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+ 13 Fainting Because of Unbelief

7/22/07 Ps 27:13 - 2 Cor 4:1-18

+” Jesus Paid It All”

+ Window of the Soul Ps 27:13 Note italics

+ Ps 27:13 . > > > > > > > 7 Translations

+ X We day Seeing is believing

> 4x This weeks Ripely’s Believe It or Not

+ X We day Seeing is believing

. 4x - Our eyes deceive us

+ BUT Believing is seeing

> When we plant a seed

> When we act upon a doctor’s prescription

> When we commit to marriage

> When we raise our kids

> When we go on a diet.- Whoops! we give up too soon

+ When it comes to power of God????

> Israel’s First Obstacle - Red sea

- Israel switched from believing is seeing to seeing is believing

> Ex 14:12-13 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.

13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

+ When they were about to enter the land

> Nu 13:23 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.

> Nu 13:33-14:3

13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

14:1 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.

14:2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!

14:3 And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?

+ What the LORD Wanted

> Nu 14:21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.

> Did Not Happen

> They Lost Out

> Nu 14:34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.

+ I Had Fainted

- Ps 27:13 -.....

> We aren’t left to muddle through life on our own.

> Faith puts heaven’s nectar to the lip of the fainting soul

+ 2 Cor 4:12

>2 Cor 3:18 (ISV)

> 2 Cor 4:3-4

+ 2 Cor 4:6-10

> I had fainted, unless I had believed

+ 2 Cor 4:16-18

+ 1. Believed To See The Goodness of the Lord

> See The Power of Christ

> His hand on creation

> His hand on People

> His hand on Death

+ 2. Believed To See The Goodness of the Lord

> See the Mercy of Christ

> Rescue our live

> Redeem our soul

+ 3. Believed To See The Goodness of the Lord

> See the Sufficiency of Christ

> There is no other one that has abundantly supplied

+ Sturgeon

> You may as well doubt that all the waters of the ocean cannot fill a spoon, as that

God’s fulness cannot be enough to you

- If you should have nothing left in this world; for all the waters that cover the sea are not so much as a spoonful, compared with the boundless and infinite fulness of all sufficiency.

- What refreshments in him! One drop God’s sweetness is enough to make one in the very agony of the cruellest death to cry out with joy

> Ps 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

+ In The Land Of the Living

> Not the land of death where:

> Reality is distorted

> Lives are out of control

> There is fear & panic

+ Guidelines for Living the Adventure of Faith-

> ● Expect God to help you carry out his plan for your life.

> ● Admit mistakes and learn from them.

> ● Don?'t be afraid of new ideas God gives you, and pray about them.

> ● Reaffirm your faith in the Lord.

> ● Continue to treasure God’s Word

> ● Stay attuned to worship & praise-especially in rough times

+ Heb 11:1

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