Ready, Reset, Go
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’ll be encouraged and inspired by this message. Thank you so much for joining and God bless Turn with me in your bibles to the book of 1st Kings chapter 19 Elijah. He knew what it was like to have to reset to have to come up against difficulty and react to come up, come up against difficulty and and have to adjust. Uh let’s start at verse three, it says that then he was afraid and he arose and ran for his life and came to beersheba which belongs to Judah and he left his servant there. But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree and he asked that he might die, saying is it enough now? Oh Lord! Take my life away from me, for I am no better than my fathers and he laid down and slept under a broom tree. And behold the angel! An angel touched him and said, arise and eat and he looked and behold there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water and he ate and drank and lay down again. Then the Angel of the Lord came again a second time and touched him and said arise and eat for the journey is too great for you. And he arose and ate and drank and went in the strength of that food for 40 days and 40 nights to Horeb the mount of God. Dear Lord, we thank you so much for this new year. We thank you for this time in which we can reassess, We can reset. We can make adjustments. We can stay dedicated to you. God, I thank you Lord for this house for Bethel Gospel Tabernacle. I thank you for this ministry. I thank you for what you’re calling us to for how you’re calling us to move for what you’re calling us to do. I thank you for the seasons and the years that you’ve been with us God. And I thank you God for the times where you’ve shown yourself mighty, You’ve shown yourself strong. I thank you for keeping us last year, Father and I thank you for those uh, that are that are listening father uh, that are a part of this ministry, jesus, that call this church their home. I pray father that you would continue to bless all of us, Father, that you would be our strength throughout this year. That just as you were with us and and you are our strength last year, God, you’re not going to abandon us. You will be our strength this year. So we think you got for who you are. We thank you for your goodness. We thank you for your love. We thank you for your compassion, your mercy, your faithfulness. We won’t fail to give you the praise and the honor and the glory. We ask these things in the name of jesus christ. We pray Amen Amen and Amen Elijah knew what it was like to reset. Elijah knew what it was like to be frustrated, be fearful, be in agony, be in pain, be distressed and have to say, you know what, let me just for us reset real quick and re align myself with the heart of the father, realigned myself with the heart of God. Elijah knew it was like I knew what it was like to have his back against the wall. Elijah knew what it was like to face difficulty to be in pain because of the decisions you’ve made or to be in pain because you were just doing the will of God and to to be in pain and have life not turn out the way you thought it would and for us watching and those watching maybe whether 2020 was your best year yet somehow, throughout all the difficulties, you had literally, this was like it was your year, it was what you thought it would be. Even though there’s many difficulties that came out, it was your best year yet Or whether 2020 threw some punches, but you kinda menace to navigate it and navigate through it. Whether you ended up celebrating some, some milestones in the midst of the difficulty Or where they’re honestly 2020 chews you up, spits you out and you’re a shell of who you used to be before this pandemic hit wherever you find yourself in that scale, we all need to know when to reset. We all need to know the importance of resetting. You see Elijah had a reason for being afraid, verse three says and Elijah was afraid and again he arose and ran for his life and came to beersheba which belongs to Judah and he left his servant there. He had a reason to be afraid. The first two verses give a bit of a back story, it says that Ahab told Jezebel what Elijah had done and how he had killed the prophets of bail with the sword and Jezebel put a hit out on Elijah saying so the gods will do to me and more So also if I don’t make your life as one of the lives that you’ve killed by this time tomorrow. So Elijah does God’s will in the previous chapter, there’s kind of a showdown between the prophets of bail and and Elijah who was a prophet of God. Now, just for some context, Elijah is one of the prophets that are speaking to Israel during their time of rebellion during their time of of maybe wanting to do what they wanted to do and not walk out in the ways that God called them to do, There was an evil king ahab who married an evil queen and they did not want to do, they did not want to uh they had hardened hearts towards God, they brought Israel into idol worship and this is something that uh ahab excuse me Elijah was against because he was a man of God, he was a prophet of God and he couldn’t stand for idol worship happening and God called him to confront the wickedness that was going on and in doing so he ended up having a showdown of sorts a challenge. The prophets of bail uh and against Elijah and his God, he said you know what, let’s have a showdown, let’s see who’s God shows up first you guys do your ritual, I’ll pray to my God and who whichever god who’s ever God comes down and manifests himself through fire, that’s the god that will serve that’s the true and living god. Of course the prophets of bail have their idol and they’re crying out and hurting themselves and chanting and doing all these different things and Elijah is watching this and he says oh what’s the matter? Maybe your God’s asleep, maybe he’s not gonna come through after all, maybe you have to to scream and cry louder for him to hear you. And then of course elijah goes and prays to the true and living God God shows up does what only he can do and then as a result of this Elijah with the confidence of the Lord has the prophets of bail killed for leading Israel down a false path. And now the king ahab doesn’t say at this all. I’ve sinned. Oh God, oh Lord, you know you’re you’re the true God, he doesn’t repent, he doesn’t have a heart of repentance, he still has a hard heart. So he goes to his wife and tells his wife what Elijah did and his wife says no, no, no this this can’t, this cannot stand by this time tomorrow Elijah is going to die And Elijah hears this and in fear fear grips him and he runs for his life and he leaves his servant in beersheba. And this is where we pick up the story, he is afraid he is fearful things don’t go how he planned and he runs and he runs, he runs, he runs he belonged, he comes to beersheba which belongs in Judah. He left his servant there and then after he left his servant there he came himself and went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat under a broom tree and asked that he might die saying it is enough now oh Lord take my life away from me. For I am no better than my fathers. Elijah was fearful. And so he ran. He ran and many of us 2020 didn’t go how we planned and we were surrounded by fear. We were surrounded by uncertainty and maybe it caused us to run. Maybe it caused us to to run and to uh try to hide, try to hide from everything that was going on. And that running may have looked different for everyone, but maybe it caused us to run and Elijah knows what it’s like. He came for himself a day’s journey away, he’s in the wilderness, he leaves his servant alone, so he’s not in community, it’s just him. And he sits under this broom tree. And Elijah is faced with a severe bout of what may be, some would call depression or some would call a real deep season of sadness. And he asked under this broom tree for God to take his life. He says, God, I need to die. It is enough Now. I’ve had enough God take my life away from me. For I am no better than my fathers. There’s so much happening. Oh God, there’s, there’s so much going on. There’s a hit out on my life. I’m fearful And I’ve done enough. I’ve done enough. God! I’ve I’ve given it my all, God, I’ve put my best foot forward. God, I’ve believed in you and I’ve spoken out truth in the midst of all of this uncertainty in the midst of all of this rebellion, in the midst of all of this fear. I’ve continued to speak out truth to speak out hope and now I’m done. God I’m done. I’m throwing the towel, I’m finished. Things have been so difficult. God, I don’t know if I can make it. I’m no better than those that came before me. You ever been so shocked at life and disappointed at the way things turned out. You just say, okay God, I’m done. I’m done, throw in the towel right here God I am finished. I am done. Mhm And he says, look God, I just want to die. Take this away from me, take this whole, this whole life, this whole thing, take it away from me. And then text goes on to say he laid down and slept under the broom tree and behold an angel touched him and said to him arise and eat. Have you ever been in a season of sadness? Like we see Elijah and where you’re you’re you’re so emotionally depleted that you can’t do anything. He lays down and goes to sleep under the tree. He he no doubt is crying out to God, tears streaming from his face. Take me now he’s so emotionally drained that he just falls to sleep. You ever been in a season like that when you don’t know what’s going on when you’re perplexed, Where you’re confused. Remember you’re angry where you’re sad, where you’re you’re fearful? You’re crying out to God, Your pillow is soaked from the tears that you cried out and you just fall asleep. Elijah was in that season. Elijah was in that season And he laid down and he slept under a broom tree. And behold an angel touched him and said to him arise and eat. It’s different when you have an angel as an alarm clock right? This angel touches him and says get up, it’s time to eat. He has food already prepared. Forget Uber eats right, it’s like heaven’s different service. He looks and behold there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water and he ate and drink and lay down again. You ever been in this season where you almost feel like you’re on repeat, that’s all he could do. He just ate and went to sleep. He cried out to God was angry with God, he was frustrated with God, he was frustrated with his with his life and the way things that were turning out and he said take me now I’m no better than my father’s God. Just just take me now from all of what’s going on. Just remove me from the equation altogether and then he falls asleep and wakes up just to eat just to get some food he eats and it goes right back to sleep. Ever been in that season where it feels like you’re on repeat. It feels like you’re not moving, it feels like he’s on a repeat, he goes back to sleep. The beautiful thing I love about this text is Elijah, some meals we don’t have to prepare Elijah didn’t have to prepare the meal. Lord had prepared the meal. And that means even in those seasons of sorrow, in those seasons of sadness, in those seasons of uncertainty, in those seasons of God, I’m done. I want to throw in the towel. God has a way to sustain us away, to uphold us away, to feed us, a way to nourish us, a way to keep us away, to preserve us away to pour into us that we don’t have to do the preparation. Perhaps he lays us on somebody’s heart and they pick up and call and give a word that we need. Perhaps it’s a prayer right in season that we need, or when we open up the word of God, it gives us the nourishment that we need for that season. In that moment of difficulty when we actually press play and put on some some music that can that can turn our hearts and our eyes towards the things of God. In our seasons of weakness, God gives us strength and we don’t have to prepare for it. We don’t have to go in and and in the kitchen and whip something up. No, no. He awoke from his slumber and there was nourishment in his time of grief. And God is a God that can do that for us. Saints of God God is a God that can and will do that for us in our difficult seasons. But the thing about difficult seasons is sometimes it’s not just one and done Elijah after he ate, he went right back to sleep because what was done, what happened with him and with the prophets of bail and the victory took so much out of him. Sometimes the victories in our lives, we don’t realize the cost that it takes to make it through the seasons. We make it through and 2020 for some of us, even though we suffered many losses and uh, maybe we’ve lost loved ones and significant people that have been so close to us and we’ve shared so many tears. May be some difficulties have have happened in our, in our finances and we’ve had to adjust and move things around and and, and not by this or not by that and we’ve had to make some shifts, but yet we’re still here. Maybe we’ve had to to to really do some introspective thinking about the way things are unfolding when it comes down to the racial injustice and when it comes down to uh, all of our mental state. And we’ve had to really make some shifts and adjustments and really be prayerful about, okay God, how do I move? And but the thing is we still have our mind, we’re still here. We can still be victorious in the midst of difficulty but not realize at what cost. Now I realize that we made it through but where we’re not where we were. And so the beauty of this is God does what he does again. The Angel of The Lord came to Elijah a second time Elijah was asleep. The Angel of the Lord came to him, touched him again and said arise and eat for the journey. This is a little different now. The journey is too great for you. And he arose and he ate and he drank and he went in the strength of that food for 40 days and 40 nights to Horeb the Mt of God what you have in the tank won’t get you where you need to go, jesus Elijah, what you have in the tank won’t get you where you need to go. The Angel of the Lord knew the journey knew the journey and said What you just ate is great and that’s great for this season. But for where I’m trying to take you, you need more. You need more. You need more. You need to reset. You need to realign, You need to digest. You need to eat, arise and eat. For the journey is too great for you. You can’t get where you’re trying to go on the last meal you had. You need to eat again, Get your fork, get your knife, get your spoon, get your cloth, wrap it around your neck and just dig in. You need to eat again. The journey is too great for you and he arose and ate and drink and went in the strength of that food for 40 days and 40 nights to Horeb the mount of God, many of us unfortunately we think that we can make it today and tomorrow on yesterday’s blessings. Yesterday’s blessings are great. Yesterday’s blessings are wonderful. We’re thankful for them. And yesterday’s blessing, excuse me, may be able to, yesterday’s blessings may be able to sustain us for today. But what about our tomorrows? What about our tomorrow is how long will those last? And and the beautiful thing is we have to be in uh this forces us, this forces us to be in a position to continually hear from God because many of us are functioning currently on a word that we heard maybe a year and a half ago. But what about a fresh word from God? What about something new that God wants to say to you in this season. What about something new that God wants to say to you while you’re here uh in this moment. What about something fresh that God has for you? No, no, I’m good God. God said this and it is so and that’s true. But maybe God wants to speak again. Maybe God wants to say arise and eat again because that word that I gave you a year and a half ago. Yes, there’s wonderful. Yes, it’s beautiful. Yes, it’s something that is coming to pass and has come to pass. But now since it’s come to pass and you’re standing on it, you need something fresh. You need something new. you need something different and many of us we we try to make it for so long on yesterday’s blessings, on yesterday’s prayers on on last season’s victories. And I believe in this season specifically coming after a year like 2020, we need something new for what God is doing. Behold, I do a new thing. Shall you perceive that God is doing something new? Clearly, he’s doing something new. It’s difficult but it’s new, it’s painful but it’s new, it’s stretching us but it’s new and we need to be in alignment with what God is doing. We need to be able to reset with the way God is resetting so that we can move forward in the way he’s called us to move forward. He says, look this meal is not enough for you what you have right now isn’t enough to keep you on the journey so you need to arise and eat arise and eat for the journey ahead is too great for you and Elijah did this. He arose, he ate, he drank and he went in the strength of that food for 40 days and 40 nights to Horeb. The mt of God. What I love about this portion is Elijah went in the strength of what he had just eaten. The angels had it again. Elijah did so and went in the strength of those two meals all the way to Horeb the mount of God and when he was there, he had uh an epiphany of swords, he had an encounter, a true encounter with God where God spoke life into him. God spoke truth into him. God spoke hope into him and God gave him some clarity and gave him some direction, gave him some next steps. And remember Elijah was ready to throw in the towel, ready to say he’s done. But he made it from that season to the next because he was able to give himself nourishment by obeying God. He was able to reset to reset, to refocus, to reset, to refocus and sometimes that’s what we need our next steps. The journey is too great for you. I have a destination to get to. I’m gonna tell you some, some places to go, but you need to have sustenance to get there. And many of us, sometimes we can think, we think we can get there on our own strength. We think we can get there in our own wisdom, we think we can get to our goals and our own grind. But what we actually need to do is understand that it’s God that sustains us, it’s God who gives us the nourishment, it’s God, it’s in him. We live in him. We move in him. We have being our identity and he can give us the strength to rise up and move forward. The strength to reset. Rise up and walk in the way he’s called us to walk, he says this journey is too great for you. You need sustenance Many of us. The journey of getting through the through 2020 and coming out the other side and walking into 2021 has been too great for us. And God is saying sit down and reset, Sit down and eat. Because if you expect to make it your 2021 on these fumes, you’ve got another thing coming. You need to reset. You need to adjust what you have in the tank won’t get you where you need, you need to reset. You need to adjust. The beautiful thing about it is on the in that sustenance it sustained him for the next 40 days. It got him where the Lord called him to go for the next 40 days, Jesus says, look, come to me. Everyone who is weary come to me. Everyone who’s heavy laden learn from me, learn from me and I will give you rest. God wants to give his people rest. God wants to give his people a second wind. God wants to give his people the ability to move forward. Not just the desire, but the ability to move forward. But we cannot do this sense of God without pressing reset. Elijah got to a place where he could accurately hear from God and here’s some life changing instructions for his life. But that could not happen if he did not reset. That could not happen if he did not cry out to God and say, you know what, I’m done. The thing about this is he was honest with God. Many of us. We come to God with our masks, masks on like he can’t see behind it. We come to God with our best self like Oh yeah, God, I’m good. I don’t have this, this isn’t going on, this isn’t going on. But God can see right through it. Elijah. What I love about Elijah is he was honest. He said God, I’m fed up. God I’m done. God take me now. I’m no better than my fathers. And God said no, there is more for you to do. There’s a journey ahead. You must be obedient. You must eat and move forward and reset. So real quick. I just want to give us some practical applications. I want us to understand some reasons why we need to reset. Three reasons why we need to reset And three reasons. Three ways to reset. Three reasons why. Number one, the first reason why we need to reset is we are not finished yet. Now there’s multiple reasons but I just wanted to give some that are seen in the text. You’re not finished yet. Elijah was ready to die under the broom tree. Elijah was ready to die under the broom tree. But the angel of the Lord gave him food, gave him sustenance and said the journey is too great for you, which means this is not your final destination. There’s somewhere else that I’m calling you to get to. You may want to throw in the towel here, but there’s another season that I’ve called you to walk through and I’m giving you the strength for that season. Yeah, 2020 was rough yet. 2020 was difficult. Yeah. You may have wanted to throw in your throw in the towel and give up on some dreams. Or, or, or you may be grieving because of because you’ve lost someone and you maybe feel like you can’t go on. But I’m here to tell you today that you’re not finished yet. There’s so much more for Elijah to do. And Elijah wanted to throw in the towel before the assigned time. I wanted to say I quit before God said, you know what? I release you from your assignment. No, no, no. He understood. He didn’t understand. But God said, look, there’s a journey that you have to take and I’m giving you strength to take it. And the same applies for us. We maybe wanted to quit. Wanted to throw in the towel. I wanted to be done with a specific thing. But maybe God is saying, oh, you need to reset. You just need to realign the reason why you need to reset because I’m not done with you yet. I’m not done with you yet. My ways are not your ways and my thoughts are not your thoughts. You need to reset because I’m not finished with you yet. The second reason we need to reset is what got you here. Won’t get you there. What got you here? Won’t get you there. Elijah could not move forward in his present condition, in his own strength. By sheer willpower, he could not move forward. He had to have another meal. He had to have another meal. And what we’ll see next week is he didn’t just have to have another meal. He had to have another experience. Many of us are are relying, like I said on old meals, on old experiences when God wants to do something fresh, God wants to do something new. God wants to blow our minds but we’re relying on things of the past. But what got us here? It’s a beautiful thing. I praise God for what God is here. I praise God for the grace in 2020, but we need new grace for 2021. We need new grace for what’s what’s what’s uh as well as we’re moving forward in faith, I praise God for the for the strength and the faith that we had To move forward in spite of everything that was going on, every punch that was thrown our way in 2020, we said by faith. We’ve come this far by faith, but we need our faith to be reset, to be renewed to be readjusted to God to breathe new life into some dry bones because what got us here won’t get us there. That’s true for us as a ministry, but that’s also true for us in life in our own life and our own sphere of influence in our own difficulties. What got us here in this present situation will not get us there. So that’s why we need to reset. The third reason why we need to reset. A reason to reset is that people need what you have, people need what you have. There were people as we’ll see next week that we’re waiting on Elijah to reset. He thought he was done. He said, God take me now. God threw in the towel. God, my season is done. I’ve had it. I’m emotionally spent. I’m physically drained. I’m done. But there were people that were waiting on him, Your slump, your pain, your inability to move forward, ken and may and maybe will affect more than just you. There’s always a ripple effect. There are those that are waiting on your reset. So you have reasons to reset. And as I close, I want to give us some ways to reset. Those are the reasons. Now let’s look at the ways to reset first is this we have to check our location. What do we always say? What’s the first rule of real estate is location, location, location, right? It’s, it’s super important. It’s a phrase that you hear often, but we have to realize where we’re positioned. I always love to start the year with this verse because it gets us thinking john 15 5, jesus said I am the vine you are the branches whoever abides in me and I in him it is he that bears much fruit for apart from me you can do nothing apart from me, you can do nothing. Check your location. Where are you on your gps? God’s positioning system, Right, Where are you? Are you close to God? Are you far from God? Apart from him? You can do nothing. Are you accomplishing things or do you just think you’re accomplishing them? Are you moving in your own strength at your own detriment? Are you saying you know what God have your way? I’ve got nothing. God have your way my storage is empty, father, your divine. I’m the branches I want to abide in you so check your location elijah. As we realized, even though he was emotionally torn and conflicted, he was still in a position where he was at the end of his rope to hear from God. And we’ll see next week he actually put himself in position to hear God. I believe because of his vulnerability because of his openness, because of his awareness of his weakness in this. In this text, we see that God was able to touch him, God was able to lift him up. God was able to give him the sustenance that he needed. But later on we’ll see that he actually put himself in position to hear from God will touch on that next week. So check your location, your location, your location. Where are you? I’m not look I’m not talking about uh what’s your address? Where’s your mail comes? What I’m talking about? The position of your heart. Are you in a position to hear from God? Check your location, secondly, check your nutrition. What are you feeding yourself? The angel of the Lord cooked the meal for Elijah. He woke up and had food prepared, fell asleep, woke up again, had food prepared. Are we eating what the Lord is preparing for us? What’s your diet? Watch your diet? Many of us are New Year, New me making moves this year. You know I’m changing my diet, that’s fine. But what about spiritually? It’s a wonderful thing to shift your diet and shift what you eat physically. But what about spiritually? What adjustments are we making so that we can grow in our spirit, man and check what you’re feeding yourself Because what you put in always shows up later, always shows up later and sometimes really bad food that won’t resonate with us at all. And we’ll have to go through a process of food poisoning passing through our system to get it out. Yeah and for many of us we’ve been digesting some things that God is calling us now to to release to let go so we can reset and adjust and get closer to him. So check your nutrition. What are you feeding yourself? Because what you eat will always show up in your show up later. 3rd and finally we need to check our circle, check our circle. These are ways to reset, Check your location, check your nutrition, check your circle. What we’ll see next week there’s a little spoiler teaser or whatever. But what we’ll see next week is that in the first couple verses of this chapter? Excuse me. 1st, 3rd verse, it says that Elijah left his assistant. What we’ll see later is that he had to leave his assistant to find his assignment. He had to leave his assistant to find his assignment. And even though it was only for a season too many of us are so dependent on others that we can’t hear from God for ourselves, can’t hear from God for ourselves. For what is past to say, what is what is what do you say calling up our friend who hears from God for us? I got a dream about you. Oh I had this, you know, But we have to hear from God for ourselves, we have to have our own personal relationship with God. He had to leave the person that was assisting him to actually see where he was being assigned. Yeah. And on the flip side, maybe instead of us being alone, we need others. Now. This isn’t something that we see right here in this text eventually will realize that Elijah needs others. But in this specific text, Elijah goes through this season alone and those seasons alone are important. But in those seasons we need to check our circle, we need to check our circle, check those that we allow to have access to our ear and also check those who we are venting to. We’re talking to be mindful and be careful of the fact that is this a safe space. Is this true space where I can share my my emotions uh and and be open with this individual. Check your circle and if you don’t have someone you can be open with prey, pray for the Lord to send someone your way. So important for us to understand, check our circle this year because what birds of a feather flock together so many different proverbs, scriptures which talk about who you, who you’re around, who you surround yourself with. So the ways to reset, we need to check our location, check our nutrition and check our circle. So those are reasons ways to reset and I hope and my prayer for us today is that we can be encouraged, motivated, pushed inspired whatever it is to make necessary adjustments and reset in this new season. Mhm. As we reset as we commit to, to reset before the Lord. Let’s not forget the ultimate example of what it means to truly deny yourself and align with God and make all things new jesus christ set in the garden of Gethsemane e as he prayed all his emotions laid bare God. I don’t want to do this. But Lord, not my will, but yours be done, Father, not my will, but yours be done, Father, not my will, but yours be done. Father. And jesus the christ laid down his life and he said it is finished so that we could have the chance to have a fresh start and reset in the eyes of God. Let’s pray dear God, I thank you so much for your people. Thank you for those that are watching. I thank you for this new year. I thank you for 2021. Thank you God that you brought us through 2020. Father, thank you for the lessons that we’ve learned and I thank you Father for this new Year. We don’t know what this holds, but we do know that you hold it. Lord. We do know that you’re with us every step of the way we do know that your sovereign and that you’re in full control. And so God, I pray Lord, that as we commit to resetting that you would do what only you can do. Make us new in your sight. Father cleanse us with your blood, fill us with your spirit. Lord, help us to walk in power, Help us to walk in authority. Help us to be new sons and daughters of God who are committed to resetting, committed to loving the way you love to walking the way you love to leading the way you lied and living the way you live. I pray Lord that we would be more like you each and every day and commit to resetting. We thank you, we praise you. We give you glory. We ask these things in jesus name. Amen if you’ve heard this message and you realize yo I don’t know jesus, I don’t have a relationship with him and I want to, if that’s you, I’m going to ask you to text saved to the number across the bottom of the screen. We have someone that will be able to be in touch with you, connect with you and lead you in a time of coming to know jesus christ. If that’s you, I’ll ask you to text save to the number at the bottom of the screen and repeat after and just let this prayer minister to you. Dear God, I thank you for those that don’t know you at this time. For those that may be reaching out and texting. I pray Lord that you would be with them, that you would strengthen them. That you would help them. Lord to come to the knowledge of who you are as as father and to believe Lord that your son jesus died, lived, died and rose again so that we could have life and have life more abundantly. We thank you. We praise you. We ask all these things in jesus name. Amen and Amen. Let’s give God some praise for a new Year. Let’s give God some praise for the chance to reset. Let’s give God some praise for the chance to reset. Let’s give God some praise, some praise because he’s good because he’s worthy because he is holy because we are now in a new year. He’s brought us through 2020 and all the difficulties that came with it. God has been a good God, a great God and he’s worthy of the praise. He’s worthy of the glory. He’s worthy of the honor And we give him all the praise because that is due his name. We thank you Lord for all that you’ve done and all you’re gonna continue to do. We ask these things in jesus name. We pray Amen. Amen. God bless you. God bless you and God bless you. Yeah. Hello again and thank you so much for tuning into 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 GT 50 277977. We’re so thankful for you and my prayer is that God will continue to strengthen and empower and encourage you as you listen to this message. We hope you tune again later and God bless you. Thank you so much.