Summary: A summary of the messages from the series Going Deep. Preached at conference at Love Chapel.
I give honor to Apostle Frazier the bishop of this house and overseer of the churches. Also to First Lady Frazier who stands behind this man of God. I give honor to Sis. Johnnie Tisdale who has tirelessly put this conference together and to all the ministers and workers of the house. Most of all I give honor to the Lord who saved me and anointed me to preach the Word. To the Lord Jesus who is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, this may be a good time to stop and give an ovation to the Lord. No matter who is in the house tonight most importantly he is here.
I dropped by tonight to share with you a word which the Lord has been giving me about this year. As the theme goes for these services it is a them of New Beginnings. God has been showing me that this is that year where there are New Beginnings coming.
He took me to Ezekiel 47 which shows a vision of what the Lord wants to do this year.
Ezekiel 47:3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles. 4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins. 5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
This vision is simply explained but the Lord was setting the church up for something great. He was telling His people first Israel and now also the church that there is more out there and the only way to see what the Lord has it to go deep with him.
Now it is okay to sit on the edge of the water and get your feet wet, that is if you like staying on the outside. Like playing in the kiddie pool. If you like watching others getting their blessing. But the action is happening in the deep. Tonight you might be experimenting with him, or as one minster said, playing patty cake, if you are it is time to go deeper.
You may be one of those who have just been knee deep. Here you still have control. You can move and you feet are planted. This is okay for a season but it is time to go deep. You may be up to your waist. Now you are losing control but you still got your feet planted. You wanted to go deeper but your favorite song still, “I shall not be, I shall not be moved.” Maybe that is your problem you need to be moving.
God wants you to got deep, the Lord has awesome revelations and blessings in store for you this year but you have got to go deep to get it.
1 Corinthians_2:9 NKJV But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him."
MSG No one’s ever seen or heard anything like this, Never so much as imagined anything quite like it-- What God has arranged for those who love him.
Quickly let me just show you that the Lord says there are few areas of preparation that we must to if we are going to Go Deep.
The first area is change. Here the Lord took me to Mark 2:18. At the beginning of Jesus ministry he showed us the importance of change and preparation. If we don’t change then that which the Lord wants to pour into us will not fit.
Mark 2:18 The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were fasting. Then they came and said to Him, "Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?"
19 And Jesus said to them, "Can the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast. 20 But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days. 21 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; or else the new piece pulls away from the old, and the tear is made worse. 22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins."