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We are live. Been some great worship and a great move of God so far. Can't wait to hear from Rev. Michael Williams. The presence of the Lord has everyone excited and ready for one more round!
Before Rev. Williams speaks, we are reminded that we are called to go forth as sheep among wolves. It's a dangerous calling, but one that we must take on if we want to truly succeed in our calling. Serving God isn't a walk in the park ministry. It's a mission into enemy territory. No matter what part of the world you live in, the enemy wants to devour us. Whatever form or filter he comes through, the enemy wants to destroy us because we have a calling and a purpose. Whether we want to take up spiritual arms or not and go into the desperate places, the enemy will come for us. So let's get into the fight and go where nobody else will. Let's do what nobody else will do. Let's serve like nobody else serves.
The entire room is full of travail. People desiring to be sent wherever, whenever, however. Powerful to hear and be a part of another wave of the Holy Ghost. Such a powerful night!
Rev. Mark Morgan now recounting a story of a vision a saint had told him. Of minister's being given a strategy from God on how to defeat the enemy. God has prepared a table for us. It is at that table where the enemy will be overwhelmed. However, someone is going to have fill the seats God has prepared. Who will take the seat for their city? Who will take the seat for the souls that surround them? Stop being comfortable and get in the seat that leads to battle. Don't worry about what the Devil or his emissaries have planned for you. God's plans are greater!
Tongues and interpretation has gone forth calling for His people to heed the call. Heed the command to go.
After an inspired offering for missionaries, Sister Mickey is leading us to the throne room for worship. It's been a long and fruitful night and we still have one more speaker to go. BOTT 2019 is a jam packed and anointed event!
Rev. Michael Williams
He opens with the Centurion who asked Christ to heal his servant. Christ was happy to come with him, but the man proclaimed that he believed Christ could do the work right then with a word. After all, if the Centurion can make things happen with a word, so could the Son of God. He made God marvel with his faith. His faith wasn't just from what God could do. It was from who God is.
Joshua reached out to God in the midst of battle. He prayed for the sun to stand still and they did. He knew that God had set all of Creation from the greatest object to the smallest speck was within the grasp of God. Joshua knew the Sun was big, but he knew that God was bigger. That faith made God marvel and caused the Sun to stand still.
We make God marvel With our faith. With the audacity of our requests, but also the understanding and recognition of who He is. When we recognize and acknowledge the nature, identity and authority of God, we make Him marvel. God wants to do everything for us. He just wants to see if we know and believe just who He is and what He is capable of.
God has made everything in the Universe. Yet, nothing makes God marvel except us. All of Creation acknowledges and reverences God because it was designed that way. We were designed to make a choice: accept God or reject Him. His desire is for us to accept Him for who He is. When we do, it makes Him marvel because it is a choice so many reject.
Throughout the Bible, men and women reject God with their choices, their thoughts, their words and their actions. God isn't cynical but He knows the nature of man. Anytime a person in the Bible makes the choice to accept, acknowledge and reverence God, The Lord goes above and beyond to bless, and deliver unto them their needs and desires.
Abraham chose God and was given a Promise that lasts to this day. Ruth chose God and it led her from the house of the Moabites to the lineage of David and Jesus. David's house was solidified for generations and Christ even came directly from the line of that faithful king. Mary chose to carry Jesus and she was blessed to witness all of the triumphs of the earthly ministry of Christ and was also filled with His Spirit (reunited with her son). She also saw all of her other boys saved. The disciples chose Jesus and they brought the Bible to the corners of and evil Empire and beyond.
We can receive the same kind of blessings. God has them waiting. We just need to do one thing. Make God marvel. It's not hard. It's just fully recognizing and acknowledging who He really is. The God that holds the entire Universe within His grasp. The God who can speak with absolute authority. The God who is greater than anything we can ever hope to know, understand or attain on our own. The absolute, true and only God. Really seeing Him for who He is makes Him marvel. And that's when the miraculous and amazing takes place.
Chris Farris is the author of The Way, a manual detailing how to implement the Beatitudes into your life. He review events and other media and offers other insights into writing and working for the Kingdom of God.