Do You Really Have A Relationship With God? – Francis Chan 2018


I like that look
I speak every week I have never had that reception in my life what’s your name
Abel you’re my hero I want you to come with me everywhere
that was that was insane I am I am really excited to speak right now lately
I’ve just been so you know I think it became a job maybe or just a
responsibility not a job but just you know you just know you’ve got to do this
what God’s called you to do um but lately like there’s an excitement that’s
come back to speaking as I look in Scripture and and I think about how the
Bible says that every one of us to each one has been given a manifestation of
the Holy Spirit for the common good that it’s not just preparing something a
speech and then coming and giving it but that there’s actually like an
intertwining of the Spirit of God with my own spirit and the thought that he
could actually take control of my body take control of my lips take control but
we’re talking about God here okay you know I mean he can do anything and the
thought that what he wants to do is basically have Francis died to himself
and have Christ lived through me like like the reality of that it’s just
hitting me harder lately like you’re serious you’re serious just like like
the Holy Spirit filling the temple of God or the Holy of
Holies like that type of power now actually could manifest through me to
you like this isn’t just this speech this isn’t just okay that’s what no no
like like I want that and I start getting excited like like I just I want
that with you Lord I I don’t know who I’m quoting it’s either Martin
lloyd-jones or RC scroll or John Piper but one of the three of them I made this
statement they said the two most romantic places on earth to him are the
prayer closet and the pulpit and I totally got it it’s like there are times
when I am alone and I’m praying to God and I’m just gone I don’t want to leave
this place I am so happy right now this is what life is about
in fact is there a way you could just take me up into your presence right now
I just want to see you I want to be with you like it’s it’s it’s a new thing
understand this is newer for me there’s times I’m praying and you know how when
you’re holding your toddler or your newborn you have so much affection but
you you you just don’t want to squeeze too hard but you want to because you
want to show more love this baby’s just been born and you want to squeeze this
baby because you have so much love you want to express but you can’t and that’s
what I feel towards God like there’s times where I’m going god this isn’t
enough this isn’t enough I can’t touch you like I I really want to see you
right now I really want like it’s like talking on the phone or prayer this is
getting a little bit old I like I want more of you God like that type of
longing like it’s a romantic place that time of prayer I hope it is for you and
then this this it used to be when I was younger it
would like stress me out and I prepared I’d be thinking about everyone else but
now I’m at an age where it’s like God it’s like we’re dancing up there it’s
like you’re here and this is what I was made for that your spirit could manifest father could your spirit just speak
through me now I can’t really be your spirit not me in the flesh could you call people in this room to
leave the comforts of their homes make your name known your glory known in a
foreign country it’s an unreached people may they
believe that that could happen and just hunger for it your spirit would just
fall upon them in such a way that you move them to someplace they’ve never
even heard of and where they’re just enjoying your presence and it’s enough
it’s enough God would you awaken us to who you are and this amazing amazing
mystery amazing mystery God man I just speak I don’t want to just speak Lord God may there be a demonstration of your
spirits power hallelujah Jesus you’re so good you’re so wonderful
Holy Spirit you’re welcome here I want you here I don’t want to be led
by you my brothers and sisters for your name’s sake that you would wake up your
church and that we would fall in love with you
all over God for those who have not been in love with you enjoying you made they
put that above all things may we experience you like never before oh god
may I experience you like never before God we pray these things in Jesus name
Amen I’m coming off of one of the best
weekend’s of my life maybe the best just in my personal ministry and my time with
the Lord Friday afternoon I’m going to share some
things I don’t know where you are at theologic that I don’t know where I am
anymore I’m just gonna be honest and not hide
what’s going on and you can I don’t know do what do what you want with it but I
only knows Friday I was asked to come into the office and speak with some
people that were visiting from another place wanting to know more about what
we’re doing with church and and I was like okay I’ve got an hour I’ll come in
for an hour I’ll answer some questions we’ll pray and I really need to get back
so 11 a.m. I had I get to the office meet with a group of people and we I say
let’s just pray before we knew it it was already past 12:00 and there was no
talking and I was like you know let’s just let’s just keep praying I don’t
want to leave this this is so sweet this is so good and and and just because we
have other things that we have to be at like what what’s what’s bigger than this
this has been so good and before we know what it’s 5 p.m. and we’re still praying
and I was like let’s just keep going this is awesome and before we know it
it’s midnight and one hour of prayer turn into 13 hours of prayer and and I
this isn’t normal for me this isn’t this wasn’t I don’t know that
I’ve ever prayed I don’t believe I’ve ever prayed that long but it was just it
was just awesome it was awesome just seeking the president times when we were
just crying like sobbing over the lost as we were praying for people that we
love the don’t know Jesus whatever I think
everyone in there was just quite there maybe 20 of us just crying two other
times when we’re screaming at the top of our lungs you know and this is new for
me and you gotta understand there have been times when I’ve been in worship
settings like like I remember specifically one time in Sydney
Australia where there’s a group about this size probably everyone in there is
jumping and worship and I’m just standing there seriously I’m like god I
want a job I’m just so embarrassed like you know because I strand you’re so much
cooler than us and I just like you know moving my head a little bit okay so
that’s me and man and Here I am in prayer I just
I’m screaming I’m I’m picturing that woman that that that was weeping at
Jesus feet you know and cleaning his feet with her hair and washing his feet
with her tears while everyone else is looking on like oh my god I don’t want
to be one of those onlookers anymore you know it’s this this coolness this
dignity this self-awareness our dignity is destroying our worship and and to
worship with all of our heart all of our soul all of our mind so we’re screaming
at the top of our lungs we’re weeping I mean just it it just it
was I just loved it I loved it I just love being in the presence of God then
there was a gal that we’re actually playing for a husband she was can you
just pray for me too she’s just had a baby
I can’t even wipe and I broke my toe my little toe I’m yeah it’s a little thing
but it’s it’s huge you ever broke your little toe you know because I came in
why I can’t even carry the baby it’s so hard to walk and I took forever to get
my boots on this morning and just even to make it here and they just started
praying for her and I’ll tell you I’ve never healed anyone I’ve tried
I believe it like I see it in Scripture you know but I mean there was a while
that I didn’t even believe in it but then I was like gosh it it just seems
like we should be able to but every time I’m in the room seriously like nothing
happens um hi this is no joke even overseas like you think no I’m I’m being
so serious right now cuz people are like oh you got to go to Africa you want to
see miracles as I show up and it’s like nope now while he’s here you know India
I mean everywhere you think like okay I want to see miracles I want to see
miracles I hear about them all the time but I never get to see it and we’re in
this room and and and we’re praying there’s like 20 of us praying for one
toe this after screaming crying like okay this if it’s gonna happen I serious
there’s gonna lure dree Lee how many Christians does it take to heal at oh
that’s I seriously thought that I prayed that like god I’m gonna be so
discouraged today again they’re praying for hurt oh no lie I start backing away
thinking I’m not gonna screw this one up because I’m thinking it’s my lack of
faith that I’ve just never seen it I’ve never seen it and and I know this cow is
one of our pastors wives I love her and they’re praying and like hey be honest
how does it feel now hmm I think a little better my oh here we go again I
think a little better this this is this this is a perfect snapshot of my healing
career but this group their theology was a little different from mine and they
were talking about persistence and they go you know the persistent Widow they
said there are times Jesus even you know started healing someone he could see
some thing moving and he prayed more and more
like okay talked about Elijah when he prayed and the cloud he kept just seven
times like I would have quit I would have and so they’d pray some more and
like okay a pain level it was that a ten where’s it at maybe eight maybe prayed
some more maybe five oh it actually does feel better it’s out of four whoa it’s
actually a lot better now it’s a tattoo this is crazy but I still feel the
sharpness in my toe and they kept praying praying and I’m like God it’s
gotta be all or nothing like this is you and I’m back I seriously was not praying
at that time just watching and then I just started thinking you know what
that’s Satan saying that oh it’s whenever you’re around there’s no way
that’s just satanic and I just pictured myself on my face holding her toe and
praying for and I just thought you know I’m just gonna go for it and just kind
of burst in the circle got on my knees got on my face grabbed her toe and
prayed and I said Lord and this is quietly in my own mind just going god I
don’t want like it feels better I want her to scream I wondered just to be
overwhelmed I want her jumping up and down not it
went from a 10 to an AIDS or something like that Lord I want it all gone suddenly I hear no way no way she starts
jumping up and down going I feel nothing I feel nothing I can’t believe it I
can’t believe it I mean it was just and then this past weekend like after
that we had like a dozen different people get healed I haven’t had a dozen
people seriously in my lifetime even with it’s just something the Holy
Spirit it started with prayer it was the first time in our church’s history and I
know that we’ve been around that long but in these five years where we felt
like in Acts chapter 2 verses everyone’s feeling a sense of awe that’s exactly
what went on this weekend everyone’s like what just happened what’s going on
elders pastors work on what is going on here
this is awesome this is awesome we’re feeling the sense of awe and and and
it’s it’s it’s rooted and prayers rooted in love it’s not just or just that’s
just seeking the sides it’s just I’m just saying it just happened and my
prayer time to the Lord have been so rich and so good and I I hope that’s
true of you and as I’ve been coming to speak at different places I’m just more
mindful of the presence of the Holy Spirit of him he’s here he’s with me and
he could speak to me through through me to you and I want that I want that I
want I know some of you guys are hearing this and it may sound a little weird to
you maybe not the healing part I’m sure
that’s that’s unique to somebody I’m telling it’s new to me but maybe the the
weirder part is is the affection and the love and the desire and prayer and the
that just oh I want Jesus because one of the things that saddens me is is I don’t
I don’t see a lot of that in the church in America where I don’t hear a lot of
verbage of I hear a lot of oh my pastor gave the sermon Oh our church was like
this oh this program or did you go did you hear the new song did you do this oh
we had a great but I don’t hear a lot of you going oh man I
with Jesus this morning it was just me and Jesus in his word and he was just
speaking to me and I couldn’t get enough of him oh I just wanted that for me to
live is just to be with him and to die can’t wait to die and just be with him
because I’m obsessed with him like I’m not hearing that verbage come out of our
churches and yet what’s this book all about we say when you become a Christian
oh this isn’t a religion it’s about a relationship with him but how many
people talk like it’s a relationship with him a real person Atlee you love
with all your heart soul mind and strength I mean isn’t that what the
Garden of Eden was all about like walking when you read about Adam think
about this suddenly dust and then it just forms a man and God breathed into
him and he’s looking at his Creator imagine that the first man first human
being what does that like to exist suddenly and then look at your Creator
and someone’s looking at you saying I just made you what am i I exist
you made me I can’t imagine Adam just gone right you know right I
mean what a moment you made me and then how he makes a partner for him Eve and
the two of them can you imagine try to imagine you and your spouse or a loved
one literally walking in a perfect garden with the Creator the one who made
you just corner you’ve gotta be kidding me
an understanding that there is no power anywhere that rivals has not even close
everything that was made was made through him and for him and now he’s
walking with for you in the garden how peaceful do
you feel what is there to fear man when you hear that I hope you’re jealous if
there’s nothing in you that screams and goes that would be insane then you don’t
get it this book was about God and how he would speak face to face sometimes
not visibly but but it is like this communicate like like Moses going up on
the mountaintop and go home he was with God Moses going to the tent of meeting
Abraham being a friend of God then this book is about David saying
gosh I could be in a desert I’m not gonna dry weary lad like I’m about to
dehydrate and die and yet all I can think about is you and being with you
and how I want you more than I want water right now it’s about people who
are obsessed like he’s like gods this addiction to them you know you work with
addicts before and how an addict like nothing makes sense you’re gonna lose
your family that you love I love my kids but give me that drug you’re gonna lose
everything you can die on the streets I know this is ridiculous but I gotta have
this drug that’s the way I see them talking about Jesus that’s the way I see
them talking about God like I’m gonna try to wear that tie but you know what
all I can think about is God how I want him
this is what I hunger for that there’s one thing I ask Lord this is what I’m
gonna go after I just want to dwell in the house of the Lord every day of my
life can I just every day have this experience where I’m just with you and I
feel you and I’m just staring at you – I’m just Daisy at the beauty of your
temple like can I can I just can I do it every single day might that’s the only
thing I want God is everything is trying to distract me that I get one thing on
the earth make us of it every day I’m like dwelling in your temple and I’m
like looking at you and staring at you and you’re looking at me and we’re
communing it’s one thing I asked that will I seek I may dwell in the house of
Lord all the days of my life it’s Paul sang for me to live is Christ
to die is gain I cannot wait to die I love Jesus so much I just want more
everything else is crap all my achievements everything else he said
amounts to a pile of crap he says in Scripture
I consider it all that’s its bit dung oh is that make it more biblical dung
it’s just you know like it’s it’s it’s like everything you guys it’s obsession
right and then what is the end of the book say God says and I’m gonna dwell
with them again that’s what happens about there’s no more sickness there’s
no more pain yeah but I’m gonna dwell with them again happy awesome that’d be
awesome because I can’t get enough of him I
don’t hear that type of verbage in the church what are we producing if not
lovers of Jesus consumed with his presence I can’t get enough of him you
know and I guess I didn’t even mean to say all that I but I I think it’s of the
Lord I think if you’re not in love with him desiring him forget anything else I
say I mean what in the world forget about missions forget about
discipleship why would we want you disciple in anyone seriously that’s
serious no I’m be I’m not trying to be facetious I’m just saying if you don’t
love Jesus why would we want to of you you know
I talked to guys if you’re so stressed out and everything else and they’re
trying to lead people to the Lord and and they’re trying to multiply and make
disciples and I’m going gosh what are we multiplying if it’s not lovers of God
that isn’t I thought that was the greatest come in I thought God says look
if you don’t repent and return to that first love I don’t care that you’re
doing all the other stuff I’ll remove your lampstand from its place he wants
love he wants us to love him and are you a lover of him if not ignore what else
on that whatever else comes out of my mouth and be focused on that and let God
know there have been times I’ve told them specifically God I’m not feeling it
there’s so many other things I want right now get my heart right cuz I don’t
want to be like this now Sharon in the workshop a few minutes ago like I like
last August and August I turned 50 and I told my church look I don’t want any
gifts but if you would fast and pray for me that day and maybe we get together
after a day of fasting and praying I’m asking people to fast for me but here’s
some specific things in my assistant sent it out number one would you ask God
to make this the year where I just know him more than I’ve ever known him like
where I’m closer to him than I’ve ever been
that’s my number one prayer request I feel close to the Lord but I want more I
want so much more I want to I want to know how much can a human being know God
while he’s on this earth pray for that fast and pray for that that God would
take away all insecurities any doubt I said fast and pray pray that I would
be bold enough to say whatever he wants me to say I just want to know where he
wants me to go and what he wants me to say
pray for that and pray that I would be disgusted with sin no like I like I hate
it like I hate it prayed some something something supernatural because some sin
still appeals to me and I just want it to be gross I want to be like that vomit
like the Bible says like a dog returning to its vomit I just want it to look that
way feel that way smell that way like I just don’t want any of it in my life cuz
I want to be so close to him like I want to enter a new journey in life and so my
church fasted and prayed and laid hands on me that night and it was awesome and
then my assistant gave me my present which was a calendar it was a calendar
of the rest of 2017 and on that calendar every day there was a name of someone
who committed to fast that day and pray for me
and so yeah is that like the coolest present ever
I’m like are you kidding me right now this is the coolest gift I’ve ever heard
of seriously someone was fasting and praying for me every day for the last
four months no wonder I jump into this year and I am just a new man so in love
with Jesus man and I just I’m just focused I’m just getting serious like
Lord I don’t know what’s left I don’t know what is left of my life my parents
I didn’t have any parents that live this long you know like this is reality this
is all that matters and I think sometimes we just get caught up in the
business of church and this and that and we say things we don’t really mean and
we sing things we don’t really mean and and oh you know talk about how much I
love him I love him I love him and and yet we spent all week just doing stuff
and not just enjoying him people like whoa you prayed for 1213 hours it’s like
saying whoa you hung out with your wife for a full day how did you do that you know like we you guys we’re gonna be
spending eternity with him and I’m just saying that rush is coming like it’s
never come before and the flowing and the thoughts that I feel like it’s the
mind of Christ that’s coming into my mind and words are coming out and I love
it I do know that I was praying Ephesians 1 for myself for a while as I
was praying it for my church for my pastors for other people where he says
in verse 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you remembering you in my
prayers that the god of our Lord Jesus Christ the father of glory may give you
may just give you the spirit of wisdom and of revelation and the knowledge of
him having the eyes of your heart enlightened that you may know what is
the hope to which he has called you what are the riches of his glorious
inheritance in the Saints and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power
toward us who believe I’ve been praying for this I’m saying God I this is
something you just hand someone you just give it to them you give them this
spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him like I this isn’t
something I can teach you right now hey you guys know him love him enjoy him
understand his hope that’s it’s not something that you can write on a screen
or a PowerPoint and good good I explained it to you
Paul says know something a divine interaction has to happen where he God
on his throne gives you he hands you heap in imputes puts into you
this spirit of wisdom and revelation where the eyes of your heart now
suddenly the lights come on I can’t do this Paul couldn’t do this that’s
why he goes I keep praying for this God give it to him give it to him give it to
him get the eyes of their heart what are we don’t even understand that what are
the eyes of my heart like it’s something from the inner man where I get it
deep inside boom I finally understand how valuable he is I finally understand
what it means to love him and to enjoy him he says I want their eyes open so
that they may know what is the hope to which he has called you here’s God can
you do something miraculous God please I’m begging you
I have not ceased praying for these people that the eyes of their hearts
would be enlightened so they would just know the hope the hope to which he’s
called you what’s he talking about when I read that I wonder and I I don’t I
haven’t studied this enough to be sure but I think of 1st Corinthians 2 when it
says what no eye has seen nor ear heard nor the heart imagined heart a man
imagine what God has prepared for those who love him these things God has
revealed to us through the spirit I think these go together where Paul
says I’m praying for the spirit of Revelation that the eyes of your heart
would be in line so you would know the hope to which he’s been called which
he’s called you and then they’re um 1st Corinthians 2 he says no eye has seen no
ear has heard no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him
but God has revealed this to us by his Spirit like there’s something that
doesn’t it’s just like it doesn’t even pass through our mind which is insane
for some of you but if you study scripture there are transactions between
God and us that don’t go through the frontal lobe of your mind
they’re trans rationals that’s why Paul says sometimes I’ll pray or I’ll praise
God and my mind is actually unfruitful it’s a quaint how can you do that then
how can anything be good if your mind isn’t what there’s just something that
sits trans rational beyond just thinking where he says you know that’s why that’s
why Paul says I’m not gonna just keep lecturing lecturing lecturing you I’m on
my knees saying God make how how do you lecture someone to where the eyes of
their heart are enlightened Funko’s I’m praying for this that something happens
through the spirit of revelation and wisdom that God gives you and now
suddenly you know the hope to what you’ve been called no I seen it no ears
heard no Minds conceived but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit I’ve
been praying that I go god I’m terrible at hoping I’m like some of you who I
don’t like to get my hopes up and I expect the worst when I go places so
that I’m never disappointed and so then I come to God’s Word and he’s telling me
that there’s this hope that should anchor my soul and that’s why Paul says
I want you to know this hope to what she’s called you and I want you to know
that there are things no I see no no mind is even imagined what God has in
store but God reveals it to us – spirit I’m praying that for you so you then
suddenly cuz when you get that and I feel like I’m getting it more and more
the things of the earth just seems stupid they really do and now I
understand why Paul says all those achievements everything it’s it’s dumb I
don’t even I don’t there’s nothing I I crave it about as much as I crave crap
seriously because I’ve got this hope and my eyes have been open and he says I’m
praying that your eyes would beat of your heart would be enlightened so do
you know what the hopes the hope to which he’s called you what are the
riches of his glorious inheritance in the Saints because I want you to know
what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the Saints he’s not
talking about our inheritance in Christ he talked about that earlier he
specific with his words here and now he says I want the spirit of wisdom and
revelation to come into the depths of who you are and your eyes of your heart
enlightened so you actually know the riches of his glorious inheritance in us
it’s about God who can’t wait to inherit us wait you’re telling me the creator of
the earth who opened his mouth and universe has just exploded that guy that
God can’t wait to inherit me he considers me and you that Christ do
something that beautiful on the cross that that he’s actually going
I can’t wait to inherit them here comes my the glorious riches of my glorious
inheritance I I want like so you’re telling me Francis Chan who’s dead
didn’t even want him who never felt love like like who was that weird kid
rejected so you’re telling me that the god of the universe wants me that bad
and sees me as his glorious inheritance no psychologist is gonna talk me into
that believing that that’s only the Spirit of God and for some of us that
grew up just feeling like never good enough never matched up never was got
one hug from dad for me never one conversation and now you’re telling me
that my Heavenly Father wants me and sees me as his glorious inheritance and
I can look at you and say yeah I’m getting it I’m getting it I’ve been
praying for this I really believe if he loves me look at my life and look at the
scriptures and go how could I deny it he loves me oh how
he loves me there’s times I just I just can’t stop singing humming that melody
just cuz I’m loved believe he’s loving me right now he’s loving speaking
through me can’t wait to inherit me precious and
the sight of the Lord is the death of one of his Saints oh wow Wow
and here’s the part I really wanted to focus on in our remaining moments he
says and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who
believe she wants the eyes of our hearts in line so we know what the the hope is
to which he’s called you what are the riches of his glorious inheritance and
saints and what is the in look at these adjectives immeasurable greatness of his
power toward us who believe like do you believe this because I I am sure there
are many of you in this room you may look at your life may think of what a
mess you’ve made of it some of you are older here I can tell and and you may go
I don’t know what I can do at this age and I’m saying would you look at the
scripture what is the immeasurable greatness of power toward those who
believe immeasurable see I could walk up here in the flesh and just freak out be
nervous think about what you were thinking of me whatever or I walk on
this stage and go god there’s no limit to what I could do in a few minutes
there’s an immeasurable man for those of us who are so used to not matching up
man I think about so you man I was just in a room with like these Brainiac
Christians that I love having dinner there was like 10 of us in a room they
got in a theological discussion and I used every bit of my brain that I could
to just listen I was paid I was so attentive and at the end I
looked there there I go I don’t have a clue what you’re talking about not a
clue I’ve been in context like that where I’m just going I have limits you
know I just do I I’m never I’m not gonna make it in the Olympics no matter how
much I train like I have physical limit I mean maybe the luge cuz you just kind
of lay there right but but other than that like I just go there’s limits right
we’re used to limitations I’m only gonna be this strong only this fast only this
intelligent and then you read a verse like that where it says yet but there’s
immeasurable greatness of power toward us who believe and then he explains it
because you want an example he says this power it’s it’s according to the working
of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead
and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places far above all rule and
authority and power and Dominion and above every name that is named not only
in this age but also in the age to come he is you want to know about this power
that’s that’s that’s toward you he goes imagine because it’s like to pray let me
give you an example of the power that’s towards you it’s it’s like when Jesus
was crucified remember how God took that body and raised it not only raised him
from the dead but had him ascend into heaven and not just barely above all
rule far above all rule and 40 and he gave him the name above every
name and it’s not just for this generation he goes it’s for ever and
ever so he took a dead body raised him far above every other power that exists
forever and he says there’s an example of his power there’s a picture of his
power and there is a measurable greatness of his power towards you who
believe do you believe that I mean seriously
when you look in the mirror do you think that and go this is God’s Word what
can’t I do lor what’s that we know what he says
later in Ephesians 3:20 now to him was able to do abundantly more than we could
ask or imagine according to his power at work in us it’s not like it’s not just
God can do anything he wants to I says no God can do beyond what you can even
think and he does it through you and here’s saying there’s an immeasurable
greatness of power like this is stuff where we go god you’re gonna have to
reveal this to me because I can’t talk you into believing this god you’re gonna
have to enlighten their hearts so they believe this I I was in Brazil a month
or so ago and it’s having lunch with this pastor out there what a great work
great ministry and I was just telling a man this is really cool what God’s doing
in your church and he made this comment he goes yeah but it still feels like a
zoo because you know what I mean I go now I don’t know what you mean he goes
he has you ever see the movie Madagascar I know of course I’m Christian it’s it’s
a it’s a smell those rare clean movies we can watch right I think there’s
probably some thing with the hippo but uh but
he started explaining and once he he said it he goes he goes you know our
churches are like zoos where we domesticate these wild animals and if
you’ve seen the movie Madagascar the movie starts off with the zebra in the
zoo it’s his 11th birthday I think and he’s
he’s looking at this painting of the jungle while he’s running on a treadmill
and it’s his birthday so the hippo and the lion the giraffe come over sing
happy birthday and he’s just like I gotta get out of here
I spent half my life in this zoo I don’t belong here
meanwhile the Lions like why would you leave here look I sit in my cage they
bring me to me and then I come out I roar the kids scream I know what’s gonna
happen it and the hippo and the giraffe they’re all just like yeah yeah let’s
just stay in these cages what are you talking about the wild he’s like no I
just know I was made for something more than this and if you see the story and
the long story short they break out penguins help them and they they end up
they end up in Madagascar and I remember that scene where the animals are
terrified and the Zebras like trying to coach him go no this is where we’ve
always belonged and and and he’s trying to run with the lion go run with know
and use all four legs get out do you know like let’s go who’s the lion who’s
a lion and then suddenly the line just lets out this roar like he didn’t even
know it was in him and then suddenly all these instincts came back and then he
starts to eat the zebra you know and you know and it was just that moment and and
and and so as he said my church is like a zoo you’ll be seeing that movie right
because it’s just do we understand the power given to these people and yet
they’re going No just just leave me in my cage and feed me every week and then
I’ll put my kids in that cage and you feed them all but my you
there you feed them and this is this this is but meanwhile there’s a lot of
us that are sitting in these cages going man I don’t belong in here there’s
something more than just roaring that just once more I can do something with
my life I belong where it’s dangerous you know and there’s something in us
where we’re where it’s there but we can’t just like he was explaining we
can’t just release all the animals because they’ve been domesticated some
of them really don’t think they can raise their own kids some really don’t
think they could make a disciple they think they the only way to survive is to
stay in this cage and have someone feed me and we’ll just sit here and complain
about the food we’ve been given and someone needs to come along like that
zebra and run alongside and say no you were made for more than this Holy Spirit
show them show them the hope to which they’ve been called help them understand
your glorious inheritance and the Saints and help them to really get this
immeasurable greatness of power toward those who believe now that power is like
them power the power he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead you guys
yeah I understand I love the church more than I ever have I love my local church
so much I’ve never enjoyed praying with the local church this much I’ve never
just just been so grateful to be a part of the body but in our churches we’re
just going you know what we need to release yeah you know what it’s
dangerous in the jungle I’m not saying you’re not gonna get martyred I’m just
saying it’s what you were made for and I think we know that deep down inside
there must be more than this and I want to pray right now that God enlightens
you empower some of you to break open some of those cages and start training
some of these wild to release them rather than contain them
cuz there’s a dying world I can’t imagine living in a country or a city
where no one knows Jesus how desperate that would be to not know this God that
we’ve come to love but we need people with boldness to really believe you know
I was actually made for this to be his witness he’s gonna give me power Holy
Spirit’s gonna come in to me and he’s gonna give me power and I can be as
witnesses in Portland in Oregon and all the u.s. to China Africa India Indonesia
Afghanistan like it’s in me it’s just this wild power and God for your church
leaders in here we got to start looking at our congregations differently not
just as people to protect but these incredible gifted
manifestation the Holy Spirit you know people that have immeasurable greatness
in them and to figure out how to release and get to those who haven’t heard and
so I praise God for this conference I praise God for some of you that are in
furlough on furlough that have have been out there and you knew it was crazy you
got in some crazy situations but in the midst of them you’re like this is what I
was made for I can feel the Spirit of God in those times let me pray for you father would you right now just give us
the spirit of wisdom and revelation God could you right now enlighten the eyes
of her hearts so that we would know from the core of our beings the hope that
you’ve called us to the hope of being with you the hope of walking with you
help us to get it Lord open our eyes the eyes of our hearts to the fact that you
see us as your inheritance there were a part of your eternal plan and you
actually loved us long for us otherwise the cross doesn’t even make sense in God
would you help us to know good because there’s times I just get scared and God
at the core of our beings help us to know the immeasurable greatness of power
toward us help us to really believe that you could do more than we could ask or
think according to your power that works in us Holy Spirit which you just move
throughout this room enlightening enlightening giving us vision for the
future giving us courage giving us security giving us hope thank you for my
brothers and sisters in this room please keep them strong keep them focused on
you I pray they have wonderful times alone
with you this week which translates to wonderful fellowship with other brothers
and sisters and their churches which translates to the sending and going in
your power and your spirit and we just dance with you alone in our prayer
closet and while we use our gift for the body that you so love your bride the
church thank you God thank you it’s been so good Lord being here with you I love
you more of you Lord all of you in Jesus name we pray

Michael Martin

100 Responses

  1. Jeremiah 23 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord.

    Acts 7:48-49 “However, the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands. As the prophet says: “‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me?
    says the Lord. Or where will my resting place be?

    Job 9:24 The earth is given into the hand of the wicked: he covereth the faces of the judges thereof; if not, where, and who is he?

    Revelation 19:20 But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.
    Revelations 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

    1 John 4:2-3 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

    Song of Solomon 1:5-6 I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as black as the tents of Kedar, as black as the curtains of Solomon. Job 30:30 my skin was black upon me, burning in heat. 4:8 my skin was blacker than coal. Isaiah 47:1-2 we had dreadlocks. Acts 13:1 I was called a nigger. Daniel 7:9 burnt bronze skin Revelations 1:13-15 hair like wool/eyes like flaming fire/burnt skin in a furnace. Song Of Solomon 5:11 My dreadlocks are black & bushy. Enoch was a pitch black Ethiopian. Moses married a black Ethiopian and passed for a black Egyptian and Pharaoh son. Baby Jesus, Mary, & Joseph fled to Egypt to hide.
    Israel is on the continent of Africa. The real Jews were Egyptian sun-slaves and have always been black. Acts 7:6 Then the LORD said to Abraham, "Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there. Deuteronomy 28:15-68. Luke 21:24 They shall fall by the edge of the sword and be taken captives into all nations. Jerusalem will be trodden down by gentiles until the times of the gentiles be fulfilled.
    Revelations 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
    Fake European Antichrist jews: Revelation 2:9, 3:9. John 8:44. Obadiah 1.

  2. I so love this. The zoo analogy is spot on. As someone who came to Christ in my mid-30’s… I have seen and felt what Francis talks about. I so crave God like Francis craves Him. Individually and as a body, we as the Church have been given access to the IMMEASURABLE GREATNESS OF HIS POWER. And to whom much is given much is required.

  3. Love the Old Testament example of a forerunner named david who had relationship with God and revelation knowledge of Jesus. Found this cool christian shirt on amazon, though to share it with all of you. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HP2YZ35/ref=sr_1_63?ie=UTF8&qid=1538005569&sr=8-63&keywords=david+and+goliath+tshirt

  4. Weighing ⚓️ Truth

    Envision you are standing in a long line to approach the throne of God at the time of judgement and when it is your turn you are going to be asked the same three simple questions as those ahead of you.

    1 Did you read the Bible, yes or no? (John 15, you must abide in the vine, the word of God).
    2 Did you at least learn to pray the prayer I taught my disciples, when they asked me how to pray, yes or no? (Matthew 6:9)
    3 In John 14:15 I said, "(If) you love me keep my (Ten) commandments", did you believe my word, yes or no? If so, did you learn and practice keeping all Ten of my Commandments. (Exodus 20:1-20).

    1John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, (if) we keep his commandments.
    4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
    5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

    These instructions are written in the New Testament. Did you love me and obey my word?

    What if you were judged on these three questions, would you be judged to heaven or hell?

  5. Lately I've been struggling on my next direction in life. It's funny after watching this video I took a nap, when I woke up Madagascar 3 was on.. "coincidence." I ended up watching all of it and at the very end of the movie the gang finally ends up making it back to their home in NY. The lion and the zebra say something along the lines of "NY seems so much smaller than it used to be. No matter how beautiful the murual, it still doesnt capture the real thing!" That's heavy.. once we fulfill Gods will for our lives coming back home, or living how we used to will seem so different, small even.. May sound silly, but I belive it's Gods way of saying take that risk, you will be so happy you did. 😊

  6. LISTEN TO YAHUAH PLEASE !

    You are in the wraith and you have already been deceived.
    Matthew 10:34 [ Not Peace, but a Sword ] “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

    Yahusha activated the Isaiah Scroll

    Luke 4:17 And the SCROLL OF THE PROPHET ISAIAH was GIVEN to HIM.
    HE UNROLLED THE SCROLL
    and found the place
    where it was written
    Luke 4:19-21
    20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them,
    “TODAY this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

    Peter is the Sure Peg
    Isaiah 22: 21 And I shall put your robe on him, and strengthen him with your girdle, and give your authority into his hand.
    COMPARE
    John 21:18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do
    not want to go.”

    Isaiah 22: 17 See, יהוה is hurling you away, O man, and is firmly grasping you, 18 rolling you up tightly like a ball, into a wide land. There you are to die, and there your esteemed chariots are to be the shame of your master’s house. 19 And I shall drive you from your office, and you shall be ousted from your position.
    COMPARE
    John 21:18-19  “Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger you girded yourself and walked where you wished, but when you are old you shall stretch out your hands, and another shall gird you and bring you where you do not wish.” 
    Now this He said, signifying by what death he would esteem Elohim. And having said this, He said to him, “Follow Me.” 

    Jeremiah 23: 33-40
    “Now when these people or a prophet or a priest asks you, ‘What is the burden of the Lord?’ you will respond to them: What is the burden? I will throw you away”—this is YHVH’s declaration.
    “AS FOR THE PROPHET, PRIEST, OR PEOPLE WHO SAY, ‘THE BURDEN OF YHVH,’ I WILL PUNISH
    THAT MAN AND HIS HOUSEHOLD.
    This is what each man is to say to his friend and to his brother, ‘What has YHVH answered?’ or ‘What has YHVH spoken?’ But no longer refer to the burden of the YHVH, for each man’s word becomes his burden and you pervert the words of the living Elohim, YHVH of Hosts, our Elohim. You must say to the prophet: What has YHVH answered you? and What has YHVH spoken? But if you say, ‘The burden of YHVH,’ then this is what YHVH says: Because you have said, ‘The burden of YHVH,’ and
    I SPECIFICALLY TOLD YOU NOT TO SAY,
    ‘THE BURDEN OF YHVH.’
    (This is someone who Yahusha had specifically given instructions)
    I will surely forget you and throw away from My presence both you and the city that I gave you and your fathers. I will bring on you everlasting shame and humiliation that will never be forgotten.”
    COMPARE
    Acts 15:10 -11
    Now, therefore, why are you putting Elohim to the test
    BY PLACING A YOKE ON THE NECK OF THE DISCIPLES THAT NEITHER OUR FATHERS NOR WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BEAR?
    But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Master Yahusha, just as they will.”
    Acts 15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to put not one greater BURDEN on you than these necessary things

    ISAIAH Tells you who was the bad guy if you read ancient Hebrew this is why the Isaiah scroll came out of the cave in Qumran
    Saul שאול
    COMPARE
    Sheol שאול

    Isaiah 28: 14- 22

    Therefore hear the Word of YHVH, scornful men, rulers of this people in Jerusalem. 15 Because you have said, WE HAVE CUT A COVENANT WITH DEATH; and, We have made a vision with SHEOL (Means also PAUL), when the overwhelming rod passes through it will not come to us for we have made the LIE OUR REFUGE, and WE HAVE HIDDEN IN FALSEHOOD. 16 So, Adonai YHVH says this: Behold, I place in Zion a Stone for a foundation, a tried Stone, a precious Cornerstone, a sure Foundation; he who believes shall not hurry. 17 And I will lay JUSTICE FOR A LINE, and RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR A PLUMMET; and THE HAIL SHALL SWEEP AWAY THE REFUGE OF THE LIE; and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. 18 And YOUR COVENANT WITH DEATH shall be atoned for; and YOUR VISION WITH SHEOL (PAUL) SHALL NOT RISE UP. When the overwhelming whip passes through, then you shall be for a trampling to it. 19 AS OFTEN AS IT PASSES, it shall take you; for MORNING by MORNING it shall pass; and BY DAY and BY NIGHT, it shall only be A TERROR TO UNDERSTAND THE MESSAGE. 20 For the bed is shorter than one can stretch himself on; and the cover is narrower than one can wrap himself in. 21 For YHVH shall rise up, as at Mount Perazim; He shall be stirred as in the Gibeon Valley; to do His work, His strange work; and to perform His task, His foreign task.22 So, then, DO NOT BE MOCKERS, that your bonds not be made strong. For I have heard from Adonai YAHWEH of Hosts that A FULL END IS DECREED ON ALL THE EARTH.

    YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE A PART OF THE BODY THAT IS WHERE THE VULTURES WILL GATHER COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE PLEASE !!!!

    HIS LAW WAS NEVER DONE AWAY WITH

    Matthew 13: 25
    … but while
    HIS MEN WERE SLEEPING,
    HIS ENEMY CAME and SOWED WEEDS
    AMONG THE WHEAT AND WENT AWAY.

    Matthew 13: 36-43
    And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. THE WEEDS ARE THE SONS OF THE EVIL ONE, AND THE ENEMY WHO SOWED THEM IS THE DEVIL.
    The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and ALL LAW-BREAKERS, and THROW THEM INTO THE FIERY FURNACE.
    In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

    COMPARE PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF YAHUAH COMPARE !
    Romans 6:14 YE ARE NOT UNDER THE LAW

    YOU WILL HEAR DEPART FROM ME I NEVER KNEW YOU PEOPLE YOU HAVE TO WAKE UP NOW

    YAHUAH DOES NOT CHANGE WHEN HE SAYS FOREVER HE MEANS IT.

    Read Isaiah 66 what will you do when Sabbaths and feast continue and you NEVER KEPT THEM?

  7. Dear Francis, you have blessed me in so many ways since I found you in the web years ago. I know that you are not around social media any more (I wished you were but I respect very much your decisions). Your book "crazy love" changed me because by helping understand how important is love in the supernatural, it showed me my indifference and my inner poverty. When I understood I cried and cried. Today I'm free from that indifference and I go around loving people and I can see the power of love. Your brokenness before GOD blesses me and I seek that brokenness in my own life. I wish I could talk to you about some projects I have in mind here in the Dominican Republic, they are a direct result of you crazy love for GOD. I love brother, thank you for giving us so much by modeling a REAL walk with the LORD.

  8. Those people are blessed to have a man of God like Francis Leading them through the power of holy spirit with sound doctrine . The father really does use this man . Thank you Jesus Christ for Francis

  9. I just happen to come across this – just yesterday I was telling a friend I have been struggling over the last 5 months – something is happening- I to just told myself I need to decrease and his spirit within me needs to increase – I what so much to be his light – it’s tearing me apart at times – I feel like Francis

  10. Others at my church have affirmed that I am saved, but after 15yrs of unanswered prayer for deliverance from Constant harassment and threats, I just couldn't care less anymore. I rather just burn the Bible and go back to my old life of drugs and sleeping with prostitutes. Why bother doing my best anymore, it's just pointless.

  11. He's 50? Um..he looks 25. If that isn't a blessing. Also his love for God is something I desire more than anything else

  12. More orthodox preachers say this man is becoming a heretic. And so I shied away from him. But, I see a man who is vulnerable. Who is truly seeking after God. He's not sure of himself, but he is sure of God. And he's not afraid to be wrong as long as he is glorifying God. He truly believes in God's power, and mercy. I am ashamed I almost wrote this man off.

  13. JESUS I Love you so much .
    Love how genuine Francis is bless him.
    Thank you Lord for truth speaking genuine pastors quite rare at the moment .
    Lord revive the pastors and the churches .

  14. I have been wanting this so bad. To see God. And I believe He will one day. I am going to trust Him that He will show Himself. Because I want more. I am done playing religion and church. It is pointless. Nothing is satisfying anymore. Only Jesus.

  15. …my opinion only, but necessary evidence of the Holy Spirit's anointing on any minister or ministry is – huge passion for the unreached, to the extent that 'church as usual' will never satisfy and 'the tithe' mentality gives way to Jesus call to give ALL. I'm seeing it here.

    And fasting is always part of that picture. I'm challenged.

  16. my girlfriend introduced me to this amazing pastor. In the midst of all the chaos in the world, he shows us the true meaning of loving God truly. He is so genuine in his teachings the Holy spirit is most definitely speaking through Pastor Chan. I want Christ to live trough me like he does this man.

  17. Deuteronomy 23:1

    No man with crushed or severed genitals may enter the assembly of the LORD.

    what are 100% of you dickless christan men doing at church?!?

  18. Yes I know that feeling in his presence is where I want to be forever. Your in love with Jesus you have tasted his love and it's so powerful you hunger and want more and more he's drawing you closer closer to him and you can't get enough I know exactly that feeling.

  19. www.drandmrsthey.com can't get enough of this TRUE HOLY SPIRIT! Keep preaching it Pastor Chan!!!! True Kingdom of God heart!!! THANK YOU!

  20. Chad the Artist It is part of the true ministry to expose false teachers who are preaching for Hire (money) and they deceiving millions. Joel Olsteen and other prosperity preachers like him need to be soberly rebuked by sound doctrine and not vitriol hatred. I almost feel like Francis is not even a preacher, but just one of us out there speaking from his heart about an accurate depiction of the Godhead and the Good News of the Gospel. He is human of course and admits that better than most preachers, but I have never heard anything I would consider false in his sermons. Like different denominations, preachers have different styles and appeal to different people. Just like on the day of Pentecost they spoke in different tongues to share a singular message to a diverse crowd. Billy Graham was unconventional in his day doing tent revivals in different areas. If we all just take the time to read the word for ourselves and pray for Gods wisdom, He will hear your prayer. I also recommend hearing different speakers or small group studies for a well rounded base in which to study and grow in Christ.

  21. Please pray for me… I'm suffering from spiritual apathy. I believe in Jesus Christ, but for these past few weeks, I've been so so so spiritually apathetic that I feel nothing.

  22. Thank you pastor francis, this video hit my heart, my mind, my souls so strong. I was in tears this video, your words made me realize I have a relationship with god, I'm 36 and these past few months I've stumbled fallen. Was in a very scary place until today then I saw this video, I stopped in the middle and broke down and prayed to god like I never have. I pray you never stop preaching your amazing loving passionate words🙏 god bless you so much everyday. I Love you! God loves us!

  23. Let us pray. Father, for all of us, please help us and open our eyes mind heart and soul so we will know You intimately, even deeper and ever. And also, please give us all a spirit of wisdom and love and regeneration. I want to love You deeper, we want to love You deeper. Because You are love, and You first love us while we are still sinners. Make us love You, savor Your goodness, feel Your love and peace, and help us to be bold to spread Your love to this loveless world. Father, we trust You, in Your unfailing love. In Jesus' name. Amen

  24. Doesn't matter what someone says about another person. If you hear Francis Chan preach just take notes and study his words and see if they line up with what The Bible teaches and pray on it. If the words Francis speaks do not match scripture then he is not speaking truth. It says in 1 Thessalonians 5:21,
    Test all things; hold fast what is good.

    1 John 4:1-3;
    ¹ Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. ²By this you know the spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in flesh is of God, ³and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.

  25. The verse in Ephesians 1:15-23 I hear it read & my 1st thought is that it is talking about what we Call the Gospel message. About the question Jesus asks his disciples. "Who do you say I am?" The revelation of who Jesus is, is a revelation that comes from God.

  26. I get it … Most romantic for me – singing for the Lord, being with my husband and children 😊

  27. It's not about Religion. It's about a Relationship with Jesus Christ. God created Heaven and Hell. Heaven for ALL of us. Hell for Satan and his demons. Hell is a million times more terrifying than your worst NIGHTMARE. Demons are waiting to torment all who go there FOREVER. God created Heaven for all of us and wants to take everyone to Heaven. In the Bible, Nichodemus asked Jesus. How can I enter the Kingdom of Heaven? Jesus told him. You must be Saved and Born again to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. No man goes to the Father except through his son Jesus Christ. On Judgement day, ALL knees will bow and all tongues will confess that Jesus is Lord. Question is. Where are YOU going after you die? You choose.

  28. This is incredible. Seeing Pastor Francis is full time ministry, and his life is that he can spend more time with God, and he can stop and pray for hours, I have prayed to ask God to help me and others who must work jobs to be able to BE in the Spirit and Truth at all times … seeking and praising Him … communing with Him at all times. Any advise on this? Most of us work, and are hit with so many distractions throughout the day. How do we get to continually be In the Spirit, communing with Abba?

  29. May our God enable you to have great understanding, depth of insight, the knowledge of his blessed Son Jesus Christ. Father God create in Francis an indwelling of your Spirit. Father God bless Francis with the consuming fire of your Spirit in Francis inner being. With every breath you allow Francis Lord. With every person meets may they feel your presence in Francis Lord. Have your good favor over you humble servant Francis Chan as he shares your truth. Thank you Father God. In the blessed name of Jesus. Amen . Peace of Christ to you and your family

  30. I love Francis Chan's message and passion when sharing God's word! He's the first I have come across that I relate to as far as THAT insatiable desire to know God better, to stay in his presence, grow in his word, share HIM with the world! I feel the need to harness all my enthusiasm and I feel so much of it is due to my being what they call a "baby christian". For one year I have been experiencing this….and now I can watch what I experience through Mr. Chan. I pray more of us are growing in this world. I feel this kind of enthusiasm, commitment and passion is what is needed to make a difference in the world we live in today. Praising God for your ministry. Thank you.

  31. When you have a True Relationship with God..you no longer Need to Seek the opinions of Men. Jesus is the Only One Who Knows what is Right for me!

  32. I know what he is talking about but I believe it is agappe love. I don't know. A close relationship with Jesus. We are the bride of Christ, though.

  33. no mystery we are in the devils playground and this guy is just one con and his time is about up My King is about to put all these devils in the lake of fire. Praise Jesus Christ!

  34. I need help. A few weeks ago I realized I was a sinner, broke down in tears, ashamed of myself, and asked God to forgive me for all the wrongdoings I've ever commited. Now realizing I need to build a better relationship with God I'm seeking Him & have been praying & training myself to keep his commandments for weeks but….what's wrong with me? I don't feel like the Holy Spirit has come into my heart, I don't feel like I've been enlightened, I don't feel like Jesus has cleansed me of my sins. I don't feel overjoyed, I don't feel like I love the Lord or that He loves me….I don't feel anything. Help…

  35. None, GODS the one who healed the toe. James says " you recieve not because you believed not". I believe in prayer and healing. I have seen it. GOD be praised

  36. It looks like 167 people disliked this. I'm trying to understand? Is there a reasonable rationale behind that?

  37. I love his charisma and his delivery. He’s definitely good at it. I used to listen to him until the Spirit led me to look deeper. Brothers and sisters look deeper. He is a Calvinist. ( a partner with John piper the preiminent Calvinist of our time) Being such he believes that God predestined from before time the ones who would be saved called “the elect”. The rest He predestined to hell and eternal torment. The predestined are predestined from conception to go to hell or heaven. No grace for babies thier very rules of belief will not allow it. Predestined is from before conception which means babies that die or are aborted that are of the “non elect” go to hell and are in torment. They deny the words of Christ out of his own mouth “For God so loved the WORLD thar He gave His only begotten Son so that WHOSOEVER believes on Him will have everlasting life”. Calvinist believe He only died for “the elect” not the world as he says. They also believe God hates because ususuing just one verse out of context to meaning “Jacob I loved, Esau I hated”. They can not say God loves you or God is Love in an evangelical way because God may not. You maybe the one predestined to hell whom He hates. Why evangelize the elect have already been chosen and the non elect are damned and can not change that. They believe God Condemns the non elect to eternal torment in order to show His Glory. Brothers, Sisters use discernment with these people. Let the Holy Spirit tell you of the mighty, marvelous, beautiful love of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. My God is a God of love. He says in his word He wishes no one to Parrish. Jesus died for all. He truly Loves us like we can never even grasp with our human minds. Go and spread the love of Christ to all.

  38. No,…man is not your teacher…The Holy Spirit has a voice of his own…..my sheep know my voice! God knows more than any man does…….."But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don't need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true–it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ." 1 John 2:27

  39. Feels sometimes like I'm starving for God. What's that psalm about panting like a deer for God? The flesh says to fill it with something else but nothing else will do. Waiting on the Lord. Revival anyone?

  40. If only people knee the kind of spiritual attacks he has endured,

    This is a true Man of God. And I believe Yeshua will be pleased and happy to accept him into his kingdom, I pray he continues to remain strong.

    It's no easy nowadays cause Satan knows his time is almost up.

  41. Heretic????? I rebuke that and whoever came to that conclusion…i wouldn't hang out with that person because thats adelusional statement

  42. FC, I feel exactly the same way! I just didn’t know how to put into words, until now! My War Room and being alone and talking to God is thee most important thing to me in the world! Nothing else matters. My family wants to travel all over the place. I on the other hand, do not, it offers me nothing. Nothing compares to the Glory of God I have experienced in my life. Being in his presence is beyond ANYTHING this life could offer. No riches, no glamour, no fame & notoriety is essential or important for life, just my Father in Heaven. I am his Bride awaiting my Kings return 👑♥️✨ I love you Lord👰🏻

  43. THE BIBLE SAYS YOU DONT NEED A TEACHER….YOU HAVE GOD TO TEACH YOU.GOING TO MAN IS LIKE STAYING IN KINDERGARTEN WHEN YOU SHOULD HAVE ALREADY GRADUATED SCHOOL! ………….SO YOU LIKE MAN BETTER THAN GOD?? AMERICANS ARE TOO CO-DEPENDENT! …….LEARN TO STAND ON YOUR OWN TWO FEET WITH GOD……STOP WORSHIPING A MAN INSTEAD OF GOD!!….THATS WHY AMERICANS DONT GROW UP.

  44. I do hear God from you. Some of your words are specifically for me from God! Thank you . they are confirmation of things I prayed and whats really wonderful some of your vids are a couple of years old.

  45. I had been talking to God all day about having a real and personal relationship with him and then I see this…. The Great I am is real

  46. I'm so obsessed with Jesus. Being in the presence of God can not compare to anything. It's so perfect and beautiful. When you have the Holy Spirit in you and have a real, true relationship with Jesus you can discern people and who are real children of God.

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