Sr. Pastor Darrell G Vaughn
                                                        Faithfulness - A Key Step to Happiness
Feb 27 2011                             "Failure is not an Option!"
Sun Am Worship                                   1 of 2

Text: 2 Cor. 10: 3-6   (King James Version)

  "Father, I am your servant, willing and desiring to be used to bless your people."

                            The Fields are white and the laborers are few!
C.H. Spurgeon said, "If God does not save a man by truth he certainly will not save them by lies, and if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival;"

 

2 Corinthians 10:3   For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

2 Corinthians 10:4   (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

2 Corinthians 10:5   Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

2 Corinthians 10:6   And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

 

Let's pray.
Father, Open my eyes so I can see Your truth.
Open my ears so I can hear Your voice.
Open my mind so I can understand Your Word.
And open my heart so I may receive all that You want me to receive. AMEN

 

Isaiah 55:9   For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:10   For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

Isaiah 55:11   So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

 

Daniel in the Den not from the den

 

Shadrick Meshack and Abendigo in the furnace not from it.

 

Jonah in the Whales belly not from the whale

 

David in front of Goliath not from Goliath

 

Paul and Silas in the prison not from the prison

 

Lazarus after the fact.

 

He is the Potter! We are the Lump!  He is God we are not!

 

Jeremiah 18:3   Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.

Jeremiah 18:4   And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

Jeremiah 18:5   Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Jeremiah 18:6   O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

 

Isaiah 54:17   No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

 

Isaiah 43:2   When thou passest through the waters, I will be with th and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walke through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

Isaiah 43:3   For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

  

Psalms 23:1   A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Psalms 23:2   He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Psalms 23:3   He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Psalms 23:4   Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Psalms 23:5   Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Psalms 23:6   Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

 

One will chase a thousand

Deuteronomy 32:30   How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?

 

I am here this morning to tell someone GOD CANNOT FAIL

Look to someone and let them know Greater is he that is ion you than he that is in the world!

 

Let them know right now you serve a God that still answers by fire!

 

Isa 55:11
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (KJV)

The thief comes to steal kill and destroy by My Jesus, My Jesus , comes with abundant life.

 

He is no longer a babe in a manger, he is no longer a twelve year old in a temple. He is the Lion of the tribe of Judah. He holds the keys of death, hell and the grave. He is the resurrection  and the Life, he is the Mighty God that changed Saul into a Paul. He is the mighty God that took Peter the fisherman and set him onfire on the day of Pentecost.  He is the peace speaker. Wonderful counselor. Its time to put the devil on notice. Enough is enough and we are not taking anymore.

I am a new creature in Christ. I am Crucified with Christ. And I can do all things through Christ.

 

If God said it I believe it. If God Spoke it,  it don't matter whether you believe it or Not God cannot Lie and he will bring it to pass because God can never ever fail.


a.) The promise God made to Abraham, Isaac & Jacob concerning multiplication was fulfilled because God cannot fail.

b.) Joseph the dreamer, saw all of his dreams become a reality simply because God cannot fail !

c.) Ex 3 is where Moses encounters God in the burning bush.

1. God calls Moses to deliver his people from 400 yrs of slavery.

(1) God would send 10 plagues & in the end Pharaoh will let the people Go.

3. Moses was very apprehensive about it all, & so God had to send Aaron his brother to help him.

4. At that point Moses failed to understand that when God sets out to do something, He cannot fail !

d.) Joshua was able to bring down the wall of Jericho because God cannot fail.

1.God told Joshua exactly what he needed to do & when it was all done the walls would crumble.

(1) God did exactly what he said He would do !

2. God 's people entered the promised land because God cannot fail !

3. David defeated Goliath, because God cannot fail !!!

(1) David passed this truth down to his son Solomon.

1 Chr 28:20 David also said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished. (NIV)

c.) This teaches us that God is not:

1. Weak = Deficient = insufficient !

2. God does not decay, decline, diminish or sink !

3. He will not omit or neglect, fall short, or disappoint !

4. He will never be insolvent or bankrupt !

5. But, God is all powerful, abundantly abundant, all sufficient, productive & an ever presence !!! (never ever leaves us)

2. Jesus.

a.) Jesus performed miracle after miracle because the work that he did was actually the work that his father sent him to do & Jesus knew his Father could not fail !!

John 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. (KJV)

II. TRUTH.

Isa 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (KJV)

1. God's word.

a.) Our text tells us that God's word will not go back, or God cannot go back on His word = His word = results.

1. His word will accomplish whatever God wants & achieve want ever God sends it out to do !

2. God's word is never spoken in vain & never fails to produce the effect which God intends.

Note: I understand that this is talking about God's word in terms of the gospel = where ever it's preached it will produce & have an effect, but it's also talking about God's promises, but in any case it tells us that God word does not fail !

3. In essence God does not fail !!!

b.) God cannot lie.

Heb 6:18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. (NIV)

1. How many know that pigs can't fly = just no way, they never could, never can & never will ! (just impossible)

2. Same w/ God = he just can't lie, it's impossible. (he's not like you & I = liars = upsetting to called a liar)

c.) Now, if God can't lie, that means that he is bound to truth, he has to speak truth.

1. When God says a specific thing, then he's bound to it, he can't retract it, but he will uphold it !!

(1) When God speaks words of blessing & provision, he's bound to keep his word.

(2) & if He's bound to keep his word, then that word can't fail because he can't lie.

(3) When God says that "with his stripe we are healed" then God is bound to that !!

2. The language of God is truth & nothing but the truth. It's never mixed w/ anything else but truth.

2. We Fail.

a.) We're the ones that fail.

1. Human ability will only take you so far, after that we need God to take us the rest of the way !!

2. You will fail miserably without God involved in you're life, leading & directing you & in solving your problems, pains & sufferings.

b.) What do we need to do ?

1. We need to get behind the one who speaks truth, the one who can't fail.

2. Any other position will lead to failure. (get behind the one who can't fail)

c.) it's a matter of faith & longevity.

1. God wants us to have faith, belief, trust, confidence in Him.

2. God wants our faith to count !

Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers." (NIV)

d.) The point is, God can never fail, you need to put your faith in that fact !

1. If you need salvation, then God can & will save you, you might reject it today, but you've heard the word & now it's just a matter of time !

2. If you're in some sort of trouble, then God can't fail to get you thru !!

3. If you're sick in your body = God can't fail to heal you !! (Jessica)

4. If you have a financial need = then God can't fail to meet that need

CONCLUSION.

1. When you learn this fact, your life will change.

a.) Your life will be "God focused" & not self - focused.