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Pastor Scott Olin - "YOU CAN’T HIDE" -


Pastor Scott Olin, SW Washington


Mark 7: 24  And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.”


Jesus was tired, He was looking for a place to rest!  He had been to the dessert, and people followed him there.  No matter when he went, people flocked to Him.  He could not hide!


Jesus didn’t want anyone to know it, He didn’t talk about it much, nevertheless, there was something in that man that drew people to Him, no matter where He went.

He could not  hide!


What they saw in Jesus was the life, and the nature of God.


Zoe” means -  the life of God.


God planted that life into Jesus, and when we accept Jesus, it is also planted into us.


Matt 5:13-16  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14: Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15: Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.


Jesus likens this “light” to a ‘city set on a hill side’ -  it can’t be hidden. It gives light to everyone around!


You can’t hide! God  wont let you hide!


 John 14:23: “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”


If you are a born again believer, there is a treasure in you that the world needs to find!


The very key to eternal life – dwells in you!  His Spirit and life dwells in you! The answers the world is looking for are in you!  God has invested too much in you to let you hide!  He wants to expose the things in you – to the world.


The Bible says that you are….

LIGHT: Light exposes darkness;  It clearly shows the path to walk; It illuminates, and gives clear vision.

SALT: Salt adds flavor; it preserves; and it makes one thirsty.


Col 4:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.


Do the people around you get thirsty for the spirit of God, just from what you say? And from what they see in your life?


When we read Exodus 33:11-17  we find Moses talking to God.  He tells God that the people won’t know him or listen to him… but if God would send His presence with him, then the people would follow him.  In other words, Moses said: If you don’t go with me, I am not going!  God says okay Moses, you have found favor in my site, and I can do that! Wherever you go, my presence will go with you.


It was the presence of God that went with Moses that made Moses a great leader. It was the presence of God that directed him, and kept him.  The SAME presence of God that abides within you today, as a believer!  (John 4:23)


You can’t hide the presence of God!


People are asking some hard questions these days.  There is a lot going on around us, and people are looking for the answers.


I think that we have been answering some questions that no one is asking!! It’s not about religion; it is not about what church we attend  it is about having a relationship with God.  It is, and always has been about Jesus!


Let’s paint a picture here: A man addicted to drugs comes to you in search of help. You can tell him that he needs Jesus, He does.  But to tell him he needs Jesus so he wont spend eternity in hell is not really what he needs to hear; he already lives in hell!!  He wants to know where his help is now, today, in the pit he is living in.


Most Christians live and preach a very limited salvation. The word “Saved” in Acts 2:21 & Rom 10:13   is “Sozo.”  Yes, Salvation will give us eternal life, but it gives us MUCH more!! 


Sozo:”   “forgiven; set free; blessed;, prosperous; over come with goodness of God;.  Safe; delivered; healed; preserved; and whole.”


Do  we live a “Sozo” life? Do we tell others that it’s available to them?


Those lost and dying need a message beyond “avoid hell.” - and The cross, and the shed blood of Jesus already bout it for them.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ holds a much bigger message than we have been sharing!


God has wired you with greatness (Jesus inside of you). And His plan for your life is that you will carry that greatness, and His message to the world!


He’s not going to let you hide!


 Let me share with you: If God did nothing more than give me peace of mine…. That would have been enough!  As a kid, I was constantly in fear; paranoid about what might or could happen!  I was shy, introverted, and easily intimidated; The Peace of God, that passes all understanding is what I was looking for…. In THIS LIFE!


John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”


Isaiah 26:3-4 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.  Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:”


The Gospel of Jesus Christ is Much deeper than just going to heaven, and escaping hell.


God is looking for a people to boldly proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is looking for people who believe it, who walk it, who speak it, and who display it in their life! He wont let you hide!


We’ve got it, the enemy knows it, and he can’t do a thing about it!


11: Put on the whole Armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13: Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14: Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15: And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16: Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17: And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19: And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,”


The enemy has no power to rob you of the inheritance Jesus gave you – but he does try to make you think he does!   Therefore, God gave us “Armour” to protect us from the wiles of the enemy.  Put on  Salvation” and get hold of “truth!” - If we USE the “Sword” – God’s Word – we will recognize the enemy when he comes to deceive.  


You can’t hide!! – God’s invested too much into you!


 Nehemiah  8:10 says that the “Joy is strength for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”


Do you live a life of “Joy”?


Some think, because of the wiles of the enemy that we can’t live happy, can’t be filled with joy and peace….  This is a lie!! The enemy can’t steal that, it’s part of  our “Salvation” – it was included in “Sozo” – the enemy can not steal that, he can only lie to you and try to convince you that you can’t have joy!


I understand that there is a “Clinical depression” caused from an imbalance in a body; that one would need to be “healed” of.   However, depression is also one of the “wiles” of the enemy, and we have authority over that!  It is the enemy coming to “Steal kill and destroy!” (John 10:10)


When Jesus dealt with the man who was deaf and dumb… he rebuked the ‘spirit.’ And the man heard, and he spoke.  In this case, it was not an illness, it was a fowl spirit that had attached itself to the man.  Some sickness i

 s spiritual.


We have access to walk in wholeness.  No, not all believers do, and most of us do not, all of the time. Nevertheless, it is part of the package, and we do  have access to it!

The enemy comes to steal the things that God already gave us!!


THIS is the message we need to convey to the world. And, when we live it, the world will want it – and come looking for what we have!


A Christian that looks and lives like he’s been soaked in pickle juice… is not painting a picture of what Jesus gave us – and who would want it?? People want to know that what we have is real; that it WORKS; That Jesus is the answer to their needs, today.


Jesus is looking for those who will set at his feet and learn of Him; and then take the message to the hurting and dying world.  Is that you?


SALT: Gives flavor; makes one thirsty; has natural preservatives; has a natural healing ability.

LIGHT: Light exposes darkness; Lights the path; It illuminates, and gives clear vision.


He’s put greatness in side you (Jesus), and He wants to reveal Himself to the world!


You can’t hide!!


Pastor Scott