Charles Stanley | – Getting Ahead of God – Dr. Charles Stanley

If we’re being honest, most of us would admit that we prefer our own timetables to those of our heavenly Father. But what blessings do we miss by rushing ahead of His plan? In this message, Dr. Stanley assures us that we always have time to wait on God, and that time will always be well-spent. Learn to surrender your schedule to God, trusting that His timing for all things is perfect.

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  1. I call fraud. Jesus denied he was christ making the whole exercise moot.

    Matthew 16:20 'his disciples that they should tell no man that he was the Christ'.

    Luke 9:20,21 'Peter answering said, The Christ of God and he straitly charged them, and commanded to tell no man that thing'.

    John 5:22 'the Father JUDGES NO MAN , but hath committed all judgment UNTO THE SON.'

    John 8:15 'I JUDGE NO MAN.'

    John 12:47 'I came into NOT TO JUDGE THE WORLD, but to save the world.'

    Luke 12:14 'Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you'

    John 8:38 'I speak that which I have seen with MY Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with YOUR father.'

    John 6:57 'the living Father hath sent me.'

    His un-named living Father
    Different fathers

    John 8:44 'ye are of your father the Devil.'

    John 8:41 'we have one father even YHWH.'

    Psalm 48:14 'God our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide unto death.'

    YHWH is the god of the dead.'

    Ezekiel 18:30 'THEREFORE WILL I JUDGE YOU, O house of Israel, EVERYONE ACCORDING TO HIS WAYS says the YHWH'

    Matthew 7:1 'Judge not, that ye be not judged'

    Mark 4:4 'What measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again'

    So you tell me who thought evil and who repented?

    Isaiah 45:7 'the YHWH repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people'

  2. Well this was a good sermon but it now begs the question how do I listen to God? Specifically how do I know between what God is truly saying and what I’m making up in my own mind and convincing myself God is saying
    ? Or what the enemy is trying to make me think God is saying?

  3. Does the "last days" mean the earth coming to an end? No. The creation that God has made is eternal. “Last days” means the end of the wicked who rule this world. Now is the day of judgment, when all disasters written in the Bible come true. God said He will stop the disasters if you find “one person who does justice, who seeks truth.” You must search for the Truth now. Hear what the Spirit of Truth says to the churches and return while you are alive!
    https://youtu.be/p1tm9F3Ek0c

  4. Exactly what I needed doc. I've been waiting for something in particular for a long time now. I know it wasn't time sooner, but I know without a doubt that in the next two weeks or less it's going to happen. I've known it since August. I knew one day it would happen but as of mid to late August I know it's coming before the end of the year. I had tried to force it to happen several times before August and I knew it wouldn't happen and it didn't. It's coming though! I can feel it in my gut.

  5. Matthew Chapter 4
    1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
    2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterword hungered
    3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
    4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
    5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
    6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
    7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
    8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
    9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
    10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
    11 Then the devil leaveth him, and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
    12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;
    13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:
    14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
    15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
    16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light: and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
    17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
    18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
    19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
    20 And they straightaway left their nets, and followed him.
    21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
    22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
    23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
    24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
    25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.

  6. I decided to wait on God to be married again the Bible says be anxious about nothing but everything in prayer and supplication and listening to Charles Stanley sermon always help and I thank God for the ministry God bless

  7. Sir. My name is Dwight I've had enough of deception I spoke with a good friend and he suggested you as well as a few more pastor that I can trust so Sir. I will listen and look forward to hearing your inspiring messages

  8. Jesus told Christians to pray for God's Kingdom to come and for His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. God's Kingdom is a heavenly government ruled by Jesus Christ as King. Soon Jesus as King of kings will bring beautiful changes to the earth. There will be no more death, pain or sorrow on earth, Revelation 21:4,5. No more wickedness on earth, Psalms 37:9-11. The righteous hearted meek ones will inherit the earth and live forever on it, Psalms 37:29; Matthew 5:5; Proverbs 2:21,22. The earth will be cultivated into a Paradise like God intended in the beginning, Genesis 1:28; Isaiah 55:11. Jesus will do on a grand scale what he did when he walked the earth including raising those who are asleep in death, John 5:28,29. There will only be one government over the entire earth, God's Kingdom government, Daniel 2:44. Jesus said that this good news of the Kingdom would be preached about in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come, Matthew 24:14. Jesus taught his disciples how to accomplish the preaching of the good news of the Kingdom, Acts 20:20; Acts 5:42. Who are following the same instructions that Jesus gave the first century Christians? How will you respond to the good news of the Kingdom? John 4:22-24; John 17:3; Isaiah 42:8. Do you believe God's Word? Do you have questions about God's Kingdom government or His purpose for the earth?

  9. Yes I fear God…I have to wait for him…but I lost all hope in him..I lost all trust in him…I know being almighty he can bring immense harm to me if I don't act in his will..his script..I have no faith that his plan has got any relevance to my need..my benefit..my best…but I have no way..but to follow his will… getting ahead in all darkness

  10. https://youtu.be/1iZhEK9n6NM
    There is a clear reason for COVID-19. More than 60 million cases are confirmed and 1.4 million people have lost their lives. Is this just coincidence? All Catholic and Christian leaders of the world must consider this question since all problems and answers of life are in the Bible. Stop preaching and hearing lies differing from the Bible and come out of the churches that have become a home for demons. Turn to the Truth while you are alive!

  11. Please open the the doors of the Church and obey God's word which says, "do not forsake the gathering of the saints in the church." There are literally millions of different sickness, diseases and causes of death out there but God didn't say that should stop the church from gathering together to honor God. Pastor Jack Hibbs in Chico, CA has had his church open for months with services allowing it's congregation to wear or not to wear a mask depending on their own choices. When a Gov't starts enforcing certain laws in taking away your basic freedoms under the guise of "your safety," that's when it is taking the first steps of Totalitarian rule.

    I've been in the front line as my business required me to stay open as an essential business and for months, even over a year, I'm sure I have been exposed but have not been sick nor DIED of Covid. The same can be said of all the NBA, NFL, MLB and other pro atheletes and celebrities who has contracted Covid but you should notice that not a single Athlete nor celebrity has died from it. Name one, if any one of you can. And just about entire teams in the NBA and NFL have gotten Covid. But if this disease is supposed to be as deadly as advertised, why didn't a single athlete die from it. None of em had the vaccine. This Virus is being used by those who are the Globalist minded politicians, to introduce certain laws in order to take this world eventually into that One World which the bible clearly prophesize, setting the stage for the One World leader, the Anti Christ.

    Pastor Lundy speaks of Nazis and yes it was a horrible, horrible holocaust. But how did a few evil Gov't leaders convince and brainwash an entire nation of such an evil and that it was the "right thing to do for the SAFETY of the nation" to exterminate the Jews. Believe me folks the human mind can be deceived into believing just about anything from a corrupt Gov't, corroborating with a corrupt powerful mainstream media. And today we are being conditioned into giving up our basic inalienable freedoms given by God, under this false guise of "SAFETY and dangers of Covid." And we are being ordered by a few different corrupt & hypocritical governors in certain states like (CA Governor Gavin Newsome, NY Governor Quomo, Michigan Gov Gretchin, etc) to voluntarily give up our basic freedoms and the pursuit to work (close our businesses, stop working, stop attending schools, churches etc). All because these governors like the (Hypocrite, Draconian CA Gov Gavin Newsome) dictates that we stay home and stop gathering with loved ones. Thats way too much power for one man to be able to put millions out of work and kept locked up in our homes. While he is out eating 500$ per person Birthday meals at a luxurious Michelin rated restaurant like the French Laundry with many of his Family members not practicing social distance or wearing a mask. Maybe something is up and Gov Newsome knows that this disease is no where nearly as dangerous as he and his ilk (the radical liberal faction of the Democrat party, along with tne corrupt, biased mainstream news/media) would have us common citizens to believe.

    It's just another strain of the Flu….and like I said, MOST people (99.7%) will NOT doe even of they contract the disease. And again, I said this disease is aids so deadly why don't a single NBA or NFL athletes and believe me many of em have had it, didn't die from it? Someone who dares defends this Covid as such a powerful and deadly Virus, answer that one question. There are millions of different ways one can die but for some reason certain liberal Democrat politicians and totally biased liberal media is presenting things as if Covid is the only way. By reporting daily death totals (many of em by the way, not by Covid causes but due to other illness like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, etc) and continually fear mongering on a hour by hour replay on their video feeds. Imagine if any other disease was reported like this on a hourly and daily basis. If they did this with something like cancer, many of us would never eat anything sold in the super markets or dare to breath the air outside or drink anything other than Evian water (as even most other bottled water is tap water) ever again for fear of getting cancer. Wake up people, take a step outside the bubble for a second and do some REAL scientific research which btw has been censored by Big techs like Facebook (whose CEO Mark Zuckerburg married to a Chinese women whose family has heavy ties with Chinese Communist party,) and apply Wisdom and intelligent logic.

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