12/22/19 Miracle City Global
Judah Goes First
Anna Love. As I asked the Lord what to share today, I kept hearing the word ‘Wonder.’ It’s not, I wonder what is going to happen? Or the wonder that comes with dread. But it’s the wonder of the Lord, that longing, that mystery you want to know. It’s something that inspires you. I believe it’s the season to be filled with wonder and the awe of the Lord.
Some people really love this season. And then it’s a really hard season for others. I think this morning the Lord wants us to be filled with his wonder, with his joy, with longing to know the mysteries of himself.
I was seeing that when we surrender even those feelings that aren’t so great to the Lord, it allows an access point for him to begin to pour out his wonder, to pour out his peace, to pour out his joy on us. Because sometimes you can be stuck in a place of depression or anger or despair, etc., and you’re setting yourself in a place where you’re not surrendered to God. Where you’re not surrendered to the possibility of joy.
You know where it says our hope was gone, sometimes we put ourselves in a place where our hope is so far gone we can’t see anything else. But this morning I believe the wonder of God is coming in like a wave and it’s pulling out that stuff that doesn’t need to be and bringing in the blessing.
What is Wonder? A feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. It’s the quality of a person or thing that causes wonder.
Whenever we are in the presence of the Lord or even going about our daily lives, we should allow his wonder to fill us, to fill our hearts and minds. We’ve been talking about looking at things differently, waking up each day and just acknowledging the goodness of God. Waking up each day and just being thankful you woke up and have another day, another opportunity. It’s being filled with his wonder.
Wonder. It’s a strange or remarkable person, thing, or event. Having remarkable properties or abilities. It’s a surprising event or situation. It’s a desire, to be curious or know something. It’s a feeling of admiration or amazement. Marvel. Being surprised.
All these things mark how we should be viewing this season, and how we should be viewing the Lord in this season.
No matter what things look like, no matter what things feel like, if you position yourself to be in the wonder of God, then it’s an access point for his joy to begin to come in, for his peace to begin to come in, for his hope to begin to come in.
So maybe if this is a hard time for you, position yourself in a new way. Pull yourself out of the place that you’re always in and try something different. What’s it going to hurt? I really think that’s where we are this morning. If we’ve done the same thing over and over again, just do something different. Sometimes it’s just moving from that place of familiarity into something new that changes everything. One small thing can change your whole world.
Think about your vantage point. If you look at something from one angle and then move to a different angle, you can see things you haven’t seen before. We have to be willing to move from where we’ve been to where we’re going.
I feel this scripture is very fitting for today, for this season, for the word Wonder. But also for the blessings to come.
But also on that judgment day I will restore David’s house that has fallen to pieces. I will repair the holes in the roof, replace the broken windows, fix it up like new. David’s people will be strong again and seize what’s left of the enemy’s kingdom plus everyone else under my sovereign judgement. God’s decree. He will do this.
Has anyone felt like their tent has fallen? Or like you’re in despair or you’ve been laid siege to? I feel like this has been an amazing year for different people, but it has also been one of the hardest years for different people.
I believe this a promise of the Lord he’s had for us for this year. Remember, 2019 isn’t over. If this is your promise and you don’t see it yet, don’t stop holding on because it’s coming.
Yes indeed, it won’t be long now. God’s decree. Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once. And everywhere you look, blessings, blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills.
I will make everything right again for my people, Israel. They’ll rebuild their ruined cities. They’ll plant vineyards and drink good wine. They’ll work with their gardens and eat fresh vegetables. And I will plant them, plant them on their own land. They’ll never again be uprooted from the land I’ve given them. God, your God, says so.
That’s a promise. Every time I read this scripture, it fills me with wonder of the things the Lord has already done. It’s thinking back on things, but it’s also thinking of the things he’s going to do, and filling us with wonder. We’ve been talking about dreams, and about hope being restored. If your hope is being restored, then it almost allows that wonder to come to the forefront of your mind.
Because then you think, instead of, Nothing is ever going to get better; things aren’t ever going to look differently, etc.; you start having the wonder of the possibilities of the good things to come.
Like I’ve been saying, it’s time we changed our position. If you’ve been one way for so long or only able to see it once way, just move to a different place. What’s it going to hurt? I like we’re in a season and a time where the Lord is changing everything. It’s not a bad change. It’s a good change.
As I was thinking of Wonder I thought of Luke 2. It’s very familiar this time of year, but I thought of when the angel appeared to the shepherds and they were terrified. After that, I’m sure they were filled with wonder, and oh the possibilities. Who is this baby? And who is this couple? Where are we going? We have to get there!
Further in scripture it says after the shepherds come and they’ve seen Mary and Joseph and Jesus, it says Mary pondered or treasured up all these things in her heart. Can you imagine being really a child and an angel of the Lord appearing to you and saying, You’re going to carry the Son of God? And going though all the different things, the shame that could have come, the questioning of whether Joseph would still want to marry her, going through all that, to the birth of Jesus in a stable?
But after the shepherds come and the different ones come to see the child, she starts pondering on and thinking upon the things that were said to her, the prophecy fulfilled. Wouldn’t you be filled with such a deep sense of wonder and awe at how great and good God is?
I believe just as this is a birthing year, and it’s the time of year we acknowledge and we talk about the birth of Jesus, it’s also time for things to be birthed in our lives, where we can be filled with the same wonder that Mary was as she sat there with Jesus.
I hope this brings encouragement and joy to you because we’re not waiting anymore. We’re in it. We’re doing the stuff. It’s real and it’s awesome.
I want to decree Psalm 65 over us this morning.
Psalm 65. Praise awaits you, our God in Zion. To you our vows will be fulfilled. You who answers prayer, to you all people will come. When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions. Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts. We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple.
You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds. God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth, and of the farthest seas, who formed the mountains by your power, having armed yourself with strength, who stilled the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the turmoil of the nations.
The whole earth is filled with the awe of your wonders, where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it.
You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops. You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.
That’s where we are. It’s a time to shout for joy and sing, because of the wonders, the good deeds, the great things God has done.
Danette Riley. As Anna was sharing, the Lord said that we have to be intentional. Intentional means done on purpose, done by design. When she talked about David’s fallen tent, it’s in-tent-ional, it’s in the tent. We must stay in the tent with the Lord to be able to do what she is talking about. We’re in the tent.
Anna. Father, we thank you for this morning. Lord, I thank you that the awe of your wonder fills this place. Father, I thank you that you are washing away what has been, that we are stepping into the new. We step into the new this morning. Lord, let our faith arise like a child. Father, I thank you that the joy of the season will arise in your people. Give us peace where we feel shaky.
Father, I thank you that your mercies are new every morning and we step into that mercy, that mercy overflowing. Father, I thank you for your presence in this place. Jesus, presence yourself among us. I thank you for a stirring of your Spirit this morning. I thank you that any place where we’ve felt weary or complacent, or doubt or depression or fear, anything that’s tried to come in, it has no place this morning.
Father, I thank you for that wonder, that awe, that joy and peace, for your love, everything that you desire for us, filling this place, filling our spirits, filling our hearts and minds. We position ourselves for all that you have for us. We move from where we’ve been and from stuck places, into the new place that you have for us.
Father, I thank you that we’re coming into a wide open space, a wide open space with you, and where it’s felt hard and where the road’s been tough and things have been narrow, I thank you that you have a beautiful wide open space for us. And it’s going to be worth it all.
Lord, I thank you for the testing of our faith. I thank you for the trials. And I thank you for the hard times. I thank you for when things didn’t work out and I thank you for when things seemed like they wouldn’t happen. Lord, I thank you for all those times leading up to now where you are breaking forth and breaking out, because you’re always right on time. We say Yes to it.
?May we never lose our wonder. Wide-eyed, mystified. May we be just like a child staring at the beauty of our King. You are beautiful in all your ways. Yes you are, Jesus. How beautiful, how glorious you are, Jesus. You fascinate us with all you are, with your love. There is no one like you. You are holy holy. Only one word comes to mind. Only one word to describe, Holy. Holy is the Lord God Almighty. Our eyes are on you, Jesus. I fix my eyes on my beloved. My eyes are on you.
Danette. I hear the Lord saying that we have movement. We have movement. It’s time to move. I see two mountains and I see someone or us standing on the mountain. The Lord said, Take the leap. It’s Leap Year. Take the leap of faith. It’s time to move.
Father, I thank you that you have not given us a spirit of fear but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Lord, we come into agreement with the word you gave Anna this morning. It’s time to move. It’s time to move.
We’re not stuck. Those that are in quicksand, or those that are afraid to take the leap, Father, I thank you that faith is not a feeling. Faith is not a feeling. Lord, I thank you for crossover. The Lord said it’s time to cross over. Don’t miss our moment. Don’t miss the crossing.
?Anna. We position ourselves. We are moving from where we’ve been. We are stepping, leaving the past. We are moving into your mercy. What has been has come to an end and we’re stepping into glory. We’re stepping into glory. It’s your never-ending story. We step into your glory, Jesus. All is for your glory.
We won’t be satisfied with anything ordinary. We won’t be satisfied at all. I want it all, not just a portion. Give me your presence, God, not just a feeling. I want the real thing. Just give me Jesus.
Lane Bass. I hear the Lord saying as Danette was saying the time of crossing over is here, It is imperative that we keep a laser focus on Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. When we fall and feel defeated, when we feel stuck, most of the time it’s because our focus is not on Jesus.
So right now, Lord, I declare over myself and your people, over each one of us right here and right now, Laser Focus. Laser Focus. What’s happening over here and over there is not important. Don’t look to the left or to the right, saith the Lord. Laser Focus. Laser Focus. I hear it like the movie, Facing the Giants, where he’s doing the bear call. Laser Focus. One more step. One more. One more. Give it all you’ve got. Give me all you’ve got. Keep going. Keep going. Keep going. Keep going. In Jesus name, Keep going. Keep going. Keep going. Keep going…
?Keep going… Keep going… Laser Focus on you, Jesus. Our eyes are on you, Jesus. We will not be moved. I’m still looking for the real Jesus. And only you will do. So give me the real thing. Not just religion. I want it all. Not just a portion. Give me your presence, not just some feeling.
Lane. To continue the story. When he was blindfolded in the movie and all distractions were removed, you know the end of the story. He ended up in the end zone. I felt really stirred to tell you church, to tell us, if we will just keep that Laser Focus, and not be distracted, we’re going to the end zone. Whatever situation you see that looks bleak, it looks impossible, focus on that situation and by faith, the Lord is telling you right now, You’re getting to the end zone. You’re coming to a place of fulfillment in your birthright and your destiny, in Jesus name.
Danette. Praise you, Jesus. Lord, we thank you for the end zone. We thank you that we get to the end zone because it’s the Throne Zone, the Throne Zone. The Lord says, Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told to you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded?
He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth and the people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy and spreads them out like a tent to live in. He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing. No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown, no sooner do they take root in the ground, than he blows on them and they wither, and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.
To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal? says the Holy One. Lift up your eye and look to the heavens.
He says look up. Don’t look down, church.
Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength not one of them is missing.
Praise you, Lord Jesus.
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the Everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary. And his understanding, no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be faint.
Father, I thank you. We speak to the hope deferred places, and those that are weak, we reach back into the spirit realm and we lift you up and we say, Come up. Come up. Come up. Come up. Come up. We speak to the hope deferred places. Lord, we thank you that there is a tsunami of joy that is coming.
The Lord said the storms are raging, but there is a tsunami of joy that is coming into your land. It’s personal. It’s personal. It’s personal. Praise you, Lord.
Betty Love?Greater One. Greater One. God of Wonder. God of might. Laser Focus. We fix our eyes on you, God of Wonder. Greater is He that’s in us than he that is in the world. God of Wonder, living on the inside of us. God of Wonder. God of Might. Wonderful Counselor. Prince of Peace. We worship you. We worship you. Be our vision. Be our vision. Be our vision, oh Lord. We fix our eyes, set our hearts.
We’re coming up. We’re coming up. We’re coming out.
I’m having a vision from the movie, War Horse. I’m seeing clips of that movie where the horse is coming out of places and I can see that horse running home. War horses, don’t you give up, now. You were made for war. You were made to run.
?I was made for this, to give you glory, to tell your story. Here we are. We’re coming up. We’re coming out. Don’t give up. Don’t stop now. We praise you for the victory. Victory. Victory. Victory in Jesus. My victory’s in Jesus name. God of wonders.
Betty. Father, we decree and declare victory over the sons of God. We decree and declare victory over our nation, over our President and First Lady. We decree and declare Victory…..
Betty. We’re talking about dreams and visions. Friday morning I had a vision of the United States of America and Holy Spirit caused a song to resonate in me and I began to sing, Holy Spirit, thou art welcome in this place. And I could see the United States of America. And I thought of every believer across this nation saying, Holy Spirit, thou art welcome in this place.
I could see Washington, D.C. and then the White House. ?Holy Spirit, thou art welcome in this place.
You see, because the White House belongs to you and me. And I could see the Capitol, the House and the Senate, and the Supreme Court. ?Holy Spirit, thou art welcome in this place. Open our eyes to see right here right now.
Some of you might need to close your eyes, but Holy Spirit—Father, Son and Holy Ghost—is going to open your eyes to see. Where are you called this morning to invite Holy Spirit in? First, in us. Maybe in your marriage. Maybe into your whole house, your family. Maybe into the life of a wayward child or son or daughter, or grandchild. Maybe into your city or your state.
As a people of God, we are inviting Holy Spirit into our nation. Hei hei hei hei hei.
?Holy Spirit, thou art welcome in this place. Be our vision. Open our eyes to see, oh God. Discerning of spirits be activated in us now. Full functionality. Visions visions visions visions visions.
I impart. Receive that impartation. Now just look in the spirit to see. If you’re seeing something, would you just raise your hand? I have a vision. Where are you to invite Holy Spirit into right now?
Rosemary. When she said step through Holy Spirit, it was like there was something there that you just actually stepped through and there was this glory light.
Betty. ?Glory light. He’s the Light. His name is Jesus. I will look to see what He will show me. Holy Spirit, thou art welcome in this place, in this Miracle City, in this City of Wonders. Come and have your way, oh God.
Anyone in here have a vision this morning? Where are you to invite Holy Spirit in? Some of you might have gotten a word of knowledge instead of a vision.
Michelle. To tag on to what you’ve released, there’s a worship song that says, Let the Spirit breakout, break down the walls, beat down the doors, and crash through the windows. As I was feeling that song stirring in my spirit, I saw the White House.
So Lord, we decree and declare in Jesus name, that the White House is representative of what we in this nation have built to hold you out, and we declare that your Holy Spirit will come into that building, break down the walls, beat down the doors, and crash through the windows of our government in Jesus name.
?Let the Spirit breakout, break down the walls, beat down the doors, and crash through the windows. Let the Spirit rise up…
Betty. Praise God, we praise you over our White House, over our government. The government is upon your shoulders, Jesus. We release the rule and the reign of the Lord Jesus Christ over this nation.
?Break down every ungodly structure.
Kimble Love. As Betty was releasing that vision, I was reminded of something the Lord spoke to me almost ten years ago. I was on an airplane heading to D.C. on a prayer initiative over our nation. As we were descending, about to land, I was praying, Lord, let Holy Spirit move through our government. And let Holy Spirit move through this land. Holy Spirit, come and move and bring forth a change.
As soon as I prayed that, Holy Spirit distinctly said, This is my land, the land that I birthed. This is my land, the land that I birthed. Immediately I had the assurance that this nation belongs to God. God created and birthed the United States of America. Man has come in and corrupted and that’s the way the enemy works. He tries to come in and corrupt and pervert and destroy that which God has birthed.
But this nation is in God’s hands, and Holy Spirit is moving. He is restoring. He is resurrecting and bringing original intent into our land once again. It is time for us to arise and shine and be that which he created us to be, to stand and call forth righteousness, because righteousness will exalt this nation once again in Jesus name.
Betty. Praise God. Father, we just thank you that you are faithfully watching over your word to perform it in our nation. Lord, we agree with the national motto, In God We Trust. The one true God. His name is Jesus Christ. Adonai Elohim. Jehovah. We give you glory and honor, Father, that you are releasing your Spirit across this nation regardless of what we see.
Father, we thank you for our President. We thank you that you put him in office. Promotion comes neither from the left or the right, the east or the west, but it comes from the Lord. Lord, you raise one up and put another down. Father, I thank you that you uphold your Son. You uphold your Son. You uphold your kingdom plan and purposes for this nation. And Lord, we agree with that plan, with your dream, your blueprint, your vision for the United States of America, and Lord, even for our 2020 election. Be it unto us according to your word, your will, and your way, in Jesus name. Amen and Amen. Praise God.
We’re going to continue our teaching on dreams and visions. I want you to expect the Lord. This scripture is in Joel and in Acts. If the Lord says something more than one time, you can mark it down.
In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. We are people, right? Your sons and your daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions. Your old men will dream dreams. Even on my menservants and maidservants I will pour out my Spirit in those days and they will prophesy.
Then he says, I will show wonders. May we never lose our wonder. We’re in the last days so our expectation is that we’re a prophetic people who speak forth the heart, the mind, the counsel of God. And that is not just for a few. That is for sons and daughters. It is your destiny, your birthright as a child of God to see visions and to dream dreams.
And not only that, but to be a part of the outpouring of the Lord in your generation. To be a manifestation of Messiah in the earth. It’s the truth. We’re his sign and his wonder. Our life is to be a signpost that reveals who he is to the world.
Dream. Dream Big.
MSG. God can do anything, you know, far more than you could ever imagine, or guess, or request, in your wildest dreams. It’s that, No eye has seen; no ear has heard; no mind has conceived the things that God has prepared for those that love him. The Word says the Spirit searches out the deep things of God to make them known to us. And many times he will make them known to us through a dream or through a vision.
NIV. Now unto him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us.
Right now, through Holy Spirit, you have the power to dream dreams. You’re not disconnected from the ability to dream. The ability is already in you and the one that powers the house is living with us. His name is Holy Spirit.
The Lord said to me on the way here this morning the power of the promise is upon us. If the power of the promise is upon us, that means it’s manifestation time. We’re not just going to talk about it. We’re going to manifest it. Or receive the manifestation of it on earth as it is in heaven.
KJV. Now unto him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask for, or think according to the power that worketh in us.
I like that. What have we been majoring on? Way maker. Miracle worker. Promise keeper. Light in the darkness. Even when we can’t see it, he’s working. Even when we don’t feel it, he’s working. He never stops, never stops working.
Are we just pulling that out of the air? I don’t think so because Jesus said, My Father is always working and I’m working. God is always at work. His favorite place to work is in us and through us because we’re his children. When your children do something really great, are you not excited? When you see God work in your children, are you not excited? When your child has a recital and performs really well, are you not excited?
Just being with my children, and them waking up in the morning and being in the same house with me brought great joy to my heart, and still brings joy to my heart. There are seasons of life. I’m proud of my children, not because of what they do, but because of who they are.
So it’s the Father’s good pleasure to give us the kingdom, to reveal himself to us and through us. He likes our responses. He really does. I think heaven gets a big kick out of the things when God manifests them to us. I wonder if they’re like, Ok watch this now? Just watch this! It’s called Divine Providence.
Here are our major scriptures. You want to know what he’s doing in this season?
Psalm 126 and 127. When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed. That word Dreamed is ‘restored to health.’
Our mouths were filled with laughter and our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, The Lord has done great things for them. The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy.
Restore our fortunes. In the Passion Translation, it says, Do it again. Restore us to our former glory. Restore our fortunes. In the season we live, the Father doesn’t just put us back to our former glory like we think. When it goes back to former glory, it’s original intent. What was your original intent for my life? What’s your original intent for my marriage? What’s your original intent for my family? What’s the original intent for this Miracle City?
God is a God of restoration. Like it never happened. Fresh start. New beginning.
Oh Lord, like streams in the Negev, those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.
We need to understand that with all of our heart. You might say, Why have you been reading this every week since we’ve been in this month? Because I want it to manifest in our lives. Because there are things we have sown in tears. There are things we are still sowing in tears.
But your outcome, your expectation is, what you have sown in tears, what you’ve travailed in, you’re going to have a harvest. And it’s going to produce a harvest of joy. And not only the nations. People are going to look and say, The Lord has done great things for them. And we’re going to say, The Lord has done great things for us. Do it again! Restore us to our former glory.
Restoration. Full Recovery. OT:2492 chalam. This is the Strong’s Hebrew word for dream. It means to dream like in the ordinary. It means a prophetic dream. It also means to be healthy, to be strong, to restore to health.
So, when the Lord brings us out of captivity, when the Lord brings us out of bondage, when the Lord brings restoration in our lives, it restores the dream; it restores the vision; and it will restore your health—spirit, soul, and body.
This word also means to bind firmly. To make plump. To dream. To recover. This noun appears 65 times in all periods of Biblical Hebrew. The word means dream. It is used of ordinary dreams of sleep. The most significant use of this word, however, is with reference to prophetic dreams or visions.
Both true and false prophets claim to communicate with God by these dreams and visions. The verb for dream means to become healthy or strong. To dream. It occurs when Jacob dreamed he beheld a ladder coming out of heaven in Genesis 28:12. When Jacob had that encounter with God, it restored him, it gave him a dream and a vision of what was to come, but I also believe it restored his health.
There are about 121 mentions of dreaming in the Bible and 89 mentions of sleep. The very first description of sleep is that in connection with Adam. And it says in Genesis 2:21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept. And he took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh instead thereof.
Next, in Genesis 15:12 Abraham meets a powerful experience in sleep.
As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him. Then the Lord said to him, Know for certain that for 400 years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own. They will be enslaved and mistreated there. But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions.
Now this is about the destiny of Israel. And in the very beginning, God promised Abram land, seed, blessing; that they would possess the gates of their enemies, and the cities of their enemies. Your people are going into captivity for 400 years. But at the end of that time, I’m going to bring them out of the land of captivity, and they’re going to come out with great possessions.
You may say, I’d hate to know that up front; but Job said, Oh that you would set a time and then remember me. It’s good to know there’s going to be an end. I want everyone in this room to know that no matter what you’re going through, there is an end to it. You can expect blessing. You can expect to come out. God does not leave us stuck under. He is going to make a way for you and me to come out, every time, if we’ll just harken unto him.
Then he goes on. He’s going to tell him about the nation, then he says, You, however, will go to your ancestors in peace and be buried at a good old age. It’s going to be good for you, Abram. I’m going to use you and you’re going to have a long life and live to a good old age.
He’s telling him about his people, about what’s to come, and then he says, In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here. For the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure.
There are many things going on that we don’t see or know about. But there is a fullness of time and I’m going to make a prophetic statement here. Last night the Lord woke me up about a particular woman in government. Her fullness of time is here and it’s serious. There is a time where it looks like we are down for the count and it’s all over. You know what is happening? That darkness is just getting fuller and fuller and fuller and fuller and ‘gong sound’—Done! The bell sounds in the heavenly realm. You have reached your max.
Now the prayers that have already been prayed to overturn you are enacted. You’re uprooted, torn down, destroyed, and overthrown because I’m not going to tolerate Jezebel or Leviathan ruling in a nation that I birthed. Dethroned, in Jesus name. Now, we’re talking about a spirit.
When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, a smoking fire pot with a blazing torch appeared and passed between the pieces. He made covenant. God made covenant with Abram. How did he do it? He put him to sleep. If I was in that position I think I’d be glad I was asleep.
On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram and said, To your descendants I will give this land, from the Wadi in Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates—the land of the ten ‘ites.
Dreams, Visions, Sleep. From that point on dreams are mentioned openly in such phrases as, And God said unto him in a dream. But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night and said to him. And he dreamed. So God speaks in dreams.
A third of the Bible relates to visions or dreams. Important people who dreamed were Abraham, Joseph, Daniel, Ezekiel, Joseph Jesus’ father, Mary Jesus’ mother, Paul, Cornelius, and others. God has always talked to his children in dreams.
However, many in the Western culture have lost the significance and value of dreams and visions. It’s really because they don’t know the Word of God and they think God is a history book and out there somewhere waiting until we get to heaven. But that’s shifting and changing. All you have to do is let your situation get serious enough, and most everybody in this room has faced that before, and then you’re going to find out if God is real and alive and is who he says he is or not. That has a tendency to change your life. He’s no longer out there somewhere. Or ‘when we all get to heaven.’
In scripture dreams or visions are mentioned 224 times. The first two chapters of Matthew contain five recorded dreams that gave valuable warnings or advice. Actually, God’s own Son was revealed in a dream. God used dreams and visions several times in the Bible to communicate with his people, both his followers and others. They seem to be common enough that their lack was sorely noted, whether there were no prophets to have them or not.
God used visions in the Old Testament as well as the New for several different reasons—to reveal his plan; to protect a plan; and to put his people in places of influence. In Genesis 40:6 and 8, And Joseph came unto them in the morning and looked upon them and behold they were sad. And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him and the ward of the Lord’s house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly today? And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me then, and I pray you.
I want to say this because I know it’s the truth. Everyone of you in here can receive an interpretation to your dream. You can. I also believe that if you have a message in tongues, the ability, because Holy Spirit is in you, is there to interpret it whether you do it or not. I now this. Because Holy Spirit is in me, if it’s Michael, Kimble, Kevin, Shelly, Nancy, Trace, Jacob, whoever has a message in tongues, I immediately start praying for the interpretation. Either for the Lord to give it to somebody else, or if he doesn’t, I know I can interpret it. Why? Because Holy Spirit’s in me. And if it’s a true tongue, we have the interpretation because the Interpreter is in us.
God will use you. I know Tara Conard and others have had dreams where I’ve been in dreams instructing them before. This was the coolest thing. I’m going to share it with you. I want to confirm to you that we are in the time of dreams and visions. And they can function in many different ways.
Recording of a woman, Teresa Evans, leaving Betty a message of how Father had used her to minister to her in a dream. “I had scolded someone and in love you had explained to me that it was some issues with my authority and if I continued to do so, it would break my testimony. You were the perfect choice for this because I took it in love as you gave it and I apologized and the correction was made. Why would I dream something like that? It turns out, the very next day something happened that in the flesh got on my last nerve, and because of the dream I just kept saying, Okay Father, I’m just going to let you handle it. Okay Father. I’m not going to respond. It was the right thing to do. It was the best thing to do, to just be silent in that situation. Because of the dream, Father had let me know in advance. Using you in the dream was perfect. Thank you very much. Love you.
I got that call yesterday. What was the dream about? It was a warning for her. And then it presented itself. I believe it’s because of my name—Love. And perhaps how I deal with people. I have dealt wrongly and suffered the consequences. And I have dealt righteously in the love of God and reaped the reward.
Danette. You mentioned War Horse earlier. I was watching War Horse yesterday. The name of the horse is Joey. That’s short for Joseph, the Dreamer. It’s more prophetic confirmation. Also, the double portion—Ephraim and Manasseh. Joey also means baby. The Lord did a play on the words, the way we say it—Jo(e)y, Joy.
Betty. That’s another example of how the Lord works. I didn’t know she watched War Horse yesterday, but God knew. What he had revealed to her, in my seeing I literally saw clips of that movie. I saw the horse, pitiful, being pulled up to his feet when it didn’t look like he could. Then I could see him in that place where he found his owner. And then running home, riding home. That’s who our God is.
There is an expected end. For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. Plans to prosper you, not to harm you. To give you a hope and a future, an expected end.
Rosemary. When I came in I heard, Tabernacle in Him. When you or Danette said War Horse, Father said, Run to Father. It was like straight, Run Run Run Run. It was fast, not just poke along. He was saying, Run.
Betty. Father, I thank you for what you’ve released, beginning with Anna and the Worship Team in the house this morning. I thank you that you are the God of Wonders. I’m so thankful that dreams and visions are not limited to this Hebraic month. Lord, you are continually working with dreams and visions. And we can expect it. We can expect when we come together for you to open our eyes, Lord, to step through that place, to step through that portal, that glory, into your light. That the Revelator, that Holy Spirit, you can begin to vision us.
I pray as we step into Christmas week that as we rest at night, that there would be restoration within our physical bodies and that you would provide for us while we are sleeping. Father, that you would communicate with us with dreams and visions. Lord, we give you all the glory and all the honor.
Lord, I thank you for the young woman, beautiful sister, who called and shared about the dream and it became a teaching example. We bless her. Lord, we thank you that we are a people destined for dreams and visions. Jesus, be thou our vision, in your name. Amen and Amen.
?O come all ye faithful.
Kimble Love. Amen. We are here to adore the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords this morning, to celebrate his birth. I want to welcome you to Miracle City Global today. It’s a great day to be in his house and in his presence. I want to speak a word of declaration over you today that I feel strongly in my spirit.
There’s a songwriter, singer, musician by the name of Phil Collins. He wrote and sang, In the Air Tonight. In that song there’s a verse that says, I have been waiting for this moment for all of my life. I declare to you today, We are in the moment that we have been waiting for for all of our life.
I want to say that again. We are in the moment that we have been waiting for for all of our life. It is the season. Get ready. Get ready. Get ready. The door is open. We are stepping across the threshold. We are entering into that moment of time to receive, to function, to operate in what we’ve been waiting for for all of our life.
I declare today that Purpose and Destiny manifest in our lives NOW in the name of Jesus. And what a perfect time to do it, in a season that we’re celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus. This is his time. This is his season. And it is our time and season, too.
So Lord, we thank you that even though we’ve come through may trials and tribulations and temptations, we are entering into the moment that we’ve been waiting for for all of our life. Father, what has been sown in tears is reaped in Joy. I declare JOY to the world. The Lord has come. Hallelujah. Amen and Amen.
I bless you today as we enter into worship to celebrate Jesus in the presence of Holy Spirit as he moves mightily in our midst. Again, I bless you. We love you. We are anxiously awaiting all that our Father is about to release on us.
Father, we thank you today for your goodness. I thank you that you’ve been preparing us for years and decades and what seems like eons, but we are stepping in and entering into our moment—the moment you’ve ordained before the foundations of the earth. And Father God, we’re not going to look back. We’re not going to look to the left and we’re not going to look to the right, but we are going to move full steam ahead into Purpose. And we’re going to see your glory explode round about us as we go forth walking in the tasks and purposes you created us for.
Father God, I thank you. We ‘ain’t seen nothing yet.’ And Lord I feel my head already swimming. We’re going to walk in the fullness of sonship and see your glory manifest in mighty ways. Father, I thank you for miracles. We’re in the season of miracles. Miracles are manifesting even now as I speak. Lord, I thank you that we expect it. Father, we expect it. We expect it and therefore we receive it and we walk in it—signs and wonders and miracles by the goodness of your grace and mercy.
Father God, I thank you that blind eyes are opened, deaf ears are unstopped, the lame men are walking, the dead are resurrected, and your truth keeps marching on, in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.
?God, I’m on my knees again. I’m begging you again. Oh, I need you. How I need you. Your forgiveness is like sweet sweet honey on my lips. It’s like the sound of a symphony in my ears. It’s like holy water on my skin. Your grace, God I need it every day. It’s the only thing that ever really makes me want to change.
Baptize us Lord with resurrection power and life and love today. There ain’t no grave gonna hold this body down. When I hear that trumpet sound, gonna rise up outta the ground. Overflow with your Spirit, with your power.
I raise a hallelujah in the presence of my enemies, louder than the unbelief, my weapon is a melody, heaven comes to fight for me. I’m gonna sing in the middle of the storm. Louder and louder you’re gonna hear my praises roar. Up from the ashes hope will arise. Death is defeated. The King is alive. You are alive, Jesus. Sing a little louder.
All hail King Jesus. All hail the Lord of heaven and earth. All hail the Savior of the world. We celebrate Jesus. You’re welcome in this place. We adore you. O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord. He alone is worthy. For you alone are worthy, Christ the Lord.
Kimble Love. He alone is worthy. He is worth everything. All we have, all we hope for, all we could ever desire he has purchased for us when he went to that cross and laid down his life. He made the ultimate sacrifice. He went to hell and back for us, literally. He took our sins, our indiscretions, our deceptions, our conniving, our lustful ways, everything that was against God. He took it with him when he went to that cross.
But, when he came out of that tomb it was a new beginning. It was a fresh start. The redemption of mankind had taken place. And we’ve been washed in the blood of the Lamb.
So today as we come to the table we come and celebrate the price that Jesus paid. As we come we bring our tithes, our gifts, our offerings, our first fruits, our seeds to sow into kingdom advancement, our offerings to sow into the needs that we have, to invest in this kingdom work, to see God’s glory multiply, and that blessings would flow in an unstoppable way.
Lord, I thank you that you have given us the ability to produce wealth, that you have blessed the labor of our hands. Lord, you are the one who gives the increase. And as we sow in, I thank you that you take it, that you bless it, that you multiply it for the advancement of your kingdom, and that you multiply it back to us as your sons and your daughters, in Jesus name I pray.
On the night that Jesus was betrayed he met in an upper room with his disciples and at the meal he took bread and broke it and said, This bread is my body which is broken for you. Whenever you eat of it, do it in remembrance of me. After the meal he took the cup, blessed it and said, This cup is the new covenant in my blood which is poured out for you. Whenever you drink of it, do it in remembrance of me.
So today as we come we eat of the bread which is his body, and drink of the cup which is his blood. And in so doing, we’re saying Yes to that new covenant he gave us. We’re saying Yes to the fullness of the new covenant. We’re taking the very elements of Communion into our natural bodies and I believe there is a spiritual exchange.
That the very DNA of our Lord and Savior manifests within us to empower us and quicken us, to make us mindful of his suffering, but also mindful of his resurrection. And make the full magnitude and ramifications of the price that was paid settle upon our hearts and spirits today as we identify with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Father, we thank you and we bless you. Jesus have your way. Amen and Amen. 3200
?With every breath I’m singing Hallelujah. Hallelujah. I know he came to rescue me. All praise to you, the King, Jesus. Hallelujah.
Betty Love. Praise you, Jesus. We sing Hallelujah, Jesus. Father, we give you glory. We honor the King of Glory, the Lord of Lords, King of Kings, Mighty God, Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace. We honor you, Yeshua Hamashiach. We give you all the glory. We come to adore you and to thank you, Father, for your goodness in sending and giving the very best gift to the whole world.
So Father, in these next few minutes let the scripture come alive. Let the true meaning of the season come alive in every heart, those that are present, those that are watching. Let the glory of your presence, the light of your presence and glory, come and fill each one of us.
Let our hearts be yielded and fully connected with your heart. We give you all the glory and we joy in you, Jesus. Holy Spirit, release your light and breath and revelation here today. Let us get a new view. Let us have a new look. Let us see Jesus in a new light, in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.
Christmas, from Genesis to Revelation.
Before the baby was in the manger, the Lamb was already slain before the creation of the earth. Jesus came into the earth born to die for you and me.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16.
Our Father in heaven gave us the best gift in his Son. The very reason for Jesus to be born and brought into the earth is because God did for you and me what we couldn’t do for ourselves. It would not have been a just sacrifice. There was no man on the face of the earth ever born or that would be born apart from Jesus that would have the power to make covenant with God Almighty and save us. And not only us, he died for the sins of the entire world.
I think most of you know Jesus wasn’t born on December 25. I’ve thought about that. Who wants to celebrate their birthday when it’s not the day? The Lord spoke to my heart very clearly. This a time around the world that people will acknowledge that Christ came into the earth, was born, lived his life and gave his life for the sins of the world.
There will be people that will say the name of Christ, the name of Jesus, or sing Immanuel, that will never in the course of the year, say his name. There are people that will come to him that have not known him. So if the entire world wants to celebrate Jesus and his birth—I’m going to celebrate, too.
If we begin in the beginning and go to Genesis, it really did begin in the beginning. When did Jesus Christ first come on the scene? In Genesis 1:1-3, it says, In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, and the earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God moved.
It says he hovered; he was literally shaking. I love Holy Spirit. Maybe he’ll put a shake in you and me.
The Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters and God said, Let there be light, and there was light.
I believe when God the Father spoke, he released the Light into the world. No just any light, I believe he released Jesus into the world. Is Jesus not the Light of the world? I believe he lit up so he could create.
John 1:1-3. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning and through him all things were made, and without him, nothing was made that has been made.
So in the beginning, when we look at Genesis 1:1-3, we see the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. We see Adonai Elohim. The fullness of God is present. The Father is speaking. Holy Spirit is hovering. And he speaks, Light be. It was days later that the sun and the moon were created. He released the best part of himself—Glory, the Son.
We see the first prophecy ever spoken about Jesus in Genesis 3:15. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers. He will crush your head and you will strike his heel.
I don’t want to say that he’s going to bruise the head of satan. I like crush the head of satan. And he did it and he’s done it. There is the prophecy about the seed of woman.
Revelation 12:5. And she brought forth a male child, one who is destined to shepherd, to rule all the nations with an iron staff or scepter. And her child was caught up to God, unto his realm.
Genesis 49:10. The scepter shall not depart from Judah nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet. Until tribute comes to him. Until Shiloh comes. And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples or the nations.
It is amazing to me the prophetic words that are spoken throughout the Old Testament that are all pointing to the exact time and places set for Christ Jesus to be born. God didn’t miss anything. Some of these first passages were written, Genesis 3:15, at the beginning of creation. Is that not amazing?
God said to me on the way here that the power of the promise is upon us. In the fullness of time, God sent his Son, born of a woman. Right out of the book of Galatians. We are in this room, full circle, in a fullness of time, and in a year of birthing.
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel. Whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. Micah 5:2.
Is he not King of Kings and Lord of Lords? Was he not born in Bethlehem?
Then prophesied in Isaiah 9:6. For unto us a child is born. His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, Immanuel, God with us. Aren’t you thankful? Not only is Jesus, Immanuel, God with us, but God is still with us in the person of Holy Spirit.
We live in a body and among a people that have a saying that’s continual—You can’t make this up. You cannot make up what is written about the Christ. You couldn’t have put all these prophecies together and make them happen on your best day.
Isaiah 7:14. Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel.
Matthew 1:23. This is the angel speaking and prophesying the fulfillment. Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son and they shall call his name Immanuel, which is translated, God with us.
Matthew 1:21. And she will bring forth a son and you shall call his name Jesus. For he will save his people from their sins.
So throughout the Word of God you have the names given. Immanuel, God with us. Jesus. Why is he called Jesus, Yeshua? For he will save his people from their sins.
Kimble is going to read the Christmas Story. It’s the one time I know, more than any other time, all around the world people are reading these passages of scripture. I decree and declare that the Word is not chained. But as the Word is spoken it goes forth with revelation and it draws people unto salvation. And it draws sons of God, children of God, back into a place of intimacy with the Lord because he is Immanuel. He is Wonderful Counselor. He is Prince of Peace. He is Jesus. He is the Christ. How does it happen? How was he conceived? How do you or I conceive a vision or a promise from God? Nothing happens apart from Holy Spirit.
Luke 1:35. In answer to Mary’s question, Mary said, How will this be? The answer was, The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called Holy, the Son of God. Who is Jesus? He’s the Son of God. Who is Jesus? He’s the Christ. He’s the Anointed One. He’s Immanuel. He’s the One that the prophets of old spoke about. He’s the Deliverer. He’s the One who will bring the captives into freedom and liberty.
As we were singing Hallelujah, and it was telling the story, I began to thank the Lord for Joseph. Joseph, because of a dream, it was revealed to him that Mary really was carrying the Christ Child. He responded to that dream and he took Mary home and became a covering and a protector, not only for Mary, but for Jesus.
I don’t think we honor and are thankful enough for Joseph. Thank God for Mary who was willing and appointed unto God to carry Jesus. Thank God for his parents and the part that they played, because of them and their influence. God looked into the earth and he chose them.
When I began to thank God, I had to thank God for Isaiah because he prophesied about Jesus. I had to thank God for Moses in getting the first five books of the Bible given to him, and he recorded them. And the prophecies about the beginning and how the world was created that brought us up to where we are. Thank God for John, who in the book of Revelation, was still prophesying about Jesus.
Thank God for Noah, who was a righteous man. Thank God for Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. Thank God for every man, woman, and child that has had an influence on us for the kingdom. Those that have gone before us and those that are even now being influencers. That would be you and me. We all have a part to play.
Luke 2:11. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He is the Messiah, the Lord.
Another name for Jesus—Messiah. He is our Messiah. He is the Messiah that the Jewish people had been looking for but yet they didn’t recognize him. But some of them did. So his name is Messiah.
This will be a sign for you. You will find the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. Jesus is a sign. He is the sign. He’s the sign of the season. Throughout the Word of God we see signs given. And the most significant sign, I believe, is the Lord Jesus Christ himself.
The Word of God became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory and the glory of the One and only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Kimble Love. Luke 1:26. Hear the Word of the Lord. In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.
The angel went to her and said, Greetings to you who are highly favored. The Lord is with you. Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her. Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever. His kingdom will never end.
How will this be, Mary asked the angel, since I am a virgin? The angel answered, The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the Holy One to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who is said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.
I am the Lord’s servant, Mary answered. May it be to me as you have said. Then the angel left her. At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
In a loud voice she exclaimed, Blessed are you among women. Blessed is the child you will bear. But why am I so favored that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished.
And Mary said, My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. For he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on, all generations will call me blessed. For the Mighty One has done great things for me. Holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him from generation to generation.
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm. He has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones, but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things, but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, even as he said to our fathers.
Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home. When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy and they shared her joy. On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father, Zechariah.
But his mother spoke up and said, No. He will be called John. They said to her, There is no one among your relatives who has that name. Then they made signs to his father to find out what he would like to name the child. He asked for a writing tablet and to everyone’s astonishment, he wrote, His name is John. Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue was loosed, and he began to speak, praising God.
The neighbors were all filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea, people were talking about all these things. Everyone who heard this, wondered about it asking, What then is this child going to be? For the Lord’s hand was with him. His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and he prophesied, Praise be to the Lord God of Israel, because he has come and redeemed his people. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David as he said through his servants the prophets of long ago.
Salvation from our enemies and the hand of all who hate us—to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant, the oath he swore to our father Abraham; to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him all of our days.
And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him, to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.
And the child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the desert until he appeared publicly to Israel. (He was waiting for his moment.)
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a degree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in swaddling cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around about them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: you will find the baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven the shepherds said one to another, Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherd said to them.
But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Betty. Father, I thank you for the power of this story that is a kingdom reality that the whole world celebrates even in this season. Father, I thank you for what you prophesied through Zechariah that gives us a picture. You have raised up a horn of salvation for us. You have given us the very best gift of your Son.
For every good and perfect gift comes down from our Father of heavenly lights.
Jesus was given to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, to enable us to serve God without fear, in holiness and righteousness.
We want to acknowledge you, Jesus. Because of the tender mercies of our God by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven. That rising sun/Son is Jesus. I want us to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth.
Because of the tender mercy of our God by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven, to shine on those living in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace. Glory to God in the highest and on earth, peace to men on whom his favor rests. Amen.
?Light of the world you stepped out into darkness. Open my eyes and let me see. Here I am to worship. Here I am to bow down. Here I am to say that you’re my God. You’re altogether lovely, altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me. I’ll never know how much it costs to see my sin upon that cross.
You’re worthy of every song we could ever sing. You’re worthy of every breath we could ever breathe. You’re worthy. Worthy is the Lamb. You’re worthy of it all, Jesus. Day and night, night and day, let incense arise. You’re worthy of it all. For from you are all things, and to you are all things. You deserve the glory. All of the glory. It’s yours. It’s yours. It’s yours. We give you all the glory, Christ the Lord.
Betty. Happy Birthday, Jesus. We love you and we worship you. You’re so worthy. Glory Glory Glory to our God in the highest, and peace on earth to all men. Amen and Amen. We bless you in the name of our Lord.
Kimble. It’s a joy to serve the Lord. I want to encourage you today. Don’t miss your moment. Seize it. Take hold of it. Let that moment take hold of you and go with it because God is doing mighty things. Expect it. We bless you in Jesus name.