Pray While You Still Can – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 06.02.2019

Gethsemane

There will come a time when darkness will so contort the minds of men that en masse they will neither acknowledge God nor pray. The time to pray is now! The Word of God is true and faithful, and we must be grateful that we are even attempting to pursue the Lord. It is time to leave what needs to be left behind and to take in the whole counsel of God for your life. We all must do this. In order to see revival and restoration the followers of Jesus must lay down everything at His cross, come into agreement with His Word, and walk in obedience to His will. This is an urgent call: there is no shadow of turning with God. It is time to be cleansed through repentance, it is time to walk in forgiveness, it is time to seek God while He may be found. Nothing short of a full pursuit of the Lord will stand in the days ahead.

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit.

When I kept silent, my bones grew old
Through my groaning all the day long.
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Selah
I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I have not hidden.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You
In a time when You may be found;
Surely in a flood of great waters
They shall not come near him.
You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.
Do not be like the horse or like the mule,
Which have no understanding,
Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle,
Else they will not come near you.

Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;
But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous;
And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

Psalm 32:1-11

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Rebuilding The Wall Of Prayer – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 05.26.2019

Nehemiah

God is standing by to glorify Jesus through the testimony of your life. Will we receive the burden of the Lord to seek Him, to pray, and to rebuild? Or will we overlook God’s faithfulness and permit the ruins of this society to remain? When the hand of God moves and is upon us even the enemies of God must acknowledge His power. We must rise up in the strength of the Lord, and if we will then the faithfulness of Christ will keep us. Let us be sent in the name of the Lord, and His favor will be upon us to begin to walk in the supernatural. The promises of God are secure. We must press in to the Lord today! It’s time to fast and pray.

And it came to pass in the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was before him, that I took the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had never been sad in his presence before. Therefore the king said to me, “Why is your face sad, since you are not sick? This is nothing but sorrow of heart.”

So I became dreadfully afraid, and said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face not be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers’ tombs, lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire?”

Then the king said to me, “What do you request?”

So I prayed to the God of heaven. And I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight, I ask that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.”

Then the king said to me (the queen also sitting beside him), “How long will your journey be? And when will you return?” So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.

Furthermore I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, let letters be given to me for the governors of the region beyond the River, that they must permit me to pass through till I come to Judah, and a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king’s forest, that he must give me timber to make beams for the gates of the citadel which pertains to the temple, for the city wall, and for the house that I will occupy.” And the king granted them to me according to the good hand of my God upon me.

Nehemiah 2:1-8

A Dry Stick At A Religious Meeting – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 05.19.2019

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Perhaps it seems as if your spiritual resources have run dry, that your calling is in question, and that your mistakes have created an irreparable separation from the will of God. In this moment know that God’s calling is irrevocable. If you are serving the Lord, then continue to persevere in obedience to Jesus. Press in to God! Don’t give up until you hear from Him. Pray. Fast. Know that the Lord is for you. Let this be a season of refreshing and encouragement. Laborers are needed for the harvest that is coming. Will you join in the work that will bear fruit eternally for the Kingdom of God? Jesus is worthy, and if you find yourself thirsty and dry today, then make the choice to refuse to stay in that place. Go to God today! He has not written you off.

As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my food day and night,
While they continually say to me,
“Where is your God?”

Psalm 42:1-3

Remember The Prisoners – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 04.28.2019

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Jesus tells us to love our enemies. This requires supernatural strength and faith. Moreover, it requires a heavenly perspective. The enemies of the cross are in a merciless prison. Just because some of the cells in this prison have an appearance of comfort only makes the incarceration all the more insidious. We are called to a love that stretches so far beyond our abilities that in our own mind we can’t even conceptualize it. God will give us the faith that we need to fulfill this commandment. It doesn’t mean we roll over. It doesn’t mean we don’t stand for God. It doesn’t mean we yield the battlefield to the enemy. It means we know why we are called into this spiritual battle. The enemies of the Lord are still in the prisons that we ourselves were once in. The cross of Christ is available for all. Many will refuse the free gift of salvation, but when we remember the prisoners it should motive us to get our strength exclusively from God.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 5:43-48

Keep Silence Before Me – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 04.21.2019

KeepSilent

There is a time to be silent in the presence of God. From there our faith can be increased to the point where we can then command the enemy to be silent before the presence of God in us. The devil is the father of lies and a murderer from the beginning. Every day we are assaulted with fiery darts, thoughts, motivations, words, declarations, curses, and mocking. It’s time to tell every voice but the voice of God, every name but the name of Jesus, and every spirit but the Holy Spirit to BE SILENT in this hour! Let us look to the Lord and know personally His authority. Are you overwhelmed by His power today? Let us surrender everything to the cross of Christ. His Word will stand eternally and all the other voices will vanish. Tell those other voices to be silent now. Let the voice of God go forth!

Isaiah 40

“Keep silence before Me, O coastlands,
And let the people renew their strength!
Let them come near, then let them speak;
Let us come near together for judgment.

Isaiah 41:1

 

He Will Show You Things To Come – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 04.14.2019

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Are your eyes on this life or on eternity? We must act in this life, but our priority must be eternity. Jesus has promised us that the Holy Spirit will give us insight and will declare the things that will come. We know where our real home is, but if we become distracted by the ways of this world we can see our rewards eroded. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken, so where is your foundation? Jesus is reaching out with encouragement. What will you prioritize in the days ahead? What about eternity? What about those incredible words: well done thou good and faithful servant? Seek first the Kingdom of God and receive the eyes to see what God would have us to see.

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.

John 16:12-15

America And Its Children Need Deliverance – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 03.10.2019

Demon

Our generation is sleepwalking into an eternity without God. When they confront some of the church they are unable to find the deliverance and healing they desperately need. An encounter with Jesus, however, is the only thing powerful enough to confront the darkness of this generation. When all the powers of the world are aligned against the cross of Christ, God will raise up a standard for the glory of His name. When God speaks the word of deliverance, when God breathes the Holy Spirit, and when the Lord’s power is made manifest we must be ready. We must be serious. We must be desperate. Either there is a spiritual awakening in America or we will go into unspeakable darkness. Call out to God. Not on our watch! We must be obedient to the Lord in this moment. Don’t let another day go by without crying out to God and drawing near to Jesus.

And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.”

Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.

Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”

So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

Matthew 17:14-21