Sunday, July 8, 2018, the Year of Our Lord

Pastor Carolyn Sissom


When wandering Israel came to Kadeshbarnea (Deut. 1:19), they stood at the threshold of their full inheritance.  This is our position today.  Of course, our inheritance is Christ Himself.  We are before the great King of all the universe. 


The golden scepter is extended toward us, bidding us to stand with Him and share half His Kingdom, His Power, and His Name.


The LORD Jesus Christ has a well devised plan to share His life with His subjects as He reigns with all authority in both heaven and earth.  An overcoming company will share His throne ruling and reigning with Him, and having dominion over all things.  He eagerly waits to share His place of rest, dominion and authority.


Rev. 3:21:  To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on his throne.  He who has an ear, let him hear what the spirit says to the churches.



As we approach our conference, The Scepter of the King, the key of David is a mystery for the crown of the overcomer.


Rev. 3:7: “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things says he that is holy, He that is true, He that has the key of David; He that opened ,and  no man shuts; and shuts and no man opens.”

This is the church He has crowned with His Love.  He declares this Church as His and gives them His power, they will be kept from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon the entire world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.  In verse 12, He promises to make them a pillar in the temple of God.  He will write upon us the name of God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, and upon up us a new name.  


Let us learn from the spirit of David…for it would become his “key” to the throne. 


Bill Johnson gave a Word of Wisdom Friday night at the conference at New Life concerning the ministry of David.


“Blood shed ministries take care of the problem – peace ministries build.”


Warrior ministries fight the enemies of God and His people.  Peace ministries build.


I am a woman of peace; yet the Spirit of God in me and our Church flows as a warrior.


I had fought many battles in the 22 years of ministry prior to us leaving the Little White Church.  Seven years of battle in Louisiana and fifteen years of battle in Texas.  I was ready to make Little White Church my rocking chair and oasis of peace in my latter years.  


However, there were yet other battles to fight for our nation and the nations of the earth; and the ministry at Willow Fork has been epochal change, growth, and warfare.   


The LORD has truly given me favor and grace in Houston, TX where there is neither adversary nor evil occurrence as in the early days.  Yet, the call to the nations seems to be stronger.  They are surely coming to us.  Jerry Backus stopped by on his way back to Tanzania asking me to go there “anytime.”  I asked him what could I do to help him?  He said, preach, teach and pray for the people.  I told him, “I can do that.”


I get many invitations to go to the nations, but I only go when I am sent and know I am being sent for the Lord’s Kingdom purposes.  This year I have been invited to Nigeria, India, Ireland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Belize.  So far, I have only gone to Belize.  Our ministry team went in as deliverers.  


Tuesday Morning I shared my calling I received at the age of 33,  the LORD audible spoke to me, Jeremiah 1:5-10:


Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you; and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.  Then said I, Ah, Lord God! Behold I cannot speak; for I am a child.  But the Lord said to me, Say not, I am a child; for you shall go to all that I shall send you, and whatsoever I command you, you shall speak.  Be not afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.  Then the Lord put forth His hand, and touched my mouth.  The Lord said to me, Behold I have put My words in your mouth.  See I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.


At the time the LORD spoke this to me, He began a preparation in me.  Even though I always served in ministry; I was not chosen for full time public ministry until 15 years later.  The LORD used Bishop Wilbert Scott to speak this scripture over me.  This activated the “call.”  Afterward,  prophets began to speak and declare the call and commission to start a church which prophets included Prophet Roger Teale, Prophet Johnny Barham, Prophet Stanley Rankin, and Dr. Robert (Bob) Anderson.


The Lord has manifested Himself through verses 5-9 in His ministry within me; but verse 10 has only been in part and partial.  Lately the words I am receiving indicate that perhaps the authority and anointing of that word may be coming to pass 45 years later.


The LORD named our conference The Scepter of the King.  That is the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ.  The Scepter is His church on earth operating by His authority in righteousness. 


Could it be the LORD is releasing to the Church into a new epoch of authority? “See I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.”


Even though we have not been given the grace to build a church building, the Spirit of the Lord has given us six crowns this year:


  1. Crown of the year (Psa. 65: 11-13)
  2. Crystal diadem    (Isa. 28:5)
  3. Crown of Loving Kindness (Ps. 103:4)
  4. Crown of Oil (Lev. 21:12)
  5. Royal Crown/Esther – Mother’s Day (Est. 2:17; 6:8)
  6. Crown of Wisdom and Largeness of heart

Like King David, as we stand before the King, we build an Altar of Incense and let the sweet aromas of worship, praise, and prayer come before Him.

  Let us worship Him with our whole heart and with all of our strength.

We should dance before Him as David danced until his feet tap an earthquake in every prison cell of darkness.

I was studying 2 Sam 22: 8-20 which is David’s song of praise in the Day the Lord had delivered him out of the hands of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul.  God saved David from violence, sorrows  dark caves and death.   He sang, "He made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies."

I thought of the boys in Thailand who are trapped by dark waters and threatened by more rain (thick clouds). The Lord delivered David from the strong enemy of death. I declare this today over these boys. Read and declare 2 Sam 22: 8-20. (17) "He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters;”

As a warrior and a king, David ran through a troop and leapt over a wall (22:30).  We, too have been set in the heavenlies (22:34).  Our hands can war in Praise (22:35). 

As we proclaim His excellent greatness, we approach Him in due order.  We are called to “enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him and bless his name.

The golden scepter is extended to produce fruitfulness and righteousness in our understanding concerning the ministry of priest and king.  Let us touch the scepter and come into a new epoch of understanding.  The days of types and shadows will dissolve in the presence of the golden scepter.  “In-part” knowledge is abolished in the relationship with the Father. 

He is calling us to get a fresh revelation of the life of the King and His ministry.  It is the glory of God to conceal and keep secret a matter; but the honor of a king is to search it out until his understanding is fruitful (Prov. 25:2).

Scripture says, “Oh the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions(! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)!  When you think you have studied all the scripture and research all the resources, the Holy Spirit will be ever near to decree a fresh revelation of Him.

The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is expecting conformity to His image in a people to share His glory with Him.

For I always pray to the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation into mysteries and secrets in the deep and intimate knowledge of Him, by having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set apart ones), and so that you can know and understand what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above al rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named above every title that can be conferred, not only in this age and in this world, but also in the age and the world which are to come.  (Eph. 1: 17-21, AMP)

Carolyn Sissom, Pastor

Eastgate Ministries Church

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