1/27/19 – Miracle City Global
Judah Goes First
Anna Love. I want to read Psalm 92 over us this morning as a declaration.
It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the body of the harp.
For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done. How great are your works, Lord, how profound your thoughts. Senseless people do not know, fools do not understand, that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever. But you, Lord, are forever exalted.
For surely your enemies, Lord, surely your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered. You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured on me. My eyes have seen the defeat of my adversaries; my ears have heard the rout of my wicked foes.
The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon; planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, ‘The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.’
Lord, I thank you that we stand like those tall trees and we are firmly planted in you. Thank you for your faithfulness and your goodness in this hour being poured out.
Father, I thank you that no matter what our situations look like, or what things around us look like, or what the world looks like, we will remember your deeds. This will be an hour for remembrance, for all the good things, the powerful things, the miracles that you’ve worked in each of our lives, individually and together.
I thank you that it waves like a flag of testimony. I thank you that you are raising your banner this morning. And it’s a time to remember what you have done. I thank you that our hearts will not be hardened but they will be softened. Our prayer has been that you rout out the wickedness and move out the resistance. I pray this morning that you will reach deep within each one of us, you’ll reach deep, and pull out what’s not of you and I pray that you will pour your oil into those places.
Let goodness arise in your people. Let us turn toward you Lord. Any place that hasn’t surrendered, any place that hasn’t turned, we say, We turn this morning. We turn and we let you wash away everything that’s not of you. Remove the decay in our lives, in our hearts and in our minds.
Father, I thank you that you’re healing hearts and minds this morning, that you’re removing ungodly thinking, ungodly habits, and ungodly cycles. I thank you that we’re in a new day, and a new way and a new era.
As we were coming in this morning I was reminded that towards the end of last year we were in a meeting and they kept talking about the new era. And every time I wrote new era I misspelled era and wrote ear. It happened over and over and over again. I kept marking it out and rewriting it. But I think it was very important because this morning as I was driving in I heard the Lord say that He was giving us a new ear.
Anything that is in us that has misheard people or even the Lord, or we haven’t been able to hear, the Lord is restoring our ears. He is giving us new ears to hear him this morning.
Father, I thank you for ears that hear. I thank you that our ears do not shut you out and they do not shut out the truth. I thank you that our ears are attuned to hear your truth. That our ears know when your truth is being spoken. So we say Yes to it Lord. We join with you this morning, we join with heaven, and we say come and blow in this place. Come and blow winds of refreshing in this place. Lord have your way this morning in Jesus name.
?I see glory falling, hope restored, healing. I sing praises, I give you honor. You’re worthy Jesus. We give you all of the glory. Let your presence fill this place. Let him come. We exalt you name. Day and night, night and day, let incense arise. You’re worthy of it all. You can have it all Lord. We give you our hearts, ourselves this morning.
Oh Christ be the center of our lives. Be the place we fix our eyes. Father is breathing, releasing his healing this morning. Let your healing winds blow. Come and blow mighty breath of God.
Anna. I hear the Lord saying, “What do you have need of?” Spirit, soul, body, physical need? If you will present your whole self to Him, even those places where you’re in need, if you won’t let them be your focus and just lay them bare before the Lord, He’s saying, “I’ll come and meet you and heal.”
Anything out of whack or out of alignment or where we’re lacking, the Lord needs to bring healing to those places. When he says he’s releasing healing to us this morning, it’s not just physical or emotional. He’s saying, any place you have need of, I’m pouring out my healing oil.
He started out saying for us to remember the goodness of the Lord, the good things He’s done in our lives. He’s saying, Will you lay those testimonies on top of your situation? Will you lay what I’ve done already on top of those things? Any place that you have need of. If the Lord came through for you here, He’ll do it again. Because He’s the same yesterday, today and forever and He never leaves us.
We receive what you’re doing this morning Lord. Any place we might say, Well I don’t feel that, Lord, just uproot any doubt. And even if we don’t feel it, faith is not a feeling. And you work in us despite how we feel. We just receive everything you’re doing this morning. And we say Yes to it. Lord, I thank you that we hear you. Thank you that we have new ears, those open ears to hear your voice.
?You are calling me again. Your presence is heaven. Oh to be with you. Deep is calling deep again. Heaven. Let heaven come fill this place.
Betty Love. We love you Lord. We worship you, honor you, your presence in this place. We honor heaven in this place. Jesus. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Fullness in our Father’s house.
?This is your house. We welcome your fullness. Release your fullness. Have your way. I am your house. Release your fullness in me. Have your way in me. I am yours.
Betty. Thank you Lord God that the glory of the latter house is greater than the glory of the former. We thank you Lord God that we step into a fullness of time. A fullness of your glory. A fullness of your goodness. A fullness of your presence. A fullness of your person. A fullness of your power. A fullness of joy. ?Fullness. Thank you Lord. We’re rooted and grounded in you Lord Jesus. You’re our foundation. A firm foundation. You’re our sure foundation. There’s no other but you. Amen and Amen.
Father, we thank you for the glory of your presence in this place as we take the next few minutes to strengthen the foundation by renewing our hearts and minds to the tenets of the faith, foundational doctrine, what we’re built on, who we are as believers, who we are as Christians, what we believe. ?We believe in you Jesus. We believe in God the Father, maker of heaven and earth. We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father, who was born of a virgin, sinless. We believe in you Jesus.
Salvation is found in no other name. One blood. One spirit. Amen and Amen.
PowerPoint. The Core. Foundations. Doctrines of the Faith.
Last week we talked about the Tenets of the Christian Faith. We started with the Godhead—Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
We talked about the Scripture. Everything starts with the Word of God. The Bible, as it is written, begins with, In the beginning God created. It’s not a question that God is or was. It’s a statement and a belief written from the standpoint, In the beginning God. What we do with this Word determines our strength and how we grow in our faith. If you start ripping out books of the Bible you might as well throw the whole thing in the trashcan.
I think one of the things we are seeing today is: the Word of God talks about in the last days there will be godlessness. We are seeing that in the media, in government, in the seven mountains of society, deviating from orthodox Christianity. There is no doubt that our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian values. The very fabric it was founded on came from this Book. You can go back to the earliest fore-fathers, the earliest writings, and it is all about who we are and what we were founded on.
There was a call for liberty and freedom to worship God in the way that you desired. But they weren’t talking about just any old god. And now in our nation, our nation is shaking. Sometimes things have to come to a head and to a fullness before something is going to change.
There is a Great Awakening coming to the country, to this nation of America and awakening has already started. I believe the Appeal to Heaven has been heard. How do I know there is a Guest Awakening coming? Because you can look at the moral depravity in pockets of this nation and you can see blatant sin. The enemy now has a mouth and a voice in the land and there is a boldness in sin, and mockery of God and a deviation from His Word like never before. You can look out because the fire of revival is going to burn. There is an awakening already begun in this nation.
Today we need to know what we believe and why we believe it. We need to understand why abortion is wrong. There are many Christians who don’t know what the Word of God says. I would have told you I was a believer and probably into my early 20s, I didn’t understand the abortion issue. I knew homosexuality, fornication and sex outside of marriage was wrong. I understood there were things that were morally wrong, but I really didn’t know what the Word of God had to say about it.
When you start getting into the Word of God, it’s like a mirror. It will read you. It will reveal with is in your heart. It’s not the outside of the man, it’s not what you eat that goes into your body that brings defilement. It’s what’s in your heart. And the Lord is going to the root. And he is dropping a plumb line in his people.
We are the agents of change in the earth. So he is bringing us back to the sure foundation. His name is Jesus Christ. If it doesn’t line up with the Word of God, what is written, it’s out of our lives and it’s out of bounds. In Psalm 139 the Word of God says, I knit you together in your mother’s womb. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. All the days ordained for you were written in my book before one of them came to pass.
Jeremiah—Before I formed you in your mother’s womb, I knew you and appointed you to the nations. Those are just two. So is God for abortion? Absolutely not, because every conception that takes place, God has a plan for a child.
If you look at what came out of this nation this week, it’s a total contradiction of the Word of God. The Lord is coming again again and he is strengthening you in your inner man in the foundational truths of Himself.
The Godhead—Father, Son and Holy Ghost. And God is not a she. And the body of Christ better not deviate from the truth. We are not politically correct. We will never be politically correct. We are not called to conform to the culture of this world, but we are called to transform our culture. 4900 If we don’t stand up and be his voice in the earth, Big Mistake!
Core Strength. We’re the body of Christ. God wants to build core strength in you like never before. Gotta have it. Your core strength is going to come from a person. It’s going to come from the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. It’s going to come from Holy Spirit in you enabling you. Guard the good deposit that He’s placed within you. This is a time to guard your heart. And to guard your eyes. And to guard your ears with the help of Holy Spirit. And don’t be quick to form an opinion or jump on a bandwagon, but hold to the truth of God’s Word.
Foundations. You cannot remove the foundational truths of Christianity. It doesn’t matter where you are in the body of Christ, there are probably eight foundational truths that regardless of denomination, if you call yourself a Christian, you are going to believe in those foundational truths or teachings or doctrines, the tenets. If you remove one of them, then you’re not a Christian. And that’s how we know the difference between truth and error. It’s all rooted and grounded in the Word of God.
No matter how well you hear the Lord, or how much you’re led by the Spirit, you can never substitute with washing with the Word of God. And if you ever find yourself one day in a land where you’re not allowed to have the Book, I pray that it is so written on your heart, you won’t miss a beat. I’m confident there is One in you that will remind you of what Jesus has said, in that hour. But in the meantime, we wash with the water of the Word.
For everyone who partakes of milk is inexperienced in the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the full-grown who because of practice, have their faculties exercised for discriminating between good and evil. Hebrews 5:13-14.
It is grow up time. It is maturity time. You will accelerate in growth when you’re standing on firm foundation. Because only when the foundation is firm can you be built up. How do you mature? You drink and crave the pure milk of the Word of God and you continue to feast and feed upon the Word of God, daily, where it becomes a part of you, where you meditate on it day and night.
We’re in a war, church. We’re in a war zone. Our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers and authorities and powers of darkness and spirits of wickedness in high places. There are rulers and authorities in the heavenly realm that are at war with. We are in the last days.
In my thinking, we may have five generations before the coming of the Lord if the Hebraic calendar is even close. That means we are in the end of the end times. This is not a time to be absent or AWOL or have mixture in your life, or you’re going to become a target.
So the Lord wants us to grow up in our salvation and come into the full measure of the knowledge of the Son of God, so that you have full functionality in your birthright and your destiny. And you’re walking in the inheritance that God has purchased for you.
We talked about the Godhead, the Scriptures, Man, his fall and his redemption, and Eternal Life and the New Birth. We talked about Salvation, the Roman Road experience.
5) Repentance is a gift of God. Repentance is dependent upon the conflicting action of the Holy Spirit in the lives of sinners and believers. I thank God that he is nice and loving and he will convince you of something. But we need conviction. It’s a stronger word. People are so afraid in our society in this day of offending someone. They would rather say, God just wants to convince you of your sin. He’s a loving Father and he’s grace, grace, grace and mercy, mercy, mercy.
He absolutely is all of those things. But I want the Word of God to come to me with conviction. I don’t what to change what is written to make it more palatable to get the baby to come. It’s not: come to Jesus and he will make your world all hunky-dory. And guess what, baby, you won’t have to burn in the fire. You get to be in heaven one day when you breathe your last breath. That is the truth. But we have watered it down.
You come to Jesus Christ and you lay down your life. It is His life for your life. It is not a ‘coming to’ and then doing whatever you want to do.
True repentance is acknowledging being convicted by the Spirit of God. And we can’t come if the Spirit doesn’t draw us. But everyone of us has been given a measure of faith. Every human being in the world has been given a measure of faith so that man is without excuse. But Holy Spirit is the one who is going to draw you. He is going to convict you.
Now the Lord draws with cords of lovingkindness. But there is a conviction and a revelation of, Hey I am a sinner and I am separated from God. And the only way for me to come to God is to acknowledge that I have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. And I have to have a Savior. There are not many roads to God. There is only one God and there is one way and his name is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Because he’s pouring out his lovingkindness on me, I become aware of my condition and aware of the love of God, that he has a way for me. There is a conviction. If you don’t have any convictions. People think of someone convicted and put in prison. The kind of conviction you really want, to be convicted of, is who you are apart from Him; and what is going on in your life that is not of Him. Because if I’m convicted of it, I acknowledge it, I own it, and then I can be changed by Him.
The conviction of Holy Spirit, which often accompanies the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ, will result in the revelation of the sinfulness of self, which should lead to Godly sorrow. There is a difference. Worldly sorrow is just being sorry you got caught. Godly sorrow is what leads to true repentance and a life change. Repentance means to turn around and go in the opposite direction.
Remorse, or worldly sorrow, is a feeling of deep regret, hopelessness or even despair. It does not lead to constructive change. On the other hand, Godly sorrow, which may at times be mistaken for worldly sorrow, produces repentance, which causes us to turn away from sin and selfishness and to receive faith for change. Worldly sorrow is destructive, but repentance is life-giving.
Repentance changes the way we feel and act about sin, self, and God. When you repent, you know and experience the overwhelming loving goodness and kindness and grace of God. His mercies are new every morning. If you lack wisdom and don’t know what to do, you can ask God and he says he will give it without finding fault. He won’t give you the business: Well, you should have done this and if you’d done this etc.
He cuts to the chase. He recognizes where your heart is. And he reaches in and uproots that thing and he removes that sin as far as the east is from the west. If you confess it, he removes it. And then he doesn’t remind you of it because he says, Your sins and lawless acts I’ll remember no more. And in that way we need to act like God. We need to quit reminding people of their sin, their past. Because it’s under the blood and is no more. Thank God. I don’t want to swap off something for something else.
Repentance is a total change of heart, mind, attitude, emotions, will, action, and lifestyle flowing from the turmoil and sorrow of Holy Spirit conviction of sin.
You don’t want to do that anymore. Has it ever made you feel sick in your heart about something? Or that gut grab? We need some gut grabs. We need the fear of God to come upon us first, and a nation like never before—that he is all that. He is really God.
If we really saw him the way he is—I would that the Lord would just pull back and let us see into the spirit realm what we are warring, and where the angels are and see God. I think there would be people running out of their homes into the streets, going wherever they could to get right with God. And some would just stop and drop right where they are.
6) Baptism in the Holy Spirit.
When you are born again and you are born of the Spirit, Wow! The Baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers and is received subsequent to the New Birth. Evidences of this experience may be speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance and/or prophesying. We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit in the body as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14 as manifested in the early Church.
In some arms of Christianity they do not believe in baptism of Holy Spirit or the operation of the gifts. That’s cessationism.
We do not believe that at Miracle City. I believe the Word of God and there is nowhere in the Word of God that says the gifts have ceased. In fact, I would tell you we need the gifts of God more today and the baptism of Holy Spirit more today than we ever have.
It is a lie of the enemy. To me it is a deviation from foundational Christianity.
I believe that if you embrace Jesus as Lord and Savior you should embrace his baptisms. If you want to be like him, you’re going to be a man born of the Spirit, baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire and walking in power. The power comes when the Holy Spirit comes from the inside of you and baptizes you.
When we talk about Holy Spirit, he is the person of the Godhead who is involved in the New Birth. We are born-again by the Spirit of God. We are renovated. We are re-gened. We are washed through baptism with Holy Spirit.
I want to give you a scriptural foundation for why you should believe in the baptism of Holy Spirit.
Matthew 3:11 John said, I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
The first mention is here. I baptize you with water for repentance. But there is one who is going to baptize you with Holy Spirit and with fire.
John 14:16-17 Jesus said, And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever—the Spirit of Truth. Glory. This is where the nation is shaking right now. It is desperately seeking Truth. But Jesus said, I will ask the Father and he will give you another Counselor. It actually reads, One just like Me. To be with you forever.
We at Miracle City Global believe in the eternal security of the believer. Because if God says forever, it means forever. We need to read the Word. We need to read what comes before it, what comes after it. We need to take the whole counsel of the Word of God. Jesus Christ is it.
The world cannot accept him (Holy Spirit) because it neither sees him or knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. Holy Spirit is living on the inside of you and me right now and he is the Spirit of Truth. And he is the Counselor. And he is the One just like Jesus. The world can’t see him. They don’t know him. But you know him.
Do you know Holy Spirit? Do you know like Paul when the Spirit spoke and said, Go here and go there? Holy Spirit wants you to know him. And there are a few people in the earth realm who got into a relationship with Holy Spirit like none others. Kathryn Kuhlman had a relationship with Holy Spirit. Smith Wigglesworth had a relationship with Holy Spirit. John G. Lake had a relationship with Holy Spirit. I think Billy Graham had a relationship with Holy Spirit.
Do you have a relationship with the Spirit of God? Do you know his voice? Do you know the Godhead? Do you know when Father speaks to you? Do you discern when Jesus is speaking or when Holy Spirit is speaking? Read the scripture and know throughout the Word of God that they did. Paul had a relationship with Holy Spirit. Abraham had a relationship with Holy Spirit. David had a relationship with Holy Spirit, God with him, the ability to hear the voice. His voice is upon our waters.
Jesus said in John 7:37-39 On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living waters will flow from within him.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.
Unless Jesus had gone into heaven, until he had gone before the Father and presented the blood, the way had not been open for man to receive the Spirit, to be born-again. When you are born-again, your spirit man comes alive; you are birthed into the family of God; and Holy Spirit comes to live in your spirit man. If you have the question, Where is the Spirit of God in me?
We are spirit, soul and body. Every human being is spirit, soul and body. But if you are not born-again, you are spiritually dead. Your spirit man is cut off from God. But when you receive Jesus Christ and you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord; you believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, and you are saved, Holy Spirit is the One who comes and recreates and regenerates your spirit man. And makes it a sanctuary so that he can come and dwell there.
Your spirit man is righteous and holy. It is a haven for the Spirit of the Lord. As an outward expression of what has happened, you get baptized with water, because you identify with Jesus’ death, and then you are raised to a new life. People can receive the Spirit and never be baptized with the Spirit. The picture when we are baptized with water, what we see in scripture, is total immersion. You go down with him and then you are raised up.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the same thing. You are immersed. And rather than just being a container, you’ve got outpouring. If a man is thirsty, let him come unto Me, saith Jesus. Come to Jesus. And come to Me and drink. And when you drink of Me, out of your inmost being is going to flow rivers. And it’s the Spirit of God. But you’re not going to get the Spirit until I’m glorified. Until I’ve given my life, buried in death, raised and ascended. I show you why I believe it.
Jesus has been raised. There have been sightings of him by different people. But the disciples are afraid for their lives.
John 20:19-23 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
Again Jesus said, ‘Pease be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.’ And with that he breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.
In certain circles, if you have a problem and people are blowing on people and they’re falling down, and ‘I don’t know if that’s God or not.’ You need to get over yourself. I’ve been instrumental in some of that and it’s very scriptural.
In Isaiah 11, it says the Spirit of Jehovah will rest upon him, the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, of Counsel and Might, of Knowledge and the Fear of the Lord. He will make him of quick (whew) understanding in the Fear of the Lord. That quick is whew, it’s breath, Ruach, it’s blow. So when he breathed on him the Holy Spirit, he literally blew, whew. He blew on him. And he said, If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.’
I believe this is equivalent to our new birth experience. I believe this is when the disciples were born-again. You might think, well Jesus is there with them. Who was the first person to see Jesus after he arose? Mary. He was in the garden and she was crying, They’ve taken my Lord and I don’t know where they’ve put him. She thought he was the gardener. She didn’t recognize him until he said her name, until he said, Mary. When he said Mary, she said, Raboni, Rabbi. She ran to him like she was going to embrace him. And he said, Do not touch me because I have not yet gone to my Father. But go and tell.
Why do you think we worship? Do you know what stopped him in his tracks before he ascended into heaven and took the blood and put it on the Mercy Seat? And presented himself to the Father? A worshiper named Mary stopped him in his tracks. Between that moment and when he saw these disciples, he had a mission into the heavenly realm to present the sacrifice of himself for the sins of the whole world. He delayed a moment for a worshiper. And to send out the first evangelist.
There’s power on that. How do you know that, Betty? Because in the passages that follow you see doubting Thomas. Put your hand in my side. Touch me. Before, Don’t touch me. When he appears to them in John 20 I believe it’s the place they are born again. He gave them an instruction. If God gives you an instruction in this hour, obey it.
Acts 1:4 Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you’ve heard me speak about. For John baptized with water but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.
John says it in Matthew 3:11 and Jesus repeats it in Acts 1:4. At some point he told his disciples, Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait, because my Father is going to pour out the gift of Holy Spirit. In a few days you’ll be baptized with Holy Spirit.
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.
What do you receive when you are clothed with Holy Spirit? Power. Dunamis. Miracle might. That’s what it is. Jesus said, “Greater works will you do in my name because I’ve gone to the Father.” You want to know how to get in on the greater works? You’re going to have to be baptized with Holy Spirit and fire. Why fire? Fire is going to come and divide. It’s going to burn up the chaff from the wheat. We need the fire to keep us holy and purified and separated unto him.
When I first came into the ministry gift in fulness. When the mantle came on my life and I began to know the gift that was within me, I began to enter into this intercession. If I’d known what it was I might have thought twice. I would pray LUR, LUR. Even now when I say that I can feel my spirit man contracting, literally, unction. I prayed that over and over for days. Every time I would begin to pray it, I would be broken and travailing. I didn’t want something you could work up or think up. I called Gwen who had discipled me in my early 20s, a mother in the faith. I said I don’t understand what’s going on with me but this word that keeps coming out of me, the Holy Spirit has shown me is a Hebrew word. Can you look it up for me? A couple of hours later she called me and said, Oh Betty, you are praying, If as a wish, peradventure, the One who dwells in a circle, would put His fire on me. Fire. Holy Spirit and Fire. You have the power. You need the fire. And it will burn up anything in your path.
Acts 2:38 Peter replied, Repent and be baptized, everyone of you. He shared with the people how they need Jesus and it’s been the outpouring of Holy Spirit. He stands up and gives the message, and 3,000 people get saved. They want to know what must they do. This is the birth of the early Church. His instruction: Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Some people are like, I see it in the Bible but I just don’t know if that’s for me. They do that over there. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off and for all whom the Lord our God will call. Have you been called? Yes. Have you said Yes to Jesus? Yes. You’re called. You’re chosen. So the gift of Holy Spirit, the clothing of Holy Spirit is for every believer that God calls.
Is that not the lie of the enemy to bring division into the body of Christ and say that it’s not for today? The Bible says in Jude 20 when you pray in the Spirit, when your spirit man prays, you build yourself up in your most holy faith. When you pray with your pray language, according to I Corinthians, you are speaking directly to God. You are uttering mysteries with your spirit that bypass the soul, the carnal man. Glory.
There was a time when my whole world was shaking and the Lord was saying to me, Betty, will you die for me? I thought martyrs death, right? I remember during that season of my life when the Lord said, Will you die for me, it wasn’t, Yes Lord, I’ll die for you; anything for you. It was such a grave encounter with him that I knew he meant what he was saying and I knew that when he asked me, it was a serious thing. And I really thought it was a martyr’s death.
You know what happened? It would have been easier to step into a four-lane in front of a Mac truck. Because a death process began in me. Oh dear God. He is looking for a martyred Church, who have laid down their lives and surrendered to him. We want the power but we don’t want the personal relationship and intimacy that he really wants to bring in our lives. Because the more he pours out, the more you’ll lay down. The more you see him, the more you’ll be changed. And I’m not trying to be hard.
Look at America. What’s the problem? It’s not the government. It’s the Church. The Church is the problem with American because the Church has become like the world and says anything goes. And we don’t know what we believe anymore. Well, is homosexuality alright? We want to be nice. And the gender issue. Well, I don’t want to offend anybody. I’m sorry if the Word of God offends you. But it’s the Word of God and it’s the only plumb line we have to measure what is right and what is wrong by. The day might come that our 501C3s go out the window because we can no longer preach the gospel and be tax exempt. So what! There is no threat of the enemy that can stop what God is doing. So there is power in the baptism. But I would say that the power of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is going to come in you and through you and clothe you in such a way that you get a scent.
I want Holy Spirit to pray in you and me and through us when we don’t even know what we’re asking for, but it will be the right thing. And if it’s to cry out, LUR, He who dwells in the circle let him put his fire on me, so be it. So that we can be conformed to the image of Christ.
I’m not standing before you holier than thou or telling you I’ve got everything together. But instead of leaning out, I’m leaning in. I know there are some things from past seasons in our lives that take a while to come into divine order and be totally no more. But on the moment that you repent, and ask God to forgive you, it’s a done deal. And eventually, if there is residue or fallout on the issue, he will clean it up. The point is, will you let him bring you out? Will you let Holy Spirit come in your life and separate you unto the work of the ministry he’s called you? Will you let the Sanctifier come to the very heart of your life and begin to separate, sanctify, not just your spirit man, but your soul, your physical body? We’re in a season right now where the Lord is going to the root, to the root, to the root. He is dealing with soul issues and and with heart issues by the Spirit of Truth.
Acts 19:1-7 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” How many of you can relate to that? Was there a time in your life when someone was telling you about this thing called baptism in Holy Spirit and fire? Well, if it’s God I want it. Show me in the Word.
You want the litmus test? When somebody brings a teaching or doctrine to you, ask them to show you in the Word. In the mouth of two or more witnesses, it is a doctrine. There are things we can know about God but it’s not an established foundational truth.
Last Sunday when we gathered in here there were angels in here. We had all kinds of heavenly activity. We knew it. He was saying it. But our foundation goes back to this. So he said, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?” “John’s baptism,” they replied. Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.
So they are born again. They heard the Word and they were born again.
When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. Throughout the book of Acts you will see people being born again. Can you be baptized in water if you’ve not received Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Yes. You can have a literal public baptism in water. Should you be baptized if you’ve not said Yes to Jesus? No. The baptizer, like Pastor Kimble does, should ask, Have you received Jesus? He is going to talk to the person being baptized and he is going to be sure that they are born again and born of the Spirit. He’s going to ask them, Have you confessed Jesus as your Lord?
I could baptize but he does it. Any believer could baptize someone. Now someone just got real religious. Listen, if you are somewhere and someone has truly received Jesus and they want to be baptized in water, are you going to wait for someone else to come and do it? No. You’re going to do what Philip did. You’re going to get down and take that Ethiopian to that pool of water and you’re going to dunk them. Even if it’s a three-inch ditch, we’re going to do what we need to do.
Water doesn’t save you. Let’s clear that up. Those are errors—if you don’t get baptized in water you won’t go to heaven. Tell me about the thief on the cross. It’s the Word. It’s the Word. If you’re not baptized into Jesus, you can’t be baptized in the Spirit. Because when you receive the gift of Holy Spirit, Jesus says, Come unto me and drink.
The real baptizer in the Spirit is through Jesus. Everything that you receive as a believer is going to come through Jesus by the Spirit, whether it’s healing, deliverance, whatever it is. So don’t let anybody ever fool you, Oh there are many ways. His name is Jesus.
When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. There were about twelve men in all. So the church in Ephesus gets birthed. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Who enables you to speak in tongues? Holy Spirit.
Everyone in here has the ability to speak a language in the natural because that’s how we are made as a human being. Also, likewise, your spirit man is alive. Your spirit man can see, can hear, can think. Your spirit man also has a language. So when we get all hokey and weird about push me, pull me, if you’ll just let it go, if you’ll just—it’s nothing.
It is that the Spirit is in you. You are born again and your spirit man has a language and the ignitor is Holy Spirit. He will baptize you and that language that is already present and resident in you because you are born again will come out, and he will give you utterance.
If you are standing in this room this morning and you would want a fresh baptism of Holy Spirit and fire, if you want the fullness of all that he is to rise up in you this morning, the anointing, the Advocate, the spirit of adoption, the breath, the spirit of beauty, the Burning One, the Counselor, the Comforter, the Creator, the dove, the dew, the deposit, the spirit of discipline, the discipler, excellent Spirit, the enabler, the fire, the Spirit of the Father, the Spirit of faith and faithfulness, the friend, the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord. Glory, the spirit of freedom, the Spirit of goodness and grace and glory, the guide, the gift, and the gifts, the healer, the helper, the Spirit of Holiness, Holy Spirit, the Intercessor, the spirit of justice, the Spirit of Jesus, the spirit of justification, the keeper, the spirit of knowledge, the spirit of life and liberty and love and long-suffering, the spirit of might and miracles, the spirit of multiplication. He is the exponent. The Spirit of the New Covenant, the New Wine, the Omniscient One, Omnipotent and Omnipresent.
Oh, He’s coming in you now. He’s coming in you now decreeing and declaring every one of these manifestations or names of Holy Spirit. He is rising up in you now. He is the spirit of power and praise and presence, the porter, the paraclete, the spirit of prophecy. He’s the quickening Spirit. The spirit of repentance, revival and restoration. He is the rivers, the rain, the spirit of righteousness, the spirit of reformation, the reformer. The reformer is in the house. The regenerator is in the house. Glory glory glory glory. The spirit of salvation and the Savior, the separator, the sanctifier, the sender. Sent by Holy Spirit. Streams, the Seal. He’s the Son, signs, wonders and miracles.
He’s the spirit of truth, the teacher. He’s the translator, the transporter, the transformer. Glory. He’s the spirit of oneness and unity and understanding. Glory. He’s the voice, the vision, the vestment. He’s the spirit of worship and wisdom and wealth. He is the spirit of excellence. He’s the spirit of yearning. He’s jealous. He’s the yield. And he’s the zeal and so much more.
Holy Spirit, we honor you. We honor you as fully God, co-equal and co-existent. God in us, the One in us to lead and guide us into all truth, to show us what is and what is yet to come. Jesus, baptize us afresh with Holy Spirit and with fire. Clothe us with power from on high. And separate a people unto yourself in fire, in Jesus might name. Amen and Amen and Amen.
?Ain’t no grave gonna hold my body down. Ain’t no grave could hold His body down.
Kimble Love. Praise the Lord. I read a story one time about a grave they put this man in named Jesus. I tell you what. It didn’t hold him down. Glory to God. He came blasting out of there like a rocket. That stone rolled away. He arose in the fullness of glory and he ever lives today to make intercession for you and me so therefore, since I’ve come to Jesus, and you have come to him, there’s no grave that’s going to hold you, alive, dead or otherwise in the name of Jesus. I’m alive. You’re alive. Say, I’m alive. Ain’t no grave gonna hold me because the Lord has set me free. And he who the Son sets free is free indeed. Amen.
Welcome this morning to Miracle City Global. We’re here to worship Jesus. We’re here to seek his face, to hear his voice and to follow his instructions, to be taught, trained and equipped so that we can go forth and advance his kingdom throughout the earth. God is calling us to true plumb. It’s time for the Word of God to be activated in our lives. It’s time to arise. It’s time to flip the mattress. It’s time to get that second wind. To go forth and release that which he has deposited in us for years and years and years. Now is the time. Today is the day. The time of our deliverance has come.
Say, I’m delivered. I am free. Has anyone in here ever been bound up? What’s it like to be set free? It’s like victory, isn’t it? Glory to God, it’s a new lease on life. It’s a life that’s in the Son of God. Glory be to God He has set me free. He pulled me up out of the muck and the mire and he set my feet upon a solid Rock, so therefore I can stand and shout to the mountaintops of the goodness of my Lord.
We’re about to enter into worship. We’re going to celebrate Jesus today. We’re going to let Holy Spirit have his way. I pray that he will breathe and release that Ruach breath upon us. That we would go to a higher level, a new place, a higher place. That we are continuously advancing as we press in and sit at the feet of Jesus.
Father, I thank you for this day. I thank you that you have poured out your Spirit on all flesh. Father, we’re not waiting for your Spirit to come, but I pray for a fresh wind, a fresh anointing of your Spirit to blow in this place, to stir, to fan into flames what you have deposited within us. All that has been sleeping I call it to awaken.
I thank you that every hindrance, every chain and every fetter of iron that has held us back from flowing in the fullness of our sonship would be removed today. And that we would arise and shine and come forth, for your glory has risen upon us. Lord have your way in this house. Show yourself mighty to us and through us as we submit to your Lordship, to your authority. Father we say, Have your way in Jesus name. Amen.
I want you if you can to purpose in your heart right now, make a conscious decision: Lord, I am going to receive what you have for me this day. Lord, help me to give you those places that I’ve held back, that I’ve held onto. Lord, we know what they are. It may be who they are. But Lord today, may we release any and every thing that would hinder and bind us from giving you ALL of who we are. Father, have your way. We choose this day to serve you. So Lord, send forth your fire to consume all that needs to be consumed. Cleanse us Father. In Jesus name. Amen and Amen. Let’s worship this morning.
?Bless the Lord. Let all the earth be His dominion. We give the highest praise. For the Lord delights in showing mercy. Worship is my warfare. My praise is a weapon. When I move my mouth the darkness flees. There’s a war going on in the heavenlies and we’re raising up righteousness. I can hear Him calling, Who will go for Me? Here am I Lord. Send me now. Someone in this generation is gonna make a noise that’s gonna shake the nation.
Betty. I see the United States of America, the map. In the center of the nation I see the word Bonanza. And fire. One of the first things I saw was different worshipers, pockets of worship, every gathering of believers in the country that is engaged in worship to the one true God. Lifting up the name of Jesus. Exalting the name of Jesus. The Lord is bending Judah as he bends his battle bow and is filling it with Ephraim and he says over this nation, Bonanza, Bonanza, Bonanza, Bonanza. He’s? Fire of God. Fire of God.
?Fire of God. Fire of God. I see the fire in your eyes. Set this generation on fire Lord. Set us ablaze. May the fire on my altar never burn out. Make me a house of prayer.
Betty. Right here right now. I want to decree and declare because this is a sustaining word. These words are alive and active in our land, in the heavens, on the earth, and over the earth.
The hand of the Lord is stretched out and he is pushing back the resistance. Thus saith the Lord, I am raising a ravenous devourer that is moving through the land. My fire. It won’t be the enemy devouring. It will be my fire. The fire of my Spirit that will devour the destroyer. I have set a backfire.
I saw in the northern top, the northern portion of the nation, I saw fire. Then I began to see fire all over, of worshipers that are worshiping today.
There’s a banner over our entire nation, Bonanza. Some of you will remember the show we watched in the 60s, Bonanza. You could see that fire come across the map. I want you to know there is a devouring fire of God. There’s a Bonanza that is being released. What has been stored in this nation, the words that are living and active and full of power, those words that have been awaiting their appointed time, yay God, they’re upon us, they’re upon us, they’re upon us, they’re upon us. Bonanza Bonanza Bonanza.
Danette Riley. Every time she said Bonanza Bonanza. I decree and declare the definition of Bonanza: it’s a situation or event that creates a sudden increase in wealth, good fortune or profits. A bonanza year for the computer industry is an example.
Synonyms: a windfall, Godsend, stroke or run of luck, but it has nothing to do with luck, it has to do with covenant and our God, where we are, our legacy, our birthright, our destinies. A boon, a bonus, a blessing, a benefit, the advantage, pennies from heaven, hahaha, manna from heaven, jackpot, a large amount of something desirable.
Father, we come into agreement with this word. We come into agreement with what Betty saw. We come into agreement with the Bonanza from heaven. We thank you Father that you are opening the windows of heaven and that you are pouring out on us what cannot be contained. We thank you Lord. We praise you Father for the fire that burns off/all so that you can pour into us in Jesus name.
Laurie Myrick. When California is on fire, they start digging these trenches that keep the fire from bursting out and keep it confined within the boundaries of the ditches. I saw the wind of Holy Spirit blowing and the wind is what causes other things to catch on fire. I saw water, living water of the Word of God flowing through those trenches so the Holy Spirit can just blow over and jump. And it was going from one state to the next state to the next state. His Holy Spirit fire cannot be contained and we are a container for that fire. So as we drink the living water, it’s going to make our fire even hotter and we’re going to blaze wherever we walk, in our jobs, in our homes, in our territories, and we’re going to see the amazing, blazing in Hattiesburg, Jones County and Mississippi, across the nation. We’re going to see fire break out and spread and no one has to be afraid of this fire. I come out of a place where you can be afraid of Holy Spirit fire and I’m telling the enemy of my soul, I am no longer afraid of Holy Spirit fire because it is real and it is blazing and it can be blazing in our lives if we accept it. Receive it. Let him blow on you.
Nichole Cooper. I saw arrows on fire coming from here, from the earth and going up and out into the land. A verse came to my mind, Raise up a standard in the gates of the righteous city so the righteous may know that they can enter in. I raise up a standard right now in the presence of my enemies and I say the righteous can enter in because John said the rain/reign of righteousness has begun, and I agree.
Betty. We agree with the word spoken. He says we’re a polished arrow in the quiver of the Lord. I believe those arrows that are flying and on fire is our praise. He will bend Judah as he bends his battle bow and fill it with Ephraim. I believe that the fire is being sent out of you. The fire is being sent out of strategic places and I hear the Lord saying, It will it the mark. Those arrows will hit the mark.
Some of you know the word given. I had no idea about the Lord resourcing us. He is ready to release wealth to his people. And about the cash cows. Remember that word? Bonanza is a windfall, a cash cow. There is a flow of resources that are being released to the people of God that are ready.
Goldmine, treasure trove. I believe there is a goldmine and a treasure trove of the Word of God and the wealth of God, and it’s not just money, that is stored in the land. The land is going to yield it’s harvest in Jesus mighty name. Breakthrough, design, discovery. There’s so much in this.
Rick Riley. Adorn yourselves. Ready for the Brides Groom. Giving way for His Anointing. I AM calling you to make room to meet Me for your appointing. You worship and you warfare. You come close and say send me. I AM calling you to go there. To not fear how far, how deep. Consume My Word. Drink of Him. Ready yourselves to carry My Light further and deeper for I am not dim that I cannot move in the hearts of the lost. You are my hands and you are my feet, too. You are my body who will not suffer defeat!
Betty. Rick is a psalmist and he got that right now in here during worship. When you hear the Word of the Lord today, I want you to know that I hadn’t seen Anna’s song list. Every song we’re singing, the words that are being released, is a setup.
Kimble Love. Praise God. All that He orchestrates in the house all flows together. I believe some of you are going to receive a war chest that’s been hidden, that God is going to reveal to you. So that we’re going to be able to rise up, to have the tools that we need to overcome, to advance and destroy the works of the enemy.
Have you every tackled a job and didn’t have the right tools? You’re ineffective. You might get it done eventually but it would take forever. I tell Pastor Betty all the time, If I had the right tools I could do this, in the natural. But that carries over into the spiritual also. God is giving us new weapons of our warfare. And He’s bringing forth a war chest to bring forth new weapons to fight the enemy, to take back what he’s stolen, and we’re going to go forth in new and powerful and mighty ways. Glory. Selah. Praise God
As we continue to worship this morning, we’re going to give you an opportunity to sow into the work of the ministry with tithes, offerings and first fruits if you haven’t done that. What a joy it is to give unto the Lord as he has so freely given to us.
When we come and give and sow into the work of the ministry God supernaturally touches that. He blesses that and he gives unto you good measure, pressed down, shaken together and overflowing. I declare that, take hold of that. That this is our year for overflowing, abundant provision to come to our hands.
Maybe you’ve been believing that forever, for all your life. Well this is your year. This is your time. Put a demand on that promise and call it forth, not just one time, two times, three times, but call forth the praises of God. Knock on his door. Pull on his pants leg. Don’t stop. Bother him. He doesn’t get bothered, but bother God. Because this is your time. Don’t put up, shut up, back up, or quit believing. Press in to him like you’ve never pressed in before. Until you see the salvation of the Lord in the land of the living.
As we come today, we come to the table of the Lord. We’re going to eat of his body and drink of his blood, the New Covenant that he’s given us through his sacrifice.
The Bible tells us that on the night that Jesus was betrayed, he met with his disciples. After the supper he took bread and broke it and said, This bread is my body which is to be broken for you. Whenever you eat of it, do it in remembrance of me. Then he took the cup and blessed it and said, This cup is the New Covenant of the blood that is to be poured out for you. Whenever you drink of it, do it in remembrance of me.
Today as we come to the table we are going to eat of the bread and drink of the cup, and we’re going to supernaturally take the very DNA of our Lord Jesus Christ into our bodies. To let it mix with our soul and our spirit, to enter into our bodies to empower and equip us to go forth and be the sons of God that he created us to be. We do it in memory of Him, of the price that he paid. He came and did what we couldn’t do for ourselves. He gave his all so that we can go forth and have right relationship with Father God, to be redeemed by His blood.
Father, today we thank you for your power, for your anointing, for the blood and the body of Jesus. We thank you that as we come and partake of the cup and eat of the bread we remember the fullness of our salvation, the price that Jesus paid. And Lord we declare that we are your sons and your daughters and we receive the fullness of our salvation in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.
?Burn oh my soul, light up the fire, your fire never sleeps.
Garrick Boswell saw fire over our heads.
Betty. I would say to you, that is a true vision because today the Lord is putting his fire upon us and he is going to draw out of our lives anything that does not belong. He says he is wicking out wickedness. I see the fire of God drawing out of us what needs to come out. The Spirit of the Lord is here to draw out of our lives. He’s dropping a plumb line of righteousness
Garrick also saw milk and honey in this place today today.
Betty. He said He was going to give us a land with milk and honey. I trust the word of the Lord and the vision that Garrick has. We have stepped into the land of milk and honey. Another meaning of the word Bonanza is good. We’re in a year to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. So I’m not surprised we’re seeing visions of milk and honey.
Nita Maselle. The Lord said he’s making this place his stronghold. It’s the strong hold of the Lord that goes with the hand and the arm, the strength of God in this place. He said even the smallest of these would become a stronghold of the Lord, for strength comes from God, not from man. He said, Do you believe that I am able to do this? And I began to look up scripture and say, Yes, because by his mighty arm and his hand of power he delivered a whole nation and people. And even the weakest and the smallest did not fall because he carried them by the strength of his arm. So we say Yes.
And the tool box, Kimble. I began to see in the young ones and all of us, that he is bringing up our strengths. Even the young ones have strengths in them from God, gifts and things that have been placed in them. He is revealing the strengths.
One time he told me, Quit examining your weaknesses and start walking in your strengths. The strengths are going to rise up and You’re going to strengthen us all and they are going to contribute. The weaknesses are going to fall away. That’s what he did when he had his powerful arm to deliver the people. The enemies were cut in pieces. The enemies were defeated because the strength of the Lord came in and undergirded them.
So I declare in the name of Jesus that the strength of Almighty God comes forth in this place. And this is a stronghold of the Lord and even the least of these will become a stronghold of the power of God and the arm of his strength in Jesus name.
Father, I thank you that you are revealing and you are bringing out the strengths that you put in each one and it’s going to come forth with power and love. And the whole body, no longer will you depend on one or two or three to be a stronghold in the body. No longer because even the least will be strong in Jesus name.
Betty Love. As goes God so goes Mississippi. He says the least of you will become a thousand.
Mallory Johnson. Before Nita came up and talked about the least of these, the Lord told me to declare the fire of God over the elementary schools. I pray right now in Jesus name Lord that your fire would come and consume those in the elementary schools. The impurities would burn up and burn out in the foundation, the systematic teachings that have been taught, that they would come out in the name of Jesus.
I pray they would have new ideas and new thoughts of you. I speak to those elementary students Father to stand up and rise up and stand in righteousness in the name of Jesus.
Betty. Praise God. We agree. Father, I thank you for everything you are doing here this morning. You are bringing us into alignment for the assignment. I thank you that you are dropping a plumb line in us individually and corporately today. Father, even as Laurita looked out on the track—we’ve never seen it out there—there is a big black train engine sitting out there. It’s the big one because this train is moving.
Black represents the zeal of God and righteousness. And like Laurita said, if you’re in the red you’re owing but if you’re in the black, it’s to the good. So there is an engine here today. The engine of the Spirit of the Living God and the glory train is moving and we’re going to get on it.
PowerPoint. Wicking out Wickedness. This is a now word this morning. The Lord gave me a word years and years ago and said, There are going to be some strange and unusual things that I’m going to ask of you. I started to say the Lord gave me a peculiar word this week, but when he says something, the way he says it and what he says is very important. Many times he will give us something very unusual and perhaps we don’t know what that means because he is trying to make a point.
I have been engaged in the 21 days of Breaking through to prosperity, a 21-day initiative that Glory of Zion, Chuck Pierce, released. We are in alignment with Global Spears. As I began to pray, on the 25th the Lord said,
“Golan Heights, Betty, There’s something in the Golan Heights for you. It’s been a disputed land. The enemy trafficks in land dispute to rob the righteous. But I am giving you the land, even as Joshua and Caleb. Lead my people into their possession. I’m wicking out the wickedness. I am dealing with wickedness. Look it up. You are sent to recover lost inheritances. Simultaneously, instantaneously, like it never happened.”
When the Lord gave the word that he was wicking out wickedness, I began to seek him. We are in a 21-day fast, Miracle City/Love Ministries families, and it will end on Thursday the 31st at sundown. The Lord has been giving me dreams. For the last few nights I have had dreams that have brought deliverance to me. There have been things where he has come into the very core of my being and he has wicked it out.
If you have on moisture-wicking fabric, like the Columbia shirts that have the ability if they get wet or if you perspire to draw that moisture away from your skin.
I woke up at 3:45 a.m. Saturday morning and by 4:45 I had dreamed what seemed like it lasted for years. The deliverance that came and what it produced was over the top. It ended one era and started another. I shared the dream with Kimble and we prayed and talked about it and it brought a oneness to us in agreement. Not only agreement for us but for the house and those connected with us in the body of Christ.
He is uprooting things in your life and he is going to reveal things to you that you didn’t even know were there. What needs to go is going to go because you are moving into your destiny and your inheritance. He doesn’t want any robbery.
Last night I dreamed I was in Hope Fellowship—it was but it wasn’t. There was a man of God as the set person over this ministry and he began to sit by me and talk about worship and he was talking to this group of people about me. This is already in her and she has this, but he was praying and drawing it out of me.
God is going to take hold of your reins even in the night season through dreams, visions and encounters to bring you into the fullness of what he’s ordained for you.
Amos 7:8. And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said, “See, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people.”
If you want to know what the Spirit of the Lord is doing right now, he is dropping a plumb line in the people of God in this nation.
Wicking out wickedness. If something is wicked out, it draws it to the surface. Another example of something that has a wicking ability is a paintbrush. When you put a paintbrush in paint, the bristles have the ability to draw the paint up into the brush. In a candle, the wick has the ability when it’s in the oil or whatever to draw it up to fuel the fire. The fire is the agent causing the wick to burn and whatever it’s pulling up out of, it’s going to begin to drain that source.
Genesis 6:5-8. The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the Lord said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth—men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air—for I am grieved that I have made them.” But Noah found favor (or grace) in the eyes of the Lord.
This is the precursor to the destruction of the earth with the flood. The reason is because of wickedness. We might think that wickedness is just them out there. No. There’s wickedness in here. The Lord is going to deal with the wickedness in my heart and your heart and in your life. One of the meanings of wickedness is lawlessness. When you violate the law of the land, you’ve entered into wickedness. There are a lot of different things. We ignore it and think it doesn’t matter, but it’s the little foxes that spoil the vine.
You look at facebook or the news and what you see is making you firecracker mad and you are saying it is wickedness. The Lord is saying to me and you first, take the plank out of your eye and then you can remove the speck out of someone else’s. It is time for judgment to begin in the house of God so that we can be an instrument of righteousness in the earth. I don’t mean being ugly and mean and full of hate or reciprocating what we see. I mean releasing the love of God, the lovingkindness of God that brings men unto repentance. He is going to pour it out. Where you encounter someone who is bound in sin or bound in wickedness and you say, Come out and be free in Jesus name. And they get free. He is separating you and me unto Him.
I can’t do it on my best day and I thank God that it’s not my part to identify wickedness in you or me or pull it out. But he said, I am wicking out wickedness. I am going to separate wickedness from the soul and the flesh in the body of Christ. The only way it won’t happen is if you don’t surrender.
You have an opportunity in this room today to be delivered of things that have plagued you, maybe pre-womb, generationally. There is a freedom and he has come to do it.
Romans 1:18-19. “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.”
Father, I ask you to open every heart and every ear in here this morning, mine first, and those that are watching. Lord as I decree and declare your word this morning, I thank you it is not chained, it is not bound. I thank you that it goes far-reaching, even beyond the walls of this place because I’m releasing this word to the rulers and authorities, powers of darkness and spirits of wickedness in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus.
Father, I thank you that your word goes and it accomplishes the assignment that it is sent to accomplish. I thank you that heaven runs on this word. I thank you that it is going to produce in every heart of every hearer in this house and those that are watching or will watch again.
I thank you Lord that it is a life-giving word. I thank you Lord that Truth is here today and working with us. I thank you that Freedom has come, for where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.
And Father I stand before you today on behalf of the land and on behalf of the people, and Lord I acknowledge not only in this place but in this nation, I acknowledge and confess idolatry, innocent bloodshed, broken covenants and immorality. Any disobedience to your word is rebellion and is sin.
Lord there have been sins of iniquity and transgression. And it hasn’t stopped. It’s continued. So on behalf of the people, on behalf of the nation Lord, we see what you’re doing, we see what you’re going to do. You say Bonanza, the fire, the fire, the fire, the fire. The fire, the Ruach. We say Yes to Awakening. Yes to this fire that’s burning across this nation.
That where the enemy has come to devour, you are setting your own devouring fire. And Lord God you are unstoppable. What is written in the book of this nation, what is written in the book of your people, individually and corporately, from sea to sea, coast to coast, Lord we say, Be it unto us according to your word, your will and your way.
I decree and declare that the Lord God Almighty, Yeshua Hamashiach, Adonai Elohim, Yahweh, is wicking out wickedness in his people and in our nation in Jesus mighty name.
I want to hold to the Word of God. It’s time we answer people with the Word.
Romans 1:16. I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last just as it is written: ‘the righteous will live by faith.’
The righteousness that you and I have comes and it is imputed through our believing and receiving Jesus Christ. Your righteousness and my righteousness is not based on us observing or obeying the law. I’m in right standing with God right now and so are you because of Jesus Christ. Period. The End. The Blood. Glory.
:18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
They can look at the sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, the order, they can recognize that there is a creator. You can look at a baby as it forms in the mother’s womb and you can recognize that there is a creator.
:21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful, indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
:28 Furthermore, since they did not think it worth while to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless (they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy).
Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
This is important. We need to hear this.
2:1 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment?
I want you to understand. It’s not that we don’t judge righteous. I’m not saying don’t judge what you see, or don’t speak to that or speak in love. What I’m saying is, If you have the same thing going on in your life, and it is equated with the definition of the same thing even though you might not be doing That thing, you are watered down(?)
I do know the truth. Demons recognize you in the spirit realm. They see us. They see whether we’re abiding in Christ and covered and clothed or if we’re out there just naming it, claiming it, blabbing it, just making a whole lot of noise when there’s no clout behind it. It’s really pride and arrogance. One of the roots of wickedness, the causes of wickedness, that leads to wickedness, is pride and arrogance. God gives grace to the humble. I can’t live this life on my best day. There are people that are in sin, in ungodly lifestyles, people I know and love, and that does not change my love for them. It doesn’t change my love for someone that is in a homosexual lifestyle, or an ungodly lifestyle, what would not line up with the Word of God. Because you know what? If they don’t ever see Christ how are they going to know the difference? How we represent Him matters.
One of the things Chuck released was to guard our eyes and guard our mouth and guard our ears and be slow in forming opinions and let truth form in us. We are seeing things in our nation that we thought we would never see so blatantly. So we need to allow the truth of God’s Word to form in us. So that when we open our mouths His Word comes out of us with power.
2:3 So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
It goes on about God not showing favoritism and it goes back to that there is a righteousness apart from the law. And how we, Gentiles, who have the Spirit of the Lord do the things that Israel isn’t living up to. They’re trying to live the law. Yet, the ones who have the Spirit are able to fulfill the law. This is the thing. There is the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus that has set us free from the law of sin and death.
The Word of God says that if we’ll walk in the Spirit, if we’ll live in the Spirit, if we’ll abide in the Spirit, we won’t fulfill the lust of the flesh. We’ve got the Governor in the house. We’ve got the Carrier in the house. We’ve got the Helper. He’s baptizing you with fire today. Whatever is in you and me, and I think there are some things that are going to go we’re not even aware of—attitudes, thoughts, thinking, that he’s going to draw out because he wants to change a nation.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. Psalm 89:14 What goes before God everywhere he goes? Love. There is a day of judgment that is going to come at the end of time. There is a Judgment Day. To say there’s not is a lie. There is a real hell and there is a real heaven. And people right now are living eternal life. You are living eternal life. If you said Yes to Jesus you have eternal life in the heavenly realm. People right now that are not saved are living eternally. They just don’t know where they’re going to be. We are eternal beings. Human beings are eternal beings. You will spend eternity in heaven or hell. That is the truth. That is what the Word says so that’s what I believe.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne. He wants us to be on the right foundation. He is having us as a house stripped to the foundation and He is dropping a plumb line of righteousness. We’re in the month of Shevat and it’s a month of His Righteousness.
“I am wicking out wickedness.” In order to understand this, what is wickedness? The state of being wicked, of mental disregard for justice, righteousness, truth, honor, virtue. Evil in thought and life, depravity, sinfulness, criminality. All of these things came out of the Bible dictionary of what wickedness is. So we have to ask ourselves, Are we operating in any of those things?
- Morally objectionable behavior. How do we know what behavior is good? The Word of God says, Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, except that which is used to building others up. Are you a gossip? Do you let stuff fly out of your mouth? Do you curse? If you let a word slip here or there, get over yourself and come on. It’s not ok and I’m not condemning you. I’m just saying that He wants that objectionable behavior and whatever excuse I have made for it, me first. This is not me telling you; this has been cutting me. He is coming in with a wick to pull any kind of objectionable behavior out of your life.It is Psalm 139:23-24. Search me and know me Lord and see if there is any offensive or wicked or hurtful way in me and lead me in the way everlasting. Search me and know me. That means, I want you to be so intimate with me, I want you to do a computer file run on me, look at me with those eyes of blazing fire, and let’s just do this thing. We’re at war over the lives of the unborn. We’re at war for the birthright and destiny of a nation who has been the breadbasket for the world. When they start sending evangelists and missions to us, there is an issue.
- Absence of Moral or Spiritual Values. There are denominations that are embracing abominations in the Word of God. Now I know people in the room might not want to hear this: Oh she’s being hard. No. I’m being truthful. Because the word of God that came to me first in the 80s was, Betty you’re going to preach a last day message of repentance. This is the message. Why do we need a last day message of repentance? Because it is a call for the sons of God to return to true plumb, to foundational truths of this Word.There will be a remnant in the land until He comes and we go and meet Him in the air that will be holding to what is written. I want to be a part of that remnant. I want to be part of the Remnant. I am part of the Remnant. But I want the plumb line to come in you and come in me, and if there is anything that is morally and spiritually off in me, if there is error that I believe about this Word, if there is any place that I have allowed Leviathan to come in and twist me and corrupt something in my thinking, I want the incorruptible Word of God seed to sprout up and spring up in me out of my spirit man, because I want to know the truth, because the truth will set me free.
- The quality of being wicked.
- Estrangement from God. If you are cut off or you know somebody that is cut off from God or estranged from Him, it’s wickedness.
- The quality of being disgusted to the senses or emotion. Those are five attributes.
Synonyms: evil-doing, evil, evilness, sin, sinfulness, iniquity, iniquitousness, vileness, foulness, baseness, badness, wrong. I’m sure with me this week, you have said over some things, That’s just wrong. I’m not telling you to silence your voice. We are to stand for the fatherless. We are to stand for the widows. We are to stand for the voiceless. We are to stand in righteousness and truth. It is not ‘anything goes.’ It is not being politically correct, saying, That’s ok; you’re ok; I’m ok.
We cannot be a silent church. The Lord is ready for you to lift your voice, but when you lift it, He wants you to be unmixed. He will give you a mouth and wisdom your adversaries, your opposers will not be able to resist or contradict. He will cause you to be wise as a serpent and as innocent as a dove. You know why you need to be wise as a serpent? Because we are dealing with The Serpent. We are dealing with Satan. We are dealing with Leviathan who is trying to divide and twist a nation. We are dealing with demonic entities in the land and in the water and in the air.
Wrong-doing, dishonesty, double-dealing. Are there any places in your life where you are dishonest? Taxes? I’m just saying. He is wanting to do a work in us that is beyond our ability but not beyond His. If He says, I am wicking out dishonesty, is there a place that you have self-deceived yourself? And you can’t see the truth? And you’re pointing a finger at everybody else or your nearest and dearest, and you’re doing it ten times worse than anybody around you and you can’t see it? Wick it out, Lord.
Double-dealing. Unscrupulousness, roguery, villainy, rascality, delinquency, viciousness, degeneracy, depravity, dissolution, dissipation, immorality, vice, perversion, pervertedness, corruption, corruptness, turpitude, devilry, devilishness, fiendishness, ungodliness, godlessness, unholiness, irreligiousness, sacrilegiousness, profanity, blasphemy, impiety, impiousness, irreverence, impurity, heinousness, crookedness, shadiness, malfeasance, knavery, deviltry, peccability, peccancy.
All of those are synonyms for wickedness and then you can look up each one of those things and what comes under it. It is in the heart.
Wickedness. In the New Testament, Ephesians 6:10-18. Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood. What you are seeing going on in different areas of the country is not a struggle against flesh and blood. There is a war going on in the heavenlies and we’re tearing down wicked principalities. Worship is our warfare. When we come in here that is part of what we are participating in.
Our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, authorities, powers of darkness, spirits of wickedness in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full and mighty armor. And having done all to stand, stand. With the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, your feet shod with the shoes of the preparation of the gospel of peace, with the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit.
That word ‘spirits of wickedness’ is ponēria. And it’s where we get the word pornography. There is so much sexual sin in the body of Christ, and it’s not just men, it’s women, too. And it is rampant. Depravity. Hidden. He is going to wick it out and bring it to the surface in your life. He’ll remove it today. But if you deny the truth, I can guarantee you, get ready; there is exposure coming. It just is. You’re going to see more exposure in this country in the next days and weeks and months. Everything that can be shaken is going to be shaken.
If you are fully repentant and there are areas you’re still recovering in, God is very gracious. He is very gracious. But if you have become hard and you refuse the warnings and the drawing of the lovingkindness of God, and then when he starts sending other people to say, Hey I had this dream about you, or I saw you over there. And then somebody that really loves you. There are people in my life right now that really love me and they’re not out to get me or be ugly or wicked towards me. And if they come and say, Hey! Whooo! You want to fall on the ground. Because if He has to send somebody to tell you, it’s because you’ve not heard Him or you’ve not been willing to listen. I’m really telling you the love of God is here. I’m not trying to be mean. So if you’re seeing this a different way, please don’t.
Wickedness is depravity, iniquity, malice. Malice: to do evil with purpose, desires in doing so with intent. Intentional commission of a wrongful act that is absent from any justification from the person committing it. The intent to cause harm to others, most of all God. It is a conscious violation of the law that injures an individual or individuals. In this case it never injures God but it does injure those with whom it is directed against and certainly injures the person committing such a thing. Since the wages of sin is death.
If you have on-going sin in your life, even though you are saved by grace through faith, and you have a place in heaven in Christ Jesus, sin produces death. The longer you allow it to stay in your life the more Satan is going to have access to you and he is going to take as much as he can for as long as he can. Until you come to your senses and decide, I don’t want to do this anymore.
I’m telling you up front, this is a visitation this morning from the Lord to wick wickedness out of us. It might be an attitude. It might be a fault. I’m not saying you’ve got this big blatant whatever. But get a pebble your shoe and walk from here to midtown. You’re not going to get to the corner before you’re going to know it’s there and want it out. It’s doesn’t have to be a big boulder you’re trying to carry to midtown. You can put that down. But if it’s in your shoe it will corrupt your walk.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. Psalm 89:14.
Isaiah 28:16-18 “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed. (That is Jesus. He is our Cornerstone.) I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the plumb line; hail will sweep away your refuge, the lie, and water will overflow your hiding place. Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the grave will not stand.
I believe this is what He is poised and doing in our nation right now. Do it in me first, Lord. Never be afraid to do this. You’re not running from him; you’re running to him. We’re not under the wrath of God; we’re under the mercy of God. His mercies are new every morning. Justice and mercy present themselves every morning and you can get up and say, Lord I surrender to your justice and your mercy. So you get plumbed every day. Plumbed every day. Plumbed every day.
On that plumb line, I see the silver part is redemption and then the cord. Through that plumb line he is going to wick out anything that’s not in plumb with him. If he says he’s doing it, he’s doing it. Our part is Yes and Amen. Be it unto me according to your word.
Any loosely woven piece of fabric, braided, something can go up through, whether it’s moisture or oil, whatever, paint from a paintbrush, it has the ability to draw it up and out.
Wicking is the action to move moisture by capillary action from the inside to the surface. When He says, I am wicking out wickedness, that says that He is going to draw out of the inside of me whatever needs to come out. And He’s going to bring it to the surface. Some of those things will be in your face and you’ll say, Oh dear God, I didn’t know that was there. Other things He will take in his mercy and grace and you’ll never know He did it. You’ll just start thinking differently, talking differently, having a different attitude toward someone.
Wicking. The act of God removing or drawing wickedness from within the heart, the spirit, the soul and the body, and the body of man. In the dream I had night before last, because there was something so painful to me that I could not face, I had been in a place for fourteen months where I actually saw somebody with me and I interacted with them. Even though they were gone, they were with me.
There was an opportunity in the dream and a place where a psychologist came and was going to minister deliverance to me. I could see a cameo of that happening when Kimble reminded me in the dream. She sat out in the audience and he said, You know when you preached that time, she came with the intent to deliver you. Which I saw that in the soul.
There was another time in the dream when a deliverance minister came. But Kimble as my husband rose up in this place and he said, When she is ready to face that and deal with it, she will. But you can’t minister to her psychologically and you can’t minister deliverance to her. It really had to do with the spirit, soul and body. Because when she is ready, she will see it. And I saw it. It was a great healing that took place, that I wasn’t even aware of.
It had to do with removing a root of fear that had been with me for a long time. So He went to the very core of it. You can go to the shrink. You can go to every deliverance minister in the world, but until you are ready to come face to face with that thing, forget it. It’s face to face time because our Husband has stood up and He’s a jealous God. And He is going to deal with Baal-Peor. Numbers 25.
And the Lord said to me, Amos, because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:12-13.
II Peter 2:15-16. They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness. But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey—a beast without speech—who spoke with a man’s voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.
This is to one of the churches. Revelation 2:14-15. Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: you have people there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin by eating food sacrificed to idols and by committing sexual immorality.
Where the Lord took me this week and what He showed me is in Numbers 25. I started in Genesis and went to Revelation looking for wicked and wickedness and just what it meant. When Israel was getting ready to enter into the promised land, they came upon the Moabites and the Midianites. When they first came out of Egypt, God would not let them attack the Moabites. He had them come peacefully through and not bother them. But because of the number of the Israelites, Balak the king of Moab, called Balaam who was a soothsayer. He was prophetic but he was not operating. Balak hired Balaam to come and curse Israel.
Initially he wasn’t going to go. God told him to go but told him to wait. He did not follow God’s instruction. He saddled his donkey and he went on his way to that area of Moab. When he gets to the place to cross the bridge, the Angel of the Lord is there to oppose him and kill him because he has not listened. The donkey’s eyes are opened to see this Angel so he stops and Balaam starts beating the donkey. She sits down. Not gonna go. If a donkey can prophesy, you can prophesy.
The Lord opened the mouth of the donkey and she told him, Have I ever not obeyed you? They have this discourse. Then he knows the Angel of the Lord is there and he hears the voice of the Lord and gets instruction. I came to kill you and oppose you, but.
So he lets him pass. The thing is, Balaam is going to curse Israel but God says, No, you’re not going to curse Israel because you’re going to say what I put in your mouth.
Now he’s doing it for money. There are three high places. The first place that Balaam goes and the first thing he says to Balak is, I can only say what the Lord puts in my mouth. He tells him to bring seven rams to sacrifice; seven is covenant. And all he could do is bless Israel.
Then Balak said perhaps if you come to this point. He’s trying to get an angle on you and me if he can. The Word of the Lord is, I can’t curse what God has blessed. God has blessed the Israelites, so even though I go to three points, offer seven rams on each high place, I can’t get an angle on them because God has only put blessing in my mouth. You cannot curse what God has blessed.
The issue is this. He couldn’t get an angle on them to curse them. We are the seed of Abraham. He has redeemed us from the curse of the law. The only way he could get a grip on them was to entice them to sin. So he used the Moabite women and their demonic god Baal-Peor. Look up Baal-Peor. You’ll see everything you’re seeing in our nation right now, even rooted in Molech, passing your children through the fire.
Baal-Peor is lord of the opening, the god of the Moabites, worshiped by obscene writs, so-called for Mount Peor, where this worship was to celebrate. The Israelites fell into worship of this idol, the Devastator.
The scriptures speak of an incident where Israel is led astray into sexual sin. The seriousness of this event is so significant that God warns the church in Revelation against this sort of idolatry.
The elders of Moab left with rewards of divination to hire Balaam son of Beor, which means burning, who was a soothsayer.
Baal-Peor was depicted as a naked woman or a bearded demon with an open mouth, horns and sharply pointed nails. The open mouth being an indicator of sexual writs used to worship him. And there is more.
This plumb line that God is dropping, it is time to guard our hearts, our eyes. It is the spirit that comes to destroy marriages. God has made sex for marriage, in those confines. It is a blessing and it is nothing to be ashamed of. But we have allowed the enemy and society to take and pervert what is truly a blessing. The Lord says it’s time for homes and marriages to be restored. There is a spirit of prostitution and whoredom in this nation and the Lord is going to wick out wickedness.
Lessons from Balaam.
A spirit of whoredoms/prostitution and abominations is also being released in these last days to prevent you from obtaining the promises of God. This temptation happened to Israel right as they were prepared to enter the promised land. They had overcome 40 years in the wilderness and were right on the edge of victory.
I am saying to you in this room, within the hearing of this message, you are on the edge of your victory. You are here, ready to enter into your promises, or you are already stepping into them. One of the things the enemy tries to bring in our lives that we need to learn from Israel’s history, is a spirit of prostitution. And that is not just sexual sin, but that is a portion of it.
No one can take your Godly inheritance away from you, but you can compromise it through disobedience and idolatry. Remember, the Moabites were powerless against Israel until Israel opened up the door through sin.
The Word of God says that no temptation has seized you and me but what is common to man. It’s a common thing. If you have a most vile thought or temptation. So what? It is a common thing to man. Don’t be ashamed or beat up by it. Recognize it for what it is, cast it down and out. No temptation has seized you but what is common. But God is faithful. He’ll not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can bear but will provide a way out for you to stand up under it. So don’t say the devil made me do it. God always has a way for you.
We must stay before God and ask that our motives and hearts be kept pure. If there is any part of you that still wants something from this world, you will find a way to skirt along God’s commands—giving an appearance of obedience, while you really seek after that which your heart is set upon. While we can try to fool others, even ourselves, we cannot fool God.
II Corinthians 6:14-7:1. Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God.
As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” “Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, say the Lord Almighty.”
Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
This is the Word of God. This is the Word that reads me and measures me and works in me. If I don’t tell you this, then I am doing you a great disservice and injustice. You want presence and power and God using you as an instrument in the earth to bring His kingdom? You cannot have it both ways. Mixture will only take you so far.
So He’s wanting to draw it out of us. Again, that doesn’t mean you treat people like they have the plague. And you walk around with a religious spirit and be mean and ugly. The reputation of some of those Christians—they are mean as all get-out. No. They’ll know that we are His disciples by our love. It’s the love of God that is going to bring man to repentance.
Our kingdom mindset is not holding on until Jesus comes and raptures us out of here. Our kingdom mindset is we are going forth with the light and the glory and the gospel of the kingdom. We’re going to allow the lovingkindness of God to flow out of us. And you know there has to be relationship sometimes before you can speak into someone’s life. But being married to someone, living with someone, hanging out with someone, when you’re not strong enough to be there and be that witness, Big Mistake!
Bad company corrupts good character.
Romans 6:11-14. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil (wicked) desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness. For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.
Grace is God’s supernatural ability in us enabling us to do what we can’t do on our best day. So when you feel like, Oh dear God. Or you know the thing is going on, cry out for His mercy and grace. Lord, I can’t do this but you can in me. Here I am. And He will do it. Grace.
Titus 2:11-14. For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say No to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and Godly lives in this present age. While we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for Himself a people that are His very own, eager to do what is good.
Wickedness can’t run roughshod over you and me when Jesus has paid the price to deliver us from it. So he is coming to deliver and wick out wickedness from our lives. Here we are. He is doing it.
II Timothy 2:19. Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.” 15940 The Word of God says because God’s seed remains in us, we will not continue in sin. Sin will come to an end in the life of a true believer.
And thank God for the New Covenant, a better covenant. Jeremiah 31:31-34.
And He is the Mediator of this New Covenant. Hebrews 8:10. He says, I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God and they shall be my people. Because we couldn’t live by the law.
Hebrews 8:12-13. For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” By calling this covenant “New,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear. I was one of the worse sinners. I just lived in the world and lived like a hellion. But God. When He came in, it was His lovingkindness that wicked out the wickedness. If you had told me, You’re going to hell in a hand basket and you need to do this and this and this, I would have laughed in your face. Maybe told you a few things. But God.
But when He comes—and He is irresistible now—He knows when your time is. And He will keep coming and keep coming. You may say, That was before I was saved, I just thought I was saved—get over yourself. You were probably saved. You just walked like a carnal Christian. Don’t renew your mind, don’t armor up, you’re going to be a target. We can’t do it on our own. We can’t live apart from Him and walk in truth and life and have it all. We just can’t.
But He will love you and He will wick wickedness out of you. What you will find is that He has a way of eliminating sin and bad attitudes and wrong hearts out of us. And sometimes we need to be patient with people as they process. I’m a prophet and it’s cut and dried, now. He says it, he cuts it. I’d rather you go to the root of that thing and get it over with. I don’t go to the beach and ease in. Prophets are going to dive in. But there are people who need to ease in. How you process and how He works with you, that’s you and Him. Let Him.
If He says to you or me or the body of Christ, I’m wicking out wickedness, well go now.
The Armor. You want to protect yourself. Armor up. Every piece of that armor is important. Ephesians 6:11-12. Because our struggle is not against flesh and blood but spirits of wickedness in high places. Because of the spiritual warfare that we are in, we armor up with the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, our feet shod with the shoes of the preparation of the gospel of peace. We take up the shield of faith to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. We put on the helmet of salvation. We wield the sword of the Spirit and pray.
We are being mantled for war. He is putting the robe of state: a change of raiment on you to equip you for war, arm you for war, rescue you from the places you need to be rescued, to be equipped, to go equipped, to be armed.
Satan was accusing Zechariah before the Lord and He said to bring him a fresh mantle. That mantle is what was just described. He wanting to clothe you, wick wickedness out and reclothe you for this season. Mantle you for war.
Zechariah 3:1,2 Then he showed me Joshua, the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him.
The Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?”
I didn’t know they were singing Send Me this morning. Here it is.
Isaiah 6:8 Here I am. Send me. Remove the wickedness, the iniquitous behavior. The send is upon us.
The Sword of the Spirit. Hebrews 4:12. For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning (judging) the thoughts and intentions (attitudes) of the heart.
The entrance of the Word brings life. It revives the soul. So—the armor, the Spirit of the Lord, and the Word of God is what is going to keep you in that place.
Jesus said, Because the Lord loves righteousness and hates wickedness, the Lord has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of gladness. As the Lord begins to separate you from the things of the world, and even fine-tuning attitudes, and you begin to see those things that have been in here, but are out there, and even what’s going on in our nation, you will begin to hate wickedness. Not the person, but the act.
And when you begin to hate wickedness, the Lord will set you above it. Instead of ruling and governing you or running roughshod over you, He will set you above wickedness by anointing you with the oil of gladness.
So even in a world that is shaking, and even when there is corruption, or vileness, or maliciousness toward you, you can remain in joy when everybody else is having a hard time. So don’t say, Well you don’t know what I’m living under. You’re only living under it because you’re allowing yourself to. You might be living there. You might be dealing with it. But you don’t have to live under anything. Because you are seated with Him. Regardless of what you’re doing.
So Father, right now in the name of Jesus I thank you for your word today. I thank you for the move of your Spirit. I thank you for strengthening every person sitting in this room this afternoon. I thank you that you said, I am wicking out wickedness. So Father, any place we’ve enthroned or entertained or bowed down to Baal-Peor, Lord, in our lives or in our land, anything that we have entered into and come into agreement with the kingdom of darkness, with wickedness, where we allowed wickedness in high places to rule over us or our land, our territories, tents or treasuries, Father I’m asking and I’m coming into agreement with you now, that you will wick wickedness out of our lives, out of our land, out of our territories, out of our tents and our treasuries.
And Lord, that you will release your plumb line in us and bring us up in your righteousness, Jesus, and that you will overwhelm us with your cords, your wick, of lovingkindness that will literally just draw it up out of us and out of our lives in Jesus name. So that we can go and be a conduit of the glory and the goodness and the righteousness of our God, the fire of God, and release it in the land. Yay God.
We thank you Lord that fire is upon every person in this room and you are doing what we can’t do on our best day. I break all condemnation off of this body, anyone hearing this word. And Lord I thank you that it comes with conviction of Holy Spirit and the love of God and the grace of God to change change change change change change change. Completion, in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.