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Annette Capps-Concepts of Faith-185(HD)-God’s Third Choice #1

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♪ The Word is working
mightily in me ♪ ANNOUNCER>>Welcome to the Concepts of Faith Broadcast. This program is dedicated to teaching you how to put the Word of God to work so that it will make a positive difference in the everyday circumstances of your life. (Music) ANNETTE CAPPS>>Do you feel like you have missed God’s will for your life? Have your choices taken you down the wrong road? Well I have good news for you. God is not only the God of a second chance, but a third, and a fourth, and on, and on, and on. He doesn’t quit. My message today is entitled God’s Third Choice. You will find out that God’s first choice doesn’t always work out. But He doesn’t quit and neither should you. No matter how far you have strayed from His will for your life, you can always get back on the right track by choosing to turn around now and walk with Him. Let’s open our hearts to receive the Word. Heavenly Father, we thank You that Your Holy Spirit is here present here tonight; present upon and within each one of us. And so, I just ask you, Holy Spirit, to guide and direct this entire message; whatever you want to do, that You speak through me the words that You want these people to hear, Your people. And so, we open our hearts to You, Holy Spirit, and we open our hearts to the Word of God. Say this with me: I open my Spirit (Audience repeats) and my mind (Audience repeats) to the Word of God tonight. (Audience repeats) I will receive (Audience repeats) what the Word says (Audience repeats) and I will act upon it. (Audience repeats) Amen. (Audience repeats) Alright, I want you to turn with me to 1 Samuel, chapter 3. You know the bad thing and the good thing, I guess, about being the last speaker is Number 1, you’ve, you just heard your entire message preached (Audience laughter) every time you sat down. You know why that is? The good news is the reason that happens is because God has a message for this group of people. (Audience response) And Bonnie said it, and Susan said it, Virginia said it, Cammie said… I mean it all just hooks in and ties together. So, 1 Samuel, chapter 3, verse 19, it says: Samuel grew… Now I’m reading out of the Amplified. Samuel grew. The Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. Halleluiah. (Audience response) Now that might cause you to pause and think a minute. Would you like for none of your words to fall to the ground? Well you might if you’re saying the right thing. But if you’re not paying attention to what you’re saying, you certainly don’t want all of your words to come to pass, do you? Especially when you come in, and it’s late, and you know, this happened, that happened, you know. You don’t want those words to come to pass. You don’t want the words coming to pass when you’re discouraged, depressed, and you say things out of anger. You don’t want that coming to pass. But it says: Samuel grew. The Lord was with him and none of his words fell to the ground. What does that mean? That means that when he spoke, the Lord spoke through him, and his speaking was accurate and it came to pass. That’s why none of his words fell to the ground. He was speaking divinely inspired of God. Now verse, the next verse says: And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the Lord. And the Lord continued to appear in Shiloh, for the Lord revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh in the word of the Lord. Now Israel has come a ways at this point. You know, you think about when the children of Israel crossed the Red Sea, and there was, you know, a pillar of fire at night, a cloud by day, the Red Sea split. I think God did a pretty good job managing Israel, taking care of them. Don’t you? Whoever heard of such a deliverance. And yet, at one point when Moses is on the mount, the people said, Moses, go back to God and tell God not to do that anymore. Don’t talk to us, because when God spoke, it said the earth shook. And the people said, Uh, would you talk to God and tell Him not to do that anymore. We don’t want Him talking directly to us. Just tell Him to tell you and you can tell us. (Audience laughter) So, some, you know, like they backed off. They backed off from God. God was divinely intervening. God was doing miracles. I’ve heard people say, Oh, if God would just do a miracle then, then I would know this. I would know I would have faith if God would do a miracle. Well, look what the miracles that God did for the Israelites and look what happened to them. They finally said, Oh, just send somebody to take care of that and don’t talk to us, God. So, they relied on the prophets. Let the prophets talk to us. Let Moses talk to us. Let them talk. We don’t want to talk directly to God. So, we’ll go to the next spot, for, 1 Samuel, 8. Samuel has ruled Israel and been the prophet for quite a long time. It says, verse 1, it says: When Samuel was old, he made his sons judges over Israel. And things went kind of down hill from there. And it says in verse 4: And all the elders of Israel assembled and came to Samuel at Ramah and said to him, Behold, you are old and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint us a king to rule over us like all other nations. So now, they’ve rejected the prophets’ ministry. Give us a king. We want to be like everybody else. We don’t want God being a pillar of fire. We don’t want God splitting the Red Sea. We want a king and we want to do stuff the normal way. Shocking, isn’t it? Give us a king. Give us a king. We want a king. The title of my message tonight is God’s Third Choice. You thought God always got His first choice, didn’t you? Hey, don’t we look for everything to be perfect? God’s perfect. God does something, I mean, God just, (Snapping fingers) He’s got everything, everything He does, it’s just right in line, (Snapping fingers) right in line, right in line. No, God had a first choice to rule over Israel. He had a first choice. You know who His first choice was? Him. God wanted to be ruler over Israel. God wanted to take care of Israel. God wanted to take care of His people. And so, what happened, and I’m not gonna read it all to you, ’cause you probably read it anyway. So, what happened is, you know, Samuel’s very upset about this. And he goes to God and he says, What are we gonna do? And God says, Well, explain to them what’s gonna happen when they get a king. How he’s gonna take your sons and take them to war. They’re gonna get killed. They’re gonna take your daughters. They’re gonna become bakers and slaves. And this is gonna happen. They’re gonna, they’re gonna put taxes on you. Anybody ever heard of that? (Audience laughter) They’re gonna tax you. And they said, Well we don’t care. We want a king. So, Samuel was very grieved. And he came back and he said, God, what am I gonna do? They, they’re not listening to me. And He said, Harken to them and given them a king. Anoint a king. What’s God’s second choice? Give them what they ask for. You ever thought that you knew what was the best answer to a solution? And you prayed, and you prayed, and you prayed, Okay, God, I’m believing. I’ve got faith. You do this. I’m believing you’re gonna do this. This is gonna happen. And then it didn’t turn out the way that you wanted it to. God, what happened? You thought you knew what the answer was. You thought you knew what was best. But you know what? God knows what’s best. He knew what was best for the children of Israel. He knows what’s best for His people. So, that’s why God always speaks the end result. God always speaks the end result. His Word does not return void. He speaks the end result. So, He, anyway, He said, Okay, given them a king. Let them have a king. So, Samuel goes and anoints Saul to be king. God said, That’s the one. I’m gonna send him to you tomorrow. You’ll know who he is. Go anoint him. Samuel did. And how many of you know what happened with that mess? He was disobedient to God. But didn’t God call him? Well, yeah. Did God choose him? Yeah, but he didn’t choose God. (Audience response) I heard people say, Oh, you know, but many are called but few are chosen. I’m not called. I’m not the chosen one. God’s called everybody. You only become chosen by choosing God. You become the chosen by choosing God. Saul did not choose God. And this grieved the Prophet Samuel. So, he went back to God. And God said, I’m gonna send you to anoint My third choice, a man after my own heart. Now don’t you imagine that Samuel was a little bit upset, you know. I mean, God, these people are gonna think I’m not really a prophet because I anointed Saul. I anointed Saul. You told me to anoint him. I anointed him and he made a mess. God said, Don’t grieve over it. Just move on. Just move on. So, he went forward, and now we’re on the third choice. And as you know, Samuel went to the house of Jesse, and he said, I want you to bring all your sons in ’cause God told me the king is here. And so, they brought them by one at a time, big strapping guys, bring them by. Oh well, surely this is him because, you know, he looks like a leader. But no, that’s not him. That’s not him. That’s not him. By this time, Samuel is getting really confused. Well, we’re at the end and none of these are the right one. He said, Do you have any more children.? (Audience laughter) And David wasn’t there. And he said, Well, there’s just the youngest and he’s out in the pasture with the sheep. And you know, they weren’t too interested in getting him in the house. And Samuel said, Go call him and bring him in. And when he came in, it says that he was fair skinned and had blue eyes. And he said, The Spirit of the Lord was upon him. This was God’s third choice. Now I want you to think about this a minute. Have you ever said, Well, I tried God, but I failed. I tried to use my faith and it didn’t happen. I prayed for healing and I didn’t get healed. God, I prayed and asked for my bills to be met and it didn’t happen. So, I quit. Well listen the Word of God says, Through faith and patience we inherit the promises of God. So, Samuel’s sitting there and here comes this guy. Well why didn’t they bring this guy in? You know, I always kind of wondered that. And you know, you hear this stuff, you read it in there where his brothers are saying, Oh, what, who did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness. What are you doing here? They were mean to him. Why were they mean to him? We always think that God’s going to anoint and call people who are perfect, who have it all together, that know the Word, walk in the Word. They do everything right. We always think certain things about that. But you know what? The Word of God tells us that God uses the things that are lowly base that everybody thinks God can’t use that person. So, I’m sitting here looking at you today and I’m hearing lots of thoughts that pass through your head. God can’t use me because I… Fill in the blank. God can’t use me or I can’t go out and lay hands on somebody. I can’t do that because… You know, Saul’s problem was he thought he could do it. Well, I’m king now. I can do whatever. If I need to change the sacrifices, I’ll change them. But the one who says I can’t, I’m not, you know, I [INAUDIBLE] Guess what? It’s not you doing it. (Audience response) See, that’s the whole thing. It’s not you doing it. And this is what David realized. That’s why his heart was after God because he trusted God to do it. What pleased God with Abraham’s life? He trusted and believed in whatever God said, he just believed it. He believed, just simply believed it. So, back to David. The youngest comes in. God says, I’ve anointed him. I want you to know, you know, he didn’t, David didn’t get invited to the meals. I did some research on it ’cause I really was wondering about that. What, what, what, what’s that all about? Well, we can’t really prove it in particular, but if you go on and you Google it and you really research it, David was illegitimate. He was not included in the meals. He was like a servant, a slave. He was treated as though he really wasn’t part of the family. And yet, God anointed him. God called him to be king. God said, David is a man after my own heart. What made the difference? It wasn’t prestige. It wasn’t family. It wasn’t how good he was, how perfect he was, how he did things. It was the fact that he said, I can’t do it, God, but you can. Through me, God anointed me and I slew a lion and a bear when it came after my flock. God, through me. God, through me. Read the Psalms; the greatest, the greatest psalmist, David. What a difference. What a difference. Back to God’s third choice. David was God’s third choice. God is still trying. You may say, Oh, I’ve prayed, and prayed, and prayed, and it hasn’t happened. I’ve got news for you, just keep going ’cause it’s coming. (Audience response) The only way it doesn’t come is if you quit, if you quit. I was on a television program recently and they asked me, (Chuckling) at my book out there, Reverse the Curse in Your Body and Emotions, and we were talking about healing, talking about things like that. And they just looked at me and they said… The funny thing about it was, everybody on that program was sick. They were sitting there, and they had to cut the cameras off of them ’cause they were blowing their nose, (Audience response) and they were sick. And I was sitting there going, Thank You, Lord. By the stripes of Jesus, I’m (Audience laughter) healed. No weapon formed against me will prosper. They said, you know, Looking at your book here, don’t you ever get sick? It’s like because I wrote a book, I don’t ever have an opportunity to have an illness or something, you know. This, this is the thinking. No. You learn to use the Word of God. Wherever you are, you start there. And it’s a whole lot better if you start believing and using the Word for a cold or an allergy than it is cancer. (Audience response) The Word will work no matter what. But if you start where you are and keep yourself healthy, it’s a lot easier to believe God to live in health. And by the way, did you know that healing is not God’s highest and best? Health is. (Audience response) Living in health is. Staying healthy. Anyway, I answered this girl and I said, Well sure, I have multiple opportunities, but it’s usually when I don’t take care of myself. This body’s the temple of the Holy Ghost. And I don’t give it rest and whatever, you know, certainly I have opportunities. But I know from what the Lord said to me that there are people sitting here and you, you’ve been discouraged about some things because, you know, you’ve been taught the Word and you’ve put the Word to work. And yet time frame, the time frame between when you planted the seed and when you reaped the harvest has grown long. You’ve become weary and discouraged. I’ve got good news for you. It’s coming. Don’t quit. (Audience response) Plant more seeds. Plant more seeds of the Word of God. Now think about this for just a minute. I’ve met a lot of people who judge themselves based on where their faith is. Well, I don’t have that much faith. I should have more faith. I know I should have more faith. This is the way the enemy gets you in a little tail spin, is to keep you looking in here about all the mistakes you’ve made, how you haven’t done everything right. I heard Brother Copeland preach that he did this, and I don’t do that. I should do it. I’ve heard so and so preach, I should do this. And I don’t do it, so I’m missing it there. I made a mistake. I did this. It did that. I’m not doing this. I’m not doing that. Guess what? God’s not accusing you. Jesus is not accusing you. Nobody is condemning you except the enemy who is the accuser of the brethren and your own mind. You know what Jesus said in John, chapter 5? He was, He was talking to the religious leaders of the day and He said, He was, He was really letting them have it. And they, they were getting quite upset with Him. And He said, Do not think that I am accusing you to the Father. Do not think that I’m accusing you to the Father. The one who is accusing you is Moses, whom you say you believe. I read that and I looked just like you did. Huh? (Audience laughter) What? Moses is accusing you. What? And then all of a sudden, I got it. I looked at that and I saw what Jesus was saying. They were trying to adhere to, to the law, the laws of Moses, which they held up as their standard. And what He was saying is, Your own conscience is accusing you. You’re accusing yourself. Whatever beliefs you have developed that are outside the Word of God will accuse you. If you’re being accused, your beliefs are outside the Word of God because God does not accuse you. God does not condemn you. Jesus is not condemning you. I don’t care what you’re doing or have done, Jesus is not condemning you. He is there to help you, to deliver you, to get you out of it. (Music) Yeah, but He’s already given me a second chance. Well guess what? He’s got a third chance, a fourth chance, a fifth chance, six, seven, to infinity. But you don’t understand where you are. I don’t have to understand where you are. I know what the Word of God tells me. The Word of God tells me that God’s Word will not return void. And they say, I tried to quit smoking for forty years. Well, keep trying and keep putting the Word on it. Keep putting the Word of God on it. God’s Word will not return void, but it will accomplish where He sends it. Isn’t it wonderful to know that God’s Word will not return void in your life? His perfect plan for your life will not be defeated if you use your power of choice and choose to believe His Word. Well the offer today is a single audio CD of this complete message on God’s Third Choice. Now this has been a two-part series on our Concepts of Faith television program, and this CD contains the full teaching from both programs. Along with this CD, I will include a book written by my father, Charles Capps. It’s called, The Light of Life in the Spirit of Man. This is offer 2517; $15 plus shipping and handling. Call 877-396-9400, or go to Capps.TV. Now some of the chapter titles in this book that I’m offering are filled with the wisdom of God. God wants to light your candle. He wants to enlighten you. God wants to reveal mysteries to you. Words create images. Walking in the light and the mind of Christ. And one of my favorite paragraphs of this particular book, it says: The Word affects your total being. It will cause you to make correct decisions and not know why you make them. It will bring healing to your physical body. The entrance of God’s Word gives life and light. That’s offer 2517; $15 plus shipping and handling. It has a CD and a book. And in addition to that, I want to send you this free pamphlet that I have written. It is entitled, This Time Tomorrow. You know, the city of Samaria was surrounded and in a time severe famine and desperation; surrounded by the King of Syria. And he was literally starving them out. But the Word of the Lord came and declared the impossible. And the Word said, This time tomorrow, there will be plenty of food in abundance. This time tomorrow, starvation will cease and commerce will resume. Hey, don’t give up hope or let go of God’s Word in your life. In a moment, in an hour, in a day, circumstances can and will change if you put your faith in God’s Word. Alright, this package is offer 2517. It’s a book, CD, and pamphlet; $15 plus shipping and handling. Thank you for joining us today for the Concepts of Faith. God bless you. ANNOUNCER>>To order a copy of
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of your life. (Music) ♪ The Word is working
mightily in me ♪ ♪ The Word is working
mightily in me ♪ ♪ No matter what the
circumstances, What I feel or
see ♪ ♪ The Word is working
mightily in me ♪ ♪ No matter what the
circumstances, What I feel or
see ♪ ♪ The Word is working
mightily in me ♪ (Music Fades Out)

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  1. Olive Branch Posted on December 3, 2019 at 2:04 am

    I just love Annette Capps! She explains the Word of God like no other!!

  2. newphillygirl Posted on December 3, 2019 at 4:10 am

    I resemble this remark 🙋🏽‍♀️