Prophesying in Beth-EL

Prophesying in Beth-EL.
By Evangelist Josh Sparks.
 
God send men and women not afraid to prophesy in the House of God our King. Put your words in their mouth. Let them prophesy at Bethel the House of God for judgment was first begin there ( 1 Peter 4:17). As an Evangelist I am sent to Evangelize the Lost, equip and edify the saints, exalt the Lord Jesus Christ our risen King and see God do the supernatural as He works with us confirming His Word through signs and wonders.
 
Jesus speaking to the Jews, and the elders about Abraham’s testimony concerning Himself, who claimed to be Abraham’s children but refused to believe the truth Jesus spoke, Jesus said (John 8:37) I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because My Word hath no place in you. We have replaced a Word from God with men like Baalam who are yes men, money driven men who refuse to prophesy at Bethel. I want God to use me don’t you? God is bringing Revival to His Church but we must line up to His Word (judgment) that is beginning at Beth-EL the House of God.
 
Many prophets gave their life and even God’s own Son Jesus was killed for truth. He laid down His life as a sacrifice for sin and God raised Him from the dead. I think about the Prophet Amos he was killed by Jeroboam the evil king who didn’t want Israel to sacrifice to God in the temple so he made a 2 calf’s of gold and set one in Dan and one in bethel and said here is your gods that brought you out of Egypt and it caused Israel to sin a great sin.
 
1 Kings 12:25–33- 25 Then Jeroboam built Shechem in the mountains of Ephraim, and dwelt there. Also he went out from there and built Penuel. 26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, “Now the kingdom may return to the house of David: 27 If these people go up to offer sacrifices in the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, then the heart of this people will turn back to their lord, Rehoboam king of Judah, and they will kill me and go back to Rehoboam king of Judah.”
28 Therefore the king asked advice, made two calves of gold, and said to the people, “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt!” 29 And he set up one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan. 30 Now this thing became a sin, for the people went to worship before the one as far as Dan. 31 He made shrines on the high places, and made priests from every class of people, who were not of the sons of Levi.
32 Jeroboam ordained a feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, like the feast that was in Judah, and offered sacrifices on the altar. So he did at Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he had made. And at Bethel he installed the priests of the high places which he had made. 33 So he made offerings on the altar which he had made at Bethel on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, in the month which he had devised in his own heart. And he ordained a feast for the children of Israel, and offered sacrifices on the altar and burned incense.
 
1 Kings 13:33–34- 33 After this event Jeroboam did not turn from his evil way, but again he made priests from every class of people for the high places; whoever wished, he consecrated him, and he became one of the priests of the high places. 34 And this thing was the sin of the house of Jeroboam, so as to exterminate and destroy it from the face of the earth.
Amaziah told Amos or warned him go seer to the land of Judah and prophesy there go eat bread there make your home there but the King don’t want to prophesy the Word of God in Beth-EL anymore (Amos 7:12). If we can’t speak the Word of God in the House of God then the voice of the Lord is silenced and the ears of the people void of hearing from the Lord. Don’t prophesy Amos was told Bethel is the king’s chapel his court (Amos 7:13).
 
I feel like Amos today. he said listen I was not a prophet neither was my daddy. I was a herdsman tending my flock and I gathered fruit from the sycamore tree and God saw me and called me to go prophesy to His people (Amos 7: 13-15). I didn’t apply for the job I was chosen by God remember you did not choose the Lord Jesus He chose you and ordained you to go and bring forth fruit that will remain ( John 15:16). Amos did not fear the King who did eventually kill him but opened His mouth and made this declaration:
 
Amos 7:16-17- 16 Now therefore hear thou the word of the Lord: Thou sayest, Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the house of Isaac.
 
17 Therefore thus saith the Lord; Thy wife shall be an harlot in the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land.
 
In ch 8 Amos sees a vision of a basket full of summer fruit and God send a Word to Amos that should cause us to live closer to God then we ever have. (Amos 8:2) The end is come upon my people Israel; I will not pass by them again any more. The fruit of the earth is ripe and they need to hear the voice of God. We must open our mouths and cry aloud and spare not and lift up our voice like a trumpet.
 
NEWS FLASH: It is not just a song we sing, or a good message title Jesus is coming and millions will be doomed to a devil’s hell for eternity and we will be guilty because of the many excuses we make. Well Lord people just don’t want to serve you anymore we say and that is our excuse for being lazy. Jesus said lift up your eyes the fields are white for the harvest. Quit saying the harvest is four months away because it is here. (John 4:35) Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
 
Jesus has to remain in the Heavens until the times of restitution of all things (Acts 3:19-21) God is waiting for us to get a ready and right mind before He sends the former and latter rain together because He is concerned with souls and only souls (James 5:17). We need God to change our hearts and we need to be Harvest Minded. I close with this powerful verse of scriptures.
 
Matthew 9:36-38
 
36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
 
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
 
38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
 
Mark 4:28-30
28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
 
29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
 
30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it?
 
The Harvest is the end of the world and the Word of God is the sickle. Time to thrust it in and get busy reaping the harvest of souls for Jesus sake and for the Kingdom of God’s sake. (Matthew 13:39) God’s messengers will reap the harvest. Let’s put our hand to the plow and break up the unplowed ground.
 
Hosea 10:11-13- 11 And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
 
12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
 
13 Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.
 
Harvest time!!! Who is with my? Let’s go plow in Jesus Name.

Will you help us reach the world?

The bible declares in Acts 6:4- But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the Ministry of the Word. While sitting in the computer room next door at my Dad’s house, the Holy Ghost ministered to me concerning ministry.

The Lord impressed upon my heart the Cry of Calvary ringing in my ears, stirring my heart and soul, causing me to cry aloud and spare not, lifting up my voice like a trumpet, declaring the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Yes we are called to be missionaries to America, carrying the saving and healing power of God to the lost. Yes God has called me to preach and proclaim His word, to Evangelize and carry the light of the Glorious Gospel into this dark world we live in.

Isaiah 5:25- Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against His people, and He hath stretched forth His hand against them, and hath smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets. For in all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still.

The Lord spoke to me last night and told me He was calling me and my family to full time Ministry. He spoke this to me last fall and instead of heading His voice, I went to work neglecting the Heavenly calling and direction. Again the Lord is speaking to me it is time to go. The world is waiting to hear. And my answer is Yes Lord I will go.

As many of you know it takes money to live and to operate a full time ministry. I am asking those of you who will partner with us monthly, quarterly, yearly or by giving a one time gift to please help us as we step out in faith to do the work of God. Pray about how the Lord will use you to help us reach the lost. We are faith people and we walk by faith and not by sight. We need at least $2000.00 a month to live and operate the work God has called us to do. Will you help? You can do so by emailing us at evangelist30@hotmail.com or by filling out the information below and mailing it to us. We covet first your prayers and your support. Your prayers and financial support will help us preach Jesus to a lost world.

For those who will partner with us $10 or more a month we will send you every month our newsletter, Calvary’s Cry, 3 CD’s with powerful anointed messages that will increase your faith and be a help to you in your walk with God and we will also send you DVD sermons when we get that portion of our ministry available which will be in the near future. We need to hear from you our friend without fail. God is reaching out, and the world is reaching back. The bible says how can they hear without a preacher, and how shall they preach except they be sent ? (Romans 10:14-15).

Will you help us today? Thank you in advance for your support in Jesus Name. When writing or sending in your pledge of support make all checks, or money orders payable to Evangelist Josh Sparks and in the memo make sure you write Missionary Work.

Support the Missionary efforts of the Sparks Family by sending in your love gifts and faith support. Fill out the information below and mail it to us. Thank you in advance for your support in Jesus Name.

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Reaching out over the radio.

We have the opportunity to broadcast via radio worldwide through World Harvest Radio, founded by the late Dr. Lester Sumrall. This radio station reaches millions of people worldwide with the goal to reach 1 billion souls for Jesus. The cost for one 30 minute program per week is $276.00 a month. Can I ask you my friends if you will help us reach North America via radio laying the ground work for our upcoming Missionary journey’s across America?

For those who will partner with us on a monthly basis we will send you every preaching CD we produce for the broadcast,as well as our upcoming DVD Sermons we will be offering of our Revival Services, Tent Meetings, etc.

Is there someone who can sponsor the whole month, for a love gift of $276.00? Can you give $100? or $50 or $20? Any amount will be a great blessing and a help. Help us reach America via radio and under the old Gospel Tent.

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Take up your Cross and follow Jesus.

Written by Bro. J.O. Sparks.

Simon from Cyrene and the moment he had being mentioned in the scriptures, though brief, speaks volumes into my soul.

Matthew 27:32-35- 32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

Some things we fail too see in reading this portion of scripture is first, Simon joined the Lord in carrying His Cross. When we are born again, we trade our heavy burdens and yokes for Jesus light and easy burden (Matthew 11:28-30) we in truth continue the ministry of Simon from Cyrene because we too bear the Cross of Jesus Christ. Jesus declared to His Disciples that He had to go to Jerusalem and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes and be killed and raised again the third day (Matthew 16:21).

Then old Peter came and took Him aside and was going to straighten Him out. Lord this wont happen to you be it far from you Lord but what did Jesus say in response to what Peter said? Get thee behind me satan: thou art an offense unto me: for thou savourest (do not understand) the things that be of God, but those that be of Men(Matthew 16:23). How could Jesus say that to Peter? This guy a few verses earlier was the only one walking around in Revelation Knowledge and now Jesus is calling him satan!!!

It was God’s purpose to make Jesus a propitiation for sin, the sin of the whole world (1 John 2:2). What is a propitiation? A means of appeasing. It pleased God, who allowed Jesus, the perfect sinless one who knew no sin,to become sin that we might be made the righteousness of God by Him (2 Corinthians 5:21). Peter was not purposely attempting to stop Jesus from saving the world, but was acting like so many of us do in response to the will of God, we resist it.

Simon did not resist, no where does it say that. It sounds good in songs and during Easter plays it adds too the drama but He did not resist. The Cross of Jesus He did bear and each of us must bear His Cross also. There is an old song published back in the 1800’s that says and I quote, “Must Jesus bear the cross alone, And all the world go free?No, there’s a cross for everyone,And there’s a cross for me.” The reality of us sharing with Him in His Sufferings has been lost too the church. We are all too busy walking around quoting a promise give to Israel found in (Psalms 105:15) Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm, as if the ministry today was more special in some way or privy too having the heads chopped off, or being crucified upside down because of their great anointing. Most of these men have never picked up their cross to follow Jesus.

I am not trying to be critical but honest. Jesus declared too us in (Matthew 16: 24-27) 24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

The greatest of all men of God in my estimation, who wrote 2/3 of the New Testament, declared in (Romans 8:18) For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. The Apostle Peter preached this also. (1 Peter 2: 17-25) 17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.18 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.19 For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

Hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps. When the Sons of Zebadee’s mother came with her two boys and said Jesus can you do me a favor? Let your left side and right side next to your throne be reserved for my two boys? What was Jesus response to her inquiry?

Matthew 20:22- But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. What cup was Jesus speaking about here? I believe it was the same cup He prayed if it be your will Father, remove this cup from me (Matthew 26:39). It was not the passover cup the cup of the New Testament we drink to represent His blood shed on Calvary( Luke 22:20) but the cup of wrath John wrote about in (Revelation 14:19; Revelation 19:15) Jesus pouring out the cup of the fierceness and anger of Almighty God in judgment on the world He was so painfully dying to save.

We are like the sons of thunder, because we are so mighty and so powerful, we got Jesus name, we are so Holy, we belong to the church, we pay our tithes, we are it!!! They said to Jesus when He ask them can you handle my baptism and what about the cup? They said We Are Able! Here is what I have come too realize in my life as I draw closer to Jesus and as my time on earth draws me closer to eternity then I was, Jesus words burn like fire in my soul.

Matthew 20:23-And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

The disciples of Jesus did drink the bitter cup we all must drink and they were baptized with the Baptism of Jesus. That is why in spite of their sufferings, and imprisonments, and death they reached out to a lost world they knew that would one day have to give an account of it’s sins and that when Jesus comes there will be no advocate for them. We don’t bother carrying the cross of Jesus because we would rather be religious and detached from reality. Jesus soul purpose in building His Church was to be a vehicle through which His Presence could move upon lost humanity and bring them to the New Birth Experience.

I will close this bible study with the words of the Apostle Paul:

(2 Timothy 2: 11-13) 11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

If you want the true anointing of the Holy Ghost, share the cross with Jesus. he is waiting for you too carry it. He said He would help you.

In Jesus Name,

Bro. J.O. Sparks.

Jesus for America Revival.

I am asking for you to continue to pray for us as we continue to make preparations to begin our Home Missionary work here in America under the big old Gospel Tent. We need just $4700.00 to purchase the tent. We will then focus on chairs, P.A. System, lighting, Generators, stage, etc. If God has spoken to you to help us reach the lost with any love gift of any amount please help. Millions of souls are waiting to hear the Gospel.

To those who have given thank you so very much. We will have each of your names permanently placed in the vinyl that will be on one of the side walls directly by the stage. When we get our Gospel Tent we will have a special Revival where we dedicate the tent and invite Preachers and Saints all across this nation to join us and to take part in this great Kingdom Work.

This will be your tent, and God’s and together we will partner with Jesus to see souls saved. God Bless you all in Jesus Name.

YES, I wish to help support your ministry and join with you in taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world.
Enclosed is my gift in the amount of $__________________.
This is a ___Weekly ____Monthly ______Yearly _____One Time Donation.
Date:_______________________________ .
Name:_________________________________________________ .
Address:_______________________________________________ .
City: __________________________________________________ .
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Thank you for helping us purchase our Revival Tent so we can begin our Missionary Journey throughout America Preaching Jesus Christ in the Power of the Holy Ghost to a lost and dying world.
Please make checks or money orders payable to
Evangelist Josh Sparks.
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Ashland, KY 41101-4806.btsminseal