Hope Comes In Time

Joseph LephiewSeries, Sermons, Transition-TRUSTING THE UNKNOWN

Sermon Notes

Today is known to the Christian world as Palm Sunday. This is the day we as Christians celebrate to beginning of our Holy Week. This is day we celebrate Jesus as enters Jerusalem the week before His Crucification and of course His Resurrection and Defeat from Death, Hell and the Grave. This week is considered HOLY WEEK.

This day in history represents Jesus journey towards the cross.

Our world is in a state OF UNKNOWN. There are so many unknowns happening. Much of our world is unsure of the future. Fear and panic has gripped the hearts of many.
The church is unsure how to act. I am here to declare Gods Word for this hour to you.

GODS WORD IS HOPE, TRUST AND BELIEVE IN ME (GOD). No matter what you hear, read, see. Hope in our God, Trust in our God, Believe in our God.

Crises reveals things. A crises will reveal what we really believe. It will reveal where our Hope lies and where or what we place our trust. Our true beliefs come out in a crises.
Look at our Nation. Some are focused on God and some are focused on crises.

“This happened so that what was spoken by the prophet would be fulfilled, saying:”
Matthew 21:4 AMP

Here is the story of Jesus as He enters Jerusalem. He sends two disciples to get a donkey and her colt for him to ride into Jerusalem. This was foretold long before thru the Prophet Zechariah.

It was set long before the events took place. We can find comfort in this, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN OUR WORLD GOD KNOWS. This is why it says this would have to be fulfilled. God spoke long before to show HE IS IN CONTROL OF EVERYTHING.
GOD IS IN CONTROL AND IN CHARGE OF OUR WORLD. WE MUST DRAW HOPE KNOWING NOTHING HAPPENS WITHOUT GODS KNOWLEDGE.

GOD NEVER PROMISED THAT WE WOULD NOT HAVE TROUBLES OR TRIALS. We will have challenges, trials, crises, wars, etc. Thru it all GOD IS OUR HOPE.

“God is our refuge and strength [mighty and impenetrable], A very present and well-proved help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear,”
Psalms 46:1-2a AMP

This Palm Sunday is very special because it is a reminder that our God is ALMIGHTY AND ALL POWERFUL AND HE CARES FOR US.

He is our refuge,

: shelter or protection from danger or trouble : a place that provides shelter or protection

When the bombs are flying you run for shelter. This is what our God is to us. He is the bomb shelter, storm shelter. He is the protection and place we find refuge when it’s storming.

David said he would run and hide under the shadow of the Almighty. I remember my children when little and they would get scared they would run to our room and jump in our bed for refuge and protection. To in between Yvonne and myself was the safest place.

How much more when we get afraid that we have a place to run and hide for protection. God loves you and I so much. He knows we will become afraid at times. We all get afraid. Getting afraid is not the same as a spirit of fear. One comes to you the other gets in you and controls you. One moves you to God the other moves you away from God.

God is our refuge and strength (MIGHTY & IMPENETRABLE).

This word is our Word for any crises we will face today and in the future. We have faced many crises and when my flesh was so afraid we ran to our God and found safety, comfort and hope.

The word call HIM OUR ROCK AN ANCHOR FOR YOUR SOUL. GOD IS NOT MOVED BY THE CRISES OF MAN.

“God is our refuge and strength [mighty and impenetrable], A very present and well-proved help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear,”
Psalms 46:1-2a AMP

GOD IS VERY PRESENT AND WELL-PROVED HELP IN TROUBLE. GOD DOES NOT STOP THE TROUBLES BECAUSE TROUBLE BELONGS TO THIS WORLD. WHAT HE DOES IS HE BECOMES OUR HELP. GOD WANTS TO HELP YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO TRY TO DO IT ON YOUR OWN GOD WILL LET YOU. I HAVE TRIED TO FIGHT BATTLES AND DEAL WITH CRISES ON MY OWN ONLY TO FALL AND CRY OUT TO GOD FOR HIS HELP.

HE WAITS FOR US TO CRY OUR FOR HELP. CRYING OUT SAYS WE NEED HIM, WE WANT HIM, WE WILL EXCEPT HIS HELP. IT SAYS WE NEED HIM. WE NEED GOD. WE WANT GOD.

Quote: If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change,”

Troubles and trials are meant to grow you. To grow your faith and trust in your God. They are not meant to destroy you.

If God is our refuge and He is then WE WILL NOT FEAR. WHEN I AM IN THE REFUGE OF MY HOUSE I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE RAIN AND GETTING WET. I TRUST THE SHELTER.

GOD IS OUR HELP, OUR STRENGTH.

“No weapon that is formed against you will succeed;”
Isaiah 54:17a AMP

WEAPONS WILL BE FORMED BUT THE PROMISE IS THEY WILL NOT SUCCEED. THINGS ARE NOT THE WAY YOU SEE THEM.

Palm Sunday Jesus rode in on a donkey like a King. The people laid their coats and Palm leaves on the road in front of him. This was like royalty.

The people thought Jesus was riding in to take over the government they were so excited. They did not understand Jesus was riding towards the cross and death.

Not everything is as it appears in your eyes. GOD IS AT WORK AND HIS PLAN WINS EVERY TIME. GODS WAYS ARE SUPREME.

NEVER JUDGE GOD BY THE WAY THE CURRENT EVENTS LOOK. GOD IS BIGGER THAN VIRUSES, HE IS BIGGER THAN POLITICIANS, HE IS BIGGER THAN WORLD POWERS, HE IS BIGGER THAN DARKNESS, HE IS BIGGER THAN ALL THAT IS IN OUR WORLD.

JESUS WOULD BE TRIED, CONVICTED, SENTENCED, AND EXECUTED. TO EVERYONE THIS WAS NOT RIGHT. BUT IN GOD IT WAS SO RIGHT. WE HAS HUMANS ONLY SEE THE SMALL PICTURE BUT GOD HAS A MUCH LARGER PICTURE.

JESUS WAS GOING TO BE SACRIFICED FOR ALL OF HUMANITY, HE WAS MAKING AN OPEN DOOR TO GOD AND HEAVEN. WHAT LOOKED BAD REALLY WAS FOR THE ULTIMATE GOOD. HOPE IN YOUR GOD. HOPE FILL YOU AT THIS TIME. FILL UP,WITH HIS HOPE NOT THE HUMAN CRISES OR TROUBLES YOU FACE. HOPE IN GOD.

“What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.”
Rick Warren

Where there is no hope in the future, there is no power in the present.”
John Maxwell

Without Christ there is no hope.”
Charles Spurgeon

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises.”
Romans 15:13 AMP

OVERFLOW OF HOPE.