That song He Is My King has penetrated me and brings me back to a memory of that Brennan man, of a man I am certain is dancing over heaven with that song because he knew what amazing love was. He knew what is was to be flat broke, down, looked upon, all of it. When I think of him and I think of this song it is so overwhelming. It is amazing love, if we can get a grasp of it. You know the picture I have. The Lord said why don't you all just come and sit on my knee and have a party with me because I am the amazing love.
See, we particularly men, we have factors of getting close and you know intimate. Now if you get intimate with your wife that is wonderful but we need an intimacy with Jesus. Now how all that falls out is going to be dependent on the personality. I am not telling people to be like me. I am telling them that Jesus just wants to get intimate with you. I mean close.
I was talking at the prayer meeting to your wife, Stephen. Here is a man (Stephen) that knows about the constancy in faith and trusting God. I went and told some people that a friend in our church had 17 attacks with his heart, and the doctors have cleared him and he is well. The people say he is still living, Yes I say he is still living. It is an amazing fact that he is still living. You know things don't just sort of happen and you know we just sort of blow it off .
No folks that is what I want to talk to you about.
God has been talking to me about this week.
I want to share my heart with you today and I want to minister to you.
So Father, I yield myself to the Holy Spirit and I do believe the greater one will rise big within me, think through my mind and my thoughts in Jesus name.
Now, I don't know what some people's reactions would be if the Lord just stepped right in here and you could see him in a vision and say to you "I just wanna tell you how much you're my darling and I am your King you know. You know I am your King and I really love you and I'd like to talk to you." Some people would back away and some would turn towards Jesus.
I got this picture that Brennan, went into heaven and grabbed a hold of Jesus and kissed him all over his face and wouldn't turn him loose. You think Jesus just was indifferent, no Jesus would say "Come here Brennan you know everything is alright." People say "you're in an illusion". No, I think the second you leave this body and you see Jesus face to face you won't be just Oh ... Hi how are you?. No! No! NO!
Am I being facetious, not at all. I am saying just like David said that man felt like he was a rag, a doll, a nonsense, all of those negativities. David came with something else, you are this. Folks, this is life transforming to people because they are so far on the bottom they don't know up. They can't taste anything but the bottom, they haven't seen up. Sometimes the church doesn't help them get up, which is very unfortunate. But God created us at the church of restoration and of healing.
Turn to 1 Chronicles 14:8 When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed King over all Israel, they mobilized all their forces to capture him. But David was told they were coming, so he marched out to meet them. David said bring it on, I'll take you on. You think you devil are gonna win over this church with all whatever. No, let me tell you something THE DEVIL NEVER WINS!
1 John 4:4 Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.
We are life changing people, we are here in this community for a purpose. I heard something from God and I am not just saying this in a religious manner. I not just saying this in a stupid way, I am not trying to get people's overwhelmed attention, but I am going to get your attention this morning by telling you that God has spoke to me and God has said to me we are in a place of advancement and breakthrough. Now on that journey that Bill spoke to me, you know I have had a lot of words given over the years, a lot of words have come and I have thought, oh that is great, that is wonderful, yes God you are speaking and saying this. But when that was said to me, something happened on the inside of me, went on instantly. I have head the voice of God, now I am not just talking to you, I am saying to you I heard the voice of God and he said to me Yes, advancement and breakthrough. I thought wow, that is great. NO! NO! NO! The Lord said don't just say it is great, it is great and it is going to happen.
The Lord spoke to me this week, there is nothing going to stop it because God is going to move everything out of the way to make it happen. Is that an alarming thing, no it is not. You know I am moving and I have a lot of boxes packed and a lot of stuff around me and I personally do not like it but we are on the move ok, and when you are advancing you are doing this: you are focused, you are disciplined, you are walking, you are listening, but here is what comes distraction.
Distraction will come to try to stall you or cause you to be stuck. You are either stuck, stalled or advancing, but I declare over this church we are not stalled, we are moving forward, advancing. I will tell you the devil has tried some wicked things to get us sidetracked. When I first heard that Stephen was in the hospital and got this communication, I said that is another blow the devil is trying to have but it will not succeed. The thing with Bill's brother-in-law, that is not going to stop it. These are major things but folks it is the minual things, the little things that try to get us off track.
The thoughts .....well really you do not need to do that, you need to do this. You know I went to maple ridge this week, I went to that city and that is where we have been and I talked to God there. I said God we have had some encounters in this place, supernatural things, people raised from the dead. We are on a journey of advancement and breakthrough. Talk to me, talk to me God! Some said what are you doing? I said here is what I am doing, I am advancing and breakthrough. See the Philistines tried to come up against David, David said come bring it on, there isn't a devil created that can stop us. Nothing can stop us, we won't be stopped, the gates of hell shall not prevail against David. David inquired of God, shall I go out to fight the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me? and here is what the Lord said "Yes, go ahead. I will hand them over to you." Go Up! We are going up folks, we are going up, I am telling you in the name of Jesus we are going up and we won't folks be stopped by stupid foolish little petty things. Oh you know, I don't like him, he wears those red colours, why does he wear those red colours oh Lord, and then that man, his hair is all greased up, what is the problem oh my God what is going on. See all this stuff does not amount to a hill of bean. It does not matter if you wear red or all black. It does not matter what you wear. We will know no man after the flesh but after the spirit.
I see Joanne after the spirit. What was going to help her is if I come along and ask what can I do to help you, the same thing with Bill, I see how the plate rises, how it feels, and all I say to him is you tell me what you would like me to do and I will be there. See that is not hard it communicates. When we communicate the word of God, we go up together. The point is we got to go up together.
In 1 Chronicles 14:11 David struck them down there and David said God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a bursting flood, what God got done, he broke through his enemies and God is going to break through every enemy of sickness and disease and lack and poverty and destruction and every element that would try to discourage you or take you down because you won't be taken down. I said you won't be taken down.
Now here is the thing, I want to just encapsulate this for a second, I want you to catch this, the nature of God. When I first came to the message of faith in the 80's, you know I'd known about this but I felt God was mad at me. I knew the Grace of God to a degree and I felt God was really after me. Now God, well you know he wasn't making people sick, but I don't know why she was thinking he was sick, oh let's not get into that now. Then I got a revelation that God loved me and he loved me unconditionally and he wasn't mad at me and he wasn't making me sick. He is not a destructive God, he is a good God and that he is awesome and amazing. Like you, you are awesome and amazing. You cannot see God going around and saying he is making people sick and say he is trying to teach us something with that.
No folks he is not trying to teach you something.
If you learn a lesson quickly get over it and move forward. The scripture says By his stripes you are healed. Not going to be healed you are healed. If you were, you are healed, Amen.
1bChronicles 14:11-12 God did it." David exclaimed "He used me to burst through my enemies like a raging flood! So they named that place Baal-perazim and the Philistines had abandoned their gods there, so David gave orders to burn them.
God is the God of the breakthrough, He is the God of the breakthrough. I am not anti-compassionate but I realize that when people are going through a storm or crisis or situations of health, financial difficulties and struggles. I am not insensitive to that but here is what I am going to say to all of that He is the God of the breakthrough. He is the God of your breakthrough.
When you are reaching out to people sometimes you have to be compassionate and touch them with the word of God. You are my King, my King is not poor, my King is not broke, my Κing is not sick, my King is not dead. He is my King, see how personal that is and He took every lash on his back for your healing and for your breakthrough. You know what I would just love for the Lord Jesus to show up on some very quiet type people and let them become so absorbed in the Holy Ghost they are so drunk they have to be helped out.
You are looking at me and saying really, that is what I am looking for the presence of Jesus. Brennan preached on the presence of Jesus. I am not insulting a man, he watched his own brother be taken away, his family devastated, I identify with the hurt and the devastation. And the brokenness of people God says I have a breakthrough. I will breakthrough on them they will be shining with my glory, they will be shining with my presence, they will stand tall in this community, they will not say no, they will say yes. You will live and not die, you will declare the word of the Lord, you will be free and whole.
My friend I have seen people walking out of wheelchairs. God keeps whispering in my spirit we haven't seen anything yet. We have been around when the dead have been raised, we have been placed with things that really happened, I mean not maybe but have happened and then God said that was nice, that was good but you haven't seen anything yet. That twinkles your eye a bit and you say wow really Lord.
You know what would happen if five people come in with Alzheimer's or Dementia and five people in wheelchairs and all ten of these people are instantly healed that would be an interesting week for the pastor. The pastor wouldn't be able to look at his phone, people would be knocking on his door.....can you pray for this person who is dying of cancer and they are instantly healed, this would spread like wildfire but you know there is scripture for this, this is not Ron having a fantasy.
Romans 10:38 God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power He went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil.
God was with him, God has anointed you! ... It is the preacher some may say, no it is not the preacher, God anointed you!
YES ... with the Holy Ghost and with power!
What about the factor that David was King and was always King?
How could he be King he had an affair, that is a different message let's not get into that ...
The words, the gossip that is pure vindictive stuff that is vicious and crushing stuff that gets thrown around and it marginalizes people, because they don't feel any help to get up, they have been divorced or they have had this happen.
Sin is sin it is all the same in the same bucket but it is all passed, washed, sanctified in the blood of Jesus, eradicated is the word. I was forsaken, He took that, I am excepted He was condemned. If you do not know what abandonment is like I could stand here for awhile and give you a story about when I found out in 1959 that I was not abandoned I was loved and excepted I went over the edge because I thought this is real, I got saved.