Summary: When America turned their back on God, they gave ruler ship and ownership back to the devil and he has now set up a principality over America called “chaos”
Secret, Sacred, and Secure
“God’s 911 System”
Let me tell you a story about a young man that wanted to become a pilot. He had taken all the classes and it was now time for him to take his solo flight and get certified as a pilot. He got into the plane sat down in the cockpit and took the plane into the air. A few minutes into his solo flight he looked and saw a very poisonous snake in the cockpit of the plane coming right for him. The young man panicked and the plane began to drop, the instructor in the control tower came over the radio and said to the young man “What’s going on up there” The young man in a very shaking voice said there’s a snake in the cockpit and he’s coming right after me, tell me what to do. The instructor simply and calmly said take the plane up higher. The young man still panicking yelled and said what is that going to do, the instructor said just take it up higher, the young man said I’m about to let go of the wheel you better tell me what to do or else. The instructor calmly said take the plane up 10,000 more feet, the young man grabbed the wheel and took the plane up 10,000 more feet, after he got to the proper height the instructor came over the radio and said what is the snake doing now. The young man said its dead. The higher you get in God you find that the devil the old seperent dies.
We are people that desire to be comfortable. The word comfortable means: affording or enjoying contentment and security, to be free from vexation or doubt to be free from stress or tension enjoying or providing a position of contentment and security applies to anything that encourages serenity, well-being, or complacency as well as physical ease, it suggests warmth, shelter, assured ease, and friendliness. Comfort ability implies easiness, restfulness that induces or contributes to relaxation. I don’t think anyone well disagree with that; therefore, you see we are people that desire to be comfortable.
We purchase air conditioners in the summer and heaters in the winter, in-order that we may be comfortable, we strive to ensure that we are surrounded by things that make us happy and feel comfortable. The people we associate with make us happy and are comfortable to be around, the places we visit make us happy and offer a certain amount of comfort, and the foods we eat make us happy and feel comfort. We work hard and long so that we may obtain the things we desire, the things that are pleasurable to us in order to be comfortable. We drive the type of cars we like because it’s comfortable. We live in the homes we live in the neighborhoods we live in because it makes us comfortable, we have padded our pews, carpeted our floors, and put air condition in our sanctuary, why because it makes us comfortable. Understand that there is nothing wrong with being comfortable at all, unless we allow our desire for comfort to come before God and our desire to please Him. We must never get to a place where we desire our comfort more than pleasing God. Even when we are surrounded by the things that make us comfortable, when we are in our so-called comfort zones, there comes a time that we must just get away. Call it a vacation, a getaway, or just a break; there comes a time that we must just get away from the pressures of everyday life and the people in our everyday lives. Rather that place is like for me a golf course or some secluded mountain cabin it is good to just sometimes get away.
I often say that I want to someday become a pastor and growing up the son of a pastor I know that there are times that you just need to get away. Sometimes a Pastor needs to get away, because church folk will run you down, church folk will cause your blood pressure to rise, church folk will get on you last nerve. Church folk, what are church folk. Church folk are these, they come to church on Sunday late, they never show up for Bible class or Sunday school, they never make prayer meeting, they never get into service, they always have an attitude and find fault with every other member in the church, but it’s never their fault. They give preach-a-monies and test-a-lies that seem like they could melt the walls of the church, but yet can’t live right. They do this, if the preacher is up more than 15 minutes they say to him, preach you really did a good job and as soon as his back is turned they say boy I thought he was never going to sit down. I’m talking about Church folk. Church folk because they don’t ever make it to prayer meetings don’t know how to pray for themselves and when its 3:00 in the morning and the thunderstorm woke them up they call the pastor who is sound asleep and say pastor pray for me cause I’m scared. Church folk if a sinner or stranger would ask them what time Sunday school was they would say I don’t go to Sunday school, well when is Bible class night they would say I don’t go to bible class, but let something go wrong, let someone slip, and they are the first ones to go and tell everybody’s business all over town. These are Church folk. Church folk are different from Kingdom folk. Kingdom folk are at church every time there is church. Kingdom folk no how to pray. Kingdom folk are dedicated, sincere, you don’t have to try to pump them up to get into service. Kingdom folk don’t gossip about other Kingdom folk. (Somebody say thank God for the Kingdom folk)