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Prophetic Destiny - Our Response | DVD
Sermon delivered by G. Allen Jackson
As seen on TV through Intend Ministries
September 25, 2011
Sermon Date: September 4, 2011
In the season prior to Jesus’ return, God has given us some insight in order to walk effectively through that season and not stumble in the darkness. Ignoring God’s prophetic input will cause us to stumble and fail to find the destination God intends for each of us. In his second New Testament letter, Peter inquires regarding the coming “day of the Lord”: “What kind of people ought you to be?” He immediately answers: “You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.” The implication is that Godly character will “speed” the Lord’s return and Pastor Allen uses three prophetic New Testament parables regarding the Kingdom of heaven that shed light on that. The first concerns a “Kingdom Revealed” – spiritual awareness and preparedness and relationship development with the coming King is essential. The second involves “Reward and Punishment” and our need for perseverance, patience in waiting on God, and accountability with the sure reward for our faithfulness in the opportunities entrusted to us. The third parable focuses on the “Coming King” in His glory – His arrival, His new governmental order, and His response of welcome to or rejection of the nations before Him, contingent on their response on earth to Him and His Scriptural truths, specifically their treatment of the Jewish people and Israel. Our alignment then is determined today based upon our relationship with the Person, Jesus of Nazareth – whether we have received Him as Lord, Christ, and King. The day of the Lord is a fierce day and Scripture indicates the majority of mankind will not be prepared. Pastor Allen invites us to let go of anything that hinders our preparation – bitterness and unforgiveness, greed and envy, ungodly lifestyles and wrong life-paths. Preparedness requires leading our lives with a Kingdom-focus – not losing sight of eternity. Tell God you want to be faithful more than you want to be free.