Summary: People say why doesn’t God do something to help me! The answer is simple we don’t lift our heads to the king of glory and we don’t open the door for him to come in.

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Pastor Ian Johnson Papatoetoe Elim Church 7:12:2003

“Lift up your heads oh ye gates; lift them up you everlasting doors; and the king of glory shall come in.” Psalm 24:9.

People say why doesn’t God do something to help me!

The answer is simple we don’t life our heads to the king of glory and we don’t open the door for him to come in.

C. H. Spurgeon said:

I would recommend you either believe God up to the hilt, or else not to believe at all. Believe this book of God, every letter of it, or else reject it. There is no logical standing place between the two. Be satisfied with nothing less than a faith that swims in the deeps of divine revelation; a faith that paddles about the edge of the water is poor faith at best. It is little better than a dry-land faith, and is not good for much. –

The hardest thing for you tonight is to look away from your sickness or situation and look to Jesus but you must lift your head!

Miracles happen in the presence of God; you can’t see or experience the glory of God if God is not in the house.

He will not be in the house if He isn’t invited!

Rev 3:20 “Behold I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door I will come into him

and fellowship with him and he with me”

Tonight we must lift our heads; we must look to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith

And if we cant lift our heads tonight because of sickness or oppression or depression or failure

Then we must look to Jesus to lift our head for us.

Psalm 3:3 “But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter of mine head.”

Sometimes it only takes a little lifting to get our heads up into the Glory

Sometimes your head may be way down in a pit but you just need to lift it one notch higher to see Jesus and experience

His glory.


Vision of people trying to get to the gates of heaven their eyes fixed on the gates as if they were the prize.

Then the Lord showed me if only they had lifted their heads slightly they would have seen Jesus and seen the

True path into heaven was through Jesus. The gates were a side track.


If you feel empty and far away from God maybe God is empting your storehouse of all that is not needed

In order to make room for more of Jesus

For in the very presence of Jesus

In His Glory

Miracles happen

Seasons change .. old leaves fall off and new leaves grow.


If a man is filled with anger, than anger controls his life.

If a man is filled with greed, then greed dominates his life.

If a man is filled with lust, then lust governs his life.

If a man is filled with love, then love influences all he does.

And if a man is filled with the Holy Spirit, he is controlled by the Spirit – and His glory fills the temple!

Tonight we must make room for His glory in our intellect

Make room for His glory in our emotions

Make room for His glory in every area of our lives

Allow Jesus to touch us in brand new ways in order to bring the miracle that you need tonight!


Mary a Fijian woman in the Island of Vanua Levu was SO sick that she could no longer walk

But her husband carried her to the bus and they were heading for a local witch doctor in the

Last desperate hope that she could be made well. They had to change bus at the cross roads near the village

I was ministering at in a week long crusade and that’s where I first saw Mary so weak she was lying on a woven

mat in the shade waiting for the bus. I asked if I could pray for Mary and they agreed. The Holy Spirit gave

a wonderful vision of what he was doing and Mary for the first time lifted her head and began to sit up.

She lifted her head a fraction and Jesus did the rest. They decided not to go on to the witch doctor but stay for

the evening meeting that night Mary gave her life to Jesus and was totally healed!

I mean she was dancing and leaping and praising God. The illness had prevented the couple from having Children

Because she lifted her head a little... I want to tell you that 10 months later Mary gave birth to a fine healthy boy

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