08LHDVD9-4A & 4B - C.R. Oliver - THAT'S RIGHT BROTHER - DONATION $10.00 - Ten days before this message was given, God gave Brother Oliver a word for the people at LHBC. (At that point he had not been invited to speak). The Lord gave him a question and then some probable answers with explanations. The question; How have we gotten where we have gotten now? He says the "Rabbi of redefinition" means there is no tolerance. The first probable answer is: 1. Could it be that the church compromised where the early church never would? Pray for more boldness to stand when under persecution. God is a consuming fire. 2. Could it be that the early church responded more quickly to the call of the Spirit? Acts 8:26 - Philip went. God wants us to be instant in season or out of season. 3. Could it be that the people of God thought that holiness and righteousness were not an option? Without holiness no man will see the Lord. 4. They loved and invested themselves more deeply in each other's life than this time is capable of. They loved each other without reservations. There is no fellowship today; we need to get to know a brother in Christ. 5. Could it be that money was not a major concern to the early church? 6. Could it be that the early church hungered for the supernatural and weren't satisfied with the ordinary? 7. The early church looked at the political arena and realized they were more powerful. They knew God's Kingdom would rule. Luke 3:1-2 - the Word of God is still bypassing the rulers to ones in the back side of the wilderness. 8. The early church ministry was to God; just what pleased God. 9. Their level of expectation was attached to their prayer life; they were Spirit led. He closed with Ezek 44:12-15 which is the premise of what God showed him is happening. Sanctify yourself today because I am going to do marvelous things tomorrow. Zadok in Hebrew means righteous ones. God says agree with Me on these things and I will use you more than you have been used in your life.