Samuel Rodriguez - When The Glory Stands Firm, Darkness Will Collapse
Where the glory of God is present, every lie of the enemy must collapse. Every work of the enemy must collapse. Every vestige of darkness must surrender. By the way, listen, I sense the glory. Please do your biblical due diligence. The Bible doesn't say that Dagon fell behind or to the side, the Bible says that Dagon fell in front. Oh, you don't get it. Let me explain it. The Hebrew verbiage there is precise what appears in Psalm 97:7. "Every false God must bow in front of..." Open up your mouth because Dagon will fall in your praise. Open your mouth because Dagon will collapse in your worship. God is hearing the praises of his people. Lift up your hands. Every lie against you and your family, and I don't care if that lie has a multigenerational element. I don't care if that lie is the by-product of a traumatic experience. Here's the word of the Lord for you, hey, your trauma is about to become your testimony.
Alright. Come on in. This happened. They walked in the next morning, and this is what they saw. Stay right there. This is what they saw. They literally saw this. They saw that and they saw the ark of God. Oh, you missed it. They found Dagon but the ark of God was still what? I need you to look at someone and tell 'em, "In spite of all I've been through, in spite of everything that fell around me, I'm still standing". Shake somebody, tell 'em, "I'm still standing. I've been through hell and high water but I'm still standing. The enemy gave me his best shot but I'm still standing. I'm still standing. I'm still standing". Is there anyone here still standing after all, alright. Lift up both hands. There's glorious presence inside of you, 1 Corinthians 3:16. There's a glorious promise inside of you, 1 Corinthians 2:9. There's glorious purpose for your life, Psalms 138:8. You're still standing because the glory of God never, the glory of God never falls.
Not only do you carry the glory, get over yourself, the glory Carries you. Hey, because God loves you so much that he takes you from glory to? With both hands raised, can you make the declaration that will prompt the enemy to purchase anti-anxiety medication? I want you to say, "I'm still standing". Whoo. People abandoned you but... Some people unfollowed you but... Just one more time. Is there anyone who can praise like you're still standing while everybody else just, somebody praise. Let the church rise up. Let us declare, "We are still"... "Now all glory to God who is able to keep you from falling away and bring you a great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault". Jude 1:24. "But the Lord is faithful: he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one". 2 Thessalonians 3:3.
Alright. We're done. Stand with me... you are standing. This really happened. It's a series. Forget about the walking dead and forget about like, the crown. This is the series. This is, look, look. These guys walk in and they did this. Do me a favor. Pick him up and put him back. They did this. They actually did this. Ready? I wanna ask you, I'm gonna wrap up and pass the mic over. Who picked him up? Huh? Yeah, yeah. What I'm asking is, was it demons? No. Was it principalities and powers of darkness? No. Who was it? It was people. There are certain people that love to pick up the stuff that God has already knocked down in your life. Y'all, don't you, you need to stop hanging around people that always pick up the stuff that God already knocked down.
If they're always bringing up your past and the hell you went through, if they're always telling you, "You're a victim. You're a victim. Oh, it triggered. Trigger. You're traumatized. There's your twitch. Trigger. Trigger". If all they do is tell you, "Look what the devil did". Get away from them. Don't surround yourself with people that all they do is tell you, "Look what the devil did". One more time. Surround yourself with people that tell you, "Look what the Lord has done". Do not dare crucify what God has resurrected, and dare ye not resurrect what God has already crucified. Alright, we're done. With both hands raised, the next morning, and the next morning, they left again and the next morning, this guy was down here but this time it was different. This thing was cut off, cut off, cut off. Only his trunk was left.
In other words, the supernatural manifestation of a glory prompted this to fall into pieces, and then, God supernaturally, we can't explain how, the stuff is moved to the doorway where the citizens of Ashdod, the first thing they saw the next morning was "Alright, this time humpty dumpty will not be able to be on that wall again". No, no, you missed the whole message here. God's about to show up now in your life. Somebody shout, "Never again".? No, no. Somebody shout, "Never again". When Jesus said, "It is finished," John 19:30, he meant it. Hebrew 7:27, he died on the cross, he forgave our sins, he did once and for all. Somebody shout, "Never again". So, you're gonna fall one more time, but this time raise your hand. Is there anyone here who has enough glory to shout, "Addiction dies in my generation".? No, you missed it. Alcoholism dies in my generation. Adultery dies in my generation. Racism dies in my generation. Divorce dies in my generation.
Are you ready for the glory of Jesus to show up where it will never... "Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts: let them proclaim your power". Psalms 145:4. Alright, with your hands raised, when I count to three, this time he's falling down and he's never gonna occupy your space again. Here we go. Hands raised. Somebody shout, "Never again". Somebody say, "Never again". Our faith stands measured not by what we do when heaven falls upon us, but rather by what we do when hell stands next to us. When your integrity is more important than your influence, nothing can stop you. When you are driven by anointing rather than ambition, nothing can stop you. When your hunger for righteousness is greater than your fear of criticism, nothing can stop you. When your faith is greater than your feelings, nothing can stop you. When God's word is more important than your opinion, nothing can stop you. And when your praise is louder than your pain, when your praise is louder than your pain, when your praise is louder than your pain, nothing, nothing can stop you.
Pastor Russell. Where's pastor Sam? Hi, pastor Sam. Come here beautiful. Come here sunshine. At the count of three. Come down. You're not getting back up. Are you ready? I'm gonna count to three, you're gonna shout, "Timber". Every Dagon comes down and it will never again occupy your space. Your children, and your children's children, and your children's children's children will be free from that Dagon that collapses in your generation. One. Are you ready? Two. One, two. One, two, three, go. Somebody shout like the glory of Jesus, somebody shout like the glory of God is filling your life. Somebody shout like the glory of Jesus unbinds you. Show me your glory. Hey.
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—: Stay right there, pastor Sam, pastor Russell. With great due deference. We're gonna do this in a very customized manner and it's self-explanatory. Where's my citizens of Ashdod? Come here gentlemen. I want you to pick up pastor Russell the way you picked me up. Yeah. Should I call pastor at Boshoff up here or pastor David? Or we got this? I got, that's my Boaz. That's it. Ride or die, baby. I got yah. Okay. And this is, but watch, not making this up. The Bible says that they carried the ark of God over the very remains of what occupied its space. You missed it. God's about to promote and elevate you in order for the world to be changed with Jesus through you over the very thing that once stood in your way. Are you hearing me right now? God's about to elevate over the very things that once stood in your way. So, I want you to lift him up and carry him over.
Now, pastor Sam, you're gonna follow suit with me 'cause you're gonna just, when I instruct you, you're gonna go like this. Now, it's prophetic. Every lie of the enemy, every construct from the pit of hell against this nation, against the church in this nation, in this region, collapses in this generation by the authority of God in the name of Jesus. And God has anointed you to be the head and not the tail. We are about to see... The word's "Restoration". Joel 2:25. Yeah, it's restoration, but the glory like we've never seen before, and boy has this region ever seen glory. I need you all to stretch out your hands. Every lie and every construct, every scheme of the devil, every plot of the enemy against the church in this region, everything the enemy has attempted to silence.
I hereby, I prophesy with fear and trembling. I use that word with the fear of the Lord undergirding me. I fear God. God's about to elevate planet shakers over the very constructs of the enemy that occupy space in this region. God's about to blow this up. We haven't seen the glory like we are about to see the glory coming out of Australia, and New Zealand, and Asia. Everything changes. God has this. The rod of Aaron never, we can't, we can't make things up so we can't say, "The rod of Aaron came out of the box and hit the statue and it fell". That's made up. "The Ten Commandments came out of the box and smacked Dagon's", that's made up. This is what the ark of God did because we could biblically substantiate it. That's it. The most powerful weapon you have, and you don't even know it. When hell shows up against you, "Be still and know that God is God". Psalms 46:10.
Are you ready? And pastor Sam, come with me here, we're gonna follow pastor Russell. You're gonna go first. Lift up your hands. There's nothing in your past that can harm you, and there's nothing in your future that can stand in your way. That is the word of the Lord. Here we go. When pastor Russell is brought over, I want you to give the best praise you've given in the past three years. I want you to blow up the roof. I wanna make so much noise, I wanna break the decibel level, not for the sake of making noise, but shout unto God with the voice of triumph. Here we go. When he goes over, give God the best praise. Show me your glory. Here we go. Climb over. Hey, hey, hey. Show me your glory. Hey! Hey!
Let me pass the baton. So, if you don't have any Dagons, if you began today and there were no Dagons, if the enemy did not construct anything to try to stop you, hinder, impede, obstruct, and you're cool, stay right there where you're at. But if you're ready to walk from now into that anointing, if your life is a perpetual timber, it's coming down. If you're committed to shining the glory of the risen Christ in you, with you, for you and through you, if you believe this year more people will come to Jesus as Lord and Savior through your testimony than ever before in your entire life at the count of three, get out of your seat, join me. Get up here and say, "Show me your glory". One, two, three, go. Timber! Hey! Timber! Somebody, climb over. Somebody, step over. Somebody step, step, step. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Come on, planet shaker. Lift up your hands. Sing it. Timber! Lift up your hands.
Societal architects and cultural reformers, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, exhorters, miracle workers, health needs, government, societal architects, cultural reformers, we are about to see God's children rise up just like Reggie preached and pastor at. We are about to see the glory of God in the marketplace, in government, in entertainment, in the sport's arena. How about this?
I'm prophesying now. In science and technology, I rebuke the lie of the devil that says, faith against science. That's a lie. Faith and science are part of the great continuum of God's beautiful wisdom domain. We're about to see innovators, innovation, ingenuity, creativity, the best apps, the greatest technology. The next Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerbergs, and Bill Gates in the redemptive positive way with their creativity. We'll be born again, spirit empowered, Christ-centered, Bible believing men and women of God. Get involved politically. Get involved socially. Get involved. Change the world. Raise your right hand, repeat after me:
The glory of God is Jesus. He lives inside of me through the Holy Spirit who makes me free. 2 Corinthians 3:17. Therefore... From this moment on I will show the world the glory of Jesus. Moses prayed 'show me your glory'. And God says 'show the world my glory'. I will show the glory in all of my actions, words, deeds, thoughts, all of my posts, all of my relationships. I will show, demonstrate, exhibit the glory of Jesus. As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord.
Hey, planet shakers, may the strength of the Father, the grace of the Son, the anointing of the Holy Spirit, make this year the best, glorious year of your life. Let's do one thing together for him. Are you ready? Let's go change the world. God bless you and God keep you. Show me your glory.