Summary: In the church we need FAITH to arise above the physical limitations to see and move in the realm of the spirit with ETERNAL VALUES... dOOMED ARE THOSE THAT SPEAK: I CAN'T!
FOCUS? ATTITUDE? PERSPECTIVE? WHAT DO YOU SEE?
by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
2 Corinthians 5:7 (NLT) For we live by believing and not by seeing.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (MSG) It's what we trust in but don't yet see that keeps us going.
I. WHAT DO WE REALLY UNDERSTAND? WHAT DO I SEE?
THERE MUST BE MORE THAN THE VISUAL FIELD, WHO CAN SEE THE SPIRITUAL,
ETERNAL VALUE SYSTEM?
Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible;
but with God all things are possible.
Mark 10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for
with God all things are possible.
Luke 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
FOCUS: subject on which attention is drawn, what is discussed or studied, the main
purpose, the point where vision is centered, adjustment for distinct vision, where there is clear
perception or understanding, a fixed point, point of concentration, where effort is given attention.
B. ATTITUDE: the way you think or feel, feelings or way of thinking that affects behavior, your mental
C. PERSPECTIVE: how you view facts or things,
D. VISION: the ability to see, picture in your mind, what you see or dream, a thought or concept,
Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law,
happy is he.
Proverbs 29:18 (NIV) Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is
he who keeps the law.
Proverbs 29:18 (NLT) When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But
whoever obeys the law is joyful.
II. WE MUST DEVELOP THE FOCUS, PERSPECTIVE, VISION AND ATTITUDE:
WE CAN DO THIS! THIS IS POSSIBLE! COME ON...
A. DO YOU THINK MAN CAN EVER FLY?
This question was often a matter of heated debate.
A VERY EDUCATED PREACHER traveled his circuit and the PREACHER
debated man will never fly, God would not allow it. He would argue with anyone.
MAN WILL NEVER FLY...
The Preacher had two sons... you have heard of them:
1. WILBUR WRIGHT: (1871 to 1948)
2. ORVILLE WRIGHT (1867 to 1912)
IN 1902 THE TWO BROTHERS APPLIED FOR A PATENT TO COVER THEIR FLYING MACHINE.
IN 1903 AT KITTY HAWK, NORTH CAROLINA the brothers did what their FATHER HAD
PREACHED COULD NEVER BE DONE... THEY FLEW...
B. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE AND CAN NEVER BE DONE: NO MAN WILL EVER STEP THEIR
FEET ON THE MOON. IT HAS NEVER BEEN DONE AND NEVER WILL BE...
Many people joined a team called NASA AND APPLIED GREAT EFFORT and thousands
of test flights and failures...
ON JULY 20, 1969 two men: (APOLLO 11)
1. BUZZ ALDRINE
2. NEIL ARMSTRONG
Crawled out of COLUMBIA into the EAGLE and had a lunar landing...
Man stepped on the moon --- the IMPOSSIBLE BECAME A REALITY.
C. THE IMPOSSIBLE BECAME REALITY ---
THOSE THAT SAID IT CAN'T BE DONE STAND ON THE GROUND AND WATCH
PEOPLE ARISE BEYOND THEIR LIMITATIONS...
D. What could we do if we were determined to overcome OUR LIMITATIONS?
III. BLESSED IS HE WHO SAYS IT CAN'T BE DONE,
FOR HE PROPHESES HIS OWN DESTRUCTION
A. 40 DAYS OF DOOM AND GLOOM BECOMES FORTY YEARS OF HEARTACHE.
Can we reason away our miracle?
Numbers 13:31 But the men that went up with him said, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO GO UP
against the people; for they are stronger than we.
B. Will we walk by Faith? or will our head define by Reasoning?
I ponder, could everything hinge on FAITH?
I ponder whose report are you believing? Why?
We fail to realize that listening to words can bring life or they can bring death?
C. I would like to teach how faith learns to recognize the value of rightly spoken words, and
the GREAT danger of face when we misspeak NEGATIVE THOUGHTS and dooming words.
V. THE MORE YOU LISTEN TO THE NEGATIVE THE MORE EVIL YOU WILL TOLERATE...
A.One man's negative words places a whole ARMY UNDER FEAR...
FEAR BREEDS FEAR... WORRY RELEASES THE SPIRIT OF IMPOSSIBLE-NESS...
1 Samuel 17:11 When Saul and all Israel heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed,
and greatly afraid.
B. NEGATIVE WORDS FALL ON NEGATIVE EARS...
RE-ENFORCE --- THE POWER OF A HABIT...
1 Samuel 17:16 And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days.
C. WHAT DO WE SEE? A big giant? OR A BIG DREAM OF POSSIBILITIES...
1 Samuel 17:24 And all the men of Israel, when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.
D. THERE IS ALWAYS A NEGATIVE CROWD TO TELL YOU WHAT YOU CAN'T DO...