By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
This lesson came to me in a dream 12/2/2017. I dreamed of this large church, on the right side of the church were pews and people gather sitting there and the Pastor was trying his best to preach on “LET!”. But to the left side of the dream was a grocery store in the church. There was no wall between them. They were giving out samples and people were eating, drinking and having a party. People were walking and shopping, they could care less about the sermon. The Preacher was preaching his heart out, the anointing was trying to flow. As the Preacher was preaching I heard an interruption over the PA: “ PRICE CHECK IN ISLE 10.” The Preacher was being distracted. People were on their cell phones. People were talking and laughing. Others were comparing prices and reading the fine print on the side of the products. I remember from t dream his text was John 14:1 LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED… AND HOW SAD THE FAMILIES WERE GOING TO BE BECAUSE WHAT THEY WERE “LETTING” AND ALLOWING THIS DISUNITY TO OCCUR. The preacher was excited and discouraged at the same time. A few were listening and taking notes. A few were allowing the WORD to IGNITE AND CHANGE AND BRING MIRACLES. The Preacher started walking and a few people from the pews into the grocery store part and a few started following him. As the Preacher walked into the grocery store part and he was sweating and preaching with all that was within him. Those shopping would say: “GOOD PREACHING” then return
to their busyness and sad life styles. Families were fighting and arguing. D-i-v-o-r-c-e was playing loud and clear.
The Preacher was trying to GET THE PEOPLE TO LET GOD… But the cry of most of the crowd was ENTERTAIN US.
His lesson was powerful and anointed directly from God. His tears were real. BUT ONLY A VERY FEW RECEIVED AND LET GOD. I listened to his message and I will try to preach it.
DO WE REALLY UNDERSTAND WE HAVE A DUTY AND CLEAR RESPONSIBILITY TO “LET AND ALLOW GOD?”
LET: in tennis a serve that is not accepted or allowed officially and must be done again.
LET: Something that impedes, an obstruction,
LET: to cause to, make, or to grant, TO GIVE OPPORTUNITY TO OR FAIL TO PERMIT, to assign after bids,
Use in an imperative, TO FREE FROM CONFINEMENT, to make adjustment,
LET IT ALL HANG OUT: to reveal ones true feelings.
LET ONE HAVE IT: vigorous assault,
LET ONE’S HAIR DOWN: to act without self restraint.
LET ER RIP: to release with no restraint.
LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG: to tell a secret.
LET, GOD HAS ASK US TO “LET” HIS WORD WORK IN US…
THERE WAS A QUESTION ASKED: “IS CHURCH REALLY IMPORTANT TO YOU? OR IS SHOPPING? WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU?”
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Matthew 6:33 (MSG) Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
The Preacher was speaking in the grocery side of the church when he asked a rather pointed question of his people. He was crying when he spoke: IS CHURCH IMPORTANT TO YOU? IS IT IMPORTANT TO YOUR FAMILY? What are you doing at church? Are you easing your conscience or is it Real GOD WORSHIP? Do you come to church to exit the service? Is that text more important than “LETTING GOD DO HIS WORD?
WILL WE ASK GOD TO ALLOW US TO WORK --- LET ME GOD? OR DO WE JUST WANT TO GO GROCERY SHOPPPING?
Ruth 2:2 (KJV) And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter.
Are we really seeking GOD’S PERMISSION to “LET US” for our families’ sake?
Is our value system so twisted that our families will spend eternity without God?
GOD I AM SO HUNGRY FOR YOU, “LET ME NOW GO”.
GO! GO-D! GO-SPLEL! Will we “LET GOD?” Let us expect more. DREAM BIG!
IN MANY TEARS: TOO LATE? FATHER, LET ME ASK --- THERE IS A CHANGE OF MESSAGE FROM HELL: “LET ME LET ME GO PREACH, I WILL NOW LET YOU USE ME?
GOD I WILL LET YOU CALL ME TO “LET GOD” WHEN THERE IS NO HOPE?
I FARED SUMPTUOUSLY “LETTING MY WAY.”
There will come a day that the grocery store side of the church will be closed and “THE LET ME SPIRIT” will thrive.
Luke 16:22 (MSG) "Then he died, this poor man, and was taken up by the angels to the lap of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In hell and in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham in the distance and Lazarus in his lap. 24 He called out, 'Father Abraham, mercy! Have mercy! Send Lazarus to dip his finger in water to cool my tongue. I'm in agony in this fire.' 25 "But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that in your lifetime you got the good things and Lazarus the bad things. It's not like that here. Here he's consoled and you're tormented. 26 Besides, in all these matters there is a huge chasm set between us so that no one can go from us to you even if he wanted to, nor can anyone cross over from you to us.' 27 "The rich man said, 'Then let me ask you, Father: Send him to the house of my father 28 where I have five brothers, so he can tell them the score and warn them so they won't end up here in this place of torment.' 29 "Abraham answered, 'They have Moses and the Prophets to tell them the score. Let them listen to them.' 30 " 'I know, Father Abraham,' he said, 'but they're not listening. If someone came back to them from the dead, they would change their ways.' 31 "Abraham replied, 'If they won't listen to Moses and the Prophets, they're not going to be convinced by someone who rises from the dead.' "
Sorry the “LET ME” is too late, the opportunity has passed!
We must COME IN THE UNITY OF THE FAITH AND “LET GOD” … I GIVE GOD PERMISSION TODAY BY MY CHOICES.
THERE IS GREAT POWER IN THE LITTLE WORD “LET!” WILL WE LEARN TO RELEASE AND “LET GOD?” GOD’S WORD DEMONSTRATES THE POWER OF “LET.”
GOD KNEW THE POWER OF DARKNESS AND GOD GAVE LIGHT PERMISSION TO DO THE MISSION OF GOD… (You must cover these verses very quickly, emphasize that “GOD LET!”)
Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Genesis 1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
Genesis 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
Genesis 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
Genesis 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
Genesis 1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
Genesis 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
Genesis 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
Genesis 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
GOD PROCLAIMED TO HIS SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT: LET US MAKE….
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
THERE IS A CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT...
THAT CHURCH WILL “LET GOD” AND GIVE GOD PERMISSION TO DO HIS WILL AND WORK IN THEM. THE WORD OF GOD DOES WORK OF GOD IN THEM.
Those that want to live in grocery store church will find themselves TO BE IN OPPOSITION TO GOD.
There is little good that can come to those that refuse to “LET GOD” OR GIVE HIM PERMISSION to do God’s plan.
Psalm 68:1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.
God is our FATHER. He chose to adopt us and
IF WE ALLOW GOD and “LET HIM,” will be our DELIVERER from sin and the traps of temptation
Set to destroy us.
We will either “LET GOD ARISE” or we WILL “LET THE ENEMY” LOOSE TO SOW HIS TARES.
If God “LET.” HOW MUCH MORE SHOULD WE “LET?”
“LET GOD!” “LET ME TOUCH JESUS!”
ONE LITTLE LADY WOKE UP ONE MORNING AND SET A PRECEDENCE THAT MANY HAVE USED SINCE HER EXPERIENCE. “LET ME” TOUCH HIM, “LET ME TOUCH JESUS…
THIS “LET ME TOUCH HIM” WAS NOT JUST ABOUT A LADY SICK FOR 12 YEARS. THIS “LET” WILL OPEN NEW DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY!
THE MODEL: “LET GOD” SET A PRECEDENCE! IN THE COURTS IT IS RULING THAT ESTABLISHES THAT OUTCOME THAT CAN INFLUENCES CASES AHEAD. ONE SETS A PRECEDENCE IN A TRIAL THAT THEN ESTABLISH THE CHANCE OR ACTION TO BE CONSIDERED IN SUBSEQUENT SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES.
Precedence: To make something more important, to bring up something that must be dealt with first. The PRIORITY OF IMPORTANCE.
“LET GOD” CAN BECOME A LIFE STYLE AND PATTERN AND STANDARD, AN AUTHORITATIVE RULE.
This lady was not just sick in the body, she was ceremonially UNCLEAN, she could not go to church. Any thing she touched
Mark 5:25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, 26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, 27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. 28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
JESUS, COME CLOSER, SO I CAN TOUCH YOU!
JESUS “LET” ME TOUCH YOU --- I MUST TOUCH YOU! I will never be the same. History’s records JESUS “LET” THIS WOMAN TOUCH HIM.
WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IF WE TOUCHED JESUS TODAY, IF WE “LET JESUS” TOUCH US AND THEN OUR FAMILY?
THOSE THAT WERE LISTENING TO THE PREACHER UNDERSTOOD THE MISSION OF MAN IS TO “LET GOD”, I REFUSE TO “LET GO UNTIL GOD BLESSES ME AND MY FAMILY.”
Genesis 32:26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
JACOB would never be the same: HE LET GOD BLESS HIM AND CHANGE HIM TO ISRAEL…
Genesis 32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.
ARE WE “LETTING” SPIRITUAL ADULTERY TO BE ACCEPTABLE?
“LET” OUR LAMPS GO OUT, WE HAVE NO OIL.
WE HAVE LEFT OUR FIRST LOVE?
QUESTION CAN ONE BACKSLID WHILE SITTING ON THE PEW AT CHURCH?
Seems we have accepted there will be no judgment and that God so loves us that He will not hold us responsible for our words and deeds and unfaithfulness…
James is writing to Christians and he addresses the concerns of what the Christians are LETTING GO ON…
James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Matthew 25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
DO WE “LET” SPIRITUAL EMPTINESS BECOME THE NORM?
Matthew 12:44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.
PLAYING WITH LIGHNING RODS? ARE WE “LETTING” THE DEVIL --- IT IS ALL ABOUT YOUR DAILY CHOICES TO “LET” EVIL RULE.
WHY WE “LET GOD’S ENEMY TO REIGN IN OUR FAMILY? Lightning rods?
WE MUST NOT GIVE ANY PLACE TO THE DEVIL? WHY WOULD WE ALLOW OUR ENEMY …
WE SUPPORT AND LET THE ENEMY TO PLAY HIS GAMES IN OUR MINDS AND HEARTS.
Lightning rods: a metal rod placed high upon a building that connects to the ground to protect from lightning strikes.
SOMETHING OR SOMEONE THAT ATTRACTS CRITICISM AND BLAME.
LIGHTNING RODS ATTRACT OR DRAW THE PATH OF HARM…
Give the enemy an inch and HE WILL TAKE A MILE…
I RECENTLY READ 68% of Christian men in the USA are playing and dabbling in PORNOGRAPHY on a regular bases.
50% of pastors and preachers use PORNOGRAPHY WEEKLY.
We are “LETTING” the enemy CONTROL the airways of the radio and TV.
The satellite has GAVE GOD’S ENEMY’S CONTROL OF OUR EYES AND MINDS?
NOTHING IS SIN ANY MORE? God so loves me --- he will “LET” me escape the judgment?
Ephesians 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27 Neither give place to the devil.
SEEMS WE HAVE A SAFE FULL OF TREASURES, JUST TO OPEN THE SAFE TO FIND GARBAGE AND RUBISH. GOD SAYS: WHERE IS THE TREASURES OF YOUR HEART. God desires to fill your SAFE with GOLD and LOVE? How can God fill your heart with gold when your SAFE is FULL OF GARBAGE? Has your EYES and EARS and DESIRES HAVE YOU CHASING USELESS RAINBOWS?
WHAT YOU “LET” --- YOU DESERVE WHAT YOU TOLERATE.
Sin makes us FORGET, the path to HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD PLANS and INTENTIONS…
LET THE LIGHT SO SHINE…
WILL WE LET SPIRITUAL LIGHT EXPOSE THE REALITY OFWHAT WE “LET” AND ALLOW IN OUR HOMES?
LIGHT AND DARKNESS CAN NOT CO-EXIST.
LET YOUR LIGHT SO SHINE!!!
DO YOU “LET” THE LIGHT SHINE THROUGH… ? Are you making a difference?
Is your focus on “making others?” Or will you LEAD AND “LET GOD?”
Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
LET ME HAVE MY MOUNTAIN? WHY WOULD AN 85 YEAR OLD MAN SAY: LET ME HAVE MY MOUNTAIN?
CALEB WHOLE- HEARTEDLY FOLLOW GOD…
There are still GIANTS inhabiting the mountains…
THIS MOUNTAIN IS NOT ABOUT ME, THIS MOUNTAIN IS ABOUT MY CHILDREN AND MY CHILDREN’S CHILDREN.
Caleb was one of two men that survived the desert and the negativity of “LET!”
Joshua 14:8 Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my God. 9 And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children's for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God. 10 And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the LORD spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old. 11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in. 12 Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.
CALEB WAS DIFFERENT: HE WHOLLY FOLLOWED GOD’S PROMISE ---
NOW “LET ME HAVE MY PROMISE.”
THIS MOUNTAIN IS MINE, I AM WILLING TO FIGHT THE GIANTS TODAY JUST LIKE I WAS 45 YEARS AGO.
LET ME HAVE MY MOUNTAIN… GIVE ME MY MOUNTAIN…
CONCLUSION: LET US RETURN TO THE CHURCH AND THE GROCERY STORE. Will we allow our enemy to seek into the camp and STEAL WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY OURS? Will I “LET” GOD arise? We used to sing IF I COULD HEAR MY MOTHER PRAY AGAIN? I believe many a mother’s prayer has gone before her children. I believe the BATTLE OF LETTING GOD OR LETTING THE ENEMY --- DEPENDS
ON YOUR CHOICES AS TO LET GOD? Or let the enemy, YOUR CHOICE WILL “LET GOD” or LET THE ENEMY?
Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
WILL YOU “LET GOD BE THE LORD OF YOUR FAMILY? GET REAL, MY FRIEND.
WILL YOUR CHOICES “LET” GOD’S BLESSINGS FLOW?
WILL YOU “LET” SLEEP AND REST ELUDE YOU?
WILL YOU “LET” TROUBLE KILL YOU?
John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
John 14:1 (MSG) "Don't let this throw you. You trust God, don't you? Trust me.
REMEMBER JOHN 14:1 IS AN IMPERATIVE COMMAND. YOU CAN HAVE A TROUBLED HEART IF YOU SO DESIRE? AS FOR ME, I WILL “LET” GOD…
His servant, Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
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