Bible Passage: Luke 1:26-33
The Angel Appears to Mary
26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, — named Nazareth,
27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
Keep Praying For Nigeria For Mercy So That The Shedding Of Innocent Blood Can Stop Immediately Because God Said The Cup Of Nigeria Is Full.
1. It is written, there is nothing hid, that will not come to the open – Mk. 4:22.
2. Sooner or later, Num. 32:23, your sin will find you out.
3. The Bible says you must abstain from every appearance of evil – 1 Thess. 5:22.
4. The Bible says if the devil comes face to face to fight you, stand and fight – resist the devil and he will flee from you.
2 Tim. 2:22- When you find yourself facing youthful lust, flee.
When a woman accuses you of anything, no one will listen to you the man.
Long before your birth, God had decreed greatness.-Gen. 1:28
Ps. 33:8-9– When God speaks, it is done.
Num. 23:19– God is not a man that he should Lie.
Isa. 55:10-11– His word will not return to Him void.
Mk. 13:31– This word will not pass away even if heaven should pass away.
NOT ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO WERE BORN GREAT BECAME GREAT.
1. Cain – Gen. 4:1-14– He ended up a vagabond.
2. The children of Eli- their father was the high priest of the Most High God.
1 Sam. 2:30-32.
God is sovereign.
PRAYER: Every good thing that God has promised us will not be cancelled.
3. Gehazi – one of the biggest losers in the world. He was the private secretary of Elisha. – 2 Kgs. 5:20-27.
4. Judas Iscariot – the number one loser of the whole world- Acts 1:15-20.
What do they have in common?
Joseph – Gen. 39.
He was born to be great.
He said to the woman DON’T TRUNCATE MY DESTINY.
1 Jn. 1:7– The blood of Jesus cleanses from all sins.
Sin is an insulator that will block your way to greatness.
There are three categories:
A. Some are born great.
B. Some achieve greatness.
C. Some has greatness trust upon them.
A. SOME ARE BORN GREAT.
Jacob – Rm. 9:10-13.
Being born great means the elephant never give birth to a dwarf. The day an elephant is born, it is already bigger than a goat.
Judges 13:2-5 Before Samson – A deliverer is born.
2 Sam.12:24-25– Solomon – God loved him.
You are alive today because God loves you.
You are birth to be great.
B. Some People Achieve Greatness
Elijah – 1 Kgs. 17:1– He was born a nobody.
1 Kgs. 21:16-27.- Elijah became terror to the king.
Archbishop Benson Idahosa.- He shook the world for Christ.
David – the lineage of Jesus. Blind Bartimaeus says – Jesus, Thou Son of David.
C. Some People Has Greatness Trust On Them.
Elisha- 1 Kgs. 19:19-21– He was minding his own business as a farmer.
He arrested a whole army.
You can get Daddy G.O.’s book – ARRESTING THE ARRESTER.
Peter- He was a fisherman. One day Jesus stepped into his boat and changed his story.
When you become born again, all things change – 2 Corin. 5:17. This means that even if you were not born great before, you become great.
Jn.1:11-12– Because you have a new Father.
1. You become a child of God.
Your new Father is called The Most High.
Our Father has always existed before mountains.
Mk. 11:22-23– You can command mountain to move and it will move.
My Father’s dress healed the sick- Mk. 5:25-34.
Your own handkerchiefs can heal the sick-Acts 19:11-12.
If you are a child of God , you will be great because Your Father is great.
You must pursue greatness vigorously.
Pursue greatness with all your heart.
Habb. 2:2– Pursue greatness.
Prov. 22:29– Seest thou a man diligent in his business, he shall stand before kings and not mean men.
Take the little you have and multiply it if you can’t see greatness around you. Matt. 25
Be willing to pay the price for greatness.
Refuse to die small.
You must work hard for greatness.
1 Corin. 12:31– Covet the best gift.
How great do you want to be?
Please, when you become great, don’t forget God!
Solomon– Vanity upon vanity.
King Saul – He forgot God.
It is the end that matters.
1. Thank the Almighty God for loving me, saving my soul, and for bringing me into His family.
2. Father, please, don’t let me sell my birthright of greatness. I am born to be great.
3. Father, please, help me to achieve the greatness that You plan for me. Everything I need to become great, please, make available.
4. Father, please anoint me mightily for superior greatness.
5. Father, please, when I do become great, don’t let me disappoint You.
6. Father, let me end well.
7. Personal request.
Pray for 30 minutes.
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