A Firm Foundation
Hello everyone and thank you so much for joining me today. My name is Roderick caesar the third on the lead pastor of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle in Jamaica queens new york and I’m so excited that you decided to join me for the full Gospel hour right here on Global seven. My prayers that you will be blessed, you would be encouraged and inspired by this message. Thank you so much for joining and God bless. So our text today, as I spoke about the Galatians chapter two verse 20 paul writes, I have been crucified with christ. He says that there’s no longer I who live, but it’s christ who lives in me and the life I now live in the flesh. I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. Dear God, I thank you so much for this time. I thank you for this word. I thank you for who you are and what you want to challenge us with as we read and are taught through this, I pray Lord that uh, they would see you today God and not you would hide me behind your cross. Be glorified in all things. We thank you and praise you in jesus name. Amen today, I want to talk about our faith being a firm foundation, our faith being a firm foundation. If you do not know in the fall of this year will be changing our name from Bethel Gospel Tabernacle to Foundation Church and that’s the direction that we’re going in and I truly believe that the Lord is behind this is before, this is in this and I’m grateful, I’m excited about it. And I think as we’re moving in that direction, it’s important for us to gauge uh, what it means to have a firm foundation, what it means to stand on something and not think twice about it, what it means to uh, know that something is, is worth being able to stand on. So let’s take a look at our faith, our faith, which is a firm foundation. We live this life by faith and to live this life by faith, the bible says, We walk by faith and not by sight. Uh, and so for us, a lot of times, we uh tend to wrestle with that, but to know that faith is worth living on faith is worth working on walking on. We need to know that our faith is a firm foundation. So paul writes this book of Galatians and in this book, he’s writing to a church that he planted in glacier to paul is one of the chief uh primary apostles that the Lord uses to spread the gospel after his death and resurrection. So paul is planting churches and writing to churches and getting arrested and coming out of prison and planting churches and writing to churches. And uh Galatians is one of the books that he’s written to a church, that he started to protect them from false teachings that were making additional requirements for salvation that weren’t necessary. So paul comes into Galicia, he works with him, he starts this church, it’s a wonderful time. They’re having wonderful fellowship and ministry. And as he starts the church, he leaves leaders in place and make sure makes sure that things are all right. And then he departs. But then he gets word that some other individuals have come in and added to the gospel of jesus christ, I said, yeah, sure, Jesus died. Yeah, Jesus resurrected. Yeah, all that, that’s wonderful. But that’s not enough for salvation. There’s more that you must do in order to really be saved. And paul gets this, and he realizes that they weren’t not only teaching this, but the the church that he started was believing this. And so he writes this is one of paul’s uh let’s say more spirited, more spirited letters. He’s pretty upset as he’s writing this. Uh, and and it really comes out in some of the text. And so what he says is that he writes this book to say that Grace and faith take precedence over the things you’re adding to make necessary for salvation. The finished work of jesus christ is enough. When jesus says it is finished, he meant it it is finished. It’s enough. And so it’s so important for us to to realize that what applies then applies for us today, Faith is enough. At this point, when we get to Galatians Chapter two paul is writing and he says, look, I’ve been crucified with christ, there’s no longer I who live, it’s not just me who’s here. Yeah, you see me standing here. Yeah, you are reading these words, but it’s not just me, but it’s christ that lives in me because I died with him. So now the life that I’m living in the flesh, the life that you see me living before you. I’m living this life by faith. By faith, not in my work’s not in my accomplishments, not in what I feel I can do, but by faith in the son of God who loved me and who gave himself for me a demonstration of that love. And so we too, as readers in this day and age and this time we lived this life by faith. Faith is a part of our foundation songwriters said on christ the solid rock. I stand all other ground is sinking sand. It’s your faith in christ that allows you to stand on christ in every season of life on christ the solid rock, I stand all other ground. Perhaps a songwriter has tried different grounds to stand on. Like many of us in life, we may have tried different things to bring us security, to bring us stability, to bring us assurance, to bring us joy, to bring us peace, to bring us harmony, to bring us the love. We may have tried all of these different things, but we found this sinks and this sinks and this sinks. And I think in this and this isn’t enough to uphold me, this isn’t enough to keep me. This is not something that I can stand on and be firm footed. It’s it’s sinking sand. But we find christ christ, that is the same yesterday, today and forevermore, the word that does not return void, the word that became flesh and dwelt among us. We find christ and on christ the solid rock, that’s that’s what we stand on. All the other ground is sinking sand. Throughout every single season of life. We stand on christ. Through the highs of life, I stand on christ. Through the lows of life, I stand on christ through disappointments. I stand, I stand on christ through the mountain tops, I stand on christ in the valleys of life, I stand on christ in the heartaches, I stand on christ through the pain, I stand on christ, I don’t shift, I don’t waver, I don’t falter through everything in my faith is rooted and anchored in christ. We have to make that assurance that I have decided to follow, jesus. No turning back the cross before me, the world behind me, no turning back because the circumstances of life will come and try to shake you and come and try to rattle you and come and try to knock you off course and knock you off of your firm footing, but you have to say, I am rooted in christ, I am anchored in christ and what he has promised me in what he has done for me in this blood bought life that I am living is sustaining me and he is my foundation, jesus says everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew chapter seven verse 24 jesus pretty much is saying, look can you stay in the rain? He’s saying can you withstand the storms when they come? Not if when when the storms come, will you be able to withstand? You’re you’re like 2-2 people here. There’s one person that hears the words that I’m saying that here’s the truth that I’m speaking, that here’s this gospel that I’m presenting that here’s this new way of life, they hear it and then they forget about it and then they don’t practice, They don’t take what they’ve heard and put it into action, they just hear it and they go about and whatever that was nice, nice entertaining. You know, it’s nice, nice half hour or so and they don’t put it into practice. This person is like a man that builds his house on the sand. You build your house on the stand, the storms come, the winds come, the water comes and and and your your it says great was the fall of it, great was the fall of this house after the storms came. But the one that hears these words of mine and does them put it into practice, put it into application, strengthening the foundation. Uh making it firmer on which to stand will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The storms come, the winds rage, the waters rise, but the house remains because it is built on a firm foundation for everything that happens in life. It’s so important for us to know where we stand, where we stand and in whom we believe. Where are we building our house today? Where have we built our house over the years? Are we standing on our own accomplishments? Are we trusting in our accomplishments to save us our accomplishments to bring us through? Or are we standing on the accomplishments of christ for security examine where we stand when jesus says it is finished, he’s done all that’s needed to be done. All we need to do is believe. All we need to have, all we need to do is have faith and we need to do is live it out. Are we adding our own work? So maybe if I, you know, wake up and have this devotional, you know, it’ll add a little bit more faith and I’ll be I’ll be more saved and I’ll do this and that. Or maybe if I give a little bit more to the church and God will see my heart and you know, it’ll it’ll help me to, to make it into the kingdom. We do these little things to trick ourselves into thinking that God’s gonna see and say, oh good, good now, I love you more. Oh good, good, good. Now I’m pleased with you because you’ve done X, y, and Z. But in actuality, what’s christ, what christ has done is enough. And if we believe in the finished work, that is enough. But then walking in sanctification, walking in the ways that God has called us to walk, continuing to make us more like him continuing to be lights in this dark world. It’s something that God has called us to do and it’s something that happens as a by product of living by faith. Living by faith. It’s impossible just to say, okay, I came to the altar, I said the prayer and that’s it, that’s it. And go about our lives and think we’re fine, you’re not living by faith, you have to continue that walk. It’s not just one step. It’s a it’s a walk, jesus says, I am the way right, we’re walking in this way. So by faith, we live this life as believers. We know that faith is a key component on the foundation in which we stand the book of hebrews tells us that faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen for by it. The people of old received their commendation by faith. We understand that the universe was created by the word of God so that what is seen was made out of things that are not seen. Faith is the substance of what we hoped for, The evidence of what we don’t see. We realize this because those that came before us, the forerunners of this faith, they came before us and they received their applause, they received their reward by faith. And now we understand too that by faith, God spoke and everything came into being out of nothing by faith. And so it’s important for us as we’re living this life as we’re walking this out from day to day to day to realize that this firm foundation on which we stand is something that keeps us from one day to the next. That keeps us from one situation to the next. That keeps us from a joy to our pain that keeps us from our pain back to our joy standing on this faith is something that can endure through various seasons of life, not just in one season, and many of us are so excited in times like this when we get to come into the house of God, get to worship the Lord together. Or maybe you’re watching online and and your faith is high, but it takes a storm sometimes to rattle that it takes a storm sometimes to change. Uh maybe a little bit of that perspective and have us really anchor down, really have our roots go deeper and realize that this faith is something that must be tested. That has to be tested in order for us to go through in order for us to develop in our relationship with the Lord in order for the faith to truly become a firm foundation for us. So that when we hear teaching that is false, we don’t stray as the Galatians did. And paul wrote to correct their error so that we hear things that rattle us. We can uh come come closer and say, okay, Lord, show me in your words. Show me what you want, how you want me to live, show me how you want me to approach this situation. Now let’s look at three things that the firm foundation of faith can give us three things that the firm foundation of faith can give us one thing. There are many things that we can gain through having faith. And this faith being a firm foundation. But one thing that I want to highlight today is faith gives us access access to God. We once believe it or not had no access. I don’t know how long you’ve been in this walk, how long you’ve been with christ, but you have not always been saved. You have not always been sanctified. You have not always been filled with the Holy Ghost. They have not always been all those, all those various things blessed and highly favored of the law. That wasn’t always his story wasn’t always my story. And so once we had no access, we were far from God paul writes this in Ephesians, he says remember that you were at one time separated from christ alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope in the world without God. But now in christ you who were once far off have been brought near by the blood of christ you who were once far off have been brought near by the blood of christ and then he says goes on to say so then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but now you are fellow citizens with the saints and the members of the household of God built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets, jesus christ himself being the chief cornerstone in whom the whole structure being joined together grows into a holy temple in the Lord. So paul says, look, you were once strangers, you were once alienated. You were once cut off, but through the blood of jesus christ, through the mercy of jesus christ, through the ever loving arms of jesus christ, you were brought near and not just brought near to be held like a baby and say, oh yes yes, we’re wonderful. You were once far off. But now you’re brought near. But no, no, no, you are now fellow citizens, you are now joined heirs. You are now members in the household of God which is built on the foundation of apostles of profits of christ being the chief cornerstone. And we’re continuing to grow into a holy temple of the Lord. I love this text because it lets us know that this was not always the case, paul makes it clear you were once alienated, You were once not a part of what you’re a part of now, but for the grace of God he pulled you in but for the grace of God, he cleans you up. But for the Grace of God when he said it is finished, the veil tore through and we have access to God. We were once far off. But through our faith in christ we are now brought near and reconciled. Were given access to this family and citizenship in his kingdom. We are part of a beautiful structure that is built on jesus christ paul again writes in romans. Therefore since we have been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord, jesus christ through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace which we stand and we rejoice and the hope and the glory of God. I love this because it lets us know that we are justified justified by what by our works justified by you know what how how great we are at this or how wonderful we are at that justified by our faith in the work of christ. It’s his work and his his obedience to the will of the father, his death and resurrection that we believe in. And as a result of that belief, as a result of that faith, we are now justified and have peace. We’re not at war with God. We are at peace with God through our Lord, jesus christ through him we have obtained access by what faith we have. Access by faith into what grace, the grace that is sufficient. The grace that cleanses us the grace that even though we fall, helps to redeem us and pick us up and make us brand new. The grace in which we can stand before a holy God, I say, lower your blood cleanses me access by faith. It’s by faith that we are justified. It’s by faith that we are at peace with God. It is by faith. We enter into the grace that christ gives. It is by faith that we can rejoice in the hope and it’s by faith that we have access Hebrews. The writer of Hebrews says, look, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the son of God. Let us hold fast to our confession for we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are yet without sin. Let us draw near with confidence to the throne of Grace that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Let us draw near with confidence. I love this texas says jesus is our great high priest for us, we don’t really have context of what that what that truly means unless we’ve studied it. But in in the the original reader of this time would read this and they would get it because the high priest in Hebrew culture was the individual that would go and make a sacrifice once and for all would go and atone for the sins of the people. This person would be chosen. They would have clean hands, clean heart go in and they would kill slaughter a lamb for the for the on behalf of the sins, not only their sins but the sins of the people. And they would not only just do this one time, but they would have to do this again and again and again to atone for sin. And that’s what the writer is saying. Here look, we have a great high priest, Jesus, the christ who laid down his life once and for all, he passed through the heavens. We must hold fast to our confession because this high priest is not unable to sympathize with our weaknesses. Yeah, we can say, oh I have faith. Yeah, we can say, oh I have a firm foundation but temptation does come and trials do come and difficulties do arise. So the text is saying, jesus is not so so so far off that he cannot relate to what we are going through. We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with us and with us in our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are yet without sin, jesus fully God and fully man, Jesus was tempted but yet did not sin. So then with confidence, we can draw near with confidence, we can draw near to the throne of God. What does confidence look like? Confidence looks like? We can walk right in and say, Lord, thank you Lord, I thank you for this time, I thank you that we can come together, that I can hear from you and you can hear what’s on my heart and I can hear what you want with with with with with my life where I can hear you speak over me, I can have confidence, confidence looks like a son or daughter walking up to you and saying, hey, can I do this? Can I have that, Can I have this? Can I have that? Just just that confidence that that comes with knowing that that the special relationship that you have with someone else. I think it’s a beautiful thing that we can come to a holy God and not be turned away, we can come to a holy God and not be turned away. He doesn’t say, let me clear my schedule for you. I think next Tuesday might be fine every day, every hour, every minute, every second we can come to God and his arms will be open just as if you read the narrative, the parable of the prodigal son who ran off did his own thing. The text says he took his father’s his inheritance while his father was still alive. Yeah, he had his father’s inheritance and asked for it while his father was still living, which is a disrespect. You say, Dad, let me get my inheritance by inheritance. I was supposed to get after your demise. No, no, I want it right now, which means I want you to be dead to me. He takes his inheritance and leaves, goes to a far off land. And the text says he squandered it on reckless living, reckless living got money to blow money to spend. He goes and everything’s great, Everything’s everything’s wonderful for him or so he thinks a famine comes in the land and the friends that were with him were gone because his money is gone. A famine comes in the land and the girls that he was with, we’re gone because the money’s gone, a family man comes in the land and he realizes, hey, the money’s gone, I need to find a job, a family comes in the land and there’s nothing like a catastrophe make you realize how how how in order or or how out of out of alignment you are 2020 was a wake up call for a lot of us and it really helped us to, to realign and it does the same for the Prodigal son here. He realizes as a, as a jewish hebrew boy, hebrew young man, he’s feeding pigs. Now, this is this once again, unless you’re you you understand, you don’t realize how how out of alignment this is with who he’s supposed to be. They’re unclean animals, This isn’t anything that they’re supposed to go around or touch or anything be associated with, but yet he’s in the midst feeding them and then he realizes I should go back to my father’s house, my father, if I go there, these pigs are eating better than me, if I go there, at least I can get a decent meal and I can maybe my father will accept me back as one of the servants. So he goes back to his father’s house and his father sees him far off, he doesn’t slam the door and say, no, how could you? It doesn’t say, turn around and keep on walking. He leaves his post and runs to his son and embraces him with a loving embrace, gives him a robe, gives him a ring, gives him some streams, some sandals, throws a party in his honor and accepts him back, not as a servant, but as a son. Yeah. And for us oftentimes it’s so great because we serve this holy God and you may think, oh, you know, I’m too busy here, oh, I haven’t done this with God, or oh I’m I’ve been in sin here. Oh I’ve I’ve had had this issue or oh I’ve they say all these things but God is just waiting with arms wide open. Yes to say yeah, yeah, this faith is a firm foundation and and and and how you’ve been acting sure it’s out of whack, but it’s not gonna it’s not going to shake what I’m building with you. All the Lord says has come to me with a repentant heart, believing what I can do for you, it’s great that you can come in faith having the it’s great that you can come to God in faith knowing that the work of jesus christ is complete. But the reason that we can do that is because we have access, we have access as sons and daughters. We have access to the throne room. Prodigal sons access to his father, it was not denied and he didn’t even come back out of repentance. He came back because times were hard but yet the father embraced him yet the father showed him love and grace and mercy and access and so for us as well we have access when jesus says it is finished and the veil was torn, the veil separating the the holy of holy separating the common people from the true God. Now we have access. So our faith gives us access secondly our faith gives us hope, it gives us hope, we have to understand that We have a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain. Hebrews, chapter 16 says that we have a strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope that is set before us. We have this as a short picture, a steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters uh start a steadfast anchor of the soul, A hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the Order of Milk is a deck. So jesus passes away, says, it is finished, goes into the throne room, the Holy of Holies, right? He enters into that room, breaks that curtain and he’s this high priest that shows up with bread and with wine and says, this is my body. Now, that that last line in Hebrews that says jesus having become a high priest forever after the order of Milk is a deck. If we look in the book of genesis, milk is a deck. Is this priest that shows up with Abraham out of nowhere, we don’t really realize where he comes from or where he goes afterwards, but he shows up with Abraham breaks bread with him, has drinks with him and the fellowship together, and then he departs and similarly what the writer of Hebrews is saying is jesus has been a forerunner on our behalf after the order of Milk is a deck. He shows up saying with bread and wine, this is my body which was broken, this is my blood which is shed, that you not only have access, but now you have hope. You not only have access, but now you have hope. Israel depended on this high priest to go in and make sacrifice and atone for the sins of the people. But jesus once and for all being the priests of High priest laid down his life not again and again and again like the high priest did with the lamb, but he laid his down his life down once and for all never to lay it down again, laid his life down once and for all never to lay it down again and through that sacrifice he opened the door for us to have hope. So we too could have hope in the finished work of calvary’s cross. We look to jesus, the author and the finisher of our faith, We have hope because there’s a hope in this life but there’s a whole so the hope for what lies at the end of this life in the next life beyond the grave, there’s a hope for a life beyond the grave. This is not the end of Saints of God. When we breathe our last, when we close our lives and our our eyes in this life we will open them in the next this is not it, there is life after the casket drops, there is life after We close our eyes, there is life after all we know here is done and that’s a reality that many of us have difficulty understanding, but that is the hope of the believer, not just yes that we have life and freedom in this life here, but that we have something to look forward to. On the other side of life, there’s hope beyond the grave, I heard someone uh said once that jesus wasn’t just buried, he was planted right and and for us as well when we die with him, we rise again in the same way our death is not the end, but it is a new beginning, it is a new beginning, paul writes that to live is christ and to die is gain. So what we realize is that we have hope in every stage of life in every stage of life to live is christ have hope in this life, that as I’m living as I’m going from day to day as I’m trying to plan out from month to month, from year, two years, I’m balancing my budget as I’m trying to maintain my relationships and I’m trying to have a better healthy life, I’m trying to do all of these different things to live, is christ, I’m doing all of this, I’m being productive, I’m I’m I’m growing in my relationships, I’m doing all these wonderful things, but I’m doing it rooted in christ, but if all of this leaves and if I die, I still gain. I still gain that access. I still gained because I have a hope that does not end here. I have a hope beyond the grave. Hope in all stages of life, paul says we’ve been justified by faith. We have peace with God through Jesus, christ through him. We have access by faith into this grace which we stand. We rejoice in the hope and the glory of God. Hope does not put us to shame because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us romans chapter five verses one through five. I want us to know that hope does not put us to shame Saints of God. We will not be embarrassed in the end. We will not be embarrassed in the end. We have hope in this life and hope in the next one. Because we can be content and rest in the hope that we have through christ. We have hope beyond the grave. Also our faith. The last and final thing. Our faith gives us assurance, assurance. Our faith gives us access. Our faith gives us hope. Our faith gives us assurance. The songwriter said blessed assurance, jesus is mine. Oh, what a foretaste of glory! Divine air of salvation. Purchase of God born of his spirit washed in his blood. This is my story. This is my song, praising my savior. All the day long faith gives us an assurance to know that I have a blessed assurance that jesus is mine as personal. Oh, what a foretaste A preview, an appetizer of the glory that’s divine. The glory that’s to come, Philippians. The writer said, Paul says I have learned in whatever situation I am in to be content. I know how to be brought low and I know how to abound in any and every circumstance I have learned. Watch this, the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through christ who gives me strength. Now, somehow we’ve taken this verse and we’ve said, oh I can, you know, I could fly if I felt like it. You’ve taken this verse. I mean anything that’s gonna happen, I can I can do all these different things. But paul is pretty much saying uh in every single situation, the same God that was with me in the mountaintops is gonna be the God that’s with me, in the valleys the same god that was with me in my highest height is gonna be the same God, that’s with me in my lowest lows. And so as a result, I can be content because my my contentment is found and my assurance is found not in my circumstances, but in christ, not in my situation, but in christ. That’s why it’s so important that our feelings should not be rooted in our circumstances, but in faith should not be rooted in our circumstances, but in our faith. Now, this does not mean that we shouldn’t have a motion. This does not mean that we should not, we are not free to be human. We’re human beings. We exist to uh we evoke emotion. It doesn’t mean that you know you suffer tragedy. God is good all the time all the time. God is good. God is good all the time all the time. God, it doesn’t mean we’re robots, we have emotion, we have feelings. It’s okay to show those things. The bible says one of the emotions angry, be angry and sin not so it’s okay to show emotion. We see jesus doing this as well. He mourned when Lazarus was Lazarus died knowing what would happen a couple verses down the line, he was angry when he saw injustice is happening in the temple and we see him acting on this but be angry, but sin not. So we realized that it’s ok to have and to show emotion but have that the feelings be rooted in our faith, whatever the situation, we find ourselves and we must be content because we are not living our lives through a lens of what we can do or a lens of what we have done. But living life with an understanding of what he has done and what that means for us. We have to know who we are, we have to know whose we are. We understand that we can find rest in jesus, the christ As the team comes up. I just like to say that hebrews 10 says therefore brothers. Since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of jesus, by the new and living way. He opened up for us through the curtain that is through his flesh. And since we have a great high priest over the house of God, let us drawing near, we have a great high priest, we have confidence. We have hope. So. Let us draw near in full assurance of faith where the heart sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering for he who promised is faithful because of what he has done, We can have faith. We can be confident in Christ and confident in his accomplishments. Hebrews chapter 12. Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken. And thus let us offer to God acceptable worship with reverence and awe because our God is a consuming fire because he is faithful. We have faith because he is faithful. We have access because he is faithful. We have hope because he is faithful. We have an assurance. And because he is faithful. We can stand on the firm foundation. We have firm faith in a God who will not let us down. So whatever our lot, he has taught us to say it as well. Whatever our trial, we can rest in him, whatever our circumstances, we can stand on his word, we can have faith in jesus christ and say just as paul said, I am crucified with christ. Nevertheless I live yet. Not I but christ that lives in me and the life that I now live, I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. Let’s pray dear God, I thank you so much for your sons and your daughters. Thank you for this word that it’s going forth. I pray Lord that you would strengthen our faith. Help us Lord to stand on your word to stand on what you’ve accomplished the difficulties, the disappointments, even the high points in life, the things that maybe would cause us to look the other way or to take a couple steps out of out of line. I pray Lord that we would stay rooted and grounded in. You, anchored in you no matter what I thank you for who you are, who you called us to be, be. Our hope, your light, your strength, We thank you. We praise you in jesus name. Amen if you’re here, Yeah, let’s give God praise for that. If God praise, thank you Lord. If you’re here or you’re watching and you don’t know, jesus christ. You don’t have a relationship with him. I’m going to ask you to raise your hand or text saved at the bottom of the screen to the number at the bottom of your screen. If that’s you. If you’re here, you don’t have a relationship with jesus. She wants to know him today. I’m gonna ask you to raise your hand or text saved the number at the bottom of your screen. Hello again. And thank you so much for tuning in to the message at Global Seven. Once again, my name is Roderick caesar the third, the lead pastor of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle. My prayer is that you were blessed and encouraged by the message. And if you want to contribute and give to the ministry, you can text B G T. F I 277977. Again, you can text B G T F I 277977. 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