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Is Anything Too Hard for the LORD?

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Text - Genesis 18.13-14
Title - Is Anything Too Hard for the LORD?
Genesis 18:13–14 NKJV
13 And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

Background

God visited Abraham in Mamre to reiterate His promise to give Hima child by next year.
Abraham received The Lord and the 2 angels with Him.
When God reiterated His promise to Abraham, Sarah heard it from behind the tent and laughed.
Abraham and Sarah’s situation is a good illustration of the Bride’s condition as she gets ready for her final revival.
they were waiting for the promised child, Isaac.
the Bride is waiting for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Questions

why did God chose this time in their life to bring the promises to fulfillment?
Abraham was now 99 years old
Sarah was 80 years old and past the age of childbearing

Sermon Points

Abraham’s faith has grown and strengthened over the years.

He followed God’s voice to Canaan
He separated his life from the world.
he went out of his father’s house
he separated from Lot his nephew
he chose to live outside of the cities in Canaan
He learned to trust God in his livelihood
he separated with Lot
he fought to save Lot
he refused to receive reward from the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah
He grew in his knowlege of God
Genesis 14.22 - God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth
Genesis 15.1 - I am your shield and exceedingly great rewrd
Genesis 17.1 - I am Almighty God
Abraham believed God
Genesis 15:6 NKJV
6 And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
Abraham’s fait was strengthened
Romans 5:16–21 NKJV
16 And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. 17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous. 20 Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, 21 so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
He believed in God who gives life to the dead and calls non-existing things as though they did
he believed in hope, against hope
he was not weak in faith
he did not waver at the promise of God
he was fully convinced

God prepares Abraham and sarah for His ultimate work in their lives.

With Abraham at right condition in faith, God was ready to do the final works.
God changed their names
Genesis 17.5 - Abram (exalted father) to Abraham (father of multitudes)
Genesis 17.15-16 - Sarai (my princess) to Sarah (princess)
NAME CHANGE MEANS A CHANGE OF PERSONAL IDENTITY
God had Abraham circumcised - at 99!
Genesis 17.10-14
CIRCUMCISION MEANS SEPARATION OF THE FLESH
Colossians 2.11
Philippians 3.3
God determines the birth of the child - Genesis 17.18-19; Genesis 17.21
the name is Isaac
the birth is next year!
LIKEWISE, THE UTTERANCE OF THE 7 THUNDERS WILL GIVE THE EXACT REVELATION OF CHRIST’S COMING FOR THE CHURCH!
God visited Sarah - Genesis 21.1-2
For sarah, the ultimate hurdles were: Gensis 18.11-12
she was barren
she was past the age of childbearing
she has no more pleasure - desire - for sex
BODY CHANGE - RESTORES THE STRENGTH AND THE PLEASURE

Sarah rejoices in the promise fulfilled!

Genesis 21:6–7 NKJV
6 And Sarah said, “God has made me laugh, and all who hear will laugh with me.” 7 She also said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age.”
Isaac means laughter
Sarah laughed at the promise of God before Isaac was born.
Now, Sarah laughs for the miraculous work of God!
LIKEWISE, THE BRIDE WILL HAVE HER ISAAC - HER LAUGHTER, HER REVIVAL - WHEN THE MIRACULOUS WORK OF GOD IS FULFILLED IN HER LIFE!

Conclusion

Your faith will have a significant role in the Bride’s revival.
God cannot work without faith.
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