“He That Hath Ears”
It is important to do a good job in the natural for God to accomplish His work in us. With the messages we have every day everyone should have been obeying the Lord; maybe some of you are shy.
Isaiah 55:1 “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
2 “Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good,
and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
3 “Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
4 “Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.
5 “Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.
6 “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
7 “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
12 “For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 “Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”
The Lord says to come to Him when we are thirsty and hungry. Come you that hath no money and buy, and eat; buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend money on things you can’t eat? Come and eat what is good, and let your soul enjoy itself in fatness. Then He says, “Listen to me; come to me: hear. It stands there all by itself do you see it? It even has a comma after it. “Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live.” It does not say and ‘maybe’ your soul shall live.
Why don’t we believe what he says? Maybe we have not heard him clearly. He says, “Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live.” Do you know how positive the word shall is? What do you think everlasting covenant means? This covenant will not pass away and our soul shall live. So many times when Jesus walked the earth He said, “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear; do your ears hear?” He says, “If you will humble yourselves I will be your God and you will be my people.” What makes us thirsty and hungry? The Lord is doing a mighty work today and we need to incline our ears and come to him.
I was living in Los Angles and I was giving a word and the Lord poured out His Spirit. I know they heard it; but I felt the grieving of the Holy Spirit. The pastor dismissed the meeting and everyone went home. I felt the grieving of God and the Spirit of the Lord lifted off that church and the Lord moved me here. When He did the Lord moved His Spirit here. When the Lord speaks, do we hear Him?
God chooses a people and He told me He was going to pour out His Spirit on Antelope Valley. The people at that church did not hear the Lord; there were briers and thorns there. I have been here 40 years and I know the promise of God. He will use us if we are willing and obedient. I have seen that God kept His word and I’ve seen the Lord remove people from this valley. I’ve seen Him keep His word when we will hear it and obey. God is moving in this valley and wanting us to hear Him. God’s promise is mighty!
12 “For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”
God is doing it and He is going to do it with us or without us. If we chose to hear Him, He will give us an everlasting covenant that will not pass away. We must hear what He has to say. I believe this is the last generation before Jesus comes. Something should be burning inside of us that cannot be put out. When Jesus went about ministering, He told the story of the sower and then He cried with a loud voice and said, “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” (Luke 8:8)
He explained the parable of the sower as the Kingdom of God. Some seeds fell on shallow ground where it had no root and they grew up and died when the sun hit them. When they had not roots they brought forth no fruit to perfection. Most of our churches are into the pleasures and riches of this life where pleasure has choked the word.
I went out and looked for fruit on one of the fruit trees; but the birds had eaten the fruit from the whole tree. I could not find a piece of fruit to eat on it. Only one or two of the fruit trees had fruit on them. Something is happening and the fruit is being eaten. Very little of our fruit is coming to perfection. The Bible speaks of the seeds falling beside the road and the birds came and ate the seed. We are having this problem with the orchard.
They sing day and night and enjoy our crop; but no fruit comes to perfection. We do not want to be the people who bring no fruit to perfection; but it is up to us. Some fell among the thorns, which are the cares and pleasures of this life and were choked out and no fruit was brought to perfection.
Only those with an honest and good heart bring forth fruit with patience. Why did he use the word patience? I was waiting on those plums and I wanted to chase the birds off. There were no plums to eat for the birds ate the unripe fruit. You have to hear the word and keep it to bring forth fruit with patience. You have to be honest and not hide things and lie, otherwise you do not have a chance. When Jesus lives in you and you keep the word it brings forth patience.
Who has time for patience? I see some young people who have no time at all for patience. They are only doing what they are taught. I do not listen to their whines, I send them away. We must have heard the word, kept it, and brought forth fruit with patience; which comes from tribulation. If we hear what He is saying we will live and the covenant will be everlasting. We will be like the parable of briers and thorns if we do not listen. Lord, help us bring forth the fruit which comes with patience!
We are starting a class with the children in music. Do you think they will learn right away; no they will not! They are not ordinary children and we must have patience. What does this have to do with heaven? He wants it to come forth in us and He gives us the layout. He did not tell the multitude what he told the disciples. He said, “If you hear and are honest with a good heart, having heard the word you will bring forth the word with patience.
A soul went out to sew his seed and some fell by the wayside and as soon as it sprung up it wilted for it lacked moisture; some fell among thorns and was chocked out and some fell on good ground. When He said these things He cried with a loud voice, “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. He raised His voice to get their attention, “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear!”
Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of God and they might not understand. There are those they that hear, then the devil comes with temptation and the word is chocked with the pleasures of this life. Having heard the word we need to keep it and in due time we will reap.
God is taking to us for we are not the multitude. If we wonder why we are here, we need to shake it off. I know I am not wrong. I praise the Lord for what he did here today. I do not see much praise on your face. I go back to Isaiah 55:12 “For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” We should feel that way tonight.
I was in Louisiana and where there were beautiful trees and the Lord told me to read this scripture. I felt like I was being raptured when I read it. The Lord was getting me ready to go to Israel. I could feel the trees clapping their hands as we were driving down this highway.
If we can hear what the Lord is saying, He wants us to press in to the spiritual. We are going to lose something that the Lord wants us to have if we don’t. “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” I feel like we need to praise him tonight. Open your hearts and praise him.
It shall not return unto Him void but it shall proper, for ye shall go out with joy and all of the trees shall clap their hands. It shall be an everlasting sign. In Jesus name, amen.
Rev. Agnes I.Numer
July 6, 1994