Experiencing God's Faithfulness In Times Of Trials

2 Kings 4:1-7 (NIV)

August 2, 2020 • Dr. Roy Verzosa

Message Series: Experiencing God's Faithfulness Part 3 Message Title: EXPERIENCING GOD’S FAITHFULNESS IN TIMES OF TRIALS Message Text: 2 Kings 4:1-7 (NIV) The Widow’s Olive Oil 1 The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.” 2 Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?” “Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.” 3 Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.” 5 She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. 6 When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.” But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing. 7 She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.” 1. GOD RECOGNIZES OUR PROBLEM A. There was Death in Her Family B. There was Debt in Her Family C. There was Despair in Her Family Lesson # 1: “We need to know where to go when we don’t know what to do.” 2. GOD REVEALS OUR POTENTIAL A. There was the Strange Order B. There was the Simple Obedience C. There was the Supernatural Outcome Lesson # 2: “If we focus on what we do not have, we could miss the possibilities of what we already have.” Is your focus on what you don’t have or is your focus on what you believe God is going to do? 3. GOD RELEASES OUR PROVISION Lesson # 3: “Know that our faith has to function before we can experience God’s provision.” Important Quotes: “The flow never stopped as long as the vessels were there ready to be filled.” “That means much of our time should be spent on looking for empty vessels to fill – and in the ministry we need to bring more empty people, hurting people, needy people to whom God can pour out His blessings.” “The oil of anointing will continue to flow as long as we continue to bring empty vessels to be filled.” “And that’s what we need to keep on doing here in the house of God if we want more blessings to continue flowing. Many churches die because the members no longer have the passion to seek the lost, the broken-hearted, the people who need the Lord ... and the anointing stops flowing.” “When we start pouring ourselves to others then God starts pouring His blessings to our lives so we can continue to be a channel of His blessings.” Recorded via Facebook Live Stream from CLC – Scarborough August 2, 2020 Facebook: champion life centre scarborough YouTube: Champion Life Centre Scarborough Instagram: @clcscarborough email: scarborough@championlife.ca end