“Let Him Be King”
I want to read a scripture in Isaiah 28. It tells about a covenant we made with death and hell and we were in agreement with it; but in the 16th verse it says:
“Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner [stone], a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuse of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.”
Isaiah 29:17 “[Is] it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
19 The meek also shall increase [their] joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought.
22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.”
Isaiah 32:15 “Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.
16 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;
19 When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low place. 20 Blessed [are] ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth [thither] the feet of the ox and the ass.”
Zeph. 3:16 “In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: [and to] Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.
17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee [is] mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
18 I will gather [them that are] sorrowful for the solemn assembly, [who] are of thee, [to whom] the reproach of it [was] a burden.
19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth,
and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.
20 At that time will I bring you [again], even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.”
The scriptures that the Lord gave me many years ago are here in Zephaniah and Isaiah 28 He is speaking of Jesus. In verse 17 it says, “Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail will sweep away the refuge of lies…” It will wipe away all these things. Isaiah 29:18 “And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.” He is talking about what He is doing; because the world is going to know who He is.
Father, we worship You this morning. We thank You, Jesus, that You redeemed us and became that one who died for us that we might be the ones to witness Your mighty glory and provision. We want to worship and praise Your name, this day. We are grateful for everything that You do. We give You glory and we thank You for this work You established in each of our lives. We thank You for faithful people with the same zeal and know what it is What You have called us to, in these last days.
It has been 48 years since we came to this valley; but we are looking up beyond the circumstances of this day and we magnify Your name, for Your provision has been beyond anything we could comprehend in the natural. We give You glory and praise for it, with a grateful heart, God, that we have been able to share this gospel of the kingdom.
We thank You and give You glory, for it is now time for it to come to pass. You said in that day that we would know. We know we are in that day, and we magnify Your name. We thank You for this word that You have imbedded in our hearts and for each one here. Lord, broaden our vision.
Even though we are reading out of Isaiah in the Old Testament, we know it is speaking about Jesus and His kingdom in us and what You are doing in our hearts and lives. We thank You, Jesus! It’s You in us that You are ready to show to the world. We ask You to broaden our vision to realize that You are ready to bring judgment and righteousness to this world. We don’t find the wicked in charge; we find You in charge!
We give You glory and we praise You for a new beginning for we believe it is now. We give You glory for this new beginning that You have given to us. Let us realize that You are in the midst of it and that You will show us and bring into it, that we might share it with those that do not know. Now that the day is come You are going to be glorified. You are looking for a people who are going to rest in Your love with singing and realize what You have given to us.
Go to Haggai 2:6 “For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry [land];
7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts.
8 The silver is mine the gold is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.
9 The glory of this later house shall be greater than the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place I will give peace, saith the Lord of hosts.
The Lord, thy God, is mighty and He will rejoice. He is just waiting for us to open our hearts so He can show us how mighty He is. The Lord, thy God, is in the midst of thee. We are begging Him? He is begging us to let Him do this for us; not only to just do it but to live it day by day. The Lord, thy God, is in the midst of thee is mighty. He will rejoice over us with joy.
We have to realize, Jesus has placed His kingdom in us; a kingdom that has no end. Do we act like people who have no kingdom? Do we wonder who God is? He is waiting for us to open up our gates and let the King of Glory come it. The King of Glory is waiting for us, with joy, for a people who will give their lives to Him? A people that He can use to demonstrate this picture and show the world what a mighty God He is. He will joy over us with singing and He will rest in His love.
When He gave this to me I was dying in the hospital in Lancaster and the Lord told a man in Taiwan to give me this scripture in Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord thy God in the midst of thee [is] mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”
I told Annella that God was going to visit me at 3 in the morning. She asked me if I wanted her to tell my family and I said, “No, I am just telling you.” At 3 in the morning I heard Annella outside my room and she rushed in and all at once things began to happen; the battle inside of me was going to take my life. I quoted that scripture and every time the battle came to take my heart beat I quoted the scripture and the Lord rolled it back until He brought my life back to me. The scripture that stayed with me so strong was ‘rest in my love.’
With the children of Israel He pleaded with them to enter into His rest and they would not. They went down to captivity because they wouldn’t let the Lord put His rest in them. God is crying out to us to let Him work through us and let Him rest through us. We can’t do it unless God does it. He said, “Rest in me, I am your love; don’t think about it.”
He created the world and it is so mighty. Our heavenly father, who had so much to give, but He didn’t have anyone to give it to. That experience that I had in India when He took me back before time, into eternity, and I heard the Father talking about the great love He had. He had to have someone to give it to; but He didn’t have anyone. “I have this love and I have no one to give it to.” He has this rest and no one to enter into His rest and love. He takes me to the Father and I heard the Son say to the Father, “I will be that lamb that was slain before the foundation of the world.”
He took me to Genesis and showed me this beautiful creation, and the purpose of creation and that man was to have charge of the whole world; but man failed Him. So He sent his Son into the world for us that once more man would do it God’s way that we could go back to where man was in the Garden of Eden. Jesus, Himself, scarified His life on the cross to bring us back to His love, as we rest in Him. His love flows out to a dying world so the Father’s great heart of love must be very difficult for Him right now with the condition the world is in. He is looking for a people that He can come to and who will open up the gates and let the glory come in.
Let Him take His place within us; the kingdom is in us because the King is in us. If we have given our lives to Him, we need to submit totally, so He can rest in us and joy over us.
We don’t understand this love He is giving to us; He is sending it down. God is waiting for us to let Him do it. We don’t have to shout, all we need to do is open our hearts. He is waiting to give us His rest and love; but we have to open up and let him do it. He has made us to be filled with His rest and His love, to take us to the nations. “…greater things than these shall ye do; because I go to my Father.” It is greater that we have Jesus in us who is going to declare His rest and provision to the world.
It is up to us whether we give our lives to Him. Some people do not quite agree with what I teach. But the Bible says, “Be ye… perfect even as your father in heaven is perfect.” If Jesus doesn’t make us perfect, it isn’t because He doesn’t want to do it. Be perfect even as our Father in heaven is perfect; this is the hour.
Isaiah 4:2 “In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth [shall be] excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.”
What is He going to do? He is declaring it to the whole world. What we say is like we are begging Jesus to come, when all we need to do is invite Him: ‘King of Glory, take Your place that I may rest in Your love.’ Then He can joy over us and He will let the whole world know that this branch is beautiful and glorious; because the King of Glory is going to take His place in us and tell them who He is. It is time for the angels to say to the world, “He is the King of Glory.”
We need to get our eyes on Him, it doesn’t matter the circumstances, it only matters who He is, in us. He is the King of Glory and we can open up our gates and let this King come in. There is no kingdom without a king and there is no end to His kingdom. Do we act like we belong to a king? Here we are sitting and begging for Him to do something. Open up the gates, it is as simple as that. I love Psalm 23 He has given it to me for 10 years. Do you think the wicked are going to take over? No they aren’t! You are going to look for the wicked and you won’t find them.
Psalm 4:1 “The earth [is] the LORD’S, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?
4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6 This [is] the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.
7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
8 Who [is] this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.”
Who is going to fight our battles for us? “Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ and make not provision for the works of the flesh.” ‘Open up ye gates and let Jesus come in.’ Ps. 24:7 “Lift up your heads O gates, and be lifted up, O everlasting doors, that the King of glory may come in! Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty…,” the Lord of hosts! He is the King of Glory.
Now what king do you belong to? Why do we have to be ashamed of this Lord of Hosts in America? Why? Just write a letter to Washington and declare God is in America. Open up the gates and let him come in. He is talking about the gates of our hearts, also. It is time for the world to know who Jesus is! Open up the gates and let the King of Glory come in. I don’t understand why it is so difficult.
I want to say this: I have never doubted God in my life. He said it; I believe it. I have never doubted God. We are living in the hour when we belong to him and we are in His kingdom and it has no end. Why do we act like the heathen people all the time? We better open up the gates; because He is going to take His place in a people.
Malachi 3:16 “Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard [it], and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.
Chapter 4:1 “For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do [this], saith the LORD of hosts.”
Where is the sun of righteousness in us? Who is going to be the sun of righteousness? We are! He is going to arise in us once and for all. We give Him glory and praise.
I hope we have a little better understanding of who the King of Glory is. He is in charge! Then this branch shall become beautiful and glorious because He is taking His place in His rest and in His love within us. We will rest in Him while He works in and through us, so the world will know Him. These temples of clay, that He made perfect in the beginning, became hard; are now made perfect again, in Jesus, to take away everything of fallen man, to bring us back to the Father. This wonderful Jesus perfected us at the cross. He took the punishment for us; now He says, “Open up the gates and He will show the world who he is and He will tread down the wicked.”
I hope, today, you will feel a great stirring that Christ is not asleep. We have to open up our hearts and take our place and allow Him, to do the work, Jesus in us, treading down the enemy.
Here are the branches made beautiful and they’re coming back to the Father, made perfect in His rest, as we allow the King of Glory to magnify His name.
Jesus, I thank You to take this word and let the King of Glory take His place in us and bring us into that realm of reality, Lord, where You are the King of Glory. Oh! Lord, do the mighty work in our lives that we know the King of Glory; that we may know who He is. This King of Glory is mighty and He will destroy the enemy. Let us open up our hearts and realize it is that day.
Oh! As these branches come forth they need to be beautiful and glorious that the world might know who the Father is. Let us realize that we are not of this world. We give You glory and thank You for this world. Let us open our hearts; He will rejoice over us with His love and rejoice over us with singing.
We thank You, Father, to let the ‘joy of the Lord’ lift us above everything. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord, mighty in battle! We give You glory; You are the one that fights for us. You are the one that causes us to walk in Your ways. We magnify Your name and we worship You this morning. Glory to Jesus! Give Him glory!
Rev. Agnes I. Numer
January 26, 2003