Arise And Eat: The Journey Is Too Great For Thee – Pastor Nick Cassidy – Times Square Church – 08.04.2019

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Immediately after the victory of Elijah over the prophets of Baal at Mount Carmel he is threatened by Jezebel and flees into the wilderness. In his exhaustion Elijah prayed for God to take his life, but it was in the next moment that the Lord was going to call him to anoint the next generation of spiritual and political leaders. God did not answer Elijah’s prayer in the affirmative, but instead the angel of the Lord told Elijah to eat. He needed strength for his journey, and so do we. The times we live in can be exhausting, and if we are not feeding on the bread of life given by the Word of God and through obedience to the will of God then we will not have the strength to rise to the challenge of standing for the name of Jesus Christ in this generation.

And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, also how he had executed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.” And when he saw that, he arose and ran for his life, and went to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.

But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!”

Then as he lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, “Arise and eat.” Then he looked, and there by his head was a cake baked on coals, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank, and lay down again. And the angel of the Lord came back the second time, and touched him, and said, “Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you.” So he arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Horeb, the mountain of God.

1 Kings 19:1-8

 

Victory Comes When Victory Can No Longer Come – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 10.16.2016

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When we finally realize that we have no chance of attaining to victory in our own strength, understanding, and effort, then we can cry out to God in humility and repentance and see the victory that God will win for us to the glory of His name! If you are in a challenging place, are despairing of present circumstances, or even just need to be refreshed in the strength of the Lord through the Holy Spirit, then please listen to the following message and call out to Jesus.

Victory Comes When Victory Can No Longer Come – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 10.16.2016

Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord came, saying, “Israel shall be your name,” and with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord. And he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two seahs of seed. And he put the wood in order and cut the bull in pieces and laid it on the wood. And he said, “Fill four jars with water and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood.” And he said, “Do it a second time.” And they did it a second time. And he said, “Do it a third time.” And they did it a third time. And the water ran around the altar and filled the trench also with water.

And at the time of the offering of the oblation, Elijah the prophet came near and said, “O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word. Answer me, O Lord, answer me, that this people may know that you, O Lord, are God, and that you have turned their hearts back.” Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, “The Lord, he is God; the Lord, he is God.”

1 Kings 18:31-39

Spiritual Depression – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 10.02.2016

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For those who need encouragement in the Lord, here is a word from God for the refreshing of your spirit. In times of spiritual depression – that none of us is immune from – we learn something incredible about the tenderness, compassion, and gentle nature of God. I pray that you will be encouraged and lifted up by this message today.

Spiritual Depression – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 10.02.2016

And [Elijah] came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?

And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:

And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

– 1 Kings 19:9-12