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When Did the Son Know?

Hi Pastor John.

The Excerpt dated June 21, 2017 (below) caused me to wonder about something.
There are hints all along the way in Psalms and other places in the
Old Testament about Jesus’ crucifixion. Did Jesus know that he was going to die and suffer for us, or did the Father hide that from his Son?

Billy

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We are not told when the Father revealed that to the Son. It could have been in the very beginning.

Pastor John

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Wow, that’s something if it was from the beginning. Think of the love that Jesus had for us, knowing for thousands of years what He was going to go through for us, and the love and confidence of the Father in his Son . That is just breathtaking.

Billy

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Yes it is, Billy.

Pastor John

excerpt June 21

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Last Night

Hi John, 

Unfortunately I was not able to be in the meeting last night due to sickness, but was thankful for the YouTube stream which is the second best thing to being there when you can’t.

About an hour into the meeting, before you got up and preached, the Spirit touched me with love for everyone, it was special.  I sat up straight on the couch (was watching it on our living room TV), and started praying for every single person going around the room in a circle, by name.  I started where Cathy Bartow sits, and prayed out loud for each person.  It was very special…. I would say their name, and then the Spirit would pray for them whatever feeling I was feeling —- like:  “[ their name….] – make them the person THEY want to be”,  then another person, “[their name] – fill them with YOUR strength Lord,”,  then the next person:  [their name] – make them the person YOU want them to be”….  each one was different, and it went on like that – I got to most people in the room till you started preaching, and that was so good I knew it was the right time to stop and listen to you.

It’s good to pray for our family – In this world we need it.  I was thankful for that experience last night. 

And thankful for you John – when you got up about an hour into the meeting, the feeling coming across the YouTube waves really changed. I could feel strength and confidence that the truth brings that when you pass it out.  Thank you for that readiness.

I love us.  But I don’t want to miss another gathering.  🙂  🙂

Gary

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Hey!

Last night was so good and encouraging!  I love every time we talk about the Father and the Son and the “basics”.  I have been reading “God Had a Son Before Mary Did” , and last night’s message was exactly what I have ben reading.  Just reading the scriptures in the book by themselves takes you somewhere, and then last night – Shew!  The whole time during the message, I could feel the Spirit.  So thankful for the great messages lately and the anointing that knows exactly what we need!  And then, to know the truth about the Father and the Son – what a blessing it is to know these things!

Amy

 

 

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Are Angels Messengers Only

Hey John,

I was thinking today about what you said about angels being deliverers of messages only. Were the angels that ministered to Elijah after his journey and to Jesus following the Temptation for example, sending them a message?

Thanks, Jim K.

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Hi Jim.

Messengers deliver things from one source to another.  Those “things” may be words or, as in the cases you mentioned, other things.  In both cases, the angels had been sent by God with instructions to feed those two desperate men.  The food was their “message”.

The main point is that none of those angels did anything on their on.  Had they not been sent, they would not have gone to Elijah or Jesus.  That is what makes them messengers.

Pastor John

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I Get It!

Pastor John,

You know those moments where you really get it?  Like when Jesus just really let’s you get it.  I got something!! It is so simple and basic and wonderful!!

Last time I told a testimony I had an entirely different testimony planned out before I stood up. Then I opened my mouth and it was nothing but tongues and tears (love it love it love it).

Then a few nights later sitting around after the meeting, I looked up and saw Haskell’s sweet Mama sitting over across the room.  I felt like I wanted to go hug her and pray for her.  I had yet begun to hug her and I don’t remember exactly what happened next but I ended up on the floor leaning on that sweet woman’s legs.  Pastor John as I was there, I thought “Jesus I cannot lean on Haskell’s sweet Mama.  Help me get up.”  But the more I tried to lift my head, the heavier it got.

Early this week I was talking to Jesus about how much I love when Jesus takes over.  I was telling the Lord how much better His testimony was than what I was going to say.  To stand up and try and get words out while the spirit of God (let me just say that again – whew!) while the spirit of GOD shakes your body and controls your tongue – and that thought right there is when Jesus interrupted my thanking him and said “Think of how good it would be if you quit trying to over talk me!”  And he said it in a funny way.  I had to laugh out loud.  I never looked at it like that.  I can just hear bro Earl saying, “Just yield and let the spirit take over.”

I get it!

Just yield!  Shut up and eat!

I sometimes think some may think “she’s too happy, or she’s feeling it too much too often.”  So I find myself trying to rein it in.  I never want it to be my flesh. But you know what?  Nothing in my flesh wants me smiling, shaking, stuttering, or wallowing around on the floor.  So I just want to live in what Jesus gave me. I want to feel every feeling.  I want to yield.

With my job, I have hours every day with Jesus.  Listening to nuggets of gold and talking to Jesus about them.  Jesus has given me that time with him, time to eat and grow.  It would be insane if I didn’t walk around smiling and mushy!  Whew!  I just get it, Pastor John.
Beth 😀😀😀

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Just Be Happy

Hey, your message tonight was so good! At times I have felt that disappointment of why people have such a hard time believing the truth. I have thoughts of “have I done enough?” or “what more can I do?”  I have the Speaking in Tongues book in my shop on the table, and a tag on it that says “free”.  A few people have taken the book, but for the most part it’s as if it’s invisible.

As you were preaching tonight Jesus reminded me of some sweet thoughts I had the last couple of days after watching people’s wrong attitude and behaviors.  I had been thanking Jesus for giving me the heart he has.  My desires are to love him, live right, be good, and love others. That is no SMALL thing. So, it felt good to know that if others don’t ever know the truth as he has let us know it, then it’s been given to us for our benefit, and we can just be happy in knowing the truth!!  That feels good!!!

Natalie

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When I heard Brittany singing Brother Billy’s song the power of God fell on me & overwhelmed me so that I couldn’t stop speaking in tongues. I found myself praying with all my heart for Brittany & our young people.

Listen to Broadcast 1231 from Music from Pastor John’s House in Podcasts:

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Amanda

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This Past Weekend

Pastor John, 

I loved the meetings this weekend!  The whole weekend felt “joyous!”  Watching Naomi enjoy the feelings and then Sister Betty receiving the holy Ghost and dancing around enjoying every minute! You feeling better and being there Sunday!  I feel so blessed to have been there!!

On Saturday morning Lyn, Sandy and I were eating breakfast and talking. I don’t remember how we got on the subject but I was telling them how much I love the basics, there’s just something about when you preach on the foundation that I LOVE!  Then we came in Sunday and you began preaching on the foundation…whew….I LOVE it!  It just stirs my soul!  The holy simplicity of it just makes you feel like rejoicing!  I wish all God’s people could hear what we hear and feel what we feel!

As Beth would say, I feel fed, fat, and happy!!

Michelle

 

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