It is good to be in the house of the Lord; because in that place there is peace; there is food for your Soul and guidance by the Spirit. It is always good to give God a praise offering from the heart. From the heart, the mouth speaks. The heart and the mouth need to dwell together. PRAISE THE NAME OF THE LORD! So for everyone having a birthday today; I want us to give God a Praise Offering. It is always good to find yourself in the presence of the Lord. We have a day of Glory and Honor. We have a day of Grace and Salvation. PRAISE THE NAME OF THE LORD! Don’t wait until you get to the Church House to thank God for the blessings and benefits He has shown you. Thank Him throughout the day. Bless God at all times; come close to Him. You will find that the Spirit in you will be stirred up. Your day will go much better if your mind and heart are in tune with the Spirit of Eternal Life. Think about that. ETERNAL LIFE; eternal life: just think there is a tree that stands in the Paradise of God that it gives its fruit. There is a world which none can comprehend.Because we are human and haven’t left this world; we haven’t paid the price yet. We have work we must do. We have a God to Glorify; we have a Savior to bless; we have a Holy Ghost to follow. We have this Word of God that must be Magnified and Glorified. Thank God we have a country where we can go into His House and Worship in Spirit and Truth.
There are places in this world where you can’t do that; but in the great country which God has given us we can Shout and Praise God; Glorify Him. Praise God for everything. I am thankful we still have an altar. A lot of Churches don’t have one. We still have an altar and we want to keep it. We have the right to declare Divine intervention of the Holy Ghost. We are still His people and God is still our God. Now I realize some time that we may misunderstand one another but did you know that the Spirit of God is the same in every one of us. That’s right; we all have the same Spirit.
One day we are going to leave this world. Where will we spend eternity? Right now we may have a lifetime but Eternity is just around the corner. When you see Eternity lurking around the corner what will it mean to you? What it means to you may not be the same for me or anybody else. I’m not living your life and you’re not living mine. If we’re looking for the Savior to come, if we’re going to Heaven with it, if Salvation is going to be our victory we must all live in the same Spirit. I’d like for you to think about Victory. Victory! We sing about it, we read about it and we know it’s in the Savior: VICTORY IN JESUS!
The Spirit we’re walking with must be the same Eternal God. We have the Holy Ghost to guide us. He guides us by the Word, saves by the Word and leads by His Word. If we don’t follow the Word we’re not following Him; REMEMBER THAT! It is the Word that makes us know God lives in us. The Word is alive! When God spoke this Word He put Himself in it. He is in the Word. Therefore not one jot or tittle will fail. Not one jot or tittle will change; remember that. If we expect change then we can’t expect Heaven. This Word and the Spirit will stay together. You can’t have the Spirit without the Word and you can’t have the Word without the Spirit. The Word is the Word but the Spirit gives it life. That’s what makes the Word the living Word. The Spirit in the Word is what gives you Eternal hope. Right now you only have a hope. When you lay down your last day and your Soul is taken into Glory: when you reach Heaven you won’t need Faith anymore because you’re home. HOLD THAT FAITH UNTIL YOU GET HOME! Home! Don’t quit along the way. Hold onto your Salvation until you get home.
I have a few words here I want you to listen to. Jesus isn’t in Jerusalem. He is outside but He has Words. He has things to fulfill. The Lord chooses many different ways of fulfilling the Word. Many things have come into the Word of God and we have to live them all. The miracle, the greatness: how great is being born again? Can you measure it? Can you purchase it? How great is this that you have now gained a new birth? God prepared all that and wrote so there will be no mistakes. He wrote your name down in His book. Whether you know it or not God keeps that name in His book until we as individuals take it out! You can take your name out of THE BOOK OF LIFE.
The Angel that recorded it will also remove it. As you walk, talk and live your daily life there is a Spirit in you that will let you know a peace in your Soul that nothing else will bring. That peace is from a Divine Power. When it comes time for the Saints to leave this world they know Heaven is very near.
Luke 19:30--Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
Now Jesus is talking to His disciples. He has something He wants them to do. He doesn’t want to go and do it. There are a lot of things God wants you to do. He keeps your record. The Savior had something He wanted the disciples to do. He wanted to fulfill the Word; it was written of Him. Now it was time for Him to fulfill it. He said, go over to the city Bethphage where you’ll find an ass tied. He’s not running around. He isn’t going to be hard to catch neither will he be hard to find. Now you go into the city, lose him and bring him to Me. We know the Savior wasn’t in the city. He didn’t leave and go into the city. He sat and waited for them to bring what He had sent them for. Now you notice this colt had never been broken. Never had.
Now I sat on a horse one time that had never been broken. He and I went up and we came down. He didn’t like what he had. But I stayed with him and when he came to a standstill, I got off. We were about twenty-feet from a ball of wire lying on the ground. Boy I’m going to tell you something, I’m glad we came to a standstill. I didn’t want to get tied up in that wire. But that horse never had another buck. He didn’t like it but he got used to it. Now this pony; was a quick thinker and a learner. He learned that where he went I went. When he came to a standstill; then I got off. I wore him down. I wanted him to know he was my horse. I wanted him to get my scent. That’s how animals know all about you; they have your scent. They now have confidence and they know who you are. After that they will stand still.
There are a lot of things you’ll find in the Word of God that you won’t like. You may have problems working them out. But when you do, you’ll find yourself closer to God and what He said. We have to learn; learn how to obey. We have to learn how to obey. Many of us haven’t learned that yet. We too have to learn who we are. There is something about the smell of Salvation. When you get it, you know you have it. When you lose it, you know you don’t have it. It’s hard to be a hypocrite people. It is hard to be a hypocrite.
Luke 19:31--And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.
Now if any man asks you why ye loose the colt, tell him the Lord has need of it. That’s all you have to say. Why do ye loose him? Jesus put the words in their mouth. All you have to do is say the Lord has need of it. That’s putting words in your mouth. God has always done that. He put words in our mouth and we speak them. In speaking the word, we see the Glory of it. Your mouth won’t see its Glory; it will only speak it. But your mind’s eye; whether you know it or not, your mind has an eye. Once it comes into your mouth and mind; your eye sees the Vision and the Truth. The Spiritual eye, your Spiritual Eye will lead you, guide you and make you understand what the natural eye can’t see. But the inner eye can. It will see the Spirit; the Truth of it and will guide you in knowing; believing; obeying the Truth. What the Church needs today is to open their Spiritual Eye and go back to seeing the Gospel and Doctrine we once had. OPEN YOUR SPIRITUAL EYE PEOPLE and you can see the Last Day’s Vision!
Luke 19:32-34--And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? And they said, The Lord hath need of him.
Now they that were sent; went their way and guess what? Just as Jesus had said, they found it. We used to; we used to believe what the Spirit and Word said. We used to. But I wonder if you’re Bible has been changed to something other than the Authorized King James Version. If you have the right Bible, the right Spirit, it will guide you. You need to think about that. There is but ONE WORD OF GOD; go back to it. It’s the only one the Spirit of God will believe. Now there have been people who prayed through to Old Time Salvation and lived it a while. But then somebody came along and changed and gave them a formality to believe and follow: just a form, not realizing they no longer had the Spirit of Truth. They go blindly. THE CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY HAS TO HAVE THE SPIRIT AND THE WORD! The Spirit and the Word have to agree.
Now Jesus put words in their mouth. He had said, when you go for this colt if any man asks you tell him the Lord hath need of him and He will send him. Jesus told them exactly what to say. Exactly! Now when you go to loose the colt, if any man say why loose ye the colt tell him the Lord has need of him and he will let the colt go. And guess what; when they went to lose the colt; somebody ask why lose ye the colt? They said; the Lord hath need of him. That’s all he had to preach. The Lord has need of him. They must have known a whole lot about the Lord. They had to know who the Lord was. That’s what we need today. WE NEED TO KNOW WHO THE LORD IS! That’s what we need.
Luke 19:35--And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
So they brought the colt to Him. He didn’t even have a saddle but they made Him one. Isn’t that a great message? They made the Lord a saddle. The Lord didn’t even get on that colt; they set Him. He didn’t get on him; they set Him thus fulfilling the Scripture. The Word said; the Lord cometh up unto thee riding upon a colt; the colt of an ass. The Lord came unto thee. He came into Jerusalem riding on this colt that nobody: think about that. Did you know that God is saving people He has never saved before? God’s people are shouting that never shouted before. They’re getting a Vision they never had before. They’re working for the Glory of God like they have never known such a Glory.
The Lord hasn’t stopped saving people and He won’t. He’s coming for a people, which He has saved and has made themselves ready. And guess what? If you die, leave this ole world and go on to Glory, let me tell you what’s going to happen. I can tell you exactly what’s going to happen. If you get to Heaven before um, let me tell you what’s going to happen. You’re going to rise up first. That’s the first sign. You’re going to rise up first. A fella said one time; when you leave this world you’re not going to trot any more. I said; don’t tell me that. I have a thousand year reign coming.
I have a Savior coming. I’m coming back people. The Saints of God are coming back. If you hold your Victory, you’re coming back here. Yes you can trot these old hills again. You can and will ride on this earth for a whole thousand years. The Savior will bring; we will come back with Him and rule and reign with Him. Think about that. We’re going to rule and reign with the Savior for a thousand years. This old world isn’t going anywhere until it’s time is finished. Time will still go on. People will still be marrying on the earth and go about their business. But whosoever won’t come to Jerusalem and Worship Him will be lost. You’ll still have that, if that’s what you want.
The Lord is going to set His camp in Jerusalem. The whole earth is coming to Jerusalem to Worship there. Oh that’s going to be a time. That’s going to be a time. There is going to be a time when we can all Worship together. The living and the dead can Worship together on this ole earth where Jesus Christ will be the King of Glory. He will have His day. The whole earth is going to have the Savior here in this present time world. We are going to Worship God; we’re going to Praise Him. I want to be with Him now. I want to be with Him then. I want to be over five cities, two cities or ten; whatever the Lord wants me to be over. Whatever your ability is, that is what He is going to give you to do right here in this present world.
A man said to me one time; when you leave here you won’t run over these hills anymore. I said, I’ll be back: we’ll be back. When the Savior comes back to reign on this earth, we’ll be back. O Praise GOD. When I think about the things God has promised WE ARE GRATEFUL TO HAVE HIS PRESENCE NO. WE ARE GREATFUL TO HAVE HIS WILL NOW. WE ARE HIS PEOPLE NOW.
There was a man that lived in the graveyard. Nobody denied that He lived in the graveyard. Nobody! They couldn’t do anything with that man. Did you know when the Lord went over, He didn’t carry any disciples? When He went over to the land of the gathering, He didn’t carry any disciples. Have you ever wondered about that? Here’s a man that had so many devils he couldn’t rest day or night. He ran around naked and nobody could do anything; they left him alone. Now when you get so bad that everybody leaves you alone, you’re just right for the Saviour. I believe Christ went over in a boat. He just as easily could have walked on the water but He didn’t. He went over in a ship; a little boat.
This man was dangerous. Nobody could tie him down. He would break chains and fetters and he cried day and night. The town; the city couldn’t abide with him. When you get like that, the Lord is your only hope. Jesus went alone to the land of the gathering. When this highly dangerous man saw Him; Christ drew the attention of the legions of devils. They knew who He was. Christ went over to deliver one Soul: this one man who cussed and cried. Everything and everybody was afraid of him. He had so many devils they were called a legion. When they saw the Saviour, when He stepped out of that little boat; they knew what He had come for. They knew who He was. Now you might not know who the Lord is but; the devil does. The devil knows. This man had a legion of demons in him. They; they came to meet him. The ole legions began to talk. The man had to hold his peace. Did you know that the Saviour talked to the devil? The Lord asked him; what is thy name? The legion said, I am a legion and we are many.
There were about two thousand swine feeding. I believe that man had enough devils to go around. I don’t know if that man could count them or not but God did. There were about two thousand. This man came running to meet the Lord telling Him by the mouth of the demons. When that man had all these devils cast out, they went into every one of the swine. There were enough devils to go around. By the time the Savior was through, the man had been put on a different road. Go to thy house and tell what great things God has done for you. I believe that to this day. We need to tell what God has done for us. We need to tell the world what God has done for us. Praise the name of the Lord!
That man was clothed. He was clothed and talking to the Lord. Talking to the Lord is the greatest conversation you can have. Talking to the Lord will change your life. Let Him grant your Salvation. Now they brought this colt to the Lord, put their garments upon the colt and they set Him up there. Hallelujah! They set the Lord up there.
Luke 19:36-37--And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen.
Now as he went, they spread their clothes in front of Him. They gave Him uh; it wasn’t a red carpet; but they gave Him a carpet. O Praise the name of the Lord! They took their clothes and laid them before Him. He came riding into Jerusalem on that ass. Everybody was singing Hallelujah! Hosanna the King cometh. Hosanna God’s King came to them. Lowly, He didn’t have a fine magnificent looking stallion all He had was a colt of an ass. He didn’t come to bring pride. He didn’t come to make riches. He came to pay and sin came high. Even yours! Do you know how many times God has to forgive you just to keep you in Salvation? Do you know how many times the Lord has to forgive the sins of the House of God today? The Lord is the only man that can.
When he was come nigh, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a what? Are you sure it was a loud voice? That Spirit that they had; had to be loud People. It still is. Hold on a minute. We have to shout loud. A shout is not a whisper. We have to Glorify God and stand that we are His People. Now when you get quiet, I’ve never been in one of them; but I’ve heard it said of some People that when you go to some Church Houses it gets very quiet. Well now you won’t find much joy there. You aren’t going to find much Spirit there. You’re not going to find much um; but when the Holy Ghost comes, He’ll come talking. He’ll come Shouting! He’ll come Magnifying. He’ll come Praising; praising; praising.
I had a fellow tell me one time; you know you don’t have to yell. I said I don’t? I don’t have to whisper either. Everybody has to do it their way. If you go to Heaven, you have to win Heaven People. Quiet a trip up there you know. Some have longer lives to Worship God than others.
Luke 19:38-39--Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
“Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord.” Now there might have been a lot of kings that came to Jerusalem but this is the one that came in the name of the Lord. This one was different. He came to bring Peace in Heaven and Glory in the highest. Some of the Pharisees didn’t like to shout. Maybe that’s where ours went.
Luke 19:40--And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
Maybe that’s where The Church of God of Prophecy’s shout went. They said, Lord now you have to rebuke these disciples. Jesus said if these should hold their peace, the stones will cry out. Don’t wait until tomorrow. If man won’t serve Him the stones will. God is able to raise man up from the dust of the ground He can just as easy do it from stones. If He had to, God would raise men up from these stones to Worship Him. Salvation is pure and clean. It’s an everyday work. Everyday you have to work and obey; otherwise work without obedience is dead. You have to work but then you must have Faith. Faith without works is dead. Work without Faith is dead.