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The Making of a Man of God

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I want to tell you about three men whom God used mightily - and how God used failure to produce godliness in each of them.

We hear so much talk today about how to be successful. It is time the body of Christ learns to recognize the scriptural pattern God uses to produce His chosen servants. And the hard truth is this: Pain, torment, sorrow and failure have produced the men and women of God who have stirred their generations.

1. Consider Job, the man who failed in his Motives.

2. Consider also David, the man who failed in his Morals.

3. Consider Peter, the man who failed in his Mission.

4. Consider Jesus - the Son of God, who was touched by all of these men's infirmities and testings, and who is touched by ours as well.

We May ask:

What are the processes used in the making of a man or woman of God?

What forces and pressures does God use to produce righteousness in those who love Him?

What deep, hard, cold battles must a person face who wants the touch of God?

If we really want to find out about the processes that produce godliness, then we must look at what happened in the Garden of Gethsemane. Look at Jesus, the Son of God, because He is our example. All the forces of hell broke loose against Him.

There is not a trial facing us that Jesus did not face Himself. He is touched by the feelings of our infirmities and afflictions - every one of them. And to be like Christ, we must be willing to face what He faced.

There are three trials that every true man and woman of God eventually will confront:

1. A Cup of Pain - To be a man or woman of God, you must at some point be served a cup of pain (

Matthew 26:39 Ð'- "Going a little further, He fell on His face and prayedÐ'...."

Job 30:19 Ð'- And now my soul is taken within me; days of affliction have taken hold of me

Job 16:20 - My friends scorn me; my eyes pour of tears to God.

Psalm 6:6-7. I am weary with moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with weeping. My eyes waste away because of grief; it grows weak because of all my foes.

Don't think just because you have pain that the devil must be attacking you - that you are not living according to the Scriptures, that you have sin in your life and you're being judged by God.

Do you want to be a man or woman of God? Do you want the hand

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