Summary: Are you agitated? Do you have an anger driven ministry? Does the negative seem to domain? It may take this storm to get you where God desires you to be?
WHAT ARE YOU TEACHING? HEAR SOME BASIC LESSONS?
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I. WHAT AM I REALLY TEACHING? ANGER DRIVEN?
MY EXAMPLE AS HOW I HANDLE AGITATION...
A. God gives very clear directions...
Numbers 20:8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother,
and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring
forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.
B. There are some AGITATED ISSUE below the surface of the problem.
The problem is we need water --- THE ISSUE MIGHT BE A FRUSTRATED LEADER?
HEAR ME REBELS --- Moses allowed his bad attitude to AGITATE HIS SPIRIT...
The AGITATION REVEALS AND RELEASE ACTION THAT MOSES WILL REGRET...
Numbers 20:10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he
said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? 11 And Moses lifted up
his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the
congregation drank, and their beasts also.
C. AGITATE, AGITATION:
To disturb, excite, anger... to trouble the mind, emotions, feelings
To move or stir up... to discuss heatedly, to attempt to arouse...
D. TODAY FEW PEOPLE WITH AN AGITATED SPIRIT REPENT...
THEY BLAME PEOPLE...
WE ARE LIVING IN AN ANGER DRIVEN SOCIETY...
II. IT IS SAD TO HAVE AGITATION AND ANGER BECOMES AS A DRIVING FORCE...
BEHIND OUR WORDS AND DEEDS --- WE HINDER THE REAL MOVE OF GOD---
A. SPIRITUAL LEADERS CAN BE SELF-CENTERED AND OPERATE FOR SELFISH MOTIVES.
B. Did Jonah care about what God cared about?
C. Was Jonah recalling the HISTORY OF THE PAST AND HIS PREJUDICE CAUSED HIM
TO HATE THE NIVEVEHITES?
Jonah 4:4 Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be angry?
D. JONAH'S PRIORITY SYSTEM WAS TWISTED ---
Jonah 4:9 And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to
be angry, even unto death.
E. JONAH WAS NOT CORRECTABLE?
THE MAN OF GOD NEVER REPENTED? HE NEVER ACCEPTED HIS ATTITUDE WAS
DISPLEASING TO GOD.
III. THIS STORM IS AN OPPORTUNITY...
YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE IT--- STAY WITH THE SHIP...
IT MAY TAKE A STORM TO GET US WHERE GOD WANTS US...
A. Can we see this storm is a FAITH STRETCHER?
Never FEAR the storm...
Acts 27:24 (KJV) Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath
given thee all them that sail with thee. 25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it
shall be even as it was told me.
B. God grants us the ability to see beyond the wind and pain of this storm.
Acts 27:24 (MSG) saying to me, 'Don't give up, Paul. You're going to stand before Caesar yet—
and everyone sailing with you is also going to make it.' 25 So, dear friends, take heart. I believe God
will do exactly what he told me.
C. NEVER JUMP SHIP DURING THE STORM.
Today in a mobile society we see SHIP JUMPING as the TREND...
The STORM can bring destruction.
Acts 27:31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship,
ye cannot be saved.
D. THE TEST THAT YOU WALK THROUGH TODAY, this storm that is brewing will be
THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITY TO WALK BY FAITH AND TRUST GOD TO LEAD YOU.
IV. DO NOT BE SURPRISED WHEN GOD'S PLAN COMES TOGETHER AND THE ANSWER
IS KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR.
A. You know the story: the king had killed one preacher and the people were so happy that the king
decided to do this PREACHER KILLING ON A REGULAR BASIS.
B. Someone knew that PRAYER WAS THE KEY, prayer is THE TOOL of the church.
C. While they knew prayer, apparently they never believed God was going to hear their
Acts 12:13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda.
14 And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how
Peter stood before the gate. 15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that
it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel. 16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had
opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.
D. THE EFFECTUAL FERVENT PRAYER AVAILS...
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
V. THE NEGATIVE MESSAGE'S POWER WILL KILL THE WORK OF FAITH.