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WEDNESDAY INSPIRATIONAL AND MOTIVATIONAL SERVICE 011 RISE AND LIVE BY THE WORD OF GOD

WEDNESDAY INSPIRATIONAL AND MOTIVATIONAL SERVICE 011 RISE AND LIVE BY THE WORD OF GOD

My Brothers and Sisters, this is your word for this day. Take it and use it, let it empower you to fight the devil as he comes forth to take you out of the game. Stand firm on the truth of the word of God, because the word will never fail you. This word is sharper than a two edged sword, and it will take down your strongest enemy.  Now click on this tape and get ready to fight the good fight with the WORD.

 

 

Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.  (Ephesians 6:13-18 MSG)

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SATURDAY SUNDAY MORNING DEVOTIONAL SERVICE OF PRAYER AND PRAISE 74 POWERS TO ACHIEVE

SATURDAY SUNDAY MORNING DEVOTIONAL SERVICE OF PRAYER AND PRAISE 74 POWERS TO ACHIEVE

Good Morning Children of God, the time has come to shift our thoughts away from the world and move them ever closer towards the heavenly rims where God is waiting on us to make a brand new beginning.

Today, in our efforts to greatly improve the quality of our praise service we present to you, we are making changes to our Saturday/Sunday prayer, praise and worship format to an all video format.  This new format will help us in our efforts to begin our live streaming format which is planned for later this year.  Please share your comments with us on this new format in order to help us improve how we relate to you in sharing the word of God. 

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WELCOME TO OUR DEVOTIONAL PRAYER AND PRAISE SERVICE:

 

 

SCRIPTURE READING PSALMS 51 BY PASTOR DAVIS

 

 

DEVOTIONAL PRAYER BY PASTOR DAVIS STANDING BEFORE THE ALTER PRAYING OVER OUR THOUGHTS

 

 

MESSAGE OF PRAISE, REFLECTIONS

 

 

We thank each of you for sharing in our devotional prayer and praise service.  We hope that it has been a blessing to your soul.  If it has been, share it with your family and friends.  Please return for our Sunday Prayer Praise and Worship Service where we will be teaching on the subject title:  POWER TO ACHIEVE THE TASK

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TIME TO BREAK THE CHAINS OF FEAR AND LIMITATION

TIME TO BREAK THE CHAINS OF FEAR AND LIMITATION

My Brothers and Sisters pay close attention to what I write in this message here for you today, because this is what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.  (Romans 12:1-2 MSG)

You see my Brothers and Sisters, know that in this very important message, you were born with chains of fear and limitations placed into your mind by the world that you were conceived into, limiting you from the ability to be what God created you to be, [a powerful and free human being], without limitations.  You were born free and you will die free, but will you live free?  The choice is entirely yours.

GOD’S GIFT OF LOVE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

However, at this very moment in time, when you entered into the world of the unknown,  you will not be able to make that decision, because others are controlling your being.   The moment and time you left your mother’s womb, you left screaming, and everyone that was around you at that very moment looked at you and said, oh, how beautiful he or she really is.  You had left your comfort zone and your mind had become filled with fear of the unknown.  You had entered into a world that you knew not.  A world where your own ability to move freely had been limited by fear of the unknown, but you were a child of God, blessed with his breath of life.

A BABY CONCEIVED IN LOVE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Your life was no accident, you were conceived in love and from the very beginning of time, you were loved unconditionally.  You were presented with your parent’s gift of love for each other, and wrapped in their gifts of peace, love, joy and happiness.  But the world around you, was cruel and harsh, filled with angry, bitterness and despair, Poverty was everywhere, crime and rage filled the air.  People pleading for help, only to find fear, lack, limitations and despair, screaming from every street corner, calling out, “do you dare?”

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Our Soldiers are returning home from the war zone, broke, lame and no place to call home.  Houses boarded up, friends and family living on the street, sleeping in cardboard houses under the freeways.  The airways are filled with hate for women, blacks and other minorities.  The people’s voting rights are being stripped away, leaving them with no voice to say to their representatives, “will you help us this day.”

Limitations, limitations, you scream, is this a dream?  Or am I caught up in a whirlwind?  This cycle of fear and limitation is beginning to make me crazy.  No time for me to feel this despair, my parents told me that I was born free, and that I would die free, the choice of which path that I would take was entirely mine to make.  No, no I say, I will not be limited by fear and limitations.

Now as I look around, I look towards the heavens, and I scream, Father, why so much fear, lack and limitations have gripped your people in this day and time?

I know who I am; I know that you created me with unlimited potentials.  The gift of possibilities resides within me, and I know that I am only limited by the thoughts I place in my own mind.

But the people Father, you created them also with the same gifts and potentials, but they seem frozen in a deep freeze of limitations, stuck deep in despair and unable to free themselves from the roots of poverty that seems so unfair.

Now is the time to break the chains of limitation, it’s a brand new day, and I know God has equipped me with all the tools I need to break these chains of limitation and grow in prosperity, living out my purpose and moving towards my destination.

This is the day that proclaims my freedom, I am free to live, love and share my gift of freedom with your people everywhere Father.  This I will do now, and do it without fear are limitations, because you told me father, that if I would abide in you, you would abide in me, and no weapon that is formed against me shall ever prosper.  Today, I can come boldly before the throne of grace, lift my holy hands towards the sky and proclaim my freedom by saying, free at last, free at last, thank God all mighty, I am free at last.

In conclusions, I say to all of you, live free, and die free, the choice is yours, for on this day, We have ministered this message to you from a position of peace, purpose, power and prosperity, by proclaiming freedom for everyone who chose to free their minds from the chains of limitation.

We proclaim this freedom in the name of Jesus Christ who died on the cross and rose again just so that we all could enjoy such freedom.  Therefore, I encourage you to live free of all restraints and teach others to do the same.

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SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 73 PROSPERITY LIVES IN YOUR MIND

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 73 PROSPERITY LIVES IN YOUR MIND

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Good Morning Children of God for this is truly a day to rejoice and be glad that we have the opportunity to do so.  For the Lord has brought us through many storms in life and allowed us to see and experience the good and bad of it all, and for that we have the opportunity this very moment to lift Him up in high praise and worship Him right here, right where you are sitting or standing, it does not matter the place you are in, what matters is the transformational thoughts that are in your mind about the blessings that you are experiencing.lifting up holy hands 01

You are right where you are suppose to be.  So lift up your Holy Hands and just begin to praise the Lord, thank the Lord, and give Him glory for He is truly worthy of all your praises.

Today, you are blessed and highly favored. This you must believe, no matter what the circumstances you are facing in your life, you are blessed to be right where you are and in a position to give God all the praises for what He has done for you.  Now listen up, and understand the words that the Lord is speaking to you in this next verse, pay close attention for these words are truly for you and you only:

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)

You have been prepared for this moment.  You are now ready to receive the blessings and favor of the Lord our God.  All you need to do is open your mind and listen carefully to the words that God’s servant will speak to you.

LET US PRAY:

Eternal God, our Heavenly Father thank you for your pressure son Jesus Christ, and for sending Him to save each of us from our sins and providing us with your glory of eternal life. This day father we seek your forgiveness and blessings over our lives and the lives of all the people that you have allowed our lives to touch.

Develop in us this day Heavenly Father a calm and peaceful spirit that we may serve you and worship you.

Lead us through the path of righteousness as we walk out our purpose in order that we may work in a responsible way to help lift up and build your Kingdom here on this earth.

Create in us a new heart that we may become a new creature lifting up and being a servant to all your children who are lost and in great need of salvation.

Bless our soldiers who always stand ready to give their lives for the protection of this nation and the many nations of the world. Bless their families and all those who have given their lives in the past and for those who will give their lives in the future.

Strengthen and protect them with your awesome power of love that no weapon that is formed against them shall prosper.  It is with our humble spirit in the name of Jesus that we offer up this prayer to cover all people.  Amen!

NOW OUR BIBLE STUDY LESSON OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP presented by Pastor Davis title: PROSPERITY LIVES IN YOUR MIND.  You must click on this video and listen to the entire lesson to receive your blessing of prosperity 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.”

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CHOOSE WELL YOUR WORDS

Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of th...

ABRAHAM LINCOLN THE 16th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

The dictionary is full of words.  It is how words are used that makes the big difference.  Words can lift us into heaven or lower us into hell…  “Good words anoint a man, ill words kill a man,” wrote John Florio.

Words sung in a lullaby can put a babe to sleep; words of hatred and passion can arouse a mob to violence.

Words have both the explosive power of a nuclear bomb and the soothing effect of oil on troubled waters.  They can start a war or they can keep the peace.

Your knowledge of words is to use them creatively; to select and arrange them to inspire the mind, stir the heart, lift the spirit…

Words of encouragement fan the spark of genius into the flame of achievement.  Legend tells us that Lincoln’s dying mother called her small son to her bedside and whispered, “Be somebody, Abe!”

Words are magnets that draw back to us the thoughts they express.  “Beware, beware!” warned the Hindu mystic.  “What goes forth from you will come back to you.”

Words are the pegs on which we hang creative ideas.  We must put our dreams into eloquent words that others may be persuaded to help us build them into realities.  This proverb of Solomon says it well:  “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.”

Words of faith, hope and courage lift men upward.  Negative words drag men downward.  “Nerve us up with incessant affirmatives,” counseled Emerson; “don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.  When that is spoken which has a right to be spoken, the chatter and the criticism will stop.”

Words are symbols of man’s finest qualities.  Words such as valiant, radiant, triumphant, vibrant, heroic… These are words to live by!

Words are a dynamic force for changing men and nations.  Words of power burst in man’s mind with a great light, to illuminate his thoughts and show him the way.

Choose well your words!  They will go marching down the years in the lives you touch!

THE PEOPLE CHOOSES A MURDER OVER A POPULAR TEACHER

THE PEOPLE CHOOSES A MURDER OVER A POPULAR TEACHER

PILATE WASHED HIS HANDS OF THE SITUATION (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Today as we  think on all the good things Jesus has done for each one of us, and if you were one of those people in the crowd more than 2000 years ago would you make the same choice as they did.  How can you be certain that you would or would not?  On what basics are you making your decision?

Now let us look at how scripture records that event.  We know from our studies that the Jewish leaders clamored for Jesus’ death, while a Gentile woman believed that Jesus was truly innocent.

People of these times placed a great deal of importance on dreams.  God was sending a warning to Pilate through his wife, but he did not heed it.  Pilate’ fear of losing his very prestige job made him not listen to his wife with the warning God had given to her to give to her husband.  Listen to the message she sent to her husband, 19Also, while he was seated on the judgment bench, his wife sent him a message, saying, Have nothing to do with that just and upright Man, for I have had a painful experience today in a dream because of Him.”  (Matthew 27:19 AMP).

Now Pilate is caught up in a situation is regardless to how he truly feels about it and the fact that his wife is pressing upon him not to go through with it, if he wants to keep his job and prevent a riot from taking place, he must complete the task.  All the religious leaders went among the crowd, persuading the people to call for Barabbas to be released.  This is how the Bible describes the situation; 20But the chief priests and the elders prevailed on the people to ask for Barabbas, and put Jesus to death.  21Again the governor said to them, which of the two do you wish me to release for you? And they said, Barabbas!  Matthew 27:20-21)

The people knew that Barabbas was a revolutionary and a murderer, yet they still chose him over the Son of God, one who had done so much for them.  Faced with the same choice today, people are still choosing “Barabbas.”  They would rather have the tangible force of human power than the salvation offered by the Son of God.  Now think on this for a moment and look at your own life.

The crowd has really been wiped into frenzy and Pilate is caught in one big mess, so he says this to the crowd, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?  23They all replied, Let Him be crucified! And he said, Why? What has He done that is evil? But they shouted all the louder, Let Him be crucified!” 

24So when Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but rather that a riot was about to break out, he took water and washed his hands in the presence of the crowd, saying, I am not guilty of nor responsible for this righteous Man’s blood; see to it yourselves. (Matthew 27:22-23 AMP)

This hand washing was performed as a gesture of innocence to show that one had nothing to do with a murder, was a Jewish custom, not a Roman one (Deuteronomy 21:6-9).  In trying to excuse himself and place the responsibility for an innocent man’s death on them, he followed the path already taken by the religious leaders as they dealt with Judas in 27:4, saying, “The responsibility is yours!”  In making no decision, Pilate made the decision to let the crowds crucify Jesus.  Although he washed his hands, the guilt remained.  How do you feel after you physically wash your hands, of a situation that you have been heavily involved in that you know was wrong?

 

WHAT ARE YOU FEARFUL OF?

WHAT ARE YOU FEARFUL OF?

BELLAMY MANSION MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND DESIGN ARTS IN WILMINGTON, N.C. (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

BELLAMY MANSION MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND DESIGN ARTS IN WILMINGTON, N.C. (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

WHAT ARE YOU FEARFUL OF?

SCRIPTURE: For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (1Timothy 1:7 KJV)

What is it about living in the beginning of your season that is causing you so much fear? We begin this year by telling you that God BLESSED you last year in such a way that he has chosen you to achieve the victory in this season. Then if God has chosen you to rise above the many frustrations, and obstacles that you would normally face on any given day, then why are you so fearful off moving forward towards your goals and achieving the victory that God has already blessed you with?

When you look into the book of first Timothy chapter 1 verse seven, this is what the word of God teaches us as Paul the Apostle’ has written, it says, “for God has not given us the spirit of fear.” let me repeat that one more time so that you don’t miss it, “for God has not given us the spirit of fear.” So if God has not given us the spirit of fear, then why are we faced with fear from every direction each and every day?

What is it that we are so afraid of that keeps us paralyzed in our tracks like a deer in the headlights of our automobiles? In this next sentence, Paul tells us that God gave us a “SPIRIT OF POWER, and then he gave us a SPIRIT OF LOVE, and he moved even further and he gave us a SPIRIT OF A COMPLETELY SOUND MIND.” By having a SPIRIT OF POWER, God is in EMPOWERING us to be able to overcome the evil spirits of the devil. He is saying to us, why should we just be completely paralyzed and sink back into our old habits, carrying all the same old baggage, making all the same mistakes over and over again? Do we not realize that God has shut the door on our past mistakes, and when God shuts the door tightly on something he will never open it up and allow it into our futures ever again?

Listen carefully my Brothers and Sisters; for I completely understand your fears, I have not always been immune from them myself. Yes, for many years I lived in fear of success of achieving the victory even though it was stirring me in the face. I did not want to believe that my goals were so easy achievable. God had called me into the ministry many years before I even accepted his call. I ran, I ducked, and dodged, I was like Jonah, I done everything I could to keep from walking into that pulpit and preaching God’s word as he had called me to do. Once I was able to be obedient to the call of God and begin to do the work that he had called me to do, massive success in my life became so easy, it was like turning on the water faucet and the water began to flow. God was blessing my life and all the people He had placed in my life. With the help of the Lord leading and the Holy Spirit teaches me, I was able to generate tens of millions of dollars for myself and so many others. I was no longer fearful of climbing to the top of the ladder that God had been trying to push me all alone. My fear of achieving the victory had evaporated because now God was using me in his own way to do his will, because my will was no longer important.

You see brothers and sisters, God provided me with the desires of my heart, he said “ask,” but when you ask, believe that I will provide to you what you ask for. When you ask in faith, be obedient to my word, and walk in the path of righteousness. Being obedient to the word of God help me to overcome my fears. Through all my ups and down I had to learn to trust God, lean and depend on him, and stop allowing the devil to fill my mind with evil thoughts, and begin to believe what thus says the Lord. By doing so I am where I am today, I am the son of the King; I am the disciples of Jesus Christ.

This will conclude today’s lesson, we will continue this discussion tomorrow and Sunday with tomorrows lesson title: “OVER COMING YOUR FEARS, LACK AND LIMITATION!”

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DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE MYSTERIOUS TRUTHS OF SPIRITUAL LIFE?

DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE MYSTERIOUS TRUTHS OF SPIRITUAL LIFE?

THE SUNFLOWER (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE SUNFLOWER (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Growing up into Christ (YOU ARE TRULY DIVINE)

The change of heart by which we become children of God is in the Bible spoken of as birth. Again, it is compared to the germination of the good seed sown by the husbandman. In like manner those who are just converted to Christ are,” as newborn babies,” to grow up” to the stature of the men and women in Christ Jesus1 Peter 2:2; Ephesians 4:15. Or like the good seed sown in the field, they ought to grow up and bring forth fruit. Isaiah says that they shall” be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3. Therefore, from natural life, illustrations are drawn, to help us better understand the mysterious truths of spiritual life.

Not all the wisdom and skill of command can produce life in the smallest object in nature. It is only through the life which God himself has imparted, that either plant or animal can live. Therefore, it is only through the life from God that spiritual life is begotten in the hearts of man. Unless a man is “born from above,” he cannot become a partaker of the life, which Christ came to give. John 3:3.

As with life, so it is with growth. It is God, who brings the bud to bloom and the flower to fruit. It is by his power that the seed develops,” first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.” Mark 4:28. Moreover, the prophet Hosea says to Israel, that “he shall grow as the Lily.”  “They shall revise as the corn, and grow as the vine.” Hosea 14:5, 7.  And Jesus bids us” consider the lilies how they grow.” Luke 12:27. The plants and flowers grow not by their own care, anxiety, or effort, but by receiving that which God has furnished to minister to their life. The child cannot by any anxiety or power of its own, add to its own stature. No more can you, by anxiety or effort of yourself, secure spiritual growth. The plant, the child, grows by receiving from its surroundings that which ministers to its life – air, sunshine, and food. What these gifts of nature are to animal and plant, such is Christ to those who trust in him. He is there” everlasting light,”  “a sun and shield.”  Isaiah 60:19; Psalms 84:11, he shall be as ” the dew unto Israel.” “He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass.” Hosea 14:5; it Psalms 72:6. He is the living water,” the bread of God… Which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.” John 6:33.

Now in the Maecenas give of his son, God has in store call the whole world with an atmosphere of grace as real as the air which circulates around the globe. All who choose to breathe this life given atmosphere will live and grow up to the stature of men and women in Christ Jesus.

As the flower turns to the sun, that the bright beams of may aid in perfecting its beauty and symmetry, so should we turn to the Sun of righteousness, that heavens light may shine upon us, that our character may be developed into the likeness of Christ.

Jesus teaches the same thing when he says, “abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abides in the vine; no more can ye, except he abide in me… Without me you can do nothing.” John 15:4, 5. You are just as dependent upon Christ, in order to live a holy life, as is the branch upon the parent stock for growth and fruitfulness. Apart From Him, you have no life. You have no power to resist temptation or to grow in grace and holiness. Abiding in him, you may flourish. Drawing your life from him, you will not wither nor be fruitless. You will be like a tree, planted by the rivers of water.

Many have an idea that they must do some part of the work alone. They have trusted in Christ’s for the forgiveness of sin, but now they seek by their own efforts to live aright. However, every such effort must fail. Jesus says,” Without me ye can do nothing.” Our growth in grace, our joy, our usefulness, all depend upon our union with Christ. It is by communion with him, daily, hourly, by abiding in him, that we are to grow in grace. He is not only the author, but the finisher of our faith. It is Christ’s first, last, and always. He is to be with us, not only at the beginning and the end of our course, but at every step of the way.” I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” Psalms 16:8.

Do you ask,” how is I to abide in Christ?” In the same way as you received him at first.” As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you in him.”  ” The just shall live by faith.” Colossians 2:6; Hebrews 10:38. You gave yourself to God, to be his holy, to serve and obey him, and you took Christ as your Savior. You could not yourself atone for your sins are changing your heart; but having given yourself to God, you believe that He for Christ sake did all this for you.

By faith, you became Christ’s, and by faith, you are to grow up in him, by giving and taking. You are to give all, your heart, you will, your service, give yourself to him to obey all his requirements; and you must take all, Christ, the fullness of all blessings, to abide in your heart, to be your strength, your righteousness, your everlasting helper, to give you power to obey.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO STAND FIRM WITH POWER?

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO STAND FIRM WITH POWER?

WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES

THE POWER OF GOD'S GRACE STANDS FIRM WITH ALL HIS CHILDREN (PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES)

THE POWER OF GOD’S GRACE STANDS FIRM WITH ALL HIS CHILDREN (PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES)

This question may seem strange to some; Do You Have What it takes to Stand Firm with Power? In all actuality it is a defining question if your goal is to live out your created purpose. The Christian journey is an opportunity to share life’s teachings, so don’t waste time needlessly because your journey is God given, your destination is where you’ll spend eternity.

When you make the decision to follow Jesus your life takes on a different meaning, there will be life changes that often seem unbearable, you lose many “friends” and often members of your own family may withdraw because they have not yet been able to grasp the entire picture.

THOUGHTS ON DISCOVERING LIFE CHANGES OF A SERVANT (PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES)

THOUGHTS ON DISCOVERING LIFE CHANGES OF A SERVANT (PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES)

A servant, a follower of Jesus can expect hard times, tough times, hard work and dedication, but learn to take it all in joy knowing the purpose of their calling.  The servant or follower is encouraged to reach out to the lost and those seeking to know more about this wonderful relationship so graciously offered.

Remember the Great Commission as Jesus instructed: “Go into the entire world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15) We are to familiarize ourselves with this thought; “to every creature” so that everyone may know their freedom has been brought and paid for in full by a resurrected Savior.

Once you receive the gift of the Holy Spirit the question, Do You Have What it takes to Stand Firm with Power should become a part of who you are in Christ.  Remember when Jesus called the Twelve together, how he gave them power and authority and to proclaim the kingdom of God? (Luke 9:1-7 NIV) that same power lives today in true believers because it is God given.

In order to work under the anointing of the Holy Spirit your character must be that of clear thinking, gentleness, holiness, and honest love. We are called to work, as believers we become one body in Christ and all power was given to Jesus by God for Jesus so stated: “His Father have given him power over all flesh “(John 17:2) through his sacrifice we are able to share in that gift. Through him we are encouraged to use our gifts as instruments of peace sharing his gospel with others. Do you have what it takes to stand firm with power?

Stand Firm

Stand Firm (Photo credit: WELS.net)

For we are many members in one body, and all members have not the same office (Romans 12:4), knowing this gives each of us the opportunity to develop and enhance whatever that gift is to draw the lost, it may be a gift of  prophecy, ministry, or  teaching, whatever your calling is prepare your hearts and spirit for opposition. Always remember God has created and assigned you with purpose; therefore, as long as you’re in Christ Jesus nothing or no one can tear you down, but the attempt will be made. In your weakest moments, trials and struggles, do you have what it takes to stand firm with power?

Jesus is your Master, salvation comes through him, in obedience and faith embrace his teachings, follow his pattern for life and you’ll never regret one moment because your destination is not earthly but heavenly (eternal). Dedicate your entire being before God, and watch how he changes you from inside out, how he is able to bring the very best in you to the surface. Put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:11-18),  when you’re confronted with discouragement and find yourself wondering, do you have what it takes to stand firm with power, you’ll know the answer at the appointed time.

THE TIME IS NOW TO EXAMINE YOUR ENERGY FIELD

THE TIME IS NOW TO EXAMINE YOUR ENERGY FIELD

WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES

 

GOD PROVIDES OUR SOURCE OF ENERGY (PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES)

GOD PROVIDES OUR SOURCE OF ENERGY (PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES)

 

OUR GOAL IS TO LISTEN AND LEARN WHAT THE ENERGY SOURCE IS COMMUNICATING TO US:

 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13 ESV)

 When is the last time you missed out in EXAMINING YOUR ENERGY FIELD?  Your ENERGY FIELD should be connecting at all points and at all times, of-course the unexpected will happen usually when least expected. So if our lives are going to be connected to the ENERGY SOURCE we must be on watch for interruptions, disconnect and/or total blackout; examining your ENERGY FIELD allows space for tune-ups and recharging.

 Keep vigilant watch over your heart, it’s where life starts, avoid gossip and evil ; you will soon learn that those who take to gossip causes much trouble, they’re restless and constantly seeking ways to make other’s lives miserable by doing so, one may ask the question, are you taking time and opportunity to examine  your ENERGY FIELD? When saying and doing things that causes others harm, in some way you’ve allowed yourself to venture off course.

Keep your eyes straight ahead, ignore those tactics that can cause you to lose focus of the source that gives your life sustaining ENERGY; EXAMINING YOUR ENERGY FIELD helps you to realize you need to refocus and get back on course. In your journey, watch your step, the road will stretch out smooth before you and keep you on course.

Now many may wonder, “WHAT IS AN ENERGY FIELD?” It’s the interconnection between your SPIRIT and GOD’S SPIRIT that dwell in your earthly body. The difference is, God is the giver and sustainer of life, so he knows when we break from him, and he watches over us. We are given the opportunity to reconnect and fill our SPIRITS with the GOD given light, the choice is ours.

WORDS OF WISDOM give directions for life, words that encourages you to consider the importance of EXAMINING YOUR ENERGY FIELD. Gods’ words are like a beam of light on a dark path, when we commit our way to him. Ponder his teachings, watch your step and avoid detours by living in obedience and respect for God; learn to live life in expectancy. Keep God’s words close to your heart, follow his instructions and live in freedom of grace. By EXAMINING YOUR ENERGY FIELD you are in constant awareness when default occurs.

Many would like to know the MIND OF GOD and how it works, but that is the beauty of the mystery, the source of all ENERGY FIELDS, he designed it that way before human nature came into existence. He is the source of power and strength that alone should encourage our hearts when we feel lost or disconnected.  Examining your ENERGY FIELD helps you be reminded that there is a “STATION” for repairing and replenishing so why not tap into the source? Are you looking for blessings, fulfillment, and joy, peace of mind, strength and power? Tap into the SOURCE, you will find that by taking time to EXAMINE YOUR ENERGY FIELD, you’ll find the place to reconnect, thus reap the benefits.

THE BIRDS OF THE SKY DEPENDS ON GOD FOR THEIR SOURCE OF ENERGY (PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES)

THE BIRDS OF THE SKY DEPENDS ON GOD FOR THEIR SOURCE OF ENERGY (PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES)

God is the maker and creator of all elements of the universe and is the point of all existence; therefore, taking time to get to know the source gives each of us a chance to share in “all” he has to offer. We are able to relate to each other because we are connected in such a way that in a human state we are not able to understand the magnificent gifts of all we are blessed to share.

He launches his promises earthward–how swift they are to come! He spreads snow like a white fleece, he scatters frost like ashes; he broadcast hail like birdseeds–who can survive his winter! Then he gives the command and it all melts; he breathes on winter–suddenly its spring! (Psalm 147:12-18, MGS). The awesome power of God is at work, at all times.

Now I encourage you to think deeply on these things, for they are truly the mysteries of God that opens the doors that connects us to the source of all Energy in the Universe.  We live in the present and the oneness of all that God provides for us to gather unto ourselves at any moment in time.  Then He allows us to use our deep imagination to travel through space in time powered by the greatest Energy Source ever known to man.  When we take the time to fully engage our Minds with the Spirit that lives within, we are re-connecting and re-powering our fuel cells with the Energy Source that no man can give to us.

Know that you and I are marvelous made and we function in this Universe as Energy, because God made us that way.  However, in order for our bodies and minds to always function at the highest level possible at all times, you and I must take time to RE-EXAMINING OUR ENERGY FIELD!  Now listen to what the word of God says, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.” (Ephesians 6:10 ESV)

 

 

 

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO TRANSFORM YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO TRANSFORM YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

Shania A. Byars the Dreamer (Photo by Pastor Davis)

Shania A. Byars the Dreamer (Photo by Pastor Davis)

Throughout this year we have discussed with you many times the word transformation.”  We have done so because we realized early on as we begin this teaching ministry that in order for us to be successful at what we were doing, we to needed to be in the flow of the transformation process. 

We have learned a great deal from your many wonderful comments, and as we continue into 2012, we will apply the knowledge and understanding we gleamed from your thoughts and apply them to our teaching methods in hopes that many more of you will gain some valuable lessons from what is being taught here.

The subject of this lesson is:  “YOU HAVE THE POWER TO TRANSFORM YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY.”  The very first thought in many of your minds will be doubt.  Saying, I don’t have any power.  Others have the power, but I am powerless to transform a single dream I have ever had into reality.  That is truly the kind of negative thinking that hinders you from becoming the genius that God destiny you to become from the very beginning of time.  Now let me encourage you to pause your reading right here for a moment and watch this short video clip as it helps to further engage your mind with great thoughts of manifesting your dreams into reality.  Please continue reading on the other side of this video clip.  After you have completed this message, do not forget to click on the share button and share it on your social networking page as well as with friends and family.

Let us understand this one very important thing in our lives, and that is, our negative thoughts are the seeds we plant in our minds that begins the process of creating lack, poverty and all the things that we have dreamed of having, but have not been able to obtain in our lives thus far.

When your thoughts are always centered on the negative side of life, you set up the conditions which correspondence with the predominant mental attitude in your mind.  Therefore, if we fear disaster, as fear is a powerful form of thought, disaster will be the certain result of our thinking.  It is this form of thought which frequently sweeps away the result of many years of toil and effort.

However, if we begin the process of planting positive seeds in our mind instead of the negative ones and begin to think of some form of material wealth, the results will be that it will show up at the time and place it is most needed.  By concentrated thought the required conditions will be brought about, and the proper effort put forth, which will result in bringing about the circumstances necessary to realize our desires; but we often find that when we secure the things we thought we wanted, they do not have the effect we expected.  That is, the satisfaction is only temporary, or possibly is the reverse of what we expected.

This condition is because, we lack the knowledge of the power and where that power derives from.  Know that God is the source of all power that we have within our physical bodies and spiritual minds.  Therefore, we must learn to lean and depend on God when we are face with the difficult task of the transformation process.  Listen to what God tells 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).  (Jeremiah 33:3).

 

When you are ready to put your trust in God, the power of transformation will show up on your front door step.  The power to make this happen is already within you.  God gave this power to you from the very beginning of time.  So when you say you are powerless to make your dreams become a reality, think on this, “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.  (Psalms 37:4-5 AMP).

We must transform our thinking in order to realize our dreams.  The old orthodox way of thinking was to be “a worm,” to be satisfied with our portion whatever it is; but the modern idea is to know that we are entitled to the best of everything, that the “Father and I are one” and that the “Father” is the UNIVERSAL MIND, the CREATOR, the ORIGINAL SUBSTANCE from which all things proceed.

Now admitting that to transform your thinking from the negative to the positive and it has been taught to us for more than two thousand years, and it is the essence of every system of Philosophy or Religion, then how are we to make it practical in our lives?  How are we to go get the actual, tangible results here and now that will make our dreams become a reality?

First, let us begin by putting our knowledge into practice.  Nothing can be accomplished in any other way.

The athlete may read books and lessons on physical training all his life, but unless he begins to give out strength by actual work he will never receive any strength; he will eventually get exactly what he gives; but he will have to give it first.  It is exactly the same with us; we will get exactly what we give, but we shall have to give it first.  It will then return to us many fold, and the giving is simply a mental process, because thoughts are causes and conditions are effects; therefore in giving thoughts of courage, inspiration, health or help of any kind we are setting causes in motion which will bring about their effect.

Let us understand that your thoughts are spiritual activity and is therefore creative, but make no mistake, thought will create nothing unless it is consciously, systematically, and constructively directed; and herein is the difference between idle thinking, which is simply a dissipation of effort, and constructive thinking, which means practically unlimited achievement.

Remember, you have the power to make the transition from the old person to the new person.  It all lives in the power of your belief system, your thought process.  Now take advantage of the power that God has given to you, stop giving lip service to who and what you are and become the true creative power that lives within.

We minister to you this day from the position of PEACE, PURPOSE, POWER and PROSPERITY.  Learn to think Globally as you work Locally to make this major transition in your life.  I remain your brother in CHRIST, PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER!

 

GOD HAS BLESSED EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN WITH AWESOME POWER

GOD HAS BLESSED EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN WITH AWESOME POWER

Today is the first day in the life of every American Citizen to make a change.  You were blessed with awesome powers from the beginning of time.  You may not have always known how to exercise what was given to you, but on this day, that opportunity has presented itself in a very unique way for each of you to stand up, come forth and show the world the great power that God gave you.

The power is in your vote.  It becomes awesome in its nature when you exercise it by casting your ballot

THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE MY VOTE COUNT

to vote.  A great number of people have already exercised their power including this writer.  If you are an American Citizen that is reading this article, and if you have not voted, let me encourage you to go out and do so.  The polls in your area are open, and you must take advantage of this opportunity right now.  Don’t be a slacker, be a proud American Citizen.  There is no excuse that you can offer, for not using the power God gave you.

Our democracy depends upon each of its citizens being well informed and then doing what’s right in the sight of God by exercising the power God gave them and vote.  Now is the time for each one of us to make a difference and help our country to stir its ship of State onto the right course for the next decade.

Many of our parents have fought and died for our right to vote.  Today, the struggle still continues, and there are those who are fighting just as hard to block our access to the polls, and the right as an American Citizen to use the power God gave to us.  You must not allow that to happen.

Let us not forget, although God gave us power to do what is right, God is still in charge of all that takes place in this country and the universe.  We operate under the authority of God and that includes each one of our leaders.  At some point each one of them will have to answer to God for their actions over their Citizens and the power God placed in their hands.  But on this day, each one of you will determine whose hand you are willing to give the power to rule over the greatest country in the world.  The choice is yours providing you exercise your God given power and vote.

My Maximized Prayeris that God will strengthen your physical body, enlighten your spiritual mind, and

Giving God all the praises for His Marvelous Light (Photo by Pastor Davis)

fill you with the Holy Spirit in such a way that His Marvelous light will shine through  and His glory will be on display in all that you do this day.   You are a child of the King of all Kings, and how you act and what you do when faced with the many challenges that could present themselves when you go out and exercise your right and power to vote is my prayer for God to cover you with His grace and it will protect you from all evil spirits that may come upon you this day.  In the name of Jesus, I pray, AMEN!”

YOUR EYE IS A LAMP THAT LIGHTS UP YOUR WHOLE BODY

YOUR EYE IS A LAMP THAT LIGHTS UP YOUR WHOLE BODY

The lamp of the Whole Body (Photo by Pastor Davis)

What a bold statement to make, however, this is not one that I made, but one that Jesus made.  Jesus wanted you to understand the pure simple operating powers of one of the tools that the father gave to you to help you function in this universeJesus often used bold language to describe the powers God had already invested in us.  Jesus wanted us to understand that if we learned how to use this one great tool, we could achieve the supernatural in our lives that otherwise would be lost to us.

Now listen to how Jesus describes the use of this tool for us.  He says, “No one lights a lamp, then hides it in a drawer. It’s put on a lamp stand so those entering the room have light to see where they’re going. Your eye is a lamp, lighting up your whole body. If you live wide-eyed in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. Keep your eyes open, your lamp burning, so you don’t get musty and murky. Keep your life as well-lighted as your best-lighted room.”  (Luke 11:33-36 MSG).

In our previous lessons we described to you how Jesus used parables to help you understand the truth of His teachings.  This simple message of the lamp and eye is a powerful truth for those who take the time to understand what it means in their own lives.

Let me explain, when Jesus used the word “lamp” he was referring to the person who hears His message, responds to it, and spreads it to others.  In this teaching situation, it seems that Jesus was describing his own ministry and message as lighting a lamp that was not hidden or put under a basket, but was done in public with a message available for all to accept.

The lamp is Christ’s message, and “light” is the truth of his revelation and guidance; the eye represents spiritual understanding and insight that is filtered through the “good” or the “bad” in a person.  When a person’s eyes are pure, that is, when they are operating properly, the illumination makes it easy for the body to function.  Those with “pure eyes” are those true disciples who listen and respond to Jesus guidance.  By contrast, when eyes are evil, that is, when they are not operating properly, the result is impaired functioning for the rest of the body.  Those with “evil eyes” are those who reject Jesus words; all they have is the darkness and futility of their own evil ways.

To have the light within actually be darkness would be a dismal condition.  That would mean that no goodness would be left, for even what might have been light would actually be dark-what good should have been there would actually be evil.  But with Jesus, and with the filling of the Holy Spirit, a person can be filled with light, with no dark corners.  This cannot happen from within–for the light does not originate there.  It has an outside source, as though a floodlight is shining on you.  That outside source is Jesus himself.  Jesus is truly the light of the world and your eye should always remain focus on that light, because in Jesus there is truly no darkness.  Now watch this short video clip which summaries what it means to keep your eyes on Jesus.

MY MAXIMIZED PRAYER FOR PURE EYES

Father in the name of Jesus, as your servant, I seek pure eyes that I may listen, be obedient, and respond to your son Jesus’ guidance.  I seek to do your will as you would have it done.  My eyes have been open to the truth of your teaching, and I will go forth into the world and carry out your mission, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN!

Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k

Greeting to all of you this morning.  We here at Vine and Branch World Ministries are participating in the Worldwide WP 5k on April 29, 2012 and we are inviting all of our members, readers, family and friends from every part of the world to join with all of us and get physically fit.  For complete details, just click on the link below and get started.  May you have a blessed, healthy and prosper day.  I remain your brother in Jesus Christ,  Pastor Davis/Master Teacher.

Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k.

RECOGNIZING YOUR REAL SELF AS BLESSED

When you bless a person, a place, a thing, you recognize the Presence and Power of God within them, and your blessing calls forth the good into active manifestation.  You tune yourself into the reality, or soul, of the person or thing.

Your Real Self is the manifestation of this Rose (Photo by Pastor Davis)

When you praise anyone, that person at once begins to unfold, as a rose unfolds and expands, because you are recognizing that person’s Real Self.  Recognition is the power of Blessing.  Recognition is a law, and what you recognize will become quickened and active!

I want you to recognize as I teach you in these next few lessons your Real Self.  A person that is truly Blessed beyond your wildest imagination, and how you are to use your Blessings to bless others.  When you begin to recognize your Real Self in these lessons, it will respond to you as you first respond to it.  When you recognize a friend, he are she responds to you and they will seek to bless you with their love and appreciation for the friendship you share.

Now listen to what the scriptures teaches us.  “BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.

But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.

And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].”  (Psalms 1:1-3).  (AMP)

Now have you ever stopped to think of the meaning of the word to “bless”?  What does it mean to you?  You will find the dictionary definition of the word to “bless” is to “praise,” to “consecrate.”

It has even a deeper and more fascinating meaning, which you will discover for yourself through its use.  It is the key word to personal power.

When you praise anyone, that person at once begins to unfold, as a rose unfolds and expands, because you are recognizing his Real Self.  Recognition is the power of Blessing.  Recognition is a law, and what you recognize will become quickened and active!

When you bless a person, a place, a thing, you recognize the Presence and Power of God within them, and your blessing calls forth the good into active manifestation.  You tune yourself into the reality, or soul, of the person or thing.

This one act incurs a double good.  You help the person or thing you bless, and you consciously align yourself with the Power of All Good.  What can you think of that has a greater fascination and allure than to know that through a simple act of yours, you can release the hidden good in countless persons, and make many apparently troubled situations smooth and easy?

Now pause your thoughts for a moment and watch this video clip and let it take you on a journey of peace and blessings this day.

In lesson two we will teach you how to begin the process of setting aside a definite amount of time for blessings.  Just click on the next lesson following this one and continue to study with us daily.  By sharing this lesson with a friend are family member you will be blessings them.  Your learning process has begun.  Now continue to bless someone, anyone right now by sharing this message and start counting your blessings daily.  In Jesus name.  Amen

IS YOUR WALK WITH GOD ONE OF ABSOLUTE FAITH? (Romans 12:1-3 MSG)

IS YOUR WALK WITH GOD ONE OF ABSOLUTE FAITH? (Romans 12:1-3 MSG)       

NOW IS THE TIME TO PLACE YOUR LIFE BEFORE GOD

PASTOR DAVIS MASTER TEACHER SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

I truly believe that this is a reverently question today because I see too many Christian walking and talking as though they are completely lost in this world that we are living in.  They are lacking in their faith and talking out of both sides of their mouth.  God is not pleased with our actions, or more importantly, our lack of actions.  It is time for a change, and in this lesson today, I am going to present to you ways in which you can begin to reinvigorate your walk with God.

Now listen up all of you, to what I have to say, “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Do not become so well adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You will be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

I am speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.

You can take what I have to say to you here right now as meanless, 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.  Attending more Bible studies, more prayer meetings, reading more Christian books, listening to more teaching tapes without an outlet for the truth we have already acquired, will cause us to spiritually decay.  What we need to do right now, is to take what God has given us and use it constructively in the lives of others.

Let me explain what I mean.  There are many new converts that are coming into the kingdom of God daily.  One of them could be a member of your church, your community, a neighbor, a friend, family member are someone you just met.  It does not matter who they are, or where they might live.  The opportunity for you to begin to renew your spiritual life and help someone else at the same time is always right in front of you.

Now when taking a new believer under your wing, you are not only encouraging a new child of God, but you are saving yourself from spiritual stagnation.  The new believer needs our wisdom, knowledge, and experience, and we need the zeal, spark, and childlike simplicity of faith that a new Christian possesses.

Have you ever led anyone to Jesus Christ?  Have you disciple anyone?  Have you taken any new believer under your wing and helped him along?  If you will, it will reignite your spiritual life as that person discovers the truths of God for the first time and you rediscover them.

Children are the best illustration of this process.  When you are with a child, you begin to see things through a child’s eyes again.  As the child discovers things for the first time, you rediscover the newness of those things.  It is wonderful when a child first discovers the ocean, walks on sand, picks up snow, or tastes ice cream.  These are things we adults take for granted, but when we see a child discover them, we share in his are her excitement.

In the same way, when we see a new believer discover things from the Word and the excitement it brings, it reignites us.  Often, they will ask difficult questions that will make us search the Scriptures for answers.  And there are always things we have learned but forgotten.  A new believer’s questions can help us to rediscover (or discover for the first time) many important spiritual truths.

The fact is, many mature Christians come to a point where they simply dry up.  When this happens, many begin wondering what is wrong with them.  Some seek a solution in finding a new church, or some new teaching that supposedly will revolutionize their lives.  In most cases, the real problem is simply spiritual sluggishness.  The person in this position should be passing along what he has learned to a younger believer.

Jesus said that “whoever has [or is passing it on], to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have [is not passing it on], even what he has will be taken away from him (Matthew 13:12).

Proverbs 11:25 says, “The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.”  I have found that the more I give, the more God seems to give back to me.

At one point, the children of Israel were facing the problem of spiritual stagnation.  God told them through the prophet Isaiah to get their eyes off their own problems and start giving away what they had been given.  Isaiah 58:6 says, “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to lose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?”

His promise to them for being obedient is found shortly thereafter in Isaiah 58:8, “Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily.”

You can be a partaker of that same promise if you will open up your life to disciple someone else!  It can start today, right where you are and with the people, God has brought into your life.  For the sake of those who do not yet know Christ, do not forsake God’s command to “go and make disciples.”  For the sake of a young believer, do not let apathy rob you of being a blessing to him or her.  In addition, for the sake of maintaining an exciting, fruitful walk with God, do not ignore these commands of Jesus.  The promises and the blessings are for those who will apply what I have spoken to you here today.  Indeed, the harvest is plenteous and the laborers are few.  We need more laborers, more disciples.  Are you ready to make a change in your walk with God?  If your answer is yes, then get up and become a laborer on the battlefield for Christ.

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 heart. 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.

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.

FREE YOUR MIND AND LIVE IN PROSPERITY (PART 2 OF 2)

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

In lesson one, we presented to you the problem of why you were not able to FREE your MIND and live in PROSPERITY.  In this lesson, we will present you with the first prerequisite of what you must do in order to begin living your new life in the world of PROSPERITY.

The first prerequisite of having the great abundances of this life is to be set FREE.  Your mind has to be FREE of the bondage that is keeping you from having all the things that you desire in this world.  It is not that man is not providing you with a job to meet your basics needs that is hindering you from having.  It is your own thought process that is keeping you from having; your dependences upon another man to provide you with a job that God has already told you to use your own thought process and you can have anything that you may desire. Free your mind and be free indeed.  If the Son of God Sets You Free, you must realize the greatest news of all and that is, “You are truly FREE.”  At a time when Jesus was speaking truth to power, this is what he said to the Jews and what he is saying to you and I right here and now, “Then Jesus turned to the Jews who had claimed to believe in him. “If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will FREE you.” (John 8:31-32 MSG)

These are the words of truth that were birthed in you from the beginning of time.  They are the words that will allow you to create that job that you are concern about in order to be in a position to meet your basic worldly needs.  They are the words that will bring about that change from the old man to the new.  They are the words that you can take to the cashier at your bank, present them with a check with whatever amount you desire at the time and be guaranteed it will be cashed with no questions asked.

You are the ruler of your life, the 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 nothing 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 captive, 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, and therefore all your earthly goods and everything that you had perceived as good was stolen away from you.  Now you are suffering from a lack of determination, no energy and fight left in you to be able to take back what was stolen.  Jesus has warned you that the thief was going to do this.  However, you allowed your mind to set idle, doing nothing good for yourself, becoming a couch potato with the T.V. remote pointing and flicking from channel to channel and the cell phone constantly dialing and gossiping about who is sleeping with who. DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORD THAT CONCEIVED YOUR LIFE?

Now listen to the truth of Jesus words as he was warning the people, “Jesus told this simple story, but the people had no idea what he was talking about. So he tried again. “I’ll be explicit, then. I am the Gate for the sheep. All those others are up to no good—sheep stealers, every one of them. But the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for—will freely go in and out, and find pasture. A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.”

“I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd puts the sheep before himself, sacrifices himself if necessary. A hired man is not a real shepherd. The sheep mean nothing to him. He sees a wolf come and runs for it, leaving the sheep to be ravaged and scattered by the wolf. He’s only in it for the money. The sheep don’t matter to him. (John 10:10-12 MSG).

Your life is worth more to Jesus than a job with the money you will earn to pay your bills.  Jesus is the Good Shepherd.  He is the one that will preserve your mind from the idle thoughts that allows the thief to enter in and still and kill you.  Haven’t you allowed him to do enough damage to you?  “DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORD THAT CONCEIVED YOUR LIFE?”

Now as we conclude this word of truth, it is my hope that this word has stirred up a passion in your soul and given you new life to begin a new way of thinking and living, allow Jesus to have the final word that can make you whole and bring truth and salvation to your soul.  Here they are, the words of Jesus.   “Now that you’ve cleaned up your lives by following the truth, love one another as if your lives depended on it. Your new life is not like your old life. Your old birth came from mortal sperm; your new birth comes from God’s living Word. Just think: a life conceived by God himself! That’s why the prophet said,

“The old life is a grass life,
its beauty as short-lived as wildflowers;
Grass dries up, flowers droop,
God’s Word goes on and on forever.
This is the Word that conceived the new life in you.”  (1 Peter 1:22-25 MSG)

After this Jesus spoke and then gave us the greatest commandment of all, and this is what he said, “And you shall love the Lord your God out of and with your whole heart and out of and with all your soul (your life) and out of and with all your mind (with your faculty of thought and your moral understanding) and out of and with all your strength. This is the first and principal commandment.

The Second Is Like It, and Is This, “You Shall Love Your Neighbor as Yourself. There Is No Other Commandment Greater Than These.” (Mark 12:30-31 AMP)

Now my brothers and sisters, it is with great joy that I am thrill beyond my own imagination that you have comprehended what has been taught here and you will use it to your benefit to rise above where you are right now to the level God is trying to push you to be.  I urge you to think globally and work locally.  I minister to you today from a position of PEACE, PURPOSE, POWER and PROSPERITY.  This is the Word that conceived the new life in you. Always remember this truth, ““NO MAN HOLDS POWER OVER YOU EXCEPT THE ONE YOU GIVE THE AUTHORITY TO DO SO!”  I remain your brother in ChristPastor Davis/Master Teacher.

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO TRANSFORM YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO TRANSFORM YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

THE DREAM LIVES IN HER MIND (BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Throughout this year we have discussed with you many times the word transformation.”  We have done so because we realized early on as we begin this teaching ministry that in order for us to be successful at what we were doing, we to needed to be in the flow of the transformation process. 

We have learned a great deal from your many wonderful comments, and as we continue into 2012, we will apply the knowledge and understanding we gleamed from your thoughts and apply them to our teaching methods in hopes that many more of you will gain some valuable lessons from what is being taught here.

The subject of this lesson is:  “YOU HAVE THE POWER TO TRANSFORM YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY.”  The very first thought in many of your minds will be doubt.  Saying, I don’t have any power.  Others have the power, but I am powerless to transform a single dream I have ever had into reality.  That is truly the kind of negative thinking that hinders you from becoming the genius that God destiny you to become from the very beginning of time.  Now let me encourage you to pause your reading right here for a moment and watch this short video clip as it helps to further engage your mind with great thoughts of manifesting your dreams into reality.  Please continue reading on the other side of this video clip.  After you have completed this message, do not forget to click on the share button and share it on your social networking page as well as with friends and family.

Let us understand this one very important thing in our lives, and that is, our negative thoughts are the seeds we plant in our minds that begins the process of creating lack, poverty and all the things that we have dreamed of having, but have not been able to obtain in our lives thus far.

When your thoughts are always centered on the negative side of life, you set up the conditions which correspondence with the predominant mental attitude in your mind.  Therefore, if we fear disaster, as fear is a powerful form of thought, disaster will be the certain result of our thinking.  It is this form of thought which frequently sweeps away the result of many years of toil and effort.

However, if we begin the process of planting positive seeds in our mind instead of the negative ones and begin to think of some form of material wealth, the results will be that it will show up at the time and place it is most needed.  By concentrated thought the required conditions will be brought about, and the proper effort put forth, which will result in bringing about the circumstances necessary to realize our desires; but we often find that when we secure the things we thought we wanted, they do not have the effect we expected.  That is, the satisfaction is only temporary, or possibly is the reverse of what we expected.

This condition is because, we lack the knowledge of the power and where that power derives from.  Know that God is the source of all power that we have within our physical bodies and spiritual minds.  Therefore, we must learn to lean and depend on God when we are face with the difficult task of the transformation process.  Listen to what God tells 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).  (Jeremiah 33:3).

 

When you are ready to put your trust in God, the power of transformation will show up on your front door step.  The power to make this happen is already within you.  God gave this power to you from the very beginning of time.  So when you say you are powerless to make your dreams become a reality, think on this, “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.  (Psalms 37:4-5 AMP).

We must transform our thinking in order to realize our dreams.  The old orthodox way of thinking was to be “a worm,” to be satisfied with our portion whatever it is; but the modern idea is to know that we are entitled to the best of everything, that the “Father and I are one” and that the “Father” is the UNIVERSAL MIND, the CREATOR, the ORIGINAL SUBSTANCE from which all things proceed.

Now admitting that to transform your thinking from the negative to the positive and it has been taught to us for more than two thousand years, and it is the essence of every system of Philosophy or Religion, then how are we to make it practical in our lives?  How are we to go get the actual, tangible results here and now that will make our dreams become a reality?

First, let us begin by putting our knowledge into practice.  Nothing can be accomplished in any other way.

The athlete may read books and lessons on physical training all his life, but unless he begins to give out strength by actual work he will never receive any strength; he will eventually get exactly what he gives; but he will have to give it first.  It is exactly the same with us; we will get exactly what we give, but we shall have to give it first.  It will then return to us many fold, and the giving is simply a mental process, because thoughts are causes and conditions are effects; therefore in giving thoughts of courage, inspiration, health or help of any kind we are setting causes in motion which will bring about their effect.

Let us understand that your thoughts are spiritual activity and is therefore creative, but make no mistake, thought will create nothing unless it is consciously, systematically, and constructively directed; and herein is the difference between idle thinking, which is simply a dissipation of effort, and constructive thinking, which means practically unlimited achievement.

Remember, you have the power to make the transition from the old person to the new person.  It all lives in the power of your belief system, your thought process.  Now take advantage of the power that God has given to you, stop giving lip service to who and what you are and become the true creative power that lives within.

We minister to you this day from the position of PEACE, PURPOSE, POWER and PROSPERITY.  Learn to think Globally as you work Locally to make this major transition in your life.  I remain your brother in CHRIST, PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER!

 

LEARNING TO USE YOUR AWESOME GIFTS FOR SERVICE TO OTHERS

LEARNING TO USE YOUR AWESOME GIFTS FOR SERVICE TO OTHERS

THE WAY OF LOVE

This lesson begins with Paul a servant of Jesus Christ, being in prison and writing a letter of encouragement to his son Timothy.  Paul begins with these words, 8-10So don’t be embarrassed to speak up for our Master or for me, his prisoner. Take your share of suffering for the Message along with the rest of us. We can only keep on going, after all, by the power of God, who first saved us and then called us to this holy work. We had nothing to do with it. It was all his idea, a gift prepared for us in Jesus long before we knew anything about it. However, we know it now. Since the appearance of our Savior, nothing could be plainer: death defeated, life vindicated in a steady blaze of light, all through the work of Jesus.

This is the Message I have been set apart to proclaim as a preacher, an emissary, and teacher. It is also the cause, of all this trouble I am in. Nevertheless, I have no regrets. I could not be surer of my ground—the One I have trusted in can take care of what he’s trusted me to do right to the end.

So keep at your work, this faith and love rooted in Christ, exactly as I set it out for you. It’s as sound as the day you first heard it from me. Guard this precious thing placed in your custody by the Holy Spirit who works in us. (II Timothy 1:8-14 MGS)

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. (II Timothy 1:7 AMP)

My question to you today is, do you know what gifts God has equipped you with?  Do you understand that you are a marvelous created person? Each one of you has been given a very special gift.  You were created in the image of God.

You My Friends, you were created for God’s own purpose and service in this life. Do not think that God made a mistake when he purposed you to do great things. God never gives us a task to do without empowering us to carry it out.

Today I want to teach this lesson from three different precepts. 1.  Power,  2. Love and 3. Self discipline.  These three precepts when mixed together with the process and your purpose in this life will provide you with the greatest prosperity ever known to humankind. By taking the time to study this lesson, means that you are truly beginning the process. The process may not be easy, but the process is what you must go through in order to arrive at your destination. The one reason why so many of us fail at the task that has been assigned to us is that we work so hard to skip over the process in order that we may receive the prosperity.  Remember, God created everything in an orderly process, and if we are to receive the benefits of God’s gifts to us, we must do the same.  God created the process for our benefit.

The bible teaches us that God did not bring us this far to leave us, and God will never put on us more than we can bear.  We are uniquely designed, with great powers of our minds to carry us to great heights.

In Jeremiah 33:3, we see that God spoke to Jeremiah and told him these words, “Call me,”  “and I will show you great powers that you never imagined that you had before.” The powers to do great things were given to us before we were conceived in our Mothers womb. We can use these powers to climb great mountains, to build huge skyscrapers, build sophisticated spaceships, which are capable of taken us into space and then returning us safely to earth. These are just a few of those great achievements that God has shown us that the powers of our minds can accomplish anything providing  that we attune our minds with God  mine. In the bible the book of Philippians it states, “Let this mind that is in Christ be also in you. When we connect our minds with the mind of Christ, our blessings of prosperity will begin to flow like an untamed river flowing its waters back into the sea. That is what power and especially the powers of our minds will do for us.

We do not need to have naturally powerful personalities. God gives us strength of character and confidence that wins us respect when we face opposition as we speak, preach, and live the truth.  God supernaturally replaces any timidity on the servant’s part with boldness.  Such power is difficult to discredit. Power, God awesome powers.  Understand the very important gift that God has equipped you with. Learn to believe in it, use the powers of your mind to practice the task you have been assigned this day, and as you grow in God’s grace prosperity will begin to flow to you in great abundance.

The second precept is love. This is one that we could spend the whole day studying and never reach the end.  Scripture for this text states God did not give us a spirit of fear, but he gave us a spirit of power and a spirit of love.  Oh, what a wonderful God, who saw our needs before we entered into this world.  Therefore, he provided us with the awesome powers to love.  God taught us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Love comes from the inside of each one of us. When we truly learn to love ourselves as God has taught, we can begin to love others  with a spirit of un- conditional love. In John 316 the bible says that God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son,  that whosoever believes in him shall not parish but have eternal life. My friends that is truly an unadulterated pure love. A love that is unmatched, by anything else that we have ever know in this life.

Now listen to how Paul speaks of the greatest gift that has ever been given to humankind. Paul calls it “THE WAY OF LOVE.” (I Corinthians 13:1-13 MSG)

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 2If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. 3-7If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.

When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.

We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!

But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

The virtues of faith, hope, and love are necessary in this age, but is the age to call come, faith will be way to sight, and hope will turn into experience. Love alone is eternal, for God is love. (I John 4:8.)

Now we come to the third and final precept, which is self-discipline this can also translate to the art of self-control or sound mind.  However, we may perceive it, we must understand that it is a part of our mind power that God has provided us with and we must learn how to control ourselves under all circumstances.  The power of your Mind is truly awesome.  You can use your mental powers to achieve success that, up until now, you have only ever dreamed of.  It is a Universal truth that life tends to move you towards the physical equivalent of your predominant thoughts and feelings. A great many people are well aware of this fact but most find it extremely difficult to apply this knowledge and put it to work effectively in their lives. Are you one of those people? If you are, then do not worry because I am about to show you how to overcome this little problem.

Now for all of us, our training in the art of self-discipline begin the very moment when we come into the knowledge of the truth of this proverb, “listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.”  Self-Discipline means that you are wise enough to obey this proverb and have acquired enough wisdom, knowledge and understanding to begin the process of training your mind as well as your physical body in the art of self-discipline,  Being obedient to the word and able to climb that great mountain of obstacles, and manifest your dreams into reality.

As a Godly leader, and a follower of Jesus, our spiritual lives should form the core of our character.  Our training should be a daily process in building up the spiritual mind in order that it will always prevail against the evil spirits of the devil.  Our training should be like that of a runner or a boxer.  During the course of a race, runners do not stagger from one lane to another.  They rivet their attention on the finish line and run a disciplined race toward it.  So also, boxers train with purpose so they can absorb powerful blows without falling down.  They build up their physical stamina so that their legs will hold out for the final rounds.

A wrestler once asked his coach, “can’t I smoke and drink and have a good time and still wrestle?”  The coach replied, “yes you can, but you can’t win!  We as Christians and godly leaders cannot win the race either, if we are unwilling to discipline ourselves to studying and obeying the word of God.

Now if you truly want to be a godly leader, and learn to serve humanity, you must cultivate your spiritual journey like a world-class athlete.  Why? In order for you to finish the race without being disqualified, you must develop the art of self-control.  By doing this you can and will affect other areas of your life-how we treat others, where we go for answers to major decisions, and the skills we use in accomplishing our daily tasks.

When we study (2 Timothy 1:7), we soon discover that Paul was prompted to encourage his fellow worker to maintain a holy boldness and assurance in his position of spiritual leadership.  Paul had commissioned Timothy to oversee many of the churches in the Roman province of Asia, and this task required “a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” Self-discipline is needed to stretch us beyond our own comfort zones and areas of personal inertia.  For some, the needed discipline will be more in the realm of the emotions; for others the focus of self-control will be in the realm of the mind or of the will.

Writing to the Galatians, Paul said that “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23).

While people without Christ can exercise self-control, this quality in its fullest expression of character transformation is a part of the spiritual fruit that only the Holy Spirit can produce in us.

Self-discipline is seldom easy.  Paul’s words to Timothy revealed that this young man probably struggled with it in his ministry.  And most leaders who come across the need for more self-discipline in their lives struggle at times as well.  God’s Spirit is the power source behind self-discipline.

 In conclusion, let me say that all of these three precepts of qualities are gifts of the Spirit, not just natural tendencies.  They function best in harmony.  Under the pressures of leadership, people tend to gravitate toward a desire for power and boldness as the most effective tools for success.  However, used alone, these qualities are self-defeating.  The inclusion of love and self-control clearly indicates that a leader’s effectiveness comes from God’s Spirit.  We may be impressed by a leader who exhibits boldness and power, but without love or self-control, such a leader is little more than a bully.

Now with your understanding of these three precepts, we urge you to come boldly before the throne of grace, preach and teach the word of God with all the awesome powers God has given you.  Preach the word in season and out of season, and never give into the evil spirits that will call upon you to speak otherwise.  You are a servant of Christ, as such, you were provided with spiritual gifts to serve others, and your job daily is to go into the world carry the gospel to those who are in great need wherever they may be.  Do this in the name of Jesus. Amen!

 

 

 

 

HAS SATAN BECOME THE AUTHORITY FIGURE IN RAISING YOUR CHILDREN

Group of children in a primary school in Paris

OUR CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE

HAS SATAN BECOME THE AUTHORITY FIGURE IN RAISING YOUR CHILDREN

 The enemy has taken the fight to our youth…

Parents, are you willing to risk being run over by the children of your community?  What has God placed in your hands that might be attractive to them?  If we are to restore the path for our children, we must be willing to do what it takes to arrest their attention.  We must stop being passive and become pro-active in helping to bring about a change in their lives.  It might mean that we have to sacrifice our nice carpets and beautiful homes to bring them in.  If you are going to invite the children of the community into your home, your carpet will get dirty, and your patience will be, tried and tested.  How committed are we to lifting these kids out of their maze of misery?  In a sense, the children are our own pathways to the future.  If we ignore the children of our communities, we do so at the cost of our very own future.

Now listen up parents, Youth violence has gotten totally out of control, with no one knowing what to do or how to control what is happening with our youth that are destroying our communities.  Everyone is pointing the finger at the other.  If we could only stop for a moment, and take a good look at what is happening within our homes, schools, churches, work places and government offices, we will see the real enemy that has taken control and that is the old devil himself.  Yes, Satan has gotten control of every avenue of our children’s lives, and we all are standing around and blaming each other for all kinds of things rather than seeing the real enemy of God and that is Satan.  Satan knows that by spreading his violence among our youth, he can begin to penetrate Gods kingdom by causing them to become addictive to drugs, alcohol, joining gangs, killing each other, killing their parents, then committing suicide themselves.  You see Satan truly has his game plan together, while we are sitting around blaming each other for the many evil deeds that our youth are committing.  Some of us are locking ourselves within our homes afraid of our youth, afraid we might be next.  It is a sad day in America when we as adults have become so fearful of our youth, when our future lies in the very ones we are fearful of.  I do realize that some of our youth have gone astray and it should give us a very good reason to pause and take a good look at what is happening within our society as a whole.  Look at just how we as parents and grandparents are raising our own children, allowing them to tell us what to do are not to do.  These are the same youth, that are taking control of our communities and threaten all of us that we have become so fearful of.

Stop blaming and start acting…

There is enough blame to go around when some say that it is liberalism that has caused the violence.  Others say that it is the removal of prayer from our schools.  Some say it is the steady stream of violence we see in the movies, on the nightly newscast, on all sorts of TV programs, and especially the video games.

There are still others who blame the government for overtaxing us, and forcing parents to have to abandon their children for the workplace.  When it comes to youth using guns to settle their differences, there are those who would blame the gun manufacturers and the gun dealers.  But no where do we see anyone taking responsibility for what has happened.  Not the parents, schools, churches, business, government, or the youth themselves.  No, everyone wants to place the blame on someone else.  It is time that we as parents and grandparents begin to accept the major portion of responsibility, and take control of our children’s lives and get the government out of our homes and bedrooms.  We as parents are responsible for raising our youth and it does take the whole community to be involved and always willing to lend a helping hand.

It is time for Parents to take a stand and fight a good fight…

 When I was a young boy growing up in a very small community in South Carolina, everyone knew everyone and no one was ever afraid to correct any child of the community, if they saw us doing something wrong.  Every parent and grandparent was responsible for every child of the community.  Today, if you correct a child when you see them doing wrong, you will have the parents knocking at your door for chastising their child.  You might even have the police come calling on you, if you are lucky that the child has not shot and killed you.  There is something badly wrong with this picture, but it is the reality of the world we live in today.

 Another part of this problem of correcting children is some of the abuse that some parents have perpetuated upon their children that has caused the government to get more involved in our daily lives.  We as parents are responsible for our children and we must shoulder that responsibility with love, understanding and patience.  Children can be a problem.  There is much peer pressure on them.  They want to fit in with their friends, therefore as a parent, we must try to understand their changing life style, and their growth hormones as they experience adulthood.  We must treat them with respect, try to understand that they too do have problems and they may not always share those problems with us.  Nevertheless, we must always be willing to put our arms around them and daily tell them that we love them, even though we may not be having the kind of conversation we would like to have with them.  However, I tell you that there is power in love.  When our youth can feel within themselves that they are loved, it brings a much different kind of respect from them.  However, we must never compromise our principles and allow our children to be disobedient and disrespectful to us are the people that are in authority.  We must stand our ground and always be willing to discipline them with love.  We must always remain strong and keep our focus on raising our children to become responsible and loving adults, ready and capable of taking on the mantel of future leaders within their communities and of the world.  We must never except defeat as a way of giving up on our children.

We must believe that we as a chosen disciple of the one living God has been given the power to change the course of our destiny by changing the way we view our children and the people that are committing the evil crimes within our communities.  We should never forget that evil survives because we choose to let it rule over us.  We must resist it on every hand, using the power that God gives us, and believe me, we do have the power to stand up and take the fight to the enemy.  God has given us that power if we choose to use it.  All we have to do is call on him.  He said that he would never leave us or forsake us.  He will always be right there with us even until the end of time.

Standing up to the enemy may not be the way you would view your mission in this world, but if you don’t, who will?  Sometimes we have to just say no to the enemy, and do what is unpopular at the time even if our life depends on it.  If we stand up for Christ we are most certain to lose our life, but what are we living for any way.  This world is not our home; we are just passing through on our way to our eternal home.  We must be prepared to face the enemy with all our strength and might.  Then and only then will the enemy have a sense of who we are.  The enemy will always feel that he is the biggest and baldest bully in town as long as we allow him to back us down.  There comes a time in our lives when we must say no backing away or running away from a situation that I can no longer tolerate.  This enemy is threaten my family, my community, my way of life, and if I don’t do something about it right now, I will no longer have a family or community to live in, because he is taken it all away.  It is up to me to bring an end to this right here and now.

 

 

 

 

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