Christian sermon- Pursue, overtake and recover all
|PASTOR ENOCH ADEBOYE|
Memorise: “His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof” (Ps 19:6)
Read: Psalm 19:1-6
|“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handwork” (Psalm 19:1). Today’s passage tells us that if human beings will not praise God, the sun, moon, stars and the firmament will praise Him. That means these inanimate works of creation could simply replace us.
I have made up my mind that nothing will replace me, hence, I will continue to praise God. Jesus says if the children who are hailing their Creator with ‘Hosanna in the highest’ would be stopped by men, stones will take over. Stones shall not take your place in Jesus’ Name.
With God, there is no permanent loss. If human beings cease to praise God, the heavens will take over using their universal language. That’s recovery. For everyone who is prepared to resign from God’s service, at least seven are ready to replace the fellow. Beloved, appreciate what you have so that you do not lose it.
Recovery refers to finding something you once had which was lost. In 2 Kings 6:5-7, someone was felling some trees by the riverside when the axe head fell into river Jordan. Through God’s miraculous intervention, it was recovered. Recovery could be partial or total. Partial recovery is when there is some evidence indicating that you once lost something.
For instance, if you had a wound and it got healed, a scar would be left behind. This is partial recovery. This was the case with Samson in Judges 16:22-28. He lost his eyes to the enemy after his fall. Although his hair grew back, blindness remained the evidence of his loss. Every evidence or reminder of loss in your life shall be taken away in Jesus’ Name.
Some people recover some of what they have lost. Have you lost anything precious but have only recovered a part? This season, you shall recover all. God’s plan is for you to recover all. Total recovery is recovery after loss to the extent that there is no trace of loss. In 2 Kings 5:14, when Naaman the leper dipped himself into River Jordan seven times, he came out whole. His skin was replaced with the skin of a new born child. No sign of loss was left behind.
This year, the Lord will cause you to recover totally -financially, physically, intellectually, socially, maritally, etc. Partial recovery is not it. Ask God for total recovery.
|Lord as you bring about recovery of every good thing I have lost, let there be no trace of former loss.|