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Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you Believed?

Icon of the Pentecost

Icon of the Pentecost (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Peace be with you…

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.” As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”  (John 20:19-22 ESV)

For a healthy Christian life, it is indispensable that we should be fully conscious that we have received the Holy Spirit to dwell in us.  The disciples spent three years walking with Jesus and they were recognized as believers.  However, this position was not enough for them.  He commanded them not to rest satisfied until they had received the Holy Spirit from Himself in heaven.

Therefore, when Jesus met with the disciples after the resurrection, he greeted them by saying, PEACE BE WITH YOU!”  Not just one time but twice, Jesus truly loved his disciples and they loved him.  But he now had to prepare them for their commission, to be his personal representatives in spreading the gospel around the world.  However, in order to do this they needed the power of the HOLY SPIRIT.  And Jesus gave them this power by breathing into them the HOLY SPIRIT.  This act reminds us of what God did to make the first man come alive, he breathed into him and he became a living soul.  There is life in the breath of God.  Man was created but did not come alive until God had breathed into him the breath of life.  God’s first breath made man different from all other forms of creation.  Here, through the breath of Jesus, God imparted eternal, spiritual life.  With this breathing came the power to do God’s will on earth.

Jesus gave the disciples their Spirit-powered and Spirit-guided mission—to preach the Good News about him so that people’s sins might be forgiven.  Now we must earnestly examine ourselves and ask the question, “DID YOU RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT WHEN YOU BELIEVED?”  We know that there are still many Christians who know nothing of this gift of the Holy Spirit.  Amid much that is good and amiable, even with much earnestness and zeal, the life of such Christians is still hampered by weakness, stumbling, and disappointment simply because it has never been brought into vitalizing contact with power from on high.  Such souls have not received the HOLY SPIRIT as the Pentecostal gift to be possessed, kept, and filled by Him.

Now to be certain of this one fact, the supreme need of the Christian life is to receive the HOLY SPIRIT and, when we have it, to be conscious of the fact and live in harmony with it.  We as Evangelical Minister must not merely preach about the HOLY SPIRIT from time to time, but also direct our efforts toward teaching our congregations that there can be no true worship except through the indwelling and unceasing operation of the HOLY SPIRIT.  Only those who are thirsty will drink water with eagerness, and only those who are sick will desire a physician.  In the same way, it is only when believers are prepared to acknowledge the defective and sinful character of their spiritual condition that the preaching of the full blessing of Pentecost will find an entrance into their hearts.

Many Christians imagine that the only thing lacking in their life is more earnestness or more strength and, if they only obtain these benefits, they will become all they ought to be.  This makes the preaching of a full salvation of little avail.  It is only when the discovery is made that they are not standing in a right attitude toward the HOLY SPIRIT that they have only His preparatory operations but do not yet know Him in His indwelling, that the way to something higher will ever be open or even be desired.

For this discovery, it is indispensable that the question should be put to each individual as pointedly and as personally as may be: “DID YOU RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT WHEN YOU BELIEVED?”  When the answer takes the shape of a deeply felt and utterly sincere concern, then the time of revival is not far off.

I have ministered this message to you this day from a position of peace and power given by Jesus Christ that you may come into the full knowledge of the HOLY SPIRIT.  I remain your brother in Jesus Christ, Pastor Davis/Master Teacher!

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Praying for our Nation and it’s Leaders

Good Morning my Dear Brothers and Sisters, for our Saturday Prayer and Devotional Service we request that you join with us and together let us pray for our Nation and it’s leaders.  There is turmoil in the streets of America as well as the streets throughout the world.  Armor tanks rolling through our streets with their guns pointed at it’s citizens, firing off round after round of tear gases and using military tactics to threaten and suppress it”s citizens and tramper over our first amendment rights by threatening and arresting the reporters that are reporting to the citizens the truth of what is happen.

Armor tanks rolling through American Streets St. Louis Post dispatch AP photo

Armor tanks rolling through American Streets St. Louis Post dispatch AP photo

Yes my Brothers and Sisters, we are in need of prayer for our citizens, our leaders and all the leaders of the world.  Because what is happening in the streets of America is happening in the streets throughout the world and our leaders seem to be completely paralyzed when it comes to dealing with and protecting different segments of it’s citizens.

Now let us as Believers, as the Children of a loving God do what he has asked us to do in Jeremiah 33:3.  This is what the Bible commands us to do, he says, “Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).”

This is the power we have in our hands, the Lord is showing us how to use it, let us do as he says and call on Him and He will protect us and show us the way…

Here is my prayer, will you join in with me?

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 69 THE DEVIL PLAY BOOK

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 69 THE DEVIL PLAY BOOK

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, it is in the name of Jesus that we humbly enter into your presence this morning and seek your blessings over this service and the lives of all your children who have come in to worship you this day.  Father, open the eyes of those that are blind from spiritual insight and the ears of those who have not heard the truth of your word that they may receive a divine blessing this day. May the truth of what is said and done here in this service today reach out into all corners of the world and the lost souls in Jesus Christ will be prompted to change their ways and except the divine blessing of eternal life being offered up to them this day.  Let your will be done this day in the name of Jesus, who said if I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto me.  In Jesus name we pray, 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:

OUR PRAISE AND WORSHIP MESSAGE IS TITLE:

Know the Rules of the Devil’s play book (Ephesians 6:11)

 

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!

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 54 STOP LIVING IN FEAR AND LIVE IN THE PRESENT

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 54 STOP LIVING IN FEAR AND LIVE IN THE PRESENT

REFLECTIONS OF GOD'S GRACE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

REFLECTIONS OF GOD’S GRACE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Good morning children of God, if it’s Sunday it is time for each one of you to rise and shine. For the light of the world has entered into your presence, open your sleepy eyes, stand up on your feet, look around you, see the glory of the Lord, it is everywhere. The Lord has blessed you with life health and strength, and put his glory within your reach. This is truly the day that the Lord has made, and it is a perfect time for us to rejoice in and be glad in it. Now I say to you my brothers and sisters, lift up your holy hands, open your mouth wide and just begin to praise God, for He is worthy, I say he’s worthy, to be praised. Clap your hands with joy; stump your feet with a new dance, for it is time to get your praise on. Let us all say Amen, Amen and Gloria Hallelujah, for he is so good to us. Now give the Lord a big hand clap of applause, and say Hallelujah. Amen!

SONG OF PRAYER AND PRAISE: THE PRAYER OF JABEZ

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: 2TIMOTHY 1:7 AMP
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.

OUR MESSAGE TODAY FROM GOD’S MESSENGER PASTOR DAVIS
My dear brothers and sisters, you have been called to come into God’s class room of higher learning, and sit for a spell so that you may be filled with knowledge, power and understand of who God is, who you are, and who you are in God. Now in order to receive your blessing, you must click on the tape, and listen to the entire lesson, for it has been presented for the edification of your soul.

QUESTION: How important is Alter Call?
It is the most important thing that any Servant of the Lord can do. We are called to bring the lost sheep in from the cold. How can we do this if we never call them to come forth and accept the Lord as their Lord and Savior? When we make the call the Holy Spirit will convict them to answer the call. Therefore, if you are truly a disciple of Christ, it is your obligation to make the call.

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 MORNING PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 17 STOP LIVING IN FEAR LACK AND LIMITATION

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 17 STOP LIVING IN FEAR LACK AND LIMITATION

PASTOR DAVIS SPEAKS BEFORE THE THRONE OF GRACE

PASTOR DAVIS SPEAKS BEFORE THE THRONE OF GRACE

Good Morning Children of God, if it’s Sunday, it is time to enter into our Virtual Church for our Prayer, Praise and Worship Service.  Are you ready to give God your heart, worship Him and Praise Him this Morning?

LET US PRAY!  Eternal God, our most precious and Holy Father, the Father of all life in the Universe, we enter into your present this morning, seeking your blessings over our Nation and all its inhabitants. Father, there is much trouble in the land, your children are suffering from fears of their safety been invaded, and lack of the basic substances of not enough food to feed their families, clean fresh water in short supply and being able to find jobs that will help them provide  shelter for their families.  Our government leaders seem to be paralyzed when it comes to making the correct decisions that will help the least among us to lift them out of poverty and bring this nation together as one people.  Father I pray for divine intervention into the lives of all your Children this day.  I speak healing into their physical bodies, I speak revelation over all that they desire to have changed in their lives.  I speak restoration for our Nations and its leaders to be lifted up into the light that they may see the suffering and harm that they are bring into the lives of your children and this great nation of ours.  And in seeing, they will be transformed by the renewing of their minds and they will become Spirit filled in ways that would be unimaginable in other times.  Let the power of your divine Spirit invade our Nations as it provides all your children with peace and joy for another day.  It is in the name of Jesus that we seek these blessings this day, as we lift you up Heavenly Father, in Prayer, Praise and Worship.  Amen, Amen, Amen!

Now it is time to lift up our Holy Hands and Praise God.  Join me with my favorite Praise Team leader, Brother Ron Kenoly as he lifts us up higher on the SOLID ROCK.

Now it is time for our Message for today, delivered by God’s Messenger, Pastor Davis speaking to you on the subject, “STOP LIVING IN FEAR-LACK AND LIMITATION!” 

LET US PRAY:

Most Holy God, our heavenly Father, open our hearts and minds that the lesson you have for us today will penetrate deep into our souls and heal the wounds that have been inflicted upon us. Bind up our broken hearts in order that our Spiritual Eyes and Ears may be open to the truth of your teaching this day, in Jesus name I pray, Amen!

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

In today’s lesson, this is what the Scriptures teach us, it says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7 KGV)  Do you believe this truth of God’s Holy Word?  If you believe,  I encourage you to hold onto that thought and listen to the message God wants you to partake of as you study his word today and the rest of this week.  Click on this video clip and be blessed.

LET US PRAY:  Heavenly Father, we thank you for opening the windows of Heaven and pouring out a blessing upon your Children that took the time to be a part of this Sunday Prayer Praise and Worship Service.  Now may the Holy Spirit watch over them, guide them and teach them your ways as they walk out their purpose in this life, in Jesus name, AMEN!

Let me remind you that beginning Monday Morning, we will begin a week long celebration service honoring our dear Mothers from around the globe.  Please join with us each day and share your thoughts and prayers with one of our most precious resources and that is our Mothers.  For the Bible teaches us to honor our Mothers that our days will be long upon this earth.  Each one of you can be a part of this celebration by returning here daily and sharing a word with out tens of thousand readers from all over the world.

Thank each one of you for been a part of another Sunday Prayer and Praise Service. If this service has blessed you, why not share it with others as your blessing over their lives this day.  For this is truly the first day of the rest of your life.  Be Blessed My Friends!

MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS

macedonia

macedonia (Photo credit: gabork)

MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Regarding life together and getting along with each other, you don’t need me to tell you what to do. You’re God-taught in these matters. Just love one another! You’re already good at it; your friends all over the province of Macedonia are the evidence. Keep it up; get better and better at it.

Stay calm; “mind your own business;” do your own job. You’ve heard all this from us before, but a reminder never hurts. We want you living in a way that will command the respect of outsiders, not lying around sponging off your friends. (1 Thessalonians 4:9-12)

The time has come that we must learn to do as Paul had commanded the people of Macedonia when they were just sitting around and melding in other people’ business.  Paul first exhorted them to focus their ambition on learning how to live and lead a quiet life, then he told shut up and “mine their own business!” 

THE VINE AND THE BRANCH GARDNER

THE VINE AND THE BRANCH GARDNER

GOD MUST DISCIPLINE US TO STRENGTHEN OUR CHARACTER AND FAITH

Successful gardeners know that pruning, cutting back the branches, increases fruit bearing.  Each spring

The Successful Gardner (Photo by Pastor Davis)

vinedressers cut back each vine to its rootstock to enhance its fruitfulness.  Sincere believers, the fruitful branches, will be “pruned,” meaning that God must sometimes discipline us to strengthen our character and faith.  However, branches that do not bear fruit are “cut off” at the trunk and are completely discarded because they are worthless and often infect the rest of the plant.  People who will not bear fruit for God or who try to block the efforts of God’s followers will be cut off from his life-giving power.

The grapevine is a prolific plant; a single vine bears many grapes.  In the Old Testament, grapes symbolized Israel’s fruitfulness in doing God’s work on earth.  The prophets had written of Israel as God’s vine, carefully planted and cared for.  However, the vine was a disappointment because it yielded only rotten fruit; that is, they refused to give him love and obedience.

Jesus, with all believers “abiding” in him, is the true vine, the true fulfillment of God’s plan for his people.  The new society of God’s people, Christians – originates from Christ and is united to him as branches to a vineGod is the gardener, the cultivator of the vine and the branches.  Believers, both sincere and false, are pictured here as the branches.

The fruitful branches are true believers who, by their living union with Christ, produce much fruit.  Nevertheless, this union can be broken.  The Father cuts off every branch that does not produce fruit.  Those who become unproductive – those who turn back from following Christ after making a superficial commitment – will be separated from the vine.  Unproductive followers are as good as dead and will be cut off and tossed aside.  Jesus said, “I AM THE VINE, YOU ARE THE BRANCHES!” Now click on this video clip and watch for a moment.

Believers are to remain in Jesus, the vine, and he will remain in us.  A vine branch can survive and produce foliage for a while after it has been severed, but it cannot produce fruit unless it is connected to a rootstock.  As Jesus had a living dependence on the Father, so believers in Jesus need to have a living dependence on him; “Remaining,” for the disciples and for all believers today, means to make a constant, and moment-by-moment decision to follow Christ.

In addition, we must not be passive-believers; we must not just sit and “remain” until we die.  Instead, we must be active-we have a lot to do. “THE VINE AND THE BRANCH GARDNER KNOWS THAT GOD MUST DISCIPLINE US TO STRENGTHEN OUR CHARACTER AND FAITH!”  “To be continued!”

 

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