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Time to Free your Mind and Live Free (Part 3)

POWER OF FLIGHT (Photo by Pastor Davis)

POWER OF FLIGHT (Photo by Pastor Davis)

“NO MAN HOLDS POWER OVER YOU EXCEPT THE ONE YOU GIVE THE AUTHORITY TO DO SO!” 

You are the ruler of your life, you are the head and not the tail; you have awesome power given to you by the maker and creator of this world.  “No man holds power over you but the one you give to hold such power” And when you are ready to make the change and your determination is so great that you are willing to do whatever is necessary to be the true ruler of your life, the new person in you will show up and provide you with unlimited power to take flight, and nothing nor no one can stop you from rising to take your place in this world of great abundance.

Remember, in the past you have allowed yourself to live in captivity, with your mind in bondage, you were drug down, step on, and the invisible yoke of bondage put around your neck, and the heavy bondage of life worries placed upon your back.  The thief came in the front door and stole all the love and joy away from you.

You were unable to hold onto your job, your husband or wife walked out on you, your children, family and friends all seem to give up on you.  You begin to live with misery and pain, the whole world seem to be caving in on you, and there seen to be nowhere to turn are no one to turn to and therefore all your earthly goods and everything that you had perceived as good was stolen away from you.

But there was one who was still waiting for you to call out His name, because He had promised you that He would never leave you nor forsake you, nor would He ever put on you more than you could bear.  His name is Jesus, He was still carrying you when everyone else had knocked you down, stepped on you and scandalized your name.

You must learn to thank Him and praise His Holy name during the good times and when trouble comes upon you, things will not seem quite so difficult.

This concludes part 3 of “TIME TO FREE YOUR MIND AND LIVE FREE!” We will continue this discussion in our Monday’s Word of Encouragement.  Please visit us tomorrow morning for our Saturday Morning Devotional Prayer and Praise Service, and again on Sunday for our Sunday Morning Prayer Praise and Worship Service 106

Thank you for studying with us throughout this week.  Now may the Lord’s blessings be upon each of you as you prepare for your day of rest and praising the Lord.

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Saturday Morning Devotional Prayer and Praise Service (Praying for Spiritual Empowerment)

PRAYING FOR SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WILMINGTON, N.C. ESTABLISHED 1808 (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WILMINGTON, N.C. ESTABLISHED 1808 (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Today my brothers and sisters, I want to encourage you to pray for one another, you pray for me and I pray for you. We have a greater responsibility in the work we do then we can begin to imagine. When the Lord, Our God called us into this ministry work, he carefully chose each one of his servants, he prepared them for the many challenges that they would face along the way. He equipped each one of his servants with the necessary tools to make the journey a smooth one. He blessed each servant with a praying spirit, and he told us that we must pray daily for SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT.

 

 

Now my Dear Brothers and Sisters as we enter into our prayers for one another, let us all understand this one fact; during the course of our lives, we all have had someone to pray for us. Prayer is the key that unlocks the door to our blessings, and when we learn that our purpose in life is to serve others, and we can truly be effective as a servant by praying in the Spirit for our fellowman, we are then moved to pray without ceasing.

Paul’s prayer for SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT for the Ephesians was that they be united by the Spirit, indwelt by Christ, and filled with all the fullness of God’s love. We know that God made the Holy Spirit available to all who believed in Jesus Christ as Savior. The Spirit provides power for our new lives.

The Prayer that Paul prayed for SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT was a beautiful and powerful prayer. Now listen to Paul words as he spoke them in Ephesians 3:14-21:

For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height.

To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God, Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

We find that in this text’s prayer, Paul asked that the Holy Spirit deepen His work in their lives in three ways:
1. That Christ would dwell–more literally, “be at home” in their hearts by faith, that is, that He would move from being an acquaintance to being the center of their church family;
2. That they would grasp God’s love at a spiritual level, beyond intellectual or theological knowledge.
3. That they would be filled with God’s fullness, that is, that the Holy Spirit would reveal the things of Christ (John 16) more fully, achieving God’s fuller work in each life unhindered, unquenched, ungrieved.

My Brothers and Sisters, let not your hearts be troubled, but pray always for everyone and for everything. God is a prayer answering God and He is waiting on you to call him up on His Hot Line, and the only way you can do that is through your prayers. Therefore, if you truly want to be EMPOWERED to do the Lord’s will, learn to PRAY FOR SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT!

OUR SONG OF PRAISE:

 

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Live free in the beginning of this season

YOU WERE PURPOSED TO LIVE FREE IN THE BEGINNING OF THIS SEASON

THINK ON THESE THINGS: (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THINK ON THESE THINGS: (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV) My Brothers and Sisters, out with the old, in with the new.  You are now living in the new SEASON of your life which you were PURPOSE for.  Let this new BEGINNING be one that takes you places you never image you could go before, because God has PREDESTINED YOU, EQUIPPED YOU and PURPOSED YOU for this SEASON.  Now let us together begin the journey for which God has already planned out for each of us:

Let us not dwell upon the sins and mistakes of yesterday so exclusively as to have no energy and mind left for LIVING RIGHTLY IN THE BEGINNING AND BLESSNESS OF THIS DAY,   and do not think that the sins of yesterday can prevent you from living aright today.  Begin today by getting right with the world, and aided by the accumulated experiences of all your past days, learn to live it better than any of your previous days; but you cannot possibly live it better unless you begin it better.  The character of the whole day depends upon the way it is begun.

Another beginning of great importance is the beginning of any particular and responsible undertaking.  How does a man begin the building of a house?

He secures a plan of the proposed edifice, and proceeds to build according to the plan, scrupulously following it in every detail, from the foundation up.  Should he neglect the beginning, the obtaining of an architectural plan, his labor would be wasted, and his building, should it reach completion without tumbling to pieces, would be insecure and worthless.

The same law holds well in any important work: the right beginning and first essential is a definite mental plan on which to build.  Nature will have no slip-shod work, no slovenliness, and she annihilates confusion, or rather, confusion is in itself annihilation.  Order, definiteness, purpose, eternally and universally prevail; and he who in his operations ignores these elements of precision at once deprives himself of substantiality, completeness, and the opportunity for success.

Yes, My Brothers and Sisters, this is truly your year for success in any and all areas of your life in which you have laid out a definite mental plan of action and now ready to put it to its test.  Nothing ventured, nothing gain.  “YOU WERE PURPOSED TO LIVE IN THE BEGINNING OF THIS SEASON!” 

In the next session of this lesson, we will discuss how your thoughts will affect your actions and plans as you move forward towards your goal of complete success.  Make sure that you do not miss out on any of these important lessons.  For additional studies on achieving success in your season please click on this link and subscribe to our youtube channel:

 

There is power in letting go of the past

EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF RELEASE AND RESTORATION THROUGH FORGIVENESS

"REFRESHING COMES IN THE MORNING DEW" PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

“REFRESHING COMES IN THE MORNING DEW” PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES

Let your prayers and supplications be made know to God, the One who comforts your soul, body and spirit. Today is a new day, an opportunity for a new beginning; let’s begin it with this prayer:

Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors, and do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one, for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen. (Matthew 6:9-13 NKJV)

When you EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF RELEASE AND RESTORATION THROUGH FORGIVENESS you fine peace of mind; yet, some people find it hard to do so? One thing I’ve determined about life is that at some point we will experience hurt and disappointment. We miss out when we allow those elements to rob us of the beauty of what God has given for us to enjoy. Jesus often spoke about forgiveness; we are reminded, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36 NIV), and there is actually healing in forgiveness.

The main problem is that many of us don’t want to forgive because holding on to grudges, anger and disappointments gives us a sense of power/control over those we’re angry with. For some reason we feel that if we forgive someone we’re letting them off easy, but the truth is that when you’re able to forgive, you’re releasing, letting go sets you free. By holding on to resentment you create a mental bond to that person you no longer wants to be a part of, it then becomes like a game of chess, locked in.

If someone has done you wrong tell them what they did, why it hurt and then release them, let it go. This can be done by writing a letter or through conversation; once everything is out in the open and the person you’re angry with is willing to make amends, open up with clear thought, seek to gather an understanding of what each of you are feeling. In order to put the past behind we must be willing to forgive. Pride and miscommunication often lead to broken relationships/bonds simply because no one wants to be the first to say, I’m sorry.

Above all, never allow someone else’s behavior to drain your strength; remember that you can EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF RELEASE AND RESTORATION THROUGH FORGIVENESS.

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My Maximized prayer of praise and thanksgiving

My Maximized Prayer

Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, I begin this day of praise and thanksgiving because I know without a shadow of doubt, you truly are an awesome God with all powers in your hands.  As I look back over my life and look towards the hills, from which all my blessings flow. I realize that each day I am given the opportunity to experience the fullness of your majestic love in such awesome ways; It is the kind of love that sustains me and all that you have placed before me, my heart is filled with humility and I can do nothing but fall on my needs and pray this prayer:

The great and mighty God of all the Universe, I bow before you this day in the name of your son Jesus, I want to thank you for what you have already done in my life and the lives of those you have placed under my care. I am not going to wait until I see results or receive rewards; I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until I feel better or things look better; I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until people say they are sorry or until they stop talking about me; I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until the pain in my body disappears; I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until my financial situation improves; I am going to thank you right now. I am not going to wait until the children are asleep and the house is quiet; I am going to thank you right now. I am not going to wait until I am promoted, or until I get the job; I am going to thank you right now. I am not going to wait until I understand every experience in my life that has caused me pain or grief; I am thanking you right now. I am not going to wait until the journey gets easier or the challenges are removed; I am thanking you right now.

I am thanking you because I am alive. I am thanking you because I made it through the day’s difficulties. I am thanking you because I have walked around the obstacles.

I am thanking you because I have the ability and the opportunity to do more and do better.

I am thanking you because FATHER, YOU have not given up on me.

There is nothing that is more important to me right now than to thank you and praise your holy name because you are worthy to be praised.

Thank you heavenly Father, In Jesus Name, Amen.

Now take a moment and relax your mind and reflect upon the goodness of God and what He is doing in your life as He blesses you moment by moment.  Click on this video and allow your mind to be bathe in all of God’s love and beauty that He shares with you day by day.

Know that you are truly loved and in all things, God has a blessing with your name on it.  Just name it and claim it.  It is now yours to enjoy.  Peace and blessing be with you My Friends, now and always, in Jesus name!

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SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND DEVOTIONAL SERVICE 99 PRAISE AND CALMNESS

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND DEVOTIONAL SERVICE 99 PRAISE AND CALMNESS

THE LIGHT HAS COME INTO THE WORLD (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE LIGHT HAS COME INTO THE WORLD (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Good morning children of God what a mighty God we serve, he woke us up this morning and started us on our way. We are truly blessed to be able to come together in his holy name and lift him up in praise and worship on this glorious day. I thank him for each one of you who have taken a moment to lift the Lord up in your praises. Now let us lift each other up and bless one another this day. For he said in his word, that where two or more of his children gather in His name, that he will be with us, therefore my brothers and sisters, as I write these words to you this day, I can clearly feel the power of the Holy Spirit moving and stirring about in my hands and throughout my body and mind, prompting me to speak His words of truth to you that you may be empowered to go out and speak the same to others that you may come in contact with. For the Lord has much work for each one of us to do. He is encouraging us to move now and be about His business. We are His sheep and we are gather together in His name to be feed the truth of His word in order that we may go out and feed others that are in need. Let this be the day that you have been praying and asking the Lord to change you into the person that He desires you to be. Be filled with the Holy Spirit and allow the Holy Spirit to direct your life. Lift His up in High praise this day because He is truly worthy of all praise and glory.

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE STAY CALM GOD HAS PLANS FOR YOU

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile. (Jeremiah 29:11-14 ESV)
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 4:11-12 MSG)

MY MAXIMIZED PRAYER FOR CALMNESS

Father, in the name of Jesus, I seek your blessings for CALMNESS over my life and the lives of all those that you have placed in my pathway. Father as we walk out our purpose in this life and continue to move swiftly towards our destination, with our heads hung high, and our eyes wide open, we seek your guidance over all that we do. We know evil is all around us, threatening to destroy us, but we are leaning and depending on your promises father, and we will remain steadfast in your word, with our minds calm, our eyes focus on the prize, and always minding your own business. This we will do in the name of Jesus. AMEN!

OUR WORSHIP MESSAGE IS CALMNESS

 

 

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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Saturday Morning Devotional Service of Prayer and Praise (The prayer of Jabez)

I WILL LIFT THE LORD UP IN HIGH PRAISES

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH TRENTON, N.C. (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH TRENTON, N.C. (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Good morning children of God, and indeed what a great morning this really is. For the Lord our God has awaken us and provided us with a brand-new opportunity to lift him up in high praises. For this reason, we ought to lift up holy hands where ever we are and just begin to praise his holy name. For he is worthy to be praised and today’s Devotional Service is designed to concentrate our minds on praising the Lord, after a very long week of being in the secular world.  Now join with me and let us together focus our attention away from the world and upon God and the things of Heaven.

OUR SCRIPTURE READING IS PSALM 136 by Pastor Davis

Today my brothers and sisters, we are a blessed people. We are a free people we can lift up the name of Jesus, praise and worship him without fear of persecution, and when we do not take advantage of this blessed opportunity and shower him with praising and serving him in his holiness, we are cursing our blessing and we are not deserving of the Lords grace that he has showered upon us. Let us at this very moment, not cut off our blessing, but lift up the Lord our God in high praises and Thanksgiving.

THE PRAYER OF JABEZ by Donald Lawrence

 

 

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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