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They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. Rev 12:11 NIV

What has God done for you?

Your story will pass away with you if you don’t write it/tell it.

Because of the healing we see in scripture, we know we can count on God to be the healer.

The healing of God isn’t limited to a formula or specific routine.

Because we have seen the provision of God in scripture, we know we can count on God to be our provider.

The provision of God isn’t limited to one source. .

Because we have seen victories in scripture, we know we can count on God to bring us through our current battle in victory.

The victory God brings us through isn’t always easy, but it is guaranteed.

Because we have seen redemption, we know we can count on God to redeem us past our faults.

The redemption of God is available no matter our shortcomings.


Write it down for others
Write it down for yourself
Write is down for God

Chldren of Abraham

Acts 27:28–35 (NLT)  28 They dropped a weighted line and found that the water was 120 feet deep. But a little later they measured again and found it was only 90 feet deep. 29 At this rate they were afraid we would soon be driven against the rocks along the shore, so they threw out four anchors from the back of the ship and prayed for daylight. 30 Then the sailors tried to abandon the ship; they lowered the lifeboat as though they were going to put out anchors from the front of the ship. 31 But Paul said to the commanding officer and the soldiers, “You will all die unless the sailors stay aboard.” 32 So the soldiers cut the ropes to the lifeboat and let it drift away. 33 Just as day was dawning, Paul urged everyone to eat. “You have been so worried that you haven’t touched food for two weeks,” he said. 34 “Please eat something now for your own good. For not a hair of your heads will perish.” 35 Then he took some bread, gave thanks to God before them all, and broke off a piece and ate it.

Hebrews 6:18–20 (NIV) We who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20 where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

If we are anchored in Jesus we are secure.

4 Anchors points in the reality of Jesus.
1. Present
We have the hope of the person and the presence of Jesus.

Matthew 28:20 (NIV) I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Psalm 46:1 (NIV) God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

2. Protector 
Psalm 91:9-11,14-15 (NLT) 9 If you make the Lord your refuge, 
if you make the Most High your shelter, 10 no evil will conquer you; 
no plague will come near your home. 11 For he will order his angels 
to protect you wherever you go. ….14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. 15 When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them.

3. Provider
Philippians 4:19 (NIV) And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

4. Peace
John 14:27 (NIV) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

He doesn’t just give peace, he is peace.
Ephesians 2:14 (NIV) For He himself is our peace 

Maybe the piece you are missing is the peace of Jesus?

4 Anchors

John 10:7–11 (NIV), I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. 11 “I am the good shepherd.

Progressive destruction
1. Offense
Proverbs 18:19 (NLT) An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars.

Matthew 24:10 (NKJV) Many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.
  • Offense: Scandalon(gk) A trap used to hold bait in order to lure animals.

2. Unforgiveness
Matthew 18:21–22 (NLT) 21 Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” 22 “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!

Unforgiveness is a big deal to God. Potentially the biggest.

“The greatest injustice that can be committed is when we won’t extend the forgiveness that we have freely received.”
When we fail to forgive others we rob ourselves of foriveness. 

3. Bitterness
Offense robs you of freedom. Unforgiveness robs you of forgiveness. Bitterness  robs you of life.

Bitterness takes the sweetness away. 

Hebrews 12:14–15 (NLT) 14 Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord. 15 Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.
The longer it lingers, the larger it grows.
The larger it grows, the harder it is to remove. 

The bitterness test:
1. Are you bothered when someone who hurt you succeeds?
2. Do you secretly hope for the misfortune of those that offended you?
3. Are you generally 
skeptical of people?
4. Do you
 lead with criticism
5. Are you unwilling to pray for them?
6. Have you made the statement 
“I forgive but I will never forget?”
7. Ask the Lord….
Ephesians 4:30 (NIV) …Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Uprooting bitterness:
1. Ask the Lord to make you tender
  •  The lie that we believe is that the bitterness is protecting us when The reality is that it is destroying us.
2. Go to that person(if possible) 
  • Matthew 18:15 (NLT) If another believer sins against you, go privately….
3. Bless those that hurt you. 
Luke 6:28 (KJV) Bless them that curse you and pray for them which despitefully use you.
4. Celebrate their wins. 
5. Ask for tears when they ache
6. Ask Jesus for His heart towards them