Luke 3:7 (NLT) When the crowds came to John for baptism, he said, “You brood of snakes!...
Philippians 3:14 (MSG) 

12-14 I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.





Mike Bickle: Of the glory and the majesty of the man Christ Jesus, I ask you for the things that you have put in John's spirit, that you would graciously impart it to strengthen us, in Jesus name, Amen. 

John Bevere: Great to be here, where is Diane? 

Mike Bickle: She's around!

John Bevere: She's around? Where are you Diane? I am gonna say "hello," to you before I leave tonight, (chuckle) well, she's around somewhere? 

Well, hello everybody!

 (shouts) Hello! (more shouts)

 It's so good to be here my wife Lisa who has been here, I've never been here or had the privilege of being here before. And Lisa said to me, "John, you will love this place especially the worship. So, I want you to know, even though I came out a little later, I was back there in the room all by myself where I could hear "everything."

Back there praying and worshiping with you was Amazing!

Don't ever stop "Worshipping," God like that, Amen? (Some Claps and few shouts) Don't ever stop that, Amen? 

Now I want to say, I am so glad to be here because years ago, I met this man Mike Bickle, and I am telling you what an amazing man of God he is. How many of you know that? How many are grateful for Mike Bickle?

C'mon...C'mon, You can do better than that? (more claps) That's better, that's better. Now, now somebody said, "Now wait a minute, we are only suppose to worship Jesus."

Now, hold it. I didn't say anything about "worshipping." For ever and ever and ever we will worship God and only our Father and Jesus.

For ever and ever and ever we will honor those to whom Honor is due. Now do you know what is interesting is the only place in the whole Bible that it says we are to give Honor, is to those... "Double Honor," excuse me, "Double Honor," everybody say "Double" not "Single, now you are suppose to honor the King, that's the President, the Vice president, Are you with me?

Your suppose to honor your parents, but the only place in the whole Bible where you are going to find where God says, "To give Double Honor," are to those who "Labor among you in the Word of God in Doctrine." (Silence) Are you with me? So, I believe that YOU just brought Joy to the heart of God, when you honor This "man of God."

Because you know, he is a gift! Not only to you, but to the "Body of Christ." 

Are you with me, I am just sitting here, just admiring and in awe of what God is doing through the IHOP, to the International House...I Mean, how many people would do this in America? Raise up and listen to God, a House of Prayer that would pray non stop for the lost, for the nations, for the government, for the people of this nation, people of the nations of the world. Thank you for what you are doing. 

I am so glad to be on this side of the world, last week I was in Africa, South Africa, you got any people from South Africa here? 
Alright, so I was with, down there in a church of forty thousand members and then a church of twenty four thousand members. And we saw seven hundred people get saved. It was so amazing, Now this was in a leaders conference, I was so excited about that. Amen?

And so, I am so happy to be back on this side of the world. I love going to the nations of the world, but sometimes my body says differently. But anyway, it's great to be here and I am, I am so excited to bring the message that God has placed on my heart, I wanna say this, that umm, What I am going to bring to you tonight, I wanna get right into it, Okay? Because ahh, there is so much to deliver tonight, Okay?
It's more than a message, everybody say it's more than a message. It's a burden. You know, for the first time in my life I understand what the Prophets of old meant when they said, "The Burden of the Lord." 

As a matter of fact, I had something quite unusual happen, God spoke to me, and said, everywhere I send you in the next year, you will speak on this. And I am telling you, I have never felt so Passionate about something, now I want to say this before I begin to speak what God has put on my heart tonight. I am going to bring a lot of scripture and what I would like you to do, and I see so many people, you've got Bibles, you've got notebooks, what I would like for you to do is to just follow along in scripture on the Power Point, cause I ask my staff to put together a Power Point for you tonight, Alright? And what we are going to do is, I am going to go so rapidly that I don't want you to lose the thought, so just jot down the scripture and later on, you can go home and look it up and meditate on it. Is that alright? Now, let me say this before I even before I even begin to preach I wanna, Pray tonight, is that alright? 

Is that alright? So why don't we do this, I am going to give your gludious maximouses, your right, you know what that is, your bottoms, Okay? I am going to give them a real quick break because I don't want anyone getting sore because I am going to preach for awhile. So, I want us all to stand up and were going to pray alright? I think people around here know how to Pray, is that right? I'm so humbled to be here among you guys this is amazing.  

Father, in the name of Jesus, thank you so much...

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...for What you have done for us, First of all and foremost, You sent Jesus to die for us, Jesus you bore our sins, our sicknesses, our diseases, our Judgment, and you gave your life and your blood, so we might be bathed ands come into the presence of God, Tonight, I am asking you Holy Spirit, that you would literally invade this sanctuary. I am asking that you would anoint our eyes to see, and our ears to hear and to give us the heart to perceive and to understand, I am asking that you would anoint me with fresh Oil, as I boldly step into that office that you called me to serve your people. I am asking as your word comes forth, that you would not only give me your word, but your heart to deliver it. Let it be as if Jesus were standing here tonight, for I decree this night Lord God, that your kingdom has come and I decree your will to be done in this place on Earth as it is in Heaven. And for this Father, I give you the Praise and for this I give you the Glory. For this I give you the honor because I know that as we behold Jesus tonight, we shall go from Glory to Glory, and your kingdom shall be advanced and you shall be exalted and glorified, So I give you Praise and Magnificent glory for this in Jesus mighty Name. And everybody that agrees "shouts," Amen. Now thank God in advance for what he is about to do. C'mon now thank him...Amen, Thank you Lord!

Amen and amen and amen! You can be seated, and I want to say a hello to my friends Rory and Wendy Alec, form the God Tv, we have been broadcasting with them for about eight years, and they are all over the world, every thing Mike said, tonight is absolutely true about them, they are an amazing couple and they are really really really on the..You know, I believe, let me say this about Rory and Wendy, I said something last week, I was just preaching this week in Colorado Springs, and I said this, God has not called the church just to be relevant, how many know we are to be relevant, Oohh, how many know we are to be relevant? But God has called the church to be more than relevant, He's called us to be progressive. What is Progressive? It is relevant and Prophetic put together. 

We should be ahead of the world, not behind it, and copying it. Are you with me? I said, Are you with me? And this is the thing that I love about Rory and Wendy, they are very ahead of the times and they are going to continue to be because they are a staff that loves to Pray and to seek God for His wisdom. Amen!

Now, Tonight. If you want to you can open up your Bibles to Second John, There is only one chapter there and like I said, it will be up on the screen, so you can just look on the screen. Now, let me say this, the burden that I am describing to you began about a year and a half ago, actually almost two years ago. I was out Praying and every single day the "burden," kept getting heavier and heavier and heavier, and the 'burden," is simply this, Now, I am going to speak to the American Church right now, every body say, "The American Church." In the American Church we have so effectively taught the Covenant Promises of God, the last twenty, twenty five, and even thirty years ago, and as a result of the excellent teaching that we have had in churches and conferences around America, we have better families, we have stronger relationships, we have healed bodies, we have learned how to live in the Peace of God by giving our cares over to God, we are succeeding in the market place as well, as we should be doing. Can you say Amen?

We are prospering in life, and how many know this is good in the eyes of God? Can I hear an Amen to that?

I see a raise of hands on that, alright. The "Why?" Because Godliness has the promise of the life that now is. And is to come. But what has happened to so many believers in America, is this, we have lost the eternal perspective. Now, what happens if a believer loses the Eternal perspective? 

What happens is that they pursue things that they shouldn't necessarily should pursue. Are you with me? They make decisions differently. They will not endure things they should endure because you will endure things differently and more completely with an Eternal Perspective. So what has happened to so many believers in America, is this, We started living no different than the world. Were living for the day, which is what the world does, It lives for the day. But were using the promises of God to enhance our day. Are you with me? 

For this reason John the Apostle wrote in his elderly years, he was in his nineties, and he made this statement, and you know what I have learned about people when they get that old and they have been in ministry and they have been "Faithful," to God for years and years and years? Is they get what I call a Grandfather or a grandmother anointing. What is a Grandfather or Grandmother anointing, they can say so much more in few words. Their "words," are weightier, are you with me? I think you are heading that direction Mike...

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..(audience laughs) .And so what John says here, is he says, "Look to yourselves, everybody say to yourselves, "Look to yourselves." Or I would rather you say it like this, "Look to myself," Okay, so this message is not for your friend sitting next to you. Are you with me?
"Look to yourselves, so we do not lose those things we worked for." 

What a statement. "You can lose what you have labored for."

Now, I want you to stop and think about that, this is why Jesus says continually, "He who endures, he who endures, he who endures until the end shall be saved." are you with me? Christianity is not a "Sprint." it is an endurance run. It is not how we start this race that counts, but rather how we finish that counts. God is much more interested in us staying "Faithful," and enduring till the end, and not losing what we have labored for. And this is the thing that John the Apostle says, that we don't lose what we have worked for. So, you can lose it, but look what he goes on to say, But, that we may receives a full reward. Everybody say reward. C'mon say it again. Say it one more time. (audience not real responsive) 

How many of you know that God is a rewarder? C'mon that's not good enough, how many of you know that God is a rewarder? That's right, I mean how does he introduce himself to Abraham? He speaks, "I am your shield, your exceeding great reward.' 
What a way to introduce yourself to somebody, right? 

Psalms 19, verse eleven says, "In keeping the covenant promises of God, there is a great reward. Are you with me? Now, as a Father of four sons, four teenage boys, well, actually one is twenty and one is twelve, but they are in the range, you understand what I am saying? I have learned the delight or pleasure of rewarding my sons. As a matter of fact, I think that I have learned more about the heart of God by having boys, well it could have been boys or girls, cause I have learned how God really wants to reward us. Because I know how much I want to reward my sons, but as a wise Father, I have learned something, I do not reward my sons unless they have earned it. Why? Because if I reward my children without them earning it, I take away the incentive. And how many know that 'Incentive," is a good thing, it is not a bad thing? Good place to say Amen?

Now, notice what John the Apostle says? He says, see to it that you don't lose that which you have labored toward that you may receive a full reward. Everybody say "Full Reward," Now, I began to meditate on this one day, and I started thinking "Now wait a minute, for there to be a "full reward," What does that mean?  That means that there is a partial reward scenario. And that means there is a no rewards scenario. Now, notice John doesn't say with great "Passion," now live in such a way that you are going to get the partial reward baby. It's not what he says, He says you live in such a way that you get the full reward.  Are you with me? 

Now the apostle Paul, I find to be another very wise man who wrote the scriptures. Now listen to what he says toward the end of his life. He says in Philippians the third chapter, the fourteenth verse, "I strain to reach the end of the or my race, and receive the what? Now what would the prize be? The full reward right, you got it. Right, now listen to what Paul says at the end of his life. Second Timothy, this is the forth chapter, the sixth and seventh verse, he says, "The time of my departure is at hand I have finished the or my race. Now, I want you to look at that carefully, Paul said, "I finished my race." Now, look up at me, for Paul to say, I have finished my race means that he knew his course. You can't say that you finished your race unless you can say that you knew the course. 

So, did anybody in here ever run Cross Country track, you remember they give you all the participants a map of the route, isn't that true? If you don't know the route, you will start at the Starting line and you will run and you will run and you will stay with the pack for a little while, but eventually you will get off course, and you will run run run until you fall over. And they will carry you home, but you will not finish. 

The only way you can say, "I finished," is if you can say, "I know the course." Now listen to what he says to all of us believer's at the end of his life, in 1st Corinthians the ninth chapter, the twenty fourth verse, he says, "Run your race," everybody say 'my race'. " That you may lay hold of the prize and make it yours. " Now what is the prize? The full reward!

So, Paul is saying the same thing that John is saying. And both of them are writing it toward the end of their lives. 

They are saying, 'run in such a way, or live in such a way that you are going to get WHAT? 

The full reward, not the partial reward. 

The Full Reward!

Now, why do these men write with such Passion? 


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In regard to this because they know something a lot of believer's in America have lost sight of that I mentioned a little while ago. And that is this, One day, every one of us is going to stand before Jesus Christ as our judge. You say now, wait a minute John, I thought he was my savior? Yes, he is our Savior. But one day you will stand before him as your judge. You say where do you get that from? Second Corinthians, the fifth chapter, the eighth verse. Look what Paul says? 

He said, "We are confident, yes, very well pleased, rather than to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. Now, let me ask you a question, "Who's Paul speaking too, in that verse?" Is he speaking to believers or to all of humanity?  Just believers right? How do we know he is speaking to just believers? Because when the unbelievers are absent from the body they are in hell. Now that is not a harsh mean statement, that is a statement of fact. How many of you know that Jesus said, "I didn't come to condemn the world, I came to save the world. Because the world was condemned already. We were the ones who condemned ourselves, Jesus came to save us from outta what we condemned ourselves into. Are you with me? 

So, we know that Paul is only speaking to believer's here, correct? Correct? So look what he goes on to say, Verse nine, Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Jesus. Everybody say, "Aim." What does Aim mean? That's our goal. Everybody say "Goal." So Paul is saying, "We make it our goal whether present or absent to be well pleasing to Him. Look here, up at me, I've looked at my four sons, and I have made this statement to my four Sons, I said, "Guys, You can't do a thing to make me love you anymore." And I said, "You can't do anything to make me love you any less." 

I said, "But you are in charge of how I am pleased with you." So how many of you know that I am not always pleased with all of them the same? C'mon talk to me. Now listen, you can't do one thing to make God love you more, you cannot do one thing to make him love you any less. But you are in charge of how pleased he is of you. That's why Paul said, we make it our goal to be well pleasing, not just pleasing, well pleasing. 

Why? Because verse ten, because he says in verse ten, I gotta find it, "For we must all appear." Now, who is "all," here? Only believer's right, for we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. That each one must receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good...or What..Or what? Now wait a minute, he is talking about believers here. Every one of us believer's are going to Stand before the Judgment seat of Christ. At that judgment seat we will not stand there with any one else, we will stand there alone, Our Parents will not be there, our Pastor will not be there, We will stand by ourselves, and Jesus Himself will sit in that seat and judge us. Are you with me?

Now, we will not be judged for our sins, Why? Because our sins have been eradicated by the Blood of Jesus. Thank God. Good place to say, Thank God, right? Rather, we will be judged on how we lived this life as believers. Now, let me make a statement here, the word,, "Judgment," when it appears in the New Testament, ninety per cent of the time, when it speaks of "Judgment," in regard to believers, it is from the Greek word "Krima," K-r-I-M-A which simply means this, listen carefully, "a decision resulting from an investigation." So, everyone of us is going to stand before the judgment seat of Christ, and He will investigate our life. Not only every word that we have spoken as believer's and every deed that we have done, will be examined, but every thought that we have had, and every "motive" that has driven us.

That's heavy! Are you with me? So, every deed, word, and thought and motive will be examined, as a result of the examination, Jesus will make decisions over our lives. And as a result of those decisions, we will either receive rewards, or we will suffer losses. And the Bible is very clear that the rewards, that we can receive to the losses that we can suffer are anywhere from having  every thing we did burned up all the way to reigning right beside Christ for ever and ever and ever. That's a huge range! Are you with me? 

The former being a complete total loss, the latter being a full reward, and anything in the middle being a partial reward. Are you with me? Now, Hebrews the sixth chapter and the second verse, says this, "The judgments that are made over our lives at that judgment seat, by Jesus Himself, are called "Eternal," Judgments. Everybody say, "Eternal Judgments," 

What does that mean? The decisions that are made over our lives by Jesus Himself, there will never be any changes to those decisions. There will never be any alterations or revisions, or amendments, they will stand for EVER. So, you know what that tells me? 

What we do with the cross determines where we are going to spend Eternity. However, the way that we live as believer's determines "How we are going to spend Eternity." 

Are you with me?

Did you get that?

Do I need to say that one more time? 

What we do with the cross determines where we are going to spend Eternity...


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The way we live as believer's determines, "How," we are going to spend eternity. Now, James in his little book, the fourth chapter and the fourteenth verse makes a statement. He says, "This life is a vapor." Now, if James was alive today writing that book, I do not believe he would have said, "Life is a vapor," I believe he would have written it differently, I believe he would have said, "This life is zero." You say, well John,  how do you know James would have said, This life is a zero?" 

Because we know something today through simple mathematics, that James did not know or understand and that is simply this, "any finite number divided by infinity is equal to exactly zero. So, if you live to be eighty years and you divide eighty years by eternity, what do you get? Zero, Let's say you make the Guinness Book of World Records and you live one hundred and fifty six years? You divide 156 years by eternity or you compare it to Eternity? What do you get? Exactly Zero, so you know what that means?

What we do in this Zero time, determines "HOW" we are going to spend Eternity. Now, let me help you to get an understanding of what I am talking about here. As far as having an Eternal mindset. Suppose I looked at you and I said to you, "Alright the way that you live for the next twenty four hours, One day, so between now and nine O clock tomorrow night, will determine, "How you will spend the next thousand years on this Earth." 

Now, I want you to look up to me, think about a thousand years, Would you please? That's a long time. I mean, "Let's go back a thousand years? You go back a thousand years, there is no United States of America, there is no America, at all. There is no Christopher Columbus cause he has not been born yet. There's no pilgrims, they haven't been born yet, there's no King Louis the Fourteenth, he hasn't been born yet. It's a long..Time. Are you with me? 

But what you do for the next twenty four hours will determine how you will spend the next thousand years on this Earth. The car you drive, the people you work with, the job you have, the neighborhood you live in, the house you live in, the views you have in your house, the people that live in your neighborhood, for the next one thousand years, is gonna be determined by how you spend the next twenty four hours.

The way we live as believer's determines, "How," we are going to spend eternity. Now, James in his little book, the fourth chapter and the fourteenth verse makes a statement. He says, "This life is a vapor." Now, if James was alive today writing that book, I do not believe he would have said, "Life is a vapor," I believe he would have written it differently, I believe he would have said, "This life is zero." You say, well John,  how do you know James would have said, This life is a zero?" 

Because we know something today through simple mathematics, that James did not know or understand and that is simply this, "any finite number divided by infinity is equal to exactly zero. So, if you live to be eighty years and you divide eighty years by eternity, what do you get? Zero, Let's say you make the Guinness Book of World Records and you live one hundred and fifty six years? You divide 156 years by eternity or you compare it to Eternity? What do you get? Exactly Zero, so you know what that means?

What we do in this Zero time, determines "HOW" we are going to spend Eternity. Now, let me help you to get an understanding of what I am talking about here. As far as having an Eternal mindset. Suppose I looked at you and I said to you, "Alright the way that you live for the next twenty four hours, One day, so between now and nine O clock tomorrow night, will determine, "How you will spend the next thousand years on this Earth." 

Now, I want you to look up to me, think about a thousand years, Would you please? That's a long time. I mean, "Let's go back a thousand years? You go back a thousand years, there is no United States of America, there is no America, at all. There is no Christopher Columbus cause he has not been born yet. There's no pilgrims, they haven't been born yet, there's no King Louis the Fourteenth, he hasn't even been born yet. It's a long..Time. Are you with me? 

But what you do for the next twenty four hours will determine how you will spend the next thousand years on this Earth. The car you drive, the people you work with, the job you have, the neighborhood you live in, the house you live in, the views you have in your house, the people that live in your neighborhood, for the next one thousand years, is gonna be determined by how you spend the next twenty four hours. How would you live the next twenty four hours? 

Would you focus on the twenty four hours or would you focus on the thousand years? I, I I'm hearing a couple people. What would you do? Would you focus on the twenty four or the thousand years? 

You better believe that you would focus on the thousand years, yet that's nothing compared to what I am talking about because one day divided between three hundred and sixty five thousand days, the number of a thousand days is still a finite number. So, let me go a little further. Suppose I say to you, "Alright, the way you live for the next twenty four hours, a day, will determine how you will spend the next one million years on this Earth? I want you to think about a million years. First of all you can't. Why? Because you can't comprehend it. Because man has only been on Earth, recorded six thousand years. I mean, if you go back four thousand years, your at Abraham, and four thousand isn't even a drop in the bucket compared to a million. Are you with me? 

I said, Are you with me? Yet the way you spend the next twenty four hours will determine how you spend the next million years on this Earth. The car you drive, the people you work with, the house you live in, the neighborhood you live in, the people who will live next door to you, the views you have from your house, all this will be determined by how you live the next twenty four hours for the next one million years. How would you live for the next twenty four hours?

HOW WOULD YOU LIVE IT?

Would you focus on the twenty four hours or would you focus on the one million years? I didn't hear everybody? You better believe that you would live for the million, but that's nothing to what I am talking about cause one day, divided by three hundred and sixty five million days, the number of days in a million, is still a finite number. 

What we do in this zero time is going to determine on "HOW," we are going to spend Eternity. Now, when God began to deal with me about this, two years ago, "What I did was I went into my Bible, and I got every scripture that I could find on judgment, eternity, rewards and losses and from eight different translations and I put it in notebook, and the notebook came to be about this thick, and what I did was I did nothing but meditate on those scriptures for one solid month before I wrote a "word," of this book.

 
I discovered something. As believer's, every body say as believer's were going to be judged in two major areas. Area number one, "Our involvement in building the Kingdom of God." Area number two, "How we built individual lives." 

 
"In regard to others and our influence upon them." How did you influence the waiter? Did you leave him a two per cent tip? Or did you leave him a twenty per cent tip? Are you with me? 

Did you talk to him like he was a human being or did you did  you just look at your menu and just get along with your friends like, kind of basically looked upon him as a slave? 

How did you treat your boss? How did you treat the people you work with? How did you influence your children, how did you influence your neighbors? That will be carefully reviewed. Are you with me? Are you with me? 

In regards to our own lives, how did we develop...

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The way we live as believer's determines, "How," we are going to spend eternity. Now, James in his little book, the fourth chapter and the fourteenth verse makes a statement. He says, "This life is a vapor." Now, if James was alive today writing that book, I do not believe he would have said, "Life is a vapor," I believe he would have written it differently, I believe he would have said, "This life is zero." You say, well John,  how do you know James would have said, This life is a zero?" 

Because we know something today through simple mathematics, that James did not know or understand and that is simply this, "any finite number divided by infinity is equal to exactly zero. So, if you live to be eighty years and you divide eighty years by eternity, what do you get? Zero, Let's say you make the Guinness Book of World Records and you live one hundred and fifty six years? You divide 156 years by eternity or you compare it to Eternity? What do you get? Exactly Zero, so you know what that means?

What we do in this Zero time, determines "HOW" we are going to spend Eternity. Now, let me help you to get an understanding of what I am talking about here. As far as having an Eternal mindset. Suppose I looked at you and I said to you, "Alright the way that you live for the next twenty four hours, One day, so between now and nine O clock tomorrow night, will determine, "How you will spend the next thousand years on this Earth." 

Now, I want you to look up to me, think about a thousand years, Would you please? That's a long time. I mean, "Let's go back a thousand years? You go back a thousand years, there is no United States of America, there is no America, at all. There is no Christopher Columbus cause he has not been born yet. There's no pilgrims, they haven't been born yet, there's no King Louis the Fourteenth, he hasn't even been born yet. It's a long..Time. Are you with me? 

But what you do for the next twenty four hours will determine how you will spend the next thousand years on this Earth. The car you drive, the people you work with, the job you have, the neighborhood you live in, the house you live in, the views you have in your house, the people that live in your neighborhood, for the next one thousand years, is gonna be determined by how you spend the next twenty four hours. How would you live the next twenty four hours? 

Would you focus on the twenty four hours or would you focus on the thousand years? I, I I'm hearing a couple people. What would you do? Would you focus on the twenty four or the thousand years? 

You better believe that you would focus on the thousand years, yet that's nothing compared to what I am talking about because one day divided between three hundred and sixty five thousand days, the number of a thousand days is still a finite number. So, let me go a little further. Suppose I say to you, "Alright, the way you live for the next twenty four hours, a day, will determine how you will spend the next one million years on this Earth? I want you to think about a million years. First of all you can't. Why? Because you can't comprehend it. Because man has only been on Earth, recorded six thousand years. I mean, if you go back four thousand years, your at Abraham, and four thousand isn't even a drop in the bucket compared to a million. Are you with me? 

I said, Are you with me? Yet the way you spend the next twenty four hours will determine how you spend the next million years on this Earth. The car you drive, the people you work with, the house you live in, the neighborhood you live in, the people who will live next door to you, the views you have from your house, all this will be determined by how you live the next twenty four hours for the next one million years. How would you live for the next twenty four hours?

HOW WOULD YOU LIVE IT?

Would you focus on the twenty four hours or would you focus on the one million years? I didn't hear everybody? You better believe that you would live for the million, but that's nothing to what I am talking about cause one day, divided by three hundred and sixty five million days, the number of days in a million, is still a finite number. 

What we do in this zero time is going to determine on "HOW," we are going to spend Eternity. Now, when God began to deal with me about this, two years ago, "What I did was I went into my Bible, and I got every scripture that I could find on judgment, eternity, rewards and losses and from eight different translations and I put it in notebook, and the notebook came to be about this thick, and what I did was I did nothing but meditate on those scriptures for one solid month before I wrote a "word," of this book. 

I discovered something. As believer's, every body say as believer's were going to be judged in two major areas. Area number one, "Our involvement in building the Kingdom of God." Area number two, "How we built individual lives." 

 
"In regard to others and our influence upon them." How did you influence the waiter? Did you leave him a two per cent tip? Or did you leave him a twenty per cent tip? Are you with me? 

Did you talk to him like he was a human being or did you did  you just look at your menu and just get along with your friends like, kind of basically looked upon him as a slave? 

How did you treat your boss? How did you treat the people you work with? How did you influence your children, how did you influence your neighbors? That will be carefully reviewed. Are you with me? Are you with me? 

In regards to our own lives, how did we develop...

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..our Character? Now, I am not going to talk about number two tonight because I don't have time. It is in the Book that I wrote, titled, "Driven by Eternity." I am..And believe me. It is so amazing..But I am going to talk about point number one. I am telling you it is so amazing when you realize "How important your influence is on other people's lives," It's mind blowing. Point number one is what I am going to talk about tonight. 

"Our involvement in building the Kingdom of God." Now, do you notice the word building and built in both of those? Do you see that, does everybody see that? 

No, no, no, no, no, here's a culture gap here. And I can understand, I am from Colorado, you guys are probably from here? Wher,wher, where I come from it is rude not to answer a question if you asked? Is it the same around here? 

So, if I ask a question asking for an answer tonight, will you please answer me? (some laughs) Thank you. I mean, would you continue to talk to someone and they are sitting across the table and you are asking them a question and they just stare at you? I mean, I think the Church in America is just like..Weird about this? We participate in worship and the preacher gets up, and we say, "Entertain me." 
I am not an entertainer, I'm not Leno, Okay? I am not David Letterman. 

I am a man of God and I am here to bring you the "Word of God." This is what I have learned. Participators get all kinds of rewards from God. Spectators get nothing. So, are we on the same page? ...Good!

Hallelujah! Now do you notice the word building, pet that back up. Building and built are both in both of those statements, do you notice that? (many answer,'yeahhh') Ahh thank you!

Did you ever just get in a room and just talk to yourselves? And your asking questions and nobody is answering you? Sometimes, I think it is more fun to Pray, than to preach because the Holy Spirit talks back. 

Your going to have a very responsive group now, Okay Mike? 

The word building and built are in both of those for a reason, I notice something, frequently when God speaks of our lives in this Earth in regard to Eternity, he uses the word, "building and built." 

Example: Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build it." Remember that scripture? 

"The stone which the builders rejected became the chief cornerstone," right? 

Are you getting this? Paul  makes a statement here in First Corinthians, the third chapter, look at the eleventh verse, he says, "For no other foundation can anyone lay for that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. And everybody said, Amen. Verse twelve, "Now if anyone builds," see the word "builds," Good! "..on This foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw.." 

Gold, silver, Precious stones represent the "Eternal," wood, hay and straw, represent the "temporal." Every moment of your life, you are building for the Eternal or for the temporal.

You got it? Verse thirteen, "Each one's work," say work, say it again, say it again, "Work."  

Remember that word, "Each one's work, will become clear for the day," look at the word, "Day." Do you notice it is in capitol letters? 
Why is that? Because it is the believer's "Judgment."

"For the day will declare it because it will be revealed by fire and the fire will test each one's work of  what sort it is."

So, when you put fire under wood, hay and straw, what happens? It is devoured. When you put fire under Gold, silver, precious stones, what happens? 

It purifies it! Are you with me? Are you following me? 

Look at verse fourteen, it gets really good. 

"If anyone's work, which he has built on endures, He will receive a reward. A what? 

Audience answers, "A reward." Say it again, Say it again. Hopefully, a full one.

Alright? Verse fifteen, "If anyone's work is burned," he will suffer, "what?" Say it again, "LOSS," but "He himself will be saved, yet so as through 'fire.'" 

Now, in America we prepare for retirement, how many of you know, that's not a stupid thing, that's actually a nice thing. Are you with me? 


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Can you imagine entering your retirement years and the day you retire your house burns to the ground and you have no insurance to cover it? Not only that your bank closes and you got...(laughing) Did that happen to somebody over there? (laughing) participating? 

The day you retire your bank closes and all of your savings are gone? The day you retire Social Security goes bankrupt. So, you got no insurance for your house, no equity in your home, no things, and you got no Social Security, and you don't have ten dollars in your billfold. Now, can I be honest with you, as Americans, we can't comprehend that? Are you with me? We can't comprehend that. Now, some people in Africa can, some people in India can, but not Americans. 

Yet, that is the language that Paul uses to describe how some believer's are going to enter into Eternity.

 
And that's not a few years, that's not ten or twenty years, that's FOREVER. 

Now look at verse nine of the same verse. Paul makes the statement, he said, "For we are God's fellow workers, you are God's field, you are God's building." 

Three distinct statements made here, Number one, You are God's fellow workers. Everybody say "Fellow workers." Okay were gonna talk about it in a minute, put it on the shelf. 

Number two, he says your God's field. Everybody say "God's field." I'm going to mention at the end of the message. 

Number Three, he says, "You are God's building. Everybody say, "God's building."

I want you to say this with me, "We are God's building." 

I have an announcement to make tonight, and it is a good one. 

God is building Himself a Custom home, and he is really excited about it. 

Now, I remember when Lisa and I had the chance to build a custom home. We were living on land in Florida at the time and there was a guy right there named Bob Stone, who was one of the greatest custom home builders in the entire city. And he had been deeply touched and impacted by the book called "The Bait of Satan," that I write. And he came up to me one day, and he said to me, "John, I want to build you and your wife a custom home and I will not make one penny off of it. I was pretty amazed. 

So, He comes over to the little Track Home that we lived in at the time, sits down in our kitchen table, unrolls a white piece of paper and says, "I want you to draw your dream house." 

Lisa and I just looked at each other like, Whoooa! Well she got to work. Let me tell you, (Laughter)   I think I drew the study in the garage, she drew everything else? And ah, I, I remember watching him take what we drew, scribbled on that  piece of paper, sending it to the architects and designers and back came the Blueprints. And when they began to build our house, Lisa and I were out there every single day. 

Why? We were sooo excited. You see, what we scribbled on that paper we saw come up right before our very eyes. Well, that's the way that God is about His own house. 

He is so excited about it. Now, I got news for you, He started to design it from the foundations of the world. And He did something that we did not do, He put a name on His house. And you know what he calls His house, ZION. 

"Look what the Psalmist says, about His Custom Home, Psalm 132, verse 13 and 14. "For the Lord has chosen Zion, He has desired it for His dwelling place."

Now, look at the next statement, it is totally from the mouth of God, notice the quotes? 

It says, "This is my dwelling place forever, here I will dwell, for I desired it." 

Do you see His Passion? I said, "Do you see his Passion?" You know, I remember when Lisa and I built that house, two years later, we sold it and moved to Colorado. (chuckles)

God says, I am never moving from this house. And what did Paul say, "We are part of the house." Now, when you are a Custom home builder building your own house, what do you start with? "The Foundation." and what does the Bible say about that? Isaiah, Look at this, Isaiah 28, verse 16, says, "See, I lay a stone in Zion," A what? A tested stone. A Precious Corner Stone for a sure foundation. 

Now, who would that be? That's Jesus, so Jesus, is the Chief, foundational Cornerstone of God's custom house, right? Now, remember what the Bi, what Paul said, "Were the house." So, Jesus is part of the building material of God's Custom house and He is going to dwell forever. What does that make you and I? Part of the building material. What does the Bible say about that? !st Peter Chapter two, verse four and five. It says this, "Coming to him, Jesus, as to a living stone, chosen by God and  precious, you also, everybody say, "You also," 


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4-14-21 Added Note: 
I have transcribed seven tracks of John Bevere's message, yet feel a "Stay," from the Holy Spirit. In this CD, of one message, there are nine more tracks. 

The message was delivered right before a Book release, so I feel as if perhaps you ought to go buy the book for further revelation. 
Let me say, the reason why I transcribe these lengthy sermons, is because many times I have only heard them a few times, or it may have been ten years before. Nevertheless, what I am finding is that by transcribing, I am getting far more revelation than I have ever gotten before even though, in a few cases I have had the tapes for over forty years. 

There is sooo much revelation in this one sermon, that I am shocked that I haven't taken this off the shelf in like ten years?  

This CD could seriously affect your Eternity, in which your "spirit" is going to exist for Eternity and a day or two? 

Nonetheless, if you want to hear more, you ought to go buy the Man's book. And I don't care which book, because almost any one ought to make you a more mature Christian and fill you with "spiritual knowledge," that you hadn't a clue about. 

In almost every meeting that I attended by this man's preaching, I found myself on the same page. These were things that I knew that I knew in my "spirit," yet never knew how to express them. 

John Bevere does a great job of expressing "righteous truths," that no one else in the Church would go near. 

You say to me,"Why I never heard of "John Bevere," or his books are too old, why haven't I heard of them?"

Well, there is a very simple reason for this, in the former "glory of the church before the Pandemic," no Pastors really sought out the truth. Neither, did they want any "Holiness Preacher," disrupting their services. 

You see, most of the leadership back then were very content to keep their people away from a maturity level or "Holiness" level, in which they could think for themselves. No, many Pastors just loved it when they were shepherding a congregation of sinners, who every Sunday would make the ritualistic "Sacrifice for their sins," of the week before. 

Thus, when a man like John Bevere comes in and preaches a lot of false things become exposed. Thus, when Mr. Bevere, should have been the most sought after Preacher in the country, few would have him or ever have him back. 

I wrote the following a few days ago, as well. 

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A few weeks ago, I had written on a paper something to the effect that, "Jesus told me long ago, that on the day of judgment, I would not be standing before any man, woman or so called leader in the church. 

I received that "word," from a meeting preached by Kenneth Hagin. I have about ten or twelve tapes of John Bevere, though. It was funny, but almost every time he was about to publish another Book, I would end up at one of his meetings, whether it was in Tulsa, Nashville, The Dream Center, in LA, at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, or even at a Norvel Hayes meeting in Cleveland, TN. Many times, showing up at one of these places, not having a clue John was about to speak. In a sense, God would send me to a few of his meetings through a divine appointment. 

As I stated in a Previous paper, John Bevere, has been one of the most relevant preachers in the past thirty years. Well, the other day, I became aware that IHOP had a minister preaching on the "Fear of the Lord." I never heard the message, but apparently many found it uplifting and encouraging. I think that is great. 

Well, I didn't want to post one of the two or three messages of John's on the same subject, but I did have a tape where he spoke at IHOP. 
Let me say, that I had completely forgotten the message content, but I knew any message from Mr. Bevere, ought to be heard and had to be as relevant as it was ten years ago, because this man's messages are always of "Truth." 

Well, I listened to a few chapters and knew that it would be a great message to encourage any one. 

Well, what I want to point out, and I hope John doesn't mind, but where he talks about the things that we do and preach in this life will determine our eternal rewards, I don't see where he states that we not only are to be judged for  the things we do, but we are also going to be judged for the things that we don't do. 

You see, in America, for the last forty years, we have had hundreds and thousands of "Preachers" who have "picked and chosen," which subjects of the Bible they want to preach on. 

If it is profitable, "well, we like those messages." 

if it deals with "holiness" that might intimidate a few "tithers," or "givers," well, we can put that one aside for another day. Perhaps, in the millennium? 

I am going to stop there, but I would like to encourage any new believers that if you want to grow in maturity, if you want to learn the principles and the things in the Spirit, If you want to become a mature Christian, if you want to please God, then this man's book's ought to be one of your favorite authors for the coming new wave of Glory, that will eventually hit this land, should we still have a "land?" 

I am not to confident with the "Politicians," who are presently at the Helm? 

And lastly, I do not endorse anyone or anything unless, I am fully persuaded that my "words,:" are going to be the absolute "TRUTH." 

This man is only one of a few who I could consistently go to, who I knew never had any other motive, than to share his revelatory wisdom with the next generation or to any who were hungry for more of the "word of God." 

Lastly, let me say, what the Lord told me to add, right after I closed and published this. 

These books are not "Fluff Books." In other words, these are not books that are popular until the latest Charismatic Pop Star is involved with some scandal. These are "Books," that are filled with "Spiritual Truths," they are just as relevant tomorrow, as they are today, or could have been a thousand or two thousand years ago.

I have probably said "enough," but I am tired of all the "Fluff," seen in the last forty years, and I believe that the Lord is, as well. .

You see, it's time for the Church to grow up!






Disclaimer:


Let me add that I have never technically met the man, but these are in no way opinions expressed by him to me, rather these are a few of my observations of the typical Charismatic Churches of the last few decades.

Yes, the Charismatic Church has had many agendas, but you can't accuse them of pursuing any "status," of being considered a "Holiness," church.

Many of them considered "this" (holiness) a "regression," back to the days when a "Preacher," was considered a "Preacher," a man of God, a man of the cloth, a Holy man, a man whom other men respected and might even confide in or of a "man who could be trusted?"

No Sir ee, Bob, we'll have none of that! 

Why we want to be considered as "a business man with 'savvy,'"

"A modern day administrator of a corporate success." 

"A man with plenty of Irons in the fire."

"A corporate mogul over a multi national group of industries?" 

"On the same level of those billionaire CEO's or Social Media tycoons who own their own Private Jets or fleet of Jets?"  

"Men who have personally been called up to heaven where God the Father whispered in their ear, and revealed widely held hidden secrets never ever ever ever known by any other men of the last few ages?"

"Men called of God to oversee fifty Satellite Churches, of untold thousands and yet, have never counseled a "Sheep?" (And I am talking about the four legged sheep, .Let alone the two  legged who have all been sheared, as their bodies lay motionless spread over the grazing fields dying of hyperthermia?)

I better quit here!

Yes, God forbid where the church ever "regress" back to that "stigmatized" status of "Holiness?"





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