Opportunity Is Looking For You

Opportunity Is Looking For You

Awareness allows you understand everyone can be a key that unlocks a door.

Joshua 2:1
“Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.

  • Opportunity Was Looking For You Before You Were Looking For It
    • Rahab—You Don’t Want To Miss Out The Opportunity
      • This is your chance to turn it around
      • This is your chance to rewrite your story
      • These opportunities to come by very often
    • Just like in the Garden, when Adam and Eve were hiding, God walked in on their worst day, before they even knew what to do, God had a plan
    • Just like Abraham in Ur, Just like Joseph in prison, Just like Moses in the desert
    • Opportunity was looking for them
    • Just like opportunity is looking for us today
    • I don’t care what chapter you are in today, God sent you an opportunity today, a song, a sermon…an open door

Joshua 2:8-11
8 Before the spies lay down for the night, she went up on the roof 9 and said to them, “I know that the LORD has given you this land and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you. 10 We have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely destroyed. 11 When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the LORD your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below.

  • Everyone Got The Same Message

Joshua 1:2
2 “…Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites.
Joshua 1:10-11
10 So Joshua ordered the officers of the people: 11 “Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get your provisions ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the LORD your God is giving you for your own.’”
Joshua 2:9a
9 and said to them, “I know that the LORD has given you this land
Joshua 2 23:-24a
23 Then the two men started back. They went down out of the hills, forded the river and came to Joshua son of Nun and told him everything that had happened to them. 24 They said to Joshua, “The LORD has surely given the whole land into our hands

  • Communication And Affirmation Are Dancing Partners
    • God’s Communication Should Always Be Leading The Dance
    • Affirmation Is The Confirmation Of The Communication
  • The Original Message Reverberated Through Rahab
    • He’s The God Of Everywhere
    • The Past Victories Were Impacting Their Present Opportunities
    • God will give them the same word he gave you
    • God’s message impacted the “in between people”… not in charge but invaluable in that they influence the outcome
      • You are going to need some “in between people”
      • People that you won’t expect
      • Awareness allows you understand everyone can be a key that unlocks a door
    • The unbelievers had an expectation God was going to do something in their land based on what they had heard

Joshua 2:12-17
12 “Now then, please swear to me by the LORD that you will show kindness to my family, because I have shown kindness to you. Give me a sure sign 14 “Our lives for your lives!” the men assured her…
15 So she let them down by a rope through the window, for the house she lived in was part of the city wall. 17 Now the men had said to her, “This oath you made us swear will not be binding on us 18 unless, when we enter the land, you have tied this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down…

  • Measuring Mercy
    • The Thing You Used To Let Them Go Is The Same Thing God Is Going To Use To Save You
    • Matthew 5:7 (NET) “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy
    • Matthew 7:2 NIV For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you
  • The Scarlet Thread Ties It All Together