Romans. 4. 16 – 21I. IntroductionLast weekend , we , collectively , declared ( Job 28 . 22 ) that the Windsor Village Family is living in a system of ‘ signs and wonders ‘ ( Acts 2 .22 ;4 . 30 ) ! Accordingly , by the grace of God , numerous members have alreadybegun to experience miracles. Already ! Glory to God ! God’s Promise PlusYour Faith Equals A MiracleIn today’s Scriptural passage , God honored one hundred year old Abraham ‘s faith in God’s promise by producing a miracle , a son . Interestingly , God honored Abraham ‘s faith in spite of the fact that his faith had been flawed – at best.When Abraham chose to invest his hope in God’s promise in spite of his physiology , psychology and philosophy , God miraculously produced His promise , a sign and a wonder of God’ s grace : Issac ! Now , it’s our turn for us to receive what God has promised us !II. The Physiology Of Deadness v. 19A. Abraham and Sarah were incapable of having a child . …pB. Abraham could ‘ visit ‘ Sarah but only God beget .C. Abraham could not grant Sarah anything ; and Sarah could not produce anything.D. Your ending can be God’s beginning !III. The Psychology of Disappointment v. 16A. Twenty – five years separated the promise and the production of the promise to Abram .B. In the meantime , develop am enduring dependence upon God ‘s promise .C. Fight the spirit of disappointment with the spirit of God’s promise :
- Declare a thing and it shall be established for you ! Job 22 . 28
- God is ready to perform His Word ! Jeremiah. 1. 12
- Expect God’s Word to become flesh and dwell in you ! John 1. 14
- Let it be unto me according to God’s Word ! Luke. 1. 38IV. The Philosophy Of ‘ Deadlinesness ‘ v. 20A. When God promised Abraham a child , God did NOT offer a timeline !B. Just because there is no timeline does not mean the promise diminishesin value over time .C. The more time elapses , the closer you get to the performance of the promise ! So , be in courage !V. The Power Of Determination. vv. 18 , 21 ; Genesis 21. 1-3A. The sheer vertical sovereignty of God produced the promised miracle for Abraham and Sarah .B. Your hope in God ‘s promise must be greater than your hope in any other‘ promise ‘ from anything or anybody else .C. God specializes in exhibitions , not explanations .D. Keep your hope in the promises of God , The Promise Keeper ! When you do , you can hope in spite of a ( seemingly ) hopeless situation.