The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation | 2Jun2024

The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation | 2Jun2024
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Pastor West: [00:00:00] Well, let's just sit down and have a conversation. Y'all want to sit down and have a conversation? We need to feel some people in the middle. Everybody likes to hug corners for some reason. I don't know why that is. There ain't gonna be no fire. You have to get out. Amen. Praise God. Well, if you can find it in your Bible, why don't you go two places? I want you to go to Habakkuk. If you don't know where that is, go to Malachi. That's the beginning, the end of the Old Testament and go back two chapters. You'll have to run past Zephaniah, and then you'll run right into Habakkuk chapter two. And if you don't know where Ephesians is, it's time for you to move your letter. I give up, I did all I can, I'm sorry. Abacus on page 1474. You have a Bible just like this one. But this Bible here is falling apart. But they say if your Bible's falling apart, usually your life's not. So if you're all intact, hope you just get. It's brand new. This today is not really a a sermon. Uh, it's not near the reader either. It's for people who want to advance in the kingdom. Amen. Or you can just do life. Uh, I don't like to be negative, but, uh. Rather be positive and everything, but just as perception in 30 years in the ministry. Um, I'm not speaking of anyone here. I'm just saying collectively, just seeing and knowing and being aware of certain things.


Pastor West: [00:02:00] Most people use most of their life just to live a natural life. After two generations, no one will ever know you were here. You say? Well, that's that's sad. Well, that's why we did offer the first case. You get mad. That's good. Uh. But how many? Want something than just the natural life? Yes. Just do what you do and go to work and punch the clock and do that. And feed the dog. And cut the grass and cut the shrubs and cook the food and wash the dishes. Raise the kids, grandkids. Leave. There's that is part of life. And it's great to have that kind of life, but it's not really what you're created for. And the other idea that would be that many Christians have this idea of just missing hell, which means they want to go to heaven so that they could miss hell. Well, certainly you need to miss hell, but that wasn't God's big idea anyway. Have you just missing hell? Uh, that'd be like telling a NASCAR driver, say, we want to win today. So I want you to focus on the wall and not hit it. He sure loses. He sure did hit the wall. Why? Because his focus is. On what? The wall. So when you focus on trying to make it. When you focus is trying is trying to just have peace. When you focus on can I pay the bills? If you focus on will I have just enough to retire or will I be able to? Then your focus is on everything that's natural and you have a natural life.


Pastor West: [00:03:48] Here's the thing though. The biggest part of you is supernatural. The real you, the real you, the inner man. All that is supernatural. God just placed the real you supernatural into a physical, natural body. And because we sense it and we feel it and all that kind of stuff, we say, well, this is us. No, you're a three part being, aren't you? Spirit, soul and body. But so much attention is given to the natural part and to the body and to the senses. And what we, you know, everything that you've come to know. I believe that it came from not the moment you was born, but it came from the moment of conception. All the knowledge that you have came from the moment of conception, and it's there. And you, everything that you've come in contact with, you have that information stored up within you. And some into the place to where you could even see a car drive by on the interstate pass you. You know, sometimes looking at, I mean, you ever went on a long ride and start counting how many, uh, 18 Wheeler trucks. So it used to be used to be years and years ago. But say, what's a $100,000? Well, you ain't gonna buy no 18 Wheeler rig for no $100,000 an hour.


Pastor West: [00:05:10] You do this, you're gonna need a lot more change than that. I used to do that as a kid. I say 100,000, 200,000, 300,000, 400,000, and I'd be up in the millions. Well, that got me down the road. I want to get to McDonald's, you know, as a kid, because that was the best restaurant in the world as a kid that tells you they don't know much, but. A car could pass you and you could see the back of the car and the license plate and and you and you will never, ever lose that information in that car. You said, well, I don't know if I believe that because I can't remember that car. I guess you can. You see, it's perfectly stored. It's not that you don't have it, but you don't have is recall. But you do have the knowledge because it's already been stored. If you've ever seen it, it's in there. But you've had no purpose to recall it. So we're going to talk about the spirit of wisdom and revelation that Paul gave us access to, so that we can do something higher in this world other than just empty the pantry and go fill it back up again and keep the weeds cut down. How about that? Yeah. Um. Habakkuk said, y'all find that chapter two. Amen. Boy, y'all are sharp, sharp, sharp. Verse 14. Let me get there. He says, for the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory as the waters cover the sea.


Pastor West: [00:06:46] So y'all agree this is Earth. When we're doing good so far. The earth shall be filled. Filled. Not half filled. Filled with what? The knowledge of the glory of the Lord. Lord. As. As a reference point. The glory, the knowledge of the glory will fill the earth. As what? As the waters cover the sea. That verse gets, uh, um, um, misquoted many times. Uh, it says, in other words, that it's kind of read this way. It's kind of spoken this way. People say, well, yeah, that verse says the earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord. It does not say that. It does not say the earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord. It says the earth will be filled with the knowledge of it. Well, has that happened yet that we know of? Is the earth filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord? Well, you'd want to say no if you met some of the same people I did this week. You probably would say no. So is that an upcoming event? Sounds like it could be, doesn't it? Well, should we want to just talk about this for just a moment? You know, it's one thing to sense the glory. The since the glory was perhaps in a in a meeting. We've all been in meetings where we sense the glory or you might say, the anointing, but it's another thing to have the knowledge of the glory.


Pastor West: [00:08:16] When you have the knowledge of the glory, then the glory will serve you. Not just sense it, but it's there for a purpose. It's not just to be spectacular. Some of you may lived all your life. Or, you know, maybe you've never been in a place where you've ever seen the glory. Some of you have. Some of you have and didn't know you did. You know if you. We take your time. If I, if I go down all these rabbit trails, we won't get anywhere we need to get to. But these rabbit trails are really good. But the glory appears like a cloud or a mist. You know, just like a, like a heavy fog could be a dense or it could be a heavy fog, but it kind of descends or, you know, it can feel a place or it can be like hovering over the top of a meeting. You ought to read some of the books of Azusa Street, William Seymour, during those three years or so. Uh, they said the glory was so heavy in the building. Many times the children who became adults will are will mostly most of them who was there, who participated in those meetings five times, five days a week. The whole world came there to be in those meetings, including Smith Wigglesworth and including John G. Lake and a number of them, William Brannan.


Pastor West: [00:09:42] And all of them went to Azusa Street to experience and to see what God was doing. It was spectacular. In. Of course, you know, they'd have reports and the fire trucks would come until they quit coming after a while. You know, some would report the building down there where they were having churches on fire. We saw fire Lena leaping out of the roof of it, and they saw that many people saw it. And the fire trucks, they come whistling in the holler and in a screaming just to find out the building wasn't on fire. But they were seeing a fire coming from the heaven coming north to south. And they saw from the building the flames of fire coming from the roof to the top to meet the fire from heaven. But there was no physical fire. But was there a fire? Yes. Where is the fire at? Well, it was in the realm of the spirit. Many saw some, some couldn't see it. Some would stand outside and say, wow, it looks like our building is on fire. They said, why did you say this? Don't. Don't you see the fire? No. Isn't that interesting that many people could see what others couldn't see? That's what vision is about, too. You know, Helen Keller, as you know, being. Blind. They they interviewed here one time. They said, Mr. Keller, is there anything worse? Anything worse than blindness? She said, oh, yeah, there's something much worse than blindness.


Pastor West: [00:11:09] They said, well, what would that be? She said that what's worse than blindness is having eyes to see and you still can't see. She said. I've come to realize this, she said, eyes that that that look are common. Eyes that see are rare. You know what I'm talking about. In other words, you we we all have pupils. You have the optic and the optic nerves and all the things that causes your eye to to see. She said that's just very common. But eyes that really, you know, eyes that look and you say, well, there's a, there's a speaker and there's a, you know, a light and there's carpet. Well, we see that. But she says, but eyes or we look upon it and we know we know about that, but eyes that actually see, she said, that is very rare. Well, it doesn't need to be rare. Because it looks to me like from this Scripture says, it says, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord. Now I'm I would just speculate to say, and I and I wouldn't know. I don't really know what the truth is. You do. I'd like to talk to you about the South service. But I will want some scriptures more than just speculation. You would think if the earth is filled with the glory of the Lord. That would mean there was many participants.


Pastor West: [00:12:41] This is what I really believe. But I don't know if it's going to be everyone participating to fill it. Apparently it's not because during during the seven year tribulation, half the population left will be saved. So I know those that's left. They didn't help fill anything. Maybe doesn't take that many people to feel something. How many people does it take to overflow a bathtub or a pool? One. How many rivers does it take to drown one person? One. So I don't really know. I guess it doesn't matter. I'd just like to think about these things. Well. We want to activate scene. Brother Hagan talked about the last few years of his life, he said. And he said in the latter days, he said, the spirit of seeing and knowing will be very prevalent. No. What was he talking about? He was talking about the word. The word about the gifts of the spirit. He was talking about the word of wisdom. And the word of knowledge, he said, will be very prevalent. The word of wisdom would be wisdom of, uh, of that which is to come future events. The word of knowledge would be would be knowledge of the present, or could even be of the past. We've all either given or had someone gave you. Um, sometimes you call it prophecy. Sometimes it's not always prophecy. It's spoken out prophetically. I mean, you have to speak it. I mean, how could you have a word of wisdom? Word of knowledge, if it's not expressed in words? So maybe it's not prophecy.


Pastor West: [00:14:29] Maybe it's word of knowledge. You can't throw everything and say, well, this is. That gave me a prophecy. No, they actually might have been a word of knowledge, but they had the expression word. See what I'm saying? Well, we've all had that. But the word of means a fragmentary part of the whole. The one giving that word. We'd like a paragraph ahead of time written out from heaven, typed up. But it doesn't work that way because we even operate in the gifts by faith. A word of wisdom. A word of knowledge. Well, what if God shared with you a word concerning the future events? Could you see how that could help you prepare for something that's coming good or even evil? Amen. If the Lord exposed to you the word of knowledge that says, don't get involved with these people, even though it looks good and profitable to you because these are the wrong people to be. You could get that date in someone. Most people did, but they dismissed it because they kissed good. That won't work for you too good. Later on in life, because they kiss good, huh? You need something better than that. I mean, everyone here is beautiful, but you don't look like you did when you was ten. I think gravity still works whether you want it to or not. So I said, well, I found a new cure.


Pastor West: [00:15:56] Okay. You've been on Home Shopping Network? No, I just stand on my head 30 minutes a day. Well, that makes me too dizzy. I can't do that. So I'm looking forward to my glorified body. How about you? I like the word glorified body. Go look that up on the Home Shopping Network. You won't find it anywhere. Well, uh, having knowledge of the glory or let me back up. So when we have the knowledge, we not only sense the glory, but we have the keys to help release the manifestation of that glory, not just in the room. There it is. But why is it here? And then we have. He wants us to have keys to. We release the manifestation of the glory for the purpose that is there. So having the the knowledge of the glory makes the difference. It makes all the difference in the world. Um, I just believe with everything in me that that we are going to have those days and they're here now to to release the the manifestation of the glory, you might say, of the spiritual rain or the clouds of glory. And Paul knew about these mysteries, too, didn't he? Allowing him to to tap into revelation, uh, into the spirit realm that other people just dreamed of doing with, with the understanding that he had and the gift that God had given him. Uh, Paul was able to pin half of the New Testament.


Pastor West: [00:17:28] He didn't go to Bible school. He went to the Bible school. He wasn't taught of any man. He said that himself. He said, no man taught me these things. He said these things were what revealed to me. We can be blessed by what others learn, but you don't have to have another man to teach you everything. When someone else has to teach you everything, then you're always living in second hand information. That's why Brother Hagan said, most people in the body of Christ are not voices. They're echoes. That is a strong statement. He said most people in the body of Christ, he said, even the ministers, he said most of them are parrots, parakeets. You just get their name and you can say, our pastor preach, he says. And there comes Jerry Savelle. I hit another button. There's Joyce Myers. I read a whole book three times, and I've digested. And here it is. Well, there's nothing wrong with digesting that and learning some things that way too. But there's something higher than that. There's something available to you that's higher than that. There's wisdom to do. What to know to do in your future, beyond your intellect. Are you thinking, I think I'm going to go do this? Well, that don't always work out. But, you know, the Lord knows everything seems like he does, and I believe he does. So Paul wrote half the New Testament. He saw the third heaven opened, and he walked in unusual miracles.


Pastor West: [00:19:00] And he passed on revelations that are keys to us in the writings. So in Ephesians chapter one, did you find it? In verse 16. Paul writing to the church at Ephesus. Paul said, I ceased not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers. He said that verse 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of what? There it is. Glory may give unto your pastor. To the prophet only. If you have a double doctorate. No buy given to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. So there's two things here. He said that the father, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of glory, would give unto you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. Um, those are keys that open the door. Henry. Like keys. What do keys do? They give you access? They're they're not what you're going in to get. Like if you have a key to go in to empty a room or something or some something, people's going to give you some things that you, you know, that you want that they're they're going to give to you. I mean, if it was a treasure chest and you had the key, you could open up, you could remove the treasure and take it with you because you have the key. The key is not the treasure.


Pastor West: [00:20:34] It just gives you access to the treasure. You can't spend the key. You can spend the treasure, but without the key. You have no access to it. The Bible says, we're hid in Christ and all the treasures are hid in him. Then. But what good does that do you if you have no access? So what we're talking about this morning is access. How do we access this? Everyone here is born when I preach certain things, you know, and we see what belongs to us in the finished work of Christ, we all say Amen. But very few people are experiencing any of this. Why? Because they don't access it. Why? Because. Well, here Paul says it takes a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. And what will always come up is the five senses. Because everything that you learned and studied, it's always there. It's going to it's going to counteract that. And I was going to say, well, no, that ain't right. Because, you know, Aunt Nelda, well, we love Antonella. But Aunt Nelda didn't she. She didn't have this information, apparently. Well, now granny always said, well, we love granny too, but, you know, lovingly granny was wrong. Granny always told me when she was mad at me that God was fixing to get me. Well, he did get me, but it was for good. That ain't what she meant when she was mad. I wasn't doing when I told her and she was chasing me with a hickory switches, she said, boy, and I could outrun her.


Pastor West: [00:22:02] Of course she said, boy, God's going to get you for that. Well, I remembered that for years. You know, it was like a song God's going to get you for that. God's going to get you for that. Boom, boom. Second second verse just as verse. God's going to get you for that. Well, so we have we have access. And the keys open the door to the greater good that's in God. The key does verse 18 says, the eyes of your understanding be enlightened, that you may know. That you may what? That you may know. We got to slow down sometimes. And the eyes? What is he talking about? Is he talking about the physical eyes? So at the spiritual house. The eyes of the mind, the eyes of the heart. Right. That you may know what is the what is the hope of his calling? And what is the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints? Let me read this same verse to you, 18 from the amplified, and it will really do what it says. It does amplify by having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which he has called you. See, that's that's wisdom and understanding to know why he called you. Well, that's one of the things everybody wants to know.


Pastor West: [00:23:38] But it seemed like very few people. Seemed to understand Michelle and I was in a meeting a few years ago, and, uh. And, uh. Or is that Johnson City, Tennessee, which is just north northeast of, of the Smoky Mountains. And Andrew Wommack was there at a cornerstone church. And who pastor there is or was on the board of Andrew Wommack ministries. And at the end of the service, and I will say there was probably 800 people in the room. Andrew Wommack said this. He said, if you don't feel fulfilled in your life, if you if you're not really sure of what you're called to do and what God, what God's plan is for your life, you're doing things, you've had. Good things happen, but you're not sure. In other words, you don't have peace about what you're doing. He said, would you come forward? And I want to pray with you. There was 800 people in the room, people that were young all the way up to age. 75% of the room got up and answered that prayer. 75% of the people didn't even know what they were supposed to be doing. Really. There's people down there in line my age and older. Well, that's good to find out at any time. But. But can you see the problem? 75% of the room got up. Now, it wasn't a true reading. There was about another 15% who was too embarrassed to get up. You see. I don't love everything that I have to do to minister.


Pastor West: [00:25:09] I just, I just don't I'll be honest with you. I don't particularly like some things that I do, but I love I love what I'm called to do. And then. You ever heard people say, well, preachers, they're just in it for the money? You ever heard that? I mean, to be honest, I have. You never heard that. All they want is your money. Well, John Osteen used to say, we'll give them enough of it and they'll quit asking for a long time. I was like, okay, well whatever. That's that's one way to look at it. I mean, give them enough and they'll shut up for about it for a while. Well then, what's the joke about people ministers preaching a long time and some of them do it. Oh my gosh. Oh. Well, why would they do it if all they're doing is for money? What is this on the inside of them that they don't want to shut off? What did they tap into that they're having so much joy and pleasure in that they don't want to stop. You see if it's just a job. I mean, when you work your shift, do you clock out? But you just wish you could stay there, you know, another ten hours. You ready to go? You ready to split and get to the house, right? I know what I'm called to do. I enjoy it more than I did when I started.


Pastor West: [00:26:39] I've learned how to measure some things and call some things out. I wished I'd had had the wisdom, of course, then that even that I do now, and we'll have later on. Sometimes some of the things I do now seem totally insensitive, but I quit answering questions. You know, you've heard me say this. I quit answering questions to people who wasn't asking for it. I have given all kind of answers to people trying to help them, and they were never asking for anything. But, you know, there's a natural benefit to someone who's walked in life 50, 60, 70, 80 years of life, who's learned a few things just naturally. I mean, I'm not talking about spiritual truth, just naturally. Years ago. This bridge right here. They replaced this bridge and it was out for about a month and a half before they could get it replaced. But, you know, before you got past Piggly Wiggly, there were signs all up the road. If he was coming from 31 here, they would tell you detour, bridge out. But I can tell you, being here sometimes hundreds of cars have come down the road every day to see if that was really true. And some of them would park and just look at it and they were thinking about, I think they were thinking about, can I jump it? I'm thinking, well, it's about 25ft, but whatever you think, but I'm not going to run out there and raise you up.


Pastor West: [00:27:55] I mean, you know, you can't fix stupid and it'd be the other way. So I'd watch cars every day and say, well, I don't know if the bridge is out. Well, someone you see who's lived some life and has some experience in life, they could tell you, don't go down that road. The bridge is maybe it's out. Mayor. You don't know. I mean, you I mean, that's that's the olden days. The olden days, whatever that's supposed to mean. You know, when you get older, you know, our kids, my kids and grandkids used to have me. Did you have electricity? Yeah, we had electricity. There was days that was cut off, too. Some days we didn't have it. Uh, power company must have got us mixed up with somebody else. I don't know what it was. Yeah, they put paid in our slot, so we we have these access to people like this that could help us. But the greater access is to the spirit of wisdom and guidance and counsel. But you'll have to slow down a little bit to get it. I lost some people when I said that. Well, I ain't got time for that. Well, you got time to be a fool, then. Jesus called one man. He said, he says, you foolish slow of heart to to learn. That's Jesus calling people a fool of heart. Well. So it's when you grasp the revelation of your calling to him that you can fully enter the door with knowledge and wisdom to what God has already prepared for your life.


Pastor West: [00:29:30] That gives you access. Ephesians 118. What are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints? Now we know that there's no lack in heaven. Agreed. We know that we have an inheritance in heaven. Agreed. But we know that. We also know that we have one here. We all have perfect glorified bodies in heaven. Do we know that? Do we know that in heaven there's no sickness nor death? Why is there no sickness or death in heaven? Here's why. Because the will of God is being done there. Hmm. That would be the will of God, right? We know from Scripture that Jesus said in Matthew 16 he says, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Well, there's a great divide. So we we see the will of God, that there's no sickness, that there's a perfect glorified bodies in heaven. There's no lack and heaven there's peace and heaven there's joy. Then Jesus said, as it is in heaven, let it be on the earth now. Well, how am I going to do that, George? Wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. I didn't say that earth would replicate heaven entirely. Of course it won't. The earth compared to heaven is a trash can. But your life doesn't have to be that way.


Pastor West: [00:30:55] Satan is the God of this world. But you're not of this world. So it didn't bother you? You said, well, you know, I ain't much we can do right now because he's the God of this world, and that's where we are. But you're not from here. I mean, Kentucky or Missouri or, you know, San Francisco could could, you know, pass some ungodly law and say, you know, from, you know, starting Monday is going to be like this? Well, no, I'm from Alabama. I'm not from Kentucky. Well, it don't really matter. It's the law. Well, I'm a resident of Alabama. It does matter. Where are you resident from? Where is your citizenship? Where's your papers? Citizenship matters. You have rights and privileges as an American in the United States. That's why they're that's why they're coming to this nation by Groves to get out of the country, of no access, of no opportunity into the land that they here flows with milk and with honey. Well, it doesn't really flow with milk and honey, but compared to them, it does. You've ever watched the news and say Americans are crossing over into Mexico by the thousands? Mexicans have to shut them, shoot them down like, you know, like rats. No. We don't. Mexico doesn't have a mutual problem with us. Everyone's wanting to come to this country. Where's your citizenship? Where's your papers? What are the rights and privileges as an American? You have them. You've heard the Bill of rights.


Pastor West: [00:32:44] Bill of rights? Well, there's righteous also wrongs. You have laws that are not there to prohibit you. You know, any time you have a man made, man made law, I always know this. Anytime there's a man made law, it's a law because many people broke it and they had to make one. If people would drive responsibly, you know, responsibly, considering the environment they're in, you would need, you know, drive 55 here or drive 70 right here. Drive 30 right here. I mean, you wouldn't go down, down, you know, middle of Clanton, you know, 110 miles an hour because you think someone might be crossing the red light. That won't work, but because people don't recognize that and they want you know, Timothy talked about the law of Moses. He said, the law is not for the righteous, for the lawless. We're not the lawless, are we? But that's why the law exists for the lawless. It pertains to them, not to you. He says the law is not for a righteous man, but for an unrighteous man. But we're the righteous of God in Christ Jesus. So we talked about last week that you have to know what your rights are and be in right standing with them. And then from that position, that's where you rule and reign. Grace reigns. What, through righteousness through your position. Y'all remember that. Amen. Did you know that when the when the same glory that is in heaven is manifested on earth, supernatural provision can come? Once it's revealed to you by revelation knowledge, then you'll find out that there's more than enough.


Pastor West: [00:34:24] More than enough reserve for you in heaven. Which then will remove from you limitations and boundaries that will no longer keep you, and walking in lack. You remember Jesus said, you have to turn there. But in Matthew 619 to 21, Jesus said to himself, he says, do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Wow, that was a heavy statement. Wherever your treasure is, whatever is treasure to you. That includes monetary thing. He's talking about monetary things also. He's talking to people who's worrying about what they're going to eat and what they're going to drink, and how they're going to be clothed and what they're going to wear. Well, you would you would do that. The US department of there's this kind of things says if you have a child not now age 0 to 18. If they don't go to college, you need a minimum of $234,000 to raise that one child. If you have a child for 18 years, it turns out they want to eat every day. And they want some clothes and they might need some braces and this, that and the other and whatever.


Pastor West: [00:35:53] So if you want to have a child, just just go ahead and get you a quarter, a quarter of $1 million. Well, no one looks at it like that. It's like, let's save a quarter million dollars and have a child. Well, you will never have any children. That figure may be a little bit heavy, but that was conservative figures, the ones I was really supposed to use upwards to 280,000. But, you know, my kids had had cousins, which means they had tennis shoes and they had, you know, had clothes. We wore some hand-me-downs. I want to tell you all a secret. Y'all don't tell anyone. When I went to school, I didn't know I was wearing Nike shoes. Don't tell anybody. I didn't have any ideas or shoes, either. My dad bought my tennis shoes in Prattville on his lunch break. I didn't know any difference. On his lunch break in Prattville in downtown Prattville, he walked to the. He walked to Fred's. And our shoes, black or white? That was your two choices. Tennis shoes was $2.50. They probably weren't of the best quality, but I probably wouldn't take them care of him any better if there was $50. And when they wore out, he went down and got us another pair. Now. Fred's is now out of business. I used to be a manager at Fred's. So I know something about it.


Pastor West: [00:37:23] And when I got there as man and as manager of Fred's, they were more than 250. They went up a little bit, but they weren't really, really good shoes, but we didn't know any difference. My feet weren't hurt. My feet weren't sore because I was eight years old. And I ran track at school. That's funny, isn't it? I did long distance running. I don't mean miles. I just mean onto my racing a, you know, 800 yards or more. Because I had to ride a bike because I was not allowed to have a motorcycle, anything that had a motor to it because my my parents said, you can't have that. I said, what if I say the money, buy it? They said, you can't have it. I said, But I'm going to, I'll buy the money. I mean, I'll buy the bike, I'll buy this. I'll do the maintenance, the maintenance. I buy the gas. Why? Because we know you. You'll kill yourself. I said, what do you mean, I'll kill? You need to know you have a need for speed. Well, they weren't lying, so I had built up a great strength in my legs and stamina because I rode a bike everywhere I went. And so when I went to the track, I could run, you know, I could get tired, but then that second wind would come. And when the sprinters, you know, they did the 50 yard dash, the 100 yard dash, and they were like a streak of lightning, but you put on 800 yards and they were sucking wind and I was like, choo choo! Chicka chicka boom, chicka chicka boom.


Pastor West: [00:38:49] I was like, should have got you a bike, man. Get off that enduro. God wants you here for the long run, not the sprint. The sprint is for sissies. How many of you live in this life is not for sissies. That's right. How many know devils eat sissies for lunch? I can't, I can't, I can't go forward. Stop! That's lying. You could do all things through Christ. Yeah, but you don't know how I feel. He dealt with how you felt. Your focus is wrong. You have all your attention on you. Which means I know you ain't pray for me none this week and nobody else. Well, I'm hurting. Well, we all are. Get over it. We all got three or 4 or 5 things. I come church to get some help. Well, you will if you just keep on listening. Just not the kind that you thought you was going to get. You wanted to pat on the back. And my mother learned that a pat on the back long enough, low enough, would actually work. She got low enough. She tapped into all the nerves that go to the brain. Maybe you think just like she thought. I'll make her sound worse than what she is, but, well, it was about that bad anyway.


Pastor West: [00:40:10] So, um, so he says. He says wherever your treasure is, he says we can find your heart. People don't. I found out a lot of people don't really believe. In reaping. They so because they feel like they're supposed to, they feel they're so. Because some feel like if I don't give, if I don't tithe, there's a curse that, come on, there is no curse for that. You're an Old Testament, right? There is no curse for you if you don't tie. If you don't, you're just a fool. But there's no curse for it. When you go, when you go to the produce stand and you go to the produce department and then the grocery store, you better hope someone believed in sowing and reaping. Because you won't be bringing home no taters, no lettuce, no cucumbers. But someone had a vision of sowing and reaping. That's the universal law. But the church has made it even in the New Testament. If you don't do this, you're in trouble. But we're still using 10%. Where did you get that from? You got it from the law. So we're still doing the law every week. And I'll tell you why. It's because the church is afraid to tell you the truth. They're afraid if they told you. You just give what's in your heart that you wouldn't do it. And they can't. And most churches can't make it on 10%. What can you make it on 10%? Have you realized the church hasn't had a raise in a long time? Has it been 10% for as long as you've known it? What are we suppose to do with ten? What am I supposed to do with a dime? On a dollar? So you tell the church, well, it's by grace and they're afraid.


Pastor West: [00:42:01] Well, man, it ain't no penalty. That $100 you been getting. That can be like five bucks from now on. Well, that is the way it is. It is that way. I believe the title is Old Testament and I believe it's New Testament. However, I can prove I could actually preach it either way. Some say, well, that means you don't really know. Well, it could be. I can prove from the I can prove from the scriptures, Old Testament, New Testament that we are to tithe. I could prove the other way that tithing was old covenant, but not New Covenant. But there's no way I can actually preach the gospel and say that we have the love of God in our heart, but we don't give. The reason people don't give is because people are afraid that they see money leaving their life. And that God can't get them back. So they're going to become the masters of their of their destiny. And I think I can take this money right here and manage it and do a better job than if I give it to God. Oh, they don't say that.


Pastor West: [00:43:20] But their actions support it. And I'm not condemning people I'm talking about do we want a wisdom revelation of wisdom? Knowledge of him? One time in my life, one time, the Lord told me, give everything that I have. Everything. But that's when I didn't have a job. Everything I had in my life was $9,300. That was everything. And I didn't have a job. In other words, if I gave it, I didn't even have a dollar. And I'd like to say that I did it instantly, but I was in a service and Michelle was there, but she wasn't with me when I heard to do it. And I just thought it wisdom, you know, to to I just thought the wisdom of God to run it by her. Let me think that was wisdom and the service was going to be for three days. So. I told her what happened and she wasn't in the service when it happened. And she said, well, if the Lord told you, she said, you better do it. I said, well, if I'm wrong. She said, well, the Lord can fix wrong. What do you do with a wife like that? It gives you that type of. Huh? You keep her right. That even if you're wrong, we'll be okay. Because the Lord knew our heart. And we did. And the next morning a friend of mine called and said, hey, could you come help me do something? I said, yeah, I can be there in a few minutes.


Pastor West: [00:44:57] And I got in the car and I and I cranked it and I looked, I said, I ain't got no gas. And I thought, I need to run by the store. Then all of a sudden it hit me, I don't even have a dollar and I don't have a check coming in. I don't even have a job at this moment. Oh my God, what have I done? Well, miracles started happening immediately that day and the next day and the next day. The next day. It wasn't that God wanted me to live that way in such a way. But you know, obedience is better than sacrifice. I don't even think the ministry necessarily needed it, but I don't give because the ministry needs it. So giving is a is a is an act of worship for my heart. It's saying, God, I trust you more than 10% of my life. I trust you with all of it. If you can't settle a dime on a dollar, you already have a lot of troubles. You want me to tell you some lie? I could lie to you, but so? So the grace of prosperity is knowing that he's already funded, that we're completely funded in Christ. I would like to live one day where I only know a few have many could join the ranks if it's so desired. I'm not saying this should be your desire, but I'd love to do it.


Pastor West: [00:46:20] I would love to to give 90 and live on ten. Amen. Instead of someone saying, you know, from now on, you give ten. Well, why don't you give 20? Well, no, that's a lot of money. But by whose measure? For what purpose? I could take you to the scriptures this morning. It's like I couldn't get the revelation to stop, and I didn't want it to, but I had to. I had to get a shower, and I thought y'all would appreciate if I got a shower. He was taking me to scriptures. The people who have wealth, that God has blessed them, he says, and that wealth can be a blessing or a curse to him. And I said, what do you mean, a curse? And he took me to the place here in Luke where the man said, I have so much. He said, my barns are filled. I mean, my crops are coming in. Everything's paid off now. Everything's just like the way we want it. And now we're just going to store up. We're going to get the right, you know, 401, 402, 806 and three of these and buy silver and gold and all that and, you know, make interest and all that. You know, we we gave blood at the bloodmobile and, and we helped, you know, nursery or people with a buy some diapers down the street. And he said, I think that man said, I think what I'll do is I'll tear these barns down and build even greater barns.


Pastor West: [00:47:46] And then the greater barns, I can have greater storage. He said. And then I can sit back and say, I'm full. Life is good. We're doing what we're supposed to be doing, and we'll just store all this up. And he says, we'll eat, drink and be merry. And Jesus said in that parable, he says, he says, you're a fool. Some translations say you're an idiot. He said, what will you do when those come for you one day for your death and take you away? And then the wealth that you have amassed up. He said, will become theirs. In in heaven. These things will speak against you of how you did not use them for the right purpose. See, there's a lot of charges in the scripture to those who are rich, who have means to do. And but sometimes don't do it. I know people all over the world that does that. They're they're monetarily rich, but they're very poor in spirit. Because they're hoarders, they're afraid. And people who live through the what they call the Great Depression, that was really difficult for them, because if a man, they said he was fortunate to find a job for a dollar a day. So that makes you want to save the cornflakes and the clothespins. And and my dad had a great collection of clothespins. My brother told me when he passed, he says, all I want is dad's clothespin collection.


Pastor West: [00:49:12] And I said, you can have every one of them. But he would save and he would scrimp, and he would write on the back of cardboard and little pieces of paper, and he oh, it was just he was saved. I shouldn't say all the toilet paper rolls. Tear them open and just use them for to write on, scribble on, figure on. Of course he might go out and buy a legacy, you know, 14 hands, a candy and a trampoline and all that. But but he'd save it somewhere else because his heart was turned towards her. See. Wherever your heart is, that's where you're what? That's where your treasure is. In Jesus. It's easy to locate your heart. All we got to do is he says, just follow your checkbook. So we believe that if we invest our money over here. Then we could get a dividend. I'm not saying this is wrong, but if I put my money over here and I invest it over here, then I'll get 4%, 5% greater than this and put it here and put it there. I'm not knocking that. I'm just saying. But you said, well, I've already given my 10% to the kingdom. Now I'm actually now I'm out here doing business. That's what you're doing. You're doing business. But have you ever looked at the Kingdom as business? The kingdom of God is business. He said, the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.


Pastor West: [00:50:37] Jesus. Why are you worried about money? Look at the birds. Look at the fowl of the air. He said look. Look at the fields. He said, but if you would seek first the kingdom of God, and you being right with that kingdom, these things will come to you anyway. They'll come to you anyway, in my in my minutes of ministry, I guess starting back in 1995. In my minutes, which was given to us by, uh, other ministers and stuff like that, people been in ministry, you know, now 50, 60 years. Uh, we was able to use some of their, you know, articles of incorporation and stuff like that, but in just written in the minutes, which, you know, in the ministry or corporation, if it's not in your minutes, you can't do it. I mean, if this ministry increased $3 million this year, I won't make a penny more. I have no rights in that because I have no access to it. Because it's not in the minutes. Now, the next year could be in the minutes, but if it's not in the minutes, you can't do it. Not just money, anything. In. In my compensation pack, there's $5,000 a year, up to $5,000 a year. I could take for retirement. You know how much that I've taken in 30 years? None. There's never been a $5,000. I saw excess to ever do it.


Pastor West: [00:52:14] Now that could sound sad or depression. So what's my retirement? Well, it looks like it's the kingdom. Have we seen a few missionary? Few places? Oh, yeah. How much that cost? Tens of thousands. Well, why didn't you say five for you? I just rather invested over there into people. Yeah, it looks like I'm still eating every day. Obviously. Wherever your heart is, wherever your treasure is. That's where your heart is easy to locate your heart. In monetary things. Just follow your checkbook. Why would you store up everything in a 401 K? Why would you store? I mean, there's nothing wrong. I'm not saying don't do that, but I'm saying, why would you store that up? But you wouldn't fund the missionary. Uh, for me, obviously, it'd be fun for me one day. Even as a pastor, as a church, I would love to pay off another church's mortgage. I mean, how many years starting the ministry that I had to think about the rent or even buying the building, making the payment in the insurance and the upkeep. And I've heard stories about people coming in and just saying, what's it? What's it take to pay this thing off? Or what's it take to buy it? Let's do it and be done with it. I mean, I would love to be that person who does that for another ministry and say, Pastor Mortgage is through. Give me the cut it up, burn marshmallows in the mortgage.


Pastor West: [00:53:41] Wouldn't that be awesome? Yes. We, uh, I've been able to give away three, 3 or 4 automobiles. That's that's exciting. I don't mean they're all, you know, BMWs. I'm just saying. But, you know, they were more than drivable. I've been able to make house payments and car payments and and utilities and buy groceries and buy clothes for people who wouldn't have helped pay, you know, buy medicine for elderly people who needed their medicine and didn't have no way to buy it. That is a lot better than storing up money in a 401 K. Do you all agree? Yes. Paul said at first has to start with a will in mind. He said it's not according to what a man has, but it's according to what's in his heart. Why? That's why we're in second Corinthians eight, he said it has to start with a will, and mind you, that has to be a willingness in you to do it. He doesn't want he doesn't want you to do this because there's a law that says, you know, buy their prescription drugs. It has to start in the heart. So when we have a wisdom, a revelation of the knowledge of him. Then we gained his heart. We find out what's really important to him. And then he begins to access, by his wisdom, things to you that the world is kept in, in the dark about. Jesus could preach to crowds of people and the masses never know what he was saying, and only a few people could could access what he actually was saying.


Pastor West: [00:55:17] He gave it to the disciples, and even sometimes the disciples didn't even have a clue what he was teaching about. I mean, they would be there by the thousands because he would come and he'd heal them. But then he would teach these parables and they'd go, well, that's a good service. I mean, I got healed, I didn't have this leprosy. And my gosh, my ears, my ears growing back. Look at there and got his fingers back. But they had no idea what he was talking about. And so the disciples would ask him afterwards. And Jesus said, don't you know that if you don't understand these things, you'll never know how the kingdom is going to operate? If you have no understanding of these things, you'll never understand, which means you'll never be able to access the treasures, the wisdom, the knowledge, the intuitive, the of of how the kingdom operates. So when the earth is covered, as the waters cover, the sea is covered with the what? The knowledge of it. So when you get the knowledge of it, the wisdom of the glory when it comes, and it's as the waters cover the sea, what is it that you can't access? What is it that you can't know? What? Is this not made available to you? Is it luck? Or is it light? Is it? Is it? I mean, is this just luck or is it like.


Pastor West: [00:56:37] Are we doing? Okay. I'm on page two and I got ten pages, so I don't. Obviously that's not going to happen. But I'm available later on today. But y'all, most of y'all aren't. So anyway. Let me skip to this part. Let's finish this. We won't finish, but we'll we'll put a. Oh, there's so much good things here. Oh my gosh. I got 12 14 hours in those few pages. Praying it out. Digging it out. And everything has to do with these are like, this is absolute life in here. Take it, take it from taking it from here. Hmm. Okay. So. In Luke 1215. In the passage translation Jesus said, be alert and guard your heart from greed. And for what you don't have for your life can never be measured by the amount of things that you possess. Look at the people that he's preaching to and those who this word is still ministering to and giving a warning to. What does he tell you? He says, be. Be on alert. Be on guard. Keep your heart from greed in things that you know that you don't have, that you want to buy. He says your life can never be measured. And he would know. There it is up there. But your life can never be measured by the amount of things that you possess. When you go to buy a building like this or whatever, or, you know, buy in.


Pastor West: [00:58:39] Um. If I go to the local bank or whatever to to buy this piece of property, the first thing they're going to want from me is, uh, minutes that says we can even talk to you. Give us minutes from your board, wherever the board is, that we can even have a conversation with you. Okay. Provide that. Okay. Next thing we want, we want what is you want to do? Well, purchase a building. Okay. We're at da da da da da. Okay. Next thing we're going to need we need two years financials. Anyway. They want to see if they want to invest in you. Are you a worthy candidate? Are you a risk? Are you whatever? Then they want you to put skin in the game, right? They want you to put so much in there. If they're going to invest in the other, they want to make sure that you know you're not a flight, you're not a risk that you don't have a pattern of not paying your bills. Jesus doesn't measure things like that at all. That's the world way of doing things. Jesus said, it's not the abundance of things that you possess that he calls great success. He tells you to be on guard against that. Be alert against that. He doesn't say broke. He didn't say be broke and give everything away. He didn't say that. But he's telling you how to measure these things, and he's using your heart as the gauge.


Pastor West: [01:00:08] Because there's things in the world if you're in America to like, you can go to the mall and like, I like this. You can like things at any age. I like shirts and shoes. In-house. I don't have a preaching hat, but I could if he was outside. And I have I have enough shirts to get me into the millennium, but I'm probably going to get me another one one day. I just like shirts and different colored shoes. I don't know why. And brownies, but I don't know where that came from. I must have picked it up from one of y'all. Word of knowledge. It wasn't me. It's there. It's there thing. Jesus also said this in 12 in Luke 1234. In the past translation he said, where you deposit your treasure, this is where you fix your thoughts in your heart will long to be there also. Wow, where you deposit your treasure. This is where your thoughts will turn to. In your heart will long to be there also. Could you see that would work good or bad? Whatever you think treasure is, wherever you you have a depository, wherever that you can make a deposit at, he said. That's where your thoughts are going to turn to, and your heart will always remain as whatever you think that your treasure is, it will take you to that deposit there. So Jesus said to his disciples, these things are given to you to know how the kingdom operates.


Pastor West: [01:01:57] He said. You saw they were here. They heard words. But he said, but they had he said they didn't hear anything I'm saying. He said they could see me. He said, but they saw nothing. He said, but these things are given to you to see and to hear, so that you can understand how the kingdom operates and put it into operation. The Lord would love to see a group of people anywhere. All of you here to understand all of us, to get a greater understanding of kingdom operation and be able to access, not just for ourselves, so that we can bring in a harvest of souls locally, in our community and in our state and into the nations of the world. And never have to say, do we do this? Or we don't do this because we don't have the finances to do it, but the finances are made available to us because the money answers us. We don't answer to the money. We don't serve money. Money serves you. Money serves your assignment it. Money serves your purpose. You don't serve according to having or not having it. Money comes to you. You don't go to money. The worst thing you can ever do is go to a job to make money. Don't work for money. Now you're going to a job you may clock in or whatever you may be on salary.


Pastor West: [01:03:27] Whatever. I'm not saying don't go to work. I'm saying. But your purpose for work is not money. This vision. See, faith is your currency. If you have money in the stock market, that's fine. Use your faith. For that. I mean, you're your investor might say, don't, don't, don't invest here. But you may have witnessed to invest here. And he could be wrong and one with all the training. They could own the company. But you could be working on commission. And if they had to pay you according to their commission, you might make more than their salary. I don't think anyone heard what I just said. I'm saying someone could own a corporation and that corporation illegally. It says this is the president and the vice president and the people who work here. And then the minutes for the year of 2024 and the salary will be this, this and this for these people, if the money is here to pay it, that's why mine works. This is, this is, this is what I can make and this is what I, you know, whatever. But it's based upon this right here. Because have you noticed, have anyone ever got an invoice from me? I've heard churches who do this. They invoice people. I'm thinking you can do that. Even when they go on vacation for a long time and they catch up one day. But you wouldn't do that at your own house, would you? If you'd gone for three weeks and catch up.


Pastor West: [01:05:07] They cut your water off while you was gone. Have you ever heard of mail? We got so many ways to give on the website and still people want to access hardly any of them, really. So you want us just to wait till you get back? But you wouldn't do it at your house. Well, you know, can't take the dog with me. Eat a good meal, drink some water. I'll be back in two weeks. No, you'd have someone feed that critter or the humane side. You. You'd be down at the. We have to be trying to get you out of jail. Well, how can we get off on that? Um, so finishing right here, we're going to access by faith because that's your currency. That's your spin now. Is the miraculous ways of God. Is it to be unexplainable to us? How many? Y'all ready to go? Anybody got five minutes? Five minutes. Right here. Okay. Do you think the miraculous ways of God should be unexplainable to us? Should we stay in the dark, not have an understanding to the ways of our operation? Question I put here. If faith from my heart is to be released in God and the promise of God, how could you possibly respond to God with expectation, confidence, and assurance when you don't know what God's doing? How can you respond with confidence when we don't know what God's doing? A spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.


Pastor West: [01:06:36] As your eyes flooded with light, your eyes flooded. The Amplified Bible, the amplified says, flooded with illumination in light. Now can you offer the prayer of faith if you don't know God's will and purpose, how can you offer the prayer of faith? How could I went to church all my life in a church? And I got there and I said, and they come pray, and said, Lord, if it's your will to heal them, where do you get that? You say, well, Jesus said, if it's your will, not about healing. He didn't. This was the consecration of his life in the Garden of Gethsemane. He had nothing to do with healing. He already answered about healing. You can't offer a prayer of faith if you don't know if it's God's will to do something. It can't be faith. Faith requires some type of belief, doesn't it? So how can you pray for someone and say, if it's God's will, if you don't know the will? How can a police officer arrest someone for breaking the law if he don't know the law? You can't. So we can't offer the prayer of faith if we don't know. You said, well, God's mysterious, his ways unknown. Well, then we're just signed up for idiot school the rest of our life. How can we effectively do ministry in what he called us to do? Jesus said, these works and greater works shall you do? Because I go to my father.


Pastor West: [01:07:50] How are you going to do the works and the greater works that he did? If you have no access to what he had access to doing with? Is that a hard question? I mean, is that is that a sensible question? Amen. If I had all of Nathan's skills. By the way, I don't say, don't come to me. I can't paint nothing. I can do it like an old commercial. I ain't guaranteeing it. I put some paint on it, but, I mean, it'd be a mess, but. If he wants me, if he if he's going to be gone a month and I'm going to take over, let's just say I have a skill set. This is a hypothetical way on the other side of reality. Then I get there and he's taken all of his tools with him. I have the knowledge, but I don't have any of the tools. Is any work going to be done? No, because he took the resources with him. I got mad customers. It doesn't matter what I know. I have no, I have no way. I have no key. How can we do the works and greater works if we don't have the same tools? If we don't have the same resources, so should the mystery. Should God just remain mysteries that we, you know, we we we don't know. We're just like a blind squirrel trying to find an acorn.


Pastor West: [01:09:09] That's what most sermons about. When God sees you in your trouble, he sees you in your pain. And he sees that you're destroyed for lack of knowledge because you're rejected. Yeah, yeah, that's hard to say, but it's the truth. Actually, wasn't that hard to say, but, but, but listen to this. Psalms 137 says God revealed at Psalms 107 137. He reveals the way he works. Give you an example. He reveals the difference between. Moses and the Children of Israel. The difference is understood by what they knew. Uh. Verse seven. Psalm 137 says this. He made known his ways unto Moses. His acts unto the children of Israel. In other words, Moses and the children of Israel, they all saw the same thing. They got the same show. It was revealed to them physically. Everything. The children of Israel saw all the signs, the wonders and the miracles. Moses saw him too. He's right there with him. They were in the same crowd. Israel. Israel could give testimony to what God did. The difference is, God took Moses behind the scenes and showed him how he did what he did. A spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. Example, and we will stop here. How many? I'm not going. Well, except for two people, maybe. How many of you ever bought an automobile from a car dealership or someone? That's basically almost everybody in here. When you go to the dealership and you walk on the lot and you look around kicking the tires, so to speak, but you're there to buy a vehicle, you can you can look and you want to get in.


Pastor West: [01:11:17] And, you know, Keith knows about these things. We want to look inside. We want to see it. You know, we want to we want to drive if we can. And we want to see if we like how it feels when we drive it. All those kind of things. Right? Some of us may not even understand mechanics. We want to open the hood and look at like, mm, that's a motor, right? And if you know those kind of things, you can appreciate the machinery. You can appreciate there's there's no grease. I mean there's no gasket leaks. You know, it's not supposed to be right. I mean, you might even have stickers, you know, with printing on it and all that kind of stuff. Everything's fresh and new. It's like I was washing the grille of my truck this week. Come out of the car wash going like this. And I was wiping off the the water and some of the little plastic films, they just fell out. I washed them, I said, that probably ain't good. But they, you know, they ain't going back. They're cracked. Well, everything's brand new on this new vehicle, right? You open the door, you know, whether it's cloth or whether it's leather and you smell that new car smell.


Pastor West: [01:12:21] No one's ever cracked a leather, but you brand new look in the back seat. Carpets. Perfect shape. There's no cracks in the seats. Headline is all intact. It ain't falling down. Got all these kind of features. You know, people like me. It's like it's got Bluetooth, yellow tooth and green teeth and yellow teeth. You drink a lot of drank a lot of coffee and tea, but it has all these things. You can appreciate. You can appreciate what's in front of you. Get the sticker and you see that they appreciate it. But can we back up just a little bit before it was on display at the car dealership? It had to be put together. I don't know if you've ever been to, but you can certainly watch it on YouTube and you can watch the assembly line of whatever it is, whether it's Toyota or Ford or whatever. And you can watch that car, you know, coming down, you know, with just the chassis, so to speak, and you can watch how many people is involved in a single line to actually assemble a car together until about once the parts are there, because the motor might be made over here and the fenders over there and all this, but someone's got to put all this stuff together. So it took a lot of people. Working together to build an assembly line. Is it moving forward to put that car to ever get it to the dealership? True.


Pastor West: [01:13:46] Let me ask you this. The people who work for Toyota on the assembly line. Ford, Chevrolet, whoever it is. Are they? Are they supposed to be trained in machinery in their job of assembly? Did they receive some type of training for that? Probably got a certificate on the wall, but they have an understanding. I mean, you can't be sitting there waiting for, you know, to put this door on. You see, and you see the car say, oh my God, there's a car coming at me. You're not supposed to be doing that. I mean, you're supposed to be went past that video and watch the next one. If you look at what do I do this. I thought I was putting together bikes. No, not a bike. I scared someone trying to make sure you're awake. So this stuff's coming at you. But there had to be training, and they're skilled. Towards. And accomplished in. Because they have an assignment. And there's a procedure and it's a process. What's the goal? Dealership. To end up in your carport. But does it start in your carport? It starts with a part here and a part there. So would you agree that the people who put together your automobile, you hope that they were trained? And skilled and that particular part of their job, they were they have knowledge of what? Knowing what to do. They have knowledge to know what to do so that you can access the sum total of their knowledge.


Pastor West: [01:15:32] The sum total of their knowledge. The word said that the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God, as the waters cover the sea. How do we do the works of God? How do we do the commission of Jesus Christ when we don't understand what the Ford dealership does? God does on the same line when he puts on a door handle. When he puts a dash in. Do we have to have understanding? We do need to have the understanding. What did he make available to us? I ceased not to give thanks for you, making mention you in my prayers that the God of our father, the Lord Jesus Christ, may give unto you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, that the eyes of your understanding might be flooded with light, so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, which is your calling, and you might know what is the the inheritance of the saints in light and the exceeding, and the greatness of his power to us Ward who believe. Move. He wants you to access the wisdom, the insight and the understanding. Not just to say it's wonderful out here, but let's go into the factory and see how this thing was put together for whatever got here. Israel said. Water came from a rock. When Moses put the rod against him, manna came from the sky.


Pastor West: [01:17:13] Moses was there too. God said, come here, Moses. Let me tell you how water comes out of a rock. Let me tell you how I dropped manna from the sky. Let me give you an inside. Information of how the Kingdom operates, so that you may know what is the hope to which you've been called. Wow. Amen. That and more is what's available to us any time that you're interested. A man. We are children of light. Darkness means undeveloped. Right. I guess I don't know the old ways that you develop pictures as you. You went into a dark room. And that's where they did their work in the dark room. You didn't do it in light. Well, when you're in, when you're in darkness, you're. You live in a place of underdevelopment. No understanding. You're hoping for things to change. You're hoping. I've laid hands on people through the years, and already not every time. But I've laid hands on people many times through the years, and I already knew what. I already knew what was going to happen. Sometimes on a Thursday, I'd be in a meeting here or I was doing a meeting somewhere else. And on Thursday, perhaps the Lord would say, there's a person when you get there to minister, there'll be a person they'll be to your right before it goes down. Be a man sitting on the end. He says he's he has this and he has this.


Pastor West: [01:19:05] I want you to call him up when I show you, lay hands upon him, and I will heal him. Of this I get there, I was there. Man was there. God was there. We all come together to reach an expected end. We wasn't trying to do it. You see, I don't want to drive a car down 65 that you think you put the bolts in when you assembled it. You see, I don't want to leave Nathan's painting body. When he fixed my left fender and he thinks he got all the screws in. Oh, it looks good. I mean, like, in the dealership. You can appreciate it. No scratch, no dents. Nice paint. Smells good. Looks good. It's glossy. Love it. But when you leave Nathan's paint body, you're kind of wanting that fender to stay on there. That bumper stay on there. If you run over your own bumper, you think that ain't good? What else may not be tied together? Well, thank God he doesn't have any those kind of testimonies. If you do, I'll look this way. I don't think you have any of those testimony. Never with me. Why doesn't he have those testimonies? Because he has knowledge. He has wisdom. He has understanding of the process. We're looking at the outside and enjoying the beauty of the of the craftsmanship. But only he could tell you what had to happen on the inside for it to look that way on the outside. We make choices based on decisions, what we see outwardly. But God sees inwardly. And the problem that you think that's your problem is not even your problem at all. You say I have money problems? I have marriage problems. I have health problems. No you don't.


Pastor West: [01:21:17] You have wisdom problems. Because Proverbs says, wisdom stands at the doors and knocks and cries in the streets and waits for someone to answer, but they don't answer. You don't have money issues, you have wisdom issues. You don't have a marriage problem. You have wisdom issues. Can you see that? That's not condemning. That's that's that's saying, look this way instead of going that way. See, the whole world is going that way. 95% of the United States works for a living. Why would you want to do that? It's a broken system. If you don't believe so, check 65 out any time from 7:00 to 9:00, and it'll be clogged with people trying to get to work to make a, a living. They said, well, I got a good job. Never saw one.


Pastor West: [01:22:17] I know I'm meddling right now. Oh, I got a good job. Never saw one. So you, the guy who hired you is also the guy who can fire you. Hmm?


Pastor West: [01:22:31] When they hire you. Wherever they worked, they bought you at wholesale. They had to buy your ability at wholesale to market at that retail. The difference is theirs. Working for them is working for their dream. In other words, if you know how to, if you know how to hammer or screw a nail into a board, they had to hire you at the least amount it took to pay you so that they can take that and put on the difference. If it's service, then they got they got, you know, like if you if you I went into what's that um, alabaster chick fil A, the MTV tire. I went in there and uh, had some tires put on the truck today and, uh, and I'm just looking on the screen, it says, uh, uh, brakes. Now, all this labor per hour is $140 an hour. Well, 20 years ago, I thought you'd do what? Go back there and ask any of those guys. Y'all making $140 an hour back here? Are they making that, Nathan? Are those guys making $140? But they're charging it, right? They're paying him probably less than 30. Would you agree? I don't know what they're paying. Less than 30. Where's the other 110 going in TV? You see all them dirty people.


Pastor West: [01:23:58] Well, well, well, first you got to pay the. You got to pay all the taxes. You got to pay for the building, and you got to pay for the workman's comp. You got it dot, dot dot. And then there's, there's a hopefully a nice profit for them. What would Anti-b be without the guys who's out there, you know, hoisting up and taking it down and the wisdom to know how to do it and to be. What good would their sign $140 if no one's there to do the work? So they need those guys, right? But most of those guys don't have the money to throw up a building, so they need each other. God doesn't want you to be the one who's needed. God doesn't want you to be the the borrower. He wants you to be the lender. He doesn't want you to be the head or the tail. He wants you to be the head. He doesn't want you to be a blow. He wants you to be a beneath. He wants these ideas coming to you in abundance. Amen. Amen. The Lord is my shepherd, I do not. I do not want. I do not lack. Amen. Well, we may pick up here Wednesday night.


Congregation: [01:24:58] Come on. Yeah.


Pastor West: [01:24:59] Maybe we'll get into the good stuff. Amen. God's good.

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