The Time is Now

The Time is Now

This message was delivered on January 5, 2019

The time for the Lord’s deliverance is now.  Do not look at man to provide room for you.  At the right time, Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem for the birth of Christ, but when Joseph and Mary went to look for a place for the birth of Jesus, the man at the inn told them there was no place for them.  Jesus was born in a stable in a manger (no razzle or dazzle, no glimmer or glamor). No one ever expected the Messiah to be born in such humble surroundings.  Never look to the world’s system and organized religion to make room for you.  As the Lord Himself made room for Jesus so the Lord will make room for you in unexpected places from garages, prisons, homes to governmental offices, businesses, media outlets, and educational facilities, etc.   Even as Jesus was born in a manger the Lord will send you to these unexpected places and many people will be born again.  You will be fruitful in these places where the Lord sends you to be His witness.  Do not be concerned about any human limitations you may think you have.  The gifts He has imparted to you such as wisdom, knowledge, faith, healings, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, tongues, interpretation  as well as talents, skills, abilities, that He has endowed you with these will make room for you.   The Lord will bring great men before you and He will send you out to great men.  These men will bring you gifts just like the kings who came before Jesus brought Him gifts.   Receive the gifts so that His plans and purposes will be accomplished through you. Also, like the Lord brought faithful shepherds to Jesus at His birth, He will also bring you faithful shepherds from different places with a like heart and a like mind to walk with you to lead and feed His sheep.  Look for entire households to be saved as in Acts 16:31.  Many of the people that you reach for the kingdom of God are going to need faithful shepherds to feed them the word of God and be discipled so be prepared to receive these sheep.  Therefore do as Isa. 54:2-3 says, “enlarge the place of your tent, let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.  For you shall expand to the right and to the left…..” Remember this is the Lord’s doing, as He answered Jabez’s prayer, so He likewise will go ahead of you and He will bless you, enlarge your territory, His hand will be upon you, He will keep you from evil and you will not cause pain but be a blessing everywhere He leads you. In Jesus name, Amen!!!

 Scriptures

Lk. 2:6-7 So it was while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.  And she brought forth her firstborn Son and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn.

Gen. 26:22 For now the Lord has made room for us and we shall be fruitful in the land.

Prov. 18:15016 The heart of the prudent acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.  A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.

Rom. 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Acts 10:44-45While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.  And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirithad been poured out on the Gentiles also.

Isa. 54:2-3Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings: do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.  For you shall expand to the right and to the left and your descendants will inherit the nations, and make the desolate cities inhabited”.

1Chron. 4:9-10 Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!”  So God granted him what he requested.

Acts 16:31 So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

 Habakkuk 2:1-3 I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me and what I will answer when I am corrected. Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak and it will not lie.  Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”

1Thess. 5:19-20 Do not despise prophecies.  Test all things; hold fast to that which is good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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