Sr. Pastor Darrell G Vaughn
                                                          Faithfulness - A Key Step to Happiness
Jan 22, 2012                                       "Time To!" 
Sun AM Worship               Wake up, fess up, pray up, wise up, stir up, and stand up!

Text: Ecc 3:1-8 (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;"

 

Ecclesiastes 3:1   To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Ecclesiastes 3:2   A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

Ecclesiastes 3:3   A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

Ecclesiastes 3:4   A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Ecclesiastes 3:5   A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

Ecclesiastes 3:6   A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

Ecclesiastes 3:7   A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Ecclesiastes 3:8   A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

 

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

 

God has given us a very small window of opportunity like he gave his servant Joshua in:

WAKE UP!

Joshua 10:12   Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.

  

Joshua 10:13   And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

Joshua 10:14   And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.

 

John 9:4   I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

John 9:5   As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.

John 9:6   When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,

John 9:7   And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.

John 9:8   The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?

 

Romans 13:11   And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

Romans 13:12   The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

 

James 4:12   There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

James 4:13   Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:

James 4:14   Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

James 4:15   For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

 

Confess UP!

Daniel 5:1   Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.

Daniel 5:2   Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.

Daniel 5:3   Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them.

Daniel 5:4   They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

Daniel 5:5   In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

Daniel 5:6   Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.

Daniel 5:7   The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. And the king spake, and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing, and show me the interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Daniel 5:8   Then came in all the king's wise men: but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation thereof.

 

Daniel 5:25   And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.

Daniel 5:26   This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.

Daniel 5:27   TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

Daniel 5:28   PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

 

Pray Up

James 5:16   Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

James 5:17   Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.

James 5:18   And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. Prayer is the stepping-stone to victory.  

 

SAMSON WOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN DEFEATED IF HE WOULD NOT BECAME COMFORTABLE

 

Prayer is like the crying of an infant in the night.
Although dark he puts up his little hands with real expectation that Mother's touch will shortly be felt. In prayer God's trusting child puts up his little, feeble hands to God's big, powerful ones. He opens his mouth like the little birds for a regular feed and the satisfying portion which takes away that keen, gnawing hunger.

Prevailing prayer is the constant knocking at the door with the expectation it will be opened.

One may have faith but unless he prays (asks, implores) he need expect to receive nothing from God. One may pray, but without faith he expects and receives nothing from God. "Show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works" (James 2:18).

Prayer is the breath that fans the flame of faith.

Fanned to a white heat it burns out all dross and melts away all barriers between heaven and earth.

Prayer is to faith what lungs are to oxygen.

 

Wise Up

 

Psalms 111:10   The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

Psalms 112:1   Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

Psalms 112:2   His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

Psalms 112:3   Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

 

Matthew 10:16   Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

 

James 1:5   If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

James 1:6   But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

James 1:7   For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

James 1:8   A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

 

 

Stir Up

2 Timothy 1:5   When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

2 Timothy 1:6   Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

2 Timothy 1:7   For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:8   Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

Romans 8:31   What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

 

Ephesians 6:11   Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Ephesians 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.

Ephesians 6:13   Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Ephesians 6:14   Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

 

It is Time to Stand up and make a choice.

 

Joshua 24:14   Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.

Joshua 24:15   And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Joshua 24:16   And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;