Jack Hibbs at Jan Markell’s – “Understanding the Times 2018” – Conference
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well thank you we have folks today from 55 states Canadian provinces and foreign countries I welcome you all and for those of you in warmer climates we had to put blankets on our flowers last night I know that’s weird I know you folks don’t get that but you’re in the land of the frozen Chosin now so this is what we this is what we deal with now I want a pastor I want America’s pastor he’s one of my favorite and he’s I consider him my pastor jack hips to come out and open open this day in prayer with an invocation jack has you know capacitor Calvary Chapel Chino Hills California and he was in his hotel Thursday night and folks came up to him and said you’re our pastor because we don’t have a church so Jack come on out let’s open in prayer and then you take it away can I kind of have you stand as we I know but we need the exercise right we’re gonna pray and get this conference started by inviting him right and let’s do this like we do this at home I don’t know why it doesn’t make any difference but it’s fun can you risk just raise your hands up that is an awesome sight father we come before you this day and Lord we first of all want to thank you for the God that you are Lord that in this world you have given us not only hope you’ve given us the Blessed hope and so father we pray that you had bless everything that you would coordinate and God that you would organize everything about this conference and to think about the scope and the reach that this great conference has so Lord protect the technology of it all and Lord those that are viewing around the world that you would hold back the Prince of the air the wicked one that would seek to disrupt we pray for this auditorium that there would be no disruption and God that you put the fear of who you are in this place for those of us who know you that is a beautiful reverence that’s a wonderful thing for those who do not know you Lord may it be a terror that leads them to salvation today by the end of the day God we pray that you would bless JD as he reels in with his message not only encouragement to our Souls but salvation to the lost and father we pray thee had bless a mirror in Billy and Eric and father jan-jan Lord we lift up to you we pray God we would not be here today without Jan steadfast faithfulness and Lord she is a Debra to our nation and to the church and so father we ask now in Jesus name that you would bless and all God’s people said amen you can be seated god bless you guys and on listen on behalf of all of the speakers we have to tell you right now today that we are so grateful for you we had a chance to meet some of you in the last 24 hours but to meet a young lady from Switzerland who made her way here yeah and exactly but many of you we were looking at the parking lot as we were pulling in and out and license plates from all over the United States and it’s just amazing there’s even some crazy people from Chino Hills Southern California over here for though for the life of me I don’t I don’t understand that but some I’m gonna ask you to grab your Bibles and turn to the book of Revelation chapter 3 this morning Revelation chapter 3 and I’ve been asked to kick things off and you’re gonna be hearing a lot of the update and current event issues and challenges from our following speakers today but I’ve been asked to set the tone and I’m grateful by Jan and for Jan for this but I’ve been asked to give a message to you today regarding God’s prophetic pulpit in the last days God’s prophetic pulpit in the last days personally I don’t believe there’s any other kind of pulpit than that kind of pulpit in these last days Revelation chapter 3 I’ll read you can follow along verse 7 to 13 and to the Angel of the church at Philadelphia write these things says he who is holy he who is true he who has the key of David he who opens and no one shuts and shuts and no one opens I know your works behold I’ve set before you an open door and no one can shut it for you have a little strength you have kept my word you have not denied my name and indeed I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan who say they are Jews and are not but lie indeed I tell you I will make them to come and worship before your feet and know that I have loved you verse 10 because you have kept my command to persevere and that’s exactly what I think regarding all of you here this morning I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world to test those who dwell on it behold I am coming quickly hold fast to what you have that no one would take your crown he who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my god and he shall go out no more I will write on him the name of my god and the name of the city of my god the New Jerusalem which comes down out of heaven from God and I will write on him my new name he who has an ear to hear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches the last seven words of Jesus Christ and the last seven statements of the Lord Jesus Christ was to an gathering of churches that throughout all of the ages would represent the church in the last two thousand years when Jesus acknowledged those seven churches of Asia Minor he was not only speaking to an actual factual group of people real churches but we know from the study of these last two thousand years that there is a typology to that message that Jesus gave that addresses listen not only the believers of any given time but the chronology of the church in the last days now many of you have articulated to us as the speakers that you go to churches that don’t teach the word or you’ve given up on attending a church that no longer is that here it to the Word of God and for that we are very sorry it shocks many of us I happen to live in Southern California where it is crazy to be in California but you know what I wouldn’t live in any other place on the earth for this one reason thank God in California the gray has evaporated you were there following Jesus Christ in California are you are not following Jesus Christ in California and I’m grateful for that line that has been drawn in the sand we were living in amazing days but remember this that in those seven letters to the seven churches Jesus opened it up and he announced and he said to the angel that is in that city whether it be Ephesus or Philadelphia Jesus is speaking to the Anglos and it’s very simple understand that it’s not an angel with wings that somehow resides over that church or that city in a spiritual sense it is actually the pastor of those churches each of them that gave the Word of God and was to be giving the Word of God to the people and so Jesus addresses them and I don’t know if you’re a pastor in the house if you’re a pastor watching this morning that is a very sobering thought that God would address pastors in such a way that he goes up one side of them and down the other and it’s it’s typify dand it’s lived out their reality is tested that the pastor’s ministry is seen in the conduct and the faithfulness or not of the church that they preside over and to me that’s a very sobering thing and so we’re going to look at seven things this morning that I want you to be thinking about as you enter into these last days and I want to set up by this challenge this morning for all the rest of the speakers because I want you to go home and I want you to take a fire back home I believe it’s a fire by the way that brought you here but I want to have you go back with even a greater intensity because it just might be that your word to your pastor or your church leaders can change things around Church family this morning I’m telling you I’m giving you a report now from California we have never seen it like this since the last 40 years but a revival is about to break out in California the churches are waking up pastors are addressing the issues prayer meetings are breaking out something’s happening in California and thank God as the nation knows whatever happens in California never stays in California it infiltrates the rest of the nation but God God is about to move and he’s moving I was gathered at a prayer meeting just two weeks ago and in a wonderful community and I had the opportunity at that home where this prayer meeting had gathered and pastors were there and I think they’re I don’t remember how many people were there but it was more than enough and we prayed for and I sense the Spirit of God a movie and then on that very next day I gathered together in Santa Barbara and pastors began to gather and God filled up that church because people are waking up and I got to tell you it was awesome to be praying at that house and to be looking to the neighbor next door of Oprah Winfrey was next door that was her house and then to the left of us was Ellen’s house and we were praying and that home prays for the salvation of that neighborhood something’s happening we’ve got a governor running or we have a man running for governor in California that’s a born-again believer came to Christ on October 31st 1979 and he’s running on a pro-life platform and seven weeks ago he was 227 points down and last week he’s 6 points down God is doing a work in California why what’s happening what’s happening is that the pulpits are waking up that’s what’s happening number one church write it down if you’re taking notes God’s prophetic pulpit in these last days are gonna have to have certain requirements and this is a standard by which I think you ought to judge the church that you attend or that you’re looking for and that is it has to be it’s going to have to be an authentic pulpit it’s got to be an authentic pulpit that God is able to use and in these last days I want to be very careful to announce that the greatest eschatological prophecy doctrine that graces the chapters of the Bible is the doctrine of salvation never forget it God’s first prophetic announcement was that he would save mankind from their sins God spoke that in Genesis chapter 3 we need to remember that so the number one overriding doctrine of the Bible regarding the last days is an authentic pulpit committed to the fact that Jesus Christ alone saves that he’s the way the truth and the life and no man comes to the Father but through him that we preach it without apology the pulpit needs to be authentic the pulpit needs to be giving out the Word of God when we talk about what is going to bring back Amerika it goes back to how America was born the pulpits were ablaze in the colonies I hope you’ve taken the time if not please do read about the black-robe regiment of the colonial pastors of America is there hope for America there must be hope for America because because when there was no hope God brought the preaching of the gospel and built upon that is the Liberty that’s found in Christ and our founding fathers viewed the fact that what they heard and saw by the pastor’s on the pulpit it was authentic and that fire started in the heart of a man by the name of Samuel Adams not the beer maker the Liberty maker Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin wrote that there’d never been a revolution without the understanding of Samuel Adams of Liberty and then they turned as it were the microphone and you can read all about it his own writings where did you get the understanding of Liberty samuel adams said from the pulpits of america christ sets us free he says and the pulpits of america today need to be authentic stop playing games getting back to the preaching of the gospel and the gospel the very first word church you ought to know this the very first word of the gospel do you know what it is there’s no salvation without that first word there’s no gospel without that first word that word is repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved metanoia change your mind that’s what it means change the way you think about Jesus Christ pulpits today need to be authentic aw Tozer wrote this there is today no lack of Bible teachers to set forth correctly the principles of the doctrines of Christ but too many of these seem satisfied to teach fundamentals of the faith year after year strangely unaware that there is in their ministry no manifest presence nor anything unusual in their personal lives they Minister constantly to believers who feel within their breasts a longing which their teaching simply does not satisfy Milton’s terrible sentence applies to our day as accurately as it did to his quote the hungry sheep look up and are not fed close quote tozer went on to say it is a solemn thing and no small scandal in the kingdom to see God’s children starving while they were actually seated at the Father’s table what a prophetic quote that was by Tozer you can be in church and be dying starving and the Bible says that might pick my people perish for a lack of vision the pulpit must be authentic the pulpit listen cannot be authentic if the pulpit is preoccupied with the pastor seeking popularity seeking some sort of exposure to the point where look at me listen the pastor the ministry cannot be judged by the pastor’s charisma what is coming out of the pulpit is it authentic is it true is it honoring to Christ and is it faithful to the challenge that Jesus gave you’ve kept my word and you’ve not denied my name if we stand true as Christians in his last days persecution must come make no mistake about it young people today I’m going to tell you the truth right out of the gate you want to know how real this gospel is it’s so real that everything regarding the Word of God is so true that Jesus said cheer up when the world hates you because the world hated him first you see pastor I don’t want to be hated by anybody that’s not exactly what I’m saying what I’m saying is this you stand with Jesus you stand for Jesus you be true to the word and if you’re a pastor a Christian worker be authentic to the gospel of God and you reconcile this the most loving individual that has ever been in the history of man is Jesus Christ and at this hour the most hated individual around the world at this moment is none other than Jesus Christ it’s his name and his name alone that’s a cuss word all around the world you can be in China you can be in Israel you can be in South Africa and you may not understand the language but somebody will drop Jesus Christ into that argument and you’ll know their cussing nobody says that about Mohammed nobody picks up a hammer and smashes their finger and yells out Buddha Jesus is praised and worshiped by us and he’s hated by the world and the pulpit needs a place needs to be a place where it’s authentic and true to the Word of God and this is the mandate for us as believers small group leaders pastors in Jeremiah chapter 3 verse 15 the Bible there says I will give you Shepherds according to my heart God says who will feed you with knowledge and understanding does your church feed you with knowledge and understanding that is applicable that you might go out and live an authentic Christianity listen this is a sobering statement the church you attend you will become like the Shepherd sheep will become like the Shepherd and today across to America there’s a drought for authentic believers and I thank God for all of you were now we’re the house of friends here today that love the word it’s a joy to come here to joy to be with you John chapter 21 verse 17 the Bible says Jesus said to Peter the third time Simon son of Jonah do you love me and Peter was greed because he said to him the third time do you love me notice what Jesus is test is to Peter and he said to him Lord you know all things you know that I love you and Jesus turned to him and said feed my sheep the church is to be the most listen the church ought to be the most dynamic powerful influential presence in your community your church that you attend the community should in a sense be drawn to the church that you attend or be terrified of it and I mean that in a good way they’ll know that we can’t get this sex education into our school district with that with that church with its finger on the pulse of our community we can’t build that bar that strip club down the street because that church is going to let people know about it think of it in the early America many of you come from the East Coast you know those old cities in towns they’re not laid out in wonderful perfect grids like we have out west that’s somewhat newer the old cities back east they’re crazy the roads are crazy because they all need to one certain point in the net in the town have you noticed I don’t care if it’s Philadelphia or Boston and what is in the middle of where all those roads bring into a culminating point like the the wheel or the axle on the on the wheel what’s at the point of it a church that’s how America began the pulpits were authentic and the preachers preach the Word of God and they were careless about what people thought about though they understood that the answer to God the second thing I want to bring to your attention today is that God’s prophetic pulpit in these last days will have to be a pulpit that is engaging it’s an engaged pulpit what do we mean by that that it is a pulpit that is not only giving out the Word of God you know when I said a moment ago I’m among friends with you going back home there is a great work going on in California but our battle today is trying to get pulpits to engage so people will say pastor Jack God we’re not going to get involved we just preached the gospel you ever heard that we’re not going to speak out about what’s happening in our community we preach the gospel well I’ve had enough of that this is what we have found out that is being said a pulpit that’s not authentic you’ll find that it’s a pulpit that does not engage the shoes of the culture but that pulpit knows enough to say we preach the Word of God but do you really can you say that you’ve preached the full counsel of God you want to go to a church that is engaging the issues with the Word of God this is important this is not politics but when the state of California stands up and says to the churches in California we also have received the decision of the United States US Supreme Court regarding the Hobby Lobby case and abortion but I as Governor Jerry Brown says with our Attorney General have reviewed the decision by the US Supreme Court and we have found the US Supreme Court to be unconstitutional and so all churches in California will fund elective abortions only only state in the nation that’s been mandated by this governor to fund abortions I just want you to know Calvary Chapel Chino Hills has not sent one dime we surrendered our insurance we don’t have it anymore we will not comply because God is the god of life he’s the God of the unborn he loves the unborn and God has called us to speak up for those and to rescue those who have no voice for themselves those who are destined to death you’ve got to engage the culture because ladies and gentlemen the cultures engaging you a godless worldview system is coming after your children don’t be full for one moment this week in our nation’s capitol this issue had nothing to do a judge Kavanaugh had nothing to do with dr.
Ford don’t fall for that baloney nothing to do with it these are dark principalities and powers that are worried there’s a multi-billion dollar industry that is threatened by this next appointment has nothing to do with politics it has everything to do with the Prince of Darkness it’s all about killing babies and murdering babies and if the church doesn’t speak up listen I believe that God has given the church a moment’s time to speak up and let our voice be heard and we’ve got such a short moment of time and the pulpits must be the tip of the sphere and engage in the culture the pulpit must engage and the church must follow the lead of their pastors it’s not politics its standing for righteousness we preach the gospel but after preaching it what do we do I’m all for preaching the gospel I was speaking in San Diego just last week to 500 Hispanic speaking non-english speaking pastors in San Diego County they asked me to come and speak on a biblical worldview and had a vote Bible and when gentleman told me afterwards he said you know I just preached the Bible pastor and I said yeah but what if f:q preached the Bible what do you what do you encourage your people to do after they’ve got the Bible what do they do for six days of the week after they’ve been preached to the pulpits need to be engaged in Matthew chapter 5 verse 13 jesus said you are the salt of the earth but if the salt loses its flavor how shall it be seasoned the word actually means re season you can’t re season salt it is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and to be trampled underfoot by men Matthew 5 before Jesus said that how did he set that parable up that statement up look at verse 10 in your Bibles Matthew jesus said to them and us blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven blessed are you when they revile and persecute you and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for my sake rejoice them being exceedingly glad for great is your reward in heaven for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you this is a given we need to stand and speak the truth in love friends many of you just this week last few days here in town people have asked you know I have this situation at home or I’ve got this situation with my husband or with my wife and I the answer is the same stay true to Jesus make sure that wayward child or spouse knows the gospel but don’t move don’t sway one way or the other stand firm even though it might hurt and your feelings are screaming to do something else stand firm tell them that you love them but this is what the Bible says because you will be the only anchor point for them to return to when they come back you’ll be the only one if everybody else compromises in their life they’ve got nowhere else to return to stand true and strong don’t be afraid to engage the time has come in America for the pulpits of America to lead the way just like it did in our nation’s history I believe strongly that government cannot stop the church we’ve got our church alone has got several lawsuits against the state of California we’ve sued the governor we’ve sued the Attorney General those are in court and we’re gonna be going in the not-too-distant future to the US Supreme Court Y all on Biblical issues on Biblical issues that are under attack in California why are we doing this to liberate the pulpits to encourage the pulpits in America to stand up some pastors have told me pastor I don’t want to lose my 501c3 do you know I’m talking about 501 C 3 do you know what that is this is my answer you go tell your pastor this if they’re afraid of losing their 501 C 3 number one if people are giving tithes to your church because of the 501c3 tax break you know what that’s called not worship if you’re giving money because you get a tax break that’s not worship if a pastor won’t preach it and teach it and engage the culture and be authentic because they’re afraid of losing their tax credit by the federal government I think my God is able to provide way better than the IRS he doesn’t need the government there’s not a government law that can be passed to shut up the people of God Soviet Union tried it failed China right now the fastest-growing Christian nation on earth China not America China the fastest growing nation on earth with Christianity in the world and every time they tried to make Jesus illegal you know that Great Wall of China Jesus just dips right over the wall they have media blackouts in North Korea you know there are tens of thousands of Christians in North Korea you can’t stop God with government he is the god of government he’s invented it but it’s been pirated there’s no law that’s gonna trying to pass laws that you can’t pray in public you can’t stop that people are gonna pray what about the Bible my good friend the man who led me to the Lord on June 20th 1977 Greg Laurie he had a he had a banner and he was holding up the Bible just before the harvest Crusades and he sent me a text he said did you see this they’re gonna there the Muslim community in Southern California is attacking the banners of me holding up the Bible I said use it he texts me back he said the Bible I said no use this opportunity they want to attack the Bible then you turn right around and use you hold that by in fact Greg next weeks your crusade encourage all of your people to stand fifty thousand of them stand and hold up the Bible and that will teach them to not criticize the Bible next time around just don’t don’t run and hide don’t go runnin high Church you gotta stand you got to engage the culture listen this man was commissioned by the French government he was a political analyst historian many of you read him ins college alexa de Tocqueville he toured young America to get back a report to France as to why and for the explanation of America’s rapid greatness and he penned that in 1835 and this is what Alexa de Tocqueville wrote in his book his report called democracy in America listen to this quote I sought for the greatness and genius of America and her commodious harbors and her ample rivers and it was not there I sought for the greatness and genius of America and her fertile fields and boundless forests and it was not there I sought for the greatness and genius of America and her rich minds and her vast world Commerce and it wasn’t there I sought for the greatness and the genius of America and her Democrat Congress and her matchless Constitution it wasn’t there it was not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness that I stand or understand the secret of the genius and power America is great because she is good and if America ever ceases to be good she will cease to be great Rhoda LexA de Tocqueville the Frenchman how will I’m very grateful for what’s happened in the United States right now it just hasn’t gotten to California yet but I’m grateful for what’s happening in America but only God can make America great in the truest sense we need to revival in America we need prayer we need a crowd to God we need to seek Him God will move he’s promised us Acts chapter 10 verse 38 the Bible says God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power who went out doing good who went out doing good Christians we are to go out and do what good that’s called righteousness now that we’re saved we go out and do good first timothy I write Paul said to Timothy so that you may know how all right how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God which is the Church of the Living God here it is the pillar and ground of the definite article the truth can you imagine can you imagine us standing before Congress today or before any committee or before the Capitol and say excuse me everybody but the Bible says the church is the pillar and the ground for the truth because I heard this week that people have if you’re listening to the testifying people have their truth did you hear that did you catch it it was said that this is the truth to them ladies and gentlemen that is insanity mercedes-benz they don’t make cars that way Boeing doesn’t make airplanes that way can you imagine commissioning an electrical engineer at Boeing aircraft and say whatever is true to you go ahead and wire up this airplane I am NOT getting in that airplane there’s absolutes no doubt about it number three God’s prophetic pulpit in the last days we’ll have to be a prayerful pulpit we have so much swagger and arrogance and pulpits today just seems to me if you’re attending a church where it’s all about the pastor you need to pray God will not share his glory with anybody I don’t understand I tell you what I’m grateful that my God keeps me on a short leash it’s terrifying we were talking about it last night it’s terrifying to open up this book the book of the ages the Eternal Word of God the Bible look this leather-bound book does not contain the Word of God you understand that be careful this doesn’t contain the Word of God this is the Word of God this is the Bible God’s Word it’s been attacked for 2,000 years it’s gonna be attacked and yet no one can find anything wrong with it you might be a young person here today and your college professor has mocked you by saying oh you know the Bible is full of full of errors and difficulties you stand right up and you tell your professor then why don’t you document one of them and produce it you’ll be a billionaire well my grandmother told me well your grandmother was wrong well dr.
Phil said we need to be prayerful because if we’re prayerful we’ll be discerning again somebody asked me pastor at what point do I depart from my church I said have you prayed for your church have you’ve gone to the leadership to speak to them about teaching the full counsel of God yes I have then I said all I can tell you as you pray and do what God tells you to do but we need to pray and I would say this remember we read a moment ago that Jesus said I’ve given you a little strength I like that when he told the church at Philadelphia I’ve given you a little strength you know what this means apparently all you and I need is how much strength a little right get a little bit of strength from Jesus and you can go all the way to the end and he went on to say that he’ll open doors that nobody can shut and shut doors nobody can open and so when I think of a church that prays and a pulpit that is prayerful this is personal this this is what I share with you about what it means to me Ephesians chapter 6 verse 10 a prayerful pulpit I think should be described this way finally my brethren be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might put on the whole armor of God you got to do this by prayer that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil how many churches are being swept away by the tactics of the devil today for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities and against powers and against the rulers in the darkness of this age and against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly realms therefore take up the whole armour of God that you may be able to stand against the evil day and having done all to stand stand therefore having girded your waist with truth and having put it on the breastplate of righteousness and having shot your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace and above all verse 16 he says taking the shield of faith which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts you know those are thoughts that are launched into your mind by Satan the fiery darts of the wicked one and take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God praying always this is what keeps it all together praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit and being watchful to this end that with all perseverance and supplication and for All Saints verse 19 I love this Paul said and for me that utterance may be given to me that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mysteries of the gospel the Pope it needs to be a praying pulpit many of you know if you watch us online it’s uncomfortable the mirror was just there last week every guest speaker we have mentions it to me say pastor this this plaque underneath the podium here is really uncomfortable I keep my foot keeps slipping off of it and I stumble over it and I said well we’ve worked hard to make sure it’s that way there’s a plaque there’s a bronze 35 pound bronze plaque that is there known only to the speaker and it says to them it’s long but I’ll basically say you better you better have prayed yourself ready studied yourself up and if that’s true then let yourself go just remember why you teach in this pulpit dead beneath your feet r24 old tattered Gideon Bibles that the Gideon’s gave us from all over the world to plant beneath the feet of the pastor and myself when we’re teaching the Word of God that right beneath us is the Word of God and then there’s a prayer shawl from Jerusalem and we put stones from the Palm Sunday path if you’ve been to Jerusalem I had people on our – or pick up stones and we put it in that prayer shawl and then we dropped them into the bottom of that hole on top of those Bibles because the stones jesus said if you don’t worship and cry out the stones will cry out in worship so those stones are a testimony against us the Bible is beneath our feet so we better watch out but the prayer Shaw represents prayer none of it can happen without prayer number 4 God’s prophetic pulpit in the last days it will have to be an expectant pulpit a pulpit that is expected what do I mean by that a pulpit that is based on the Bible just gonna be based on the Bible it’s gonna be based on the Blessed hope Jesus Christ my friends is coming back he could come back any moment now if you understand your Bible correctly you understand that he could come at any second for the church without warning that’s by design without any precursor listen we all love watching JD and Amir and Billy and Eric and Jan and all we love watching and listening but how much of their reports are now more of an indication of the tribulation period events think of it all this artificial intelligence stuff the building of the temple global governments all these things that are taking place and there it is exciting and we need to know it and we need to study it because the church I don’t know and it ought to help to keep you ready but the bottom line is this if we’re seeing that stuff starting to form then I ask you this the Bible teaches clear – there rapture has no warnings the rapture will take place before these events then how close are we we’re so close we are so close I’m surprised we’re still here that’s how close the pulpit should be excited you see wait a minute pastor you’re confusing me the pastor should be expected of Christ’s return and that joy and excitement should motivate the ministry and yes and the decision-making of the ministry yes and what about the planning of the ministry yes well pastor how do you plan for the next 15 years how do you raise up pastors for the next generation if you expect Jesus to come back any moment now listen we’re supposed to occupy till he comes that’s easy I want to be interrupted I want to be caught by Jesus when he comes doing the right thing we want to shape the culture for Christ because Jesus could come back today he may not come back for three years he may not come back for 30 years how many of you have grandkids raise your hands oh yeah listen that’s why we fight I mean don’t get me wrong our kids are great but grandkids I used to think grandkids were I mean grandparents were crazy I used to think grandparents were absolutely crazy and then I became a grandparent of three and it’s like you know what not only is that God’s gift grandkids but it caused me to roll up my sleeves and get back into the fight because if Jesus doesn’t come back soon they’re gonna inherit this knucklehead world of ours and we need to teach them to stand and to be fearless and to be strong and to be engaging and to be prayerful the pulpit needs to be expected Titus one of my life verses Paul stood looking for the Blessed hope the word means scanning urgently looking awake eyes wide open for what the Blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ what an amazing statement we’re to be looking we’re to be watching John chapter 14 verse 1 I love this verse men listen if you’re not a pre-tribulation Astorga scissors out and cut this verse right out of your Bible every post tribulation estai no jokes right about here on this verse they just John 14 verse 1 Jesus says let not your heart be troubled you believe in God believe also in me in my father’s house are many mansions and if it were not so I would have told you I go now that means to the father’s house and if I go and prepare a place for you I will come again and receive you to myself that where I am there you may be also you’ve got to get raptured to get up to heaven to this event to this place that Jesus has prepared and prove tatts is revelation 19 the next time you see the church she’s in heaven the door is opening up and she’s coming back with Christ on white horses at the end of the second coming or at the end of the Tribulation Period in the event of the second coming the question is how the church get up there answer John 14 answer 1st Thessalonians 4 so get ready the pulpit should be preaching the hope of this number 5 and I go quickly God’s prophetic pulpit in the last days is to be fearless the fear of man is killing the church friends the fear of man pastors are coming out of seminary and they’ve been taught all these things about how to grow up a big church excuse me big since when is big become the target and the purpose for church that’s God’s business that is God’s business I quoted aw Tozer earlier you know he had a church of a hundred and fifty people on the other end of the pendulum 19 years of age Charles Spurgeon in London had a church of 10,000 people that’s up to God but we’ve got pastors coming out of seminary and they’re being schooled in social media more than they’re being taught in eschatology there’s a handful of universities in America left maybe not even a handful that are staying true to the Word of God all of this is causing pastors to get passed through at appointments and they’re fearful that they won’t bring in the money they’re fearful that they won’t bring in the numbers they’re fearful that they’re not going to perform all of these are carnal things God will not bless that the pulpits got to be fearless the pulpit and the Christian has got to be fearless in these days ladies and gentlemen the church in America is already in the Lions Den and God is there with us and he’s waiting for us to stand up and to be fearless might I remind you this beautiful nation of ours is not our home you may be an independent a Republican a Democrat personally I’m a monarchist Jesus is my king but whatever you may be whatever you may be do you understand this above all things you’re a Christian first you’re citizenships in heaven and the pulpit needs to be afire the pulpit needs to be absolutely fearless the Bible says in Acts chapter 1 verse 8 but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you shall be witnesses unto me and Jerusalem Judea and Samaria and to the uttermost parts of the earth that’s a promise you know what maybe I should say this it just popped into my head maybe listen maybe you might need to go back home and defend some of your pastors who are being puppeted and manipulated by church boards and church rulers I’ll call them Nicolaitans the pastor can’t do that he might want to do this but he can’t do it because a certain board member has a certain noose around his neck this is politics ladies and gentlemen the church and it’s killing the church it is my prayer that God would cause pastors to catch fire and that they would stand in the pulpits and the pulpit would begin to burn and those precious sheep would go out you know as sheep are amazing the relationship between sheep and a shepherd is awesome sheep imprint the pastures teaching and heart into their lives and if it’s done right it’s it’s productive because there’ll be a fearless pulpit and a fearless Church and then finally this I’m at a time it would be a church that’s and a pulpit that’s faithful this work this and all of us this is this is what you and I are gonna be judged on in the end where we faithful we’re faithful listen some of you back home are going through through first Peter chapter 3 and there’s many many women Peters speaking of them many many Christian women who are married to a non-christian men what a hard thing but that’s your ministry there are men married to unbelieving wives that’s your ministry be faithful whatever you do be faithful at it Christian please don’t it don’t raise your hand don’t raise your hand but how many are involved in your church you’ve got to be involved in your church be faithful be committed to something regarding the Lord Jesus Christ in ministry to his people that you must operate faithfulness faithfulness you know those feelings you know where it’s like I don’t want to go to church today but I gotta go because I got unlocked the door or I gotta go because who’s gonna sing or who’s gonna you know do the parking lot of the greeters it’s not uncommon for me to not want to go to church on Sunday morning and Lisa will remind me you’re the one teaching today you’ve got to go I want to thank though all the faithful pastors that are in America good men holding down the fort the Lord knows I am not complaining but it’s not an easy task thank God for the pastors that are holding the ground pray for them fast lift them up hold them close to you and then finally it’s a prophetic pulpit a prophetic pulpit this way Matthew chapter 24 and I ended with this Matthew 24 verse 13 it’s Resurrection Sunday now behold two of them were traveling on that same day to a village called Emmaus which was seven miles from Jerusalem and they talked together regarding all these things that had happened and so it was that while they were conversed and reason that Jesus himself drew near and went to them but their eyes were restrained so that they did not know him and he said to them what kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad it’s kind of funny right then one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to him are you the only stranger in Jerusalem and have you not known the things which have happened here these days and have you not known of the things or of the things that have happened in these days verse 19 bucha jesus said what things so they said to him the things concerning Jesus of Nazareth who was a prophet mighty in deed and in word before God and all the people how the chief priests and the rulers delivered him to be condemned to death and crucified him but we were hoping that he was the one who was going to be the Redeemer of Israel indeed besides all these they went on to say today it is the third day since these things have happened so they’re sad they’re bummed no doubt yes and certain women of our company who arrived at the tomb early astonished us when they did not find his body they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said he was alive in certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said but they did not see him verse 25 then jesus said to them and here it is for us o foolish ones and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken isn’t that funny Jesus believed in the Old Testament all of it thought not the Christ who have suffered these things in the end or in his glory and beginning at Moses and all the prophets Jesus expounded to them all the scriptures concerning himself a New Testament church is to do the exact same thing Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ that Jesus of Nazareth we Lord God intercede on behalf of the house of God in America in this world Lord in these last days what time is left may you ignite the church may she arise and enter into the fullness of her glory that has been purchased by the blood of the Lamb Jesus that she would stand firm beautiful strong fearless and faithful and Lord we pray that today you would move from one speaker after the next in all of your power for Jesus Holy Spirit father you are welcome in this place and all God’s people said amen god bless you …..
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