VBC Sunday Morning 12-09-18
Turn your bibles if you would in turn with me to first Thessalonians chapter 5 verse 25 first. I want to say because I know I'll forget. Well. I appreciate you acquire people. And I really want you to listen to me.
I personally believe everybody ought to be involved in Ministry. And I know the choir is a real pain because you got to you got to practice and there's always so many activities going on at. And so you're always you're going to be tempted to skip practice or whatever. But this is important in the Bible in the Bible.
They set aside whole groups of people just to Praise Jesus that was their job lead us in Praise And so I thank God for you. I think God for you young people that'll be having. The special concert because you're praised I think of for young people like this at saying you are much more important in the ministry than you think you are.
You are not performing you are worshiping you are not performing you are leading worship and is little and simple as it may seem to you to play a piano. Replace a guitar play another instrument or even to move a set of slides we are here because we believe him we love him and we worship him this morning.
I had the privilege of this morning had approved you at breakfast. There's a fellow I go to McDonald's almost every Sunday morning and I get me a great breakfast and I do that because I try to leave before but he's ever up and there's a guy that met me that say he goes another church in the area.
And so he somehow one Sunday. He said you're a preacher aren't you said it's my holy glow about me, right? So this morning is just getting ready to leave. He came over to me and he said that guy in there. He's I don't know if he's a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ who came to die on the cross. So everybody who would could be saved.
He said he talks right sub, but I don't know if he really is he said would you go talk to him? It's a Mexican. So I went in to start talk to him in Spanish and I was in there for over an hour. I was beginning to wonder if I was coming to church this morning anybody. He didn't like God and he doesn't like church and I can promise you he's not a Believer and so I went in and shared the gospel with him and and he's so down on church.
And so I just want you to know. I want you to know what you're doing is very important because you help people realize a lot about our Lord we worship Him. Amen. We believe him. He said there's a lot of gods. Why would you pick any one of them to believe? So this morning I want to talk to you about how to pray for missionaries.
I think I think I can speak from a point of authority about this maybe more than you would think I could because I did spend 20 years as a missionary. I took my family. We'll use a small bunch of kids and we raised our family on the mission field and that I have a very special relationship with these missionaries.
I do not consider the missionaries. I consider them part of my family doctor every one of them as though they were my literal son or daughter. And I know that's pretty hard for you to understand years ago. I got one of my most prized possessions and but Chris David was a young kid. And David wrote a letter to our the team of young missionaries around me all the time.
And basically he let them know that he had never been an only child and he hadn't even been one of four. He had been one of many and he talked about what it was like for to be raised up with a dad who was consumed with trying to get the gospel around the world and to be raised up with them and instead of being bitter.
He was actually very thankful that God had let that happen. I love these young. I sat in a circle in there we go to these places. We have these conferences that we call it a Regional Conference We Gather all of our missionaries from any part of the world that can get to those and they are on the field and they're in the middle of the battle and we sat in a circle and this week.
I'll young mother a sweet lady. You know, I don't want to give names. I don't want to embarrass people but a young mother looked across the room who were talking to new people about to leave for the field or sitting there hearing about. That from old people that are been on the field and none of them are very old compared to me, but they're all compared to the others that young lady looked across the table and she said I think the hardest part is being lonely.
It's a beautiful young lady. She's got children a husband a very happy home and a very happy home. She's I think their hearts hardest parts of being a lonely. The first year is horrible. It's terrible. You're so lonely. And then she goes at the end almost cheerful with her head kind of down. She said, but I'm still lonely.
I need your prayer. Today Daniel Sparks is starting a brand new church. This will be his first Sunday. They had over 50 people come to the English classes and they've had a great time. But that's a scary time for them. The Apostle Paul felt that exact same pressure that these guys. Probably even worse than they could ever dream of feeling it.
So in 1st Thessalonians chapter 5 and verse 25, he said Brethren pray for us the Apostle Paul felt like he needed to be prayed for. The Apostle Paul felt like he needed God's people to pray for him in second Corinthians chapter 1 and verse 11, which is a verse. I really wish you'd look up those of you that are real Bible students at least at home looked this up and underline it so you'll understand we're talking about how to pray for missionaries.
The Bible says in second Corinthians chapter 1 and verse 11. You also helping to gather by prayer for us. I wish you to underline in your Bible helping together by prayer for us that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons. Thanks may be given by many on our behalf helping together by prayer for us a certain room and.
It's not a griping time, but it is a time to get to come clean. It's not a time they get it's not prayer letter stuff. I hear Brother Jeff and I said there and we're there to encourage them and help them and one of our missionaries has lost 25% of his support. 25% of his support. Where was he went to the field with a certain amount of support and now he's at 25 percent.
Less than that, they need you to help them together by prayer. Another thing that was interesting to hear this week was it's either four or five and this was I knew some of this going and some of this there either four or five of our guys have been betrayed by their very closest workers. That have gone unto sin.
Or have turned on the Lord they get all the way down to the end of their term and they're ready to move on to come back to the States. They try to raise some of that support to try to report to try to spend a little bit of time with her family and four or five of them their main guy. One of the guys actually made a comment, you know, you just you're just taking the money you're just abusing people and he said a lot of ugly things.
That hurt after somebody LED them to cross and tell him all about Jesus another one of the guys had was taken in by the family. Like he was their son. I've been in their home many times many times in the sky was always there. He was recently caught flirting with girls. He's a married man. He was flirting with girls and trying to meet girls in a park in the Miss.
Sherry had to say look, you can't do that. You know, that's not right. And so now that guys wanting to say all things he can and be as ugly. As he can have a mystery and a brand new country. Sean Bateman is down in Argentina and he's trying to find a house in the city all by himself and find the right kind of house and find a house.
He could take care of his family with. As missionaries, they face things you don't understand about it. I think sometimes if you go to Vision, you know, man, they raise a lot of money, they travel all the places and then they use Facebook and sometimes it looks Plum exotic the way they live. That's because they're mostly Liars.
That's what Facebook makes all of you. I mean y'all all got happy families and then you meet me in the office and I'm like, I can't imagine you got a marriage follow them Facebook makes it sound like y'all are wonderful and they're like, well, that's Facebook. This is to tell you the truth and so missionaries are like, oh check out this beautiful sunset.
I don't really like my wife but look at the sunset. And check out this city where I'm traveling I got problems going on in my life is falling apart, and I can't tell anyone. Would you pray with them? So I'd like you to go back with me if you would to Romans chapter 15 and verse 30 and I want to ask you to get in the battle with our missionaries.
I want to ask you to get in the battle with our missionaries. These are people that I love beyond what you could imagine. I hope you do too. The Bible says in Romans chapter 15 verse 13 now, I beseech you brethren for the Lord Jesus Christ sake and For the Love of the spirit meant for Jesus sake I used to hear that one.
I was. A kid and of course that was considered blasphemy, but whenever you do something wrong something about looking at what Jesus sake don't do that will pause using the right when he said men for the sake of the Lord Jesus Christ. And because you love the Holy Spirit, you got the love of the Holy Spirit In You strive together.
Would you underline that in your Bible strive together with me in your prayers to God for me that word strive as the idea of being in a fight. It's like when I was a kid, they used to have wrestling and you know, it wasn't real but I never knew that blue when I was a kid. I know some of y'all still don't know that but it's so don't hear this part of the message, but it was like rested and I can remember when they were just beating the living slop out of that one guy.
He kept sticking his hand out trying to tag the other guy and you know, and finally when he tagged the other guy somebody got in a fight with him and the poor guy crawls over the side. I was terrible. I mean, I watch those for you. I didn't know they got coffee afterwards together or beer. I had no idea.
It was nice and every year I learned about that you bunch of heathens I preach so they said somebody you get nice and you bring it by told me you don't drink you don't have ice with your beer. That's what how do you know? I didn't know how'd you know? I work at a great church. He say man. Strive together strive to get in the fight with me get in the fight of a young man today living in.
In an our Airbnb or ribbony, he couldn't say it. I don't keep me what he told him. He said I'm getting me one of my ribbon he's or whatever the however he said it but I just started laughing what said he was our B&B so he could get him a place he could rent so he could use it for a few days to find him house.
And now he's traveling all around the city and he's trying to find a house and he's won the place where it's secure because it wasn't long ago in Argentina just a few weeks ago. A man left the house with him in another city the city of Mendoza. He left the house his wife and kids were there and while he was going they came in and they duck take the family held him at knife and gun point.
And so he's kind of like I want a house where I don't have to worry about that. Happening quite so much Paul asked for his brothers to pray for him. It's not selfish to ask prayer. If it's for the cause of the Lord Jesus and because of the love of the spirit they could and you could really get involved in prayer if you would but real prayers work because you're going to have to be disciplined and you're going to have to be dedicated.
You have to have be interested enough to stay in touch and you got to know what they're going through. Listen to mystery sitting around the room and one of the guys looked and he said I'll just be honest with you. I don't want to fail. I'm afraid to fail. I'm afraid to fail. It's hard me deal with criticism.
Are we deal with criticism going to come back to America and hear people and what they have to say. It's hard to be slandered by others. It's hard to be slandered by others other missionaries in your town National people that you're working with and that idea the message this morning is for you to help carry their burdens.
So we go to these conferences and. We go to the mission field and we sat down with Bashar smaller a thirty three of us and we're in special Villas rented down in a beautiful place and in Thailand and of foods being prepared Everyday by Thai people and we just sit and study the Bible and pray together and talk over whatever is going on in their lives.
And so I want to challenge you to pray for them and it's not an unbiblical thing for you to pray for them to really carry the burden. Look at Romans chapter 15 and verse 31 is the first thing you can pray for pray for protection. The Bible says in Romans chapter 15 and verse 31 that I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judea and then my service which I have for Jerusalem may be accepted of the Saints.
There's a mystery that gets held up in Argentina. Jeff and Mindy Bush were held at gunpoint. When they were missionaries and their house was ransacked and probably the most hurtful thing about that robbery was they knew so much that they were either people that have been to church or new people that went to church to help them pull that robbery off on Jeff and Mindy and just family was there and they got to watch that.
We need to pray. For protection pray that they will be delivered from them that do not believe you know, that recently a mystery and Cameroon was shot and killed it was in his very first days of getting there though. That sounds like a story way off. It is not important to you because it didn't happen to you or anybody, you know, but our guys live this every day of their life where that can happen it can happen here.
But these are people who don't believe and they're in the heart of Satan's land. This is a wicked world you live in and the United States of America, you know that by now my goodness, you can't read the newspaper without hearing about people being arrested for bestiality in Cherokee County. You can't you can't read the newspaper without hearing about some pedophile abusing somebody or some Hollywood star abusing people.
It's a wicked world. Will you live but in this place the light of Jesus shines bright and shines far and affects everything around us and whether you realize it or not, we're. Salt and we're holding back. A lot of filthy junk. We are Salt and Light as Christians and there's enough Christians all this back.
But when you're in a country where the percentage of Christians is so minut. There's almost no light Jesse Turpin just recently landed in Indonesia. Just a few days. I think maybe this Tuesday Joshua and his dad who's been helping him with get on an airplane and leave and they'll be alone. Pray that they will be protected and second Thessalonians chapter 3 and verse 1 the Apostle.
Paul said finally Brethren as I finish this letter pray for us that the word of the Lord may have free course and be glorified, even if it was with you and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men unreasonable and wicked men for all have not faith. There are often great dangers on the mission field.
There's a lot of hatred towards a person who carries the message of Jesus Christ. They hate the missionary the hate what he represents. I don't know if you know this, but in our first three years improved we were robbed or attempted to be robbed 55 times that we wrote down. And at a time when our ministry had groans a fairly large Ministry and God was beginning to use us and you're all the great stories.
At a time when there was a man stealing our Bible College land. My daughter was grabbed and gang-raped to the girl that works right over there in the Spanish word 15 or 16 years old three men took her in a car and raped her and threw her out on the side of the road and she called a taxi and came home.
We need to pray for. Protection we need to pray for these young people as they step out Mission areas are out there and satanic attack and depression is a real thing marriages are under attack. Marriage is under attack in ways. I could never explain to you the birds that we carry as we love these people.
The devil is attacking them loneliness isolation strange Customs language. They're all part of what the devil uses to destroy his people the God's people God Satan does not want them preaching the gospel. They're walking into Satan stronghold and maybe you don't study your Bible enough to know this.
Talk to the ones that do Satan actually has in the book Revelation the seat of Satan there are places where Satan's power is far stronger in Thailand. When you get ready to build a house before you disturb the grounds, you build the spirit a house and you ask the spirits of that land if they would be willing to live in this small house you build them so you can build your house because you know, they're there.
How do you keep a Prue when I was there? I'd never in my life heard of all that stuff and people are coming to me and they were telling me stories about Witchcraft and telling me stories about people about demons being in houses that about little the black hand they caught it with go in the house and do stuff from they would tell me about little dwarfs that run around their house and you would laugh at that.
It's your people are serving where it's believed. We are in a spiritual war and our missionaries are in the middle of a place with great spiritual warfare go with me. If you would to Ephesians chapter 6 and verse 10 Ephesians chapter 6 and verse 10 and this is a passage of scripture. I go to all the time.
I just told the mysterious over and over you got to lift your Shield of Faith. You got to put on your armor. You got to know you're in. Fight you gotta know the devil hates you he hates you by the way. Every one of you who share the Gospel of Jesus Christ you sit down and you talk to somebody about Jesus and the devil will do everything he can to discourage you he will do everything he can to get you to be quiet.
He does not want people to know about Jesus. The Bible says in Ephesians chapter 6 and verse 10 finally my brethren as I finish this book be strong in the Lord. If you've got your Bible open, you should underline that be strong in the Lord because the only place you get strength is not where you going to church is not how much Bible you know, it's not where you graduate from Bible College.
It's not who your Sunday school teacher was it's be strong in the Lord. You got to know Jesus you got to walk with him. You got to be strong and have you got to have a close relationship with him. And in the power of His might I know you met mark this. But when case and stepped into that room and they took those things and you may say that was a light thing.
They just took away his little bit MP3 players not a big deal, but what you don't realize is we wrestle not against flesh and blood that's going to be in this passage. But all of a sudden here's a guy with a suitcase full of gospel material stepping into a country with this gospel material and the devil and the devil says I will not let that happen and when they arrest him and.
Separate little Bethany his wife and put her in one room and put him in another room. You can mark it down. Some demons came whispering in their ears. What a mistake you've made and what's going to happen to you and are they going to arrest you and what's going to happen because four hours of being detained.
See the Bible says put on the whole armor of God verse 11 that you may be able to stand against The Wiles of the devil. The Bible said to the book of in the book of Ephesians that there is a war going on and the devils are real tricky guy. He's a real sweet guy. He's really sharp. He knows how to mess people up.
Doing that to you doing that Ulysses the guys spoke to this morning and who thinks he's God's terrible. He even told me he said what kind of God is if you'd make his son go down across as a nobody made Jesus died on a cross. You'd understand that he said be able to stand I need to be able to stand.
I want to keep loving Jesus no matter how the devil fights me verse 12 for we wrestle not against flesh and blood we wrestle not against flesh and blood. We're not fighting people. It's not the type of people. It's not the Peruvian people. It's not the it's not the Cambodian people. That's a devil.
It wasn't a Chinese people who took away those machines. You may think well that is sort of the Chinese people and that's what's going on. Now. There's something bigger than that going on behind the scenes. We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers and rulers of Darkness of this world against spiritual wickedness in high places.
So he says in verse 13 wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand because I'm telling you war is coming. If you hadn't figured this out your kids are not going to love Jesus when they grow up and some of your kids are going to grow up and go to hell because they won't trust Jesus because you're failing to realize you're in an all-out spiritual war, you know where the hardest place to be in war is peace time when you know who's throwing grenades at you?
You keep your Shield up. When you know they're shooting at you you keep your armor on but when you live in America and you get all tranquil and relaxed and lazy all of a sudden, you don't care what's happening around you and you kind of lay you she'll down and you say my helmet is not that important you take it off and the devil says thank you for making that an easy shot and this wasn't written the missionary.
This was written to a church and a place called Ephesus like our church, but on the whole armor. Verse 14 stand therefore stand therefore having your loins Girt about with truth having on the breastplate of righteousness and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace and take the shield of Faith so that you'll be able to quench all the fiery darts at the devil's going throw at you.
You need to know. You need to know the devil's in an all-out War. Let me explain something to you. It's us against them not against lost people not against American people not against I people but we're on the side of the god of heaven and everybody in the world not people but principalities and powers and demons.
They hate God. They'll quiet every Church's Ministry. They'll stop every preacher from sharing the gospel. They'll shut every missionary down. They can they'll stop Every Soul whatever going they can because the devil hates our God. So what's the Bible saying here in Ephesians chapter 6 pray for protection pray for protection number two.
Pray for an acceptable Ministry pray that people will accept their Ministry. Romans 15:30 one that I may be delivered from them, which do not believe in Judea and that my service which averaged ruse them may be accepted of the Saints you realize that they are so worried about what you think. You see his problem here was not what lost people would think I need protection from them.
But he says I want my Ministry to be accepted by the Saints. Paul was like sometimes church people don't respect me much. Sometimes I say my bodily presence is weak and sometimes I say my message is our contemptible and sometimes it's easy for you to get a very negative attitude. So our missionary lost 25% of his support.
No, real reason just slowly dwindling and not caring and dropping away. But Paul said pray that the Believers the Saints accepted of the Saints. Just because you preach the Bible doesn't mean it can and will get through. I pray so you I've so I so won't you too. Except that God is using me to teach you the Bible.
I pray all the time. That'll get through. So here's a missionary standing on a foreign field this morning. Daniel Sparks will stay at he's already stood in a in a church and he's tried his best to preach the gospel and he's doing it in a foreign language and and yesterday Paul taught me stood on Saturday because they have their services on Saturday and he preached and maybe you think oh, isn't that cute?
Little old guy living overseas enjoying the life and you don't realize this is a Ministry for the Lord. Paul said when I get to Jerusalem, I want them to accept the ministry. I have these Mysteries come home and sometimes it's like how big hoop we don't care. You're here not here. We don't care what you've done don't care what you've gone through.
You want to hear about my latest gadget up. All you want to hear about what her I live you want to nobody except sir Ministry. Paul said y'all pray. They'll accept my Ministry. I don't think we realize it Ministry means service and I don't think we really military man gets off the airplane ever.
Thank you for your service the missionary comes back and he's lived in fear, and he's lived in loneliness and his best men have turned their back on him and his wife has lived lonely and he gets back to the church that like hey, how you doing moving on?
Needs to be acceptable.
Pray for Success Romans chapter 15 and verse 32 Bible said that I may come to you with joy by the will of God that it may be with you be refreshed. You see as yeah, of course, I don't look nowadays. No nobody in this room. If we go fishing we go, it's Catch and Release when I was a kid, it was called catch and eat.
When I was a kid, it was called catch and eat and no catch no eat and so I love going fishing because when I got that meant fried fish and that meant that meant corn whatever the hush puppies and whatever all that came with it. And you know, when you go out fishing in the morning you leave the house, you know, you're going out and you're going to go fishing you want to come back with a big Stringer full of fish.
You want to show off you had a great ministry. Now Paul says I'll be coming to you church. I'll be coming to you Roman people and when I meet you man, I'd like to come so excited high five. God used me. He God used me. My Ministry counted something happened. I want to come to you with joy miss your wants to come home with joy.
He wants to know God used him. He wants there to be great testimonies of God's grace. One of the hardest things I was asked this week when mr. You said I'll write a little prayer low, but every two months don't like writing her letters. I had another mystery of friend said my ministry right in prayer letters.
I had people one of the guys said this week. He said right in prayer letters. He said it's called The Humble brag. He said I was supposed to act like a child proud of me. He said and I can't say what I really think Kate tell them what's really going on and they really wouldn't like me. I can't tell him that I preached and prayed and visit and invited and nobody came.
I was going over how to get their churches to grow and going over how to do the work that they were doing there on the mission field. So one of the guys texted me and he said please break it down. You tell him what happened in 20 years and. They expect that to happen in two months and it took 20 years.
I want to come back with joy. Here's what Paul said would you all pray for me so I can come back with joy? But basically, you know, you're like I'll wait and see I didn't believe in you when you left and I still don't believe in you when you coming back.
Bible says if you would read with me in Acts chapter 14 and verse 25 and when they had preached the word in paragraph. They went down into Italia and when they sailed to Antioch from whence they came or which they've been recommended the grace of God for the work. So they're on their way back to Alpharetta.
They're on their way back to where they came from. They had been recommended to God for the work which they fulfill they got it done. I'm not in that verse they fulfilled it. They got it done. They got a church started. They got some preachers. And when they were coming together the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them.
They got up as let me tell you what God did and how God had opened the door of faith in the. So they want to come back and they want to be able to say I went out and somebody got saved. They want to come bringing in the sheaves bringing in the sheaves. They want to come home and they want to say here's people got saved you gave you you pray for me and you gave me money and he gave me training and you help me and I left my family and my wife was lonely to the point of Tears.
And yet here we are in God did something you can be in a battle with you missionary and what he's doing you can stand with him when he preaches and when he teaches you can make a difference in his life through prayer and you can add fruit to your account because you get in the battle with him. But the truth is we send this guy into the enemy's territory and he parachutes Behind Enemy Lines and he carries a Bible.
He's not that familiar with because it's in a different language and he has to learn how to talk to people. Yes. Learn how to deal with them. He loves them with all of his heart. He gives everything he's got and he walks back home and. we like well, how you doing? I've been missing. You been gone a couple of weeks, huh?
It's been four years. Well, we give you a lot of money to do anything. Paul said they can make a difference through prayer and that he's the God would add fruit to their account Philippians chapter 4 verse 17 not because I desire a gift but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. Two more real quick than I know.
It's meant to heal. But let me give you two more pray that God will open doors. for the gospel. In Colossians chapter 4 verses 3 and 4 of the Apostle Paul said with all praying also for us that God would open into acid or utterance and to speak the mystery of Christ for which I'm also in bonds that I may make it manifests as I ought to speak.
You see you don't like going so well, and you know why you don't because people turn you down. Let's be honest with you. None of us. Really enjoy it that much. Maybe Sam Wilson does the rest of us don't? Maybe Nate Wilkerson, but the rest of us are kind of like I don't know every time I talk to somebody they kind of get upset with me.
I don't like it people aren't paying attention to me. Now. How would you like to do this in a whole different world? I went in to talk to that guy this morning and I thought he was already a Christian or maybe a Christian and because the guy that just been talking to him and he meets with him every Sunday.
I see it when they're eating together every Sunday. And so I walked in the room taking whether say go we too bad. I'll just share the gospel with him real quick and step out and Buddy. He was full of venom.
Miguel Sanabria is there right now? He's right out of this church dropped in Behind. Enemy Lines going to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them and what are they going to think they need open doors? When you knock on doors in the people won't accept you at this door and you're not going on at this store and you invite people and you invite people somebody asked of a famous preacher.
What do you do that builds the church and his answer was well nothing works. So just do everything you can because nothing works. So give out gospel tracts, but it doesn't work knock on doors, but it doesn't work and use the internet but it doesn't work and somewhere in there. God does something but here's the deal.
They need Open Door. Paul said pray that I can have open doors pray that I'll have a place that somebody will listen to me preach prale have a place where somebody will pay. It's always fair to convinces the Holy Spirit convicts, but the mistress got to learn how to speak and when to speak and he needs God to open doors and get people's hearts ready.
and sometimes. you preach the gospel in this just like wow, they got saved another time. She preaching nobody pays attention, but I need you to understand something. You think it's hard in your own language. It's a lot harder in somebody else's language. You think it's hard in your own culture.
It's a lot harder to somebody else's culture when you sat in somebody else's culture. You say the same words. And you say this is nice and this is nice in English while say that way it in Spanish, but when you say it in Spanish, it's not nice. It's rude. It's rude and you're like, I didn't mean to be rude here.
I'm just saying what I know is nice and it's like no. Paul needed to know how he ought to speak so those missionaries.
Last one second Thessalonians chapter 3 verses 1 and 2 pray that the word of God might have free course and be glorified Paul says finally Brethren pray for us that the word of God may have free course and be glorified a we should underline free course and be glorified. Even as it is with you. That we may be delivered from one of our guys.
Two months before is to come home. They come in and tell him we want you to up your rent $600. he says. already lost a bunch of support. I don't have six hundred dollars and if I move my church right now and go find something smaller. Maybe they'll all think we're discouraged and quit and then I go home right after that.
Am I just shutting all the doors? And then he's like I don't want to fail I go home and shut the doors. The rent was too much and I moved to a smaller building and my leaders of all quit on me and I move this other place.
I said what? Everyone said I tell him I just want to do every verse Every Nation. I just want people to love Jesus love the Bible. One of our missionaries was in a church and trying to share the gospel and he had cameras in his office and during the night. Imagine would sneak in and rifle through his stuff.
And mess around in his office, but that guy was such friends with another guy who used to work at that church that there wasn't really much he could do so he's been branded a pretty bad guy because now he's leaving that church to go work in another church. I just want to see this book run. I just want to see people love this book.
Everyone, let me share as I step out here. You don't know this. They didn't leave it to go down there because they don't like America sound. One of them is cherries this week. He said every year I live out of the country. I love America more. He said just something about no one that you laws and I know you're sitting there going arc.
Our country is in bad shape and they're what they're like, yeah, it might be bad shape, but in other news bad shape, is it over here? Say man right there. I told my daddy one time my dad. He was said Dad. I said they got a horrible inflation here in Peru. And he said oh, they ain't nothing we got horrible inflation in America.
I said well, how horrible is it their daddy said nine percent. That's it was 4,000 percent down here. He said yeah we got bad, too. I'd like to have nine and 4,000 aren't even on the same planet.
Use a literally walk into a store and I'd say how much is that a gallon of milk? They say when you buy it you buy it right now. It's one price. You come back in 10 minutes. We will charge you different because that's inflation. I'm just saying to you we are pray for them. We need the Bible to run they went down there.
They went to Bible school. They studied the Bible they learned how to do it. They watched it happen at their home Church. They're excited. But even Paul said I need God to let the Bible run and have free course and be glorified pray. The word of God will be free Satan will do everything in his power to stop the spread of the word of God.
They got a day was I talked to him. He kept saying I don't know why it's like this and I said, well I can show you what the Bible says. He's I don't know if I believe the. That's what you study for yourself to find out if you do or not instead of what everybody's told you about the Bible. The devil of cause mysterious to be afraid and live in fear.
He will cause the needs of the machete to multiply so he's so busy can't do much for God. Just trying to stay alive. We want God to let the Bible run unhindered. We won't God have glorify his Bible. We want Peruvian people. We want people to learn the word of God and Bible truths like we do in practice them.
Your prayers helped you come to church and I think you mean you're giving Church what I'm so proud of you every church I get to preach I get so many what a given church are but they need much more than money. What is the cheapest thing of all but then you gave your kids. That's the most expensive thing and you gave yourselves.
That's the most expensive even more expensive. Let me tell you where they really need some help whether you believe this or not. God works through prayer. We have not because we ask that when's the last time you said God hold up the hands of those mysteries of they stand up. When's the last time Jessie turpin's name got mentioned before the god of Heaven.
Man in the world evangelist of cabinet. That wasn't an honorary place for you. Just a mess with. it's a real responsibility before God. They can division Baptist Church. These are our kids were sending they need more in our money. They need our love you need us caring about them.
Wow Cannon while case I was being held. Several people were just literally marked Olson was under a burden because he's sending me and he told me he said I've been I've been under a load like he can't imagine and I think that I watch Tyler Masters be arrested and held overnight. We need to pray for the word of God.
To be carrying around the world. You Lisa sit Ulysses said to me this morning one of the reasons I believe. But if it's true, why didn't the whole world know about it?
I said well, I've been no good part of it and they do where I'm going. He said yeah. Well, they're Buddhists there and they're Hindus are and I said because no one's telling what the truth is, but you got a bunch of people of this church your kids. And they're going and they can act all Macho and tough and I know what I'm doing.
I Austin taught me in the training center taught me and Jeff, don't me and I'm ready. Well, they're not none of us are ready for it God. It's God's work done by God's people with God's word. Would you commit to really get in the battle with your Mysteries.