Divine Encounter (October 2021)
Ministering: Pastor Adeboye
Topic: Exceeding Expectations
Text: Exodus 26: 16-17
- Isaac was much mightier than the nation where he was residing.
He wasn’t just mightier than the nation, he was much mightier.
- Many of us can have enough faith to believe that we can be the richest in our nation.
- But few people can believe that they’ll be so rich, they will be greater than a nation.
Lessons to learn from Isaac:
▪︎ Obedience. Genesis 26: 1-6, Isaiah 1:19, 2 Kings 4: 1-7
▪︎The power of the law of harvest. Genesis 26: 12-14, Galatians 6:7
Isaac was well brought up, and he accepted the upbringing. Genesis 18: 17-19
From his father, he learnt:
▪︎The power of the first fruit sacrifice. Genesis 22: 1-18
▪︎ The power of total surrender.
▪︎ That you must put God first above all things.
▪︎You don’t appear before God empty handed. Exodus 23:15, Genesis 22: 6-8
▪︎ You should pay your tithes; Abraham was the first ever to pay tithes. Genesis 14: 18-20, Malachi 3:10
• If you haven’t surrendered your life to Jesus, you’re wasting your time.
Cry unto Him for mercy, ask Him to forgive you, wash you clean with His blood, and that He’d bring you into His family.
- Father, the grace to exceed all expectations in serving You, give to me this morning.
- Lord, I’m tired of being ordinary. I want to be prosperous. I want to exceed all expectations.