Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way 6 – Get Out of the Way
Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX
Sunday, March 22, 2020
On Wednesday morning this last week, a powerful 5.7 earthquake hit Salt Lake City and rocked the Mormon Temple. On top of the temple is a golden idol, or a statue, of the fabled MORONI blowing a trumpet. The shaking actually broke the trumpet! If that was a dream do you know what that would mean? In case you don’t know, remember the earthquake was 5.7.
Deuteronomy 5:7 – ‘You shall have no other gods before Me.’
“PROPHETIC WEDNESDAY” – FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE @ 12 NOON CST
A few weeks ago, I taught a message called “Dreams that Get Your Attention” and I was talking about the importance of partnering with God in the midst of a terrible disturbance.
On Tuesday, the City Council voted to diminish assemblies to 125 and then Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order limiting public gatherings to 10 people, shutting schools, prohibiting visitors to nursing homes and retirement communities, and limiting bars and restaurants to take-out through April 3. All this was done in an effort to slow the spread of the Wuhan Corona Virus.
We didn’t know if that included churches or not. Is it 50 or 10 or 125? Outside in the parking lot, we are being the hands and feet of King Jesus… Dream interpretation, communion, prayer ministry and declarations are happening from car to car.
THE WINESKINS HAVE CHANGED IN EVERY CHURCH THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
“A tsunami is coming that is unstoppable and will change landscapes!”
– Prophetic Word we have been speaking since 2018
We’ve been saying the next revival will not look like past revivals
“A tectonic shift is taking place!”
– Asher Intrater on the day of Pentecost 2018, Jerusalem Israel
When God rearranges things biblically, that’s called a shaking. The nations have been shaken and when the nations are shaken it’s a God thing.
Psalm 82:5 – They do not know nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
Haggai 2:6-7 – For thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Once more in a little while, I am going to shake the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land.
‘I will shake all the nations; and they will come with the wealth of all nations, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD of hosts.
Haggai 2:21 – “Speak to Zerubbabel governor of Judah, saying, ‘I am going to shake the heavens and the earth.’”
Isaiah 13:13 – Therefore I will make the heavens tremble, and the earth will be shaken from its place…
The voice of the Lord is upon the shaking of things.
Hebrews 12:26 – And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, “YET ONCE MORE I WILL SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO THE HEAVEN.”
Psalm 29:8 – The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; The LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
WHEN THERE IS A SHAKING OF THE NATIONS, IT IS A GOD THING AND THE VOICE OF GOD IS UPON IT.
Isaiah 6:4 – And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke
SUBMIT TO GOD BY RESTING IN HIM
The land is being forced to rest!
The Sabbath year is defined in Leviticus 25:1-7. For six years Israel could plow, plant, and harvest. But the seventh year was to be different. On the seventh year you were not to plant your fields. Neither were you supposed to harvest them. Nor could you tend or harvest your vines. The land was not to be worked at all. You could, however, pick and eat what the land produced by itself.
Rest is partnership with God and an intentional posture of Trusting instead of trying
Rest is when you cast your cares and anxieties upon him as 1 Peter 5:7 says,
1 Peter 5:7 – …casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
“Trusting God means we give up worrying, reasoning, and anxiety and we enter into His rest with simple childlike faith—we live by grace through faith,” author Joyce Meyer
Change your wineskin by allowing God to change your priorities, methods and structures.
Jesus constantly challenged religious practices gone stale, their original meaning long forgotten and they’ve now become simply public ritual.
“You can’t put new ideas into old mind-sets. You can’t get new results with old behaviors.”
A new move of God will not be poured into old structures and models of ministries.
GET OUT OF THE WAY!
THIS IS NOT SOMETHING YOU REBUKE. IT’S SOMETHING YOU REPOSITION YOURSELF FOR.
See this shipwreck as buried treasure!
Vice President Mike Pence went on to offer some advice for Americans on the matter. “No. 1 is spend more time on your knees than on the internet,” he said. “Forgiveness is a great gift.”
This Friday March 27 from 6 pm til 6 pm Saturday, OpenDoor Church is leading a 24-hour time of prayer and fasting where every hour on the hour we will have different leaders leading the prayer here. We are asking families and other churches to join us throughout the world. We already have churches in 24 states joining us now and many more will follow suit as we promote and invite people to this event.
Go to OpenDoorExperience.com/events to be involved in this strategic time of prayer.
I declare in Jesus’ name…
This is a new Era for me
A decade to declare
I will see what I say in the year 2020
This is the year I have perfect vision
This is the year God shows me His glory
There is a new wine being poured
A new beginning being offered
And I will not miss it
I will taste and see that the Lord is good
My dreams have no limitations
My vision is clear
My assignment is certain
When I seek I will find Him
When I ask God will answer
And when I knock the door will be opened to me
The lion will roar in the twenties
And I will see the glory of God
In Jesus name
Let it be!