Sr. Pastor Darrell G Vaughn
                                                        Faithfulness - A Key Step to Happiness
Sept 28, 2011                   "Don't write the Church off just yet!"
Wed Pm Worship                      It is about to Wake up     

Text: Matt 11:12   (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;"

 

Matthew 11:12   And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

 

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's people are living in defeat because they are living in denial.

 

1: If I know the devil is a Thief, a Murderer and a Liar then why do we listen to him.

 

Acts 1:8   But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

 

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.

  

The Greater one is on the inside of each and every true believer!

 

Psalms 100:1   A Psalm of praise. Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

Psalms 100:2   Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Psalms 100:3   Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Psalms 100:4   Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Psalms 100:5   For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Psalms 100:5   For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

 

Isaiah 38:1   In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order: for thou shalt die, and not live.

Isaiah 38:2   Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the LORD,

Isaiah 38:3   And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

Isaiah 38:4   Then came the word of the LORD to Isaiah, saying,

 Isaiah 38:5   Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.

Isaiah 38:6   And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city.

Isaiah 38:7   And this shall be a sign unto thee from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing that he hath spoken;

Isaiah 38:8   Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.

Isaiah 38:9   The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness:

Isaiah 38:10   I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.

Isaiah 38:11   I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of the living: I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.

Isaiah 38:12   Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.

Isaiah 38:13   I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.

Isaiah 38:14   Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Isaiah 38:15   What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.

Isaiah 38:16   O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live.

Isaiah 38:17   Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

Isaiah 38:18   For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

Isaiah 38:19   The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

Isaiah 38:20   The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the LORD.

 

The story of Hezekiah
God said you are about to die
Hezekiah turns his face to the wall and starts saying God I have walked before you with a perfect heart and in truth.

 These things did not move God
Hezekiah did not move God until he said the grave cannot praise thee death cannot celebrate thee
then and only then did God spin Isaiah around and said go tell him  I heard him and I am adding 15 years to his life. Only the living the living he shall praise thee as I do this day.
how important is your praise? it is life or death for you
pick yourself up and give God some praise
get up off your bed of affliction and give God some praise.

crazy things happen when you praise God.


Joshua told the children of Israel you see this wall in front of us we are not going to deny it is there we are just going to deny it's right to be there. God said he has given us the city!!
we can take sledge hammers to it; or any other piece of equipment we have at our disposal. But we have something more powerful than that. We have our mouths and God said if we praise him, if we shout the walls will come down.
God said some of you in here-the only thing between you and your miracle is a shout of Praise


Paul and Silas thrown in jail by the devil, they did not complain and give God a hard time but rather gave him what was due him praise.
Hebrews 13:15 by him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
They began to sing and praise God and God worked it out
open your mouth and praise him

When David was whining and pouting things stayed the same. It was only after David began to praise God that he received strength and started talking about run through a troop and leaping over a wall. 1000 shall fall by my right and 10000 by my left but it ain't gonna touch me.
-it's a praise.
When you start telling God how good he is. How strong he is-God their no one beside you-you are God all by yourself. God will start flexing his muscles. God is not moved by your pain and your need. he is moved by your faith and it takes faith to praise God in the middle of your storm
but he promised if you praise me I will inhabit your praise-in other words he will sit down in your praise.
God is bound by his word. he said if you praise me I will show up and God's word is so powerful if you can ever get  him to open his mouth towards your situation it has to change.
if you want God to heal you-praise him
if you want God to deliver you-praise him
if you want God to bless you –praise him
the dead can't praise you lord-the grave can't give you glory lord
let everything that has breath praise ye the lord-I am very much alive.
the dead can't praise you lord-I will enter your gates with thanksgiving-I will enter your courts with praise. The bible says and they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony!!! Open your mouth!