Sunday service December 3 – 2023
If God gives you the ability to hear from within and desire to move in the presence of the Lord, it means you have the grace of eternal life.
David said in Psalm 27:4 “One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.”
This was David’s desire for his God; his desire was not for money, food, life, or elevation, but for the ability to stay in the Lord’s house. Why the Lord’s house? Psalms 27:11 “Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.”
Being in the Lord’s house will allow Him to safely instruct and lead you, and you will be secure in His care.
You may be a good church attender but not a host, David wanted to be a host in God’s house and not a passer-by or a guest. In the church there are two types of people, attendees and worshipers, right? Are you an attendee or worshiper? You can figure it out yourself.
In what way will you recognize yourself as a worshipper? Knowing the way of life indicates that you are the worshipper and entitled to eternal life. As a result, even if you make a mistake, the Holy Spirit will point it out to you so you can make the necessary corrections and avoid losing your way. If you do the right thing, however, he will advise you to move more quickly.
Why did Saul die so young? Because the Lord did not communicate with him through dreams, visions, or prophets. If you live on earth and claim to be saved, but the Lord does not tell you in any way that you are wrong or right, know that you are just a churchgoer and not a worshipper.
2 Chronicles 7:1-3 “Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house. And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD’s house. And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.”
God did not come down because of Solomon’s prayers. Many people believe it is because of prayer. However, prayer was used to hand over what they had done (the construction of the temple) to God, so God did not receive prayer but rather what they had done, and as a result, God came down with his glory. What pleases or provokes God? God observes worshippers constantly. What is worship? Giving is what carries your worship; what are you doing with your giving? God is a doer and not a person of prayer, so it is not what you pray for.
God created man to be a doer, not a prayer; He gave them responsibilities; He did not say, “I am creating you human so that you can pray for me,” but He created man and said, “Let us make a man in our image and likeness.” He is the creator, ruler, and doer. God wants to see results, not just prayers. You were created by God to do something. What is the cause of the world’s poverty? Because most people are lazy and don’t want to do anything except wish for miracles, nothing can happen to you if you don’t work for it.
Numbers 14:10 “But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.” If you are willing to pay the price and give your life for the Kingdom of God; people will rise up against you, the enemy will come before you to stop you, and obstacles will appear to attack you, but heaven will not be silent and will come down with its glory.
God’s glory is protection; where there is glory, there is protection and permanence, and there is growth and expansion. There is much you require from God in your life within the glory.
John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” If you do things for God, God’s glory will shine upon you, and you will not die prematurely due to diseases or accidents. Glory is your growth, and it is all you require.
Once you are saved and a resident of this world, cease your unwise prayers—God, please give me food! Seek God’s guidance on what steps to take on his behalf. If he gives you instructions, you will be guided by God’s power, which will gradually improve your health, revive your marriage, and establish a strong foundation for your family. Stop praying to God to heal me; instead, tell God, “I know I was far from you and I haven’t done anything for you; tell me what I can do to make you happy,” and God’s spirit will not remain silent, but will appear in all his glory.