The Lord Jesus is a living Lord and he is a Lord of miracles and power. You've got lots of other gods in the world like Buddha Mohammad and Allah. But none of these gods can help anybody. They are completely powerless and they just don't help anyone and they just cant help you. You go and Google testimonies of those who allah has healed, there is nobody. Do the same for Buddha and it comes up with with how Jesus helped somebody to get out of Buddhism. And the you see testimonies about Jesus healing people and so many of them because Jesus is the God of miracles. And people cant heal themselves only Jesus can. And when you walk with Jesus miracles can happen in your life. You know I had a miracle happen in my life last week. You saw me on the show when I was a speaking in the message last week and for the last four days before that I had a tongue infection where I couldn't speak. And this tongue infection was from an ulcer which caused pain if I moved my tongue. And I couldn't speak for any length of time almost not at all because of the pain. And if I did speak it was not very easy to understand.
So what I did was I got on my knees on Friday and said to the Lord' I need to speak today for your glory that I need you to heal my tongue. And he told me to do something I did and it instantly my tongue seemed to be loose. I realized that away that the infection had been killed and that started to heal from that point. So the next day I was speaking quite fine. Only Jesus can provide these miracle. If Jesus had not done that my tongue would have slowly got better over the following week, however the infection would've persisted for several more days at least. It would not have been killed so suddenly like that, the infection, where actually the process stopped instantly and then healing started that very minute. And that I could speak the next day. Isn't that wonderful! That's what the Lord Jesus does, he does miracles and even he does little miracles like that. And another time you know I had a lot of depression in my mind.
I had like a dark heavy cloud hanging over me a few years ago and I wasn't feeling very good in myself. I was always feeling depressed and kind of like a disease had come upon my mind. Some days it seems very heavy and I used to struggle to think about getting up out of bed at the same time I had some fatigue problems with my body as well. And when I came to Jesus and repented of my sins, he took that away instantly. I've never heard of a depressed person taking their depression away. I've heard of them taking depression pills and going to the counselor to fell better. But at the end of the day the problem persists and it seems to always come back. But for me Jesus took it away properly and it didn't come back. And I was filled with peace and normality ever since. Normality of emotion. That's the work of God. Demons can't do that. Humans can't do that not even medicine. Proper peace and a new way. That's the miracles of Jesus. I heard about another brother who asked me to pray with him about his father who had cancer and he had this cancer in this particular part of his body and he was going to have to have treatment for it, and after prayer he went back and the doctor said that there wasn't cancer there anymore. This kind of thing is the work of Jesus, because nobody can heal themselves. People are absolutely powerless to heal themselves. It is the work of Jesus Christ. That's why I say Jesus is the God of miracles.
Allah and buddha and all these false gods that people follow today made out of wood and iron and stone, none of them can heal anybody. Not even the occult people who are into contacting the spirits. The demons in the spiritual world and they are into deep dark magic and things like this. Not even them can heal anybody. They can do counterfeit miracles, but then the person always remain sick anyway and ends up dying of his illness. The only God who has power in this earth is the God who made the earth, the one and only God and that's the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob. And he sent his son Jesus through him miracles are done! Isn't that wonderful! And that's why you have to have faith. The biggest miracle that happened in my life was being set free from evil. You see all these Muslims and Buddhists they'll continue to sin because their God is so false that he cannot help them and set them free from their evil. So they cannot stop all their sin. They're enslaves to it. But when I came to Jesus, Jesus set me free from sin so that suddenly I could stop all the things I was doing and I couldn't stop them. Jesus also sets people free from addiction. You see he is the God of power and reality. And that's what's missing in this modern day church.
I had this professing Christians come to me and say: where's the book about church? Where can we ever go to be part of that anymore? And I told him; I am part of the book of acts church because Jesus is with me are working miracles in me. And you too if you follow the master. Because Jesus is the reality and the master is Jesus who is a reality. And so all of us who are following Jesus in his reality, are experiencing being in the book of acts church, part of the disciples of Jesus Christ! Hallelujah!
And that's what's so wonderful is that we can be part of this new way in the reality of Jesus and the hope of Jesus. A lot of people have no hope at the moment. They are hopeless and trouble in their life and their looking for an answer. So they buy these New Age books that say many sooth saying doctrines about the future world, but they still go home empty inside and got no hope. They get deceived by Oprah shows talking about other ways to a spiritual awakening or entering a kind of heaven that doesn't exist, but still in their actual everyday life they are not free and they're still on their drugs and their pills and they're still in their depression and illnesses and various things. That is because Jesus is not their reality, and are not part of the book of acts church and the walking and the power of Jesus Christ. We have to be following the Lord very closely so that we can be part of this is new way and if any of you need this new way in your life it is open. Anybody who can pick up their cross and follow Jesus is going to have this new way.
And that's what Jesus said he set himself: if anyone wishes to come after me and be my follower or my disciple you must pick up your cross and follow me… thats what the Lord said. And when people pick up their cross and they follow Jesus and they deny themselves, they come into the reality of Jesus. I get many Christians coming to me with many funny doctrines about the cross and about the blood of Jesus. These days there are Christians who think that the blood of Jesus washes away sin while they continue in sin. When they don't realise that you have to turn away from your sin and repent and accept Jesus first before you can be forgiven. But we who follow the Lord we are not following those paths anymore. We are following the real gospel to the kingdom of heaven. The way that enters the Kingdom hallelujah. These false gospel people they have a form of true gospel about them but they lack it's power. They don't have the miracles in their life. They aren't set free from sin. And that's why we don't want to follow the false church anymore. Because the churches are following many of these false doctrines.
And so they have no power no miracles no real reality of Jesus and so they cannot enter his kingdom because they don't know him. But we who are following this new way of being filled with the Holy Spirit and following the reality of Jesus, we are on the new way and we do have the hope of salvation through the cross. Praise the Lord! Cause our salvation is only through the cross. But these people they twist the truth and they say that salvation is through many other ways other than following Jesus. But there is only one way because Jesus said that he who does not abide in me he can do nothing. So we must abide in the Lord hallelujah, praise the Lord. So we need to follow this God of miracles. The real Jesus Christ who is living and breathing and speaking. You got all these organisations of religion and they are deceiving a lot of people because they're very close to the truth, but they don't have any power and a lot of them are in grave sin and they are blaspheming Gods name amongst the unbelievers and the other people who follow other gods. And these false churches are causing people to mock God and mocks Jesus. But dear friends we must be separate from them and be following Jesus ourself. If you go to your church today and they're just preaching a non-power Jesus and preaching a doctrine Jesus, you know that they're false and you need to keep away from them lest you get blinded by their doctrine and becoming lukewarm.
The only way to really get to know the Lord is to be able to get on your knees and just seek him and ask him: Lord please know me and I want to follow you… and then you do live your life that way in your faith. And the Lord sees that you're really serious about knowing him and following him in faith. And the Lord sees your faith and rewards your faith and he gives you more things and you become stronger in your faith and more able to follow the narrow way and more more power is given to you because of your faithfulness. But if you're like these lukewarm church people who have a form of godliness about them, they sing songs and praise the Lord and read the Bible and go to Bible studies Tuesdays and Thursdays, but then that's as far as it goes they don't live for the Lord. They don't be separate from sin. They don't really know his reality they haven't really sought him and don't quite realized that he is here right now waiting for you to become part of his book of acts church. So that miracles can happen in your life and other people's lives. And the miracle of repentance can happen through your testimony.
And many people have heard that I've come to Jesus and come to know him so they decide I will seek the Lord and they found him too! Because the Lord is there to be found. So I am here to encourage anybody who has found the Lord to; stay with the Lord and don't go back to the deceitfulness of this generation and the ways of Satan in this world. They are so deceitful and they can cause you to fall so quickly and away from the faith too. That's why people they follow the Lord for little while and then they just seem to fall away into more sin and get even worse off than they were originally! Thats because once the Lord has set you free but you still aren't really committed to following him, the devil rounds up more devils and then he goes and ruins you more than you were before. You see that his payback. But the Lord's payback is eternal life if you really want to put the effort into knowing him and communicating with him all the time. And it's called EFFORT. It is something you have to do. It costs you sometimes, but we who follow the Lord are happy to pay the costs and simply follow the Lord hallelujah! And the people of this world they look at people as the way to God. And this is a big problem because they see these religious leaders committing grave sins and they're saying: well if this God is real well why are these people committing these sins? But they're not his people! People who sin have turned away from the Lord and they're not his people anymore. Gods people don't live in sin.
If you're living in grave sin today then you are not his people, you're one of the Devils children. Christians today have a very hard time with that, because they think well how can I believe in the cross of Jesus and then become the devil child? It is simple; the people who believe in the cross of Jesus for real don't continue in evil. The people who don't really believe they continue in evil. It is as simple as that. 1John chapter 3 says that everybody who sins is of his father the devil. And so this is how you will know people. So you cannot look to other people to see God! Because God is found only on your knees and seeking him yourself. Anybody can let you down. Any famous preacher can become an atheist. I have heard about that too. Anybody can turn their back on God and go and walk away. Anybody can turn away from the victory of the cross over sin and being God's child, to deciding to be Satan's child and going and following the devil again. Anybody can do that. And that is why people fall when they see another believer fall they'll fall too. Because they don't have true faith in the Lord. They are only following somebody and as soon as a preacher falls they all lose their faith in God too. That's why we can never follow people but we have to have our faith firmly in Jesus no matter what happens around us. True faith in the Lord hallelujah. And then you won't fall because our faith is based in the rock.
Jesus said that if you obey my teachings and keep my words the floods will come and your house won't be destroyed because you have built your house on the rock. But all these other Christians in the churches they have built their house not the sand. They think that they can just follow that the Bible and the basic truth about John 3:16 and be saved, while their houses on the sand. Why is their house on the sand? Their house is on the sand because Jesus said that they are people who do not DO his words. They hear his words but they don't DO them. So when Jesus says, he commands; if anybody was to follow me he must deny himself pick up his cross and follow me, that means that you must DO that. And if you don't do that well how can you have your house on the rock?
As Jesus said that people who don't DO these commands have their house on the sand! We don't want to be those people. We want to be the people on the rock. The people who do deny themselves, do pick up their cross and do follow him. People have a hard time with that verse. They say; what is denying yourself? What is picking up your cross? How do you follow Jesus? It is not very difficult to understand dear friends if we really think deeply about it and think deeply about our faith in the Lord and look at the world around you. Because when we deny ourselves, obviously we deny ourselves of our sinful desires. When we pick up our cross, we are picking up the price that it costs to follow Jesus. When we walk out of the city and follow him, we are walking away from our old life and not coming back to it. That's what I did. I used to go my own path, chase my own career goals, and follow my own desires. When I came to Jesus I had to deny my desires and sins and temptation. I had pick up my cross of the certain hardships that I must have for following Jesus which means people are going to like it.
And I must not complain about but shoulder the cross manfully and then just walk out following Jesus not looking back at the old life. Isn't that wonderful that's what it means. People say is it not works-based salvation? If it was works based salvation why did Jesus say that if you don't do that you're building your house on the sand? So clearly that's a lie. The truth is that we must do the words of Jesus. Be doers of the word and not try and make excuses out of the Romans or any other book in the Bible. We must actually do the words of Jesus if we want to be his followers. And that's what the rich young man tried to do. He came to Jesus he said what must I do to enter the kingdom? The Lord showed him that he must be a holy and that he must give away what he had and follow the Lord which was to deny himself pick up his cross and follow Jesus. But he wasn't able to do that even though Jesus was actually physically there. And so he didn't become a disciple of Jesus likely Peter and Paul did. He didn't become one of the followers of Jesus at that time who followed Jesus. No, he just was his own person so he just walked away sadly because he had to go back to his wealth, his business, in charge of the money. He didn't want to be like Peter and give away his livelihood of fishing and just follow Jesus who came to him and said to follow him. No he didn't want to do that. He couldn't do that because he was rich.
And that's what most people are like today, that are quite rich. They don't want to give away their pursuits. They don't want to give up their sports, all these things. They want to continue to do them and then put a blanket over it all saying they're fine with God because they follow the law of Moses or that follow the Bible. It is all deception and this world is completely full of these deceptions. Completely full of them. People they don't realize what worldly things are they are so deceived by it all. I get Christians they cannot understand that sports is worldly. They say: Ah, how can watching sport on TV be worldly! How can it be worldly! They say. Well just look at everybody, they do it. The whole world watches sport so therefore it is worldly isnt it!
It's worldly because because unbelievers do something and they don't follow the Lord. So why are Christians then joining them in this? Why? It is because they are worldly too and they don't know Jesus. Other things are worldly too; like going along and the having good times at parties and drinking and all these carousing that people do these days in the cities. That's worldly. People who follow Jesus cannot do those things. If they do those things they are God's enemy. They are part of the world. Part of the unbelievers. Part of the people on the broad path to destruction. So they're all hypocrites who follow Jesus or profess him, but they also follow their sports, parties, and their lifestyles, live for their own ways, and pursue their own goals.
That's all hypocrisy if you say you also follow Jesus. Fine if you want to do those things nobody's going to stop you. But if you don't want to be hypocrite be a nonbeliever. Both go to hell anyway. It's only those who actually strive on this new way the narrow way. Deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow Jesus. They're the ones who enter the kingdom they're the ones who are saved, because they have true faith. And that's what we are here today is to keep away from the ways of this world. Spend our time in prayer instead of turn your TV on. Or instead of going spend your time at the movies why don't people go and pray instead? Why is it so hard? People don't like to pray. It seems like they don't I want to get on their knees and go and pray. They don't want to praise Jesus. Now why is that? Why don't people praise Jesus? They don't want to, their hearts are hardened they follow the world. Christians don't want to praise Jesus.
Most don't. The only people who seem to want to praise Jesus are those who turn away from the world and they follow Jesus. All these other believers they don't want to praise Jesus. They might be okay with turning on some rap music about God or they might be okay with turning on some hillsong music cause it sounds good and trying to get into the heart of it, but still dear friends they still go and fornicate with the world. To see a lot of these young Christians. They are all just laughing and being stupid. They don't really follow Jesus at all. They are more interested about social things when it comes to going to there Hillsong concerts. They talk about all this social affairs and social issues and their relationships. But they are not interested in following Jesus. They don't denied themselves, pick up their cross and follow him.
But we have to be doers of the word not these people who are building their house on the sand. You see the flood will come one day and all these people on the sand will cry out Lord Lord and it will be too late to have got into a relationship with Jesus and they will perish. You see we have to build our house on the rock now. Now's the time to be serious living quiet lives following Jesus. It is true. The Bible says somewhere that true followers of the Lord were not worthy for the world and they walked around some were executed and some were destitute and and the some were cut in two. And some were killed. And this is the true path of the followers of Jesus is that some of them have to go through many trials like this. So while you're having fun in the world with your TV and all your distractions on your phones and all the things of this world that are all so fun these days, and especially the distractions of the sins of youth, then you're just going to absolutely be washed away when the flood comes.
I see the young people, they are more interested in having chat times with all their young friends than they are to actually follow Jesus. They are too busy being silly with each other than they are to be following Jesus. They are not serious. They are just following the world. They love the world and all the wonderful sins of youth which are passing anyway and fading away very quickly. Dear friends we cannot be like this. We have to have ourselves absolutely and completely separate all the time from those silly paths. Young people have to be separate. No time to just hang around with your friends and be stupid together. It is time to separate ourselves to the Lord and become his follower where we actually do walk the narrow way like the disciples did.
Because the foolishness of youth isn't worth missing out on the eternal kingdom of God. We can put aside the foolishness of youth so we can enter the kingdom. We cannot enter the kingdom while we are just laughing at the jokes the world laughs at. While watching the same TV the world loves. While we are following the sports the world chases after. One champion rises another one falls. One is winning another one is losing it doesn't matter, it's world. Why do we care about those things? We are here for the kingdom of God not for these worldly things. Christians adamantly come against me if I say these things. It is because their hearts are dark and they're loving the world and they don't want to turn away from the world and be obedient to Jesus. But we want to be obedient to the son of God hallelujah! And put behind us all foolishness and just follow him and live for him. And that's what I do. The Lord pulled me out of a path that was on my way to the hellfire, and he brought me to follow him.
I can do it so can you. While people just follow their foolish youthful ways, there is no way they're going to be able to enter the kingdom of heaven. What's the point of just having all your cars and having all your fun and talking on all your mobile phones and having good times with all your friends everywhere, when you just simply don't follow Jesus? This world is completely deceptive. If you live in Babylon like the big Babylon city's of this world, like New York or any of these big cities, you're going to be amongst all this rife foolish worldly paths. Like Lot was. And it will be very hard for you to enter the kingdom if you are following them. So we got to be separate. We got to be separate from all this whole system of sports and attainment, parties, and worldly chasing after, and be your “best” person now. Thrill seekers say live life to the fullest. Some die trying. Some of them say live life to the fullest or die trying. Some do die trying and somebody says at least they died doing something they love doing. Fool! They ended up in hell.
And in hell they are crying out “pleased warn my family that living a foolish life like that ends in hell”! Like the rich man did. And Abraham answered the Rich man saying: Son they have the prophets in the Bible to listen to, Moses and Elijah, about hell and Jesus. If they can't listen to them they won't even listen to anybody sent back from the dead. That is what Abraham was saying. And the rich man in hell was crying out in torment saying: please please please warn my people. They didn't know that my thrillseeking life just ended here so suddenly. So on earth the people are saying he died doing something he loved doing and all are happy about it cause they are so deceived. And then under the earth in hell that very same person is crying out in torment now. Now his chances are over no more salvation for him. He can't be saved, finished. Done. His foolish life ended in smoke. You know there is a verse in the Bible that says that the folly of the fool is destruction. Fools folly is destruction. You live a life of foolishness with the foolish youth of this generation, your folly will be destruction. That's what it comes down to. You go join them, you will join them in hell too. Who are we going to join? Are we going to join them and end up in the same fire that they are headed to? Or are we going to walk the narrow way and be separate away from the ways of this generation. Christians are so busy being on the broad path and being blinded by this world and by Satan, that when they hear these truths they cannot accept it.
They say: I can watch my baseball I can watch the footy, I can go and join in on soccer there is not sin in that. But that's because they're following the Broad way and everybody's on the Broadway and everybody does it. But Jesus said that: broad is the way that leads to destruction and many are those who go by that way, and narrow is the way that leads to life and few go that way. It is because few will decide to do the words of Jesus. And what did he say? Deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow me. Jesus even said if anybody loves his life on this earth he will lose it. But if anybody loses his life for my sake he will find it. He who hates his life for my sake will find it. Do you hate your life for the sake of the kingdom? Or do you love your life. What is it with you today? Most Christians love their life too much. They love their footy. They love their soccer. They love of baseball and love the Super Bowl. They love all these sports.
They want to turn the TV on and want to love all the ungodliness that this generation talks about. And that it's not sin. Guess what dear friend, it is sin because it's on the broad path of destruction. And you are on the tide with the world to hell directly. Christian or not. And that's where they want to believe all the deceived preachers who say: It is all find you are saved brother because you believe in Jesus. And then they end up in hell just like the rich man. And who's going to be laughing then? The devil or you? The devil will laugh at you. That is why we have to be completely separate and not be deceived. Instead of mocking the preacher who tells you to leave your sports and all your ways of the world, you should be accepting what he says and believing that these words Jesus said are true: if you love your life you'll lose it but if you hate your life for my sake you'll find it. They are true. Just supposing they are true.
While you're busy believing in the blood of Jesus for your sins,while you are following the world, just supposing those other words are true as well where Jesus said: if you love your life on this earth you will lose it but if you hate your life for my sake you will gain it. Just supposing Jesus is speaking the truth when he says in Matthew: if anybody wants to follow me, he must pick up his cross, deny himself and follow me. Just supposing that's true! Just supposing the words of Jesus are true where he says: the person who hears my words and doesn't do them is likened unto the man who built his house on the sand and the winds come and the flood comes and the destruction of that house is great. Just supposing the words of Jesus are true where he says: the man who does do my words when he hears them, he does put them into practice, he shall be the one who built his house on the rock and his house shall not be destroyed.
You tell me dear Christian who thinks that you can continue believing in the blood of Jesus yet you follow the world. Big deception, big mistake. It is very sad. So many forms of godless around. So many forms of godly doctrines that talk about the blood of Jesus yet they lack one thing; they are only hearers of the word and not doers. That is the problem with these Christian doctrines; they are all hearers, but not doers. They don't do the words of Jesus. If they did miracles would happen. If they did the reality of the freedom of sin would become theirs. Is if they did do what Jesus said they wouldn't be shaken by things because their house is built on the rock. It is very sad friends. Are you a doer of the word today? Or are you a hearer only. Do you just hear the word.
Do you just hear the words of Jesus and you say yes I believe I believe but you don't do anything. Well your faith is dead if really believed in Jesus you would go and do his words. So many people are hearers of the word. They say: yes yes Jesus forgives me. And they go and sin. Yes yes the blood of Jesus covers me I'm going to heaven. And they go and turn on the TV and watch sport. They say yes yes its all good Jesus saving brother ha ha. And they just continue to talk trash, worldly jokes, foolish nonsense, following the sins of youth, being immoral all kinds of things. They say yes yes Jesus Jesus is for me still. Big deception there. Those people are so deceived that they are on the way to the hypocrites fire. Jesus said in the Bible somewhere it's written that: the hypocrites also have a place in the fire. It says the hypocrites and the unbelievers will also be in the same hell. What is a hypocrite?
A hypocrite is somebody who says they believe in Jesus yet they go and do something else. They spent time socializing with their friends in worldly things and they are not separate in their big cities. They are not separate from the ways of Sodom. All their plasma screens and all this trash everywhere, they are not separate. I hope some of you can be separate today hallelujah. I hope some of you can actually realise: I want to be a doer of the word and not a hearer only. I want to actually do what Jesus said in Matthew: deny myself, hate my life for the kingdom's sake, pick up my cross and follow Jesus, seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness above all things. You know that's not the path of somebody who's following their career.
That's not the path of somebody who is being an athlete or some famous person. That's not the path of a music star, gospel or not. That path is not an easy path. Few people follow that path, few. Let us be the few. Let us be those few people because then Jesus said: FEW will be saved. He said few will enter. Lord they said will many people be saved? What did Jesus say? He said make every effort to enter the narrow gate, because many many will try, many, but few will be able. Now all those people trying are Christian. Don't think they're unbelievers. Their religious groups, their churches, organisations, all trying to enter the kingdom of God. Jehovah witnesses, Mormons, Baptists, Catholics, you name it, they are all trying to enter the kingdom of God. But Jesus said that only few of those will enter the kingdom. Many would try few will be able. Because few will hear the words of Jesus and do them that is why.
Very few will do the words of Jesus. So I am here to challenge you: will you do the words of Jesus? Will you do the words of Jesus? Will you do them, pick up your cross, deny yourself and follow him away from the ways of this world. Will you do them today? That's what we want to be today, doers of the word not hearers only. Who is a doer of the Word? I see so few people who are doers. Let us be doers of the word leading others to be doers of the word. Building the Kingdom of God together with the power of Jesus. Following the Lord in all his power hallelujah....