Ministère la Foi Victorieuse – Pasteur JEAN-CLAUDE KPONSOU
- Beloved in the Lord, I greet you - in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. - The time has come, we - still meet together around the - word of God and I invite the holy spirit - to come and take the leadership of this - meeting, of this meeting and I put - everything in his hands, - I trust him and I have faith that, through - the revelations of his word, the spirit of - god will lead us in healing, - deliverance, complete and total restoration - in the mighty name of Jesus - Christ of Nazareth. - So for a few Sundays, we have - been studying the prayer of the - Lord our father and we are - studying this prayer, and - discovering in this prayer the - how shall I say, the different - revelations that are hidden there and so - that we can understand - through the structure of this prayer, - how Jesus wants us to be able to - pray to the Father. The last time - we talked about our father who is in - heaven and our father who is in heaven - gave us this revelation that heaven is open. - Heaven is open, and because Heaven - is open, the Father can only - send us good graces. - The father cannot close the heavens on - his children, - because the father loves his children, - and when we pray we have this assurance, - this conviction that daddy above in - the heavens is watching us he is not - only out above. in the heavens because - he also dwells in us, and this is - a way of saying that everything - we are going through is not - foreign to God, God knows everything. - I like in exodus an exodus 3 - or 4 before he sends Moses to - deliver the people of Israel in Egypt, - he will say this powerful word - to Moses, I saw I heard the - cries of my people, I saw the harm that - was done to him and and I went down, - it's too much, God said to Moses I came - down, now the time has come - to deliver my people, - so god knows everything, god sees everything, and - we are in a dispensation where - we are his children, he sits in heaven, - he looks at us on earth and - obviously he keeps heaven open. - If so far the sky has not opened - for you, know that you are your father, your - father who is in the heavens and because - your father is in the heavens, he opens the sky - on you, and we have spoken of - the opening of the sky, and we saw that - the earth depends on the sky and we - had talked about the blessing that - Isaac gave to Jacob starting with the sky. - May God give you the dew of the sky and - the fat of the earth it is what comes - from the sky that will raise the fat in - the earth, the fat in the earth - is oil in the earth, the fat in the - earth is the anointing in the earth, - when your earth is pointing, your earth - can never be dry, when your earth - is pointing, it cannot be barren - but for your earth to be pointy and - it is necessary that the dew come down from heaven and - daddy is in heaven, and keep heaven open for you. - If until now you have never known that daddy - is in heaven and in heaven open over you, - then from today know it, - your earth will never never ever be - dry again in the mighty name of Jesus - You know i was saying last time, - this is what we believe is going to happen to us. - You don't have to believe - doctors' reports that say you - can't have children. You don't - have to believe the report from I don't - know who in the family that says the - family is cursed there will never be - prosperity in the family. - You do not have to believe in everything,in all, how - shall I say all these words that - go against the word of God. - No you must not believe that the sky is open - on you. You must believe that the - dew of the sky descends on you - every day. You must believe that daddy - said: "be fruitful" and because daddy - said "be fruitful", no opposition will - overcome this word in your life, in your - life, in your life. So I declare again this - morning that the sky is open on you, - because the prayer says, our father who - is in heaven, he cannot be in - heaven and you are going to live under a - closed sky, no it is not possible, - from today know that the - sky is open on you. Heaven is - open on you and I don't know, - suddenly I understood something that - is not such a great revelation, - you know the revelations are very simple. - What makes them called revelation - is that they are so simple - that we haven't seen them sooner. - A revelation is an understanding, an understanding - of something that is so - simple that we haven't seen it sooner, and all - of a sudden the Lord puts it in my - heart, the Lord puts it in my heart, - we need to understand one thing, he is - the god who said: "be fruitful", therefore he - is the god who breaks drought - and breaks sterility. - Sterility is a form of drought, - and drought never conquered - israel, drought never conquered - god, whenever the devil will - always come, with drought and - barrenness, the devil will always come, - with plans so that the lack reigns - in your life but each time God will make it - the dew of the sky, and your earth will - carry the fat, the fat that - breaks sterility, the fat that breaks - drought, yes I would like to - continue with this theme - drought, drought is not our - part, you cannot be a child of god - and accept that we speak to you about drought. - You cannot be a child of God and - accept that we speak to you about sterility. - No ! You must reject this, you must refuse - this because one of the first - blessings is be fruitful and when - I observe the life of the patriarchs I - saw that all the patriarchs have - faced barrenness and drought, - but none of them remained - prisoner, neither of sterility, nor of - drought, they all destroyed and - conquered both sterility and drought - because sterility is a form of drought, - both words say the same thing. - I come this morning with the anointing of the Holy - Spirit, to break the drought in your life, to - break the barrenness in his life, to - break the drought of your land, I declare - on your land, that your land will bear - life, your land will produce trees, - the trees will plant fruit, - the fruit will bear yet other trees, and - the trees will bear yet other fruit. - I declare in the name of Jesus - the fertility in your land, - the fertility in your life, that God - sends rain from heaven, rain from heaven which is - a blessing, may rain from heaven wash you away, - let rain from heaven destroy the drought - of your land, may the rain from heaven destroy - the barrenness of your life in the - mighty name of Jesus. - Thank you for the dew of the sky that the - dew of the sky touches your house, that the - dew of the sky touches your work, that the - dew of the sky touches your home, that the - dew of the sky touches your life, - and because the dew of the sky t 'will have - touched while the fat, which is - the anointing of the Holy Spirit, does not cease to - multiply in your life in the - mighty name of Jesus Christ, only the fat, - the anointing of God, the anointing that works miracles, - the anointing that destroys death, the anointing - that destroys drought, - the anointing that destroys barrenness, may this - anointing lend authority now, in - your life, in the name of mighty Jesus - Christ of Nazareth. When God called - Abraham, Abraham left with his nephew - Lot, with his father, with his family, - with his wife. - And while he had left the bible - said, he left without knowing where he - was going, he is the father of faith, for - him the word of God is more real than what we see. - When we have faith, the word of God is - more visible than what we see. - Because everything comes from the word of God. - So when God told him, go from your - country to a country that I will give you, - he did not know where this country was, - but because the word said that, - he made the word a reality more visible - than the country to which god told him - to go. Faith makes the invisible more - visible. You don't see it - physically, but you see it - spiritually and it is more real - than what you see physically. - "foreign language" I see - healing in someone's life, - I see that you have reasons much more - visible I see it more visible and more - real than your sterility and your dryness. - I see your fertility and - fertility more visible and more real than anything else. - The bible says, God who calls things - that are not, to call things - that are not you must first see them. - God calls things that are not - as if they were, therefore God calls the invisible, - God sees the invisible more visible than - the visible. For faith - the invisible is more visible than the - visible. And I see your healing that - you don't see yet. I see your - deliverance that you don't see yet. - Because I see by faith, and I - declare by faith, that barrenness - is over in your life. Physical sterility, - over! Spiritual sterility, over! - Financial sterility, over! All forms of - sterility in all areas of your - life, over! In the mighty name of - Jesus Christ of Nazareth. - Genesis 13 Abraham was with his nephew Lot. - The bible says Lot had sheep and - Abraham had them too, Lot's sheep - prospered and got bigger, - Lot's flock got bigger, - Abraham's flock too. But what Lot did - n't see was, he was blessed because - of Abraham. God's blessing - on Abraham poured out on Lot and - so Lot prospered to the point, that he - had come to the same level as - Abraham. So the bible says their - shepherds began to quarrel and Abraham is - going to say to Lot: let's separate, - if you go to the right, - I will go to the left, and if you go to the left, - I will go to the right. And the bible says Lot is to look at, - so I'll find those passages - quickly. Lot who traveled with - Abraham also had sheep, oxen, - and tents. And the land was insufficient - for them to stay together, for - their property was so great that they could - not stay together. There was a quarrel - between the shepherds of Abraham's flocks - and the shepherds of Lot's flocks. The - Canaanites and Perezians then dwelled - in the land. Abraham said to Lot that - there should not be, I pray you, any dispute - between me and you, nor between my shepherds and - your shepherds because we are brothers. - Isn't the whole country in front of - you? So separate yourself from me, if you - go to the left, I will go to the right, if you go to the - right, I will go to the left. Lot looked up - and saw the whole Jordan plain - which was fully watered, fully - watered, before the Lord destroyed - Sodom and Gomorrah it was as far as Zoar, - like a garden of the Lord, like the - land of the Lord. 'Egypt. Lot chose the - whole Jordan plain for himself and walked - east. This is how they - separated from each other. - You know the bible says that Lot also had - a large flock. But what Lot - forgot to recognize is that his - blessing relates to Abraham. Abraham - was like his father. God called - Abraham at 75, and Lot was still - young, he was Abraham's nephew. - When they got to the level of - separation Abraham said something - that I liked a lot, he first - left the choice to Lot by telling him, if - you go to the right, I go to the left, - if you go to left, - I will go right, which means - that wherever I go, God is - with me and God will prosper me. - I was very disappointed to read that Lot, - having seen the plain of the Jordan watered, watered, - that is to say having seen a fertile land, and - promising, he will ditch Abraham and will leave. - So that means he, Lot, chose - a fertile land and left Abraham - in the wilderness. But the bible never - said, that Abraham had problems watering - his flock. Because whether it is on the - right or whether it is on the left, - whether it is north or whether it is south, - there is a special anointing on his - life, which makes that wherever he - presents himself, the drought must disappear. - I was saying lord manyaka that we can talk, - as we talk about our father, - behind all of this is the theme of the father. - The theme of the father and this is very important to me, - the theme of the father. You know Lot, sure - was not Abraham's servant, but - he was like, because he was - Abraham's nephew who took him with him. - And because Abraham took it with him, - what was on Abraham poured out on Lot. - We children have to be - grateful, and respect - and recognize, the anointing of the father that's - come upon us. Because you know - when you serve a spiritual father, - there are many ways to serve, - there are those who serve the spiritual father - as if he were a competitor, and there are those - who serve the spiritual father - as a true servant, there are those who - serve the spiritual father, or the - spiritual mother, just to profit. But one - thing is certain, the anointing of the father - will not pass over you if your heart is not righteous. - Because when I think of Abraham, if there's - anyone in Abraham's life who was to - inherit Abraham's blessing, it's - not even Isaac his son, it's Lot. - It was Lot who went with him from - the start, it was Lot who had always been - with him, it was Lot who was to inherit. - But Lot served Abraham in a way, - with a heart of profit, so much - that he left Abraham in the wilderness - to go to the fertile lands of - Sodom and Gomorrah. Without knowing that - later, it is still the same Abraham who will go - to deliver him there. No when we - are with our fathers, let them take - pride of place. I cannot leave - my father in a desert and go and take fertile land, - no! I would say daddy, you take the fertile land, - I'm still young, I'm going to - work the desert. But by doing what - he did, and there are servants - like that, he showed that, he was - with Abraham just to take advantage. - It's not good to serve someone, - just in the spirit of taking advantage of the - person. You have to serve with a heart, - how shall I put it, a sincere heart. - It is necessary to serve with a heart of honor, it is to - serve to honor the father, it is very - important. When you have a spiritual father, - it is this same natural father, - all that is father, or all that is mother, - you have to feed him, you have to - feed him, Gehazi served Elisha and we - will come back to Gehazi on Elisha and Elijah - also, in studying the theme of the father, and - when Naaman had come to take - gifts to Elisha, Elisha did not want to - take Naaman's gifts. - But Gehazi went behind Elisha - 's back to get Naaman's gifts. - And when you read the text, - Elisha didn't blame him for going to - get the gifts, what Elisha - blamed him for was that it was not the time. - He said is it time to go - get some presents? Because when you - serve under a father it's true sometimes - it's hard, sometimes you don't always have - the opportunity to fulfill your dreams of - doing whatever you want, but there is a - time for that. I liked what - Elisha said to Gehazi. - He said this is not the time, a time - will come when the money will come, where god will - give you a salary, but for now - it is not the time, for the moment - it is the time to serve, it's time - to let go of your plans, it's time - to let go of your dreams, and serve with - a sincere heart and honor the - person you serve, on behalf of your boss, - on behalf of your mom, on behalf of your daddy, - on behalf of your pastor, on behalf of the person - you work under. When you're somebody who - honors, who, you know, there's one thing - that I loved about Joshua, when God - said to Joshua, Moses died, the first - chapter of Joshua when you read it, - it's was a chapter that God, in which - God spent all of his time consoling - Joshua. Joshua served Moses for - 38 years, 38 years he served Moses. - But when God told him Moses died, - he was completely lost. Why ? - Because he did not serve Moses with - the ambition that Moses did not quickly - die to replace him. No ! He served - Moses with love, that - was his father, he never even - thought that one day Moses was going to die. - There are servants who serve their - fathers by calculating the date of their death. - No ! You must serve with a pure heart. - Joshua was so discouraged, God - told him as I was with Moses, as I - would be with you, God encouraged him so much. - Because Moses' death was not a - joy to him, I don't want to - comment any longer, but it is very - important when we serve a - spiritual father, to serve with a pure heart. - Lot did not have a good heart, it was the - servant who wanted to profit. - And when you want to take advantage, there is always - something that happens afterwards in fact, - because you do not take advantage, because - finally where he chose to go, - it was the city that God is going to want to - destroy, and It is again Abraham who will - pray, and who will even go to war - to deliver him. A father - is always a father, but we have to learn to - honor our fathers, it is very important. - Abraham did not perish in the drought, - you will not perish in the drought, - Abraham faced barrenness, because - Sarah could not bear children. - It took twenty-five years, - between the time God called him at 75, - and the time he had Isaac at 100 years old. - But at one point even, he thought Sarah - also thought, that the child of the promise - would not come from her, because it was - impossible, according to logic and - reasoning, but God is illogical and - God is unreasonable. Sarah has - conquered sterility in the end, you will conquer sterility. - The dryness of her body was translated - into the fat of the earth, at an age when one - cannot give birth, Sarah got - pregnant and gave birth. You will overcome drought, - you will overcome sterility. When Abraham faced drought - and barrenness - he came out victorious, if he's my - father then daddy's spirit is upon me, - I will always emerge victorious from every - drought and barrenness. - I declare it on your life, that you believe or that you - do not believe it is not my problem, - me I know that the God whom I adore, - it is a God who destroys the drought - and the sterility, I declare on your life - I impose on your life, that you will - never be dry again, never dry again - , never again sterile in the powerful name of Jesus - Christ of Nazareth. In the powerful name - of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, - This story of drought and - sterility, God puts it to my heart. - You must understand that if there is - something that God destroys as a priority - in life, it is drought and - sterility. - Abraham conquered barrenness and - drought, and Abraham had a son, Isaac. - Isaac married Rebecca. Rebecca - was also barren, in their home, in their - marriage, they waited twenty years to - have twins: Jacob and Esau. - I'm telling someone, with God - you need patience. I already have, I speak all - the time of this verse from the Ebrew chapter 6 which says - to imitate the elders who, with faith and - patience, inherit the promises. - You don't inherit the promises with faith - alone. You don't only inherit - with patience, but the bible says you inherit - with faith and patience. - Abraham waited twenty five years, I'm not saying - you will wait twenty five years, but I - 'm saying you have to be patient with God. - When Isaac was born, the time Isaac - married Rebecca, Rebecca was - barren, they waited twenty years - before Rebecca became pregnant with twins: - Jacob and Esau. And when Jacob - married Rachel too, Rachel was barren. - Yes ! Drought and barrenness - struck Abraham, but he conquered, he gave birth - to Isaac. Drought and - barrenness hit Isaac, because Rebecca - was barren and we saw - in Genesis 26 that, Isaac faced - barrenness, drought among - the Philistines and destroyed the drought. - So barrenness, drought - attacked Abraham, Abraham destroyed them. - The barrenness and the - drought attacked Isaac. Isaac destroyed them, - they had twins, one of - whom was called Jacob who married Rachel and - Rachel was also barren. Rachel was barren! - But sterility was overcome in the, - in Rachel's life. Because - she ended up having two children - Joseph and Benjamin. So I see God - says I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. - All three have conquered - drought and sterility. - If my God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, - then I declare their anointing in your - life, no drought and no - barrenness will put you down. - You will overcome all drought and you will overcome - all barrenness, however - long it takes, - I see victory in your life in the - mighty name of Jesus Christ of - Nazareth. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, - Jacob faced financial drought. - There are people who - are in financial drought because - he worked, worked I - say it all the time. - You know in the bible there are two - characters who are my - favorite characters, it's Jacob and Joseph. The - two are really my friends. - Jacob worked for his uncle - while his salary was reduced 10 times - for several years, he worked - without salary, or he was paid little. - It was financial drought. - But something happened, I refuse - the drought in your life. I - don't know excuse me, there has been - something that convinces me - as I speak, I will never be - in drought, I will never be - in drought again, I - will never be in barrenness, anyone ' - just repeat after me, I - 'll never be drought again, - I'll never be barren again, - I'll never be - drought again, I'll never - be barren again, - I won't will never be in - drought again, I will never be - in barrenness again, - I will never be in - drought again, I will never be - in barrenness again, - I will never be in - drought again, I will never be in drought again. - barrenness, I will - never be drought again, never be - barren again, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. - My God is the God who destroys - drought, my God is the God who - destroys sterility, - I will never be in - drought again, I will never be - in sterility again. Never again will I declare it in the - mighty name of Jesus Christ. - My land will always be fertile, someone - repeat after me, my land will always be - fertile, my land will always be fruitful, - my land will bear fruit, the best - fruit on the land, my land will bear - fruit in abundance and in abundance, - in the name of Jesus. No desert will - remain in my life, no desert will - remain in my projects, no desert will - remain in my family. My land - will always bear fruit, my land the - drought of the land of my land stops today. - I will never be in drought again, - I will never be in drought again, I will - never be in drought again, I will never be in drought again, - I will never be in drought again. - The bank was paying Jacob with the sheep of the flock, - after mistreating - Jacob's salary, lowering his salary 10 times, - Jacob was hit by financial drought. - To someone is listening to me now - "foreign language" - that the dew of the sky and the grease of - the earth touch your bank account. - "foreign language" I say - the drought that ensures your - bank account is broken in the mighty name of - Jesus Christ of Nazareth. - Jacob was unhappy because he was - working, working, working, - working, but there is no pay. - God tell someone you've - worked enough now I'm getting you - into the pay season. Someone does - n't understand me. You know there's a season, - there's a season where you just plant, - plant, plant, plant, plant, plant, - but there's also another season, where - you just reap, reap. You use my mouth - to talk to someone, you were exploited like - Jacob. You worked without pay - but the time has come now, - I will pay you your salary. - I'm going to tell you something, - let's not get into the ... What - men don't want to give to you, God - will give to you. I said what men - don't want to give you, God will give it to you - because God is a God of - rewards, the name of God, the God who - gives rewards is Jehovah Gmolah, may - Jehovah Gmolah visit you because - it is the time of the salary. - I proclaim the time of the salary over - someone's life, I say the financial drought - is over, all you - sowed, all you did for work, - God will give you the salary, men - won't will not give you a salary, but God - will give you the salary. Expect - to receive an unexpected opening, - because all at once the waters will - gush out in the desert, the waters will gush out - in the desert, and the parched earth - will become a spring of living water. - "foreign language ..." - "foreign language ..." - "foreign language ..." But Jacob was in such - a financial dryer, so God - stood up for Jacob, God stands up for - you today, I say God arises for - you today, the God who destroys - drought and sterility arises for you today. - So God stood up when the bank - said to Jacob, this month it is the - black sheep that will be your salary, God - made sure that all the flock - made only black sheep. - Someone does not understand me but the - person will understand me soon, when - it will start in your life you will - understand me, when the bank saw this - he said, next month - your salary will no longer be the black sheep - but the striped sheep. When he said - that God made all the - flock make striped sheep. - My God is mighty, - my God destroys financial drought - , my God destroys - physical drought, - my God destroys all forms of drought - and barrenness, in the mighty name - of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. - He made sure that every time - the bank said such a sheep, - such color will be your salary, the whole - flock was the same color - "foreign language ..." - Receive this anointing this morning, - receive this option this morning in the - mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. - I pray for the multiplication that all - your projects will bear fruit, that all your - projects will be fruitful, that all your projects will be fruitful. - I see the waters gushing out in your desert, - I see the waters gushing out in your - womb which will give birth to - children, more children, - always children, you will be tired of giving birth to children. - You are going to tell God Lord - please I can not stop. Someone - doesn't understand me but the person will - understand me soon. - My God destroys drought, my God - destroys barrenness - , every time he said this month, it - will be the striped sheep that will be - your salary, all the flock made - striped sheep. Thank you for the God who - arises for his children. - The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - is your God, I refuse drought - in your life, I refuse sterility in - your life, I refuse the doctor's report. - Isaiah 53 says what report - did you believe in? What report - did you believe in? - I believe in the Bible report which - says: "by these stripes - we were healed". - Someone has to change their - mindset this morning, so far we put - in your head that you are sterile, you are not sterile. - "foreign language ..." - You cannot have the God of Abraham - , Isaac and Jacob as God and - claim that you are sterile, you are not sterile, - I refuse sterility in your life, - I refuse the drought in your life in the - mighty name of Jesus, in the - mighty name of Jesus, in the mighty name of - Jesus. They've all overcome drought, - they've all overcome barrenness in Jesus' name. - You too will overcome drought and - sterility. Our father who is in heaven, our father - who opens heaven and sends dew - from heaven. Thank - you lord, thank you lord, thank you lord, thank you for - the dew of heaven, - thank you for the dew of heaven, thank you for the dew of heaven. - I didn't expect, I did - n't expect that we could last on - our father in heaven. This image of the - Father in Heaven opened this - revelation for me. - That if daddy is in heaven, heaven is - open on you, receive and believe the God - of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He is a God who - destroys sterility and drought. The spirit of God puts this in - my heart and I have this - conviction that the devil does not cheat you, - I say that the devil does not cheat you, - that the devil does not cheat you, that the blessing - of Abraham, that Abraham's blessing - is active in your life, in - all areas of life, starting with - the bowels, because Abraham in his - blessing Genesis 28 said: - "blessed be the fruit of your bowels". - So I bless your bowels this morning, - your bowels will bear fruit, - your bowels will bear children, - your bowels will bear twins, - your bowels will bear triplets, - your bowels will bear quadruplets, - your bowels will bear even more quintuplets, - and even more. - There was a time, a few - months ago, we did a teaching in - six series I believe, titled - Abraham's blessing, - please please go and listen to - these messages, listen to this message again - the blessing of Abraham it's in 6 sets - I believe, please listen - to Abraham's blessing again, Abraham's blessing - is upon us. The bible says Christ was made a - curse, hanged on a tree, so that - Abraham's blessing would come - upon us. A curse was made - for you to receive - Abraham's blessing. I invite you - to listen to this teaching, - Abraham's blessing. There are things you have to refuse. - No matter what science says, I refuse! - No matter what the doctors say, I refuse! - My God does not need to give me - a scientific demonstration - if he wants to give me a child, or if he - wants to give me a miracle. He just needs - to talk, that's all. No matter - what you have been told, it is because you believe in - what the enemy tells you, that drought - and barrenness will do, but today - that the Holy Spirit opens your mind, you - say j love God, I adore God, I - also love Jesus as my Lord the Savior. - So it is impossible to conceive of - sterility and drought, impossible! - Someone will say, the pastor is exaggerating, - but I'm not exaggerating, it's impossible. The God - who said I am the God of Abraham, - of Isaac and of Jacob, such will be my - name for eternity, - that God has conquered the drought and the - sterility in the life of Abraham, has conquered the - drought and barrenness in - Isaac's life, conquered drought - and barrenness in Jacob's life. - So it is a God who always has the - victory over drought and sterility and - I see you in this victory. - I see you in this victory. - I don't know why but I'm angry. - No, but sometimes we get angry, we get - angry because there are things that - become so obvious in front of - you and you wonder, how is it - that for so long, - this evidence has not jumped out my eyes ? - If you worship God, no sterility, no drought. - Someone repeat again, - from today I will never be - in drought again, and never again in - barrenness, in the name and Jesus Christ of Nazareth, - in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. - Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, - thy kingdom come, - thy will be done, on earth - as it is in heaven. - The last time we talked about - what it is to sanctify your name. - We had talked about the fact that by sanctifying - his name, having reverence for - his name, reverence, worship for his - name, his kingdom comes, where his name is - raised, his kingdom comes down. I repeat ! - Where his name is high, his reign - descends, and when his reign descends, his - will is done. - The title of my post today - is now that I start the - post. The title of my post - today is Gethsemane. Someone will - ask me why Gethsemane. - Because in the prayer that the Lord - has given us, there is this passage that says, Your - will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. - When we come to God, I feel - like I'm going to disappoint someone, but - that's okay, it's for the glory of God, - I myself was like that before, I had - heard a gospel, which in fact has nothing - to do with the gospel. That yes everything - you want, you have to, you have to - concentrate on the thing, - you have to make concessions, - you have to do this, you have to do that, - this thing there you will end up - owning it. The prosperity gospel has - taught many things, which in fact - have confused us. - I am not saying that God does not give prosperity, - but, there was a way of teaching the - time completely wrong, where the - Christian is there to make God - do what he wants. It is contrary to the - basis, to the essence of the gospel. You do - n't come to God for God to do - what you want, you come to God to do - what God wants. This is why the apostle - Paul said if I am living it is no longer I who - live, it is Christ who lives in me. - Why ? Because Christianity starts - from a main basis, it is that when you - come to Jesus, you have to nourish yourself. - And live only for Christ. - The new birth, you become new creatures, you can - not become a new creature with - old desires. When we come to Christ, - it is not for Christ to do what we - want. When we come to Christ, it is - to do what Christ expects and wants of us. - And that requires sacrifices. When - Jesus says that everyone carries their cross, what - does that mean? What is happening - with the cross? We die on the cross, we die - on the cross and we are resurrected - with new life, - a life that seeks to please God. - Hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom - come, thy will be done, on - earth as it is in heaven. - This is very important that, you know, when - you look at this prayer, I said God - Jesus did not give this prayer just to - be prayed for, the prayer is - made up in a certain way, first of all. - you have to look at God as your father, - then you have to raise his name in your - life and if you raise his name in your life, - worship his name, his reign will come. - And he says now that your will be done, - when you are under his reign it is not difficult to do his will. - But when you are in the reign of sin, - it is very difficult to do his - will. May your will be done, and - it is at this level that - the essential is found. Have you ever - wondered if you are in the will of God? - Have you ever wondered if you are - doing God's will? Have - you ever wondered what - God's will is for you? Because the prayer says, - your will be done. - Are you ready to sacrifice your - will for the benefit of - God's will? I was talking about Gethsemane, because - in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus - chose the will of God. You know - in the life of any believer there is - always a time when you will - find yourself in the Garden of Gethsemane. - The Garden of Gethsemane is where - you make the decision to be for God, - or not to be for God. The word Gethsemane means - oil press. In the garden of - Gethsemane, let us read Luke chapter 22, - after going out, he went according to his - custom to the mount of Olives. - His disciples followed. When he - arrived in this place, he said to them, pray - that you do not fall into - temptation, then he walked away from them, at the distance - of about, a stone's throw and having - knelt down, he prayed saying: "Father, if you - wanted to take this cup away from me, - however my will is not done, but yours. - Then an angel appeared to him from heaven - to strengthen him and tries in agony, he prayed - more earnestly, and his sweat - became like lumps of blood - falling to the - ground.The Garden of Gethsemane whose name - means, literally olive press, - is located on a slope of the Mount of - Olives just in front of Jerusalem, on - the other side of the valley of kidron. There - is still a garden - of ancient olive trees there, Jesus if it - holds them back. The Bible says, in the garden of - Gethsemane, Jesus was distressed. Why? - Because the hour of the crucifixion is approaching. - He reflected, he meditated, saw everything and - everything and everything, he had the choice between - giving up or then carrying out the - will of god for him. So he said this prayer, - he said, not as I want, but as you want. - In my opinion, the most beautiful prayer that - exists on earth is that, not - as I want, but as you want. Because to be able to say to God, - not as I want, but as you want, - it demonstrates a great and inestimable love for God. - And that's what God expects of us. God - expects us to do what he wants, not - what we want. The greatest sacrifice - that exists is the sacrifice of his will. - I repeat ! The greatest sacrifice that - exists spiritually speaking, - in my opinion, is the sacrifice of his will. - If you can sacrifice your will for the - benefit of God's will, then you - are a great man of faith. So you are - a great woman of faith. - The greatest sacrifice is not to - offer castles to God, it is not to - offer millions to God, no! No ! No ! No ! - The greatest sacrifice - is to offer, it is to sacrifice one's will, - for the benefit of God's will, not as I want. - There are things in life, you get to - this ... You look at these - things there, you see your interests in - these things, you see your profits in - these things, you see so much - profit in these things, but next to it from - the word of God, - you say to yourself, no I can't follow - God and do that, I'm going to sacrifice her - for this God. - But I'm going to tell you something, - each time we find ourselves in a - situation where when you have to choose God the - devil is there to tell you: "you are the - loser, you are the loser you are the - loser, you are the loser", and in - the appearance you have the impression that you are losing. - But in fact you haven't lost anything at all, - because God always rewards afterwards, - and the reward of God is - greater than anything you could have - gained by forsaking God. So I want to - encourage someone. Jesus said, the good - prayer is to pray that the will of - God will be done in our life, not that - God will do our will, but we - must take our will to the altar, to the cross. - It is powerful what Paul said, if I live it is - no longer me who lives, it is strong! It's strong ! - No wonder, how far he has been in - faith, and in missionary work, the - greatest of all Christians, Paul! - If I am living it is no longer I who live, - the I is dead, the self-interest is - dead, the benefits are dead, there is only - God! God ! God ! God is my reward, - God is my life, God is my seed. You know - sometimes, sometimes I think to myself I do - n't understand, when you see - Paul's commitment, the way Paul talks, - you imagine Paul praying to - God because he wants to have a BMW, - he wants to have a luxurious house, - he wants to have the greatest this, the - greatest ... You imagine Paul, it's not - when having these things you are - in sin, not at all, but it's - not the origin of his faith. The Christian - cannot spend his time desiring - what the pagans desire, - while the bible says, we must feed ourselves. - I'm not saying to be poor, I'm not saying - to ... No I'm not saying that, I believe - in prosperity too, I believe that well - we must have the best things too, - but that's not it the object of our faith. - There are people who have given their lives, who - risk their lives in places, - in forests to go preach - the gospel to the pigmies, to go and do - this, for the advancement of the kingdom - and you are there saying that God gives me - this ... That is to say, faith - takes you beyond the worries of this world - , faith takes you beyond ... - I don't know how to say, - at the same time I say, I don't say - it's bad to be prosperous, it's bad - to be rich, no that's not what I - 'm saying, but I'm saying it's not the object of - our faith, it's not the object of our faith. - We don't have time, - the time we have now is to - preach the gospel, to - save souls, to do the work of - God, to commit to God, it is is to - sacrifice oneself for God, Gethsemane - means olive oil press, it is there where one - crushes, one crushes the olive and because one - has crushed the olive, it produces - the anointing. You know Jesus Christ was - crushed on the cross to produce - the anointing. - The anointing always comes from the crushing. - "foreign language ..." - For you to be someone who has a - point that means that you have been - crushed, because the anointing is - what comes out of your crush. - The anointing is what comes out of your - breaking, and precisely, when you serve the - father, the father will put you in - situations where you will feel crushed. - Someone doesn't understand me. When you - serve the father, when one is a servant - under a spiritual father, the spiritual father - does not always ask you for everything you want. - The spiritual father will make you do a lot of - things that you don't want, a lot of - things that you don't like, the - spiritual father will put you in - hard and difficult situations. - All this is to break you, it is - to crush you, Gethsemane, so that you - can have an anointing on your life. - Someone doesn't understand me but the - person will understand me. I always have the - time that people will eventually understand me. - You have to be crushed for there to be the anointing - that gives out the crushing tone. There are - people, when you see it you know that this - one where that one hasn't been - broken yet. It has to go through - proof, it has to go through Gethsemane. - There you are crushed and there, when - you have been crushed, the anointing goes out, - the power of God goes out. The bible says, in the - Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus Christ was so distressed, just - thinking of all the sufferings he - will go through with the cross, he was - so distressed that his sweat - turned to blood. Someone did not follow me. - He was so distressed that his - sweat turned to blood. In the Garden of - Gethsemane, Jesus Christ shed his blood - to deliver you from depression, - to deliver you from all that is ... - psychologies, psychoanalysis, - all that is psychic and that is negative, - because in the garden he was - psychologically affected, he was - so affected by anxiety, by - depression, he was so affected, - imagining all the suffering - that awaited him, that blood came - out instead of sweat. - Jesus shed his blood in the Garden - of Gethsemane so that you no longer have - depression, so that you no longer have any - pressure, so that you no longer have - repression, so that you no longer - have opposition, so that you no longer have all - that is pressure! - "foreign language" - He shed his - blood, blood came out instead of - sweat. This is to tell you how much - he was in anguish, in how depressed, - how much in ... - in anguish. But despite this pressure - he said, not as I want, but as you want. - No wonder the father - resurrected him. I repeat, no - wonder the father resurrected him. - Because whatever you sacrifice for - God, God always resuscitates it a hundredfold. - You are never a loser with God. - What is God's will for you? Christ - said your will be done on earth - as it is in heaven. - I always speak of this story, - of Israel wanting a king, and Israel - wanted a king like the other nations. - Israel is not like other - nations, but Israel wanted a king - like other nations. - Samuel chapter 8 they went to find - Samuel to tell Samuel, you are too - old, your children do not follow the - voices of God, we want a king - like the other nations. There is always this - tendency in Christians to want to be - like other nations, to want to be - like others in society, - but we are not like the others, - because we are the people of God. - Israel cannot be like - other nations because Israel was - God's people. That's why, as a - Christian, you don't always have to try to - be like the pagans, to be like the people - of the world. No, our destiny is different. - They insisted, insisted, and God said - to Samuel, okay give their Sahul. Sahul - was chosen to be the king of Israel. - We all know this story - because it's been talked about all the time, - and he was the worst king. Why ? - Whenever God told him to do - something, he always did the - opposite. God tells him does such and such, - he gets up and does the opposite, until - one day God gets angry and - takes back the kingship from him. We will not go - into all the details. - When they claimed a king, God - intended to give them a king, but - it was not the time. - Be careful not to confuse, not to confuse time, - often we confuse time, - there are certain things that we desire to have - now, while God has - programmed them for later, but you - want it now. You know when they - got back to the promised land, - when they took Jericho, God told them, - all the gold, all the silver that you - will find in Jericho, mustn't touch - it, it's for me. But among them, a certain - Akan stole in the treasure that - belonged to God. And the bible says, Israel, - the most powerful army, - waged war against a small army in a - city called Ai. And when they - made war against a small army in a - town called Ai, - they all said ouch, because the small - army of Ai hit them well, - beat them well. Joshua was even amazed he - tore his clothes he said - no it's not possible, if it's - possible why is it possible? But because we have stolen - from the treasure of the Eternal. And yet, - the Lord said, whatever you - find in Jericho is for me, and - whatever you find in Ai, it will be - for you. But they wanted to take - Ai to Jericho. God sometimes - does not refuse to give you what - you expect, but it is the discernment of the - times. He said all the gold in Jericho - is mine, but when you get to Ai, - all the gold in Ai will be for you. No ! No ! - They wanted to take Ai to Jericho, - because man is always in a hurry - , man is always in a hurry. - Gethsemane, you sacrifice your will. Thank you Lord for your word, - thank you Lord for your word. You know, when the name is sanctified, - the kingdom come, - when you pray the will of God, - when you walk in the will of God, - God has no problem giving us - this day's bread. Soon we - will talk about today's bread, - but I have not yet finished with the will of God. - Because Israel wanted Sahul, - while God was preparing David, and what is - very beautiful is that God said of David, - a man after my heart. I always come back - to this example of Israel. Israel wanted - Sahul, he wanted to do things before - the time, that's why I say when you - have faith, you have to be patient, do not - do things before the time, because God - does things according to his time. - According to its time, or otherwise, according to the - time of the thing itself, that too - is another message. - God had David in preparation, the - people said no, we want to be like - the others, we want a king, we want a king, - they got Sahul. And every time when I talk about - this story I always say, my prayer - is that there is no Sahul in your life, - that whatever is going to happen to you, - whatever is going to come into your life, - any relationship that you are going to have, any project - that you are going to have, everything that you are going to - undertake, it will be according to the heart of - God. Lord thank you for your word. - Lord I pray that everything - reveals your will because you said, - your will be done, we want to do - your will then, reveal yourself to your - children, Lord. Those who do not know - what your will is for their life, - thank you father for what you reveal to them. - Thank you Lord for giving us - a heart ready to sacrifice our will. - Jesus said in the book of Hebrews, - you don't have to create the burnt offerings, - you don't have to create the animal sacrifice, - so you formed a body for me, I come - now to do your will to God . - Ah Lord and in the accomplishment of this will, - Jesus went through all the - anguishes, but despite the fact that - he went through all the anguishes, - he said that your will be done, and not - mine. May the will of God be done - in your life, may the will of God be - done in your situation that you are - going through, may the will of God be manifested. - Because everywhere the will of God - is done, the will of God always brings - victory and reward. It is not easy - to walk in the will of God. - But once you sacrifice your own - will, and walk in - God's will, you always end up saying glory to God. - We always end up saying, Lord - thank you, I lift you up, we always end up - saying Lord you are the greatest, - may the Lord be the greatest in your life, - in the mighty name of Jesus Christ - of Nazareth. I will end with John - chapter 18 verse 4, the bible says Jesus - knowing all that was to happen to him, - came forward and said to them, who - are you looking for? Jesus, knowing all that - was to happen to him, stepped forward. - Jesus knowing how much we were going to tear - his body, Jesus knowing how much we were going to - pierce his body, Jesus knowing - how much we were going to drive thorns in his head, - Jesus knowing how much we were going to - tear his body, Jesus knowing to how - much his blood was going to squirt everywhere, - Jesus knowing how much they were - going to insult him, spit on him, Jesus even knowing - that they were going to crucify him naked, - Jesus knowing all the shame that awaited him, - stepped forward. - "foreign language" - God says to someone, advance - God says to someone, yes it is true the - enemies are waiting for you, - yes it is true the arrows are waiting, - yes it is true the attacks you wait, - yes it's true the trials await you, - but move on! Advance ! It's powerful! - Jesus knowing everything that was in front of him, - everything that was going to happen to him, stepped forward. - It is too beautiful ! It is too beautiful ! It is too beautiful ! - Lord thank you for your word. - Thank you because your word makes us - move forward, even in the valley of the shadow - of death, you move us forward - because you are with us. Thank you Lord for your presence, - thank you for your body which was mutilated, - you accepted that your body was mutilated, - and you said that your will be done and not mine. - Lord I say a big thank you, - for offering your body for me, - a big thank you for offering your body - for the church. - Thank you Lord your name is lifted up. - We have this faith that your sacrifice - is perfect. And because your sacrifice - is perfect Lord, it breaks sterility, - it breaks drought, it - breaks death, it breaks every work - of darkness in our life. - Thank you father for your body which was bruised - so that our body would be healed, - we are receiving divine healing at this precise moment, - in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, amen! - Lord thank you for your blood, the bible says - we overcame it with blood, - love and share the word of our - testimony. As we drink your - lord blood, your blood destroys any - sickness seed in our body, - your blood washes us completely, your blood - cleanses us, your blood always breaks in - our life. Lord thank you for the - victory over sickness, - curse, the works of the enemy, - witchcraft, the dark world. - Thank you for the victory over all these - things through your precious blood - lord. As we take this blood - I declare victory in our life, - in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, amen! - And behold the Lord bless you - we will continue next week, - with your will be done, - give us today our - daily bread, forgive us our trespasses, as - we also forgive those who - trespass against us, but do not not subject us to - temptation, but deliver us from evil, - for yours belong - forever and ever the kingdom, the - power and the glory, amen! God bless you, - great presence in your homes, - expect the waters to - gush in your wilderness, for I - see waters gush in the wilderness, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, amen!