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01 How Big is Your God?

Jim Ayer Janice Nelson
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  • September 12, 2020
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We welcome everybody talking donkey International in our new television series country wisdom let's set the tone for this new series of hours. And proverbs for. Let your eyes look directly forward and your gaze be straight before you ponder the path of your feet and that all your ways we'll be sure join us now for country wisdom. Look at that huge and the Beautiful and. I don't know about you but when I come up to a place like this out in the mountains all these trees rocks you. I can't help that but I just feel so much closer to God you look out at the expanse of his creation. And what's amazing to me is that there are people who don't believe he exists. And you know the exciting thing just the same Going to the Bible is the same gun that he's alive and well and folks I want to tell you stay tuned because I'm going to share with you things that God is doing today you'll discover he's alive and he's well. God truly is amazing His creation is amazing but there are some people who even though they believe in God They think that the maybe he created everything and then he put it on autopilot it's just running it is doing its thing and he's not involved in humanity at all but that really isn't the case the Bible tells itself not the case in a matter of fact the Bible talks about something else listen to what it says and Hebrews Chapter 8 or screw me Chapter 13 and burrs a Jesus Christ with. Yesterday today and forever he's the same God He hadn't changed he didn't set things on autopilot in Malakai chapter 3 verse 6 I am the Lord and I do not change so as we read things in the Bible for instance there's a story and look in chapter 7 Jesus with his disciples is walking along a street and he sees a funeral he approaches the funeral and he sees a young boy with a dead the mother is weeping and says he has compassion on the mother he goes up who touches the boy the touch of God the Creator God reaches down any lift that boy up to every every funeral this recorded in the Bible that Jesus came across a dead person he raised them from the dead he broke up a few and I submit to you he's the same guy today. Is an example we were traveling in Ethiopia and we're looking for a specific story a fellow that I've heard he'd been a fortune teller for almost 40 years but his life had changed you see a fortune teller they control the village they control the people they control everything and this man would tell a fortune and you better pay attention to it you better listen because if you did you could die for someone who died in the villages he said that's because they didn't listen to me. Everybody's scared the fortune teller in a matter of fact ever he's rich because he charges a lot to tell your fortune a cow or pig or a sheep and goats something like that. But he became a Christian and when he became a Christian he wanted nothing to do with that anymore the wife saw she didn't want anything to do with Christianity with the husband he kept studying and finally several times over weeks he discovered other people knew village and recently become Christians do he decided he wanted to get together and study with them pretty soon their little group under a tree is growing and growing and growing so large they said we need to find a place to rent we'll we'll go out and find a place that we can have our place of worship they began house hunting is a work church on him. About that time x. fortune tellers wife dies. That particular day I had 3 cameramen were in the village filming had 3 cameraman I lined up 5 guys 1st guy this lady was dead oh yes she was dead 2nd Are you sure she was dead oh yes she was absolutely dead she was dead 3 days 3rd guy really 3 days and the 4th guy. We prayed for and the 5th guy said and God raised her from the dead I will submit to you the God of the Bible is the same Gone today he's working in hearts and lives right now today in amazing ways amazing when I was in India. In India I was holding a large series of meetings maybe a 1000 or 2000 people there on a particular night this lady over the right hand side she begins yelling and screaming in the Tele girl language help me help me we stop the meetings I call around she's got a child in her arms eyes roll back in his head child not movie and everybody that sees that child as she carries them up to the stage they begin wailing and I think there's nothing I can do so I send her to a friend of mine who's a medical doctor over on the side maybe he can look at the child. And then I think well what now there's nothing else to do but pray and I think that is so sad for us especially for us as Christians we say well there's nothing else I can do I guess I'll go ahead and pray it's a last resort when prayer should be the 1st reason. I begin praying my translator would pray and if he was praying I'd look over the doctor thumbs up from the now now I was bones now pray again bones Now this went back and forth and back and forth for several minutes and finally he phones up. And you know it went throughout that city just big city that the creator God of the universe had raised that child from the dead. You see the God of the Bible the same God today. I am Jimmy or a good friend Terry control and I have traveled the world together filming from Egypt to Zanzibar from coast to Rico to Brazil India India all for years week after stories of uplift the dawn of the stories that touched in England now on a new adventure and you're invited we started talking donkey international talking dolls Here's a medium ministry dedicated to sharing Jesus Christ in a unique and powerful way out of the ordinary just like a talking. Like Us I'm guessing you're tired of the same old cookie cutter programs that line the Christian era where the Gospel is exciting it's time to jump out of the mold and let the donkey talk when that happens people will pay attention its way out of the ordinary and we're inviting you to become a part of this exciting and innovative outreach to the world people are tired of watching the same old thing become a financial partner with us today and together we will change Christian t.v. will never give the donkey a voice. In Chapter 8 of the book of Acts really interesting story Jesus appeared to basically to Philip speaking to him we don't know how that happened but he spoke to him and told to go down to the unit Munich is riding in a chariot he sees a mate runs down alongside the chariot he's invited into the shade to begin explaining some scripture after a while the Unix says well what hinders me to be baptized I know everything you've talked about I know all the scripture and now I understand who Jesus is as he sits in the Scripture they go into the water he baptized and the moment he comes up out of the water. He says the Spirit takes him away and take him to another whole village another area you say well that that's in the Bible nothing like that happened today but indeed I want to share a story with you that happened in a particular country where it's totally illegal to share the gospel message with this young lady heard the gospel message and she accepted Jesus with her heart and she began telling everybody about Jesus that's the way it is when God is come into your life you can't control it you just have to share he was so excited about it he selling everyone but pretty soon the police caught up to they did a rap they tied her hands behind her back they blindfolded her and they hauled around the jungle they dug during the jungle in the middle of the night to see if your god could protect. He's lain there a night you can hear the growls in the snarls and all the jungle animals too scared to death Lord please I don't want to die please help me Lord. In a moment to be able to wiggle her blindfold off and she lay there still on the ground she looked Lord please help me you know I don't want to die but if you all need a dialog I'm willing to but I would love to share more about you with others. She continued praying and pretty soon she can she can feel her hands or I was sitting there loose and she stands up and she looked all around. Lord I have no idea where I am it's dark I can't see anything please help me to get out of this jungle the wind begins the blow on the tree harder than listed a it's a billboard harder and harder Pretty soon her hair is blowing back did. She Feel sick to her stomach she can't figure out what it is in the wind continues to blow harder and harder and all of a sudden in the middle of the night she is set down in her own village completely. Out of the Bible he is definitely the same God He's an amazing guy. Well that's not all Scripture continue we find in Matthew Chapter 8 Jesus is confronted with demon possession. I didn't one time I thought of our being in possession I don't know yet in the Bible it's in the Bible well matter of fact it's all over a special the New Testament Jesus contacts. In so many ways I want to understand this he defeated every time and when he comes in contact with. Never misses a step he defeated every time Jesus is a winner Jesus is a when I was I was in India has an amazing situation where a friend of mine was a pastor is a baptizing people in the river we've been holding large meetings with baptizing this little tiny lady maybe 95 pounds dripping wet and I seen struggling I can't figure out what it is he's pulling and pulling and tugging and this lady still under the law. And all of the said she comes up out of the water and she's all contorted her body is totally despicable the God laid on my heart demon possession. I'd never see her I'd never really heard about it other than the Bible. I walked down to the edge of the water with a dick and brought her to the edge of the water I grabbed hold of and said in the name of Jesus Christ be gone a command you to be gone just of the Bible says and immediately the woman. She takes a breath she strains are here and she looks around and she walks up the bank with the other leg God delivered this way to see the same dot of the Bible is the same going today the same things happened in the Bible are happening today in amazing ways we read in the features I want to read this for you and Chapter 6 beginning at 1st him so that finally my brother to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might put on the whole armor of God that you may be made to withstand the wiles of the dead now listen to this for we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against Prince of Power these against powers against rulers of this world against spiritual wickedness in high places the Bible talks about the powers of the devil in speaks also with the power of gone and gone. And. I didn't need to share this other story with you I was working in Cameroon we had an evangelistic series going in the huge factor stated. During the meetings at one point the audience was invited down to pray for this vast audience of their particular needs our speaker that particular night begin to pray and all of a sudden. There was this huge commotion in the stadium. We all knew we'd been around we'd worked enough in many countries of the world we knew it was demon possession. I began to arise a big guys went out and they grabbed this lady who was just wailing all over they held around each one guy with an arm one leg I held her hair so she wouldn't bite the guys we carried her out blind the screen because we'd had big big screen filming and showing the production and behind that screen to begin the man in the name of Jesus Christ that the demons come out. When you demand what the Bible says when your heart is right with God God will answer that can a prayer and chased the devil away at the exactly what happened this woman sat up she wiped her eyes looked around the demon his laughter at that moment or somebody else in the audience that screamed again somebody else came around the corner to Jim you have another of. The demons to jump to another woman in the audience. Simply because you say that you're a Christian simply because you you call as they are in a Christian I go to meeting doesn't mean if you really are you need to live by God and your life and God then will protect you God will change your life because he is a God of power and a gun of strength now I want to share with you another particular quote in song chapter 66 verse 5 just coming see coming see what God has done his wonderful work among his people. I think of a time when I was in the Philippines and I was talking with this pastor who is in clear down in the southern part of the country huge earthquake he calls are up from the north. Wrongfulness things well because of the earthquake the lines must be messed up he calls the next day same problem 3rd day he called again same wrong number the 3rd day in a row and the woman on the other in the lines of what are you doing why are you calling me why do you keep bugging. He said Ma'am I'm sorry I was an honestly I please I apologize oh and she began using to cuss words he hangs up on his I'm a pastor I don't need to listen to. Well the woman called. He continues apologize in their mind telling you the truth I didn't try and call you I was trying to call my aunt please I even have a radio program a Christian radio program I'm honest I'm a pastor she stops she says What program do have you tell the name of the program in their silence on the other. Many years crime Ma'am are you all right and she tells him and says I listen your program my home and I had been listening to it recently all the time would you please come to the. Well in this particular area these people not too many years before that had been head on a little nervous to go but he decided to go because of a past he takes a friend with a billet least when they go to this village meet with this lady and her husband. In a short time this lady her husband and 16 other people in the village are baptized because of a quote wrong phone of. I want to kill you God knows you God knows your heart God knows your life he knows your address he knows everything about you and he wants to connect with you this god of the Bible is alive today he is well and he is ready to touch this is with you get to know you on a very intimate in a very personal basis. This God watches out over such amazing way we're actually broadcasting into a particularly one program and these people are playing inanimate Jesus they begin leading but they didn't know how to conduct church they didn't know how to form church group meetings so we were taking them out of the country into another country to train them on how to raise up Georgia because you see it was illegal in that country into any Christian church it was all rigged. For sneaking out of the jungle when they come across the jungle when all of a sudden over here comes the police they come up over right in a place you know where they are getting. Our guys in the wide open area there's nothing they can do they freeze they're just like a deer in the headlights as the police with guns ready come running up to the to look and they're looking for where did they go where did they go one of the places where they got their way and they took money across town they've just been on a jog to leave our guys to go on their way. Or never see God put up a veil in the eyes of these police and protective not the kind of gun we searched that the guy who's alive and well today the God of the Bible the things God does in the Bible same God today Mazie God. Is another story down from power bill from power can be a pretty rough location pretty tough when this one day on this young man and his wife they're driving down the roadway so I stopped up this way I'm going to break here's an epidemic. My wife does it to me was a minute what happened to slam on the brakes and she jumped out of the car you would say when she comes back and you get a little book with honey you see when. No no when. This book was laying out in the field in the pages blowing back and forth with one way in another way Lloyd back and forth I just had to see what this book was because there is no when. They read this book it was an amazing book they were so excited. With real to go but there was no exercise. No place to call no place to find who printed the book one day the fellow in downtown from Palo was riding his motorcycle because they're behind this vehicle and on the buckle of the vehicle there's a little sticker the same sticker that was on that book he pulled up alongside the car he begins talking to the fellow in downtown Zappala when a motorcycle pulls up alongside you that's not necessarily good the fog unaware goes out the window in front of the stoplight changes the green he takes on a motorcycle fallen right in behind the fallen down the street now adays the rubble of that power the 3rd is caught another traffic light a motorcycle pulled up alongside him again scared the guy's a bad guy go through a red light now motorcycle follow the mark continuing down the street finally he walk with traffic he can't move teleports up alongside him and he yells the name of the book great controversy great controversy. The guy in the car stops he cracked his window little bit what did you say great controversy to the fellow. I worked in the church who handed out this particular book he knew this book and he began studying with cell on his wife they were baptized. Baptized counter of a book laying out in the field with no when these pages were blowing back and forth. Oh God loves you for any god is seeking to have that relationship with you you need to pay attention and listen and watch for God to look around you enjoying God. I could probably share stories for hours with you things are happening right now I do want to share a little one more story with you though and that's in the past Gisella was a Maoist terrorists kind of a mouthful that they Maoist terrorists but he was people were scared of him everywhere he go to a village everybody would give everything he asked for because he Gillum otherwise very simple to choose and there one particular day he walked into a church he walked into this church he was going to kill the pastor and take the money take the offering They just recently taken out the offering Well he got into that church you sticks the got in the Pastor stays in the pastor says you're going to change when God comes in your life you're going to change it shocked him so much it couldn't believe it he didn't know what to do he turned any left he didn't even take the money time went by he's continually thinking of The Who is this Jesus on who is this Jesus. It bothered him so day after day and one day he's turning the radio he comes across a program of talking about this Jesus he stopped the lift of the blanket What is this. But after a while of listening to the same program every day he's still in love with Jesus Christ you see that's what happens you begin listening to who Jesus is the God of the Bible was the same God today and you began falling in love with him and this young man did he change his whole life he quipped being a terrorist normally they would kill him but he helped convert many of the other terrorists and well. It's amazing the things God does in Romans chapter 8 verse 31 miles says in view of all this what can we say what can we say I think about a young man that I was doing meetings in and one of the particular states here in the us a young man was a pretty big boy about 600 pounds turned out he'd been an area in brotherhood in force and it been a murder. He gave his heart to God and we had a big tank that day kind of a stock tank as the only thing we had we were in a kind of a country setting and we baptize that young man in a tank why isn't the way God wants to change each one of the things you've done you know you might be a drug dealer an alcoholic and a thief I was all those things that one time you may be a cocaine addict the list goes on and on god of Gary says Come to me I will change you I will give you. I think of a young lady and and a mother Christina Maria they were down in Brazil Christina where she was a beautiful young woman. And her mother could tell that one day she was going to be problems you know with the young man every young man looked at her with eyes wide just so wide open she kept saying you do not go to the city do not go to the city honey you will have troubles if you go to the city. Mom gets up one morning she goes to her bedroom and there Christine is dead is totally empty with a note on the bed Mama I love you I'm gonna miss it are just about broke a mother's heart mother gathers up everything every bit a coin every bit of change every bit of money she could find and she put it all and little purse and she headed toward the bus station before she got to the bus station she stopped at a little place that took photos you know she got a little blue and she took photos every dollar every penny every dime she spent on photo she got on the bus and she headed to the city in to begin writing on the back of each one of the every single one she wrote something she got to the city and she began going to every sleazy hotel every diet every restaurant she could find and she posted one whiff of. This went on for days and days and days until she finally spent all the rest of the money she spent everything that she had no more photos. And she went home she continued to pray continue to pray for her young sweet daughter and one day that young sweet daughter who looks a little harder now a little rougher come down one of those back dark stairwells with a guy hanging on to her she comes to the bottom of the stairs and there on a little bulletin board is a picture of a moment. She turned the photo over and she reads what Mama had written on the back of this honey no matter what you've done. No matter what you become I still love you come home. My friends feel the same way no matter what you've no matter what you're becoming why God loves you he cares for you he wants you to come to him seriously the matter how bad you are the devil will try and tell you you're too bad you can't come to God with all the things you've done don't believe in the Bible says he's a liar from the beginning of time he's a liar. But you can trust God you can believe God same God of the Bible same God Today he loves you respond to him right now to Jesus please come into my life and God will do that and he will change your life please respond to guy right now just as you are. Introducing talking donkey international God once used a donkey to spread his word but he'd rather use all of us our experienced team has preached taught and filmed in countries around the globe in partnership with your mission is to share the lifesaving love and hope only in Jesus Christ with everyone in this lost and dying for your financial partnership with talkie Dulcie will enable this exciting ministry to proclaim that Jesus is coming soon it's time to prepare quality programming created to attract and reach viewers of the world together we can carry the final edit message to the individuals of planet Earth and peace of the return of our Lord please pray for and support the successful mission of talking donkey International. 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