knows when he is going to preach his last sermon and no person who
goes to church knows when they are going to listen to the last sermon,
so we each one need to pray that every one of these opportunities
that we get the maximum spiritual benefit.
I had something
all prepared to talk to you about today, quite a while ago I prepared
it, and I do want to talk to you about it sometime because it is
a very important subject and I have stated recently to audiences
I have spoken to that I believe that as we draw closer and closer
to the end that Adventist preachers are going to spend more and
more time on this subject. And it is a practical understanding of
what the cleansing of the sanctuary means and it is all about. And
I believe that is very important.
I had intended
to talk to you today about this, but I do not just pick sermons
and preach them. I do a lot of praying when I am deciding what I
am going to talk about. So as I was praying and thinking, I decided,
actually I told somebody already what I want to preach to you tonight
is to give you a word of encouragement.
But I need to
give you a warning first. Somebody says, "Why do you need to
get a warning if you are going to get a world of encouragement?"
Because what I am going to talk to you about is only a word of encouragement
if you have faith. If you do not have faith, you are going to get
scared to death, I can assure you. But if you have faith, it is
like a lot of things in the Bible, if you have faith to just believe
what God said, what we are going to talk about it really exciting
and very encouraging. Now this subject could be presented in relation
to the cleansing of the sanctuary, which is actually a bigger topic.
If you have
your Bible I would like to invite you to open it to 2 Peter 1. For
those of you here who have come into the Christian faith recently
and are studying your Bible, as we get started let me just give
you a tip that will help you as you are studying your Bible, reading
your Bible. To understand what you are reading in your Bible, you
need to notice the context of the verse. Now context is a very big
word. It has to do with the time it was written and the place, but
most of all it has to do with who it was written to. I will give
you a couple of examples. In the book of Ephesians you have some
of the most wonderful promises in all the New Testament. And for
somebody who is discouraged, I heard an Adventist preacher say one
time, he said, "If I didn't have any of the Bible and I had
lost my religious liberty, lost my freedom and lost everything,"
he said, "if I just had the book of Ephesians, I think I could
make it." And I thought that if that was the case, I had better
memorize that book. However, everything in the book of Ephesians
has a context. Do you know who the book of Ephesians was written
to? It was written to the holy people, that is the saints, in Ephesus
and to the faithful in Christ Jesus. See it does not apply to everybody.
You have to meet that category if you want those promises because
that is who it is written to.
The same is
true of the book of Revelation. We go over this quite a bit in our
prophecy seminar. There is a tremendous confusion today about the
book of Revelation. Have you noticed that? You hear people preaching
on the radio about the book of Revelation and they are absolutely
so mixed up you say, "How can somebody get that mixed up?"
Do you know who the book of Revelation was written to? It was written
to the servants of Jesus Christ. Do you know who a servant is? A
servant is somebody who is obedient. And if you are not a servant
of Jesus Christ, you will never understand it.
Now, 2 Peter
is written to somebody. Let's see who it is written to. 2 Peter
1:1, "Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ,
to those who have obtained like precious faith with us. . ."
Who is the us? That was the apostles. Peter was one of the apostles.
And he said, "I'm writing this to you and you have obtained
the same faith that we have." This was the faith of the apostolic
church. Do you have the faith of the apostolic church? If you do,
then this book is for you.
By the way,
Ellen White says in the book Great Controversy that the religion
of these early Christians was a terror to evil-doers. If your faith
is not a terror to evil-doers, you do not have the same kind of
faith these people had. That is something we need to study sometime.
What was the faith of the early Christian church? And this is who
this book is written to and if you have the same faith they had,
it says, "to those who have obtained like precious faith with
us by the righteousness of our God and Saviour Jesus Christ: Grace
and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus
our Lord." He says, grace, and those of you who have heard
me speak here in the past know that grace is one of my favorite
topics in the Bible. And here he says grace is going to be multiplied
to you. By the way, in the Bible grace always comes first and peace
always comes next. If you look in your Bible, you will never find
the order reversed. Grace comes first and peace is the result of
grace. You never have peace until you have grace first. Grace and
peace be multiplied to you, but how is it that it is going to happen?
Did you notice? "In the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord."
There is some knowledge involved if you want grace and peace multiplied
If you will
turn back to Matthew 11, you will find there is only one way that
has been offered to the people in this world to gain a knowledge
of God. There is just one way. There are not two or three ways,
there is just one way. And when the Jews rejected that one way,
it was all over. They were lost because there was no other way provided
or as I have expressed it sometimes, there is no spare tire in the
system of salvation. It is made to work this way and there is no
alternate way. There is no spare tire.
Now look in
Matthew 11:27, "All things have been delivered to Me by My
Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone
know the Father except the Son, and [the one] to whom the Son wills
to reveal Him." There is only one way to know God and that
is through His Son, Jesus Christ.
By the way,
there are religions in the world that do not respect Jesus Christ,
but they say, "We worship the one God." Well I want to
tell you, the one God they worship is not the right one. Because
the Bible says that is impossible. You cannot know the Father and
not know the Son. That is impossible. The only way you can find
out about the Father is through the Son. That is what Jesus taught.
You can see the same thing, by the way, in many other places. For
example, John 1:18 says approximately the same thing, but not as
distinctly as this verse. So if you want to know God, if you would
like to have grace and peace, you must know the Son.
By the way,
do people need grace and peace today? Let me tell you, when I visit
in people's homes, Christian homes as well as non-Christian homes,
I feel that there are people in lots of trouble and they need peace
inside. You have to have peace on the inside before you can have
peace on the outside. And this grace and this peace can come into
your heart, if it comes into the heart of the husband and it comes
into the heart of the wife, then they are going to have peace in
their home. And it comes through the knowledge of God.
And the only
way you can have a knowledge of God is through Jesus. And so, look
what Jesus says then, since that is the only way there is, there
is no other way, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn
from Me, for I am gentle," Do you like that? "and lowly
in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is
easy," or more literally translated, My yoke is kind. "My
burden is light." The people who translated the Bible could
not figure out how a yoke could be kind so the best they could figure
out was easy, which is a good translation. Jesus says, "Come
to Me." What is going to happen if you come to Him? Oh, Peter
says, from the knowledge of God and Jesus Christ you are going to
have grace and peace and it is going to be multiplied to you.
Oh friend, what
I am going to say now is sad, but it is just reality, you think
it over to yourself and see if you don't think it is sad, isn't
sad if it is possible for us to have grace and peace multiplied
to us that we do not have it? Isn't that awful? Well, somebody says,
"I have so many heart sorrows and I have so many burdens and
there is no one who understands my situation." And that is
the truth. That is why you need to go to the One who does understand
your situation because nobody else does understand your situation.
That is the truth.
Many times when
I am visiting people they tell me something to the effect that,
"I am going through a problem right now and you really can't
understand it." And I have to say, "Yes, that's true.
I really can't understand it." But I want to tell you friends,
there is Someone who does understand it. And the counsel that Jesus
gives to us, you know in any part of your natural body, if your
toe is in trouble, if your hand is in trouble or any part of your
body is in trouble, immediately an electric current sends a message
to the brain, to the mind. There is a lesson in that, by the way.
The mind is going to know what to do for any part of the body that
is in trouble. It will give instructions. The rest of the body does
not know what to do, but the mind knows what to do.
Now what is
the lesson in that? Let me read it to you from Review and Herald,
May 26, 1904, "He who by faith daily lays hold firmly upon
the invisible One, will reveal the character of Jesus. With lowliness
of heart he will accept Christ's invitation to the weary and the
heavy laden. Instead of unloading his burdens upon his neighbor,
with whose heart-sorrows and burdens he is unacquainted. . ."
You see the other person that you are unloading on, you do not even
know the trials they are going through. They may have some heavy
burden already and they are about to collapse and now you are unloading
more. Instead of doing that, "he will seek rest by taking upon
himself the yoke of Christ. Let us abide in Jesus. Then he alone
- formed within, the hope of glory - will appear in our every word
Again in this
same article, further down, she says, "When we are in trouble,
let us go to him instead of to some defective human being. We have
a friend in Jesus, and we are without excuse for placing upon our
brethren and sisters the burdens that our Saviour alone is able
to bear for us." So, do you want to have grace, do you want
to have peace and do you want to have it multiplied? Where are you
going to go? If you go to Jesus, He says, "Come and learn from
Me." and as you learn from Him, as you gain knowledge of Him,
you will know the Father and grace and peace will be multiplied
the letters and telephone calls that I get reveal to me that, throughout
Adventism today, we need this grace and peace that God wants to
give to us. And so often we are tempted, I think we all have this
temptation at least I will say that I do, we are tempted when we
are in trouble we think, "Oh, I've got to call this one or
that one and talk to them and get this off my chest." And so
we gotta unload it on somebody. Who are they going to unload on?
There is somebody, friends, who can bear the load. And if you go
to Him, He will give you grace and peace. Now please do not misunderstand.
I am not saying that we should never counsel with a human being.
I am not saying that. But friend, if you have a spiritual problem,
you need Divine help because a human being can solve an accounting
problem, they can solve those kinds of problems, but if you have
a spiritual problem in your home or in your church or wherever it
is you have a spiritual problem, a human being cannot solve those
kinds of problems. The only thing they can do, if they are a spiritual
person, they can lead you to the person who can show you and solve
it for you, but they themselves cannot solve it.
What does the
Lord want to do for you and what has He provided for you? Look back
again at 2 Peter 1:3. This is so wonderful that you could not believe
it if it was not in the Bible, but it is in the Bible. It says,
"As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain
to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us
by glory and virtue." How much has He given to us? Everything.
All things. Let's think this through. If God has given me all things
that pertain unto life, if He has promised me grace and peace, is
it really excusable for me to spend my time unloading all my troubles
on my neighbors? You want me to read to you what Ellen White said
about that? She said if we unload all our troubles upon our neighbors
"are we not thus insulting God?" He is the one who can
help you. "Is not this why there is among us so much spiritual
feebleness. Why do we not take everything to the Lord in prayer.
He stands at the head of humanity enabling men through His sacrifice
to become partakers of the divine nature, to lay hold upon infinite
power that will transform them into the likeness of the divine."
And this is
what the good news is all about. Sometimes people come to Adventist
preachers and they say, "Oh, what you're teaching and what
you're preaching, I can't do it. It's impossible." Now the
reason it is impossible is because they do not have faith and they
do not know what the promises are. The promises are that we have
been provided all things, everything that we need. And look at the
next verse [2 Peter 1:4], "By which have been given to us exceedingly
great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers
of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the
world through lust." You and I can become partakers of the
divine nature through the promises if we choose to accept that by
faith and ask the Lord to work it out in our life. This provides
for a miracle to happen in my character development.
Now I want you
to notice He is talking about character development. He is not talking
just about faith. He is talking about character development and
I want you to see how closely he unites character development with
having eternal life. Notice what he says in the next verses [5-9],
"But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to
your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control,
to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness
brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these
things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful
in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these
things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that
he was purged from his old sins." He is writing, by the way,
here to people who have obtained like faith as himself. That was
in the first verse. So who are these people? These are baptized
Now when you
are baptized, you make a public confession to the whole world that
you have forsaken your sins and you are to arise in newness of life.
that in Romans 6. But Peter says if you do not climb this ladder,
if you do not add to your faith moral excellence, to moral excellence
knowledge, if you do not climb this ladder, you have forgotten that
you were cleansed from your own sins. You are not walking up the
path. You have forgotten what happened at your baptism. And then
he says in verse 10, "Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent
to make your calling and election sure, for if you do these things
you will never stumble."
You see, in
cooperation with Christ we each one of us are to work out our salvation
with fear and trembling. Philippians 2:12, 13. Doing the works He
bids us to do. We are to become meek and lowly and trials will come
to us, but we are to learn to depend completely upon Him for grace
and for guidance. We are to learn to live as in the presence of
Christ because profession of character only comes through the gift
of His righteousness. He says here in verse 4 that we are to become
partakers of the divine nature. Have you tried to comprehend or
meditate or think through in your mind what it would, what does
it mean, to become a partaker of the divine nature? A partaker of
the divine nature. What does the word nature have to do with?
This has been
a matter of debate among Adventists for a long time. You have all
heard of the debate over the nature of Christ. When you talk about
the nature of anybody, what are we talking about? What does it mean
to become a partaker of the divine nature? Let's talk in terms of
the nature of Christ because that is what Adventists are used to,
shall I say, debating about, when you talk about the sinful nature
what are we talking about? You have a propensity for sin and a propensity
to say or do something that is wrong. Is that right? If you talk
about a sinless nature, what are you talking about? A person with
a sinless nature will have some propensity because he has a nature,
so what is his natural thing to do? Obey the law of God. If you
have a sinless nature, or a holy nature, your propensity is to do,
speak, think, write holy things. Is that right?
So, now let's
make it very practical, if I am partaking of the divine nature,
will that affect, first of all, the way I think and as a result
of that will it affect it the way I speak? Now I am going to give
something to you. I am going to need the help of a couple of people.
I do not know if I have enough for every single person here. I only
made about 40 of these, but I have enough for at least one per family.
Can I get a couple, let's just pass these out.
When I was studying
this subject this last week, I am a very simple Christian, I just
read what it says in the inspired writings and then I decide to
do it. And I read that Ellen White said that we should take a pledge.
She said that we needed to take this pledge just as much as needed
to have a pledge against the use of intoxicating liquor. And if
the Lord tells me to pledge something, then God is going to help
me fulfill that pledge. And this is what the Lord has told us to
take. This is the paraphrase that comes from Review and Herald,
May 26, 1904, from a paragraph where she says we should take this
pledge. I paraphrased what it said in the first part. It says, "I
choose to guard against speaking words that discourage and resolve
never to engage in evil speaking and backbiting. I choose to refuse
to serve Satan by implanting seeds of doubt. I choose to guard against
cherishing unbelief or expressing it to others." The pledge
is, "I solemnly promise to speak only those words that are
pleasing to God choosing to discipline the tongue by disciplining
the mind for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh."
Now here is
what is so exciting about this. If I just thought this up then you
could say, "Well Pastor John, you're asking me to do something
impossible." But I did not think this up. This is what God
inspired His messenger to the remnant church to tell us to do and
if I decide that I am going to do this, guess what? A miracle is
going to start happening in my life. Now if you do not have faith,
this is the most scary thing in the world. How are you ever going
to promise that you are never going to speak words, that you are
only going to speak words that are pleasing to God. How would you
ever do that? I do not know how. All I know is that God says make
the pledge. And if God tells me to make the pledge, He is going
to help me to fulfill the pledge because remember every command
is a promise. It says that in Thoughts from the Mount of Blessings,
This is not
between you and me. You do ever need to show this to me. You can
just put it in your pocket. Let me tell you something. Now this
is true locally. I could prove it to you, but I am not going to
try to prove it because I am not going to break confidence with
the people who have told me. But let me tell you something. Do you
know that all over, here and other places, there are homes that
are breaking up that if people signed a pledge like this and followed
it, it would heal their marriage problems just about over night?
Fast! There is divine power in this because God has said to do it
and when you choose to do something that God says to do, you are
going to have divine power come into your life and help you to do
it. If you want to have an exciting week this next week, read this
over. Go home and get down on your knees and say, "Lord, You
told me to do this. I may never have done it before one day in my
whole life, but You told me to do it and I'm choosing to do it.
And I'm going to sign my name. You told me to take the pledge, I'm
taking the pledge. I'm depending on You to give me the power."
Let me read
you the promise in the very next paragraph after she talks about
this. She says, "Through the help that Christ can give, we
shall be able to learn to bridle the tongue." Now we cannot
do it. The Bible says in James 3 that no human being can tame the
tongue. That is impossible for you or me or any human being. It
says so in the Bible. But that does not matter. It is impossible
for human beings to walk on water, too, but when Jesus told Peter
to get down and do it, he did it. I know it is impossible, but it
is exciting if you know that God said to do it and therefore, He
will give you the power to do it.
Oh friend, you
know if you follow this, think what could happen in your home. Think
what could happen where you work. Think what could happen with all
the people you have contact with. By the way, if this was done and
we started climbing this Peter's ladder every day. . .I found something
that was, I should have figured this out years ago, but I did not.
I used to try to concentrate on one at a time and I found out Ellen
White says we are to climb this whole ladder every day. Some of
us who try to walk up one step a day, that is not enough. You are
to climb the whole ladder every day. And do you know what would
happen if we would do that? She says, this scripture that we have
studied 2 Peter 1:1-10, Ellen White says that when that is fulfilled,
when that scripture actually comes to pass in the church, she says
we are going to have conversions like we had in the Day of Pentecost.
Would you like to see that happen again?
Oh friend, I
have been praying, I have forgotten how many years now, but I have
been praying for a long time that some way that something like what
happened in the 16th century in the Reformation can happen again
before the end of the world. I do not know what you have been praying
about. You know, when Martin Luther preached 50 million people walked
out of the Catholic church? I do not know how the Lord is going
to finish the work or what is going to happen, but I want to tell
you, we have been promised that when we are living out what we have
been studying about in these first ten verses here in 2 Peter, that
there are going to be hundreds and thousands of people converted
like in the Day of Pentecost. You see God cannot do it yet. Why?
Here is why. She tells us why. She says, "Little do we realize
the prevalence of evil among those who claim to be Christians."
That is the problem. God cannot bring many people into the church
some people think, "if we had enough money, if we had enough
advertising, if we had enough of this and this. . ." Friends,
now matter how much resources we have, if we do not have the change
inside the Lord wants to give us, it is not going to work. I do
not know about you, you can take your time, go home and talk to
the Lord about it in prayer, I would not want you to do anything
rashly before you talk to the Lord about it, but let me tell you,
this is divine counsel and I want to invite you to decide to have
a miracle in your life. I want a miracle in my life.
Peter says here
in 2 Peter 1:10, we read it, "Therefore, brethren, be even
more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you
do these things you will never stumble." There are some people
who are concerned about predestination. Have you ever met one of
those? And they say, "Who is the elect?" Well, here is
who the elect are. In fact, this is the only election that you will
find in the Bible. The elect are the people who follow these instructions.
Peter says, "If you do this, you make your calling and election
sure. You will be part of God's elect." Oh friend, the good
news is that not one person needs to fail of having everlasting
life. And when I found that out, I was so happy. You know why I
was so happy? Because I knew that if not one person needed to fail
of having eternal life, then I knew I was included.
you are included and do not ever say, "I am so wicked that
the Lord cannot save me." Do not let the devil convince you
of that, friends, that is not true. That is not true. If you choose
to learn daily of Jesus, no matter how bad your past has been, no
matter what you have done or no matter how vile you have been, the
Lord can save you. This is the plan. Follow the instructions. He
says if you do these things you will never stumble, "for so
an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting
kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." Now, He says
an entrance will be provided for you abundantly. This is your life
insurance contract. If you follow these instructions we have been
reading in the first ten verses, Peter says, "If you do this,
you're not going to stumble, you're not going to fall, you're going
to have an entrance and it's going to be abundant. You won't just
squeak through, you're going to have an abundant entrance into the
Now this is
not a life insurance policy that somebody else is going to get when
you die. That is what they write down here in this world. This is
a divine life insurance policy. This is a life insurance policy
that insures you are going to have eternal life if you follow these
instructions. This is the contract, this is the agreement. Peter
says if you follow these instructions, that is why he says, "As
long as I'm here, I know that I am going to be put to death soon
as the Lord has told me, but as long as I am here, I'm not going
to be negligent to keep on reminding you about this." You can
read that here in verses 12-15. The apostle Peter said, "As
long as I am alive. . ." he knew that he was going to crucified
soon. The Lord told him so. You can read the prophecy in John 21.
He knew that very soon he was going to be crucified. But he said,
"As long as I'm here, I'm going to keep reminding you about
friend, this is not just true for preacher it is true for every
single one of us, we are our brother's keeper. And friends, we have
obligations to each other. Every person that I deal, every person
that you deal with, is a soul.
I want to say
this as kindly and gently as I can, but just to tell you the truth,
every single person that we deal with has a soul that is going to
go to hellfire or to heaven. It is just that simple. They are going
to go one place or the other. There is no limbo in between. They
are going to one place or the other. And Peter said that as long
as he was here he was going to keep reminding us of this. Why? Because
he wanted us to gain an entrance into the kingdom. And you can if
you follow these instructions.
We are to help
one another to gain perfection of character. As we follow these
instructions, that is the divine promise. As we walk up the ladders
we are to add to our faith moral excellence, we are to go right
up the ladder every day. Ellen White said, "To this end, we
are to cease all criticism. Onward and still onward we may advance
toward perfection, until at last there will be ministered unto us
an abundant entrance into the heavenly kingdom." Oh friend,
do you want it?
A few years
ago when I was reading for the first the book Upward Look, there
was a statement on pg. 163 that caught my attention so much I have
never forgotten it. In fact, I have used it many, many times in
counseling other people. She said, "In heaven no unpleasant
words are spoken." Would you like to be in a place where there
are no unpleasant words spoken? Would you? Not even from you? You
know what? The people who go up there when Jesus comes are going
to be people, who before that time, have learned to talk like they
talk up there. I want to learn, how about you?
somebody says, "you have to rebuke sin." Jesus rebuked
sin. I want to learn to do it the way He did it. Somebody says,
"Well, you have to warn people." I believe that. That
is the loving thing to do. I want to learn to warn people the way
the angels and Jesus warned people. We are not talking about not
facing reality. But in heaven no unpleasant words are spoken. What
could happen in our homes if we learned to speak like heaven? If
we start putting this into practice?
What could happen?
Let me tell you one thing that would happen. The Adventists pastors
all over the world would quite spending the thousands of hours they
are spending right now trying to counsel people to mend their broken
marriages. That is one of the things that would happen just right
away. We would start spending time in evangelism more than we are
now. All over the world. Because what I am talking about is a world-wide
problem. Why do they never speak unpleasant words in heaven? Why?
She tells us why on that very same page. Because, "no unkind
thoughts are cherished."
Friend, it is
so easy, let me tell you what the devil is trying to do. The devil
is trying to get you to try and concentrate on my character defects
and get me to concentrate on your character defects and to get that
so big in our minds that pretty soon we just pour forth a torrent
of words. If we are not going to speak unpleasant words, out of
the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh, first we must not
cherish unkind thoughts. I do not claim to come up to the standard,
but I am determined by the grace of God to reach it. How about you?
I want a change in my tongue and to have a change in my tongue I
know that I have a change in my mind and in my spirit. And I am
determined by the grace of God that what He says can be done can
be done in my life because He does not respect people. He is willing
to do it for me and He is willing to do it for you, if we are willing.
Do you think
that it would be appropriate before we left here this evening for
us to have a season of prayer and ask the Lord to help us to come
up to the mark and walk right up to the top of Peter's ladder so
that we have a change in the way we think and the way we speak and
the way we act? Do you think that would be appropriate? And from
what we have studied tonight, right out of the Bible, I hope that
nobody can ever deceive you by telling that your character does
not matter on whether you have salvation, just believe and everything
would be alright. We did not get into the new theology tonight,
but I hope that just from what we read in the Bible that nobody
could ever deceive you on that point. It is too plain! But I want
the change in my mind that will result in a change in my tongue,
that will result in a change in my behavior. I want it. And if you
want it, too, I am just simple enough to believe that if we pray,
the Lord will answer our prayer, if we are sincere. Do you think
Do you think
if we get in little groups tonight and pray before we go and give
everybody who wants to an opportunity to pray, do you think God
will answer our prayer? I think He will. Let's get into groups of
two or three. I will remind you again that the reason I like groups
of two or three is that I do not believe in wearing our children
out with our religion. And so if there are four, it takes longer
for four people to prayer than for two or three, so if there are
four people in a group, you can just split up into groups of two
and if we get into little groups of two or three, let's ask the
Lord to bring this change about in our life and tell Him that we
are willing to cooperate. We are willing to do our part. We are
determined to do our part, but after we are determined we still
have to have a divine in our life or it will not happen. So let's
pray about that and start seeing miracles happen in our lives.
Let's just scatter
out all over the room here, in little groups of two or three. By
the way, no one is forced to pray. If you are timid, you are not
forced to pray. But if you desire to, you are free to pray. Let's
get in little groups of two or three and after everyone has had
an opportunity to pray, I am going to ask Bob vun Kannon if you
would come up here and offer a benediction for us after everyone
has had an opportunity to pray who desires to. Let's get in little
groups of two or three and let's seek the Lord in prayer and seek
for this miracle to happen.