October 4, 1970
Publication Date: 10-04-1970
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
Isa 40:1, 2
Isa 40:2; Rom 8:1, 16-18
Rom 8:18, 26-28, 31; Psa 103:20, 21
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: God, spirit, intercession, lord, comfort, ministry, Christ Jesus, ministers, condemnation, Christ, called, double, sins, world
In June 1941, I accepted the call to a church in Payne, Ohio. On October the third 1942. We began with a broadcast called the Vesper chimes. On a radio station then known as WL, okay, in Lima, Ohio, later became associated with what is currently wi AMA. Previous to that occasion, I had had a cataclysmic spiritual experience. And things had really begun to upset me in a certain way, which simply means it turned me right sawed up. And so as we look back tonight, and we think it's 28 years, it goes back a little further. Because I spent almost every waking hour which I could squeeze in for approximately six or seven months before the opening of this occasion in the greatness of God's word, and many of the things that I had to make a decision on. And so as we come to an evening like this, what can a man say? What can you share with his people? I think Walder shared a moment ago, the deepest longing in my heart is to make this stranger of Galilee, the real Savior, and a reality as the Savior, to not only people in these our United States, but in every country in the world. I have a vision of the world in my mind every day. And every day, I pray that God will raise up men and women who will come to an accurate knowledge of the word and have the desire and the boldness to share that word with others. Now, there are many, many scriptures in God's Word that have gone through my mind the last six weeks, in preparation for this anniversary occasion. I could spend most of the evening just telling you experiences to spend all the evening and a couple more. I could talk about some of our friends who have been with us. Like now George told me this morning, this is approximately now 20 years. Now, what did you say exactly? 20 years. It's about this time of the year. When you are first led into the times are you caravan 19 or 1970s. by Paul badgers. Yes. So there are a lot of things that go through a person's mind. We mentioned tonight my brother Harry, they mentioned Herman door thing. But of course in the auditorium here tonight are our Joneses. And others ACAD sequel lights are out right now. Our promotions in here tonight from Fort Wayne. They're not while they're usually here every Sunday night. But these are some of our people who stood with us. I think it was 58 or something I forget time. Sometimes when we finally left the church in bandwidth, and we moved to the house on south washington, and I had asked 12 people, if they would stand with me for one year in the ministry that I was going to try to make this teaching ministry a reality. And of course departments and the Joneses. I think the George's weigh in on this right? And I forget who all was involved but some of these people are here in the auditorium tonight and isn't that wonderful? To have people who stand with you all through the years. And I'm sure they don't stand with me because of my good luck. Nor do they stand with me because I never make a mistake but they Stand with me in this ministry because they realize deep within my heart, there is this burning desire for the great accuracy of God's word and to make it living in real. In our day and in our time. I have chosen specifically for this occasion, the great chapter in the book of Romans, called the great liberation chapter, or the Christians Magna Carta. And that's the chapter of the book of Romans. Before I read that a chapter, or share a part of it with you. There are two verses in the prophet that the prophet Isaiah set forth which just burned in my heart because of the great truth in the verses and how few people have under ever understood it or been taught to understand it. God said to his people via the man Isaiah one day, he said, comfort G, comfort G my people, says you're done. What a message that is to our time as well.
Comfort cheap compost tea mop people. If there's ever been a time when the Christians, the born again, believers who know God's word, like you people in the way ministry have been taught God's word. Do you need to have that comfort, that quiet acquiescence. That's settling in to the greatness of God's word, so that you're rooted and that you're grounded, and that you're like a tree planted by the rivers of living water. That you are not disturbed by what may happen in the world, that you're not upset by what's going on in the Middle East, or in any other place, that you're not even upset by what's going on in your community, or among the neighbors are, perhaps in the local church, that you have this quiet serenity, this absolute certainty of the comfort of the Lord because of the truth of God's word that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that His word is his will that it means what it says. And whether we think about it or not, which I think is always sort of a joy to all you people to hear them sing when they say it has to work with a mathematical exactness and scientific precision. And that I didn't write the book while I didn't. And to have this comfort. Because it's so easy in a world like in which we live to become frustrated and upset. And all stewing and fretting about the things of our time along with all the other people who are stewing and fretting. God again, is saying tower people to not comfort G, comfort G my people. So says the Lord, your God. Then in verse two, he said, For the third time speaky comfortably. He didn't say raise hail. He didn't say beat the HR people. They didn't say to lie and cheat and steal and everything else. He said you speak comfortably to my people to Jerusalem. And your cry on to her that her appointed time is a conflict. That her iniquity or her sin is pardon. For she has received of the Lord of the Lord's hand double for all her sins brought a tremendous message again to our people of the white ministry, and to the believers of God, anywhere because the white ministry is not just what you see here. The white ministry is composed of men and women all over the world, anywhere whether they've ever taken the class on power for abundant living or not. But men and women who put the Lord Jesus Christ first and the greatness of his Word, and realize beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus Christ is the WAY, the TRUTH and the light, and that there is no other way except the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Way. And we people gathered here tonight are simply followers of him who is that way? We are the way, not an organization, not an institution in the sense in which I think of it. I think of it as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, as that which is declared to us it is words.
Her iniquity, or her sin is pardoned. And she has received of the Lord's hand double for all her sins. It is not at all what people have said that God doubled the portion on Jerusalem because Jerusalem, his people had been so sinful, therefore, they got double, from the Lord, for all their sin. How could that be a comfort? He's just told them three times comfort to comfort, gee, Speak comfortably to my people? How could you? How could he speak comfort to his baseball, when he's just gonna double the portion on him because of their sin? What comfort would there be in that, because most of us are uncomfortable enough, if he only gives it to us once for our seeds. If he doubled it, we might be very uncomfortable. The record is the record of the Word of God teaching. That when a man declares bankruptcy, he has to appear before the elders at the gate in the city. And they enumerate all of his deaths, all of his bad deaths like this, list every one of them. Then, a benefactor comes in that benefactor sees my name up here, Victor, Paul will bankrupt all the deaths I have. And he says, I want to help that man, I will pay every one of those in full. And after he pays in full, every person I owe money to. Then they take this sheet of paper, which has all of that listed on it. And they double it, they fold it so that you can't see anything at all on the outside. Except my name, they write my name across here. And then they nail it. They nail it to the gate of the city. And every person who comes in knows that Victor Paul, where wills, deaths have been doubled. to double the depth, or to double receive of the Lord's hand double for all her sins is this illustration. God had wiped away all their sins, everything. And he had written his people's name here, and he doubled it. He doubled it. And as the scripture says, Jesus Christ took it to the cross. And He nailed it to his cross. He was our benefactor, he was the one who paid the price. And when it's doubled, there's no longer anything contrary to us. He took it out of the way nailing it to his grace. That's why you can speak come through to Godspeed. And this is the comfort we need to speak to our people today. This is why when you know this comfort that we have received the Lord's hands double for all our sins, that he has brought it out. He has washed it away his claims that he nailed it to his cross. He paid the price. You can turn to that great eight chapter of Romans and you can read there is therefore now no condemnation, just them which are in Christ Jesus. A lot of singing reality that is to the soul of any person a day to get to the place that To know that you know that you know that there is now therefore no condemnation. And when it says no condemnation, you know what it means no condemnation. So a little old Johnny jump up, jumps up, and he wants to condemn me. He jumps up and he says, Well, I don't think you want to drink the water out of that faucet. You want to get a different thoughts at some other place. Well, let little Johnny jump up, just jump up, be shut up.
Why? Because the word says, There is therefore now no condemnation. And who is going to condemn someone else when God says you can't condemn me? If God's not going to have any condemnation on a believer, then who in the world is going to put it on a believer? Nobody as far as the word of God is concerned. But if you allow the ball to put it on you, then you carry the weight of it, which is contrary to God's word. And how in the world can God speak? Comfort is faithful. How can you declare it to them, that their sins are not only pardoned, but they're blotted out? They're doubled. And how can you say to us there is therefore now no condemnation, if he didn't mean it, there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, and to be in Christ. Jesus says the Lord, Christ in you is salvation. You in Christ is your walk. And that's why it's such a comfort to know that our sins have been doubled, taken out of the way nailed Dave's cross. Because now was our first time in our life, we can walk with a zest in our souls, not the soap, and we can move forward with the greatness of the power of God because of what he wrote for us, in Christ Jesus. It says, in the King James, who walked not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, that to somebody is okay. But as far as the words are concerned, to walk not after the place, but after the Spirit, are not in the critical Greek texts are no are in the Aramaic. Now, verse two, to verse 15, is literally a parentheses. A parentheses is a figure of speech placed within the body of the scriptures, by way of explanation. And if you read on from verse one, diverse 16, you get the thought content of what he say, There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. Why? Because the Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. That's why there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, because you have the witness of the Spirit, God's Spirit, bearing witness with our spirit, which is his gift to us, which is the new birth, the power of the Holy Spirit, He bearing witness God bearing witness with that spirit. Now, how in the world can God bear witness with that spirit, except we operate the manifestations of the Spirit he kept. And therefore what God is saying is that when I speak in tongues, and I hear myself speaking, done, then I have the witness, it's God's Spirit bearing witness with my spirit, that I am a child of who, and I want to tell you that a good deal I am proud to be aware, well then what am I when I realize I'm a child of God? There are just no words to describe it. Just no words to describe it. And yet you keep meeting so called Christians all the time, who are real proud to be Mr or Mrs or miss Solon, so. But when it comes to being a child of God, they never turn on. But what's the matter with us? Surely God Almighty is bigger than my earthly father. And if I am delighted to be aware, well how much more I am delighted why I know that I am a son of God, he will created the heavens and the earth set the stars in their courses. Oh light people, how we ought to go out in our communities, with our heads high in our shoulders back in a spring in our walk, just declared the ineffable greatness of our God.
It is His Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are the children of God. And birth 17 say have any children, then heirs, heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ? Isn't that just fabulous? It's far too big for the human mind to comprehend. But we can apprehend it, and we can believe it. And as we believe it, we begin to demonstrate and prove it in our lives. We are not only children of God, but we are heirs of God. We are God's heirs. The reason the noun God is put in the genitive case, after the preposition out, is to put the emphasis on God and not on the air. Salvation is not upon BP, it's on what Christ did. The emphasis is on God in Christ. The emphasis is what God did. We are children, heirs of God, heirs of God, God's heirs, because of what he did. And we are joint heirs, joint heirs, one who shares fully with Christ. I used to think that a joint heir were heirs who shared and Shared Alike. But I understand that that legally is not right. A joint heir is not one who shares and shares the life. In other words, if there are two brothers, and they would inherit from their father $10,000 each. That would not be joint heirship. But if both of the brothers inherited the full 20,000 as two brothers, that is joint heirs. Now, take a look at that and think about it. We are joint heirs with whom great everything that God gave to Jesus Christ is ours and him. No wonder people can't believe it. It's just too big for them. Because in our society, when it comes to really tapping in and getting answers, they'll say to you, well, nobody, no. It just cannot be understood. Well, you don't have to be able to understand something in order to enjoy. Look at my wife. You're on a lot of other things, the electricity I enjoyed the electricity and light, but I don't understand it. I don't understand how big God is how wonderful Jesus Christ is. And I think the way ministry holds forth perhaps the greatest light and the greatest joy and the greatest everything about God in Jesus Christ in the world today and we still don't know nothing about it he's so big that it's just talk but the way I know it's a reality is because I do speak in tongues that's how I know that I'm going to join air with him. And people the only way you'll ever get to prove any of this is you got to believe what the Word says and then just walk out on just walk right out on that word don't walk out of the on the word, but walk on the word reason with the model descriptors. Very say team says for our reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the doorway, which should be revealed in some places. Where's once upon a time and I can't recall where so maybe we'll find it back if we don't feel true. I read a translation of this that read by reckon that the sufferings of this present time, I not even worth thinking about. That not even worth thinking about. In comparison with the glory, which shall be no ifs, ands, or buts, but which shall be revealed in us. Isn't that fabulous? When all around us there's so much suffering so much persecution, so much gifts like disharmony, all the negatives. The Word says, for those of us who are in Christ Jesus, that knowing that we're heirs of God, joint heirs with Christ, it's not even worth thinking about it. Well, then what we want to think about it for we want to think about the glory that God has promised in His Word, which shall be revealed, and should belong unto us. I was thinking a night while John was reading the scriptures, from that great 100 And third Psalm before I asked him, for this occasion to read the Scripture, I had in my mind fully to tell him not to miss read that one word. And I forgot to do knots the word angel in 100, and third Psalm, it's not to be translated angels. It's ministers are messengers of his because two verses later it talks about the ministers. That's the word angels there and all you people out to scratch that word angels and put messengers or ministers in there. So the next time I ask you to read it, we read it with messengers or ministers of his, what is the very say exactly? Remember what to say, John? Hunter in third Psalm, the verse okay says we better look it up for sure. I'll do it. We read it to you. Listen to this. Bless the Lord, he his angels. Know the word is envelopes. It's translated ministers in verse 21. It should be translated ministers are messengers in verse 20, Bless the Lord, he his ministers, that excel in strength, that do His commandment, hearken unto the boy of His Word. Lychee the LORD, all ye his posts, his posts about ministers of is that do his God's place, you're not your own God's pleasure. Now how can we be doing God's pleasure when we declare something that's contrary to God's word? It says in verse 26 Likewise, the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities singular. For we know not what we should pray for as we ought, but the spirit the spirit makes intercession Bora with groanings which cannot be uttered. Isn't that wonderful? Why you can speak comfort to God's faithful Gods it says the Spirit makes intercession not some priests dot some rabbi, not some Victor Paul, not some body else. But the spirit itself. God Almighty in Christ Jesus in us, that Christ in the Spirit in us, make intercession for us. For we do not know what we should pray for is Riyadh, there is an A man living who thinks knowledge wise knows what he should pray for as he ought. We just do not know how to pray since knowledge wise, can be awkward, but the Spirit of God within us can never be wrong. And therefore when we pray in the Spirit, it is the A spirit that makes intercession for us. And he does this. The Spirit makes centers such a person with groaning. That does that mean he strains and stresses it's the word where when you're grown at something you're putting all your effort in at all, you're like, ah, that's growing. And this is what the Spirit does make intercession for us. Would you know anybody any better to make intercession for you? with groanings, which cannot be verse 27 says, And he that searches the heart knoweth what is it? What is the mind of the Spirit? Because he does Spirit makes intercession for the saints, according to the will of God. Is that something, it doesn't say that he makes intercession for the unbeliever.
The record for the unbeliever has already been written, he's got to get saved. Fraud. There is none. No need to pray any other way. Rarely don't help that unbeliever any he's got to get saved. That's why to help him. You don't have to instruct him on being a better boy or a better girl that don't help him at all. Or a better man or a better woman. Dad don't help them one iota. You gotta teach the word to them, so that they can get born again of God's Spirit. Then it's the spirit that searches this man's heart. And it's the spirit that makes intercession for the saints, the born again believers according to the will of God. That's why verse 28 says, Because of this, Barrett making intercession for the saints, we know, it doesn't say we question we doubt. But we know that we know that we know that all things work together for good to them that love God. And my how many, many, many times in my life through the year. I hear people quoting verse 28, and they take it out of its context as if all things work together for good to them that love God, they don't either. Doesn't say that. It says that the Spirit makes intercession for the same. And that is why verse 28, we know that all things work together for good to them that love God. Because intercession is being made for what? The Saints that's why it works together for good. There are a lot of people who love God's nothing works for good at any time for him. And you know, they're the poorest sticks you've seen in the community. They're the most negative people. If you want to be with someone, you'd never be with them freely. Go find yourself an unbeliever is more positive. Isn't that a tremendous truth? Verse 31, says, What shall we then say to these things? Yes. What? If God before us who can be one? Well, Glory hallelujah. I want to tell you I got a good what do you call that football that makes the whole block tackler left half back right half upper half. I don't care about whatever it is. He's the works. Why it's fabulous. If God be for us, what? Who can be against us? If God be for us who can be against? Nobody? Unless we let them and then we're contrary to the Word. Yes, nobody.
It is interesting, of course, that I should just lodge on these verses tonight, I guess. Because yesterday and today, of course we've been in meetings. With Mike Brett, from Maryland, who is one of our friends and one of our weight grads, he and his wife are in the auditorium here to not long with some of our friends from new line. And we've been talking about moving delay ministry in the prisons, because this is his position in Maryland. He's an educator in the prison system of Maryland. And by the way, his program that he has instituted to help prisoners is being adopted, adopted in many, many prisons and studied all over the country. While I believe that in the background of his life, the way Ministry had some influence, and that the type of work he is doing, even though he may not have been consciously aware of it all the time, was because God was in him. Just because I am not consciously aware that Ted Farrell loves me all the time. Does that mean he doesn't love? You don't have to be consciously aware he still loves me. I love him. He doesn't have to go around all afternoon think Baldwin or BP still loves?
Rod? Well, God's the same. And because God loves us, these things are in us.
And talking about the difficulty of moving truth into the present system. I think he gave it to me just as black as he could paint it. But I want to tell you some he didn't disturb me one bit. Because, because he knows, because he showed it to me what how the world thinks and how these things operate. That I understand that I know. But I know on the other hand, the God whom I serve, and I knew that if God be farming, nobody can be against. All they can do is just stop me for five seconds. That's all because if God is for me, I want to tell you he's bigger than the Lord and wardens a big bell. He's bigger than the governor. He is the God who created and heaven and earth.
And I just know that end up prison work in America, we can do with a job. The same as you saw happen in California. The same that you have seen happen in Wichita, the same you've seen happen in your own life in New Knoxville, St. Mary's, New Bremen, Columbus, all over the country, for our God is able are for abundant living coming down. Walter said it came down last Sunday, it's got to come down every Sunday we're going to adore. If God be what can be what? Look what kind of people we can be this week when you walk out of this auditorium tonight on this 28th anniversary and you say what the Word says, If God before me, who can be against me of God before me who can be against me, and you take a breath, you hold up your head, you throw your shoulders back and say devil get out of the way here comes the Son of God. Neighbor move over. If God be part, man, if there is a God think of it. If there is none, he had lost nothing. But if that is think a lot we've got, if God Almighty if there is one created the heavens and the earth, if he said his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the Lord says God the birth who can be against it? Oh people, somebody, I believe it someday. And we just got to turn on with it. Every time a little problem comes up. We don't look at the problem. We look at Christ. We look at the God that's in Christ and that Christ that's in us He that spared not his own Son, but delivered Him up for us all. How shall he not with him also, freely give us all things? doesn't say reluctantly. Doesn't say hesitantly. But that he's going to give us freely. All the and that great 33rd birth? Who shall lay anything to the charge of Godzilla? Yes. Who's going to put anything on my charge account? Nobody? Who shall lay any charge to Godzilla? You can put anything on the charge account of God's child. God said you can't do it. Don't people just try? Man oh man. Who shall lay any thing to the charge of Godzilla? King James has two words in italics. It is God that justified? That's not right. The old Aramaic text reads, shall God who justifies the question Who shall lay any the to the charge of God's elect? shall God who justified by No, God elected him, God selected him God saved him. God did everything for him. Now is God going to lay anything charge to His elect? New not God. People may try but who's people compared to God? If God's not going to do it, then certainly we shouldn't let people do it to us. John Zhao God who justified if he is the one who justified us and he said we no more coming to condemnation? He said it then who's going to condemn us? Nobody? Verse 34, who is he that condemned shall Christ who died for yea rather that is risen again? Who is even at the right hand of God, who also make an intercession for Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness? Or parallel or sword?
As it is written, For die sacred killed all day long, we're not counted in this world as sheep for the slaughter. No sir guards, 37 nae news. No, in all these things, we are a lot more than conquerors through him who loves us, not through my strength, but his strength. We are more than conquerors through him who loved to birth 38 For I am persuaded, you know what persuaded means? To be convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt. To know that you know that you know that you know that you know, For I am persuaded. I don't even have a doubt about it. I'm persuaded if you're persuaded you're lot persuaded. Or I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord. Mio mio Mio, what a record. I am persuaded. persuaded that nothing, nothing nothing is able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
In my earthly family, I can get separated. By my earthly father and mother could have gotten to the place where they didn't even care that I leave.
They could have booted me out They could have done 101 different things, but not my heavenly Father. For the Word declares that nothing. Nothing can separate me from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. And over that I am persuaded beyond a shadow of a doubt, convinced, knowing that if the Lord carries a man's life must sooner or later terminate, knowing that a man's work, when he passes on, that's the end of it. For in depth there is no remembrance. But with all of that, I still know that the Word says and I'm persuaded that nothing can separate me from the love of God. Because he's coming back. This same Jesus acts one, which he saw ascend into heaven shall so come in like manner, as you have seen him go. And now we look as in a glass or in a mirror, darkly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then shall I know, even as also I am know. He's coming back. And I'm persuaded that in all things, we are more than concrete. I am persuaded that the Spirit makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. That Jesus Christ makes intercession For I am persuaded that nothing can separate us from the love of God. And that if God be for us, no one can be against. I want to tell you, people, this is the greatest life in the entire room. This is the greatest joy. It's the greatest blessing. All that ever happens under this ministry is good for anybody to whom we minister, our even our presence is a blessing wherever we go. Our talk is a blessing. Because we hold forth the word. This is the only type of ministry that I know that does nothing but good for everybody and never hurts anybody. Why? Because God did it. And class, our God doesn't go around hurting people. He says to his people, comfort, G, comfort to my people, Speak comfortably to my people and tell them that their iniquities have been forgiven.
And that the Lord has doubled all their seats. I know no greater mentees. And I know no way where anybody could have a greater Savior than what we have in Christ Jesus.
Do you Shall we pray Our Father, we've almost come to the close of this anniversary service and other year has gone by.
And I know again tonight, that for the most part this night perhaps means the most to me. Because I know the years that have gone by and yet there are people gathered here in the auditorium who are very thankful and very blessed just to be here on this anniversary Sunday night, and to express by their presence and by their love the great thankfulness they have in their heart. Father, I thank thee for the health and strength and guidance. I thank You Father for calling me out of darkness in the marvelous light of the gospel of redemption and salvation. I thank You Father, for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior and that he saved me and redeemed me and justified being sanctified me. And tonight Father, I thank you that I know that there's therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus.
And Father, I'm persuaded beyond a shadow of a doubt regarding the greatness of Your Word, and I pray, Father that in launching out on another year here tonight,
that the word may become even greater in the hearts and lives of all of us. And that our people will hold forth that greatness of that word, that men and women not only will get saved, born again of your spirit filled with the Spirit, but they all know what they have in Christ Jesus, and be able to declare the greatness of that word. Thank you for that said the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.