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Pray Vote Stand

A Call to the Nation / Carter Conlon
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December 5, 2021 1:00 am

Pray Vote Stand

A Call to the Nation / Carter Conlon

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This week on a call to the nation word from Carter, from the pre-vote stand summit in Leesburg, Virginia.

We can worship God because as we are ambassadors of the one who went to a cross on the cross he had nails in his wrist and nails in his feet put there by Roman soldiers.

Let's join Carter now for a powerful message from the pre-vote stand summit is so good to be with you this evening and I really sought the Lord for something for you as solute you have heard statistics you've heard about the situation as it exists in. In our country.

You you've had a plethora of information on various causes and some of you have no doubt God is speaking to your heart about the things that he's calling you to do and by his grace. May it surely be done and bring honor and glory to his name. I feel in my heart that I'd like to speak to you as a pastor tonight. This message actually is for you. It's not about the country it's not about some of the issues that you heard about is really just a word for you.

It's a word for me. It's a word for us as the body of Jesus Christ know the apostle Paul in the New Testament spoke a word to the Corinthian believers in the certain behaviors of the people of God in the Old Testament is said about these behaviors is that all the things that came upon them, and they they were good things actually said happened to them for examples to us, upon whom the end of the ages actually has come in any finishes the statement with a warning. So therefore let the person who thinks they stand take heed lest they fall and we at we are a wise people.

If were able to look into the history of God's dealing with his people.

The history of people's dealings with God where the relationship founded strength and then ultimately where the relationship broke down, and if anything in this generation.

You and I needn't find the strength of God. Again we need to know him the strength our words have to be more than just another argument in a in a society that's just inundated with arguments and opinions. Paul the apostle himself said, your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men but in the power of God, and I don't know about you but I want power in my speech when I say something that God is put on my heart. I want that word to go right through my heart. First, and touch the hearts of the hearers and is the Scripture tells us the New Testament that as we behold Christ we are changed from what we are into the person or the image of God that God is destined us to be and we are changed by the power of God's Holy Spirit. I want to look at the Old Testament just for moment tonight and then we can pray there is a particular time in the history of the people of Israel where there was a young king. He was only 16 years of age when he came into power.

His name is Uzziah. He reigned for 52 years and under his reign.

It Israel rose to an unprecedented place of prosperity and power and fame and recognition throughout most of the known world of that particular time. The Scripture says he did right in the sight of God and he sought God in the days of Zachariah with understanding the visions of God and as long as he sought the Lord God made them to prosper. Want to think about that for a moment as long as he sought the Lord God made them to prosper. Now the government in the sense of America throughout its history in the church have had kind of like a parallel path.

It's not been a perfect path for the one characteristic that I discovered about this nation is that there always was a willingness among the people. Even though there was a stubbornness or deviations. Some of them quite serious but nevertheless there was an ability most everybody went to church. Most everybody at least the majority. I think of of years gone by had a biblical worldview and they were able to eventually be reckoned with. Her reason with and and the behaviors were brought in line with the word of God and on the ideas, the history and a sense of of much of this country and I I I recognize I'm not trying to make a blanket statement for I know that there were grave injustices committed, even in the name of God, but nevertheless that always was this willingness as long as he sought the Lord God made him to prosper and unfamiliar to bear witness to that in your own life tonight. You saw him tonight and I can tell you from my life. I was a cop for for 12 years and I was a cop when it came to Christ in an and I saw him in his eyes as I became a believer in Jesus Christ to begin to seek the Lord and he made me to prosper a change in my character may be a better father. He made me a better husband. It changed my heart. I started to care for people.

I was not a very good candidate for the ministry. When I first got saved.

I did like myself and I honestly didn't like anybody else either one that went to an altar.

I responded to the altar call this a God. I have nothing and you need a bad temper. I got that I'm your man is a lousy husband.

That's me if you have father does not of your father. I got that down pretty good. First I said I was only needed in alternatives. I really like people by somehow hear you calling me a responded to the call of God than Like Ave., Zion, the nation was as as we sought God. God made us to prosper you are what you are tonight because you are seekers of God to imagine what you would be had you not spent time signals to some of you would be dead others of the alcoholics others be drug addicts. Others at the bank robbers and who knows what you would be or just at home depressed having carvings with the slot. All these things in the world, only to find out they don't satisfy you have lost your families, your kids there be such death and destruction, but you sought the Lord and God made you to prosper. The Scripture tells us that he built cities and established garrisons in the places of his former enemies actually went in conquered enemy nations that were or societies were coming against it. Of the people God at that time and NDP built established military garrisons there in an America did that over the years when into places and conquered those that would have risen up and and caused heartache in the nation and set up military bases and seemingly these nations were incapable in the sense of evicting them and the presence in the sense of the victory of God was established in these places that perhaps were once enemies of of this nation and if you're honest and I God did that for you to give us the power and the sense to go into places that work enemies against our minds and against our souls and the giver set a bulwark against that and we we no longer dominated by the things that used to dominate our lives, but now give us the power to go in and established the beachheads in these areas and they no longer control us, but by the power and grace of God, we control them. The Scripture says his fame spread as far as the entrance of Egypt and became exceedingly strong so indicated to be famous now.

Some of us tonight are legends in our own mind.

That's okay if that's what you and I'm okay with you know you think somebody's cut at somebody's got to know exactly who and what you are, but all of us in pencil measure came into fame because of the presence of God, did not now talking about nothing about national or international name recognition.

Now some may have that tell you about your kids looking at you or me and saying my dad my mom is a man or woman of God talking about neighbors and talking to coworkers in talking about people you meet on the street. There's when you have walk with God.

There's a there's a measure of fame that God puts inside your heart that even just walking away from an interaction people look and say wow that is really a nice person, not because of anything we've done, but because of who Christ is in us, and what is making us into and what he's doing through our lives.

He was able to fortify the cities that God allowed them to build the Scripture says he dug many walls that much livestock in farmers and vine dressers and mountains and free love the soil and we look at the history of America and I traveled a good part of the world nonnursing societies that are are starving they're hungry there's there's a lack of food and supply but hasn't God been good to this nation. Hasn't God been good to this country. We, yes, that's it. You go ahead there. There has been no shortage of basket and door and we've had fields of wheat and we fed all kinds of herds of cattle and there it seems everything we touched and put her hands to his nation prospered and in that since we became because of the provision. The envy of the world and that's why a lot of people risk their lives to get it's not just the freedom which is great but it's the provision is the opportunity and the sensitive to eat three times a day when a lot of people around the world are lucky if they get to eat once the Scripture said he had an army of fighting men and they were men of valor and under their their authority. The reset 370, 75,000 men in this army and they made more with mighty power to help the king against the enemy. And thus this is an and in a sense, what we became his nation. God gave us an incredible arm incredible military to be able to fight the wars of this nation, as we heard so well articulated that yesterday and all of these things with you and look in our own lives that Jesus said only give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. And so they realize it or not you have an army at your disposal in the presence of God to the power of God to the promises of God to stand up to believe God for great great victories in your life.

The Scripture says he was marvelously helped until he became strong.

I can honestly say that I've been marvelously help most of my life I've been in places I should not be spoken and places are not qualified to speak in these made me more than I could ever hope to be in myself is taken, the places I could never go in and the amount of natural strength and giving me what I could never possess.

I am eternally grateful. If I were to die tonight before this message is done.

God owes me nothing, and I still owe him everything. For all he has done in my life. Thank God marvelously helped until he was strong but then something happens is a turning in this man has I believe there has been somewhat of a turning in this nation when he was strong, the Scripture says he was. His heart was lifted up to his destruction free transgressed against the Lord is God by entering the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense. So here's what he actually did. He became so used to the victory and so here's to the provision that he felt that that Adamic nature that that indwelling power of sin that was sewn in the hearts of humanity in the garden of Eden to be as God, to become his own judge of what's good and evil, and what this man did as he went into the house of God. It was so used to victory it went into the house of God in it and somehow got into his head that he can change the laws of God without consequence. He could still go in and worship as he sought and you think about what this nation is done how we redefine marriage you think about how we've changed things that are clearly defined in the word of God and and still go into the house of God and somehow think this is acceptable in the sight of a holy God. The Scripture tells us that there were eating valiant men that went in and resisted him and immediately as they as they went in and they said desire.

It's not for you to do this.

This is not what the word of God says you've deviated from the word of God and you brought another spirit into the house of God, you brought the rebellion of the human heart. You're not worshiping. According to the prescribed manner that God has clearly revealed and clearly written in his word and the Scripture says, as I became furious with these 80 men furious at being challenged furious at the the audacity as it is. Of these, 81, actually valiant recent one in and said this is not for you. You got that you can't do this in the house of God and as he became furious. Scripture tells us a leprosy appeared on his forehead to see because he was diseased in his mind, and the disease manifested outside of his mind he thought he could dictate the God he thought he could bring something into the house of God that didn't belong there, which now comes down to you and I we live in a in a generation that is so vile is so against the ways of God is so prone to lying is as easy as breathing in the apostle Paul warned that in the last days which we are now. I believe living in the because iniquity will abound, the love of many will grow cold. The love of it's not so much the love of God, they will still love God, but they will not love the work of God, the work of God is the redemption of the loss that is God's work.

The work of God is that none should perish but all should come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and you and I need to be careful as all the things around us begin to unfold. And as it gets more vile day by day by day that we don't allow hatred into our heart and make it try to make it part of our worship.

We can't hate people and worship God because licit. We are ambassadors of the one who went to a cross and on the cross he had meals in his wrists and nails in his feet put there by Roman soldiers fiscal his friends were far off from him.

One was even denying and cursing with a note that he even knew him. The one who said he loved the most ran out of the garden when he really needed it. The priests and religious leaders are mocking, wagging their heads their tongues there cursing at him, the Savior, the son of God, come down from the cross chose to the son of God, and we will believe there's mockery everywhere and to add insult to injury, Roman soldiers are gambling for his garments at the foot of the cross and new course. The Bible tells us that the Jesus drawing last breath when you say all father. I hate these people that will burn in hell. Every last one of them. They deserve to burn because the Romans are trying to impose their worldview life force. They consider themselves superior to everyone else, even the people of God are trying to impose this worldview by force, let them burn father every last one of them know he drew his last breath, and according to one of the Gospels. He said father forgive them for they don't know what they do and we as the people of God are now the body of Christ, where the people in whom the Spirit of God now dwells left on the earth to continue the work that he started on the cross to bring this incredible love of the Savior to all of fallen humanity around us and beware this is the word that got put in my heart, with all the information we have in all the even the godless are doing all of the during the school system all the new government altar doing beware lest you allow bitterness into your heart and try to make it part of your worship experience.

We are ambassadors of the one who sent his son to a cross because God so loved the world, and it's easy to hate and it's hard to love you listen to the. The endless blathering of all of the newscasters and eventually pick up their spirit eventually or start saying what they say is eventually as I did we start leaving the precepts as in previous speakers and we leave the precepts of the word of God and we bring another spirit into the house of God. We added to our worship. And then when a priest or somebody who stands at a minister of the gospel stands to resist the Spirit challenges us. We become furious, just as his idea is I ended up in the back room.

The rest of his life with somebody else speaking for him and governing for him would be awful as a believer in Christ for you and me live winded up somewhere in the back room and somebody else has to take our place and do our speaking for us because we allowed another spirit to come into our worship.

And so, with all the knowledge that you had in all the material and all the information is be given to you. But one thing rise above all of it home with this God so loved the world God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. I choose to love. I choose to pray for those in Jesus, and pray for those who despitefully use you, bless those who curse you, love your enemies. These are the commands of God. This is what is written. We don't have the right to bring another spirit into the house of God.

I'm not saying we don't run for office or joint committees or do what we have to do to try to preserve our society, but do it with the right spirit through it with the spirit of God.

We are the people of the cross of Jesus Christ I speak you as one who understands what I'm talking about. I was so hard when I was a police officer.

I go to an accident scene. I would draw a chalk line around the bodies on the road and go eat my lunch. I didn't care. And by the grace of God, I'm never going back there again by the grace of God I will never hate another man. Another woman another person. I will pray for those in authority no matter who they are. Think of Saul of Tarsus, Saul of Tarsus was a loon and absolute radical I don't. From your perspective, you get column extreme right or extreme left. It doesn't matter what he was an absolute maniac not only hauling people out of their homes with torturing them and forcing them to actually blaspheme God getting letters from authorities to go to citizen bring more people into captivity and God chose him.

God shows the thinking that just think of the units coming in your mind right now and I know you think in one right now you start at the top and is working well without is no shortage looms in our society right now. The places of even authority. When God shows his ways are not our ways.

His heart is quite often quite separate from Mars which I would've chosen Saul of Tarsus, I would pray to God to let men on the Damascus Road. Then he goes to a Christian call Anaļs and he says in Anaļs.

This is notice this street Called St., Street. There's a man there lay your hands on them, that he might receive the Holy Spirit and Ananias comes into the house causing brother Saul can imagine brother Saul brother Saul and he became one of the greatest apostles of all time, the dutiful verse in the battle hymn of the Republic. It's the second verse. It assists in the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea with a glory in his bosom, the transfigured zero relief as he died to make men holy let us live to make men free of God is marching on. Praise be to God.

I tried my mind to envision our president a believer in Christ before he dies. You go to stand before God in the not-too-distant future. I try my mind to see Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and others as believers in Christ and why would we think it's impossible to God can do that he can't pray to God he will I do want to see a single soul in hell when I could've had it opportunity to receive Christ as Savior is going to challenge you tonight with everything that's in my heart that you choose to love choose to love my brother, my sister choose to love.

Love. When you stand, it doesn't mean you give up on all of the causes maybe the gods put in your life in your heart.

But when you stand in the house of God, let it be a heart of love, Libby hands in the heart and a voice that's in unison with God that you are raising before the throne of God. Ask for the empowerment of God's Holy Spirit because we can't love like this on our own is not possible. We need the power of God to love those that are unlovable by God's grace we can. I wish I had time I tell you some experiences of meeting people and had been in prison that I didn't possibly believe could be saved but there were and are. God can save anyone so father I pray tonight job.

I pray for my brothers and my sisters here Lord with all that we know and all that remains to be done. May we bring a right spirit to your throne may none of us be found there with anger in our hearts.

May none of us ever be in our hearts say I wish this person was dead, and in hell let that not be in us, give us a right spirit of God. Send us from here, Lord. With the knowledge that we've received. But with the heart of God in Jesus Christ. Father, thank you, Justin. I wanted pray for you before I'm a little over time. I normally don't do that, but I'd like to pray for you. For everyone the Syrian would you do me a favor, many of you might not be familiar with this. Some might be bored, you lift your hands to the Lord, which is the and would you open your mouth now and just say God is. David once prayed, created me a clean heart of God, and renew a right spirit within me. Don't take your Holy Spirit from the God would lead me in the way that your way lead me in the pathway of life everlasting. Would you let your voicemail just take a minute please just go ahead and start speaking out loud. Just let it be your personal prayer. Don't be afraid. Don't be ashamed to start now. Just let your voice to God. This lift your voice to God.

As for the Holy Spirit asked God to give you an empowerment of the Holy Spirit, God help us to love God help me, Lord help me it would be so easy to hate to be so easy Lord to that with all the information all the things that I noticed it to be the despise your creation. But, oh God, you've called me to be an ambassador of your cross, you have the right to despise me and you didn't ice to curse your name Lord in the lunchroom. When I played cards I cursed your name nonstop and you didn't turn your face from me, you were kind to me the kind of in my folly were kind to me and my stupidity are kind of in my arrogance of God.

When I universe restored you and resisted your God, you remain kind to me when I was in kinder people. You state kind to me. So father masking in Jesus name God power us. Empower us to love the unlovable power us to believe God to the end for people that in the natural we would never believe could ever serve you, but you are God of the impossible.

So we put it all in your hands and we just choose to love.

We choose a tort is a choice.

We give you thanks give you praise in Jesus name, which is the universe with me just wrote Pastor Tony comes again in the beauty of the Lilly's cross was wrong across the sea with a glory in his bosom that transfigured you in the as he died to make men hold the let us live to make men through is God is to all to get them goal read Lowell Rick will read Lowell read and then goal read Lowell read is true is to all one more time. Oh, read Lowell read the movie hello hello hello read Lowell Rick for joining is the nation with Carter Conyers for more information, visit time, 3.or you can count on a powerful message each week on the cult of the nation with Carter,