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July 30th, 2006
"WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
Pastor Tony Sutton
ABRAHAM Gen 12:4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had
spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and
five years old when he departed out of Haran.
WAS OBEDIENT TO GOD'S COMMAND. HAD
HE NOT DONE WHAT GOD TOLD HIM THE OUT COME COULD HAVE BEEN VERY
DIFFERENT. GOD DID NOT EXPLAIN HIMSELF NOR DID HE GIVE ANY DIRECTION
OTHER THAN TO GET OUT FROM HIS COUNTRY, HIS FATHERS HOUSE AND AWAY
FROM HIS KINDRED TO A LAND HE WOULD SHOW HIM. GOD CAN DO GREAT
THINGS WITH OBEDIENT PEOPLE. YOU CAN SEE THAT GOD GAVE A SEEMINGLY
SIMPLE COMMAND AND SIMPLE INSTRUCTION. COMPARED TO WHAT GOD HAD IN
MIND IT ALSO WAS A SMALL COMMAND. IF WE ARE EVER TO REACH THE TOP WE
MUST START AT THE BOTTOM. SMALL REQUESTS ARE AS IMPORTANT AS LARGE
REQUESTS. GOD HAS A PLAN AND HE NEED NOT EXPLAIN IT TO US. ONE
REASON IS BECAUSE HIS THOUGHTS ARE MUCH HIGHER THAN OURS, HIS WAYS
ARE MUCH HIGHER THAN OURS.
*ABRAHAM WAS WISE. HE WAS WISE TO THE FACT THAT HE KNEW THAT THE
INSTRUCTION FROM GOD WAS FAR ABOVE THE COMMON SENSE HE OBTAINED. WE
OFTEN VIEW THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND WEIGH THE ODDS AND MAKE A DECISION
BASED ON REALITY. NOT KNOWING THE BACK GROUND NOR THE HISTORY, IT'S
HARD TO REALLY SAY WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THEIR COUNTRY, IF ANY THING.
ALL WE KNOW IS THAT GOD SAID GO. SO HE WENT. HOW MANY TIMES HAS GOD
SAID FOR YOU TO DO SOMETHING AND IT DIDN'T REALLY MAKE SENSE SO YOU
DIDN'T DO IT?
1Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and
anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the
LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and
went to Ramah.(anointed)
DAVID WAS ANOINTED OF GOD AND THE
SPIRIT OF THE LORD CAME UPON HIM. THE PEOPLE FOLLOWED DAVID BECAUSE
THE ANOINTING OF GOD WAS ON HIS LIFE, HE DISPLAYED A CERTAIN QUALITY
OF HUMBLENESS AND LEADERSHIP. HAS GOD ANOINTED YOU TO A CERTAIN
WORK? GOD WAS ABLE TO USE DAVID MIGHTILY BECAUSE OF HIS DEDICATION
1Co 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the
ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
1Co 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found
PAUL WAS FAITHFUL. PAUL DISPLAYED
A LARGE AMOUNT OF FAITH TOWARD GOD. PAUL WAS SERIOUS. HE WAS SO
SERIOUS THAT HE RISK ALL THAT HE HAD FOR THE CAUSE OF CHRIST.
ULTIMATELY IT COST HIS PHYSICAL LIFE, BUT HE REALLY LOST NOTHING BUT
PAIN, HEARTACHES AND SUFFERING. HE GAINED HEAVEN.
THERE CERTAINLY ARE MANY MORE
PEOPLE THAT WOULD QUALIFY AS SUCH. THE QUESTION I WANT TO ASK YOU
IS; IF A BOOK WERE TO BE WRITTEN WOULD YOU BE A WEAPON OF MASS
DESTRUCTION FOR OR AGAINST GOD?
Friend: Would you let us know if this sermon has led you to the
Lord, inspired you to re-dedicate your life to the Lord, or simply
been a Blessing unto you?