Summary of the Sermon by Pastor Mark McClendon, Sunday, 13 October 2019
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20)
All Authority has been given to Jesus in heaven and on earth. Jesus promises us that He will be with us till the end of time.
To every believer has been given a measure of faith. The faith is borrowed from the Authority of Christ. The Authority of Jesus has been given to us to accomplish the will of Christ to and through us.
Our hand phone has the capacity that far exceed our need to help us with our activities. However, 95% of the usage of the phone is just for WhatsApp messaging, games, and probably small other things.
The same thing happens to our faith. Many of us didn’t realize the authority given to us. There is anointing power, powerful that reside in us. No eyes has seen, no ear has heard and no mind has conceived what the Lord has prepared for us. (1 Corinthians 2:9)
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, (Ephesians 3:20)
The blood of Jesus has redeemed us. Brought us back to the Father, and the Father make Him the only begotten Son to be the first among many brethren. We are called sons. (See Ephesians 1:10-12)
Now we are the inheritors of the Kingdom and we represent our Heavenly Father.
Now all the authority that Lord Jesus promised His disciples
When Jesus taught the disciples how to pray, He said “Our Father…”
The position of the sons is so dear in the heart of the Father. When we come to the Father, He is so attentive to our prayers.
Our Father in Heaven
Hallowed be Your Name
Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
When we pray, we declare God’s Kingdom over the place, over the city, over everything.
The prayer tower that was built by Pastor Mark McLendon, “Menara Doa Cahaya”, was initially in the deserted place, not as promised by the contractor. However, one day God told Pastor Mark McLendon to change the way the intercessors were praying. Instead of just breaking spiritual strongholds, he and the team of Intercessor’s started to declare the Kingdom of God over the place, the place changed and now it is a vibrant city.
God already knows what to do, all we need to do is proclaim.
Pastor Mark gave a testimony of a friend from Cambodia, Pissad Aum.
He was suffering in a lot of pain all over his body and called Pastor Mark. Pastor prayed for him, and as He was praying He sought the wisdom of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Mark sensed the leading of the Holy Spirit and urged him to go to Penang straight away. He listened and in Penang, he was unable to walk and had to be carried in by ambulance brought to ICU. He was in comma as he was severely attacked by virus all over. A doctor said Pissad will surely die based on the cases that the doctor had handled in the past. While in Penang praying, Ps. Mark prayed and felt that it is God’s will for Pissad to live as why would God asked him to come out all the way from Phnom Penh to Penang, it is surely not to die there. Therefore, being the channel of God, Pastor Mark pray and declared to the Kingdom of God come and His will be done on Pissad’s life. He lives because God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think!
Testimony of Cody, Pastor Mark’s son who was waken up in the middle of the night because of great fear. God gave Pastor Mark an analogy. When a policeman stands and hold his hand, all the cars stop. Doesn’t matter how he looks like or his condition sick or well, all cars will still stop because he is a policeman. The same thing happens to us, we are not perfect, still struggling with sin or problems, we may feel weak, tired or not worthy. No matter what our situation we are facing, we are still the son and daughters of our Father, the Living God. We have the authority over darkness.
We can stand and cast the devil out. We are called to proclaim God’s authority on earth.
We are the channel of the power of God.
The Kingdom of God comes and His will be done in our lives in Jesus Name we pray, Amen.