Faith Life Church (Praise and Worship sing Great is Our God) ♪ Great is our God ♪ ♪ Greatly to be praised and adored ♪ ♪ Great is our God ♪ ♪ You are worthy to be praised ♪ ♪ Great is our God ♪ ♪ Greatly to be praised and adored ♪ ♪ Great is our God ♪ ♪ You are worthy to be praised ♪ ♪ Great is our God ♪ ♪ Greatly to be praised and adored ♪ ♪ Great is our God ♪ ♪ You are worthy to be praised ♪ ♪ Who is a strong God like you ♪ ♪ Who is so faithful and so true ♪ ♪ Lord how we love and adore you ♪ ♪ You are worthy to be praised ♪ ♪ Great is our God ♪ ♪ Greatly to be praised and adored ♪ ♪ Great is our God ♪ ♪ You are worthy to be praised ♪ ♪ You are worthy to be praised ♪♪ Oh, let’s lift up our hands, lift up our voices and our hearts Lift up our praises to our God Thank you that I’m Yours forever, You are worthy to be praised Oh, hallelujah Hallelujah Oh everybody say: “Great is the Lord (Congregation repeats) and greatly to be praised Say it to him: “Great are You Lord (Congregation repeats) and greatly to be praised You are worthy, worthy worthy Sing it again ♪ Great is our God ♪ ♪ Greatly to be praised and adored ♪ ♪ Great is our God ♪ ♪ You are worthy to be praised ♪ Lord, we worship You, we exalt You above everything called god, every name, everything and we say You are Lord of our life and You are Lord here and we desire that You be exalted and glorified above everybody and above everything
Somebody say: “All the glory, (Congregation repeats) all the glory, all the glory be to you oh Lord Glory to God.” There are things that people are dealing with and nothing is too big for our God And the Bible said pray one for another that you may be healed Now He wouldn’t have told us to do it unless He expect us to do something and we did Manifest Himself So just reach over and put a hand on the shoulder of somebody who is close by you and pray for them, not for yourself but pray for them “Lord, whatever they need, whatever’s going on in their life we pray for them We ask for grace to help, we ask for mercy We come against every evil thing and command it to stop in Jesus’ name and command it to leave, leave them, leave this place in Jesus’ name Hallelujah Whatever is causing the pain or the problem we speak to it, be corrected, be made right, be made whole again, be made strong again in Jesus’ name We speak peace over them, peace, peace, hallelujah Be comforted, be strengthened Oh, hallelujah.” Sing it again ♪ Great is our God ♪ ♪ Greatly to be praised and adored ♪ ♪ Great is our God ♪ ♪ You are worthy to be praised ♪ ♪ You are worthy to be praised ♪♪ “If any man be in Christ he’s a new creation Old things are passed away.” Old things are passed away Old things are passed away “Yeah, but I was sowing that…” Hush hush Don’t say that “I just failed in so many ways.” You did, but that’s not who you are You were, but that’s not what you are You were, “But, you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” Quit talking about what you were and start talking about who you are I’m not an old sinner saved by grace I was a sinner – I was Now I know some folks are like, “You are, all of us are We sin every day.” You don’t have to I said, you don’t have to And even if you messed up yesterday, did you confess it? Did you repent? Did you receive your forgiveness? Did you receive your cleansing? Then you’re not that, you are washed You are sanctified You are justified The devil will come and say, “You’re such a liar You’ve lied so many times.” No, you need to say, “I was But I’m not anymore I’m the righteousness of God in Christ I have been made holy I have been made clean I didn’t do it, He made me this way, with His blood, with His
Spirit.” Friends, let’s get it clear You were I don’t care if it was this morning, you still were You were Receive the cleansing of the blood Receive the regeneration of the Holy Spirit Receive and realize you have the power by the Greater One in you You don’t have to live under the shadow of your past You don’t have to continue to do that and yield to the flesh You don’t have to That’s the power of being a child of God Let me give you something the Lord gave me Go to 1 Corinthians the seventh chapter Let me talk to you about how clean you are See, you say that and the enemy will comes jump- on your shoulder and go, “Don’t listen to him You know You know what a sorry rascal you are You know You know.” You’re either washed or you’re not I’ve had people look at me and say, “Yeah, but preacher, you don’t know what I’ve done.” And I say yeah, you don’t know how powerful the blood is It’s a lack of faith in the blood It’s a lack of realizing how powerful the blood is You’re not going to shock God He has seen it all He has seen it all It doesn’t make it good, but it’s not greater than the blood You were, but now you are, washed, sanctified, justified, clean Somebody say: “I am (Congregation repeats) I am I am I am washed I am made righteous I am made innocent I am made holy by the precious Blood of the Lamb.” First Corinthians 7:8 and this is the Wuest translation He said, it’s talking about marriage and talking about believers and unbelievers being married And he said if you’re married to an unbeliever and they like being with you and y’all are making it okay, you don’t have to just divorce, he’s saying Listen in verse eight, “…for the husband who is an unbeliever has been sanctified by virtue of his association with his wife in her position as a saved individual And the unbelieving wife has been sanctified by virtue of her association with her husband Otherwise your children would be unclean But now they are holy.” The cleanness, the sanctification, the righteousness of a born-again child of God is so powerful it affects those in families with that person “What does all that mean?” Go home, pray in tongues about it But can you see that God has made us so clean and holy and sanctified, it affects other people round about us People in relationship with us that might not even be saved themselves It affects them It affects them Oh, the devil does not want you to see this The devil does not want us to see this He wants you to go around the rest of your life going oh, I’m nothing, I have failed so many times, I have messed up, I’m just a miserable this and that, I’ve done that yeah, I’m the one that did that, see, identifying with the sin, with the mistake, with the failure “Him who knew no sin was made to be sin with our sin.” As He hung on the cross He identified with our sin and took our sin and became our sin so that we could be made the righteousness, the justified, the innocent in Christ For us to continue to identify with our sin is to say He did it in vain because He had no sin to identify with
He had not failed God He had not come short of the glory of God It was only our sin He was identifying with He took our shame He took our condemnation Took our guilt He took our judgment He took our punishment So we could get His holiness, His innocence, His justification, His righteousness His liberty His freedom Hallelujah He took the sin and the punishment as sinner so we could take the place of sonship He allowed Himself to take the rejection – remember when He cried out, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” He experienced the rejection of not being accepted, of not being worthy, so you and I could be accepted in the Beloved Hallelujah How else do you think you and I could dare come boldly before the throne of grace? Right into the holy of holies Not by anything we have ever done Who are you? What are you? Paul said, “By the grace of God I am what I am.” Acts The Book of Acts and the eleventh chapter This tells of how Peter having overcome his past and failures, a leader now in the church went up on the house top to seek the Lord some while they were finishing the meal, and fell into a trance Do you remember that? And in this trance he saw – it’s some kind of garment or sheet, whatever, drop down and in it was all kind of four-footed beasts and things that according to the law were unclean And the Lord spoke to him, “Rise, Peter; slay and eat.” He said no, no, no I’d never eat possum (Laughs) (Laughter) No, Sir, no, no And what did the Lord tell him? After it happened you know He gave him revelation that the Gentiles could be saved and sent him to preach to them, and you talk about a new revelation, nobody thought that could happen And when he said as he is telling the elders again when he kind of got called on the carpet in the eleventh chapter and the seventh verse in the Amplified, in the Amplified, and seven he said, “And I heard a voice saying to me, Get up, Peter; kill and eat But I said, No, by no means, Lord; for nothing common or unhallowed or unclean has entered my mouth.” And what did the Lord tell him? “But the voice answered a second time from heaven, What God has cleansed and pronounced clean, do not you defile and profane by regarding or calling it common or unhallowed or unclean.” The Wuest translation says, “The things which God cleansed, as for you, stop calling them unhallowed.” I’m going to read you some more The Weymouth says, “What God has purified, you must not regard as unholy.” New Living, “Do not call something unclean if God has made it clean.” Am I reading Scriptures “Do not call something unclean if God has made it clean.” The devil has deceived millions of good churchgoing people into thinking that running themselves down and calling themselves failures and sinners is somehow humility and somehow pleasing to God, but it’s actually defiant It is failing to respect what God has done and what God has said If He says you’re clean do not say I am unworthy
“What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy.” The Living Bible says, “Don’t say it isn’t right when God declares it is!” Are you right or not? “Oh, I’m not righteous.” There’s people get fighting mad when they hear a preacher like me say, “I’m the righteousness of God in Christ.” And yet they’re the ones being defiant and disrespectful When the Lord says – here’s a good example When He called Moses and told him to go to Pharaoh and He said, “I’m sending you.” And Moses said, “I can’t go No, I can’t I can’t.” And the Lord looked at him and said that’s why I like you You are so humble No, what did the Bible say? It made the Lord angry, didn’t it? Why? Because it’s so disrespectful The Lord looks at you and says, “I made you righteous I made you holy.” And you go, “I know you said that, but I’m nothing I know I’m nothing I’m such a failure.” He said, “You are more than a conqueror.” “No, I’m a failure We all know it I have come short in so many ways I have failed so many times.” That doesn’t please the Lord It’s acting like Jesus didn’t go to the cross It’s acting like the blood has no power It’s acting like you haven’t been cleansed We must stop identifying with the past and with our failures and with our sins That is not who I am It’s who I was I was, but I’m not I am washed I am justified I am made holy Made right Made clean I didn’t do it, I didn’t do it, He did it He did it I am what I am by the grace of God But I still am I still am Just because I didn’t do it doesn’t make it any less done “Stop treating as unclean what God has made clean.” I’m reading other translations “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” Something that stands out to me, that touched me so much the first time I heard it My father in the faith Kenneth Hagin, Sr. describes how that during a meeting he knelt down to pray and was caught up in the Spirit and saw the Lord And he said he had heard the Lord speaking to him and he saw Him form but he hadn’t really just looked at Him And he said he looked at Him and he said he was just overwhelmed People asked him what did He look like and he describes Him, His height and the color of His hair, but he says the most outstanding feature was His eyes He said, “Words fail but the best thing I know how to say is they look like wells or pools of living love.” He said it seemed to him like you could look down into the miles deep into His eyes, living love And he said, “When I looked on Him,” he was overwhelmed He said he fell down at his Master’s feet and put his head down and he said, “Lord, no one as unworthy as I should look on Your face.” And I think everyone of us would feel that way in the presence of such purity and holiness and perfection But he said the Master said, “Stand up Stand upright on your feet.” I suppose when the Lord says that, you don’t just keep laying there Is that right? He said he got up and he stood there kind of trembling He said the Lord looked at him and said, “I have made you worthy to look on My face.” Is it true or not? Is it true or not? Oh, somebody say, “He has made me worthy.” Congregation: He has made me worthy No, you weren’t, I wasn’t either, we were sinners, we were all those things, but He has done it Hallelujah When He said, “It is finished.” Was it finished? When He rose from the dead, did He do it triumphantly over our sins and the judgment and everything that went with it?
Yes Yes We must stop talking about what I did and how I failed It’s insulting to grace It’s insulting to the power of the blood acting like our mistakes are bigger and more of an issue and greater than the blood They are not They are not No matter how grievous your sin was, it’s no match for the power of the precious Blood of the Lamb Hallelujah Do you believe the Bible or not? Are you going to be standing in that throng of millions on that day? Is your robe going to be defiled? Is it going to be splattered with sins and failures? Well, when are you going to get this robe? When are we made righteous? It’s not after you die, it was accomplished at the cross and the resurrection You and I just received it Hallelujah! We’re not going to become righteous later, we have been made – I’m quoting Scriptures “We have been made the righteousness of God in Christ.” Hallelujah! And what God calls clean – come on, tell your neighbor, don’t call it unclean What God calls righteous, don’t call it unrighteous What God calls holy, don’t call it unholy We’re talking about you You It would help us friends to just go around night and day confessing the word Your head will have trouble with it, your unrenewed mind, your feelings will struggle with it but it’s why you need to persist in it Just go around saying, “I have been made righteous I have been made clean I have been made holy.” Hallelujah Just go around saying it, saying it It’s all in Christ It’s all by Him And in Him and what He’s done But you are But you are And it would help us – let’s help each other Somebody starts talking about failures and mistakes they made, you need to go, “Were.” Were Right? Used to be “Yeah, but it’s only five minutes ago.” That’s used to be Is that right? It’s gone It’s used to be You were, but now you are Announcer: Make plans to join us for The Greater Faith Conference 2016 with Brother Keith Moore at Faith Life Church Sarasota, February 1st through the 5th Services are each evening and you’ll experience the life changing power of God through the teaching of Keith Moore That leaves all day to enjoy the sights and sounds of the beautiful Florida Suncoast area Start out 2016 getting built up in faith by attending The Greater Faith Conference at Faith Life Church Sarasota February 1st through the 5th