HOW TO GET FULLY PERSUADED 1
Kjv Psa 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. 29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.
1 PRAISING GOD IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO MOVE ON
CONFIDENCE – BEING FULLY PERSUADED – CONVICTION
POWER TO PERFORM COMES FROM EXPOSURE TO THE WORD.
NIV Rom. 4:20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.
PERSUADE MEANS: TO CONVINCE, TO AGREE, TO BELIEVE, HAVE CONFIDENCE, TO TRUST
YOU CAN’T BE FULLY PERSUADED WITHOUT HAVING A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
YOUR RELATIONSHIP CAN GROW AND DEVELOP UNTIL YOU ARE FULLY PERSUADED IN HIS CHARACTER & INTEGRITY
Kjv 2 Tim. 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I knowwhom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
KEY WORDS ON “HOW TO GET FULLY PERSUADED”
17 (As it is written, “a father of many nations have I made you”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. 18 In hopeagainst hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, “so shall your descendants be.” 19 without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of sarah’s womb; 20 yet, with respect to the promise of god, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to god,
HOPE MEANS: A CONFIDENT AND FAVORABLE EXPECTATION
NATURAL HOPE – ANYONE CAN HAVE
NATURAL HOPE IS BASED ON NATURAL ABILITIES
ALL HOPE HAS A FOUNDATION – NAURAL IS BASED ON SKILLS AND ABILITIES
YOU WILL BE FACED WITH IMPOSSIBILITES
WE DEAL WITH THINGS IN THIS NATURAL WORLD THAT ARE BEYOND OUR ABILITIES
TO BE FULLY PERSUADED YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BASE YOUR HOPE ON SOMETHING GREATER THAN YOUR ABILITIES & YOUR SKILLS.
Eph 2:12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
THERE IS ANOTHER FOUNDATION… HOPE IN JESUS
WHERE’S YOUR HOPE FOUNDED THIS MORNING?
Rom 4:17 (as it is written, “A father of many nations have I made you”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist. In hope against hope he believed, so that he might become a father of many nations according to that which had been spoken, “SO shall your descendants be.”
Heb 6:17 In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, 20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
LIFE CAN BE LIKE A SEA WITH WAVES OF UNCERTAINTY
Rom. 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound inhope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Zech 9:12 Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope.
Even today I declare That I will restore double to you.
WHAT ARE YOU CHAINED TOO?
19 Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated (considered) his own body, now as good as dead since he was about a hundred years old, and the deadness of Sarah’s womb;
CONTEMPLATED MEANS: TO FIX ONES EYES OR MIND UPON
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TEST OR TRIALS WHAT DO YOU SEE?
HOPE IS THE BLUE PRINT (TARGET) THAT YOUR FAITH GOES TO WORK ON TO PRODUCE.
WHAT IS YOUR FOCUS LOCKED ON TO?
2 Cor. 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Is 53:1 Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? YOU ARE PERSUADED IN GOD
Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.