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Against All Odds

lent3LaNicia Williams
John 18:1 – 19:42

“If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.” Pilate tried to convince the Jews that their accusations of Jesus did not warrant a guilty verdict or a death sentence. According to the law at the time, there is no way Jesus should have made it t the cross. There was no evidence or any witnesses, yet Jesus was found guilty although He had committed no crime. However, He had a purpose and against all odds, Jesus made it to the cross.

I know that I should be dead. There have been some things that I have experienced in my life that could only lead to death, yet against all odds, I am alive. I have come to realize that I am alive to fulfill God’s purpose for me. I ran from it, I ignored it, I tried to hide from it but now I embrace it. As a third generation preacher’s kid, I would often get asked when I would be following in the footsteps of those before me and accept my calling. My answer was always the same: not me! I never imagined that God would birth in me a desire to help others know Him in a deep and intimate level. Against all odds!

Jesus had all power in his hands and at any moment could have decided that he was not willing to be sacrificed or crucified. Yet, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit (19:30). Jesus was the perfect example that when God has a plan for your life, you can make it against all odds.

Moses led the children of Israel out of Egypt against all odds. Noah built an ark against all odds. Sarah had a baby against all odds. Daniel made it alive out of the lion’s den against all odds. Esther saved her people from destruction against all odds. David became king against all odds. Paul preached the gospel against all odds. Jesus was crucified against all odds.

God is calling us to live for Him against all odds.

LaNicia Williams
Seattle, WA
http://www.facebook.com/helpinghandsconnect



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  1. Rev. Renee Norwood says:

    Awesome, thanks for this uplifting message

  2. I feel you my Sister! I been there, and continue to face odds that stack up against me. But I know that we serve a God with a Theology of “Somehow” we don’t know how but somehow God makes a way, for Daniel Somehow, for Shadrack, Meshack, and a Bad Negro Somehow! and I am confident He will continue to make a way no matter what the odds are. Jesus plus one is a Majority.

  3. RevRobbie says:

    Against all odds seems to be an underlying theme in ministry of the unlikely. First generation preacher – I know first hand about all odds. Though others have tried to negate what my GOD has placed in me – I continue against all odds because of God’s grace & goodness. Like you, I now embrace His call and boldly step into the arena. GOD has proved it over & over and if HE says it that’s settles it. Let us all run this race in excellence, doing our Father’s business in the edification of His people – that NONE would be lost! Blessed Resurrection Day.

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