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What Blessings are you Praying for?

What Blessings are you Praying for?

SHIPPED WRECKED (Photo by Pastor Davis)

SHIPPED WRECKED (Photo by Pastor Davis)

A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able
to swim to a small, desert like island.   The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agreed that they had no other recourse but to pray to God.   However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island.

The first thing the first man prayed for was food.  The next morning, the first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he was able to eat its fruit.   The other man’s parcel of land remained barren.  After a week, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife.   The next day, another ship was wrecked, and the only survivor was a woman who swam to his side of the land.  
 
On the other side of the island, there was nothing.  And the only survivor was a woman who swam to his side of the land.   On the other side of the island, there was nothing.

Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes, more food.   The next day, like magic, all of these were given to him.   However, the second man still had nothing.

Finally, the first man prayed for a ship, so that his wife and he could leave the island. In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side of the island.  
 
The first man boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island.  He considered the other man unworthy to receive God’s blessings, since none of his prayers had been answered.

As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from Heaven booming, “Why are you leaving your companion on the island?”    “My blessings are mine alone, since I was the one who prayed for them,” the first man answered.   “His prayers were all unanswered, and so he does not deserve anything”

“You are mistaken!” the voice rebuked him.   “He had only one prayer, which I answered.   If not for that, you would not have received any of my blessings.”

“Tell me,” the first man asked the voice, “what did he pray for that I should owe him anything?

“He prayed that all your prayers be answered.”

For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but those of another praying for us.

When Jesus died on the cross he was thinking of you and I!  Now I ask you again, “WHAT BLESSING ARE YOU PRAYING FOR?”

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Believe that with God nothing is Impossible Lesson 4

Believe that with God nothing is Impossible Lesson 4

Pastor Davis plays the role of the Priest Zacharias in the play BELIEVE

Pastor Davis plays the role of the Priest Zacharias in the play BELIEVE

The Life-Light was the real thing: Every person entering Life he brings into Light. He was in the world, the world was there through him, and yet the world didn’t even notice. He came to his own people, but they didn’t want him. But whoever did want him, who believed he was who he claimed and would do what he said, He made to be their true selves, their child-of-God selves. These are the God-begotten, not blood-begotten, not flesh-begotten, not sex-begotten.

John 1:12-13 MSG

My brothers and sisters, today I encourage you as you prepare yourselves to go into the world and face the most dangerous enemy of all times, that you girdle your entire body and mind up with a mustard seed of faith; and when you do, look the enemy in the eye and tell him,“I BELIEVE TH AT WITH GOD NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE,”  and this moment of trials and tribulations, they to shall pass.  Because I am living in the light and the light is shinning in me and through me.  “I BELIEVE!”

Faith and doubt cannot live in the same house, one are the other is going to rule.  Which do you want to rule over your life?  The cold hard choice we make concerning these two very important people in our lives will determine our destiny.  We cannot serve two masters that on this day, which we are going to serve, and then begin to live our lives accordingly?

Now my brothers and sisters I want you to listen and understand this very important story of Zacharias the Priest and how God dealt with him when he doubted the word of God.  You see both Zacharias and his wife were up in age when the angel of the Lord approached him and told him that he and his wife were going to have a baby. And Zacharias expressed all the pent-up doubt in his heart.

But the angel reassured him, “Don’t fear, Zachariah. Your prayer has been heard. Elizabeth, your wife, will bear a son by you. You are to name him John. You’re going to leap like a gazelle for joy, and not only you—many will delight in his birth. He’ll achieve great stature with God.

 “He’ll drink neither wine nor beer. He’ll be filled with the Holy Spirit from the moment he leaves his mother’s womb. He will turn many sons and daughters of Israel back to their God. He will herald God’s arrival in the style and strength of Elijah, soften the hearts of parents to children, and kindle devout understanding among hardened skeptics—he’ll get the people ready for God.”

Zachariah said to the angel, “Do you expect me to believe this? I’m an old man and my wife is an old woman.”

This is the exact same way that Abraham expressed himself to God when God told him that he was going to have a son. You see my brothers and sister, Zachariah thinking is the way we think by being in the world. Our thoughts like his not being centered in the Spirit of the Lord and what the Lord can do when we get out of the way and let God have His way.

The angel of the Lord continued by saying, “I am Gabriel, the sentinel of God, sent especially to bring you this glad news. But because you won’t believe me, you’ll be unable to say a word until the day of your son’s birth. Every word I’ve spoken to you will come true on time—God’s time.” (Luke 1:13-20 MSG.

You see my brothers and sisters, because Zacharias had doubted, he would lose the power of speech until the child was born.  Whenever a believer entertains doubts concerning God’s word, he loses his testimony and his song.  Unbelief of the lips, and they remain sealed until faith returns and bursts forth in praise and witness.

Gabriel the angel of the Lord continue to pursue the mission which God had dispatched him on and entered into the space of Mary whom God had blessed and highly favored, and this is what he spoke to her, he begin by saying, “and did you know that your cousin Elizabeth conceived a son, old as she is? Everyone called her barren, and here she is six months pregnant! Nothing, you see, is impossible with God.”

And Mary said,

Yes, I see it all now:
I’m the Lord’s maid, ready to serve.
Let it be with me36
just as you say.

Then the angel left her. (Luke 1:37-38 MSG)

My brothers and sisters “BELIEVE” that is the lesson the Lord wants us to learn. Believe that with God all things are possible. Stop living your life in doubt, allowing your faith to waiver and  become like the motions of the oceans, always going back and forth.  When you learn to believe, a whole new world of possibilities will open unto you.  “BELIEVE, BELIEVE” my brothers and sisters and you too will receive the favor of the Lord.

 

TODAY IS A GIFT

TODAY IS A GIFT BUT YOU MUST STAY IN THE RACE:

PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES:

Scripture reminds you that, the power of God…has saved us and called us with a holy calling, but not according to his own purpose and grace…revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ who abolished death and brought life and immorality to light through the gospel…(2 Timothy 1: 9-10; NKLV). You must therefore endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 2:3).

We all begin each day in search of something because we have hopes and dreams; when we place all of our cares in the master’s hands we will be able to accomplish what is purposed. From the God who cares more than you can even begin to imagine, today is your gift, yesterday is past, tomorrow is a hope, but the moment you’re experiencing now is yours.

Sharing encouragement, spreading laughter and joy nourishes your own spirit and what you release to the universe comes back to you.

For this day, this moment in time, allow it to be well spent in acts of gratitude and thanksgiving because it is a gift.

As you journey, remember that the day is filled with possibilities, take time to explore those areas of life that encourages growth, strength, and courage, determined to fight the good fight of a soldier well trained in godly living and principles that are sure to bring you in line with all possibilities. TODAY IS A GIFT BUT YOU MUST STAY IN THE RACE!

OH YES MY REDEEMER LIVES

EMBRACE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER:

PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES:

The Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile (Psalm: 94:11; NKJV). Futile is described in the dictionary as incapable of producing any useful result: pointless. So why do you waver against the authority in which God relates to your circumstance through his word. There is no one or nothing else that can bring your attention in focus to where you are and where you want to be. By learning to trust God in all that you seek to gain, your goals, dreams, hopes, allow his presence to be your guide, for the Lord knows your thoughts and intentions.

God says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts; nor are your ways my ways” (Isaiah: 55: 8), those words alone are enough to let you know that there comes a time in this life that you need to EMBRACE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER. For he says, “I am the Lord, that is my name, and my glory I will not give to another, nor my praise to carved images.” (Isaiah 42: 8-9) Through- out the scriptures your hearts and spirits should be energized as you live in expectancy of greater things for your life yet to be revealed.

Become uplifted and inspired, start to EMBRACE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER, this is good news. For he says, “New things I declare, before they spring forth, I will tell you of them. Fear not…you are mine (43:1), every one called by my name…created for my glory, I have formed him, yes, I have made him (43:7).”

Lift up your wandering minds and humble yourselves before the Lord, learn to trust him and be obedient to his word, for your life is one of intended purpose. God lets you know that, “I am the last, besides me there is no God.” (44:8). Jesus says, “Come to me…I will give you rest.” (Matthew: 11:28)            EMBRACE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FATHER, it’s well worth the effort.

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 70 BLESSED IS THE PEACE MAKER

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 70 BLESSED IS THE PEACE MAKER

CHURCH WELCOME MESSAGE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

CHURCH WELCOME MESSAGE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Good Morning Children of God, if it’s Sunday Morning, it is time to put on your shouting shoes, put a strut in your stride, put on a happy face with a big wide smile and lift up those Holy Hands  of yours and together, let us begin our SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER, PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE.

Can you open your mouth wide and say out loud, “I AM BLESSED, one more time, “I AM BLESSED!” Never be ashamed to shout out these three words; I AM BLESSED!” One for the Father, one for the Son and one for the Holy Spirit; For truly, we are blessed this morning beyond our wildest imagination and the Lord will keep on blessing us because we have chosen to live our lives serving him as a PEACE MAKER.  He said, “Blessed is the peace maker, for they shall be called a child of God.”  Let us embrace one another with the love of God as we lift Him up this day in PRAYER, PRAISE AND WORSHIP!

LET US PRAY!  Eternal God, our Heavenly Father, we are your children that have gather here in your name to bless you and give you all the glory for all that you have done that has allowed us to see and experience your glory one more time.  We thank you for this opportunity and we go forth this day lifting up our Holy Hands in prayer, praise and worship, in the name of Jesus, Amen!

COMMENTARY BY PASTOR DAVIS:

CHILDREN OF GOD, listen up, because time is not waiting on any of us.  There is much work to be done.  The time is now to renew your spiritual vitality.  You must revitalize your ordinary life, your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and just walking around life, and place it before God as an offering.  You must stop living in the traditional way of just doing what has been acceptable as part of your culture, that you fit into it without even thinking.  Instead the time is now for you to fix your attention on God.  Get into the Spiritual Race and allow the HOLY SPIRIT to transform you from the inside out.

You can take what I have to say to you here right now as meaningless, are you can get up from sitting in front of that television screen are just lounging around in your bed.  The choice is yours.  It is time to stop making excuses are blaming others for your lack of energy and enthusiasm for overcoming your weakness in being a true CHRISTIAN that God has ordain you to be, because God wants you to renew your Spiritual Vitality and He wants you to do it NOW!

TODAY’S MESSAGE:

Pastor Davis teaches this short lesson from the Lord’s sermon on the Mount.  Title: Blessed is the peace makers.  Click on the video and let us be filled with Lord’s blessings for this day.

 

TODAY’S ALTER CALL: 

If you are a person studying this lesson with us today and have not received the saving grace of the Lord and would like to join the Lord’s family of BELIEVERS and receive ETERNAL LIFE, we simply ask you to, “BELIEVE!”

Now repeat this short prayer with me:  “Lord I am a sinner, I have sinned against you, I BELIEVE that Jesus died for my sins, and on the third day you raised him from the grave and today He lives.  I ask you to forgive me of my sins, and come into my heart and cleanse me of my sins.  If you have prayed this prayer with me, you now are saved and have ETERNAL LIFE  in glory.”

We encourage you to find a local Bible Teaching Church and begin to study and fellowship with other believers.  You can also return back here daily and study God’s word with us.  We share the truth of the scriptures daily, and you will find over 1000 topics for study and discussions.  May the saving grace of our Lord and Savior be with you now and forever, in Jesus name, AMEN!

 

 

LIVING FOR CHRIST TRUTH MEETS REALITY

LIVING FOR CHRIST TRUTH MEETS REALITY

WHEN TRUTH AND REALITY MEETS (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

WHEN TRUTH AND REALITY MEETS (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

This week we will be studying Romans 12:1-2, learning how we can live for Christ when Truth meets Reality.  The Bible tells us to know the Truth and the Truth will set us Free.  How we get to that truth will be the basics of our teaching this week.  Here is what Romans 12:1-2 says, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.  This is the reality of the truth we must come to know if we are to live for Christ.

Now let me share this truth with you as we begin this week in the newness of the Holy Spirit working through us.  There is but one religion, and that religion is the religion of Truth.  There is also but one error, and that error is of self.  Sometimes we allow self to get in the way of Truth.  Where self is, we will not find Truth, where Truth is self is not.  Therefore, let us discover Truth within ourselves about ourselves and move self out of the way and learn to live each day for Christ.  Jesus declared that if any man wishes to be His Disciple, he must deny himself daily.

Finally, let us learn that self is the denial of Truth.  Truth is the denial of self.  As you let self die, you will be reborn in Truth.  As you cling to self, truth will be hidden from you.  Now know this,  “LIVING FOR CHRIST TRUTH WILL MEET REALITY!

 

 

HOW TO REMAIN CALM UNDER PRESSURE

HOW TO REMAIN CALM UNDER PRESSURE

In today’s lesson my brothers and sisters, we will let this short video clip speak directly to each of you.

May the Lord’s saving grace always provide you with a calm spirit and a peaceful mind which will enable you to overcome all the devil’s attacks upon your mind and allow you to always remain calm under pressure.

 

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