Forged Under Fire
Yeah. Hello everyone. My name is Pastor Roderick caesar the third on the lead pastor of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle in Jamaica queens new york. And my prayer is that you would be blessed, you would be encouraged and strengthened by this word. Hope you enjoy God bless. Hey praise the Lord everyone and thank you so much for continuing to join us in this live service. Uh, it’s so important that we understand where all Hallelujah is going. We raise a Hallelujah to jesus, christ, the son of the living god, the one that saved us, the one that died to purchase us from sin, the one that set us free. How many of you are excited to be free today? Uh, it’s such a beautiful thing to be free in christ jesus and to know that we can have faith in him through difficulty. Faith in God through the adversity that life throws our way. And that’s what we want to look at today is our faith, our faith and what it looks like, our faith. And so we have to come to an understanding that we live this life by faith. You know, without faith, it’s impossible to please God. We walk by faith and not by sight. And it’s so important for us to surrender to God and to live this life by faith in the book of Galatians. We see that paul writes to the church in Malaysia and it’s a church that he started and he wants to protect them from false teachings that were making additional requirements for salvation. And so what he does is he writes and he writes the book to pretty much say that Grace and faith take precedence over all of these additions that they’re trying to add to salvation. The work of jesus christ is enough. I’m gonna say that again for somebody that maybe needs to hear it. The work of jesus christ on calvary’s cross. When he said it is finished, It is finished, it’s done the work of Jesus Christ is enough. And and that’s the why Paul wrote Galatians and that’s why it’s so important for us to read through it. And uh today I just want us to look at Galatians. Chapter II Galatians chapter two verse 20 and the text says I have been crucified with christ. It is no longer I who live, but it’s christ who lives in me and the life that 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 message. I thank you for this word. I thank you for your people that are listening. I pray that as I speak father, you would be seeing you would be heard, you would be felt and do what only you can do on the other side of that screen. Minister to someone in their situation, Minister to someone in their furnace. Minister to someone in their pain. Minister to someone that’s in an adversity minister to someone that’s even doing just fine. I pray father that you would do what only you can do? We thank you, we praise you and we give you all the honor, praise and glory. We ask these things in jesus name, Amen, Amen and Amen. So it’s important to know that we live this life by faith as a christian as someone who believes in the true and living God. We believe in faith. We walk by faith are our actions are rooted in faith, We live differently and we understand that our faith does things for us. Our faith is a firm foundation. It’s our foundation on which we build our lives upon our faith gives us this firm foundation. This faith gives us access to God. We can run to God. We can were once far from God, but now we have access to draw near to God. Our faith gives us hope not just in this life but in the life to come. Our faith gives us a hope and our faith gives us an assurance to know that the things we hope for our coming to past. So it’s so important we have this beautiful thing called faith, this beautiful virtue called faith that we rest our lives on faith in God. Faith in jesus faith in the Holy Ghost. But what happens when this faith that we hold onto is tested? What happens when this faith that we hold onto is thrown into the furnace is thrown into the fire? What happens when this faith is thrown into a trial? It is forged, it is forged, it is shaped, it is molded, it is refined and it is strengthened many of us. If we had our way we would run from trials and the last these last couple months have been nothing short of a trial, nothing short of a, of a furnace that that we’ve literally been been thrown in. Nothing short of a of a difficult situation and circumstance again and again and again, week after week, month after month and we’ve been going through it and having to adjust and our faith has been tested. If we had our way we would run from trials. If we had our way we were to run from opposition, we would if we had a choice between uh going through or or not going through, we picked not going through, I picked the easy route. But let me propose to you and instead of running from trials, trials are actually the way that God grows his Children. Opposition is the way that he grafts us closer to him and forges our faith to actually make us more like him through the fire, more like him through the pain. The book of James and James. Chapter one James. Chapter one, verses two through four says, Count it all joy my brothers. When you meet trials of various kinds for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness and let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete lacking in nothing steadfastness means you’re fixed in direction, You’re steadily gauged, your firm in your purpose, in your resolve, your unwavering, let steadfastness have its full effect. We have to be unmovable, We have to be unfazed, we have to be steady but your your faith being tested, produces or resolve in the fire to resolve gets produced. A dependency on God gets produced, that was not there prior. A commitment to him gets produced and gets birth. That would not be present without adversity because some, sometimes there’s nothing like good times to make you forget how much you need God. Sometimes there’s nothing like good times to make you forget how much you truly depend on God. And it’s it’s crazy because James says, count it all Joy Joy when you’re going through trials, Joy when you’re going through difficulty. Joy when you’re going through pain and the pain and the university, it will vary. There are various kinds of ways the enemy likes to to rise up and and push our buttons. Sometimes he’ll push the same button again and again each day. Just wake up, boom same button gets pushed, Wake up, boom, same button gets pushed. Wake up, you get shoved in the same area, pushed and prodded in the same area again and again and again, Same, but in different ways or the enemy can push different buttons, different buttons, different ways. Either way, there are multiple angles, multiple trials, multiple situations that are continuing to uh pop up in our lives. And James says to have joy when we’re going through it, to have joy when we’re going through a circumstances when it seems like our lives are turned upside down to have joy when we’re going through circumstances when it seems as though are we are no longer in control. Have you ever, have you ever felt that for those of us that are control freaks and like to know exactly what the outcome is going to be when a situation arises. That that puts things in perspective and makes you realize how out of control you actually are, of the situation. What is what, what does that feel like? But it lets us know the bible says to have joy Joy not because the test is upon you, not because oh yes, I’m in the furnace hooray, I’m having joined. I don’t know but because you know what that fire will produce, you know what that fire will produce. So when the test is there it’s not saying. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. I’m so eager, I’m so excited to know but you’re excited because you know what the outcome will be, you know that you’ll be strengthened, you know that you’ll be fortified, you know that you’ll be forged, You know that you’ll be more like christ at the end of it, You know what that fire will produce. I read somewhere, uh, theologian said that trials are by satan’s hand, but by God’s sovereignty and oftentimes the route that the Lord allows us to be taken to forge our faith makes us more like him because at the end of the day where our job is to reflect God, our job is to become more like christ and to realize that is to walk in our purpose. The sooner that we can surrender to his will and trust that God hasn’t left us in the midst of our trials, the better the good news for us is that we do not walk into our trials empty handed. We do not walk into our trials without a defense. Uh, strategy, we do not walk into our trials without an offense strategy. We have an arsenal in Ephesians, paul writes in Ephesians chapter six verses 10 through 13 In Ephesians chapter six verses 10 through 13, paul writes these words, he says finally be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might not, your might not my might, his mind too many of us. We try to be strong in our own strength, but be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might put on the whole armor of God, whole armor, full armor, not just the sword, not just the helmet, not just the shield, but the whole complete armor that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil and then paul puts it in perspective and says, so we don’t wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against cosmic powers, over this present darkness against spiritual forces of evil, in heavenly places. Just in case you think that trial is just from that, that person that continues to get on your nerves or continues to try and malign you, just in case you think it’s a physical thing, paul says, no, no, no, we’re not just wrestling against flesh and blood, We’re wrestling against things that are much higher than that, things that have power, spiritual beings that have authority in cosmic powers in this present darkness, forces of evil and in places that we can’t see with our natural eyes. Therefore, as a result of that there’s a way to fight this though. We have to take up the whole armor of God, not just a little part of it, but the whole armor of God so that you’ll be able to withstand in the evil day. And having done all to stand firm after, You’ve done all that you can you stand right. And it’s so important for us to realize that it says, being able to withstand in the evil day, you’re not going to go through a trial each and every day all the time, 24 73 65 but you do have to be prepared and ready when that trial comes. If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready. If you keep the armor on, you don’t have to uh put the armor on. If you wake up and say God today, I’m putting on the helmet of Salvation, Salvation, I’m putting on the breastplate of Righteousness. I’m gonna arm myself with the sword of the Spirit, the shield of Faith. I’m I’m going through, I’m going to read through Ephesians six and prepare my heart and my mind for battle. Because come what may even if there’s not a battle, you’ll be ready so that when there is one, you will be ready and you will be able to withstand having done all to stand firm. That’s what Paul tells us to do is to stand firm when opposition has come your way. When trials come your way. When persecution comes your way. When adversity comes your way, it is our job as believers to stand firm. I want to look at three examples where faith is tested in scripture and three outcomes that show how faith is fortified under fire. The first person I want to look at is the author and finisher of our faith, jesus christ, the son of the living God, In the Garden of Gethsemane E uh, we see in luke chapter 22 vs 39 through 46, uh, we see what takes place is that in the Garden of Gethsemane e with jesus in this example, we realize that faith forged under fire means that we understand that surrender is key. I want to say that again. Faith being forged under fire means that we understand that surrender is key, the text says. And as he came out and went out, as was his custom to the mount of olives, the disciples followed him and when he came to the place he said to them pray that you may not enter into temptation. And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw and knelt down and prayed and he said, father, if you are willing remove this cup from me, nevertheless not my will but yours be done. And there appeared to him an angel from heaven strengthening him and being in agony, he prayed more earnestly and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he arose from prayer he came to his disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow and he said to them, why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation. And so we see here that your faith being forged under fire means that we understand that surrender is key, jesus had a desire and his desire was not calvary, jesus had a desire and his desire was not cavalry, but what he said was he was under fire. Now this this is one of the most agonizing moments in jesus life. We see he’s praying, we see he’s reaching out to God. We see uh he says, I just need a little help from my friends. And so he goes and he prays and he asked them to pray and he comes back and they’re sleeping. They’re not even willing to stay awake or and and pray with him and and help undergird him and uphold him in this time. But he’s praying and he says, I have to believe in your plan God and what you want. God Jesus had to believe in the father and the plan of the father and surrender to his plan. The book of Hebrews says uh Hebrews chapter five says that jesus offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears to God who was able to save him from death. And because of his, his reverence, he was heard heard by being strengthened, his grace was sufficient. Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. And so what we realize is going through trial makes us more like God and surrendering helps us to realize that it’s not about us. Through the fire, christ was made perfect through the fire. God jesus learned obedience through what he suffered through the fire. His faith was tested and of course he came out pure gold on the other side. He came out in resurrected power on the other side. He came out completing his mission saying it is finished surrender and submission are necessary, especially when you have the ability to take the easy way out, surrender and submission are necessary, especially when you have the ability to take the easy way out. We see what took place when when Peter was going to go about a physical way of delivering jesus and he went the violent route, Jesus stopped him and said, peter don’t you know that if I wanted to, I could call legions of angels to come and save me to come and rescue me to come and deliver me out of this situation. But that’s not the route I’m going to take. I’m going to surrender and submit to what God wants and he’s going to save the world as a result of this. And so what we realize is being forged under fire helps us to realize that surrender is key too often in our christian walk and christian life, we want our cake and we want to eat it too right. Especially when when trial comes when circumstances come and there’s a way out that is quicker than God’s timing right? There’s a way of escape that’s not the door of escape that God’s provided for us. It’s the easy way out or we want to succumb to the temptation that we’ve been feeling this whole time or dealing with this whole time or succumb to our perspective that makes us feel like we’re in the right, but we have to surrender and submit to the will of God, Jesus says what not my will, but your will which lets us know that Jesus did not want any parts of calvary. He said God, I have a different will. If there’s any way for this cup to pass, let it pass. God said no, no, this is something you’ve got to do. And he sent the angels to comfort him and strengthen him. And so that lets us know that faith ford’s under fire. It means that we understand that surrender is key. We have to die to self Saints of God. We have to die to self Children of God. We have to understand that it’s not just about what we want, but it’s God’s will that must reign supreme in our lives. The second example I want us to take a look at is uh in the early Church, the disciples in Acts chapter five Peter and the Early Church, this shows us that faith forged under fire means that we understand that worship is a non negotiable. So what ends up taking place is the disciples that are thrown into prison. This is after jesus has ascended. It’s the book of Acts and the Holy Spirit comes in power and they’re preaching and doing miracles and people hear of this and they throw Peter into prison uh they tell them to stop teaching people. Um and what ends up taking place is those religious leaders say, we strictly charge you uh not to teach in the name of jesus yet here you are filling Jerusalem with your teachings and you intend to do all of these different things, but Peter says, look, we have to obey God rather than man. We have to obey God rather than men. And so what ends up taking place here is they say, okay, what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna let these disciples free, we’re gonna let Peter and the disciples free. But before we do this, we’re going to in verse 40 acts. Chapter five verse 40 says when he had called them together, they called in the apostles, they beat the apostles and then they charged them not to speak the name of jesus christ and then they let them go, They beat the apostles and charge them not to speak in the name of Jesus Christ. So the apostles have been imprisoned, the apostles have been beaten and the apostles have been told not to speak the name of Jesus Christ and then they let them go and let’s look at their response. In verse 41 verse 41, it says they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name of jesus christ. And then every day in the temple from house to house, they did not cease to teach and preach jesus christ. So we see number one, they didn’t listen at all. They didn’t listen, they said, oh don’t talk about jesus, They said all right fine, as soon as they left, they were talking about jesus. All right, so they didn’t listen. But they realized that worship isn’t un negotiable. They went through the fire, they were imprisoned, they were beaten and they were told not to speak about the gods that they love. And instead, when they leave, they left rejoicing, they didn’t leave melancholy. They didn’t leave sad. They didn’t leave. All woe is me on my my back is sore or they, I got beat up or I was in prison. They didn’t leave old curse God and they didn’t curse God and their and their exit. They left with praise on their, on their lips, they left saying God, you’re worthy. God, you’re good. Yes, this is unjust. Yes, this is unfair. But God, you’re still worthy. You’re still worthy of praise. Because you counted me worthy to go through a trial. You counted me worthy to go through a circumstance. You counted me worthy to go through a situation. So in their hardship they stay on course in their hardship they lift up praise and adoration to the true and living God And first Peter Chapter Nine Peter writes about this and uh he says that you have to rejoice now for in a little while if necessary. You’ve been grieved by various trials. So that the tested genuineness of your faith more precious than gold. That perishes though it is tested by fire may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of jesus christ, you must obtain the outcome of your faith, which is what the salvation of your souls. The beautiful thing about this is, Peter knew exactly what it was like to persevere under pain, to give God praise, under pain to give God praise in the midst of what you’re going through. And he said, look, even though he got beat up, I can still praise God. Even though they charged me not to speak about God, I can still give him praise and glory and speak about him anyway, even though I was unjustly thrown in prison, I can still give God praise in the midst of my circumstance. And if this is an example of someone that we’ve seen even prior to this, prior to the Holy Spirit falling on him, he was one that lied and said he didn’t know jesus and denied jesus, but yet all this time later, once he gets a true experience with the Holy Spirit and walks in true relationship, we see he’s changed from the inside out, changed completely and he gives God praise in every circumstance and we must do the same, give God praise no matter what we’re going through. Give God praise in spite of our scars, give God praise in spite of our humiliation, give God praise in spite of our trial. The amazing thing is here is, it says that they gave God praise because they were seen as worthy to suffer dishonor for the name of jesus christ. That’s their perspective, it’s all about their perspective, God, you’ve kind of me worthy to go through this trial. You kind of me worthy to go through. That means you think there’s something within me that can help me push this. That means you think that you’re gonna be with me and help me help me through this. And as a result of this, I know that worship is a non negotiable as a result of this. We worship the result of our faith as our salvation. Peter says that gold comparison the fire. But your faith, your faith will continue to persevere through in the fire. Your faith is forged and strengthened, forged and made stronger. The third example I’d like us to look at is the three Hebrew boys in Daniel chapter three. And this lets us know that faith ford is under fire means that we are not alone. Faith forged under fire means that we are not alone. and so in the book of Daniel Chapter three, it pretty much talks about shadow, rock me, shock and Abednego. And what takes place is the king in Babylon tells them that they all have to bow down to this image. Bow down to this statute and they said no, no, that’s idolatry. We cannot do that. And They tell the king in verse 18, they say, if not be it known to you, o king, we will not serve your Gods and we will not worship the golden image that you have set up. So, nebuchadnezzar says, you have to bow down to this image. The three Hebrew boys says, no, no, no, we’re not doing that Daniel. Chapter three verse 18, We’re not gonna worship the golden image that you’ve set up. Then verse 19, nebuchadnezzar was filled with fury and the expression on his face was changed against Shadrach meshach and Abednego. And he ordered the furnace heated seven times more than it was usually heated. So before he throws them in this furnace, he says, I want you to turn the heat up. And sometimes it seems like our trial can get super hot. I mean it’s super difficult and it can be more than we can bear just when you thought you were done, just when you thought you passed the test, the heat gets turned up and you say, wait a minute. Where did this come from? God! First this and now this on top of this where I’m just doing your will. I’m just standing firm. But yet the heat is getting turned up and then he ordered some of the mighty men of his army to bind Shadrach meshach and Abednego and then to throw them into the fiery furnace and they were bound in their cloaks and their tunics and their hats and their garments and they were thrown in the burning fiery furnace because the king’s order was urgent and the furnace was overheated. Listen to this, the flame of the fire killed some of those men who bound up Shadrach meshach and Abednego. But yet we see that as they were thrown into the fire, King nebuchadnezzar rises up in haste and looks, did we not cast? He says, did we not cast three men into the fire? How is it that we see 1\/4 man and I see four people unbound walking in the midst of the fire. They’re not hurt. And the appearance of the fourth man is like the son of the Gods. The amazing thing about this is God was with them in the fire. You’re never alone in your trial. You’re never alone in your trial. You’re never alone in your trial. God is with you in the midst of your pain. He’s with you in the midst of the turbulence. He’s with you in the midst of the storm. He’s with you in the midst of the fire. The text says later on in verse 27, they saw that the fire did not have any power over the bodies of those men. The hair of their heads, heads were not singed. Their cloaks were not harmed, no smell of fire had come upon them. God will be so with you in the midst of your child, that you won’t even come out smelling like smoke. God will be so with you in the midst of what you’re going through, that they’ll talk about you and they say, I can’t believe that we thought this about her, this about her, that about her. But you can come out of this, not even smelling or or or feeling like the things that they said about you and nebuchadnezzar actually turns around and blesses God and blesses God as a result of this, God was with them in the fire and in the same way he will be with us. The bible says, I will never leave you nor forsake you. God says, I’m not going to leave you when things get difficult. I’m not gonna leave you when things get rough, he says, my grace is sufficient for you. My power. My strength is made perfect in your weakness in the midst of what we’re going through God is with us to keep us through it all. And we can be in the fire but not burned. We can be going through but not cast aside. We can know that God is with us in the midst of all that we are going through, paul writes, We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed, perplexed, but not driven to despair, persecuted, but not forsaken, struck down, but not destroyed. Always carrying in the body of death, of the, in the body of the death of jesus christ so that the life of jesus may be manifested in our bodies. So let’s take a look. We realized that jesus in the garden of gas in many shows us that faith ford is under fire means that we must understand that surrender is key, peter and the disciples in the Book of Acts, lets us know that faith ford is under fire means that we understand that worship is a non negotiable, the three Hebrew boys in Daniel chapter three lets us know that faith force under fire means that we know that we are not alone. The fire is to forge you not to consume you the fire, it’s to forge you, it’s to mold you, it’s to make you, it’s not to consume you. So many of us we think oh this is, this is going to throw, this is gonna throw me out, this is gonna consume me, it’s gonna cast me aside and I know it’s to make you more like him. two similarities that we find in these examples are this that they had to make, Excuse me, they all had to go through something, they all had to go through something in these all examples, the similarities that we find is that everyone had to go through something just because you are a christian, just because you believe in jesus christ as your Lord and savior does not make you exempt from struggle, does not make you exempt from trial, does not make you exempt from pain, does not make you exempt from adversity. If anything it makes you more equipped to go through it Many of us, we think of salvation as a get out of jail free card, right? Like I’m gonna get out of here, I’m gonna, you know, I’m not gonna be able to go through any of this stuff and you know, it actually allows you to go through it the way that christ would, it actually allows you to become more like christ as you’re waiting your way through it, as you’re standing in the midst of the flames, that allows you to have a peace in the midst of your storm, that that would otherwise not be present for you nowhere in scripture doesn’t say that God won’t put more on you than you can bear. It’s just a nice slogan that we like to say God can and I believe he most definitely will. But the reason this takes place, God puts more on us or our situation seems harder for us to bear is because we’re not supposed to bear it in our own strength. Anyway, we’re supposed to lean on the strength of jesus christ, the strength of the Holy Spirit, the one whose grace is sufficient for us in the midst of our storm. That’s why paul pleaded to God to take this storm, remove this thorn, remove this thing, remove what I’m going through and God said no, no, no, no, no. My my grace is sufficient. My strength is made perfect in weakness. So in the midst of your pain in the midst of your weakness, in the midst of what you’re going through. I’m sure this is a difficult thing. But I’m with you and my mercy is everlasting when used to come and you fall. My grace is sufficient in your storm. And my mercy is everlasting. When you succumb and fall. I’m more than enough to sustain you in your time of trouble. So make no mistake about it. Saints of God, we will go through, we will go through but let us endure and let us persevere and let us understand that God is forging our faith in the midst of it as I close and as the team comes back up, it’s so important for us to know The second point that I want us to see or theme that I want us to see is that your situation is not the top priority. Your situation or your perspective in the midst of the situation is not the top priority. What we see is, God has the final say, and you’re in his perspective matters more. God has the final say and his perspective matters more, what we want to do is put our perspective up there. But God, this is how I’m feeling. But God, this is what’s going on. But God, this is the situation I’m in. But God, don’t you see, don’t you see? But God, But God, but God, but God is saying, you have to renew your mind. You’re thinking in in the way you would think but I need you to submit your mind, your will, your desire to me so that I can carry you through this storm so I can carry you through this fire and make you more like me in the process their faith, all of their faith was forged through the fire. The outcome of this of each example is that they were better and we are better as a result as a result of jesus being strengthened and not succumbing to the temptation to let the cut pass, not succumbing to the temptation to call the angels to to to save him. Not only was he stronger as a result, but we’re stronger to today and we can say yes we believe in jesus christ the son of the living God. Why? Because he completed the mission. Why? Because he came down and wrapped himself in flesh and said I’m gonna be forced through this fire so that they can be forged, I’m gonna be forced through this fire. So they have a way to ensure I’m gonna be forced through this fire so they don’t have to be thrown in the fire but they can be delivered and set free from sending from Shane And so as we live this life by faith, faith forged in fire. My prayer for us is that we must surrender my prayer for us is that we must be a people of praise my prayer for us is that we will be able to rest in the fact that God is with us and because he is with us, we can say I have been crucified with christ. Nevertheless, I live yet not I, but it’s christ that lives in me and the life that I now live in the flesh, I live by faith by faith by faith. Saints of God. If you’re living by faith, just typed by faith by faith, throw that in the in the comments. I live by faith in the son of God who loved me and who gave himself for me. How many of you are so thankful that you have a God that gave himself for you so that you can live this life by faith. Amen, Amen and amen, let’s give God some praise. Thank you Lord for who you are and who you called us all to be. Now. If you’re here, you’ve heard this message and you don’t know, jesus christ as your Lord and savior. You don’t have a relationship with him and you want one, you say, look, I’ve been going through these trials by myself, my way, I’ve been doing it the way that I think is best and I know that I need a change, I know that I need a shift. I know that I need to do things differently. If that’s you. If you don’t have a relationship with jesus christ but you want one, you need one. I’m just gonna ask you to repeat after me the God, I thank you so much uh for who you are. I thank you for your son, jesus who died and rose again so that I could have life and life more abundantly. I pray that you would forgive me of my sins. I pray that you would strengthen me in the midst of what I’m going through and I pray God that I will be made new in. You forgive me, cleanse me and make me new. I thank you and I give you glory in jesus name, Amen and Amen. Give yourselves a round of applause. You just made a great decision for jesus christ heaven is rejoicing today and we’re celebrating the fact that you’re new in christ. Now I’m just gonna say a general prayer and then we’ll move on with the rest of the service to God. I thank you so much for those that are going through trial for those right now these past couple months have been a roller coaster of emotions. But it has been a trial for many of us and I pray right now that you would strengthen us that you would help us to have come out the other side as as as firm as gold God that you would help us to come out the other side. Uh knowing that you’re fortifying us, that you’re forging us, that you’re strengthening us and that were being made more like you in the process. I pray God for those of us that are right smack dab in the middle of it that we will not throw in the towel. But we will know that you are with us, you are for us. And if you’re for us then who can stand against us? We thank you. We praise you. We give you all praise, all honor and all the glory. We ask these things in jesus name, Amen and amen. God bless you is my prayer. Thank you so much. Hello again. Pastor roderick caesar third here, thank you so much for watching my prayer. Is that you were blessed. You are encouraged and strengthened by that message. If you would like to be a blessing to the ministry, you can text B G T F. I 277977. Again, you can text B G T F. I 277977 to sow a seed into the ministry and we thank you, thank you so much for your generosity. Or you can visit our website at B G T F. I dot us for more information. Thank you so much. Once again, I hope you are blessed. I’m praying for you. We love you here at Bethel God bless.