October 16, 2019

Miracle City Global – 10/16/2019 -Transcript

10/16/19

Betty Love. About face. About face.

Kimble Love. Welcome to Miracle City Global. I bless you this evening. We’re so glad you’re here. We’re about to step into worship and just let the Lord do what he does here. We’re going to release the sound and open our hearts, our souls, and our spirits to hear what Father is saying tonight. I encourage you to step up and step in, and receive the fullness that He is releasing tonight.

Lord, we just honor you. We thank you for your presence. We thank you for the flow of your Spirit in this house. Lord, we press in tonight. We open up to you and we embrace the fullness of your presence. We give you glory and we give you honor.

Father, I thank you for that peace that surpasses all understanding. I thank you for your joy that’s released for it is our strength. And Lord, I pray tonight that your joy would be complete and that ours will be also. So Lord, have your way. Have your way. Strengthen us by your Spirit. Take us to that place where you are. May we hear you, receive wisdom, knowledge, and understanding so that we can go forth and be those bright, burning torches for you in this land that you’ve given us.

May your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. We bless you, Father, in Jesus name. Amen and Amen. Let’s worship.

🎶Kevin Long. Be glad children of Zion. Rejoice in the Lord your God. He sends His rain. The winds will come. I’ll give you back what you’ve lost, says the Lord. New wine and olive oil will overflow. We step into your overflow of your spirit.

Brad Roney on mellow trumpet.

Betty. Hosea 2:14-23. Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her.

That word ‘desert’ is an unsown place. A place you’ve never been before.

There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will sing and respond as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt.

In that day, declares the Lord, you will call me “my husband;” you will no longer call me “my master.” I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips; no longer will their names be invoked.

In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the air and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety.

I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lord. In that day I will respond, declares the Lord. I will respond to the skies, and they will respond to the earth; and the earth will respond to the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, and they will respond to Jezreel.

I will plant her for myself in the land; I will show my love to the one I called “Not my loved one.” I will say to those called “Not my people,” “You are my people;” and they will say, “You are my God.”

🎶Restoration. Restoration.

Restoration of what was lost. Return’s in the air. I can feel it.

Betty. He’s pouring out. Return (9 times, repeated). Take me back to my first love. Back to the beginning when it was all about you. I’m returning to my first love.

Nancy Pitts. As you were singing Return, return, return, return,  I heard “You get another chance.” You have another chance. He took me back to where I was baptized. And I was baptized in Biloxi Bay, in oceans. Tonight, he has oceans for you, lots and lots and lots, in waves; waves of blessings; waves of second chances; waves of starting over with Him; and being on the right path this time.

I decree and declare that the word of the Lord is true and there are new chances, new chances to do what we were supposed to do. New chances to do it and do it right this time. Original intent. Original intent. Original intent. Thank you Lord. You are the God of second chances. You are our Lord and we praise you and thank you.

🎶Rend your heart and not your garment. Return to the Lord will all of your heart. Return…

Anna Love. Even now, declares the Lord, Return to Me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning. Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. He relents from sending calamity. Who knows, He may turn and relent and leave behind a blessing, grain offerings and drink offerings for the Lord your God.

Blow the trumpet in Zion. Declare a holy fast. Call a sacred assembly. Gather the people. Consecrate the assembly. Bring together the elders. Gather the children, even those nursing at the breast.

Let the bridegroom leave his room and the bride her chamber. Let the priests who minister before the Lord weep between the portico and the altar, and let them say, Spare your people, Lord. Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the people, Where is the Lord?

🎶We say, Here we are. We turn our hearts back to you, Lord.

Betty. Turn our hearts.

Even those small places. You can have it all, every part and piece.

Anna Love. Lord, we thank you that there is nothing off limits within us. We thank you that our hearts are fully turned, fully engaged, fully fixed on you. And Lord, any place that we’ve gotten off, any place that we’ve been disconnected, we come back to center, we come back to our first love.

I thank you that in this season return is in the air. That we return to you with all of our hearts, all of souls, all of our minds, and all of our strength. We give you control. We give you all authority. We lay back into you and we say, Have your way. Have your way in us. We don’t have to figure it out or work it out, but we rely on you, Lord.

🎶Betty. We’ve come to tabernacle with you, Lord. Spirit to spirit. Face to face in this place.

Anna. Your love is extravagant. Your friendship is intimate. Capture my heart again.

We fall into your arms with praise. I’m free, free falling into your arms. Oh we step into freedom now. We step in.

🎶In the beginning you were singing. In the end you’ll still be singing over me. You’re in the air that I breathe. You are an endless ocean, a bottomless sea. There’s no end to the affection you have for me. There’s no end in sight. Your love goes on and on and on. There’s no end, no end, on end. It goes on and on.

It’s extravagant. It doesn’t make sense, never comprehend the way you love us. Love love love it’s all we need.

Love of God, overflow, permeate oh my soul. Fill me up, God. Fill us up. Just let my love in. We respond, We will let your love in.

Betty. You are love, Lord. God is love. You let love in, you let God in because he is love.

Anna. Thirsty I come after you, Jesus, my joy, my reward. Now I’m yours and you are mine. I love you. I love you. I love you. My heart will follow wholly after you. I’m after your heart. I’m after you, Lord.

Betty. I hear the Lord singing to us, I’m after your heart.

Lane Bass. I’m after your heart. I’m after you.

Betty. Pierce our hearts, Lord. Here we are, Abba. We’ve come to tabernacle with you. You’re the joy of our hearts, our lives. We worship you, face to face.

🎶Abba, I belong to you. There’s no end to the affection you have for me. You are an endless ocean, a bottomless sea.

Lane. I can’t find the end. I’m lost in your ocean of love.

Kevin. Can’t go high enough. Can’t go far enough. Can’t go deep enough to escape your love.

Lane. I can’t outrun your love.

Anna. When you crash over me, I’m free. I’m going under. I’m in over my head. I’m beautifully out of control. The Lord says, I am calling you and I am drawing you to come away. Come away with Me. I’m ready to show you things. I’m ready to tell you things. To gaze upon My wonders, to gaze upon my mysteries.

Betty. Lord, right now, presence yourself to us personally, each one of us in this room, those that are watching or would watch. We thank you, Lord. We’ve come expecting to experience your presence, who you are—not out of ritual or rote. But we’ve come to meet with you, Lord. And indeed, you have met with us in this place tonight.

We are so thankful that at Miracle City your tangible presence and glory is in your house. This is a Zion House. A Zion City. City of our God. The Angel of Your Presence is in this place, Holy Lord. There’s no end to your affections. We love you, Lord. To meet with you, to see your face, hear your voice. To glory and tabernacle in you, Lord, in your presence, is Fullness, Fullness, Fullness. In your presence there is fullness of joy, of joy.

🎶Lane. In your presence there is fullness of joy.

Betty. We just stretch our tent curtains wide. We will strengthen our stakes and lengthen our cords because, Lord, we know there’s more. You enlarge us, Lord. In your presence there is fullness of joy. In your presence—we’re gonna draw; we’re gonna draw; we’re gonna draw—there is fullness.

🎶In your presence there is fullness of joy. Overflow.

Kimble Love. As we were singing, I could see the smoke of the incense of our worship arising to heaven, and it was like great puffs of smokey clouds arising in all different directions, going here and there, going up. I was seeing them and, That’s awesome, Lord; that’s awesome. I said, Receive the fire of our worship. Receive the aroma of our worship.

In just a few moments I saw these golden veils descending from heaven in response to our worship. It was like eagles, but it was more than eagles. I believe it was like the living creatures. They were flying and they were dropping these funnels, these golden veils of God’s glory upon us.  They came and they came and they came and they came and kept coming and kept coming to overflowing.

And I heard the Lord say, My glory, my power, and my presence is being released upon you. You’re going to see greater glory, greater power, greater anointing coming in this season. That we’re going to go forth and do great exploits for Him, and we’re not doing it in our own strength, our own might, or our own power. But we are backed by the fullness of heaven. It is now time. It is our now season. Receive the commissioning of heaven to go forth and to do what you’ve been created to do. Because all of heaven is backing you up and sending you forth, in Jesus name. Amen. It was awesome.

Betty. He’s pouring out. Just receive the outpouring of the Lord from the top of your head. How lovely is it when the brethren dwell together in unity. It’s like pouring out the oil on the head of Aaron, running down upon his beard, even on the shoulders, onto the edge of garment. And there the Lord commands his blessings for everyone.

Lane. Betty, when you said, We’re a Zion House, I heard, Like the house of Obed-Edom.

Betty. We receive that, Lord. Obed-Edom knew how to steward the ark of his glory, the ark of His Presence. David’s desire was right, but he didn’t know how to transport the ark into the city. He wanted the Presence of God in the city. How many of you want the presence of God in the city? The city where you live? The city where you dwell? We’re his city on a hill. And he lives in us.

But Obed-Edom brought the ark of the covenant into his house, and for three months he just overflowed with blessing. So much so, that David was jealous and said, We’ve got to go get it. We’ve got to go get the Presence.

🎶Day and night, night and day, let incense arise.

Betty. We’re beginning to see this. We made a fire tunnel in here on Sunday. At one point during the worship, I saw a fire tunnel going up into the heavenly realm. Imagine this entire place being filled with wood and you set it on fire. Out of that fire you see the sparks flying up. That’s what I saw, a tunnel of fire. Our worship was going up like sparks and shoots of fire. Hei Hei Hei.

🎶Day and night, night and day, let incense arise. You’re worthy of it all. For from you are all things and to you are all things. You deserve the glory. Day and night, night and day, let incense arise.

Betty Love. Praise God. Thank you Father. Praise you, Jesus. I want to share out of Psalm 15 TPT. God is so good. We’re in the midst of Tabernacles. I want to share where we’ve been as we’ve stepped into this Hebraic month of Tishrei that began with the Feast of Trumpets. We’ve been in the Feast of Trumpets, the Days of Awe, the Day of Atonement, and now here we are in the Feast of Tabernacles.

The Feast of Trumpets is a wake up call from God. In Joel 2:1 He said, Blow the trumpet in Zion. Sound an alarm on my holy mountain. I would say this year is a wake up call to the church, to the body of Christ like never before.

The Days of Awe are a time to seek God and allow him to reveal any hindrances in our lives. Brad, that was ten days, wasn’t it? Ten days to seek the Lord.

If you’re a part of Miracle City Global you know Kimble and I are worshippers. If you’re not a worshipper it would be hard to stay in this house. This is the thing. When it’s all said and done—makes me think of Belfast Revival—when it’s all been stripped away and the music fades—really, what is left standing is you and Him, and a heart for Him.

When we began to move in ministry, what changed us was the love and presence of God. It was tabernacling. It’s pitching a tent and dwelling with the Lord. I believe our lives should be a tabernacle. He wants us to live in Him as He is in us. It’s an abiding relationship with Him. It’s an intimacy of knowing Him.

We would go to camps and host meetings. We would come back from youth camp with college and high-school aged youth and all they wanted to do was meet at the church every night and worship God and hear the Word. Brad can tell you. There were summers we were there every night meeting with God because we could not get enough.

I felt like you didn’t have to swap one off for the other. There are places you’ll go where the worship is really fine and the word’s okay. Or there’s a little bit of worship, two or three songs, and then it’s all word. My heart was: Why not have it all? Why not worship until you’re there? Until the glory of his presence is there? This is not just corporate. This is also personally.

Why not worship him until you’re there? And in the ‘there’ begin to read the Word. And in the ‘there’ hear what He’s saying and then just be a echo into your circumstance or your situation with what he’s saying. And you’ll have now worship, now word, and now works. And then it will hit you again because you’ll be back into worship, because of the goodness of the Lord. Our heart was not to swap off one thing for the other.

The Days of Awe are a time to seek him and allow him to reveal any hindrances in our lives. Jeremiah 29:11-13. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord.

He’s made a decree. I have plans for you, Rosemary. I have plans for Josh. I have plans for Laurie. I have plans for Brad. I have plans for Wanda, and Nancy, and Kimble, and Anna. I have plans for Michelle and Michael. I have plans for Shelly and Kevin and Jacob, and Sonya, and Lane. I have plans. I have plans for Trace and Levi and Lily Grace. I have plans for Naomi Ruth and Veston. I have plans for Paisley and Violet. I have plans for Cindy and John and Garrett and Elijah and Audrey. I have plans for Nita. I have plans for Beau and Marion. I have plans. I have plans for Terry. I have plans for Brenda. I have plans. He has plans.

:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. To give you a hope and a future—an expected end.

He says the end will be better than the beginning. He says the latter glory will be greater than the former glory. We’re in a greater glory in this hour. This Tabernacles 5780 is a greater glory.

:12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you.

Here’s the clincher.

:13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart.

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you. God is all about prosperity. I will guarantee you this. Part of our prosperity is knowing what time it is. Part of our prosperity is knowing the times and seasons of God, not law-driven but love-driven. This is not condemnation for anybody because I’m in it, too. Love to celebrate Thanksgiving. Love to celebrate Christmas. What really has gotten hijacked is  God’s celebrations, because he has designed a greater celebration than any of those things.

I’m not telling you to do away with those things, but what if we took the weekend at Passover and what if our nation as a whole observed the celebration of the Lord that Jesus was the Passover Lamb, the fulfillment? Every Passover that comes, we do it because God said to do it. Jesus kept the feasts. He didn’t only keep them, He became them.

From First Fruits, on that first morning when Jesus presented himself resurrected, Yay God, it begins 50 days that you have an opportunity, from Passover to Pentecost, to present yourself before the Lord every day as a wave offering. 50 days. Here I am. Here I am. Here we go again. Then on the 50th day, Whew! What if we did that? We do that here.

Then we come into the fall and he says, Okay, there’s 40 days. It starts in Elul and I’m going to start drawing you. I’m going to reach into those places. I really pondered this word. He said, I’m working really hard to catch your hearts. He won’t make anybody in this world come to him, but he will draw, and he will draw, and he will come again, and he will come again, and he will come again. And that’s working, to draw us to the point where we say, I give up; I’m right here.

It’s one thing for him to pursue us, but it’s another thing when we pursue him. And we come gladly. So I see it: You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. That’s what he wants. He wants our heart. If he has our heart, he has our everything. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Wherever your heart is, there is your treasure.

I see this: When we seek him, we will find him, when we seek him with all of our heart. And then you will call on me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. Because you’re going to find me when you’re seeking with all of your heart. He doesn’t want what we do to be a ritual. Or, here she goes again. Or, here he goes again. When I come in, it’s not doing what we did last week. I’m looking for Him today. Now.

What are you saying now? What do you want me to do different?

What I’m feeling in this place is, Come on. We got here. And I know there’s more. So let’s just spread our tent curtains wide and lengthen our cords and strengthen our stakes. And let’s spread out and go up again. Enlarge this tent. Enlarge the place of our tent. Because there’s more. There’s more. Come and tabernacle over a block. Set it on fire. For no matter what comes in here, who comes in here, they get transformed. They get healed. They get delivered and set free because his glory is here. So, Days of Awe.

The Day of Atonement. I John 1:9. A time to confess any known sin and remove hindrances to being in God’s presence. If we confess our sins, he is faithful to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. So you’re talking about forty days that starts in the month of Elul and comes into this month. On the first day of Tishrei we celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Blowing of the Trumpets.

Then count ten days, Days of Awe. If you seek Him, you will find Him. Let me just get rid of any hindrances that are left. Ten days I want to work with you until the Day of Atonement. We know Jesus has taken the sins of the world. But the Day of Atonement was the one day of the year in Israel where the priest went into the Holy of Holies. We can come in every day. We can live in there every day if we want to. More than that, we have become the Holy of Holies, the place where he lives. We are the Tabernacle. We are the tent.

Then we come to Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacles, a joyful celebration of God’s glory. When Solomon finished praying, the glory of the Lord filled the temple and the priests could not enter because the glory of the Lord filled the Lord’s house. II Chronicles 7:1-2. I’m sharing excerpts from A Time to Prosper. It’s an excellent book.

To understand Tabernacles we need to understand God’s glory. Glory is the tangible manifestation of God’s presence. God is always present everywhere but there are certain times when he reveals his presence in a way that is discernible to our five senses. Who in here tonight discerned him by your senses? One of your senses, all of your senses? I have been continually experiencing Him pouring out his presence, his glory, on the top of my head.

In Moses’ tabernacle, God’s glory manifested as a shining cloud. At Mt. Sinai, it was revealed in thunder and fire. Kimble saw clouds. I saw fire. Did anyone else in here see something tonight? Fire or clouds? Wanda, what did you see?

Wanda. I discerned His billows that were blowing. Then he said, The turbines are turning. So I looked it up. It’s a machine with a wheel fitted with vanes in it. When you have wind or a fast-moving flow of water going through it, it creates a continuous power. So his turbines are creating a continuous power.

I share it with Nancy and she said, I see it’s blowing all the time spreading the fire. So the wind would be feeding the fire. It’s a continue thing.

Betty. What I saw going up over this place as large as this building out of the worship, out of the presence, was this whirling fire, a moving fire going up. When you first light a bonfire and it is cranked up and it is burning, that wood is sparking and the fire is going up, there is sound with it.

At Mt. Sinai his glory was revealed in thunder and fire. And sometimes God’s presence is evident through miracles and acts of power. Sometimes God’s presence is heard in a gentle whisper, such as what Elijah experienced in I Kings 19:12.  There are many ways God can manifest his presence, and most of us can remember times when we have experienced God’s presence with us. How many of you can say that? I can remember.

If you ask people to share a testimony of God’s work in their lives, they will almost always say something like this: I knew God was speaking to me. How many of you know when God is speaking to you? I felt I was surrounded by His love. These are statements people have made. Have you ever been surrounded by His love? His love came in here tonight.

The room was filled with a strange light. Anybody every experienced or encountered the light, the presence of God? I had a strange sensation. I felt tingling all over my body. My hands were tingling. I didn’t know what it was. Who has felt the heat of God all over your body before, on your body? How many of you felt that tingling presence? Yay God. Just about every hand is up in this room.

I sensed God in a way I can’t explain. I didn’t see anything but He was there face to face. When we started tonight, I saw the Lord taking our faces in his hands and pulling our faces to him. We’re in a decade of face to face with Him. That’s amazing.

At one point in worship—I have never seen this before. We are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. When I see them it’s like a stadium with a balcony, and they are standing in the heavenly realm. They are witnessing what God is doing in a particular place. I saw a giant circular tent, and the top of the tent was the faces of the witnesses, side by side next to each other. The whole ceiling of the tent was full of faces. That’s different.

Then I thought about how in the Holy Place there is the Table of Showbread. There are twelve loaves on that table. Those twelve loaves are known as the Bread of Faces because they represent the twelve tribes of Israel. Our Angel stands before Him in heaven. That’s what the Word says. Food for thought.

I didn’t know what was happening. I couldn’t stop weeping. Tears were rolling down my cheeks and God was there with me. When we started out, because of the church I was in, I didn’t know you could lift your hands or express your worship. Many times, when God begins to draw near, or begin to release us into worship, especially if you don’t have a way to express, it’s going to be expressed in tears.

Today as His presence began to fill me and fill where I was, how many of you have had your nose burn just a little bit because you’re about to cry? It was like that. Many times during the day, His presence has brought that sensation of wanting to cry. Not a bad cry. A good cry.

These are all testimonies of people who experienced God’s presence. At a given time and place they heard God’s voice; they saw a vision; and they had a physical response to His presence. Any time you sense God’s presence in a tangible way, what you are experiencing is His glory. I don’t know about you, but I have never come into this place and worshipped with you guys that I have not experienced the presence of God.

My body reacts to His presence. Can I stand up in the anointing? Absolutely. But His presence is here at Miracle City. There is no doubt about it. There are people right now that if they experienced with we did on a regular basis, they would say they have revival. We must never take for granted what God has done and what he’s doing. But I can guarantee you, there is more. And I want him to have all he wants in this house. It’s His house.

In His presence, everything changes. In God’s presence we find salvation, repentance, empowering, healing, provision, and fulfillment. Most of the significant experiences we have with God take place when His glory comes down. But God doesn’t want His glory to be a rare occurrence. He wants us to seek his presence, to dwell in his presence, and to live with a continual experience of his power and his goodness.

This morning I listened to the song, Draw to me Jesus. I’ve made my heart a home. Lane Bass can sing that song like no other, and I could hear Lane this morning singing, It would never be enough to live without you.

I discovered something in Psalm 15:1. The Hebrew word for sanctuary is taken from a root word for Shining Place. You are a sanctuary. You are His shining place.

Psalm 15 TPT. Living in the Shining Place. Lord, who dares to dwell with you? Who presumes the privilege of being close to you, (It’s a privilege) living next to you in your shining place of glory? Who are those who daily dwell in the life of the Holy Spirit?

:2 They are passionate and wholehearted, always sincere and always speaking the truth—for their hearts are trustworthy. They refuse to slander or insult others; they’ll never listen to gossip or rumors, nor would they ever harm another with their words.

:4 They will speak out passionately against evil and evil workers while commending the faithful ones who follow after the truth. They make firm commitments and follow through, even at great cost.

:5 They never crush others with exploitation or abuse and they would never be bought with a bribe against the innocent. They will never be shaken; they will stand firm forever.

MSG. God, who gets invited to dinner at your place? How do we get on your guest list? “Walk straight, act right, tell the truth. Don’t hurt your friend, don’t blame your neighbor; despise the despicable. Keep your word even when it costs you, make an honest living, never take a bribe. You’ll never get blacklisted if you live like this.”

NIV. Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent?  Who may live on your holy mountain?

See, that’s my desire. That’s my desire for us as a corporate house. That’s my desire for us personally.

Who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others;

:4 who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind; who lends money to the poor without interest; who does not accept a bribe against the innocent. Whoever does these things will never be shaken.

I want to bless you in the Lord. I want to bless you in His presence. I want to say to you as we are mid-week in Tabernacles that you have an awesome opportunity to draw near and to tent with Him.
I want to share this last portion by Robert Heidler. A few years ago during my Tabernacle celebration, I taught a course about the feasts of God. Eleanor, a friend of ours from Alaska, came down to attend the course. Eleanor is an Eskimo who has an unusual sensitivity to the Lord and His Spirit. During the week we invited Eleanor and some other friends to our home to sit with us in our succa.

That’s your tent, your booth, your place. We have transformed our porch, and weather permitted, we were out Monday evening. The three of us ate on the patio in the presence and our animals were out there with us. We just had a good time in the presence of the Lord.

Likewise, they invited their friends over, and he said, We had done this with other friends on previous nights and it was always a joyful celebration. We would talk and laugh and just enjoy the fun of being in succa together. With Eleanor though, the experience was different. She had just heard my teaching about Tabernacles and came with the expectation that the glory of God wanted to meet with her in the succa.

As soon as she sat down in the succa, she closed her eyes and began to pray very intently for God’s glory and presence to come. We were amazed. Almost immediately the glory of God fell. The place was filled with His presence with such great power that we could hardly stand up. It was wonderful.

Now I can tell you this is possible and probable.

I learned an important lesson from Eleanor. I had been going into the succa as a ritual. It was a thing to do to celebrate the feast. It was a fun ritual that’s still a ritual. I had not come into the succa seeking or expecting God’s presence and all I had experienced was a fun ritual. But when Eleanor came with expectation of God’s presence, that’s exactly what she and we received.

As you celebrate these feasts, you can celebrate them as wonderful rituals, ways of remembering what God did in the past and ways of identifying with the Jewish people today. They can be very meaningful. You can go away from them blessed and satisfied and yet miss the greatest blessing.

If we celebrate God’s appointed times only as a ritual we miss the incredible fact that God truly desires to meet with us during these celebrations. I would encourage you as you celebrate Tabernacles to seek and expect nothing less than the awesome presence of God to meet with you. Expect it. Expect it the rest of the week. Expect it.

What if all of us came in here Sunday—I challenge you and ask you right now to come in this place Sunday, when we corporately gather again, expecting the glorious power and presence of God like we’ve never seen before. And we’ve had some glorious meetings. I still remember when Kevin first sang Way-Maker in this place. Miracle-worker, Way-maker. Here we are, Lord, in your presence. And angels in the outfield. (waves arms up and down) I can remember lots of times in this place. And I didn’t think it could get any better. But I am telling you, the better is here.

So Father, we say even now, We expect the glory of your presence to come and to meet with us and to fill our homes in a way we have never experienced. Even in our sleep, Lord, presence and tabernacle with us, in Jesus name. Amen and Amen. Praise God. It was an awesome night. I thoroughly enjoyed worshipping with you guys.

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