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TV Broadcast #1181

Surrender Your Heart
Conclusion

May 24, 2015

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Transcript of message from TV Broadcast 1181 -- taken from Closed Captioning Text

— Brother Tony Talbert: You know…I was concerned there a little bit. I had some thoughts come to me, and it seemed like the service went in a little different direction. But anyways, I thought about Paul. I guess this is not really for just only the young people. It is for you. You know, I don’t want to put you on the spot, but I got to be honest from my heart, okay. I see the choir get up here and singing, and you’re sitting there. It makes me wonder. Why aren’t you involved? What’s holding you back?

( congregational amens ).

Why aren’t up here singing with the choir? I thought about Paul. Paul said in Romans 1, “I am not ashamed of the gospel.” (NIV). Are we ashamed of the Gospel? What are our lives about? What are we doing when we’re out here on our jobs, meet people on the street, when we meet people in school? Are you ashamed to tell them you’re a Christian…that your hope is in Jesus? I just ask you that question. I ain’t trying…listen, there’s no condemnation coming from me whatsoever.

( congregational amens ).

The only condemnation that will ever come is over in John 3, where it talks about if we don’t acknowledge Jesus as our Lord, the Lord over our life, I’m talking about King over our life, the One that takes and uses us according to His own will…that’s the condemnation. It’s when we refuse Him for what He has done, refuse to acknowledge Him as the King of Kings. My desire is to see you…listen, I need this more. I need to give myself more to the Lord, and the things of God. We need to be a light, beloved, in a dark world!

( congregational amens ).

This world needs…listen, we are a very few people here. Do you know that? But do you know what? I just thought about a song. It only takes a spark to get a fire going! And we need to be busy about the Master’s business in the hour we’re in here.

Let’s turn to Luke 14…because I believe that part of the need is salvation. People need to be saved! Because when Jesus comes in, I’m telling you what, we are a new creature! Old things are passed away! Our being ashamed of Jesus is gone! We’re a new creature! We have life that we never had before!

I thought about this. This is in Luke 14. And I’ll begin in 16. “Then he said unto him…” (KJV). Let me read this in the NIV. It’s better. It says it a little better. “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.” (NIV). Do you know that people have been invited to this banquet of Jesus Christ? They’ve already received the invitations! It’s already gone out! Do you know that every one of you have an invitation sent personally to you by Jesus Christ?

( congregational response ).

Do you know that? Don’t be afraid of me. I ain’t just trying to point you out. I’m trying to let you know that Jesus knows each of you individually! He doesn’t just look at a group of people and say I know that group people. He knows each one of you individually.

( congregational amens ).

What Brother Timothy said…He has a purpose! He doesn’t want us to go out here and just waste our life and let the devil ruin it, ruin our testimony! He wants us to be just like those in Revelation that have a testimony of Jesus Christ! That is our life! Do you realize that? We were born to come in and live our lives, to lay our lives down just exactly like Jesus did, to let Him come and inhabit us, and to lead us about just like He did Andrew. Andrew was not moving in himself. He was moving according to his calling.

( congregational amens ).

There’s a calling that every one of us have. So he says this. He says, invitations were sent out. Every one of us have an invitation, a personalized invitation. It ain’t a general one. It’s a personalized invitation! And you know what? Think about what it says here. “At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited…” I believe that He’s speaking to some tonight to tell you specifically that you are invited to this wonderful banquet!

( congregational amens ).

And do you know, the things that He…I’m just gonna speak out of my heart a little bit. Do you know that you don’t have to bring nothing?

( congregational amens ).

Every provision is provided for you and me—every provision! You don’t need food. You don’t need any clothing. He has got a robe, I’m telling you, that’s a robe of righteousness that you can never buy! With all the money that the world has, you can never buy that robe of righteousness! And it covers everything! You know that He covers every…I don’t care how bad you are! You could be…you could be like the Prodigal Son that goes to spend all on anything you can think about. But you can come to Jesus, and I’m telling you what, it’s all covered.

( congregational amens ).

It’s the best deal we’ve ever had! There is no deal like it! And it’s all in Jesus.

( congregational amens ).

And we have that invitation tonight to come to Him. You can wipe...do you know what He’s done even now? Do you know that His blood has washed everything away? Right now, it’s done! All you have to do is to come to Him and say, Lord, I want You to be my life. I want to lay my own will down. I’ve done lived my life and it’s fallen into the pit! There is nothing that I can look back at my life and say that anything was good. And I don’t care young you are or how old you are or nothing else. We have that opportunity tonight!

( congregational amens ).

Wipe the slate clean! Do you know He does that every day?

( congregational response ).

It says that His mercies are new every day!

( congregational amens ).

Sometimes I wonder if I haven’t wore Him out on the day before! But praise God, I can wake the next day, and I’ve got a refilled bank account of His mercy!

( congregational amens ).

You know His compassion? He knows exactly what you and I are going through, because He’s been there. His compassion, it doesn’t fail. I’m telling you, it will reach so low. You think you’re at the bottom of the pit? It will reach below you and pick you up and give us hope!

( congregational praise ).

Paul said he was not ashamed of the Gospel. Listen to this, Romans 1 says, “…It is the power of God….” The Gospel! This is what I’m talking about tonight. It’s the Gospel and I’m telling you, you can’t fathom it. Unless it’s revealed to you, you can’t understand. How can I come with nothing, nothing? I can be a sorry…can be the worst drug addict, can be the worst person to give myself to all kinds of things, but yet, the Lord can deal with my heart to where I come to Him, and He will take me like I am.

( congregational amens ).

Ain’t that a wonderful….that’s wonderful, ain’t it?

( congregational response ).

We don’t have to bring nothing! Everything has been provided! When we come [to] Him, do you know what He does? He doesn’t remember, just like the prodigal, He doesn’t remember what we did. He doesn’t even bring it up. It’s just like somebody else said. I believe Jimmy said, the devil will bring it up a hundred million times, but the Lord will never bring that up. What He’ll do is He’ll come. He won’t even listen to us when we start confessing that. That’s something that’s already been mentioned in this meeting. We need to forget about the past.

( congregational amens ).

We can’t change it! But Jesus can. He can wash it white as snow.

( congregational amens ).

His Word says…oh, I love the Psalms. His Word says, He says, He forgives all our iniquity!

( congregational amens ).

He forgives them all to us. Praise God! Ain’t that a wonderful Lord?

( congregational amens ).

He heals all of our diseases!

( congregational amens ).

Oh, my God! He loads us daily! Daily He loads us with benefits! And they’re ours just by coming to Him. That’s it. We don’t have to bring nothing. We ain’t got to measure up to nothing. We ain’t got to have no ruler to come out and measure to nobody’s standards, our standards or nobody else’s. We just come to Him. So Lord, I just cast myself on You. I have no hope without You. Would You have mercy on me? Would You have mercy? Show me mercy, Lord. I need mercy, and I need Your grace! Touch my heart. Change me, Lord.

( congregational amens ).

We don’t have no power to do that ourselves either. And I’m telling you what. If you’ll come and you’ll cast yourself on Him, He will wash you. He will give you a new song. They’ll be a song in your heart, hope that will go beyond this life! And not only hope that goes beyond this life, but there’ll be hope in this life.

( congregational amens ).

He’ll give you a testimony that you can go, and you won’t be ashamed to stand before people. I don’t care how…they could be the President of the United States. They could not even have any belief like you have. It doesn’t make any difference, and you’ll stand and you’ll say, I am not ashamed of Jesus Christ.

( congregational amens ).

He is my salvation! And I want to tell you about it. And that’s the thing we’ll do. You know, it’s amazing—it’s amazing, this Gospel here. Everyone that came in contact with Jesus…you know that very first thing that they wanted to do like Brother Timothy said? They wanted to tell others. So I invite you tonight. Right now, we have the opportunity right now. Tonight is the night. You don’t have to wait until tomorrow. You don’t have to wait for any special invitation. You don’t even have to come up here! God looks on the heart.

( congregational amens ).

He says when your heart turns to Him, the veil will be taken away.

( congregational amens ).

I’m talking about eyes. You will be able to see things that you can never imagine seeing. But you know what? The things you’re looking at right now with these carnal eyes, they’re lies. But whenever He opens your eyes, He’ll give you eyes of faith, and you’ll be able to see things that are eternal, things that will not pass away. We have a great God—a great God!

( congregational praise ).

He knew where we were at, and He’s provided all things. They’re all ready! Now they’re ready. And we don’t have to wait till some ‘later on.’ They’re now ready! He just says come—come! Come unto Me, and be ye saved. Oh God. Hallelujah!

( congregational amens ).

— Brother Joel Kennedy: You know, I had this leading at the beginning of the service. I didn’t get up, but it was in the realization that I know there are people here today that are struggling. There’s a poem we read one time, several times in prayer meeting. But it’s called, “At Wits End Corner.” I know there’s many here that…you don’t have to raise your hand, but I know you’re there. I know there’s needs of salvation here in our midst. I know that. I need to be saved by His life every day. I do need that.

But my thought was, as a Body, what a wonderful opportunity we have to be able to join our hearts together in prayer. There is such a power. You know, even some of the songs that were sung, “Hear us, oh spirits of darkness.” That is an attitude and a heartfelt conviction this body needs to take, not just for ourselves but for others.

( congregational amens ).

As you think of different ones in the body, it’s midnight in the world. Would y’all agree with that?

( congregational amens ).

Midnight has crept into the church in many lives. I mean, I can see it in my own life. And sometimes, I get discouraged just looking at myself. That’s a bad thing to do. We’ve got a Savior who’s been lifted up tonight.

( congregational amens ).

He’s been lifted up. Yes, it’s salvation for those who are in a valley of decision, but it’s salvation for us. But my heart’s desire tonight is that as a body, we can lift our hearts to travail and wrestle for others and trust God by His Holy Spirit. I don’t care what time it is. This is a precious time in the body of Christ.

( congregational amens ).

I believe it’s moving day in the body of Christ. Salvation’s of the Lord. But here’s the thing. The Body…God has enlisted our cooperation with Him in the birthing process of others. Let’s travail for, not just our young people, but there are others here that have been here for years, I believe, that are in a stagnant condition that need to be born again.

( congregational amens ).

I believe that. But let’s join our hearts together. I’m gonna just sit down and yield to the Lord and lift our hearts to Him tonight. Amen.

— Brother Ben Johnson: Praise God! I appreciate His presence tonight. I appreciate His heart to reach out. And I pray that He would give us that same heart and that same desire to reach out. I was thinking about that parable Jesus talked about, about the sower, and the need for ground to be broken up when the Word comes. And when it…because there can be good seed and life in the seed, but there needs to be a prepared ground there. And believe God is preparing ground. I believe He has been. I believe the Word tonight is gonna bring forth fruit from that Word.

( congregational amens ).

 But I also believe we need to continue to pray that God will break up ground, because in some cases it may take some dynamite. I don’t know. But whatever it takes to break up ground and make it ready for the Word. What Brother Timothy said is so true. He has a purpose for every one of us, young or old. He’s got a purpose, and it’s the one we’re gonna find our true fulfillment in.

I was thinking about our young people. You know, you think about them, and you think about this world’s appeal to them. And we’ve all been there at one time. You know, you think of all the things that are before you possibly in your future.

But I was thinking about what Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes. You don’t have to turn there, but it’s in Ecclesiastes 2. He said he was gonna sort of test it out and see. What is this like? Can you satisfy yourself? Can you find satisfaction in this world? He tried everything. He says, “I undertook took great projects: I built houses for myself and planted vineyards. I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. I made reservoirs to water…I bought male and female slaves…I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me. I amassed silver and gold…and the treasures of kings…I acquired men and women singers, and a harem as well—the delights of a heart of a man. I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem before me. In all this my wisdom stayed with me.” (NIV).

You know, whatever you think about when you look at your future, you think about becoming famous. You think about becoming rich. I want to have this. I want to be somebody. Solomon tried all that. He set out to get it, and he got it. He achieved every bit of it, and you know what his testimony was? “Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve…” what he had poured himself into, “…everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.”

That was his testimony. I pray that God will give us all the grace to take it from him and not have to learn this the hard way ourselves. Because that’s what he found. In fact, you read over in 1st Kings 11, and you’ll see just how much trouble he got into. I think at the beginning, he thought he could just test this out and see how it went, and it took him further than he meant to go. It captured his heart and led him astray in a lot of ways.

And he brought a lot of grief on himself and his nation. But, God brought him back at the end. I believe He gave him a clarity of vision here toward the end of his life. But, why wait to end of our life to see clearly that the blessing the Lord has for us beforehand.

( congregational amens ).

I pray God will give everyone here the grace to take his words and to take his word for it. He tried it. He’s been there. He’s done it, and his testimony was, every bit of that was worthless. What was worth something was serving his God. That’s where he found peace. I believe God’s extended Himself here tonight to give people purpose, that don’t know their purpose, or are looking for it. He’s got it.

And I thank Him. He’s so faithful. I thank Him for reaching out tonight. Let’s season this Word with prayer that God will continue to break up ground for His Word to find and take root in hearts. I just appreciate Him being here with us tonight. I appreciate it. Amen. Praise God! Thank God for the anointing that breaks the yoke.

( congregational amens ).

Amen!