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Living Above See Level (2 of 5)
Series: Opening the Windows of Heaven
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.THE PRINCIPLE OF TESTING
II. THE PRINCIPLE OF TRANSFER
III. THE PRINCIPLE OF TRANSFORMATION
We're thinking these days on the theme of Opening the Windows of Heaven. I am praying the windows of heaven will be opened to many of our people who are hurting and many who are in need and all of us are in need of one kind or the other. Amen?
God has promised He will open the windows of heaven and He will pour us out a blessing so great there will not be room enough to receive it. Last week we talked about faith as the key to opening the windows of heaven. He that comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
I want to continue that thought of opening the windows of heaven as we look at a situation in God's word where the windows of heaven were opened. Look in John Chapter 6 and we are going to begin with Verse 1. The gospel of John Chapter 6 and Verse 1, a wonderful miracle and today I want to speak on the subject Living Above See Level. I spelled see -S-E-E.
The Bible says a Christian is to walk not by sight but by faith. We are to live above see level. We are to live on the level of faith. We are to see by faith and in John Chapter 6 and Verse 1 there is the perfect example of how when an emergency arises, a crisis arises in your family or in your life or maybe it's fanatical, maybe its emotional or physical; whatever it may be how God works in that crisis to show us that we can depend upon Him to open the windows of heaven in that situation.
We need the windows of heaven opened upon our church family. So let's look at John Chapter 6 and Verse 1. "AFTER THESE THINGS JESUS WENT OVER THE SEA OF GALILEE, WHICH IS THE SEA OF TIBERIAS. AND A GREAT MULTITUDE FOLLOWED HIM, BECAUSE THEY SAW HIS MIRACLES WHICH HE DID ON THEM THAT WERE DISEASED. AND JESUS WENT UP INTO A MOUNTAIN, AND THERE HE SAT WITH HIS DISCIPLES.
AND THE PASSOVER, A FEAST OF THE JEWS, WAS NIGH. WHEN JESUS THEN LIFTED UP HIS EYES, AND SAW A GREAT COMPANY COME UNTO HIM, HE SAITH UNTO PHILIP, WHENCE SHALL WE BUY BREAD, THAT THESE MAY EAT?
AND THIS HE SAID TO PROVE HIM: FOR HE HIMSELF KNEW WHAT HE WOULD DO. PHILIP ANSWERED HIM, TWO HUNDRED PENNYWORTH OF BREAD IS NOT SUFFICIENT FOR THEM, THAT EVERY ONE OF THEM MAY TAKE A LITTLE.
ONE OF HIS DISCIPLES, ANDREW, SIMON PETER'S BROTHER, SAITH UNTO HIM, THERE IS A LAD HERE, WHICH HATH FIVE BARLEY LOAVES, AND TWO SMALL FISHES: BUT WHAT ARE THEY AMONG SO MANY?
AND JESUS SAID, MAKE THE MEN SIT DOWN. NOW THERE WAS MUCH GRASS IN THE PLACE. SO THE MEN SAT DOWN, IN NUMBER ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND. AND JESUS TOOK THE LOAVES; AND WHEN HE HAD GIVEN THANKS, HE DISTRIBUTED TO THE DISCIPLES, AND THE DISCIPLES TO THEM THAT WERE SET DOWN; AND LIKEWISE OF THE FISHES AS MUCH AS THEY WOULD.
WHEN THEY WERE FILLED, HE SAID UNTO HIS DISCIPLES, GATHER UP THE FRAGMENTS THAT REMAIN, THAT NOTHING BE LOS ...
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