This broadcaster has 270 podcast archives available on-demand.
Keep up-to-date with this broadcaster on social media and their website.
May 10, 2020 7:40 pm
Welcome to the voice of power broadcast with Gary Atkins willingness of Christian thinking, thinking North Carolina in a postmodern culture pastor Atkins preaches an old-fashioned message under a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit, pointing, meaning winning to the truth of Scripture and freedom found in Jesus Christ pastor Atkins police the body of Christ has a voice and when we declare Jesus is Lord and the voice of power is a recent message from the tabernacle of willing vessels Christian center. My sermon this morning my phone is mother Mary and what Mary be advised that you gave so far today.
Knowledge also never married was a sinner just like you a lot needed a Savior, but she realized her son was and she did some advice about what you read this morning so if you would read with the John jump up to the beginning of the miracles of Christ.
We read in verse one and the third day God, stop right there and go for a while third day of what third day of the wedding Thursday of the month.
Most rabbinical teachers believe that it was the third day of my weddings this time last sometimes weak, sometimes few days. Further, and it was the third day that the priest believes that the bride and the groom received a double blessing from God. We see the third day of a marriage in Cana of Galilee and the mother of Jesus, there she is, was there and both Jesus was called and his disciples to the marriage.
Now, many believe that this is a family member. Some believe it was John himself because he's the only one who records this great miracle. Many scholars believe that John was actually the cousin of Jesus. Or perhaps there's some family things going on here, but Mary Jesus and the family were at the wedding.
Verse three and what they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus said unto him, they have no wine.
Now I want you to know and understand that why, especially in the New Testament represents. It is a picture of the third person of the triune God.
The Holy Spirit himself. In fact, on the day of Pentecost when the men gathered around and heard them speaking in their own language they set are these men not drunk with are they full of wine and course. Peter said this is not the wind or thinking about there not drunk, as you suppose this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel so I want you to see the types and shadows of the texture number one we have wine, representing the Holy Spirit. Notice Mary says they have no wine third day outpouring there are churches today. There's bodies of believers all across America all across the world who have no wine to have no anointing coming from their pulpits. They have no anointing resting upon their congregations. And I declare by faith that willing vessels Christian center will be a place of body of believers that will have the wine, the fresh wine of the spirit in new wineskin for the believe God to give us fresh anointing, even during a time of a pandemic would you agree with that dish out a man right where you are put in the comments. Let me know that you agree with me today not look with me at verse four.
Jesus said to her what what have I to do with enough I told my mother like that. I been trouble about you. He called her woman now course, this was not in the way were thinking this was a cultural thing, but it is one. What have I to do with the mine hour is not yet come. So the beginning of his ministry. The miracle ministry that Jesus had upon the earth. It was only three years of his life. Remember that now, and he was saying it's not yet time to start that now go with me.
Look at verse five. His mother said unto the servants of this is what I want you to get just underscored highlighted circle who once whatsoever he says unto you, do it now. That's good motherly advice right there. Mother Mary said it well, whatever he says do it, whatever his command is obey what he's telling you now look with me at verse six. I want to write this down. Obedience equals miracles, obedience equals glory write that down. Obedience equals the manifestation of his power. Let's read verse six and there was set six water pots of stone simple symbolism once again New Testament pipes and shadows.
The number six represents the number of man. Man was created on the sixth day water pots.
The Scripture says we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency and power may be of God.
We are indeed willing vessels willing to be full of the line of the spirit and overflow with the presence and power of God. So we see a picture here. Six. Water pots after the manner of the purifying of the Jews containing two or three fortunes of peace at King James. Now when you study this out, there are many scholars and I concur that believe that this is about 9 gallons or seven Jesus said unto them, feel the water pots with water. Once again we have another picture of the Holy Spirit. All right, now how does this become a reality in our lives by obedience, by doing what Mary said. What did she say whatever he says do it now.
Jesus said in John 737 and 38 he stood in the last day the great day of the face and he cried say if any man.
First, let him come unto me and join for out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Now that's a powerful verse of Scripture. When you obey and you go to Christ and surrender to Christ out of your belly will flow rivers of living water, so understand something when you give your heart to Christ.
When you surrender and taken me to Jesus.
What happens is you are at that moment feel with the water of the spirit of God understand that you become a partaker of the body of Christ first for the 1213 says that it's the Holy Spirit that baptizes us into the body of Christ we become part of the family of God into watching this morning fire to listen to the words of the mother of Jesus and obey him do what he says and he says if any man will come unto me, and drink out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
923 Jesus strongly declare if any man will follow me, you must first did not himself take up his cross daily and follow me. That's a strong statement by Christ, but if we obey him and surrender to him at that moment you become full of the water of the spirit. Just as these water pots will be filled with water and they fill them up to the brim full fullness of the spirit. He wants you to be full of the spirit be filled. Ephesians 518 with the spirit, the Holy Spirit, verse eight and he said under them.
Now here's what I want you to get draw out now so it did not turn into wine until it was drawn out what's that a picture of well let's go back over what we've learned here. Third day outpouring revival water pots six. The number of man. You and I we have treasure in earthen vessels. We are willing vessels fill them with water. When you obey Christ, you are filled with the spirit. But then there's an experience that you can have all hallelujah that's called the baptism with the Holy Spirit and what that is. That's Jesus pulling out of view, the evidence of that of course is Tom speech. It happened to the apostles, the evidence of the spirit being drawn out of you is the baptism of the Holy Spirit and that produces the new wine. That's why in acts two. They said these men are full of new wine because it takes you from being not only feel with the spirit. But then there's the experience of being baptized in the spirit. There are many Christians who are spirit filled right now watching me, but perhaps you've never been baptized in the Holy Spirit allow obey the Lord Jesus and allow him to pull out of you what's already in you and that is his anointing. That's his presence and his power.
Praise God. So when they drew out and barrel to the governor of the feast verse eight a Barrett and when the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine and knew not whence it was but the servants which drew the water, new governor, the feast called the bridegroom set up to him. Every man at the beginning set forth good wine and when men have will drunk then what that which is worse, but Val has kept the good wine until now he had no idea this beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee which you highlight this part of the verse verse 11 and he manifested his glory he manifested.
He unveiled that he revealed that he showed his glory and we have a perfect picture here being filled with the spirit being baptized in the spirit being full of the power of God, full of Jesus Christ, hallelujah. How do we get it. How do we get there by doing what Mary said to do and that is whatever he says do it. What did he say wealth with me to Matthew chapter 4.
Take a left. Matthew four and I will read a few passages here the beginning of Jesus's ministry after his baptized in the River Jordan after the dove descends upon him and the Lord speaks from heaven, and said this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased. He begins to take a trip into the wilderness where he was tempted by the devil for 40 days and 40 nights, no food, of course, the devil, Tim Sammy counteracts with the word stands upon the word of God and the Bible says angels came to minister unto him, and he leaves the wilderness. Let's see what happens. Verse 18 Matthew chapter 4 and Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen, verse 19 and he said to them, here is follow me that's the request.
Follow me and I will make you fishers of men reiterating the words of Christ, if any man will come after me, you must first deny himself, take up his cross daily to daily walk and follow me want to marry.
Say whatever he says do it and let's see what happens when they obey is as follow me. Verse 20 ministry would let their nets follow him and going on from thence he saw two other brother James the son of Zebedee and his brother John we have Peter, James and John here following him. They were mending their nets and they were with her father noticed that about the text. Now Jesus he doesn't call you necessarily in private. He wants you to profess him before men, he doesn't want you to be ashamed to follow him in front of your family.
He wants you to boldly declare that I belong to Jesus Christ and Jesus said if you deny me before men will deny you before the angels of heaven, I thought that was very significant. So there with her father, mending their nets and he called them verse 22 and immediately left the ship and their father focus on thirtysomething family is very important family. The family unit.
God has ordained it to be strong and to strengthen one another when it comes right down to it, you only have one God. In fact, the psalmist declared when my mother and father forsaken me. The Lord will lift me up Jesus said you have to be willing to give it all up to follow me and to obey the words of his mother whatever he says do it. Now let's see what happens when we obey verse 23 Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom. What's the gospel of the kingdom wealth declaring it to you right now the gospel of the kingdom was God working in Christ.
Now it's Christ, the Holy Spirit working in you and I working in the body ministering to the world and revealing the light of the gospel. That's the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all I love this. I want you to get this today. If you're watching in your sick and your body. If you are in pain if you're hurting I want you to receive the word of the Lord today and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of diseases among the people. Now the gospel of the kingdom has not changed due to not telling you the gospel of the kingdom has not changed. Miracles did not die out when the apostles died, the gospel of the kingdom preceded the apostles with the Lord Jesus and the gospel of the kingdom continues today through the body of Christ. I want you to receive that notice and says he healed all manner of sickness.
That means there's no disease there's no malady or malfunction nothing outside of the realm of his power to heal is the God who forgives all iniquities and heals all diseases, even COBIT.
19. Doesn't matter what you can come up with whatever you're facing today is power is the ability to heal and raise you will never lose hope whatever lose hope beyond the scope of impossibility all things all things, means all things, all things that you can believe for his possible with God in Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit. The new of his presence notice. So when you obey when you follow him.
You see the manifestation of his glory. Mary said whatever he does whatever he says do it and they do that is to take the box fill them up. Draw out the Bible says he manifested his glory when he told the disciples to follow him what happened. They solve the manifestation of his glory and his power. Look with me in verse 24 and his fame went throughout all Syria and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, those which were possessed. Notice his famous circle that his fame went throughout all Syria verse 24. The latter part, those were tormented those which were possessed with devils, those which were lunatic and those that had the palsy, he healed them.
And then there followed him great multitudes of people.
When you obey that equals the manifestation of his glory and his power off the greatest miracle of all salvation coming to Jesus seeing a person's life changed.
Somebody set free from alcoholism, drug addiction in the strife, unforgiveness, bitterness. That's the glory of God manifested and I'll tell you something, he confirms his word with signs.
He confirms his word with miracles, healing all manner of the if I could just get you to believe that during a time of COBIT.
19 if we can hold onto the fact choose Christ over the crisis to choose faith over everything else go with me quickly dilute chapter 19 what is Jesus saying to the church today I would take the advice of his wonderful mother. We going to listen to what he says. Look at Luke 19 the gospel of Luke from with me quickly and look at a parable that Jesus gave them about the kingdom of God. Now the disciples were fully persuaded that God was there that Jesus was there, the Messiah God in the flesh to overrun the Roman Empire to take over and have a kingdom upon the earth, and he tries to teach them to a parable before he goes into Jerusalem to give his life. Notice what he says. Luke 19 verse 11 as they heard these things, he added, and speak a parable because he was neither to Jerusalem and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear, they were expecting it to happen but he said therefore a certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return now. The past few weeks we've been talking about the return of Christ. The coming of Jesus. But right now he's at the right hand of the father and he's building a kingdom he's building a kingdom of priests, you will live to be part of that kingdom. Then, after a time of tribulation after the rapture of the church, a time of tribulation, the battle of Armageddon, the second coming of Christ were with him overrun the armies of the world at that moment the thousand year millennial kingdom will be ushered in.
And that's when the earthly millennial kingdom will take place, but until then he's building a kingdom of priests, how do you become part of that kingdom by professing faith in Christ by obeying what his mother says if you love him you will do what you will keep his commandments. Now look with me. The next verse 13 and he called his 10 servants and delivered them 10 pounds, and said unto them, underlined this. This is what he's telling us to do during COBIT 19th.
This is what is telling us to do during the last days occupy until I come all I love that when I read that this week something leaped in my spirit occupy till I Were not packing our bags and setting by the door waiting for the rapture.
It's time to get down to business. Ladies and gentlemen that's what occupy means to business start doing business until I What is our business. Businesses kingdom business.
Are businesses preaching the gospel of the kingdom. That's what will be demeaning next week. I feel like were close to having our backs against the wall here telling us we cannot assemble together, but the word of God says forsake not the assembling of yourselves together as a matter of some and so much more as you see that day approaching. If anything, that were sitting in the world today is telling us that Jesus Christ is coming. It's this pandemic that were saying, but he's telling us to occupy busy work. Assemble together be full of new wine and preach the gospel of the kingdom. Hallelujah.
All I believe that this morning occupy till he comes I will close with reading a passage to you out of acts chapter 20, acts 20 that I want to partake in communion and I want us to worship the Lord and singing.
I am persuaded as I stand here this morning.
I'm persuaded that faith is the answer. I'm persuaded that it's my faith.
The elders obtained a good report I'm persuaded that it's faith that is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. I'm persuaded that it was by faith that the worlds were created out of nothing.
We understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God the things which appear were not made by things which do appear in other words, God took nothing and created something I believe faith today can create an outpouring on awakening in Keene, North Carolina Stokes County Triad the world if you will.
What a great opportunity by faith. The apostle Paul and asked chapter 20. Look with me is finishing up his third missionary journey and he's going to Jerusalem. I want you to notice something about Paul because if you continue to read in acts a prophet comes to him.
A miraculous and ties ropes around him and says if you go to Jerusalem. This is what's going to happen to you. The Holy Ghost warned him that if he with this is what a way to and you know he still went still went and he was put in jail he was never going to scourge him. The estimate uses Roman citizenship that they taken before Estes and Felix and Agrippa and he finally ends up in a role where he spends two years plus under house arrest when he pins the prison epistles, but I want to know something about this man, Paul in acts chapter 20 and verse 21 when he's talking to the Ephesian elders before he's ready to go.
Verse 21 of acts 20 testifying both of the Jews also to the Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Listen to Mary whatever he says do it. Repent and believe the gospel.
Verse 22 and now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there say that the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city saying that bombs and afflictions abide me. Verse 24. When I read this I leaped, I want to do the same thing fact I know something inside of you notice what he says.
I believe this is what the Lord is telling us today, but none of these things move me think about that. He knows what's about to befall him and I believe what he was saying was that none of these things move my faith) faith in Christ I trust in his calling upon my life. Notice what he says neither count I my life dear to myself so that I might finish my course with joy, not depressed, not woe is me, why is everybody always picking on me. I'm always broke. I'm always sick I'm always feeling this what you have to trying to tell you that 219 this pandemic. It does not have to move you will pastor. What if you get it. What if I do, what if you die what if I did I win that doesn't move me one iota. I believe God has called me just as is called to tell you this, any man any woman in the middle of God's will is indestructible until God is done with him.
You believe that this morning is why this doesn't move me.
I'm ready to be back together today. How is ready, a month ago doesn't move me on testing positive for faith, believing God refused to bow down to a statue of fear, I'm telling you a government doesn't need military might to control you. All they need to do is scare you if I can spare you into staying home and wearing gloves and a mask they can control every aspect of your life.
Ladies and gentlemen, we belong to one of the greatest marching armies that is ever walked the planet and that is the body of Christ.
None of these things move me to ship move you by faith organ occupy Logan to do business organ to do what Mary says were going to obey the Lord Jesus Christ and were going to occupy because there's a kingdom coming, wherein there will abide the life of the gospel where it will abide healing side. Isaiah says in that kingdom that the depth that the use of the deaf will be unstopped the blinded eyes will be opened, the lame leap like a heart. A child can put his hand in the den of snakes and be safe. Why because that's the kingdom of God. Would you believe with me today. I want to give you a virtual invitation to obey the words of Mary and do what he says and obey the Lord Jesus and he said the Spirit and the bride say, come let him. But here is come, whosoever will let him come and take of the water of life freely. Would you do it. Would you say Lord Jesus here I am, I know I'm a sinner in need of a Savior and I confess my sin and I believe with my heart and confess with my mouth that Jesus is my Lord, if you made that commitment. I believe wholeheartedly that you are a new creation that you are born again by the power of Almighty God and don't let anything tell you otherwise, any devil in a person you trust and believe his word and obey him and you will see the manifestation of his glory.
If you need healing in your body. Just touch the part of the body) father in Jesus name I declare and decree by faith in whatever disease or sickness. Just as you walk by that figtree and told her to wither up and die and you told the disciples that they could do the same thing if they would just believe or recommend that mountain to be removed out of their lives right now any spirit of infirmity has to leave their body. In Jesus name I pray that your virtue and healing would over overcome them and let them feel that warmth of your anointing in your power and your presence and let them testify to the goodness of God, the power of God. I pray for willing vessels Christian center that we would be at church who would occupy who would do the business of the kingdom to declare the gospel and make the choice to let Jesus be magnified and let Jesus be no world in Jesus mighty name, a man, a man I sure hope you prayed that prayer, believing that Jesus has forgiven you of your sin and that he has transformed your life this moment for and I'm so glad that you decided to listen to the voice of power broadcast and we pray that it has been a blessing to you. If so we would encourage you to consider giving a financial donation to help the horsepower stay on the air. Give three ways.
The simplest way to give would be text message by simply texting a dollar amount to 336-747-3336 and following the instructions and also you can go to the website and force of power.org and click on the give link will take you step-by-step on how to give financially to the horsepower and certainly you can get by mail, PO Box 243 9T NC 27021 and once again were delighted that you decided to listen to the voice of power broadcast to the next week at the same time, and I pray that the words of your mouth the meditations of your heart be acceptable in his sight, for he is your strength and your Redeemer