RW Schambach – A tribute to the missionary John Geddie (Vanuatu)

RW Schambach - A tribute to the missionary John Geddie (Vanuatu)
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I am going to read from the twelfth chapter of Hebrews and the eleventh chapter of Hebrews and coupled two verses together verse number two looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross despising the shame and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God coupled with the sixth verse of the eleventh chapter of Hebrews but without faith it is impossible to please him for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him I believe in this particular scripture that I have read in your hearing and you that are listening to this radio broadcast I would like to suggest that you read the entire eleven and twelve chapters of Hebrews you will find recorded in that eleventh chapter and expression such as this by faith Enoch by faith abel by faith Noah by faith Abraham through faith Sara by faith Isaac and by faith Jacob by faith Moses by faith the harlot Rahab god mentioning all these men who have excelled in putting faith to work they knew how to use that faith and now in this twelfth chapter and I don't mind telling you that I believe that in this twelfth chapter is trying to get our attention off of the individuals of that Old Testament and get our eyes on Jesus he is the author of our faith and he is the finisher of our faith and he wants to operate that faith through you and through me can you shout praise the Lord with me we can't be Abraham we can't be Isaac and we can't be Jacob God was looking for a man and he couldn't find it in any one of these Jesus had to come down and take upon himself the form of this sinful flesh and he lived a life from the cradle to the grave and he pleased God and I come to tell you that you and I can please God by allowing Jesus Christ to come into this life and have full expression in you and full expression in me and you and I can have the same kind of a faith walk that Jesus had can you shall praise the Lord with me looking unto Jesus he is our Prince leader he is the one that we're looking to if you recall when Jesus took his three disciples up on that Mount of Transfiguration Peter James and John and when they arrived there here comes Moses and here comes Elijah can you imagine these three Jew boys when they saw Moses and when they saw Elijah they forgot all about Jesus and got carried away with these ancient prophets God had to come forth and thundered his voice once more and said this is my beloved son and Moses and Elijah fan East out of there and they saw nobody but Jesus and I come to town to tell you that Jesus Christ is the answer to every one of your problems can you shout Amen somebody and I want you to know that you and I can have the same kind of faith that Jesus had he operated faith he was a hundred percent man of faith but he was also God in the flesh because he received the anointing and the power of God in his life he never performed a miracle the first thirty years of his life I want you to hear this because this is absolutely important he knew that word he taught the word he kept doctors and lawyers spellbound when he exhorted that word but he never opened a blind eye he never unstopped a deaf ear he never healed a crippled day while he was walking down the dusty road to a holy baptismal service where John the Baptist was baptizing and all of a sudden John saw him coming and he turned around and said behold the lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world here comes Jesus walking into the water and he said John take me down under the water I need to be baptized he said Lord I'm not worthy to touch the shoelaces of your shoes he said I need to be baptized of you he said suffer it to be so John took him down under that water and when he come up out of that water the Holy Ghost came on him now somebody said it was a dove that came on him it was the Holy Ghost that came upon him in the form of a dove now I want you to know this is the very thing that Jesus needed to perform the miracles that he performed this was the beginning of his earthly ministry when he was filled with a spirit all of a sudden the heavens open and God the Father speak this is the first time he heard the voice of his father this is my beloved son please you want to please God get filled with the Holy Ghost without faith it's impossible to please God but they that come to him must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights he was driven up the spirit mark says Matthew says he was led of the Spirit but I like Mark's Bible Mark's Gospel says he was driven into the wilderness to be tested of the devil some Christians don't like to be tested they don't like the trial that comes but I want you to know this is how you know you have faith when that test comes because you know how you're going to come out of that thing you are not the conquered one you are the Conqueror you are not the victim but you are the victor you are more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ and you can highball that devil and come out victorious life just like Jesus did can you raise your hands and shout praise the Lord with me three times that devil attacked him in the in the physical in the mental or the psychological and also in the spiritual he said if you be the Son of God I'll tell you that made the devil mad when God was bragging on him this is my son this is my son in whom I'm well pleased he said if you're the son of God command these stones to be made bread jesus said it is written man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God he tempted him in that physical he could have made bread out of those stones but he's not going to give in to that devil he's not going to listen to him he gave him the Word of God and cut him down and put him where he belong took him up into a pinnacle on the temple and he said cast yourself down if you're the son of God it's written that he'll give his angels charge concerning thee lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone and in their arms they'll bear thee up he said Satan is written again thou shalt not tempt the LORD thy God took him up into a mountain and he said if you bow down and worship me he said how give you everything the eye can see he appealed to him in the physical appeal to him in the psychological and tested him in the spiritual but Jesus cut him down it says then the devil leaveth him and angels came and ministered unto him and he went out of there opening blind eyes unstopping deaf ears casting out Devils raising the dead demonstrating the power of the gospel of Christ because he was anointed with the Holy Ghost and with fire can you raise your hands and shout Amen with me somebody hallelujah Jesus is the one I'm going to look at I said Jesus is the one I'm going to look at in that eleventh and twelfth chapter of Hebrews verse number three of the twelfth chapter verse number two says looking unto Jesus the author and the finisher of our faith Hebrews 11:6 says but without faith it is impossible to please God but he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he's a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him hear me friends you that are here with me under this tent this is the first time this tent has ever been in this part of the country and I come to tell you that the Word of God is truth and if you are going to receive a miracle you're going to learn how to put faith alive in your heart you've got to believe that he is over in that eleventh chapter let me go back over it again I like this in verse 33 it says whose true faith they subdued kingdoms they wrought righteousness they obtained promises they stopped the mouths of lions they quench the quenched the violence of fire they escaped the edge of the sword out of weakness they were made strong they waxed violent in fight and turn to flight the armies of the aliens and women received their dead raised to life again and others were tortured not accepting deliverance that they might obtain a better resurrection through faith can you shout a bear subduing kingdoms you say but what can i subdue you got a kingdom right in there a kingdom of God there's had old self-nature you need to bring into subjection are you listening to me this is the biggest problem in the church your problem is not your next-door neighbor your problem is not your boss man but your problem is that thing you look at in the mirror it's that six-foot hunk of flesh or that five foot five book of flesh it's got to be subdued self got to be destroyed it has to be nailed to the cross you've got to die you've got to be buried and then a resurrection has to take place so Christ can walk and live in you can you raise your hands and shout Amen with me somebody oh it's being repeated today missionaries going over into countries I had a young man call me from Africa I don't have time to put this on the radio but he called me from Africa told me I was over there with him not long ago had 12,000 members in his church I hadn't been but two months he said brother Sam Rock got 18,000 already he said my God is growing I said I'm gonna pray and ask God to raise up some evangelist from Africa and send them to the heathen United States my god we need a revival in this country can you shout Amen somebody they're still nations that need to be subdued God wants us to take our own cities he wants to take our own states he wants us to take our own country revival is needed in America and God is looking for men and women who will have faith to bring revival to this country can you shout Amen turn around and look at somebody and say we're gonna have revival and God's gonna start it in me tell somebody else that say God's gonna start it right here in me this is what faith can do old John giddy that great missionary to the New Hebrides stayed for 30 years in that country in the New Hebrides you won't find him there any longer he went on to with his reward but all you'll see is a tombstone and on that tombstone it says when John Geddes came to the New Hebrides there wasn't one Christian but when he left there wasn't one sinner he subdued a kingdom my god I like that don't you like that say all brother Sam Bock I'm the only one saved in my apartment complex goodie my god subdue that nation subdue that Kingdom what do you think God put you in that block for you can have whoremongers on one side of you drug addicts on the other side you can have the nightcrawlers on the other side but you can come out smelling like a rose because you got no power the Holy Ghost in you and that'll give you the whole city he'll give you the whole apartment he'll give you the whole block he'll give you whatever you can take because of the faith of God that you possess raise your hands and shout amen I'm reading from Hebrews 12 verse 2 just a portion of it looking unto Jesus the author and the finisher of our faith Hebrews 11:6 but without faith it's impossible to please God I founded a church in Newark New Jersey and I went to visit one of the ladies to pray for her dear husband and I was looking forward to it because two months prior to this she got up in the church and testified how God saved her house from the violence of fire she said it burned down the houses by her but never touched her house now we all rejoice thank God for it but I could not fathom it until I saw it she lived in Jersey City right across from the Holland Tunnel that leads in to the Big Apple New York City and when I got there and arrived at her house I had no problem finding it because it was the only house on the block but her house was smack dab in the middle of the block and fire took all the houses is on the right of her and all the houses on the left of her and hers is still remaining as a mute reminder of how God protects from danger well when I got out of my automobile before I went to that house I looked up the block and looked down the block and then I looked at her house and I got on my face on the concrete and began to thank God for what I saw preserve I was hoping they'd never take that house as a monument to the demonstration of God's power she said brother

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