“That The World May Know”
Father we thank You for this new day, we thank You for Your love. We praise you Lord Jesus for Your Salvation that You have given to us through Your love, Your death Your resurrection. Now Lord we have the privilege of living with You and our daily that You have charge of us. Now Jesus we praise you for what You’re doing in the world today. We thank You Lord because we believe we can show this world who you are in Your love and Your glory. We praise You Lord. We magnify Your name. We worship You. We thank You for what You have given. Thank You for each one here today That Your word be given to them Lord today Mighty God we pray for each and every person that comes to this world and God we feast our vision to that which You have called us to do and we praise You for it in Jesus name. This prayer of Jesus was given by Him just before He went to Calvary. I’d like to read a few verses the 27th verse 16th chapter of John says 27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. 28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. 32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone:
and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of
good cheer; I have overcome the world. Chapter 17 1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy
Son also may glorify thee: 2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. 6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received[them], and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. 9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. 10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. 11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given
me, that they may be one, as we [are]. 12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. 13 And now come I to thee; and these
things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. 20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they
also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. 24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. 26 And I have declared unto them thy
name, and will declare [it]: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in
them, and I in them. A very powerful prayer. We walk not as though we walked as He does in His word. This great prayer that Jesus prayed for us is to be perfected in us. We talk about being Christians, we say we are Christians, but what does the word Christian mean? Somebody says it’s Christ like, but I believe it’s Christ in us that makes us a Christian. Not just Christ like but Christ in us that makes us a Christian. But the word Christian doesn’t have a very good connotation throughout the whole world because it’s not them that an example to the world of living Christ of the mighty Christ has given of His life and has given us everything to worship our Father to honor Him. He’s really trying to bring to us in these last days the very importance of us being in Him and He in us. We’re like strangers on this earth or at least that’s what we’re supposed to be if we belong to Him. Pilgrims and strangers on the earth, but how connected are we to the world. How much of the world effects are everyday living? How much does Christ effect our everyday living? I believe we’re going to see the awesomeness. God breaking barriers down and exalting Christ. It has to come, how are we going to stand the test of this time if He is not the one in us. He can not do it, it’s impossible. None of us can survive except Christ in us enables us not only enables us He has charge of us. He is the one captain of our soul. He’s the captain of our hope. Today I think we need to realize what He’s saying here He means every word of it. This is the prayer of the Father to you and I and for every generation that ever lived that will live that they all will be one as our Father was in thee and my father in thee also my be one in us. Now why is it so important for us to know that Christ is in us? And the Father is in us. Here’s a church over here and they have members and this church doesn’t meet with this church because their denomination is different. And over here their fighting one another and their fighting the enemy. He didn’t say make the denomination one make us one in Him in the Father. Then He said that the world may believe. This is bringing the unity that the world might believe. There is something else that He is saying that cause the world to know. Up here in the 5th verse 5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. I want to read John 22nd verse 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one,
even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. The other sentence was believing this one is knowing. He made the difference in believing and knowing. What made the difference? He said Father give me glory that I have. Now He said that this glory I have given unto them. Where is it? Why don’t we have it? Why do we not have that glory that He gave to us? You know what He said He gave it to us to translate us into the heavenly kingdom. No not true. Why did He give it to us? Heaven don’t need us to take it up there. Earth needs it to bring Jesus to the people. So where do we stand today with our religion? Where do we stand with our faith? Where do we stand before Him. For He has made us one with Him one with the Father and one with one another. Something has to happen, what has to happen? That the world may believe is not enough. I have been all over the world and I can sense in the world the lack of respect the word Christian meant, Why because it’s not been an example of His love and His glory. Sure lots of things are happening, but God is bringing us to a place into Him where we not only believe but we know made perfect in one that the world may know that the world hath sent me. When He saved us why didn’t He take us to heaven right then. He doesn’t save us to take us to heaven. He saves us so that His life will be in us and others may know Him. Heaven is our reward. Heaven is where we’re going to go, but the job is on the earth the responsibility is not in heaven, but on earth, so what we have to understand is Jesus I in them and thou in me that they may be made perfect in one the Father and the Son are one that we might be made perfect that the world may know that thou has sent me. Why Is He so concerned that the world believe that the world may know, because Jesus hung on that cross and His blood was shed for every human being on the earth past and present. Now He wants to perfect us. We’re living in an area where living in an area where we’re living close to one another and sometimes we need to realize whose protecting us. Murmuring and complaining under different circumstances, but He’s saying Father make them one in us so that can you glory can perfect them. Sometimes it doesn’t seem like much glory when you’re on the battle front, but we’re battling one another instead of the enemy we’re getting no where and neither are we becoming one because we’re dividing one another. We can’t divide one another and become one. So it’s something we need to understand as He is changing our lives. He’s going to loves the circumstances to come to effect us to change our life. Not effect us that we go this way. But that we know that it’s the Lord who is changing us. It’s the Lord that’s perfecting us for one purpose that the world may know who He is. We’re coming in now, we’re in a new century old things have passed away, they will never be the same. So we look beyond the past we look into the future now and I would say according to His word that He is the God of battles right now. Another scripture I’d like to read in Isaiah 59 16th verse 16 And he saw that [there was] no man, and wondered that [there was] no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. 17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance [for] clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke. Now why did He put on a garment of vengeance? Now remember this garment of salvation and breastplate of righteousness was for us wasn’t it? But He put it on so He could fight the battle for us. To bring us into one in them. So what is the battle, what is the battle of vengeance? Let me go to the 9th chapter of Isaiah. We’ve heard this over and over this Christmas season. It’s very important. I want to tie in what I’m saying the prayer of Jesus and what God is doing in our life today and what is His purpose for us in this hour. In the 5th verse 5 For every battle of the warrior [is] with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but [this] shall be with burning [and] fuel of fire. 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a
son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be
called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince
of Peace. 7 Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment
and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. Here we are back to the 59th and clad with the zeal as cloke according to their deed accordingly he will repay fury to His adversaries recompense to His enemies to the islands He will pay recompense. So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west and from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in light a flood. The spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against them. 20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
21 As for me, this [is] my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that [is]
upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of
thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s
seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever. Let’s go back. John 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. We love the world to believe that when God brought His glory. Right now God is speaking right now to the whole world in a mighty way. Maybe you don’t know it but it’s very evident that judgment is being poured out on the world today. But righteousness can not come until judgment and righteousness has taken there place. So we’re looking at a new century, don’t look back to the old knowing that is a true beginning in everyone of our lives that Christ if now saying to us, I’m going to battle. I put on the garment of vengeance not against us, but against the enemy. He’s doing warfare against the enemy that the world might know. I in them and thou in them. What does He do here. He gave His glory that the Father gave to Him. So is there any excuse for us today. Is there any excuse at all that I want to make you perfect. Prayed that prayer Father make them perfect as we are perfect. The Father said what. Be thou perfect even as Your Father in heaven is perfect. A lot of people don’t believe that, but I don’t think their going to make it to heaven if they don’t, because there’s a perfecting that Christ has for us, not just for us but for us to be a light out there that the world can know that there is a living God and there is a Saviour that are one together in us and He’s going to take us to the nations for what purpose. That they might know because He wants to make us perfect in them. How’s it done? First we have to be born again. Our sins taken away. Do we commit sin every day, No. We walk in the light as He is in the light and we have fellowship one with another. We better have. Something’s wrong if we don’t. Fellowship one with another the blood of Jesus Christ God’s son cleanest us a perpetual cleansing. Daily cleansing from all sins. Want to know where that scripture is. I’ll give you that one O. K. This one is in 1st John. 1st chapter of 1st John verse 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. Father make them one as we are one. I in them and thou in me that they may be made perfect in one and that the world may know that they hath sent me and love them as thou hath love me. John 17: 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. Are you complaining because you’re in the world today. Do you have a purpose of being here. If you love the Lord if He’d changed your life. That purpose is what? That the world may know. You’ve been made perfect in Him. That the world may know that thou hath sent me and that thou hath loved me as thou hath loved me. Make them perfect and one. In this 60th chapter of Isaiah it says 1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. When I went to the Philippines they Lord had said many years to me. He took me to other countries the islands can wait and I didn’t what islands He was talking about, but I waited the Lord said to me it is now harvest time. Somebody gave into our hands a 171 tons of wheat and so we prayed. The Lord said this is for the Philippines. The Filipino people said we don’t eat wheat. I think you’re going to have to talk to God about it, because He’s the one that that’s sending the wheat to you. He always made it possible for us to send the wheat to the Philippines. I think 6 containers of wheat that God opened the door. God brought it from Wisconsin on a railroad that didn’t charge us a penny 6 containers of wheat to Los Angeles to a government warehouse beautifully clean and they let us keep it there for a year for almost a year before we could see the door open in the Philippines. Then the door opened for us to take it into the Philippines. Maybe they didn’t need it. Maybe they didn’t know that there was going to be a large typhoon. They didn’t know the earth was going to quake and a volcano was going to erupt. It all happened shortly after the wheat arrived in the Philippines. And the Lord said to me it is now harvest time. It’s harvest time in the Philippines to the Filipino people. The Filipino people along with the rest of us to the ends of the earth having to do it. But it says here, I in them and thou in them made perfect in them that the world has sent me and loved them as thou hast loved me. I in my 84 years have never seen what I have seen in all my life and the never seen the defestation in the world right now. I would declare to you right now that God is angry. I declare to you that He is going to take vengeance upon the enemy and upon the leaders of nations in Psalms 2. I’d like to read this to you in Psalms 2 1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, [saying],
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. 7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou [art] my Son; this day have I begotten thee. 8 Ask of me, and I shall give [thee] the heathen [for] thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth [for] thy possession. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye
perish [from] the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed [are] all they
that put their trust in him. I believe God is saying He’s in charge. Don’t trust in anybody else or anything else, but the Lord. This is the hour when God says I’m going to shake this earth. What’s He going to do He’s going to make us perfect in Him. Not perfect our neighbors think or somebody else thinks but perfect in Him for one purpose that the world may know that God sent Jesus into the world to redeem the world through His own precious blood and through His people that have come through Him, so that He can shake the world. Judgment is here. Judgment against the works of Satan and the kingdom of darkness. Justice God’s going to have in the world. But unto us that fear His name shall the Son of righteousness arise with healing in His wings. Unto us a child is born unto us a Son was given. He’s coming forth with fire. He’s coming forth with authority and power and we can be resting in Him and be allowing Him to perfect us to go to battle. Now remember the battle is His. He has on the garment of vengeance. We are hid with Christ. With God in Christ. Are we? Now I have something else I want to say. Are we all going to raptured out? I’ve had people pointing their fingers at me through the years, because I didn’t teach the rapture. Here’s what He said I’m going to come when I come. But He said I have called you to prepare my people for my coming. I didn’t get into doctrines of men. I’ve been preparing His people for His coming. This message is very mighty for the preparing of us. Not for His coming right now, but for the coming about of the nations. Even though the leaders of nations have refused God to come in. He’s in every nation. He is now coming forth to show His wrath against the wicked and against the evil and against Satan, don’t get in His way. Let Him do it with you in Him and He in you and we will have His anointing. But we will also have His glory. I think that most of you know I went to Rome. I wasn’t planning a trip to Rome. I wasn’t planning a trip to Israel. I want to share something along with what I’m saying to you God’s people are everywhere. He loves all kinds of people of all kinds of religions and everything. And He wants all mankind to know Him, who is the Saviour of the world. We’ve been very selfish and very greedy with our God. We know it’s a fact with our little denomination walls and forbid anybody else to do with it, but God is pulling walls down. He’s scattering them. I was privileged to see the Pope. I was privileged to write a letter to him. On Christmas Eve this message was given by him to the world. I thought it was very powerful. What I had said to him that the Father loved him very and that Jesus loved him very much and that we wanted all mankind to know him. This is what he gave on the mid-night mass Christmas Eve, I’d like to read it to you. I believe it’s very important for you to understand. I’m going to go back to the Philippines in a minute, but right. The 20th century this joyful proclamation burst forth from the heart of the church and this Holy Night the angel repeats it to us. The men and the women living at the end of the millennium be not afraid for I bring you good news to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour. We have prepared to welcome these comforting words during the season of advent in them that today of our redemption becomes a reality today and this hour we are spiritually linked to that unique moment in history when God becomes man taking into Himself of our flesh. Yes the Son of God of one being with Father God from God and light from light eternally begotten of the Father become incarnate from the virgin Mary and assumed our nature. He was born in time God entered history. The eternal God entered today God has become present today in everyday human life. Today is the day of salvation. Yes the Son of God with the Father, God from God and light from light eternally begotten of the Father became incarnate from the virgin Mary assumed our human nature. He was born in time God entered history. Incomparably eternal today God has become present in everyday human life. We fall day in adoration before the Son of God we united ourselves in spirit to the wonder of Mary and Joseph as we adore Christ born in a stable we make our own filled with astonishment of the shepherds of that time we feel the same amazement and their same joy. It is difficult not to be overcome by the eloquence of this event. We remain enthroned. We are witnesses of that great instant of love which units eternal to history which begins a time of jubilation and hope for us for the Son is given and dominion is laid upon His shoulders as we read in the text of Isaiah 9:6 At the feet of the world incarnate let us place our joys and fears our tears and hopes only in Christ the new man is true light shed upon the mystery of human existence. With the Apostle Paul let us contemplate the fact that in Bethlehem the greatness of God has appeared for the salvation of all Titus 2:11. This is the reason why on Christmas night songs of joy ring out on every corner of the earth in every language. Before our eyes we seem fulfilled what the gospel proclaims that He gave His only Son that whosoever believeth in Him might have eternal life John 3:16 His only begotten Son. To You oh God are our only begotten Son of the living God come among us in the stable of Bethlehem after 2000 years we relive history as unique and repeatable again all the children born in the world down the centuries you alone are the Son of God. Your birth has changed the course of human events. This is the truth which on this night the church wants to pass on to the 3rd millennium may all you who will come after accept this truth has literally changed history every since the night of Bethlehem humanity know that God became man. He became man in order to give man a share of His divine nature. You are the Christ the son of the living God. On the threshold of the 3rd millennium the church greets you the Son of the living God who has come into the world to triumph over death. You’ve come to illuminate human live through the gospel. The church greets you with you she wishes to enter the 3rd millennium. You are our hope. You alone have words of eternal life. You come into the world on Bethlehem night to remain with us. You are the way the truth and the light. Guide us. You came from the Father lead us to Him and the Holy Spirit along the path which You alone know and which You have revealed to us that we might have live and have it in abundance. You oh Christ the Son of the living God before us the door. Be for us the true door symbolize by the door which on this night we have calmly opened. Be for us the door which leads us into the mystery of the Father and grant that no one may remain outside of His embrace of mercy and peace. It is Christ who is our only Saviour. This is the message of Christmas 1999. The today of His Holy night begins the great jubilee. Isn’t that awesome? That was from the Pope’s message on Christmas Eve. We’re talking about one in the spirit, one in the Lord. The whole universe belongs to Him and everyone in it. We have to realize God is pulling down the walls. That Jesus Christ died for all and that the barriers are not going to stand the coming down. The main important thing I saw thousands going to see the Pope. I prayed as they went. I said God that they may know Jesus that they may be born again. I wept over them because the most important thing in their live was to know Jesus. Not to know the Pope, but to know Jesus. This message to me is very awesome. I know it must have come straight from the heart of God through the Pope. We’re saying He desires to make us one for heaven yes, but more than that to go into the world make perfect by Him through Him by Him we move and have our being. So the Lord is saying, the glory which thou gaveth me I have given them. Things are happening in the world now that have not happened before because I believe God is saying now the leaders of nations have rejected me and refused me to come into their countries, but I’m going in. I’m going to revenge the blood of the martyrs. He’s going in to bring His love and glory and His provision. He not only died for us but He made every provision for every man woman child in the whole universe down through the centuries to know Him. He made us with a free will. What are we going to do with Jesus? Are we going to allow Him to perfect us in Him so that we can go to love and glory to the nations. Firmly I believe that God is saying that what He has for us is making us perfect so that we can go to the nations that they may know the living Christ who redeemed the whole world. God is going to collect the spoil out of those nations. He would have collected every human being from those nations if the leaders would have opened up and said God You can come in. But they closed those doors, even when I was in India they were having a voting. They were voting. Only in India is only going to be Hindu. They were having election only Hindu. What did that say God you can’t come in. Here’s all the Muslim nation and their saying God there’s no room for You. It’s our business, but it’s God’s business, because Jesus died for everyone of those precious souls and life. And it’s His business. He’s going in and He’s going to collect the spoil. He would have collected every human being on the face of the earth, but because man decided they were going to walk in the way of the enemy, they were going to have their own way. They chose it and they got it. But the consequences are eternal without God. Now how eternal is our life with God or without Him. I don’t know where Greg is this morning. He can tell it better than I. He come in the other day and He told me a story about his Father was a minister in Sydney, Australia. And his Father ministered to many of the homeless people. This man came into the church. He couldn’t speak. I don’t know if he was deaf or dumb. I don’t know, but he couldn’t talk. He was so dirty and smelly that they didn’t want to get close to him. His Father prayed for this man and the Lord did something in His life and he said the other day. I guess Australia, New Zealand is the first to come into the new millennium. They were have demonstration in the heavens. And in the demonstration in the heavens the word eternity spelled out. Eternity flashed over the heavens. The first thing that entered into the new millennium eternity. Isn’t that awesome. This huge display was taken place in the heavens in Sydney, Australia, but the story behind it was this. His father had prayed for this little man, but no one knew his name. He was a bum he was homeless. On the streets of Sydney, he prayed for him. This man went out on the streets of Sydney and wrote on the streets of Sydney the word Eternity. One word all over the streets of Sydney this man wrote Eternity. They didn’t know his name, but he died. I’m not sure the amount of people, there were 15,00 people came to his funeral. They had been born again with one word eternity. Isn’t that awesome? One man writing on the street Eternity. And that many people converted to the word Eternity. No one knew the man but God used the word Eternity to change the heart of 15,000 people. So the celebration on the new millennium was loud and bold and clear into the realm of Eternity came the word Eternity. High lights flashing out the word Eternity. God is moving now in the realm of Eternity. He’s saying now it is His time to show the world that Jesus died for the whole world. Personally I believe God is speaking to the Christians. Very shortly we’re going to have someone that’s been with us that’s been with us before. I talked to him on the phone yesterday. God is shaking up India in a very powerful way. As you know it’s closed according to their word. But it isn’t really closed, because God’s sent a cyclone through there and He sent the cyclone with such force that it destroy everything. Why? It let them know India’s not closed to God. It’s not closed to anyone. It’s a little late for this message. What are we going to do about it, what does God require us to do about it? What does Sommer Haven stand for? Why are we here why did God take us here? He placed us here to train us by His spirit. He placed us here because He’s ready now to take Isaiah 58 to the nations. Maybe you don’t know Isaiah 58. It’s not a pipe dream. It’s not Agnes Numer, it’s God. He says now I’m going to move by my spirit to the nations. I’m going to shake the nations and your going and collect the spoil. He would have loved to have collected all the people, but the leaders would not let him, so now His going to go in to collect the spoil. I remember a scripture that’s been very mighty in my life for many years it’s in II Chronicles 20th chapter 4 And Judah gathered themselves together,
to ask [help] of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD. 5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the
house of the LORD, before the new court, 6 And said, O LORD God of our fathers,[art] not thou God in heaven? and rulest [not] thou over all the kingdoms of the
heathen? and in thine hand [is there not] power and might, so that none is able to
withstand thee? 7 [Art] not thou our God, [who] didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?
8 And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name,
saying, 9 If, [when] evil cometh upon us, [as] the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name [is] in this
house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help. Now He’s talking about the armies that were there. There was army of Ammon and Moab and Sier and their all against the army of Judah. Then He said Harken the spirit of the Lord came in the midst of the congregation then He said harken into all Judah into the inhabitants of all Jerusalem and thou king Jehoshaphat. Thus sayeth the Lord unto you, be not afraid or dismayed by reason of this great multitude the battle is not yours, but God’s. II Chron:
16 To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz;
and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.
17 Ye shall not [need] to fight in this [battle]: set yourselves, stand ye [still], and
see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be
dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD [will be] with you.
18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with [his] face to the ground: and all Judah
and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshipping the LORD.
19 And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the
Korhites, stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with a loud voice on high.
20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa:
and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye
inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established;
believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. 21 And when he had consulted with the
people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty
of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for
his mercy [endureth] for ever. 22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. What happened? 23 For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy [them]: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another. The army didn’t even get there. What happened the praiser’s
got there. God is setting up a praise forth, not man’s forth. The high praise of God is going to cross this world. The singers of high praises of God is going in ahead. It’s going to happen? When Judah comes toward the watchtower, they looked under the multitude. There were dead bodies falling to the earth none escape. 25 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much. Who is the victor? What I’m saying to you is God has declared it is now His time to move. I believe we can have a part with Him, that is very mighty because the high praises of God and the two-edge sword. I’d like to read you another scripture here Psalms 149: 2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. 3 Let them praise his name in the dance:
let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. 4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. 5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. 6 [Let] the high [praises] of God [be] in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; 7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, [and] punishments upon the people; 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD. There’s a conclusion to this message to this message this morning, so where do we stand today in light of the word that we have shared with you. We’re in a new millinleum a new beginning the world has never known. What are we going to do with it? What are we going to allow God to do with it? This is a proclamation from the Lord. Praise ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song and His praise in the congregation of saints. Are we saints this morning? Washed in the blood of the lamb. Made perfect in them, so that we can go to the nations. He would have gathered every human being unto himself but the leaders did not let it be so. So he’s going in now to collect the spoil and to bring everyone that will let Him bring unto Him. Right now all over the world these conditions exist. God has brought it with His judgment. And His judgment isn’t going to stop. But His judgment is against the wicked and the evil. Now I thought we were going to leave all the evil here and we were going to fly off to heaven. I don’t really think that’s what the word says. I think He’s going to perfect us to go to the nations. To fill us with His glory, to fill us with His love to show these nations that never had the privilege to know God. We’ve been very selfish, very greedy. But God is saying I am calling you now to go to the nations to declare to them that I love them, but it’s only the spoil now. It could have been every human being had we let God have His way. Now we’re collecting the spoil of the nations. That which remain. He’s calling the Christians especially business people to go in and build up the old waste places and restore places to dwell in after the calamities that God has permitted to come on this earth. It doesn’t sound pretty but remember, we’re not going defeated we’re going clothed in His righteousness and His glory. He’s the one that has the garment of vengeance. We’re going shouting the victory. We’re going filled with His love and glory to share it by what we do to bring those people to the living God. I don’t know if you understand what I’m saying and He is ready now. Avenge your enemy, to avenge the enemy. And we have a place in Him for He’s perfected us to be filled with His love and glory to go to these nations. We’re going at a time of emergency. We’re going in because they wouldn’t let us in any other way. God is going in. He’s going to clean up the debris. We need to open our hearts and our lives and asked the Lord who died for us and who prayed for us that we be perfected in the Father and the Son the Spirit of God so that He can use us on this earth to bring this gospel of the kingdom to the ends of the earth. He’s doing it. He needs us in our place that He’s called us to do our part that He’s appointed for us. I know it might seem heavy but it’s glorious and it’s wonderful, because Jesus is the one that’s going to do it through us. Halleluiah. This is the word of the Lord to you today. I think we’ve covered the whole world, but so did He cover the whole world, so we have hope and that hope and now it’s time for God to move. Now it’s time for Him to declare to us to all the world who is God. His Son died for the whole world not just for us. So now He’s giving us the privilege to go in with Him and collect the spoil and so great is that spoil, because He loves everyone that is now alive. He doesn’t want one to die without Him, but many will because the judgment, because the leaders of nations decided that in that very word they were not going to allow God or His anointed to come to that nation. Jesus said to Him though art my Son this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me and I shall give thee the heathen for thy inheritance in the uttermost parts of the earth for thy perfection. And Jesus said Father I give it unto your hands. He’s given it unto our hands to go into those nations and declare the living God. His love and His glory to the living nations ask of me and I shall give thee a heathen for thy inheritance in the uttermost parts of the earth. I asked Him that I was very young. I read this Psalms and He said you ask me and I will give you and I said I ask you. He said I give you. I call upon Your name. What’s God’s telephone number? Anybody know God’s telephone number? Call upon you and I will answer you. Show the great and mighty things that thou know. I said Lord I call upon You. I said I answer You. That’s why He showed me many things in the past for the future. He said I give it. I ask Him Lord, give me the heathen for my inheritance. He said let go of your family. Let go of everybody and I’ll give you the heathen for your inheritance. I was down in Taylor University. My friend was driving me around showing me all his earthly inheritance. I was listening to Him but the Lord was talking to me. Do you remember I was giving you the heathen for your inheritance in the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession. He said I ask you to give up everybody. Your family everyone and you obeyed me. He said to me as I was riding around in his car. He was showing all his earthly inheritance, the Lord said if you ask of Me when I give you the heathen for your inheritance to the uttermost parts of the earth for you possessions. I said thank you. And that is true. Today He’s calling us to declare He has declared to be true. The Lord has said unto me thou are My Son this day and I have begotten thee. So are we asking the Lord to set us in that place where His love and His glory will reach out and compassion in these time of huge devastation. Are the Christians going to arise in that place? Are the businesses going to rise up and not think that their going to make money. But they can take what God has given unto those nations and let God use them to cause nation to know there is a living God who died for them. We need to pray for the Christian business men. That God will be able to drop the vision within them. That they are not going to going to consider how much money their going to make if their going over there to help the people. Just say Lord here I am use me. God gave us everything we have anyway and if we can’t give it back to Him we’re in trouble. He is calling us to hear His voice and to obey Him for this is no longer play time It’s a time of battle, but the battle is the Lord’s. We’re going in triumphant, because He’s in charge. We’re going to see the nations come through Him if we do have to collect the spoil. We don’t want to collect the spoil we want to see all nations. It isn’t going to be that way because man wouldn’t let it be that way. The leaders decided. It’s the same all over the Moslem world today, the Buddha world, the Hindu world. But our God is arising, our God is going to do it, Halleluiah. And no man is going to stop it. We have the privilege of being with Him if we so desire. If we don’t desire it we will not be. But the consequences with us might not be as pleasant as it will be when we’re riding on the high places of the earth with you. So what are we going to do with Isaiah 58? We’re going to the nations. We’re going to let Him perfect us through them that the Lord might know who Jesus is.
Rev. Agnes I. Numer
January 9, 2000