Basic Message 8: Together - A new experience
Before we talk about saving Europe, we need to be willing to share our blessings with others. This is not something difficult, but rightful to do. Asking how you should do it and why you should do it are two very different things. We should rightfully do this. Jesus called those that He wanted so that He might be with them and send them out to preach. The land of Europe has been blessed so much, but because they have lost hold of the blessing of our soul, these hidden problems continue to arise. They’re not even visible. These are hidden problems so they can’t even talk about it.
What are these hidden problems? These are the problems that arise in our personal lives and in our families. Disasters come that we can’t speak about. Families want to live happy lives together, but so many disasters come. And if one of the members start to have mental problems, it brings so much to the family, but they can’t speak about it with anyone. If even one person in the family suffers from depression, the whole family is affected. That is why people leave their homes, break up, and divorce. That is why these different problems that are hidden come out. People who are facing these hardships start to wander.
It was at this time that the New Age Movement rose up and caused so many problems to people. They say that they’ll let them meet God. And then caused people to be possessed by demons. The person who began this movement was a person named Petrova. This person was a sorcerer that was filled with evil spirits. Petrova was a sorcerer filled with evil spirits giving people these spiritual experiences. And in this way, the New Age Movement was conquering the world. But that’s not all.
Just as Acts 13:1-12 says, something was moving people towards this strange direction. This one proconsul was receiving guidance from a fortuneteller. If you look in Acts 16:16-18, we see people like Petrova leading people and influencing others. But this is how people are being deceived because they are ignorant of this fact. They cannot be with God and they’re separated from God falling into death. That is how religions formed and caused people to worship idols. That is why there are so many hardships and problems that arise in this world. God says for us to give to them the hidden answers.
Because these are hidden problems, we need to give them the hidden answers. You don’t need to do it in visible form. This was the time when Israel faced complete destruction. Exodus 3:18, He said to offer the sacrifice. That’s the hidden answer. It was at this time that they were set free from Egypt. And you’re supposed to help people find this answer. But the Israelites, again, lost this answer. Just like it is in Europe now, they lost hold of the Gospel. So they faced destruction again. It’s at this time that God gave His answer in Isaiah 7:14. It says the virgin will give birth to a son. It’s talking about Jesus. And He will be called Immanuel. When they believed that, they were set free from Babylon. And we’re supposed to relay this. This was the time it was the most difficult situation. Because this was when they were colonized by Rome and in Matthew 16:16, Simon Peter confesses, “Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God.” Just relay this to others and amazing things will happen.
If they could understand, then at that very moment, the will be set free from Satan’s control. Right? As soon as the light enters in, the darkness flees. You don’t even have to tell the darkness what to do. They will flee the moment the light comes in. Darkness will not flee when you shout at it. It will only flee when the light comes in. The moment people understand these words, the way and the door will open for them. Then, of course, answers have no choice but to come. After 400 years, Moses was able to hold onto this covenant. But the people lost hold of it again. And grabbed onto it again after 800 years. They forgot the covenant and were destroyed again. But then, this was the message after 700 years. After the answer of Babylon, they were given the answer again in 700 years. It was at this point on that they conquered Rome. Why was that? Because of this answer. You have to know this. If you can hold onto this covenant, then these answers will be given to you.
What is the meaning of Christ? You have to hold onto a couple of verses. First, He is the priest that got rid of all of our curses. Mark 10:45. You just need to hold onto that. What does Christ mean? He is the king that has the power to destroy the authority of Satan. That is 1 John 3:8. Who is Christ? He is the true prophet that opened the way. That is John 14:6. “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” Prophets, priests, and kings were all anointed with oil. At that time. And because Jesus fulfilled all three of these works, He is called the Christ. And this blessing, as we see in 1 Peter 2:9, is given to all of those who believe. When you really believe, Satan who never dies, he will run away. He isn’t a being that dies. This authority is broken, which is why he is powerless before believers. When you really believe, Satan flees from you. When you really believe, all those curses cannot overcome you. And when you really believe, that’s when the Holy Spirit starts to work. How amazing is that? It’s about believing in this fact.
Then, what? You’re relaying this blessing exactly so into your field. And you’re praying so that this blessing could be relayed in your field. You don’t have to make a lot of noise you just have to wait. We call this Acts 1:3, the kingdom of God. Not only that, but you can save your company. You can save your field. Saving people who are dying in all the places you go. Not only that, but they will be revived by the power of God. We call this being the witness of Christ as it says in Acts 1:8. It doesn’t say to be a witness; it says that you will be. You’ll be the witness to save the world. The moment I believed in this, I received all these answers and came to this point. There’s only one thing to keep in mind. You have received salvation and so you need to follow this road to the end, but we become deceived on the way and give up. But many people face hardships not knowing that is an opportunity and give up. When conflicts arise, that is actually the path that we need to take, but many don’t know that and so they give up. I see many people who have received salvation, but they put other things in their souls. As long as you just know that one thing, after some time passes, you will see answers. That’s why Jesus doesn’t say to be a witness, He says that you will be.
And He says in “Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Where is Jerusalem? That is about being a witness in the closest place to you, your church. Through you, you can be that witness. People who don’t know this live a long Christian life and it is to their loss. There are many people who believe in Christ and God for the first time and receive answers right away but many that have been believers for a while do not. If you simply wait, Jesus says that you will be a witness in Jerusalem and Judea, which is a nation of Israel. And so all the people with religious authority will see the power of God. And then Samaria that has lost hold of the Gospel. To what extent will you receive answers? To the ends of the earth. These kinds of works will happen. We call this world evangelization.
Enjoying these blessings is prayer. For you, so many things will begin to happen. When I open my eyes, there is something that I think about first. How is God going to bless me today? What kind of evidence has God prepared for me today? Why? Because God says that we will be His witness. I woke up this morning and I had a couple of hours of prayer, and I thought what kind of blessings has God prepared for me as I prepared my messages for Europe. What kind of answers has God prepared? I think about this every day. Then all the people listening to this broadcast all around the world will receive this blessing too. And if this true Gospel can enter into Europe, then, that will be amazing. I received that answer. I felt this. If the true Gospel could enter into France, that would be an amazing thing. It’s already an amazing nation. If the true Gospel can enter into England, then how great of a nation would it become? When all the gentlemen and ladies in Europe received the Gospel, how great would that be? What would happen if people in Germany received the Gospel? As I look at that answer, I really believe that God’s Word can save all of Europe. I pray that the great strength and the life of God will be given to all of those who listen to this message.
Let us pray. God, We thank you. May we receive your answers in every step we take. Give us your strength in every event. Give us spiritual wisdom so that we will not be deceived by anything. In Jesus Christ name we pray. Amen.