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PROMISED LAND 2004
Dr. Stan Coffey
Psalm 126:5-6; Joshua 1:3
That means that you have to do something. You have to walk by faith. God was saying to have to get over, you have to cross Jordan, and you have to move against the enemy by faith. And as you move against the enemy by faith, every piece of territory that you claim, that you stand on, that I have given unto you. We already own it, we already have the victory, but we have to rise up and claim the victory that is ours through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Now today's message is about reaching people. Our text is in Psalm 126, one of my favorite Old Testament texts that apply to a new testament principal that God has called us all to do.
Now we will break it down in just a moment, but here is an illustration of the farmer sowing the seed. And the farmer must sow the seed to get a harvest. And the promise is that he that goes and sows the seed, he bears the precious seed and if he weeps, it says, he will water the seed, he will doubtless come again. There is no doubt about it, bringing the harvest in. Well, what is a sheave? A sheave is a bundle of wheat or a bundle of corn and there is no doubt that if he sows, if he cultivates, if he waters, he is going to get a harvest. Now Galatians has a very similar verse, we read "be not weary in well doing, for in due season, we shall reap if we faint not." Now let me say, that winning people to Jesus Christ is the principle responsibility of every child of God. It is priority one of the church. Now we do not have to have the gift of winning people to be a witness. Every believer is to be a witness for Jesus Christ. And there is no greater promise than this promise. Now we must gain the heart of the Lord Jesus, we must see people as Jesus saw them. We must love people as Jesus loved them, we must touch people as Jesus touched them.
Why did Jesus come into this world? In 1 Timothy 1:15 "This is a faithful say ...
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