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Your Sons and Daughters Shall Prophesy

A Call to the Nation / Carter Conlon
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May 16, 2021 12:01 am

Your Sons and Daughters Shall Prophesy

A Call to the Nation / Carter Conlon

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Carter Conlon from the historic Times Square Church in New York City will outdo the spirit of God and let God begin to do in your life and only God can do. This is great Howard to be alive. It's a great hour to be part of the church of Jesus Christ. God is going to do something supernatural in this generation. Thanks for joining us this week for a call to the nation with Carter, and the message taken from Ezekiel chapter 37 titled your sons and daughters Ezekiel writes of a valley full of loan and describes how those bones came together again and came to life and stood on their feet.

Let's join Carter now as he helps explain the purpose of this miraculous event I want to speak from Ezekiel chapter 37 today. If you have a Bible or any kind of advice we can get the word of God. I'd like to speak for this particular chapter, a message called your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, so father thank you God thank you Lord Jesus Christ for your word.

Your word God that has the power to create and re-create life. Your word that shows a pathway through darkness. Your word that quickens us if we will allow your spirit to make it real inside of us and makes us into a new creation. Your word Lord that brings glory to who you are through these earthen vessels as you choose to indwell us by your Holy Spirit and change us as we behold the victory of Christ minutes to image and glory to glory, even as by the spirit of our God sort.

Thank you for the ability to unlock your word today and help me to make it simple so the people listening can understand that.

And God Almighty. We can grow in grace together, especially now, at this time when so many are so desperate for truth and when darkness is coming in like a flood, you promised you would raise the standard against it. So God we take you at your word and we yield our bodies to be part of the standard that you want to raise in this generation. We recognize that you don't need are mites you don't meet our intellect. You don't need anything we have, you simply require a heart that believes you and God. You're willing to raise up your chart your people as a testimony of who you are, let it be today grant to me, my God, that I may speak this word in a way that honors you help me Lord in my frailty override the frailty of my natural mind and give me your heart and give me your thought and I ask it in Jesus name, amen. Got a unanswered prayer coming this week from Dayton Berg Sweden and this is thank you so much faster, and for your prophetic words to me. I drink coffee while reading my Bible and praying this morning at my kitchen table not. I remember that Paul just where do you start just get up get up, go to your kitchen table and start reading your Bible, and so the inference, as I've done that I'm starting to do that so I want to answer you in Sweden's night and everyone else has the same question in their heart, and the question is where will this lead me if I make the choice to get up if I make the choice to make time throughout my day to read the word of God and to trust God for a new life and a new future. What will that look like now were going to be looking at the Ezekiel chapter 37. But before we go there. I want to just read you from the prophet Joel in chapter 2 Joel is speaking about a day a day in the nation of Israel and the day of course it will affect the whole world a day where God promises to restore things that have been taken away by darkness is that I will restore to you the years.

The swarming locust is eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust in the chewing logo.

In other words, everything that really does as I removed my restraining hand because of the casualness in the sense of his own people at a certain point in history towards him in all of these things that are Back by the presence of God are now allowed to come in and wreak havoc and destruction in the society is there but I'm going to restore to you these years you going to eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God was dealt wondrously with you and my people shall never be put to shame. You will know that I am in the midst of Israel. I am the Lord your God, and there is no other. And he says it again and my people shall never be put to shame. Another words I will not make promises to you that I don't fulfill if you will go to your kitchen table as this person in Sweden's doings you begin to read the word of God and let me speak to you and you start to move towards what I begin to speak your heart you will not be triumphed over, you will not be put to shame your confidence in me. God is saying will not be in vain. I'll be God to you. I will restore to you years that have been taken away from you and where it seems like the enemy has come in like a devouring line and is been is been showing up your heritage and tenure your mind and your hope in your future goddesses you turn to me.

I turned to you and I promise you you'll not be put to shame. Your enemies will never be able to say that he trusted in God or she trusted in God and yet I was still able to triumph over him or her and will come to pass afterwards that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, new young men shall see visions, and on my menservants and on my maidservants I will pour out my Spirit in those days. Now those days begin on the day of Pentecost like that was the beginning, in the sense of the end times 2000 years ago Peter the apostle stood up on the day Pentecost and said this is that which God promised through the prophet Joel he was going to do hundred and 20. Formerly we can. People came out of an upper room empowered through prayer and through listing to the instruction that God's son had given them and they were now empowered by the spirit of God and the the sons and daughters as it was stepped out of that upper room and they began to prophesy. Now a lot of people taken the concept of prophesying in the turned it into something it was never really meant. Today they start predicting whether patterns and such like things and this is not the context of it in Joel 228 when he speaks about prophesying. It means literally, to come into agreement with what God is speaking.

Remember Jesus Christ said when the when the spirit of truth comes, he will take what is mine and show it to you and show you things to come.

I'm going to the cross he was telling his disciples. I'm going to win a victory for you. I'm going to take your captivity captive. I'm going to redeem you to bring you back into right relationship with God the father and I'm going to shower you with gifting is what really means supernatural things, things that you can't produce in any amount of your own strength. I'm going to give these things to you and you're going to become my people.

And what I require of you is to turn to me with all your heart and begin to agree with what I speak to you see this what Joel says your sons and daughters that were maybe under the threat of being devoured or your for your families. It ran into difficulty. They're going to step out and into agreement with what God is speaking that's exactly what happened on the day Pentecost.

These people stepped out and they were speaking in the Greek it says the megaliths of God, which by definition means the anticipated outworking of the new inward presence of Christ in their lives they were speaking in the spirit so they were speaking in agreement with what God was speaking when they stepped out of that upper room he was showing them things to come in. They were speaking supernaturally about things that were to come into the future.

Thank God for that. Your sons and daughters shall prophesy you nonspeaking the young people here in the century today on and that is your hope for the future that God is going to speak to you about something he wants to do through your life is not something that you're necessarily capable of doing. Most times are not capable of doing it in your own strength but he begins to speak to you about what he's going to do and then you walked into agreement with him and you start speaking in agreement with the word of God about what he says your future is going to be. That's what happens to you, reading your Bible in Sweden right now. The Lord will start speaking to you and now on your part.

You are required to start agreeing with him as he start speaking to you and you start saying things like this is what I am. But this is what God says I'm going to be member. The apostle Peter says this is what you are, but this is what you will be in every time Christ met somebody quite often that that context was in the conversation you are this recognize that you this but this is what I'm telling you you're going to be on our part is to come into agreement with God.

Yes, this is what I am. But this is what you're going to turn me into this is the kind of a person. I'm going to be. This is really going to take me. This is what you're going to do through my life. This is where my life is going to go in you and through you into the future, known Ezekiel chapter 37 Ezekiel says the hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the midst of the valley and it was full of bones that he caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley and indeed they were very dry so here's Ezekiel and the Lord brings them out of he's actually looking at a nation the nation of Israel, the people of that time had literally died around their religion they had formed the religion, the religion had left them distant from God.

They literally died around their altars and so suddenly God brings the amount of God that is speaking to, and is about to speak through and is looking at his own nation is looking at his own people. They died there. The decay is is so deep that now all that is left around their altars or their bones and is very very many of them. It's the type of person that maybe you could say my my family history. My family died years ago.

My great grandfather died. He became an alcoholic and died in the sense and in the and in the hope of becoming anything in the future and he passed it on to my father and my my father said that's what I'm going to be another people said that about me and and we were just all bones around whatever kind of religion we had and were very very dry. Then the Lord says to Ezekiel, can these bones live in Ezekiel answers as is will guard you know you know what you can do and you know what you desire to do and I don't know if they can live or not but you know and if you will reveal it it here's the context is if you'll speak it to me also all agree with you.

You know what you're going to do it.

I don't priest presume upon you and the Lord then said, and prophesied to these bones and say to the moon. Dry bones through the word of the Lord.

Thus says the Lord God to these bones, surely I will cause breath to enter into you and you shall live. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you and you shall live then you shall know that I am the Lord. So God says here's what I want you to do. I'm giving you my word, and I'm asking you now to prophesy. I'm asking you to speak what I'm speaking to you. I'm asking you to make a public declaration you make the doctors I will speak to your heart but I'm asking you to cooperate with me. So this is this is what God looks for in us as his people.

He speaks to us in our time when were in his word he speaks about things he wants to do.

Now we have a choice when he begins to speak, we will either drop back into unbelief or we stay at the point of just where Ezekiel's as well. God, you know, and we kind of just which is drawback into her religiousness, but it's at the root of it is unbelief or we begin to speak what God is speaking, I don't know how this is going to happen, but I know that God is spoken to me about something he's going to do. I know see this.

What happened when the hundred and 20 demoted the upper room. There were speaking things that God had spoken to their hearts by the Holy Spirit that were going to happen into the future and were doing it with a power that can only come from God. If they were doing it with an assurance that only God to put in the heart.

So Ezekiel simply came into agreement with God and he said in verse seven so I prophesied as I was commanded I begin to speak the things that God was speaking to me you can sell a minimum. I'm an unfaithful person or I'm undisciplined. But God said is going to make me faithful and you begin to confess that with your mouth. This is what God has promised. But God has told me is going to change that area of my life God has told me is going to bring me out of the imprisonment of the torment in my mind. Or that the thought patterns or whatever was handed down to me around these decaying altars, but my families to worship God and I'm now a new creation in Christ Jesus. And no matter what was handed down to me I are not living there anymore. That's not governing my future and God promises me to the prophet Joel. I will not be ashamed, and so now I'm in agreement with God. This is what God says my life is going to be so this is what it's going to be and I'm going to stand in agreement with God speaks about my home. He speaks about my family is speaks about my future. He speaks about my influence and I'm not going to drop back into unbelief because God promises me that I will not be triumphed over. I'm not be triumphed over by any of these things that have been allowed to commit and try to devour my future try to devour the future of others that could be had if I find him in the fullness of what he has for my life. So Ezekiel's as though I prophesied no interest in any standing before the valley bones and in the natural.

It's insanity.

These are just bones, not just dead dead dead dead dead dead but not even together just scattered these bones you don't even know below what bone belongs to who you can't possibly accumulate put this thing back together. But God says it's not about you is not by your power is not by your Mike is by my spirit says the Lord. All I'm looking for is for you to agree with me to start speaking what I speak. That's where the authority comes from death at the stand. Someday many of you to be standing before crowds of people say this is what you are, but I'm telling you by the word of God. This is what you will be telling you your prison doors can hold you any longer. Your past experience cannot dictate your future will not be triumphed over as you choose to trust in the living God. So I prophesied as I was commanded and as I prophesied, there was a noise and suddenly a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to bone indeed is a look, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, the skin covered them over, but there was no breath in them and it's a type of a person like you in Sweden if you start to read and hope starts coming back into your heart and as I once did, and in the early years of my walk with God when I began to read the promises of God in here the preaching of the promises of God member sitting on the edge of my chair thinking. Could this be true.

Is this possible in a begin to speak the way God was speaking about me, not the web felt about myself. Not the way others had said I was a begin to speak about what I felt in my heart. God was speaking about me and as I began to prophesy. That's prophesy is talking about something that God's going to do. There's this this sudden infusion of hope that wasn't there before, and that's where it always begins that we don't start at the end we start at the beginning and an hold comes into the heart hold that the Scripture says, that doesn't make us ashamed and he said to me again verse nine, prophesied to the breath, prophesy Son of Man say to the breath, which is the breath of God the Holy Spirit as we know them today, thus says the Lord God comes from the four winds of breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.

I remember standing on a killing field years ago in Jamaica that we were sent into by the Spirit of God to break that spirit of poverty and violence over this community of 100,100% unemployed people who lived off of drugs, drug trade, drug deals never the also a narrative of total complete violence and a member the first or second night just stepping back from the pulpit and beginning to cry out to God, realizing the hopelessness of the situation that this will never change by my preaching is no chance but beginning to speak to them about what God wanted to do in each of their lives to break the spirit of poverty and violence in this community and then stepping back and starting to call out to God, and I actually prayed the way Ezekiel did because I had this in my mind is a pretty nice little spirit of God, and have mercy on these people breathe on these slain rows and rows and rows of people lining this 30 acre rectangular field.

There were too afraid to even come on the field because it was a place of violence or been 800 murders in 30 years on that field, probably very few charges if any convictions for the murders as well and a member calling out to God in this sudden presence of God can.

There's no other way to describe this this sudden I started weeping and weeping and weeping and weeping for the people than the weeping began with the few that were gathered in the front of me then the weeping started spreading to the field and started going through the ranks and went back to the back of the 30 acres and and even this guy that had a bell at the back of a violent person began weeping at the back one of the ladies. It was there told was that he started crying and wiping his face said it was suddenly touched by the spirit of God, and we saw the Holy Spirit, and touch an entire community on the killing field. Today was a church in a playground on what was a killing field. A place that was plowed down and you couldn't cross that field unless you are prepared to die or wanted to kill somebody else on that place I've seen what God can do and he said to Ezekiel prophesied to the brothers Edwards call upon the spirit of God. So as you as you begin to agree with the word of God tonight then call out to the Holy Spirit of God's spirit of the living God make this hope in my heart a reality make this word that you're speaking to be my hope and my future governed by hope and government future by your presence by your life. Give me divine life and so I prophesied as he commanded me. So this is the second time he prophesies this time speaking to the spirit of God, oh Holy Spirit I see future I see something that you're revealing to me about my life I see something that you want to do that's going to bring glory to your name so I'm just saying come Holy Spirit come and do this work.

I can't do it, but you can and I believe you want to and I see it for my future. I see what you want to do for my family.

I see God's people coming out of captivity of darkness and bondage I see a spiritual awakening.

Ezekiel saw spiritually giving it a nation. It's what he saw.

I see it, my God, but I recognize that there is no amount of strategies ever going to produce this is gotta be produced by you and so he prophesies again and he calls out to the breath of God, and easily because he commanded their prophesied and he said in verse 10, and the breath came into them, and they lived and they stood upon their feet and exceeding great army. Then he said to me, Son of Man, these bones of the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, our bones are dry hope is lost and we ourselves are cut off. I love the fact that God just simply found men who walked in agreement with him and working together in an and speaking together and is Ezekiel chose to believe God possibility around him became possible and he suddenly saw the nation arising before his eyes. It was a vision. Of course of the future. In his case, he saw something that God was about to do in the future and that we will most likely live to see even more in our day and then he said one more time prophesy and say to them, thus says the Lord God, behold, my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come out from your graves and bring you into the land of Israel and you will know that I'm the Lord when I've opened your graves are my people, and brought you up from your graves. I will put my Spirit in you and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land, and you will know that I the Lord have spoken it and performed it says the Lord. So Ezekiel has to believe in this sense, it's a type of you and I first have to believe for ourselves. We have to bleed for our own resurrection. Like we have to believe that God's going to raise us up. We have to believe and experience the presence of God making his promises to us. Each of us a living reality in our lives, first in our hearts and then in our lives, and then by God's grace. Everyone of us have the opportunity to stand and declare unto others as Ezekiel once did. God will open your graves to God will do for you what is done for me.

God will bring you will know is God because he will open up your greatly will bring you out and he will plant you in a place that is your own land that he is promised to through his son Jesus Christ and you will know that I have done this for you and you will know that I am God says the Lord. When I've turned Dr. captivity right before your eyes.

And so this is our promise in this generation. God's about to do something that only he can do.

You can't do it. I didn't do it, but God promises is going to do it in the promise for our time is that your sons and daughters shall prophesy, and so here in this century at Summit International school of ministry we have young people from all over the country in certain parts of the world were able to get visas during this covert time and so this is for you in our time were living in a moment in America. For example, were Americans dying around its religion and our hope is being lost and bones are being scattered everywhere. Families are being destroyed. People don't see a way forward minds are being devoured by the Locust and the canker worm and such things like this, but you are going to be this generation that will prophesy one more time, you will simply start walking in agreement with God. It will start with you. It will start with what God's going to do through your life.

Any simply says I want you to agree with what I speak you in the call out for the Holy Spirit. And when you have fully experienced my delivering power in my keeping power than tell others that what I've done for you. I will do for them to swell.

This is your promise and for you were in Sweden. This is what God's going to do you keep getting up, you keep going to your table. You keep drinking your coffee and you keep reading your Bible, and as you do.

God will start speaking to you and then he will ask you to start agreeing with him so you talk about yourself, the way I'm talking about you, not what you have spoken about yourself in the past or the way others speak about you, but you start calling yourself the things that I call you if I have called you clean. You don't have the right to call yourself common or unclean anymore. You start speaking the things that I speak.

If I've said your free don't call yourself bound in a longer life.

I broken the bonds of everything that can hold you back at you have the right to walk out of your captivity total freedom call out to the Holy Spirit call out to the Holy Spirit. Do it now people are listing online start calling out to the Holy Spirit call out to the spirit of God and let God begin to do in your life with only God can do. This is a great hour to be alive. It's a great hour to be part of the church of Jesus Christ. God is going to do something supernatural of this generation. It should not be marvelous in our eyes. We have the history we have the word we have the promise and by God's grace will now have the agreement to walk with him, do you and you watch what God's going to do. Remember the promise my people will never be ashamed thank you for joining us this week for a call to the nation with Carter, from Times Square Church in New York City. For more information log onto TSC done NYC TSC.NYC you can count on a powerful message each week on a call to the nation with Carter,

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