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The God Who Crosses His Arms

2018-02-10 | 🔗
Your family or your past does not define you! You don’t have to be the most qualified, the most experienced, or come from the most influential family for God to bless you and take you higher. You may feel like you have some disadvantages that you were born into, but God is choosing you to start a generational blessing! Ephesians 1:5 tells us that God has adopted us into His own family. Because you’ve been adopted, you’re going to come into blessings that you didn’t deserve and favor that you didn’t work for. You can let go of the limits today! It’s time to step into the family of God and be covered in His favor, goodness and power.
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
welcome to the dual loose dean podcast helpless new to share the message of hope with those all over the world visit joe augustine dotcom flash give hope to give a gift today god bless thanks for letting us come into your homes to die if you ever in our area i hope you'll stop by and by part of one of our services fan is people in all of houston texas rod here lakewood but thanks for tuna in today and thank you again for coming out i'd like to start with that's funny and i've heard about this man died and went to heaven saint peter s courted him down this long haul way filled with many clocks the hands on the clocks we're all taking at different speeds peter explain that
every person has a clock when they sit in the clock ticks one clock was early move and that was billy grams park another clock was creeping along mother teresa cloth the men curiously cannot see my clock peter said yeah we keep years in the office and use it as a fan say it like you made it this is my bible i am what it says i what it says our hair i can do what it says i can do they will be taught the word of god boldly confess my mind is alive my heart is receptive i will never be the same jesus nay god bless you i want to talk to you today about god who crosses his arms god has things in store for you that you don't see coming it may seem like you ve reached your limits you ve gone
far as you can but god is going to open doors you never thought would open you didn't have the train you weren't next in line but somehow you were chosen for the promotion god has unexpected favor he's going to do things that we didn't deserve that's what happened in jenin is forty eight jacob an old man and about to die son joseph was the prime minister of egypt second in command under the pharoah joseph jacob youngest son and his favorite he'd given joseph his coat of many colours and was so proud of him but for many years jacob thought joseph was dead his brothers told their father that joseph been eaten by wild animal jacob was heart broken and lived with all this pain thirteen years later jacob found out that joe
was still alive and in this position of great honour joseph eventually brought his father and his family to egypt gave them up i still live and took care of them now jacob was hundred and forty years old and about to pass joseph and to say his good bars and to get the blessing from his father took his two sons with him manassa and every year when i saw the boys he asked who they were joseph said dad the my sons grandsons it man and how jacob must have failed he never thought he would see joseph again he had already accepted that he was gone now not only let him see his son but he saw grandsons his heart was overjoyed light jacob you may have given up on it
you think it's been too long now you ve accepted that you'll never get well never meet the right person never start that business but what put in your heart he's not only still going to bring it to pass but it's going to turn out better than you thought not just your son but you're graham son so to speak is going exceed what you're thinking jacob called manassa in every em over and hugged them in kissed he said the joseph inverse five i'm adopting as my own sums your two boys they will inherit the same thing as you and your brother's what's interesting is these boys were born from an egyptian mother back then the egyptians worshipped idols they didn't believe in jehovah she didn't have a heritage of fate you would think god would say are going to have any
to do with those boys not gonna bless someone from a family that doesn't worship me but god doesn't disqualify you because of how you were raised you may come from a family that did not regard there was a lot of roma dysfunction the good news that doesn't have to stop you like manassa in april whom god is adopting you in spite of what they did or didn't do you may come to feel like you under a generational curse because i how were raised god is choosing you to stop the generational blessing you're the day maker you can the one to affect your family law for generations to come there extremely significant that these boys were adopted by jacob not only did he overlook who their mother was but they a grand sums not sons nation
i've had to wait another generation for years to receive what jacob was giving them normally it would have come from their father joseph he would have passed down the blessing the inheritance given to him these boys were receiving something that they didn't deserve this was shown us the character of god there are things if we don't deserve we were off course do in our own thing but god who is full of mercy said i'm going to reach down in spotty your past in spite of your mistakes in spite of what your family didn't do and i'm going to adopt you anyway paul said innovations god has adopted us into his own family because you been adopted you're going to come in to blessings that you didn't favour that you didn't deserve
houses that you didn't build the scripture says vineyard that you didn't plan your past is not going to limit you how you were raised is not going to keep god from blessing you like these boys mother there may have been people that didn't honour god did make good choice is god not holding that against you he's saying i'm adopting do anyway that is my grandchild not as my great grand child i'm adopting new as my own son my own joseph sons shouldn't have been airs for another generation but because of what jacob did what's the worst forty years down the road there are things that take you years to accomplish years to get out of their years to break it addiction years to set a new standard but god is going to do for you what he did for these boys he's going to catch up
what you are here you're going to see things happened faster than you thought it should taken you a generation but gods going to do a quick work cause you're honouring him because you say ass for me in my house we will serve the lord god speeding things a watch we have taken you your whole life is going to happen in a fraction of the time but i can imagine joseph brothers when they saw the grand sons the same blessing that belong to the brothers they didn't understand they said dad s not fair their songs not grandsons you did the same thing that you are giving us can i tell you favour is not fair it's just the goodness of god when god bless you don't be surprised if some people get jealous when speed things up when you
barriers some people won't understand they'll start talking bout you you don't deserve it you're not talented you'll just lucky it's not luck is fever it's god shining down on you make things happen that you could not make happen now stay on the road you don't have to convince people to like you some people can't handle your success if they walk away let them you didn't need them if they left you there are not a part of your destiny don't waste valuable time with people that won't sell right the blessing that god put on your life don't apologize don't try to downplay you choose it god chose you you a glance on he is the i said i'm adopting you i'm giving you what don't deserve i'm taken due to a new level where
blessings whale it's the favor of god on your life after jacob told the boys he was adopting them he called them over to give them his blessing in the old testament the blessing from the father was very significant and very revered what the father spoke were the sons in his final days carry great weight and would affect the children the rest of their lives the oldest son would receive a double portion that was the tradition the book seeing the father gave with his right hand was this double portion blessing so joseph brought his oldest son his first when manassa and placed him at his father's right side so jacob could easily reach out in touch him if we stood on his lap joseph knelt down put his face toward the
round but jacob instead of reaching out with his right hand and touch manassa he crossed his arms in what his right hand on equally on his left arm and ass he spoke the blessing over them when joseph eventually looked up and saw it he was upset he caught up in a hurry and said dan what do you do and you ve got it backwards men nasa is my oldest he took jacob right hand it was going to place it on the nasa jake opponent back he said i know what i'm doing manassa will be great but he freedom will even be greater multitude of nations will come out of here was showing us that he doesn't always bless the way we expect equilibrium wasn't next in line he didn't deserve
he wasn't born in the right position but god bypassed all the tradition he bypass what people thought would happen and did something out of the ordinary when joseph tried to stop his father jacob set in effect no iep room was born second no this doesn't belong to him but course in my arms on purpose i'm going to say him favour that he doesn't deserve this story is not so much about one family member getting ahead of another its showing us how he can take people from the back people they don't have the position people that feel left out and bring them to the god loves to choose people that others say or not qualified they don't have the talent they don't come from the right they made to member states globally
lives god is about to his arms he's gone put you in a position that you didn't are you didn't qualify for you work next in line god going too things happen did you didn't see coming new may think like our that where you are now is where you always going to be given your limits that would all be true set for one thing god is going to ass his aren't you honouring god being best he will endorse you never dreamed would open he's going up most you even though you weren't next in line you'll think how did i get here i didn't have the training experience the connections here's how god crossed his arms how did i end up in front of so many people eighteen years ago i was running the cameras i was doing the production i was
next in line this necessarily i wasn't the most qualified but god courses arms here i how did we get the compact center we were the most influential grew in the bidding process we didn't have the biggest portfolio the most resources but god cos his arms he took us from the back and put us in the fry how is my mother still alive thirty seven years after being diagnosed with terminal cancer god posted he did what medicine could not do we can all come up with an excuse to settle where we are i don't have the time in general i don't have the connections the confidence the talent size the personality cards is while the hat i created you know what order you were born in you may be the four born son so to speak you don't feel like you have
what you need to go further don't worry gods going to cost his arms he's going to make things happen that you couldn't make happen scripture gideon said god i can't leave the people of israel against the media nights i come from the poorest family and the least one in my father's house god said gideon and no you're not i know you're not next in line but i'm going to cost my arms i'm going to take you from the background to the foreground i'm gonna give the influence and ability that you ve never say so could i said god i don't deserve your goodness you gave me supernatural spring and a blue are kept giving into temptation now i'm blood bound grinding at the mill and it's all my own phone god sir sampson new every mistake you would ever make
and my mercy is bigger than anything you ve done wrong yes you sure got defeated feeling like a failure but take heart i'm going to cross my arms god bless samson one more time and he defeated more enemies in his death then he did his whole my time you may have a thousand reasons why you can accomplish your dream why you can't get out of that bloom god is saying to you i'm about to cross my arms i'm going to show you unexpected fave unexpected promotion unexpected healing unexpected breakthroughs you didn't see it coming you weren't quarrel you weren't the next in line is just the goodness of god well george this is encouraging today but i don't know i've got some big problems i have allowed common against me the scripture says is the arm of the lord too short to deliver you do
somehow gods arm can't reach you you too far back made too many mistakes miss too many opera penalties have to bigger problems can i tell you god's arm is not too short to deliver you you you to provide for you to free you indicate you you're going to see god do things that you didn't see coming when he crosses his arms things are going fall into place good breaks are going to find you opportunity is going to chase you men are no owns a design company he started with small clients his main competitor had died listen to clients he was just a speck compared to them in some of the people there were jealous of his work they would make disparaging remarks and try to build him he didn't pay any it just do it he can
run in his raise the in his vast one class lead to another he kept growing new doors kept opening he came to the place where he passed up that other the name one day they called and ask if he would like to purchase them today he owns the company that used to be hundreds of times bigger than he is he told me george i didn't see this coming i dreamed i would be the successful now the people that used to make fun of him said a call in him named you know what they call him balls what happened god cost is on you may not have the position yet the influence the reputation the competence you feel like you're further back that's ok just keep honouring god and you will come in to this unexpected promotion that you didn't see coming the book of luke
the angel said mary them lord has decided to bless you some blessings that come from being faithful and doing the right thing when it's hard but there are times like with mary lou with equilibrium that god has simply decided bless you you didn't do anything to earn it impact plenty of reasons why shouldn't have happened maybe you didn't make good choices you had a family member like ie freedom that didn't honour god but god in his mercy crossed his ears he chose to be good deed he chose to turn that problem around that you do yourself into he chose to open that door that you could have never open
that's god deciding to bless you this is what happened with my father he was raised in a good family but they didn't have any kind of thing you would think when i needed a pastor when he needed somebody to carry out his will he would find somebody from a family affair but god doesn't always choose who we would choose seventeen years of age my father was walking home from a night club at two o clock in the morning lacking done many times before but this time there was something different he looked up at the stars for some reason begin to think about god he wondered what he would do with the rest of his life span really was very poor we're cotton farmers he thought he'd have to pick caught in the rest of his life so only knew how to do but is he looked up if those
stars deep down he knew he was made for more didn't understand anything about god tat night he felt something special when he got home he noticed the the bible on the coffee table it was there as a declaration somethin told him to open it when he did it fell open to a picture of jesus standing at the door and knocking the captain read our stand at the door and knock if you open it i will come in my father didn't understand theology but he could understand opening a door the next day he went to church with a friend for the forest the end of the service the pasture embodied people to come to the front that wanted to receive christ my father wanted to go but he was too nervous here
barge his friend turned in said john if you'll go i'll go with you they walked down together my father gave his life to cry the first one in our family nothing why my father why did i feel that drawing why did he look up stars and begin to think about his destiny why did the bible fall open to a picture he could understand why did that foreign take an interest in walked hand though how with him that was the lord deciding to bless my father the lord deciding to be good for my family my father he wasn't next in line to become a pastor he wasn't qualified he didn't come from the quote right family can i tell you none of that matters when god decides to bless you he'll show you favour that you didn't mercy that you didn't deserve wasn't it
thing you did it was just god crossing his arms where would i be if god had not decided to be good father where would my children be if god had not crossed his arms smile not only went on to become a great pastor founded lake would touch the world but daddy broke the curse of poverty that he was raised in he set a new standard for our family i believe like god did for my father like he's done for me it has decided to blush he's just i did to bring your family decided to take you to new levels circumstances may say not going to happen you're not qualified young next in line don't worry god has unexpected favour unexpected promotion unexpected turn around
didn't see it coming it may seem like your family will never come me are you never set a new standard you keep ring god and you will come and these moments were god decided to bless you i saw a young men on television plain professional football he had just caught the game winning catch his teammates were piling him that bans were cheering everybody shouting in going while too earlier he was working a grocery store stock entails he was turned but all the teams they said he was too small he was the star player income which he was excited about playing professionally but he wasn't drafted no one wanted him he felt overlooked forgotten he knew he had what it takes but nobody would give him a chance one day out of the blue a code
then he had never met call and invited him to trial for the t he the team and went on to become the leading receive the reporter was interviewing him after the game winning catch he thanked lord then he said while ever saw this coming he thought his days of football world he had already accepted that it wasn't meant to be then god cost his arms not only was he celebrating the victory but everyone was celebrating him four may rule they may take it's never going to work out but god the final say he knows how to take it from the background to the foreground when he decides to bless you things are going to happen that you didn't see coming you don't have to be the most qualified the most experienced
from the most influential family if you are that's great god can still take your higher but you may feel like you have disadvantages some your head control over what family you were born into what nationality what social standing liking for whom he couldn't help that he wasn't the first born son he couldn't help that is mother worshiped idols he had no say over there on the surface would you back cause you to think too bad this is my lot in life but god doesn't choose the way we choose he's about to show you influence ability opportunities that you didn't see coming david said who emma o lord and what my family that you would take me this far he was saying i'm not the biggest strongest most qualified i didn't come from royalty i was a ship
work in the fields minding my own business and lord look what you ve taken me he didn't act go after it it came after him the profit samuel showed up at his house to annoy him king god has some far and beyond opportunities that are about to come looking for you the right people are going to track you down you couldn't have made it and is the arm of the lord reaching down to promote to elevate to increase you you're gonna look back and say like that well god i never dreamed you take me to this level now keep your faith out their thoughts what tell you it's never going to happen now get ready gods about two courses i believe and declare your coming into unexpected favour unexplored it healing unexpected turn around gods going to take it from the background to the foreground you
the step into new levels set a new standard for your family and reach the full fullness of your destiny jesus name if you receive it can you say man i'd like to give you an opportunity to make jesus the lord of your life would you play with me just say lord jesus i repented message come into my heart made my lord and save you if you pray debts prayer we believed you got born again get in a good bible based charge and keep god first lice victorian i'll be right back to speak a blessing over you
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