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January 14, 2021 5:00 am
Pastor author and Bible teacher Alan writing. If we say Lord to be bold. This is very good baby Jesus give me boldness to do all that you tell me to do speak, would you tell me to speak, Lord, to encourage the faces of work when you pray for boldness to be assured of it as you are right in the middle of the will of God and God loves that Pastor Alan Wright to another message of good view that will help you see your life in a whole new light. I'm Daniel Britain excited for you to hear the teaching today. In the series limited as presented at renewal the church in North Carolina you're not able to stay with the entire program to make sure you know how to get our special resource. Right now you can be yours for your donation this month to Alan Wright strings as you listen to today's message go deeper as we send you today's special offer.
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I hope it you are able to see a couple weeks ago conversation I was able to sit here with my good friend Bishop JC hash after American pastor who's been serving St. Peter's world outreach Center for 33 years as a lead pastor and we been friends for 23 years and my wife and I we just love JC enjoy their very special people, but in that aftermath of the killing of George Floyd sassing if you'd sit down, talk maybe openly to help me learn and maybe bring a healing conversation and it was a beautiful conversation appreciated it and I appreciated it when at one point JC said to me Alan. He said receive this in the right way. He's about to really understand what this feels like you would have to imagine if it were your son JC said I know I much you love your son Bennett. I am my son is 25.
He said imagine if it was your son that was lying on the street, the officer is in the on his neck while he slowly died at an what he was doing was he was connecting me to love that boldness is aroused when there is great love. So the love that I know for my son would make me exceedingly bold to do something to stop injustice against him. And so the conversation of the healing of injustice in the world and ultimate healing of racism is going to come where we have a an infusion of law for people of all ethnicities and color of skin. Love moves you into boldness the firefighter Matt Mosley didn't go rescue Ivers Sims that day because Mosley wanted to be a hero. He did it because it was a man who was trapped up on top of a crane who needed to be rescued. Boldness comes because something happens within the hero that makes him or her care more about someone else or something else, then their own simple comfort.
So you never become more bold by just trying harder to be brave, you become more bold by by becoming more loving and less focused on self Peter and John and the disciples had simply been seized by a great affection for Christ because they knew what Christ had done for them and they had been filled with the Holy Spirit and when they had the spirit of God the spirit of Jesus himself. They began feeling God's love for people and it felt unbearable for the disciples to know that there are people trapped in deception and lost and sick, who needed salvation and healing and deliverance and to just leave them in silence when they knew the answer was Jesus. And so that's why they spoke and that's why they had such boldness. It was the love for the people we need to and racism but is not hate this good and racism. It's love that will being filled with the Holy Spirit will never stop any form of hatred by more hatred and fleshly anger is not the biblical notion of boldness law is the fuel for true boldness, not as talk about why was it so important why the disciples think this is what they needed to pray about what Wyatt why is this important and soak me to say this in one review the Bible the whole big story of the Bible is a story of of of the people who are given promises and where the reader left with the question, will the people have the boldness to take what's been promised.
In fact, the pivotal story of the Old Testament, the narrative that become such the framework of the Old Testament thinking is the story we called Exodus if you're not familiar with the story.
It is simply this, that the Hebrew people were enslaved for many many years under the cruel tyranny of an evil Pharaoh in Egypt, they cried out to God and God sent a deliver a mediator named Moses who was raised in Pharaoh's court, but was actually a Hebrew and through Moses.
There were a series of signs and plagues that completed with horrible plague against the firstborn in the Egyptian Empire and when the destroyer came through and and and and all of the Egyptian firstborn are slain Pharaoh's finally said to the Hebrew people to Moses. Go leave us. And through this Passover where the Hebrews were spared. They made their way out of Egypt and they soon found themselves traversing through the wilderness on their way to the promised land, but they were very quick to grumble and very quick to make idols and very quick to worry because though God had said, I'm giving you a promised land a hard time having the boldness to go take it the courage to keep moving for we pick up the story in Numbers chapter 13 at verse one the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the people of Israel notice this language which I am giving to the people the promise land was not earned the promised land wasn't even deserved it wasn't because of the skill of the people or the resources of the people. It was because God said, I am giving it to so Moses at verse 20. He sent them on out and he said, be of good courage, and bring back some fruit of the land. The spies are close to bring back some of these juicy grapes and show everybody how beautiful the land was flowing with milk and honey. But instead, after 40 days of spying the land they came back with a fearful report at Numbers 1331 we read the men who'd gone up with him said were not able to go up against the people for their stronger than we are. So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land and that they had spied out, saying the land through which we have gone to spy out is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw are of great height. They they didn't move forward because they they were afraid they lacked the courage to move forward into the land that the Lord said, I have given to you. They did need more skilled they did need more storage soldiers. They did need more resources they didn't they didn't they didn't need more gifting they did need more prophetic ability wanted they need to take a promised land.
They needed more courage. The lack of courage. The people from the promised land, the generation died off in the wilderness and Moses died as well and so the Lord is come to Joshua was one of the two spies only to the came back with a positive, faith filled report and here's here's what God said to Joseph, to Joshua Joshua chapter 1 verse two Moses my servant is dead now therefore arise, go over this Jordan you and all the people into the land that I'm giving to them to the people of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon has been given to you. Just as I promised to Moses on this notice, this language again.
He says I'm giving to them. I have given is the same language.
He had given them in the first place. So what is it that Joshua will need in order to succeed and taking the promised land. Well continue look at these verses*verse six you'll see it very plainly. Be strong and courageous Lord says for your causes people to inherit the land for seven only be strong and very courageous there it is again.
And if you continue on, you'll seek 1/3 time Lord comes to him does not turn right or left.
He made good success. The book of the law and continues on, go to the next verse, and urology says one more time. Verse nine. Be strong and courageous. In other words, Joshua. You have all you need, because I'm with you and this land just like I'd promised to Moses is a land that I'm giving to you and to the people. It is your inheritance. It is a promised land. In other words, this is my promise and what you need and the only thing that you need at this point is you need courage you may boldness every step of the way.
So in other words, to inherit the promises of God may be the thing we need them most is boldness to believe and appropriate which takes me back to the importance of the disciples prayer back to acts chapter 4 here's a prayer again. Now Lord look upon their threats talk about the threats of the religious leaders and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness while you stretch out your hand to heal and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus, they saw a deep connection between their boldness and the move of God and they say this, God loved that prayer. He poured out his Holy Spirit upon them. You can be sure of this that we don't very often pray it. If we say Lord give me boldness to speak the name of Jesus give me boldness to to do all that you tell me to do the speak would you tell me to speak, Lord, give me courage to face his advert when you pray for boldness, you can be assured of this. You are right in the middle of the will of God and God loves that prayer. So he poured out the Holy Spirit upon them. The promises of God are harsh sure the exaltation of Christ has happened you drawn need more resources you don't need more skills you don't need better circumstances. Nearly so much as you need. This wonderful gift. The boldness of Jesus. So bottom line is that we are lured by comfort but we thrive by courage.
We crave security but were fulfilled by significance and we prioritize God's protection, but we win by God's power talent right will have more teaching moment from today's important series at Arlington ready for a new year and this is the year you start planning on dreaming friend breaking year three when Wright ministries has produced a beautiful, inspiring love calendar with you in mind each month not only depicts the Montana heart staring image that also includes especially A blessing for the month, and after having Pastor Alan explains in his new book, the power to plants which releases February 2 is available from Amazon for preorder now blessing biblically-based faith vision of the last colony then told them to be fruitful or not, I think, isn't the reward for your productivity needs the fuel for the 2021 blessing while calendar gives you space to write down all your important appointments and make plans for a wonderful new year. And most importantly, each time you see the full image for them on your heart will be strengthened by the empowering Pastor Alan this year. Don't just organize your life for the 2021 calendar is our gift to you. When you make a donation is not Allen Wright ministries contact us today and start your year out right by the power of blessing. Call us at 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website pastor out and got a work today's teaching now. Can you once again is well how we did it. How do we get more boldness first thing that happened for these disciples would look at this quickly. Again, the Scripture that they quoted in their prayer and ask for 24 is identifies that there reading the Scriptures in a whole new way. When I heard it, they lifted their voices together God and said sovereign Lord who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in their exalting God is the creator was sovereign over everything. Who through the mouth of our father David this now quoting words of David the psalmist, your servant said by the Holy Spirit. Why did the Gentiles rage and the peoples plot in vain. The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against his anointed. For truly, in the city there were gathered together gives your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate along with the Gentiles and the people of Israel to do whatever your hand in your plan had predestined to take place what they're saying here in their prayer is that we now understand the Scripture a whole new light. What David was speaking of, was Jesus what the whole of the Bible is about is Jesus. This goes far to explain why the writer of Hebrews says look to Jesus who is the author and the finisher of your faith to get boldness is not to simply say, read your Bible more is the site to understand that the Bible is good news on every page because it's all pointing to Jesus is pointing to the finished work of Jesus and what he's done for each and every one of us a greater revelation of the reliability of God's word, but a greater revelation of the whole point of God's word had broken through to these disciples after Pentecost and they realize that it's all about Christ and this brings boldness because what happens is if you read the Bible more holistically and you think it's all about me. Just trying to conform to set rules you won't have boldness because you be trusting in your own flesh is ability are your own willpower when you see on every page of Scripture that the Scriptures are pointing to Jesus and you're saying that Jesus has paid it all to Jesus to fulfill all righteousness on your behalf. Now your reading the Bible in a powerful way causes boldness. He's author and finisher of your faith, but is another thing. Obviously that happens the seated verse 31. My heart prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken and they're all filled with the Holy Spirit and they continue to speak the word of God with boldness.
So they prayed for boldness. God love the prayer and they poured out the Holy Spirit will receive the Holy Spirit because yes I did but I also see the spirit again and the infilling of the Holy Spirit. When Peter spoke boldly before the Council and now they pray get what does this mean it means that there are continual in feelings of the Holy Spirit. Even though you receive the Holy Spirit when you become saved when you're become a Christian, you have the abiding presence for the Holy Spirit comes upon eyes over and over all throughout our Christian life and they were filled with the Holy Spirit and when they were they were filled with boldness. So here's what happens when you're filled with the Holy Spirit you get a deeper assurance of the reality of God's love for you is presence with you and the more certainty that you have the more bold you become.
The Holy Spirit, Jesus referred to as the Paraclete took us in John 14 and this Greek word can be interpreted, the helper or the comforter, but maybe the best translation is the encourager. In other words, the Holy Spirit is the one who puts courage and that's what encouragement is getting courage in the Holy Spirit wants to give you Carthage the Holy Spirit wants to give you boldness, best-selling author Gordon Dalbey wrote a book called healing the masculine soul and Gordon is a friend for many years and is a powerful story near the beginning of that book about a man that pastor Dalbey was counseling with because a man had a recurring nightmare. It was a nightmare which he saw a lion chasing him and he would run from the line and night after night, and the nightmare and they prayed about it and they discussed it until finally one day Dalbey pointed out to his counselee that a lion and dreams can be a symbol of courage and that day it dawned on the man. Maybe the liens not a foe that is chasing me.
But as a symbol of the courage the wants to catch up to me and they prayed about him no longer running from a courageous life in the dreams and maybe what we need is to let the lion of boldness catch up to us that Mosley said that when he finally attached himself to the crane made his way over to the concrete weights were Ivers Sams was seated and was trying to calm down Sams as he attached the hardest to them. The firefighter said hey your boss sent me up here so you could knock off early today having sediment easy, strapped him in and the helicopter lifted them high now 300 400 feet over a blazing inferno and the hero turned to since I look you've caused a traffic jam on I 75. He wanted to put him at ease because real boldness is not self-serving real boldness is love motivated spirit induced courage to do what God wants you to do and say what God wants you to say look to Jesus. He's the author and finisher of our faith and ask God for boldness.
It's a prayer. He loves he will surely give it to you, and that the gospel Allen running today's good news message. Most powerful prayer. Nobody prays is from the series unlimited and Pascarella in his back with us in the studio in just a moment sharing his parting good news thought for the day. Stick with us early and ready for a new year and this is thing here as you start planning on dreaming friend breaking here in Fremont to help write ministries has produced a beautiful, inspiring love calendar with you in each month not only depicts the Montana heart starting image that also includes especially common blessing for the month, and after having Pastor Alan explains in his new book, the power to blast which releases February 2 is available from Amazon for preorder now blessing likely based faith vision of the last enemy then told them to be fruitful and multiply.
Blessing isn't the reward for your productivity needs the fuel for the 2021 blessing while calendar gives you space to write down all your important appointments and make plans for a wonderful new year. And most importantly, each time you see the beautiful image for them on your heart will be strengthened by the empowering this year. Don't just organize your life for the 2021 calendar is our gift to you. When you make a donation is not to write ministries.
Contact us today and start your year out right by the power of blessing.
Call us at 877-544-4860 877-544-4861 come to our website pastor out and got a work by curing distributors your Pastor Alan sporting good news thought for the day. It reminds me a little bit of usually via the prayer that I hear preachers talk about the Lord give me patience and give it to me now. This is a little different of prayer and one that I come with you. I don't know that I've heard many people pray this prayer are a Tory preacher and theologian, asserted in his book the person and work of the Holy Spirit that if you were to narrow it down to what is the one evidence of the infilling of the Holy Spirit that you see all the time, somebody has a fresh infilling of Holy Spirit that is not so much, and ecstatic thing like songs or prophecy. It's not so much that all of a sudden it your all those things are wonderful. I think, but he said it's boldness for witness of the gospel, and it is true I think you know and anything any of our listeners who ever you know, experience the grace of God in any measure, know that closer you get will God and the more the Holy Spirit fills you, the more you feel confident in the more you feel bold about the things you believe in and it's it's it's a prayer I want our urge… Prescott ask him for for boldness asking for the Holy Spirit to give you the kind of confidence and faith that were not talking that makes you insensitive to others.
Not the kind of moments but the kind of boldness where you know that you know you know the Jesus ring and he's answer and current circumstances. Don't ever detract from that. Take your eyes off of that asking for boldness, the Holy Spirit loves to give today's good news message is a listener supported production of Alan write ministries