Sunday, April 02, 2017

ChurchOfTheRock Faith 》Forward 2

Baptism Sunday

God is changing your foundations to rely on God. To bring fruit.

God could change the world without our involvement but He chose to work through people. Fear is natural but faith is unreasonable supernatural. The world only changes through unreasonable people. Ralph Nadar was one such man. 
People of faith have to be unreasonable.

Elisha was unreasonable. He didn't EVEN bother to meet the VIP from Damascus. Just sent the message via the servant to go wash in the Jordan. That was a silly. He did it though. 

King of Syria wanted to capture Elisha "You are my king and master," said one of his officers. "None of us is on Israel's side. But Elisha is a prophet in Israel. He tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your own bedroom."  "Go and find out where he is," the king ordered. "Then I can send my men and capture him." The report came back. It said, "He's in Dothan."  The servant of the man of God got up the next morning. He went out early. He saw that an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. "My master!" the servant said. "What can we do?"  Elisha prayed, "Lord, open my servant's eyes so he can see." Then the Lord opened his eyes. He looked up and saw the hills. He saw that Elisha was surrounded by horses and chariots. Fire was all around them.  Aram 's army came down toward Elisha. Then he prayed to the Lord. He said, "Make these soldiers blind." So the Lord made them blind, just as Elisha had prayed.
2 Kings 6:12‭-‬13‭, ‬15‭, ‬17‭-‬18 NIRV

1. Look for God's perspective 
2. Look for God's power
3. Look for God's purpose 

1. There are more with us was unreasonable to say. We look at the problems not the promise. Paul says we look at the success. 
We look at the problem. Peter demonstrated that. When he walked on the water he looked at the problem and sank. Look at the possibilities. See yourself healed. That's unreasonable. If you are in a race you will not win unless you can see yourself winning. 
Unless you visualize it you can't do it. 
Igor Sikorsky invented the helicopter. According to accepted theory the bumblebee can never fly.

According to the recognized, proven principles of aerodynamics, the bumblebee cannot fly because of the shape and weight of its body in relation to the total wing area. But the bumblebee doesn't know this, so it goes ahead and flies anyway.

My favorite quote because, like the Bumblebee, I've overcome most of the challenges I have faced

Elisha led the army to the king of Isreal. 
Jesus turned water into wine I make coffee. 
We fall so short. 
Feeding 5000 men plus women and children. 20,000 people. 5 loaves 2 fish. 12 baskets left over. 
Jesus did what God would do. The unreasonable calling Lazarus to come alive. 
Read the Bible! Believe it. Rely on the Holy Spirit. We prayed for those who could not raise their arms. A bunch of people got healed. Jesus healed people. We need to see people healed

3. They fed the army. No more war. 

Azinger got cancer. You are in the land of the dying going to the land of the living. He has been healed and become a Christian. 

Look at the struggles of life and have faith. Make Jesus your Lord today. That's an unreasonable step. 

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