Get Ready For God's Visitation

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text - Luke 19.41-44
Luke 19:41–44 NKJV
41 Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, 42 saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, 44 and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”
Title - Recognizing God’s Visitation


Jesus wept over Jerusalem for because she did not recognize the time of her visition
Other times
Luke 13.33-35
Luke 23.27-31


Visitation - an official visit for inspection or supervision
episkope - oversight
Acts 1.20
1 Timothy 3.1

Sermon Points

Visitation symbolizes an answered prayer

Ruth 1:6 NKJV
6 Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the country of Moab that the Lord had visited His people by giving them bread.

Visitation - God was sending a propet

Luke 1:67–69 NKJV
67 Now his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying: 68 “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people, 69 And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of His servant David,
Luke 7:14–16 NKJV
14 Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother. 16 Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.”

Visitation - metaphor for salvation

Acts 15:14 NKJV
14 Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name.
Luke 19:9–10 NKJV
9 And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; 10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Visitation - a sign of favor

Psalm 80:14–17 NKJV
14 Return, we beseech You, O God of hosts; Look down from heaven and see, And visit this vine 15 And the vineyard which Your right hand has planted, And the branch that You made strong for Yourself. 16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down; They perish at the rebuke of Your countenance. 17 Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, Upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself.

Why God visits His people

To fulfill a promise

Genesis 21:1 NKJV
1 And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken.
Genesis 50:24–25 NKJV
24 And Joseph said to his brethren, “I am dying; but God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land to the land of which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.” 25 Then Joseph took an oath from the children of Israel, saying, “God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here.”

To deliver from judgment and impose judgent

Genesis 18:20–21 NKJV
20 And the Lord said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave, 21 I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry against it that has come to Me; and if not, I will know.”

Jerusalem’s Visitation

Luke 19.41-44
it was to be her final visitation
like Sodom and Gomorrah

God’s visitation of our time

God sent a prophet - william Branham
to fulfill a promise
to send a warning
to prepare God’s people
Typology - God visited Sarah twice
Genesis 18 - to confirm the promise
Genesis 21 - to deliver the promise
Our first visitation
a prophet messenger
Our second visitation
the seven thunders ministry


Have we recognized God’s visitation in our day?
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