Most of the time at least me, I will try do my best to find the solution so we don’t become burden to othersThe best person you choose The best idea you depend onAll these might disappoint you at some point. We need to be sensitive to our spiritual lifeSeriousness of the problemOptions leftEnvironmentPeople around Usually these are the factors that effect our decisionsWhile in trouble our capacity of thinking comes down
If it’s dirt we can use water to wash it away, and for harder stains you might find better detergent in supermarket, no where you can find solutions for your sin. Except for the blood of Christ.Because the small jar of oil is at home they are not saved from creditors. Similarly because God gave promises they are not automatically applied to us, unless we believe, trust and accept we are not savedChrist dies for us all (not only us every one in this world) that doesn’t mean all are saved. Saved are those who accept his as saviour.
What you need? If you go to a grossery shop and don’t know what you buy your visit to shop is in vainFig treeThere is always expectation8 hrs of work in officeOne strength question from Prophet, mother came up with an honest answer which opened door for blessingsWhat you have?Any thing that can be counted in sight of GOD?Empty vessel (filled with things counted in human sight)Its very hard to come on your kneels and honestly say what you areSaul to Paul
Exercising faith is not an easy task,.Imagine borrowing empty vessels, all questions, laughs what notPeople pity youOur actions prove our faithImagine she carrying empty vessels again back telling nothing happenedThose who fail to exercise faith, also fail to experience God’s overflowing blessings.Scared to say I am praying for your sonMaturity in christian life
Oil which was already in her home didn’t save them from slavery but exercising the faith didfilling an immigration form
This is very important thing that can easily slip.when children of Israel crossed Jordan then plied 12 stones for upcoming generationsWhen God tested Abraham, Isaac was involved This is one of the issues with Israelites, they forgot how god saved their fathersthis is the same reason in New Zealand too, just one generation gap a country which send so many missionaries all over world is almost a formal Christian countryOne good practice that helped me and my family a lot is family prayer Resolution on mother’s day – family prayerI know Mothers can get things working
I was thinking I get this opportunity I would gather more and more,.. May even compete with Mr Jagan in APBut I realise this is already happening in my life, I am sure that’s already happening in your life too,.. Start counting your blessings
Transcript of "Act of faith"
Act of faithWidow’s oil multiplied
2 Kings 4:1-7The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servantmy husband is dead, and you know that he revered the LORD. But now his creditor iscoming to take my two boys as his slaves.”2 Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?”“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.”3 Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbours for empty jars. Don’t ask for just afew.4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all thejars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”5 She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to herand she kept pouring. 6 When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring meanother one.”But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.7 She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts.You and your sons can live on what is left.”
Death & DebtMOTHER KNEW WHERE TO GO IN THE TIME OF NEEDLet us then approach Gods throne of grace with confidence, sothat we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our timeof need.Hebrews 4:16If we don’t understand you are in debt then you don’t seeneed for helpIf you don’t understand seriousness of the problem you maynot be able to choose right personBlessed is the mother who knows where to go
Slavery Consequence of debt is slavery to creditors Consequence of sin is slavery to sinJesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slaveto sinJohn 8:34
What you have? What you need?A warrior knows his strength and weaknessA successful business man knows hiscapabilitiesA honest man not only knows his mistakes
Act of faith.. borrow empty vessels,..Like oil multiplied, its not hard for God to multiply the jarsExercising faithOur actions prove our faithThose who fail to exercise faith, also fail to experience God’soverflowing blessingsIn fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you needsomeone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all overagain. You need milk, not solid food! 13 Anyone who lives on milk, beingstill an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousnessHebrews 5:12-13
MOTHER FOUND THE ANSWER TO HER NEED WAS RIGHT AT HOMEPromises and provisions awaiting to be claimedIf you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe inyour heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be savedRomans 10:9
Involving children in the faithTrain a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he willnot turn from itPsalms 22:6
POSSIBILITIES ARE UNLIMITEDThere is no end to HIS blessingsOil didn’t stop until last vessel was filledNumber of vessels she brought was determined by her faith...prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open youthe windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shallnot be room enough to receive itMalachi 3:10Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill itPsalm 81:10You anoint my head with oil;my cup overflowsPsalm 23: 5
The miraculous supplyFilled all the vesselsThe limit on supplyNumber of vesselsWhat ever you have is enough for God to useWhat God will do with what you have. A boy’s lunch Moses’ rod David’s sling
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