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TOPIC: FROM ICHABOD TO EBENEZER

by | Oct 11, 2020 | Sermon

Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 7:12-13

Ichabod means departed glory. Ebenezer means the lord has helped us. The journey from Ichabod to Ebenezer is 20 years which implies the glory departed from 20years. If you fail to do your part in the covenant of life, you won’t get it. Isaiah 50:7.

When you suffer loss, check your life with God. When you are not in touch with God, you cannot be touched. You are not an accident; you are needed that is why you were created. If you were created, you cannot be wasted.1 Samuel 6:1-5

When the glory of a man returns, it returns geometrically and not double. Glory has wings and can fly. 1 Samuel 7:2-3, 1 Samuel 3. You are on a suicide mission when you pray against the devil without knowing God. Indeed, you are on a suicide mission when you go to war without a pure heart.

Everyone wants to look into the ark of God but you cannot without holiness. If you seek God in sin, you sink. For your glory to return, you must pay a price because your tithe and dance cannot save you. Skills are required for success in all that a man does in life. Mark 7:21-22. Jeremiah 17:11

Fools want to impress men, the wise want to impress God. Show me a man who amasses wealth on earth, he dies in the middle of his age. Leviticus 19:11, Proverbs 4:23, Jeremiah 17:9. Your heart is important in the school of success. 1 Samuel 6:1-5. 1 Sam 7:2-3; 1 Samuel 3.

WHAT THE ISRAELITES DID THAT MADE THEIR GLORY RETURNED

1) Their guarded their heart and ensure it was pure. If you are not pure, you will be poor.
2) They called on God through Samuel
3) They made a sacrifice. 1 Samuel 7:5.

In conclusion, if you don’t return to God, he cannot return your lost glory. Pay that sacrifice, return to your maker and see your departed glory return to you.

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