Today we present a new message from Pastor Steven Furtick, which is titled “It Works in Reverse”. The text for the message is from 1 Chronicles 28:12. “Consider now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a house as the sanctuary; be strong and do the work. David gave his son Solomon the plans for the portico of the temple, its buildings, its store rooms, its upper parts, its inner rooms, and the place of atonement. He gave him the plans of all that the spirit had put in his mind for the courts of the Temple of the Lord and all the surrounding rooms for the treasuries of the temple of God and for the treasuries of the dedicated things.”
Pastor Furtick teaches us in this message that it works in reverse. We have to be strong and do the work that God has assigned to us. We get pictures in our heads of what we want our lives to look like, what we want to be like under pressure, or what we want our kids childhoods to feel like. You don’t stress out over stupid stuff, but you pray about things. Everybody who has the spirit of God has the desire of God and really wants to do these things in their lives, and yet we feel that we’ll be like that one day. So there’s this sense that I get from time to time that this isn’t working. For example, “I’m committing to this path of progress; I’m trying this new way of relating to people; I’m trying to smile at people more; they don’t smile back. There’s a sense in which you can get discouraged. Pastor Furtick says, “The Lord said for me to tell you today that it’s working, but to let you in on this little secret, it works in reverse. When David was giving Solomon the plans for the temple, you have to understand that this was not his preference; he would have wanted to, actually prayed to, and thought for a little while that he would get to build the temple himself for God to possibly atone for the mistake that he made. We have to know that everything is working out for our own good, even when it looks like the opposite.
Watch and learn from this sermon by Pastor Steven Furtick: It Works In Reverse ” and remember that we bring the latest messages from Elevation Church to you.
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