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TV Broadcast #1030

Let Go
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July 1, 2012

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Transcript of message from TV Broadcast 1030 -- taken from Closed Captioning Text

— Brother Danny Phillips, Sr.: I want to ask the Lord to help me to say what I’m gonna say. I want to be led of Him. I went by Wal-Mart this morning and was going in…my glasses broke on me and I was going back in to trade them and get a new pair so I can see. As I went in there was a girl sitting down at the door there and she didn’t say anything. I went on in and as I come back out and walked past her, she said, a couple of dollars for a broke traveler. So I stopped.

A lot of times you think, well, they’re just out bumming, you know. I stopped and I pulled a couple of dollars out of my pocket and I handed it to her, and I didn’t say anything. I went and got in my truck and I thought to myself, we’re all broke travelers. Traveling through this world without Jesus, you’re a broke traveler. You have nothing.

So I drove around that parking lot. I said, I want to go tell that girl that. So I drove around once and I seen her, and I drove on and I seen somebody else walk past her. She evidently said the same thing to them. And I thought, well she’s just bumming and I started to drive out and I said, no. I thought about what would the Lord do. He wouldn’t just throw her two dollars and leave her and not say nothing.

So I went back and I knelt down where she was sitting, and I told her, I said, we’re all broke travelers—I said, we all are broke travelers. I said, I’ll be thinking about you. And she said she was homeless and she was on her way back to Florida, trying to get back to Florida. I don’t know how true it was, but anyway I thought about that.

And also when Eddie got up this morning and said what he said about spirits working on us. There are spirits that work on us that cause us to do things that we’re not proud of…we’re caught in. Think about what Brother Thomas used to tell us about the monkey, when his hand caught in the gourd, holding something that he needs to let go of, but he won’t. We’re trapped. There are spirits that work on us like Eddie said, that we need deliverance from. I guess what I’m saying is, watch out for the snares of the devil, the things that he will…things that we’re holding to that we need deliverance from, let them go.

— Brother Chip Clippard: Praise the Lord! I’m just so thankful to be here this morning. It’s a wonderful worship service…and I appreciate everything that’s been said so far. I keep…the thought keeps coming back to me…one of the songs that the choir sang, “Let the Worshippers Arise.” One of the verses says, “I’m surrendering my all, I surrender to the King.” And as we sang that, it just stood out to me.

And I thought about it, and I thought, have I surrendered my all—have I surrendered my all? And then as I thought about it, I realized it’s an ongoing process. You know, as we’ve heard before, this is not a sprint, it’s not a dash. This is a marathon that we’re in. Some of us chose to run this thing for 60-70 years. Some of us may not live that long. We only have to run it a few years. But still, it’s an ongoing process. We have to surrender our all, every day.

And surrendering to the King…who greater to surrender to, than the King of the universe, the One that created us, that brought all this into existence? And just like Danny was saying about the monkey with his hand in the gourd, he doesn’t want to surrender that prize in there, whatever it is. What’s the prize that we’re hanging on to?

And just like we’ve heard recently, you know, the way to win is to surrender. I mean, our nature…we want to fight. You know, when you’re involved in a game or a sport or whatever, you don’t just surrender and say, here, I surrender so I win. You don’t. You fight with all you’ve got to try to win that game or win that prize, or whatever it is. But our example Jesus…He surrendered—He surrendered His life on the cross. He surrendered His life to actually come here and become a human being like us. I mean, for 33-odd years, He surrendered. He knew what He was getting into when He got here.

We don’t, we’ve got no clue what our life’s about most of the time. I don’t anyway. You know, but every day we have to surrender our will to try to serve Him, and sometimes I don’t do such a good job. I’ll confess it. If y’all had been with me Friday, you’d have wondered how in the world my wife puts up with me for 40 something years now. But, like I say, it’s an ongoing process.

And I’ll say like Eddie said, if you don’t know the Lord—if you’re here today and you don’t know the Lord, why? I mean, we’ve had…most people here have been here for years. There may be one or two that have just started coming or maybe this is your first time here for one reason or another. And I’ll just ask you again in the Lord’s stead. If you don’t know the Lord, reach out to Him ‘cause He’s there for you. I mean, that’s what He’s here for—and He’s here. I believe with all my heart that the Lord is here with us today just as much as if He were here in the flesh when He walked on the shores of Galilee.

— Brother Patrick Dyer: Praise the Lord! Two scriptures come to me. The first one’s in Romans chapter 12. I have to agree, when we were singing that song this morning, we got to that part…”I surrender to Him my all.” You know, for one thing, the Lord…we’re open and bare before Him. We all can put a smile on our face and say, I’m doing good, but the Lord knows when there’s something in our heart that’s not surrendered.

And, the song came to me that the ensemble sings. ‘The Secret Place.’ You know, ‘Let Him in your secret place.’ There’s things in here…I don’t even like it when He puts His finger on it ‘cause He shows me what’s there. But He’s doing it so He can cut it out, ‘cause sin is like a cancer. It’s a sickness. And He has forgiven us of our sins, but now He wants to clean us. He wants to make us like Him, I believe, in a practical way. And there’s power in Jesus Christ, and it’s here in His Word in this here.

And…I’m not gonna read all of it and I can’t expound on it too well, but, one thing that gets me in verse 1 of chapter 12, he says, “I beseech you…” (KJV). That’s like a pleading, isn’t it?

( congregational response ).

And I believe there’s a beseeching this morning going out—a pleading with us, with all of us here, ‘cause I guarantee you, if you’re human this morning and you’re breathing, there’s something…there’s a need in your life and in my life. And that need is met in Jesus Christ, that’s the only way. How many of us went through a portion of our life trying to fix it some other way—trying to find some other way? And it was just band-aids, and they fall off, and the wound is still there.

But Jesus Christ, He heals it. He’ll take that wound and heal it, and that’s the other Scripture, but I’m gonna read this. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God…” Now you say this morning, I’m not holy and acceptable. In Christ you are…by the blood He shed on that cross, He makes you holy and acceptable.

( congregational amens ).

Offer it to Him. You say, well, I don’t have anything…give Him yourself—just give it to Him. And He’ll say, well, Son or Daughter, there’s this other area I want you to give to me. We…I’m like Danny. I’m like, no, I don’t want to give that to You. I’ve got plans for this thing. And the Lord says, well, I’ve got plans for it. Let me take it, let me do what I want to do with it.

See, that’s perfect. And it’s…well the Word says it better than I can say it. “…Holy, acceptable unto God…” and he says, “…which is your reasonable service.” He’s telling us that’s the thing you need to do this morning. It’s your reasonable service. I wish I could…what does it say here, 12…rational service.

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That’s the plain thing you need to do this morning. It’s offer yourself to Jesus Christ and let Him have whatever…let Him have it. The other Scripture does it better. It says, “Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” I got an e-mail this week and it was that Scripture in another translation, Phillips. And it says, “that you may prove that the will of God is perfect and acceptable and good.” Because His will is good!

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And see, we think, well, no I don’t like His will because it goes contrary to what your flesh wants to do. But He wants to work in us, so that we can prove and then the world will see…look what He’s done in that person. Through our life…I don’t remember who said it, but through our life…Carl…our life can be a light to someone else out here. The can say, look…something’s happened to that person. And then they say, well, I want that to happen to me. Well, then you can tell them about Jesus Christ and what He can do.

And here’s what He can do in Isaiah chapter 61. Go back and get the words to that song, or maybe they can sing that sometime. But…it says, let Him in the secret place. There’s a place in my heart where I even I don’t know. There’s some things in there I don’t want no one to know. But He’s handing you the keys with tears of love on His face. He’ll make you clean, let Him in the secret place. You want to be clean? Have you got dirty places in you this morning…that bother you, that hold you back from worshipping Him? Give it to Him. He’ll take it. He’s the only One that can. That’s your only hope this morning is in Jesus Christ.

Listen to this, verse 1. “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me…” We know this is prophetic because it was brought forth in His Son when He came on the earth. “…Because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives.…”

Listen, you’re these things this morning. Now you might get offended at the, but I’m gonna tell you something, just ask the Lord to show you. In the light of who He is, you are these things this morning. You are low…low as the dirt, I am too. We are brokenhearted. We are captive. We’re captive to sin. Tell me that you’re not a captive to sin this morning…that there isn’t something in your life that when that flesh wants to, ‘go this way.’ I go, ‘okay.’ Lord help me…now He is helping me. Praise God, but there’s still more work to be done.

( congregational amens ).

I’m thankful. All right, “…Liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn.” Listen to this. “To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes…” That’s what you have to offer this morning. Ashes. But what is He gonna give you for the ashes? Beauty.

And “…The oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness…” That’s the Lord’s plan for you…to have you planted and grow strong in Him. “…Trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD…” And here’s the final reason. “…That he might be glorified.” Everything the Lord’s doing in your life and in my life is to bring Him glory, and He’s worthy of it. Praise the Lord!

— Brother Chip King: It’s sort of an unusual service if you think about it. For those that aren’t here very often, there’s multiple people getting up, and you’re trying to find a thread, but I believe the Lord is sort of helping us zero in on what He wants to say. I believe Eddie sort of got it started. I’ve got this new i-Phone and I’m using about a half percent of the technology available to me on it. But it’s got this little trash can on it at the bottom of an e-mail. And when I press this trash can, this thing sort of magically kind of all flows down and away it goes…no idea where it goes.

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I couldn’t find it again if I wanted to.

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I was sitting there thinking about that trash can.

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Now you think about what happens when we say yes to Jesus. Where does all that stuff go? In the trash can, and it’s gone forever!

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And you know, this is sort of a weird example, but it’s true. We, for some reason only known to God, have the opportunity to be cleansed. We don’t ask for it, we don’t deserve it, but He offers it to us, free of charge. Think about that. We’re born in sin. We are sinners by nature. We can’t do anything but sin. Our minds are corrupt, but Jesus Christ offers us salvation and cleansing, and all we have to do is say, yes. And then, you’ll be praising Him like you’ve never praised before.

You know, let’s go to Isaiah 53. You know, I had this other thought, too. This is a choice that we make. It’s not forced on us. It’s a choice. You know, even when it comes to worship, we can either choose to worship or not choose to worship. You know, it’s a choice that we make, it’s an act of our will. Well, I believe saying yes to Jesus is also an act of our will. Now I believe there’s divine intervention, there’s divine…God divinely works in our heart to bring us to that place, but ultimately we are given a choice. Either we choose to say yes, or we choose to say no. It’s our choice. No one forces us into this thing…okay.

I remember for me, I was miserable—absolutely miserable, didn’t know why, I just was miserable—absolutely miserable. And so were you. But when I heard, and it took a while to get through my thick head, but when I heard and I said yes, I wasn’t miserable anymore—I wasn’t miserable anymore.

You know, the fact that Christ came and Christ died…the fact that He sits with His Father on the right hand…okay the fact that we can be made white as snow, that is a fact. Okay, nothing is gonna change that. That is a fact.

In Isaiah 53, the famous…this is sort of just a wonderful chapter in Isaiah. You know, he’s called the prophet of salvation. But he says this, he says in verse 4. “Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows…” (NIV). Down in verse 7, “He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth.” And all the way down at the very end, and I’ll do this quickly, he says, “For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”

And there’s one other Scripture I want to get to. What is it when he talks about peace? Here it is, “He was pierced for our transgressions…” verse 5, “…he was crushed for our iniquities…” That’s what happened…okay—that’s what happened. And the punishment that was on Him brought peace to us. So this is the peace that we’re talking about. This is the peace that is available for those that have not said yes to Christ.

And then I thought about this in Isaiah chapter 1, verse 18. Let’s go there quickly. Isaiah chapter 1, verse 18, and the Lord says this through Isaiah. He says, “Come now, let us reason together…” That’s the Lord saying, let’s talk about this, let’s reason together. And he says this, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Then He says this, interestingly, “If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land.” There’s that choice right there.

So, what’s happening here? The Lord is standing before us today, okay. His Spirit is here—He’s here, He’s standing before us today and He says, all right, I’m reasoning with you. I’m giving you this opportunity to be made white as snow. I’m giving this opportunity, maybe if you know me already, I’m giving you this opportunity to be delivered from this thing that has been bothering you for so long, that you’ve accepted as just part of you. I’m here today to deliver you.

And He’s saying, if you’re willing and obedient, if you’re willing to make a choice to say, yes, I surrender. I surrender ‘me.’ I surrender everything that’s wrong with me. I surrender everything that I think is good about me…not much. I surrender, I’m willing and obedient.

But He says this, too. He says, “…If you resist and rebel…” If you say no, “…you will be devoured by the sword. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” There are consequences to our decisions. Either we can enter into rest, into peace, we can be made white as snow, or we can go the other way. It’s a choice. No one’s gonna force me or force you to do this, but He comes and He reasons with us out of love—out of love. Not because we deserve it. We can’t love Him ‘cause He has to love us first. But out of love, He comes and He reasons with us.

Is there something that is tugging at your heart this morning? Is there something that you’re thinking about that you need deliverance from? It’s available to you and me. All we have to do is say yes! It’s no big deal!

( congregational amens ).

And the Devil and our flesh makes it a huge deal—it makes it a huge deal. It’s this huge mountain! Well, He can just cut that thing away, press that trash can, and away it goes! And we enter into life! Now you enter into life, it’s not all happy all the time. Wish it was. We have to make choices every day. And this salvation that we’re talking about is a continual thing, but there’s a beginning time to it.

( congregational amens ).

And the Lord is saying, do you want to begin with Me right now, and walk with me right now, and let Me help you along with way? That’s what He’s asking us to do today. If we’re willing and obedient, then we’ll eat the fruit of the land. We’ll be set free, hallelujah! For freedom, He has set us free! All of our iniquities were placed on Him—all of them! There’s nothing that you and I could ever think about or dream about that’s evil, that He has not taken care of, that was not placed on Him at the cross! You’re no special case!

( congregational amens ).

And I’ll tell you what, sometimes we think we are. We think, well, I’ve gone too far. No you haven’t. That’s a lie of the Devil. You know, when Peter preached that great sermon in Acts…I was thinking about that this morning. When he preached that great sermon in Acts, the Spirit of the Lord was on him. And these guys they were there, and he preached the Word of God and they were so pricked in their hearts and said, well, what are we gonna do about this? He reasoned with them and they said, what will we do?

And he just said, repent. Believe what I’ve said and be baptized, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. It was no big deal. They just had to make a choice. So the choice is ours—the choice is yours this morning. What is it that we hold on to? It’s not doing us any good. Is it making you happy? I’ll guarantee it’s not. You want true happiness and you want to be able to praise God from your heart like many of us were doing this morning? Say yes to Jesus.

( congregational amens ).

Amen? Amen.

— Brother Jim Easterly: You know, as much as we wish it wasn’t this way, most of the time we just don’t see God coming. And you know, I doubt anybody came this morning thinking we’ll have a service where He offers salvation to somebody. You know, there’s so much been said, so much truth been shared, been put out on the table today.

And you know, when that monkey first reached in that gourd…you put your hand in there and you take hold of some worthless trinket that looks so pretty to you. And you know, there’s a period of time where you could straighten those fingers and get that hand out. You leave it in there long enough, those tendons, those nerves, those muscles will atrophy and you couldn’t straighten that hand out if you wanted to. You talk about miry clay, you’re in it then. I’m gonna tell you something, Jesus Christ is so powerful, nobody has a chance without Jesus. They just don’t know they don’t have a chance.

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He is so powerful that He has come among us today. He can shatter that gourd. I’ll never forget making that statement to somebody in the old Tabernacle building. Oh God, this is so great! It’s just too bad that I waited so long and went too far. Well, He shattered that gourd. He can shatter that gourd today. He can open your blind eyes. He can heal wounds that we’ve been putting band-aids on all of our life. He’s that powerful!

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The power that holds us is stronger than we are. We can’t break it, but we can choose to let Him break it. “…Choose you this day whom ye will serve.” (KJV). I’ll guarantee you, that trinket will take you to a place where you have a bitter, hard taskmaster that you won’t enjoy. You think you will, but you won’t. Reach out and say, Lord, “Just as I am, without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me. And that thou…” That’s what’s unbelievable…it’s that He would bid you come to Me. Oh God…”To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”

— Brother Phil Enlow: I don’t think a whole lot needs to be said. But you know, there were occasions when Jesus was ministering when it said, the power of the Lord was present to heal. I believe the power of the Lord is present here this morning.

( congregational amens ).

And many times it’s what Jesus has said. We need to learn to start standing on His promise and on His Word, and believe that in the face of whatever challenge the Devil brings. And we are gonna see power broken.

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I know that God can break power suddenly. But I also know that many times He calls on us to stand in faith and believe His Word and be willing to be a daily disciple.

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And…you get up in the morning and you say, I’m nowhere, I’m nowhere, I’m nowhere. And then you get down the road and you look back…wow! And you’ll see…look what the Lord has done. Then you’ve got something to sing about.

( congregational amens ).

When Dottie comes, you can sing that with her. And I’ll tell you, I believe that God is at work, and I believe He’s doing things…Satan is going to do everything he can to dig in his heels. Let’s not fall for his tricks. Let’s go by the Word of God.

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Let’s simply believe God, and not depend on feelings and all the other things. And not entertain all the negative stuff. Let’s be thankful. Let’s go by the Word, and we’re gonna see God continue to work in a deeper way. And He’s gonna get the glory. Praise God!

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