You’re In Good Hands
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 you’re in good Hands. Turn with me in your bibles to the book of Jeremiah, Jeremiah chapter 18 We’re gonna read versus one through six Jeremiah chapter 18 versus one Through six. Follow along with me on the screen, the text says the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord arise and go down to the potter’s house and there I will let you hear my words. So I went down to the potter’s house and there he was working at his wheel and the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand. And he and he reworked it into another vessel as it seemed good to the potter to do. Then the word of the Lord came to me, O House of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? Declares the Lord behold like the clay in the potter’s hand. So are you in my hand? O house of Israel. God, we’re so thankful for you for who you are, for who you’ve called us to be for how you are with us for how you’re fashioning us, how you’re forming us, how you’re shaping us. I pray father that as this word goes forth, that would have its desired effect, your desired effect on your people. And everyone listening be with us, strengthen us. We thank you, we praise you, we give you glory. We ask these things in jesus name. Amen. Amen. And he meant Uh, last last year December 31 when we had our our New Year’s Eve service, I preached the message entitled you can’t pin my progress. And I was talking about uh, David and pretty much how soul had tried to pin him to the wall. The enemy tries to pin us at times. But because of jesus, because jesus was was pinned to the cross, we don’t have to be because jesus was pinned to the cross. We don’t have to be uh pinned down by the the weights of the world or by the snares of the enemy. We can rise up, we can be who God’s called us to be. And I said something uh, that I’ve probably said that every New year service or you know, if you haven’t heard it from me, you’ve heard it from other pastors or preachers speakers. It’s it’s a very common phrase when it comes down to uh New Year’s Eve, but It says I, what I said was I don’t know what 2020 holes, but I know Who holds 2020. All right. And we said that we said it. I said it. And I was like, yeah, I don’t know, 2020 homes, but I know who’s 2020, right, Hallelujah glory be. Yes, God, yeah, I know it’s 2020, that’s great. Let’s go. And it sounds good until you live. It it sounds good. It sounds cute. It sounds like, yeah, God knows 2020 until you realize that 2020 actually came to throw some punches 20s when he actually came to have us out here looking like Nate Robinson. Just done, not even down for the count. Our head hit the mat, we’re done 2020 really knocked us out. And I mean, how how could it not with everything that’s happened with everything that’s that’s taken place for us as a church body as Bethel Gospel Tabernacle, losing people having to close the doors of the ministry, having to navigate this now world online and for us as individuals as well, losing people having to close the doors of your job or close the doors of of school that you send your Children to and now navigating this world online, everything is different. Having to think about all that. I I left my mask, I gotta run back real quick. There’s no worse feeling then getting some steps away and realize, oh man, my mask, I got to run back, You gotta you gotta go back for your best. Come on now and and it’s crazy because Nobody, nobody really foresaw 2020 hitting us the way that it did. Everyone was like, yo 2020 vision, we’re good, this is our year, this is my year, God’s got us, we’re good, we’re gonna make it happen. 2020 vision. But with all this 2020 vision though, we didn’t see it coming, we didn’t see uh looming on the horizon and hitting us as as badly as it did um as individuals and as a church and things are never going to be the same for our nation, for the world. This has has has has uh been what many people would call a wake up call for those that are still here, that that God has has uh uh kept through the midst of the virus and through the midst of this year, this has been a wake up call and it’s difficult with everything that’s going on to trust the God knows what he’s doing, It’s difficult with everything that’s going on to trust like God, I know your word says you’re you’re good and I know we say, oh God is good all the time and all the time, God is good, but can can we as believers trust in God and hold on to the fact that God is good, when all hell is breaking loose, can we hold on to the fact that God is still good, even when our circumstances scream otherwise now The good thing to know is that in the midst of everything that 2020 threw at us in the midst of everything that we have been hit with. We’re not going through it alone. And I don’t mean that in a Oh, I have community. I have friends. I’m walking through this sense. Yes, that’s a beautiful thing. And it’s wonderful to have people to to lean on. But I mean, God has not left us in our pain. Mhm. God has not left us in our difficulty. God has not left us in our morning. God has not left us in our grieving God has not left us with our tears alone. God has actually holding us in the midst of it. I said God is actually holding us in the midst of it, in the midst of our pain. He’s holding us in the midst of our confusion. He’s holding this in the midst of our sorrow. He is holding us in the midst of us trying to scratch our heads and figure out why things are happening the way they’re happening. God is holding us in the midst of all of that. He’s holding us and him holding us. It’s twofold. He holds us to comfort us. He holds us to let us know that his presence is with us. That he’s not going to leave us, That he’s not going to forsake us. He holds us when we’re crying. When we’re in our moments of being uncomfortable. He holds us to give us comfort. He holds us to be our peace. He holds us for all of those things? Yes, but God also holds us to mold us? God also holds us to shape us to fashion us to form us to look like him? Colossians? Chapter one talks about Jesus and says that Jesus is the image of the invisible God the first born of all creation. So when you see jesus, you see the father. When you see jesus, you see the father because he is the image of the invisible god. And in genesis uh in the beginning, when God is creating man, he says to himself, he says, let us create man in our image, male and female, he created him and God is making us as well in his image, but that’s that’s just how we’re made body, soul, spirit trying like a trial, We are tryin being and what we realize is what God wants us to to do is also be conformed to his image in the process of sanctification in the process of becoming more like him as we lay down the things of our flesh as God takes out the impurities that are within us? God wants to mold us? God wants to shape us. God wants to make us. God wants to form us. The question is are we letting God mold us or do we just want God to hold us? Are we actually letting God mold us and do what he wants to do or do? We just want to be held? Do we just want to feel better? Are we letting God shape us or do we just want to feel better? Are we letting God form us or do we just want to feel comforted? And this is a question that we must ask ourselves, especially in light of the gravity of this year. This is a year unlike any other. We haven’t seen a pandemic in almost 100 years and it’s hit not only american soil, but the world has been affected by the coronavirus. The world has been affected by what’s what’s been taking place and the gravity of this year. I would hate for us to get to December 31, 2020 and not realize that we have to be changed by what we go through. In today’s text, we see the Lord speaking to the prophet Jeremiah and Jeremiah is, is a prophetic book we know from, from scripture that before we just jump into the text, we have to do some background work to understand what’s going on. Jeremiah is a prophetic book written by the prophet Jeremiah and he’s known as the weeping prophet. He speaks doom and gloom on the nation of Judah. He tells them to repent. Repent from their wicked ways, repent from not trusting in God repent and because they didn’t, they were taken into captivity into Babylon? I believe it was last week when I spoke from the book of lamentations about seeking God in the different seasons of life? That’s by Jeremiah scholars suggest that Jeremiah as well, That’s writing that recounting the horrors of Babylonian captivity. But before then he’s preaching repentance. Before then he’s saying, get right with God, get right with God, if you don’t, trouble is coming. And he’s known as the weeping prophet because of his heart for the people and because of how desperately he suffered to get the word of God out. And in this portion of the text, God is using an illustration of a potter at a potter’s wheel to show Jeremiah that no matter what is happening, you are on my wheel, you are the clay and I am the potter, no matter what is taking place, it is you that is being formed by me by my hands, you are in my hands and I am in total control. You are the clay and I am the potter, he says to Jeremiah after verse six, he goes on to say if I’m gonna judge a nation for their sins, if I’m going to judge them and they repent. If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I’ll hear from heaven, forgive their sin, heal their land. So if I’m ready to judge them and then they repent and I relent and I don’t judge this nation, I can do that because I’m God because they’re on the wheel and I’m the one spinning this wheel and and spinning this this clay around and molding it and shaping it. If I relent I can do that because I’m God, if I’m going to bless a nation and they’re sinning against me consistently time and time again, no repentance, hard heart, but I want to bless them. Uh and they’re sending again and again and again. Guess what I can withhold my blessing from them. Why? Because I’m gone. So tell Judah that I am stirring up judgment against them. Tell Judah that I’m stirring up judgment against them. I can do that because I’m God, I have the hammer cocked but I’m not ready to pull the trigger, I’m pulling the arrow back, but I’m not letting go tell Judah to repent and of course they do not repent. So God lets go and God lets go of the arrow and and and sends them into captivity in Babylon as a result of their sin and he can do that. Why? Because he’s got because they’re on the wheel of God and God is forming and shaping them. Now. What I am not suggesting uh is that the events of 2020 or God’s judgment on the world, I’m not saying or or suggesting that. But what I am saying is that God is the potter and we are the clay, We are on the wheel. God forms us. God shapes us. But it’s our job to stay on the wheel and be formed. It’s our job to stay on the wheel and be formed the word of God that came to Jeremiah from the Lord arise, Jeremiah and go down to the potter’s house and there I will let you hear my word. So we went down to the potter’s house and there he was working at his wheel. What uh honor, privilege and burden it was for Jeremiah to be the mouthpiece of God in a time in a day and age like this, when no one wanted to hear about repentance, no one wanted to hear about doing right, No one wanted to hear about uh lifting up a standard, no one wanted to hear about making a life adjustment towards the God of scripture. No one wanted to hear about what Jeremiah was talking about and he kept saying, repent, repent, repent if you repent, God will relent and and God task Jeremiah with getting another word, another visual of how God saw his relationship with the people and he says this, he says, arise and go down to the potter’s house, imagine Jeremiah just sitting sitting in his, in his, in his, in his home relaxing and God says, get up from here and go on a trip, go a couple blocks down, you know what the potter is right, go to the potter’s house. So Jeremiah gets up, wipes the crust from his eyes, takes a walk in the neighborhood in the streets and gets to the potter’s house and he observes the potters sitting at his wheel spinning, spinning the clay around, molding it, shaping it. And he says, when you get there, you’ll hear my words. He’s watching, doesn’t hear anything. He looks at the potter, he’s working at his wheel, he’s spinning with intention. He’s looking molding and shaping this jar or whatever it is that he’s fashioning and and and movies like uh ghosts or or different things have romanticized it and made it all cute. But you have to work to shape this clay, You have to work to to form uh this clay. And and verse four says something interesting happened as Jeremiah was watching, Jeremiah was watching uh this potter shaped this clay. It says in verse four that the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled or marred in the potter’s hand and instead he reworked it into another vessel that seemed good for the potter to do, it was in the potter’s hand and it wasn’t, it wasn’t flowing the way it wanted to flow, wasn’t molding, the way it wanted to mold it was being, it was marred, it was getting out of order. And so the potter said, okay, I’m going to shift this in another direction, I’m still gonna work with this clay, but I’m going to mold it in a different direction that I had initially intended and what what Jeremiah realized is what we should realize and it sometimes we don’t learn what God wants us to learn because we’re on the wheel but were not submitted to the process. And so God has to take us another way to get us to get his point across. It’s not because God isn’t good. God is good, but sometimes we can be stubborn, we can be obstinate and God switches gears and reshapes us. But it’s our job, no matter what form, no matter what way or tool he’s using to shape and form us, it’s our job to stay on the wheel. What I love about this is, it doesn’t say that the pottery was spoiled. So the potter threw it away and got a new one. He still used that specific uh clay, but he shaped it and reworked it into another vessel as it seemed good for him to do so I’m so glad that I serve a God that does not give up on me. I’m so glad that I serve a God that even in my turmoil, even in my pain, even in my anger, even in my frustration, even in my fear when I want to act out or when I do act out and do my own thing, our God does not give up on us, when we’re stubborn and want to go our own way. God says, okay, I can still I can still work this out from my good for my glory. So I can use this, this individual here, that I’m shaping and molding for my good and for my glory, even though they went right when I said to go left, I can still make this happen and work this out for my good and for my glory, I still, God still wants to use you, even when you don’t want to be used, God still wants to shape you, even when you don’t want to be shaped, God still wants to form you. Even when you don’t feel like being formed, we serve a God that does not give up on us, we serve a God that does not give up on us. And even though we mess up, he still keeps working and shaping us in his hands, he still keeps working and shaping us because we’re being shaped and formed into his image and then it says that he kept shaping as it seemed good for the potter to do. Then the word of the Lord came to me verse five and then verse six says, O House of Israel, the Lord says to Jeremiah, can I not do with you as this potter has done, declares the Lord behold like the clay in the potter’s hand. So are you in my hand? O House of Israel Jeremiah then had to go to the people of Judah who God still saw as his people, the people of Israel, but he had to go to them and let them know to repent, let them know that uh God was ready to stir up judgment against them, let them know in the midst of all of this that they were on the wheel and God is saying, God is saying, look, can I form and fashion you just as the potter formed in fashion this clay. And I believe God is saying the same to us, this this was a year where if you didn’t know you know now what was happening that we were all in the potter’s hands and on the potter’s wheel in one way or another, God was shaping us. And one way or another God was forming us in one way or another. God was fashioning us in one way or another, God was molding us and I believe that certain things happen in life to form you and shape you into God’s image, certain things happen in life to form you and shape you in the way that God wants you to be formed and in the way that God wants you to be shaped. Now, hear me? It said that that the clay was formed in a way that the potter saw fit to do in a way that the potter saw fit to do. He reworked the vessel as it seemed good to him. He reworked the vessel as it seemed good to him. So Jeremiah is watching this and he’s watching the potter shaped this clay and he’s watching the clay not, not form into the image that the potter wants it too. So the potter has to rework it and approach it from a different angle and attack and and and and mold it here which would give it a different shape and but it’s it’s it’s the way that the potter sees fit for the clay to be molded. The clay doesn’t say to the potter look, this is how you shaped me, this is how you mold me right here, this is it. The clay does not say to the potter look this is what you’re going to make me look, I want to be a jar. Alright, It’s got to be a high yea tall, yea wide with this curvature and all of this, I got to be a jar. You don’t hear the clay saying that to the pot of the potter shapes the clay, it’s not the other way around the clay doesn’t shape itself. The potter shapes the clay and whatever way he sees fit to do. And many times specifically in this year we’ve been hollering at God shape me this way. God shaped me that way. God, it’s too painful, is too difficult. I can’t go through it. Don’t don’t don’t anything but they’re so Lord anything but that oh God. And there are certain things in life that shape us and mold us into God’s image and there is nothing, there is nothing that shapes you like pain. There is nothing that shapes you like pain. There is nothing that forms you like discomfort. There was nothing that forms you like disappointment. There was nothing that that forms you like unmet expectations. There was nothing that shapes you like, like, like heartbreak. And if we can be honest with ourselves, this year has been all the above, filled with all the above. No one expected to be as uncomfortable as we were going through this year and having to pivot and make adjustments into a new normal. No one expected this this year is filled with unmet expectations Expected to do this 2020 came around, coronavirus came around, shut this down. I expected to go here and work in this place with all of these people. But oh, there’s a cap on how many people I can be around. So we’re in quarantine. Oh, unmet expectations, heartbreak and pain. The loss of a loved one in all of these situations that have happened to us, the racial injustices that we have seen and witnessed and rioting and protesting in the streets, nothing shapes you like pain. And we’ve been able to experience all of the above. Now, Pain is not the only thing that God uses to shape you. It’s not the only thing, but it is one of the heaviest and most effective tools that is used to bring us closer to God. Pain is not the only thing that God uses to bring us closer to him, but it is one of the heaviest and most effective tools that is used to bring us closer to God hebrews Chapter five Verse eight. Although he was a son, Jesus learned obedience through what he suffered. Jesus didn’t learn obedience through how much he loved. God, Jesus didn’t learn obedience through how much he hung out with the disciples. Day after day, Jesus didn’t learn obedience through him, rolling up his sleeves and walking on the water. The text says he learned obedience through what he suffered. It’s through the pain that God draws us closer to him. It’s through the pain that God refines us and makes us more like him. It’s through the pain that God shapes us and makes us more like him. His suffering is what brought him closer to the father. He stayed on the wheel when he could have gotten off, he stayed on the cross when he could have gotten off James. Chapter one 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. Let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete lacking and nothing. You see, we get off the wheel before we let steadfastness have its full effect, because God, this is too painful. I gotta I gotta get off the wheel, I gotta get off the wheel. I gotta go off the wheel. We we we get off the wheel before steadfastness have its full effect because it’s too painful. We run from the work because it’s too painful. We find vices or things to numb ourselves from what God is doing and forming in us, we get off the cross before it is finished. Mhm. Mhm. We get off the cross before it is finished, but get off the wheel before God has done working, jesus said it is finished so we can get to work, jesus said it is finished so we can have the power to endure jesus completed his work so we could finish our work and let God have his way. We need not run from it. Saints of God, but we need to let God shape us and form us on the wheel in the midst of what we are going through. You see, our issue is that we want a quick fix. Our issue is that we want a quick fix. We want to show up, pray to God Lord God, help me make this happen, helped this come through in my life. Boom God shows up. We’re like, yes God, thank you. The old took was a prayer we want to have a problem. Show up to God, I gotta thank you so much, I love you, thank you for all you’ve done for me. I pray along as you help me help my bank account to increase father, I pray that you show mercy and favor on my bank account. Lord, I pray thank you Lord jesus man, boom God shows up. Mhm. All the sudden we got money in the bank. Yes Lord, thank you favorite checking, we want to show up to the throne room of God to God I love you so much God, I thank God for all you’ve done for me father. I pray Lord, I love her God and I pray father that she would love me to God and I pray that you help us be in a relationship together. Thank you so much about jesus that we pray amen and then boom all of a sudden she calls you like yeah I’ve been thinking about you and it’s like yes you know we want to, we want to go to God and say you know God you know I’ve been taking this car the train and the bus and God right now I just pray right now father, you blessed me with a car father. Right now I pray to God it’s too cold out here God and I pray God your MetroCard is is not unlimited anymore. All these different things that’s going up prices stuff and I really got to just I just need a car like a car, boom God shows up and we’re like yes God I thank you, thank you for the car, we want a quick fix a quick fix but God God God could not be more different than us, we want a quick fix. But God is all about the process, God is all about the process Romans. Chapter 8: verse 29. For those he four new. He also predestined to be conformed to the image of his son in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. To be conformed and to be shaped into. The image of God is no easy task. But we’re in good hands because God is all about. The process were formed and shaped into the image of his son to do that. It’s not easy. It’s difficult to look like jesus. I gotta like jesus, that’s difficult. But God is with us. We’re in good hands. God is shaping us molding us, holding us through the process Romans. Chapter 12 verse two do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. By testing. You may discern what is the will of God, what is good, what is acceptable and what is perfect Thinking differently is not an overnight switch. It’s called transformed. It happens as a process. It takes years of thought and rearranging and dedication to the things of God to change your thought process. Change the way you think you are rewiring a computer in that that is your brain to think differently, submitting it to God each and every day to change patterns that you walked in for years shifting. That is not an overnight process, but God can speed it up just a little bit if you give it to him. But God is all about the process. We must believe that even though it takes time, even though it takes being consistent, we are in good hands sometimes 1 39 for you formed my inward parts. You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made wonderful. Are your works? I know it very well in our natural birth, in the womb of our mothers. God takes his time to shape us, takes his time to mold us, takes his time to fashion us, takes his time to grow us and I’m so glad that he did because we are in good hands, paul writing Galatians chapter Four My little Children who again, I am in anguish of childbirth until christ is formed in you. The Galatians were going through some struggles, some difficulties hearing bad doctrine, accepting bad doctrine. And paul is writing to them saying, my Children, my Children, I have pains for you because I want christ to be formed in you. It’s not an overnight process. This thing called sanctification. It takes time to live a sanctified life to abstain from worldly desires and reflect jesus christ, but we must be patient in the process because we are in good hands, see what I mean. We wanted a quick fix. We wanted a quick fix. But God is all about the process. We wanted a quick fix, but God is all about the process. You see, he could have fixed the problem of sin so quickly. But he waited through the beginning of creation at the fall, going all the way through the old testament Plus the 400 years of silence between the old testament and the new testament. Finally, for Jesus to show up and when jesus shows up, he doesn’t say, all right, I’m here, the champ is here, but I’m here, we’re sin. Let me conquer it. Let me handle it. Let me take care of it. Instead, Jesus shows up and says goo goo gaga. Well, well, well, why? Because he comes as a baby As a baby and then we have to wait 33 more years for him to finally say it is finished. Why? Because God is all about the process. And even after that, he tells the disciples to wait in the upper room for the Holy Spirit. And now we have the Holy Spirit. If we’ve waited and prayed and we walk in authority of the Holy Spirit and God is with us in our process of being sanctified and becoming more like him. This shows us that God is not afraid of the process. God does not run from the process. He welcomes the process. He embraces the process. We are in good hands in the midst of the process. He’s not going to leave you in the midst of it. He’s not going to forsake you in the midst of it, He’s not going to abandon you in the midst of it. He is with you in your process. He has us on the wheel but he uses it to shape us, he has us on the wheel, but he uses it to form us, He has us on the wheel, but he uses it to mold us and he’s not afraid of the process. He’s not afraid of the pain, He’s not afraid of the difficulty. He mourns with us. He grieves with us, but he also comforts us and lift us up in our weakness so that we can give him glory as were formed in his image because God is with us and we are in good hands, No matter the process, no matter the process. You see God forming us, it may look differently for all of us in scripture. Uh uh It says in Isaiah, the Book of Isaiah, uh God says when you pass through the waters the red Sea, I will be with you. When you walk through the river, they shall not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned in the flames shall not consume you. So when God, when you pass through the rivers, God says, I will be with you. When you pass through the waters, God says, I will be with you, God says when you walk through the fire, guess what? I’m still here, I haven’t left, I am still with you and the flames shall not consume you in whatever season through whatever trial, know that God is not going to leave us. He’s with us, he’s forming us, he’s shaping us and all things work together for those who love God and those who are called according to his purpose, God does not leave us. He stays with us in each season and helps to shape us. We need to be confident in this and know that through it all we are in. You know by now. Good good hands, Good hands. And I want us to know that. It says that as you go through fire, he’ll be with you as you go through the waters. He’ll be with you as you go through the rivers. He’ll be with you. What you go through. You don’t have to carry after you’ve gone through it. What you go through, you don’t have to wait. Whereas a burden on your back and I went through the fire, Oh, it was so rough. So what was me? Uh No, no. If you you can drop that off at the foot of the cross, you can drop that off at the foot of the cross. That pain, you can drop that off at the foot of the cross. Those tears, you can drop those off at the foot of the cross and it does not mean that they won’t come back. It does not mean that you won’t weep again, that you want more and again. But you’re more knowing that you’re in good hands, you can lay it at the foot of the cross, at the cross where jesus shows up, Jesus is hanging there dying, hanging there crying out to his father saying, Father forgive them, he bled and he died. And the text says he learned obedience through what he suffered. He died so that we can live again. He died and stayed on the wheel so we can have the strength to do the same. He died and stayed on the cross so we can have the strength to pick ours up. God is molding us. Saints of God. God is shaping us and it’s difficult. It is not easy, But I need us to know that 2020 throttle. We’ve been going through all of the difficulty, all of the pain. It’s not wasted. God has not left us. God has not abandoned us. God has not forsaken us. But in fact, God is with us and we are in good hands. Amen. Let’s pray. They’re gonna thank you. Thank you so much for who you are. Thank you for who you have called us to be as your people as your sons and daughters. I pray Lord, that as this message is going forth, that it’s intended. Desire God was was reached for your people. Those who needed to be encouraged were encouraged. Those are needed to understand the gravity of this year, understood it, father, whatever it is you wanted to, to to give your people father. I pray that it was accomplished today. I thank you Lord for all that you are and all that you are continuing to do in our lives. We thank you. We praise you. We give you glory. We ask these things in jesus name. We pray that we would trust in and lean on you for all of the difficulty, help us to trust in and lean on you for all the pain and help us to trust in you and lean on you for all the things that happen that we don’t understand. Help us to trust and lean on you and know that we are in good hands. We thank you, we praise you. We give you glory. We ask these things in jesus name. Amen if you’re here and you, you’ve realized you’re watching and you say, look, I don’t know, jesus, I don’t have a relationship with him. I realized that God has kept me through this year. But I don’t have a personal relationship, I’m in good hands, but I want to know him better. I want to know him more. If that’s if that’s you. If you want to know jesus, uh there’s a number across the screen, I would ask that you text saved to that number. It’s gonna pop up and I just want to pray for you right now. Dear God, I thank you so much for those that don’t know you father. For those who want to come to a knowledge of who you are. I pray Lord that you would be our strength father that you would help them Lord to have a knowledge and understanding of you, of your word, of your truth. I pray that they would uh Lord just know God that they’re saved through your resurrection power through the blood that was shed. Thank you, we praise you, we give you glory, we ask these things in, jesus name. Amen, Amen and Amen. Hello again and thank you so much for tuning in to the message at global seven. Once again, my name is roderick CAesar the third, the lead pastor of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle. My prayer is that you were blessed and encouraged by the message. And if you want to contribute and give to the ministry, you can text B G T F I 277977 again, you can text B G T F I 277977. 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.