Jerry Savelle Sermon - Days of Glory, Days of Flourishing, Days of Abounding, Part 4 (27-Jan-2018). Isaiah 60:1 - “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you." It says the manifestation of God's glory has come! Don't you dare turn back now. Don't you dare let go of your faith! This new year is going to be days of glory, days of flourishing and days of abounding!
Hello, everyone. I'm Jerry Savelle. Thank you for joining me today. I pray that this broadcast will be a great inspiration to your life, and it will be faith building for you today as you watch and listen to the anointed Word of God. Last week I shared with you, or began sharing with you, a message that I preached in our church right here in Crowley, Texas. The church that I founded many years ago, Heritage of Faith Christian Center.
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And I want to take you into that service once again for the conclusion of that message. I want to read to you this prophetic word that the Lord gave me regarding 2018. He said, "These are indeed the days of my greater glory." Sayeth the Lord. "I will cause it to manifest for all who remain faithful to me, and faithful to my Word. And I will cause them to flourish and to abound, even as I have promised in my word." That's just a portion of this prophetic word. He said, "It will be days of glory, days of flourishing, and days of abounding." So, watch now, and get ready to be blessed. And get ready to be inspired by this powerful message. And then at the close, I'll have some things to share with you at that time. Watch now.
JERRY: Hallelujah. 2018, days of glory. The Psalmist said that God has done this before, and I believe he's ready to do it again. Psalm 65:11, "Thou crownest the year with thy goodness. And thy paths drop fatness." You crowned the year with your goodness. Hallelujah. One of the things that, as we keep marching toward the appearing of Jesus, we'll look back at 2018 and say, that was the year. I have testimonies of something that God has done in my life every year since 1969. And I have a great memory. Satan tried to take that away from me, but he failed, praise God. I remember the days, and places, and times when manifestations of God's goodness took place in my life. And I will look back on 2018 and say, that was the year that he crowned the year with his goodness. And his paths dropped fatness. That word fatness means prosperity and abundance. Hallelujah. God is leaving a path for us in 2018. And it will lead to prosperity and abundance. Hallelujah. Glory to God. Somebody give the Lord a good shout of praise. Amen.
Now, the New Living Translation says, "The pathways overflow with abundance." Is anyone ready for the overflow? No wonder the Psalmist promises, or proclaims rather, in Psalm 107 verse 8, "Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness." Notice this sounds like a plead. It's almost begging men, praise the Lord for his goodness. Praise the Lord for his goodness. Apparently, praising God for his goodness is so important that the psalmist repeats this in verses 15, verses 21, and verse 31, same phrase. "Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness." How could the body of Christ see a principle at least four times in one chapter, and don't pay any attention to it? Is God trying to get our attention? I really truly believe, and I've been more convinced in the last couple of days that praise and worship are monument to the greatest breakthroughs we've ever seen. In 1992, I was in Liberty, Texas and I had a visitation of the Lord. It was the second time that I had experienced a supernatural visitation. First one was 1981.
Carolyn was in the room with me when it happened. But, I was in Liberty, Texas in a little small motel. And I was getting ready to preach for a pastor friend of mine, and I believe this was November 1992. And I laid down on the bed there, set my alarm so I could take a one hour nap before I got ready to go into that service. And the moment I laid my head down, the Lord appeared to me. And he said these words, he said, "My people know me as Savior. Some of them know me as Baptizer in the Holy Ghost. Some know me as Healer. Some know me as Deliverer. But, most of them don't know me as the God of the breakthrough." He said, "If they did, they wouldn't be so quick to give up." And then he said this to me, he said, "You go over there and tell those people, and you preach it everywhere you go until I tell you otherwise. You go tell them the God of the breakthrough wants to visit their house." And then he said this, and I'll never forget it, I never forgot that part either, but he said this, "Tell them that the depth of their praise will determine the magnitude of their break through." I'd never heard that phrase before, never heard anything like that. He said, "The depth of their praise will determine the magnitude of their breakthrough." So, no wonder the psalmist says four times in one Psalm, "Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness."
So, perhaps, that's what we need to do right now. Just stop and praise God for his goodness. Can you do that? Just lift up your hands and praise God for his goodness. That doesn't sound like a whole lot of praise going on to me. Praise God for his goodness! Hallelujah! "Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness!" I'm pleading with you just like the psalmist did. "Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness!" Hallelujah! Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord for your goodness! Hallelujah! Amen! Be seated if you will. Did you know that praise and thanksgiving is one of the greatest expressions of faith? We should be praising him the moment we experience the manifestation of his goodness. But, also, we should be praising him in anticipation of his goodness. A few moments ago I asked the question, anybody experience the goodness of God in the last few days? Number of hands were lifted. How many of you in here are presently anticipating the goodness of God? Well, praise him. Hallelujah.
Praise him in anticipation for the goodness of God! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Thank you, Father! Thank you, Lord! Hallelujah! Amen. Praise God! David said in Psalm 145 verse 7, "They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy goodness." "They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy goodness." Like I said earlier, so many people forget so quickly when God manifests his goodness. People believe him for a financial miracle, God does it, and they may thank him the moment it happened, but they forget. Keeping in your memory manifestations of the goodness of God is vital to seeing it again. The reason David was able to slay Goliath is before he went out to battle, he remembered that this same God had delivered him from the lion and the bear. And this uncircumcised Philistine will be no different than them. See, he kept in his memory the goodness of God. He brought it up from time to time. He writes about it, he sings about it, he makes songs about it. When was the last time you wrote a song about the goodness of God? When was the last time you allowed a new song to come out of your spirit about the goodness of God? I do that a lot in my room. And in my room all alone, I sing as good as Cassie. I got up doing it this morning singing with her on her CD,- CONGREGATION: Yeah, thank you Father. JERRY: -praising God for his goodness, praising God for all the times that he's come through for me. Dear Lord, in 40, almost 49 years, I couldn't tell you in a month of services all that God has done for me. Hallelujah. The least I can do is attempt to express my thanks fully. Can you say amen? CONGREGATION: Amen. JERRY: Hallelujah. This is a key to experiencing days of greater glory. Can you say amen?
CONGREGATION: Yes. JERRY: Keep God's goodness in your memory. Look at your neighbor and say, "Don't forget the goodness of God." CONGREGATION: Don't forget the goodness of God. JERRY: Now, David also said in Psalm 27:13, "I had fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." Notice in a great trial he says that, "I would have fainted if I had not believed that I would see the goodness of God." In other words, he wouldn't have had the strength, the fortitude, the ability to keep standing in faith if he hadn't believed that he's going to see the goodness of God just like he'd seen in days past. Amen. That's important. Once again we see that the greatest expression of faith is praise and thanksgiving in anticipation of what you believe God's going to do. Anybody can praise Him after it happens. It takes great faith to praise Him while you're waiting for it to happen and great faith to praise Him when it looks like it'll never happen and great faith to praise Him when the devil screaming at you and it'll never happen. We'll just get up, jump out of bed, dance a jig before the Lord and say, "Just hide and watch devil. In the name of Jesus, He's never failed me. Hallelujah." Can you say amen? CONGREGATION: Amen. JERRY: Hallelujah. Amen. Now, notice in Psalm 27 where he said, "I would've fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord." What was he doing in the meantime while he's believing to see the goodness of the Lord? Verse six: "Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy. I will sing. Yeah, I will sing praises to the Lord." What was he doing while he was waiting to see this goodness manifest? He was praising God before it happened. He was singing unto the Lord and praising God. I'm telling you folks, if you want days of greater glory in 2018, you need to spend more time praising God and rejoicing and thanking Him and what He's already done and what He's about to do. Hallelujah. Practice praise. Hallelujah. Amen. Psalm 22, verse 3 says that "He inhabits the praises of his people." He inhabits the praises of his people. Inhabit means that He dwells in and He abides in our prayers. In other words, He comes down and settles in with us right in the midst of praise. You know what happens when God shows up? The enemy is stilled. The enemy stopped.
Every assignment of the devil against you is broken. Wouldn't that be a good reason to spend more time in praise and worship? CONGREGATION: Yeah. JERRY: Hallelujah. Amen. God shows up in the midst of our praise. Where He is, His glory is. Where the glory is, His goodness is. He's like American Express, He never leaves home without it. Hallelujah. His goodness always shows up where He is celebrated. I like that. His goodness always shows up where He is celebrated. Look at your neighbor and tell him, "His goodness always shows where He is celebrated." CONGREGATION: His goodness always shows where He is celebrated. JERRY: Psalm 67 verse 5-7: "Let the people praise Thee, O Lord. Let all the people praise Thee." I want you to go to that Psalm. I want you to see this, some very important principles here. Psalm 67, beginning in verse 5: "Let the people praise Thee, O God. Let all the people praise Thee. Then," next word's then. Everybody say then. CONGREGATION: Then JERRY: Do you know what then means? If the people will praise Him, they'll get a reaction from God. If the people will praise Him, then something happens. Talking about the power of praise. Then means for this reason, soon afterwards something will take place. Hallelujah. Let the people praise You, O Lord, and then something will take place. Notice what he says will take place here. He says, "Then shall the earth yield her increase, and God, even our own God shall bless us. God shall bless us and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him." Notice, the blessing came after the praise. The increase came after the praise. The glory came after the praise. The goodness came after the praise. Are you getting it this morning? CONGREGATION: Yeah.
JERRY: No wonder most of God's people are not experiencing more of the goodness of God in their life. It's not God holding out. They're not participating. We do our part and God never fails to do His part. CONGREGATION: Right. JERRY: Hallelujah. Look at somebody and say, "If you just praise Him,-" CONGREGATION: If you just praise Him,- JERRY: "-then you'll experience increase," CONGREGATION: -then you'll experience increase. JERRY: "-then you'll experience goodness,-" CONGREGATION: -then you'll experience goodness,- JERRY: "-then you'll experience blessing." Well, why don't you just go ahead and praise Him right now. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Glory to God. In this particular verse, the word blessed means to make happy, to make successful, to prosper, and to cause good things to come into your life. Hallelujah. If we'll just praise Him, He'll cause good things to come into our lives. You want to know why I'm so blessed? I'm a praiser. Hallelujah. I give thanks to my God. I attribute ever success in my life to the God I serve. Hallelujah. Without Him, I'm nothing. Without Him, I can't do anything. Hallelujah.
I've got the ... I've got Jehovah. I've got El Shaddai. Hallelujah. He's on my side. Glory to God. Glory to God. Somebody shout a little bit. Praise God. This is one of the greatest desires of our Father is to bring happiness, success, and prosperity and causing good things to come into our lives. 3rd John 2, "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospers." Once again, perhaps one of the major reasons why that most Christians are not enjoying any more of the goodness of God than they are, they don't thank Him enough. They don't praise Him enough. They don't rejoice in Him enough. They don't express gratefulness enough. Can you say amen? CONGREGATION: Amen. JERRY: Now, before I close today, I'll remind you again that we have learned that the glory of God is the manifested presence of God, the manifested goodness of God, and the manifested power of God. Now, we'll keep talking about those things as time goes by. We've also learned that praise will not only bring the presence of God on the scene, but it also brings the goodness of God as well. However, it doesn't stop there. Praise will also bring the power of God at work in your life. When His power comes, then things change, even things that seem impossible. A great example of this is found in Acts Chapter 16 with Paul and Silas having been thrown in prison. It says in verse 25 and 26, "And at midnight, Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises." Did you notice the choir wasn't with them, and the choir director wasn't saying, "Now, let's all praise God." They did it on their own. How often do you do it on your own? The only time you praise God is when you come to church and Cassie stands up and begins to lead the praise and worship.
That's kind of like the question, how long has it been since you've had a good bowl of wolf brand chili? Well that's too long. Do you know I've watched the commercials? I don't watch TV. I watch the commercials. If you only wait to praise God, if you only wait to praise God when somebody leads you, you waited too long. Can you say amen? You remember the story in Acts. It says the prisoners heard them. When's the last time somebody heard you praise God? Well I have a praise in my heart but it doesn't come out of my mouth. Liar, liar, pants on fire. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. If you got a praise in your heart, you're not having a problem with it coming out. You're having a problem shutting up. Amen. The prisoners heard them and suddenly, how many of you would like some suddenlys in your life?
And suddenly there was a great earthquake so that the foundations of the prison were shaken and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's bands were loosed. Notice praise brought the presence of the power of God, and it changed what seemed to be impossible. It changed their circumstances and it will change your circumstances. How many of you want to see more of the glory of God in your life in 2018? How many of you want this word coming to pass in your life, hallelujah? Then I encourage you to spend more time praising God. Praise not only brings the presence of God, the goodness of God, but it will bring the power of God and it also disarms the adversary. Amen. Several times, it's recorded in the Old Testament that God would have the singers and the praisers to come up to the front lines when enemy forces where about to attack and God's people were totally outnumbered. What did God say? Bring those people that don't have any better sense than to praise me anyway. Bring all them praisers up front. Bring them singers up front and they'd go to praising God and it disarmed their enemy. It confounded the enemy. Satan don't know what to do with you when you're praising God and he thinks he's got you. He don't know what to do when you praise God and you're in the worst trial you've ever experienced. Praise him anyhow. Praise him anyway. Hallelujah. Can you say amen? Hallelujah. It disarms the adversary.
So if you truly want 2018 to be a year in which you experience days of glory, then I strongly suggest again, spend more time praising your God. Jumpstart your battery. Don't walk around in sadness. Don't walk around without any joy. Don't walk around all sad and grieved and oppressed. No. God has given you the tools that will cause his presence, his power and his goodness to show up in your life. What did David say? All the days of my life. Every day of your life, can you say amen? I shouldn't have to say this but I'll go ahead and kind of help jumpstart you. Jump to your feet and begin to praise God. JERRY: I truly hope you were blessed by the message today and if you were, please write to me and let me know about it. I love hearing from our friends and partners, how that this ministry is blessing their lives and how that it's taking you to another level in your walk with God. Let me encourage you to be sure and place your order today for the four CDs on this subject, 2018 Days of Glory, Days of Flourishing and Days of Abounding. This message or these messages rather are so power-packed and full of the anointing of God and obviously, as I've said before, I can't cover all of that in a message on television, but you have the opportunity to listen to each and every message, all the way through and I believe, praise God, it's going to take your faith to a higher level and you're going to position yourself to experience just that. Days of glory, days of flourishing and days of abounding. So place your order right now. Don't delay. Place your order right now. All the ordering information is on your screen, so if you can call in or write in, however it's most convenient for you, but do it today. Once again, our special resource package today, days of glory, days of flourishing and days of abounding.
Four CDs, you won't regret ordering this information, these resources, and once you get them in your home and begin listening to them, I believe, praise God, it's going to position you to experience the greatest blessings that you've ever experienced. Once again I want to share some of the testimonies we've received. Here's one from Sandra. The Lord blessed me with a debt-free car, taxes and insurance and title paid for. It has full coverage insurance, paid in full, praise God. That is a great blessing Sandra, and we appreciate you sharing that with us. You know God's no respecter of persons. There may be others of you that are believing for cars, debt free. Well here's a testimony. Someone's experienced it. God can do it for Sandra. Then he can also do it for you. Here's one from Heather. I really like this.
She said almost 30 years ago, you spoke at my church in Perth, Western Australia. You spoke on the four Ds to success, decision, discipline, dedication and determination. I remember that sermon well. I have used those four Ds to shape my focus whenever I embark on a new project. You sowed the seed in my life when I was just 21 years old and now I'm a mother and teacher and I still reflect on those words of wisdom. They keep me focused. Thank you for your ministry. Heather, I remember that meeting well, and thanks for reminding me of it. Thanks for reminding me of that message and I rejoice with you at all the goodness you're experiencing from the Lord. Thank you Heather, once again. Don't forget next week we're going to begin a brand new lesson, so be sure and make your plans to join with me. Don't forget your faith will overcome the world, and this is your time for days of glory, days of flourishing and days of abounding. I'll see you again next week.