Sr. Pastor Darrell G Vaughn
                                                        Faithfulness - A Key Step to Happiness
Apr 24 2011                                  "The Best for Last!"
Sun Am Worship      

Text: John 8:2-11  (King James Version)

  "Father, I am your servant, willing and desiring to be used to bless your people."

                            The Fields are white and the laborers are few!
C.H. Spurgeon said, "If God does not save a man by truth he certainly will not save them by lies, and if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival;"

 

John 2:1   And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

John 2:2   And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

John 2:3   And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

John 2:4   Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

John 2:5   His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

John 2:6   And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.

John 2:7   Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

John 2:8   And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.

John 2:9   When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

John 2:10   And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.

John 2:11   This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

 

Let's pray. Father, Open my eyes so I can see Your truth.
Open my ears so I can hear Your voice.
Open my mind so I can understand Your Word.
And open my heart so I may receive all that You want me to receive. AMEN

I believe the stage is being set to reap the greatest harvest the world has never seen!

 

Matthew 20:1   For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

Matthew 20:2   And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

Matthew 20:3   And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

Matthew 20:4   And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

Matthew 20:5   Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.

Matthew 20:6   And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

Matthew 20:7   They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

Matthew 20:8   So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.

Matthew 20:9   And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

Matthew 20:10   But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.

Matthew 20:11   And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,

Matthew 20:12   Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

 Matthew 20:13   But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

Matthew 20:14   Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.

 

I believe that we are indeed in the final hours of Travail! The days in which you and I are alive have seen many prophecies fulfilled right before our very Eyes!

 

2 Timothy 3:1   This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 Timothy 3:2   For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

2 Timothy 3:3   Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

2 Timothy 3:4   Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

2 Timothy 3:5   Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

 

Far too many churches have turned into country clubs and entertainment facilities.

 

These "churches" are more concerned with trying to appease people than in Pleasing God. It's time the church steps up to the plate and starts to walk in it's full authority and anointing.

Forget about the tupperware parties and the fund raisers and start proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

He is not going to pour out  his Wine in an Old Flask!

 

2 Corinthians 6:14   Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

2 Corinthians 6:15   And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

2 Corinthians 6:16   And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

2 Corinthians 6:17   Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

2 Corinthians 6:18   And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

 

God is getting ready to do a New thing.  He has Saved the Best wine for Last!

 

Isaiah 43:19   Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

 

We are the Generation that God is going to Use to turn this world Upside Down.

 

Joel 2:28   And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

Joel 2:29   And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

Joel 2:30   And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

 

Isaiah 44:2   Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the  womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.

Isaiah 44:3   For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:

 

John 14:12   Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

John 14:13   And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

John 14:14   If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

John 14:15   If ye love me, keep my commandments.

John 14:16   And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

 

He is always the Same

 

Hebrews 13:8   Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

 

Luke 10:19   Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

 

Matthew 10:7   And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 10:8   Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Matthew 10:9   Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,

 

He is the Great God that Confirms his word with Signs and Wonders following the true believers!

Mark 16:17   And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

Mark 16:18   They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

 

If people get offended, then so be it. Who cares. Jesus offended people all the time - so you're in good company! People call me narrow minded all the time, but it's really a compliment because Jesus said that narrow is the way which leads to life

 

There is fixing to be another Marriage Supper!

Revelation 19:6   And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

Revelation 19:7   Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

Revelation 19:8   And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

Revelation 19:9   And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

 

(Matt 7:14), so praise God I am narrow-minded. My mind is the width of a Bible !
So if someone comes to you and says that they are a believer, ask them if they believe these five signs, and more importantly, do they walk in them? You will most likely find out that there are a lot of unbelieving "believer" out there. Don't be one of them.

 Choose today to start walking in the full measure of your authority in Christ. Jesus preached cause and effect, and as long as your walking in Him and with Him, He has you covered. The choice is up to each and every one of us. We have free will, and God won't over-ride that free will.

 My advice is that every Christian stand up and be counted as one of the soldiers in God's Army. Time is getting short, and we need to take this seriously. Jesus said that we would cast out demons in His Name. Look around, there are quite a few demons loose in the world. We have the anointing in and upon us to destroy every yoke of bondage, and remove every burden. Jesus said that believers shall speak with new tongues. This refers to our prayer language when we receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. If you look around, many so-called Christians reject this awesome experience, yet Jesus said that this would be a sign of those who believe. When Jesus said we would take up serpents, He wasn't talking about dancing with snakes trying to look spiritual. He was referring to dealing with the demonic, and exposing the venomous poison of false doctrine.

If you listen to a lot of churches and ministries, you will indeed see false doctrine and vicious lies being spewed. Those of us who are true believers will recognize this, and not only break free from it, but also expose it for what it is. Jesus also said that those who believe on Him would be unharmed by anything deadly. Great examples of this are Daniel in the lions den, and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the burning fiery furnace. These men believed and trusted God, and they came out unharmed. Jesus said that those who believe on Him would also lay hands on the sick, and the sick would recover. This is God's divine healing, and it is always God's will to heal. We are the vessels He uses to accomplish His will. We are called believers for a reason. We must believe. And when we do, God will confirm it with signs following. Amen!