you’ve got to understand is and I’m not going to say this at a high point, I’m going to say it at a low
point, ‘cause I don’t want you to shout and miss the revelation…
When there is something in your life that does not look like the picture:
X God does not change the picture.
X He’s not going to repaint the picture around your mistake.
✔ He’s going to change your mistake to move back in line with the picture.
To all those that have made a mistake that should be the most comforting words you’ve heard in a
long time. God does not repaint what He painted before the foundations of the earth to fit the life that
you’re at right now. He comes with GRACE, MERCY, and POWER to resurrect your life until it once
again has ascended and took its place back in line with the picture He created.
So, here’s the deal and this is the hard part:
(It’s the good part, but it’s the hard part.)
> If being broke ain’t in your picture, God’s not going to change the picture; He’s going to change
the broke. Come on, this is a little harder. Can I go a little deeper?
> If you being split up is not in the picture, He’s not going to rewrite the picture. He’s going to make
y’all work this thing out and make forgiveness flow back in your relationship again. Y’all ain’t
> If God didn’t paint your picture with that lump in your breast, then God’s not going to
change the picture to accommodate the lump. He’s going to shrink the lump until it
disappears! I feel like preaching!
> If that person you’re dating – some of you just need to send a text message now saying,
‘I’m sorry, you ain’t in my picture. The date’s off.’
Can I say something? I know how people take so seriously – I have people repeat back to me all week
what I say. So, I’m accountable for the words that I say. This is a powerful microphone and I say it
with great sincerity and sensitivity but I feel like God wants me to say it and you got to test it.
See, there’s a lot of people that have lost jobs. Can I submit something to you? What if that wasn’t
in your picture? When I say things like, ‘God is bent on getting you to your purpose,’ you have no idea
the decisions I refuse to make that God FORCED in my life because on my own I never would have
So, listen now, He’ll cut the fountain off, He’ll let the relationship go bad.
God will do what He has to do to move you.
Do you know how much God loved Elijah? Do you know how powerful it is for a man of God to call
down fire from Heaven and consume a wet sacrifice and then lick up all the water? This is no light-weight.
I haven’t seen that happen in my ministry in the last couple of weeks. But he went to one place too
long. He went to the Brook Cherith and you know what? He leaned back on rocks, laid beside a brook,
he wasn’t dealing with the pressures of Baal and Jezebel no more and ravens came and dropped food
in his mouth. That’s a nice vacation. And God said,
‘Go to Zarfat. There’s a widow there.’
Ravens, dropping food in your mouth [versus] Widow… He kept laying. The brook dried [up]. Maybe
that will help somebody. And my last point is this:
to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church [Say, ‘That’s me.’]
to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places [Say, ‘That’s the enemy.’],
God painted a picture of your life and showed it to Himself. He flipped it around, painted a picture of
your life and wants everybody to see what He can do with you. But His ultimate goal is when
you’ve LIVED it out, He wants to stick it in satan’s face. And say,
‘I told you! You tried to stop it but I got them there anyhow. You set up every roadblock and
stumbling block you could, but look satan, I got them there anyhow!’
Worship Him now.
Why are you here?
For His pleasure. Leave here today with a fresh pursuit. Not to put a smile on your face but to put
a smile on His face. And then the smile will come to you.
May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you. Say,
‘I receive that in Jesus’ Name.’
Ron Carpenter, Redemption World Outreach Church