TOUCHING GOD IS OUR PASSION
ANS ONLINE: CELEBRATION SUNDAY MESSAGE
12 JULY 2020
by Dr. Jonathan David
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
Now is a good opportune time to rebuild our relationship with God. We must gather together at one place for one purpose, as one people, with one mind and standing together taking stand in righteousness. We are here at one appointed time for one outpouring of the Holy Spirit under one authority towards one destination. May God free us so that we can finish our assignment on the earth.
A new era has come into play which is the Age of Righteousness and the Age of God’s Peace and the establishment of God’s Kingdom. Righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit are the symbol and the trademark that the Kingdom of God has arrived.
When there is righteousness, there will be justice and it will be the fabric of society. God will remove the wicked. People are coming out of darkness and coming into the light of God. There will be a cut off of mixture in the church so that the light of God can come in. There is a breaking of new signals in the heavenlies. God wants us to be part of it. New signals are being sent from heaven.
Every time heaven invades our lives, we will find heaven on earth. Jesus Christ is coming soon but not as soon as what we think. Look for the signals from heaven, new possibilities and opportunities so that we can become the light of the world. We have to keep our eyes opened because God will create opportunity for those who are ready. The church in Malaysia must be made ready for the final outpouring and for the ultimate Kingdom Come.
All of His intentions and desires must be fulfilled through us because we are the last generation. Our faith will bring the favor of God upon our lives. God wants to be closer to us than we believe. We are not talking about us seeking God but God seeking us. God needs to set us free so that we will know what to do.
“Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple; and the messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming,” says the Lord of hosts.
Jesus wants to return and His Kingdom is coming to the earth. We must hunger and thirst for His Presence and we must recognize that we have to pursue all things spiritual passionately. His awesome Presence is with us. God is shaking everything that can be shaken. When the kingdoms of the earth is shaken, His Kingdom will begin.
27 This expression, “Yet once more,” denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;
We don’t have to be shaken because the grace to govern is ours. We don’t have to be shaken because we have been cleansed by the blood of the Lamb and sanctified every day. Everything that remains after the shaking belongs to the Kingdom. Nothing of His Kingdom will be held back. He is coming back in full gear in His Name and in the Holy Spirit. He is coming for the saints.
We are seeing God coming in a fresh new way. Prayer is the key to unlock many things in heaven. All things that are standing in His way will be chopped off. When God invades the church and brings us to Zion, things will change. The Lord will rule from Zion. He will put all His enemies under His feet. Let’s hunger for His presence. We have to set aside time to draw near to Him. Meditate His Word day and night. Pray beyond praying for ourselves and needs.
Give our heart to Him. Be conscious of God. New things are happening in heaven. We must continue to labor for the favor of His Presence. Worship Him in spirit and in truth. Nurture the vision and purposes of God in our heart.
God is the Builder and we are the living bricks. God will shake everything and all that remains will be of the Kingdom and He will give them to us. In the midst of all the trouble that is happening, there is a Goshen where sin cannot come in.
God is using us by training us, equipping us, teaching us, and testing us so that He can get the material out of us and make us the vessel of honor. When we finish our wilderness journey, we will destroy the walls of Jericho. God promised that the land of the giants is ours. Those who believed entered. But many of us today don’t believe and that’s why we cannot enter. God cannot do miracles because of unbelief. We must get ready to please Him so that we will have His favor.
Favor is the state of being accepted and approved by God. When God is pleased with us, then favor comes. When we please Him all the days of our life, His favor will last a lifetime.
A good name is to be more desired than great wealth,
Favor is better than silver and gold.
Favor is conditional to the Presence of God.
As long as God is with us, who can be against us and charge against us. No demon power, political power, nations of the earth can take away the passion from our heart.
When God touch us, it is a miracle. When we touch God, it is a divine encounter.
- Touching God means taking God seriously and find every opportunity to meet God
No matter how oppressive our environment is, when we touch God everything will change. We treasure the privilege of His presence. This is the God factor that makes a man different from the other. When we lift our hands and praise God it will be a miracle. Every encounter with God is life. Touching God must be a passion birthed by the Holy Spirit in our heart. Find every opportunity to worship Him.
- Touching God means a passion birthed by the Holy Spirit
There’s a passion birthed by the Holy Spirit. Intensity is birthed by character. Passion is birthed by the Holy Spirit. That’s why we need to communicate with the Holy Spirit until it creates a hunger in our heart.
- Touching God will bring impartation and wisdom into our lives
The God factor will be deposited into us. That’s why we take at least 40 mins to worship Him in spirit and in truth. The impartation will keep us hungry all the time. He wants us to know the way of the Lord so that we will remember the way we started.
When our ways please God, God will deliver us from every angle so that we can do what God wants.
- Touching God will open pathways in the Spirit for future breakthroughs
We can turn to God every time and any time. God by His grace and mercy set us apart to rule and reign. We are seated together with Jesus in the heavenly places, far above all principalities and powers. Don’t go down in the ways of the flesh. When we please the heart of God, be ready for surprises and put our expectations high.
How do we face the enemy? He is the one who knows how to do it. We need to be taken over and God must take us to the next level. One act of obedience will open up many pathways in the Spirit. When God has spoken to us, we are the favored of God.
Malaysia has been on pause and many churches are on pause. God opened the pathway for us so that we can rise up and save those who have been trapped. In this Covid-19, God has raised up a new breed who will win by righteousness.
17 The Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, 18 since Abraham will surely become a great and [r]mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth will be blessed?
Genesis 13: 1-2
So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, he and his wife and all that belonged to him, and Lot with him.
2 Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver and in gold.
5 Abram took Sarai his wife and Lot his nephew, and all their possessions which they had accumulated, and the persons which they had acquired in Haran, and they set out for the land of Canaan; thus they came to the land of Canaan.
5 Now Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks and herds and tents. 6 And the land could not sustain them while dwelling together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to remain together.
All the blessings can over take us. Our connections with God will create pathway in the Spirit. He teaches us how to get ready. God tells us to choose. We must learn to thank God for those who kept the heavens opened for us.
Have no fear of lack. Stop worrying because things will get better. We must create the pathway of the Spirit so that we can protect the next generation. Those who believed and do the right thing will be saved and protected.
14 The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward;
God is blessing us according to His abundance and what He blesses will be sufficient even for the next generation. God will bless us so much until we have leftovers to bless others. God raised a forerunner so that the rest can be blessed.
17 Arise, walk about the land through its length and breadth; for I will give it to you.” 18 Then Abram moved his tent and came and dwelt by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and there he built an altar to the Lord.
Every place Abraham went was directed by God and God paved the way for him. Arise walk!
Whatever He speaks to us, He will do. Keep our hearts clean.
“A Redeemer will come to Zion,
And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” declares the Lord.
God is going to gather His people to Zion, the spiritual state of the Church Unusual. The Church must never lose the supernatural touch and the spiritual position. In this hour we must touch God. We must find the way to touch Him.
21 “As for Me, this is My covenant with them,” says the Lord: “My Spirit which is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your offspring, nor from the mouth of your offspring’s offspring,” says the Lord, “from now and forever.”
When all that God is building naturally becomes supernatural, the supernatural will become natural. The day of the impossibilities happening is now. God is going to take the Word dimension and add it in our life and in our children and children’s children. Don’t just give our children good education. Give them God. The more of God we carry, the more of God we can give to our children. The Spirit and the Word must transfer. Then our children will break forth.
“Arise, shine; for your light has come,
And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
2 “For behold, darkness will cover the earth
And deep darkness the peoples;
But the Lord will rise upon you
And His glory will appear upon you.
3 “Nations will come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
4 “Lift up your eyes round about and see;
They all gather together, they come to you.
Your sons will come from afar,
And your daughters will be carried in the arms.
5 “Then you will see and be radiant,
And your heart will thrill and rejoice;
Because the abundance of the sea will be turned to you,
The wealth of the nations will come to you.
Glory and light will be our portion. His covenant will be established in the Word and Spirit.
Nations will come to us.
Kings will come to us.
People in darkness will come to us.
Our sons and daughters will come to us.
The abundance of the sea will come to us.
The wealth of many nations will come to us.