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Don’t Be Afraid | Message from the 2022 Boise Harvest

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May 7, 2022 3:00 am

Don’t Be Afraid | Message from the 2022 Boise Harvest

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May 7, 2022 3:00 am

The 2022 Boise Harvest at ExtraMile Arena was a tremendous weekend with stunning musical performances and plainspoken appeals for people to believe in Jesus Christ.

In this podcast, we bring you Pastor Greg Laurie’s message from night two of the event titled, “Don’t Be Afraid,” from Sunday, April 24. Addressing current issues and crises all over the world, Pastor Greg encouraged his audience to run to Jesus for hope and assurance. “Don’t party like it’s 1999,” he said. “Pray like it’s 2022.”

At the Boise Harvest, we saw 21,500 in-person attendees, along with 144,013 joining online. And when Pastor Greg gave the invitation for people to come to Christ, over 3,000 people responded. To God be the glory!

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Hey there Victor, listening to the great glory part just a ministry supported by harvest partners on Greg Laurie encouraging you if you want to find out more about harvest ministries.

To learn more about how to become a harvest partner, just go to hello boys see this in a long time. Hey, you can all be seated so great to be back here for the second night last night was so amazing with so many folks coming down on this floor. Making a commitment to follow Jesus Christ over 1600 of them came down. That was just incredible.

So so how many of you were here last night. Raise your hand if you were here last night. Repeat offenders good. How many of you are here for the first time tonight, raise your hand up lots of you lots of great place in the size I don't see it again people. I'm here to evangelize all the Californians that invaded your state anything and then I'm going to take it back to California with better nothing other Californians are not clapping. So what would a great place to live.

I we went to the zoo today.

The Boise zoo.

I think it's called sue Boise and there is this really cool little exhibit of these monkeys in the dirt there communicating with each other and swinging back and forth and reminded me of a story of a guy that was desperate for work and he heard they were hiring down at the local zoo. Maybe it was this to.

I don't know. So we went down and applied the guy in charge said sorry sir, there's no openings right now looking at this man who was very large.

The zookeeper said okay I don't want you to be offended by this, but our gorilla died the other day and we've ordered a new one.

He's on his way. Would you be willing if we made you a custom gorilla suit. To put it on and pretend to be the gorilla until the real one arrives and then he told the man how much you would pay the guy said I'm in so they put them in the gorilla suit he felt very self-conscious. He thought no one's gonna believe it. And he went into the cage and the big crowd formed and the people were excited and so he moved around a little. The second day he swinging back and forth. He's counting this just having a great time and got a little too excited as he was swinging and swung right out of the gorilla cage into the lion's cage, now in a dilemma.

If he cries out for help. Everyone will know he's a fraud and alliance approaching quickly, and finally the guy in the gorilla suit can contain it any longer nieces.

How in the lion said shut up or you'll get us both fire you know there are people running around the baby. They say I'm a Christian. I have a relationship with God, but they don't know the Bible says check up on yourself. Are you really are Christian, are you just pretending to be a Christian when you aren't at all you know religion cannot save you going to church cannot save you doing things out of obedience, even to how you think God wants you to behave won't save you.

Only Jesus Christ can save you okay only so if you brought a Bible, you can turn to John 14 in the title of my messages don't be afraid. Let's pray together father as we sit here in this comfortable place we think of the people of Ukraine right now and all that they're going through so many of lost their lives.

So many are running for their lives. Lord put your hand on the protect these people bring in into these hostilities we would pray Lord I pray for every person in this room and every person that is watching. There are many that are so frightened, so alarm so scared so freaked out and yet Jesus is said do not be afraid. So speak to us from your word.

We pray now in Jesus name, amen. Okay, so were living in crazy times right now. Just when you thought it could not get any worse, it did.

I may work coming through the worst pandemic in modern history and now it seems like the world is on fire. We see this blistering attack by Russia under Pres. Putin on Ukraine. It's a powder keg that literally threatens the whole world and now Russia has even threatened to use chemical and biological weapons, and even nuclear weapons. In fact, our president put no pressure recently boasted they developed a brand-new missile that can fire 12 nuclear warheads at once and they fittingly call it that Satan missile just read this today and this is scary. I mean, we haven't heard talk about potential nuclear conflict in a long time. I remember hearing when I was a kid in elementary school in the 60s and they told us if there is a nuclear blast. Everybody get under your desk that would've done a lot of good right I'm on it's okay. I'm under my desk. This will protect me for sure. So with all that's going on in our world.

We have a lot of people afraid in America. Many are filled with stress and anxiety, which is understandable. We have COBIT. We have inflation we have this conflict that's happening in Ukraine and something is new that psychologist according to phrase for they call it doomsday anxiety doomsday anxiety. It's including the occlusal for fear or worry about the end of the world are life as we know it involves symptoms like chronic nightmares and underlying feeling of fear and an obsession with the news as they scroll through the online post doom scrolling is what they call it right now.

So, how we react. He will in America. A lot of kids are just on spring break there partying away crime is up shooting Sarah last week and ironically what we celebrated Christ's rising.

Instead, we see crime rising and we see people partying like there's nothing to worry about.

I think they're taking the advice of Fred's party like it's 1999. No postal party like it's 1999 pray like it's 2022. We need God's help. I wonder if I'm talking to somebody right now that is rust out to the max. It seems like we could not go wrong just went wrong when it couldn't get any worse. It actually God worse. Let me ask you the question. Do you have kids, let me rephrase the question.

Do you have teenagers then you know what I'm talking about right. And now we have these little devices we all carry the cell phone right and this only adds to the stress. This only adds to the anxiety I'm in one cell phones first came out I was so excited they were about the size of a World War II walkie-talkie. It was fittingly called the brick made by Motorola that a battery life of like nine minutes and that you carry a manufacture so high-tech I got my cell phone. Then they got smaller and smaller and no. In many ways they control our lives. And so I will wait for you to get rid of your stress tonight. Are you ready pull out your cell phone below you get rid of your stress, put it on the ground stomp on it. No dong.

I did however drop my phone in the toilet yesterday. It was a clean toilet over toilet can be cleaned but still that was on it was in this phone but even so put a lot of stress come from this little device that we carry around in our pocket. Let's do something good with it right now to got your cell phone and I want you to shoot a text out to somebody and to say go to right now for a message I can change your life text. It has to Boise harvest a message, it could change your life. Is it really true.

It's a great who do you think you are with the so-called message that can change someone's life as though my message. It's God's message. I'm just sharing it with you.

It doesn't originate with me.

It's the message that the Bible calls the gospel. When I was a kid, I was a newspaper boy so I wrote around my supercool Schwinn stingray and by the way, had a stick shift on it then will make those anymore because they weren't safe but still I write around like a pretty good at throwing those papers, the sideways throw over the hedge. Throw underhanded throw get it up on the porch. My job was not to make the news.

My job is not to write the news. My job was to deliver the news of my job is not changed. I'm here to deliver the good news of Jesus Christ to you right. And yes, it can change your life. I member the story of amending Earl. This is years ago when we were doing one of our crusades and Albuquerque, New Mexico. We are in a venue that was called the pit of all things, and so this guy Earl was born in Turkey. He was a Muslim, he came to America pretty much abandon his roots and married some American girl begot the Boers he got heavily into drugs and one night he decided he was going to take his own life.

He went down to the bank. He emptied his bank account had all of that money and he was going to buy as much cocaine as he could and overdosed on it as he was on his way to the destination. His drug dealer.

He was a gay person. Dark creepy music to listen to and he comes across a Christian radio station and they're playing a Christian song and the announcer said that band is playing tonight at the pit at the harvest Crusade. He looks out his window and he's literally driving by the pit.

At that very moment, so Earl pulled in the parking lot gets out of his car walks into the arena very similar similar to this one takes his seat listens to the music hears me preach the gospel.

He got up and gave his life to Jesus Christ and his life was changed forever. He's serving he's serving the Lord today in Chicago is actually on a church that God can change your life. I don't know what motive brought you here. I don't know why you're here, but I know there's power in this message.

Let me read you know the words of Jesus from 2000 years ago, but they rang so true for all of us. John chapter 14, Jesus says let not your heart be troubled you believe in God believe also in me.

In my father's house are many mansions were not so I would've told you. I go to prepare a place for you and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am, you may be also in where I go you know the way you know Tom is the Lord we don't know where you're going.

How can we know the way Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life and no man comes with the father except through me.

If right here in the front of the stages in it. Let's all say this together.

I am the way the truth and the life and no man comes to the father except through me. That's it.

Now here's the first thing Jesus says if you're trouble the word that he uses here. Let not your heart be troubled, means don't let your heart shutter.

If you're filled with anxiety because of doomsday scrolling. If you're filled with fear right now.

If your heart is shuttering. Here's the first thing Jesus says is cure for heart trouble. If you will. Number one, believe what God says in his word, believe what God says in his word. Do you believe in God you know you're very responsive people here. I toy that you can know about God and not know God, you know you can have things you learned about God without no relationship with God. Some years ago I was in a mental institution not as a patient I was visiting and I was with a friend of mine and I have really long hair and a beard at that point and so some people said I looked a little bit like Jesus right so I walked in with this mental institution. My friend Daria so my friend said to this patient.

Have you ever met Jesus Christ personally and the guy turned to me, grabbed my hand and shook it and said Jesus good to meet you at that time not Jesus buddy, I'm just Greg but but have you met Jesus Christ. Personally, I ask you that now do you believe in him. Listen, everyone believes in something. Some people believe in themselves.

Other bully others believe in money. Others believe in government. God help you. Some believe in technology oh technologies unit answer all of our questions is going to solve all of our problems, but when the day comes that final day of your life of those things will save you the author of a biography about Steve Jobs. Remember the conversation he had with Steve.

He says I was sitting in the backyard was Steve and the subject of God came up. Steve Jobs said and I quote, sometimes I believe in God sometimes I don't. I think it's 50-50. Maybe ever since I've had cancer, I've been thinking about it more, but I find myself believing a bit more. Steve Jobs says I want to believe in an afterlife that when you die you don't just disappear. Then he paused for a second and he said yeah but sometimes I think it's like an on and off switch click and you're gone. He said in paused and then he said that's why I don't like putting on off switch is on Apple devices."

A scary thought click and you're gone before I was a Christian when I was just a kid. That's what I thought at the one they'll just cease to exist. But then I thought how good they no longer exist. How can I no longer be me and I was terrified of death are you afraid of death. Right now I can tell you I'm much older a lot over and I'm no longer afraid to die because I have hope of life beyond the grave. You see, because of what Jesus said. Jesus says do not be afraid. I am the living when I died, but look I'm alive forever more. I hold the keys to death in the great says don't be afraid. By the way, I'm glad Jesus as the keys because of I had the keys they would've been lost by now. I'm always losing my keys in my wallet and other things as well.

I'm not saying I look forward to death but I look forward to going to heaven because I have this hope it's been given to me by Christ who said I am the resurrection and the life he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live forever lives and believes in me shall never die, not tell you what is you get older time passes so quickly, I mean my legs just flashing before me. I mean I was born in the 50s and lives of the 60s 70s 80s 90s. I have Sirius XM radio and I see 60s on 670s on seven I got there they think that that these are decades of my life that I actually live in my generation, the baby boomers.

We love to sing the anthem forever young. Not anymore.

We've gone from acid rock to acid reflux. The Rolling Stones are still touring I see in Mick and Keith are singing time is still in my side. Have you looked at Mick and Keith lately. I guys. I don't think time is on your side who is still out there playing instead of playing that song talk about my generation. They've updated it to talk about my medication. These are the jokes people okay Ringo Starr from the beetle said they get little help from my friends that always updated it to a little help from depends so didn't get a which another sign sure getting older you know you're getting older when you shop at forever 21 when you're 66. You just need to stop doing that you're getting old when you sink your teeth into a juicy steak and they stay there.

You know you're getting old when you're pulling up your songs because there's wrinkles. We realize all know I'm not wearing socks. You know you're getting old when you drop something on the ground and you reach out to get it any wonder what else you can do while you're down there right as originating with someone out there so people are in denial will have some surgery done, you pull that you nipped that you talk you inject other things you are you so much Botox in your face. We don't even know what you're thinking anymore. We don't know if you're mad if you're happy we just know you look perpetually surprised right. Listen, you can get all the potions on the lotions and eat all of that kaolin the tofu. You're not going to extend your life one single day because God determines how long you will live. I did read about a 105-year-old woman from Texas with seven children name was Pearl Cantrell.

She was asked what is the secret to your long life. Her answer was simple. She says I love bacon.

I eat it every day. Go figure. Bacon.

I like her.

Speaking of that, I was talking to my granddaughter Allie a while back and she said Poppa that's what you called me I'm a deacon now while she was eating bacon said honey you cannot be a vegan to be eating bacon and Jesus will. I can't help it.

I just like me from a pig guy. I understand shall probably live to be 105 years old as well was a life can have a beginning this can have a middle it's going to be having an but listen to this death died when Christ rose for Greg are you delusional you.

You don't think you're going to die only know my body will go to the ground, but my soul will live on.

My soul is eternal then I enter the afterlife, and I determine in this life where I will spend the afterlife. Let me just give you a hint that what's coming up to choices heaven or hell. Another way to put it smoking and non-smoking.

Okay, so it's up to you this though Joe it's real you make that decision here read about a man that was walking through a cemetery in the sun inscription on a tombstone that said pause no stranger as you pass by as you are now so once was. I as I am now so you shall be so prepare for death and follow me. After reading that the man was overheard to say to follow you is not my intent until I know which way you went so it's where you can ago is they will have it because I'm a good person. Are you are you really a good person and to the point. Being a good person will not get you to heaven heaven is not for good people have this for forgiven people say that I think about having quite a bit because 14 years ago and unspeakable tragedy happened in our home. Our oldest son Christopher was unexpectedly called home to heaven. He died in an automobile accident when I heard that news that my son had died. I felt like time stood still, that all the air went out of the room and I literally thought I could die numb from taking my life with just if words could kill you. I felt like those words could kill me. But here's the hope that I have.

I still miss him. I still grieve over losing him. But on the other hand, I know I will see him again in heaven because of Jesus Christ.

Not because he was my son but because he believed in God's son Hooper gave them of all of his sins just as he forgives each of us if we put our faith in Christ. Maybe I'm talking to someone whose envelope one die recently of you received bad news from a doctor are your marriages falling apart or your parents are divorcing are too many Californians have moved in here stating or driving prices up.

I don't know what you find yourself helpless and hopeless that ICD don't give up (said meant to live 40 days without food three days without water. Eight minutes without air, but only one second without hope. Have you lost hope tonight. Don't lose it because Christ is here helpless on the way hopeless on the way in a relationship with him. Believe in God.

The second reason your heart should not be trouble or agitated, according to Jesus, is because if you're a Christian, you're going to heaven, he said, in my father's house are many mansions listen to this heaven is a real place for real people to do real thing. The problem is Hollywood is sort of caricatured heaven and we think it's it's really strange place and we sit around on clouds and plug parts a little fat babies with wings hover around us and that's not heaven.

Think of the most beautiful thing thing you've ever seen. Think of the beauty all around you here in this state that you live in.

That's just a glimpse of greater things to come heaven this not the watered-down version. Heaven is the real version here on earth we just see sort of the imitation of greater things to come. God has for every follower of Jesus Christ will believed in him. That's why we need to look to the Lord. But the nonbeliever does not have the promise of heaven heard the story of a Christian father who was dying so he gathered his three sons by his bedside and to two of the son she said goodbye sons I'll see you in the morning and the third sunset that why did you say that to them what you say to me he's just said goodbye son when we goodbye son, what, why can I see you in the morning.

The father said because your brothers to put their faith in Christ will be reunited in heaven in the afterlife exhibit that I want to see you in the afterlife to you since Sunday. You need to believe in Jesus and you will that boy believed in Jesus at that very moment, and we need to do the same sink when Jesus says in my father's house are many mansions. I don't know. Please talking about actual building. I did hear about minister in the New York cab driver who died in the same day they went to the pearly gates and Simon Peter met them. Of course, and said to the cabdriver.

Okay, that's your mansion right over there going over there now and enjoyed it was a huge palatial mansion. The cabdriver was very excited, went to his mansion.

The minister was watching the game well is a cabdriver and he gets a mention. Think about what I have.

I'm a minister I've help people. I pointed people to God. Peter says okay there's a little shack there in the valley, go to your little shack he says wait why do I get it shack when a New York cab driver gets a mention Peter said because when you preached people slept look when he drove people pray Caesar so I don't know if these are actual mansions. They could be.

Again, heaven is a real place real people to do real things. Maybe it's referring to our new bodyguards. Can I give you a new body. People last will, what will the body be like will be better than the body.

You have right now will be the radically upgraded version of you.

So if you're looking for me in heaven look for someone with probably an Afro or something you know. Then again, maybe we'll all be bold and heaven have ever thought about that now. That's a very good thought. Is it I was talking to my granddaughter Stella and Lucy. They said Poppa. How will we be when we get to heaven. I said girls. I don't know maybe 33.

This is why 33 symbol that was the age Jesus was when he died and Lucy. My granddaughter said I want to be free when I'm in heaven is at three.

Why do you want to be three. She said I miss the old me with this body were in right now is breaking down experts tell us as we get older, the number of nerve cells in the brain, decrease we start with around 100 billion brain cells, but then in our 20s. The numbers start to decline at 40 were losing up to 10,000 brain cells a day, you probably lost 5000 brain cells listening to me tonight, but there's a hope of another body and newer body. So if you are disabled on earth.

You won't be in heaven.

If your body is cancer here. It won't be the end of your body worn out here. It won't be that so let not your heart be troubled. It's good news. Why believe God's word, believe what God said in his word.

Number two, you're going to happen if you're Christian and number three. He shown us the way to heaven. I was told that this arena were in right now the extra mile arena. The first person here is not a sports team or a rock band or anybody else. It was Billy Graham who did an eight night crusade is not great. I got to know Billy Graham quite well in fact about a book about a call Billy Graham, the man I know a man I knew it was a wonderful man a godly man. I heard the story when Billy was in the town to be one of his Crusades.

He wrote a letter to his wife Ruth, but even know where the post office was so we was walking around looking for and he saw some young man there and he said young man, can you tell me where the post office is a little dicey judges go up the street or turn right, and that's a post office goes, that's great.

By the way you said I'm speaking here in the Stadium tonight and maybe you would like to come and hear me and I will show you how to get they haven't the little guy said why should I go here you you don't even know the way to the post office. How do you get to heaven. How can you know you'll go to heaven when you die. Jesus gives us the answer. He says were I going the way you know and I love how Thomas said we don't know where you're going and we don't know the way I think a lot of times when Jesus spoke to his disciples went right over their heads. He talked about dying and rising from the dead, they just didn't understand that at all.

And when he would talk about things like that they would probably nod their heads in unison so deep that they were clueless to get teacher in a class doing some complex equation up on the map board or up on the blackboard and they said you will understand it or which is no one understands.

So Jesus is where I go you know in the way you know Thomases winner know what you're talking about. We don't know the way and we do not know where you're going but I'm glad Jesus asked Eric.

I'm glad Thomas asked that question because Jesus and said I am the way the truth and the life and no man comes of the father but by me. You know, Thomas is been described as described as a doubter: doubting Thomas. He was more of a skeptic. He didn't let other people make his decisions for him. When I became a Christian at the age of 17 I was a skeptic. I lived a hard life my married my mother was married and divorced seven times.

She was a raging alcoholic. All I saw was bad behavior of adults biting and passing out at night and so I tried drinking for a while and was disillusioned with that.

I got into drugs for a while. By the age of 17 I felt like I was 70 and I was wondering what is life all about. I don't see any adult that I know that I want to be like in these kids that I hang around what they don't know any more than I know that I was searching then I transferred over to this high school called Harbor high school in Newport Beach, California, and there was a lot of print a lot of Christians there because the Jesus movement was in full swing in one of my friends warned me Craig. Stay away from the Jesus freaks and I said the last thing Greg Laurie will ever do is become a Jesus freak you famous last words I that there were a little nutty.

I thought there were a little weird if there were these people come from that. They were like you one topical short of a combination plate. Maybe one day I went across the campus and there was a group of Christians sitting there singing their songs about God and I said close enough to hear what they were saying, but not so close that my friends would think I was becoming a Christian. That was the first time I heard this evangelist named Lonnie speak and he said Jesus said your for me or against me and I looked around at the Christians and I felt like not one of them is that mean I'm against Jesus. I don't want to be against Jesus. I've always acknowledged the existed I've always sort of believed in him or what I knew of him. I'd seen all of his movies. But it was the first time that the idea of having a relationship with God was presented to me and Lonnie keep this invitation for people to come to Christ. The kids got up and walked forward on the high school campus. I thought there's no way I would ever do that.

I sorta hung my head down my hair was hanging in my eyes.

Use your imagination.

Next thing I knew I was up there praying and that was the day Christ came into my life and I have never regretted making that decision them and ask you to make a similar decision tonight. Maybe you came here as a skeptic.

Someone that wasn't sure if this is all true. Maybe your friend bribed you with food afterwards. I don't know what but you're here, I want you to think for yourself.

Be like Thomas be a skeptic say yeah well I'm not sure I'm gonna let somebody else think for me, we engage in sort of groupthink. What is popular what is cool what is the trend think for yourself because I believe God is speaking to some people's hearts right now this is what you've been looking for, not religion, not a bunch of rules or regulations. A relationship with God that you can have. Just like the 1600 people that came down on this floor last night and pray that prayer committing their life to Jesus the same thing can happen for you tonight. True, but what you need to do.

Number one, you need to admit Triston. The Bible says all of sin and fallen short of the glory of God. Every one of us have sent us sin means to cross a line that's one definition of it. The cross alike. God is given us the 10 Commandments, you shall not steal.

You shall not live, you shall not take the Lord's name in vain on the list goes we broken those commandments. Some of us are broken all of the Commandments, and yet the Bible says if you append in one point of the law, you're guilty of all of it. So don't tell me you're a good person.

You don't need God. You broken those commitments and the Bible says the soul that sins will surely die. So were all separated from God by our sin good works won't help you get to God, going to church won't help you get to God. Start by admitting you're a sinner. The number two recognize that Christ died on the cross for you. Why did he suffer and die 2000 years ago. Why did he let them whip him with that most likely count of nine tails tearing into his back into a skeletal tissue. Why did he let them nail him to a cross because he died for your sin. Only Jesus is qualified to bridge the gap between a holy God and sinful humanity.

With one hand he took hold of God with the other hand, he took hold of humanity. They put spikes of those hands and it was not males that held Jesus to the cross. It was love for you. God loves you. Jesus put it best when he said for God so loved the world he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have ever lasting life. And thirdly, you need to repent of your sin is a why don't even know what that means. I don't think I've even panted how to weigh repent will repent means to change your direction. It's a military term. So I was going this way I repent. I turn around and I'm going this way so you let go of that old saying you turn your back and that old life and you take hold of Jesus Christ.

The Bible says God is commanded everyone to repent and times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord and then you must receive Christ into your life. Jesus says behold I stand at the door may not, if any man will hear my voice, and open the door, I will commit only you can see Jesus come into my life.

Forgive me of my sin.

Are you certain right now.

The Christ is living in your life if you would say well I'm not sure than I would tend to think maybe he is merely someone moved into your house in the middle of the night.

There were cooking fish in your kitchen. Do you think you would know not suggesting Jesus is doing that, but my point is, if God Almighty, the creator of the universe is taken residence in your heart you will know and if you don't know, maybe he's not there yet.

Maybe you need to see Jesus come in the my life and forgive me of my sin and then you need to do it publicly. That's fine that I ask you to do with so many dead last night in a few moments. I'm going to give you an opportunity to make a public stand for Christ. Jesus said if you will confess or acknowledge me before people, I will acknowledge you before the father and the angels in heaven, but if you deny me before people felt invaluable for the father and the angels so by coming forward.

You're making the public stand is and I don't care who sees I want this relationship with God.

Lastly, you must do it now. Now is it will maybe next Sunday. No not extend maybe tomorrow.

No, not tomorrow. You may never have another moment like you have right here, right now the extra mile arena. This is your moment to come to Christ.

Don't miss it. Jesus is passing by. He's here is ready to forgive you but you must call out to him.

The Bible says whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be say that some of us, some of us are too proud to call in the name of the Lord, we don't think we need to be say you met my son, Jonathan, earlier when he was a little guy to come out and the water was helping them catch some waves and I lost my footing and I was caught in a riptide.

The irony is I wasn't that far from the shore but I couldn't get my feet on the bottom of their of the ocean and sewing getting pulled in and I'm trying to keep him above water and there's a lifeguard. She was a lady sitting there watching us and she starts running toward us with their flotation device. I'm thinking I don't want to be saved.

This close to shore.

I was embarrassed that she swimming out drumming I finally got my footing. I said okay. Thank you though. That's all a lot of us are why don't want to call out to God, that's a sign of weakness. Christianity is a crutch. Alyssa Christianity is not a crutch.

It's a whole hospital and you need it will save you will forget you.

This can be the night you change your eternal address from hell to heaven.

He's just a prayer away the moment were going to pray, then I'm going to invite you to put your faith in Jesus. I'm in will invite you to have him forgive you of your sin. I'm going to invite you to call out to the Lord and he will hear this prayer and he'll answer this prayer in this and be the moment your life changes.

I want you to pray this prayer out loud after me.

This is where you're asking Jesus to come into your life to be your Savior and Lord mean it from your heart and God will hear and answer so Guinness. I pray pray this out loud after me. Okay, it's foreheads. Pray this now, Lord Jesus, I know that I'm a sinner but I know that you're the Savior who died on the cross for my sin and rose again from the dead, Jesus I choose to follow you from this night forward as my Savior and Lord is my God and my friend. Thank you for hearing this prayer in answering this prayer in Jesus name I pray, amen. God bless each one of you everybody. This is great glory and you've just been listening to a classic message from harvest ministries. This podcast is supported by harvest partners to learn more and find out how you can become a harvest partner just what a

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