2015-06-07 The Lord Does Restore What He Gives

2 Kings 4:8-13. I’m sure this isn’t anything you haven’t heard before. Probably the first time I heard it was decades ago. It’s been preached for 30 or 40 years now. Chapter 4 verses 8-13. “And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem,” that’s just north of Mount Tabor, I looked it up. “Where was a great woman; and she constrained him,” we’re speaking of Elisha, “to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.” She must have been a good bread maker. “And she said unto her husband, behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually. Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall;” actually a better translation is probably up on the roof, “and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.”
Can you imagine talking like that? Oh, let us turn thither. It sounds like they have a lisp. “And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there.” Now, that’s him and his servant. “And he said to Gehazi his servant, call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him. And he said unto him.” Now, he’s standing right there, maybe he’s in the room and she is outside and the servant is standing between them. I don’t know why he doesn’t talk to her directly. Anyway, he says to him, “say now unto her, behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? Wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.”
Now, all of that is to get to this part. Here she is a prominent woman. She has some perception because she sees that this is a holy man of God. Now, it is true that back in the day that you were supposed to be hospitable and she was to strangers, unlike the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, and she was hospitable to them, and she said I perceive this guy. Every time he comes by it’s dawned on me he’s a holy man, let us make a place for him. Well, you know, cool. So, he does and he goes by and he says this is nice. Ask her to come up here and they talk. Now, she is a prominent woman. In the language prominent woman, prominent is a good way of saying it. Strong willed is another way of saying it. Loud could be another way of saying it. This woman was dominant. She wasn’t shy or bashful because you can see she talked to her husband. Let us do this. I see this is a need. Let us do this. So, I don’t want to say she was mean, cruel, hateful, mouthy, or grumpy. This is the way things ought to be and so she said let’s have a place for this man to stay when he comes by.
Then he says to her; okay, what do you want? I can talk to the king, I can talk to the commander of the host for you and she says I have a home, I’m among my people, and obviously she is not bashful. She could talk. She’s a prominent person in that area. She doesn’t really need that kind of comfort or to fit in with the in crowd. She was content and basically she said Wait a minute, I’m doing this to be hospitable to you. I’m not in here working an edge. I’m not trying to get you to give me something. I am just doing it just because this is the right thing to do. So, he turns to his servant and he says Okay, what can we do for her? We’re starting in 14 through 16 here, and he says What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old. He said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the doorway. And he said, “About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine maidservant.”
Now, she is totally different from Sarah. Sarah goes snicker, snicker, yeah, right. I’m going to have a kid next year. This lady says don’t you lie to me about this. Now, she’s got to be bold as brass because she’s talking, she knows, to a prophet of God and she is basically saying don’t lie to me. Don’t mess around with me. Uh-uh. You don’t want to go there, and he said don’t worry about it. Time passes. She has a boy. Verses 19-20, that’s where we’re going along now, “And he said unto his father,” because the boy had grown up. In verse 18, he is out running around, he must be a fairly decent size because he has gone out with the reapers, and he says, “My head, my head.” And he said to a lad, that’s a servant that is working in the field, “Carry him to his mother”. And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.” Okay, the kid passes away. It took a real serious turn. He went from I’ve got a splitting headache to he passed away.
Verses 22-26. “And she called unto her husband, and said, send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again. And he said, wherefore wilt thou go to him today? It is neither new moon, nor Sabbath. And she said, it shall be well. Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.” Which basically you start and don’t quit unless I’m the one. Don’t stop to ask me questions. I’ll tell you when I want to stop. “So she went and came unto the man of God to Mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, behold, yonder is that Shunammite: Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, is it well with thee? Is it well with thy husband? Is it well with the child? And she answered, it is well. And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.”
We’re just going right down through this. The boy took a serious turn and she says get me the donkey, get me a servant, we’re heading out. Don’t worry about this old man. Everything is going to be alright. He’s still out there threshing wheat or whatever he’s doing, and she rides off into the west. She rides off to the west and she finds him. She doesn’t even slow down. The servant is going what’s wrong? Is it blah, blah, blah. It’s alright. It’s alright. She goes straight to the guy. She grabs him by the feet and tells him what happened. Verse 27. And when she came to the man, we read that one. Verse 28. Here’s the one I like. “Then she said, did I desire a son of my lord? Did I not say, do not deceive me?” I mean, she was loaded for bear when she got there. Wait a minute. Here I am. I didn’t ask you for this son. Love him dearly. Don’t you be taking him away from me, I didn’t ask for this and this rug is yanked out from underneath me. Nn-nn. And so the man is kind of “Whoa”.
In 28, you can see that she’s got this determination about her. She’s right there. She won’t budge. He says to his servant take my staff. Go the house and lay my staff on the boy’s head or on his face, and the servant takes off and she says I’m staying right here. If you don’t go, I don’t go, and I think she made a believer out of him because he basically says okay. Verse 36 and 37. “And he called Gehazi, and said, call this Shunammite. So he called her.” Now this is after what happened. “Take up thy son. Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and took up her son, and went out.” We all know the story. Anyway, the guy gets there, he goes in and sees the boy is dead. He closes the door. He paces, he prays. He puts his head over the boys head, and some people say well, he did mouth to mouth resuscitation. I don’t know what he did, but he puts his face on the boy’s face, he puts his hands on the boy’s hand. Nothing happens. He gets up and walks back and forth. He does it again. He gets up. He’s walking back and forth and he’s praying. The boy sneezes seven times. Why that is recorded I have never found out. One of these days God will say okay, here is why the boy sneezed seven times, but the kid sneezes seven times. He opens the door and says go get the lady and she is restored with her boy and everything worked out pretty good didn’t it?
Now here is something we learned. Bless without expecting a reward. The lady did not expect. She was not working an angle. She wasn’t trying to con the guy. She just actually was decent to him because he was a man of God and it was hospitable and to have him around the house, I’m not saying he was a good luck charm, I’m just saying this is a good thing to do. Let’s build him a place to stay and he would come by there and stay and for that she got this blessing of a son. Let me read to you what Jesus says in Matthew 10:40-42. “He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. And whosoever shall give a drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.”
Okay, referring to this morning it’s a good thing when we donate to help and bless other people. Either to the mission fields or if you feel led to benefit somebody to do it and you say “I’m doing it because of Jesus.” That puts you right in the right place. Your reward will not be taken away from you. That’s the last thing. You’ll not get your reward taken away, but don’t do it expecting. There are people and preachers out there who say “Oh, you invest and you do this and then God owes you and He will give back to you.” God never owes you anything. God blesses you, God favors you, and it’s the right thing to do because you are made in His image, you are to be a blessing to other people. When you’re going out there and blessing people because you’ve been taught to do this, He is saying you will be blessed just like the righteous man who taught you. You will be receiving blessings and it’s not going to be taken away from you. It’s a good thing to bless people without expecting a return on it. Then we also know that saying; “don’t just jerk me around.”
Yeah. The Shunammite woman goes to the prophets and says didn’t I say don’t mess with me? My words, not hers. The boy was a gift to her. It’s not something she negotiated from God. He was given to her. Romans chapter 11, she is standing on very firm, very holy ground because in Romans 11, and this is used usually in a different way but Romans 11:29, “For the gifts and the callings of God are without repentance.” The gifts and the callings of God are without repentance, and it’s usually given in the area of being called to be a preacher and once you’re called, you’re called, and you know you got to go, you got to go, you got to go. You’ve got to be a preacher, you’ve got to be, or whatever you’re called to do. That’s true if you’ve got a calling. Look at Sampson. He trashed his life. God says that boy is going to deliver you from the Philistines. That’s the way it’s going to be. He had a calling. He could have done it the easy way but he chose to do it the hard way. He could have done it without getting his hair clipped, without drinking wine and getting drunk, without shoving the building down and himself inside of it if he would have done it God’s way, but he ends up accomplishing what God said He was going to do. The Philistines were overcome, the main people were wiped out because of what he did.
The gifts and the callings of God are irrevocable. That boy was given to her by God. Just flat out given to her by God and she goes hey, I didn’t ask for this. You gave it to me. You are the voice of God. You are the one who talks to God for us. He is the one who talks to you and you gave me that boy. Now, don’t take him away. The gifts and the callings of God are irrevocable. Also you’ll notice that she was determined. She went right after it and said this is something that was given to me by God. I’m claiming it, I want it. She started off in great faith. Old man, get me a donkey, get me a servant. I’m riding off. It will be alright. She rode off. The servant comes hey, is something wrong? Is something wrong with you? Is something wrong with your son? It’s alright. I’m determined. She’s going right to where she needs to go to get things squared around and she says hey, didn’t I tell you don’t lie to me. You gave me the boy and now you’re going to take him away. Wait a minute.
So, she is determined, she has faith, she has understanding, and she is given this gift, and she is doing what is proper. She said, “I’m staying with you and I’m not leaving until you come back”. So, things are quirking along for the Shunammite woman. Usually this is where the story ends because everybody is saying yeah, she got the boy back. She did have the boy back. Things are good for her. Life is tootling along. Most people don’t realize that she pops up again. How many people knew she showed up again? Yeah. I look so smart. 2 Kings: 8 this time. Once again she is following after God. She is doing what He says. Chapter 8:1-16. “Then spake Elisha unto the woman, whose son he had restored to life,” that’s the Shunammite woman, “saying, arise, and go thou and thine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for the LORD hath called for a famine; and it shall also come upon the land seven years. And the woman arose, and did after the saying of the man of God: and she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.” She did what she was told.
The seven years are over with. “And it came to pass at the seven years’ end that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines: and she went forth to cry unto the king for her house and for her land.” Basically this is what happened. She went away just like the guy told her to do. Go wherever you can. Find the food you can. Stick this out and everything will be alright. When she comes back she is crying out to the king, for her house and her land. Basically what that means is while she was gone squatters moved in, moved into her property, took over her land, took over her house. She was a prominent woman. She was not dirt poor. She was not destitute. She had this house to live in and she did what she was told to do and she went away. She came back and somebody was squatting. Once again she has confidence. Like she had said, “I don’t need you to go talk to the king”. She must have been pretty prominent because she is going to go talk to the king, and she is on her way to talk to the king. We are somewhere around verse 4.
“And the king talked with Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, saying, tell me, I pray thee, all the great things that Elisha hath done.” So the king is sitting there talking to Elisha’s servant. “And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he,” Elisha, “had restored a dead body to life, that, behold, the woman, whose son he had restored to life, cried to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life.” So, she’s right there. I mean perfect timing. When the king asked the woman she told him. Yeah buddy, she told him. You’re not supposed to approach a king like that, but she told him. “So the king appointed unto her a certain officer, saying”, to the officer, “restore all that was hers, and all the fruits of the field since the day that she left the land, even until now.”
Yeah, here we go again. Here is this lady, she’s following the instructions of the Lord. The man of God says you better leave because there is a famine coming. Go wherever you can. Stick it out. After seven years you come back. She goes, then comes back. Somebody has moved into her house, somebody has got her ground and she’s not liking it, but she’s a woman so she can’t just grab them by the scruff of the neck and throw them out, boom, boom. She can’t do that, so she goes to the king. She was determined to see the king. She knew she was standing on good grounds legally because that was her property. God must have liked this woman and favored this woman because just as she gets there, by coincidence, God has arranged for the prophet to be telling the king the story. The king is going oh, tell me some Elisha stories. So, he was telling him Elisha stories and just as he got to finishing the story of this woman, he says ”look, there she is”, she’s walking right in, and the king asks “Is this true?” and she tells him oh yeah. Oh yeah, it’s true. This is what happened, this is what happened. The boy died. God restores. Everything is going here. He says really? Yeah, and by the way, speaking of restoring, I need you to restore to me my home, my field, and all. He says to the officer, take this woman, take her home and you restore her home, you restore her field, and you restore the profit for all the seven years while she was gone. Count it up and whatever that person was doing to her house and whatever he was using of her property add up that value and you get it, evidently from the man squatting there, and you restore it so that she gets it all. Put it back and she gets it all.
Now, Joel, chapter 2. I know the latter part of this is where Paul preaches in the second book of Acts, but let’s start with 2:17. They’re having a bad day. I mean everything is going on, the judgment is coming. The earth is trembling. The earth is shaking. There are chariots and they shall come and they will climb the walls just like grasshoppers and locusts and they will eat everything, and this is all the destruction that is going to come upon the people of Israel because of what they did, but then he says in 17, “Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God? Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people. Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith.”
But wait, “and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen:” but wait, “But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate,” and there’s more, “with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things. Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things. Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength. Be glad,” and he goes on and on and on, and then finally we get to verse 25 and he says, “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.”
He is saying ”I will restore what was taken away”. The land had been given to the Israelite people. They had acted up. God said, ”I withdraw my blessing”, just like He said He would do. Then He says when the people and the priests, but mainly the priests and ministers, when the priests and the ministers go between the porch and alter, when they get in there and they start weeping and crying out for God He will restore their land. He will bring them back, He will throw the enemy out, He will cause blessings to come in, and then He goes on, saying everything is going to be great and then I’m going to restore to you everything that was taken away during the time that I withdrew my blessing from you. So, what do we learn from this? This whole idea here is, time and again, and in Psalm, you will find where God says I will restore my people, I will restore to my people.
The things that He has given you, He will restore to you. He will give them back to you, especially if the devil or something takes it away. We have the Shunammite woman, her son was restored and her house was restored. The things that were taken while she was gone were also restored. We have a better covenant folks. God will restore to us the things that are taken away from us. Now, am I saying that He is going to resurrect your loved ones just for you? No, but He does restore. Look at Job. Job lost his ground, he lost his camels, he lost his sheep, he lost his donkey, he lost his servants and he lost his 10 kids. Those 10 kids were not resurrected. We know everything else was doubled and we know God restored also 10 more children. I don’t know how He will do it, but when something is taken away from you, for whatever reason, you go with determination and with a statement of fact this was given to me by You and I’m coming to You now, God, to ask that it be restored to me. I don’t know how He will restore it, in what way or what method, but we need to start stretching our ability and acceptance to say there is a restoration principle in the scriptures.
There are times that things are taken away from us and it’s because to every season there is a time, turn, turn, turn. There is a time to build, a time to tear down, a time to raise up, a time for war, a time for peace, a time to pick up rocks, a time to throw rocks. We know that there are certain times that these are things that are just normal process and seasons of life and seasons of the world. That is normal, but when something abnormal takes something away from us then we’re supposed to stop and say wait a minute, that was a gift of God. I had a calling and I want it restored to me God. I had a gift that you gave to me and I want that restored also. A friend calls me all the time and this lady can play the piano really great. Some stuff happened at her church, she got rather embittered about it and she couldn’t play the piano anymore. Just couldn’t do it. I mean she lacked the ability. Time went by. She got right with God over the situation that had been going on. Boom, she could play the piano again. It was a gift that was given to her and it was restored to her.
I guess what I’m saying is if there are things in our life that we know were taken from us unjustly, unfairly and improperly, things that were given to us by God then we need to say God, I want those things restored. Now, Job’s 10 kids that had passed away, they were in heaven waiting upon him so he was restored to them when he got there. I’m not getting into a whole let’s go try to resurrect people. I’m just saying when something happens sometimes we need to look at it and say was this taken away from us improperly? If so then we need to seek after God. Now, that goes onto the next step, which is a very important thing to us. It’s when the ministers and the priests between the porch and the alter weep and start to call out to God then He will restore the people because the land was given to those Israelites. ”I will restore the people, and I will restore the land, and I’ll start putting back everything and the blessings will come and I will give you corn, and things will be great, and things are going to be wonderful, and I’ll even restore the things that were taken away from you during the time period that you weren’t in the land. I’ll give all that back to you also.”
We see that as an Old Testament thing. It’s over there, it’s for the children of Israel, and that restoration is going on as we speak. The country has been re-established and God is putting them back. Lots and lots of Jews are making professions of faith. Let’s take it into the New Testament context and here we are. Who are we? We are the royal priesthood of God. We are kings and priests to our Lord. Whenever we start getting between the porch and the alter, which just means when we really get down on our knees and are really serious and start weeping and saying God, I want to have this land, America, restored then He will restore it the way it was supposed to be. He is willing to restore it and then He gives back to us everything that was taken away from America starting in the ’60s. I’m a child of the ’60s by the way, but I remember it all. From that time when America started to slide He is willing when the church says okay, we’re going to ask God for a restoration movement, and we’re not talking theological restoration which is a denominational church thing. We’re asking God to give back to us, asking Him to restore us. We’re asking, we realize we’re in the wrong, we’re repenting, we’re weeping, we’re asking God for restoration, and He is quite willing to restore America to the place it was in this world, His blessings.
No, Doyle, we are a gentile nation. You’re right, we are a gentile nation. No, He didn’t bring us out through Moses. No, He didn’t bring us out through Moses, He brought us out through Jesus Christ. There was a time that the Puritans and all the Moravians (the girl that was here this morning was Moravian), and the Moravians and all these Christians, we call them Protestants now, were having problems over in Europe. Jesus, He is their Lord, He is their Savior, and He led them to a new country. Here is a new country. Here is America and they moved in. I’m not saying they were perfect. I’m not saying we were perfect. I’m not claiming that, but when they came over they came over to seek the Lord and He established us as a nation. There are only two nations that from their very beginning birth were dedicated to God. Israel was created by God and when our Constitution was written and all that kind of stuff was going on, we acknowledged the fact that there is this great God and we serve Him.
He is our God and we are a Christian nation. We are there to serve that God that brought us out of the old country and into the new country and we were dedicated as a people and as a nation. So, there are only two countries, Israel and America that did so. From the very get-go we were dedicated as the nation of God. Therefore, we can stand on this and say God, we were a land that was dedicated to You. Jesus is the one we believe led us out so we could worship You the way we understand Him, and as the priests and kings of God it is right, it is fitting for us to be determined, for us to go and plead the case we want restoration, for us to say wait a minute, You are the one that brought us over here. You are the one that brought my great-great grandfather from whatever country over here. Now, we’re here and we’re wanting a restoration movement going on. We’re wanting You to move in America to restore America to what it was, a Christian nation, a nation that is dedicated to follow You. We’re not going to be perfect, but we want You to do it, and that won’t happen until we, the people of God, say God, we recognize this as a problem. We’re wanting that restoration.
We’ve got to be determined. We’ve got to go boldly before the throne of God. We’ve got to know that we have a, I hate to say it this way, but we have a legal reason to be there to lay a claim to this because the gifts and the callings of God are irrevocable. He is willing to restore America to what it was and to restore all the things that were taken away from us. All the misguided generations and kids that bumbled and messed things up. He is willing to say I am willing to change America back, not back, I am willing to take it now and restore it and make it better than what it was. He is willing to do that, when we’re willing to do what He asked us to do, which is to seek His face. Yes, we can go back to the other verse, if My people who are called by my name, and on and that. We know all that, but it doesn’t tell us that we have the right, we have the right and the privilege and we need to be like that Shunammite woman who time and again did what she understood was right and she got blessed, she got it restored, she did what she was told was right. She got blessed because she went through that seven years of famine and then she came back and she had it restored, not just her house and her farm, but everything that was taken away from her during that seven years. She had a legal right to the profits off that ground and God provided for her by coincidence. He provided for her to have that restoration done.
We have the same kind of legal recourse to go to God and say God, You gave this to the Christians. Not to everybody. There are a lot of people out there that are mooching off the Christians, the Christian belief, because Christianity, the Judeo Christianity is what upholds that nation, and these people have been mooching off of the blessings and off of the good times that God has given to us, and are not smacking them down. God bless them and God used us to bless them, but they never really understood that the blessings of America were coming from God and they turned their back on Him and they’re ditching Him and trashing Him and us and we are becoming one of the most persecuted religions of the world. Our Vice President said it’s time for American religious people to be forced to change their views on certain subjects. Those were not his exact words but that’s what he was saying and other people who are prominent in our political system are turning on the Christian people, the right, and saying it’s time they give up their old beliefs and come into the modern world. It’s time for us to show them that our God hears and answers our prayers and let Him deal with the situation.
So, if God has given you something always know that it is yours. It is yours. This country was given to the Christians by God. It is ours and we need to go there and say okay, God, we want it back now. Oh, send a big officer with us and throw those people out and restore this the way it is supposed to be. God is more than willing to do that on a personal level and on a national level, and I guess the question that should be asked then is do we have that kind of faith? Do we really believe that God is big enough to restore, that God is big enough? I mean we say the words oh yeah, God can do it, but do you really believe God can do it? Or do we just say the words because that’s what we’re supposed to say? Whenever people, enough people, two or three, when some people really get serious and say I believe, boom, God is willing to do it for those two or three people. You guys understand. I’ll just shut up.
Shall we pray? Father, in the name of Jesus we do ask that You will bless this church. Father, over the years this church has been bigger, this church has been smaller, but You have been giving to this church over the years and so we’re asking for restoration in this church. Father, numbers are important. If they weren’t you wouldn’t have put it in the Bible, and 3000 souls got saved that day so we know numbers are important, if those numbers are reflecting people getting saved. Father, we want salvation numbers to increase here. Father, we want a restoration of what we understand and know that we’re standing on what’s Biblical. Restore to us that certainty in our faith.
Father, I ask that if anything has been taken from us as Christians that You gave us here at this church, as individuals, and as a church collectively that it be restored to us also. The gifts and the callings of God are without revoke. You don’t change Your mind. You gave them, they’re ours. Father, give us that certainly and restore to us those things which are ours, and if we don’t know they were taken from us tell us that is yours and then, God, I ask that you would restore that. Father, you gave this country to the Christians and you led the people who were seeking after you to this country so that they could worship you. I ask that you would restore this country to the proper vision that it started with, a place where Christians can seek after the one true God and His son, Jesus Christ, and all the other people that live here in this country, God, let them be blessed by our coattails Father. Let them be blessed by the stuff that is heaped up, mounded over and the blessings that are overflowing. Let them be blessed, but let them understand from You it comes, it’s not from us, and let them be aware our God is the one that is restoring.
God, I don’t care how you do it, but if you want to send some real big angels over here and say it’s time to clean house and restore it to the Christians, the true church of Jesus Christ that which belonged to them, Father, we would be more than glad for you to do that also. Father, we’re asking it in the name of Jesus, and we know that You are a big God and You can do all that. So, Father, I’m asking in the name of Jesus by His sacrifice, not by any good deed we have ever done, Father, I’ve never built a room on my house for anybody so God I’m asking You because Jesus is building us rooms. He is the good Son. He is the one that is doing everything right. Based on His merit I ask that we be blessed because that’s what He told us to do and say I ask it in the name of Jesus. To His honor, to Your praise and glory. Amen. Thank you all for coming.