This broadcaster has 129 podcast archives available on-demand.
Keep up-to-date with this broadcaster on social media and their website.
October 24, 2021 8:00 am
Welcome to worship and the word pastor. Today we are concluding our series, the four living creatures were pastor Robert shares about the four heavenly creatures faces in the Bible and what they represent. For the body of Christ worldwide the church in our own lives. Today's message is about the lying face on the creatures, which represents prayer and how we go to war in the spiritual pastor ever has some incredible things to share some let's join him now so this is our fourth message final message in the series.
The four living creatures, and I know that when we started. You have no clue what was going and now you're just loving. It is one of your favorite series of all times so this we will talk about the lien. The line represents prayer but were going to zero in all war because you got the warring liar. I just want you to understand that we are in a war and we don't want to be in a war, but were in a war.
It's a spiritual war is happy when you show up or not. And if you don't show up in prayer you gonna lose the war.
We will lose battles with the enemy because he showing up as a verse in the Bible that we show Christians. This first medium I've never seen this verse but there was a shorter route to the promised land that God did not take his children by for one reason under rated. Exodus 13 verse seven it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go sex like starting 17 but God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near four God said less perhaps the people change their minds when they see war and returned to Egypt. In other words, God has always known that his people have an aversion to war but were in a war. Ephesians 6 says that we wrestle not against flesh and blood of his many of us would rather just say, for we wrestle not. We just don't have to wrestle in the kingdom. But we do so this week is the foundation of war and I'm doing something little differently. I have five points for your status for a gap so I five points.
Here's number one pursuit. This is a principle of prayer, which is a principal to win the war per se now. I wrote the Lord gave me these points and DNR wrote much of the message on Thursday and Thursday night when I was going to bed.
I felt released by bring the Lord's prayer, the song I want to use the Lord's prayer for every point showing but also the other Scripture states Luke 11 verse one came to pass, as he was praying Jesus in a certain place when he sees that one of his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples so he said to them when you pray, say, our father, I will stop right there is the greatest thing about prayer.
You get to pursue the father you get to have a relationship with the father that you never could have had without the sun and here is why Jesus sent his disciples right before he goes to the cross. John 16 verse 23, and a bad day you will ask me nothing to say a few things.
Most assuredly, I say to you whatever you ask the father in my name he will give you until now you have asked nothing in my name. In other words, you pass the father as he does with his nontax nothing in my name. Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be full know the joy is not asking is, whom you get to ask Tessa father. Now I've done a lot of study on the father and most of the time in the Old Testament when you think that the person is talking to the father a person's actually talking to the son. The father is very elusive in Scripture. Daniel gets a glimpse of him in Daniel seven and says I saw thrones put in place in the ancient of days came in that's father.
But all these places were all these great men and women of God had a conversation with God. It was the son, and you can go back and look at it and everyone things it says the angel of the Lord was talking the person and we know the angel. The angel of the Lord, the messenger is Jesus until now for Jesus that until now you not ask the father anything but now I made a way you can talk the father of the greatest thing about prayer is you can talk to the father.
We miss that there's a pursuit of relationships in prayer and if you want to win the battle. Talk to the big guy talk to the actual base. Hebrews says we can rock wall ride in boldly boldly to the holy police because of what Jesus is the best thing about prayer is the pursuit we get to pursue the father. Here's the second thing that prayer breaks. This is how you win the war. If you're going to win the war. I'm trying to take us to a higher level in prayer second one is price again back to the. The Lord's prayer. Matthew 69. In this manner therefore pray our father in heaven. How would be your name. Winning the war is about price.
Prayer is about price. If you leave praise out of your prayer, you never got prayer the first thing you do is you know you liked on father McPherson new stadium is price.
It is second Chronicles, there are two scriptures that probably all of you have heard a phrase in these two scriptures, but you might not if I said where is this phrase in the Bible you might not of been able to fully read the Scriptures and you tell me if you heard these phrases second Chronicles 20 verse 15 thus says the Lord, you do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude for the battle is not yours but God's. There were about price.
The battle is not yours but God's day the other friends. Verse 17 you will not be defined in this battle.
Position yourself stand steel and see the salvation of the war, government friends stand steel and see the salvation so how is the battle this I'm fighting right now that you're fighting. How can I get that battle to be God's and how can I just stand there and watch God when the battle will you scroll down saying Chronicles 20 verse 21 and we consulted with the people he appointed those should see those who should see to the Lord and who should praise the beauty of holiness as they went out before the Army words before you pray the first leaders breaks and they were saying, praise the Lord for his mercy endures forever. Now when they began to see in the praise the Lord set ambushes against the people of Avalon, Moab, and Mount Cyr who had come against Judah, and they were defeated for the people of Ambon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Cyr to utterly kill and destroy the end when they had made in the end of the inhabitants of Cyr. They helped to destroy one another all Israel was doing was saying just praising God and the battle became the Lords so praises a weapon.
Here's number is one way to win the war. Here's number three petition petition Matthew six verse 10 your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Motors were petitioning God for this for his kingdom to come. His will be done. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors uncoupling village notes in that wonderful that when Jesus taught the disciples how to pray. He said oh yeah, you can ask for the needs that you have. It's okay daily probation and good relationships or something Jesus said is the father's will for you is what he said in the spirit yeah that's okay you can pray about that. So you can petitioning God.
First John 514 that this is the confidence that we have a medium that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears a sound site.
That's what this goes along with a large part because were praying your kingdom come, your will be done so we ask anything according to his kingdom and his will and will be done. We know we here's us for safety. Anyway, know that he hears us, whatever we ask, according to his will and kingdom.
We know that we will have the petitions that we have asked for help. Just like one simple little statement here about this.
It's not for your will and your kingdom. Those petitions don't get granted. Pray more than everybody will let me be the boss. That's that's not that's not it. You know it's it's amazing only if you ever watch this but when you have children in the home.
If you have a pet, the youngest one gets to be the boss of the pit because she needs somebody boss. She gets bossed around all day and everybody bosses the child younger. So the younger one will boss the dog around just this watch. It happens but that's not what you say said no, no, I'm not here you if you pray for your will be your key when you pray according to my will and my kingdom. Not only do I hear you, but I grant your petitions. You need to pray you know why you're grumpy because you're carrying burdens that your son. And prayer. You get to give him the burdens and let the battle becomes awards and you get the stand steel and see the salvation of God. But you gotta give him the battle, you gotta put your position so here's number four protection Matthew four verse 13 do not lead us into temptation but deliver us from the evil one is part of our daily prayer daily bread daily deliverance daily protection from the evil one son some version safe evil in the Greek it literally is the evil one would Satan the devil now have a question because were talking about the face of the line there was a face of a man knocks legal and a line drive. A question that I don't want you to answer out loud because sometimes I say questions in such a way that I'm tricking and you get it wrong so so don't answer about what is is the lion Jesus or the devil.
The Land Rover when he just tell you something. The Bible never says that Satan is a line of this so much fun because you're thinking of the verse, but your thinking I word is but there is a verse says he is a roaring lion know it doesn't let me read it. First Peter 58 be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walks about what will a roaring lion, seeking to write about Sadie's line.
He says he walks about like a grammatically like is a simile right but you say first Thomas Knight catching Souther grammatically all the time and have fun with its simile allergic similar similar yes like St. Regis tells us that he, masquerades as an angel of light. They pretends to be a good person but is not telling you he pretends to the why. This is the lion of the tribe of Judah, and he has prevailed special revelation for these the life Jesus is the line you will defeat the one who tends pretends to be the lion to the real one because he's the one who protects us. Now, particularly to show you something that happens in prayer itself and all of you before psychic keys chapter 6 verse eight. Now the king of Syria was making war against Israel.
Early is right there. It's a war against the people of God.
Any consulted with this servant saying my camp will be in such and such a place and a man of God sent to the king of Israel than the man of God hears Elisha body like job with a JV like shop with SH Elisha and the man of God. Elisha seemed to the king of initial say. But beware that you do not pass. This place for the Syrians were coming down there in the king of Israel since some of the place in which the man about a folding bus. He warned them and he was watchful. There not just once or twice so more than two times this happened. Elisha simile today where he's been a big therefore verse 11. The heart of the king of Syria was greatly troubled by this thing, and he called his servants and said them, will you not show me which of you is for the king of Israel. In other words, is the traitor among us and one of his servants said none of my Lord.
Okay, but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel. Watch this tells the king of Israel, the words that you speak in your bedroom and involuntary about that God will not only tell you how to defeat the enemy will tell you Hazel to come against you. Next, because God knows the future God member we cities all-powerful is all knowledgeable. He knows everything is all present by the light. Did you notice that Satan is not omnipresent in the last verse read first Peter five. He walks around but just wanted to be below theology.
There site is not ever work to go someplace complex. He walks around God's ever work. So God will tell you this is how the enemies that come against you.
I'm a 1/10 the Lord woke me up about 3 AM was not entirely accurate. My bladder will be up at 3 AM while I was the Lord spoke to and he told me how the enemy was trying to come against them. Just I'm just helping you guys the way you do or should develop your relationship prayer. The hearts to God wants to get my church hiring grace is the first week hiring humility that was the second weight hierarchy and worship, and abandonment. That was last week and hired in prayer, warfare, and I'm just trying to help you understand how you hire, you need to understand there is a war and if you don't show up in prayer lose the war. We gotta show up and he'll protect us.
Here's the number five proclamation Matthew 613.
For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. You and proclaiming a great Goddess, it matters what you say. People take this teaching too far and you know words this if you can say this you can make things appear nominal on not saying that the shrinkable Scriptures in Proverbs Proverbs 16, you are snared the words of your mouth.
In Proverbs 1821 death and life are in the power of the top soil sample are you agreeing with God's word over your life.
Are you bringing Satan's work what's coming out of your mouth. You need to be proclaiming the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. That's first Peter 29 your chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation's own special people, that you may proclaim that you may speak out loud the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. So word proclaim a taste of motion to you can when Satan is lying to you. Once you tell him his future when he's telling you your future. You can tell in Revelation 20 verse 10, the devil, who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone. You say your tell me my future they will not futures my future seven your futures help you. Just go to hell right now just go ahead and go you need to proclaim it. You need this week what God's settings were now are going to get to communion, show you something that communion maybe an oversight. First Corinthians 1126 for as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till he comes. So this what that person said when you when you receive the Eucharist and that's not a Catholic word by the way, it's a biblical word Eucharist. He gets meat at all it means is give thanks, just maybe, every thought about that when we partake of communion were giving thanks that's what were going to give thanks, but what are we giving thanks for when every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. Why do we want to proclaim his death. Say for because his death changed everything.
Is there is one were forgiven of all abortions is that is why we can walk in the holy police can meet with the father is. That is why until now. You couldn't talk to the father but now you can have a relationship with the father. It's because of his death for this cross is because his body was broken and his blood was shed and every time we receive communion. We are telling the message that Jesus died for the sins of the world. Every time that's what this that's the first so I want you to get your elements and if you don't have the elements.
If your home if you got time and you can pause only positive I think you can and as the young people. Asher grandchildren.
If you can pause. I find but you can go to the kitchen to get something going for take with us right and get going and start get the top part often cited took me about 30 minutes last I get the top part off but let me explain something to you the bread represents his body and here's what Jesus said.
He said this bread represents my body which is broken for you. He's saying this in the upper room to the disciples right before he goes to the cross. Here's what he said it's broken. My body is broken, so yours to be put back together. So the body of Christ can be put back together.
Jew and Gentile can be put back together. This that were divided in Genesis 11 at the Tower of Babel by language can be put back together.
I'm dying so that everyone in the world should be made one that was his prayer, he leaves from communion, a ghostly bargaining praise John 17 says here's my prayer. I'm praying they'll all be one like the father. So when we do this for proclaiming victory that happened cross you said, you proclaim the Lord's death were proclaiming the victory. So let's give facts right. Lord we give thanks for what you did on the cross for us. We tell you thank you you became a human that you live the life we could live died the death we should have dying, your body was broken so we could receive a new resurrected glorified body day and live for ever with you and the father in heaven. So Lord, we do this today in remembrance of its text written. Let's give thanks for the cup it says in the same way he lifted up the cup.
He said this is the cup of the New Testament, the new covenant my blood shed for you. So Lord, we give you thanks without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins. And so we thank you that you shed your blood so that we could be forgiven all of our sins and we can have a relationship with you and the father for all we do this in remembrance of wanting to take a moment to think about what Pastor Robert share today and really listen to what the Holy Spirit saying to you if you want to connect with us or check out some of Pastor Roberts at the messages. Visit Pastor Robert.com and if you haven't already, go follow us on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter so we can be a part of your community. We hope you found this series encouraging and challenging next time.
Pastor Robert is starting a powerful new series and you won't want to miss. We pray you have a blessed