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Your Finest Hour

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Your Finest Hour

Illustrations: What is your finest hour? What is your one defining moment?

  • England’s – (Winston Churchill’s Speech)
  • America’s – Patrick Henry – Give me liberty.
  • What you do under pressure, and against ALL odds.
  • 9-11 – Firemen, Policemen.
  • It’s not always what you do out of your Strengths that counts.
  • It’s not always what you do out of your Successes that counts.
  • But what you do when your back is to the wall.
  • When you are looking Failure square in the face.

1.  When You Get Back Up!

  • It’s not your victories and successes that are so awesome, it’s your recovery from failure.

2 Tim 2:25-26 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

(2 Tim 2:26)  And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

  • When You Recover Yourself.
  • Righteous man falleth Seven Times.

2.  When You Stand Up To The Enemy

  • Pea Patch
  • David – Goliath
  • Devil, I’ve had it with you.
  • Take Dominion, Plead the Blood
  • Moses, Refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.
  • When you take a stand for Godliness, Righteousness, (Pay bills)
  • Take a stand for Godliness at Home: (With children, companion)
  • When you say to the devil, you can’t have my son! (daughter)

3.  When You Surrender To God

  • When They Say Yes To Him.
  • Abraham Offering Isaac: (Now I Know You Love Me)
  • Saul – Damascus
  • When you turn from your sin, to God.
  • Put Him First.
  • No happiness living halfheartedly.
  • Fall completely in love with Him.

4.  When You Forgive

  • Let go of your bitterness.
  • Get your sweet spirit back.
  • Stop counting your injuries.
  • Release your prejudices and hate.

5.  When You Recover What You Lost

  • David – Gilgal
  • Dreams, Vision, Burden
  • Joy, Love,
  • Prayer life, Worship
  • Lit a candle and swept the house UNTIL she found it.
  • Get Victory over Critical and Self-Righteous spirit.
  • Find your tenderness again.

6.  When You Come Home

  • Onesimus went back to his master.
  • Prodigal

John Mark – was re-invited by Paul to join him in ministry.  (He Become Profitable To Work Of God)

What’s Your Finest Hour?

When You Get Back Up!

When You Take A Stand!

Written by Martyn Ballestero

March 20, 2010 at 3:03 pm

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  1. Bro. Ballestero,
    What a message!! I remember when Bro. A preached a message similar to this. He loved history! It reminds me of him today. He already had his finest hour!! Now its our time!! Pray for me I will continue to work toward my finest hour!!

    Judy Adkison

    March 20, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    • Marty…..that is awesome! Please tag on to that….”When the Brethern ALLOWS someone who has fallen to be restored and not abolished from the camp!” Somehow there is a concept that if you fail you can no longer do the work of God. The bible STILL calls you Righteous even if you fail 7 times….it is in the getting back up that qualifies you. We have put so much condemnation on those that were great, yet failed and have recovered. However the only thing stopping them from being involved in the work of God is US. This would also be our finest hour to stop this behavior from playing God, restore those who have fallen and show mercy. I am saving this Bible study and will use it….Love you

      Ramona Yandris

      March 21, 2010 at 10:16 am

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