Feb 17th Am
- by Prospect
"The Provision of God"
Introduction: In this message we will discover the activity of God's Supernatural Provision and how these provisions relate to natural man.
Acts 12:5-17 HCSB
So Peter was kept in prison, but prayer was being made earnestly to God for him by the church. On the night before Herod was to bring him out [for execution], Peter, bound with two chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, while the sentries in front of the door guarded the prison. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the cell. Striking Peter on the side, he woke him up and said, "Quick, get up!" Then the chains fell off his wrists. "Get dressed," the angel told him, "and put on your sandals." And he did so. "Wrap your cloak around you," he told him, "and follow me." So he went out and followed, and he did not know that what took place through the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. After they passed the first and second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened to them by itself. They went outside and passed one street, and immediately the angel left him. Then Peter came to himself and said, "Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent His angel and rescued me from Herod's grasp and from all that the Jewish people expected." When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John Mark, where many had assembled and were praying. He knocked at the door in the gateway, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer. She recognized Peter's voice, and because of her joy, she did not open the gate but ran in and announced that Peter was standing at the gateway. "You're crazy!" they told her. But she kept insisting that it was true. Then they said, "It's his angel!" Peter, however, kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astounded. Motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he explained to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. "Report these things to James and the brothers," he said. Then he departed and went to a different place.
I. The Ministry of God's Provision
Do you need in your current life circumstances the ministry of God?
The Ministry of God's Person
Angel of the Lord
The Ministry of God's Presence
Angel of the Lord stood with him
The Ministry of God's Power
The chains fell off
II. The Method of God's Provision
Do we understand how God really provides in our lives?
Peter was sleeping
Peter was released from the two soldiers
The gates of the city opened for Peter's release
III. The Message of God's Provision
How can this message apply to my personal life?
God Reveals Through Trials
If you are in a trial look for where God is working
God Rescues From Trials
Whatever you are facing God will deliver
God Restores In Trials
God will take your situation that seems like a prison and turn it into a place of restoration
Will you respond by faith to the truth of this passage and allow God to deliver you? Please respond to what God is saying!!!