Omar Soto - The joy of the Lord, my strength is
SUMMARY: The speaker begins by asking the audience if they believe he can deliver a message in half an hour. He then prays for the audience to be receptive to the word of God. The speaker talks about the call that God has placed on the congregation to be a church of anointing and joy, but emphasizes that this call comes with challenges and blessings. The speaker uses the example of the disciples in the Book of Acts to illustrate the challenges that come with responding to God's call. The speaker then focuses on Acts 4:13 and discusses the importance of living in the anointing and joy of God. The speaker emphasizes that living in the anointing requires sacrifice, particularly of the soul and character.
The speaker talks about the sacrifice of the soul, character, and mentality, and the need for people to have support and mentorship to overcome weaknesses and addictions. He emphasizes the importance of feeling needed and loved by God, and how living in God's anointing can give a new authority and fluidity to one's life. He cites Zephaniah 3:17 as a powerful verse that highlights God's presence and coverage in our lives. The speaker also shares a story from Acts 5 about Ananias and Sapphira, and how the young men in the church buried them after they fell dead for lying to the Holy Spirit.
The speaker discusses the story of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5, where they lied about the proceeds from selling their property and were struck dead. The speaker emphasizes the importance of living a life dedicated to God and being a generation of clean hands and pure hearts. He stresses the need for a militant community that is not ashamed of God and willing to stand in the gap. The speaker also talks about the importance of living in the anointing and joy of God, and how our response to God's call is crucial. He invites those who do not know Jesus to make a decision to follow him.
The speaker invites the congregation to accept Jesus into their lives and to seek His anointing and joy. He prays for families, marriages, and workplaces to be covered with God's anointing and for young people to live boldly for Christ. The congregation declares victory over Satan and commits to seeking God through prayer, meditation, and congregating. The sermon is available for listening and viewing online.
How many believe that in half an hour I can bring a 6-page message? You have to have faith, so pray. Let me pray to bless us through the word of the Lord.
Father, we give you glory and honor, Lord, because we know that until now you have been with us, Jesus. We know that now that we have reached the moment where we share your word, Jesus, your word is a word that gives life, your word is a word that encourages, confronts, and challenges us, so Lord, I ask that now, in this moment, our ears, our hearts, our minds, our entire being is ready, available to receive your word, Jesus. We glorify you Lord. I ask you, Lord, to use my words, Jesus. You know the request that I have before you, Lord, so I trust that you will answer them. In the name of Jesus. Amen.