Archive for February, 2011
BJD: You know, this is a place of miracles. ORU was birthed in that. ICBM is in the same vein. This is your time for miracles. There are going to be miracles of healing in your life. We’re not going to wait till the end of the week. Tonight is your night for miracles.
We have been praying for you. The very heart and core of our board meeting was about you. We all prayed, everybody was lifting you up in prayer. Have you already felt lifted up since you’ve come? That prayer is coming to you.
God’s vision for all of His people, He said, “I know the dreams and the plans that I have for you, and they are plans for good and not for evil.”
Your best days are ahead of you, and God has called ICBM to help equip you, strengthen you, uplift you, fill you with holy glory and strength. You will go back changed forever. And what you’ve experienced here, you will impart to others.
Lift your hands up with me right now. Lord, we thank You for an impartation of divine grace, supernatural glory filling every life, chains of bondage being broken. Lord, miracles of restora-tion being released, miracles of deliverance, healing and wholeness.
Lord, we agree for problems back home to be solved while people are worshipping You right here. Lord, I thank You for a new shout of joy being released, an uncontainable, Holy Ghost re-lease of divine joy. I think it’s time to jump up and shout a little bit right now. Just release His joy in your life. Fresh joy.
RR: Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! God bless you. Jeannie Mayo is one of the newer Trus-tees of ICBM. Jeannie, what are you sensing? Your denomination, you minister probably to as many or more kids than anyone in all the Assemblies of God. What are you sensing in your spi-rit?
JM: Can I tell what I sensed when I woke up this morning?
JM: I’ve been a youth minister for nearly four decades. I don’t look that old, do I? Say no. That was a little weak, sports fans. Okay. You know, my husband, he’s amazing, and he’s been a se-nior pastor for way longer than that.
And so every once in a while I’ll try to poke my head out into adult ministry, and it’s so depress-ing. I run back to the youth ministry. You can laugh over that. Come on, I’m kidding you.
Do you spend more money on Disney movies than you put in the offering? And do you tolerate that in your church because if you preached on that they’d think you were ugly? 1951 Oral Roberts wrote a book called The Fourth Man, and in one chapter he wrote a couple of pages. Now out of the whole book it only took two pages to write this, so basically people didn’t get it. We missed it. He preached it. We liked it. He yelled it. He shouted it. He had a lot of exuberance. And so we loved it, and we shouted hallelujah, but we didn’t live it one day. Oh, what he preaches that Fourth Man, when he swings his coat and he whips that old microphone around and his hair starts to hanging in the middle of his face, oh, does he look good! And we get excited, and we get exuberant, and we think, “Preach it, baby!” and he does, and we don’t listen.
So I wrote it down. He said, “Who is this Fourth Man? Who is the Fourth Man in the middle of the fiery furnace that delivered the children of Israel, that delivered the Hebrew children, that delivered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that delivers you, that delivers me, that goes all the way back to when he literally sat at the hand of the Father.” And God said, “They’re not getting it. Get down there, buddy.”
Who is the Fourth Man that jumped in the middle of the fiery furnace? Is He anybody we know? Is He anybody we fellowship with? Do we talk more on our cell phone than we talk to the Fourth Man? Have you paid more to AT&T than you paid in your tithe? Who is the Fourth Man?
Listen to the words, just listen to the words, because if these words are not enough to get you saved and healed and delivered and set free, then quit the ministry. He said, “In Genesis He’s the seed of the woman. In Exodus He’s the Passover Lamb. In Leviticus He’s the high priest. In Numbers He’s a pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night. In Deuteronomy He’s the prophet like unto Moses. In Joshua He’s the captain of our salvation.” Whoo, that’s enough right there! But I’m only getting started.
LR: $35. Don’t tell me that we can’t live like the child of the King without having to pay $2,500 for the pair of shoes I’ve got on my feet.
Now let me tell you something, God promised that we should be stewards of His money, good stewards. But it didn’t mean we had to go poor and we didn’t have to be broke and we didn’t have to do without, coveting the things of the world.
But, you see, let me tell you something about Jezebel. Jezebel convinces you that there will never be enough money. You poor dumb preacher. And you know what? We live like it. We’re supposed to be poor and humble. If God keeps us humble, Oral always says, preachers will keep you poor. That’s not the Bible. That is not the Bible.
Until he had the guts in 1947 to stand up and say, “God is a good God and that God wants you to prosper.” He read III John 2, and they called him a heretic, “Beloved, I wish above all things that you prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.” They called it “the seed and greed? Gospel. They called it “the need and greed Gospel.” They called it the “blab and grab-it Gospel.” You can name it, and I can tell you what they said about it.
But I can tell you this, III John 2 says, “Above all things, I wish that you prosper and be in health.” And yet we stood up for the sickest, poorest bunch on the face of the earth. We’ve got it backwards, and it’s time for us to flip the coin to the other side. It’s time that we’re no longer the tail but the head.
And it’s time we recognized that the spirit of Jezebel is a spirit of rebellion that has taught us to buy the lie. We buy the lie in the church, and God is sick of it, to the point where He wants to vomit us out of His mouth. And it’s time that we say, “Stop it, that’s enough! We’re not going to buy the lie anymore. We are the head and not the tail. We are above and not beneath. My God shall supply all our needs according to His riches in glory.” And if that makes the devil mad, so what? Because I tell you something, the people who are saying it are also the people who are selling this garbage to our generation and killing our kids.
How many of you have had an honest picture that Jezebel was a woman in your church, with a short skirt, long red fingernails, and running after your husband? How many of you when I said the name Jezebel and the word woman, you pictured one immediately, came right to your mind, right? How many of you know that the Bible clearly says that satan comes as a wolf in sheep’s clothing? So many times we’re looking for the wolf in wolf’s clothing that we don’t recognize that we missed it, and yet we should be looking for the wolf in sheep’s clothing. And only God himself can reveal to us who it is.
If you look in I Kings 16:30-33, it says, “Now Ahab the son of Omri?-let me take my glasses off-?did evil in the sight of the Lord more than all who were before him.” I’m in I Kings 16:30-33. “Ahab did evil in the sight of the Lord more than all who were before him. And it came to pass, as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took his wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians?-or Tyre and Sidon, the Lebanese area, Lebanon, that area. So I can preach this message because as you know, my father was 100 percent Lebanese, so I’m talking about myself here. No, I’m not referring to myself as a spirit of Jezebel because Jezebel is not a he or a she. It is a spirit. It is not a part of a person or a heritage. We just read about her first of all in the Bible in this reference.
It says, “He went up and he served Baal, and he worshipped him. Then he set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. And Ahab made a wooden image. Ahab did more to provoke?-oh, my word-I’m reading it. “Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him.” How many of you know that he made God mad? The Bible doesn’t say that God never angered. It says that He is slow to anger.
In Frances Frangipane’s book on Jezebel, it says, “The first mention of Jezebel is seen in the rebellious, manipulative wife of King Ahab. It was actually this spirit operating through Queen Jezebel which had caused over ten million Hebrews, ten million Hebrews, all but seven thousand faithful souls, to bow to Baal.” One woman with this evil spirit caused ten million of God’s children to bow to this evil Baal. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine that one woman-never underestimate the power of a woman.