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One More Time, Part 2

Sound of Faith / Sharon Hardy Knotts and R. G. Hardy
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November 15, 2021 7:00 am

One More Time, Part 2

Sound of Faith / Sharon Hardy Knotts and R. G. Hardy

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November 15, 2021 7:00 am

Samson compromised his anointing and got by for a while, until one day he was empty, and the shaker was gone!

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Greetings, friends and new listeners, and welcome to The Sound of Faith.

I'm Sharon Network. They don't like me, Jesus, they don't like me, Lord. But I love them, I'm trying to save them from the trap, I'm trying to save them from the pitfall, I'm trying to save them from heartaches and griefs and sorrows and misery and woe. I'm trying, Lord, help me, open up their eyes, open up their hearts.

I am concerned, Shirley. I can't see the church that God may be a pastor over, I can't see the people leaking out and falling in the devil's track and getting places where he can destroy them for he is a thief and he came up not to steal and to kill and to destroy, but Jesus said, I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly. We cannot fall in the trap of the devil. The Bible said, be not uniquely yoked with unbelievers. No Christian is supposed to marry a sinner. As soon as you marry, you backslid. You hear me? I'm going to say it again. As soon as you marry a sinner, you backslid.

What? Know you not that your body is a temple of God? Shall I take the temple of God and join it to an idol?

Or Christ will be the idol? Know you not that he that joins himself with a whore is a whore? And when you join yourself to an unbeliever, you are an unbeliever and you never win them. They win you.

I've watched it 45 years in my church with young people. I told them, I warned them, oh, I'll get them saved. Brother, if you can't get them saved before you marry them, then you're not going to get them saved.

After you marry, you're the one to compromise. They don't like me, Jesus. But I hear something and say preach. I even heard it in the congregation. And I'm going to preach it because the preacher's on me. The anointing's on me because God cares about you.

God cares about you and I care about you. Hey, I'm not here to play church, have to win friends and influence people and have an easy, good living. I'm here to make heaven my home and help you to make heaven your home.

And I want to tell you, the finishing line is just ahead. Press towards the mark for the prize of the calling upon high, the calling up. God wants to call us up. What was Paul talking about?

Press towards the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Bad translation in the King James. He's talking to the Greeks, the Olympians. He's talking about the Olympic games. And it's not press, but it's pursue, run for the mark in the Greek word is goal line. And the prize is a crown of life that faded not away.

And the calling up on high. What happened when the Olympians won even today in the Olympics? What did they do? They call them up on the podium and stand them up there. And today they put a gold medal around their neck, the winner. And then they say, Amen.

In those days, they put an ivy wreath around their head. Paul said they do that to win a temporal crown. We do it for a crown that faded not away. Paul reasoned with us. He said if these people will buff with their body and bring it under subjection, they'll win an earthly crown that fades away.

Because pretty soon ivy dies. But we do it for an incorruptible crown that does not fade away and won't die. And we won't die with it. If they'll do it for an earthly crown, how much more am I to buff at my body? And then they say, Amen. I want more than a heavyweight belt on me. I want a crown of life and a crown of rejoicing. And then they say, Amen.

And then he's out there. I'm going to pursue it. I'm going after it. I'm going to hunt it down.

That's also a hunting word. I'm after my adversary. I'm after the crown. I'm hunting the gold mine. Nobody better get in the way. I got the pause.

I'm running for Jesus. Before we win. And then they say, Amen. I don't care how much the blood's running there and the body's shaking. Wipe the sweater.

Wipe the bladder. Put the head down and let's go for a touchdown for Jesus. Give him a clap for our friend. I'm going to make it, devil. I'm going to fight. I'm going to fight the good fight of faith. I'm going to fight, brother. I'm going to fight.

I'm going to fight. Get the elbows in and protect that God. My God, first he's down here. Then he's up here. He's so inside.

I get on him. I'm going to make it. My mind's made up. My heart's fixed. I got my eye on the sky.

I got my eye on the gates of the city of God. I tell you what, devil, if you get in the way, you're in for a battle. Because I'm going to whip you.

I'm going to whip you in the name of Jesus. Because I can. I can.

I can. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. If I stay in the Spirit, he's going to energize me.

But don't leak out. I can hear Satan speaking to Samson, saying, see, you've still got the power with you. It was all right to lay in Delilah's lap. He laid in there the first time, laying with the enemy. God raised him up and anointed him to destroy the Philistines, not to lay in their lap, not to fraternize with them. How about I say amen?

He laid there, and she's trying to find a source of his strength. And his strength is his consecration. For though the outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. But if you don't renew that measure day by day, here you are, full of the Spirit, totally enveloped.

But you don't renew that measure. First thing you know, the top of your head begins to show. And you begin to get your own mind instead of the mind of Jesus. And you go another day, huh? And pretty soon you get eyes to see things you shouldn't.

But you're shaking yourself because the Spirit's still there. But you don't know you're leaking out. And you go, and then you get down your nose, and you start getting your nose in other people's business. And you get your mouth into it. And then you're going to get it in the neck. Pretty soon you're full and half covered.

You didn't renew that measure. And the devil's just waiting, I got you. He's just like a fisherman trying to bring in a big marlin. He's giving you a little rope, but he's got your hook. He's got your hook. He's going to let you run and wear yourself out.

He lets you wear yourself out. And you go another day. And now you're covered, and you're down to your knees.

You're leading the line of slap again. And you begin to get weak. You begin to start telling close to your secret.

And she's not your friend. The Philistines are on you. But you jump up. The Spirit of God is still there. Thank God I can still feel the anointing.

But that's what deceives you. Because the devil said, see, see, you're leading the line of slap. You got away with it. You did this little worldly thing. You did this little fleshly thing. You got by. You let up reading the Bible. You didn't pray like, you know, you don't have to do all that stuff.

Heart is a fanatic. You got by. You still feel the anointing. Get up and jump. And do it.

He goes by another day. And it's so easy now. Oh, it hurts your conscience in the beginning. But it's so easy now because it's getting seared. You know what seared means? It's like a branding on. You've been branded. You can't feel it anymore. They bring that candle.

They can't feel it. And that means God can't trouble you anymore. I've still got the anointing on me. And I still feel the spirit of fear, feel the power. He's shaking me. All of a sudden now, you know, more coverage are just full.

Line of demarcation. You go another day. You lay in Delilah's lap, the type of the world. And she's trying to steal your anointing and power in your life. And all the blessings of God because he's a thief. The devil's a thief.

Give him up at the steal. Steal your blessings. Steal your anointing. Steal your peace. Steal your joy. Steal your victory. How many say amen? Amen.

Huh? To kill. Kill you spiritually.

And then to destroy you. You go another day and you're three quarters full. Another day you're half full. Another day you're a quarter full. And another day you're empty.

And there you are on the line of demarcation. And the spirit's calling to you, but it's real faint. But the flesh is stronger.

Huh? And there you are tore to pieces. And if somebody with the anointing don't come and deliver you, you're in big trouble. Because when the enemy comes in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord lift up a standard. And the anointing, it breaks the yoke, but you've leaked out.

There's no anointing to break the yoke. And I got down to one Sunday a month to church and all you got all kind of excuses on me to tell you hell is full of people with excuses. I want an excuse to go to heaven. I want an excuse to pray. Somebody some time ago told me, said, brother Harley, I only pray when I see the need. I said, brother, if you don't see the need, you need prayer.

Be first in my line. You don't see the need. You can't look in the church. You can't look in your family and see the need of your loved ones that need to be saved and healed and delivered. You can't see the need of your brothers and sisters in a battle. You can't see the need of the city being tore apart by the devil.

America and the wild going crazy. How many nations are having civil wars and fighting one another and killing? I don't want to go to the Holy land now. Now with all these suicide bombers and all this stuff. And the city of peace is not the city of peace. There's no peace on the earth. There's no peace in Baltimore tonight. People are getting murdered.

Saints are dying. A whole lot of people were just drugged by the devil in a false mind. And then he's saying, man, spiritually drugged. I was reading an article that says that we think from the highest part and our emotions and passions from the lower part and the enemy numbs our highest part that we don't think and reason but we act on our emotions and animal instincts. People are drugged. And when you're drugged, you don't have your sound, mind, and perception. You can't think right.

What you're thinking about is that fix, that fix, that fix, that fix. You're empty. My God, the most terrible place in the world for a Christian in this world is to be in a place called empty.

Empty. Samson laid one time too many in Delilah's lap. He got away with it for a while because he had that much spirit on him. But he came down to the last measure because he didn't renew it every day.

One last measure. He probably thought, let me see if I still got it before I sit down with Delilah and he spoke in tongues. Still had the measure on him. Wasn't real loud and forceful but it was just enough to say, I'm on my side and he laid down in Delilah's lap the world and the flesh and the secret of his power was not his hair. It was the sign of the secret of his power. It was seven locks and seven is a perfect, complete number and then God won absolute, entirely perfect consecration. The minute he laid in Delilah's lap, he began to break it until he laid the last time in Delilah's lap and he totally lost his consecration to God.

In the meantime, the devil was tearing his people all to pieces. He wasn't where he was, anointed to be a deliverer, a type of Jesus. You would have thought that he had appreciated that anointing.

He was the only one on the face of the earth that had it. We have this treasure, it's a treasure, it's a treasure. My God, it's more of treasure than silver and gold and anything. The anointing. I wake up sometimes in the night and I check and see if the anointing is still there. The anointing breaks the yoke. The anointing.

You can say in the name of Jesus all you want. The seven sons of Sceba said in the name of Jesus but nothing happened because the anointing wasn't there. And Samson lost his consecration and the devil took the sign of it away. Shaved his head off.

Shaved the hair. But you've lost your consecration. You don't have any power, your power's in your consecration.

Your dedication being set apart for God as a vessel that God could use. He couldn't use her laying in Delilah's lap. He didn't have no mind and burden for God's people.

All he wanted to do was fulfill his ungodly lust. He said, Samson, the Philistines are on you. Now up until the time if you read the story it said, and the spirit of the Lord fell on him and shook him. But now he's got his own mind and he jumped up and he says, I will shake myself. And the devil ain't afraid of your shaking. There's a lot of shaking going on but God's not in it. You can shake all you want but the devil's not afraid of your shaking. He's only afraid when you're being shook by the Holy Ghost. That's what shakes him up. You get shook by the Holy Ghost and the shakers shake you. Then the devil is shook up. But if you get up and shake you ain't bothering the devil.

He ain't worrying. The Philistines came and he shook himself but nothing happened. No anointing. There was no inherent anointing in there.

There was no power in himself. No anointing. But the anointing was gone because he broke his consecration and God let him be a plucked chicken. What a thousand Philistines couldn't do in four armor, Delilah did it laying in his lap. The enemy couldn't whip him when he was on the battlefield of the Lord.

He was safer with a jaw bone in one's ass with a thousand of the elite soldiers of Philistines coming to kill him than he was laying in Delilah's lap without an anointing. God said you don't have an anointing, cut that hair off. Take the sign away, you've lost your consecration. And the most unprofitable minister on the earth is a minister that's lost his consecration and his anointing and message. Now preachers I'm going to tell you how you know when you're leaking out. The first thing you do is, and if you're a Christian per se, you lose your burden.

That's the first thing you lose. Preacher you can lose your burden but you can still go on to be a professional preacher. You can't even preach without a burden.

Just business. But then the next thing you do is you lose your message. And then they say amen. And you start bringing in a bunch of foolishness.

But you know most people are living at that level so they'll go along with you. You're quiet I hope and you've got blessed quietness tonight. It's time to get serious because I don't know whether you know it or not but God's got his fan going through this church and you look and people are shook out of here. I'm having a real burden today Shirley. I've been all shook up. What are you doing God?

I said it's springtime. I'm pluming my bloom and trimming my limb. I'm getting the dead wood off.

I'm only sucking the life out of the church. And I'm shook up and God said don't worry. It's my tree. It's my limb. It's my bloom. You're just a tool in my hand.

I'm the husband then. I am the vine, you are the branches and my father is the husband and every limb in me that brings forth fruit he purges it to bring more fruit and if it don't bring forth fruit then he cuts it out and it's cast forth and men gather it and cast it in fire. Now that's not one saved always saved. They were in it brother.

They were in it. And in the ninth chapter of Romans it says don't be boastful you Gentiles over the Jew because you're in the vine and the Jews have broke off because you're a wall of a branch and put it in the vine and you stand by faith because if God didn't spare the natural branches then sin neither is equal to spare you the unnatural branches and if they don't remain in unbelief he can draft them back in again. You stand by faith, by obedience. You can't have faith when you're not obeying God. Your heart condemns you, God's greater than your heart and knows all things.

How many say amen? The little foxes fool the vine a little bit at a time, a little bit at a time and the devil's playing with you, he's playing with you, he's playing with you and I'm on the sideline seeing it and I'm hollering, hollering alert, red alert, red alert, red alert, danger, mayday but people are drunk, they can't see it, they're going on anyhow. They got their head stuck in the ground like an ostrich. Did you hear what God said about the ostrich? It was one creature he made that didn't have sense because the out just reasons this way. He sees the wolf on the line coming so the ostrich says if I stick my head in the ground I won't see him and he won't be there.

But you can stick your head in the ground all you want, the wolf's coming and the next thing you know his head's not in the ground, it's in the wolf. Help us God. Help me Jesus.

God help me to reach your people. Before they get empty, one time too many empty, the last measure's gone. Measures of the Spirit didn't. John say in John 3, 35 and 6 and in that area for the Father loveth the Son and giveth not the Spirit to him by measure.

Measures. According to your measure how quick, if you don't renew it every day, you leak out. Some that's got a whole lot takes a little longer but if they just keep it up they're going to leak out, you're going to leak out.

You're going to leak out. You don't want to read the Bible, it's a burden. You don't want to pray, it's too hard. And you sure don't want to go to church. No, no, no.

Especially you don't want to hear brother Hardy because he never tells you good things. Is that what Ahab said? When Jesus, they had all these false prophets and had 750 of them. And Jehoshaphat said, ain't there a prophet of the Lord here? He said, it's only one but he never speaks good things of me.

He said, I don't want him here. Jehoshaphat said, bring him here, I want to hear from God. How many say amen? Thank God Jehoshaphat want to hear from God. And the prophet Maacai came and said, go on up, God will give you the victory. And Ahab said, I adore you in the name of the Lord, tell me the truth. He said, you want to know the truth you devil?

All right. I saw Israel scattered on the heels of Baal, a shepherd. He said, see Jehoshaphat, I told you he wouldn't speak good things.

Put him in prison till I come. And he said, if you come, God didn't speak by me brother. How many say amen? How many hears me? I want to hear the God. I want to have an ear. Let him that have an ear hear the word of God.

I want to hear the word of God. If I don't want to, if the devil's fighting me to read a chapter, I'll read the whole book. If the devil fights me for praying 10 or 15 minutes, he'll stay there at least an hour. If the devil's fighting me to come to church, I'm going to come to church and that much more. Because what you got to do is fight the devil on the thing he's fighting you on.

You got to fight him back. I'm going to get here. I don't care. I'm going to get here no matter what. Some of them have got that biggest trick of the devil at all. They're working.

Instead of going to hell easy, they're working their way into hell. I'm working. I'm working.

I'm getting the overtime and you're getting leaked out. You're getting empty. You can't pay your bills because God said, he that forgets my house and my work, earn up a wage and put it in a bag and I cut a hole in it. It's not how much you got. It's how much you got with God's blessing on it. It's how much you got with God's blessing on it. God can multiply your money.

God can give you bargains, lurking yourself to death, leaking out of the anointing and the devil's got all these traps waiting. I said one more time, if they don't shake their self this time and get back and pray and read the Bible and get that spiritual mindset again, get that determination to get into church and pursue, pursue for that goal line, press their way through and when they say, amen, I got it. Attention friends of Sound of Faith, September is radio month and we want to send you a free gift. It could be a CD or a book and it's coming to you free if you write in with the call letters of this radio station written on the bottom left corner of your envelope. This will help us determine where our program is blessing people like you. Write to Sound of Faith, P.O. Box 1744, Baltimore, Maryland, 21203.

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