Moving Forward Through the Madness Pt. 4

Spiritual Progress With Praise

 

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.

 

SPIRITUAL ACTIVITY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ACTIVITY THERE IS! 

MOVE THROUGH THE MADNESS

 

  1. PRAISING GOD IN DARK TIMES IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO MOVE FORWARD

Acts 16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying

 

THE PLACE OF PRAYER IS A PLACE OF NEW BEGININGS

 

Kjv Acts 16:23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely 24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

 

25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

 

TO PRAISE MEANS TO CELEBRATE!

 

Rom 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

 

THE DEVIL WANTS TO QUIET DOWN THE CHURCH SO HE CAN TAKE THE PARTY OUT OF THE PEOPLE

PAUL & SILAS TOOK CHARGE OF THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES WITH SPIRITUAL PROGRESS AND KEPT GOING WITH A SUPERNATURAL PRAISE

Kjv Acts 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

 

26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

 

TO DO NOTHING IS THE WRONG THING.

TO DO SOMETHING IS THE RIGHT THING.

AND TO BELIEVE IS THE HIGHEST THING

 

TO BELIEVE IS TO PRAISE, TO REJOICE, TO GET HAPPY…

 

  1. CONFIDENCE – FULLY PERSUADED – CONVICTION

YOU CANNOT OPERATE ON SOMEBODY ELSE’S CONVICTION.

YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO FULFILL GOD’S PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE UNTIL YOURE CONFIDENT OF WHEN HE’S SPEAKING TO YOU

Kjv Rom. 4:19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.

 

IT’S DIFFICULT TO COPY THE ACTIONS WITHOUT THE CONVICTION

JOSHUA 1:8

 

POWER TO PERFORM COMES BY EXPOSURE TO THE WORD

 

THE WORD BUILDS CONVICTION – “KNOW SO”

 

WHEN YOUR FACING THE THE IMPOSSIBLE GO TO GOD – SEEK HIM – REAFIRM YOUR CONVICTION