COURAGE UNDER FIRE
"I still got a fight in me"
In 2006 in Tucson, Arizona, Tim Boyle watched as a Chevrolet Camaro hit an 18-year-old Kyle Holtrust. The car pinned Holtrust, still alive, underneath. Boyle ran to the scene of the accident and lifted the Camaro off the teenager, while the driver of the car pulled him to safety.
In 1982, in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Angela Cavallo lifted a 1964 Chevrolet Impala from her son, Tony, after it fell off the jacks that had held it up while he worked underneath the car. Mrs. Cavallo lifted the car high enough and long enough for two neighbors to replace the jacks and pull Tony from beneath the car.
Marie "Bootsy" Payton was cutting her lawn in High Island, Texas when her riding mower got away from her. Payton's young granddaughter, Evie, tried to stop the mower, but was knocked underneath the still-running machine. Payton reached the mower and easily tossed it off her granddaughter, limiting Evie's injuries to four severed toes. Curious, Payton later tried to lift the mower again and found she couldn't move it.
WOMAN VS. POLAR BEAR
In 2006, Lydia Angyiou wrestled a large polar bear that she saw advancing toward her son and another boy while they played hockey. Angyiou tackled the polar bear and fought it while the boys ran for help. While Angyiou suffered some wounds, the polar bear ultimately lost the fight. Angyiou sparred with it long enough that a neighbor was able to shoot the bear four times until it died.
MAKING A COMEBACK FROM A SETBACK
Setbacks may be caused by our own mistakes, bad choices or circumstances beyond our control.
Sometimes life has a way of throwing a spanner on us and pushing our limits far beyond what we think we can handle. But we are made for such times.
WHEN PUSHED TO THE LIMITS, LET RADICAL FAITH RISE
-You will never know that you have faith until you face a test.
-We were created to be defiant in the face of elimination.
-You are about to have a wild discovery of your reserves, your full potential as you tap into the deep recesses of your heart.
-When life is on a cruise control and we are coasting on auto pilot, things are easy and we only use the regular gas tank of our life engine.
-Use radical, violent faith; the kind that says if I perish I perish.
-The violent shall take it by force.
Matt 11:12- From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.
1 John 5:4- Whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that overcomes the world - even our faith.
1 Tim 6:12- Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of eternal life.
ACTIVATE RADICAL FAITH FOR DIVINE TURN AROUND
We have not yet seen the bottom of the meaning of what the bible says ‘ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE.’ RADICAL FAITH...VIOLENT FAITH! All means ALL…Everything…Anything that can be mentioned.
Heb 11 is the hall of faith. It is filled with names of people who made a comeback from a setback. Their radical faith was the key.