Renew Your Strength | Pastor Tim Bagwell | Word of Life Christian CenterMay 02, 2020
I'm in a big auditorium and I'm not totally alone, but I only have that number of about 10 people who are in different parts of the building helping us do the work today to bring this anointing and this message to
yourhome. I hope it blesses you today I still feel like we have to it's almost like we have to
renewourselves The bible says that those who wait on the Lord will
wordwill renew their means to exchange
strengthfor God's strength and I i want to challenge you today to renew your strength it has been a long hard battle in many different ways it is frustrating and one day you hear a report and another day you hear another report if you listen to one person you feel like we are getting through we are getting to the other side , then you listen to someone else and it's like they make you feel like we're going to live like this for the next few months.
I have news for you. I do not trust in mens. My trust in the Lord I do not put my trust and all the research and everything else I put my trust in the Lord when you talk to people in the natural they are going to talk to you about this we will be fine when they receive a vaccine I want to tell you something right now this it's ok right now now you're not listening to me we are ok right now the believers are ok right now we are dealing with this what we have to exchange our strength for the strength of god those who wait on the lord i am in a place to say God that the will of heaven be done on earth as in heaven I am waiting on God and he said that if I wait on him he will renew or exchange my strength for his strength so when you are putting on the garment value you are changing that garment for the garment of heaviness when you begin to wait on the lord and say god whatever it takes to do what you want to do in the midst of this I wait for you and I will accept it in return I will put on the mantle of your strength in exchange for the cloak of my strength which is mainly weakness and father, I glorify you right now because God, I declare that you are going to renew our strength, Lord, we are like marathon runners right now, we need a second wind, we need a second wind in the name of Jesus and God we praise you for that as long as we will be at peace we will not lose our joy we will not go into depression we will not let anger or rebellion or disobedience take over us we will rise up in the enemy we will be scattered in the Jesus name I wish you would put your hands together wherever you are wherever you are looking and only give God the kind of praise that is worthy of God we love you today we love you today we praise you today Hallel about calling Sundara bakashot eyoung blessed be the name of the lord hallelujah well i'm so glad you're watching today whether you're watching on youtube live or facebook live or our website i'm thankful You know that sometimes I don't think that people often really get it.
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I don't understand everything you're going through and you don't understand the challenges I'm facing, but I'll tell you what. I've done things in over 40 years of ministry that are definitely a lot easier than what we've had to do here. lately and i just have to stand here and be honest before you if not for the presence of god and the anointing of god none of us get through this kind of crisis but i thank god that when i stand behind this pulpit despite that I basically look at a couple of cameramen and some tech people and have a little dog behind me.
I'm looking at an empty building, but I'll tell you what when God's anointing comes on me, it doesn't matter because I know that on the other side of that lens that I'm looking at, you're there, that's why it helps me to walk in front of this building. and I see familiar faces because, Pastor Galen, I miss you all so much. so used to being able to take my hands and agree with you or impose on you our minister and the gifts of the Spirit to you, but we're in a season where we can't do that except in this way that we're doing it now.
I pray that you are praying for me because I need your prayers. I need the support of your intercession. I need that prayer of yours right now to help me speak what the Holy Spirit has said to me for you I am praying Psalm 91 you are defending your home gold you are putting on your garments of praise for the spirit of heaviness gold right now you are exchanging your strength by the strength of our God and I'm going to tell you again we're going to make it we're going to make it but when we get out of this we won't be the same people who went into it if you have your Bibles open them to Ephesians the fifth chapter and I am going to start with my text Ephesians, the fifth chapter, verse 26, I will be reading verses 26 and 27, I am preaching on the subject of the glorious church now, but as you look at this and as you read and look at it, I want to talk to you. or you about something is just this, the Bible says that the sufferings of the present time are in no way worth comparing with the glory of God that will be revealed in us and I have compared this to a pregnant woman and when in labor the pain starts to come a man will never know the man will understand but i have heard reports that the pain is such an excuse that many of the ladies if they have not taken some form of pain relieving medication the pain is so excruciating that they he feels as if they are about to die because the pain is very intense but he says that the sufferings of the present time are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed or will give birth to us and if we can unite our faith, you know what we're going to see we're going to see God birth something on the other side of this we're going to rejoice and be glad and that's why I want to preach about the glorious church because I believe God said the glory that will be I will be r revealed I believe God is preparing to produce something like the world has never seen before from his church in Ephesians chapter 5 verse 26 I am reading from the New Living Translation to make it holy and clean washed by the cleansing of the Word of God he did it to present it to himself as a glorious church without spot or wrinkle or any other blemish but will be holy and without blemish now last week I want to go over very quickly some things that I brought out last week but in this in this to these two verses there are several key terms in fact there are eight key terms that I want to make sure you understand what they mean the first one is sanctified the
wordsanctify means to withdraw from the Fellowship of the world by gaining fellowship with the Lord sanctify yourself withdraw from the Fellowship of the world by gaining fellowship of the Sir and you say well I have to go to work I have to live in this culture I have my children are in school etc etc but from what What we're talking about here is really withdrawing from the influence of the world and deigning to fellowship with the Lord, so we're going to withdraw from the influence of the world and then our preeminent influence is our fellowship with the Lord and then it continues to appear word clean which means free of filth clean free of filth then move on to the next term I want you to take washing which in essence in this context means bathing in the word now let's stop there for a moment so clean is being free of filth and washing means bathing and, in this scripture, bathing in the word, so that when you prioritize the Word of God, you are doing something, you are bathing in the word that frees you from the filth in your
God doesn't. I want an unclean people, they do not want a lukewarm people, they want a clean people, and they tell you first, I said, I have sent the shedding of blood to free you from the power of sin, and I have given you the word to wash or bathe daily and keep you free from filth. then the word continues and speaks of glorious the word glorious splendid radiant miraculous emission of the excellence and perfection of divine nature so the lord is looking for something the lord is looking for something he is looking for glorious is looking for splendid radiant miraculous the emission of excellence and perfection of the divine nature that's the kind of church he wants he doesn't want an immoral church he doesn't want a fearful church he doesn't want a depressed church he doesn't want he doesn't want a sick church he doesn't want a dirty church he wants a church that has prioritized fellowship with him and creates something splendidly radiant and miraculous and the perfection or fullness of his nature begins to go! and then we go to the next term is Church, which means called once now, uh, and I think it's biblical because the word specifically tells us not to neglect gathering ourselves lest we neglect to assemble ourselves together and before we go in in this definition we have a magnificent facility here in laundry Colorado it is a beautiful plant it is a place where we minister to children we minister to youth we minister to all ages all cultures all races it is a place of you could you say so what kind of lee fellowship people come together and love and encourage one another it's a place where the word is preached it's a place where the sick are healed this building when people look they say it's a church well what it is is a building of church and it is a building that has been set apart to be used for the glory of God but the church is you are a calling you have been called from the powers of darkness to the kingdom of God dear Son when you think about it I'm practically in an empty building right now but I'm preaching to the church I'm preaching to the called we need to be together we miss being together we need to encourage each other we need to build on each other's faith we need to worship and praise God together but you're still the church if you were alone in a hotel room you're still called if it's just you and your wife you as a couple is still called once if it's just your family you are still called once but i want you to listen to me god is looking for a glorious church now this is a building and this building is a dwelling place of god but more than that god is looking for glorious people put the definition of glory just support me if you want.
God is looking for a splendid, radiant and miraculous people. He is looking for a people who admit the excellence and perfection of the divine nature. understand me today God is going to shoot. something about you in this season that we can consider it as suffering because it is not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us, so the church are the ones called out, so let's move on to the next terminus and to the north The next terminus is sacred or a stain, excuse me, the next term is stain and the word stain means moral stain or technically immorality. that none of this matters anymore I tell you that it does matter because the Lord is not going to return after an immoral church as you think there is a date in the calendar for the rapture and God is going to take what we give him I have some real news from last minute for you God is coming after a glorious church and those who are in the glorious church are going to be delivered from immorality go to the next term the next term is holy and being set apart we have to understand that we are different the world is the next term spotless is the absence of anything that is wrong an absence of anything that is wrong now think about it in these two verses God is giving us a description of the church that will be raptured He is giving us a picture of what it is like The vision of the church is now that we've just gone through the NFL Draft which is really the only sporting thing we've ever had to hear or watch and you'd say, well what does that have to do with the glorious church c hen those executives are working and the coaches are working they have a vision of what they want their team to be and they start making selections to strengthen the team's weak points God looks at his team and says this is the kind of team I want to see. no I want an immoral team I don't want a team with all kinds of things wrong I want a team set apart I want a team that has exchanged fellowship with the world for fellowship with God I want a team that is splendid, radiant and emitting the nature of God and this is what we need to understand God is looking for something and he's not just looking for a people to fight the fight he's looking for a church to win the fight join me at Hagin home the second chapter in the sixth verse because this is what the army of the lord of the heavens says in a little while again I will shake the heavens and the earth the oceans on dry land I will shake all nations and the treasures of all nations will be brought to this temple i will fill this place with glory says the lord of heavenly hosts the silver is mine and the gold is mine says the lord of heavenly hosts the future glory of this temple will be greater than its past glory says the lord of the armies of heaven and in this place I will bring peace I, the Lord of the armies of heaven, have spoken several times.
He identifies himself as the Lord of Heaven's Armies, but he's talking about a few things and he gets into it first. All he says is I'm going to shake it all up. I looked for that word in and I'm checking and I'm trying to solve this quickly that word agitate means to tremble but it also means to tremble it means to tremble and tremble and as I was studying this the man began to speak to me and reminded me of how years ago there was a religious sect and it I knew them as Quakers because when the presence of God camethey trembled or trembled under the anointing of God people thought they were strange they thought they were strange but people would die in the spirit they would shake under the power of God and when they came out of the tremor they would have a word from heaven now stay with me on this but it also needs a shake and the Lord begins to say the world system is shaking but my people are shaking and trembling under the power of the Holy Spirit I am in a time God is pouring fresh oil on me and you are in a time I am hearing from heaven and in a new and unique way, how about you?
I am not trembling with fear because of the coronavirus. I am trembling and trembling under the power and presence of God and the Lord said I am going to shake things up I am going to shake things up back to the seventh version se of this segment I will shake all nations and the treasures of all nations will be brought to this temple I will fill this place with glory says the Lord of heaven's hosts God is preparing to shower financial blessings on the temple of God and on you say good that's great but this was talking about the temple in Jerusalem but you know it's not you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you think about this your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit God no I don't have a centralized home, did you hear me?
God does not have a centralized abode. I'm preaching to hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of families right now and you want to know something. The glory of God is coming right now to your temple. Do you want to know something else God has already prepared financial blessings and treasures for your ten Paul do you want to know something else as Haggai says there is peace coming to your temple and when you are trembling and s haking under the power of the Holy Spirit the Lord of heaven's hosts are standing up God is standing with you right now because you are the temple of God so glory is coming treasures are coming and peace is coming it is shaking all that can be shaken but i am not trembling with fear.
I am under a new anointing. I'm under a cool touch from heaven. not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit Colossians 1:27 Colossians 1:27 to whom God would like to make known the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles that is Christ in you the hope of glory man I said this last week my father's favorite scripture was Colossians 1:27 and he loved to preach about the hope of glory you know what the hope of glory is all about the hope of glory the hope of glory is the church the great hope is that the called those who go out become glorious God not just one and all Roberts praying for the sick doesn't want just one Benny Hinn praying for the sick wants an army of men and women packed and emitting the glory of God to lay hands on the sick and see them recovered to prophesy to rebuke unclean spirits where we radically invade the kingdom of darkness because it is Christ the Anointed in us he is the hope of glory I do not slip t us hands wherever you are this would be a moment if we were all together i'd say it's time for a prayer it's a break i think we should praise god because we have a hope of glory which is christ in us this is the richest this it is the richest and he said in Hagee I said that the treasures are coming to the temple glory is coming to the temple and peace is coming to the temple and I send the word to your temple right now your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit glory is coming to you peace comes to you and treasures come to you The Devil a liar this is the year of double blessing it is a year of doing double honor and if you don't give up now you won't lose you will win and when this year is over, you'll look back and say i'm better off now than i was in early 2020 even with the Devourer attacking i'm getting double the trouble someone needs to put their hands together and praise god go to Acts the 3rd chapter verses 19 At 21, this is out of the question. amplified, now here I am getting into. the nitty-gritty of what I really want to talk about today, so repent, which means changing your mind and changing your mind, turning around and going back to God so that your sins are a race. a recovery from the effects of the heat to revive with fresh air but the times of refreshment can come from the presence of the Lord, let's stop there for a second that the times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord and we talked about this before we talked about the presence of G God in his presence there is a fullness of joy so God is saying in the third chapter of Acts to repent and if you repent and turn and return to God there will be a Rabbi Veen who will come to you who is coming of the presence of the Lord sees at night verse xx so that he may send you the Christ who was previously appointed and appointed for you, even Jesus verse 21 whom heaven must hold until the time of the complete restoration of all that God has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets for ages pass from the most ancient times in the memory of men, so now he is telling the Jews that he is preaching to them the Lord came the Messiah came in essence died on Calvary now he has returned to God and the heavens are going to contain it until the restoration of all things, you know what God is preparing to do with the church, he is preparing to release in the church and the empowerment that is so supernatural that the Lord watches from heaven and it says I have restored what Adam and Eve lost dominion they lost government and kingship they lost God said we are to be kings and priests to God none to his father we are not designed to be victims the church The church shouldn't be full of victims the church shouldn't be full of people who all they can talk about is what they're going through or what they're going through the church should be full of overcomers the church shouldn't be full of overcomers the church shouldn't be full of overcomers it should not be full of believers who continue to be sick it should be filled with believers who are healed by the power and presence of God listen to me listen to me today he was saying repent because the refreshment comes from the presence of the Lord and he said that the heavens will keep Jesus there until there is restoration on earth that didn't sound like anything we want to present to God, this sounds like the Lord waiting in a glorious church, are you a part of that?
Because if you are part of the glorious church, the big picture that you have to be a glorious temple your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and you have let the Holy Spirit do its work and you have repented which means you have changed and you have come back to God and you are not running from these principles but you are running to your principles continue with me in the word continue with me in the word i want to go what some are doing in second corinthians 6:17 2nd corinthians the sixth chapter in the seventeenth first therefore come out from among them and be separate says the Lord and do not touch the unclean thing and I will receive you come out from among these people God did not create us to be emulators of the world he did not create us to be perpetually influenced by the world that he no he did not create us to conform to the world he created us and when he freed us from the powers of darkness he is ordering us to come out from among them the church has become a place of com compromise such that I don't like to hear a word like this well it's okay to hear anyway the church has become a place of compromise the morality in the church is virtually no different from the morality of the world system how dare I say that it's not right for a man and a woman to live together and have sex together unless they're married, who do I think I am, I'm just telling you what the Word of God says, but now we have all these new translations that don't say that, but now we are trying to create what I call the world translation system. and we are trying to convince ourselves that our immorality is okay it is okay for a man to have sex with another man or for a woman to have sex with another woman we are being sold propaganda through the system and this is what the Lord is saying get out from among them drugs are legalized now pornography is more accessible than it's ever been here yo it's quiet in this room but i know it's very quiet on the other side of the camera all these things we've apparently embraced like church oh It's okay for many Christians to look and say oh it's okay if you have an abortion it's okay God understands in God by the gifts God forgives but you have to understand something you have to live through the harvest of your sins if you are living morally you will live through the harvest of your sins and although that harvest may be in the next generation in you without understanding why that child in you and the authority in which you walk com o father is not being answered you have to listen to me on this God says it's time to get out from among them we can't conform to this world we have to be transformed which means changed let's go to another scripture I'm probably not winning brownie points with people today but when we get in I want to get into facts again Acts the seventeenth chapter and verse 30 and in the past God tolerated this is the translation of the passion in the past God tolerated our ignorance of these things but now the time of deception has passed us commands all of us to repent and turn to God this word repent is almost like a lost theme in the scriptures commanded all of us to repent and turn to God verse twelve says and knowing the time that it is time to wake up of sleep because now our salvation is near that when we believed that the night was far advanced the day is his that is therefore discarded the works of e the darkness and let's put on the armor of light so now he's saying the night is over the day is near now there are two things i want to achieve and listen to me with this i think we are coming to the end of this darkness with which we're dealing with the crisis and the pandemic, i don't think it's going to end in the next 2-3 days, but i think we need to start operating in faith and hope that god is doing something in the midst of all this and the night is turning Now that the day is near, but now that the day is near, the Lord tells us to cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.
I don't think we're going through all of this alone. going out and saying thank God for pandemics I don't think it has put us in a time to separate to where we are stripping off our garments of darkness and putting on the armor of light it is time for us as a church to stand up and be the church not be compromising not be a lukewarm person but stand up and say I am getting rid of any attachment I have had to darkness and putting on the armor of light. I am putting on the helmet that is of salvation I am putting on a breastplate of righteousness and I am crying out my feet with the peace of God I am girdling my loins with truth I am protecting myself with faith and I am warring with the Rhema of God hear me God is saying right now excuse me while you're stuck at home while you what The old world is different now it's time to change your closet now it's time to change your clothes get rid of the darkness and put on the armor of light God is trying to build a team he's trying to build an army he's trying to build a destroying force of darkness all over the world and he's saying listen I'm going to tremble I'm going to terrorize the world system but I'm going to put a new anointing on my people glory is coming to your body that it is the temple of the Holy Spirit treasures are coming to your body which is the temple of the Holy Spirit and peace is coming to your body which is the temple of the Holy Spirit go to I saiah 52 1 and to wake up, dress yourself in your strength of Zion, dress yourself in your beautiful garments of Jerusalem, the holy city, because the uncircumcised or unclean will never enter you again.
Shake off the dust, get up and sit down, Jerusalem, loosen the bonds around your neck, captive daughter of Zion. Listen, he says some things in this where the last part says get up from the dust this is from the NLT get up from the dust and sit in a place of honor the church is getting ready to get up there is a we're going to dust ourselves off and we'll get up and as we we rise we are going to be repositioned in a position of Honor double honor and double blessing but you have to dust yourself off darling you have to shake off the garments of injustice throw off the garments of darkness and put on the armor of light God is looking for a team champ is looking for a church of champions i don't know some of you i don't know if you're listening or not he's looking for a church of champions he's looking for a church of giant slayers he's looking for a church that breaks down walls he's looking for a church that's full of mighty men and brave and virtuous women and eyes or women who have been created to be spiritual warriors look for sons and daughters in a prophecy who is looking for the mature men who will have dreams and the young men who will have visions he is looking for a functioning church and nine gifts of the Spirit and in the fruit of the Spirit he is telling us to shake off the dust and let me place you in a position of honor and I am going to lose your captor's girdles I am going to break the buds the anointing removes a burden and the anointing destroys the yoke a cure for the coronavirus will not change you but a touch from heaven will breakthe buds of depression will break the buds of fear and bring indescribable joy to your
lifei was someone out there hearing this i would give praise to god and give glory to god right now father i declare the yokes are breaking I declare the anointing of fresh oil that is upon me let's go to the other side of this chamber and we will minister to men and women boys and girls that we will rise up and be repositioned in a position of honor and authority let's keep going let's keep going I know I'm giving you a lot Scripture, but this is a magnificent subject 1 Peter 4:17 1 Peter because the time has come for judgment to begin in the house of God the time has come for judgment to begin in the house of God hear me out on this God is working overtime right now to produce a people who are going to leave the works of darkness who are going to separate themselves who are going to long for fellowship with God more than people some of u You are a Benjamin Artie is the term our friend from South Africa some of you are freaking out and Benjamin are Hades don't panic you are the church you are the people of God but some of you are freaking out and much of the reason why the one that they are going crazy is because they are like you would say social butterflies you just enjoy the company of other people you enjoy the fellowship of people there is something wrong with that i dont think there is anything wrong with that but sometimes god starts dealing with us and we have to understand that our fellowship with him is more important to him or your fellowship with other people than my brother's right now I would like to see this church full of the sons and daughters of God that I could preach to you put my hands on your head and pray for you take your hand manage but something is happening right now and there is a judgment taking place in the house of God and God is watching us to see his If we are hot or cold, but I think that he has seen a lot of warmth right now and he said that this is not very encouraging, no, it is encouraging because what God is going to produce from this is going to change the world, so he has seen this warmth and Peter said that judgment must begin in the house of God if people keep talking about a global revival which I am believing because I heard someone say that a revival of a billion souls is coming and I think a billion souls will be saved or more, but we have to have something in our spirits and I am prophesying to you if God does not get a church that separates themselves and a church that responds to the judgments of God there will not be a billion soul revivals because there will not be workers to produce the harvest the harvest is white but what does the bible say the workers are few the Lord said I need a preparation for our people I need a people that changes that repents and converts I need a people that responds to God's Word and bathe in the word and stop trying to change the word to fit your life now maybe I'm out of date, but I believe that God has not written a new version of the Bible.
I believe that God has given us the Word inspired by the Holy Spirit and his expectation is that this is the truth that I have spoken. Obey, so the trial has to begin. in the house of God, this is the core of what I want to communicate to you because the time has come when the judgment must begin in the house of God, that means that I, as a spiritual
pastor, a prophet, have to be judged by God and I have to get rid of all the work of darkness and put on the armor of life I have to change my cloak of heaviness for the cloak of praise I have to deliver my ministry to God to another level I have to recharge I have to pray more I have to push forward in the spirit that God can use me in this season and you who are part of churches you who are part of congregations you who are people who have said I am part of the cold once the judgment is beginning with us the judgment is beginning with we are going to remain firm and be ardent in the things of the Spirit we are going to be lukewarm the word continues Matthew chapter third Matthew chapter third and in these days John the Baptist came preaching in the desert of Judea saying repent because the kingdom of heaven has drawn near because this is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke saying the voice of one crying out in the desert prepare the way of the Lord straighten his paths and John himself had his dress of camel hair and a leather belt on his loins and his food was locusts and wild honey so he left for Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region around the Jordan let's stop there John was a true prophet and he had a message and it was to repent and You know who is preaching that message - he wasn't preaching the message to the Romans, he wasn't preaching it to the gentile cultures, he was preaching it to the Old Testament church, which was Israel, so the Israelites were coming from everywhere. from Jerusalem, Judea and Jordan. and historians tell us that the crowds that heard John were huge, he had become probably the best known religious leader in the lives of these people and he was preparing the way of the Lord, in essence, he was preparing the way for Jesus came to earth. and minister in the first realm of his coming, but what was the message before the Lord appeared on the scene was to repent and who was the message to the Old Testament church Israel, let's continue in six verses and there were b baptized of him in the Jordan confessing his sins, so now if they are being baptized, people are confessing their sins, but when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them: O generation of vipers who have warned you that flee from the wrath to come, therefore, bear fruit worthy of repentance, fruit that agrees with repentance, and do not think to say within yourselves we have Abraham for Father, because I tell you that God can raise children from these stones Abraham and now also the ax is stuck in the root of the trees therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down thrown into the fire I indeed baptize you in water for repentance I baptize you for repentance what who is baptizing under repentance the Old testament church but he who comes after me is mightier than me whose shoes I am not worthy to wear he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire with the Holy Spirit and with fire now listen I in this there is an unquenchable fire coming and then the twelfth verse says whose fan is in his hand and he will thoroughly clean his floor and gather his wheat into the barn but burn the chaff with unquenchable fire now this message I am preaching right now may be a source of supernatural life for your future, but you must understand that there is a trial that is being negotiated with the called. change it's time to stop being lukewarm i am not afraid to preach this message i believe in the word said in the book of ester for a time like this i started ministering in the full time ministry in 1972 but i have never felt it was more important than I will be in the pulpit that I am now because I believe that God made me to help you kill this giant.
I think the giant you are facing is not the coronavirus. The giant he is really up against is the lukewarmness of the Church of this generation. David Wilker. His son prophesied in 1986 about this pandemic, he said it would shake New York like nothing has ever shaken it and we're seeing it, but then he said God was going to take those believers who didn't pray back to prayer and word and then we were going to see a supernatural revival all over the world in America. I am telling you something of the spirit. I realize that God has prepared me for a time like this because the message has to be: we must change.
We can no longer look at the church, not only. something we fit into when we have nothing else to do we can't look at our lifestyle of saying well i'll live the way i want and when i sin i'll just say forgive me lord and it doesn't count no God is looking for God is looking for a people that is coming out God is looking for A people that when the fire of judgment strikes the gold, silver, precious stones of our life will remain and we are willing to let the wood, the hay and the stubble be devoured, this is not a message being preached, right now it's all about prosperity. it's all about how good it is everything is not right right now it's not right in america babies are dying in the womb immoral agendas are being spread you can't watch tv anymore without immoral propaganda poured into your home it's time to take over the radio waves it is time to rise up in the spirit and see the enemy scattered it is time to take off the works of darkness and put on the armor of life but we can't be the glorious church if we don't understand we have to change to be we can be more powerful we can be stronger we can be more spiritual we can be more anointed but we have to be willing to change we have to be willing to pray we have to be willing to fast we have to be willing to get into the word we have to be willing to let go of our intolerance and our prejudices and our anger and our anger and our rebellion and our lust for ID are less than the flesh and the pride of life yes i am preaching a good old fashioned I need a holiness message for you right now because God is looking for a people heart group and he is looking for sons and daughters.
Juan said that someone more powerful than I is coming who is going to baptize you with the Holy Spirit. Nobody wants to talk about fire because fire. it's the refiner fire is the refiner slide your hands up and pray with me well that's a refined father i burn what is unclean burn me what is contrary to your nature quickly i know i'm running out of time well i guess not I'm running out of time but you probably heard enough but then it continues on the word in Matthew 15 verse 21 this is out of unit then Jesus left Galilee and headed north to the region of Tire and Sidon . a gentile woman who lived there came to him begging him have mercy on me oh Lord son of David for my daughter is possessed by a demon that torments her severely wait a second on this so in this verse we realize that she is a gentile woman that she is not an Israelite she said have mercy And on me, O Lord, son of David, that statement son of David meant that she was acknowledging him as the Messiah, now she says that my daughter is possessed by a demon that torments her severely, verse 23, but Jesus did not answer her, not even a word, then his disciples. he urged him to fire her told him to leave they said he was bothering us with all his pleas so jesus told the woman they sent me alone to help the lost sheep of God the people of israel we are going to stop right there for just a moment minute Jesus is the first course of action on the planet John came before John preaches the message of repentance Jesus appears on the scene and John is preaching repentance to the Old Testament church and Jesus says I have been sent to restore basically the lost sheep of the house of israel now he has a gentile woman here and tells her my immediate mission is to restore the old testament church basically let's go to verse twenty five but she came and worshiped him begging again. onded it is right to take food from the children and give it to the dogs she replied that is true sir but even dogs can eat the leftovers that fall under their master's table dear woman jesus told her your faith is great your request is granted and her daughter and her daughter were instantly healed now this whole story in itself is one of the most powerful accounts that we see a faith in the bible and this woman in essence jesus just pushed her away said me and legally i am sent to the lost sheep of the house of israel i am sent to bring a restoration to the old testament church it is not my time it is not your time yet the dispensation of the whole world has not manifested this woman would not stop she recognized him as messiah she worshiped him what she it meant that she submitted to him as Lord and King and he said listen I can't give you what belongs to the children and she said but even the dogs keep what falls or what was rejected by the children and Jes his jaw drops because of his faith and he speaks the word and his daughter is delivered now that's a whole different sermon but the sermon I'm preaching to you right now is to understand that Jesus was on a mission to restore the Church of that Today multitudes were rejecting him and multitudes were accepting him, but he was on a mission to restore the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
God is on a mission right now and I believe there are a billion soul revivals waiting for us, but I believe the mission he is on now is to restore. your church believers in the present tense and keep us from being believers who don't pray keep us from being believers who barely open our bibles keep us from being morally committed believers because the bible says if you really love me keep my commandments look we talk good i know God, Leslie, there is no doubt that God loves you. God loves the whole world, but do you love God?
Do you love him enough to obey him, even if it requires you to part with the things that are The wicked who put aside the things they know are notmorally correct and who are not biblically agreeable to their heavenly Father. Look here is here we are in this moment and while we are in this moment of isolation while we are in this moment of lockdown while we are in this moment of stay at home orders we have to take advantage of this moment and say god I'm going to clean some things I am going to take off this cloak of darkness I am going to heat the fire towards each one of me and say that I am lukewarm an audacity in the spirit I am in the final stretch here come with me to second chronicles 7:14 second chronicles 7:14 you know this if my people if my people if my people God is not saying this to the unbelievers he is saying if my people upon whom my name is called will humble themselves so who is he speaking to God is speaking here again to the Old Testament church his people humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land the healing of our land is directly related to repentance feeling that is going to begin to happen in the church the healing of America and the restoration of America as an influence in the world an influence of the right things a promoter of revival a nation that sends the nations of the world that have been evangelized that have been Transformed has predominantly happened through the sending of anointed vessels from the United States of America great churches that are all over the world powerful churches that are moved in the spirit the roots of those revivals most of them began with americans leaving their homes and going to the nations of the world but look my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways then i will hear from heaven and forgive their sin i will see that the church needs forgiveness i will forgive their sin and then i will heal your land the true believers want the land to be healed we sit and shake our heads we sit and say s oh my god what is happening what kind of nation will we have is our grant my grandchildren are getting old er their great grandchildren these babies being born all over our nation of good godly parents what kind of nation are we going to have in the future what kind of world are we going to have look terrorism is just a manifestation listen to me on this look if the church is manifesting the power and presence of God in the way it should then we are going to manifest healing and deliverance and people's lives are going to change and transform there is a manifestation of the Spirit the Holy Spirit who is within us and upon us the terrorism we see around the world is a manifestation of demonic influence taking lives destroying cities says the bible i do not come to you with persuasive words of human wisdom but with demonstration of the Spirit with power in which your faith does not hold the wisdom of men but in the power of God if my people, on the which my name is called, humbles himself and prays and seeks my face and turns from his wicked ways, I wish I could tell someone that if I profess to be a Christian and truly believe in Jesus Christ you are not participating in evil ways and I know we are all living clean lives i know we are all seeking his face and i know we are all praying but the truth is you know we are not you know when you deal with most churchgoers or people affiliated with
christianity we become prayerless believers we are lukewarm but we are not going to stay like this we are not going to stay like this we are going to pray and God is going to heal us and God is going to heal our land we are going to pray we are going to seek his face we are going to turn from our evil ways and God is going to start to respond and he's going to forgive us and he's going to heal our land America, Trump's rallying cries have always been to make America great again.
I'll tell you who will really make America great again. It's the Holy Spirit and I want America to be great again, but more than that, I want there to be revival. global, but we can't have a global revival without first having the restoration of the church if you're one of the called if you probably say I'm a Christian then you have to say it's time I put on the armor of light if you've turned lukewarm but you still love Jesus then you have to say if I really love him I am going to keep his Commandments and not live a lukewarm compromising lifestyle I pray that the conviction of the Holy Spirit settles in you right now I look at myself in the mirror and I God, I preach the gospel all these years, but God, there is still much more that you must do with me through me and for me, and if we will humble ourselves and pray, God will heal our land and make us for the fire of the Holy.
Ghost oh my gosh, can you imagine if we could walk into hospitals and lay our hands on coronavirus victims? They wouldn't let us in there but we have to take the authority and send the word out and see the people rise up and the people have no explanation why it happened their mere presence Smith Wigglesworth had an account in his life and there was a Catholic priest who had been educated and all the theology and all the things I knew about being a priest was standing on it I think it was like a cart or some kind of transport 'the piece of equipment of that era and Smith Wigglesworth was standing there but he was a man who was so endowed with power in the presence of God and that priest knelt down and said here your mere presence convinces me I need to meet this Jesus that you Serve Wigglesworth didn't have a cross hanging around his neck, he didn't have a big Bible on the hand, it was just being a glorious call that people should feel a conviction when they approach Jim, faith should be ignited. them and then look at you and say I don't know why I'm asking you this what would you pray for me that's the glorious church God is looking for we are more caught up in his presence and his word than anything anywhere you are in today I God feel his spirit god i t Thank you first of all for allowing me to preach the gospel in a time like this God we can't get out of this crisis the same way okay I pray that we don't get out of this crisis the same way we must be changed. from glory to glory we must be changed we must be transformed by the renewing of our minds god i pray right now wherever people are in hotel rooms homes hospital rooms sitting in cars god restore the produce today take the lukewarm and set it on fire for you again save the lost give us new priorities god don't let this time go to waste but let this time be the beginning of the birth of a glorious church if you are watching right now i want you to chase with me i want you to pray with me repeat what i ask of you to pray, you may be a member of the word of life, you may be an attendee of another congregation, you may say that I am a believer, but are you really on fire? pray with me and say father in the name of the Lord Jesus I humbly come to you I ask you to forgive me o i all my sin all my anger all my rebellion and all my disobedience Lord forgive my lukewarmness Lord forgive me when before I prioritized everything except your house help me today Jesus forgive me restore me empower me I confess with my mouth of a believing heart that Jesus is my Lord and Savior I rebuke Satan I denounce his works his ideas I am a Christian I am a calling I am part of the church thank you Jesus for shed your blood for your forgiveness and all what you want I pray in Jesus name
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