Hank Kunneman (Aug 31, 2021) URGENT MESSAGE: “Threat Upcoming For America” | Hank Kunneman 2021

Hank Kunneman (Aug 31, 2021) URGENT MESSAGE: “Threat Upcoming For America” | Hank Kunneman 2021

and it’s not maybe something that you normally feel like has tried to attack you you know i mean it’s just like it it’s been coming in the night hour especially i want to pray for you if you’ve been in a place where you feel like pastor rank i have had this anxiety or this fear and nobody’s going to put you on blast or judge you or anything like that these are some interesting times and the enemy’s doing a great job of lying and getting the people to bite on his lies and so sometimes that can create a fear but if you’re here and you say you know what pastor rank pray for me i i really feel like there is something trying to afflict me with fear it doesn’t have to be you know over you know the nation or whatever it could just be something that maybe you’re facing i want to pray for you fear man god hasn’t given us the spirit of fear but of power and love and a sound mind i speak to you that are watching maybe you’ve been having fear anxiety and you don’t know what the future holds you’re afraid about the future [Music] one of the things that god wants us to understand is that because of the harshness of this season is going to be greater the victory of the new season and we are not going backwards in the united states of america don’t you dare believe that for a moment it may look like we’re going backwards but really what god’s doing is uprooting what has already existed what had been voted in many many years this thing has been growing mutating now god’s overthrowing it disrupting it but we’re going to come into a building and a planting season where the decade of difference is going to be yeah it’s different but it’s going to be what god has promised amen no matter what you’re facing no matter what it is that you’re going through do you know one touch from god can change everything just like that one touch do you know a lot of times i remember the story in john 11 where jesus raised lazarus from the dead y’all remember that story oftentimes we think that it was when he said lazarus come forward that that’s when it happened but the bible said he lifted up his eyes just by lifting up his eyes he raised the band from the dead after four days what am i saying this for because when you’re connected to god everything can change i’m connected to god these people are connected to god you’re connected to god and i believe no matter what it is you’re facing something is about to shift in your favor [Music] you put [Music] and so don’t live in what used to be living what is now and what is before you for you’ve already seen the images and the things that i’m going to do and you know what i’m going to do for you says the lord so look at that and not what is behind and see now that i will lead you to the promise that i have put in your spirit for i am surely the god of your supply and i will always make sure there is enough and even in times where things have looked lean or there have been those moments where it seemed like how are we going to get from here to there or go over there and the spirit says i’ll be the supply as you take the steps of faith but i break off now by the anointing any bondage in your mind that which holds you to a place of a standstill for the lord says you’re not in a standstill you are moving forward and i will be the god of your supply montoku [Music] [Music] the spirit has put within you the anointing of ability that you can accomplish those things that have been in your heart to do for many many years the dreams the visions the ideas that you’ve had the lord says i’m going to give you the ability it won’t be something you’ll do of yourself so the lord says written upon your head is i can and i will and i will accomplish all the dreams says the lord and you will do it and you will prosper in it says the spirit galomando barricode so now even though i break any mindset that is in opposition to my word it is done says the spirit [Music] i just walked that direction in there and i’m not trying to i don’t want to embarrass anybody but i just feel like there’s been as i walked by someone you’ve been in fear regarding your health you know we won’t go into details but as i was walking this direction is that anybody here from here over is it you it’s interesting is i’m standing right here and also there so it’s right here okay would want you come over here is that what they’re saying [Music] in the name of jesus i curse every disease every foul spirit of infirmity in the name of yeshua come out stay out i release healing this shall not rise up a second time no man i feel that power be healed be whole i don’t just speak divine health i speak wellness over you now from the top of your head to the souls of your feet be blessed be healed now thank you lord thank you lord i just lifted up your hands lift up your hands and say lord i receive that anointing that’s breaking yokes i receive i receive my healing it’s well with me lord i speak a pronouncement of a good report over him in the name of jesus thank you lord in the name of yeshua it shall not come a second time devil you are off limits to this man of god to this spiritual son i take authority over every demonic assignment and i release freedom over your mind over your soul look at me for a minute mama come lay your hands on him this woman your mama there’s too much prayer around you this season of your life is about the calling that she has birthed in the earth and you’re not going backwards it’s just gonna keep getting better and better and better and better and better in the name of jesus and you will be established in what heaven has ordained for your life and you will not be taken out or interrupted or hindered [Music] be blessed it is well concerning you [Music] god’s got your back and so does your mom and your pastor has got you so it’s jesus be blessed amen amen father we pray for every person here in the name of jesus i take authority over every spirit of fear come off come out in jesus name i break the power of fear you foul spirit of fear anxiety release now peace on her shalom and ideas and wisdom it comes shalom i break the power of fear come off come out i break every assignment the name of jesus thank you lord thank you lord i break that power off of you in the name of jesus [Music] i just heard as i god’s elevating your position there’s something of elevation that’s going to happen god’s going to lift you up he’s going to bless you he’s going to surprise you but he’s elevating you in your position and you’re going to see what that means as you enter in further to 2021 some new things are really going to begin to unfold because of your faithfulness father i release the shalom of god i release the shalom of heaven your spirit it’s well with you i declare that [Music] it’s well it shall be well i speak riches and honor because you’re an honorable person now riches and honor shall coincide and agree with every step every decision that you make according to the word of the lord that spoke to you and i release the shalom of god upon you be blessed i release the shalom of heaven in the name of jesus i just see god’s hand just erasing so much that has gone on that you have been so hard on yourself but i want you to do this i want you just to turn around like this for a minute and just turn around again this way i’m not trying to embarrass you but that’s what god’s doing with you he’s turning things around changing the direction of some things that was trying to track you down to cause you to stumble and i pronounce upon you a new season of the blessing provision things are going to start working out things are going to iron out there’s been a lot of wrinkles now they’re going to iron out especially over your family and i speak that blessing upon you now in jesus name amen amen amen isn’t god good isn’t god good well why don’t you do this why don’t you turn around and just social distant smile with the biggest smile that you can give someone amen come on greet one another in the name of the lord praise god [Music] well good morning church if you are our guest for the very first time we want to welcome you to the service also want to make sure you received a gift bag when he came inside the door if you didn’t grab one of those please as you leave today those will be available in the foyer on the benches outside please grab one before you leave inside the gift bag you’ll find all kinds of goodies and a guest registry packet and a guest registry card inside that packet so if you would just open that up if you’ve got that already open that up at this time on the right hand side you’ll see a card that says guest registry at the top go ahead and tear that off fill it out drop it in the offering basket when it comes by in just a few moments if you haven’t gotten it as you leave today just hand it to an usher or to a greeter as you leave we just want to send you a thank you for coming to see us this morning also immediately following the service we want to make sure that you just get greeted as you leave so be sure to stop by and just tell somebody that you’re new and they will get you that gift back if you’re watching by live stream facebook live roku or any of the other devices we have out there we want to welcome you to the service as well also want to make sure you get to the website lohchurch.org if you’re not already there click on connect let us know where you’re watching from and if you’re blessed by this morning’s service also want to make sure you submit your prayer requests and your praise reports we love to hear from our online family as well so if you would just give all of our guests here and online a hand as pastor brenda comes all right well it’s almost offering time but before we get to that i do want to if you’re just joining us on the stream right now or maybe you came in a few minutes after the start of the service i do want to remind you about tomorrow night’s prophetic pulse conference call and i really believe in my spirit this is one not to miss i mean we do tape these and make them available but i don’t know there’s something about being in the live moment that i think is so good and so many times you know we do try on these to just make time available for the holy spirit to flow and move call out words of knowledge we’ve had people say i got healed on the call while i was listening so many things so i do want to remind you to join that at eight o’clock that’s tomorrow night eight o’clock and there’s information on both websites at lohschurch.org or hank and brenda.org you can jump out there and get that and in fact we were down at southwest believers convention this past week with brother copeland and we did their countdown program on one of the nights i forget what night it was tuesday was it tuesday uh tuesday night and i told everybody that was watching i said i believe you need to be on this call it’s going to be a juicy one just because there’s so much to talk about and pastor doug is going to pastor doug wave at everybody is going to be joining us as well how many of you were here when he shared his message about three weeks ago just talking about america wasn’t that so superbly delivered and we want him to share some of that content to the nation as well because i think we are in a critical time many people are saying we are truly as the body of christ in a battle for the soul of america and if you think that uh religious liberties is not the paramount issue uh that is before us this election well think again look what’s happening even now again again in california threatening to give people criminal records misdemeanors for attending church who would ever thought we would have seen the day of such a thing and so it’s so important that um you know we stay in tune to what god’s saying not what the news says saying but what is god declaring and then we have to pray pray pray pray pray amen all right so don’t miss that all right well i won’t say ushers are in the aisle i think there should be should be offering envelopes on your chair when you came in or those of you that are using your devices you can get those out at that time and those of you who are joining us on the internet or on facebook on the website roku all the different channels there is giving information coming up right there on your screen on how you could text to give you can use the mail by the way can i say something about conventional mail so many of you through this whole pandemic season and many of you who still even from the congregation have yet to come back and join us i will say snail mail was an amazing thing you guys took your envelopes and wrote them out and i thought now i don’t know if that separates age groups because some of us still i had to send somebody a signed contract this week and you know everybody’s using docusign and all these things i got so confused i told them i said i’ll print it sign it and put it in the mail that’s the way that works i don’t know if that’s the over 50 or under 50 or however it goes but anyway but snail mail or conventional mail’s still a thing so thank you to all of you that use the p.o box and send in as well um but i just i am so blessed because i’m watching god do an incredible miracle with our building and and if you have not been a part of all of this we are getting ready to embark on the next phase of construction those of you that come here regularly you know about all of this but in 2018 we did a massive remodel on this building which was it used to look like the build adjacent building over there didn’t look so great and we refaced the whole south half the whole front out here and all of the inside except this sanctuary this auditorium i mean we did put a new carpet we painted so it would all match together but we didn’t make any structural changes to this space in here because our plan is to continue to remodel the north half of the building which used to be back in the day i don’t know how many if any of you remember this building 30 some years ago but that used to be four theaters it was called the millard four anybody remember the millard four in here okay quite a few of you do and um we’re gonna open all of that up architects are working on it now and turn it into a 1200 seat auditorium because this space is just simply too small when everybody’s in the room and you know we have to run two services they’re both filled it’s getting tight and so we want to get that new space built as quickly as possible but in the the first phase of that is we are now just about we’re got everything in engineering now is we’re breaking the pass through to connect this half of the building to that half and it’s more than just a hole in the wall there’s major construction involved in that because of the way those theaters were constructed but we are looking to start on that by the end of this year or the very beginning of 2021 it just takes that long to get all the engineering in place plus the audio video and while we do that we’re going to build the new media studio and that’s an exciting thing because i really feel like we’re in a time when the prophets need to be able to just flip on a good camera and go for it prophesy declare speak to the nations and we want pastor’s voice to be out there like never before but we’re going to do so many more things with that obviously we’ll fill new level down there and many many things that the lord has and so we’re getting ready to start on that we’re going to see a hole in that orange wall pretty soon and one last thing i’ll say we’re also going to be making a few changes to this backdrop over the next few months and changing kind of the configuration say pastor brenda why would you work on that well we’re going to be in here for a little bit while we’re building that and these things take a while so this has not been updated since 2011. so how many you say it’s just time let’s do a little something and here’s the other heart behind it so many of our partners out there in the nation who never see the orange wall so into the orange wall you know how much building most of them get to see and they’re sowing into the building fund they see this platform and a little quick shot of you from the jib camera that’s it that’s all they get to see and they’re sewing i think we ought to fix it up for them just a little bit don’t you think amen all right well get your offering ready and hold it up high and i was going to share a scripture with you from second kings but i’ll just leave that out maybe it’ll come out in the second service i want to give pastor plenty of time to preach in fact let’s stand up we’ll hold it up we will declare over our building because i like to do that every single time and uh father i just thank you first of all for every giver every person that’s holding a tithe envelope or their phone in their hand who’s stretching their hand toward a computer screen i thank you lord that you are doing a mighty work in their life and no matter what they’re going through no matter what they’re facing today tomorrow things can shift in a moment because we serve in a god that can do the impossible that can overcome anything there’s nothing too hard for our god so father we stay today in a place of expectation in a place of faith and we believe tomorrow something’s going to shift in our favor this time tomorrow things are about to change and i speak that and prophesy it over every person under the sound of my voice in jesus name now let’s just stretch our hands toward that studio sanctuary that orange wall let’s make our declaration church say this with me say we declare the new auditorium and studio shall be built and completed we say to the orange wall in front of that space open up we decree it shall happen without delay we say we have all the finances needed for the lord is building this house we have more than enough excess and overflow lord you are providing seed to the sower we call upon you lord of hosts to bring forth heavenly assistance and raise up multitudes of people that shall give abundantly to this work we prophesy that we shall double double and then we will double again we declare new things now we decree new sanctuary and studio be bill now give a shout to god if you believe it the ushers will pass by let’s welcome pastors amen all right give somebody a high five from afar amen hey by the way uh and those of you that are watching i’m very very excited we are starting a new campaign how many of you watch the program on day star does anybody watch our program on day star on thursday nights those you that are watching 10 pm central we’re releasing a new campaign we also have just been blessed brother copeland has put us on the victory channel and we are so excited and they just announced uh it’s on directv so it just continues to add to more homes and i’m so grateful because he’s not charging us anything isn’t that amazing so partners get out there support the victory channel also continue to help us on day star that reaches all over the world but we just released a new book and uh we preached this i mean remember when we preached about uh how to you know why some christians succeed while others fail rebuilding your foundations remember that well we put it into a book it’s really the first one that brendan and i uh put together and i want to thank my wonderful wife because she spent many hours assembling this with our great editor jen she always likes to just stay off this jan you’re awesome and she’s amazing you know we we hired jen she moved here from arizona not many of you know that and those of you that are watching we need a full-time editor amen and uh she’s been cranking out books she just sent me an email with some of the new books that we’re going to be coming out with and uh she worked on my new story with mutsbian milo isn’t that a funny story it’s hilarious jen so thank god that the lord did that so we can just keep rocking and rolling and moving forward so but you’ll be able to get this uh on our television offer but i just wanted to make you aware of it and it is awesome so how many like to read yeah all right hopefully you like to read and then the other announcement i just want to make because since we’re not doing announcements sometimes we’ll make announcements right uh i do want to say this matt officer matt can you come over here everybody can see you okay would you would you rather stay off camera come on over here i want to honor i love law enforcement we have real cops this guy i told him i said you look like one of those guys that could play a hollywood cop because he’s so handsome yeah i want you to come up here for a minute because i want to honor you man i’m excited about something first of all i honor you and i honor what you do for the community and what you do for uh he’s our lead here you gotta come over here and there’s people all over the world that’s looking at you right there and officer herrick travels with me so i like that too we have a great time but i gotta say this this handsome dude belongs to a very beautiful lady and they are getting married and i have the honor of performing the ceremony this saturday kim would you just stand and wait i don’t yes isn’t she wonderful kim thank you so much he got a great person in you and definitely yeah and vice versa i mean yeah i don’t want that much but so but anyway i’m still looking for this and they’re having an outside wedding and so he said you know it could be hot and i said officer listen i got the wedding ceremony tweaked three hours is all so are we supposed to shake hands anymore i just sanitized mine so it’s all good i love you man i love you be blessed i can’t wait to and by the way kim uh he said he wants the princess bride edition you know marriage is between a man and a woman every day we have princess by the car how many of you how many of you have no clue why pastor hank just looked like he was being weird you’ve never seen princess bride you’ve never where have you been you’ve never seen how many of you have seen the princess bride and you can you can attest that that is a very funny movie i don’t usually promote movies because i don’t like a lot of movies but i like princess bride and uh great movie and matthew knows all the the lines from it right the best one is that guy inconceivable remember that one look at all that rick look at how loud you’re laughing because it’s going right you’re you’re going right back there aren’t you yeah yeah and sometimes when my wife asked me to do something i go inconceivable i mean it’s just it works guys you can use that for an excuse by the way i got to tell you this so we uh we decided to do some remodeling now that we’re you know empty nesters for a while so now uh she decided to take all of her aquariums and you know shark week this week brenda did you know that it is because mike tyson’s going to take on jaws i’m going to watch that tonight i like mike tyson so anyway it’s shark week so we decided that in our remodel we are converting our dining room into a shark tank and so actually what we’re doing is we’re uh remodeling putting some wooden floors in and stuff and so she has to tear down and set up all the tanks isn’t that a lot of work she can do it let’s give her an applause she can do it so that’s really good huh she’s going to need some help so if if somebody could help her and hey pastor hank can just you know i got to tell you this so one time we come home she has this 120 gallon uh fish tank and it’s huge it’s got all these big fish in it and so one day we came home was it on a wednesday night and she saw water on the bottom of the the fish tank you know 120 gallons that is not a good scene and it was seeping water so she immediately calls pastor shane says you got to get over here uh the fish tank it broke up no pun seal fish seal y’all get that so anyway water’s on the floor and uh mr non-aquarium guy me steps in and one of the fish jumped out so i reached and grabbed it it’s called a clown called a clown loach and they have fangs and it bit me and i began to bleed [Laughter] also i began to shake she said hank what’s up i said that fish brenda it stung me i must excuse myself for the next three hours have you ever been bit by a clown loach you all are wondering where i’m going with my message if i’m being this corny to start aren’t you okay all right open your bibles to john chapter 2 i’m just trying to have some fun with you so how many of you have been watching our home to yours isn’t that been great fun i’ve been enjoying that having fun with y’all and did you see my device that i had last week did you see that oh my gosh is that that’s all you can say hi go back and watch it but i want to talk to you today about the zeal of god and one thing i can tell you is this man i have i got saved in 1984. that seems like so long ago you know 1984 wow anybody born before 1984 anybody born after 1984 hey look at how young you are born after 1984 well anyway when i got saved in 1984 it was just right after i had graduated out of high school and i had given my life to the lord i’ll never forget it june 30th is when i remember bowing down and kneeling down and saying jesus if you are real which i know you are come in to my heart forgive me of my sins and after that bad i just got on fire for god and i i feel like i have not in how many years would that be 35 years is that about right no 37 30 can i get 36 i think 36 okay in 36 years man i think that fire has just kept building and building and building and building why is that because there’s a zeal there’s a passion on the inside of me that wants god more than anything else how many of you are like that maybe you haven’t been saved for 36 years or whatever maybe you’ve been saved longer maybe you’ve been saved for just a few weeks or a few months but there’s that passion there’s that fire on the inside of you that you cannot get enough of god we’ve got to be careful when it comes to the zeal of god though can i tell you why i remember years ago we were blessed with a brand spanking new we thought it was cool at the time okay you’ve probably heard the story but we got blessed with a new car that we traded in for uh it was a we traded in for a dodge caravan i would never buy a dodge today that’s just me if you got a dodge we love you we love your car we love its tires we love its engine all that okay i mean you got to say that now you know he made fun of my car no i did not everybody just has a different taste but anyway i would have never today bought the color of what we we got we got a turtle was it turtle green or forest green kind of it was like a forest green and in those days in the olden days what year was that 96. it was a good looking uh automobile you know i mean basically it was a modern-day station wagon and we went around and i remember telling everybody man wherever i went how jesus blessed me with this new car i was so zealous i would let people know at the traffic light they’d look over at me and say this car god gave this to me they’d be like rolling up the window whatever dude but i mean i let everybody know gas stations car washes i let the neighbors know well then all of a sudden about honey helped me out a few years later that car started having some problems many problems transmission went out the gas tank went out it sprung an antifreeze leak and stained the back of the car there’s all kinds of stuff but anyway there was this really loud noise that you could hear from the island of guam i mean this thing was so loud and so we would drive our kids to school and they would beg me dad please just drop me off like six blocks down the road because they didn’t want to be identified with me and this green turtle van that i was passionate and zealous about you remember that son clearly he remembers it well pastor what’s your point not sure no really what my point is what started off zeal passion excitement i couldn’t keep my mouth shut about this incredible blessing of god years later i was ashamed of what god blessed me with i didn’t want to tell anybody i didn’t want to let anybody know that was my green van with the noise isn’t how it is sometimes with christianity we start off we’re on fire we let everybody know jesus is my lord and we tell people what he what he’s done for us but then time goes on and a few little noises here and noises there or problems here problems there we’re not so excited about our jesus as we once were and if there’s anything that we need to focus on right now in this i’m calling it a shut-in and a shut-up they’re trying to get us to shut up the church they’re trying to shut us in and shut us up and shut us down we cannot have the attitude that i just said to you that i had with my green van years later we’re we are ashamed we’re we we just you know want to disappear drop the kids off miles away let them walk to school because we don’t want to be identified with this green van or this thing called the church or we don’t want to be identified with jesus like that are you here because there was a problem with my zeal there was a problem with something happened to my excitement my passion over time and we see that happen many times in christianity let’s go to john chapter two i want us to look at what jesus he said and if you look at john 2 and verse 17 i want you to look at this particular phrase of scripture because there was something that was gnawing at jesus there was something that was eating him up and we talked about this last week so we’re not going to talk about it as much today but i want to draw attention back to it in verse 17 of john 2 notice this and his disciples remembered now they remembered when jesus was cleansing the temple droving driving out the money changers he said the zeal of thy house or my father’s house has eaten meat up or it’s consumed me in other words something had been gnawing on jesus something had been eating him up to the point where it just caused that passion and that zeal on the inside of him to build come on are you hearing me there was an indignation that began to to form and i want you to understand we’re going to see this today that what we feed on not only determines our perspective in life but it determines what we’re zealous about come on if all you focus on is sports then you’re probably going to be a sports deal person you’re going to be zealous about you know all the sports teams and all that that’s fine as long as it’s under jesus and not over him you can tell by what people spend their money on what they’re zealous about you can tell what people spend time talking about you can identify their zeal or their passion jesus though let’s look at verse 13 because something happened and the jews passover was at hand and they went up to jerusalem jesus did and he found in the temple now notice this there was four things those that sold oxen sheep doves and money changers and they were sitting there and now jesus is literally going to confront what was gnawing on him what was it about the sheep the ox and the doves and the money changers that would get him so worked up i’m here to tell you the purpose for the sheep the oxen and the doves and even money was being misappropriated it wasn’t according to what god implemented and instructed and so there was there was compromise there was corruption beginning to take place in the temple and jesus had enough and i’m here to tell you as it would relate to today if the lord of the church because it’s his church is looking down from heaven i wonder what he is thinking about the treatment of his dove how many know the dove represents the holy spirit i wonder if he would look at most churches and say you honor the dove or you’re selling out concerning the dove you’re more concerned about your coffee about your numbers you’re more concerned about just appeasing you know everyone making them happy making them feel good which is great but that can’t be your only message is there a move of the dove is there the dove you know casting out devils and healing the sick a lot of churches today i believe the indignation of our savior and lord is looking down at his church and saying what have you made my father’s house you have kicked the dove out it’s kind of like when jesus how many remember in in luke chapter 2 he was 12 years of age and he was arguing you could say or debating and asking questions and and and he was speaking with the pharisees and the doctors of the law there and after a while the parents they left and they traveled for several days and it dawned on them uh jesus is not among us and they found him a couple days later in the temple i wonder if that’s the condition of what some churches are today that they think that jesus is among them they think the dove is a part of what they’re doing but the lord of the church is looking down saying no no no no you sold out you kicked the dove out you don’t even know that i haven’t even walked in among you for weeks he looked at the condition of the sheep i think that the lord of the church is looking down at the condition of his sheep today and saying where are my people he hasn’t called us to be cowards the righteous are bold as a lion not cowardly like chickens and it’s amazing to me how many people will speak up about their issues or about their passions but those same people they never speak up very seldom speak up about the kingdom of god let me give you an example you know i’m getting tired of and i almost made a meme yesterday but i really try to stay off social media for the most part but i was i was scrolling through my twitter feed and and the instagram feed and i’m looking at all these people and they’re you know different ones and it wasn’t just anybody that i knew was just the scroll and they’re all quoting great philosophers and they’re all quoting you know different people some were quoting movie stars others were quoting quoting the fathers of of of the early church others were quoting you know great scholars and and stuff and i thought brenda i’ve scrolled and read probably 40 quotes by pluto and goofy and and all the other ones and i have not seen any quotes by jesus how come nobody quotes jesus anymore [Applause] now if i’m telling the truth raise your hand if you’ve noticed that too and so where’s our zeal he looked down and saw that the oxen were being misused i mean you know oxen speaks of service i think sometimes the reason why some folk are not zealous concerning god’s house is because they’re not connected to god’s house there’s something about when you find your church and your you find your pastor and and you become a member and you say you know what that is my family that is my community that is where we uh the brethren dwell together in unity there’s something that happens you feel a sense of passion protection purpose for your church i dare anybody to speak ugly about you i dare anybody to mess with you pro improperly talk bad about you i’ll be right there sticking up for you why because there’s a zeal that i have because of the connection that that we have now i want you to look at zechariah chapter one because i want you to see that god is a god of zeal he’s a god of passion and so zechariah chapter one look at verse 14. so the angel that communed with me said unto me cry saying thus saith the lord of hosts now here’s another uh definition of the word zeal it says i am jealous jealous how many of you are jealous for god i’m jealous over brenda don’t you dare mistreat her i’ve had people tried to exclude her throughout the years you know when we were first coming up in the ministry they would want me to you know go in the back room and you know don’t let the wives come no no no she’s my wife she’s she gets to go wherever i do and if she calls you can wait i don’t care who you are how important you think you are or maybe if she calls i answer same with my children you see because i have a passion i’m jealous over brenda don’t you dare mistreat her don’t you dare be ugly to her i tell that to my boys don’t you dare be ugly to your mama ain’t allowed i don’t care how tough you think you are i’m your dad and i have an anointing and a grace to kick your butt i have one of my sons fights mma doesn’t matter i’ll sick more angels on him and he’ll know what hit him so and they know it but here i am jealous for jerusalem and for zion with a great jealousy you know that’s like uh i don’t know about you and i i’ve gotten in trouble a few times but i’ve been at baseball games or football games and you always got that cusser you’ve been around the cusser man they’re cussing up a storm and usually you know i’ll just say well i’ll just take a bath when i get home but but when they pop this out of their mouth when they take the lord’s name in vain we ain’t playing that’s when the rocky balboa spirit comes on me hey hey hey hey hey hey hey who do you think you are you know i mean i get mad and i tell him hey hey look at me don’t you ever say that again see say what say what you know what you said pick on buddha [Laughter] tell him he needs to go on a diet [Applause] jesus rose from the dead for you don’t you dare take his name in vain i bet a few people want to fight [Applause] most of the time i’m willing to oblige and join in but i have to remember who i am and usually who’s with me but you don’t mess with my jesus that’s why i don’t watch movies they start taking the lord’s name in vain bye i ain’t paying for that you’re messing with my jesus i mean how much do you care that they’re sitting there slamming your god that’s why i’m not going to vote for anyone this election or any election that wants to take away my religious freedom don’t you mess with my jesus don’t you mess with my god no no no no no no no no i’m consumed with his zeal what does the word zeal mean it means zealous jealous fervent passionate another word to describe zeal is a vehement flame in other words a strong feeling a strong desire look at acts 17 i want to show you another example you know when you look at society today how does it move you or does it move you today when you look at the culture today when you look at some of the things that are going on how does it make you feel do you just accept everything go along with everything or is there something on the inside of you that you have a god radar when something doesn’t sound right it goes ah no wrong that ain’t right i wonder where some people’s god are is it’s called discernment well you could say no no no that’s not right that’s not right everybody needs to be treated fairly and respectfully no matter who they are we’re to love as the church oh man doesn’t mean we always agree with their lifestyle and their decisions but we’re to love them and we’re to love them enough where we are passionate about god where we speak up and tell the truth that’s what the bible says you can speak the truth in love well what’s the truth it’s right here but if you don’t know it because you’re zealous for other things we’ve got to get back to being zealous look at here in acts 20 or 17 now while paul waited for them at athens his spirit was stirred in him when he saw the city that was given to idolatry let me ask you a question how much of the zeal of god do you have on the inside of you right now that maybe you don’t see your city giving over to idolatry but you are watching your nation going to hell quickly you are watching some of the things that are going on in society how does it move you do you jump on the bandwagon and agree with it or do you come from a heavenly perspective that’s based on scripture but has a passion and a zeal to speak up for example when they say you cannot worship in the church we’re going to shut you down because of this scam dimmick now there’s a there’s a real i don’t decry or denounce that there isn’t some kind of thing going on okay people have died and we take that very seriously but then all the other stuff that’s mixed up in it it’s gotten out of control and it’s become a scam how zelda sorry you know i mean there’s pastors i guess they’re so used to living in their celebrity status that they won’t put that reputation on the line and become a voice for god and they’re supposed to be a voice for god but they’re letting religious freedoms being taken from them and it’s like okay do what you got to do i watched a friend of mine a pastor in russia who the government socialism came and said to him years ago you cannot meet anymore in your building that he bought and paid for the people did and so they kept meeting so guess what they did the government came with bulldozers and bulldozed his whole church building bible school everything down it was a huge church thousands of people what did he do you know what he did out in the cold met and had church services and said we’re the church if that was in the united states people be like oh our church is gone do you realize that that’s where some people want our nation to be they’ve already threatened to bulldoze churches now to shut water off can you imagine having your you go home today and your water is shut off because you went to church because you support those people and those kind of things where’s our passion where’s our zeal and you know what’s amazing to me if enough christians here here’s here’s why we need zeal i’m not trying to make everything be about politics but but we’ve gotta we gotta wake up 54 million evangelicals did not show up to vote in the last election it shows us where our zeal is because if we really love god and country if we really loved our flag and what it represents and love the great veterans that fought for our nation don’t you think we would get out and we would vote so we can see where our zeal has become now i want you to look here zeal is also defined by being enthusiastic hot impassioned intense spirited highly committed okay zealous people oppose average they oppose being comfortable they oppose being lethargic and they don’t settle for anything that is passive now go to first kings 18 verse 21 one of the people that was zealous was elijah the prophet he was a zealous man of god and i often ask myself why is it that people today have lost their zeal and i think because it’s what the prophet identified in first kings 18 21 if if people are going to be wishy-washy if they’re going to be what this verse says he said look he came to all the people and said how long shall you be caught between two opinions if the lord be god then follow him but if baal be god then follow him and the people answered him not a word now if that was not become sound for god wouldn’t you but see when we’re caught between two opinions let me give you an example what’s god’s definition of marriage okay then why are we getting caught over an opinion then that other options are truth acceptable should be allowed let me ask you another question according to god and common sense how many genders are there you mean there’s not 70. so according to god how many genders are there but when you’re caught between two opinions you slide over out of your zeal and go well but if you want to dress up like a woman and you’re a man and and and call yourself whatever right i like what i saw one meme say well if i’m supposed to imagine that dude dressed up like a girl that you’re a girl or a woman then you can imagine me wearing a mask then [Laughter] just imagine see isn’t it beautiful it’s a clear one you can clearly see it it’s whatever you want to imagine it’s whatever you want to call yourself right but when you’re caught between two opinions that’s how you think when you get into arguments and agreement well they’re my relatives i’m sorry love them to truth [Applause] all right let’s go on look at acts chapter 13. david was very zealous notice he was zealous about the will of god i like acts 13 verse 22 and when he had removed he raised them up david to be their king to whom also he gave this testimony i have found son of jesse a man after my own heart if you say well pastor how do i develop zeal for god it starts not only with your heart but it starts with you getting god’s heart the reason why david could stand up i want you to go down to first samuel 17 why david could be zealous and confront goliath who was speaking and trying to maneuver and come against the nation it was a counter move it was something that was trying to take the nation of israel in a contrary direction but david because he had god’s heart he had the zeal of the lord and he could stand up in the face of goliath who was trying to take the nation a different direction come on there’s people trying to take our nation a different direction and we need some davids who have god’s heart that are going to look and say excuse me but you are not going to do that in this nation and you’re not going to do that to the lord’s church he will not be treated that way look at what david in first samuel 17 and verse 29 how come david could rise up against goliath because he realized that somebody at some point has to stand up and do something notice what he said david said what have i done see they were accusing him his own brethren sounds like the church today well pastor why do you need to stand up why do you need to speak out politically why do you from your pulpit tell people they have to vote because again the same spirit that was on david’s brother and always trying to you know just get the church to be quiet and be passive and not do anything well if you don’t do anything somebody else will and it may be the wrong people that does something and so david with god’s heart goes wait is there not a cause now let me ask you a question all the babies being aborted 60 million correct just in the u.s is there not a cause to take this nation a different direction yes or no yes prayer being taken out of schools bible reading the name of jesus not being mentioned trying to take merry christmas do you not think that there’s a cause to be bold to stand up to speak out to do your part come on and say i’m sorry but we live in the united states too and we have a right to speak up we have a right for our voice to be heard amen how people are being treated today prejudice racism don’t you think that we should speak up absolutely there’s a cause but the church just you know wants to be quiet but you say well pastor how do we how do we get this look at genesis chapter six i want you to look in in the uh living translation version as they come up to the piano it’s important to pray for god’s heart more than i think you pray for anything god i want your heart what what are you doing when you’re praying for god’s heart when you pray for god’s heart you will get god’s perspective you will begin to see things through his eyes you will love what he loves you will hate what he hates you won’t make excuses you won’t water down come on you won’t put a lot of gray in there and bring false mixtures and say well can we all just get along no when you have god’s heart you have a proper perspective things will hurt you things will grieve you you will look at every person and you will see them with value because you’re seeing looking at them through the eyes of god in his heart that says you’re special in fact you’re so special jesus died for you god’s not a respecter of anyone in genesis chapter 6 watch this verse 5 and when the lord god saw the extent of the human wickedness and that the trend and direction of men’s lives were only towards evil he was sorry that he made man and watched this this is the key to having a true zeal for god broke or hurt his heart i’ve asked the lord many times god what do you think how do you feel about what’s going on in the earth right now now god never loses his joy never comes out of faith but he will let you know that his heart is hurt and sometimes i felt it because i’ve got into intense intense intercession praying out god’s heart towards a situation that the situation aligns itself correctly to what god’s heart is god’s plan is but if we’re only just zealous about our position our experience as important as those things are if it’s void of god’s heart or it doesn’t carry god’s heart in our position or our experience how many know we can have a zeal then as the scripture says that is not according to knowledge right there’s people that were zealous against abortion but then man they were killing people that were performing abortions or uh you know blowing up abortion clinics well that’s a zeal that’s not according to knowledge that’s that’s a zeal but it doesn’t carry god’s heart yeah god’s heart’s broken maybe it’s not asking for you to be vengeful like that isn’t that right but notice something i like what verse 6 says but noah come on you can put your name in there here the whole world was wicked the whole world was going a different direction people were not standing up for god people were doing what was right in their own eyes but noah noah had a contrary zeal they had a zeal for wickedness he had a zeal for god’s heart and noah was was a pleasure to the lord and here is the story of noah he was the only truly righteous man living on the earth at that time you know how long he had to keep his zeal 120 years man being rejected of his generation saying there’s gonna be rain they’re all like and what’s rain but he just kept staying with it because he was zealous for god and he tried always to conduct his ways according to god’s will i want to leave you with this as you stand your feet i didn’t even get into a lot of the content but hopefully you got something i want you to look at colossians 3 in closing as you stand your feet because this is a way to really get the right zeal according to knowledge it’s it’s the best way to get god’s heart again what you feed on determines your perspective but it determines what you’re passionate about isn’t that right what’s your developed zeal for passion pursuit colossians chapter three i’m gonna read it out of two versions i’m gonna read it out of the king james i’m gonna end it with uh the message notice what it says if you then been risen with christ seek the things which are above where christ sits at the right hand of god set your watch affection on things that are where above that’s the first thing what you set your heart on your passion for it come on is what you’re gonna be zealous about so if we’re just feeding on all the stuff that we’re reading and hearing it’s gonna form zeal in you but you’ve got to make sure that it’s the right zeal of god’s heart or that you have god’s heart towards whatever it is that you are feeling passionate about right listen i know people are on their soapbox and they’re saying a lot of things but yet i don’t hear forgiveness coming out of people’s zeal i hear some people are zealous but they’re holding on to their their offense holding on to their hurt some are holding on to their hatred some are holding on to their offense offense is right if you have the true zeal for god and your affection is set on him then that’s not an option [Music] it says many would be offended in the last days didn’t say i’m one of them and i shouldn’t be one of them see the love of many would wax coal i’m not numbered among the many my love is not waxing cold my i’m zealous for god and i’m zealous for his people and i love people [Applause] let’s read out of the message and then we’ll end with this the message says so if you be if so if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with christ then act like it wow that ends today’s reading [Music] i mean that’s it in a nutshell act like it if you are really serious about your god and your walk than act like it right don’t act like the world don’t do things the way that they do things it says this act like it pursue the things that are over which christ presides heavenly things don’t shuffle along eyes to the ground absorb with the things right in front of you look up and be alert to what is going on around you that christ that where the action is so christ is where the action is in other words that needs to become our focus and see things from his perspective what would happen if that’s if we just did that verse right there i have a feeling there would come a whole lot of fixing and alignment rather than just always let the world give us their perspective and we and that’s the perspective that we just we take father i pray for every person that’s in here first of all with every head bowed and every eye clothes i want to make sure that if you don’t know jesus christ the bible commands us to repent it doesn’t just command us to call upon the name of the lord it calls us to repent in other words to change change change our lifestyle change the direction of where we’re heading if we’re heading walking towards sin so maybe you’re here or you’re watching and you’ve never asked jesus in your heart i want you to pray this prayer and mean in your heart say heavenly father i believe in my heart that you raised jesus from the dead i confess with my mouth that jesus is lord i do what the bible says it says whoever calls on the name of the lord shall be saved jesus i call upon you come into my heart forgive me of my sins i repent of my sins i turn my back upon sin and i receive you as my lord and my savior amen now put your hand on your heart say father from this day forward i thank you that i have your heart i have your heart i love what you love i hate what you hate i see things through your eyes with your heart i’m full of your zeal according to knowledge amen well praise god you get something out of that today well why don’t you do this i can’t wait till we can get back to the days of just greeting one another and me being able to greet some of you so i don’t always like to feel like i’m just running out but i love you and i tell you what guys we are not only going to see i just got to say this last thing i was working on my trains on my vacation it was the last day of my vacation and the lord said to me said hey don’t you think for a moment that this nation is going backwards i said lord i agree with you he said i’m going to tell you why it’s not going backwards he said i’m not going to allow it i said why i said i’m looking at something he said i’m dedicating this decade to the children and for the children and their future will not be stolen from them but he said bigger than that i have dedicated this time in america to my son jesus
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