This Week's Sermon ( 2-15-15 )

As I said, I will insert a different topic periodically throughout my discussions on Bible prophecy.

 

 

I recently lost my Mom and my wife.

My Mom died June 25 and then my wife died October 26.

 

A friend compared my loss to that of Job.

 

I recently read the book of Job and the book of Psalms.

 

I realize that Job and David both suffered worse things than I have but I found that Job and David said things during their suffering that I have also said during my suffering.

 

Job's own wife turned on him and told him to curse God and die.

I guess she thought if her husband was dead she would not have to suffer anymore.

That's an interesting display of love for her husband.

 

Job said he wished he had never been born, and wished he had died in his mother's womb.

 

I can relate, as I have said the same thing.

 

When I was a baby I got asthma and the doctor told my Dad that I was going to die.

 

Like Job wished for, I would have also been spared all this grief and misery.

 

My friend, if you are going through a time of devastating grief, I would suggest you read the books of Job and Psalms.

 

If you are hoping and praying for a miracle like I am, never give up asking the Lord.

Be specific about what you want from Him.

 

David said;

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:4-5

 

Notice David said under the divine inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that God will give us the desires of our heart, if we commit ourselves unto the Lord and trust Him.

 

Do not let your grief cause you to doubt God's love, mercy and kindness.

 

Jesus clearly said;

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Matthew 21:22

 

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. “  John 14:13



Notice Jesus said;

whatsoever



Jesus told a story to encourage us to keep praying and to never give up;

And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.“  Luke 18:1-5

 

The point is that we should never give up.

I told the Lord I will keep asking Him until He does.

 

If you think your request of God is too great for God to be able to do, Jesus said quite clearly;

And Jesus looking upon them saith, With menit isimpossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.“  Mark 10:27

 

David talked about how God caused water to come out of rocks in the desert for the Israelites.

He also talked about how God caused food to fall from the sky and land at their doorstep.

 

Elisha and his servant were out chopping wood and the axehead broke off and fell into the river. The servant was worried since the axe had been borrowed.

Elisha told him not to worry and asked him where it fell into the river.

Since it was made of iron it sank to the bottom of the river.

He then cut a stick and tossed it into the river.

The iron axehead swam to the stick Elisha had cut and tossed into the river and the iron axehead attached itself to the stick.

Elisha told his servant to pick it up and they went back to chopping wood.

 

Incredible.

 

Whatever your hearts desire is, keep asking God and never give up.

God can literally do anything.

Nothing is beyond His capability.

 

Just do not let your grief cause you to doubt.

 

Wayne Brown