Desperate for more of God – 5 Things You Should Know

Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” – All Doesn’t mean perfection but PRIORITY.

Desperation results in extreme behavior: “I’m desperate!”

We have EXTREME everything . . . !

1. You Must Examine Self: Psalm 139:23 ESV, Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!

We must bring back the hidden truth of Repentance – everyone wants to feel good but very few people want to do good.

• PASTOR IN AFRICA – “Why don’t you counsel?”

HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?  “Search Me, O God…”                   

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2. You Must Divorce the World: 1 John 2:15 ESV, Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Christianity is not COOL.

“All the water in the world no matter how hard it tries will never sink a ship unless its gets inside.”

Turn off Facebook, unhook Instagram, and cancel Netflix –

“The more You seek Him the more You find Him . . . .”

Holy, Holy, Holy

WE WANT NEW TESTAMENT POWER, BUT NOT N.T. HOLINESS.

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3. You Must Persevere: Seek with all your heart.


SEEK: To search with intense motivation.

Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV, Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us . . .

I don’t care if you’re on your third marriage, or your 5th recovery home –

FIGHT FOR YOUR MARRIAGE . . . CHILDREN . . . RELATIONSHIP

• Allow pain to drive you to the Cross!


Revival Quote: “Once you lay hold of God, never, never, never, never let go!”

IF YOU DRINK OF THIS WATER…
HE WHO BELIEVES ON ME…
ALL WHO ARE WEAK AND HEAVY LADEN…
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4. Prayer “Must” be a Priority: 


In 2013, a sermon caught a lot of heat, California Pastor Rebukes Christians for Worshiping Weapons Amid Gun Debate.

• GUN safes are full
• We STOCK up on ammunition but not power.

I remember when we were not in a hurry. When prayer meetings were the heartbeat of the church.         

When God brings change, prayer has always been the catalyst.

“Without the heartbeat of prayer, the body of Christ will resemble a corpse. The church is dying on her feet because she is not living on her knees” (Al Whittinghill).

• A man is who we on his knees before God and nothing more!
• “If My people” pray – NOT quote, study, or attend. A house of prayer.


Pray and Fast if you want to pull down heaven!

5. You Must Know Him. 


Do you truly know Him?  “. . . looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

He conquered … Victory has a name. Holiness has a name. Redemption has a name!

He came as a LAMB but He is coming back as a LION.

• LET ME TELL YOU WHO HE IS TO ME – 


Almighty One – Advocate – Author and Perfecter of Our Faith – Final Authority – Bread of Life – Beloved Son of God – Deliverer – Faithful and True – Good Shepherd – Great High Priest – Head of the Church – Immanuel – King of Kings – Light of the World – Lion of the Tribe of Judah – Lord of All – Mediator – Messiah – Mighty One – Our Hope – Peace – Prophet – Redeemer – Risen Lord – Rock – Sacrifice for Our Sins – Savior – Resurrection and the Life – The Door – The Way – The Word – True Vine – Truth – Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

• Do you know Him {not know about Him}?

In my sin and my blasphemy He died –

• “He wouldn’t let me love him while he is awake so I will love him while he’s asleep.”