2/19/2020 Miracle City Global
Kimble Love. Welcome to Miracle City. It’s good to see you all tonight. We’re about to enter into worship and I encourage you all to step in and press in, lift up your praises, lift up your worship. Open your ears and your hearts to hear from the Lord because he so desires to speak with us as he meets with us tonight. I encourage you to be aware and to be alert and be responsive to what Holy Spirit is doing tonight.
Father, we’ve gathered here tonight to honor you and to worship you, to declare that you are our God, our Father. You are our very great reward. Lord, we acknowledge that Jesus is your Son and that you sent him into this world to save us, to heal us, to deliver us, to redeem us back into right relationship with you.
Lord, we are so thankful and grateful for the sacrifice of Jesus. So tonight we honor you. We say, Holy Spirit, stir within our inmost being. May we have an intimate time in your presence and may you reveal mysteries to us. Increase our wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. May we grasp the fullness of all that you are in us. We worship you tonight and we say, Have you way, in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.
🎶There’s a table you’ve prepared for me in the presence of my enemies. This is how I fight my battles, at your table. It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by you. My victory’s in Jesus name. Nothing is as strong as your blood.
Who can stand against us when our God is for us? The Lord is fighting our battles. He has the victory every time. He is our victory. We welcome our victory.
Let our voices rise. All creation cries, singing out an endless Alleluia. Join with heaven’s song. We sing Holy Holy Holy is the Lord God Almighty. Worthy is our King. I fix my eyes. I will set my heart and my mind on you and you alone. You can have your resting place here. Take delight in your garden. Here I am. Delight in me oh God.
I finally found where I belong, in your presence, just to be with you. You love me so well. Never have I known such affection. Never have I know such redemption. You’re everything to me, Jesus. You are my all in all. Jesus, precious Lamb of God. Worthy is your name.
You are my Champion. Giants fall when you stand defeated. Every battle you’ve won. I am who you say I am. You crown me with confidence. I am seated in the heavenly place undefeated with the one who has conquered it all.
When I open my mouth miracles start breaking out, every wall comes crashing down. I have the authority Jesus has given me. Jesus you are the victory. We have the victory.
No weapon formed against us will prosper. We fight from the place of victory. There is victory in Jesus. We’ve already won in you, Jesus.
We press on. We press through. We’re gonna make our praises loud. Shout unto God with a voice of triumph. Shout unto God with a voice of praise. We lift your name up. My victory’s in Jesus name.
I will raise your banner. Our God has conquered the grave. You are raised to life again. Now forever our God reigns. Yours is the kingdom. Yours is the glory. Yours is the name above all names. There’s no other name but the name of Jesus.
Jesus, Jesus, you make the darkness tremble. Jesus, Jesus, you silence fear. Your name cannot be overcome. Freedom is here. Let your majesty and worth flood the earth. Let your fire fall and cast out all my fear. Fear, he is a liar. He’ll rob your rest. Steal your happiness. Fear is a liar. We receive your rest and your strength, Jesus. Your kingdom is here.
Kimble Love. It’s interesting that all the songs we sang tonight were all about Jesus, all about the Lord and his goodness, the Lamb of God, victorious, almighty, freedom, deliverance, healing, love. He is perfect love. And perfect love casts out all fear. Pain, darkness, sin—the love of God casts that off. And it’s God’s love that draws men to repentance.
I John 4:7-5:1 TPT. Those who are loved by God, let his love continually pour from you to one another, because God is love. Everyone who loves is fathered by God and experiences an intimate knowledge of him. The one who doesn’t love has yet to know God, for God is love. The light of God’s love shined within us when he sent his matchless Son into the world so that we might live through him.
This is love: He loved us long before we loved him. It was his love, not ours. He proved it by sending his Son to be the pleasing sacrificial offering to take away our sins.
Delightfully loved ones, if he loved us with such tremendous love, then “loving one another” should be our way of life! No one has ever gazed upon the fullness of God’s splendor. But if we love one another, God makes his permanent home in us, and we make our permanent home in him, and his love is brought to its full expression in us. And he has given us his Spirit within us so that we can have the assurance that he lives in us and that we live in him.
Moreover, we have seen with our own eyes and can testify to the truth that Father God has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. Those who give thanks that Jesus is the Son of God live in God, and God lives in them. We have come into an intimate experience with God’s love, and we trust in the love he has for us.
God is love! Those who are living in love are living in God, and God lives through them. By living in God, love has been brought to its full expression in us so that we may fearlessly face the day of judgment, because all that Jesus now is, so are we in this world.
Isn’t that awesome? Do you think Jesus is afraid of anything? And he is in us so, therefore, we can stand and face the things of this world fearlessly, because the Son of God is on the inside of us.
:18 Love never brings fear, for fear is always related to punishment. But love’s perfection drives the fear of punishment far from our hearts. Whoever walks constantly afraid of punishment has not reached love’s perfection.
I know everyone of you knows somebody that is so concerned they’re going to mess up and face judgment and face punishment from the Lord, and they’re constantly in fear that something’s going to happen—something they say, something they do, something they’re going through is somehow going to cause them to miss God, to miss heaven.
I know you know some people like that, but this is what the Word of God says: Whoever walks constantly afraid of punishment has not reach love’s perfection. They just need the fullness of Jesus. They need the wisdom, the knowledge, and the understanding that’s readily available if they just open their hearts and receive it.
:19 Our love for others is our grateful response to the love God first demonstrated to us. Anyone can say, “I love God,” yet have hatred toward another believer. This makes him a phony, because if you don’t love a brother or sister, whom you can see, how can you truly love God, whom you can’t see? For he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also demonstrate love to others.
For everyone who believes that Jesus is messiah is God’s spiritual child and has been fathered by God himself. And everyone who loves Father God loves his children as well.
It’s all about love. It’s not just about our natural love, but it’s the love of God that’s been poured out into us, all that Jesus has done—the price that he’s paid, the Spirit of God on the inside of us—to walk in strength, to walk in victory, to walk fearlessly. Because we’re not walking in our own strength. But it’s Christ in us, the hope of glory. It’s Christ in us, the hope of things to come.
We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Just allow the light and the love of Jesus to fill you to overflowing. Look through the lens of love. There are many things in this world we will face on a daily basis, that will definitely try to trip you up, to get you angry, to get you rattled, but Love Love Love. Love covers a multitude of sin. Love is our weapon. It’s the greatest weapon in our arsenal. Love God and allow God to love others through you.
Anna Love. As we were worshipping tonight, I kept hearing Matthew 11:28-30 NIV. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
I feel like we’re in a time right now, even though we’re very short into this year, that we’re all very busy. That even though it’s not a full two months into the year, it’s really busy. I was hearing the Lord say, Just come up under my yoke. Because we weren’t called to stop. We were called to run. It talks about running the race and we’re on a journey so much throughout scripture.
I was reminded of that, to not let tiredness or weariness or the cares of life or the effects of your day weigh you down, me first. I was seeing tonight that the Lord wants to refresh us and bring refreshing to us. I was hearing to clothe ourselves in love.
Colossians 3:12 NIV. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
:14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
We’ve talked about walking in love and how the love of God is limitless. Whenever we let that limitless love come alive in us, it changes everything. I was seeing for us to put on his love like a garment, to wear his love.
At the head of the year we sang the song Space Oddity by David Bowie and my mom asked the question, Who’s shirt do you wear? I was seeing tonight that we’re supposed to be clothed in His love as a representative in the earth. How are you going to draw? By the love of God.
This is the 50th day of the year and 50 means Jubilee. I was convicted a little bit because I was thinking I should be more celebratory, more excited. I believe the Lord wants to fill us up, to fill us with His joy, and just shake off the day. I find with life that everything can be great and you can be happy. Things are good at work, good with your family, but everything’s so busy sometimes you begin to be weighed down. The Lord says to shake it off. Shake it off.
I want to share an excerpt from the Book of Mysteries by Jonathan Cahn. Day 50. The Tent World. This book is about the student and the teacher and that’s the perspective of this passage.
He led me to a plateau from which we could see a vast panorama of the wilderness, mountains, valleys, canyons, plains, rocks, and sand.
“It bears a profound mystery,” said the teacher.
“What does?” I asked.
“This…the desert. It’s the landscape through which God’s people journeyed on their way to the Promised Land.”
“Yes. In order to get to the Promised Land, they had to journey through the desert wilderness, dwelling in tents. And in that is the revelation.”
“The revelation of what?” I asked.
“This life,” he said. “Everything in this world is temporary. It’s not the place in which we stay. It’s the place through which we journey. We pass through this world. It isn’t our home. It’s the tent world. And all of us are just campers. Everything in this world changes, every circumstance, every experience, every stage of life…they’re all tents. We dwell in one tent for a season, and then move on to another. Your childhood was a tent in which once you dwelt and then you moved on. Your good times, your bad times, your successes and failures, your problems, your joys and sorrows, your adulthood, your old age…they’re all just tents. Even your physical being, even that’s a tent, temporary and always changing. The very frailty of it all is a reminder that we’re only journeying through.”
“Journeying through to where?” I asked.
“For the child of God, it’s the journey home…home to the Promised Land…to heaven…the place where we give up our tents and exchange that which is temporary for that which is everlasting.”
“And how do I apply this?”
“In every way,” he said. “No matter what happens in this world or in your life, never forget, you’re not home…you’re only journeying through. Every problem will pass, and every temptation will fade. So tread lightly. It’s not the scenery that will determine your life, it’s not the circumstances; it’s where you’re going. Keep your eyes focused and your heart fixed on your destination—on the Promised Land. And for all the rest, just remember…you’re only camping.”
Our take away: Live this day as a camper. Don’t get caught up in your circumstances. Focus instead on the journeying. And travel lightly.
It’s saying to fix our eyes on the prize. It’s not all about just when we get to heaven. You could think, Well I’m just passing through this earth so everything that happens on the way doesn’t really matter because my eyes are fixed and I’m going to my promised land that is heaven. That’s true, but if we keep our eyes fixed and keep our focus on where we’re journeying to, at the end, which is really just a new beginning, then everything we’re supposed to have and experience, fulfillment in our lives and our families, jobs, blessings, or whatever along the way, if we keep our focus and our fix, it’s just like it comes to us.
You don’t have to get off the path or look over here to claim it. If you keep your eyes fixed on where you’re going, it just all falls into place. it says in the Word that the Lord has laid the path before us. It’s the ultimate path as a Christian of where we’re going. I believe the Lord cares for us so much as individuals that he has a path laid out for each one of us and everything that we will ever need is in the path if we just keep our focus.
To sum it up: Don’t get caught up in the busyness. Don’t let weariness come and affect your walk and make it a hard journey. Keep your eyes fixed on the Lord. Come up under his yoke, his burden that’s easy. Take the weight off. Give it to Him. Because we have a race that we’re running, a place that we’re going and we have many destinations along the way.
If you’ve taken a road trip to a specific place, you may have outlined places you wanted to stop and visit along the way. That’s a good way to look at our lives in the earth. The Lord has pinpointed a map for us and he has destinations for us to our final destination. It’s all full of good things and promises, but we have to keep our eyes on the prize.
Hebrews 12 NIV. Therefore, wince we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer ad perfecter of faith.
For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.
Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done.
You have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom, and storm; to a trumpet blast or to such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, because they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.” The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”
But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken—that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
I thought this scripture was very fitting for what we’ve been talking about. I believe the Lord wants to do this for us. It’s letting go of the former glory and stepping into the new. I believe the new is here, and sometimes new things are either really exciting or sometimes a little bit uncomfortable.
Have you every gotten in a new vehicle or someone else’s vehicle. It was nice and you liked it and it was great but uncomfortable at first while you navigated all the firsts in this new vehicle. I think we’ve been in some of that. But the Lord is pouring out his goodness in this season. In the past where we’ve known it to be a hard road to walk down, he’s saying to forget the former ways, forget how it was before, forget how you had to war through it before, how you had to struggle through it before, and press on into the new. Because in the new, things are going to be easy. It’s a complete change, a complete 180. It’s the turnaround.
If we really believe the words that have come out in the last several years, and the words that have come out of this house, then we need to start acting like. We need to start living like it. Because I want all the Lord says. I want to be in health. I want to be in joy. I want to prosper in everything that I do. Because that’s what he said. We can come up higher and operate from a higher place.
Isaiah 40:26-31 NIV. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God?” Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
That’s the declaration for us. We need to start applying these things, the scriptures we know, the words we know, to our situations. When you can’t see past a circumstance or situation, or past a thought or a thought of the past, or a thought of anything that’s trying to pull you down and weigh you down, we need to start applying the words. It’s the simple Gospel. It’s getting back to the basics. We need to do the things we know to do.
As I read this again, I want you to think of anything where your eyes have not been fixed on the Lord, anything that’s trying to pull your focus, or anything that’s trying to say the opposite of what God says in your life.
:26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God?”
I think we are all guilty of this at times. So the Lord is saying to us tonight that he is here to lift off the heavy load. He saying, Come to me all you who are weary and I will give you rest. So why do you complain? Why do you say, My way is hidden from the Lord? God has disregarded my cause? Have any of you felt like that? Even today?
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary. Again—He will not grow tired or weary. And his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
It’s so important that we keep our hope in the Lord. We’ve talked about hope deferred. When hope deferred comes in our lies, it tries to steal our hope and our joy. It also tries to pull our hope from the Lord. We have to make sure our hope is lifted high. Even if we don’t feel like it, we have to choose to put our hope in the Lord. In that, there is a promise.
Those who put their hope in the Lord, he promises he’ll renew our strength. He promises we’ll soar on wings like eagles. He promises that we’ll run and not grow weary. We’ll walk and not be faint. If you’ve been feeling weary and feeling faint from just living, sometimes life is just overwhelming, just waking up in the morning. He’s coming to lift all that off tonight.
James 1:12-18 NIV. Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
The takeaway: Blessed is the man who perseveres. Even through trials, even through weariness, don’t stop standing.
I found a great note to myself in my Bible. It says, Stop complaining and grumbling, even if it’s not out loud, even if it’s only to yourself. Be thankful.
So, stop complaining and grumbling, even if it’s to yourself. When we say things to ourselves, we not just speaking those words to ourselves and into our spirits, we’re saying all of that to the Lord, to Jesus, to Holy Spirit who’s on the inside of us. He knows. There’s no light in it. So stop complaining, stop grumbling, even if it’s not out loud. Be thankful.
This is an interesting exercise, especially if you’re not feeling so thankful. Make a list of the things you are thankful for, or just verbally acknowledge the things you’re thankful for. It immediately changes your mood. It immediately starts changing your mindset. And it immediately starts changing how you feel. And all the things you weren’t thankful for or if you thought you didn’t have anything good going on, you realize you have it better that someone else. Just start acknowledging those.
Back to the takeaway for tonight: Come to Me all you who are weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest. It’s to stand even through the trials. It’s to apply the Word, the simple Gospel. Just take the Lord at what he says and just start putting the Word of God on our circumstances. It’s to lift our eyes. It’s to keep our focus.
We’re in the season to get the stuff so if we don’t have the mindset to receive what the Lord has said, what are we doing? We might as well stay home. I pray tonight you’ll go away from this and allow the Lord to start changing things within you, the way you see your circumstances, the way you perceive how you’ll enter into this new year, into this next season.
Like I shared from the book, all these different stages are like different tents. And it’s, Where are we going on the journey? The journey can be wonderful or it can be hard. I want it to be great, because that’s what the Lord intended.
Lord, we just thank you for tonight. We thank you for coming and presencing yourself among us. Lord, I thank you that you are lifting off the load, you’re lifting off weariness and tiredness. I thank you that there’s no place for sickness in this house. I thank you that your blood is enough. We come up under your blood, Jesus. We proclaim your blood, your broken body and your shed blood. Father, we receive that with all of its benefits, everything that you have for us.
Lord, I thank you that you will open our eyes to see you, that you’ll open our ears to hear you, that you’ll open our heats to receive. Father, I thank you that we’ll not become complacent but that things will be fresh. That our passion for you will be stirred. That our passion for life and the journey will be stirred, that we will live our lives to the fullest and live them with you.
Father, I thank you that you show us how to put things in order. That you show us how to put things in balance. Like a father disciplines his child, I thank you that you come into our lives and show us the order. We just thank you for it. We thank you for what you’ve done in this place tonight. I thank you for everyone here and those that are watching, that you are with them throughout this week and that you reveal yourself to them in new and mighty ways, in Jesus name. Amen.