Summary: Blessings often come disguised as problems...This problem we face could be an opportunity to allow God to show his stuff.
IN THIS TRIAL THERE IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
BUILD BY FAITH ... GOD HAD A LESSON TO TEACH...
ABRAHAM HAD A LESSON TO LEARN...
ISAAC HAD A LESSON TO LEARN...
DAD, DEAR OLD DAD:
WE HAVE WOOD! CHECK.
WE HAVE THE FIRE! CHECK.
BUT DAD WE HAVE NO LAMB...
Genesis 22:7And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
WHILE BUILDING THE ALTAR ABRAHAM AND ISAAC HAD A DEEP DISCUSSION...
They had to learn to be able to teach WHAT FAITH AND TRUST REALLY WERE...
Genesis 22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and
Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
GOD HAS REGENERATIVE POWER... GOD CAN!
Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Did you hear GOD HAS CREATIVE POWER...
HE CAN MAKE NOTHING BY SAYING THE WORD:
LET THERE BE LIGHT AND THERE WAS LIGHT...
One day God's enemy said: Let us have a contest? Let see who can build a man?
The Devil reached down and got some dust... God said: WAIT A MINUTE, THAT IS MY DUST
THAT I CREATED... YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT FROM NOTHING.
SATAN BOWED HIS HEAD AND WALKED AWAY. HE DOES NOT HAVE PRO-CREATIVE POWER.
SATAN EXIST BECAUSE GOD MADE HIM.
GOD HAS A PLAN... YES, GOD CAN...
WHAT SEEMS TO BE BAD, REALLY BAD --- IF AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GOD TO SHOW OFF...
Come with me and let us dissect an earthworm or a starfish?
Come them in half, they can grow to be two earthworms or two starfish?
Joel 2:22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength. 23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. 24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. 25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. 26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MIDWESTERN CITY THAT WAS IN SERIOUS DROUGHT?
One farmer was raising chickens to sale and sale their eggs and pay the debt on his
farm. The corn was dying and all the crops were failing because millions of grasshoppers
were destroying everything green. At dinner time the farmer told his wife. Honey, we are
going to lose everything that we have worked for all these years.
His wife said: NO! Dear, God will provide a way. God always has, and He always will.
She explained the power of prayer and they would begin praying.
One day the farmer was on his tractor driving over the farm and he saw the damage,
it was 100% failure and the grasshopper roamed at will. The man turned the tractor off and
climbed down and fell to his knees. He began praying with all his heart. He said: Now, Lord
we have TRUSTED YOU AND YOUR PLAN SINCE ME AND MAW MARRIED. Our family is
going to lose the farm and we will be hungry and we may face death as a slow and painful
process. WE HAVE ALWAYS TRUSTED YOU BUT NOW THE GRASSHOPPERS SEEM
TO HAVE DEFEATED US. OUR CHICKENS ARE DYING, THEY ARE LAYING NO EGGS.
WE HAVE NOTHING BUT OUR HOPE IN YOU. LOOKS LIKE OUR FAITH IS DYING ALSO.
The man was kneeling by the old John Deer and he thought he heard a voice? He
listened very closely and he heard a voice very plainly. " LET THE CHICKENS OUT OF
The man quickly replied: GOD, WE CAN'T LET THE CHICKENS OUT OF THE HOUSES,
THEY WILL RUN WILD AND WE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO CATCH THEM!
The old man heard the voice again: TRUST ME, LET THE CHICKENS OUT OF THE