They that wait and follow, will see God working
Genesis 45-47/Acts 16-18

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45:5 But don’t be angry with yourselves that you did this to me, for God did it. He sent me here ahead of you to preserve your lives.


16:16-18 One day as we were going down to the place of prayer, we met a demon-possessed slave girl. She was a fortune-teller who earned a lot of money for her masters. She followed along behind us shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, and they have come to tell you how to be saved.” This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and spoke to the demon within her. “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her,” he said. And instantly it left her.

OT Flash Points

“You didn’t do it – God did it”
The fountain of grace is the acknowledgment of God’s sovereignty
Will you only ascribe to God what appears to be advantageous to you?
If so, you are cutting classes!
The problem with “island theology” is that most of life is lived between the islands
God, through Joseph, orchestrated the consolidation of power under Pharaoh

NT Flash Points

The perils and joys of preaching the gospel
The message is always pointing to Jesus, therefore the message can always be spontaneous and apropos


Do not try to help God fulfill the vision
When darkness follows the vision, it is discipline
Wait – God will make you what’s needed
Never pump up joy and confidence – stay on God

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