1. No Fear
Angels came to the shepherds in the field and stated Do not fear.
Luke 2: 15 And when it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord has made known unto us.
how many times do I miss the now moments that happen in our lives.
What would have happened if they had missed that now moment in their lives.
Only by stepping out, where they able to experience the Messiah.
I do not want to miss God in my life or how he wants to show Himself to those around us each day.
2. Godly people cease.
- Godly men cease
- Faithful fall from among the children of men
- Cyrus raised up in this last election
- People in Babylon for 70 years and now they are allowed to return to the promised land and rebuild the temple.
- It was at this time that they almost cease to exist from history because they started to intermarry.
- Their guard came down
- They cease to exist unless God raised up Nehemiah and Ezra calling them to repent.
- Flattering lips and double hearted (deceit in all they say)
- This time year kicking God out of every area of existence.
- Carols sung
- Charlie Brown in a School.
- Rise up in us, but unnecessary because sinners sin.
- Oppression of the pour and sighing of the needy
- Time of no hope for so many
- Suicide in the lives of others.
3. Now I will rise up
I know what God has said will happen today.
To walk in agreement with God is to call Him a liar.
For God to rise up requires an act of obedience on our part.
EXAMPLE: David Now I will rise up a kingdom that will last. Started with 400 disgruntled men in a cave. Some Now moment happened in their lives and those men ended up becoming great men of God.
4. Sitting in safety
Jude 24 Now to the One who is able to keep you without stumbling and to stand before His glory blameless in extreme joy.
This should make us incredible people joy and praise because right now we are secure in Christ.
The words of the Lord are undefiled. Vs 7
You will save us from this generation Today.
I will walk in agreement and obedience with you.
Prayer not begging God but declaring this is what you have said and Now you will come.
I will not miss my Now moment.
Revelation of who the messiah was when the shepherds came and that revelation brought them incredible joy