Get it and go

Get it and go
Become the spiritual governor of your city

Elected by God
Matthew 10:1

And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
Luke 9:1

Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
Everywhere that I walk and in the place I set my foot that location has been given over to me as a spiritual governor
Governor

a :  one that exercises authority especially over an area or group

b :  an official elected or appointed to act as ruler, 

c :  commanding officer

d :  the managing director and usually the principal officer of an institution or organization

e :  a member of a group that directs or controls an institution or society

Automatic spiritual control
Like a governor on an automobile – gives automatic control of speed

Isaiah 42:6-7King James Version (KJV)

6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Acts 16:25-26

The prison doors are opened

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 

And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.
Open the prison door and let the captive free
Imprisoned in sin imprisoned by sicknesses  imprisoned by addictions. Imprisoned by demonic spirits of fear and emotions
They are in prison and they need to be free

Matthew 16:19

And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Say Yes To Jesus

Say yes to Jesus
Youth pool party

I woke up this morning around 4 o’clock thinking about this time that I would have with you. I spent several hours wondering how I could make the most out of this time that I have in front of you.

I have decided to Set the record straight. You have been lied to for so long and I want to tell you the truth.

Look up to the sky. what do you see? A little higher what’s there? A little further out?

People are continually researching and discovering what is out there. Scientists have discovered Other Worlds and galaxies and solar systems.
Everything discovered and yet to be discovered every system has been so specially designed and created by a creator. It is too intricate and wonderful to have happened by coincidence. In the words of Gibbs from NCIS, “there is no such thing as coincidence.”
Here is the truth. God Jehovah, who is so much bigger and greater than you and I, created every detail of every good and perfect thing that is enjoyed.

The Bible says that not only did he create the worlds and systems in the sky but every living thing on the earth and he created it with purpose.

He created mankind in his own image and likeness and therefor gave us creative power.

Think about it. Here you are. Sitting here under the heavens that have great purpose. And just as much thought and planning and design was wrapped up in the creation of you. You are beautiful. You are so wonderfully made. With all complexity of flesh and bone and systems and emotions and thoughts and talents and personality. Look around you With all of this inner and outer beauty who could say there is no God? In fact the Bible says it is foolish and that only a fool says in his heart that there is no God. Plenty may say it with their mouth but only a fool would say that in their heart and believe it.

You have been created with great purpose and design.

In God’s perfect plan a man and a woman joined together in a binding commitment of married love. Each offer a seed full of creative power. That small seed develops and grows until strong enough with proper care to survive the elements of this great world. A baby is born. But the greatest thing about baby’s is this, every child born is born with an eternal spirit and soul. Which means this. This child will grow into a teen and then an adult. He or she will make choices in there life. Some maybe good or bad. But when they finally close there eyes for the final time and sigh this incredible body will die. But their soul (feelings emotions personality thought and spirit (that inner light that causes one to live). will survive eternally.
So what then? When this body is laid to rest 6feet underground, what’s next? Well that depends. There are 2 destinations.

1. You could be in the presence of your loving creator and Heavenly Father. In a place called heaven yes but also strategically placed in and given power over his creation. Free to go and come and rule with loving authority. Able to create and live and socialize forever in a vast and endless world and worlds that will take eternity to explore. There will be no death or pain or tears nor rejection or fears. No disease no one used or abused. No hatred or prejudice. No murder or rape or deceit.
2. You could be separated forever from the presence of a loving God. Dragged kicking and screaming into a place called hell. A place that was not made for you but was made for the devil and his fallen angels. A place if continual pain and anguish both physically mentally and spiritually. Where men naw their toungs for pain and wish that they could die to find relief but cannot and will not. A place of solitude and outer darkness. Alienated from all others tormented by your own selfish decisions and thoughtless actions. In eternal judgement for the wickedness of your sinful deeds.

So this day it is set before you life and death. Blessing and cursing.
Your eternal destination depends solely on your decisions right now.

God is real heaven is real
The devil is real hell is real
You are real I am real and this moment is real and the decisions you are about to make is real. What decision is that?

Decision 1. What will you do with the life that you have been given?

Will you choose to live that life selfishly? fulfilling your own selfish desires, while defrauding and insulting and cursing and cheating and hurting and hating those around you. And at the same time taking your own self and the body that God has so wonderfully created and smudge and cut and abuse and deface and disgrace it.
Or will you choose to live unselfishly putting others before yourself. Using your words and your talents to build up and encourage and show Gods love to those around you while you glorify God in your body and with your thoughts and actions. How will you choose to live out the days of your life?

Decision 2. And how do you expect to pay for the sinful choices you have already made?
All have sinned
The wages of sin is death
Sin has to be paid for. I have told you the truth hell was not created for you. It was created for the devil. But if you go there it is because you chose to go there. For death, separation from God, and hell is the payment for sin.
But you don’t have to go there.
God so loved you that he gave his only son Jesus to die for you. He went to hell he paid for your sin in full. He resurrected with the keys of authority over death hell and the grave in his hand.
You can choose Jesus. You can believe on him and receive eternal life.
Today is the day of salvation. Will you choose him today? Will you choose life and heaven?
Say yes to Jesus. Time is running out.

The faith dimension

The faith dimension
Dimension- a property of measurable space.

We are living in a three dimensional world. Everything is measured by length width and depth

There is a fourth dimension

Scientists have been trying to study this dimension, they call it quantum physics. It is the behavior of molecules at an atomic level. A dimension of phenomenon sometimes things happen that cannot be measured through normal scientific measurements.

Illustration – the gathering of photons when acted upon by exterior energy.
Illustration- light absorbed, transferred, and reflected.

Scientists will not be able to comprehend This dimension without the Spirit of God.

1 Corinthians 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

I would like to refer to this dimension as the faith dimension.

Faith- The deep conviction of the infallible word of God.

Faith nutrition- what feeds your Faith? The word of God.

Romans 10:17So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Faith activation- what makes faith work? Hope is what puts your faith in action.

Hebrews 11:1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hope – The painted picture of God’s vision on your heart

Faith impartation-how can you pass it on? Talk it, pray it, live it

2 Timothy 1:5 When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

There can be a passing down of generational curses. In the same manner there is the possibility of passing down generational blessing. Spiritual gifts that reside in you may very likely be caught by your children.

Don’t quench the Spirit of God

Don’t quench the spirit of God

1 Thessalonians 5:19 “Quench not the Spirit.”
Holy spirit / ghost same thing

Ephesians 4:30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Quench- to extinguish or put out

Grieve – to cause sorrow or pain of mind or heart

The Spirit of God has not been denied deity in the church. But he has been greatly neglected and not greatly honored in today’s church. I fear in many cases the body of Christ today has quenched the fire of the Holy Spirit in our midst and caused great sorrow to the Holy Ghost.

I believe the greatest pain the Holy Ghost feels comes from the rejection and the quenching of his moving in our churches and our life.

There are some churches that exist and are very functional as an organization. But if the Holy Spirit would ever chose to leave that church they may never know it.

I am thankful to be a part of a church where the Spirit of the Lord with all nine gifts and all nine fruit are not only excepted but celebrated.

* I feel that most Christians and churches that grieve the Holy Spirit do so because they are unfamiliar with his work. If they understood the work of the Holy Spirit they may be more open to is moving.

Who is the Holy Spirit?
He is not a creepy ghost that brings fear. He does not haunt the souls of men. The Holy Spirit is not enthusiasm. He is Not energy (positive or negative) nor is he the personification of God. He is not acting like God or just representing God, but he is part of the triune deity of God. He is a person with all the characteristics of a person. He is God in us with us all around us. You must understand He is not a person like you and I bodily. He is not Measured by hight and weight or mass, He is a spirit being. He has substance. Personality, he can love and desire, and rejoice and grieve. He has will, passion, furry, and disgust. He is deity he is God and he is present here.

Because he is Spirit and not merely matter. He is not limited to space nor restricted in geography. Because he is not nearly matter he is able to transcend matter. He is able to move in and through vessels of substance. He is able to come in and work through you and I has we are open to the moving of the Holy Spirit in us. But he is also not limited to move in me and you at the same time. He is omnipresent. He has the ability to everywhere at once, and he can remain here and there and everywhere that he is welcomed.

Church history says he is God, we say he is God, but most importantly the Scriptures say he is God.

A W Tozer said And I wholeheartedly agree (mind you this is years before the Toronto blessing). He said. “I wouldn’t believe in the archangel if he came to Toronto with wings spread at 12 feet shining like an atom bomb just after it goes off, if he can’t give me chapter and verse.”

Psalm. 139:7 speaks of the Holy Spirit’s omnipresences… Whither shall I go from thy Spirit or whether shall I flee from thy presence.
Job 26:13 he is creator… By his spirit he garnished the heavens.
2corinthian 3:17 He is Called Lord.. Now the Lord is that spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty
Commandment at Baptism. In father son and holy ghost.

The Holy Spirit never enters a man and let’s him live like the world. That is the reason some people reject the Holy Spirit.

John 16:7-10
Reprove the world of
1. Sin
2. Righteousness
3. Justice

Comforter – Paraclete (Greek. Advocate. Helper. One who stands on your behalf)
*The Holy Spirit is your advocate on Earth
*Jesus is your advocate in heaven
1 John 2:1My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

Reprove – elegcho (Greek). To expose convict and convince.
(To bring to light, acknowledgement, and understanding.
Even the spirit of truth which the world cannot receive

The ministries of the Holy Ghost
Five Paraclete function mentioned in the book of John
1. He is the ever present help. “If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Comforter to be with you forever—the Spirit of truth.” (John 14:15-17)
2. He teaches and reminds of truth. “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” (John 14:25-26)
3. He testifies of Christ. “When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me. And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.” (John 15:26-27)
4. He brings conviction. “Now I am going to him who sent me, yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going? Because I have said these things, you are filled with grief. But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer, and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.” (John 16:5-11)
5. He gives prophetic revelation. “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.” (John 16:12-15)

Hide The Beer! The Pastors Here

Hide the beer! The pastors Here.

This was a song that the swirling eddies recorded talking about hypocrisy in many Christian colleges. In fact many Christian colleges banned this song from being played on campus.

Apparently talking about alcohol and Christianity is a touchy subject.

But let’s face it, alcohol consumption and things that surround that topic is kind of a hot topic right now among churches. I would like to address this issue.

Did Jesus drink wine?
Wasn’t he called the friend of sinners?
Wasn’t he partying it up?
Was the wine that Jesus drink alcohol?

Yes, there was alcohol in the Old Testament and New Testament.

Yes people got drunk back then too.

Yes there were drunken parties and orgies and the suchlike going on in the same way that it is today.

Yes Jesus did drink wine on several occasions recorded in Scripture, whether that was fermented or unfermented is debatable. Seeing that the word for grape juice in the Bible is translated wine and the same word for fermented grape juice in the Bible is also translated wine.

Yes Jesus’ accusers did hurl insults at him, trying to discredit his testimony by calling him “the friend of sinners.”

Yes Jesus is the sinner’s best friend for he is the only one who can bring total restoration and forgiveness to their lives.

Yes Jesus forgave those in sin and told them to sin no more.

No Jesus was not hanging out in these places full of sinful demonstrations. Nor was he taking part in their sin, nor was he sitting back and tolerating those behaviors around him.

No Jesus was not getting wasted with the boys at the lake.

Yes Jesus opened up his arms to all who wanted to draw close to Him. The sinner and the saint.

Yes Jesus did encounter all different types of people from all different walks of life. Many that needed healing deliverance salvation and miracles.

All Scripture must be judged by other scriptures to make sure that we have a full understanding concerning issues that we face. Let’s not just take one scripture and use that scripture to justify our position.

Now let’s talk about the topic at hand.

Although the consumption of wine might be debatable scripturally. Revelry, which is drunken parties, and drunkenness is quite black-and-white.

I wrestled with this topic last year quite extensively when I was confronted with this idea of mixing alcohol with ministry. I have known this to be a hush hush topic in the past. As long as You don’t talk about drinking or the party life You lead no one will care enough to confront. However this has more recently become an open topic. Once again we see this progression of “Christian Culture” What was forbidden in one generation has been tolerated by the next and normalized by third.

Here is my take.
Too often I have seen alcohol destroy lives, families, and Christian witness. I have sat in counseling meetings with people who’s life laid waste because of alcohol abuse. I have seen alcohol consumption lead to Domestic abuse, adultery, divorce, abandonment, unemployment and much more regret. For these reasons I will never condone the drinking of alcoholic beverage. In fact I will stand against it as much as possible in discouraging such things.

Some may feel that I am old-fashioned in this area. Believe me I have done much thinking and praying on this subject. The Bible says that men are to work out their own salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12). I whole heartedly agree with this scripture. Each person needs to decide in his own heart and conscience how he or she should handle the subject of abstaining or not abstaining from alcoholic beverage. Then you must be true to your conscience. However in the area of drunkenness and attending bars and drunken parties the scriptures are quite clearly against these things. Christians are not to be a part of or contributing to this lifestyle. (See scripture below)

So as for me and those that are ministering with me I feel very strongly and therefore have raised the standard of ministry. I believe it is best for those in ministry need to be abstinent from alcoholic beverage and refrain from establishments that promote reveling. I’m not saying that you have to stay away from restaurants that may serve alcohol or have a bar in house. Or that you should not attend a wedding celebration or other special occasions where some people may choose to have alcohol. If you find yourself in an establishment or in a celebration where alcohol is present definitely live by conviction. If you are a part of ministry especially in the ministry at Liberty Church, refuse to drink alcohol. And if the celebration starts turning a bit wild it is probably your cue to gracefully bow out. And please do yourself, your church, and the kingdom of God a favor and “witness” somewhere else. Stay out of the bars and other drunken parties. Don’t go in. There are many other places that we can minister to the lost. Let’s focus on being a witness for God in our everyday lives. I believe God will bless us greatly as the standard is raised.

Ezekiel 44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

1 Peter 4:18-19 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

2 CORINTHIANS 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers, for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?

James 4:4 – Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Ephesians 5:11 – And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].

Galatians 5:16-26 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Read this whole chapter:

1 Thessalonians chapter 5

Broken for you

Broken for you

This is my body broken for you.

broken is associated with things are needing thrown out. Things that we no longer need. Things we ignore or in some cases things we can’t get our mind off of or get past. Things despised and Damaged, rejected ridiculed often overlooked passed by sometimes laughed at.

The World is full of broken people… People feel that they are no longer needed that they are castaways ignored a bother damaged despised rejected ridiculed and often passed by and not taken seriously. If you are broken often times you feel like you’re the only one. But you’re not the only one there are many broken people in this world. Why are there so many broken people?

Here are three reasons people are broken.

1. Sin destroys peoples lives and leaves them broken and often full of shame. Satan has a patent on sin he is constantly trying to sell you on his sinful ideas.
John 10:10 says that he is the thief and he comes to steal kill and destroy. You must always remember that Sin takes you further than you want to go. Keep you longer than you want to stay and in the end you pay more than you ever thought you would pay.

2. Selfishness. James 4. Causes quarrels and fights. It causes Broken relationships. Addictions assaults… Consuming in our own selfish desires and lust. Is damaging for us but often times we become the cause of other people’s brokenness.

3. Unholy soul ties. A soul tie is something that God intended to bond 2 individuals together for life. When Satan gets involved he takes what God meant for good and turns it into something perverse. Soul ties are now often made instead of lifelong commitments. When marriages or relationships breakdown one may try to walk away from the individual but the breaking of the Soul tie leaves one feeling very broken just as if the other partner died.

Genesis 34:1-8
1 Corinthians 6:16-17

Whoremonger and prostitutes. Today we consider these people only those who give sexual favors for pay. Scripturally a prostitute or a whoremonger is someone who desires and seeks after sexual gratification outside of God covenant of marriage.

Because of this sex crazed society we live in and the epidemic of fornication we have an abundance of brokenness.

If you are in an unholy relationship is time to break free. It is time to do things God’s way. Maybe you truly do love the person you are with. Maybe you both have given your hearts to the Lord. Is that is the case then both should agree it is better to marry than to burn.
1 Corinthians 7:9

2 corinthians 6:14 do you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers

These things are some of the reasons why the world is full of broken hearts, broken Minds, sometimes broken bodies, and broken homes

“The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).

a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise” (Psalm 51:10, 17).

Sometimes things need to be broken before healing can come and fulfilled restoration. Sometimes our pride needs to break, there are times that without things breaking down we don’t see a need for change.

The number one priority God has for us is that our souls will be saved. God wants you to live totally restored. And he wants you to have life more abundantly.

“I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit” (Isaiah 57:15).

I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high” (Leviticus 26:13).

This is my body broken for you. In the brokenness of the flesh of Jesus he demonstrated to us how that sin brings great damage and brokenness but restoration is possible.

Thomas said until I see the holes where the nails were in his hands I won’t believe. Jesus showing up in the midst of them showed his hands where the nails were. Thomas believed.
Jesus was standing there in his resurrected glorified body. He did not say look at the scars on my face and the bruising he did not say look at my back and my flesh from the cat of nine tales in which the soldiers lashed him within an inch of his life. The glory of the Lord removed all of these.

The nail holes in the hands and feet of Jesus reminded us of the pain suffering and agony that he went through on the cross for us. It reminds us of the brokenness and the promise of restoration.

The death of Christ and resurrection has made it possible for broken people to be be healed in their bodies and in their minds. It made it possible for broken relationships to be mended and for broken homes to be restored.

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).

“This is my body broken for you”

1 CORINTHIANS 11:24
and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me.”

Once you receive healing and restoration you must make the choice to change what causes brokenness

Try faith

Try faith

James 1
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

Faith that has not been tested cannot be trusted

1. Faith opportunity-your trial has opened the opportunity for God to work. be joyful about this.

God has given us a greater insight. to perceive more than what we can just see.

2 Corinthians 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

So you believe that you have it because you saw it

The worlds seeing is believing
God says believing is seeing

Mark 9:23 All things are possible to him that believes.

Be joyful in this.

2. Ask in faith
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Faith is a substance – Greek word rather leans toward strong assurance

Faith is strong conviction in the infallibility of the word of God.

When you say I have faith what you are really saying is I believe in the character of God and the promise to word that you gave

The word will not fail because the God who gave the word cannot lie

3. The greatest testimony of your faith is your lifestyle

2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV)
For we walk by faith, not by sight

If you live by sight alone you will run the risk of being deceived. Don’t let the devil scam you.

The glory revealed to unbelievers

The glory revealed to unbelievers
Glory Glory glory glory glory
There will be 5 manifestation of exceptional glory this year

1. Glory given to God
2. Glory revealed to unbelievers
3. Glory revealed to Israel
4. Glory revealed to the church
5. Glory rewarded to man

1. Glory of Adam
2. Glory of Abraham
3. Glory of Moses
4. Glory of Jesus
5. Glory of the church

Without God we are totally deprived. Lost And displaced. Completely separated from God

Sin separates man from the glory of God

Romans 3:23. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

The face of God – that part which expresses reveals the great glory

Our sins hide his face from us. We cannot fully see the glory of God unto the sin is removed.

Moses wanted to see God’s glory. The glory of God is seen in the face of God. God said you cannot see my face but he said he would allow Moses to see his hinder parts. Which means he was able to see what comes behind his glory. He was able to get a glimpse of what happens after the glory shows up.
Exodus 33:18-23And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

But later on it was said that Moses talked with God face-to-face. What happened. Why was his glory all of the sudden able to be revealed to Moses? I believe it was because Moses got rid of that which separated and blinded his vision of God’s glory. He came before God with sin removed. And then he came down the mountain and his face was shining with the glory of God. And the people didn’t want to look at his face. Why? Because their hearts were hardened and they were afraid because of their sin.

Exodus 33:11And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Jesus Christ is the face of God- he is the express image of God. He was and is everything that we could not be because of our sin. The good news is because of Jesus Christ we can now Bare the face of God’s glory to the world.

The reason you are just excited about Jesus is because you have seen his glory. The world around you has not seen what you have seen. If they could only see what you see they would be excited to.
Illustration: sinkhole in the parking lot

Too many churches want to show off their body to the world. They want the heathen to see how great their church is. Please come to our church don’t worry about sin. You can keep that. FAll in love with our body. Unfortunately if you fall in love with our body but you never see the face of the church which is Jesus, something in our body will ultimately changein what you once loved in our body will be gone and then so will you.

Body of Christ we must show the world the glorious face of Jesus. We need to stop bodybuilding and pay more attention to seeking the glory of God.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Habakkuk 2:14“For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, As the waters cover the sea.

The glory given to God

The glory given to God

Glory Glory glory glory glory
There will be 5 manifestation of exceptional glory this year

1. Glory given to God
2. Glory revealed to unbelievers
3. Glory revealed to Israel
4. Glory revealed to the church
5. Glory rewarded to man

Glory given to God. – how will this be?
1. Because our lives and our witness give him glory

We have been created for his glory
Isaiah 43:5-7 “Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, And gather you from the west. “I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back ‘ Bring My sons from afar And My daughters from the ends of the earth, Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.”
We were not created for our own pleasure and we were not created for our own fame. We were created to make his name glorious, yes created to bring him fame.

A. Our Works, our thoughts, and our words
Isaiah 66:18-19 “For I know their works and their thoughts; the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory. “I will set a sign among them and will send survivors from them to the nations: Tarshish, Put, Lud, Meshech, Tubal and Javan, to the distant coastlands that have neither heard My fame nor seen My glory And they will declare My glory among the nations.

John 15:8 “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.

Matthew 5:16 “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Challenge: (glorify the Lord with your life-it really is the least we can do

2. Because the work of the Lord is revealed

Revelation 15:4 “Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy; For ALL THE NATIONS WILL COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE YOU, FOR YOUR RIGHTEOUS ACTS HAVE BEEN REVEALED.”

Psalms 86:8-10 There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord, Nor are there any works like Yours. All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And they shall glorify Your name. For You are great and do wondrous deeds; You alone are God.

Challenge: (Allow his work to be revealed in you and through you)

3. Because of fierce judgment

Revelation 14:7 and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.”

Revelation 11:13 And in that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell; seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Ezekiel 28:22-23 and say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am against you, O Sidon, And I will be glorified in your midst. Then they will know that I am the LORD when I execute judgments in her, And I will manifest My holiness in her. “For I will send pestilence to her And blood to her streets, And the wounded will fall in her midst By the sword upon her on every side; Then they will know that I am the LORD.

Challenge: (God will receive the glory due to his name. Don’t be one who waits to give him the glory until after His judgment has fallen)

Unified with one another and to God through The body and the blood of Jesus Christ. Take communion together and start the year right with past sins left behind us and the glory of the Lord before us.

2015 the year of exceptional glory

Prophetic word for 2015

Many that claim to be Christ’s are in a spiritual stupor. They are alive but not alert. They are functional but have no fervor. They are educated but have no discernment. They are purpose driven but not passionately devoted. They have charisma but they lack character. They have the honor of men but lack of the holiness of God. Be sober be vigilant church. We are not those that are in darkness but we are in the light.

I never expected The Lord to tarry this long. The Lord said it is because his church is withholding the darkness and that he is long suffering. Soon Those that holdback will be taken out of the way. It seemed to me as if The Lord was saying that the time that is in his control may not be set in stone. That he is waiting for the last possible moment to remove his church and begin the final season of his wrath. In one moment of his choosing the church will be changed and then raptured. He wants as many as can possibly be converted to come in. Not wishing that any should perish.

I envision God watching from the balcony of heaven as if from a high placed coaches box. Leaning over intently just waiting to make the final call at the perfect time.

The darkness is closing in. It is becoming increasingly more dangerous for my elect but there is a soul that is on the brink of conversion.

He’s watching. It’s his call. We keep holding

I don’t want my elect to be in the struggle for too long. Time is being shortened. I promised that there would no harm come upon them.

2 Thessalonians 2:7For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way.

2015. Will be a year of exceptional glory.
Glory has been defined as the manifested for the revealed presence of God
Excuse the expectation and the fame the brightness the splendor the magnificence and the majesty of the Lord

God is good all the time and his splendor is able to be seen by all men. But exceptional glory shall be revealed this year.

Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.

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There will be 5 manifestation of exceptional glory this year

1. Glory given to God
2. Glory revealed to unbelievers
3. Glory revealed to Israel
4. Glory revealed to the church
5. Glory rewarded to man

1. Glory of Adam
2. Glory of Abraham
3. Glory of Moses
4. Glory of Jesus
5. Glory of the church

Glory of Adam – first it includes the separation of man from other created beings. The revealed image of God …manifested through man.

Glory of Abraham – The setting part of his promised people from the world. confirmed The miraculous hand of God at work in his chosen people.

Glory of Moses – The confirmation of the power of God over all of the powers in this world. The appointment of his vessel chosen to work his plan. The sovereignty of God and his plan. The confirmation of the appointment of his vessel in the church.

The glory of Jesus. Confirmation of the Messiah. Through baptism, transfiguration, resurrection, and the ascension

The glory of the church. All creation groans for the manifestation of the sons of God. The glory of the latter shall be greater than the former. These things that I do you shall do also and greater things. A glorious church without spot Nor wrinkle.

Romans 8:19-23 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.