Rise Up

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Rise Up

 

 

Yeah, 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 how many of you are so excited today that you have won the victory, You have won the victory, You have won the victory through jesus christ. Give the Lord some praise right where you are in your seat on your couch in your bed watching this, give the Lord high note of praise because through jesus christ, you have won the victory. If you believe by faith that you’ve won the victory shout, Amen and type victory in the chat. If you believe by faith, you’ve won the victory in your home type amen and shout, right? Victory in the chat. If you believe by faith that you’ve won victory in your finances, right? Victory in the chat and and say a men in your relationships, right. Victory and say amen. And if you’ve won the victory over sin and the grave through the power of jesus christ that is within you shout, Amen and type victory, we serve a God that gives us victory. Victory. Victory. Victory what a wonderful God we serve. Amen. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to say that to be able to declare that to be able to believe that we have to follow through. We have to not just be emotional and excited about it, but we have to apply it. So I have a couple questions for us, uh, things to for us to reflect on. That’s before we jump into this message. The first question I have, this is rhetorical. Um, are we still rising or have we fallen back into the familiar? Are we still rising? Or have we fallen back into the familiar? Um, our consecration was just about a little over about just about a month ago. Um, and our theme was rise up because we believe that as a ministry God is is taking us higher and that is still happening, but we don’t want to be guilty as individuals or as a ministry of riding a wave of emotion without the discipline and consistent action follow through. So for us today, I just have a couple of quick questions, what are some habits that you need to stop so that you can rise up? What are some habits that you need to stop? So that you can rise up habits that are keeping you from rising up and being all that God’s called you to be, It doesn’t have to be a sinful thing, It can just be something that’s a detriment to you. Something that you maybe even meaning to, to switch gears in for a while now for some of you, maybe it is a sinful habit, but either way, what are some things that you need to stop so that you can rise up and be the individual that God is calling you to be? What are some habits that you need to either start or continue so that you can rise or stay risen? What are some habits that you need to start or continue? That you uh so you can continue to rise or stay risen? And the last question I have, this has been a a tumultuous and interesting and trying and stretching year for all of us. But what has this year taught you about yourself? What is this year taught you about yourself as we are in the second to last month of 2020 I would hope there were some things that we’ve learned about ourselves in the midst of all the ups and downs that have taken place. What is, what is this year taught you about yourself? How do you handle challenges? How do you deal with uncertainty? How do you deal with fatigue? These are important questions that we must uh answer for ourselves in our own time of reflection and allow God to speak to you um and allow God to speak to you and maybe also invite someone into the conversation. Uh just to, to ask about yourself to show them, show you some of maybe your blind spots uh in this time and this season, Let’s turn our attention to the text as a chapter 40 Isaiah. Chapter 40 verses 28 through 31 a familiar passage if you were in the consecration with us. But I think it’s important to revisit this especially in this time, is we’re continuing to push towards the end of the year and continuing to adjust to all of the things that Covid 19 and a newly uh pandemic world, a new president on the horizon. There’s all these things taking place. Um and so it’s interesting for us because we’re the ones going through it. But I’d like to encourage us today and remind us today that we need to uh lean on the Lord for strength. Isaiah. Chapter 40 beginning at verse 28. Have you not known? Have you not heard the Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary. His understanding is uncertain, Chewable. He gives power to the faint, he doesn’t faint, he gives power to the faint and to him who has no might. He increases strength and I get an amen from somebody right there to him who has no might. He increases strength. Even youth shall faint and be weary and young men shall fall exhausted. But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint. Even youths shall faint and be exhausted. But those that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. We mount up like wings as eagles run and not be weary, walk and not faint. We all grow weak and weary from time to time, and we all understand that it’s difficult to sustain long term success, long term growth without maybe a bit of a pause or a bit of a break. And even in the midst of just life and things coming at us, we realized that they begin to chip away and fatigue at our souls. So when we wait for renewal, when we rate for strength, it’s important to understand how we wait and look at how we wait? Do we wait wallowing? Do we wallow in our waiting? What was me? This is happening to me! What was me? I’m sad. What was me? Or do we seize the moment when it’s time to rise up and rise up and not wallow in waiting? How we weight is very important, we have to remember that. We’re not just waiting on anyone. We’re not waiting on our bus to come or train, or we’re not waiting on the car or whatever the situation, we are waiting on the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, jesus christ. We’re on his time table. God, the creator of everything. We’re waiting on God. And ultimately we will rise up in his time to rise. We must not be afraid of letting go. We must not be afraid of letting go. We must understand that when we rise, we rise to exalt him to lift him up to make his name known. And we want sustained to be sustained in our rising. That means we don’t want it to just be a quick one time thing, but we want to be sustained as we rise. We want longevity. We’re called to rise to rise while we walk to rise while we run. And we will not grow weary while we’re soaring while we’re walking while we’re running. Because in our weakness, we waited on the Lord in our fatigue, we waited on the Lord. In our weariness, we waited on the Lord. And it’s so important that in those times of weakness, we don’t take matters into our own strength. That in those times of weakness we don’t take matters into our own hands. But we actively intentionally are willing to wait on the Lord to do that, to wait on the Lord. We have to continuously examine two things. We have to examine the pace of our race and the rhythm of our rise. The pace of our race and the rhythm of our rise. I believe that our God is a god of order. I believe our God does all things that he does well. He is a god that brings order out of chaos. He’s a God that into the void of nothingness he speaks and brings existence. He’s a God, that into the great storms that rage in our lives and in our minds and in our relationships, we have storms that rage similar to when he was with the disciples, He speaks to those storms, peace be still and brings peace in the great confusion that looms in our hearts and in our minds at times he steps onto the scene and brings clarity. It is in God’s timing and not ours. It is in God’s order and not ours. It is in his process and not ours. As a result of that. It’s important that we watch the pace of our race and rhythm of our rise because we want to be on time with God. We don’t want to be ahead of God and we don’t want to be behind him. We want to be with him in step with him, Watching what he does and stepping, when he says step walking with him, we don’t want to jump too late or we don’t want to jump too soon. It’s like double dutch, right? You want to be able to get the rhythm and be able to jump in on time so that you don’t get tangled up, you jumped too late, you’re tangled, you jump too soon. It’s a wrap. We want to be on time and when you’re in time and instinct, things flow smoothly. So it’s very important for us that we listen, How do we know what God is doing? How do we know how God is moving? How do we know that we’re walking at the right pace if we watch the pace of our race and the rhythm of our rise, we cannot listen to everyone. We must listen to the Lord. It’s important that we know the voice of God when he speaks to us. And this is something that especially as, as believers, we have issues with it. If you’re newly saved or newly uh in the faith or even those that have been walking with God for for some time. Now, if you have a difficulty at times saying, look, is this my voice? It’s like an emperor’s new groove when she switches up, she’s like, is that my voice? It’s like yo is this my voice, is this the enemy’s voice? Or is this God’s voice like who, who is speaking here? How can we distinguish between the different voices and opinions and leading that are coming our way? It’s very important for us to know what God is saying because we want to hear what he’s, we want to hear what he’s saying. So we can see what he’s doing. We want to be in step with God paul says, we must keep in step with the spirit and for us to keep in step, we also need to hear the direction that God is giving many of us were learning to hear God’s voice As I said, maybe some of us are newly saved and some of us may be have been walking with God uh for some time now, but maybe can’t distinguish between the different voices. So we’re learning to hear God’s voice and we may get it wrong at first, but how many of you know that’s okay? I said, how many of you know that’s okay? Even if you get it wrong, even if you don’t hear right the first time, that is okay, we serve a God. Uh that that isn’t going to say, oh they didn’t hear me, I’m not going to talk to them again. Oh they got it wrong, I’m not gonna talk to them again. No, he wants you to hear him, he wants you to understand his voice and sometimes you have to do some adjusting in your heart adjusting in your circle, adjusting so you can hear what God is trying to say. And many of us may get it wrong, but that’s okay because my bible tells me that in first Samuel, there was a young boy whose name was Samuel, who who was given to God at a young age by his mother, who was given to the priest and to to grow up in the house of God by his mother. And she gave him to to this priest, eli and he grows up in the house of God, he grows up serving God. He grows up uh learning the ways of God. But the word says that in those days, the word of God was rare. The word of God was not something that everyone heard, it was a rare occurrence. But it comes to this little boy, Samuel, God speaks to this boy in the middle of the night as he is trying to fall asleep as he is restless, God opens up his mouth and speaks to Samuel and calls him by name. God says Samuel Samuel. Now, now the interesting thing about this is Samuel is as many of us may be. No, that read scripture is one of the greatest profits to ever hear from God. But this is the beginning of his journey. And what we realize here is that when Samuel hears God, he confuses God’s voice with the voice of the only authority figure in his life, Eli, he says, Samuel Samuel instead of hearing and saying, I perceive this as God, He says, what does eli want? Okay, let me get out of bed, get uncomfortable, go and ask him. So he does. Just that he gets out of bed, he runs to Eli and says Eli, you called me Prophet Elias says, yo, what are you waking me up for? No, I didn’t call you, go back to sleep. Samuel confused. But he says, I know I heard somebody all right, let me go back to sleep. He lays down and goes back to sleep and God calls again. If you don’t hear him one time, God’s going to call again and he says, Samuel, Samuel God, Samuel rises up again and says eli, you called me, Eli says, boy, if you don’t go back to sleep and leave me alone, Samuel goes back to bed confused, God says, you know what, let me, let me say his name again, he’s gonna know it’s me this time, Samuel, Samuel, Samuel once again thinks that it’s eli and runs to the only authority figure he’s known. Sometimes God looks like uh, the authority figures in our lives to us. And God can sound like the authority figures in our lives to us. And maybe that’s sometimes why uh, for us in this day and age, it’s a bit of a departure from, from the theme, but sometimes we hear God in specific ways and God has to re train us to actually hear him. We hear God in a specific voice or a specific tone because it’s the authority that we’ve known that we’ve seen over our lives for so long. But God sometimes wants us to know know, know this, this is me, this is my posture, this is how I sound, this is uh, how I want you to understand me. And so, Samuel goes to Eli another time and says, you know, you called me and then the text says, eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy third time’s a charm, you’ll I understood and said, wait a minute, this is God. The Lord of the Lord was rare. That means that means that they were serving, they were acting. They were uh doing all these things in the temple, doing all these things for the people of God without a word from the Lord. And the word finally comes. And it’s a hard word. It’s a difficult word. It’s a word of judgment. Eli says to Samuel, he says go back to the Lord to go back to bed and the next time you hear that voice you say speak Lord, your servant hears. And so Samuel does that he hears his name again and he says speak Lord, your servant hears. And the Lord shares a difficult word with Samuel. It’s a word of judgment. So we’re letting him know what he is going to do to eli and his family as a result of sin that has gone unchecked for so long. But what we understand is he had difficulty hearing God at first. But then later on in the text we read that none of the words of Samuel fell to the ground. He grew with God. He grew with man. And it says none of the words of Samuel fell to the ground. That means that as a profit when Samuel grew and came into his own. That if Samuel said God said it, God said it, if Samuel said God said it, then God said it and it came to pass. Samuel was a prophet. That at his word, you could take that to the bank. There’s a lot of profits right now that are kind of back tracking their statements based upon the results of the election and all these different things and say, oh wait, I didn’t mean it like that. God didn’t mean it like that. Actually, here’s what actually not not Samuel, if God, if God told it to Samuel and Samuel said it, that’s exactly what happened. And so we realize that Samuel grew in his relationship with God. What’s the difference here between young Samuel not really knowing what God’s voice is like and mature, Samuel realizing that none of his words fell to the ground. His he had a connection with God. That doesn’t just happen by growing an age that happens by growing in proximity by getting closer and intimate with God, your connection and your service, your service to God. You ever driving somewhere and you realize that you know, you’re, you’re talking to someone, you’re talking to someone and you realize they’re not on the phone anymore. It’s a dropped call or you have bad service. You say, hey, can you hear me? Can you hear me? The service is spotty going in and out because maybe they’re driving through an area that has bad, poor, poor poor service and poor reception or you call someone and go straight to voicemail consistently over a period of time because they don’t have what service in that area. They have a bad connection in that area. And many of us were trying to hear from God. We want to hear from God, but are we in the right position to hear what thus sayeth the Lord over our lives. Many of us we want to hear so we can know our our our next steps, but maybe we have to do some adjusting. Maybe we’re in a season where God is speaking, but it’s difficult to hear him over the noise of our lives. Unfortunately for many of us, that’s why uh dealing with the result, the ramifications of this pandemic have been extremely difficult because our our our lives were so noisy, so loud and God brings everything to a hush in the most dramatic way possible. And for us now, we’ve had to adjust to this new life to this new pace. And we understand that, to hear God, to know the pace of our race, to know the rhythm of our rise, to connect with God, we must be better connected and put ourselves in a position to hear him john, the book of john says abide in me, abide in me? And we want to bear fruit. We want to hear God, We want to walk well and walk worthy. You cannot do that without abiding. Where are you positioned today. Where are you positioned today? The beautiful thing about Samuel in this specific text of Samuel was a man with somebody that was clothed in flesh. And if God can speak to Samuel and Samuel have a perfect track record, he can speak to us as well, but we need to be willing to press into his presence. We need to be willing to press into the presence of God that does not come without struggle, that does not come without death to self, that does not come without a relentless pursuit, that does not come without regular spiritual disciplines. The time of consecration last month should not have been the only time that we were actively seeking God should not have been the only time that we are regularly praying should not have been the only time that we were worshiping, should not have been the only time that we are in active community should not have been the only time that we were fasting should not have been the only time that we were drawing near to God should not have been the only time that we were consecrated. We must make a habit of engaging in disciplines on a regular basis. If you look at jesus and the text, what, what takes place often before he engages in miracles before he speaks to his disciples. What does the text say? He woke up early in the morning to pray early in the morning to seek the face of the father early in the morning to draw near to God. Many of us are doing all of these different things throughout the day, when our cup is empty, but Jesus says early in the morning, I will seek you so you can fill me up so I can hear from you. That’s a discipline. That’s a discipline, Saints of God and many of us were praying to be delivered. We’re praying for strength, we’re praying for all of these things. But God says, I need you to practice a discipline because in the discipline, it’s where your formed, it’s in the discipline that you’re shaped, it’s in the discipline that you’re molded. It’s in the discipline that I’m shaping you to be the individual that I’ve called you to be. It’s in the discipline that you’re becoming more like me. It’s in the discipline that you’re letting you’re letting go of those fleshly and worldly desires and pressing into the presence. It’s in the discipline. Saints of God, that consistent long obedience in the same direction over a period of time, we must make a habit of engaging in disciplines on a regular basis, we must run well, we must rise up, but it’s not gonna happen without discipline. And Isaiah chapter 40 the reference to mounting up on wings as Eagles. Those that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like Eagles. That reference to Eagles. It’s a reference to Isaiah, Excuse Me to Exodus chapter 19 versus one through six where God is delivering Israel from Egypt, and he references this. He says, you yourselves have seen what I did in Egypt, how I carried you on eagle’s wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant then out of all the nations, you will be my treasured possession, Isaiah in this texas using the wings of eagles in the same way he’s giving the characteristics of these eagles to those who remain faithful to God. And look forward to His promises to uh to mount up, is to go up over a hurdle to go up over a boundary to ascend and go beyond something that was holding you back mount up with wings of eagles. one of the interesting things about Eagles is that it soars. It’s not one of these birds where if you see it, you’re gonna see it do much flapping. Its a bird that after a certain time it stops flapping and begins to just hold it swings open. You see a little adjustment here adjustment there, you know, till here till there and then it takes the current and of the wind and rises up because the eagle is such a large bird that if it were to flat, like we would see say, a hummingbird, the eagle would use all of this energy that it does not have. So instead it it adjusts its its large wings and uses it to rise through currents of air as it soars in the same way we as individuals were not meant to just flap, flap, flap away like the hummingbird, we’re meant to soar like the eagle, but we’ve been in seasons where we’ve been flapping our wings for so long. Trying to make it on our own strength. Trying to do it in our own way, trying to figure it out, by adding it up in our own situation, doing our own arithmetic, trying to make it make sense, trying to make it fit. Trying to do it in our own way, and we’re running out of strength. But in God we have a place to run in God. We have a refuge and ever present help in the time of trouble. We can lean on his strength. Have you not known? Have you not heard our God? The Lord is an ever lasting god. The creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary. His understanding is uncertain. Hable. We can’t understand him. We can’t understand why things are the way they are, why things move the way they do. But our God is the everlasting God. He’s been here since before the beginning. The creator of the earth of the ends of the Earth. He does not faint. He does not faint. Instead of verse 29, it says he gives power to the faint God doesn’t faint. He’s not in the fainting business. He’s in the restoration business. He gives power to the faint. Our God does not get tired. Our God does not get tired. Our God does not grow weary. Our God does not get burnt out. Our God does not get fatigued. Our God does not need to rest. Our God does not need a break. Our God does not need a time out. Our God does not need an intermission. And because of that, we can wait on him. We can trust in him because of that. Everything is fresh, Everything is new. Morning by morning, New mercies. I see our God is taking us not just keeping us at one level of glory, but taking us from glory to glory and pushing us upward and onward, giving us victory in him. Or God does not grow stale or God does not grow weary, or God does not grow stale or God does not grow weary. He is fresh with enough strength for any situation we face. We have to believe in that sense of God. And because of this fact, we can rise up and address our situations differently. We’re gonna address our problems with a different lens from a different perspective. Because our God does not grow tired. We can always go to him for strength. He’s never going to say, Yo hired man hit me back in the morning. We can always we always have a place to run. The name of the Lord is a strong tower, The righteous run into it and they are saved. It’s important that we know where to run when we’re weak, that we know where to run in our weakness, but we know where to run when we watch the pace of our race and the rhythm of our eyes. God did not rest on the sabbath because he was tired. He didn’t rest after he created everything to create. And on the seventh day the Lord arrested, He didn’t say, oh, that took a lot out of me. I’m fatigued. Go lay down and take a power nap. Get up and be ready. He rested as a principle to show us as the creation that we need rest, that we may need a break, that we may need to recharge. He rested as an example to show us that look, if God, the creator arrested off principle alone, we must rest out of necessity. We must watch the pace of our race and the rhythm of our rods. We must not run too fast so that we get burnt out. We must not run too hard with no help, so that we get fatigued. We must not run too slow either or the plans. And the windows that God has opened for us may close. So we need to watch the pace of our race. Watch the rhythm of our eyes and realize that because God is good because God is strong because God does not faint or grow weary. We can now address our problems differently. There’s a saying that says, your attitude affects your altitude or your disposition can affect your direction. It’s important to note that even though we have issues and problems, God is not calling to us to deal with our issues and problems, in the same way that we did before we came to christ, we’re supposed to deal with them with the renewed mind. So as our problems come, we can still rise above them. We can still watch the rhythm of our rise, the pace of our race. Why? By dealing with them in the way that God has called us to as sons and daughters of God, dealing with confrontation in a healthy way, dealing with disagreements in a healthy way, uh, addressing what needs to be addressed in a healthy way, uh, doing life with people, others with other thought thought processes, and other ways of looking at the world that are different than you engaging in that in a healthy way. Second Corinthians says, we do not lose heart though outwardly, we are wasting away yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. Second Corinthians, Chapter 4: verse 16. It may be a lot on us outwardly, but inwardly, if we let it, God will renew us, God will restore us day after day after day. So, in God, we are called to examine the pace of our race. We are called to examine the rhythm of our rise. It’s very important. It’s very important, especially when looking at us being risen in God, calling us higher, that we don’t move without God, that we don’t move without God, you don’t want to go without the power, it was uh in the, in the scripture, we see a time when God was just going to leave and moses was praying and saying look God, if if you’re not coming with us, we’re not going anywhere. If you’re not coming with us, we’re not going anywhere and we have to have that same posture of understanding that waiting on God’s timing is the best acts. Chapter one verses four through five says while staying with them, he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the father, which he said you have heard from me, john baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy spirit not many days from now. So we see there there’s a space between the promise and fulfillment, there’s a space between the promise and fulfillment. Wait here, wait here, don’t depart from Jerusalem. Wait for the promise of the father, You will be baptized by the Holy Spirit not many days from now for filming, that doesn’t happen until uh 40 days later. And and it’s interesting because what we do in the space where we wait is important, what we do in the space that we wait is important, how we wait in that space is important, how we wait in that space is important, imagine with me for a moment earlier we said your attitude affects your altitude, imagine with me for a moment that the disciples apostles people in the upper room, they got fed up and tired of waiting, they got tired of waiting on the Holy Spirit and say oh we’ve been carrying for too long, I’ve been crying out to God for too long, been at this altar for too long, been crying out for the Holy Spirit for too long. What is this even gonna look like? Is this even the thing is this even for real? Let’s just imagine with me for a moment that they grew tired and they said you know what, we’re not waiting, we’re leaving, let’s go before the Holy Spirit shows up. They leave before the Holy Spirit shows up, They leave but they leave with no power but they leave with no anointing, they have no oil and as a result of this, the gospel only goes but so far because the true change that God called them to wait on, they did not experience. There’s no revival, there’s no peter being filled with the spirit speaks in boldness because every time the text says the boldness came upon them, that was the Holy Spirit at work on the inside the church. The early church would not have had the same impact or the longevity that we see today. The impact that we read about in Acts, the impact that we see the the lame being healed, the people being saved and delivered, the people being risen from the dead. all of these things that we read about in the book of Acts would not have happened. Why? Because they were not willing to wait on God’s timing because they stepped out in frustration because they stepped out in what they wanted because they stepped out in what they thought was best. And so thank God, that’s not our reality because now we have the text today, we have the scripture today, we have the Holy Spirit today because they waited but they waited because they realize they have to understand their at God’s pace, they have to understand that God’s time, you know, there’s a song, he isn’t on time. God yes, he is. Oh on time, God, yes, he is, he may not come when you want him, but he’ll be there right on time, right? And so it’s interesting because that always confused me, I was like, yo he may not come when you want him to come, but I’ll be there right on time. It’s like if you don’t show up when I want you to come, how are you on time, how are you, how are you on time? If you’re not there when I need you, it’s like, yo I need you now, God is like, it’s not time yet, you know, it’s like a Marian and Martha when Lazarus was dead, Jesus was like skip it sometime, the disciples are like, yo it’s been about three days, jesus, he’s like one more day they can wait. So he shows up and they’re like, jesus, if you had only been here, but Jesus knew exactly when to show up for the most effect, when to show up and when to do what he needed to do to bring Lazarus back to life and sure he was grieved and that lets us know in the situations were in, yes, God may be grieved that we’re going through it, but he’s going to show up on his time and that’s that he’s going to show up on his time and that’s that and there are some things that only God knows that we have to be okay with not knowing you ever realized uh every couple years, um you know, somebody says, oh Gods coming back, he gave me the date, he gave me, the date is this day, it’ll be on billboards, it’ll be something, it’ll be like this this day, this time, God is coming back and somebody thinks they know when the bible clearly says, no man knows the day nor the hour. They asked jesus, and jesus was like, God knows, you know what I mean? And so we were trying to kind of put a stamp and understand things that sometimes it’s beyond our comprehension. We must just trust in God and watch the pace of our race and the rhythm of our rise, and because we are at God’s pace, because we’re not at our own pace because we’re at God’s pace and because we’re still living for eternity, but not yet in eternity already, but not yet. Right because of that. There will be times when you will not be soaring because of that. There will be times where you will not be soaring, you’ll be flapping your wings. There will be times we will not be running, but you’ll be called to walk instead in those times when your pace has changed and God leads you from a mountaintop to a valley, from transfiguration to testing right? When when jesus called peter James and john the disciples to himself. So I’m going to show you my transfigured self, me in my glory. I’m going to show you this. And immediately after that they were confronted with a problem they could not solve. Immediately after seeing God and jesus and his glory, they went down to the bottom of this mountain and they could not do what was required of them. They were facing difficulty. And in those times when your pace has changed when you feel so close to God and then a week later feels so distant because of what’s taken place. In those moments, you have to remember that you once soared. Those moments when you’re walking in those moments when you’re in the valley, in those moments when you’re flapping, you have to realize that you mutt that you once soared and because you sore at once, you can do it again because you know how to rise, you can hold fast to the truth. You know how to rise up in God, you know how to get closer to the true and living God. You know how to walk in the ways that glorify God and not glorify your flesh and not glorify to your desires. You know how to do that. And because you do, you can rely on the spirit of God to keep you as you intentionally draw near to the heart of the father, hold fast to the truth. My prayer for all of us is that on this journey we would not be so quick to just run and get it over with. But we would pay attention to longevity will be in this for the long game, that we would realize that we would pay it. That we need to pay attention to the pace of our race. So we don’t rise too fast. The rhythm of our rise. So we don’t, so we don’t run too fast. We we must pay attention to the pace of our race that we don’t run too fast or too slow. Pay attention to the rhythm of our rise so we don’t rise too fast or too slow. We have to understand that this is in God’s timing Saints of God. The things that we’re praying for, the things that are on our heart. Maybe. Uh, you’re praying for a house, You’re praying for a way of transportation, a car. You’re praying for a promotion. You’re praying for a child. You’re praying for. Um, you know, whatever the situation is in your life, you may be praying for different things, but understand that there’s, there’s no clock like God’s clock and we have a problem with that. But what we have to understand is we have to submit to the will of God and in submitting to the will of God that submitting to his way in his pace. So as I close and as the team comes up, I think it’s very important that we stress that this is stressed that we understand that it’s not about what we think is best. It’s not about uh, us rising quickly, but it’s about us being effective and being able to do this in the long term. Being able to engage in this in a way that produces longevity. So my prayer is that we would pay attention to these things so that God can be glorified in our lives. Saints of God. Do you want to give God glory with your life? Do you wanna come to not only know who he is, but rise and have a better relationship with him. You can know who he is without having a relationship, but we want to have relationship that causes us to rise. We want to have relationship that causes us to be renewed. We want to have relationship that causes us to have longevity in our walk with christ and not just all burned out because I did this too quickly or I was too slow here. No, no, no. Watch the pace of your race, Watch the rhythm of your eyes and be encouraged today. God bless you as my prayer. If you’re here, you’ve heard this message. You realize you don’t know jesus christ and you want to come to know him, you’re listening over the airwaves and over the screen on the other side of the screen and you don’t know jesus, you want to come to know him today. You can text save to the number at the bottom of the of the screen saved to this number at the bottom of the screen here and we have individuals that are willing to keep in touch with you and to uh pray with you and lead you to the knowledge of jesus christ and to have relationship with him. I’m just gonna pray with you at this time there God I thank you so much for your people, your sons and daughters. Those that no you those that don’t. And right now I pray Lord for those that don’t know you. I pray that they would come to know you that they would have a relationship with you. They would come to trust you as Lord and trust you as savior, be their strength in this time, forgive them of their sins, cleanse them of their own righteousness. I pray that they would go from not believing in you to believing in who you are and who and and the victory that we have through you. We thank you and praise you in jesus name and Lord, we thank you God that you’ve called us to rise up. You’ve called us to examine our pace and you’ve called us to rise up in you father. So I pray that we would that we would stay committed. I pray that we would stay connected. I pray that we would stay committed. I pray that we would stay connected. Let your will be done in this house, that you will be done in our lives. We thank you, we praise you. We give you all the honor and all the glory. We ask these things in jesus name and everyone said amen, Amen and amen God bless you with my prayer, thank you so much. Hello again and thank you so much for tuning in to the message at global seven. Once again my name is Roderick CAesar 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.

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