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July 1, 2018 6:48 pm
So I want us today to understand that we live in the greatest country on earth were we can come together like this. We can worship we can honor God and teach and preach from the Bible without any real recourse of punishment or persecution. You really don't know what persecution is we don't know what that is in this country, but we may and it could happen very quickly told me I could preach on a certain document one fatal back and preach against same-sex marriage. What if I told Mac and preach on sin anymore.
Once they told me that I did it anyway which I would do what would happen were willing to reap the consequences of that we willing to be persecuted for righteousness sake because the Bible says that all that live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer, but let's rejoice today because we are gathered here in the name of the Lord and we can worship him because if you don't worship him now. You will not worship him when you are persecuted you will do it.
So now you have the freedom to do it so reveal, let your true colors be revealed and show him how much you love them today. John chapter 4 and verse 23 Jesus he went to a whale. He went out of his way to go see the Samaritan woman was standing at the whale now more than likely she was a prostitute. More than likely she was standing there to get clientele to gain customers and Jesus came up to her and they had one of those conversations where you're talking about one thing, but you're really talking about something else ever had one of those like like you never talk like that before Jesus comes. And then he says it. I want to draw some water. Jesus we owe everything to grow with before Tatian stored and he says if you knew who I was, you would be asking me for a drink and then he goes on to say this, verse 23 of John chapter 4 but the hour cometh, and now is when the true worshipers shall worship the father in spirit and in truth, for the father secrets, such to worship him. That means not everybody's doing God is a spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth, I fear today that in modern churches. There's a lot of truth in our worship, but not a whole lot of spirit is a whole lot of truth being sung by people who I don't believe are even Christians. A lot of truth being spoken from their mouths, but their lives don't add up to what their singing so there's a lot of truth but there's not a whole lot of spirit taking place, but you have to understand something when you worship God.
You're showing him worth ship showing him how much he's worth to you I ask you this morning. How much is he worth to you.
You show him how much is worth to you so I love Jesus well. Love is much more better demonstrated that it is defined you tell me you love me all you want but you better at some point.
Show me that you love me and it's the same way with God the father. You say you love him and you honor him and he worship him but there comes a time when you're going to have to show him that you worship him and that you honor him that's worshiping in spirit and in truth, and the woman said verse 25, Saturday, and I know that Messiah is coming which is called Christ and what he is come, he will tell us all things all little did she know verse 26 Jesus said to her I that speak unto the and him she was talking to.
She was talking to the one that brings living water. She was talking to the one that could regenerate a life in an instant and a moment. I believe that we have as willing vessels Christian center we need to come back to a place of true worship, a place of true worship coming to church on Sunday morning and setting here and enduring in our service is not worship coming on Wednesday night to hear a Bible study is not all that entails worship God is calling his people to worship him in spirit and in truth. Sometimes you have to get your body involved. You hear what I'm telling you my Bible says that they clap their hands in victory but shouted under God with the voice of triumph, they lifted up holy hands danced before the Lord, they made music before God. The psalmist said I will bless the Lord at all times. Now for those of you that feel like you don't have to make any noise that's all right is in it that's okay well I'll just bless the Lord at all times in my heart I stand here like a cemetery in like a mummified Indiana just worship him in my heart, but he goes on to say I will bless the Lord at all times and his praise shall continually be in my mouth not my heart and my mind that in my mouth. Now you tell your past you take a week off from your job a calm and tell them what my heart was there. My heart was there. My mind was there I was in my heart. Give me a break. I believe it's time for the joy that you say you have on the inside of you. Step come out of you and the only way you could do that is to worship him with your spirit man. Your body may not feel like it. You may be worried about what somebody's thinking about you, but when it comes to your spirit doesn't matter anymore because it Messiah who gives you living water.
You are not ashamed to admit that Miller sent to the demands serve the Lord with gladness though his presence with singing. He is God made us and not we ourselves should this past Thanksgiving about his business. He is ever lasting.
Something as simple as that baby is even more taking in oxygen this morning. It's time to bless your God like what Isaiah said.
He said when he looked at the trees. They begin to flow back and forth and worshiping God.
We said goodbye wave hits the show. By the command of its creator. When the stars are signed up, shouted I'm still Picked up his hand is still with us about everything he spirit inside of you and not make a sound, say you set you free. Would you be my job a look at me funny sometimes but I don't really care because I was at the place of Beth and dad had to reach with God, get out of there because we can't help but likes me today would become so self consumed forgot how to worship our group in a church with worship to midnight this right across midnight worshiping, basking in the presence of God. We had revivals that what we set a time, not three nights. People were hungry for a move of God were hungry for his presence for his anointing.
I say it's time we get back to that place. John yes I want every diversity and you have a choice. You have a choice today right here today as we going to worship you have a choice. You have a choice right now you have a choice right now to make up your mind whether or not you are going to worship and praise in spirit and in truth there is a difference between praise and worship praise is thanking God for what he's done what he's doing worship is thanking him for who he is.
Verse 10 you have a choice but as for us couple. The Lord is our God and we have not forsaken him and the priest which minister unto the Lord.
They are the sons of Aaron, and the Levites weighed upon their business. In other words, we have truly called men of God operating in the tabernacle.
I'm reminded of Joshua 2415 when he says, but as for us, because I'm reminded that Joshua said choose this day whom you will serve.
You have a choice, not a puppet on a string.
God doesn't have his hand up your back causing you to do things. You have a choice. Jesus chose this will serve as for me and my house we will serve the Lord, was the last time you cut your TV off and stood up in the middle of your living room associate. As for me and my house were going to serve God. I fear that we given up our standards. I feel that we allow our children to watch things that they should be put in their eyes upon so we can have a few minutes to ourselves, the body of Christ. I believe it's time we go home today and we stand there and cut the poison often raise our hands in the middle of the house and said we are going to serve God, whether you like it or not, you have to make a decision today that you're going to be a house of worship is going to be a people of praise and thanksgiving to God. Quit looking at your circumstances. Understand that your worshiping God in your spirit man choice burning to the Lord every morning and every evening sacrifices.
We didn't know that means they were praying the tabernacle and the incidents would go up into the holy of holies that represented the prayers were praying commitment to the Lord showbread was also set in order sort of goblets, the bread of life. The candlestick of gold with the lamps thereof burn every evening.
That's the infilling of the Holy Spirit. If we keep the charge of the Lord our God, but you have forsaken him.
And behold, God himself is with us for our Jollies. My And his priest was sounding trumpets to cry alarm against all children of Israel fight you, not against the Lord God of your fathers for you shall not prosper. Aren't you glad you can just tell the devil he's already lost hallelujah but Jeroboam calls member Smith come about behind the words he surrounded them on every side never felt that way so they were before Judah. Now every time you see Judah in the sticks. I want you to replace with praise because that's what it means in the Hebrew means praise shall praise going to so they were before. Praise and the ambush but was behind and win. Judah shall praise and when praise look back.
Behold the battle was before behind and they cried unto the Lord sounded with the trumpets. That's the battle cry.
Then the men of Judah, the men of praise gave a shout shouted again sound was like the first thing he created was Hebrews 11 verse three says that the worlds were framed by the word of God about Hebrews 1 verse three Christ being the brightness of his glory and the express image of his person. He upholds all things by the word of his power and God said, let there be light first thing he great Jesus speaking God is an articulate God's is a God that makes noise. I told you before that that noise will always precede great power your hero locomotive before you see it you'll see a big one of three engine Harley-Davidson you'll hear it before you see something at when they were in the upper room on the day of Pentecost they were sound rushing mighty wind base.
All the power of God jet engine before you see it power in your life might be time for you shout in the middle. Judah gave a shout.
And as shout as and I as the men of Judah shouted it came to pass that God's Jeroboam and all Israel before by Jehovah. Hallelujah.
So as the men of praise shouted that's when God gave the victory.
Have you ever had a true worship experience, talk about filling up your goosebumps filament loser run up your gizzard. I'm talking about a shrew worship experience where you were worshiping God for it. And then all of a sudden you sit you walked out of that thing changed forever when somebody comes into the true presence of God. Their lives are altered forever telling you when you feel the true presence of the risen Savior, Jesus Christ. You watch every law to be just line over and flip pool hall, but if you come to God's house and you feel his glad you will figure something that we don't have it in our churches anymore because we don't look down the conviction down everything to trawl the world instead of saying the work of social drink. Let's do this and that and they bring the world, but they never get them changed and are just as lost as they were before God is calling us to a place of change is as the manager shouted as they shouted the anointing of the Spirit invaded the Army.
I want you to picture this, because in Isaiah 1027 it says that the anointing destroys you. You will be anointing you want the glory of the presence of God manifest presence of God. I'm talking about the presence of God were sickness falls off of your life with cancer leaves your body highly remembers what liver transplant Karen remembers Karen testified God gave her liver in record time. She called me but we do have to go. This is will now I'm better right. My husband has cancer. There are jobless. Sometimes we can pray we could tell that thing to wither away and die. And it's got to go.
Jesus said we could feel for what inspired my message. I went over committed a thing with the Holy Ghost and the gift of faith. She called me a few days later the day after his surgery told Wednesday night that cut them open. She called me and said you know what you'll never believe that I will. She said the doctor came in with a dumbfounded look on his face, and she said these were his exact words preacher and she said he said I have never seen anything wither up and go away like that.
So all I'm telling you when you get in the anointing of the presence of God. Yokes are destroyed.
People who are bound in the bondage of sin. Sin is broken off of their lives were living in a church age where counseling has replaced deliverance. Let me tell you something, God still delivers his PayPal.
This anointing you need it did without worship.
Worship in verse 13 turn there with me is returning. I think about this church. Where were going to take praise because I feel like we been going in circles. This time last 46. We got that thing up early June got people in their great time in the Lord.
Great work with about three months when teams are destroyed with two building plans. We talked to several things with it on issues with all and we hit a wall with everything everything word of God says that man makes his plans but God is our meal plans want unprompted in the day God is what I want you just hear from and I'm trying to work till I hear something is God by faith, put my hand up while Watson was actively so so I read Joshua chapter 6 this week. Where were Joshua 500 years before I drifted talking about durable Josh was taking the Israelites's pastor now right pastor taking over Israel. People right and he's taking them from the wilderness with a rep 40 years across the Jordan River in progress into the land of Canaan, in the land of promise. So so as they go on the river on dry ground, the coming to Canaan well there's a place called Jericho right Jericho. The Bible says strong city walled city wall surrounding you could go through it. Get over so high you can get over so low you can get undersupplied to get around the run rental and and so I come to Jericho, God tells Joshua I want you for six days. I want you to march around one time for six days you think they felt like they were going in circles.
You think they look the pastor Josh once as you want so I could get anywhere you wall everywhere return going in circles that now. Now God did not tell them what he was going to do on day seven. The only thing he told them was to be quite until Joshua commanded to shout their margin around this this wall six days and are probably saying to them it was going on here.
I'm hot this that makes sense for doing were going in circles… In the past Joshua out here give us some might take us in the same the seventh they came. The number seven is the number of perfection. God's perfect time, something to be said about his time because even when these four days late. We commonly the Bible says is on time so that seventh day. Josh was alive was what I march around this place seven time and then he says will I tell you to shop. I want to shout: 773 the Bible says a commitment.
Joshua commanded them to shout that all Israel shouted with a great shout and the walls kept them going in circles. The walls that kept them from penetrating the promised land fill flat all over. They were crushed by the hand of God, and they walk right on in the promises of God. Listen, I feel like we been going in circles this year, but the whole time I've known my heart. God has a plan and that God knows what he's doing and in my infallibility arrived Anything happen.
He's the one who stepped in and he makes it happen. But if you going to go into this thing I'm telling you he's about to be some wonderful things here all if I could just tell you, but I'm telling you now you're going to have to go in with a shout you're going to have to do some enthusiasm going to have to go in and take your city back force just like they did the land of Canaan, got into the city. They still had a bottle look like they still had some time, but they will end with courage and went in with a shout when in Philip because God had performed the miracle and to get where were going, we are going to need the anointing of God doesn't make the difference.
The anointing is the different they have no right which serve the tabernacle, the high priest brought that lamb to the altar of burnt offering their three for the bodies of those beasts whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sins they would slaughter this animal on your behalf.
Take the blood to the holy of holies. Sprinkle it on the mercy seat, which represents our blood covenant with Christ blood is shedding of blood there is without permission is no remission of sin without the shedding of blood for 12 verse 11 provideshis blood is brought into the sites where the hybrids were sent are burned without the camp. In other words, they're not burned and peeled, sacrificing the holy of holies they become a sacrifice before they go into the holy phone. So before you can go into the glory you have to die if you favor preacher for John this first will wherefore Jesus also that he might sanctify the people with his own blood suffered without the gate. That means he was crucified on a hill called Golgotha outside the city of Jerusalem. So the types and shadows match up perfectly last verse 13. Go for fair for him to him without the camp, bearing his reproach. In other words, before we enter into the glory of God, let us first die just like he did, because if you want to have Christ you have to