Hope Wreckers

Hope Wreckers

How many people are living in incomplete blessing because of incomplete obedience?

Romans 10:21
21 But concerning Israel he says,
“All day long I have held out my hands
to a disobedient and obstinate people.”

  • 3 Types Of Obstinate People (not counting the prideful person who willfully disobeys)
    • The… It Didn’t Work Out Before, So I Don’t Trust You Now-Person
      • People do this in career/marriage/church
      • It’s not fair to blame the past on the now
    • The… “It Was Not The Way I Wanted It Done, So, Now I Won’t Participate Person
      • Most of the Jewish religious ruling class didn’t like the way God was doing it, so they took a pass
      • What you think should not be the deciding factor, we are not trying to join God to your will, conversely, we are trying to join our will to God’s
    • The… Try Everything Else First Person (woman with the issue of blood)
      • Will you take his hand and let him heal you?

Jehoash –King of Israel
2 Kings 13:18-19
18 Then he said, “Take the arrows,” and the king took them. Elisha told him, “Strike the ground.” He struck it three times and stopped. 19 The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times.”

  • Incomplete Obedience – Connecting The Dots Between Effort And Effect
    • Effort Offered Impacts The Outcome
      • What leaders do with God’s Will impacts those being led
        • Pastors, Ministry team leaders, Life Group Leaders
        • We must give and live generously in order for life change to occur
    • The Blessing Is Not Always Binary
      • Yes and no, obey/disobey
      • What if it is progressive…running parallel to your obedience?
      • Every arrow was an opportunity
    • Are you letting him lead your effort?
    • How much hope do you want today?
    • If you are find yourself in this position…
      • You fire the arrows until there are none left to fire
      • You punch until you can’t lift your arms
      • You run until your legs won’t move, UNTIL YOU CAN’T BREATHE
    • When it comes to the Hope House, we fired them all!!
    • I will say it simply, we felt like God said…
      • If you are willing to give outrageously, I will give outrageously
      • You have to buy the little hope house so that you can build the big hope house
  • Hope Comes When I Take His Hand
    • Will you let him lead the dance?
      • Crazy Plans Of God
        • Jehoshaphat – do nothing, worship and watch
        • David versus the giant with a sling shot and 5 stones
        • Elijah, if the LORD be God then let him answer with fire from heaven
        • Esther, I know you are in a position of weakness, but I positioned you for purpose to save the nation
      • “We must hear clearly because the voyage may be different but the voice will be the same.”