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YOUR PRESSURE IS PUSHING YOU INTO PURPOSE ROM. 4:16-21

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PRESSURE WILL PUSH YOU INTO PURPOSE

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INTRODUCTION

DID YOU HEAR THAT?
THE GIFTS AND CALLINGS OF GOD ARE WITHOUT REPENTANCE
WHEN THE LIFESTYLE DOESN’T MATCH THE GIFTING, IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE NOT LIVING RIGHT
YOU MAY BE GIFTED, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOU ARE LIVING A CLEAN LIFE
GIFTINGS ARE NOT A REFLECTION OF INTEGRITY
THE WORD REPENTANCE IS NOT REFERRING TO MAN, BUT IS REFERRING TO GOD
IF GOD GIVES YOU A GIFT, HE DOESN’T REPENT, HE DOESN’T CHANGE HIS MIND
IF GOD GIVES YOU A CALLING, HE DOESN’T CHANGE HIS MIND
HE IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND FOREVER
WHEN GOD GIVES YOU A GIFT OR CALLING, IT BELONGS TO YOU
NO DEVIL IN HELL CAN TAKE IT AWAY
NO HUMAN BEING CAN TAKE IT AWAY
IT BELONGS TO YOU
PAUL IS TALKING IN ROMANS THAT GOD HAS NOT FORSAKEN ISRAEL
BUT, HE HAS PUT THEM TO THE SIDE, SO THAT WE MAY BE GRAFTED INTO THIS CHOSEN GENERATION, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, A PECULIAR PEOPLE, WHICH ACTUALLY MEANS A PEOPLE THAT BELONGS TO CHRIST THAT YOU SHOULD SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES OF HIM WHO HATH CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT
2 Corinthians 4:6 KJV 1900
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
HOWEVER THERE ARE MOMENTS WHERE WE FEEL FORGOTTEN, FORSAKEN, AND REJECTED
RICH PEOPLE, POOR PEOPLE, CONFUSED PEOPLE, HANDSOME OR OTHERWISE
DOESN’T MATTER YOUR ETHNICITY, NICELY DRESSED, HORRIBLY DRESSED, CEO
OF COMPANIES
IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU ARE IN LIFE, NO ONE ESCAPES PROBLEMS
EVEN WITH A SMILE ON YOUR FACE, EVERYONE HAS PROBLEMS
WHEN YOU GET A TASTE OF A BLESSING AND THAT BLESSING IS NOT PRESENT IN YOUR LIFE, YOU FEEL, “GOD, WHY DID YOU GIVE ME A TASTE”
SINGLE PEOPLE LAYING IN THE BED ALONE THINKING IF I WAS ONLY MARRIED
MARRIED PEOPLE THINKING, IF I COULD ONLY GET THAT PERSON OUT OF THE BED I COULD
A TASTE OF LIFE, LOVE, VICTORY, JOY, AND THEN SOMETHING COMES AND DISRUPTS IT
SKINNY PEOPLE DRINKING WEIGHT GAIN DRINKS
I WONDER HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE HAD A TASTE AND THEN IT WAS GONE?
BIGGER PEOPLE DRINKING WEIGHT LOSS DRINKS
DAVID SAYS, HIDE NOT THY FACE FROM ME
DON’T TAKE YOUR SPIRIT AWAY FROM ME
JOB SAYS, I NEED THE WORD MORE THAN I NEED MY NECESSARY FOOD
ONE WORD WILL HEAL CANCER, ONE WORD WILL LIFT YOU UP, ONE WORD WILL BREAK FRUSTRATION, ONE WORD WILL HEAL YOUR MARRIAGE, ONE WORD WILL POSITION ME FOR YOUR POWER
SINCE ONE WORD CAN SOLVE YOUR FEAR, YOUR PROBLEM,
YOU SHOULD OPEN YOUR MOUTH WIDE AND WAIT FOR GOD TO FILL IT
YOU SHOULD OPEN YOUR MOUTH WIDE WITH PRAISE UNTIL HE FILLS IT WITH HIS GLORY
THE PROBLEM IS THAT IS GOD WORKING IN YOUR LIFE AND YOU ARE NOT AWARE
DOES IT SEEM LIKE YOU ARE LIVING IN BETWEEN PROMISE AND FULFILLMENT?

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A. DIVINE INTERRUPTIONS

IF YOU WALK WITH GOD LONG ENOUGH, THERE WILL BE INTERRUPTIONS
IF YOU ARE WALKING IN A BLESSING, THERE WILL BE INTERRUPTIONS
IF YOU ENJOY A JOB, THERE WILL BE INTERRUPTIONS
IF YOU ENJOY A MARRIAGE, THERE WILL BE INTERRUPTIONS
WHEN GOD CALLED ABRAHAM, IT WAS A DIVINE INTERRUPTION
WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND GOD IN THE GAPS OF OUR LIVES
ABRAHAM AND HAGAR ARE KNOWN
ABRAHAM AND SARAH ARE FAMOUS
BUT AFTER SARAH DIED ABRAHAM TOOK A WIFE BY THE NAME OF KETURAH
GOD BLESSED ABRAHAM AND SARAH WITH A LONG, INTIMATE, TRUSTING, LOVE LIFE TOGETHER
WE HEAR A LOT ABOUT THE MIRACULOUS BIRTH OF ISAAC
ABRAHAM HAS BEEN BLESSED TO BE STRONG AND POWERFUL
WE ARE THE SEED OF ABRAHAM THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST
WE HAVE BEEN ADOPTED INTO THE COVENANT AND HEIRS OF THE PROMISES BECAUSE WE ARE ABRAHAM’S SEED
ABRAHAM WAS SO BLESSED, POWERFUL, AND RICH THAT HE NEEDED A SEED TO INHERIT THE OVERFLOW THAT HE HAD
HE NEEDED A KID TO CATCH IT
WE ARE THE SEED OF ABRAHAM
ABRAHAM’S SEED IS FAMOUS
HAGAR CAUGHT ABRAHAM’S SEED AND CONCEIVED A CHILD AND CALLED HIS NAMED ISHMAEL AND EVEN THOUGH HE WAS NOT A SEED OF THE PROMISE, HE WAS BLESSED IN AN ACCIDENT
I DON’T THINK YOU HEARD THAT, ISHMAEL WAS WAS BLESSED BY AN ACCIDENT
GOD TOLD ABRAHAM, DON’T WORRY ABOUT HAGAR AND ISHMAEL
SINCE THEY ARE YOUR SEED, I WILL BLESS THEM ANYWAY
I WILL BLESS YOUR MISTAKE
YOU WERE OUT OF MY WILL, PLAN, BUT I STILL HAVE A PLACE TO BLESS YOU
EVEN IN YOUR MISTAKE, I WILL BLESS YOU
REGARDLESS OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE, REGARDLESS OF YOUR MISTAKES, GOD STILL HAS A BLESSING FOR YOU
THROUGH YOUR SEED WITH SARAH, ALL NATIONS OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED
THE PROBLEM WAS THAT HE HAD A CHILD WITH HAGAR, BECAUSE OF THE BARRENNESS WITH SARAH’S WOMB
SARAH IS THE WIFE, HAGAR IS THE MAID
YOU CANNOT GIVE YOUR FORTUNE TO YOUR MAID’S CHILD
SARAH SAYS TO ABRAHAM, PUT HER OUT AND HER CHILD
ABRAHAM IS FORCED TO PUT AWAY THE BONDWOMAN AND HIS SON
AND WAIT FOR THE PROMISE THAT WOULD COME THROUGH SARAH
THE PROBLEM IS THAT SARAH’S WOMB IS DEAD
IT IS NOT WITH ABRAHAM BECAUSE HAGAR BIRTHED HIS CHILD
AND ABRAHAM WAS STRONG EVEN WHEN HE WAS WRONG
BUT GOD DOESN’T SEND THE PROMISE WHEN ABRAHAM IS STRONG
ROMANS TELLS US THAT ABRAHAM WAITED UNTIL HIS OWN BODY WAS DEAD
THEY ARE BOTH OLD
SARAH WAS PAST CHILDBEARING AGE, AND EVEN IF SHE WAS YOUNG SHE WAS BARREN
ABRAHAM IS OLD AND SARAH’S WOMB IS DEAD
THEY ARE AT THE MERCIES OF GOD AND GOD ALONE
WHY DOESN’T GOD GIVE US THE OPPORTUNITIES WHEN WE HAVE THE STRENGTH?
GOD WITH HOLDS THE BLESSING, BUT WHEN ALL THE DOORS ARE CLOSED AND YOU CAN’T SEE A WAY THE PROMISE CAN HAPPEN
HOPE HAS BEEN GONE AND YOUR HEART HAS BEEN SICK, THEN GOD SAYS, “NOW”
NOW I WILL BLESS YOU
WHEN EVERYTHING WAS GOING FOR YOU I WOULDN’T TOUCH YOU
BUT, NOW THAT YOU ARE PRESSURED AND BACKED INTO A CORNER
WHEN YOU SAY IN MY FLESH DWELLS NO GOOD THING
I CAN’T DO IT ON MY OWN
GOD SAYS NOW I’M GOING TO BLESS, NOW YOU WILL PRODUCE

B. GOD’S MERCIES

IN WHAT AREAS ARE YOU AT THE MERCIES OF GOD?
HAS YOUR MARRIAGE GONE WRONG?
HAVE YOU KNOCKED ON EVERY DOOR THAT YOU CAN KNOCK ON AND NO JOB IS OPENING FOR YOU?
WHAT AREA ARE YOU FACING BARRENNESS?
HAVE YOU TRIED EVERYTHING THAT YOU COULD AND NOTHING IS WORKING
YOU’VE PRAYED ABOUT IT, FASTED ABOUT IT, GIVEN TOWARDS IT, BUT STILL NOTHING IS WORKING?
WHEN YOU ARE IMPOTENT, GOD IS OMNIPOTENT
HIS STRENGTH IS MADE PERFECT IN YOUR WEAKNESS
THAT MEANS HE WILL MANIFEST POWER OVER REALITY IN A SUPERNATURAL WAY
AND IT WILL BE MADE PERFECT (TELEO), IT WILL BECOME ENTIRELY ACCOMPLISHED, PERFECT, AND COMPLETE
GOD BROUGHT ABRAHAM’S BODY BACK TO LIFE
WHEN HE WAS AN OLD MAN
BECAUSE OF HIS PURPOSE
OH, YOU DIDN’T HEAR THAT BECAUSE OF YOUR PURPOSE
TO ACCOMPLISH HIS PURPOSE, GOD WILL TAKE LESS AND DO MORE WITH IT, HE WILL TAKE SOMETHING BROKEN AND DO SOMETHING WHOLE, HE WILL USE A STICK AGAINST 600 CHARIOTS, USE THE JAWBONE OF AN ASS TO BRING DOWN YOUR ENEMIES, HE WILL TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF OIL AND FILL ALL THAT YOU CAN FIND, HE WILL TAKE 5 LOAVES AND 2 FISH AND FEED 5,000 MEN
EVERYTHING DOESN’T HAVE TO BE WORKING RIGHT FOR GOD TO BLESS YOU
TO ACCOMPLISH HIS PURPOSE HE USED PROSTITUTES AND WHOREMONGERS
LIKE RAHAB AND TAMAR
HE WILL USE IDOLATERS LIKE RUTH TO ACCOMPLISH HIS PURPOSE
EVERYTHING DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LINED UP
GOD WILL USE NEBUCHADNEZZAR OR CYRUS, TO FULFILL YOUR PURPOSE
SO, GOD TOUCHED ABRAHAM’S BODY AND AS AN OLD MAN, HE FELT THE GLORY
GOD GAVE LIFE BACK TO ABRAHAM TO ACCOMPLISH HIS PURPOSE
BECAUSE THROUGH ABRAHAM’S LINEAGE SHALL COME JESUS CHRIST
EVERYTHING COULDN’T DIE BEFORE JESUS STARTED COMING DOWN THROUGH 42 GENERATIONS
GOD WILL NEVER LET THE DOOR CLOSE ON HIS DIVINE PURPOSE
WHATEVER HE HAS TO DO TO RESURRECT HIS PURPOSE
WHAT GOD HAS SPOKEN SHALL SURELY COME TO PASS
AFTER MANY FAILED ATTEMPTS, HE GOT IT BACK
IF HE WOULD HAVE BELIEVED THE FAILURES, HE WOULD HAVE MISSED THE OPPORTUNITY
HE HAD TO HAVE THE FAITH TO TRY IT ONE MORE TIME
TRY IT AGAIN
AFTER MANY FAILURES, WE DON’T EVEN WANT TO BRING IT UP
FAILURE CAUSES FEAR, IT IS FRUSTRATING
HAVE YOU BEEN THROUGH A TIME WHERE YOU HAVE TRIED OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND FAILED, AND NOW YOU ARE FRUSTRATED
TRY AGAIN BECAUSE GOD SAYS, THIS TIME I’M GOING TO BLESS YOU
REBUKE THE SPIRIT OF FEAR AND TRY IT AGAIN
GOD CAME TO ABRAHAM AND GAVE HIM A SEED
GOD CAME TO ABRAHAM AND GAVE HIM A SEED
A SEED SO STRONG THAT WHEN IT HIT ABRAHAM’S OLD BODY, IT STRENGTHENED HIM
WHEN GOD GIVES YOU A SEED, THE BOWED DOWN ARMS AND THE FEEBLE KNEES WILL BE STRENGTHENED
YOU NEED TO LET GOD’S SEED HIT YOUR DEAD AND FAILED AREA
LET GOD’S WORD PENETRATE TO YOUR AREA OF HOPELESSNESS

III. HELP IS COMING

I FEEL MY HELP FOR SUNDAY MORNING COMING ON FRIDAY
I FEEL MY HELP COMING TO MOVE THE MOUNTAINS STANDING IN MY WAY
I FEEL MY HELP COMING TO RAISE UP MY VALLEY
I FEEL MY HELP COMING TO MAKE THE CROOKED WAYS STRAIGHT
GOD GAVE ABRAHAM A SEED SO STRONG AND SO DIVINE, NOT ONLY WAS THE SEED ALIVE, IT BROUGHT LIFE TO EVERYTHING THAT IT HAS TOUCHED
IT PASSED THROUGH ABRAHAM’S BODY AND BROUGHT IT BACK TO LIFE
IT ENTERED SARAH’S DEAD WOMB AND IT RESURRECTED IT
I KNOW IT WAS GOD’S SEED, BECAUSE 42 GENERATIONS LATER JESUS WOULD SAY, I AM THE SEED OF ABRAHAM
THERE IS SOMETHING COMING THROUGH ME RIGHT NOW THAT EVERYTHING I TOUCH IS GOING TO GET BLESSED
ABRAHAM HAS 1 CHILD BY HAGAR AND 1 CHILD BY SARAH
THE QUESTION REMAINS, IS ABRAHAM ABLE TO FUNCTION AFTER THE ASSIGNMENT IS OVER
DOES GOD JUST USE ME FOR WHAT HE WANTS AND LEAVE ME WHEN HIS WILL IS DONE
SARAH HAS ISAAC, AND SOMETIME ATER DIES.
ISAAC IS GROWN AND MARRIED AND ABRAHAM DECIDES TO GET MARRIED AGAIN
HE MARRIES A WOMAN THAT YOU HEAR NOTHING ABOUT AND THROUGH THIS WOMAN, HE HAS SIX SONS
HE IS BLESSED BEYOND PURPOSE
HIS GIFTS AND CALLINGS ARE WITHOUT REPENTANCE
IF JESUS KNEW THAT HE WAS GOING TO RESURRECT LAZARUS FROM THE DEAD, THEN WHY DID HE DIE
I AM THE LORD THY GOD, I CHANGE NOT
JAMES SAYS,
James 1:17 KJV 1900
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Psalm 119:89 KJV 1900
LAMED. For ever, O Lord, Thy word is settled in heaven.
IF GOD KNEW THAT HE WAS GOING TO BRING ABRAHAM’S BODY BACK TO LIFE
AND IF HE KNEW HE WAS GOING TO RAISE LAZARUS
THEN, WHY DID IT HAPPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE
IF YOU WERE GOING TO HEAL ME, WHY DID YOU LET ME GET SICK
IF YOU KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO RAISE ME UP, THEN WHY DID YOU LET ME FALL
IF THIS WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED, WE WOULD NEVER BE GRATEFUL
IT IS ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE LOST IT AND GOTTEN IT BACK
IT IS ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE FALLEN AND GOTTEN BACK UP
ITS ONLY WHEN YOU CRAWLED AND TOUCHED THE HEM OF HIS GARMENT
ITS ONLY WHEN YOU ARE BENT OVER AND HE SAYS YOU ARE LOOSENED
THAT YOU START PRAISING
EVERYTIME HE TOUCHES KETURAH, HE LEARNED TO SAY, ITS NOT BY MIGHT, NOR BY POWER, BUT BY MY SPIRIT
GOD, IF YOU NEVER CHALLENGED ME, I WOULD HAVE NEVER CHANGED AND IF I HADN’T CHANGED I WOULDN’T BE PRAISING YOU
IN THE NOTHINGNESS OF MY LIFE, YOU TAUGHT ME TO PRAISE YOU, TO WORSHIP YOU, TO HONOR YOU
WHEN I LOOK BACK OVER MY LIFE, I KNOW NOW THAT IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR THE LORD ON MY SIDE
GOD IS NOT PLAYING WITH YOU, YOUR LIFE OR YOUR EMOTIONS
BUT, HE IS TAKING YOU THROUGH TO MAKE YOU THANKFUL
I TOOK YOU THROUGH THAT SO THAT EVERY STEP THAT YOU TAKE, YOU THANK GOD FOR WHAT YOU DIDN’T HAVE
I REMEMBER WHEN I DIDN’T HAVE A CAR, HOUSE, A CHILD, BUT NOW I THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU TOOK ME THROUGH
TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR THE THINGS THAT HE HAS DONE
YOU SHOULD WORSHIP HIM FOR THE THINGS THAT HE RESTORED, GAVE BACK, REVIVED, RESURRECTED
IF GOD HAS EVER MADE A WAY, OPENED UP A DOOR, GAVE YOU A SECOND CHANCE, OPEN YOUR MOUTH, LIFT YOUR HANDS AND START WORSHIPPING HIM
THINK BACK OVER YOUR LIFE AND TELL HIM THANK YOU FOR TAKING ME THROUGH THIS, FOR STUMBLING THROUGH THAT, I HAD TO FIGHT FOR IT, WAIT FOR IT, RESIST MY FEARS, AND CONSUME MY DOUBTS
IF NO ONE ELSE WILL GIVE YOU THE WORSHIP, I WILL GIVE YOU THE WORSHIP THAT YOU ARE WORTHY OF
DO YOU APPRECIATE LITTLE THINGS
BE THANKFUL TO GOD
ABRAHAM’S BODY HAD BEEN BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE, BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT HE HADN’T WENT THROUGH PAIN
HE HAD LOST SARAH, THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE, BEEN THROUGH TESTS OF ALL KINDS
IF YOU EVER LOST SOMETHING AND DIDN’T KNOW HOW YOU WOULD MAKE IT DAY TO DAY
ARE YOU OVERLOOKING SOMETHING, BECAUSE YOU ARE SO BUSY ABOUT TALKING ABOUT WHAT IS WRONG
ARE YOU OVERLOOKING THE LITTLE THINGS THAT GOD BRINGS INTO YOUR LIFE
AMIDST THE THINGS THAT GOD HATES LIKE MURDER, PRIDE, LUST, IDOLATRY, ADULTERY, HE LISTS UNTHANKFULNESS
HOW COULD HE LIST UNTHANKFULNESS AMONG MURDER?
GOD SAYS, I HATE THE FACT THAT YOU ARE NOT THANKFUL FOR WHAT I HAVE DONE IN YOUR LIFE.
OUT OF YOUR SINCERITY AND SPIRIT AND THANK HIM
THANK HIM FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH TO GET WHERE YOU ARE NOW.
OPEN YOUR WORRIED MOUTH, COMPLAINING MOUTH, YOUR GRATEFUL MOUTH
OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND PRAISE HIM FOR WHAT HE IS GOING TO DO IN YOUR LIFE
Romans 13:8 KJV 1900
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
COME ON GOD WON’T OWE YOU, SO IF YOU PRAISE HIM FOR SOMETHING THAT HASN’T HAPPENED, HE WILL DO IT.
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