1. ‘One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty’ Proverbs 11:24.
2. ‘Two are better than one, because they have a good return on their work…though one may be overpowered two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken’ Ecclesiastes 4:9,12. When you are in a close relationship with a person, a third quality appears. Both your strengths combined produce an even greater strength. A strength and power you could not have known apart. This is called synergism: the combined effect of two things that exceeds the sum of the individual effects.
3. ‘For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it’ Matthew 16:25.
4. ‘But many who are first will be last, and the last first’ Mark 10:31.
5. Feeding of the five thousand using five loaves and two fish (Matthew 14:13-21). The feeding of the four thousand, using seven loaves of bread and a few little fish (Matthew 15:32-39). The feeding of both the five and four thousand people and having twelve and seven baskets full of leftovers (Mark 8:19-20).
6. ‘God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things which are despised God has chosen and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are’ 1 Corinthians 1:27.
7. ‘…for when I am weak, then I am strong’ 2 Corinthians 12:10.
God Defying Logic, Rules of Nature and Science
1. The children of Israel were provided for in the wilderness when their garments did not wear out, nor did their feet swell (Deuteronomy 8:4).
2. Moses and Israel were fed with manna from heaven for forty years (Exodus 16:4-5, 14-17, 31, 35) and they lacked nothing (Deuteronomy 2:7).
3. Gideon won a battle with only three hundred men against the Midianites and the Amalekites who were as numerous as locust (Judges 7:7-22).
4. Joshua prayed whilst in battle that the sun and moon would stand still until Israel had revenge on their enemies and the sun (in their understanding) did not
move for about a day (Joshua 10:11-14).
5. The prophet Elijah was fed by ravens with both bread and meat and got water from the brook (1 Kings 17:4-6).
6. The widow’s oil and flour that multiplied which fed Elijah, the widow and her son (1 Kings 17:8-16).
7. Elijah anointed by the hand of God outran Ahab’s chariot (1 Kings 18:46).
8. Elisha helped a prophet's widow who was in debt; oil was miraculously multiplied into jars so that she had enough to pay off her debt and still had some left to live on (2 Kings 4:1-7).
9. A man brought twenty loaves of barley bread to feed one hundred men and this was ordered to be given to the people by a man of God, they ate and still had some left over (2 Kings 4:42-44).
10. An iron axe head fell into the water and had sunk out of sight, but due to Elisha's anointing and faith it floated to the surface and was recovered (2 Kings 6:1-7).
11. A dead man was lowered onto Elisha’s tomb and upon touching his bones was raised from the dead and had to escape from the Moab raiders (2 Kings 13:20-21).
12. Time changed and the shadow on the sundial went backwards by ten degrees (2 Kings 20:9-11 and Isaiah 38:7-8).
13. Esther an orphan girl was raised by Mordecai of Jewish descent and she married the world ruler of the day and saved her race from annihilation. Mordecai became the president; the book of Esther.
14. The Lord hid Jeremiah and Baruch the scribe from the king of Judah after he was unhappy about the prophecies regarding Israel and Judah (Jeremiah 36:26).
15. Meshach Shadrach and Abednego defied King Nebuchadnezzar and were saved from the fiery furnace (Daniel 3:8-30).
16. The feeding of the five and four thousand, the miraculous multiplication of food (Matthew 14:15-21, Matthew 15:32-38 and Matthew 16:8-10).
17. Jesus instructed Peter to go fishing with a hook and told him that inside the fish’s mouth would be a coin, enough to pay both their temple tax and it was as Jesus said (Matthew 17:24-27).
18. Jesus turning water into wine at the wedding banquet (John 2:1-10).
19. Philip the evangelist after the Ethiopian eunuch's baptism was caught away in the spirit and was put down in a town called Azotus (Acts 8:39-40).
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