Summary: Just because it is a fact does not mean it has to stay that way.
Thank you Rev. Shane Giadrosich
TURNING THE FACTS INTO FAITH
TEXT GEN 17:15-17
15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.
10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.
11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.
12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?
14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.
2 Cor 5:7
7(For we walk by faith, not by sight
We live in a World that bases everything on Facts !! The Economy is based on Facts ! The Facts say when the interest Rate is Low the Economy Booms !!
More House are being Built !!
More Money gets Borrowed !!
Our Health is Based on Facts. The Facts say that Heart attacks is the leading cause of death in the United States ! One out of Three People who suffer a Heart Attack Dies !!
The Facts say Cancer is the Second leading cause of Death in America.
The Doctors base everything on Facts !! According to the Facts we give you Six Months to Live !! According to the Facts you have a Tumour that is Inoperable !! According to the Facts you have a 90% Blockage !!
According to the Facts once your an Alcoholic you will Always be an Alcoholic !!
But I'm Glad to say that God does not go by the Facts but he Goes by Faith !! He didn't say According to your Facts !but he said according to your Faith be it unto you !!
Because according to the Facts a 100 Year old man and a Ninety Year old Woman should have never been able to Have a Son.
(If you look at the Facts you will never have what God wants you to have )
According to the Facts it was Impossible but with Faith nothing is Impossible !! Facts Produces Impossiblilities and Faith produces Possibilities !!
The Facts will cause you to Doubt God Right in the midst of Him saying its Going to Happen !!
According to the Facts the Blessing from God would never come !!
Facts the Promise from God would never happen !!
The Facts will Rob you of the Blessings and Promises of God !!
When Sarah heard the Angel and Laughed she was looking at the Facts !!
Lord have you seen ole abe and I Lately !! Lets Face the Facts were to Old and it can Never Happen !!
But the Lord said is there Anything to Hard for God !! Your looking at it through the Facts but I'm gonna turn the Facts into Faith and you shall have a Son !!
You can't always look at the Fact of the Matter you just gotta Learn to have Faith in the Matter !!
Thats why Paul said we Walk by Faith and not by Sight !! If Paul would have went by the Facts he would have never seen a Miracle or written a Book.
The Facts said he Persecuted Christians !! He was a Murderer ! Hater of Christianity !! but God said were not going to look at the Facts were going to mix Faith with the Facts and Produce a Miracle !!!
The Facts said David was to Small ,to Young and To Inexperienced to Defeat a Nine foot Giant !!
The Facts said she wasn't worth Fooling with She had Five Husbands Shes unclean, a Disgrace !! The People wanted to Stone her !!
but Jesus said if she has Faith I can get rid of the Facts !!!!!
The Facts said it was over !! We've done all we can do !! Make the Funeral arrangements !! She has Spent all that she had !!!