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April 28, 2022 8:00 am
Spent the new listeners and welcome to the founder of not thanking you for joining us today because we now faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
Today's message don't make your Angel mad when God answers your prayers.
I know it's an odd title but this word of the Lord can help you to know if you're truly believing that your prayers will be answered or if past disappointments have calloused your heart with unbelief in don't make your Angel mad when God answers your prayers. Amen.
My prayer for everyone about the size of our spiritual understanding might be enlightened. Amen. Because we walk by faith and not by sight and today were going to read about two different people that had a promise of a great miracle, but one was looking in the natural and the other accepted the word of the Lord and looked in the spirit and if you have your Bibles turn with me until Luke chapter 1 the last week we ministered on under them that look for him shall he appear and we talked about how that by the time that Jesus was born that there were two very elderly people. One was Simeon and the other was Anna who served and worshiped in the temple every day. They were all but they were looking for the Messiah and God had promised Simeon the before you check out of this world you're going to see them with your own eyes and he did. He said my eyes have seen. I Messiah thy salvation.
And then Anna came in and she also said this is the one we been looking for our redemption. Amen.
So were going to take the story another step further and in the book of Luke.
Let's look at verse five there was in the days of Herod the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of the buyer and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth and they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless and they had no child, because that Elizabeth was barren, and they were both now well stricken in years, but it came to pass that while he executed the priest office before God in the order of his course. According to the custom of the priest office, his lot or his term was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord, and the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the very time of incense and there appeared on the him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense and when Zacharias saw him he was troubled, and fear fell upon him, but the angel said on the him, fear not, Zacharias, for thy prayer is heard there are no sweeter words than this for thy prayer is heard, and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear the us on, and thou shalt call his name John and thou shall have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth, for he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink, and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. This had never happened before and many of the children of Israel shall he turn the Lord their God, and he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children the disobedience to the wisdom of the just to make ready a people prepared for the Lord and Zacharias had under the angel, whereby shall I know this from an old man and my wife is well stricken in years. Zacharias was a priest as we read here of the Lord, and if you were to read in first Chronicles 24, you would see that David had set up in the house of the Lord as well as having singers and instrumentalist and acquire all of these things that had never existed in the temple before that time, but also the priesthood was set up in a course and what that meant was they would take terms, according to the sons of Aaron. They fell into various settings and then they would take terms. There were 24 courses in all and Zachariah was on the course of a body which was the eighth course and every course would have an opportunity to serve in the temple for one week twice a year today would serve two weeks out of the year, but one week. At one time and one we get another time a bias course they served a week in the month of December and a week in the month of June and Zacharias was on the course of abaya. It was the week of their week in the month of June and he talked a lot or he got the short straw was a long stroke.
Whatever the case was it came up it was his turn to burn incense at the altar.
Now think about this. He only had two weeks out of the year and it happened to be his turn out of that one week that it came up for him to serve. And while he's serving an angel shows up at the right side of the altar of incense.
Amen. And this angel shows up. And of course Zacharias response is typical. As we've said many times, if an angel shows up even with good news. Even with great news. You let it be afraid. Your physical body is going to like starts rambling and turn the Jell-O. Amen. Even if he's going from ear to ear start feeling fear come on you because of the Liz other supernatural presence and the effect it would have on the human body. Amen we find out that Gabriel is the angel and he shows upward to see that in a moment he shows up for Zacharias now is a righteous man and we read here.
That is why was righteous. In fact, we read that they were blameless. Now that does not mean they were perfect, but not limited they were perfect you think you give me blameless before the Lord, because walking in the truth and the life that God has given to you and your being obedient to what God has said to you in your own name and as far as the law was heard. They were blameless in that they were walking according to the law. Amen. Sometimes people point their fingers at other people because they're not in their denomination and they're not Pentecostal.
They don't speak in tongues and they think oh well. They can't be saved. They can be very saved in the light that they're in now, if there live in sin that's another story. Amen.
I'm talking about. Sometimes we point our fingers in other people and we get the superior attitude and we don't know where they are with the Lord in their heart and we don't know what God is how he's working on Denman the like that he's given them and he's bringing them a little by little, just like any little toddlers that alert little by little walk and they fall down tons of times.
My grandsons already been walking. Now you know walking over a month. But you know what sometimes he gets like this and down he goes. But you know what he's right back up taking off again.
Amen. And that's how it is sometimes in the spirit and so they were blameless because in God's sight they will righteous in the law of Moses. They were born again.
Of course, but they were righteous. According to the law of Moses and you know something there, something about righteousness to get God's attention is about living like the calls of God to smile upon you being a jerk owning anything with works because he said all your righteousness is ragged when he said through Isaiah chapter 64. But I'm talking about when you are desiring to please the Lord and walking the line is he is in the light and walk in the truth you get God's attention. Amen. I mean it was started using it started that the devil amen using Joe what a righteous man. Amen. And so when God sees that we striving to obey his warriors a good verse for your love is Isaiah 66, two says, but this man, this is God speaking in the first person but this man will I look even dating that is poor and of a contrite spirit and rambles that my word always tremble at the word of God, always, may I never be so self dead spiritually. Some of the Lord God can convict me marry quickly. Osgood slid literally inside I say something said I'm talking about person not talking about speaking vulgarity. I mean just saying that it was not necessary. What kind it was a night at his unpredicted and you know what that's how I wanted to be.
I want to be convicted.
I want to throw it off and say well I knew people were worse than that. I want to say let us and I'm sorry. Amen. God was saying and you know I'm saying this in a generic way out of not confessing anything here.
I'm way way beyond that stuff somebody else to take us with the job being amen I would help them in their weakness, amen said they had God's attention and now it's his turn. He must've been really feeling really special. Anyway, it's his turn now to serve at the altar, and burn the incense and here comes this fearsome angel. And what does he say he said don't be afraid column on a mission. This is mission impossible. But I've come on a mission with a good message for you and my message to you is your prayer is heard.
There was her read what the situation is he all his wife is old and they've never had a child. Now we know they had a beautiful marriage because the Bible says they were blameless.
Amen. So wonderful marriage of each other together as husband and wife, and they care deeply for one another and they were happy with one another in their heart because they had never had a child. Amen. And, especially, we know that with Jewish women, especially not have a child to them was a reproach because not only were women. That was really their lot in life was was to be married and bear children. It was not Jewish young woman that when she got married that maybe she wouldn't be the mother of the Messiah and have a child for Jewish woman was a great reproach and yet the angel said your prayer was heard. I have to wonder maybe the same David excuse me. They've been married a very long time.
How many times do you calculate in your imagination.
They prayed for a child, just a couple times or few times. Maybe a few hundred times.
I mean this is something that for many years that Elizabeth prayed every day and when I didn't pray for her every day at least on when it would be ready to celebrate the Sabbath meal he would've laid hands on his wife and he would've blessed her and he would've said father God please bless my wife, Elizabeth, and touch her womb and let her have a child there is no telling how many times that he had prayed that prayer list. Time and go to bed hundred. This is your day. Your prayer is heard. Amen. Your wife Elizabeth is going to have a child would have a bowling she's going to have a song but she still God is going to be you and the neighbors are going and the people become parents in your old age. Amen anything, he would be great to be a prophet and not only profit before the Messiah said prepare the way of the Lord because this is Isaiah 40 the prophecy that God would bring somebody up in the spirit of Elijah not reincarnated know someone with the same anointing and of Elijah. Amen and go forth to prepare the way of the Lord now to get any better.
Your family would have the baby would have a son he's going to be great is going to be a prophet is good be the prophet to usher in the Messiah one time without stating sounds to me like a replay of Abraham and Sarah.
Old Baron years ago my amen. Finally, God gave them Isaac which meant laughter and boy did they laugh that day. Amen. And so it sounds like a replay to me, but what did you say verse 18, whereby shall I know this from an old man and my wife was stricken in years. I mentioned the fact that an angel showed up. Isn't that enough of a sign amen. You see, the Lord would seem to be enough of a sign but we have to be careful because if we become dependent on angels and supernatural signs and we must always always confirm it with Scripture. And if it confirms with Scripture. Then we receive that message and the dozen that we say will wait a minute I need to take this before God. But think about this is that I had three scriptural precedents that he could look to know that this is what God specializes in doing a specializes in making the barren womb.
Bring forth children now that the writing is at age 13, he would have his bar mitzvah, which means that he would know the Scriptures, he would've known the covenant inside and out. Amen. And not only went into the priesthood because he was on the sons of and was appraised so we had even more preparation in the Scriptures. Amen.
And you shall surely what is known about Abraham and Sarah. That's something that every Jewish person knows about because they're the seed of Abraham and Abraham is the one that God made the covenant with amen for the Jewish people knew about Isaac's miraculous birth, they knew that God first promised to Abraham and Sarah. They were 75 and 65 years old and already pushing it, I mean that's pushing it. Amen. Especially when you never had a child. Anyhow that's pushing it but told amen before this child was born before they had the manifestation of their prayer. He knew about that miraculous birth and you do not struggle with unbelief and because of that they produced and Ishmael that God never intended. Ishmael wasn't supposed to be in the picture and a lot of Israel's problems. To this day stem from Ishmael.
Amen. So hearing date. All God can work things out. Things like spam, you can unscramble. Amen. So he knew about Abraham and Sarah, and he knew that they got there beautiful child Isaac, but they went because they began to doubt the word of the Lord because in the delay. It's the delay where people get made, don't dismay the delay. You may end up with an Ishmael. Amen was laughing when she heard that God told Abraham, your wife can have a baby this time next year.
By this time she was 89 and Abraham was 99 and she overheard it and she laughed and God said why are you laughing and then she lied and said I did laugh, you know, we get under pressure.
Sometimes you say stuff as soon as she said she felt when I was a stupid thing. Of course I glad he heard me laugh. But God overlooked that he said no you did to laugh but you think you're laughing now you're laughing that mockingly I am going to make you laugh from your belly.
I'm going to make you was so much joy and tears will run down your eyes while you're laughing, you bring forth a baby yes you you are going to let you baby and you that day. The rest of your life. Amen. Did Zacharias know this, of course, he knew it he knew all about that. Amen. I grew up and down the beautiful girl named the and they were very much in love. If you read their story, they were married many years were still with one another and still another sweet little ways they treat one another out in public so even the king who thought that they were brother and sister said wait a minute, brothers and sisters don't act like that. I think they might be married, but as beautiful as it wasn't as hard as they were thinking and 20 years went by, they still and have any children in the Scripture says that Isaac entreated the Lord on behalf of his wife and the working suite in Hebrew is very strong.
It is very strong. You come before God. Anubis teach him with everything that was with Isaac. He said all children to God heard him and you know what Rebecca did get one baby, but she got to at one time so she had to wait 20 years, but then she got two kids out of one pregnancy.
Amen. Arius knew about this. Not too long precedents but there's another strong precedent. Hold your place in loop. I was a couple verses I want you to read because you're not familiar with the story as you are with Abraham, Sarah and Rebecca and Isaac and judges judges. The 13th chapter.
We had another very compelling story that we know what you're with and not only that we can see the difference between someone who believes thought immediately. In contrast to someone who falters and waivers. Now we have the story of Samson. We don't know his mother's name. She's just referred to as his father. Manoa's wife, but let's looking judges. The 13th chapter and see verse two.
And there was a certain manners or the family of the Dan Knight whose name was Manoa and his wife was Aaron and Baer not and the angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman and said under her behold now that art barren embarrassed not but thou shalt conceive and bear a son, and then he goes on to tell her that this is going to be a special son that he's to be raised according to the Nazirite law, which means that he was never had anything to drink of the vine.
In fact, his mother was not even allowed to eat raisins while she was pregnant. That's another message but I want you to see that and that he was to be raised in a certain way because verse five tells us for the child shall be a Nazirite and the God from the woman he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines. I'll paraphrase a little bit so the woman is so excited about everything that she went and found her husband.
She said a man of God is come to me and she said he had a countenance. It was like an angel of God and the reason was because he was an angel of God and so she told her husband everything the man said they were going to have a son. Manoa says in verse eight that Manoa entreated the Lord. It's the same word I just quoted to you about Isaac did the Lord for Rebecca and Manoa entreated the Lord and said oh my Lord, that the man of God which thou didn't send, again.and teach us what we shall do unto this child that shall be borne. Do you see the difference you is wife comes and tells in this fantastic thing and he goes and he entreats God and he says Don I want you to send back.
Why, because I think my wife is just lost her mind, because I think my wife is having hallucinations because I think that her grief over not having a child is now in effect. In her mind and she's going through some range area where she's dream this up in her head may know, that is, there is a true condition where women might be pregnant so badly they start having all kinds of symptoms that their pregnant. I knew someone personally that went through that and I kept telling her you are not pregnant. She was a look at me I'm gaining weight.
She said my back is killing me with my other kids somewhere close and eventually the doctor told her you are not.
Amen. I hope you be blessed by our message today don't make your angel mad when God answers your prayers. Have you ever thought how frustrating it must be for God. We doubt his word and constantly demand reassurances and affirmations and imagine how his ministering angels must feel when Christians repeatedly fall into doubt and unbelief. Zacharias learned this when he was visited by Gabriel with the good news of the coming birth of his son John, but instead of rejoicing. He was skeptical and asked for a sign saying how I know this is true.
Well, he got his sign when Gabriel zipped his lips for the next nine months, and he couldn't speak his unbelief to Elizabeth, his wife or anyone else. Then Gabriel visited Mary, a young virgin with an even more impossible announcement of the birth of God's son, but she received his message with simple faith and said that it be unto me according to thy word. I believe your spiritual perception can be greatly influenced by this study of Zacharias stubborn unbelief versus Mary's exemplary faith. Don't let delays make you cynical if you been waiting a long time for answers to prayers. This message can instruct you how to rid your heart of unbelief and carrier promised to full-term, don't make your angel mad when God answers your prayers is available on CD for love gift to the radio ministry of $10 or more request offer. SK 133. Our mailing address is sound the faith PO Box 1744, Baltimore, MD 21203.
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