Sr. Pastor Darrell G Vaughn
                                                        Faithfulness - A Key Step to Happiness
Apr 20 2011                                  "A Lamb to a Lion!" "To Listen the Audio with this Great Sermon click"  "Here"
Wed Pm Worship       Mary indeed had a Lamb and Heaven indeed has a Lion!

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 1:19   And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?

John 1:20   And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.

John 1:21   And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.

John 1:22   Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?

John 1:23   He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

John 1:24   And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.

John 1:25   And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?

John 1:26   John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

John 1:27   He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

John 1:28   These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

John 1:29   The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

John 1:30   This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.

John 1:31   And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

John 1:32   And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.

John 1:33   And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

John 1:34   And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

 

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

John 8:56   Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

John 8:57   Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

John 8:58   Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

 

To Moses he was the bush that would burn out,  he was the red sea divider

To the Children of Israel he was the Manna from heaven, He was the water from the rock, He was the fire by Night and the Cloud by Day.

To Abraham the was the eternal Covenant keeper.

To Elijah he was the God that answers by Fire.

To Daniel he was the Ancient of Days and the Lion tamer.

To the three Hebrew boys he was the forth man in the furnace.

To Isaiah he was the high and lofty one that filled the temple.

To Job he was the redeemer that lives eternal and with his own eyes he shall one day behold.

To David he was hope in the shadow of death.

To Solomon he was the

Song of Songs 2:1   I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

To Elisha he was the God of Elijah chariot of fire!

 

To the new Covenant Believer

He was the only one to defeat Death Hell and the Grave and he alone holds the Keys in his hands. No Other Religion can say their Savior has risen from the Dead but Christianity!  Not Any that is what separates Religion and Relationship!

He is The High priest that can still be touched with the feelings of our infirmities!

Heb 4:15

 

He is always the Same

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

 

Our Redeemer is not Just a Lamb he is a Lion of Judah of Heaven

A Lion in our Praise.

Revelation 5:4   And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

Revelation 5:5   And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

 

He didn't leave us Powerless nor Comfortless!

 

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.

 

Even now there are Churches that was stood boldly on the Sound word of God are compromising Truth with Fallacies to keep the professing believers at bay.

John 14:6   Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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.

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 (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!