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Cornerstone Church LIVE 8:30am on Sunday June 6th 2021

Cornerstone Church LIVE 8:30am on Sunday June 6th 2021
welcome to

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we are your

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kids ministry staff and we're so excited that you have joined us today each week we get to see your child grow into what god has called them to be but right now we want to share an amazing opportunity happening this week right here at

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it's time for hero vbs we are so excited for this three-day event where your child will enjoy inflatables food prizes and amazing messes and so much more the best part about it it's free we will be hosting grades k5 through 6th grade this is an event that your kids do not want to miss we also have available volunteer positions that you can sign up for so be a hero today and sign up at essay

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.org vbs if you are watching online with us we are so glad that you have joined us today let us know where you're watching from in the comments if you have a prayer request share with us we have a team ready to pray for you i am excited for what god is doing through

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and glad that you're here with us service is about to begin the enemy is trying to infiltrate the hearts and minds of our children and we need your help my name is agent j the director of hero academy here at

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and we've got one chance to equip these young heroes with the tools that they will need to defeat the enemy and be the heroes that god has made them to be now on

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8th 9th and 10th we will host hero bbs a three-day event that will serve as training...
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grounds for our young heroes go to sa

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slash vbs now we're counting on you

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are you up for the challenge so so good morning

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would you stand to your feet let's worship this morning put your hands together and let's declare that he is great and greatly to be praised the ancients of david and power be into the ancient days from every nation all of creation now before the ancients of days sing again blessing and honor glory and power be unto the ancient every today all of creation bound before the ancients of days declare this with me every time every tongue in heaven and earth shall declare your glory every year at your throne in worship you will be exalted o god and your kingdom shall not pass away every tongue in heaven and earth shall declare your glory every knee will bow at your throne in worship and your kingdom shall not pass away oh ancient today your kingdom shall ring over all the earth sing unto the ancients of days and compared to your mattress sing um swerve okay give the lord a hand clap in this house today he is great and greatly to be praised if i the lord with me and let us bless his name together for the lord is good and his mercy endureth forever greatly to be praised and highly honored is the name of the lord jesus christ king of all kings and lord of our lords we worship you today in the house of god bless your holy name amen amen amen can we pray together our most gracious heavenly father...
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what a joy to be in the house of the lord to feel the anointing of the holy spirit in this service right now to lift every burden to open doors that have been closed to bring opportunities to bless and to be blessed let this day be a day of new beginnings a day when hope is reborn because the very giver of hope is walking the aisles of this assembly today in jesus name we pray and all of god's children said praise the lord give the lord praise in this house amen amen we welcome those of you who are watching across america and around the world the

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in san antonio today my son pastor matt continues his sermon series i choose to be blessed i choose to be blessed you want to hear this because blessing is possible only if you choose it from the lord congregation welcome please the national in the international radio television ministry let's worship together in just one word and darkness has to be dream and just one touch i feel the presence of heaven and just one touch my eyes were open to see my heart can help but believe oh there's nothing that our god can do there's not a mountain that he can't move or praise a name that makes a way there's nothing that our god can do in just one word you hear what's broken inside in just one word i feel the power we believe i will believe for greater things there's no power like the power of jesus let faith arise let all agree there's no power like the power of jesus i...
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will believe for greater things there's no power like the power of jesus let's face we believe this morning for greater declare this week there's no power like the power of jesus let faith arise there's nothing that our god there's nothing that i've got oh come on and give a shout out praise in the house this morning god sent his son they called him jesus he came to i an empty grape is there to prove my savior because i can face fear is gone because i know is and in one day i'll cross that river i'll find life oh it gives way to victory come on

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is oh because is oh is is just because i need you more more than yesterday i need you more more than words can say i need you more than never before i need you more i need you lord i need you more more than yesterday i need you more more than words can say i need you i need you lord more than the next cause i never wanna go more than years today we need you more more than i need words lord i need you lord i need you lord father we need you more than ever before and we are here ready to receive what you have for us this morning we thank you we honor you in jesus name we pray you may be seated hello welcome my name is eduardo and we are so happy you've joined us today

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has a variety of events and opportunities for the whole family to get involved with here on campus and around the city here are just a few that we have coming up this week...
is hero vbs and we have a special message from agent jay to all the parents the enemy is trying to infiltrate the hearts and minds of our children and we need your help my name is agent j the director of hero academy here at

cornerstone

and we've got one chance to equip these young heroes with the tools that they will need to defeat the enemy and be the heroes that god has made them to be now on

june

8th 9th and 10th we will host hero vbs a three-day event that will serve as training grounds for our young heroes go to sa

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s vbs now we're counting on you

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are you up for the challenge take the challenge and register your child today for this superhero filled three day event join us tonight as we welcome samuel rodriguez the lead pastor of new season

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he also serves as the president of the national hispanic christian leadership conference one of the world's largest christian organizations the embrace women's ministry is partnering with the sanctuary of hope to collect diapers and wipes for babies every

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in

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at

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your generosity will set a positive course for these young mothers and their children giving them the opportunity to discover god's greatest plan for their

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s for a complete list of sizes plus drop off locations visit essay

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.org embraced if you have a child in first through 7th grade come enhance their athletic skills at the cys summer camps camps include track basketball baseball...
softball soccer football or volleyball sign up for a one day sports camp or our one week sports camp at sa.cys.org cys camps join us next

sunday

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13th at 5 30 for a family fun night as we host an outdoor baptism celebration to celebrate those taking the next step in their faith come enjoy a worship experience inflatables face paintings food trucks and games for everyone bring a friend and enjoy a night of fun we invite you to the two day the discourage conference hosted by our

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iglesia pastors daniel and brenda gonzalez join us as we seek god for our

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s families and workplaces with featured guests pastor john hagee daniel calvetti ricardo deroco and miel san marcos this will be a life-changing time of revival this conference will be in spanish and english translations will not be available get your tickets today at essay

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.org thank you for worshiping with us today be sure to follow us on social media to stay up to date with everything that's happening here at

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well good morning and god bless you and welcome to

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and to those of you who are watching we're thankful that you're here as well as you can tell from our announcements school is out summer has begun and that means that there's lots of things for young people to do here on this campus this week vacation bible school is going to be happening and we're expecting more than 1500 students here tuesday wednesday and thursday so we want you to...
begin praying now for the people who are going to be working in that event because that's a whole lot of energy and if we could bottle it up and sell it we'd put power red bull out of business but it's something that is a blessing for us to have the opportunity to provide this to your children and your grandchildren and we'd love to have them here on campus with us this week speaking of here on campus tonight pastor samuel rodriguez is going to be our evening speaker in the main sanctuary and this is the first evening for our summer youth nights this is going to begin in our praise center at 6 30 is the service time 5 30 is when all the activities begin so if you have a student between 7th and 12th grade we encourage you to bring them tonight and participate in the youth event that's going to be taking place on the front part of our campus speaking of events you've had an eventful last 10 days my goodness look at that smile on your face you must have been someplace fun like poteet well it's been an action-packed week the kingsway cathedral in maui the island of maui and hawaii was just packed from front to back it was supercharged with the presence of god as people came from all parts of america and the world to celebrate the ministry of dr morocco and the largest

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in hawaii it was a wonderful wonderful time matt uh you need to know that when you were talking about you were also a speaker who could travel and speak they were watching they...
were watching and i will make the prediction that you were they watching or were they listening i'm going to be watched here in about 15 minutes i want them to listen when i get up and say something uh you need to go buy yourself a bright shirt and a hula grass shirt or skirt because i think you're on your way to hawaii next year yeah something really historic is happening i received that in jesus name this this my latest book absolute power has been released this week you can get it on amazon this is an encouraging book this starts with the power of hope the power of your potential the power of forgiveness the power to get wealth some of you need to read that chapter twice the power of communication i'll start preaching on that when i come back week after next the power of your mind the power of two the power of your spoken word the power of the holy spirit and the power of the blood the thing that makes this book different from every other book i've ever written is i am publishing it myself and tomorrow afternoon your mother and i are going to catch a plane and fly to israel you're telling me or them i'm talking to you okay just checking yeah tomorrow tomorrow afternoon down and i will be flying to israel to visit with the prime minister of israel and other government officials there we're going to be gone over a period of ten days uh doing what the bible says to do comfort ye comfort ye my people set the lord and to pray for the peace of...
jerusalem i want you to pray for us in this travel uh pray for me i am already jet-lagged and i'm going the other way seven more hours so i want god's strength i want the angels of god to be with us because the things that we are going to try to accomplish uh are going to be historic and god willing i'll be able to tell you about it when i get back home well i shared with the congregation when you were absent last week in hawaii see you soon guys that it was such an encouragement to me that after 62 years of ministry and 81 years of life you are still on the front lines fighting for the cause of the kingdom and that's a wonderful thing to see thank you thank you thank you for your prayers thank you thank you very much thank you so much god bless you i just pray you get some sleep on that airplane so don't worry mama will be right there next to you she sleeps great on an airplane just watch her she sleeps great anywhere yeah she can go to sleep at a stop sign you you watch her and do what she does you'll be just fine speaking of watching to those of you who are joining us we want to thank you for all that you do to help this ministry continue to take the gospel to all the nations of the world and to those of you who are here the time has come to participate in giving today if you'd like to give there's a number of ways you can do that you can go to the back of the pews in front of you and there's a place here in the sanctuary for you to give...
this morning for those of you who are watching you can go online to sa

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.org forward slash give or here in the sanctuary and online you can text the word give g-i-v-e to the following number 210-880-2300 call us at 855-694-9653 or write po box 1400 san antonio texas 782 95. pastor hagee's going to pray over this morning's offering god bless you as you give the orchestra will play and then the choir will say lift your hands toward the lord our most gracious heavenly father who has given us freely the very finest that heaven has to offer in the birth of his son on this earth who came to give his life that we might have life we come to the house of the lord today to give to the lord his tithe and his offering for they are the lords they are the first fruits and we bring this knowing that whatever happens to the first fruit blesses the remaining fruit i pray for every person that contributes now to the purposes of preaching the gospel to this city to america and to the nations of the world that god will bless them with blessings that they cannot contain in jesus name we receive those blessings now and all of god's children said amen amen so uh uh hey you i was lost in shame could not get past my pain and then he called my name i'm so glad he changed me darkness held me down but jesus pulled me out i'm no longer bound i'm so glad he changed is sin had left me blind but jesus opened my eyes now i can see the light i'm so glad he...
changed me now i'm walking free i've got the victor free it's all over me i'm so glad he changed is my story and it's mine and i am who i am because the i am tells me who i am i am who i am because the i am tells me who i am i am who i am i am who i am because the item who i am is yes is tells me time time me me me us uh so so 3 so trust me trust me thank you i choose to be blessed the power of if how many of you realize that the quality of your life is determined by the choices that you make in your life if you don't like the way things are going you can choose to change them we

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in a world that's caught at a crossroads one path leads to blessing the other path leads to the burden of a curse the bible gives us a very clear choice obedience brings a blessing disobedience brings a curse we have a choice to make if it seems evil for you to serve the lord if it seems wrong that the god who's been so good to you for so long is no longer good enough if it seems like the blessings that you have are not blessed enough if it seems like the wealth you have is not near enough if you think you can do better than you choose for you as for me and my house we will serve the lord i'm here to tell you today that the god who created heaven and earth the one who calls the stars by name who holds the mountains in a scale and the heels and the balance he is in love with you he is for you he's fighting for you...
he's believing for you child of god you have nothing to fear because the great mighty god is on your side if you would please stand for the reading of god's word and if you brought your bibles turn them to deuteronomy the sixth chapter the fourth through the ninth verse is this week we continue to discuss the topic i choose to be blessed with this message follow the signs last week we considered the nation of israel from the perspective of deuteronomy chapter 28. they're at a crossroads they're making the decision about whether or not their future is going to be filled with blessings or whether they're going to be burdened with a curse last week we considered how each and every individual has a responsibility to make a choice that impacts the entire nation why because the issues that a nation faces in the streets are nothing more than a reflection of what's going on in the home if you have rebellion in the street you have rebellion in the home if you have peace and respect and kindness in the streets then you have peace and respect and kindness in the home you cannot look at one and turn a blind eye to the other you can't rant and rave about what you want to see changed in the nation without making a decision that as an individual you're going to do something about it yourself right now the united states is at one of the most critical crossroads that we've ever faced the decisions that we make today are going to determine the path that our...
children and our grandchildren

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under in the future will we be a land that is blessed of god or are we going to suffer under curses how did we come to this moment through years of neglect years of refusing to apply god's word in our homes years of refusing to

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by it in our streets and when people see the situation like it is today they ask the simple question and many of them echo the excuse well what can i do about it what can i do about a socialist agenda that wants to strip liberty from every individual what can i do about the hostility that's being poured out towards people of faith have you noticed how we

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in a world where everybody has a protected status except for christians what can i do about a godless educational system that indoctrinates our children rather than provides them with understanding what can i do about a culture that wants to cancel our history erase our reality and ignore the impact that christianity has had to make us one nation under god these are giant issues but what i want you to understand today is that we serve a god who is the same yesterday today and forever and he was defeating giants long before we got here and if we will stand for him he'll use us to defeat the giants in our world today the god who is for us is greater than those who are against us so let god arise and let his enemies be scattered the choice is ours and we must choose to serve the lord with all of our heart soul mind and body the choice you make as...
an individual can change this nation forever read with me deuteronomy chapter 6 and verse 4 if you're there say amen hero israel the lord our god the lord is one you shall love the lord your god with all of your heart with all of your soul with all of your strength and these words i command you today shall be in your heart you shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house when you walk by the way when you lie down and when you rise up you shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates heavenly father today let us see the truth of your word not only see it but hear it not only hear it but apply it and then applying it transform our

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s that we might change this nation tomorrow it's in your name that we pray and ask and all of god's children said praise the lord you may be seated the question is asked choose you this day whom you will serve and in our modern world we don't like to think about the false gods of this generation but believe me they're just as plentiful now as they were in joshua's generation today we make choices each and every day about the god that we're going to serve some serve the god of humanism they believe that you are unto yourself a deity you are the master of your own destiny the problem with that is you were not create you are not a creator you are the created until...
you create your own universe you are the god of nothing some people worship materialism their pursuit is for earthly possessions and the more they can get the more they want some people worship intellectualism they believe that the mind of a man is where all knowledge and wisdom is found some people right now are worshiping socialism and do not kid yourself socialism is a religion and it makes the government god so choose you this day whom you will serve joshua answered for his generation and we will answer for ours as for me and my house we will serve the lord but what does that mean to serve the lord most people use the word but don't understand it because most people are not wanting to serve god they're wanting to be served by god rather than put the towel around your waist and wash his feet you want him to kneel before you and wash yours but when you serve the lord there's really only one word that needs to be included in the application and that word is obedience you serve god when you do what he asks you to do here's what isaiah 1 19 says if you are willing and obedient say that with me willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land if you are willing to do what his word tells you to do then his goodness and mercy will literally follow you all the days of your life all too often we're willing to eat the good of the land we're just not willing to do what is required which is obey but here's what god's word tells us there are very...
clear signs and you have to follow these signs in order to understand where the blessings of god come from every day we're familiar with the power of signs we see them all over as we drive up and down the streets we look at a stop sign we understand what it means it's not the sign that makes us stop it's the fear of the consequence of what happens if we don't stop nobody's looked at that word s-t-o-p and gone oh but it's the idea that if you roll through the stop sign you're gonna get a ticket especially in selma god bless all of you people out there writing tickets me friend or what happens if you disobey the sign and you cause an accident you see it's not the sign it's the source and when you talk about signs from the word of god people want to make it mystical but the reality of it is it's not about the sign it's about the source in the bible the people who believe in god are called peculiar this is what exodus 19 says in verse 5 these are the words of the lord he says if you obey if you keep my commandments then you shall be a peculiar treasure to me above all the people of the earth god calls us a peculiar treasure in first peter chapter 2 it describes those who have a relationship with christ as a chosen generation a royal priesthood a peculiar people why because there are signs that we observe there are things that we do that are different than the world and the reason that we do them is because we are reflecting god's...
goodness in our life here's what the bible says in deuteronomy 6 chapter 6 and verse 9. it says that you shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes and you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates this is one of the signs that god gave to his children and he spoke it through moses in the book of deuteronomy that whenever a young jewish man was at the age of 13 which is considered maturity he would actually take what they call the olfactories and he would wrap them around his arm and he would place them on his head and it was a peculiar thing but it was a symbol that god's word was always before the individual consider the impact of this sign in the life of a young person deuteronomy chapter 6 and 7 it says you shall teach them diligently to your children you shall teach them diligently to your children this is what an orthodox jew looks like when he's wearing the symbol of the word of god on his forehead when it's wrapped around his arm and on his hand and they've been teaching this since the book of moses to their sons to their grandsons and throughout their generations why because it's a reminder to them that they cannot

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without the impact of the word of god in their life now you look at this symbol and you say well that's religion but remember it's not the symbol it's the source it's not the symbol it's the source and the source that they are symbolizing...
is this one right here and i promise you that this source is one of the most powerful forces that you will ever apply in your life this word is a

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this word is powerful this word brings healing this word brings provision this word drives the enemy out of your life there isn't anything in your life that will work right until you put the word of god to work in you but when this word is working for you you're the head and not the tail you're above only and not beneath you're blessed when you go out you're blessed when you come in you're blessed in everything you put your hands to no weapon formed against you should prosper if an army should march against you this word will cause that army to flee if they come after your children the curse is broken if they place you under a yoke it's destroyed if they try to burden you greater is he who is in you than he who is in the world and all of that is in this word deuteronomy 6 and 7 it says you shall use this sign wrap it around your hand put it on your forehead and teach it to your children say that with me teach it to your children what are we teaching our children in deuteronomy moses was so intense about how important it was to teach the children he said you'll teach it when you sit with them in your house that means at your dinner table let me ask you how many of you sit with your children at the dinner table if you don't you should you do not need to be cohabitators disconnected by technology...
you need to sit down and break bread with them and talk to them on a daily basis he said teach it to them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way that means that in your everyday life when god does something you need to point it out to your children so that they understand it and then it says when you lie down and when you rise up this is a statement of priority that you should make it the first thing that you do and the last thing that you do now here's why god told the fathers in israel to do this because as marvelous and supernatural as he is he's a very practical god he understands the curiosity of children and so he knew that when a father would wrap this olfactory around his hand and when he would wrap it around his head that a child would curiously ask daddy why do you do that and this was the moment that god created for the father to teach his son son i wrapped this around my hand because it reminds me of the word of god i put this over my eyes because it reminds me where i should always be looking in the direction that i should be looking i should always be looking up to god instead of around me at the things that are happening and you say well where do you find this in the bible keep reading in deuteronomy 6 verse 20 it says when your son asks you in time to come what is the meaning of this testimony what are these statutes what are these judgments that the lord has commanded you in verse 21 it says and then you shall say to your son we were...
slaves to pharaoh and the lord brought us out we were slaves to pharaoh and the lord brought us out he's the same yesterday today and forever he's still a god who is setting captives free the question is what are the captives who have been set free teaching their children what are the signs that our children get to follow are you showing them what it means to

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for god in your everyday life are you showing them what it means to fall in love with a savior who has given you everything are there enough practical applications of your faith that your son in his curiosity would ask daddy why do you lift your hands when you enter a house of worship and you get to tell him because i was once lost but now i'm found dad why do you cry when the holy spirit begins to move because i know what it's like to be lonely and now i have a friend that sticks closer than a brother dad why do you treat mom the way you do because without god in our life there wouldn't be anything to

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for anything to love anything to give but because he's with us we have all things we were once slaves to sin but he set us free we were slaves to sickness but he healed us we were slaves to poverty but he provided for us oh don't you understand son because god is on our side nothing is impossible to those who believe consider what happens to a nation when a generation loses the symbols and the signs when the faith and the and the history of their fathers is forgotten and erased look...
at the jewish people how hard have they fought from generation to generation to protect these signs we just showed you pictures of jewish children in the streets of jerusalem today doing what moses commanded over 3 800 years ago from egypt to the nazis to the islamo nazis of today the jewish people have been under the threat of being wiped off the map but they have fought to protect the signs why because they still believe what do we still believe in this nation what do we still believe is worth standing up and fighting for what happens when a generation loses the symbols of their history what happens when they disrespect our banner and our flag what happens when we see a generation burning down what belongs to their neighbor instead of doing what jesus said love your neighbor as yourself this nation has slipped further and further into chaos and anytime you look throughout history when nations do this they continue to get farther and farther out of control until a dictator takes them over by force and right now i believe that dictator is on our doorstep so what are we going to do about it the time has come for us to choose to take this nation back why because we are either going to be one nation under god or we are going to be a nation gone under and the truth is the responsibility does not lie in the schoolhouse it does not lie in the

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house it lies in your house deuteronomy 6 you teach these to your children ephesians 6 you fathers train up your children in the way...
of the lord the point is god holds us responsible for what our children learn for what they understand for whether or not they obey god's word it is our job to teach them to pray it is our job to teach them the power of this word it is our responsibility to make sure that they understand what god is who god is and how he has blessed our

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s that's how you take the nation back you start with your children and remember the if is in us it's never in god isaiah chapter 1 if you are willing and you are obedient you shall eat the good of the land if we willingly teach our children according to the word of god they will eat the good of the land deuteronomy 6 11 says so it says you will

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in a house you did not build you'll eat from a vineyard you did not plant you'll drink from a well you did not dig and if your enemies come before you i will drive them out now how many of you want that promise in your life but you have to choose you have to choose do i choose to be obedient and diligently teach my children or do i choose to give them faster wi-fi and tell them to leave me alone do i choose to tell them what the ten commandments mean or do i just choose to fill their life with more things do i choose to allow the blessings of god his goodness and mercy to overtake them or do i let them discover for themselves what they feel is right and what they feel is wrong and the fact is their feelings will betray them and they're going to wind up bound by a curse...
choose you this day let me tell you something there are so many things that our children have in this life that they can

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without they can

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without the latest technology they can

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without the newest cell phone they can

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without the most expensive shoes but the one thing that they cannot

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without is jesus christ him crucified risen and coming again and if there's one thing you need to teach them it's who jesus truly is we have no excuse we have his written word we have his spoken word and we have no excuse romans chapter 1 and verse 20 tells us so it says from the creation of the world the invisible has been clearly seen being understood by the things that are made paul is saying look at everything in the world around you and all of the things that are invisible that god has created for you to see all of them are telling you he is lord he said look at the world through a microscope and every nucleus of every cell screams there is a god look at the world through a telescope and the entire galaxy screams there is a god look in the mirror at yourself and the fact that you have eyes that can see in ears that can hear and hands and fingers that can move tells you that there is a god who fearfully and wonderfully created you the point is if he's great enough to create a galaxy then he has a plan for you and if he's smart enough to call the stars by name then he knows everything about you and if he feeds the birds of the air and he clothes the...
flowers of the field then he is a god who will take care of you but why did he do this he did it so that we are without excuse romans 1 and 20 it says all of the created and invisible things are there so that they are without excuse paul is reminding us that if we can see creation then we have no reason not to

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for the god who created it there will come a day when we will stand before god our judge the creator of heaven and earth and this verse alone makes it very clear there will not be one thing you can say that will become a defendable reason why you didn't

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for him we are responsible and that's why we have to follow the signs because his signs will lead you to his blessings listen to what david said in psalms 23 he leads me in paths of righteousness say that with me he leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake god wants people on this earth to look at people who believe in him and see good things proverbs 3 echoes this trust in the lord with all of your heart lean not to your own understanding in all of your ways acknowledge him and he'll direct your path so the bible is basically the road map for your soul that's why psalms 119 verse 105 says thy word is a lamp unto my feet and to my path the written word of god is where you understand what you should do in this life the book of habakkuk in the book of romans they both make this statement the just shall

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by faith say that with me the just shall

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by faith if you are going...
to

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for god you have to

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by faith where does faith come from romans 10 and 17 faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of god there's two hearings in this verse one is hearing the written word and the second is hearing the spoken word you hear the written word in your spirit when you actually open up your eyes and you read it how many of you ever been reading something in the bible and the lord was talking to you and you started arguing with the lord about who he was really trying to talk to you read something you say oh i know who that's for that argument is where you're hearing the voice of the holy spirit talking to you about you he'll never talk to you about somebody else before he's got everything right in you and then the second kind of hearing is the kind of hearing you receive now when you come to a service and there's a sermon that's spoken under the anointing and the word of god that is being spoken encourages you when you hear the written word it builds your faith and the faith that you

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by is the victory that you use to overcome the world the reality of it is you need both you need the written word and you need the spoken word if all you get is the spoken word on

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then you're malnourished the rest of the week and if all you get is the written word but you never hear the word spoken then you're never using it for its proper purpose the written word is information the spoken word is application and if you...
have all information and no application you're going to be filled with frustration how many of you are following all the shuns it's like driving down a highway and not knowing what the signs mean can you imagine driving up to a four-way stop and there's three 18-wheelers but you don't know what stop means you'll lose and ignorance will be why you lose do you know why we're losing this generation in the united states is because we are going down the path of life ignorant of what the signs mean so let's look at some of the signs that the word of god gives us in the close of this sermon the first sign i want to bring to your attention is something that you're all familiar with go ahead fellas start rolling it out now this is a school zone sign how many of you are aware that these exist every time you drive up to one you've got to slow down and the reason that i pulled this sign out first is because when it comes time let's set it up right over here so it's not behind my head yeah over here right there you got to slow down when you're teaching kids guess what you've got to do slow down don't be impatient with your children just because they haven't learned it the first time doesn't mean that they don't need to see it a second time a lot of times we want to skip over stuff with our kids well i told you once imagine if that rule was applied in your marriage come on now slow down now there's a second reason why...
i got this sign the second reason i got this sign is for three years i have asked the texas highway department to put one of these in front of our school and i wanted to show them i get one in a week so where's mine that wasn't a joke by the way i'm gonna go put that in front of the school now the first sign that you see on the road of life is this sign it's a one-way sign go ahead keep coming y'all stay awake over there pot of coffee in the back if you ain't found one this one way sign john 14 6 it says i am the way the truth and the life no man comes unto the father but by me one of the lies that's being told in our world today is that there are many ways that you can find jesus christ but he settled that for himself when he said i am the way i am the truth i am the life no one comes to the father but by me the first lesson that you need to teach your children on the road of life is very simple there is only one way to

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is for jesus when you go the right direction you gain confidence when you go the wrong direction you're headed for harm and one thing that your children need more than anything in this world is the confidence that comes from living for christ whenever they're confident they understand greater is he who is in me than he who is in the world whenever they're confident they recognize that he who began a good work in you is faithful to complete it even under the day of christ jesus whenever...
they're confident they stand on the scriptures like romans chapter 8 that says if god is for us then who can be against us but the only way that that word comes a

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in them is when they receive jesus christ so the first thing you teach your children is there is only one way to

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and that way is for the christ who died to give them everlasting life another sign that's important for your children to learn and listen to is a sign that many of you have no clue what it means how many of you know people who struggle with this issue we're just talking traffic right now we're not even talking spiritual i'm just talking right here at the turn around in 1604 yield this does not mean park and eat a sandwich nor does this mean step on the gas and see if you can beat me this sign means that you understand where you belong and you put yourself there who puts you there you put yourself there yield means that two things are getting ready to come together and something's got to give so that the right thing can get in the lead now we're talking about spiritual things the yield sign of scripture comes from james chapter four and verse 7 it says submit to god resist the devil and he will flee from you as you learn to

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for jesus christ one of the things that you're going to have to do is resist the voice of the enemy that tries to tell you you don't need him you can

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without him you can do it your own way and it will go better when it says submit...
to god it's saying yield hit the break on your will and let his will get out in front don't do what you feel do what he wants because when he's leading you he'll take you places you never dreamed you could go when he's out in front you'll go farther faster into more things than you could ask think or imagine all you have to do is yield to him and he'll take you to the victory line yield to him and he'll protect your marriage yield to him and he'll watch over your business yield to him and he'll put his hand upon your children yield to him and he'll open up the windows of heaven and pour out blessings that you cannot contain yield to him and the enemy will flee from you but sometimes we don't yield and that's what brings us to our next sign this sign is a powerful sign and it doesn't need to be over spiritualized because it's pretty clear everybody knows what it says say it with me now say it like you're talking to somebody that needs to there you go first john 1 9 if we confess our sins he's faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness do you know what this verse says it says whenever you don't yield and you fall into sin the only way that you can fix sin is oh no no no i don't want to stop sinning i want to spend six months in therapy so that you can explain sin no but you don't understand how i feel but it's something that i was taught as a child it's...
something that i saw it's something that i heard it's something that i want it's something that i need but you don't and you have just proven a fabulous point it's easier said than done but it doesn't change the fact stop in the bible is called repentance is where you willingly choose to stop sinning and start living for jesus acts 3 and 19 it says repent that your sins may be blotted out there is no if in god when you repent he'll blot out your sin that times of refreshing may come if you don't stop sinning there's another sign and the thing i love about the lord is he'll give you perpetual signs that enable you to understand that there's an opportunity for you to change each and every day if you don't stop sinning this is the sign you're going to get to see wrong way proverbs 14 tells us that there is a way that seems right to man but the end thereof is death when you do it your way you're going the wrong way i don't care what diploma you've got hanging on your wall if you're doing it without god you're not smart enough to do it right how many marriages go the wrong way and they end up in death how many

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s go the wrong way and they end up in bondage how many attitudes go the wrong way and they're bound by offenses i've got good news for you you can change direction if you're going the wrong way today you can choose to stop and let god's will overtake your will and the next thing you...
know you're going to be going from a path that's burdened with curses to a path that's laden with blessings because that's the kind of god that we serve there's signs all kinds of signs but you can't walk in the blessings of god until you pay attention to what his word says i say this in closing his word is a

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and his word is powerful but it is powerless until you follow it we have a choice to make and what hangs in the balance is our children and our grandchildren we have a choice to make and the choice we make is the difference between freedom or living in tyranny we have a choice to make and the choice that we make is going to determine whether we walk in the abundance of god and have the good of the land or if we see god's hand turn on us and we experience his wrath in our tomorrows much more than we experienced his blessings in our past it's never too late to follow the signs today i have shared with you the written word and you have heard the spoken word the question is what will you do with it if you choose to obey it you'll be blessed if you choose to ignore it the consequences are greater than you can bear can we stand in the presence of the lord father in this sanctuary today we declare that we will serve the lord we will obey his word we will diligently teach it to our children we will

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by it because in doing so we receive the blessing father in your mighty name today i thank you for the shield and protection that your...
word provides i thank you for the weapon that it is in our mouth i thank you that it has given us victory in the past and it is paving the way into our tomorrows but lord for every day that we have not

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d by it today we choose to stop we're repenting of our sins we're humbling ourself according to your scripture that says if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray then i'll hear from heaven and heal their land lord heal our land heal it one heart at a time heal it one home at a time heal it one life at a time until we are one nation under god again in jesus name we pray and ask these things and all of god's children said praise the lord would you give the lord a hand clap in this house this morning remain standing ushers if you would please come this is our communion

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in which we celebrate the sacrifice of our savior ushers i want you to begin to wait upon the congregation congregation worship and sing with me oh the blood of jesus oh the blood of jesus jesus it washes white the blood of jesus it washes white there's healing in the blood there is healing in the blood of jesus there is healing in the blood of jesus there is power in the blood there is power in the blood of jesus there is power in the blood it washes white as snow it washes white ash saint matthew records the lord's supper and as they were eating jesus took bread and he blessed it and he broke it and he gave it to the disciples and said take it...
and eat it this is my body can we take the symbol of the body of christ then he took the cup and gave thanks and gave it to him saying drink you all of it can we take the contents of the cup for this is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for many for the remission of sin that verse means you and me but i say to you i will not drinks of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when i drink it with nude you and my father's kingdom and when they had sung to him they went out to the mount of o

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s very soon we're going to have that communion service with king jesus in the paradise of god give the lord praise in the house will you lift your hand for the blessing and now may the lord bless you and may the lord keep you and may the lord make his face to shine upon you and may the lord be gracious unto you and give you peace may the lord direct your steps may he guide you in the paths of righteousness may you see that he is the way and the only way to the fulfillment of the destiny god has for you for your life for your family for your profession in all of your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your paths may that blessing follow you today in the authority of jesus name and all of god's children said praise the lord god bless you so good i pray that you were blessed today as you heard the word of god thank you for joining us i also want to give you the opportunity to stay tuned because immediately following this program we're going to be...
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you're watching haiti ministries don't go away here's more teaching from the word of god welcome back to another

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conversation in our last conversation we were discussing the blessing of boundaries and borders and the order that they create you know the bible says that god is not the author of confusion and whenever you remove a border what you have is confusion and chaos consider what we see happening right now on our southern border...
there are individuals who are attempting to remove that line of distinction the difference between life in one place and life and another they're trying to erase and it's creating chaos people on this side of the border don't know if their rights are going to be protected and in many cases their rights are currently being violated people on this side of the border are trying to escape the quality of life or lack thereof in the place where they exist so that they can come and enjoy something greater this is something that should be done in an orderly fashion and is something that god's word ordains right now in our society there's a number of borders that we're trying to erase we're trying to erase the border of gender there are people who suggest that there are as many genders as there are individual people and the reason that they say that is because they've decided to define it as a feeling instead of a fact the book of genesis tells us very clearly god created them male and female but why would we try to erase the borders of male and female because when you cannot define one or the other what you have is chaos there's no blessing to being a man having the power or the authority that is given to you by god's word in your masculinity there's no blessing to being a female having the ability to accomplish all that god created you to accomplish as a woman if you don't have a gender you don't have an identity if you don't...
have an identity then you can be redefined if you can be redefined then your destiny can be shaped by another i think this is symptomatic of an even greater fight i believe that the fight that we're having on so many fronts whether it's the natural border that exists between two nations or it's the border that exists between male and female is a border that we're trying to erase between truth and a lie between god's word and deception the bible tells us that there's going to come a time when the truth shall be considered a lie and the lie shall be celebrated as a truth the good news is when we get to this moment in time there's only one place to look to reset what's gone wrong you know often times i don't know about you but i have challenges with my technology i'm doing everything that i can to get my computer to work and as i start to struggle with the device i hit keys and hear these horrible noises as the computer groans and belches back at me i hear a grinding sound inside the hardware the screen puts on that little wheel and circle of death as i call it and it just spins and spins and spins and nothing comes up and as always i have to pick up the phone and call an i.t technician to come over and help me reset whatever it is that i've done and most of the time in spite of all that they have been trained and have the knowledge to do every challenge begins with the same solution reboot the first thing that the i.t tech walks in...
and asks me is have you tried to reboot it and i'm almost just to the brink of frustration why should i try to reboot it and they simply hit the control button the alt button and the delete button and the screen goes black and then about two minutes later it pops back up and everything works perfectly and so one time i asked i said look i said is that all that you have to do is just reboot and they smiled and said you know most of the time it works and the reason it works is because the reason that the computer was having trouble in the first place is not because it broke but because i was sending too many signals at once i was attempting to open something and close something i was attempting to extract information from one area and put it in another place it didn't belong i was trying to do so many different things that the computer could not bring reasonable order to what was being requested and therefore it just froze well i see this often in society when you think about it so many times we're trying to do so many things at once that we just created this spiritual emotional and literal gridlock that keeps us from operating as we should so how do we reboot the system i believe that the way we reboot the system is we open god's word and we see words like john 17 and 17. there the bible says sanctify them by your truth now take a moment and consider those words sanctified means to be cleansed it means to have the impurities washed away sanctified means to be...
set apart for a holy purpose and the agent that god chooses to use for our sanctification for our cleansing to set us apart is his truth and here's where truth comes from than that the last half of the verse sanctify them by your truth for your word is truth when you

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in a society that's trying to erase the borders of truth and deception the only way that you can cleanse that society is get back to the truth of god's word the only way it can be sanctified is to reconnect with your source in our last conversation we were talking about the boundaries that god set in creation because all things were created by him and he established the order of all things well you and i were created in the image of god he created us out of himself and whenever we are going to function at our highest and best we have to be connected to the source in john 17 it says that we can be sanctified and we can be set free by his truth in another place in the bible it says and you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free the truth of god's word will set us free from the chaos that we see in the world around us the truth of god's word defines who you are and describes what you can be the truth of god's word according to galatians it is lie it is a

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and it is powerful there are several things that you need to know about the truth of god's word one it is eternal isaiah the prophet said this and peter repeated it in the letter that he wrote to the

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the grass may wither and the flower may fade but the word of the lord endures forever that simply means that everything in this world is temporary except for god's word it will never go away one of the ways i like to express this is simply in the statement that my problems may change but my promise never does for example the bible tells us in psalms 27 the lord is my light and my salvation of whom shall i fear the lord is the strength of my life of whom shall i be afraid a verse in the new testament that deals with fear says that god has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of sound mind now these are promises that enable me to believe that there isn't anything in this life that i should be afraid of because god's truth sanctifies me of all kinds of fear it sanctifies me from the fear of darkness psalms 27 he is my light it sanctifies me from the fear of destruction psalms 27 he is my salvation it sanctifies me from the fear of man the lord is my light and my salvation of whom shall i be afraid of whom shall i fear and whom shall i be afraid the lord is the strength of my life it sanctifies me from weakness in the new testament god hasn't given me a spirit of fear spiritual fear but he's given me spiritual power he's given me spiritual love he's given me sound mind think of the things that happen in your life when you're afraid first when you give in to fear you lose power have you ever talked to somebody that tells you i...
was terrified and the thing that they did in their in their terror was they were paralyzed consider people who watch something that's graphic and horrific and traumatizing many people say they're frozen in fear you've lost power often times when people are afraid they lose love why do we see so much division in our streets so much chaos between cultures it's because we've forgotten what the bible says love your neighbor as yourself when you give in to fearing other people you'll create reasons and causes and prejudices and biases as to why you shouldn't love those people but when you stand in the truth of god's word you sanctify yourself from that kind of fear and chaos because you understand that god hasn't given you that fear he's given you the power to love them and then there's a sound mind if there's one thing that we see in the world today it's simply this that the world is losing its sound mind the things that we're trying to enforce and put upon our children it doesn't stand to reason think about this 30 years ago if you would have gone to school and you enrolled as a young man and gone into your classroom and told the teacher that today you wanted to be a female the teacher would have recognized that you needed some psychological help and the teacher would have sent you to have a visit with an expert who could help you understand the difference between your feelings and the facts of how you were created now...
whenever that same student walks into a school based on what we're trying to create as law what they're going to say to any child who disagrees with that person's feelings is you're wrong you're the one who needs counseling you see a man but they feel like a female and if you don't recognize them according to their feelings you need to be retrained that doesn't stand to reason it makes no sense but we've given into fear and therefore we've lost the power of our sound mind so how does this apply to the truth of god's word i said earlier my problems may change but my promise never does for example when i was a child i was afraid of the dark now the reason i was afraid of the dark is because when i was a kid we didn't have all the technology that you see today we didn't have all the indoor entertainment there wasn't gaming systems that you could go play if you were going to be entertained you had to be outside because at my house there was just one television not 13 and there were only 13 channels not 3 000 and there certainly wasn't any streaming devices where you could on demand watch anything that you wanted to so when dad came home he took over the television and typically it was on the news and if you didn't want to watch the news you needed to go outside well i used to love to play outside until my parents brought me in and bathed me and put me to bed and one evening i remember i wanted to go outside and the sun...
had gone down and i told dad i said i'm going to go outside and play and he told me very quickly he said you don't want to go outside well why don't i want to go outside because it's dark well i didn't mind the dark he said but bad people come out and bad things happen when the sun goes down you didn't have to tell me twice i heard the word of warning and i fully believed that if i walked out that door my life was in imminent danger the problem was as darkness just wasn't outside darkness was inside shut out the lights in my room and bad things happen and bad people come out when the lights go out now in the small house where we

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d every time that i'd get in a dark room i'd get scared i'd run down to my dad's room knock on the door and i would tell him i'm scared there's something in my closet i'm scared there's something under my bed he would immediately tell me son go back to your room lay in your bed and repeat these words god hasn't given me a spirit of fear but of power and love and of sound mind i can tell you that as a child many nights i laid in bed and repeated those verses until like counting sheep i fell asleep now as a 42 year old father of four i'd love to tell you that i've conquered every fear the good news is i've finally conquered the fear of the dark for the last six months or so i haven't been concerned about darkness at all that was a joke but as a father of four i do have...
concerns i've got a 16 year old daughter she's on the road there's a lot of things that can happen when a child is driving a car i've got a 14 year old son going into high school i've got all kinds of things that i see happening in the world and i'm concerned about the challenges that they present and my inability to control every outcome my problems have changed i'm no longer a little kid lying in a bed staring at a dark ceiling hoping that nothing bad happens i'm now a parent staying wide awake at night hoping that nothing bad happens while my problems have changed my promise does not i still get to stand upon god's word he hasn't given me a spirit of fear but of power i have the power to trust him i have the power to believe that he's going to keep his word in my life i have the power and the sound mind to know that his faithfulness never fails so while my problems have changed my promise does not this proves what isaiah said the grass may wither the flower may fade but the word of the lord endures forever it's the consistency of god's word that sanctifies us from every form of deception i see the world that we're in right now as doing everything it can to deliberately choose a path of deception i know and believe that the one thing that can sanctify us is the truth of god's word that doesn't mean that in the future the world won't choose a different path of deception but it does mean when it chooses a new...
path or it tries to come up with some new idea god's word is consistent enough that we can come right back to this beacon this rock this light and we can find a path to move forward god's word is not only in turn eternal but god's word is working the prophet isaiah in chapter 55 he declared my word this is the lord speaking isaiah said the lord says that my word will not return to me void but it shall accomplish the purpose for which i sent it which means god's word is working one of my favorite passages in philippians simply says that he who began a good work in you is faithful to complete it even unto the day of christ jesus that means that god's word is operating even when you don't see it even when you don't feel it even when it doesn't seem like much is happening he's consistently moving forward towards his goal of seeing your life blessed according to his promises he'll never bless you outside of the boundaries of his word but inside his word every promise is yes and amen in christ jesus i'll give you an example of this we can flip if you would to jeremiah the first chapter the 11th and the 12th verse jeremiah 11 and 12 is a place in scripture that is often overlooked and seldom understood because of how far it is removed from the translation of hebrew to our modern english i'll read it to you and then we'll take some time to understand it better jeremiah 1 and 11. moreover the word of the lord came to me saying...
jeremiah what do you see and i said i see a branch of an almond tree verse 12. then the lord said to me you have seen well for i am ready to perform my word now what exactly is being communicated here between god almighty and the prophet jeremiah if we look at it superficially and we simply consider what the words say and directly translate them to our understanding god's talking about a tree but how does that associate with god performing his word what promise did he make to jeremiah understand that jeremiah was the prophet during the time when israel was being carried away into captivity and the conversation that's being had between god and jeremiah throughout the entire book is lord if you take us away from the promised land how will you ever bring us back how are we ever going to see your promises fulfilled in our life if we don't

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inside the boundaries of israel and so to put jeremiah's mind at ease god gives him a vision and he says jeremiah what do you see in this vision that's verse 11. jeremiah in the vision tells the lord i see the branch of an almond tree and then the lord tells him that's right you've seen well because i'm ready to perform my word well in order to understand the beauty of this picture and connect the dots as to how god's word is always working you have to understand the symbol of the almond tree in the ancient israeli culture hebrew is a very efficient language they have a very small alphabet their language...
pre-exists paper and so whenever you're chiseling things in stone you don't need 26 letters you want to use as few letters as possible and you want to have them mean as many things as you can so that you don't have to erase and replace so the word for almond in hebrew is sheche and the word for diligent in hebrew is shekhed and the reason that these words are the same is because the almond tree naturally is one of the first trees to bloom in spring whenever the long and dormant winter is over one of the first indicators that new growth is coming is that the almond tree puts forth its flowers so in ancient israel and in the hebrew culture when they saw this diligent tree that had been working all winter to put forth fruit start to bloom they gave it a description that enabled the idea to be shared that this tree was working while every other tree was sleeping this tree was trying while every other tree was just hibernating so when god gives a when god gives jeremiah this vision god shows him a picture of diligence and what he's communicating to jeremiah is even when it seems like nothing is working even when it seems like everything is dormant i'm the branch of the almond tree jeremiah i'm the one who's constantly working i'm the one who's bringing my promise to fulfillment in your life now that should encourage us because oftentimes when we don't think things are happening fast enough when we don't feel god's promises moving us...
forward when we don't see god's hand moving and doing signs and wonders we wonder am i being ignored has he forgotten me what is coming to pass in my life but here we have a bible promise and a picture that god is diligently working to keep his promise to you philippians he who began a good work is faithful to complete a good work god's word is not only eternal it doesn't fade but it's working it will come to pass you have god's promise and you can stand upon that promise and his promise will be performed god's law is eternal he is the same yesterday today and forever our children are the heritage of the lord as we build a nation for future generations i ask you this question are you ensuring your children have a strong relationship with christ for your support this month you'll receive pastor matt's new working on a building album and the dream journal for your generous gift of 200 or more you will also receive a special final edition of the working on a building album a behind the scenes video a high quality pledge of allegiance swallow art and an engraved paver that will be displayed on the grounds of peggy ministries begin today to fill your children with the gospel of jesus christ for they are the leaders of tomorrow send your gift today call the number on your screen or visit jhm.org build hi i'm kendall hagey thank you for connecting with us today god bless you and we pray that you'll join us again next week you