Text: Genesis 22:12-18. In Genesis 22:15 the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven. The Lord is speaking to you a second time. Samson turned to the Lord a second time, asking Him to remember him a second time. Something is moving from heaven in this place a second time, the anointing a second time. It is party time when you come back to the Lord. The Spirit of the Lord wants to blow on you a second time. When did God come to Abraham a second time? It was when he was going to sacrifice Isaac. He left his servants behind. God wants us to leave something at the bottom of the hill. If goodness and mercy are to follow you, you need to leave something behind. God will provide. The second time visit will be different. The Angel of the Lord first said for Abraham to not lay a hand on Isaac, because He would provide. He is coming back to you with double portion provision. The second time blessing is for future generations. Multiplying I will bless you and your descendants, because you have done these things and have not withheld your son. Your children will be many. Pastor Israel told of a time that four hungry, tired pastors came to his family’s home at dinner time. They fed them first, leaving very little for Israel’s family. His mother prayed for multiplication of the food, and all of the family ate and had plenty. It was multiplied because she first honored and fed the guests. God says, “I want to bless you because you did this.” Keep doing the good work. It’s time to reap because you have done this. Isaac dug a well, and there was water there. He dug more wells, and there was water there, too. He sowed in famine time, and then he was blessed. What are you doing in the church? He will come a second time with a reward for what you have done here. Do you want a second blessing?
A Second Time
Where Are You
(There was a word of encouragement.) Pastor Israel Jebaraj from India spoke on “Where Are You?” Genesis 3:9 says that God asked Adam where he was. God has a garden for you to take care of: your spouse, your children, and your church. You need to have dominion in your garden. There is a garden for everyone. God comes to your garden to have fellowship with you. Where are you? Are you in your garden today where God wants you to be? Adam and Eve hid from God. The world knows where God is moving. You need to be in the place where God is moving. He wants you to go from glory to glory. In Genesis 3:11 God asks Adam, “Who told you …?” To whom are you listening? Who told you that can’t do this or that? Be hearers and doers of the Word. What are you doing, and to whom are you listening? Elimelech moved from Bethlehem because of a famine (Ruth 1:1), but then he died, leaving his wife, Naomi, and two sons. Question: Are you moved by circumstances or by God? Ruth, one of Naomi’s daughters-in-law, said she would go wherever Naomi went. We need to be where God wants us to be. Be rooted and faithful in your garden. When she went back to Bethlehem with Naomi, she found favor. When you go back to where you are to be, there will be favor. Never give up. Get back on track. When we obey God, He will take us to places we never would have imagined. There is a place, a garden for you. Be there or come back there. Ask yourself: Am I in the perfect will and plan of God? The Lord will guide you to a place. Samuel heard a voice and thought it was Eli’s, but Eli told him to go back to his place. Don’t miss God by not being in your place. Pastor Israel told of sleeping on a concrete park bench with his ministry team. They were very tired from ministering for four days. In the night the Lord woke him up and told him to praise Him and to preach. He woke the others up, and they praised God and he preached. After he was finished, a man came who told him that he was going to commit suicide, but the Lord touched him through Israel’s obedience, and the man was restored to his family and is a believer serving in the church. Go back to your place, your garden. Who told you that you can’t …? Where are you? Are you listening to God? We are to have dominion over the things He planted in you. Like the Good Samaritan, He is coming back for us. Be in the “inn”, the church He planted you in. When He comes back, where will you be? (There was a word that went along with the sermon and was meant to deliver life to someone.)
Word given by Larry Hostetter:
Oh My children, you are so precious in My sight. If you only knew how much I love you. If you could only grasp a little bit of that love that I have for you, of the giftings that I have given you. They are there. They are free, but you have to reach out and take them. You have to trust in Me. You have to walk in the anointing. That power and anointing are way beyond what you can understand, that power and that love, for I sent My only and begotten Son for you. He was willing to come. He was willing to lay down His life for you, everyone one of you, a whosoever. He did it willingly. He rose again, and He now sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, interceding for each one of you. Remember, His prayers are with you. His prayers are for you. He wants the best for you. He gave His all for you, so now live for Him. Love Him. Love others. Give your life for others, for He did for you, remember that. He did it for you. So walk in His grace and His love. Walk in His power and His anointing, because in you the manifestation of Jesus Christ lives. Wherever you go, He goes. Don’t forget that. He has a love manifested in your life and heart, but it’s there to give away. It’s there to give away, so give it away, My children. Give it away.
Word given by Kevin Burrows:
Rise above it. When the accusations get louder, rise above it. Come to My secret place. Rise above it all. Let the junk of this world be drowned out by My voice. It’s time to let My voice drown out others’. You spent years, a lifetime, listening to others’ voices above Mine. It’s time to rise up, dust off, and to walk away from the counsel of the past. Seek My counsel. Every one of you, seek My counsel now, because My counsel does not rot. It’s not bitter, but it speaks the truth 100% of the time, the whole truth. It speaks life. Even while My voice goes forth, it imparts life. For many, My counsel will bring immediate healing, both physical and emotional. Others will bring protection and take you to faraway places. Where are My people who are called by My name? Where are you? Where are the ones who will stand up now and hear My voice? You can no longer get what you need from the voices of your leaders. Their voices have been scattered and mixed, but you must turn to Me individually, Me, God! You must turn to Me now.
So rise up and hear My voice of truth. Incline your ears to My written and loud counsel. I will no longer be quiet to you, but I will speak loud and bold.
I Can’t Go With These
In 1 Samuel 17:38-40 Saul dressed David in armor that David couldn’t walk in. He told King Saul, “I can’t go with these.” Instead David took them off, got five stones and a sling. Sometimes we need to say, “I can’t go with these,” meaning we aren’t giving in to compromises. What does God say? What are you standing for? David said he would go in the name of the LORD. Be yourself, the way you were designed. When you draw a line, you have mercy and goodness with you. When you fall, get up. Don’t compromise. Are you ready to mark a line in your life? When things are going too far, say, “It’s enough!” It may not be easy, but God will help you, and you will see wonders and miracles. God is drawing a line in our lives. Are we ready to take it?
Take Your Words And Return To The Lord
Hosea 14:2 says to “Take words with you and return to the LORD”. What are your words? Return to the LORD, to your first love, to your commitment. Be where you are supposed to be. The prodigal son went away from the father, but after wasting his life, his words were, “I will go to my father’s house as a servant.” The father received him will celebration, blessing him with authority and peace. Come back to the Father. Spend time with Him. Your words carry the power of life and death. Take your praise and offerings to the LORD and experience a party in His house. The woman with the issue of blood used her words: “If I can but touch the hem of His garment, I will be made whole”, and she received her healing. At the beginning of this passage, it says, “A certain woman”, but after Jesus knew that power went out of Him, He called her, “Daughter”. When you touch God and release your faith, you receive. Jacob said to the angel of the LORD, “I won’t go until I get the blessing”. Samson missed it by being in the wrong place. He knew that God had given him vision, power, and strength for a purpose. After he missed it, his hair grew again, and he used his words to return to the LORD: “LORD, remember me one more time”, and he killed more Philistines in his death than in his life. The thief on the one side of Jesus took his words to the LORD, and Jesus told him that today he would be with Him in paradise. Take your words to the LORD. He restores you. Today.
Samson’s Hair Grew Again
Judges 16:22 Something is growing in your life again. The devil thinks “your hair is shaven” and you’ve lost your power, vision, hope, joy, love, or whatever, but it’s not over. Just like Gideon, we might ask, “Why is this happening to me?” but remember that what’s inside of you, even if it’s small, is enough. Go with the little thing and take back what Satan has taken from you!
So This Daniel Prospered
Pastor Israel preaches from Dan. 6:28, 3, 4, and 23 showing that Daniel prospered because he was faithful, had an excellent spirit in him, and believed in his God. You must pray and say something into the “dry bones” in your life.