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    Deuteronomy 17:8–11 KJV 1900
    8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the Lord thy God shall choose; 9 And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment: 10 And thou shalt do according to the sentence, which they of that place which the Lord shall choose shall shew thee; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they inform thee: 11 According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor to the left.
    Deuteronomy 17:8 KJV 1900
    8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the Lord thy God shall choose;

    When Hard Things Happen

    There is one sure thing in life is that there will be times of difficulty.
    These times come and
    ++Challenge us
    ++Charge us
    ++Chasten us
    Hard times also come to
    ++Search us
    Psalm 139:23–24 KJV 1900
    23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: Try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.
    Hard times also come to
    ++Search us
    ++Stretch us
    1 Chronicles 4:9–10 KJV 1900
    9 And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. 10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
    Hard times also come to
    ++Search us
    ++Stretch us
    ++Strengthen us
    Isaiah 40:31 KJV 1900
    31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings as eagles; They shall run, and not be weary; And they shall walk, and not faint.
    Proverbs 24:10 KJV 1900
    10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, Thy strength is small.
    Deuteronomy 7:17 KJV 1900
    17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them?
    Deuteronomy 17:8 KJV 1900
    8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the Lord thy God shall choose;

    What do we do when things are too hard?

    Some may
    ++Ignore It _Flea it_
    ++Confront it _Fight it_
    ++Deny it _Fake it_
    Deuteronomy 17:8 KJV 1900
    8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the Lord thy God shall choose;

    Hard matters come in many forms

    These are matters of Judgment
    ++Family Matters
    ++Emergency Matters
    ++Health Matter
    These things
    ++are beyond in our control
    ++are apart of our life
    ++require a response

    Controversies at your Gate

    What If God had a solution?
    What if things really could be different?
    Even though the problem
    ++In your Family
    ++Is Serious
    ++Is in you
    God has a place
    ++Prepared in advance
    ++Prepared with you situation in mind
    ++Prepared for your deliverance
    Deuteronomy 17:8 KJV 1900
    8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the Lord thy God shall choose;
    When Hard Things Happen
    ++You must arise
    ++You must get up
    ++You must go
    to the place God has prepared for your deliverance.

    In the Old Testament

    God chose a temple

    2 Chronicles 7:12 KJV 1900
    12 And the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.
    God’s choice
    ++Was a response to prayer
    ++Was a promise
    ++Revealed his purpose
    God did not need a building but he chose to use one.

    In the Gospels

    God’ chose a Man _Jesus Christ_

    Matthew 11:28 KJV 1900
    28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    John 1:11–12 KJV 1900
    11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

    Jesus is the mediator

    He alone
    ++Makes things right
    ++Restore the relationship

    In our New relationship

    God chooses a people
    Revelation 7:9 KJV 1900
    9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
    He saw
    ++A great multitude
    ++A number no man could number
    ++He saw nations, tribes, Language groups
    ++All before the same throne
    2 Chronicles 7:13 KJV 1900
    13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
    God wanted me to tell you.
    I am have already empowered my favor to be released in your life for a bountiful harvest. This harvest operates independently of the situations of life so that even in the midst of your adversity my will is still active.
    If I
    ++Shut up Heaven _Delay_
    ++Locusts Devour _Destruction_
    ++Send Pestilence _Doubt_
    It is not
    ++For you
    ++Because of you
    2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV 1900
    14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
    My people don’t deal with hard things the way the world does.
    My People
    ++Are humbled before God
    ++Pray to the living God
    ++Seek Me
    Deuteronomy 17:8 KJV 1900
    8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the Lord thy God shall choose;
    God does not bring
    ++Delay
    Daniel 7:25 KJV 1900
    25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
    John 4:35 KJV 1900
    35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
    God does not bring
    ++Delay
    ++Destruction
    Lamentations 3:1 KJV 1900
    1 I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.
    Lamentations 3:4 KJV 1900
    4 My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.
    Lamentations 3:17 KJV 1900
    17 And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.
    God does not bring
    ++Delay
    ++Destruction
    ++Doubt
    John 10:10 KJV 1900
    10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
    John 20:31 KJV 1900
    31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
    Deuteronomy 20:1 KJV 1900
    1 When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the Lord thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
      • Deuteronomy 17:8–11KJV1900

      • Psalm 139:23–24KJV1900

      • 1 Chronicles 4:9–10KJV1900

      • Isaiah 40:31KJV1900

      • Proverbs 24:10KJV1900

      • Deuteronomy 7:17KJV1900

      • Deuteronomy 17:8KJV1900

      • Deuteronomy 17:8KJV1900

      • Deuteronomy 17:8KJV1900

      • 2 Chronicles 7:12KJV1900

      • Matthew 11:28KJV1900

      • John 1:11–12KJV1900

      • Revelation 7:9KJV1900

      • 2 Chronicles 7:13KJV1900

      • 2 Chronicles 7:14KJV1900

      • Deuteronomy 17:8KJV1900

      • Daniel 7:25KJV1900

      • John 4:35KJV1900

      • Lamentations 3:1KJV1900

      • Lamentations 3:4KJV1900

      • Lamentations 3:17KJV1900

      • John 10:10KJV1900

      • John 20:31KJV1900

      • Deuteronomy 20:1KJV1900

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