« Joel Osteen Podcast

Ease Is Coming - Joel Osteen

2017-12-23 | 🔗
We all go through seasons of struggle and difficulty but that’s not your permanent home. Just like oil is used to make things flow easier, God uses His anointing in our lives to make things lighter and simpler.Jesus said in Matthew 11:30, “My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Joel wants to show you in this exciting message how you’re coming in to an anointing of ease. When you come in to this ease, what used to be a struggle, will not be a struggle anymore. There’s going to be a supernatural grace, a favor that lightens the load and takes the pressure off. It may have been difficult in the past but get ready; God is about to make your life easier!
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welcome to the joel lose podcast hopeless can we need to share the message of hope with those all over the world visit joe dot com slash give hope to give a gift today god bless you it's a joint to come into your homes and if you're ever in our area please stop by the part of one of our services are promise you will make you feel right at home i like to start with something funny and i heard about this mother she had two young boys that were known for their mischievous behavior anytime occured they were certain to be a part she decided to take and one at a time to see their pastor the pastor did the first young boy son where is god he sat there silently
he asked again where is god still no reply the third time the pastor asked the young boy bolted out the door ran home and said to his brother god is missing and they think we did say it like you mean it this is my bible i am what it says i am i have it says i have i can do but it says i can do today i will be taught the word of god i boldly confess my mind is alert by my heart is receptive never be the same in jesus name god bless you talk to you today about ease is coming we all go through seasons of struggle when it feels like it's uphill there's pressure raising children do you believe in for your health to improve but it's not getting better too often discouraged and think that's just the way life is but in matthew chapter eleven jesus talked about how the
i'm of heaven suffers violence and you have to take it by force he was telling us there the seasons when you have stand strong and really fight the good fight of faith but a few versus later in the in chapter he said my look is easy and my burden is light he was saying there will be times of struggle pressure diffi cult but don't get discouraged that's not permanent what putting on you my yoke is easy it's life you may be struggling now you feel pressured you think that's the it's always going to be you'll always struggle with your health although in a relationship struggling your finances no you to come in to an anointing of ease when you come into this ease what once was a struggle won't be a struggle anymore
you're going to have a supernatural grace a favor that will lighten the load and take the pressure off god is going to make your life easier he said he would go before you and make your crooked places straight that means he's going to smooth things out you can sing into a season where things are going to fall into place you're going to get brakes that you didn't see coming problems that you thought were permanent are suddenly going to turn around you are not going to go through life constantly struggling pressured weighted down by problems this is a new day is is coming david said god anoint my head with oil oil makes things flow when there's friction things that are stuck oil is used to lubricate it to make it more fluid god is good oil your life this
pointing is going to cause things to be easier you're going to accomplish more with less effort what stopped you in the past what's caused she is not going to stop you anymore you call flow right past that you're going to accomplish goals and think that was the so within our thought never dreamed it happened that quickly that's this anointing of these there's a large company as a slogan that says that was easy two years ago a friend of mine sent me their big red button push it it says i keep this by my bed room saying there on the counter every so often i reach over and push this button i like to get that please down in my spirit because it's easy to go through life looking at our problems focused on our obstacles sing oh man this is going to be so hard i dread dealing this is never going to work out
mind mindset is not only stealing our joy but it's keeping from see in god's favor when my dad went to be with the lord and i first started ministering it took everything i had to write a message for that weekend all my focus my creativity my energy i was pressured stressed when i finally finished i felt like that's the last one that i could ever do and if i wasn't careful i was tempted to dreaded it and think this is too hard i'm not going to or what to say i can't do this anymore i had to turn it around father thank you that your yoke is easy thank you that i'm well able thank you that you've equipped me an empowered me i got my mind going in the right i went through seasons of struggle strain difficulty but i didn't let it become permanent in my thinking one day i came into this anointing of ease what one
it was a struggle is not a struggle anymore every when i finish a message i hit this button just to remind me that it was easy telling yourself this is so hard i'll never accomplish my dream i'll never get out of debt this is a new day you are going they have a strength that you did not have before god not create you to struggle your whole life his yoke is easy you we have had that addiction for a long time it's going easier than you think to break it you i have a supernatural power we struggling in your finances pressured to pay the bills pressure to get ahead i believe that pressure is coming to an end god is going to cause good brakes to find you new doors are going to open your gifts and talents are going to come out in a new way it's going the easier than you think couple of
after i wrote my first book a man was walking by medicines our garden one evening there in new york he was an executive at one of the largest publishing companies in the world he saw my name on the marquee and for waiting in line to get in he never heard of me he went and did some research he called my literary agent and said that he wanted to publish my next book she told him that we already had a publisher and we were happy he asked if he could make an offer she said of course you can he offered an amount more than i imagine when she called and told me i nearly passed out i said boy you sure do great work she said billy joel i didn't go to him he came to me i thought to myself that was easy
that was god lining up the right people having him at the right place at the right time if he had not left work late that night he would have seen people in line if he had not taken that train home he wouldn't have been in that area if you have been preoccupied he could have walked by the arena just started it's another all game another concert all these things had to fall perfectly into place that was the hand of god making my life easier god has the right people lined up for you he has the right breaks the right opportunities you may i've seen it yet you keep link all be in your best he's going to make you into overflow you are not going to go through life pressured by build pressure to make ends meet pressure to send your children to college god is going to do something unusual something unexpected something that you couldn't make happen
i know a single parent mother she was working hard raising her children trying to make ends meet every month she barely had enough to pay her bills she told how she dreamed of taking a vacation but every she saved up extra funds something would break that had to be repaired she was being her best but couldn't get ahead it seemed like she would struggle her whole life when you keep doing the right thing you passing these tests you come in to anointing of ease god is going to make things happen that will the load he's going to take the pressure one a her supervisor unexpectedly took an early retirement and she was given that position with it came a significant increase in salary is very grateful several years later her manager one of the vice
residents of this large company suddenly resign and she was given that position today she makes more than ten times what she made when she started she doesn't live under constant pressure she can take vacation whenever she wants she supports other single parent families she said joel i don't really know how this happen everything just fell into place and here i am which is really saying was that was easy that's what god is going to do for you he's going to put you at the place at the right time he's going to open doors that no man can shut he's going to cause people to wanna be good to you you may be struggling in some areas don't get discouraged that is not permanent ease is coming i talked to a young man he was finishing up masters he had the final exam left and it was the hardest class on his schedule
it's very stressed out and concerned that he wasn't going to pass we prayed ask god to give him wisdom to help him do excel he came back last week so excited he had passed the test i asked him how was it he said it's funny because all of my may i thought it was very difficult but to me it was easier than i expected he did his part he studied he prepared then god stepped in and made it easier than he thought quit thinking on the pass i'll never get out of bed this is too hard sometimes we're expecting to fail we're expecting to struggle we're expecting it to be difficult turn around father thank you for your anointing of these thank you calls and meet excel thank you that you're breathing in my direction some of the things that you're worrying about you don't see how it could ever work out it's not going to be what you think god
he is going before you right now making those crooked places straight you're going to look back like him and say it was easier than i thought the book of first samuel the philistines had just defeated israelites in a battle they captured the ark of the covenant that's where the presence of god back then the israelites were so distraught when the prophet eli heard this bad news he passed out fell backwards and broke his neck all israel was in mourning they not only lost the ark of the covenant their most important possession but thirty thousand men had been killed in that battle it looked like the ark was gone forever the philistines took the ark to their temple and placed it next to their god dagon he was a stone statue that they worship in the the nine night they gone fell over i thought it was a coincidence
the wind or something they stood him back up the next night they gone not only fell over this time he broke into pieces they realized their god couldn't stand in the presence of israel's god plagues begin to break out in the can people start nothing boils and tumors finally realized is because we have the ark of the covenant started to move it to another city just to make sure the same plexin oil started afflicting those people they connect and said we have to get rid of this arc we can't mess with the god of israel seven months after they captured it they built this would cart place the ark of the covenant on it hooked it up to two young they turned it loose and let those cows go wherever they wanted they started and straight toward the israelites camp
in a few days when the israelites saw the art coming they couldn't believe their eyes they started celebrating they ever dreamed they would see the ark again they not only got it back but they didn't have to fight for it the art came looking for if they would have had one of these red buttons they would've pushed it that was easy but during those seven months who the israelites came up with plans and strategies how to get the art back they had lost thousands of men they knew they were going to lose more then they saw the cows come walking up suddenly their life got much easier they were so relieved some the things that you're worrying about trying to figure out how it's going to workout how are you going to get well how are you get out of debt how your family is going to be restored god
i want to do for you what he did for them he's going to cause those things to find you you i'm going to have to fight those battles good grapes are going to come after you the right people are going to search you out what you're believing for is going to track you down god is saying get ready the cows are coming well the things you is headed your way the hell the free the abundance the contracts the spouse god is going to make things happen that you could have never made happen those cows could have stayed there grazing they could have aimlessly month after month but god controls the universe that means god controls the cat he knows how to get what yours into your hands people can't stop him bad brakes can't stop him cows can't stop him enemies can't stop him the philistine
took the ark but i love the fact they couldn't keep it it made them miserable that tells me nobody can keep what belongs to you the enemy may take your health for a little while but he can't keep it doesn't belong to him you are gods property god will send it back we may distract your child get them off course for a season but he can't keep them there quit worrying quit losing sleep they're coming back he made taking your dream temporarily had bad breaks disappointments stay in is what has your name on it is to find you some of you your cows are going to show up soon but then you think what you thought over and done it would never workout suddenly things
fall into place you don't have to fight you don't have to struggle just get up every morning father thank you that my cows are coming isaiah said to the israelites your swords will be turned into plowshares your spears into pruning hooks god was saying you come into a season where you're not going to your swords and your spears you're not going to have to fight not going to have to struggle try to make things instead of a sword you're going to need a plow together of the harvest you can put down your spears you're not going to have to go attack try to get back what belongs to you god is fighting your battles he's putting pressure on those that have what you you need to get ready not for a fight not for a battle ready for harvest get ready
for breakthrough get ready for healing you coming into this season of ease have a friend that i grew up with that struggled with a day fishing for a long time got mixed up with all the students in high school in twenty later he was still addicted he'd go to rehab and all kinds of treatment but it never worked like the israelites he looked defeated if you look so much bigger like nothing he could ever do i saw him only years ago he told how after twenty one years of being addicted he is now totally free he looks better than he looked in high school skin it cleared up games wait had a smile on his face i ask him how he did it i thought he went to some of special rehab he said joel i didn't do anything different i can't really put my finger it was just like something broke
on the inside now go to sleep that i've never felt before what was that god calls in his cows to find him god gave him the victory without him having to fight for freedom belongs to you hold this belongs to you i believe in those lies that you're stuck you'll never get well it's been too long it's too hard this is a new day that yoke of bondage is being broken you're getting a new yoko yoko vis a yoke of freedom a yoke of victory you're going to break habits that looked permanent it's not going to happen just by your by by your power it's going to happen because the most high god is breathing in your direction it may have been difficult in the past you tried and it didn't work tried you in a new season you come in the harvest you can put
swords down you don't have to do in your own strength god is fighting your battles where to declare i am free i am whole i am victorious like this man god is going to prize you what you thought would never turn around suddenly you're going to see it happen several years before my father went to be with the lord we came across construction permit for the last full power vision station in houston the transmitter going to be out north we needed a place to put the station here in the city a few months earlier a man had called me out of the blue left a message saying that he was commercial real estate that if we ever need it anyting he would love to help normally i would have a race that not thought much about it just another sales call for some reason i wrote his name and number down put it in my desk drawer never
realizing in a few months we were going to need a place to put the station i called him it was like we old friends he was so likable he took us to different office bill they were nice but our challenge was we needed a cell phone tower close by so we could mark we have our signal down to the transmitter site we look for several weeks and couldn't find anything one day he took us to this big office complex about fifty acres very beautiful trees and lakes there were new owners they were excited about the possibility of having a television station there they told us we be main tenants they would give us the signage out front they showed us office is overlooking this link only does so badly their price was about half of anything we'd seen we loved it we need to be there the only problem was we had to
if there was a cell phone tower close we went on top of the building and looked around and we didn't see anything i was disappointed i thought that would have been a perfect location everyone asked the victorian us stayed and we walked around the property for about thirty minutes as we were coming up the parking lot on the side of the building about forty yards from the place they showed us i could hear construction behind this wood fence i climbed up on the fence and looked over they were poor enough station i asked one of the men what they were building he said a cell phone tower i nearly fell off that fence i said is there room for other clients he said yeah it's brand new i called the company the next day we had a contract to microwave our signal what was that god
awesome things to fall into place going before us making crooked places straight play all jewel there's just a lucky break can i tell you the lucky breaks you been having that's the hand of god that's the yoke of these when you recognize god's favor when you take time to say lord thank you from making my life easier thank you in your goodness then you will see more of god's favor what's interest is this man i met this realtor when we learned that the compaq center was coming available he was one of the first people i called he worked hand in hand on our behalf with the he was very instrumental in us getting this place what the chances of calling me out of the blue me keeping his number him taking us to office building where they were building a self power that wasn't random is it a coincidence that was god
in our cows to find us god is in control of your life he so what you need and he knows how to get it to you if we all go through seasons of struggle seasons of pressure and difficulty but that is not your permanent you are coming in to this uh painting of he's black with me going to see things fall into place you you know it's the goodness of god mine grew up very poor his family lived in public housing there was crime and drugs his parents were migrant farmers and had no education didn't look like this young man would ever amount to too much his mother saw that he had a love for music and encouraged him to join the band in so he became one of their top tuba players in the six grade he already stood six foot six inches tall he was the star
they are on the basketball team when he graduates from high school he received scholarship offers to play in college he was headed to the poor in trail blazers to play professionally when he suffered a career ending injury he ended up back at home in the projects no money no education working for city as a dog catcher making a little more than minimum wage in his lunch hour he would go up to the local six store and play the keyboards that were out on demo we're in his dog catcher uniform customers would gather around to listen to him play they were mesmerized at his ability one day a custom i told the owner she wanted to buy the keyboard that the dog catcher was playing this happened again and again
the owner said to this young man people aren't buying my pianos there buying the dog catcher sound they love what you do he offered him a full time job to come in and play the piano all day that was the first step in his musical career today my friend ben tankard has become known as the godfather of gospel jazz he sold millions of albums pastors are greater goes around the world cheering his music like with ben god working behind the scenes lining up what you need people coming into a season where you're not going to have to struggle you're not going to have to fight you can put those swords down you are coming into a harvest season you're going to see the goodness of god making your life easier you may be in a difficult time god is about to take the pressure off
you're going to have a string that you didn't have before well i'm going to go out of their way to be good to you that your local they just come all the these is coming on did you in the past is not going are you in the future i believe and declare you go in overcome obstacles easier than you think you're going to comp dreams easier than you think like the israelites those cows are going to find you ease is coming your way in jesus name if you receive it can you say him in today i'd like to give you an opportunity to make jesus the lord of your life would you pray with me just say lord jesus i repent of my sins come into my heart thank you my lord and savior if you pray that simple prayer we believe you got born again get in a bible based church keep god first place
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for you and your family everyday we believe two thousand and eighteen is going to be a year or god exceed your expectations stay in faith something good is in store and don't forget i have new book out is called blessed in the darkness i know you'll enjoy it it's a great christmas gift until we meet again know that you're not average you're not mediocre you child of the most high god
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