Resurrection Life Church
04052020 | God Always Has A Word | Allen Hickman
God wants to speak to us. It's not that God is not speaking it could be we are not listening. He wants us to hear His voice for fellowship, direction, hope, and much more. In the Old Testament God would speak to His people in times of distress and trials because they would set themselves to hear from Him. They would shut down just about everything and fast and pray until they heard from Him. Today God can speak to us directly whether we are going through difficulties or not but sometimes He will use those times to get us to slow down and listen. When we hear His voice it will change our direction and trajectory in our life.
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  • Resurrection Life Church
    795 Memorial Blvd, Picayune, MS 39466, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM
1. “IT HAPPENED” (vs 1)

•A good man had something happen beyond his control

2. YOUR RESPONSE DETERMINES YOUR FUTURE

•Be a good steward of what has been given to you (vs 3)

3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

•You can either be afraid and dismayed or fast and pray
•Use the time wisely

3. START WITH GOD NOT WITH THE ISSUE (vs 5-7)

5 Then Jehoshaphat stood in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the Lord, before the new court, Lord God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You?

· Know who He is
· Remember what He has done
· They are attacking your possession personal (vs 11)
11 here they are, rewarding us by coming to throw us out of Your possession which You have given us to inherit.
· We are His inheritance
· Stood as a whole family (vs 13)
13 Now all Judah, with their little ones, their wives, and their children, stood before the
4. WE HAVE NO POWER AGAINST OUR FOE
· Don’t know what to do
· We need you God
5. GOD ALWAYS HAS A WORD. HE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY
· Don’t be afraid or dismayed
· Dismayed= to be broken or disabled and confused; opposite of a mind under the influence of joy, hope and trust.
15 And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. 17 Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.”

· God has a plan to win.
· He will do something unexpected.
6. TRUSTED-BELIEVED-WHICH CAUSED OBEDIENCE
· I trust you Father
7. THEY PRAISED
· Praised after the Word
· Praised marching to meet the enemy
· Praised after the miracle