WINDOWS OF HEAVEN REVIVAL OUTREACH
Naija 101.1FMâ€“ 19 April Â 2009Â
DONâ€™T LOOK AT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES!
- 1.Â Â I have a very big God o… Heâ€™s always by my side Â …
- 2.Â Â Heâ€™s a miracle working God … Heâ€™s the Alpha & Omega …
- 3.Â Â Winner o o oooo … winner … Jesus You are a Winner …
Situation: conditions, state of affairs, status, position
Circumstance: condition, situation, incident, fact, event, accident
God is a God of Faith. Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you have not seen. Faith does not look at circumstances. Faith does not judge by circumstances. Circumstances deceive the believer. Satan works through circumstances to deceive and accuse the believer. Circumstances will put the fear in a person to take over your mind. When your mind is taken over, you cannot do what you need to do. You will often defer what needs to be done till later.
Jabez came out of his circumstances to ask for Godâ€™s Blessing and against all odds, God Answered him. He became Blessed.
1 Chronicles 4:10
10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.
The Walls of Jericho fell against all odds as the children of Israel obeyed God and marched round it for seven days and shouted at the appropriate time, breaking their jars.
Moses did not look at circumstances at the Red Sea. Joshua did not look at circumstances at the Jordan river or when fighting a battle.
What are your circumstances? No matter how bad the situation appears to be, itâ€™s not so bad that itâ€™s beyond God. God Has cracked other problems that are bigger and He Has not forgotten you at all. He Will attend to you in due season and He will not be late. It will be at a time that will be a Blessing to you.
Â 1Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. 2This is what the ancients were commended for.
Â 3By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. 4By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.
Â 5By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Â 7By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
Â 8By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
Â 11By faith Abraham, even though he was past ageâ€”and Sarah herself was barrenâ€”was enabled to become a father because he[a]considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.
Â 13All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. 14People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16Instead, they were longing for a better countryâ€”a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
Â 17By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring[b] will be reckoned.”[c] 19Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death.
Â 20By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.
Â 21By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.
Â 22By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions about his bones.
Â 23By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.
Â 24By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. 26He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
Â 29By faith the people passed through the Red Sea[d] as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.
Â 30By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days.
Â 31By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.[e]
Â 32And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets, 33who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. 35Women received back their dead, raised to life again.
Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection. 36Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison. 37They were stoned[f]; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreatedâ€” 38the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.
Â 39These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. 40God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.