Power Comes From Pressure
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Delivered By
Lori Brenneman
Delivered On
March 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Power Comes From Pressure
Exposing the lies we believe in seasons of Pressure

  • How many believe you are in a wilderness right now, or your just feel like everythings coming at you and you just can't seem to figure out why?

  • Believing God for something/Know someone Believing God for something

  • finances, healing, restoration in relationships?
    Many of us have believed we are in the wilderness when god has us in training, so we reject the training, by accepting lies. The wilderness has become a religeous term that allows people to embrace percieved rejection, and causes them to become stagnent in their spiritual walk. We are in the promised land, designed to take dominion and authority of the devil. (Bob)

    Pentecostal 90's –

    discipline – anger, control, fear, rejection
    these are not discipline these are punishment and terrorism we need to know the difference Gods not a terrorist – the devil is

    Foundation for my belief system with God

  1. God is angry at my sin

  2. I always fear not being good enough

  3. Its not Gods will if it doesn't happen because he is in control

  • Trials came –it must be sin, it must be rejection, its not gods will. Up and down spiritual walk.

  • Why bad things happen to good people

  • LIE #1 – This is happening because of sin


• Delay is not rejection – Delay is the opportunity to mature


Jhn 9:1-3 NIV] 1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him,

"Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" 3 "Neither this man nor

his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the works of God might be

displayed in him.

The enemay is no respector of age or person even if you are, and niether is the world – while

there is a devil and the power of choice there will be evil

I did not choose to be molested or abused, but I can choose to forgive and use that pain for

purpose, that the works of God might be displayed in me!

How many of you are using your past pain to minister to others right now?

LIE #2 – This is happening because I'm not good enough, annointed enough, or

knowledgeable enough, someone else can do it better.

[Jhn 11:5-15 NKJV] 5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So, when He

heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.

15 "And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless

let us go to him."

21-27 NKJV] 21 Now Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if You had been here, my brother

would not have died.[Jhn 11:22 NIV] 22 But I know that even now God will give you

whatever you ask."


  • pē-styü'-ō – to commission ---

  • old mindset that we petition heaven, that we ask as a child hoping

  • Centurion Requesting healing for his servant

  • [Luk 7:8-9 NIV] 8 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this

    one, 'Go,' and he goes; and that one, 'Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." 9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, "I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel."

  • The old church mindset of the pastor sitting by the sick – we need to develop our faith – ever notice when you go through certain seasons no one seems available to pick up the phone?

  • Delay was not rejection, delay was for development
    LIE #3 – If I meet resistence or trials, what I'm believing for is not Gods will for me.

    Gods will is for you to find peace and prosperity within the pressure

• [Jer 29:4-7, 10-11 NIV] 4 This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I

carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 "Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 6 Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. 7 Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper." ... .



If pastor would have been here, if god would have shown up

believe –

[Jhn 11:4 NKJV] 4 When Jesus heard [that], He said, "This sickness is not unto death, but

for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it."

25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may

die, he shall live. 26 "And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?"

11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to

harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (70 years)

Man does ordinary God does extraordinary – if you can do it, it can be explained. God nows

where to place the extra in the ordinary to make the exraordinary happen –

if man does it it's a blessing – he can get credit

if God does it it's a miracle – and he gets the glory

Why the pressure:

[Eze 37:11-14 NIV] 11 They say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.' .

13 Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up

from them. 14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then

you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.'