Keeping Up The Pursuit Of Victory

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  • 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Keeping Up The Pursuit Of Victory

    1. 1. KEEPING UP THE PURSUIT OF VICTORY “ ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE”
    2. 2. Judges 8:4 <ul><li>Gideon and his three hundred men, exhausted yet keeping up the pursuit, came to the Jordan and crossed it. (NIV) </li></ul>
    3. 3. Judges 8:5 <ul><li>He said to the men of Succoth, &quot;Give my troops some bread; they are worn out, and I am still pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian.“ (NIV) </li></ul>
    4. 4. Judges 8:6 <ul><li>But the officials of Succoth said, &quot;Do you already have the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna in your possession? Why should we give bread to your troops?“ (NIV) </li></ul>
    5. 5. Judges 8:7 <ul><li>Then Gideon replied, &quot;Just for that, when the LORD has given Zebah and Zalmunna into my hand, I will tear your flesh with desert thorns and briers.“ (NIV) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Judges 8:8 <ul><li>From there he went up to Peniel and made the same request of them, but they answered as the men of Succoth had. (NIV) </li></ul>
    7. 7. Judges 8:9 <ul><li>So he said to the men of Peniel, &quot;When I return in triumph, I will tear down this tower.&quot;(NIV) </li></ul>
    8. 8. Judges 8:10 <ul><li>Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor with a force of about fifteen thousand men, all that were left of the armies of the eastern peoples; a hundred and twenty thousand swordsmen had fallen. (NIV) </li></ul>
    9. 9. Judges 8:11 <ul><li>Gideon went up by the route of the nomads east of Nobah and Jogbehah and fell upon the unsuspecting army. (NIV) </li></ul>
    10. 10. Judges 8:12 <ul><li>Zebah and Zalmunna, the two kings of Midian, fled, but he pursued them and captured them, routing their entire army. (NIV) </li></ul>
    11. 11. ANNIVERSARY MONTH 17 YEARS
    12. 12. Who is Gideon? <ul><li>farmer, fearful, doubtful, weak and least </li></ul>
    13. 13. Judges 6:15-16 <ul><li>Judges 6:15 </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;But Lord,&quot; Gideon asked, &quot;how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Judges 6:16 </li></ul><ul><li>The LORD answered, &quot;I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites together.&quot;(NIV) </li></ul>
    14. 14. Judges 6:12 <ul><li>When the angel of the LORD appeared to Gideon, he said, &quot;The LORD is with you, mighty warrior.“ (NIV) </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Every victory has a cost. </li></ul><ul><li>The bigger the victory, the bigger the cost and sacrifice most of the times. </li></ul><ul><li>Victory is sweetest when it is hard-fought. </li></ul><ul><li>Gideon kept the pursuit of victory inspite of the odds. God wants us to keep up the pursuit of victory against all odds. </li></ul>
    16. 16. MEANING OF PURSUE <ul><li>verb (pursues, pursuing, pursued) </li></ul><ul><li>1.follow in order to catch or attack. </li></ul><ul><li>2.seek to attain (a goal). </li></ul><ul><li>3.proceed along (a path or route). </li></ul><ul><li>4.follow or continue with (a course of action). Continue to investigate or discuss. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Everyone has a pursuit of victory from God. <ul><li>And as a church, the pursuit of victory involves the areas of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. 3 giants - Guest Night at last week of September </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Consolidation of new believers / your fruit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C. Process of becoming a leader - Encounter graduates and Post-Encounter students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D. Conquest of 300 cells and cell leaders by 2011 </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Everyone has a pursuit of victory from God 3 KEEP UP THE PURSUIT OF VICTORY INPITE OF RIDICULES 4 KEEP UP THE PURSUIT OF VICTORY INSPITE OF THE SERIOUS RISKS INVOVED 1 KEEP UP THE PURSUIT OF VICTORY INSPITE OF EXHAUSTION 2 KEEP UP THE PURSUIT OF VICTORY INSPITE OF THE INCOOPERATION OF OTHERS TO HELP
    19. 19. 1. KEEP UP THE PURSUIT OF VICTORY INSPITE OF EXHAUSTION v.4 <ul><li>Judges 8:4 </li></ul><ul><li>Gideon and his three hundred men, exhausted yet keeping up the pursuit, came to the Jordan and crossed it. (NIV) </li></ul>
    20. 20. 1. KEEP UP THE PURSUIT OF VICTORY INSPITE OF EXHAUSTION v.4 <ul><li>Our physical bodies get tired. serving God involves getting tired… </li></ul>
    21. 21. 1. KEEP UP THE PURSUIT OF VICTORY INSPITE OF EXHAUSTION v.4 <ul><li>But the weariness is meaningful and precious to God. It fulfills His purpose and advances the kingdom of God </li></ul>
    22. 22. Do you think I ever going to get up? <ul><li>Are You Going to Finish Strong.avi </li></ul>
    23. 23. 2. KEEP UP THE PURSUIT OF VICTORY INSPITE OF THE INCOOPERATION OF OTHERS TO HELP
    24. 24. 2. KEEP UP THE PURSUIT OF VICTORY INSPITE OF THE INCOOPERATION OF OTHERS TO HELP <ul><li>Succoth officials( Princes in ..) and Peniel people denied them help </li></ul><ul><li>a.Succoth officials v.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Judges 8:5 </li></ul><ul><li>He said to the men of Succoth, &quot;Give my troops some bread; they are worn out, and I am still pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian.“ (NIV) </li></ul>
    25. 25. 2. KEEP UP THE PURSUIT OF VICTORY INSPITE OF THE INCOOPERATION OF OTHERS TO HELP <ul><li> b.Peniel people v.8 </li></ul><ul><li>Judges 8:8 </li></ul><ul><li>From there he went up to Peniel and made the same request of them, but they answered as the men of Succoth had. (NIV) </li></ul>
    26. 26. 3. KEEP UP THE PURSUIT OF VICTORY INSPITE OF RIDICULES v.6 (taunted) <ul><li>Judges 8:15 </li></ul><ul><li>Then Gideon came and said to the men of Succoth, &quot;Here are Zebah and Zalmunna, about whom you taunted me by saying, `Do you already have the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna in your possession? Why should we give bread to your exhausted men?'“ (NIV) </li></ul>
    27. 27. 4. KEEP UP THE PURSUIT OF VICTORY INSPITE OF THE SERIOUS RISKS INVOVED v.10 <ul><li>300 versus 15,000 or ( 1:50 ). </li></ul><ul><li>The risk of getting killed is very probable. </li></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>Judges 8:10 </li></ul><ul><li>Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor with a force of about fifteen thousand men, all that were left of the armies of the eastern peoples; a hundred and twenty thousand swordsmen had fallen. (NIV) </li></ul>
    29. 29. CONCLUSION: <ul><li>God promises victory to His children. God helps His children to achieve victory. Always prophesy victory to yourself, family and our church. </li></ul>

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