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MERCY AND TRUTH HAVE MET TOGETHER

MERCY AND TRUTH HAVE MET TOGETHER

THE TOWER OF STRENGTH POWER BEAUTY AND SERENITY (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE TOWER OF STRENGTH POWER BEAUTY AND SERENITY (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

We are commanded to love one another as God has so loved us.  He wants to bless us and show us favor in order that we may do the same with our brothers and sisters.  Therefore, I ask you simply this question; “WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MERCY AND TRUTH MEET TOGETHER?”

This is how the word of God answers the question, it says, “Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.” (Proverb 3:3-4 ESV)

You are truly the power and present of God, and He desires us to walk in righteousness.  Therefore, He says to us,  “Mercy and truth have met together, Righteousness and peace have kissed.  Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven.”  (Psalm 85:10-11) NKJV

In your daily walk with God, you now know that God will shower His steadfast love on all His people because all the claims of truth have been fully met by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the cross.  In the same sense, righteousness and peace have kissed.  We as believers can now enjoy peace with God because all the claims of divine justice were met by the substitution work of Our Savior.

Your real blessings will begin after you have met with MERCY AND TRUTH, and then YOU HAVE KISSED RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PEACE.  Now lift up your Holy Hands and begin to  Praise and bless God for all his manifest evidence of mercy and goodness that have showed up in your life, for you are truly the tower and power of all that God is.

We bless this word to each of you this day, that God’s blessings will cover you, strengthen you and give you peace in all that you do.  BE STRONG, BE BOLD, BE BRAVE and STAY FOCUS and allow God to use you for His purpose and His Will.

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DRAWING STRENGTH TO SURVIVE IN THE MIDST OF EVIL AND CHAOS

DRAWING STRENGTH TO SURVIVE IN THE MIDST OF EVIL AND CHAOS

THE PURPLE IRIS (PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES)

THE PURPLE IRIS (PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES)

We are living in very dangerous times, our lives and the lives of our children are at risk and it seems that our government and laws are failing to protect us from Evil and Chaos.  The trial of George Zimmerman murdering Treyvon Martin, an unarmed seventeen year old boy and then being set free and given his weapon back to go out and do it all over again sets a bad example for others to do the same to anyone of us are our children.

Now I encourage each of you, hold onto God’s unchanging hands; allow your deep abiding faith in God to become your guiding light.  For we know that in moments like this our minds can become hot and take us into many different directions, and some will cause us to make wrong decisions and possibly commit evil and violent acts.  But when you go deep inside and allow your faith to strengthen you and guide you and become the armor that will protect you, then you know that without a shadow of doubt, “no weapon formed against you shall ever prosper.”

In these very difficult times when it seems that each turn we take, life is throwing us another curve ball and we are running into irremovable walls, know that it is in such times that your faith is being tested and at this moment, your only option is to trust the Lord.  Allow your faith to dwell in His powerful hands, for He said, “He would never leave you or forsake you,” therefore in times such as this we must come into His presents and dwell in His House of Righteousness.

Let us remember, God will always have our backs.  Our friends and love ones may forsake us, but God will never leave us.  Listen to what He tells us, He says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”  (Matthew 11:28-30 ESV)

Therefore, when we find ourselves caught up in the middle of Evil and Chaos as so many of us seems to find ourselves at this very moment in time, stay focus, keep your eye on the prize and allow your faith to calm your mind in the heat of the storm.  God knows the trials and tribulations you are facing and He will fight your battles.  The enemy will do all he can to keep you off balance, confused and fighting among yourselves, but God will always be your guiding light and your faith will strengthen you and carry you through to the end.  The race is not to the swift are the strongest, but to those who have the patience to endure.

Therefore, let us be about the business of “DRAWING STRENGTH TO SURVIVE IN THE MIDST OF EVIL AND CHAOS!”

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BE ENCOURAGED DRAW FROM THE WELL OF RIGHTEOUS

BE ENCOURAGED DRAW FROM THE WELL OF RIGHTEOUS

WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES

Come and partake of something greater than self, take a moment, Draw from the Well of Righteous.

REFLECTIONS (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

REFLECTIONS (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Knowing what is right is like deep water in the heart; a wise person draws from the well within (Proverbs: 20:5). Even if we should find ourselves wandering away from the path we’re on, God never release us because we belong to him. It is when we tend to live life on our term that we encounter many obstacles; when we strive to gain comfort and safety apart from God, we find ourselves getting further and further away from the source, the very nature of who we truly are.

Jesus offers us the plan of salvation and invites us to come and Draw from the Well of Righteous. He says, “Come to me, all you who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, you will find rest for your souls. My yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30). So, when we find that life throws difficult moments into our space, reflect on these words, “Come to the throne of grace where all needs are met.”

Take a moment to reflect on the biblical presentation of the lady at the well. Many analogies have been discussed as to why she was at the well at a specific time and her lifestyle. Maybe this woman never took time to learn about Jesus or had even heard of him simply because she chose to live life on her own terms. She must have been a lady with an open mind because she listened to Jesus reveal details of her life, the time and moment was right for her to draw from the Well of Righteous, she was in the right place at the right time. She could have been someone who needed to hear a kind word, those very words Jesus spoke to her, opened her understanding to the one who was always there.

Another example is Rehab, described as a “harlot” who was frequented by strangers and probably judged by society. God placed her in a position that would leave a lasting impression in history of scripture. Apparently Rehab had heard of the awesome power of God and pondered it deep in her heart. She offered refuge to God’s chosen, so she too must have been a person with an open mind. By her actions of kindness to Joshua and his companions she was able to secure peace and safety for her entire family and relatives simply because she moved in obedience, she was able to draw from the well of righteous.

Today we journey through life not knowing who or what we may encounter along the way. One thing is sure,  if we approach life with an open mind and be obedient, we too will reap the benefits of being able to draw from the well of righteous, freely given to those who decide to seek.

As you begin this week’s journey traveling the road with many curves and detours, with Satan snapping at your heels as he lays obstacles in your pathway, “BE ENCOURAGED,” by the voice of Jesus, when He says’ that He will never leave you nor forsake you; understand the teaching Jesus is teaching as you walk daily with Him, “DRAW YOUR STRENGTH FROM THE WELL OF RIGHTEOUS!”

THE TIME HAS COME TO ARISE SHINE AND PRAISE THE LORD

THE TIME HAS COME TO ARISE SHINE AND PRAISE THE LORD

Arise Shine and look up

Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
and thick darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will arise upon you,
and his glory will be seen upon you.
And nations shall come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your rising. (Isaiah 60:1-3 ESV)

Praise the Lord!
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
who greatly delights in his commandments!
His offspring will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches are in his house,
and his righteousness endures forever.
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;
he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
It is well with the man who deals generously and lends;
who conducts his affairs with justice.
For the righteous will never be moved;
he will be remembered forever.
He is not afraid of bad news;
his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.
His heart is steady; he will not be afraid,
until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.
He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever;
his horn is exalted in honor.
The wicked man sees it and is angry;
he gnashes his teeth and melts away;
the desire of the wicked will perish! (Psalm 112 ESV)

TODAY YOU ARE TRULY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED

TODAY YOU ARE TRULY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED

The Beautiful Trees of Nature (Photo by Pastor Davis)

Truly I say to you this day, in all that you do, lift up your eyes towards heaven and learn to thank God, honor God and to praise God daily, and watch Him fill you with knowledge and power, as He lifts you out of darkness and into His Marvelous light with the understanding that, “TODAY YOU ARE TRULY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED,” and you will begin to experience his blessing and His anointing favor over your entire life.

Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! (Psalms 150 ESV)

How is this possible, because the Bible speaks clearly and says this, “Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments?  His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.  Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous. It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice. For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever.

He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries. He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever his horn is exalted in honor. The wicked man sees it and is angry; he gnashes his teeth and melts away; the desire of the wicked will perish! (Psalms 112 ESV)

Yes my friends, when you awaken this morning, you were truly blessed and highly favored.  For God allowed you to open your eyes and absolve all the beauty and grace that your mind could comprehend.  Nothing was off limits to you.  Whatever choice you made this day was yours and yours alone. For the Bible clearly tells us, “choose this day who you will serve.” But for me and my family, I choose to serve and follow Jesus.

You must taste the happiness, and know by personal experience the blessedness of having Jesus in your heart.  Then His Spirit of holiness and humility, of love and self-sacrifice, and of courage and power will become as natural as your own spirit.

Your life this day is a blessing to God, to your family, to your friends, to your community, to your church and all those that God has placed in your pathway.  You are the head and not the tail, your life is flowing like a mighty river as its waters flow towards the sea, you are blossoming and becoming more beautiful, loving and kind heart, like the most beautiful roses that blossoms and spreads its beauty and aromas for the world to partake off.  Your family, friends and co-workers see you in a brand new light. You have tasted the spirit of freedom, and the Holy Spirit is now dwelling and stirring deep within your soul. Your true nature and limitless spirit now sours high above the clouds like a giant eagle when he has mastered the freedom of flight.  Now you know without a shadow of doubt that it was no one but God that shook you, awaken you, opened your eyes, lifted you out of that bed, and spoke these words to you in a crystal clear voice as He said, TODAY YOU ARE TRULY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED!”

THE TIME HAS COME TO ARISE SHINE AND PRAISE THE LORD

THE TIME HAS COME TO ARISE SHINE AND PRAISE THE LORD

Arise Shine and look up

Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
and thick darkness the peoples;
but the Lord will arise upon you,
and his glory will be seen upon you.
And nations shall come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your rising. (Isaiah 60:1-3 ESV)

Praise the Lord!
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
who greatly delights in his commandments!
His offspring will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches are in his house,
and his righteousness endures forever.
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;
he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
It is well with the man who deals generously and lends;
who conducts his affairs with justice.
For the righteous will never be moved;
he will be remembered forever.
He is not afraid of bad news;
his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.
His heart is steady; he will not be afraid,
until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.
He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever;
his horn is exalted in honor.
The wicked man sees it and is angry;
he gnashes his teeth and melts away;
the desire of the wicked will perish! (Psalm 112 ESV)

RECOGNIZING YOUR REAL SELF AS BLESSED (LESSON THREE)

USING YOUR MANIFEST POWERS TO BLESS OTHER

In this third lesson, we will teach you how to bless others by using your own manifest powers, and receive greater blessing for yourself.  Know without a doubt, You are truly the power and present of God.  Now learn how to use this power for a greater good.  Be guided by these words; “Mercy and truth have met together, Righteousness and peace have kissed.  Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven.”  (Psalm 85:10-11) NKJV

The Roses for Peace-Love-Blessings (Photo by Pastor Davis)

Your real blessings will begin after you have blessed yourself, and at this point, you will naturally want to share and extend this good, so begin by blessing your entire house and household.  Now make sure that the source of your supply receives a very special blessing.  After you have finished reading this lesson, why not email it to all the people you know, re-blog it and post it on all your social networking sites.   Praise and bless him or her for all their manifest evidence of goodness, but here is the truly clever part – praise him or her, most for any quality of character or success that he or she at present appears to lack, and lo! You will stir within them that very quality.  The following is a true story, which illustrates this very point; here it was a lack of love and loyalty.

A teacher was lecturing on “Blessing” in the New England states.  A very lovely, charming woman was in the audience one who was very unhappy, for her husband had been neglecting her, leaving her alone night after night.  Listening intently and storing away every word the teacher said, she went home, sat down before the fire, put a chair in front of her and mentally placed her husband in it.  She then blessed and praised him for his goodness his kindness his honesty and integrity his success in life and his loyalty, releasing in him every good quality she knew.  All the afternoon she did this at five she went upstairs and put on her prettiest gown.  At six, her husband came home with a box of gorgeous American Beauty roses, also a large box of candy, and gave them to her.  She thanked him, very graciously, but not a word did she say as to how she had spent her afternoon.  After dinner, her husband said, “Do you know, my dear, I hadn’t meant these gifts for you, but as I was leaving my office something said to me, ‘What a chump you are, wasting your time and life.  Go home to your wife, who really and truly loves you.”  He had a complete awakening.  Wasn’t that wonderful?  What about you?  Have you been missing out on your blessings, by being inconsiderate and not blessings the love of your life?

You see, her recognition and invocation of the “Divine Power” within him, her at-one-ment with the All good everywhere evenly present, called forth that marvelous demonstration.  You can do the same thing with anybody or anything.  So bless each member in your household, your friends, all your contacts for the day, the city you live in—this, you are enlarging your horizon.

Here is an example of how you can do this:  Before going downtown, bless the shops, the clerks, and you’ll meet the blessing coming back to you in many unexpected ways.  Did you ever throw a pebble into a pond and watch how the little ripples spread outward in every direction, all coming back to you as well as going forth?  So it is with blessing.

Bless and praise the house you live in, the bed you sleep in, the chairs you sit on, for there is but one substance, one intelligence, by virtue of which everything that has form is life.

There is no reason why you should not bless the rug you walk on, invoke the Presence of the Divine Power within it,—saying, “For the Goodness of God within you, I bless you, and bless you, and bless you, and whoever steps upon this rug will receive a shock of instant good a healing, perhaps, or a manifestation of some desire by receiving, all of a sudden, the right idea to bring it forth.”

This will indeed make it a “magic carpet.”  Likewise, you can bless all of your furniture in the same way.  Learn to put fun, joy, and romance into everything you do.  You are far too serious, which freezes your life forces.  We have almost lost the art of playing.  As Hans Christian Anderson says, “Every man’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s finger.”  Thus these “secrets” will call forth once again in your life the art of playing.

Now I encourage you to meditate on these words, understand the truth of what they are speaking to you.  Allow the Holy Spirit that lives within you to take control of your thoughts as you move to the higher level of blessings.  Know that in everything you do, you are blessed and you are a blessing to others you meet.  Stay tune for lesson four, which will continue to teach you how to bless and be blessed.

This lesson today is my Blessings to all of you.  I leave you with my peace, love and the presence of the Divine power of God, that surrounds each of you, that you will be filled with much joy and happiness and have the opportunity to experience the fullness of all that God has to offer you this day.  I remain your brother in Jesus Christ, Pastor Davis/Master Teacher!

 

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