Made for Greatness Part Two
Made for Greatness Part Two
Psalms 139:14 (NIV)
14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
You have a destiny for Greatness!
Jeremiah 1:5 (NKJV)
5“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)
11For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
God planned your life thousands of years ago
God made each of us with special gifts and talents
He made us for a specific purpose
He wants the very best for you
On a scale of 1 to 10, you are a 10
GOD MADE YOU FOR GREATNESS
Moses : a man of meekness
Numbers 12:3 (NKJV)
3(Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.)
Birth of a vision – Faith
Exodus 2:1-5 (NKJV)
1And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. 2So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months. 3But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, daubed it with asphalt and pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river’s bank.4And his sister stood afar off, to know what would be done to him. 5Then the daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river. And her maidens walked along the riverside; and when she saw the ark among the reeds, she sent her maid to get it.
Moses’ life was spared because God had a purpose for him
Can you look back on your life and see how God has protected and preserved your life?
At an early age, Moses had a propensity to help people
11 Now it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. And he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren.
12 So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two Hebrew men were fighting, and he said to the one who did the wrong, “Why are you striking your companion?”
14 Then he said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Often like Moses, at an early age we have an impression to do what God has called us to do
Death of a Vision – Hope
Exodus 3:1 (NKJV)
1Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
Moses is not leading or delivering God’s People. He is caring for sheep on the backside of the desert.
The Vision has Died
The Fulfillment of the Vision
Exodus 3:2-4 (NKJV)
2And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. 3Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.” 4So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”
And he said, “Here I am.”
Exodus 3:10 (NKJV)
10Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”
Truth – Moses was chosen by God not because he was qualified, but because he was faithful
Exodus 3:11,12 (NKJV)
11But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” 12So He said, “I will certainly be with you. And this shall be a sign to you that I have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.”
I will certainly be with you
God did something great with Moses
Exodus 6:6-8 (NKJV)
6Therefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. 7I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. 8And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the Lord.’ ”
Moses didn’t bring the Israelites out of Egypt! God Did!
Moses did do something great for God! He simply obeyed him!