Sunday, April 3, 2016

JOIN THE RANKS


 

Revelation 19:1 After these things, I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God:

I took notes during Pastor Allan’s sermon and present a digested message here.

Pastor was speaking, - - God is stretching you, not to break you, but to cause you to stand tall.  Focus on Jesus because the enemy would desire you to stumble.

Each person has a purpose, no matter your age.  I was 12 years old and someone prayed with me about my spiritual condition, and I will never forget that.

Reach out to the young, give them a kind word and encourage them to follow Christ.

Proverbs 1:7  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

God can save anybody, no matter where they are in life.  I can love you, but I do not need to agree with your lifestyle.  The Bible is clear about many things.  It lays out for us our responsibility to walk in obedience to the truth. Receive the Word and follow according to its precepts. 

Our job is to personally be ready.  I am reminded of the stewardess on the airline giving her speech about administering oxygen in case of emergency.  Tend to yourself first and then help your child.  Before we can help others, we must prepared our-self first.

God desires to redeem our land and take back what was lost; but an army is required; an army who will follow the leader in obedience.

The prophet Ezekiel tells how God set him in a valley full of dry bones.  God asks, “Can these dry bones live?”  Ezekiel was puzzled, and replied, “Only you know Lord.”  God told him to begin to prophesy to the bones to live, and to prophesy to the breath, and to the four winds.  Call forth life and breath and they shall live.

God explained these dead bones were like people who are discouraged, and lost in sin.  They are dead spiritually, but it is possible for them to receive New Life, when you use your prophetic voice.

James 2:14 reminds us that faith without works is dead, and both are necessary to survive.

God speaks – and it is time to listen and then step out and join the ranks of His army.

Our generation is being restructured.  If we are not careful, we bounce around here and there instead of getting stable and mature.  It is time to face up and grow up.

John chapter 14 tells about Lazarus being dead and in the grave.  It had been four days, so the body was stinking.  Jesus called him forth, and he came out walking.

We need to prophesy to our Lazarus generation to come forth and join the ranks.

People coming in here to our church, often have bondage holding them down.  They are wrapped in stinking grave clothes.  God is in the setting free business and desires them to join the ranks.  He wants to restructure, and regenerate our attitudes.

A few years ago the Jesus movement, moved mightily among the hippy youth.  They came side by side to become one.  We had better be ready to accept a new army and come join the ranks with them.

It is critical to take personal responsibility and there are openings for volunteers.

Each of you can go places where I cannot go.  Allow God to use you daily as you join the ranks.  Take up your authority for your generation.

Every one of us were dead in our trespasses, but here is the deal; if we have the ability to raise one person, we can prophesy over the dead in us and in others, by speaking life.

I proclaim this city shall be restored and no longer a laughing stock.  That it will receive life for death in the great exchange.

There is no reason why God cannot work in our parks, and habitants.  The problem is we become territorial and protecting.  We must loosen up and become community.

What has God told you to do?  Have you done it yet? 

It is time to gear up and join the ranks.  Be accountable and take responsibility.

Society in our country is at its worst and it is time to rise up as an army and prophesy to the dead bones.

Pick it up, equip your-self and join the ranks.

 

 

6 comments:

  1. God grant me the courage to join and stay with the rank.

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  2. this truly blessed me, thank you for sharing.

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  3. Amen! Powerful post.
    Yes, it is time to stand. Time to step put of our comfort zones. I'm to put our words into action. Tome to count the cost.
    For such a time as this we were born.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this good word.

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  5. Yes, it is time to stand and move out in our communities.

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  6. Yes, we are all accountable. Our lives and all of our actions should witness without a word. Then as the Holy Spirit directs us to approach others, he will also give us the wisdom and words to touch hearts. xxxx

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