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OPPORTUNITY IN CHAOS EXODUS 32:25-28

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TAKING OPPORTUNITY IN THE MIDDLE OF CHAOS

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INTRODUCTION

HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING IN CRAZY TIMES?
IF YOU ARE DEALING WITH SITUATIONS THAT YOU ARE TROUBLED OVER
CHALLENGES COMING FROM EVERY AREA OF LIFE
I’M GOING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT OPPORTUNITY IN CHAOS
IF YOU DON’T HAVE CHAOS THEN THERE IS NO OPPORTUNITY
IT IS HOW YOU PERCEIVE THE CHAOS, WHETHER IT IS OPPOSITION OR OPPORTUNITY
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MOST INVENTIONS THAT WE SEE ARE NOT INVENTED BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE CREATIVE
THE CATALYST OF CREATIVITY IS BIRTHED ON THE TABLE OF NEED
THE FORD FAMILY INVENTED CARS BECAUSE IT WAS THE NEED OF THE TIME
IF CHAOS OR NEED IS THE REASON FOR CREATIVITY, THEN COMFORT IS THE ENEMY OF CREATIVITY
YOU DO NOT CREATE WHEN YOU ARE COMFORTABLE
WE MAKE SOMETHING BECAUSE THERE IS AN UNMET NEED
SO, WHEN YOU ARE PRAYING FOR CREATIVITY, YOU ARE PRAYING FOR NEED OR CHAOS
GREAT LEADERSHIP IS NOT DETERMINED BY GOOD TIMES
NEITHER CAN YOU MEASURE FAITH IN COMFORT
FAITH IS MEASURED IN CHAOS
GREAT LEADERSHIP IS CREATED BY CHAOTIC TIMES
OUR GREATEST LEADERS CAME FORTH IN TIMES OF CHAOS AND CONFUSION
IT IS GOOD TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE
THOSE THAT LOVE THERE COMFORT ARE MISSING THEIR GROWTH PATTERN
IT IS GOOD TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE
IT IS ALWAYS THOSE PEOPLE THAT SEE GIANTS AND SAY, IS THERE NOT A CAUSE
THOSE EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE WHO RISE TO THE CHAOS OF THE TIMES TO ALLOW THE CHAOS TO DETERMINE THE CONQUERER IN THEM
PEOPLE WHO STAND IN THE FACE OF OPPOSITION AND SAY I AM NOT GOING DOWN
IT IS THE CHAOS OF THE TIMES THAT CREATES THE CONQUERER IN THE MAN
WHEN GOD GETS READY TO SHOW YOU WHAT HE HAS PLACED IN YOU, HE WILL PUT YOU IN CHAOS
TO PUSH YOU
LIKE TOOTHE PASTE COMING OUT OF THE TUBE, IT COMES OUT WITH PRESSURE
THE MORE PRESSURE THAT IS APPLIED TO THE OUTSIDE, THE MORE OF WHAT IS ON THE INSIDE WILL EMERGE
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT HUSBAND YOU HAVE UNTIL YOU GO THROUGH BAD TIMES
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT KIND OF WOMAN YOU MARRIED UNTIL THERE IS CHAOS
WHAT DETERMINES GREATNESS IS HOW YOU ACT IN THE TIME OF THE STORM

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IN OUR TEXT, WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY THAT THE LORD HAS AFFORDED US TO LOOK INTO A CHAOTIC MOMENT
MOSES IS STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF A CONGREGATION OF NAKED PEOPLE WHO HAVE TAKEN OFF ALL OF THEIR CLOTHES WHO ARE WORSHIPING ANOTHER GOD IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS FIRST REVIVAL
THIS IS NOT GOING WELL
HE HAS LED THESE PEOPLE OUT OF EGYPT AND HAS WENT UP INTO THE MOUNTAIN FOR INSTRUCTION AND THE ASSISTANT PASTOR HAS BUILT THE PEOPLE A GOLDEN CALF
MOSES COMES DOWN THE MOUNTAIN WITH HIS FACE GLOWING, HE IS ALL EXCITED
AND HE COMES DOWN THE MOUNTAIN AND HEARS A PARTY GOING ON
THIS IS A MESS AND HE ASKS THE ASSISTANT PASTOR WHAT IS GOING ON?
PEOPLE LIE WHEN THEY ARE UNDER PRESSURE
BUT THIS WASN’T EVEN A GOOD LIE
WE THROUGH THE GOLD INTO THE FIRE AND THE CALF JUST JUMPED OUT
THAT IS NOT WHAT HAD HAPPENED AT ALL
WHAT HAD HAPPENED WAS:THEY HAD LEANED ON GOD TO GET THEM OUT OF SLAVERY
10 GENERATIONS OF SIN AND THEY CALLED OUT TO A GOD THAT THEY REALLY DIDN’T REMEMBER
GET ME OUT OF THIS MESS
LORD, I KNOW I WAS WRONG AND IF YOU JUST GET ME OUT OF THIS MESS, I PROMISE....
I LEARNED MY LESSON THIS TIME
AND THE LORD BROUGHT THEM OUT
HE SAID I BROUGHT YOU OUT ON EAGLES WINGS
I PLAGUED PHARAOH AND OPENED THE SEA
I BROUGHT YOU OUT SO STRONG THAT YOUR PHARAOH COULD NOT GET YOU BACK
HE CHASED YOU AND COULDN’T GET YOU BACK
HE USED 600 CHOSEN CHARIOTS AND COULDN’T BRING YOU BACK
I DROWNED YOUR ENEMIES IN THE RED SEA
I MADE YOUR ENEMIES YOUR FOOTSTOOL
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I AM YOUR GOD AND THERE IS NO OTHER
YOU DID NOT COME OUT BROKE, YOU CAME OUT WITH THE TREASURES OF EGYPT, I TRANSFERRED THE WEALTH OF THE WICKED UNTO SLAVES
I GAVE YOU THE JOB, GAVE YOU THE HOUSE, GAVE YOU THE CAR, JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE MINE
HOW COULD YOU DO, AFTER ALL THAT I DID FOR YOU
ONCE I DELIVERED YOU FROM TROUBLE, YOU TUEN TO ANOTHER GOD
I BROUGHT YOU OUT OF THE TROUBLE, DYSFUNCTIONAL SITUATION
IT HAPPENED NOT BECAUSE YOU ARE GIFTED AND STRONG, I BROUGHT YOU OUT
HOW IS IT THAT YOU ARE LIVING LIKE YOU ARE LIVING AFTER ALL THAT I HAVE DONE IN YOUR LIFE
IT IS A REAL MESS, THE ARE DANCING AROUND A BIG GOLDEN CALF
BUT IT IS NOT THEIR NUDITY THAT IS OFFENSIVE
IT IS THE CHOICE TO BACKSLIDE AWAY FROM SOMETHING GREATER THAN SOMETHING LESSER
IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW HOLY YOU DRESS IF YOU ARE HELLISH INSIDE
ON GOD’S MIND IS THE FIRST COMMAND-THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GOD BEFORE ME
THE PROBLEM IS THAT YOU USE ME WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING
AND FORGET ME AFTER YOU RECEIVE IT
MOSES HASS BROUGHT THEM OUT FROM THE FAMILIAR TO THE UNFAMILIAR
NOW IT IS TOTAL CHAOS NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE EVIL
THEY ARE IN THIS CHAOS BECAUSE THEY REALLY HAVEN’T WORSHIPED GOD FOR NEARLY 400 YEARS
THEY HAD BEEN SURROUNDED BY EGYPTIAN CULTURE SO LONG THAT THEY HAVE TAKEN ON THE WAYS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PEOPLE THAT THEY ASSOCIATED WITH UNTIL THEY HAVE LOST THEIR IDENTITY AND UNIQUENESS IN THEIR NEED TO BE ACCEPTED BY A LESSER SOCIETY
BE CARFUL HOW MUCH OF YOU THAT YOU COMPROMISE TO FIT IN
THEY ARE SO MIXED UP THAT THEY MAKE AN EGYPTIAN GOD AMONGST THE HEBREW PEOPLE
IS GOD YOUR GOD OR DO YOU SERVE THE GOD OF THE PEOPLE THAT YOU ARE AROUND
THE REAL CHAOS IN THEIR LIVES ARE ON THE INSIDE
AND WHAT IS ON THE INSIDE WILL ALWAYS MANIFEST ON THE OUTSIDE
WE ARE DEALING WITH 1.5 MILLION PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW WHO THEY ARE
A PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW WHO THEY ARE SO THEY DEFINE THEMSELVES WITH BRAND NAMES
BECAUSE YOU THINK THAT IF YOU TAKE ON THE NAME OF THE DESIGNER, IT MAKES YOU IMPORTANT
WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR NAME, YOU NEED MY NAME TO MAKE YOU GREAT
THE GOLDEN CALF REVEALS THAT THEY DON’T REALLY KNOW WHO GOD IS
GOD IS INVISIBLE AND PEOPLE WORSHIP THE VISIBLE GOD WHO THEY HAVE CREATED
MOSES CAME DOWN THE MOUNTAIN WITH HIS FACE GLOWING
SOME THEOLOGIANS SAY THAT THE GLORY OF GOD WAS SHINING THROUGH HIS PORES AND SHOOTING OUT GLORY BEAMS AND THEY HAD TO PUT A VEIL ON HIS FACE SO THAT THE GLORY FROM PRAYER DIDN’T CONSUME THEIR CARNALITY
THERE ARE SOME GLORIES THAT YOU CAN’T GET FROM ASSOCIATION BUT FROM DEDICATION
THE ANOINTING DOESN’T COME FROM ASSOCIATION, IT COMES FROM CONSECRATION
WE NEED TO STOP LOOKING FOR CHEAP GRACE
MOSES COMES DOWN THE MOUNTAIN AND WHEN HE SEES THE CHAOS HE SAYS, WHO IS ON THE LORD’S SIDE
ALL OF THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL ARE THERE AND THEY ARE TRYING TO COVER UP
WHERE IS MY SHIRT, PANTS
HAVE YOU EVER HAD SOMEONE COME AGAINST YOU AT THE WRONG TIME
I JUST WENT THROUGH A DIVORCE, DON’T COME AGAINST ME NOW, DISCOURAGEMENT, DON’T COME AGAINST ME NOW, DEPRESSION
YOU WILL NOT BE CHALLENGED IN YOUR COMFORT, YOU WILL BE CHALLENGED IN YOUR CHAOS
WHO IS ON THE LORD’S SIDE
HERE COMES LEVI-THE MOST UNLIKELY TRIBE
LEVI SAYS, WE ARE ON THE LORD’S SIDE
YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHY LEVI IS THE MOST UNLIKELY, BECAUSE LEVI HAS BEEN CURSED
LEVI WAS A TRICKSTER, CON ARTIST, SO MUCH THAT WHEN JACOB WAS DYING IN THE BED AND PASSING OUT BLESSING, HE IS STILL MAD AT LEVI
Genesis 49:5–7 KJV 1900
Simeon and Levi are brethren; Instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. O my soul, come not thou into their secret; Unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: For in their anger they slew a man, And in their selfwill they digged down a wall. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; And their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, And scatter them in Israel.
GENESIS 49:
LEVI AND SIMEON HAD COME AGAINST THE MEN OF SHECHEM FOR RAPING DINAH
LEVI IS CURSED BECAUSE OF A BAD DECISION
HE GOT THEM TO CICUMCIZE THEMSELVES
ISN’T IT AMAZING HOW ONE BAD DECISION CAN WRECK THE NEXT 50 YEARS OF YOUR LIFE
CIRCUMCISION IS USUALLY DONE WHEN A PERSON DAYS OLD SO THAT THEY COULD SPEND THE REST OF THEIR LIVES GETTING OVER THE TRAUMA
ONE DUMB THING CAN MESS UP YOUR KIDS
IN THIS MOMENT OF CHAOS, GOD SENDS LEVI AN OPPORTUNITY
HE IS A GOD OF MERCY, A GOD OF GRACY
IF HE WASN’T THE GOD OF A SECOND CHANCE NO ONE WOULD BE HERE TODAY
SOME OF US ARE ON OUR 100 CHANCE
ALL OF A SUDDEN, IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS, GOD GIVES LEVI AN OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT THE MISTAKES OF THE PAST
I WILL NOT HOLD THE BAD CHOICE OF YESTERDAY IF YOU CORRECT BY THE GOOD CHOICE OF TODAY
OPPORTUNITY COMES IN CHAOS
A CHANCE: TO STAND UP, TO GET IT RIGHT, MAKE A U TURN
ONE TIME IN DUBAI I HAD MISSED MY TURN SO I HAD TO KEEP GOING TO LOOK FOR A TURNING POINT
WHEN YOU SEE THE PLACE TO TURN, THERE IS A LOT OF TRAFFIC, SO YOU HAVE TO GET INTO POSITION AND WAIT FOR THE MOMENT TO MAKE THE TURN TO REVERSE THE MISTAKES OF MY PAST
AND SOMEONE STOPPED TO LET ME IN BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THAT I WAS GOING TO THE STORE
BUT I TOLD THEM GO AHEAD, I’M TRYING TO GO INTO ANOTHER DIRECTION
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO PASS UP A FEW OPPORTUNITIES TO GET TO THE REAL OPPORTUNITY THAT WILL CORRECT
TOUCH 3 PEOPLE AND TELL THEM-I AM WAITING ON SOMETHING
WHAT I AM TRYING
WHAT I AM TRYING IS BIGGER, I AM GETTING READY TO TURN IT ALL AROUND
YOU HAVE JUST ENOUGH TIME LEFT, JUST ENOUGH STRENGTH TO MAKE A TURN THAT WILL AFFECT EVERYONE AROUND YOU
GOD IS SETTING YOU UP TO COMPLETELY TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND
YOU HAVE BEEN TELLING EVERYBODY WHAT YOU DON’T HAVE
BUT, YOU NEED TO SEE WHAT YOU DO HAVE
YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY
THE STORM IS ROLLING BUT I HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY
TELL YOUR NEIGHBOR, THIS IS MY OPPORTUNITY
I DON’T CARE WHAT IS IN MY WAY, I CAN’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY
I HAVE BEEN WAITING TOO LONG FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY
SO DON’T DISTRACT ME FROM DOING WHAT GOD HAS CALLED ME TO DO
AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD
THIS IS THE TIME FOR GOD TO ARISE AND LET YOUR ENEMIES BE SCATTERED
WHO IS ON THE LORD’S SIDE
I’M COMING OUT OF EVERY TEST, TRIAL, STORM, CHAOS
PRAISE HIM UNTIL DEMONS TREMBLE
IF YOU DON’T PRAISE HIM, LEVI WILL
IF YOU DON’T COME TO CHURCH, LEVI WILL
IS THERE A LEVI IN THIS PLACE
LEVI, BECAUSE OF THIS DECISION INHERITED THE PRIESTHOOD OF ISRAEL
DON’T RUN AWAY FROM THE CHAOS, LET THE CHAOS RUN FROM YOU
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