Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Unstoppable, Part 2

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UNSTOPPABLE-- If you have unfulfilled destiny, you are unstoppable for the purposes of God.
Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. 39 But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God." Acts 5:38-39

KEY THOUGHT- Understand that the end of an era does not mean the completion of your destiny. Peter & the entire Church was stopped & unable to move forward. The end of an era was complete & Jesus went to Heaven. They were all alone. In that moment, they did what each of us should do when we are stopped, THEY PRAYED!

Peter, the Apostle, became an unstoppable force in the New Testament church despite his past problems! Maybe you can relate...

1. Peter Had A Problem With Fear & Failure.
"Come," he said.Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!" 31Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?" Matthew 14:29-31
Key thought- You may be stopped by fear & failure today, but all you need to do is reach out to Jesus!

2. Peter Had A Problem Aligning His Will With God’s Will.
"Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. "Never, Lord!" he said. "This shall never happen to you!" 23Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men." 24Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me." Matthew 16:22-24  (see also, Luke 22:47-52)
Key thought- You can realign your will with God's will today & receive God's Holy Spirit. The Bible shows us that Peter responded to God by receiving forgiveness for his past, rising up in faith in his present, & seizing hold of the destiny God had for his life.

Closing thought- Why not ask God for that same power today? God is able to unstop whatever is holding you back so that you can become unstoppable for His plans & purposes! You can't achieve it, just receive it! Ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit for His plans & His purposes! You won't regret it!