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Summary: What is holding you back ?

What is holding you back ?

Andre Johnson

Grace & Mercy Church of God In Christ, Inc.

August 21, 2008

Praise God, glad that you can join us for our on line bible sermon. WE are praying for your steadfastness in the Lord and wisdom to continually be a victorious believer in Jesus Christ our Lord.

TODAY I want to talk about when we begin a mission we sometime get side track and either because of our own thoughts and ways gets in the way; or the devil him self wants to see us destroyed and forgotten about.

Thank God for God, he has not forgot about us. His word says it very clearly we are His children and we belong to him.

Dose it seemed that every time you come across a journey a life, it seems like you by your self?

a. Finical challenges- our of money

b. Losing your home- and you have used up all resources

c. Children acting like – you didn’t raise them in the Holy fear of the Lord- Bastard Babies-Drugs-Jail-

d. The husband- and now the wife who will not honor the Lord’s system of one man per one woman in marriage.

e. The Diseased Body- Cancer, Diabetes, High Blood. Low Blood, Leukemia and the list gets longer every day.

Or better yet dose it seem that the road gets tougher very time you want to grow from one level to another, you cannot get any one to stand with you in prayer; your best friend, your husband, your children or your un-belief because of life strife’s, struggle, and stress has finally worn you down. WELL today we are bless to confirm that GOD cannot lie, like man, but God has promises and they belong to you.

Ephesians 3:20 (Amplified Bible)

Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]—

The above tex has been very popular over the years, bring the simple phase that you can make it, but sometimes we the great Christians or ever the preacher forget to read the passage just before this, which greatly prepares your mind and sets the tone of where you should be with God.

14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

“Strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man”

When we meet life’s challenges we must understand the richness of his glory, through the Holy Ghost, this is something we must possess in order to take the next step which is critical, we must stay off the phone of gossip, friends whom don’t have a prayer life, or looking for an miracle when you don’t even know or love God.

Confessing your sins, living your life according to the word of God; keeping an open and strong relationship with God, keeps you in the spirit realm instead of the natural minded of man. The bible says “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path”.

Saints it is very difficult to understand someone whom you don’t know. The scripture says (you)

“ May be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God ”.

All life’s problems, disappointments, mishaps, too high of an mountain to climb can be over taken by God’s love, you see the depth won’t leave any one out in a time of need, it’s height can take where your godly desires lead you, the doctors, lawyers, Indian chiefs can’t do what God can. The leading university can’t explain God’s ability to complete what the doctors can’t do, what the judge can’t grant, what the teachers can’t show, what the medicine can’t fix, what the preacher can’t explain, they all have to say it’s God, they all have to say Jesus Christ, paid the price, no one, but God can take the credit of an true miracles.

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Maria Ross

commented on Aug 8, 2011

That was not fair where is the rest of it. You got us all stired up and then you dropped us in mid air....

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