Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Do Not Fear
An edited sermon from Sunday Morning.
Prior to Pastor Allan speaking Bill, the Song Leader raised his hands and proclaimed, "Do Not Fear."
Pastor Allen began his message: No matter what you are going
through, God is bigger than your problem, and He says, “Do Not Fear, for I am
Pastor said, about a year ago a stirring
in my heart began for corporate prayer.I am asking for your support for a prayer and worship meeting on Friday August
21 beginning at 7:00 PM lasting for 6 hours. ”We will storm Heaven’s gates.
As you minister to God, He
ministers back to you.
In the Old Testament to enter
the Tabernacle there was a whole lot of regulations.Even for the Priest, the rules were so strict that if they
did not do everything right, they were struck dead.
Jesus paid the price so we
can have direct access to God without fear.
4:16Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in
time of need.
This does not mean to be
flippant, but to reverence the place of worship and adjust our mind-set to be
an attitude of full surrender.
The Children of Israel were
uncomfortable in the Presence of God.They heard the thunder, the trumpet, the voice, saw the fire and smoke
and they were scared.It was a
wonderful time when God appeared for them to witness, but they were afraid to
be there, for their hearts were not right.
Jesus took care of the heart
problem, and He has made us worthy so that we might enter in to His presence.
They saw all the miracles of
deliverance, but could not enter in for fear.Moses took advantage of God’s offer to experience Him fully.He was red hot – longing for something more.He was not like the churches in Revelation,
that were neither hot nor cold, and God said He would spit them out.
Just being in the room with
someone is not relationship.If we are
just calling on God when we have a problem; that is not relationship.It is time to enter in and hold a
conversation, and listen as well as speak.Take some time to be quiet before God and ask Him to speak to you.How many times do we hold on to our past and
it actually defiles relationship.
We enjoy watching others contact
God, but we must experience God for ourselves, first hand.My encounter with God will not work for
you.You must have a personal
Some take the first few books
of the Old Testament and use them to follow after God, but they stop with
entering into the fullness.We have been
grafted into the House of David.
I am not saying we will all
be driving Cadillac’s, but we will all be blessed as we walk in His will.
We can argue that some things
are okay for us to do, but if God deals with you about something; keep away
from it.Stop it.
Some have sacrificed their
family to have a relationship with God.They have boldly chosen Jesus and stepped away from family and
friends.We don’t like to talk about
Generational Curses, but History does repeat itself.That is why it is important to stay away from
temptation.There will come a time, like
Job, that God will give you more than you gave up.God is big enough to solve what seems
Father God, Begin with me and
change that which seems hopeless to transform.Thank you Father for Jesus, the open door so that we may enter into your