Summary: Many in the Church have lost sight of Jesus. Many don’t even realize they have lost that vision.
We Would See Jesus
Jesus came to Jerusalem and a lot of people followed him with palm branches crying:
V. 13 Ho-sanna blessed is the king of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Joh 12:20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: 21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
There were many people at the feast
Just like church every Sunday: There are many people that come, In the group of those that come are spectators, hypocrites, skeptics, doubters and scoffers
There are a few select people who came and who come for only one reason and that is to (worship God.)
They didn’t come to speculate , they didn’t come to criticize, they didn’t come to impress anybody with their new hat, or their new suit, or their new dress (They just came to worship.)
Is there anybody here right now who came just to worship? Is there anybody here who came just to glorify God, to worship him in Spirit and in truth?
These Greeks came to worship: they knew if they were really going to worship they needed to see Jesus.
If we’re really going to worship today we need to see Jesus.
Sir we would see Jesus:
We as the church and myself as a minister of the Gospel have failed to present to the World, the Jesus of the Bible.
We have preached organizations and denominations;
We have preached religion and traditions, rules and regulations.
We have preached Gods blessing plan and eight steps to a breakthrough and seven keys to your miracle.
We have preached the Bible so well, but have failed to preach Jesus.
(Somehow Jesus has got covered up with the privileges and blessings of being a child of God that we have forgotten or misplaced the Jesus of the Bible.)
It’s not religion or traditions or programs that saves the lost, heals the sick and sets the captives free.
Jesus Christ is the Savior, He is the healer, He is the deliverer and He is the Baptizer.
Many in the Church have lost sight of Jesus.
Many don’t even realize they have lost that vision.
They would rather have traditions than Jesus.
They would rather have blessings than Jesus.
Many people want Prosperity but they don’t want Jesus.
They want Healing but they don’t want Jesus.
They want Power but they don’t want Jesus.
They want Joy and Peace but they don’t want Jesus.
We will see a great revival when the cry of the Church is: We would see Jesus. .
When the Church can no longer be satisfied with anything less than a fresh vision of and the manifest presence of Jesus there will be a mighty revival.
Around the world today churches are shutting down.
Organizations are dying; people are leaving the Churches and going sinful lifestyles.
I believe it’s because we as the Church and ministers of the Gospel have failed to present Jesus to them.
Jesus said: John 12:32 If I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all men unto me.
He didn’t say: Lift up your Church or your Denomination or your doctrine.
He didn’t say: Lift up your Religion or your Traditions or your Programs.
He said: Lift me up:
Talk about me, witness about me, Preach about me, and teach about me.
*Let me live in your testimony
*Let me live in your Preaching
*Let me live in your Singing
*Let me be the main attraction
Let me be the reason for your gathering together then I will draw all men unto me and your Churches won’t die.
They’ll come alive with resurrection power.
Your churches won’t be empty.
They’ll fill up with hungry, and thirsty, broken, hurting and needy people.
We would see Jesus
We want to see Jesus
We need to see Jesus
We demand to see Jesus
Don’t just tell me about Him; don’t just show me pictures of Him.
If we can’t take a soul who is lost to Jesus we’ve failed in our mission.
If we can’t take the bound and the oppressed, the sick and the diseased to Jesus, we’ve failed in our mission.
I believe I see my mission with new eyes
Paul said: 1Co 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
He determined that he would preach the life, the death, the burial, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ and Him coming to live in us through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Ro 1:16-17:For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation, to everyone that believeth, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For therein (the gospel of Christ) Is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, the just shall live by faith.