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May 8, 2022 11:58 am
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God Has Not Given Us a Spirit of Fear Pt. 2
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Carter Conlon from the historic Times Square Church in New York City. Nothing is going to separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Nothing is going to stop me from doing what God has called me to do and this is my story assured part one last week about coming out of bondage and tonight it was here about going into the place of promise were so glad you've joined us this week for a call to the nation with Connor, as he continues his message titled, God is not given us a spirit of fear. Today, Carter will talk about part two of this very important message taken from Psalm 40 now. Let's join Carter as he reminds us that God has a marvelous plan. God's not given us a spirit of fear parked here last week I shared with you how. After coming to Christ as a police officer. The Lord delivered me from nine years of panic attacks nine years of the deep inset fear in my life that I could not get free from, but by the mercy and the power of God reading the word of God going into prayer the Lord touched me, and in about 30 seconds I was set free from nine years of hell on this earth. Nine years of having to take valuable tranquilizers to go to class in college nine years of if the attention of people focused on me. I would only have two options pass out or run out of the room nine years of being in a prison that I couldn't get out of by the mercy and by the grace of God he touched my life and set me free. But there's a second part. The first part is the freedom one talk about the second part of being set free from fear. If you would be to Psalm 40 in the Old Testament. Psalm 40 verse one. The sum of King David is as I waited patiently for the Lord and inclined to me and heard my cry and he also brought me up out of a horrible pit. I know what that is out of the miry clay of the members share with you last week and when you have a panic attack.
It's like somebody forming a bucket of sand on your head fee feel like your hearts can explode your test. There's this foreboding sense of darkness comes over you you you know it's irrational but you have no control over it and you feel like you're sinking never to rise again.
That's what my life was for nine years, and these these things could come without a moments notice. Generally, in moments of quietness, which is why a lot of times people suffer with this. Keep themselves active old son took me out of horrible pit out of this miry clay and set my feet upon a rock and established missteps is put a new song in my mouth. Praise to our God than many will see it in fear and trust in the Lord blessed is that Nana makes the Lord's trust and does not respect the proud owner such as turn aside to lies many old Lord my God or your wonderful works which you have done and your thoughts towards us cannot be recounted to you in order if I would declare and speak of them there more than can be numbered.David is speaking in an amazing truth. This is God you you are thinking things about me that I've never thought about myself.
You have a plan for me.
That hasn't occurred to me it's not entered into my consciousness yet you want to do things through my life that are there to wonderful a sense for me to even entertain in my own ability to think, sacrifice and offering you did so in other was Dave missing after you took me out with this horrible place after you put this new song in my heart and I began to understand that you are thinking things about my life that I'd never thought for myself. All the students are in a Bible school and those that are visiting from the community that is a reality, God is thinking something about you that you've not yet thought about for yourself. He has a plan for your life is something that he has ordained your life to do and you don't yet know what it is but the hope that I have for you is that you will have this courage in your heart to say God, whatever it is I want that you have for my life. I thank you for setting me free from the past. I thank you for giving me a new song. I think you for giving me an understanding that you have a plan for my life. But, oh God, just as you did to the church in Philadelphia. I have a little strength and have not denied your name and it kept your word and you told Philadelphia. You said, behold, I set before you an open door that no man can close. We need the supernatural power of God again and every life we need a testimony of the greatness of our God we need is as we heard from a brother search tonight assist those who know their God in this perhaps in our day that Danny was speaking about will be stronger than what their exploits exploits being things that only God can do through us. We haven't even thought of doing and only God can do these things Davidson sacrifice and offering you did not desire my ears you have open burnt offering and sin offering. You do not require then I said, behold, I come in the scroll of the book it is written of me, I delight to do your will of my God and your law is within my heart. So David said what you want me to do. Just just come to church in the sentence and just seeing this new song. The rest my life that's good should do that. What what am I to do, might of might've spent the rest of my life talking about what you did in the past and that's good. And we need to do that for the sake of others who need to know what God can do, but David says no it's written something in the book written about me. This is what he said and here's what it says. I delight to do your will of my God. Your law is within my heart. In other words, Davidson got there's something in the future for me and would you give me a delight to do what you've asked me to do with you giving a delight to go where you've asked me to go. Paul says in Philippians chapter 4 verse 13 says I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me onto thankful to doesn't say some things most things through Christ who strengthens me.
I can do all things and that was of God's called me to do it. It can be done. Whatever it is he's God is God's office called me to do something. It's going to be doing because he's God did settle it in your heart. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me know.
Paul is speaking in the context of of the bounding and suffering need and suchlike, but has a greater context because it is the truth of the word of God that whatever Christ is asked me to do whatever mountain I have to climb a valley of got a go through whatever it is I can do it because of Christ who strengthens me think about the children of Israel in Exodus chapter 15 they were in bondage. 400 years. I was only nine years in bondage. There were 400 years, and body. Talk about a generational hopelessness. They couldn't get out and then they cried unto the Lord, the Lord heard their cry and is sent in marvelous deliverance to the children of Israel and and by his hand and by his hand alone.
He brought them out of captivity. How many can say that here it is by the hand of God that that I am what I am that that I'm not doing what I used to do. It's by the hand of God that the cords that were holding me were broken and I was brought out of captivity and into this. This is new life that I have known Christ and friend as they passed through the sea. There was a SE of impossibility before them.
God open the waters they passed through and their enemies that were pursuing them were drowned in the same see that they had just walked through on dry land. The water came in and swallowed their enemies and as they look back and they saw the Egyptians and their horses and chariots and armies all dead literally on this on the shoreside. That's what it says they they took out the tambourines that they had in the began to sing and admitted to get you read about in Exodus 50 is an amazing song that they began to think the horse and the riders are thrown into the sea, etc. etc. speaking about the marvelous works of God and the only thing this incredible song of victory number Davidson God brought me out heard my cry and it set my feet in a solid place establish my goings and put a new song in my mouth but the song of Exodus 15 soon turned into the weeping of numbers. Chapter 14 is an amazing, we forget sometimes of God is he brought them out of this captivity from which they couldn't escape. Didn't have the strength of the power can also God brought them out and then he brought them to the shore out of out of captivity and into the shore of a place of promise of the border to say that of the place of promise in this new life. I remember David's it is written about me a delight to do your will.
They said this is my will for you. My people want to bring you into this place. Yes this place and bringing you into is occupied by some enemies at this time of your your enemies, but I'm going to give you the power to overcome them. They should've thought they should've realized that we have just seen our enemies drowned on the seashore and but the sin didn't 12 spies and 10 of them came back and they they base and bid them sorry.
We just can't do this were too small or too big. We don't have weapons, they've got that you know 10 foot spears. Whatever it is that they had and the hearts of the people were not singing anymore, but they turned to weeping know sometimes that happens to us as the people of God, we come out of the sentence of death because of sin would come into life in Christ we start singing the new songs in church and then what happens is that our harsh song of Joyce at some point turns to weeping because God begins to put before us something and we come to the wrong conclusion. I talked last week is illustration of the football team putting on their older armor that they put on the helmet and the pads in the jersey and all of the stuff they put on the they come running as every rod down the they are the court or the total recall of the telemark as no call me when times that that's not a corridor.
It's a tunnel it's not a sweater it's a jersey and I forget there is 1/3 thing involved in that it's well and so they come down the that the tunnel and that the first thing have to go through the paper wall before you get into the game you seen that in football games they get a bus through this paper wall that a couple people with banners are holding up in a night.
I sure last week about how that the devil writes all kinds of stuff on your paper. All the words. Maybe that were spoken over your life.
Years ago about your you're always going to be a drunk.
Your dad was a drunk.
You'll be a drunk. You'll never amount to anything. You're stupid.
You're not going to achieve just things that were spoken over your life, the devil will even draw fake bricks on the wall to make it look stronger than it is but it's only a paper wall and the could you see that a ludicrous it would be for a football team to go through all this preparation. You know that they commoditize Clement could tell by the they come out of the that the struggling and fighting to get recruited another and then NFL. They put on their equipment. They run down that the tunnel and the stop of the paper wall and they say well we better go back and go to another spiritual warfare conference or another conference on how to put on your armor and they don't go through what's only a paper wall. This is God's called you to do something that should be a delight in your heart to go that sissy. Nothing is going to separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Nothing is going to stop me from doing what God has called me to do and this is my story I shared part one last week about coming out of bondage and tonight it was sure about going into the place of promise.
John Jesus said in Mark chapter 9 verse 23.
If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes I can grow up with a lot of positivity and I just remember the first time I heard this, sitting in church with God all things are possible if you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, be removed and cast into the sea and doesn't doubt in his heart, but believes those things that he says will come to pass. He will have whatever he says I'm starting to listen to the stuff I'm sitting there thinking.
Could this be true. Is it possible if you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes I was a police officer at the time, not now, I'm just free. I'm experiencing this brand-new freedom from fear. I don't are not running out of classrooms anymore and and God has given me this this new songs give me this new heart.
I am at this point, leading a lot of other police officers to Christ, and a lot of people because my heart is filled with joy and with gladness. The circumstance arose in the city in which I was and where they needed somebody quickly and in a in a public relations capacity to do radio television to speak to civic groups and they chose me of all people.
They chose me.
I remember being brought into the supervisor's office and he said we need somebody to speak to the public need some to be on radio, on television about the civic groups do all the stuff and then he asks me a question. I'm standing the often this is are you afraid of speaking in front of people.
He's talking to a guy that would run out of the classroom to some who suffered panic attacks is somebody who was uncomfortable in a crowded room and he says to me are you now are you afraid of speaking from the people at night I looked at him.
He said no, and I'm wondering like there's this this is for good.
This voice is or what in heaven's name are you talking about, you know you can't speak publicly you know that you don't have the power to do this but I have been sitting in church and I've been hearing the word of God that if you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes that on my part. It was part faith and part lunacy was.
It was completely fake but it wasn't because it was his voice inside thing.
What are you doing you know you can do this.
I couldn't put two words together.
If you printed them on the paper and held them up here. I wouldn't be able to do it. I will be completely paralyzed and here I am selected by the police department to be a public relations speaker at a time when it was needed.
This is good to me since were going to send it to a college please college and are going to train you how to speak publicly now. I didn't know you guys preparing me for the ministry unbelieving nursing heaven state what have I done, I will be exposed as a fraud timing but but yet there's a promise of God and and if God if you're doing this and I want to go through the store, but oh God, I can't do this without you member want to please college and I got into this class and it got even worse.
The first in the class everybody in this class is a season speaker. The role of high ranking people and police departments right across the country. They do this for a living just there to hold up their skills and also they don't play with the change their pocket and stepfather speaking they don't use word whiskers they they learn intonation, stuff like that so they're all there to polish.
I have never spoken anywhere ever at any time to anybody and I'm standing here thinking who caught so they're there to polish and and the part of the courses you had to do a one minute at three minute a five minute a 10 minute and 50 men and a 30 minute presentation in the 30 minute presentation was your your pass or fail exam at the end of this because you could fail. This course and so they would they would not give a sick course during the day on technique and all the stuff and that we were learning how to use illustrations, examples in word whiskers and all the rest of it and then you had to do your one minute soft, one minute for these guys was nothing. They just get up and it is all talk about something for one minute for me at night so they'd all be playing shuffleboard down the lounge at doing this than thing. Whatever they did an idea my face and I still remember the carpet. To this day.
It was a kind of dainty brown carpet and I would have, everything on my face face out every night. Oh God, I can't do this. No, I can't do all hood sequences help me Jesus. I was mugged for the super gods always answered. By the way my life told me Jesus else eats his ultimate dog you know I can't do this number.
The first time I got my very first so he would give me a thought it was. It was the precursor. I guess the preaching years later but give me a thought I could just end up with.
It was always a biblical thought very first message. This book is the coming collapse of Western society and the anyways that that's what I spoke on based on on the biblical truth and in the house so I every night and at the one minute. Three.
The 5 to 1050 in Houston so my physical God and I would get up and God would give the word from the Bible I would get up and I would actually preach because the anointing would come I didn't know if else to do it. I was standing just suddenly, this flood with common it is surprisingly as much as anybody else, and that I would be graded on it after and then finally at the end of the course. It comes exam time and it's a 30 minute presentation and that they called me in the leaders of this course, and this occurred a year at your your great guy. We really like you, etc. etc. I said, but this we are not in evangelistic Association.
This is a please college and in order to pass your course you're going to have to speak on the police related topic, or you will pass in a number OF thank you so never think of conflict did not meet his own anointing. Talk about emergency and stuff like that.
It is the God Almighty. When we go to do so would back that night and I prayed all Jesus. He got help meet these self. The next day I got up and that was my 30 minute presentation.
The utility graded by the whole room began to grade you all the offices there, and the instructors are going to grade you after your done speaking, so I get up and I said a gentleman is a today I'm going to speak on the police related topic. The Bible has said because every time we get into a court of law. Back in those days, we did a book is presented to us and we place her hand on this book and we sick.
Essentially, II swear to God, the evidence I'm about to give is the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me God. And we swear based on what this book says in our word worsening is to be built in the lead because were declaring that we believe this book to be holy as it do not think that maybe it would be a good thing that we know what were swearing on and everybody in the room what yeah yeah yeah okay so I started in Genesis. In the beginning God went through the whole Bible and finished in Revelation. He's coming back as King of Kings and Lord of and when I was done when I was the only said so that is what you were swearing that you believe and based on that your testimony is to believe. Thank you God bless you and I sat down and everyone around the room. Not one person critiqued my presentation, every officer in the room 101 guys is man oh man, I've never heard anything like that my whole life. The guy said, well, have you ever given me something to think about.
I got a phone call in New York City just a few years back but I was still pastor there from one of the men who was in that room. 30 years later he called me got a hold in New York is that I never forgot that moment and never forget the feeling that he felt in that room because the word of God was pleased what was a police related topic and the word of God.
Not only did I pass the course. When it was over. The instructors called me and Melissa Carter.
If we can get your department to give you a two-year release.
Would you be willing to come back and be one of the instructors in this please college. Can you imagine from laying on the floor yes because God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Thanks be to God all things are possible to him who believes believes taking from laying on my face. They one thing I can't do this to being invited to be an instructor at the end of the course. Only God could have done that God is a miracle working God and whatever he has called us to do. That's what were going to do. David said in the volume of your book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will.
All my God, and you and I will never know what it is to be set free from fear. Until we break through that paper wall is really going to the battle is before us and believe God that everything he's called us to be.
We are going to be in in my life.
I am at the place. There were 68 1/2 I told you the last time you have to count before tenant after 65 Joshua chapter 14 Caleb said these words he said. Verses 10 and 12 is it now behold the Lord is kept me alive as he said these 45 years, ever since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness and now here I am the state 85 years old and yet I am the strongest day as is on the day that Moses sent me.
Just as my strength was then so now is my strength for both for coming out and for going in now therefore give me this mountain of which the Lord spoken that day for you heard in that day that the Anakin whether these are giants and that the cities were great and fortified.
It may be, the Lord will be with me and I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord has said this is my prayer now admires the God thank you for the past thank you for all that you've done, but God. I'm asking you for this mountain now I'm asking you for this this this giants that have come into the land is these voices that have been raised against this generation. This captivity. This trying to take our whole generation of young people captive into a godless ideology. God give me the mountain at this stage in my life I've seen what you can do. I walk with you through the world like a brain in places that only you could've taken me into now at this age now as as as as Caleb said now that I'm 85 got avoided a long time for this, and I have two the Lord spoke to me that I would live to see a spiritual awakening. When I was just in my 20s and I feel like Caleb. I waited a long time for this moment not God, give me the mountain. I'm not afraid of the Giants. I'm not afraid of any personal cost is ahead of me. By the grace of God there is something worth fighting for. In this generation.
You are worth fighting for.
Our children are worth fighting for our grandchildren are worth fighting for. When not going to leave them in the hands of the enemies of God in this generation going to stand there were going to fight and were going to win going through our paper wall in the battle and were going to see Christ you would only can do in this generation. By the grace of Almighty God, do you hallelujah God has not given us a spirit of fear, I'm not afraid of the future and are not defined by my physical limitations anymore.
What God says I am and I guard God says I go, what God says will happen will happen and that settles it is not by might, it's not by power kids by the spirit of Almighty God in the volume of thy book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, oh my God, God give me the mountain, God give me the amount that's got to get in everybody's heart and everybody's got in this generation mountain, saying the things that can't be moved to be that entrenched position with these guys that say you will never conquer us.
You will never take us out of our place where we have established ourselves, give me that mountain, by the grace of Almighty God, by the power of Almighty God, because God has not given us a spirit of fear, hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hi little friend, my little Pentecostal friend of mine said every time I try to retire. I get really fired hallelujah spirit of God starts stirring inside of me again. One of my sons at one time. To me said you can't retire and finally know something that you can't retire now.
You finally know something you praise be to God. Praise be to God.
Praise be to God. This is a fine day to be alive.
This is a find that the data be serving God and I speak to those that are online. God has a plan for you is a marvelous plan for your life and don't sell yourself short is not about your resume is not about your your success or your failure. It's about a harvest is God on the call out to you, you're going to take me out of the sinking place and I meant to set my feet upon a rock you going to give me a new song and you go to pull within me a delight to do your will.
I want to do what you want to do through my life. All the glory be to God, glory be to God, glory be to God, thank you for joining us this week for a call to the nation with Carter come from Times Square Church in New York City. For more information log onto TSC.NYC TSC.NYC you can count on a powerful message each week on call to the nation with Carter,