scientific operation or expedition
Body of people sent to conduct negotiations, propagate religious faith.
B. THREAT: declaration of an intention to punish or hurt, expect something undesirable.
person that will bring harm, intimidation
C. THE THREAT WE FACE COMES FROM SEVERAL DOFFERNT SOURCES.
1. THREAT THAT COMES FROM WITHOUT... external powers
2. THE THREAT THAT COMES FROM WITHIN...
3. THERE IS A TERRIBLE THREAT THAT COMES FROM OUR ETERNAL ENEMY.
D. God has a plan of VICTORY for His people.
God desires His people to CLAIM THEIR PROMISES and live within the COVENANT He
has made with His people. God loves His people. God desires to BLESS HIS PEOPLE.
E. God's blessings will come His way and in His Time.
Part of the PLAN OF GOD is to find DIVINE REST and PEACE.
F. THE LESSON WE MUST LEARN IS:
1. GOD'S SOVEREIGNITY...
2. GOD IS FAITHFUL TO HIS PROMISE TO HIS PROMISES...
3. GOD WILL BRING JUDGMENT...
II. ALL GOD'S PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ASSIGN THE MISSION OF OBEDIENCE TO GOD'S
A. GOD ENCOURAGES HIS MAN AND HIS PEOPLE...
Joshua 1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with
Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land,
which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law,
which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou
mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
B. GOD GIVES A CLEAR MISSION AND A CLEAR WAY TO ACCOMPLISH THE PLAN.
God uses the most unlikely sources to accomplish HIS MISSION.
Joshua 2:1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view
the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.
C. Joshua had stood with 11 OTHER SPIES and had learned the lesson.
Joshua SENDS ON A SECRET MISSION... TWO MEN... OPTIMISTIC GOOD MEN...
D. The OBSTACLLE is JERICHO, there is an OASIS in the middle of nowhere.
Jericho has had 40 YEARS TO PREPARE for this battle, and WOW, was she PREPARED...
III. EVERY MISSION HAS OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF FAILURE...
SURE ENOUGH THE ENEMY ATTACKS FROM WITHOUT...
A. THE KING AND THE ARMY OF JERICHO ARE HOT AND HEAVY ON THE TRAIL OF THE MEN
ON GOD'S MISSION.
B. This MISSION is a SPIRITUAL MISSION...
Joshua 2:2 And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night of the
children of Israel to search out the country.