From Begging to Praising.
No matter what you are going through. It want always stay that way. If you are truly a child of God. Things will get better. That’s why God said that weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning. That’s why God said we are more than conquerors. There are circumstances in life that would get us down but God will pick us up. There are situations in life that will make us sad but God will give us joy. No fans will not stay the same. They will get better. God has promised that they will get better. He told us and John 14. That I will go to prepare a place for you and I. That one day we will be with him that’s good news that’s enough to go from whatever state a situation that we’re in now to praising him. But before I get to heaven God wants to show us how to have joy now and how He wants to use us to give others joy. It’s call joy joy joy. You have joy. The other person has joy and Jesus has joy. That number 3 Means completeness. One for the father. One for the Son. One for the Holy spirit. Jesus prayed 3 times in the Garden. They placed Him on the cross the 3rd hour of the day. There were 3 hours of darkness. 3 days in the grave. Then joy came out of the grave to go back no more. Joy is alive. Joy is a person. Not your money. Not your honey. But Jesus. Can you shout Jesus is my Joy. When everything else is falling apart He is my Joy. He is my strength. He is my refuge. He is my Shepard I shall not want. He is my present help in time of trouble. He is Just is. To put it plan. In the books of Acts. God used Peter and John to show us the Joy. Joy. Joy. System. They were going to church to pray. Notice they went by two. You need a prayer partner. The unsaved folks use this principle. We have a partner to play cards. We have a drinking budy. They have someone to talk to . The bible says 2 is better than one. He said that when 2 are gathering in my name. I show up. Don’t you want God to show up.? Why 2.? Fwd: God is promoting fellowship. God is promoting togetherness God is promoting love. He told Adam it’s not good for man to be alone. God walked with them in the Garden. Fellowship. God wants that back. That’s why He paid the price to get it back. He wants to walk with us. That’s why in a marriage God should always be present. Find yourself a partner. Stop coming to church by yourself. Pick someone up and will also pick up Jesus. Then you all tell each other what you are praying for. Touch and agree. It shall come to pass. The next point in the text. They were going to church at a set time. Daily. A Date With God. What is your set time to meet with God. I know that young as ND the restless comes on at 11.00 daily. I drop everything to watch by show. God is more important than your dhow. Than your job. Thanks your bo. When GOD knows you are going to be a certain place all the time He will set up a miracle . for you. When He knows your mind is on Him. Jesus said as my father sent me. I will send you. Greater works you shall do. The beggar was set up. For the miracle. He became famous as a beggar. We are talking about him 2000 years later. What you are going through is not for you. But God. If you are a child of God. There is a purpose for your condition. You remember they ask Jesus why he was blind.
Did he sin or the parents.
No one sinned.
It was for glory of God.
The beggar thought money was the answer to his problem.
Many of us think the same thing. A man is not the answer.
A man is not the answer.
Stuff is not answer. .
Here is the jewelry of the text. Peter and John .
Look on us.
What did he see?
Remember when God said when 2 or three gather in my name I am present.
Who did the beggar see.?
Jesus said rise up and walk.
The 3rd Sermon. Hosea 1-3 EVEN WHEN YOU MESS UP GOD WANTS YOU BACK.
What if God told you to marry a prostitute or to marry a pimp.
What if God told you to marry a person that you knew was going to be unfaithful to you.
What would your response be.
In the book of Hosea this is exactly what happened
God told Jose to take a wife of a prostitute and the reason he did it is to show the people of Israel to teach them a lesson.
You know a picture is worth a thousand words.
He told them time and time again stop playing around on me. Stop seeing other God’s.
They would not stop. We know that God is a jealous God.
We belong to Him. He made us.
He gave us the air to breathe.
He feed them when they were hungry.
But the still chased other God’s. Just like some of us.
You have a good man.You have a good woman.
But you are chasing other people.
God told Hosea to tell them what they were doing was hurting God.
To see them with other God’s. They did not listen to Hosea.
So God said I must show and tell. He made the preacher marry the harlotry.
The street Anyone including you and me. This lady committed adultery.
Fornication. She stole , lied.
But God still used her. .
The call to Hosea to marry a harlot is based on the spiritual adultery.
God’s people committed against Him. They had forsaken the one true God and worshpped fake God’s. Gomer left Hosea for another man.
Hosea hurt but in love ran after Gomer.
Even paid to get her back. So that’s the picture of God.
We treat Him so bad. We run off with other God’s.
Our car. Our house Our jobs. Our kids. All come before God. We leave him. Time and time again. But he love us so much He comes after us. He paid the price in full we could not pay it .
After all Gomer had done.
Hosea was still willing to take her back. That’s what GOD Is saying. Nothing can separate my love for you. Nothing. And if will die for you. There is nothing I want to do for you. You need money. You need joy You need peace. I will give it to just put me first. Put away the others God’s. Stop putting yourself before me. Stop putting anything before me. Not your husband. Not your wife. Not your kids. Put me first. I will supply all your needs.