Sermon Recap

Shut the Door

What do you do when it looks like it’s all over?

2 Kings 4:18-21.

Two things happen when you shut a door. #1: You shut something in. #2: You’re keeping something out. When you are living by your faith, you have to learn to shut the door. You have to keep the doubters away, shut out fear and discouragement. You have to shut the Word of God in your heart.

2 Kings 4:22,25. In this day and time that we are living in, there are times we are going to have to live by faith. Now in verse 26 the woman said that everything was well. I heard someone say one time she was speaking a lie, but no. She was speaking faith. You cannot have a miracle if you are going to speak doubt.

When our world is shaking, we need to go back to the Word of God. The Shunammite lady lived before we had the Bible so the Word of God came through a prophet to her. So, she went to the man of God.

2 Kings 4:29. This servant represents the average Christian. A lot of times, we run to each other and tell each other our problems, asking others to pray for us. That’s okay, but too often we leave it there and never take it to the Lord ourselves. Things don’t always turn around when you get a hold of a servant, but things have to turn around when you get a hold of the Master. There’s too many people who lean on each other but don’t lean on Jesus. It’s alright to respect and honor those around you, but they did not create you, they did not die for you. Every once in a while, a person needs to shut the door that way it’s just them and Jesus.

If a person is going to have their miracle, they can’t be double minded.

2 Kings 4:30.  They can’t be around one group making plans and run to another group if those plans don’t work out. A double-minded man is unstable in all of his ways. This woman made up her mind that she was going to hold onto God. How could she lose when she was trusting in the One who has never lost a battle?

2 Kings 4:31-32. Faith people do not hear with fleshly ears or see with fleshly eyes. A person cannot live for God and always walk in the flesh. The mind is enmity against God. When a person lives by faith, they understand that God doesn’t always have to explain things, but will turn things around and make a way for them.

2 Kings 4:33. “Jesus, I’m shutting the door. Now, it’s just you, me, and my problem.” Your situation may be bigger than you, but it is not bigger than God. 2 Kings 4:34. Your problems won’t turn around until you can be in the midst of that problem and you can rest. We have Almighty God and we can rest even with the storm raging. Joshua 3:13.

Now, let’s go back to 2 Kings 4:34. “…and put his mouth upon his mouth…” A person has to stop speaking doubt if they want their miracle. Sometimes a person has to put the mouth of faith on the mouth of doubt and speak life and the Word of the Lord. We have to speak victory in a world of defeat. God has not forgotten you and He will move on your behalf!

Some people are about to get their miracle, but all of a sudden they hear fear banging on the door. The enemy’s voice shouts from behind it, telling them that he’s won and they should give up. In the name of Jesus, that fear needs to be shut out. When you realize fear is starting to raise it’s ugly head, get into your prayer closet and shut the door. Shut out everything that tells you that God won’t move for you.

Take promises from God’s Word and shut them in your prayer closet with you.

“…and his eyes upon his eyes…” The man of God set eyes of faith upon eyes that saw no future. Eyes that saw victory were set on eyes that saw only defeat. When our flesh eyes see the bad doctor’s report, faith eyes see Isaiah 53:5 “…with his stripes we are healed.” Flesh eyes see filing for bankruptcy, but faith eyes see food on the table and bills paid.

In the end of verse 34, the man of God put his hands upon the child’s hands. In times of trouble, be sure to keep hopeless hands in the hands of the Master. Matthew 8:3. John 20:25. When your world is shaking get a hold of the hands that reached out for Peter when he was sinking. Get a hold of the hands that will never falter nor fail.

2 Kings 4:35-37.

Look through the eyes of faith. Speak life especially in troubling situations. Shut the door on doubt and fear. Shut in your heart the promises of God and speak His Word in faith over your life.

— Pastor Anthony Wynn

2 thoughts on “Shut the Door

  1. Jessica Grizzle says:

    Thank you for this encouraging word …. Very uplifting … praying for all of you! Love you guys

    1. Faith Cross says:

      Dear Jessica,

      Thank you for leaving a comment and for your prayers! We so appreciate you! Please share this message with others you think would enjoy it. We love you and God bless!

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