Summary: Where you are now is not the end, its just the beginning. This is not the end it’s just the start of great things.
Your Condition is not your Conclusion
Today I want to take a few minutes to deal with conditions, all of us have condition, and no matter how long you have lived we all have condition. The word Condition as defined by Webster’s dictionary means: “A mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing, a state at a particular time.” Now what we need to understand as Christians is that whatever condition you may have God has a remedy for, it’s not what you have but what he can deliver you from and bring you into.
We all look at life and wonder how did we end up here and what can we do to get out of this and into our destiny. Today we are going to move you from you condition in to your God give conclusion. I will be dealing with three points today:
1. Understanding Your Condition
2. Prayer Condition
Point I Understanding Your Condition
I need to first understand that God has declared my end from my beginning;
Isaiah 41:26 Who hath declared from the beginning, that we may know? and beforetime, that we may say, [He is] righteous? yea, [there is] none that sheweth, yea, [there is] none that declareth, yea, [there is] none that heareth your words.
Isaiah 48:3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did [them] suddenly, and they came to pass.
Now knowing that he has declared my beginning it helps me to understand what
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
This declaration give me the peace to know that my condition is not the end be just the beginning. Understand that God has a plan for your life and in that plan he wants you to know that, that condition is you release to you conclusion. Understand that the condition does not kill you the lost of faith that God can bring you out.
Now let look at two more scriptures that release the hope in knowing that God did not make a mistake in chosen you to deal with this condition.
1. Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD.
Understand that a condition is a weapon that the enemy forms against you but the scripture says it can not prosper. What is the condition that the enemy has formed against you that have be back stepping into fear and oppression? Let the condition form just don’t give it power over you, you take the power that is given to us in the word and know that it’s not your conclusion.
2. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
Understand that the bible declared to us that no matter what the condition is it is working for my good. Hmm this is a good place for a praise break! It was formed leaving a condition but it all worked for my good, understand you have to know that this condition is for the glory of the Lord. Paul the apostle said in
2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Talking like even in his condition (infirmities) he had grace that gave him the ability to stand and count it as joy.
Point II Prayer Condition
Now in point two I want to explore how to approach God in the middle of your condition, you approach to God is going to be important in the responds that you hear from him. The condition of your prayer is going to open and or close doors; I must have first gotten the statement in order to release my faith to believe that my condition is the opening for my conclusion. According to the prayer that Hezekiah prays in II King 20 and 2-3 he appeals to God as a son who has not finished he work and bends on the grace of his father to grant him the time that is need become complete in Him. Take note that Hezekiah did not allow this condition of death to distract him from his prayer of faith. Now allow me to take a side bar to let you know that you condition does not control you control it, don’t bas in the words of the doctor, lawyer, or bill collector they don’t have he conclusion they just have a condition that God says; The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. (Proverbs 21:1) So as we close out this point let’s look at James 5:16b where the Bible declares “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much”. Condition yourself to pray effectually (sufficient to produce a result).