The Word: Isaiah 38: 1-5
1 In those days Hezekiah became [a]mortally ill. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.’” 2 Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, 3 and said, “Remember now, O Lord, I beseech You, how I have walked before You in truth and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in Your sight.” And Hezekiah wept [b]…bitterly. 4 Then the word of the Lord came to Isaiah, saying, 5 “Go and say to Hezekiah, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of your father David, “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will add fifteen years to your [c]life.
Let’s get something straight:
I. The Man Changed God’s Mind!!!
A. God says what He means and means what He says. So when He said, “you are going to die”. He meant that.
B. However, Hezekiah changed God’s mind. It did not start with prayer though. It started with a desire: TO LIVE!!!
–The desire to live was stronger than his desire to “accept things as they are….que sera sera!” NO! NO! NO!
II. You Can Change Your Destiny
A. We live in a world of change. Which means that we do not have to accept things as they are. Forget who threatens you! You are a child of God and you were placed here to make a difference in this world!
B. The status quo was never meant for us to be comfortable in, it was meant for us (the children of God) to change! What if Martin Luther King Jr. just accepted things as they were. Waiting for God to do something. The only reason “revival tarries” is because the people of God are sitting down spectating as church members when we were meant to dominate like disciples!!!
III. Supernatural Evil Will Be Defeated By Supernatural Goodness
A. ISIS is nothing against the church. They can be defeated by the Church. The reason people don’t believe this is because they shrink the power of God by their unbelief.
B. Now is the time that the church is being raised to a status of leadership in the world. There are unbelievers that will see and believe because they see the church taking her rightful place as kings and priests in this earth.
C. Jesus was awakened by His disciples and they relied on Him to do something. However, after He rebuked the waves and the wind what did He say? Where is YOUR faith?
–It is YOUR faith that moves mountains
–It is YOUR faith that calms the seas
–It is YOUR faith that heals sickness
–It is YOUR faith that raises the dead
WAITING FOR GOD TO DO SOMETHING WILL RESULT IN NOTHING! He has already done something. Now it is your turn. The church needs a revelation of responsibility. That is when this world will be changed from the ground up. That’s how revolutions are started. For the people. BY THE PEOPLE. Not just the leadership. We have already seen what doesn’t work.
NOW IT’S TIME TO SEE WHAT DOES WORK!!!
Change Your Destiny!