Rock Church – Courtrooms of Heaven – Part 3, The Book

What’s up Rock Church? Let’s give the Lord a hand.
Amen. I will ask all of y’all to stand
up. Give a hand to the military and
thank all the people on campuses. God bless y’all. I want to welcome you to the
Rock. I am Pastor Miles. So excited about the series, we
are in week 3, the Courtrooms of Heaven. I don’t know about you, but God
is blessing me and challenging me. And talking about the court and
the Holy Spirit’s role guiding us through the court and today
talk about what is in your book. Let me pray for us, my prayer is
that you are asking the Holy Spirit to guide you through your
court and guide you through your prayers. If He has, I know He’s doing
amazing things. And I am still praying for all
the ladies that we pray that God open up your womb that God give
you a baby, still praying for you. Bow for a word of prayer. God, thank You so much that you
listen to our prayers and fighting on our behalf and
interceding for us and I pray that You encourage us today. Open up the eyes of our heart
for Your plans for our life in Jesus’ name amen. Take a minute and say hello to
someone next to you and say God sees you and God loves them. Take a minute and do that. God bless y’all. Amen. Amen. Amen. Let’s get your Bibles out. Get your Bibles out. Get ready, I’m going to count to
three, before you say word. If you got a Bible, say Bible on
the count of three. One. Two. Three. Say word. Turn to Psalm 139. Psalm 139. It’s in the middle of the Bible. Psalm 18 is the middle of the
Bible, Psalm 139. Every week in my dGroup I ask my
guys, what is the Holy Spirit saying to you? Last week we talked about us
really needing to listen to the Holy Spirit. Allow him to guide and direct
us, and one of the questions is what is in your/my book? Asking the Holy Spirit what is
in my book? The other question we talked
about last week, what does the devil accuse me of. What we will talk about next
week and break those accusations with the devil. In my dGroup one guy said, I
feel so selfish to pray to God to get me stuff. And I feel it’s very selfish. I said that’s not what we are
praying for. We don’t pursue God to pray for
stuff and get stuff and get blessed. We are pursuing to know and see
God fulfill what is in our book. Now remember we’re in the
courtroom of heaven and you have God as the judge and Jesus
seated at the right hand. We are seated in Christ at the
right-hand of the father. We have the blood that speaks
and enables. And we have the Holy Spirit who
guides us through the court. We have the devil who accuses us
that we will talk about next week. But most importantly we have our
book. And we will see that our life
and everything that God has planned for us is written in
this book. But how do we know what is in
this book? As you pray and read and your
whole life purpose should be, Lord, fulfill in my life what
you already decided and prophetically declared me to
live. Today we will do something
different, we will go for a trip. I will take you out in a
community in San Diego and look in the book. And it’s not about what God has
done in my life. It’s about the principles and
how to discover what’s in your book. I want you to look at your
neighbor and I want you to say, we’re getting ready to do
something different. Look at your neighbor and say,
we’re getting ready to do something different. Come on, let’s go. No, for real. For real. Follow me. Let’s go, come on. For real. We going now. Come on. Your book is your life, baby. Let’s go. So as I said your book is your
story. We’re going to talk about that
in a minute. But it’s God’s prophetic
testimony of your kingdom purpose. What we will do today is look
about my book. But as I talk about my book and
components of my book, I want you to think about you, and your
story and life and what God sees in your life. And I want to talk about books
in general, in the Bible there are books and scrolls where God
records and declares and document what is he’s going to
do. You have the book of life. You have the little book. The book of Moses and the law. I want to read a few verses to
you, especially as they pertain to prophecy. Because your book is a prophetic
testimony of what God wants to do in your life. Jeremiah 30:1-2 it says… He says, write in a book. And says this is what I am going
to do. Zachariah 5, Zachariah sees a
flying scroll and says, then I turn and raise my eyes and there
is a flying scroll. He says to me, what do you see. I see a flying scroll, it’s
length 20 cubits and length 10 cubits. And says, this is the curse that
goes over the face of the earth, every thief is expelled across
to this side of the scroll and every perjury expelled. And write down what he is going
to do. And revelation says write what
you see and in revelation 10:10 it says… Again he wrote down what he was
going to do. Your book is an amazing story. An amazing story about what God
wants to do in your life. And what we will look at today
is some components of your book and characteristics of your
book. I want to read one more passage
to you, about Jesus him fulfilling what was written in
the book about him. Hebrews 5:10… You know that Jesus is the word,
of course he’s the living word. And the word became flesh. It is our responsibility to pray
that what is written in our book becomes flesh in our life. In other words that we live out
only what is in the book. We don’t have to pray for just
random stuff. We want to know and pray very
specifically what did God already foretell and document
about our life. That’s the amazing thing, it’s
already there, and look at that today and components of that
today. Point 1, your book is a
prophetic testimony of God’s kingdom purpose for your life. In other words God knows what he
wants you to do. And gifted you and gave passions
and talents and gifts according to his purpose. It’s lined up. We need to discover it and come
in agreement with it and walk in it. That’s why we pray, Lord give me
clarity about my kingdom purpose. What do you know about me? He knows everything about you. And I will read this passage
from Psalm 139:15, it says… In your book they were all
written, the days fashioned for me. Every day. Timing. God has a plan for your life. Remember we talked about the
books of the Bible that God fashioned for the nations and
tongues and people and prophetic statements about the world. And he has one for you. Ephesians 2:10 it says… The question is are you going to
choose to come into agreement with God’s plan for your life
and walk in them. Are you going to choose to pray
for them. Are you going to choose to
submit yourself to his plan. That’s the $1 million question. If you get anything out of this
message, that you can start praying every day. Lord, reveal to me my book. Reveal what is written of me. Reveal your purpose of my life. I want to walk in that. When you pray to that and you
submit to that, doors will start opening. Because God wants to bless his
plan in your life, not your plan. The Bible says if we delight
ourselves in the Lord, we will give us the desires of our
heart. That means if you say I want
your plan for my life, he will submit his desire in your heart. And when you want what he wants,
boom, stuff happens. And you don’t need to strive,
you don’t need to struggle. A lot of times people are
struggling through life because they are trying to force their
plan instead of God’s plan. You are trying to open doors
that God doesn’t want you to open and they never open. And sometimes God will let you
open them and walk through them and only show you, don’t do
that. In other words he will let you
get high and he will let you go to jail to show you not to do
that. The penalty of sin is death. If you want to do that. But when you obey God, the Bible
says that the devil has come to kill, steal and destroy but God
has come to give you abundant life. When you walk according to God’s
plan, your life is abundant and doors open and you have more
peace in your life. Remember, God’s prophetic
testimony of your kingdom purpose is already documented. So today we’re going to talk
about my book, as I said. And obviously this is only the
San Diego version. And obviously going to be only a
couple of points of what God has done in my life. Again I want you to focus on the
principles of the book. As we talk about what he’s done
in my life. The principles are going to be
exactly the same for your life. As I thought about this message
and thought about going to these places and got kind of emotional
about all the things that God has done. I want you to think about what
God is doing in your life right now. You are living it out right now. Our book is unfolding in
reality. In other words you have bad
things happen in your life and good things happen in your
behavior. The question is how you are
responding in those circumstances. Because God is trying to unfold
it but at the same time the devil is coming against you. Our book is realized in reality,
in everyday life. And as we go out and show you
very significant places where God did something very powerful
in my life. As I said your book is lived out
in real life. And this place we are standing
in now, has a very special place in my heart. I used to live in this apartment
building, the apartment building I lived in this location is
gone, they rebuilt it. But this is the location. And in this part of the building
that I recommitted my life with the Lord. I was doing cocaine and playing
with the Chargers. And in this place and in this
location after 5 o’clock in the morning doing cocaine and gave
myself to God. I consider myself a strong
Christian and continuing to grow. And Christ definitely without a
question has given me more peace and joy and happiness in my
heart than anything else I have experienced. In your book, there is a
chapter, a page, a section, called surrender. It’s your burning bush
experience, when you say God I give up. What is amazing about your book,
all through your book there is two sections. There is a section that refers
to your mandate. What God is doing in you. And there is going to be a
section that has to do with your mission. What God wants to do through
you. This is what God did in me. It’s very important for you to
understand, your mandate, what God does in you, comes before
what God does through you. Many are thinking what is in
book and what God did and the most important thing in your
book is what God is to be and the thought process and how you
see the world. And the day you surrender to him
is the most important decision. That’s when you decide to give
your heart to him and say, God change my heart. Change the way that I think,
change the way that I process information. How I perceive the world. And it was in this location that
I said, Lord I surrender to you. Your mandate, what God does in
you is the most important thread because all through your book
God is working in your life. Your mandate is what God does in
you. And everyone say, what God does
in me, Matthew 22:37 says… I am going to love God. This is your mandate. This always comes before your
mission, what God does through you. So your mandate is what God does
in you. The great commandment. Your mission is what God does
through you. The great commission. Great commandment comes before
the great commission. Often we get them mixed up and
what we want to do and the ideas and that comes after God does in
you. God is always doing something in
you and then something through you. The foundation of everything
that he does through you is what he does in you. And it was in this location
where I surrendered my life to the Lord. And God delivered me from my
bondage of cocaine and weed and transformed me from the inside. My girlfriend that is now my
wife over 35 years. And now once he did that in me,
now ready to do something through me. This idea of surrender is
critical, it’s not a one-time thing. Not in 1984 and I surrender and
done, I have to surrender every day. With my pride and ego and
surrendering means to give in. God, I give in. I’m going to trust you. I’m going to obey you. And can’t stress enough that’s
an everyday battle, a theme through your whole book. Your whole life. So every day as you pray, Lord I
want you to reveal my book. Don’t focus the things you want
to get, the things you want to do. Focus on what God is doing in
you. A daily surrender of your pride
and ego and desires and surrender those to him and he
gives you his desires. When I lived here and doing
cocaine, I was doing what I wanted to do and God had to
break me internally before he could do something externally. And after all night doing
cocaine and my heart pounding in my chest and thinking of my life
and how lost. I said, God I give in, I
surrender and that’s when God is finally do something in my life. And every day as you pray, God I
want to come in agreement with your book. Come to agreement with the level
of humility in your heart that he wants in your life. And then you will see miracles
happen through your life. What is ironic the next
location is right up the street, kind of. Where we have church now and
pretty cool to come full circle these streets I used to run and
do bad stuff. God is now doing good stuff,
amen. That’s the exciting part when
God does stuff in your life. He will send you right back from
where you came from to bring life where you walked in
darkness. And that’s pretty cool. And some of y’all are walking in
darkness right now. Trust me God wants to bring life
through you, to that very place. Often we think I got to get out
of here. You may have to get out of there
to find God but he will send you back potentially to save those
people that are there. Love on those people that are
there. It’s really good to be back in
the neighborhood and have churches and campuses in the
neighborhood where I used to run wild and now share the gospel
with people. Who are doing what I was doing. I could have picked a lot of
places in San Diego that pertain to my story. But here the old north theater
that is now observatory a church that used to be called Horizon. It was the first time I heard
people sing and felt the presence of God. I was playing with the Chargers
at the time and just got saved. I remember sitting there with my
wife crying. This is like I am in the
presence of God. And remember when I talked about
your mandate. What God does in you precedes
your mission, what God does through you. And the first step of your
mandate you have to surrender. But what is so critical about
your story is the presence of God. All throughout your book, and
all throughout God doing something in your life, has to
include and be done in the presence of God. And this is where I first sensed
the presence of God and realized the peaceful love, overwhelming
joy of the presence of God. Psalm 24 says… There is one thing that God
wants to do in your life that is critical for every aspect of
your story. That you walk and you seek the
presence of God. And if you walk in the presence
of God, and you are hearing him and listening to him and seeking
him and submitting to the presence of God. That’s what God is going to do
in you. And then God can do something
through you. One of the most important
aspects of presence of God is barbecue chicken and ribs,
that’s our next stop. Let’s go. So I told you that your book is
God’s prophetic testimony of your kingdom purpose. And your book has two parts. Your mandate, what God is doing
in you. And I talked about surrender and
the presence and other things. But you have to have a moment
when you surrender to God. And you are in his presence and
submission. And here at O’s and something so
amazing one of the times that God showed me my mission. I went in to get barbecue
chicken and the girl behind the counter is saying I am amanda
and I am a sheep and need help. And I am thinking that I need
chicken. And telling me her story and
baby daddy and needing help. I don’t remember too much after
that but walking down the sidewalk in a daze, God said if
you help people like that I will give you the resources I called
you to do. And remember God does something
in you and then through you. If you allow God to speak
through you and empower you, he will do amazing things to you. And I remember walking down the
sidewalk, I remember committing to God I will help people. Not build something big but to
help people. And since then he’s done amazing
things. And started the church in Point
Loma. And I have been to youth
crusades in Africa. And in prisons and helped
inmates. And then I did something in
Qualcomm Stadium, that brought me out football, one of the most
important things was to officiate Junior Seau’s funeral. And when I walked up to the
counter to get my barbecue chicken, a young lady Amanda, 19
years old said I need help. God did something in that moment
in her life, and here we are 18 years later and I want to
introduce you to her and the miracle in her. Amanda come up. This is the young lady that I
met 18 years ago. I want you to tell them what was
happening in your life when we met. Well, I was an unwed mom. My daughter’s dad was in prison. I was desperate for a miracle. I was desperate to have a touch
of Jesus. I had people in my church asked
me why I didn’t have an abortion. I was a sheep without a shepherd
and pregnant and lost. And when you prayed over me you
told me that Alicia was going to be a child of God and serve God
for the rest of her days. And God had an amazing plan for
her. And me too. And every since then it changed
the trajectory of my lives. And this happened at the time
that people wanted their chicken too. It was rush hour. During that time, what did
God say to you. I didn’t know you but you had
been to the church. Yes, I grew up on Sunday
nights and it was a cool thing to come every Sunday and listen
to Pastor Miles and I knew that you wouldn’t judge me. I knew you were going to pray
for me. And then you had the baby. And then I had the baby. The most amazing thing that
little girl was born. She didn’t get an abortion and
little girl loves Jesus and you get to meet her. Alicia come on up. This is the miracle of God. I want you to tell us what is
going on in your life now. Something is going on in my
life, I am a youth leader in middle school and high school
and I deliver hope in the bathrooms. And I make it my mission when I
see someone in the bathroom that is depressed and sad, that I
pray for them in the bathroom. And it’s this experience to
deliver hope and peace to people and God is using me. Wow, how amazing is God. This woman was pregnant.
At work. I randomly walk in. She asked for help and God
delivers this baby that she was told to abort. And now this young lady is
preaching the gospel in high school. I tell you a lot of you that you
have a burden in your life and you feel lost like nobody cares. And you may feel and surrounded
with negativity. God loves you. He may not send me in your life
but he’s there with you. And if you cry out to him, and
say, Lord please help me. Some of you need Christ in your
life. The Bible says that all have
sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. That you are just like everybody
else but Jesus died and rose from the dead for your sin. He wants to deliver you and do
something in you and through you. There is a book and part of the
your story, the first part, that you surrender your life to him. Just like I did. Just like they did. I ask all of you out there to
bow your heads and close your eyes. Think about this, God has a
story that he will do in the midst of your pain and come like
light in your darkness. There has to be a point where
you say, I surrender. And all amazing things happen in
your life. This may be the day. Now with all heads bowed and
eyes closed and if you want Jesus to come in your heart,
pray, dear God, I believe that you loved me, I believe that you
sent your son, Jesus to die on the cross for my sin. And rise from the dead. Please forgive me of all my sin. And come live in my heart. And be my Savior. I surrender my life to you. As our eyes are closed and heads
are bowed. Many of you say I want to walk
and fulfill the prophetic testimony of my life. I want to fulfill my kingdom
purpose. If you prayed that prayer, yes
Lord I want to fulfill my kingdom purpose. In a minute I will ask you to
stand on the count of three and walk away from your old way and
in the direction of God. On the count of three, if you
prayed that prayer and said yes Lord I want your purpose in my
life, I want you to stand up. One. Two. Three. God bless you.
God bless you. If God spoke to you during that sermon and you feel like you want to ask Christ to be your savior, it’s as simple as A-B-C. Admit and accept that you are a sinner. The Bible says all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is Lord, that He died for your sin and rose from the dead. Then confess yourself a sinner and say, “Jesus, please forgive me of my sin.” If you would like to ask Jesus Christ to be your savior, just look at me right now and pray this prayer with me in the privacy of your heart knowing that God knows you and loves you very much. Say, “Dear God, I believe that I am a sinner. I know the penalty of my sin is death. I don’t want to die and go to Hell. I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord, that He died and rose from the dead for my sin. I confess myself a sinner and ask Him to forgive me of my sin. Jesus, please forgive me of my sin. Fill me with the spirit of God. In Jesus name’ amen. If you prayed that prayer, If you just asked Christ to be your savior, we want to know. We want to email you some resources. If you just prayed that prayer with me, to accept Jesus as your savior, click on the link that just appeared. We want to send you some free resources. God bless you and we will see you in Heaven.

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