Keep Your Confidence

Hebrews 10:35-36 — “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.”

I’ve got some definitions for you here. To cast means to throw, to release, and to let go. Confidence means trust, faith, belief, dependence, courage, or boldness. Recompense means payment, or wages due recompense.

Hebrews 3:14. It’s not enough to trust God on this side of the storm, or this side of the prophecy. Keep your confidence when Heaven is silent. Keep your confidence when you don’t think God’s moving. There is a payment of wages due. So, keep your confidence.

The Bible is a book about a God that loves, a people with many needs, and an enemy who hates.

But every time in that book, when the enemy hates, this God who loves shows up. And every time the people with all their needs turn to God, He always fights for them, He heals them, He blesses them, He rescues them, He provides for them, He leads them, and He guides them.

Hebrews 10:36. Matthew 11:2-6. John didn’t hear of the works of Christ while he was preaching, or baptizing, or while he was prophesying. He heard of them while he was in prison. Sometimes, you hear from God in a hard place. And then John sent his disciples to Him to ask if He was Christ. “I never thought I would be in this place and there is something trying to steal my confidence. I just need you to talk to me. Let me know if you are Him or if I need to look for someone else.” John was in prison. He had to do everything they told him to. He wasn’t his own. But he didn’t go to a bunch of different people for help. He was looking for the Lamb of God.

Jesus told John’s disciples to back and tell John of the things they had heard and seen. Sometimes, we need to look back in the Bible and read what He’s done before. The devil fights our Bible reading because he knows that it will stir us to keep our confidence.

Hebrews 3:6. Jesus lives in you. The King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, lives in you. The laws of the world have no power over you. You are under the blood. If things get bad, you can stand firm in the knowledge that Jesus lives in you and everything’s going to be alright.

— Pastor Anthony Wynn

Healing Scriptures

I have a bunch of Scripture for you today!

Isaiah 53:5 — “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

There is so much sickness in the world that there is a doctor now for almost every part of the body. Around the world, our health is under major attack.

Psalm 103:3 — “Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;”

Psalm 9:10 — “And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.”

Seeking the Lord is not going to church, praying five minutes, and then you’re done. Seeking the Lord is knocking until He opens, chasing Him, and going to bed thinking about Him and waking up thinking about Him.

Psalm 30:2 — “O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.”

Jeremiah 17:14 — “Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.” 

Jeremiah 30:17 — “For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.”

Hosea 6:1 — “Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.”

Matthew 10:1 — “And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.”

We weren’t given a different Holy Ghost than the disciples.  We have the same Spirit that was in that Upper Room in Acts. I believe you, as a member of the body of Christ, can lay hands on the sick and they recover.

Luke 4:18 — “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Luke 5:16 — “And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.”

I once knew a lady that had a tumor with doctor visits all lined up. After a service, she went home and said she felt different in her body. Turns out that right in the presence of the Lord, that tumor had completely left!

Luke 9:2 — “And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.”

It’s the will of God to save, and it’s the will of God to heal. God wants to bless you and He wants you to walk in health. I believe the reason that healing has pulled back is because there are too many people trying to steal the glory. But God is looking for someone to use the gifts He has given them to make them fall in love with Him. He’s looking for someone to give all the glory to Him.

I’ve had so many conversations discussing the root of sickness and where it comes from. I don’t have all the answers, but I do know that sickness never came until Adam fell in the Garden of Eden. Now, people walking close to God get attacked, but Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. 

Psalm 107:20 — “He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.”

If there is something going on, get your Bible out and read or have it on CD or something, playing it. When His Word comes, His presence will come. Change the atmosphere in your vehicle, in your room, in your home. Play the Word of God out loud. No enemy can hang around when that pure Word is there, because that Word has already defeated him.

When my son, Micah was little, he got really sick. We were in Kentucky preaching and I wasn’t sure if he would even live long enough for us to get back to Tennessee. When I flipped open my Bible, it opened to 1 Thessalonians 5:19. And I thought, God, do I have to praise you because my baby is sick? Then the Lord spoke to me. He said, “Son, it didn’t say ‘because.’ It said ‘in.’”

Even though your body is being attacked or a loved one you know is suffering with sickness, God is still the one who went to Calvary for us. In this season, God is still the one that carried our cross and bore our sickness. 

When I began to praise Him, despite my sick baby boy, He came into that room as The Healer. And my wife tells me she doesn’t know what’s going on, he hasn’t moved for a while, but now he’s sucking his bottle.

Matthew 4:24 — “And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.”

Get the word of God in you. Well, the doctor’s report said this, but the BIBLE said that “he healed all that were present.” The Word of God can activate your faith.

Maybe you are reading this and you had a Lazarus. It could have been a lump in your body, or a blood condition, maybe a lost child. And you sent for the Lord, but He hasn’t come yet. You didn’t stop loving the Lord, but you took your Lazarus, wrapped him up, and set a stone in front of it saying, “It’s never going to turn around. It’s always going to be like this.” But if you move that stone, Jesus will speak life to it!

The spirit of fear may be coming against you hard right now. Before this affliction against you can be conquered, that spirit of fear needs to be broken. Jesus didn’t say to the storm, “Storm stop.” He first said, “Peace.” Fear is not from Heaven. You can’t have peace and fear at the same time. To break through in prayer, you have to get fear under your feet.

Jesus went on a journey to heal a young girl, but while He was walking the woman with the issue of blood touched His garment. This means that you can touch the Lord even if a church service is going towards someone else. If you just get in His presence, you can be healed even if the service isn’t about healing.

This sermon is full of Scriptures. There are tons of Scriptures on healing and although some were mentioned here, there are many more. If you are sick or you know someone who is, please don’t hesitate to ask for a DVD of this sermon. I pray it will encourage you. For a DVD call 877.226.4088, or shoot us an email contact@oasisministries.com.

— Pastor Anthony Wynn

Watching from 3 Worlds

Three worlds: Heaven, Earth, and Hell.

John 19:1. Matthew 27:35-39, 45-46. John 19:26-30. On the morning Jesus was found guilty, Heaven was watching. Hebrews 12:1. The souls of the men who had given their lives for the Gospel were watching under the altar in Heaven. Adam couldn’t be their saviour; he had messed up. Noah got drunk. Though Abraham was God’s friend, he had lied about his wife, Sarah. Moses had a temper. David had blood on his hands. Solomon had too many wives. The angels were watching. Gabriel, who had taken the message of Jesus’ birth to Mary, was watching. The archangel, Michael, was watching.

It had to be a sacrifice.

Jesus was enough man to feel our sorrow, but He was enough God to come up out of the grave. He was enough man to weep at the tomb of Lazarus, but enough God to cry, “Lazarus, come forth.” He was enough man to get tired and lay His head down in the bow of the ship, but enough God to speak, “Peace, be still,” and have the waves obey. He was enough man to get hungry, but He was enough God to feed five thousand with a little boy’s fish and loaves. He who is without sin carried stripes on His back for me and carried the weight of every one of my sins.

I wonder what some of the conversation was.

“I wonder if He will stand,” says one.

“I wonder if He will recant,” says another.

“I wonder if He will be faithful ‘till death,” says a third.

Isaiah stands up under the altar in Heaven as he cries, “Is that the one I prophesied about? Is that the one going to be wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities? Is this Him?”

The world was watching.

The world stood in attention for the verdict. The verdict was to release Barabas and crucify Jesus. The morning that this verdict took place, the world was watching. Prophets and teachers were searching the Scriptures, “Is this Him? Look at his back! Is He really the one that Isaiah prophesied about?”

Others with diseases asked, “Is this the One who’s going to take my sickness on His back? Is this the One that by His stripes I am healed?” You have a legal right to a miracle.

I can see the woman who was caught in the act of adultery there, weeping, crying out. Some try to shut her up.

“No! You don’t understand! He’s not just dying; He’s dying for me!”

She cries as she remembers when she would have been stoned, but Jesus wrote in the sand and told her to go and sin no more. The law required her to die, but Jesus took her sins upon Himself as He hung there on that cross, “You don’t understand. He’s a righteous man, a holy man. He’s dying on account of me.”

Peter was watching from the wrong campfire, using the wrong language, denying that he ever knew Christ, I denied him. Will He die for me? I could see him dying for me if I was a good man, but I’m not a good man.” Peter watched to see if the Word would die for him.

The soldiers, professional killers, were watching. This is their job, to crucify wicked men. You know they’ve been scratched and bit by those they’ve beaten and battered. But there’s something different about this Man who’s led like a lamb to the slaughter. They crucify the thieves. Then they come to Jesus, but He doesn’t fight.

Nature was watching. 

The rooster was ready to crow when Peter denied Jesus. The sun was ready to darken around 3 o’clock. The veil in the temple was watching on high alert, waiting to rip from the top to the bottom for Mercy to meet Truth. Rocks were on alert, busting up like gravel.

Hell was watching.

Demons are laughing. They think they’re winning. I wonder if there were at least one or two doubters in the group.

“We’ve got Him now!”

One stands there, “Well, that’s what you told us when you were gonna kill Moses. Coming in telling us you drowned 300 today, but you still didn’t get him.”

Another comes up, “Oh yeah, remember when you told us you were going to make God look bad when you were going to burn up those 3 Hebrew boys? Even today they teach about them in Sunday School, and sing songs about them.”

The other speaks again, “And what about when you were going to stop that praying man, Daniel? You really think you’re going to stop the Lamb of God forever when you couldn’t stop Daniel even for a little bit?”

“That’s not just a man hanging there. That’s the Word.”

I don’t know what you are going through right now, but there are 3 worlds watching you.

It’s not true that the only time God can use you is if your cup is running over. There are people all over the church whose light has never shined brighter and they are going through one of the hardest times in their lives. Sickness, death, depression, attacking on every side, worlds shaking. Your cup doesn’t have to be running over for you to touch the world. Sometimes you only have enough to make it, but if you will just keep on walking.

Hell watches you, trying to make you quit and give up, trying to make you throw in the towel. If the devil can stop you, he will have stopped your kids. It’s not only Hell and Heaven watching, our youth watches us. They look at us thinking if we can walk through it, then they can too. But if we can’t make it, then they won’t have a chance.

Get up! You may be hurt, and you may want to give up, but Earth is watching you.

3 worlds are watching you. What are you going to do?

— Pastor Anthony Wynn

Wise as Serpents

I’ve been in ministry for forty years and I’ve never heard this particular verse preached on much. 

Matthew 10:16 —  “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”

I’m afraid of snakes. 

There are only two types of snakes in Tennessee that can kill you, those are the live ones and the dead ones. The live ones will poison you and the dead ones will scare you to death.

Most snakes have the ability to be nearly invisible because they were designed to be camouflaged. I wonder how many copperheads or rattlesnakes we’ve stepped over because they were so well hidden and we didn’t see them. If we go into a new job, new community, meeting new people, we might have more effect if we didn’t go in preaching so loud or pointing our fingers so straight. Maybe we would have more effect if we just let our light shine instead of pointing it in people’s faces. Sometimes, a lost person might just want you to sit down and talk about working on a car or plowing a field. People are not going to want what you have until they see that you care.

Being as wise as a serpent.

The snake will not just strike, it will set you up. It will blend into the environment. Rather than announce their presence they will lay low and stay quiet. Proverbs 17:14. Snakes seldom seek out a fight. If they can, they are going to run. Don’t argue over the bible. You are a light. Don’t let mean people put you in the middle and twist and turn your witness.

Snakes will multiply and flourish more than any other animal in the world.

Exodus 1:12-13. The flame couldn’t burn us. Pharaoh couldn’t drown us. We will always overcome any storm and we will walk out of every trial. The more the devil hits us, the more we worship, and the more we worship the stronger we get. Snakes continue to exist in a world that fears and hates them. You kill one, and another will take its place. The enemy will not stop us. We may cry for a little while, but there is something inside of us that the enemy won’t keep down. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9.

Lay low and move slow.

When God calls us to move into new territory or seize a new opportunity, it’s wise for us to move slow and carefully into that new phase in our life. The common mistake is to act quickly before all the facts are gathered. This often leads to wrong decision-making.

Isaiah 40:31. The wisdom of a serpent lies in its timing. They can strike at any time, but their best position is when they are coiled. The timing must be right to win a soul, for a family to be changed, for a life to be healed.

Now, talking about being harmless as a dove.

Matthew 3:16. The dove is gentle, it’s easy to see, hold, and easy to sacrifice. It is a clean bird and represents the Holy Ghost. Doves were the original carrier pigeon. They would get messages through enemy countries. That’s the Holy Ghost. When the enemy is all around you, He can fly above it all and drop peace down in your soul.

The dove signifies peace, love, and togetherness.

People look for those characteristics in your life. When Noah let the dove out of the Ark and it didn’t return, I am persuaded that for the next 2,000 years, representing the Holy Ghost, that dove flew through time, looking for a shoulder to land on. It moves from Abraham to Isaac to Jacob. Then it flies right in the middle of prison and lands on Joseph. Then the dove moves on and rests on Moses who later brings the children out of Israel out of Egypt. Then Joshua. He moves to Saul and then the dove moves from the shoulder of a king to a shepherd boy named David. It goes to his son Solomon. He goes to Elijah and then to Elisha. It flies, sweeping through time until finally, it rests on the shoulder of the Lamb of God.

Then He circles above the upper room on the Day of Pentecost and this time He didn’t light on their shoulder. This time He went into their heart promising to never leave them nor forsake them. 

He promises to be with us even to the end of the world.

I want to encourage you to listen to the whole message down below. I pray you are blessed!

— Pastor Anthony Wynn

The Bible

This message was about the Bible.

I knew a woman. She was going through a hard time in her life. Her husband had passed and certain circumstances had caused a separation between her and her kids. She wouldn’t be able to see them for two years. The only thing she had to hold on to was the Bible. She told me that the Bible carried her for two of the lowest years of her life.

The Bible is not just another storybook.

The Bible is just a book if you don’t learn to use it. But if you learn to use it, it will be the greatest weapon you have. The Bible is alive. It will talk to you, lead you, guide you. It will correct you. The same book that will shake your world, will also bring peace to your world.

You can trust the Bible.

It’s written by at least 40 different authors over a 1,500 year period. There is no way that could have happened without the Lord. 1,500 years, 40 different authors, and it never contradicts itself. It wasn’t just man writing and ordeal. It was man moved on by the Holy Ghost. Psalm 118:8.

The Bible is like a compass.

A compass always points to the north. If someone is lost in the woods and they have a compass but do not know how to use it, they will stay lost. But if they know how to use the compass they can find their way out. When we read the Scriptures in the Bible, God will give us directions through the Holy Ghost. He will guide us on the best path to take. Psalm 119:105.

The Bible will put your focus on Jesus.

I’m going to make this really easy for you. I’m going to ask you to read your Bible only two times the rest of your life. Read when you feel like it, and read it when you don’t feel like it. Read it when you feel like it when you’re happy on the mountain. Read it when you don’t feel like it, when you’re sad and in the valley. Read it when the words run together, read it when your mind is in turmoil. Read your Bible and it will bring peace to your troubled heart. Pray a little bit as you read, let it talk to you. The Bible has not only patted me on the head and wrapped its arms around me. It has also knocked me on the side of the head, telling me to straighten up. John 1:29.

Just reading the Bible will keep the passion burning in your heart. 

It’s pitiful how we can watch two hours of a movie, but not even read two chapters of the Bible. Jeremiah 20:9. Jeremiah set up in his mind that he was not going to witness to anyone anymore. He said he was finished. But somehow, even lacking the full Bible and only using the old scrolls that they had, the Word of God got down deep in his heart. Somewhere he let the Word get in his heart and he said it was like a fire shut up in his bones. He got weary of trying to quit because the Word burned in him like a flame.

It’s a dark world out there.

You need a light that will drive back the darkness when you can’t see which way to go. The darkness will tell you that there is no way out, that it’s over, that it’s never going to turn around. But there is no darkness that can overcome the Word of God.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.

We don’t have to worry about tomorrow. God makes us lie down in green pastures. We can rest and sleep soundly without worrying about food for tomorrow. We can rest because God has a meal waiting for us in the morning. With this, He’s telling us that if He took care of us today, that he will take care of us tomorrow.

The Bible is a bath for your soul.

Psalm 119:9. Ephesians 5:26. If you read this Bible and study it, it will keep you clean. You cannot honestly read the Bible and treat people wrong. It won’t let you.

Learn the real.

You need to read your bible so much that you become so familiar with the truth that you will be able to recognize anything that is junk. If you get around someone different and you feel that little check from the Holy Ghost, I urge you not to override that check. It doesn’t matter how pretty or good it looks. If you feel that check and override it, it will get you into trouble.

I did some research about the Bible and told some of the facts I found. If you would like to hear more on this, I would like to encourage you to listen to the sermon below. Also, if you don’t have a Bible, but would like one to read for yourself, give us a call. 1.877.266.4088. We would love to send you one.

— Pastor Anthony Wynn

Ministry of Encouragement

Everybody doesn’t have to be a preacher, but everybody should be a minister.

A minister gives someone a cup of cold water on a hot day. A minister mows somebody’s yard, carries someone’s groceries. A minister calls when somebody is broken, visits when someone is in need, and prays when someone is fighting the enemy. A minister reaches out to people.

Deut. 1:38 / 3:28 / 3:7-8. We need to tell people to be strong and of good courage. God has given you an appointment and Hell can’t cancel it. Tell people that they are going to accomplish what God has called you to do. We need to tell each other that the Lord will go before us. He will not fail us.

satan has an army.

The devil has different levels of demons in his army. I believe that one of these demons that he sends out a lot is discouragement. I’d say that discouragement is probably satan’s number one attack on humanity.

No one recognized them.

On 9-11-2001, the terrorists dressed in such a way that no one recognized them as an enemy. You may be a little discouraged and a little down, but you aren’t fighting it because you don’t recognize it as an enemy. But we have to fight or it will take over. We have to fight with prayer, quoting the Word of God, and encouraging ourselves. We can’t let it take over our lives. satan will come dressed like a regular civilian and try to pity you, but he’s not there just to hurt you a little bit. he’s there to steal, to kill, and to destroy. he doesn’t fear empty vessels. So, if the enemy is attacking you, just smile. he’s after you because you are carrying the anointing of God in your life. John 10:10.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon you.

Isaiah 61:1. The Spirit of the Lord isn’t upon you for you to just feel chill bumps or just speak in tongues. The Spirit of the Lord is on you to destroy the works of the devil. A spirit of discouragement will break people’s hearts, draw them away from church, and break families apart. We are to encourage one another! Look to lift up someone’s hands. Look for someone to encourage. Isaiah 41:6. 2 Chronicles 35:1-2.

You cannot have the Holy Ghost and be demon-possessed.

Jesus will not live in a duplex. If you are full of Jesus, the discouragement spirit can’t come in you, but it can war against you. But God will not allow you to be tempted above that which you can bear. satan may be the meanest bulldog you know, but he’s on a chain, and our Master is holding that chain.

We have a bunch of people in America that want to resist the devil with a beer in one hand and a bunch of trash in the other.

If you want to resist the devil you have to completely surrender to God. You can’t resist the devil when you belong to the devil. You can’t just survey the line, you have to mark it. Put a fence on that line and tell the devil you won’t be back. Don’t even walk close to it.

Ephesians 1:21. The name of Jesus is above all. When the feeling of heaviness sets on you, when the devil is attacking you and you don’t know what to do, just call out the name of Jesus.

John 14:30. Matthew 12:43-45. The devil has no power over you, except that which you allow him. When the spirit is cast out of a man, it goes and walks through dry places. The only rest that a demonic spirit has is in a person. I don’t care what you have been set free from, the devil has to get permission from God first, but he has the legal right to come back and check that person he was cast out of. It’s not enough to be clean, swept, or garnished because the demon will come back with seven spirits worse than him. When you get clean, you need to seek the Lord and get full of the Spirit of God.

When God shows you someone dealing with discouragement, here’s what you need to do.

You don’t need to approach them first. Don’t reach out to them, yet. The first thing you do is make sure that you are prayed through and under the blood. Discouragement is a spirit and you have to fight it. 1 Samuel 23:15-17. When Jonathan came to David, he saw that David wasn’t able to fight at the moment. So, Jonathan got in between David and that spirit of discouragement and fought it for him. If you get in between someone and the spirit of discouragement and you’re not big enough to handle it, when you leave them, that thing will follow you home. You can’t help someone if you’re discouraged. You can’t help someone when you are about to quit. You’ve got to get your fight back.

You are a soldier for the Lord. Get your fight back. Encourage others.

— Pastor Anthony Wynn

Thomas the Train

The Lord can speak to a person through so many different things.

 I was watching my grandchildren, Henry and Kara play the other day and the Lord began to speak to me about the toy they had in their hand, a little Thomas the Train. First, there are two different ones. There’s the train you have to push along the track, and then there’s an updated version that is battery-powered. There will be a bit of back and forth in this blog between the two, I’ll try not to make it too confusing.

The train is the individual person.

For the push train, it matters whose hand it’s in. In a happy child’s hand, it’s a wonderful toy to play with. One that can be pushed around and tow different train cars behind it. In an angry child’s hand, it can be a weapon. The child can throw it and break something or hit another child with it. A person is either in one hand or the other. They are either for God or against God. In God’s hand, you give strength to the weary, you’ll reach for the lost, and you will encourage the bruised and broken. In the enemy’s hands, a good person can become a terror.

Scriptures

  • 1 John 3:10
  • John 8:44
  • 1 John 3:8
  • Ephesians 4:16
  • Psalm 147:3
  • Acts 1:24-26
  • Acts 1:20
  • Revelation 14:6
  • revelation 7:9
  • 2 Kings 22:2
  • Luke 2:46-49

Just like the train track, all it takes is one member of the body not fitting together and there will be a wreck. If the devil can pull the track apart somewhere, somewhere down the road there is going to be a wreck. We must be fitly joined together, or the separation between us will make a mess. If the tracks are separated, casualties can happen, destruction can happen. For these toy trains, they make repair kits for their tracks so that you can repair them. If you feel broken, Jesus can repair you.

Any part of the train can be fixed. But if it refuses to be fixed, it will be cast aside and replaced. The work of God will move on. When Judas walked away from God and betrayed Him, the work of the Lord didn’t stop. I’ve read that in parts of your body if a vein is clogged and won’t let the blood flow, that something in your body will go around the clogged place and make a new vein. We can’t get so cold on God that when someone needs help that we won’t let the Lord flow through us to get to them. What a shame if He has to go around us and replace us!

I know this is a hard subject to talk about.

The color of the toy engine. It grieves my heart to see how much prejudice is in the land. Friend, if you have any prejudice in you toward the different colors of skin, it will be the number one hindrance of God flowing through you. There are good people in every race, and there are bad people in every race. In every race, there are righteous people and lost people. But each and every person has red blood flowing through them. It doesn’t matter the color of skin, it only matters if they are born again. They need Jesus just as much as you and I do.

There are a lot of people that are going to go to Heaven, but they won’t finish well.

To finish well, you have to stay on your journey, to make up your mind that you will live for God. There are a lot of things to turn you away from your journey. But you have to make up your mind to finish well.

There are a lot of exits.

The devil will give you so many opportunities to exit off the road. He will make it so easy to exit off into outer darkness. Now, I demonstrated with a toy train. I had a track and had the train roll off the table when it hit the exit. Then I attached cars to the engine. When it went off this time, it dragged the cars with it into the floor. What if you have a son or a daughter or somebody watching you? You run this race for a while and you get tired. “I can’t do this right now.” You exit off and everyone following you goes with you. Here’s what’s scary: You can awaken, and the Lord in His mercy can pick you up. You make it back on track, but what if your baby never makes it back? Just keep walking. You can walk out of this.

There are exits even on the inside where you exit off and no one notices. They won’t go get drunk and lie and cheat, but they will stop going to church. What’s going on in the world today has given so many people an exit off to the inside.

There comes a time when you need to know him for yourself.

The battery-powered train has the Holy Ghost and will move by itself. The other train has no power and will not move unless somebody pushes it. Thank God for all the people that push us and that pray for us, but there comes a time when we must know Him for ourselves.

In the video down below, you can watch me demonstrate my message with a table of toy trains as well as hear me talk about some of the types of train cars and how we can be like them, and about the rejection of the magnets on the older model of Thomas the Train and how that is represented in our Christian lives. I pray you will be encouraged by this message.

If you would like prayer, please feel free to call us at Oasis Ministries. 1.877.226.4088. We would love to hear from you.

–Pastor Anthony Wynn

We Will Be Shaken

So much is happening in the world right now. I wanted to take some time to talk about some of the things that we are going to face in the end times.

Revelation 1:1. Revelation is not the revelation of the mark of the beast or the revelation of the false prophet. Revelation IS the revelation of Jesus Christ. Every time the enemy sticks his head up, God will stand up for us. God’s kept us through the dark ages and through depression and wars. He is faithful and will make a way.

Things are changing.

Hebrews 12:26-27. There is a shaking going on right now. Everything that will be shaken, will be shaken. If your hope is in yourself or in some organization, you are in trouble. You need to put all your hope in Jesus Christ. 

Leviticus 26:36. There is such a fear in the world right now. Fear like I have never seen in my lifetime. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4. There are going to be some people shaken in their minds. Don’t let your mind be shaken. Get in your prayer closet, lay whatever it is down on your altar, and pray. Believe that God can keep you just like He did Daniel or the three Hebrew boys.

I took a trip to Virginia.

I counted twelve beautiful churches that had shut down. Everything that can be shaken is going to be shaken. If you haven’t been shaken yet, don’t worry, you will be. God never said there wouldn’t be a storm, but He did say He would never leave us. He didn’t say that the devil would just roll over and die, but He did say that if He was for us, who could be against us. He said He would provide for you and make a way. He will prepare a table for you in the midst of your enemies. He didn’t tell you there would be no devil. He just said, “I am God, and beside me, there is no other.” There’s not a nervous breakdown happening in Heaven. God’s not upset. He’s not scared. He is not tired. He’s not weary. God’s got everything under control. He has a plan.

Hebrews 10:25. There is so much sickness, death, and trouble going on. People’s faith is being shaken. But there is one thing that will never be shaken: the healing power of God. If God chooses to let somebody go home, I may cry a lot, but it will not shake my confidence in God. I made up my mind a long time ago that my relationship with God would not be built on what I see or what I hear or what I feel, but it would be built alone on that living Word of God.

Let me tell you what’s not going to pass away.

James 5:14-15. Jesus still saves. He still heals. He still delivers. Let Hell rage. Let the enemy war. God is still God. Don’t let your faith be shaken. This Lord Jesus will not be shaken. One day they won’t call on false gods anymore. Revelation 7:12. Hebrews 13:8. 1 Timothy 1:17. Psalm 5:13. When there are no more nations, there will be the Kingdom of God. Daniel 7:27. Luke 1:33. Daniel 7:18.

When all other books have been proven without value and worthless. The Bible will not be shaken.

People have tried to prove it wrong over and over again, but it won’t be shaken. People have tried to take it out of countries, but it gets smuggled back in. It will not be silent. Don’t put your confidence in man, in government, or in yourself. The Bible will remain. It will not be shaken. So, hold onto your Bible. 1 Peter 1:25. Psalm 119:89. Psalm 119:60.

One day, the names of great men, Hollywood stars, and great sports figures will be a memory. Then the memory will fade and their names will never be mentioned again. But there is one name that is above any other. One name and that name is Jesus. There is only one name that can get you into Heaven and that is the name of Jesus. You can’t buy your way in or study your way in. You have to be born again. You have to become part of the family. Philippians 2:9-11.

We are being shaken, but for some, it’s not such a bad thing. Being shaken drives us back to prayer. It drives us back to fasting. We are in the hand of God. He’s shaking me to get all of Anthony out of me. The same goes for you. He’s shaking us to get everything out of us that’s not like him.

We will be shaken. If we want to remain, we just have to hold onto Jesus, our Solid Rock.

–Pastor Anthony Wynn

Pray Before You Pray

I have never washed a dirty vessel.

I love to help my wife, Shelia. But I refuse to wash a dirty plate. However, I will put it under the faucet and rinse it well to get all the nastiness off of it, and then wash it. I won’t even hand-wash my truck when it’s really dirty. I know that the grit will scratch it all to pieces, so I spray it all off first and then I wash it.

“Sometimes, you gotta pray before you pray.” — a quote from my dad, John Wynn, about three years ago.

When I was younger, I loved to go barefoot. I’d go all kinds of places without shoes, on gravel, on pavement. My feet were so calloused that I could run down Highway 60 when the pavement was hot and it didn’t hurt. 

If we aren’t careful, life will callus our hearts.

When your heart gets hard, it’s hard to get close to God. When your heart is calloused, it’s hard to be soft and tender before the Lord. 

Isaiah 59:1-3. Psalm 66:18. Sometimes we have to pray before we pray. Sometimes before we go to God’s throne, we need to do a deep heart search. The throne room of God is a place where angels fear to trod. It’s the most sacred and the holiest place. Isaiah 6:2-3. 

How is your relationship with Jesus? Have you been reading your Bible? Have you been worshipping the Lord? Have you been fasting? Have you been faithful to God? Is your heart clean?

Psalm 139:23-24. Psalm 26:2. The presence of God is so clean, we need to be spiritually sensitive to the fact that God is holy, mighty, and worthy to be reverenced. We can’t come into the presence of the Lord without our thoughts and lives holy before Him.

Right now is a good time to humble ourselves before the Lord wishing to be close to Him in these troubled times. Psalm 51:9-10. 

As husbands or wives, if we aren’t kind to one another, then it can hinder our prayers. If friends let things get between them, it can hinder their prayers. If we let the enemy pull at us, it can hinder our prayers.

Yes, there are sick people and lost people. There are hurting people and broken people. But before we go into God’s throne room, we need to be right with Him.

So before you pray, pray for God to search you. Pray that He will create in you a clean heart and that He would renew a right spirit within you.

–Pastor Anthony Wynn

Sounds from Heaven

This message was less of a sermon and more of one of my Bible studies.

One word that has really grabbed my attention for a long time is the word “voice.” It first got my attention when the voice of Abel’s blood cried out. Not the voice of his mouth, but of his blood. 

I was in some type of storm in my life and the enemy asked me, “Is your Jesus going to help you this time?”

The Holy Ghost spoke to my heart and said, “Don’t you know if blood will cry out from the ground against somebody, then the blood shed for you will cry out FOR you?” Every time that the enemy sticks his head up, the Blood of Jesus cries out for you.

Acts 2:1-4. The real Holy Ghost always comes from Heaven. A man one time came up to me and opened up his jacket to show me the inside lined with watches, “Fifteen dollars will get you a Folex,” he said. Of course, I asked him what a Folex was. He replied, “It’s a fake Rolex.” It’s sad to say, but I’m afraid that a lot of people have a Folex Ghost. This shouldn’t be. We should have the real, genuine, Holy Ghost. Not something to just make us shout in church, but something that will keep us in the midnight hour. Something to bring peace when Hell is raging. Acts 11:15-16.

I want to talk to you about some voices going on in Heaven.

Isaiah 6:1-4. In the first verse, Isaiah talks about the Lord’s train filling the Temple. Now, way back when, when a king won a victory, they would sew one foot of material to that king’s train. The King of Kings that Isaiah saw had won so many victories that his train went all over the Temple. In verse 3, there were seraphims crying “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.”

I don’t believe Heaven is quiet.

I believe that if they are still crying “Holy, holy, holy!” to this day. I believe there is excitement. They’re in the presence of the Lord of Lords. In verse 4, there is such a worship going on that the posts are moving. There’s a lot of worship going on in Heaven. Revelation 4:8-9.

Revelation 15:3. Revelation 7:10-12. Know, that if you are ever struggling in prayer, Revelation 7:12 is a beautiful prayer.

There are multiple places I could take you to where there is worship going on in Heaven. They worship for eternity. When we worship, there’s something different about it. It’s different from the worship of the angels because they don’t know what it’s like to be redeemed. The angels don’t know what it is to be forgiven, reborn, or to have their sins washed away.

Revelations 19:6-8. Revelation 1:14-15. Do you know what is going on in Heaven right now? Your prayers, your requests literally come up before the throne of Almighty God. When you walk into a place with a burglar alarm, you have to punch in the code. When we pray, we need to get into the throne room of God. Do you want to know the code to get into that room?

WORSHIP.

It’s not enough to just pray. You have to get into God’s presence for your prayers to be answered. And to get into His presence you have to be willing to do some worship. You have to be willing to bless Him, to praise Him.

Revelation 8:3. I am persuaded that this golden altar is the same one that Jesus went to when He had just risen and told Mary not to touch Him, “I’m not your Shepherd right now. I am your High Priest. I have my blood here that I have to sprinkle on the altar. When I do that, there will never have to be another lamb slain. Because I am the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.”

There are legal and illegal prayers. 

Illegal prayers are those where you threaten to backslide if God doesn’t turn it around, or praying demanding God. Legal prayers are those that say, “I’m going to love you if it doesn’t turn around. I’m going to love you if it doesn’t go the way I want. My foot’s on the Rock and my mind’s made up.” You have to pray rightfully before the Lord. When you pray like this, somewhere between that altar and Heaven, there is an angel who takes your prayers from your altar to the one in Heaven.

Exodus 2:23-24. When you don’t have anything else to pray, just cry. 

Sometimes you don’t even have to pray. Sometimes when you have favor from God all you have to do is groan. He will make a way for you. He will intercede for you. Your cries have awoken the Master.

Revelation 6:9-11. This same altar that Jesus sprinkled His blood on is the same altar where the precious souls cried out for vengeance. I believe that the soul of the Apostal Paul is under that altar because he was beheaded for the Gospel of Jesus. Ten of the disciples died a martyr’s death. It’s not recorded, but history says that Isaiah was thrown to hogs. I believe that under that altar is an Isaiah. Verse 11 tells me that in this day, there are going to be more martyrs.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. I think when the Lord returns, the Bible says it. The dead in Christ shall rise first. I read in the Word the other day that the sea would even give up its dead. The bodies that rise won’t come out with cancer. The bodies won’t rise sick. They will come out with glorified bodies. And death will be swallowed up in victory. Then we that remain will be changed in the twinkling of an eye. You won’t take any sickness with you. One day, this mortal is going to put on immortality, and we are going to be together in Heaven forever.

–Pastor Anthony Wynn

What the Enemy Meant for Evil

Even in the worst thing you are going through, God ordains every step.

What I’m facing is not always for me, sometimes it’s for you. What the enemy is throwing at you to knock you down, it’s going to bounce back and be a blessing in somebody’s life. In the Bible, Paul gets bit by a serpent. What good is that going to do? Well, God turned it out for good, the glory of the Lord was shone and revival broke out among the people Paul was with.

God can take what you are going through and touch a multitude of people with it.

Even in the Bible, Joseph went through a lot of hard things. But he told his brethren that what they meant for evil, God turned it around for good to save many people. Whatever you are facing, God is going to save many people through it.

Scriptures

  • Romans 8:28
  • 2 Corinthians 4:15-16
  • Genesis 50:18-21
  • Psalm 105:17
  • Numbers 22:5-6
  • Numbers 24:10
  • Romans 8:31
  • Deuteronomy 23:5
  • Daniel 6:25-27
  • Isaiah 50:6

God does not create evil.

Our God is fully holy and righteous. He is full of mercy, grace, and love. Evil is a product of the enemy. But God will take what the enemy means for evil and He will slip His hand into it. When God does that, what you are facing becomes a tool to mold and make you. If the Lord didn’t allow what you’ve been through to take you out, He’s telling you He has a plan for you. 

The enemy cannot curse what God has blessed.

I don’t know what you’re going through. I don’t know your storm. But I’m pretty sure you’re coming through. The Lord God Almighty is present in your storm. Just stand, He will make a way. Just hold on, He’ll bring you out. You are not under a curse, you are under a blessing.

When they bring a barrel of oil out of the ground, they don’t just make gasoline out of it. They make over 555 products from it. They don’t waste one drop. God is the same way with us. He’s not just going to use our shouting or our singing, but He is going to use every storm we’ve been through and every trial we’ve faced. All the pain we’ve faced and all the sleepless nights we’ve had, God won’t waste them. What satan thought he would break you with, God is going to use it as a tool to reach someone else.

“Samson, when you’re tired, you better be careful where you lay your head.”

There is an enemy who will try to take your anointing. When the floods of life are overwhelming you, get to Jesus. When you can’t sleep, when you can’t rest, get yourself to the Rock.

Daniel was thrown into a den.

He stayed faithful to God though he would be thrown into the lion’s den. God brought him out of it, but what good came of that other than saving Daniel’s life? Well, after King Darius saw Daniel alive and well, he made sure that his kingdom knew that Daniel had a God and that God was the living God.

Whatever you are going through, whatever storm you are facing, remember this:

Romans 8:28 — “And we know that all things work together for the good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

–Pastor Anthony Wynn

You Can’t Kill a Promise

It’s not just you and Jesus. There is an enemy out there.

The enemy goes through seasons and attacks in different ways. Back in the 40s and 50s, it was liquor trying to destroy our nation. Then, drugs got really bad. Right now, there’s just a spirit of fear raging. As humans, we have been appointed for a time, and if we have done our best to live for the Lord, there is no enemy that can prevail against us. We are in the hand of God.

A man did an 18-month study going through the Bible and counting the promises of God. He came up with 8,810 promises. 7,487 were made by God himself.

Can we trust God?

Of course we can! God is faithful. In Genesis, God challenges Abraham and tells him to offer Isaac as a burnt offering. Abraham knew Sara was past age to have a child, but God promised she would, and she had Isaac. Abraham looks at Isaac and thinks ‘Well, Sara and I probably aren’t going to have any more kids. This must be the child of God’s promise. That means that if I go up here and kill him, I’m not coming back without him because promises don’t die until they are fulfilled.’ And guess what, he came back with Isaac.

The devil can’t kill God’s promise to you.

Joseph had ten older brothers, but Joseph had a dream. Joseph had a promise and his brothers couldn’t kill the promise. His brothers could sell Joseph, but they could not kill him. Potiphar’s wife could lie on him all she wanted, but she couldn’t kill him. Because he had a promise. The hand of God was on his life.

Scriptures

  • 2 Peter 1:4
  • Hebrews 10:23
  • 1 Kings 8:56
  • 1 John 2:25
  • Joshua 21:45
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:24
  • Genesis 19:29
  • Hebrews 11:11
  • Genesis 22:2
  • Psalm 105:42
  • Hebrews 11:17-19
  • Romans 4:20-22
  • Romans 9:9
  • Genesis 37:20
  • Genesis 15:12-14
  • Acts 14:19-20
  • 2 Corinthians 11:25
  • Luke 4:29-30
  • John 10:39
  • John 5:18

It is not just us and our problems. We have a promise from our faithful God. We are not going to go hide and let this fear take over. We are going to keep fighting. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy is coming in the morning. Let the battle rage. Let the storm come. We have made up our minds that we are going to keep living. We have a promise. When God is finished with us, we get to go home. But until then, we have to just keep on walking and doing the will of God.

There was a dream inside of Joseph, but it wasn’t just his dream.

There’s a dream inside of each of us. Dreams God has given you of preaching, casting out devils, and healing. There’s such an anointing of God on you. Hell may fight you, but you have a dream that’s from God and Hell can’t stop that. Don’t let the enemy kill your dream.

Don’t doubt in the darkness what God told you in the light.

God has whispered promises to each of us, there have been some prophecies spoken over us. God is not a man that He would tell you something and not do it. God told Abraham that for 400 years that his seed would serve another nation. But 400 hundred years is up now. They are supposed to be being led out of that nation, and it looks like the ones that could fight for them are being drowned in the river by the Pharaoh’s demand. Everything precious around them is dying.

Sometimes, God promises us something, and then the opposite happens.

But hold on! There’s a promise coming into view. The devil wouldn’t be fighting so hard if something wasn’t going on in the spirit. When you are getting attacked on every side, it’s often a sign that a promise is about to be birthed. Don’t let up. Don’t quit. There’s a promise coming and the devil can’t kill that promise. Hold on to that promise. It may not look possible, but God is faithful. He doesn’t have to wait until it looks convenient to move.

Moses went into the same river that was used to drown other babies, but the river carried him to a princess. Moses was raised in Pharaoh’s house. The devil tried to kill the promise, but God ended up making him pay for the promise’s schooling, buy his clothes, and cook his meals. The devil can’t kill a promise.

Hold on to your promise by walking by faith.

David had a promise that he was going to be king. He had an assurance. There was an anointing on his life. That bear, that lion, and that giant couldn’t kill him. Because he had a promise in his life. Saul was from the tribe of Benjamin and men from that tribe could sling a stone and hit a hare at 600 feet without missing. But Saul threw a javelin at David when they were in the same room and missed. Even one of the most talented fighters couldn’t kill the promise when he tried.

We aren’t going anywhere until God’s promises to us have been fulfilled. 

Pastor Anthony Wynn