Walking With God

In this message, I wanted to talk about your walk with God.

Some people find themselves far from God. There’s a good far from God and a bad far from God. The good far from God is that you’re heading toward Him. The bad far from God is that you’re easing back from him.

If a man or woman ever really finds a real walk with God, there will be a real change. They won’t walk the same, or talk the same. They won’t be like they used to. The real Holy Ghost will get a hold of them and change them.

Reading through the Bible, you’ll find that God walked with Adam. You’ll also find that God walked with Enoch and with Noah. But, God told Abraham to walk before Him.

Why?

When a child in your care is older and you trust them enough, they can walk beside you. You trust them enough to not keep your eye on them all the time. But, those little ones are different. You want to keep an eye on them all the time to make sure they don’t get into trouble or get hurt. To keep your eye on them, you make them walk in front of you.

God told Abraham to walk before Him because Abraham hadn’t proved he could be trusted yet.

Don’t you want God to trust you enough to walk with Him? Don’t you want Him to find you faithful in your storms?

Don’t measure anyone else’s relationship with God with your own. God doesn’t call us all to the same place in Him. God doesn’t call everyone to be preachers. He doesn’t call everyone to be evangelists. There’s a hunger in your heart and only you and God really know it. If you fulfill that hunger, you’ll walk in such a place of peace.

If you walk with God, He’ll save your family like He did for Noah.

If you walk with God, nothing will move you. If you keep up your walk with God, you will not be bitter. You will not fear. You will walk in power, mercy, love, and you will be renewed! You’ll walk into people’s lives. There’s a place where you can walk and the sick will be healed. You may get knocked down, but if you’re walking with God, you’ll always get back up!

When we walk with God, it can’t be about us, it has to be all about Him. And we can’t walk with God and the devil.

God is looking for someone who will walk with Him today. Will you be that one?

Pastor Anthony Wynn

Scriptures

  • Luke 18:13
  • Acts 2:29
  • Leviticus 26:10
  • Romans 6:4
  • Deuteronomy 8:6
  • Psalm 128:1
  • Psalm 119:105
  • Isaiah 30:21
  • Colossians 2:6, 7
  • Genesis 17:1
  • Genesis 15:18
  • Micah 6:8
  • Isaiah 43:2
  • Amos 3:2
  • Genesis 5:23-24

Benefits of a Praying Church

One benefit we talk about here is that when God’s people come together in unity, God loves to show up. There is power, mercy, and life when God’s people begin to pray.

The second benefit is the strength that comes with numbers. If you can find someone to pray with in unity, then that depression and oppression can’t stay. Five shall chase a hundred, and a hundred shall put ten thousand to flight.

Another benefit of a praying church is that each one of us can find answers and fresh direction from the altar and the throne of God when we gather together to pray. The Holy Ghost will give you directions and show you the way to go and the way not to go. 

One of the last benefits we talk about is that when we get people together, we can carry each other’s loads and burdens when we pray.

You really can’t be effective to help someone that’s hurting if you don’t allow yourself to hurt. We need to be so close to Heaven that we can feel the pain of our brothers and sisters, so we can know that they are in need. It’s so important that we pray for one another that if the Lord lays someone on our heart to pray for and we don’t, we’ve sinned against Him. We are our brother’s keeper. If you have a real spirit of prayer, when God visits the church and before that spirit lifts, He will allow you to feel infirmities in the house.

We must pray for one another. We are our brother’s keeper. We must pray for this country. Let’s gather together in one accord and reach out to God.

If you want someone to pray with, call Oasis Ministries. (1.877.226.4088)

Pastor Anthony Wynn

Scriptures

  • Acts 2:1-4
  • Acts 4:31
  • Leviticus 26:6-9
  • Acts 13:2-3
  • 1 Samuel 30:8
  • Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Galatians 6:2
  • Romans 15:1
  • 1 Samuel 12:23
  • Genesis 4:9-10
  • 1 Corinthians 12:26-27
  • 1 Timothy 2:1-4
  • Jeremiah 29:7

From Test to Testimony

God’s desire is for us to become like Him. 

He wants His glory to be manifested through us. When you walk into a situation, He wants His glory to to walk into that situation. If we are going to have people come to the Lord, they don’t need to see a beat-down, discouraged Christian. They need to see a Christian who believes and trusts in the Lord, a Christian who allows the Lord to work through their life. 

It’s Christ in you the hope of glory, the hope of glory for that lost soul.

Christ may not come to someone in a burning bush. He may decide to come to them through you. But if there’s no glory in your life, then how can you reach them?

We go from glory to glory, from one level to the next. With this test you’ve been given, God is preparing to promote you.

Two things will get you promoted: Staying faithful to God, and passing the tests you’re given.

What are you going to do with this test?

God’s not mad at you. He’s getting ready to promote you, and to do that He’s turned up the heat, not to burn you, but to purify you. He wants to look at you and see His image.

If you don’t pass a certain test, you will have to take it over and over again until you do. Want to know how to pass the test? Keep your heart right before God, stay faithful to Him, keep walking with Him and trusting Him.

And when you pass that test. God shall restore you with a double blessing. Don’t quit, don’t let the test slow you down. The test will leave you with a testimony when you pass.

God will turn a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a trophy, an attack into victory, sorrow into joy, weeping into laughter, pain into peace, and hurt into healing.

At the end of the storm, He’s going to reveal a new glory in your life. Your challenge is to last, to stand until God moves. And when you come out of this test, you should celebrate!

You’ve passed! This test is over!

Pastor Anthony Wynn

Scriptures

  • John 1:14
  • John 2:11
  • 2 Corinthians 3:18
  • Luke 21:13
  • Psalm 81:5
  • Psalm 17:3
  • Psalm 61:2
  • Psalm27:5
  • Hebrews 11:6
  • 1 Peter 5:10
  • James 1:23
  • Psalm 11:5
  • Deuteronomy 8:16
  • Psalm 26:2
  • Psalm 6:10
  • Isaiah 48:10
  • Hebrews 3:8
  • Genesis 4:7-9

Mercy Met Truth

I wanted to take this Easter and talk to you about a young lawyer that I love and admire. 

This lawyer’s first case was a couple, a husband and wife, who had broken the law and were both facing the death penalty. There was so much evidence that they basically had already been convicted. The lawyer brings the case before the Judge. When the husband steps up he blames it all on his wife. The wife passes the guilt onto a third party. Then, the lawyer stands up.

This lawyer’s name is Mercy.

He tells the Judge that he finds Adam and Eve totally guilty and that he knows God told them they would die if they ate of the tree, but pleads for mercy for them. God says, “Mr. Lawyer, I can’t lie. I have to keep my word.”

“What about that lamb over there? Is there any way that you could take that lamb and put their death on that lamb?”

God was moved by that lawyer named Mercy and went down into the garden to find Adam and Eve. And God put their sin on that lamb (a type of Lamb slain from the foundation of the world) and took its life.

And Mercy won his first case.

For Mercy’s second case, God was about to destroy the whole earth with a Flood. Mercy stands up, “Please, God! I found a man named Noah. I know there are so many that are evil, but he’s right before you. Will you let him find grace?”

God once again was moved by Mercy’s plea. Noah found grace in the eyes of God, and Mercy had won its second case.

The lawyer, Mercy, had an opportunity that few do. He became the lawyer for the world and had his own office called the tabernacle and his own seat called the Mercy Seat. But, then he was only given one case a year when the High Priest came in. He was shut in by a thick veil, pacing back and forth, “I can only touch God once a year. I wish I could leave this room. So many people need me. Why must I be shut in? Broken humanity needs me, and I can’t get to them! Will it always be like this?”

Mercy finds his answer.

The only way that he could get out was to find Truth. He couldn’t get out so he needed someone to find it and bring it to him. But, he didn’t realize at first that Truth is a person. And when he found out Jesus is the Truth he was looking for, he longed to meet Him. “David said we have to meet,” Mercy says, “You have to come to me, I’m trapped and can’t get out from behind this veil.”

Mercy had waited thousands of years. People come and tell him the miracles of Jesus. Mercy gets excited, “That’s the one I’ve been waiting for!”

Then, someone comes to the veil one day and lets Mercy know that Jesus, that Truth, had been arrested and that they were planning to kill Him.

“They can’t kill him!” Mercy cries, “We have to meet, and I can’t get out of here! They have to let him go. He’ll come over here and we will be a team. Salvation will come. That’s what David said,” Mercy weeps when he hears all they’re doing to Jesus, to Truth. Mercy screams, “They need me! Don’t let Him die before we meet!”

Mercy can’t get out, so he sends a message to Truth, “Don’t die until we meet.”

The veil rips in two, from the top to the bottom.

It wasn’t for us to get to Mercy, it was so Mercy could get out and run to meet Truth. He makes his way toward Calvary. He hears the mockery and the jeers. 

“Don’t die, Truth! Hold on!” Mercy screams. Jesus held on until every word was fulfilled. Mercy and Truth meet.

“It is finished,” Jesus says and hangs his head and dies. Mercy looks and says, “It’s fixed.” Salvation had come.

Do you know why we aren’t stoned when we mess up? Because Mercy met Truth. There’s hope because Mercy met Truth, and salvation has come.

–Pastor Anthony Wynn

 

Scriptures

  • Exodus 15:13
  • Hebrews 9:7
  • Numbers 35:18
  • Numbers 15:22
  • 2Samuel 6:17
  • Psalm 85:4, 9
  • Isaiah 16:5
  • John 16:13
  • John 18:38

When He Returns, He Will Repay

What do we do when the church isn’t filling up with lost souls?

Each person, when they start out, has two appointments with death. The first is the natural man’s death, the death that everybody has to face. The second is an appointment with death that is eternal. But when you accepted Christ as your Savior, then that second death appointment was cancelled. The same goes for every true, born-again Christian. If you’re born twice, you die only once. But, if you’re born only once, you die twice.

Everyone knows someone who has fallen among thieves. Someone whose will to live for the Lord was stolen. Someone left half dead. Do you realize that when you look at the eyes of the lost, you’re looking into half dead eyes?

In the story of the Good Samaritan, a priest passed by the half dead man. The Levite walked by on the other side as well. But the Samaritan went to him. That’s the answer to the question: what do we do when the church isn’t filling up with lost souls?

We go to them.

The greatest damage we can do to Hell is to take a trophy off its wall. Get out of your comfort zone and touch somebody with the Love of God. God can use you to cancel their second appointment with death. And if you’re anointed, there is nothing the enemy can do to stop what flows out of you.

But, just because a baby is born doesn’t mean it’s over.

Is the baby fed well? Is is nourished? Is it crying? Does it need help? Do you know if it’s okay? It’s not enough to have a baby, you have to care for it. It can’t even walk yet. It needs to be carried.

How long has is been since you’ve picked up a broken life, set it on your beast like the Samaritan did , and carried it?

People can be helped. But, if they won’t come to us, we must go to them. And if you will invest in someone’s life, when Jesus comes back, He will repay you.

Pastor Anthony Wynn

I want you to know that you aren’t alone in reaching out to the lost. Contact Oasis Ministries Here and email us all the names of the lost souls you’re reaching out to and praying for. Rather call? Here’s out number, 1.877.266.4088. We want to help you. We can pray and fast together, all the while reaching those who are half dead.

Scriptures

  • 2 Samuel 14:14
  • Ecclesiastes 7:7
  • Hebrews 9:27
  • Revelation 20:6, 14
  • Romans 5:7-8
  • 1 Peter 2:24
  • Isaiah 53:4-6
  • Romans 6:23
  • 1 John 15:16
  • Proverbs 11:30
  • Luke 10:30-35
  • Matthew 10:5
  • Matthew 6:20
  • Luke 18:22

Taking Our Worship Back

What sets the church apart from all the other institutions in the world?

The Church has the Presence of God.

Too many churches have forgotten that the number one thing we find at church is God. America defines church as a nice building, warm in the winter, cool in the summer, with soft seats, wonderful music, and a lot of programs. But too many people have forgotten that none of it is church, unless Jesus shows up. Preaching is not the most important part of the service. I’ve heard people preach and no one gets saved, and no one gets healed. But I’ve never seen God show up and someone not get a touch.

The most important thing is not to get the preacher up on the platform, but to get God in His House. If we don’t get God into His House, the lame will not walk the blind will not see, and the sinner won’t be converted.

There are three types of Presences of God: His Omnipresence, His Abiding Presence, and His Manifest Presence.

If it’s really God’s House, then how can we be sure that God shows up?

I am persuaded that the most important part of any service is real, genuine worship. Real worship is not to entertain or draw attention to you, but it is all about God. Real worship will cause Him to stand up for us. We have to take back our worship! It takes everyone. One person can’t do it all. We have to be in one mind and one accord.

Your worship is key.

–Pastor Anthony Wynn

Scriptures

  • Exodus 40:34-36
  • Exodus 25:8
  • 1 Kings 8:10
  • 2 Chronicles 5:14
  • 2 Chronicles 7:1-3
  • John 12:20
  • Psalm 34:1
  • Psalm 86:12
  • Psalm 132:7
  • Psalm 138:2
  • Daniel 3:5
  • Acts 4:24, 31
  • 2 Chronicles 5:13

The Gift Card

Have you ever received a gift card?

Nothing is free. Someone somewhere had to pay a price for that gift card. The same goes for the gift card Jesus paid for with His blood.

The One who knows all your secrets, gave His blood to hide all your sins. The One who created you for His Glory, gave His life’s blood to buy you back. He became like you, so you could become like Him. He left heaven and came to earth, so you could leave earth and go to heaven. That is the gift card God has given to you.

It is a gift card of promises of healing, peace, and joy. But, you also have a gift card of spiritual gifts to help others with. Maybe it’s a gift of prophecy, maybe a gift of preaching, or maybe a gift of helping.

Don’t set it aside. Don’t sell it for momentary pleasure.

You have to  be careful when you’re on the receiving end of a gift card because many of them have expiration dates. You can’t use your gifts in the grave. They will expire when you breathe your last breath.

Your gift card only has value when it is redeemed. But, you can’t love the gift more than the Giver. It cost Jesus His breath to give you that gift. Fall in love with Jesus, not the gift.

Remember it’s not like a debit card.

A debit card is like when Adam realized he messed up and tried to hide it with fig leaves. A debit card is like when you try to make it your own way. But a gift card is just that, a gift.

Listen to the full sermon on “The Gift Card” below.

–Pastor Anthony Wynn

Scriptures

  • Romans 6:23
  • Ephesians 2:8
  • 2 Timothy 1:6
  • Ecclesiastes 5:19
  • Ephesians 4:8
  • 1 Corinthians 14:1
  • 1 Corinthians 12:28
  • Acts 20:28
  • Joshua 24:15
  • Romans 5:15
  • 1 Kings 18:21
  • Revelations 5:9-10
  • Acts 11:17
  • Acts 10:44-45
  • 2 Corinthians 9:15
  • John 4:10
  • Ephesians 2:8
  • 2 Timothy 1:6-8
  • Isaiah 53:5
  • 1 Peter 2:24
  • Revelations 22:2
  • Acts 2:38

It Only Takes One

Have you ever realized the power of one?

Sin abounds in this world and people are trying to take God out of everything. And the devil hasn’t been doing it all at once. He’s been getting us used to the dark little by little until it’s everywhere now.

But, you can do something about it.

You may not be able to touch the whole world. But, if you stand up and let your light shine, you can keep the darkness from taking over in your corner of the world.

God is looking for somebody that’s available, somebody who isn’t afraid to stand up. Back in the Bible, Pharaoh was closing in on Israel. But one man decided to stand up and God brought deliverance to His people.

Trouble is standing in America right now.

It’s time for the children of God to stand up. Keep worshipping, keep praying, and keep on driving back the darkness in the corner of your world.

It’s not enough to fight battles where others can see you. You have to fight bears and lions when nobody is watching. You have to make up in your mind that you won’t let the devil intimidate you. You are God’s child. It’s you and God, and with God all things are possible. You have authority over the  devil. The only power he has is what you allow him.

God is looking for someone to stand and drive back the darkness. Will you be that one?

–Pastor Anthony Wynn

Scriptures

  • Isaiah 1:6-8
  • Ezekiel 22:30
  • Matthew 5:14, 16

The antichrist

In this message, I decided to talk about three different christs.

1- Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.

2- The false christ

3- The antichrist

Now, many people will tie those last two together, but I think they are two separate things.

You have the false christ, like Jim Jones for example, who started out right. Yet, something inside him desired money and power, desired the glory of man, more than Jesus Christ.

There is a huge difference between a false christ and the antichrist.

There is the spirit of the antichrist that I believe has been on earth for years and years. But, there is the person of the antichrist, who will be a human totally surrendered to the devil, coming as a man of peace, magnifying himself. But he will be broken!

So, don’t spend 100% of your time studying the negative in the Bible. Before you do that, work on finding everything you can about the real thing. Study Jesus and His life and what He did. Study the truth so much that you will immediately be able to recognize a lie when it shows its ugly face.

In this message, I talk about Revelation, and how it’s a book revealing Jesus in the end time. Jesus conquered in the beginning, in the middle, and he will conquer in the end.

Remember this:

Anytime that you walk through a storm or satan throws something at you, Jesus is going to stand up because He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. If He protected His children in the Old Testament, He will protect you now.

Listen to this message below to hear more about the antichrist.

Pastor Anthony Wynn

Scriptures

  • Matthew 24:5
  • Matthew 1:1, 16
  • John 1:41
  • Matthew 1:18
  • Matthew 2:4
  • Matthew 11:2
  • Matthew 27:17
  • Mark 14:61
  • Luke 2:26
  • Luke 4:41
  • John 1:17, 41
  • John 4:24, 29
  • John 7:42
  • Isaiah 11:1
  • Micah 5:2
  • Acts 2:36
  • Acts 3:6

  • Acts 16:18
  • Romans 5:6
  • Romans 6:9, 23
  • Romans 8:35
  • 1 Corinthians 11:1
  • 1 Corinthians 15:57
  • Romans 8:9
  • Matthew 24:23
  • 1 John 2:22
  • John 1:9
  • Daniel 8:23
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:3
  • Daniel 11:36-37
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:6
  • 1 Timothy 2:5
  • Revelation 17:12
  • Revelation 13:4, 11

Why David Wept

“Why didn’t I learn to listen and talk things out?”

In this message, I talk about why I believe David wept when he came to Ziklag. One reason I think he wept is that he wished he had learned to listen and talk things out with his wife.

We don’t always know how to communicate. It’s not always about who is right and who is wrong. Families, husbands and wives, need to talk some stuff out, without breaking things. Talk stuff out without hateful glares, or getting up and sulking out of the room. Talk things out without giving the silent treatment. And we need to listen, too. If we would listen more and respond with respect and gentleness, so many problems could be fixed.

“I got used to being married.”

Another reason I think David wept is that he worried he wasn’t kind enough to his wife. He feared he had not loved her enough and could have been a better helpmeet. I’ll tell you one reason that so many marriages fail: they make it a partnership instead of a commitment. Partnership: I will give my 50% as long as you give your 50%. Commitment: ‘Til death do we part. I will give my 100% even if you don’t. David wished he had a commitment rather than a partnership.

Listen to this powerful sermon below to hear more about “Why David Wept.”

— Pastor Anthony Wynn

Scriptures

  • 1 Samuel 30:1-6
  • Revelations 5:4
  • Ephesians 4:32
  • Isaiah 1:18
  • Ephesians 5:25
  • Philippians 3:13
  • 2 Samuel 14:14
  • 1 Corinthians 7:3
  • Proverbs 5:18
  • Ruth 1:16-17
  • 1 Samuel 30:8, 18-20
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