Last week I shared about the difference between revival, awaking and an outpouring
I mentioned as we rest at the end of the year to consider:
Recognise where we are in the end time calendar
Northampton Revival 1734-1735 – New England, America
It started when five or six people got wonderfully converted and a young lady started telling everyone about how she met the Saviour
On the evening of the day preceding the outbreak of revival, some Christians met, and spent the whole night in prayer
The whole town was affected. Edwards wrote: ‘The work of conversion was carried on in a most astonishing manner, and increased more and more; souls did as it were come by flocks to Jesus Christ.’
Jonas Peck in his book, The Revival and the Pastor (1894) noted that ‘for years Dr. Edwards and his saintly wife had been besieging the throne of grace, praying day and night, “O Lord, revive Thy work!” ’
Some people came under such conviction that they were unable to sleep at night knowing the damnation that awaited them in hell.
The work of God was so great that by the second year Edwards wrote: ‘The town seemed to be full of the presence of God; it was never so full of love, nor of joy, and yet so full of distress, as it was then
NOTE: The Edwards prayed for years
We’ll be talking and praying about some relevant things today:
Dec 17th happens this Friday
Making My Voice Count
Two positions / platforms to speak from
Millions are familiar with one of these platforms
Not so with the other position/place/platform
How Did We Get Here.
What Does the World Want and How Does it Get It?
hat Should We Want?
Our Voice in the Natural and the Supernatural
How Did We Get Here?
Remember looking at this?
End Times Graphic - PIC 1
End Times Graphic - PIC 2
Lucifer was cast out of heaven - he is commonly called “satan”
He began corrupting the earth by deceiving mankind
He also began corrupting the world’s system or what the Bible calls: “kosmos”
NOTE: as soon as satan realised how badly God outsmarted him in Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection - he began working a revised plan - of course it was attempting to prevail against the church - which Jesus himself said “the gates of hell won’t prevail”
satan has been working for nearly 2 thousand years - on a plan against, God, Jesus, the church, and people
There are things that have fallen into place
Please look at - PIC - SLIDE OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
This is known by people as one thing - what those who study end time theology see it as is: A possible Seat of the AntiChrist
BOOK CALLED: “From The Tower of Babel To One World Government: United Nations Against God - (Jean-Joseph Boni)
AGAIN - Rapture is closer than ever
Eph. 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. KJV)
Col. 1:16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. (ESV)
Please look at this chart - PIC - SLIDE OF CHART of THRONES
HOW does satan work?
THIS CHART shows us the hidden realm
NOTE the rulers of this age - they are anti-God and they influence the world
REMEMBER the “kosmos” - this chart explains what is BEHIND the “cosmos”
Looking Down at the lights - PIC 1
Looking down on a city - PIC 2
“The order of things which is alienated from God, as manifested in and by the human race: humanity as alienated from God, and acting in opposition to Him. The sum-total of human life in the ordered universe, considered apart from, and alienated from, and hostile to God, and of the earthly things which seduce from God.” - (Vincent’s Word Studies)
Bullet point summary:
The harmonious order or system of the world
The ungodly masses of people alienated from God and hostile to the cause of Christ
The earthly things which seduce us from God, such as goods, riches, advantages, and pleasures
What Jesus Said About the Kosmos
John 8:23 He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world (kosmos); I am not of this world. (ESV)
John 17:14 I have given them your word, and the world (kosmos) has hated them because they are not of the world, (kosmos) just as I am not of the world (kosmos).
The system doesn’t like losing people - The system wants to keep
The Earth belongs to the Lord, the Kosmos belongs to the devil - He’s the god of this world
What Do They Want and How Do They Get It?
Goals of the perpetrators?
The devil / Lucifer / satan - from the beginning until now - hates God - he tried to overthrow God in heaven
He was cast out
From the earth - he has been trying to overthrow God
After the birth of the church - he has been trying to overthrow the church
He simply hates God and all that belongs to God
EXAMPLES: Interestedly enough he started way back with Job - He hated Job and wanted to destroy him
JOB - (one of the oldest books - said to be written between Gen 11 & 12)
Job 1:10 Have you not put a hedge around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. (ESV)
Job 1:15 and the Sabeans fell upon them and took them and struck down the servants with the edge of the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you.” (ESV)
Ezek. 28:2 “Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord GOD “Because your heart is proud, and you have said, ‘I am a god, I sit in the seat of the gods, in the heart of the seas,’ yet you are but a man, and no god, though you make your heart like the heart of a god—
A prophetic message is given through the prophet Ezekiel to the prince of Tyrus, a man, who was lifted up in pride.
We know this refers to an actual prince of Tyrus who ruled a kingdom because God said, “. . . yet thou art a man” (Ezek. 28:2).
Angels and evil spirits are not men. Therefore, this prince of Tyrus was a man who ruled a kingdom on the earth at that time.
But look at who this addresses:
Ezek. 28:12 “Son of man, raise a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus says the Lord GOD: “You were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
Ezek. 28:13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, emerald, and carbuncle, and crafted in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared. (ESV)
This passage refers to Lucifer:
The prince of Tyrus, a man, couldn’t possibly have been in Eden the garden of God
This “king of Tyrus” is not referring to a man; it is referring to a created being, Lucifer, a fallen spirit being who ruled an earthly kingdom from his position of rulership in the heaven-lies - (Ezek. 28:13-15).”
We are told in Ephesians 6 that we are not dealing with flesh and blood
with just the natures and personalities of men on the earth.
The Bible says we are dealing with spiritual entities which rule in the heaven-lies.
THIS is an example of a double kingdom
A double kingdom refers to a kingdom ruled on earth by men who are actually dominated and influenced by spiritual rulers in the heaven-lies.
A natural kingdom on the earth is ruled by men, but it is dominated by a spiritual kingdom ruled by spiritual wickedness in the heaven-lies.
Acts 2:22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know—
Acts 2:23 this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, YOU CRUCIFIED AND KILLED by the hands of lawless men. (ESV)
Acts 4:10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom YOU crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well. (ESV)
1 Cor. 2:6 Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not fa wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away.
1 Cor. 2:7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.
1 Cor. 2:8 None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, THEY would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (ESV)
NOTE: the rulers of this age - influenced and used people to kill Jesus
Satan hates God and all that is God’s
He directly can put sickness on people and deceive them
But he also uses other’s to do his work
The kosmos - the systems of rule have been corrupted
He influences people to kill other people
He influences governments
What Should We Want?
James 5:7 Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. (ESV)
Zech. 10:1 ASK THE LORD FOR RAIN in the time of the latter rain. The LORD will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, Grass in the field for everyone. (NKJV)
Hos. 6:3 Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD. His going forth is established as the morning; He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth.
Heb. 10:25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and ball the more as you see the Day drawing near. (ESV)
Our Voice in the Natural and the Supernatural - (making our voice count)
Prov. 31:8 Speak up for those who have no voice, for the justice of all who are dispossessed.
Prov. 31:9 Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the cause of the oppressed and needy. (CSB)
Make our voice heard - I just did this - A Peaceful protest - the mandates
I showed up - I support and stand for freedom and not coercion
People not being forced into something they don’t want to do
We should ALL STAND FOR FREEDOM - YOU ARE SAFE IN CHURCH - WE ARE STANDING WITH EVERYONE - the vaxxed - the un-vaxxed
I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE RIGHTEOUS FORSAKEN
Dec 17th - At the moment hinges on who and who is not vax-ed:
So far as I talk with people who I respect the choices they made - I have heard these - I fit into one of these - the is why I listen to everyone - because I also fit in…
I researched and found it safe
I just went and got it - no big deal just another vaccine
I researched and don’t feel comfortable - didn’t get it
The Lord told me too or the Lord told me not too
NOTE: Google update on NovaVax
THOUGHT: with 100’s of thousand people around the world protesting - and us not seeing the governments back away - are best move is to go to God
Prayer gives the Lord something to work with
Protests give politicians something to work with
It’s good for both to have something to work with
The Lord takes what we give Him seriously
The politicians don’t always take what we say serious at all
The Lord hears, considers, moves, and He does
Politicians hear and turn their back (not always- some listen)
There are more voices going to the politicians than voices going up to heaven
More people are protesting and less are praying
Not coming against those who protest - but calling on more to pray
Combat it in the spiritual realm
difference between the natural and the supernatural
Both the hidden and visible
Carnal and spiritual
Dan. 10:12 Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words.
Dan. 10:13 The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia,
Dan. 10:14 and came to make you understand what is to happen to your people in the latter days. For the vision is for days yet to come.”
It’s our responsibility to pray, ask, speak, declare
It isn’t our responsibility to mange the heaven-lies
Did you wonder why we are told: “believe you receive” - “believe what you say will come to pass” ?
Dylan - pray for those who feel as thou they shouldn’t receive the vax
Patsy - pray for protection for people who received the vax or haven’t received the vax