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PRIORITIZING YOUR PRIORITIES Hallelujah. You know Jesus never came preaching, repent because religion is here.

Amen? Aren’t you glad. Religion brings bondage, doesn’t it. He said, repent because the kingdom of God is here and we have been talking about the kingdom of God. We were talking about priorities but I want to talk about prioritizing your priorities. Everybody has priorities but they must be in perspective. They must be in proper priority. Amen? Would you turn to Matthew 6. Oh, hallelujah. The kingdom is peace, joy and righteousness in the Holy Ghost. Praise you Lord. In Matthew 6:31, is everybody there? Matthew 6:31. Glory to God. Would you read it with me? Therefore do not worry saying, What shall we eat? You know there are some people more concerned about what they are going to eat! —or, What shall we drink? Sounds like the Jews in the wilderness. —or, What shall we wear? Oh, Lord forbid!! For after all these things do the Gentiles seek: for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. Does everybody understand he knows that you need them? The bible says he meets your needs not your wants. But seek first the what? —kingdom of God, and his what? — righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Man you have got enough stuff to deal with today! Why deal with tomorrow? You know but the enemy always likes to bring you to tomorrow. Because if he can move you out of position he can stop the kingdom from manifesting in your life. Hello. What’s the kingdom also? Peace, joy and righteousness, isn’t it. Man you want to lose your peace really quick? Start worrying about tomorrow. You want to be a miserable Christian? Start worrying about tomorrow. Ohhhhh, woe is me!!!!! How and I going to do this? How am I going to do that? What am I going to wear? How am I going to get that? You have just been positioned out of position! And you have lost your priority. He said listen don’t worry about these things. So these things are not a priority in your life, are they? Or when they become a priority in your life, you are out of position. Are you with me? It is so important. Because there are things that are going to move you out of position and when these things begin to become a priority in your life, you are moved out of position. Now in the kingdom of God there is operation, purpose and governing laws. Right? There is the operation of the kingdom of God. Now these are things that when we seek the kingdom of God— The bible says seek ye the kingdom of God and his righteousness. These are things we want to seek– we want to seek the operation of the kingdom of God. How does the kingdom of God operate? How does the kingdom operate— its purpose and its governing laws. That’s what we want to begin to seek. And then he says seek his righteousness. His righteousness is his character, his will and what pleases him. Because we always want to know the things that please him. Now these are specific priorities, aren’t they. But there are different guidelines for different priorities. If you will turn to Matthew 16, please. Hallelujah. Matthew 16. And I will repeat that if you want. The kingdom of God is the operation, purpose and governing laws. When you seek the kingdom of God, you are seeking operation, the purpose and the governing laws. Because there are governing laws, aren’t there. And you and I are to fall in line with these governing laws. Right? We have talked about all this already. And his righteousness is his character, will and what pleases him. That’s what we are to seek. These are things we are to seek personally. These are your priorities, right there. That is your priority. Every day!! Your priority - to seek the kingdom of God: the operation, the purpose and the governing laws. His righteousness is his what? His character, his will and what pleases him. Those are things that you and I are to seek every day, aren’t we. In Matthew 16:24, Then Jesus said to His disciples, [would you read it] If anyone desires to come after Me, let him what? —deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. Wow. So we must what? Deny ourselves, take up the cross and follow him. So there is no way that you can seek the kingdom of God first without denying yourself. Your priorities will never fall in order if you can’t deny yourself. If yourself is the number one thing in your life, your priorities will always fall out. They will

never fall in line. You know so many people have died because of their priorities not being in order. And we must prioritize our priorities. Are you with me? Amen. So we see here – in this we just talked about— first we know that we must seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness. We know that the kingdom of God that we must seek is his operation, purpose and governing laws and his righteousness is his character, will and what pleases him. But he says here, he says listen— now he is expressing how. How- what pleases him. Now this is a priority: deny yourself. That is a priority to be able to function in the kingdom of God! Now we might know how it operates, we might know its purpose, and we might know its governing laws. But if you can’t deny yourself, you can’t submit under them! That is a priority. Are you with me? Oh, hallelujah. Deny yourself, take up the cross and follow him. Every day there are specific priorities we make. When you get up in the morning, the first thing you are to do is what? Pray! Amen! Seek God!! His kingdom, right. The kingdom of light. But before you can even do that you must do something. You must deny yourself! You can’t do anything in the kingdom without denying yourself. Now there are people who are doing things, they believe, for the kingdom and still not denying themselves. Because it is not according to the will of God. Are you with me? Because if you are doing your will - in the kingdom - then you are not denying yourself. Because denying yourself says, not my will but your will. In everything that we do, no matter what it is. Now if we deny ourselves we are serving the kingdom of light. If we don’t deny ourselves, we are serving the kingdom of darkness. Amen? So the first priority that you and I must maintain— and this is something we must maintain, is to deny ourselves in every area of our lives. No matter what it is associated with. Denying yourself. Turn to Psalm 27. We know that prayer is the priority. That’s the only way you can deny yourself, isn’t it. Hallelujah. Psalm 27. Would you read verse 7 with me, through 10. Everybody there? Everybody alright? Do you need to lift your hands to get another drink, or what. Would you read it with me. Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When you said, Seek you my face; my heart said to you, Your face, LORD, I will seek. Do not hide your face from me; do not turn your servant away in anger: you have been my help; Do not leave me or forsake me, O God of my salvation. When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take care of me. Wow! Let’s continue. It says, Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me in the smooth path, because of my enemies. Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out violence. I would have lost heart unless I believed— unless I what? Believed. What’s the word believe mean? To follow. That I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Well that just wraps it all up! So we can go home now. [Laughter.] Hallelujah. That is so powerful– in this— because that explains everything we are to do. This is the first thing that we are to do. But see too many people seek his hand and not his face. They go to him with a want instead of with a desire. I want to know you more. Instead of, what can you give me Lord. Amen? Too many people seek his hand and not his face. Now when seeking his face, in prayer - that’s how you do it, there is something that must be maintained. And that’s a relationship, fellowship and stewardship. Three things to be maintained. Why? Because these are priorities, aren’t they. As you seek the face of God– as you start your day in prayer, and you go to the Lord, what’s happening there is that there is something that’s maintained and that is a relationship with him. And its fellowship with the body. Are you with me? It’s relationship with the Lord, fellowship with the body, and stewardship of his goods. Because if you don’t have that relationship, you are a user of his goods and not a steward of his goods. Now these are things that must be put in priority. There are a lot of people that are using God but God is not using them. Priority. You know you get a conviction in your Spirit when you begin to move out of priority. The whole thing is that if you are sensitive enough to it, you won’t do it. But then people begin to compromise and justify and so forth and that’s how people get moved out of— Let me tell you – you cannot survive without getting your priorities in order. The

devil will beat you up. You will be an individual that walks in confusion and in the same old cycle. Over and over and over. You will try and fit your priorities in there but they are not the priorities of God. And you will wonder why you are like a roller coaster. Up one day, down the next. You know why? When a person’s priorities are in disarray, joy is relinquished. Joy is relinquished. There is no joy. There is survival. Not joy. Come on, are you with me? There is survival. Now remember, when in prayer— what’s maintaining in prayer is a relationship with the Lord, fellowship with the body and stewardship of his goods. So in this you are earning his trust, aren’t you. So if you are faithful in a little, you get what? More. Oh, hallelujah. Turn to Luke 14. Hallelujah. Luke 14:25. Would you read it with me. And great multitudes went with him: and he turned, and said to them, If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. Wow. Now that is pretty heavy. That’s heavy. And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first, and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it? Lest after he has laid the foundation, and he is not able to finish it, all that see it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first, and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation, and ask conditions of peace. So likewise, whoever of you that does not forsake all that he has, cannot be my disciple. And that is a priority. And in keeping this priority of forsaking all, you are tested. And you are tested— How many of you know that God tests you? When you learn something, how many of you all get tested? Yea, man, as soon as you leave the house. Must forsake all. In other words, you and I are on call 24 hours a day. Hello. He just said— man look, you’ve got to forsake your wife, your mother, your husband, your sister, your brother— they cannot prevent– they cannot interfere with God’s call on your life. They cannot. Because that must be a priority. If the Lord wakes me up at 3:00 a.m. and says, Guy I want you to go to this and this and that. And my wife says, honey you can’t leave me right now. I would say, bye. Hello. But see God would be speaking to her too. She would be submissive and understanding because she knows the priority in my life is to be a servant of the Most High God. That’s why sometimes it is difficult in marriages when one gets saved and the other one isn’t. Hello. But as long as you stay faithful, God will slam dunk the other one eventually. Hallelujah. Why? Because you and I must be led by the Lord. Now that is a part of the kingdom of God. That’s a part of you. You are a part of this kingdom. You are citizens of the kingdom. The eternal kingdom, right? There are a lot of people who want to serve God, but they only want to serve God on their terms. And it’s not going to work! It just isn’t going to work. You have to serve him on his terms. Not when you feel like it. Oh that emotional feeling. Man, I just don’t feel like it. I’m too tired. Hello. No, that’s just not how God operates. He tests you when you are down. The devil will try and kill you when you are down. But God will test you while you are down. Hello. Why? Because all of a sudden you are in the flesh and he wants to know what you are going to do. You don’t have the goose bumps and the tingles. There isn’t any praise and worship music going on and there is no word with you, except for what’s in you. Okay what are you going to do now? What are you relying on? Me? See that’s why it is so important to go back to the first priority, prayer. Why? Because prayer maintains relationship. It’s fellowship in the body and it’s stewardship of his goods. Those are all the things that are produced by prayer. Now it doesn’t mean that you are going to divorce your family. Hello. I’m going to divorce my wife because of God has got this calling. No, it doesn’t mean anything like that. And I have heard people talk about that and I have said, man you’re— Listen, God would not cause that. Amen? So don’t divorce your family. Listen, he places you in a position. You must be ready in season and out. Now, your will cannot be done. Again, he will test you when you least expect it. Hello. And if your priorities are not in order, you will fail the test. The only reason why people fail

tests is that their priorities are not in order. Hello. The ministry is not before the call. In other words your ministry is not before the call. But your call is a part of your discipleship, isn’t it. Because he said listen, those who are willing to become my disciples must hate mother, father and so forth and deny themselves. See this is another priority - that we want to be disciples of the Lord not just citizens. It’s an area where you can go up another step, another level. We don’t just want to be a citizen, we want to be a disciple. And in this being a disciple, it means you must forsake all. Now there are citizens that can’t forsake all. But you must fulfill your call, no matter what it is. No matter what it takes. You must fulfill your call. Now God never interrupts himself. Amen? So this is where you have to have priorities in your life. Go to Hebrews 13. So what’s the main priority? Prayer. That’s why he said seek ye the kingdom of God and his righteousness. Right? And if you are not one who seeks God in prayer, then you will never know what to do? You will use the phone. You will try and get information from everywhere else except for the throne. Amen? Now don’t get me wrong, I know sometimes you need more than one person to touch and agree with and some people need counsel and so forth. That’s not what I am talking about. But you still need to seek the throne first. That is a priority. In Hebrews 13:12. Would you read it with me please. Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. Wow. Now, we talked about the priorities and we talked about the areas where we must— associated with the kingdom of God and the priority is what? Deny yourself. Amen? You can’t do anything and nothing will be manifested in the kingdom of God — you won’t get anywhere unless you deny yourself. Everybody got that? And we talked about areas where we must deny ourselves. The first thing is that we must deny ourselves so that we can get into prayer. And prayer is going to help you maintain a relationship with the Lord, it causes you to fellowship in the body and will create in you a heart of stewardship. Amen? To become a good steward of his goods. And that is where we begin to become disciples. Right? Because a disciple is one who is learning and you would be mentored by the Holy Spirit. It is so important in this area of denying yourself. When you deny yourself something else is going to occur. Obedience. Obedience will always manifest when you deny yourself. It’s right there. Because see when you deny yourself, you are picking up something God is saying. Amen? In Hebrews 13, in verses 12 through 17, Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach. For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come. Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you. So we must obey those who rule over us. In other words, if you are not under authority, you have none. And the devil knows that. He knows. These are operations of the governing laws of the kingdom of God. Amen? So if you can’t deny yourself, can you submit under authority? No. So if you can’t submit under authority, can you obey? No. Does everybody get it? And the devil knows this. Are you with me? He said something powerful here. He said, sanctify. He said, sanctify the people with his own blood. Now that is called separation. And there is sanctification in separation. To deny yourself causes you to be separate from the world, doesn’t it — by denying yourself. These are all priorities. These are simple priorities that you and I must walk on a daily basis. This is not just a one time event. It’s continuous. Amen? Everybody alright? Go to 2 Corinthians 6. We must prioritize our priorities. Hallelujah. Verse 16. Glory! Glorious!! Hallelujah! Mucho Glorio!! Hallelujah. Is everybody there? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? Hello. For you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, I will walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore come out from among them, and be you separate, says the Lord, and do not touch what is unclean and I will receive you. And I will be a Father to you,

and you shall be my sons and my daughters, says the Lord Almighty. It’s called sanctification or separation, isn’t it. Not touching things unclean. Why? Because once you do, your priorities are in disarray. They fall. And once your priorities fall— Let me share something with you. When your priorities are in order, you are walking in protection from heaven. It doesn’t mean you are not going to go through stuff. But you are still protected. That means the stuff isn’t going to wipe you out. Amen? Because everybody goes through stuff. How many are going through stuff right now? If you are not, I have some stuff for you to go through. Praise God - I’ll give you some of my stuff! But everybody goes through stuff. But the thing is that the enemy can’t wipe you out. Amen? He can’t wipe you out. So that’s why we must be separated. Amen? But again, once your priorities are not in order, there is no protection from heaven. Come on, are you with me? Why? Because the bible says, make no place for the devil! Well, if he can move your priorities out of order, he is going to make place for himself, isn’t he. I John 5. You know this has been really in my Spirit for the past week about how the children of God have been misled in priorities. Hallelujah. Does God want you to work seven days a week? No. Hello. Does God want you to work 20 hours a day. No. That’s way off priority, isn’t it. 1 John 5:18, would you read it with me please. We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; sins not; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. Wow! Well how do you keep yourself? Listen, you don’t put your pants on your head do you? Or your shirt on your legs, right? You would look a little funny. So when things are out of order - you know what I’m saying. You can’t function correctly. You just can’t. But he says, listen it’s our responsibility to keep ourselves. How are you going to keep yourself? By keeping yourself in order. Priorities are essential in everything that we do. Amen? Matthew 5. That’s all about denying yourself, what we just talked about. Let’s talk about suffering. Matthew 5. Now Jesus said you must what? Deny yourself and take up your cross. Hallelujah. That doesn’t mean you go out and buy a cross and walk around. I mean God bless the ones who are called to do that. But that is not what this is talking about. Taking up your cross means suffering. It means attack, temptations, resistance from the enemy. Those areas that if you look at what Jesus took up— what happened to him as he went to the cross. Amen? There was resistance. And it was resistance to doing the will of God, wasn’t it. In Matthew 5:2 it says, And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they shall be filled. So if you are doing that today, you should be filled. Hello. That’s why it’s all you need to do is lift your hands to heaven - Amen - press that button - Praise God - and get another drink. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the what? —kingdom of heaven. Wow!! It’s associated with carrying your cross. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you. So you know that when you take up your cross there is going to be resistance, isn’t there. And what’s the resistance for? To get your priorities out of order. Amen? You are going to be attacked. There are going to be temptations. Amen? Everything. The enemy is going to— I mean I’m telling you when you have your priorities in order, all of a sudden somebody shows up from your past. I mean someone you used to hang around with and did wrong with. All of a sudden you get a phone call and whatever and they show up. You know for most of us who were out there using drugs, your ex-drug dealer shows up – or an ex-girlfriend or whatever. And the enemy tries to snare you in any way he can. Or even if it is a material thing that you really loved from the old and all of a sudden it comes into the present. I remember one day I was driving down the road and this was a while ago— this wasn’t recent. Because I used to

drive a nice car— all kinds of goofy things. And I saw this vet for sale and I just happened to pull over and I said, I’m just going to look at it. Talk about priority— and I looked at this thing and it was all redone and everything. This was about a $15,000 car for six grand. And I thought, whoa!!! What an investment!! All of a sudden I got— Alright, I’m out of here. And I drove by it a little later and I thought man, that’s a nice car. It would be a good investment. And I thought— alright Lord. Well I’ve got 45 cents in my pocket. I guess it’s not time. So I had to wait. I’m still waiting. Whenever, you know. That’s not my priority, though. It was a temptation. It was an old desire because I used to own a Corvette and so forth. But it was an idol then. And the devil loves to bring back those old idols, you know, whatever they may be. Hallelujah. But it has to be God’s time! Amen? So it doesn’t become an idol, it becomes useful for expressing the kingdom of God. In James 1. Is everybody okay? I know I always share about this. This one guy got saved and we started ministering to him and he had said, you mean if I ask anything God will give it to me? I said, yea according to— Well I want to ask for a red Corvette right now. And I thought well I don’t think it’s time yet. But he was brand new, born in the Spirit and still learning. But he didn’t know priorities. You know even though you are born again doesn’t mean that you know priorities. You must learn them. You will have witness in your Spirit what they are, if you are truly walking in the Spirit. Amen? In James 1:2, read it with me please. My brethren, count it all joy when you what? Hey I don’t see the word “if.” Do you? If you fall into trials, or maybe? It says when you do. So, you’re going to, aren’t you. Knowing that the testing of your what? Come on. How many times were you tested this week? You could keep a log couldn’t you! Man, I don’t have enough paper! Knowing that the testing of your faith produces death or patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. Whoa!! What’s God trying to do? Get your priorities in order so that you don’t have to lack anything that is needed to complement the anointing and the ministry that God has placed you in. Let me say the anointing and the calling God has placed you in. So that you don’t lack— But if your priorities are not in order, you will lack. Amen? Now there are times when God holds things back. Divine delays – that hold things back. Why? So you can cook a little more. Hello. There is something more he is dealing with in you. Or sometimes that delay is because he is trying to get other people in order before he releases it. And that is where you just have to be patient and trust. That is a priority. Denying yourself and picking up your cross. Picking up your cross is all about suffering. It’s all about waiting. It’s about you dying. It’s about what people are going to say against you. It’s about how people are going to respond to the things you are doing for God. Amen? You will be persecuted. In 1 Peter 5:6 - read it with me please. Hallelujah. Therefore what? Humble yourselves. Humble pie with a lot of whipped cream. Some of us have to eat it daily. Hey, it has no calories! You can eat all you want. Therefore humble yourselves— and if you don’t know how to cook humble pie, I’m sure somebody does!! —under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Casting all your care on him; for he what? —cares for you. You know we have a tendency to want to fix everything we messed up. Amen? Because we have to feel better. But then when we try and fix it we make it worse. You know. And that’s why the Lord says cast your cares— and there are some things that you just can’t do! There are some things that are just out of your reach and so forth. You can’t go try and explain to somebody this and whatever. Man, you just have to roll it over— somebody might not understand you. Because you are peculiar now. They may consider it weird. People will be saying things. You will be at your work place and go— You walk in and you hear, Shh!! Here comes—! [pastor gives example of people whispering - gossip]. Or something may occur with a relationship or whatever. You know, that there’s not an understanding. Sometimes there’s— Even in circumstances in marriages. Listen marriages should never result in an argument. There are always disagreements. This is a great scripture for those who are married. Cast your cares upon the Lord, for he cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant. Amen? Be sober and vigilant because your adversary the devil, walks about as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour

- whose priorities are out of order. Amen? Whose priorities are out of order and that’s his main purpose - to get them out of order. Because if he can get them out of order, he has access to you. Oh, is everybody alright? Praise God. RESIST HIM, verse 9. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings of those who are [picking up their cross - Amen] are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. So everyone that is picking up their cross are going to experience suffering. See you thought everything was just going to work once you denied yourself. No. Now you have to pickup the cross. Amen? But may the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have what? —suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Hallelujah. Romans 8. Glory!! Romans 8. You know Jesus expressed about denying yourself, picking up your cross and following him because it was all in the priority of the kingdom of God. Amen? Romans 8:18. Are you there? Cool. Read it with me. For I consider that the what? —sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed where? —in us. Hallelujah! For the earnest expectation of creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God [that’s me and you.]. For the creation was subject to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it in hope, because the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. So we had better get our priorities in order. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pains together until now. And not only they, but we also, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for why does one still hope for what he sees? That will move you out of position. Hoping for what you see. But if we hope for that we see not, then we eagerly wait for it with what? Perseverance. Praise God. And it takes perseverance, doesn’t it. You have to press in! You are going to have to suffer and that is about picking up your cross. And in John 16, would you go there please. Hallelujah. John 16:7. So we have gone through deny, picking up your cross and then he said what? Follow him. Follow him! Not because of what he can do. Hello. Not what he has done. But because of who he is. I love the scriptures where it talks about Elijah throwing his mantle on Elisha. Man, he had to deny himself, didn’t he. But he almost didn’t! He said, hold on a second. Let me go say goodbye to mom and pops! And Elijah said, what have I done to you? Zero. Okay, I got it. And of course he was plowing and you know. So he busted up the plow and made a fire, an alter to the Lord, killed the oxen that were pulling it, and sacrificed it to the Lord and fed everyone. You know what he did? He denied himself. He picked up his cross and what did he do? Followed. Oh, hallelujah. And he caught the double portion. In verse 7, Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is to your advantage that I go Jesus told them: for if I go not away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they do not believe in me or follow me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and you see me no more; Of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. And who is the ruler of the world? satan. I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. Of course they couldn’t. They couldn’t understand it, they didn’t have the Spirit yet. However, when he the Spirit of truth comes he will what? —guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of his own authority; but whatever he hears, he will speak: and he will tell you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he will take of what is mine, and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall declare it to you. So let me share something with you. By denying yourself, picking up your cross and going through the suffering, you are going to be guided by the Spirit. And by being guided by the Spirit— see when these priorities are put in place, he takes you to the treasures of the King. HELLO!!! He takes you to the treasures of the King– the riches of the glory of God. And I’m not just talking about cash flow. Hello. I’m talking about— Listen, you could be broke and be joyful! I am rich! I am still rich! I am rich! I am

rich in the knowledge of the Lord and who he is. I am rich and so are you. We are rich in his presence. Rich!! Eventually the cash will come. But right now we’re RICH! [Laughter.] The bible says be content in all things, right? Hallelujah. Are you content? Good. Romans 8. See it takes a lot of dying doesn’t it. It takes a lot of picking up your cross and suffering. People are going to say to you, Man if you know the Lord so good, how come you’re poor. See they don’t know how rich you are. You just tell them, God’s got a plan. Amen? God’s got a plan. So where they are— their hope is in what they see. And you know what? They are moved out of position. The bible says don’t be jealous of those making mega bucks. Amen? For the wealth of the wicked is laid up for the righteous. Hallelujah. Romans 8:14. You have to go through the process and get your priorities in order so God can bless you. Amen? He is a sovereign God. He does what he wants to do, when he wants to do it. He is the one on the throne and in everything that’s a part of your life. No matter what. He’s going to do what he wants to do. Not when you want him to. Hello. We all want it now, drive through – quick. In Romans 8:14, it says for what? For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, Abba, Father. For the Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit, that we are what? —children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also what? —glorified with him. So what more do you want? Hello. Led. Now we are in the follow state. We are going to close in this scripture right here. I Peter 2. Everybody there? Verse 11. Did you all get this today? Put your priorities in order, okay. Fall into place. The devil will eat you up if you don’t. Would you read this with me please? Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; Having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles: that, when they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or to governors, as to them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of those that do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good, you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bond servants of God. Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king. Servants, be submissive to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. For what credit is it, if, you are beaten by your faults, you shall take it patiently? but when you do good, if you suffer, you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. For to this were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps: Who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threatened not; but committed himself to him who judges righteously: Who himself bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for the righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed. For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned to the Shepherd and overseer of your souls. So it is important that we prioritize our priorities. Amen? Let’s get them in order in any area that is out of line or out of alignment with the governing rule or the governing law of the kingdom. Let’s get it back in order. You know— let’s get back to our first love, our first call. Let’s get back to those things we have forsaken so that they can be completed in every area. It’s important because God is preparing. And what happens in this is as we begin to do and get involved in our priorities aligning correctly, there is more unity. See if your priorities and my priorities are in place there is more unity. But where priorities are out of alignment and out of place, there is division. Amen? And it only takes one to cause division, doesn’t it. So let’s get things back in priority and prepare our hearts for communion. Father we just give you glory, honor and praise and we thank you Master. And Lord in every area where our priorities are not in line according to your will, we repent and ask for your forgiveness. Lord we ask

that you would put them and show us those areas that need to be brought forth and put in the correct order — in our priorities. Again we ask for your forgiveness and we prepare our hearts to receive in communion with you. For our desire is to be with you and to walk with you. Lord continue to draw us and open our eyes and our ears and our hearts that we may hear, see and receive what your Spirit says. Let this seed be imparted, let conviction come, correction, counsel and direction. Let this seed grow and bear fruit for your glory that it would not only be a part of our spirit but would renew our soul and keep our flesh crucified – that we may deny ourselves, pick up that cross and follow you in every area of our lives. Expand your kingdom and bring glory to your name. In Jesus’ name. And everybody said? AMEN!! ****