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EASTER RESURRECTION SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 68 I BELIEVE

EASTER RESURRECTION SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 68 I BELIEVE

JESUS IS ALIVE THIS MORNING…

THE TOMB WAS EMPTY

HE IS RISEN JESUS IS ALIVE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

HE IS RISEN JESUS IS ALIVE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Good Morning to all of you my dear Brothers and Sisters, and a happy and joyful Easter Resurrection Sunday Morning, Jesus is alive and well this Easter Sunday this “I BELIEVE,” my question is, “WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?  For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten son, that whosoever believe in him shall not die, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)  Do you believe?  What an awesome gift of love that one person sacrificed his own life for the good of all our lives, took on the burden of all our sins that we may enjoy the fruits of this life and live on through eternity.  You ought to be lifting up your holy hands in high praise and thanksgiving to have this opportunity to say, “I thank you Lord, I love you Lord, I honor you Lord, I praise your Holy Name, because you are worthy to be praised.  Glory, glory hallelujah for the Lord is truly good.

NOW ENTER INTO THE LORD’S HOUSE OF PRAYER AND TOGETHER LET US PRAY FOR EACH OTHER:

LET US PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER AND SHOUT FOR JOY JESUS IS RISEN (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

LET US PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER AND SHOUT FOR JOY JESUS IS RISEN (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

LET US PRAY:

Most Holy and all wise God, our Heavenly Father, In the name of Jesus, the name that stands high above all other names, I lift you up in praise and honor this day for your mighty works and awesome power of love, giving freely of yourself that a dying world living in sin and dishonoring all that you have provided for us through the gift of Jesus Christ may live on through all eternity.  Father, how many ways can I say thank you, how many ways can I teach your children how to say thank you?  Sometimes in my spirit I feel lost for words when I think of all the suffering that your son Jesus had to endure for my sins and the sins of this world. I thank you Heavenly Father for allowing each of us to experience the reality of being a part of the resurrection this Easter Sunday Morning. My heart, and I am sure so many of your children’s hearts are heavy this morning, but as we come into the full knowledge and power of the truth of the wonderful teaching of Jesus Christ when he told us, that if you tear this house down, he would rebuild it in three days, this is the third day and he was truthful to his word when he rose up out of that tomb and this day, we as believers can truly say, Jesus is alive and He lives in us.  Thank you Father, for your marvelous gift of love to the world, for you are worthy to be praised, in Jesus name, Amen!

TODAY’ SCRIPTURE:  (John 20:24-25 MSG)

But Thomas, sometimes called the Twin, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples told him, “We saw the Master.”

But he said, “Unless I see the nail holes in his hands, put my finger in the nail holes, and stick my hand in his side, I won’t believe it.”

TODAY’ MESSAGE:  What do you believe?

Prepare your hearts and minds to receive the word.  Just click on the video and together lift up your holy hands and get your praises on.

 

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!

 

 

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SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 66 MANIFESTING YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 66 MANIFESTING YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

Our featured church this week is the Airline Baptist Church in Gainesville, Ga. (Photo by Pastor Davis)

Our featured church this week is the Airline Baptist Church in Gainesville, Ga. (Photo by Pastor Davis)

Good Morning Children of God, welcome back to our SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE. It is once again we are privileged to share the good news of the gospel with all of you this morning. Take a moment to focus on the message of thought for today and open your hearts to receive a blessing. We have come into the presence of the Lord in high spirit with praise and worship in our hearts, just to say thank you. Embrace the fullness of the message, ponder the words carefully in your hearts and grow in grace and knowledge. All praise is to our God, for he is worthy to be praised!

LET US PRAY:

Heavenly Father, it is with sincere hearts we approach your throne of grace this day. We pause for a moment to honor you for all that you have allowed us to share in honor of your glory and who you are. As we come, we ask that you forgive us for our sins and shortcomings as we strive to walk in reverence to your name. Oh Lord, the days are often filled with uncertainty, chaos and confusion in many parts of the world, as well as our own lives. We ask that you teach us how to humble ourselves and learn to rely on you for our needs and guidance. It is at this time we come asking you to bless the sick, the poor and those in need, strengthen them and help them to understand that you will always provide there for them. We pray for the brave and courageous souls who are willing to stand in faith and share the gospel with those seeking to know more about you and your love. This day, this moment, we honor and praise you for you are worthy.

Amen. Amen. Amen.

OUR PRAISE SERVICE:

Because of the many different time zones that are taking in the service from all over the world, which includes over 175 different countries, we are now presenting our praise service a day earlier to meet the needs of those that are in time zones that are more than eight hours ahead of us here.  This portion of our service will now be listed as: “SATURDAY/SUNDAY DEVOTIONAL PRAISE SERVICE!”  You can get it simply by clicking on this link:

http://wp.me/pf75v-33i  We encourage you to take advantage of a great devotional service.

OUR PRAISE AND WORSHIP MESSAGE IS TITLE:

MANIFESTING YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY FROM THE BOOK OF            (1 KING 3:5-15)  Now think on the goodness of the Lord, what He has done for you and more importantly what he is going to do for you as you listen and comprehend the message that he has blessed his servant, our messenger for this day with:

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!

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THE TIME IS NOW TO RENEW YOUR SPIRITUAL VITALITY

THE TIME IS NOW TO RENEW YOUR SPIRITUAL VITALITY

Experiencing Fall on the Ranch in Sautee, Ga. (Photo 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 mean less, 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 do it NOW!

Now listen to what the scripture teachesus, it says, “Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start

First page of the Gospel of Mark, by Sargis Pi...

First page of the Gospel of Mark, by Sargis Pitsak, a Medieval Armenian scribe and miniaturist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!”

In this all-out match against sin, others have suffered far worse than you, to say nothing of what Jesus went through—all that bloodshed! So don’t feel sorry for yourselves. Or have you forgotten how good parents treat children, and that God regards you as his children?

My dear child, don’t shrug off God’s discipline,
but don’t be crushed by it either.
It’s the child he loves that he disciplines;
the child he embraces, he also corrects.

God is educating you; that’s why you must never drop out. He’s treating you as dear children. This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; its training, the normal experience of children. Only irresponsible parents leave children to fend for themselves. Would you prefer an irresponsible God? We respect our own parents for training and not spoiling us, so why not embrace God’s training so we can truly live? While we were children, our parents did what seemed best to them. But God is doing what is best for us, training us to live God’s holy best. At the time, discipline isn’t much fun. It always feels like it’s going against the grain. Later, of course, it pays off handsomely, for it’s the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God. (Hebrews 12:1-11 MSG)

Now let me close with this final thought for each one of you who have taken the time to read this entire lesson and the many lessons we teach here daily, “Think globally, and work locally. Looking beyond ourselves in the real and on line world, to reach out to others who might be in need, for we all are truly our Brothers Keeper, salvation is FREE for the asking.

If you have not experienced the life saving blood of Jesus Christ, stop and take a moment wherever you may be, and ask the Lord to come into your life. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins, and if you have spoken these few simple words in truth, you are saved, and now have eternal life. It you have received and experience His Life saving blood, remember this, “THE TIME IS NOW TO RENEW YOUR SPIRITUAL VITALITY!”

May God continue to bless each one of you? Today I minister to you from a position of peace, power, purpose and prosperity in Jesus name. I remain Pastor Davis/Master Teacher.

JESUS IS ALIVE AND WELL WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?

JESUS IS ALIVE AND WELL WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?

HE IS ALIVE (Photo by Pastor Davis/Master Teacher)

 Good Morning to all of you, and a happy and joyful Easter Sunday Morning, Jesus is alive and well this Easter Sunday, and we are here to tell the world about how great He really is and all the good things He has done for us.  We will begin this message today from the GOOD NEWS BIBLE.  We will teach this morning from John 6:27-35.  Now let us begin with our topic for discussion title:  JESUS IS ALIVE AND WELL, WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?

Here is what the scriptures tell us, it says, “Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.  On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.  Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?  Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”  So they asked him, “What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you?  What will you do?  Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written:  He gave them bread from heaven to eat.”

Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.  For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

“Sir,” they said, “from now on give us this bread.”  Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life.  He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.

There is a lot going on today in science and technology.  The recent discovery of what some say is the tomb of Jesus with his bones and the bones of other family members, the cracking of the DNA code, which can now clone life and prove or disprove what anything is or is not.  We have to be excited about what science and technology is doing and not be frighten about the great discoveries it is making.

We must always remember that we have the mind of God.  That is, God created us in his on image and likeness.  The Bible tells us that if we seek we shall find.  So man is seeking answers to his own existing, forgetting what God has told him about his existing.

So no matter what man’s discoveries may be or what DNA testing may prove or disapprove the questions that Jesus is asking you right now are, “what do you believe.”

Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God?

Do believe that Jesus can give you eternal life?

Do you believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins and your sins?

Do you believe that Jesus was put in a tomb and after three days he got up walking like a natural man?

Do you believe that Jesus lives today and he is directing the affairs of the world from heaven?

What do you really believe?

Now allow me pause my questions right here in a non believer’s village for a moment.

Look with me for a moment in verse 29.

It says this, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

Jesus came into this world, born of a virgin, do you believe?

He spent his life teaching us about his father who could do all things but fail, do you believe?

He heal the sick and raised the dead, do you believe?

He feed the hungry and gave sight to the blind, do you believe?

Turn to your neighbor right now, and say to your neighbor, “Neighbor; do you believe?

Now let’s pause once again and look with me for a moment at verse 30;

It says, so they asked him, “What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you?  What will you do?

Aren’t some of us in here this morning just like that, always asking Jesus to give us a miraculous sign before we will believe the miracles he is showing us every day right before our eyes?

After the Lord has shown us time and time again that he is who he says he is and he will do just what he says he will do, along comes Satan with all his glitter and glamour flashing breaking news reports how Jesus never went to heaven to be with his father and our minds become cloudy and disbelief sets in.

Who do you believe?

Turn once again to your neighbor, and say to your neighbor, neighbor, who do you believe?

Now look at verse 31 and you can see further evidence of their disbelief:

Here’s what they said, “Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: “He gave them bread from heaven to eat.

Now let’s look at how Jesus answers them in verse 32.

Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.  For the bread of God, is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

What do you believe?

Do you believe that Jesus came down from heaven and gave life to the world?Do you believe that you now have eternal life through the death and resurrection of Jesus?

Do you believe that Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God?

Do you believe that Jesus lives this morning and he lives in each believer’s heart?

Now look at your neighbor and say to your neighbor, neighbor, “I am a believer.”

Say it one more time, neighbor, “I am a believer.”

Jesus declared in verse 35, “I am the bread of life.  He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.

Do you believe today church that he is who he says he is?

Do you believe that he can feed the hungry with two sardines and three packs of saltine crackers?

Do you believe that he can create in you a brand new creature?

Do you believe that he can provide you with prosperity beyond that which your bank account will not be able to contain?

Now look at your neighbor and say to your neighbor, neighbor, I believe, I believe.  Do you believe?

And finally my brothers and sisters listen to what Jesus had to say over there in Isaiah 55:1.

He said, “Hey there! All who are thirsty come to the water! Are you penniless?  Come anyway, buy and eat!  Come, buy your drinks, and buy wine and your milk.

Buy without money, because today everything is free!

Why do you spend your money on junk food, your hard earned cash on cigarettes, liquor and drugs?

Listen to me, and listen well:  Eat only the best fill yourselves with only the finest.  Pay attention, come close now, and listen carefully to my life giving, life nourishing words.

I’m making a lasting covenant commitment with you, the same that I made with David:  sure, solid, enduring love.

I set him up as a witness to the nations, made him a prince and leader of the nations, and now I’m doing it to you:

You’ll summon nations you’ve never heard of, and nations who’ve never heard of you will come running to you because of me, you’re God, because The Holy of Israel has honored you.”

Seek God while he’s here to be found, pray to him while he’s close at hand.  Let the wicked abandon their way of life and the evil their way of thinking.  Let them come back to God, who is merciful, come back to our God, who is lavish with forgiveness.

Do you believe he is holy and merciful?

Do you believe he is lavish and filled with forgiveness?

If you believe this you ought to be on your feet praising God.

You should be screaming, I believe, I believe, I believe, do you believe?

Thank you Jesus for this message, I am now and forever a believer.  You delivered me from my sins, my depression, my unforgiving spirit, my sickness, my weakness, my lack, my limitations and you gave me eternal life.  I stand before the world today and declare, you are alive and you are living in me.  No more heartache, no more pain, or sorrow.  I stand filled with a heart of gold, love, pure joy and happiness.  I can declare this day that I am redeemed and I believe.

This message has been ministered to you this day from God’s Throne of Grace, filled with his love, peace, power, purpose and prosperity.  I am and will always remain your brother in Jesus Christ, Pastor Davis/Master Teacher!

JESUS SHOWS COMPASSION FOR THE PEOPLE (PART 5 of 5)

THE HARVEST IS RIPE BUT THE LABORS ARE FEW (MATTHEW 9:36-38)

We have shared with you a deep and clear path for you to follow if you are truly committed to being that one disciple who will pick up his cross and follow the path that Jesus has laid out for those who truly do love him.  I encourage each of you to go back and study each one of these lessons in its entirety, watch the videos and allow your mind to be taken on a journey as they prepare you to go into the vineyard and retrieve the harvest that has become ripen and ready for you to bring into God’s market place.

Now understand clearly what Jesus is saying to you when he says these words, “I am the Vine, you are the branches.  When you ‘rejoined with me and I with you, the relationship is intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant.  Separate, you can’t produce a thing.  Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire.  But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon.  This is how my Father shows who he is when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples.”  Through the study of this lesson, I am certain that each one of you has matured as one of Jesus Disciples and you are now ready to be obedient to his word because your state of mind is now one of maturity.

Therefore, allow me to conclude this lesson with the following remarks:

1. This state of mind that we have been discussing is as obligatory upon sinners as upon saints. All men ought to feel this compassion for souls. Why not? Can any reason be named why a sinner should not feel as much compassion for souls as a Christian? Or why he ought not to love God and man as ardently?

2. Professors of religion who do not obey the true spirit of these precepts are hypocrites, without one exception. They profess to be truly religious, but are they? Certainly not, unless they are on the altar, devoted to God‘s work and in heart sincerely sympathizing in it. Without this, every one of them is a hypocrite. You profess to have the spirit of Christ; but when you see the multitudes as He saw them, perishing for lack of Gospel light, do you cry out in mighty prayer with compassion for their souls? If you have not this spirit, write yourself down a hypocrite.

3. Many do not pray that God would send forth laborers because they are afraid He will send them. I can recollect when religion was repulsive to me because I feared that if I should be convertedGod would send me to preach the Gospel. But I thought further on this subject. God, said I, have a right to dispose of me as He pleases, and I have no right to resist. If I do resist, He will put me in hell. If God wants me to be a minister of His Gospel and I resist and rebel, He surely ought to put me in hell, and doubtless He will.

But there are many young men in religious colleges today who never give themselves to prayer for the conversion of the world, lest God should send them into this work. You would blush to pray, “Lord, send forth laborers, but don’t send me.” If the reason you don’t want to go is that you have no heart for it, you may write yourself down a hypocrite, and that is no mistake.

If you say, “I have a heart for the work, but I am not qualified to go,” then you may consider that God will not call you unless you are, or can be qualified. He does not want unfit men in the service.

4. The ministry for the last quarter of a century has fallen into disgrace for this reason; many young men have entered it that never should have entered. Their hearts are not fixed, and they shrink from making sacrifices for Christ and His cause. Hence, they do not go straight forward, true to the right, firm for the oppressed, and strong for every good word and work. By whole platoons, they back out from the position which they have sworn to maintain. The hearts of multitudes of lay brethren and sisters are in great distress, crying out over this fearful defection. To a minister who was complaining of the public reproach cast on his order, a layman of Boston replied,
“I am sorry there is so many occasions for it; God means to rebuke the ministry, and He ought to rebuke them since they so richly deserve it.” Do not understand me to say that this vacillation of the ministry is universal; no, indeed; I am glad to know there are exceptions; but still the painful fact is that many have relapsed, and, consequently, as a class, they have lost character, and this has discouraged many young men from entering the ministry.

Let this be so no longer. Let the young men now preparing for the ministry come up to the spirit of their Master and rush to the front line of the battle. Let them toil for the good of souls, and love this toil as their great Lord has done before them. Thus by their fidelity let them redeem the character of this class of men from the reproach under which it now lies. Let them rally in their strength and lay themselves with one heart on the altar of God. So doing, not one generation should pass away ere it will be said — Mark the faithful men; note the men whose heart is in and on their work; the ministry is redeemed!

5. With sorrow I am compelled to say — Many don’t care whether the work is done or not. They are all swallowed up with ambitious a springs. Who does not know that they do not sympathize with JesusChrist?

Beloved, let me ask you if you are honestly conscious of sympathizing with your great Leader? I never can read the passage before us without being affected by the manifestation it makes of Christ‘s tenderness and love. There were the thronging multitudes before Him. To the merely external eye, all might have been fair; but to one who thought of their spiritual state, there was enough to move the deep fountains of compassionChrist saw them scattered abroad as sheep that have no shepherd. They had no teachers or guides in whom they could repose confidence. They were in darkness and moral deathChrist wept over them, and called on His disciples to sympathize in their case, and unite with Him in mighty prayer to the Lord of the harvest that He would send forth laborers. Such was His spirit. And now, dear young men, do you care whether or not this work is done?

6. Many seem determined to shirk this labor and leave it all for others to do. Indeed, they will hardly entertain the question what part God wants them to take and perform.

Now let me ask you — Will such as they be welcomed and applauded at last by the herald of judgment destiny, crying. Out, “Well done, good and faithful servants, enter ye into the joy of your Lord?” Never; no never!

7. Many say — I am not called, but really they are not devoted to this work so as to whether they are called or not. They do not want to be called — not they!

Now the very fact that you have the requisite qualifications, means, and facilities for preparation, indicates God‘s call. These constitute the voice of His providence, saying, Go forth, and prepare for labor in my vineyard! There is your scholarship; use it: there the classes for you to enter; go in and occupy till you are ready to enter the great white fields of the Savior‘s harvest. If providential indications favor, you must strive to keep up with their summons; pray for the baptisms of the Holy Ghostseek the divine anointing, and give yourself no rest till you are in all things furnished for the work God assigns you.

It is painful to see that many are committing themselves in some way or other against the work. They are putting themselves in a position which of itself forbids their engaging in it. But do let me ask you, young men, can you expect ever to be saved if, when you have the power and the means to engage in this work, you have no heart for it? No, indeed! You knock in vain at the gate of the blessed! You may go there and knock, but what will be the answer? Are ye my faithful servants? Were ye among the few, faithful among the faithless — quick and ready at your Master’s call? O no, no; you studied how you could shun the labor and shirk the self-denial! I know you not! Your portion lies without the city walls!

Let no one excuse himself, as not called, for God calls all too some sort of labor in the great harvest field. You never need, therefore, to excuse yourself as one not called to some service for your Lord and Master. And let no one excuse himself from the ministry unless his heart is on the altar and he himself praying and longing to go, and only held back by an obvious call of God, through His providence, to some other part of the great labor.

Many will be sent to hell at last for treating this subject as they have, with so much selfishness at heart! I know the young man who for a long time struggled between a strong conviction that God called him to the ministry and a great repellency against
engaging in this work. I know what this feeling is, for I felt it a long time myself. A
long time I had a secret conviction that I should be a minister, though my heart repelled it. In fact, my conversion turned very much upon my giving up this contest with God, and subduing this repellency of feeling against God‘s call.

8. You can see what it is to be a Christian, and what God demands of men at conversion. The turning point is — Will you really and honestly serve God? With students especially the question is wont to be — Will you abandon all your ambitious schemes and devote yourself to the humble, un-ambitious toil of preaching Christ‘s Gospel to the poor? Most of this class are ambitious and aspiring; they have schemes of self-elevation, which it were a trial to renounce altogether. Hence with you, your being a Christian and being saved at last will turn much, perhaps altogether, on your giving yourself up to this work in the true self- denial of the Gospel spirit.

9. Many have been called to this work, which afterwards backslide and abandon it. They begin well, but backslide; get into a state of great perplexity about their duty; perhaps, like Balaam, they are so unwilling to see their duty and so anxious to evade it, that God will not struggle with them any longer, but gives them up to their covetousness, or their ambition.

Young man, are you earnestly crying out, “Lord, what wilt Thou have me do?” Be assured, God wants you in His field somewhere; He has not abandoned His harvest to perish; He wants you in it, but He wants you first to repent and prepare your heart for the Gospel ministry. You need not enter it till you have done this.

Many are waiting for a miraculous call. This is a great mistake. God does not call men in any miraculous way. The finger of His providence points out the path, and the fitness He gives you indicates the work for you to do. You need not fear that God will call you wrong. He will point out the work He would have you do. Therefore, ask Him to guide you to the right spot in the great field. He will surely do it.

Young men, will you deal kindly and truly with my Master in this matter? Do you say, “O my God, I am on hand, ready for any part of the work Thou hast for me to do?’

What say you? Are you prepared to take this ground? Will you consecrate your education to this work? Are you ready and panting to consecrate your all to the work of your Lord? Do you say, “Yes, God shall have all my powers, entirely and forever?”I do beseech you, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” The altar of God is before you. A whole sacrifice is the thing required. Are you ready to fore go all your selfish schemes? Ye who have talents fitting you for the ministry, will you devote them with all your soul to this work? Say, will you deal honestly and truly with my Master? Say, do you love His cause, and count it your highest glory to be a laborer together with God, in gathering in the nations of lost men to the fold of your Redeemer?

Now, I ask you to please take note of Jesus final words to you, he says, “I’ve told you these things for a purpose: that my joy might be your joy, and your joy wholly mature.  This is my command:  Love one another the way I loved you.  This is the very best way to love.  Put your life on the line for your friends.  You are my friends when you do the things I command you.  I’m no longer calling you servants because servants don’t understand what their master is thinking and planning.  No, I’ve named you friends because I’ve let you in on everything I’ve heard from the Father.

“You didn’t choose me, remember; I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won’t spoil.  As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives you.

“But remember the root command:  Love one another.

Our hope is that you have received this message in the Spirit that it was meant to be given, and now you are in a unique position to accept the challenges that are provided to you in this very special lesson and grow with us as we will with you and together we can bring about a much needed change in lives of the people of this world.  Working to lift them up out of poverty, to the possibilities of all things that are new in Jesus Christ, because we all are our brother’ keeper.

The VINE AND BRANCH WORLD MINISTRIES is taking the GOSPEL to the world and taking the WORLD one soul at a time.  Pause for a moment, and say, “BLESSED.” Because, you are truly BLESSED, and we minister to you from a position of PEACEPOWER, PURPOSE AND PROSPERITY!!!  Jesus is the true Vine and we are His branches and together we become, “THE VINE AND BRANCH WORLD MINISTRIES.”

OUR MISSION is to reach the world through the Word of God, with truth and power.  Allow the branches of this ministry tree to grow and spread to every corner of the world, and sow a seed of salvation in one soul at a time, in doing so; we will transform the world and the lives of each person into a brand new flower in Jesus Christ and one of us will bear much fruit as Jesus has commanded us to do.  Our purpose in this world is to live fruitful lives and to become fruit-bears.

OUR VISION:  is for every person to encounter the supernatural life changing power of Jesus Christ.  This is the gospel I share with you that you may accept it, grab hold of it and take it into the world and share it with others.  I remain your brother in Christ, Pastor Davis/Master Teacher.

YOU HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TEMPORARY STEWARDSHIP OVER GOD’S RESOURCES

YOU OWN NOTHING IN THIS WORLD

It is truly a humbling experience to realize that nothing that we are or nothing that we possess is really our own.  Our time, talent, material possessions and the relationships we have been given are merely consigned to us by God for a few decades.  To what degree are you conscious of God’s ownership of everything which you call your own?  Now think about those words for a moment, and yes, allow them to rattle your brain as you question this writer’s knowledge and wisdom for making such a bold statement.  Have you developed a “stewardship mentality” a growing awareness that you will one day give an account of how you have used the trusts you have been granted?

Now let us explore this theory for a moment by first looking at Genesis 1:27-28 (AMP), it says, “So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.

And God blessed them and said to them, be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.  This verse has been realized to a far greater extent during the past century than ever before.  For the first time in human history, we face the crisis of global pollution and wholesale destruction of irreplaceable resources.  Much of this is due to human greed and presumption; people have assumed that the supplies of earth are inexhaustible and that we are free to use them for personal gain.

However, let us understand this simple truth that scripture cautions us that we really own nothing that “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and all who live in it.”  A steward manages the possessions of another.  We are temporary managers of God’s resources because God created us for that responsibility. Remember, God has no needs, and he did not create the cosmos because he was lonely or bored.  Instead, the created order is the overflow of the fountain of love that has always existed within the triune God head.  As stewards, we participate in a world that derives its being and sustenance from the infinite, personal Creator.

God has entrusted to us the dignity and responsibility of being stewards of the resources and creatures of this planet.  When we shape, refine and creatively utilize the minerals, plants and animals that God has placed at our disposal, we are accountable for the results.

As a steward of the resources that God has placed in our hands, we are expected to realize the maximum possible return on the resources which the master has entrusted to our care.

Now let us pause and consider for a moment that everyone on this earth has the same amount of time in every day.  President or paper boy, housewife or executive, farmer or financier, they all have exactly twenty-four hours in each day.

What differentiates people isn’t the amount of time available to them but the manner in which they exercise their gifts and talents within the available time.  That’s what stewardship is about; faithfully developing and using our gifts, talents and resources within the amount of time God has allotted to us.

Within every stewardship relationship there are two parties involved: the master who hands out the resources and will one day ask for an accounting; and the steward who is entrusted with the resources and must eventually answer for how they were invested.

When Jesus taught about his second coming, he drove home one important lesson.  Only faithful stewards will be prepared for his return.  The parable he used to make this point involved three servants who each received a sum of money from his master before that master departed on a long journey.  Upon his return the master discovered that two of the servants had invested the money and that one had buried it.

This is truly a remarkable story of how to invest wisely what has be entrusted to you as a temporary steward over God’s resources.  Now I encourage you to think deeply on this story, and allow your thought patterns to reflect upon what you would have done if you had been given the same opportunity.

Now here is the story, “It’s also like a man going off on an extended trip. He called his servants together and delegated responsibilities. To one he gave five thousand dollars, to another two thousand, to a third one thousand, depending on their abilities. Then he left. Right off, the first servant went to work and doubled his master’s investment. The second did the same. But the man with the single thousand dug a hole and carefully buried his master’s money.

After a long absence, the master of those three servants came back and settled up with them. The one given five thousand dollars showed him how he had doubled his investment. His master commended him: ‘Good work! You did your job well. From now on be my partner.’

The servant with the two thousand showed how he also had doubled his master’s investment. His master commended him: ‘Good work! You did your job well. From now on be my partner.’

The servant given one thousand said, ‘Master, I know you have high standards and hate careless ways that you demand the best and make no allowances for error. I was afraid I might disappoint you, so I found a good hiding place and secured your money. Here it is, safe and sound down to the last cent.’

The master was furious. ‘That’s a terrible way to live! It’s criminal to live cautiously like that! If you knew I was after the best, why did you do less than the least? The least you could have done would have been to invest the sum with the bankers, where at least I would have gotten a little interest.

Take the thousand and give it to the one who risked the most. And get rid of this “play-it-safe” who won’t go out on a limb. Throw him out into utter darkness.’ (Matthew 25:14-30 MSG).

Remember this, leaders are stewards.  They manage multiple resources because they direct others in using their own resources. You also are a steward; you have been given the responsibility to manage the resources that God has placed in your hands.  No matter how small are how large those resources maybe, you are the one that is in charge of them.  How you manage them will be determined when you are called to account for what you did with what was in your hands.  These resources are not yours, because you own nothing, and never will own anything.  You are a chosen vessel, the steward of God’s resources, understand your role in this life and except your duties and responsibilities and do them well.  Do not worry about how someone else is managing their resources, do what you are suppose to do and do it to the best of your abilities and you will be rewarded accordingly.

In closing, I encourage you to stay focus and keep your eye on the prize.  Jesus is the prize and he is the one that will call you to account for your actions as well as give out the rewards for those who were responsible stewards.  Remember, “YOU HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TEMPORARY STEWARDSHIP OVER GOD’S RESOURCES.”  YOU OWN NOTHING IN THIS WORLD.  Today, I minister to you from a position of peace, power, purpose and prosperity.  I remain your brother in Christ, Pastor Davis/Master Teacher.

 

 

 

 

JESUS SHOWS COMPASSION FOR THE PEOPLE (PART FOUR)

THE HARVEST IS RIPE BUT THE LABORS ARE FEW (MATTHEW 9:36-38)

Today’s lesson will conclude with the fourth and final precept as we deal with the state of mind in salvation. We encourage you to return to the three previous lessons for an in-depth study of this subject matter and remember to make it a complete part of your state of mind.

IV. Let us remember that this state of mind is an indispensable condition of salvation.

The Church, are many of them are dreadfully in the dark about the conditions of salvation. I was once preaching on this subject, and urging that holiness is one condition of salvation, “without which no man can see the Lord,” when I was confronted and strenuously opposed by a Doctor of Divinity. He said, The Bible makes faith the sole and only condition of salvation.  Paul, said he, preached that faith is the condition, and plainly meant to exclude every other condition.

But I answered, why did Paul press so earnestly and hold up so prominently the doctrine of salvation by faith? Because he had to oppose the great Jewish error of salvation by works.

Such preaching was greatly and specially needed then, and Paul pressed into the field to meet the emergency. But when Antinomianism developed itself, Tames was called out to uphold with equal decision the doctrine that faith without works is dead, and that good works are the legitimate fruit of living faith, and are essential to evince its life and genuineness. This at once raised a new question about the nature of Gospel faith. James held that all true Gospel faith must work by love. It must be an affectionate filial confidence, such as draws the soul into sympathy with Christ, and leads it forward powerfully to do all His will.

Many professed Christians hold that nothing is needful but simply faith and repentance, and that faith may exist without real benevolence, and consequently without good works. No mistake can be greater than this. The grand requisition which God makes upon man is that he becomes truly benevolent. This is the essence of all true religion, a state of mind that has compassion like God‘s compassion for human souls; that cries out in earnest prayer for their salvation, and that shrinks from no labor to effect this object. If, therefore, true religion be a condition of salvation, then is the state of mind developed in our text also a condition.

This concludes my argument on the four precepts of the Harvest Field.  In the final lesson, I will present you with my final remarks on this subject matter.  May God bless you and keep you close in His present.  I encourage you to think globally and work locally.  I minister to you from a position of peace, purpose, power and prosperity.  I remain your brother in Christ, Pastor Davis/Master Teacher.

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