When Your Prayers Have No More Words – Pastor Carter Conlon – TSC Prayer Meeting – 04.20.2021

When there is nothing left for us to express in prayer, when our strength and articulation have been totally used up, when the voice of God has still not responded, a prayer without words can rise up. God already knows what we are asking for and what we need. If we will cry out and experience a groaning of heart for the glory of God then dramatic, generation changing answers will come. Will we pledge ourselves to the Lord with fervency and dedication in this moment? How desperate are we for the power of God to come, for massive salvations to happen, and for the name of Jesus to be glorified?

How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
Having sorrow in my heart daily?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and hear me, O Lord my God;
Enlighten my eyes,
Lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Lest my enemy say,
“I have prevailed against him”;
Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

But I have trusted in Your mercy;
My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
Because He has dealt bountifully with me.

Psalm 13:1-6

Taking The Lamb Out Of The Mouth Of The Lion – Pastor Carter Conlon – TSC Prayer Meeting – 03.23.2021

Before David ruled Israel, before he slew Goliath, before he was a mighty warrior he delivered a lamb from the mouth of a lion as a shepherd. We must cling to everything that the Lord has given us. Life, salvation, precious promises, and so much more. The voice of discouragement from the enemy is such a lion in this generation, and we must refuse to give way to such voices. You have a testimony, you have a resource, you have the Word of God, you have Jesus! The Lord will empower you to walk out the victories that God wants to lead you into. The voice of discouragement is a lie, the still small voice of God is the truth. Win a spiritual battle for the Lord in your life today. All glory to Jesus!

And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.”

But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it. Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.” Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”

And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!”

1 Samuel 17:33-37

Why Exactly Do We Want An Awakening – Pastor Carter Conlon – TSC Prayer Meeting – 03.16.2021

Why are we asking for a spiritual awakening in this generation? Is it just to preserve ourselves and the lukewarm gospel of prosperity that has been present in American pulpits for several decades? At a certain point in time the Lord will defend His own name. Are we tired of the name of Jesus being trampled on and brought low in this generation? Is God able to glorify His name once more in this generation? There is a declaration against the people of God that echoes the taunt of Goliath: you will serve us. Pray without ceasing! Jesus will be glorified!

Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.”

1 Samuel 17:45-47

Let’s Talk About Sin – Pastor Carter Conlon – TSC Prayer Meeting – 03.09.2021

Sin must be an urgent priority for all Christians. Leaving it unaddressed, even if doing so would spare us some pain, discomfort, or sorrow, is never the right option. All of us must ask the Lord to continually search our hearts. Holy Spirit show us what needs to change, give us the faith to lay it all down before you in repentance, and give us a vision of what we are intended to become. A hallmark of maturity is a greater sensitivity to sin, a greater humility with respect to our dependence on God’s righteousness, and a shortened time frame between awareness of sin and repentance. All of us must adjust in order that our walks with God would be amplified in every way.

Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ”

Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”

So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”

And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”

Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”

And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”

The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

So the Lord God said to the serpent:

“Because you have done this,
You are cursed more than all cattle,
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you shall go,
And you shall eat dust
All the days of your life.
And I will put enmity
Between you and the woman,
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall bruise your head,
And you shall bruise His heel.”

To the woman He said:

“I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;
In pain you shall bring forth children;
Your desire shall be for your husband,
And he shall rule over you.”

Genesis 3:1-16

I Heard The Voice Of Mercy – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 10.04.2020

In a time of absolute corruption, the Lord met with the prophet Ezekiel and declared something heartbreaking: God couldn’t find anyone who would agree with Him about the provision of mercy. When judgment is clearly deserved the Lord remains longsuffering until He finds no one left standing in the gap. We absolutely must continue to intercede for the mercy of God to be shown in a powerful way that miraculously turns the heart of the people back to Him. Jesus be glorified in this generation for the mercy, grace, and love that you show even when we deserve nothing but judgment. Never give up the fight of intercession and forgiveness.

And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, say to her: ‘You are a land that is not cleansed or rained on in the day of indignation.’ The conspiracy of her prophets in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured people; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in her midst. Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them. Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain. Her prophets plastered them with untempered mortar, seeing false visions, and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord God,’ when the Lord had not spoken. The people of the land have used oppressions, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and needy; and they wrongfully oppress the stranger. So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord God.

Ezekiel 22:23-31

My Last Message – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 05.03.2020

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Pastor Carter Conlon is stepping down from his role as Senior Pastor of Times Square Church. He will be retaining a role in the church and will be a part of continued ministry efforts, but he has turned over the primary leadership role of Senior Pastor to Tim Dilena. Pastor Carter is being called to bring the nation back to prayer and to revival. Transitions in leadership occur in many places in scripture. This is a moment for the body of Christ to be courageous and to go forth understanding that the grace, strength, and power of the Lord continues from generation to generation. Jesus is our Lord, our King, and our God! If we hold tight to Him we will see his hand once more. Holy Spirit raise up laborers for the harvest that the Lord deserves!

And Joshua called for all Israel, for their elders, for their heads, for their judges, and for their officers, and said to them:

“I am old, advanced in age. You have seen all that the Lord your God has done to all these nations because of you, for the Lord your God is He who has fought for you. See, I have divided to you by lot these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes, from the Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, as far as the Great Sea westward. And the Lord your God will expel them from before you and drive them out of your sight. So you shall possess their land, as the Lord your God promised you. Therefore be very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, lest you turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left, and lest you go among these nations, these who remain among you. You shall not make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause anyone to swear by them; you shall not serve them nor bow down to them, but you shall hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have done to this day.

Joshua 23:2-8

Set Free From The Fear Of Death – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 04.12.2020

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Many are overcome by great fear in this moment. Pandemic or otherwise, the fear of death is something that everyone has dealt with. What do we do about this fear? The most important aspect is what we do with Jesus. He is our deliverance, our life, our lord, and our savior. There is a profound reality to the mystery of what it means for us to be crucified with Christ. When we are born again we enter a process where all things are made new. If you are alive in Christ you have already experienced a form of death. Please know that the Bible says that the death of the saints is precious in the sight of the Lord as He calls us back into His immediate presence. Be loosed from the bondage that the fear of death creates in the name of the Lord Jesus!

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.

For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying:

“I will declare Your name to My brethren;
In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.”

And again:

“I will put My trust in Him.”

And again:

“Here am I and the children whom God has given Me.”

Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

Hebrews 2:9-15

Finding Your Voice In The Storm – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 04.05.2020

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When Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey a moment eagerly awaited by history unfolded before the eyes of an entire society. Yet not many days after these same people would be confused, scattered, and thrown into the confusion of a tremendous storm. What happens when our expectations are shattered, when our vision of the future suddenly becomes obscured, and when a foundational principle we hold slips through our fingers? In that generation the disruption resulted from a misunderstanding of God and prophecy. Will we make the same mistake in our generation? There is a voice in the storm with the power to silence the roaring swells completely. Jesus is the King of Kings regardless of what unfolds around us. We must know, hear, and believe in the power of His voice. Cry out to God today for the strength that you need!

So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:

“Hosanna to the Son of David!
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’
Hosanna in the highest!”

And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”

So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

Matthew 21:6-11

Dealing With Ourselves In A Time Of Crisis – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 04.05.2020

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Before Jesus was betrayed in the garden Peter – and the rest of the disciples – proclaimed that they would follow Jesus through any trial. Many have talked a good game for a long time only to find themselves without the resources they need in crisis. In these times perhaps we are noticing that we are not all that we thought we were. How have our relationships fared? Have we dedicated ourselves completely to fasting and prayer? Have we lived up to the ideal we have set for ourselves? Likely not… We have all fallen short of the glory of God, but there is a grace that comes from God when we cry out. There is a song that the Lord will place in our hearts when we draw near. There is a faith that enters our lives when we trust in Jesus. Now is the time to acknowledge our failures and to fling ourselves on the feet of the Lord. He will be victorious through this trial, and his faithfulness, righteousness, and mercies know no end!

So Peter went out and wept bitterly.

Luke 22:62