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Monday’s word of Encouragement (Be lifted up on the Wings of Aspiration)

REMOVE THE BALLS AND CHAINS AND BE LIFTED UP ON WINGS OF ASPIRATION

CHILDREN OF GOD know in your hearts, that this day is the very first day of the rest of your life. Yesterday

BALL AND CHAINS KEEP YOU IN BONDAGE...

BALL AND CHAINS KEEP YOU IN BONDAGE…

is gone and tomorrow is not promised, Therefore, I encourage you, to take flight this day and the ball and chain that have been keeping you from receiving your blessings, remove them and lift off on the wings of Aspiration.  For this day, this moment is the only time that matters.  God is calling you, now listen for His voice and do not allow SATAN’S voice to drown out your blessings.  God is still in control. Let your mind take flight today and begin to see the beauty of all that God has to offer.  God is waiting for you right now, to begin your flight, “and fly high on the wings of Aspiration!”

When your mind becomes Calm and you find Peace within yourself, you will begin to discover by taking flight on the wings of aspiration, you can rises from

THE TIME TO BE LIFTED UP ON THE WINGS OF ASPIRATION IS NOW...

THE TIME TO BE LIFTED UP ON THE WINGS OF ASPIRATION IS NOW…

earth to heaven, from ignorance to knowledge, from the under darkness to the upper light.

Without it, you will simply remain a groveling animal, earthly, sensual, unenlightened, and uninspired. Aspiration is the longing for heavenly things, for righteousness, compassion, purity, love, as distinguished from desire, which is the longing for earthly things, for selfish possessions, personal dominance, low pleasures, and sensual gratifications.

For one to aspire, means that he or she is dissatisfied with their low estate, and is aiming at a higher condition.  It is a sure sign that you will be roused out of your lethargic sleep of animalist, and you have become conscious of nobler attainments and a fuller life. You are now flying high on the wings of aspiration.  Now think deeply on this, and begin to enjoy the very first day of your brand new life.  God gave it to you, now take advantage of your brand new wings and fulfill your dreams.

Truly, you are the master of your destination, where it leads you is the exact place that has been running around in your thoughts.  Your Mind is the Master over all things.  Keep it Calm, Keep it Clear, and learn to live each day as a brand new day in Peace, no matter what the situation around you may be, lift up your eyes towards the Heavenly things and be lifted up on THE WINGS OF ASPIRATION.  The choice is yours, what are you going to do?

I have ministered this message to you this day from a Spirit filled Mind that God has spoken His Thoughts of Wisdom and Knowledge into, and said, “My Servant, be obedient to the truth of My Word and share it with both the Believers as well as Non Believers.  My Word is like a two edge sword, it cuts both to the right as well as to the left.”  May God’s grace and mercy be yours to enjoy this day.

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Thank you for studying with us today and may the first day of the rest of your life be a rewarding one for yourself and all those that God bring you in contact with in Jesus name, Amen!

Saturday Morning Devotional Prayer and Praise Service (Prayer and Obedience)

PRAYER AND OBEDIENCE ARE OUR WEAPONS

Prayer and Obedience

Prayer and Obedience

As we sit and watched on our T.V. screens these past few days the great city of Baltimore, Md be looted and burned by a few unruly, undisciplined and yet a few very determined individuals to destroy property of others, let us remember that we as believers must use our weapons of prayer and obedience to tear down strongholds and build up Gods’ Kingdom here on this earth in order that the old devil will not continue to destroy God’s people lives and property.  What took place this past week must never be accepted nor tolerated ever again?

Therefore, on this day of our prayer and praise service, I encourage every believer from every EXODUS 03corner of the world to come together, lift up your Holy Hands in prayer for our citizens and leaders that they may humble themselves in meekness before the Lord and seek His blessings over their lives and the lives of the people that they have been called to lead, serve and protect, lift up the name of Jesus in prayer and praise that He will strengthen each person to do what’s right and pleasing in the sight of the Lord this day.

Paul the Apostle of Jesus Christ says to us, “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh.  For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.”  (2 Corinthians 10:3-6 ESV)

Let us remember that we as believers are fighting a spiritual battle against the evil forces of Spiritual Warfare 02darkness that have align themselves against God’s people, and it cannot be fought with the weapons that the world are using, it would be a foolish mistake to even think that we could use physical weapons, physical strength, worldly strategies and material wealth to fight and win a spiritual battle that requires spiritual weapons which can only come from God.

Therefore, let us prepare our hearts and minds to use prayer and obedience as our weapons of choice today to fight and win this battle that is raging all around this country and throughout the world.  Let us be obedient to the Word of God, humble ourselves in prayer and praise as we lift up His Holy name, giving Him the Honor and glory for where we are today, seeking His blessings, His guidance, direction and total control over the affairs of this world that the world may be saved from its total destruction by entering into a peace treaty of love, forgiveness and excepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior, in Jesus name, Amen!

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For the word of God teaches us that where two are more have gathered together in His name that He would be in the midst of all that is taking place, we believe that the Lord is here with us today as we share our prayers and blessings with each other and for those that are suffering and in the greatest need.  So I thank each of you who have come forth this day in prayer and praise, may the Lord’s peace and blessings be upon you as you go out into the world to do His will in Jesus name, Amen!

Be persistent and never give up

Life will always present us with many trials and tribulation, and we will sometimes get knock down and may experience some difficulties in getting up and back onto our feet again.  But get up we must, for God is presenting us with the opportunity to stand strong in the face of what may seem impossible at the moment.  We must Be persistent by never giving in and never giving up.  Listen to what Jesus told His disciples, He said to them, that they must always keep on praying and never give into temptations, trials or tribulation.  (Luke 18:1)

If there is something in this life that we desire, we must be persistent in going after it and never giving in and never giving up.  The opportunities that are waiting for us out there will only become available to us when we are persistent with our knocking and keep on knocking.  Now watch this short video clip of a baby bear and a lion…

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The two America’s that we live in

By Pastor Davis Byars

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the heart of the cross (Created and designed by Pastor Davis)

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the heart of the cross (Created and designed by Pastor Davis)

The two America’s that we live in are not balanced with equal justice under the law for all people.  Although some will argue that since we now have an African American President that we now have a balance of fairness in America.  This is so far from the truth that it would make a duck’s head spin round and round under water.

The system of unfairness has always been stacked against the African American people.  Unfortunately too many people in America today do not know; understand are even want to know the History of America and the Slave trade that built this great country of ours on the backs of the African American people.  The injustice that took place over centuries ago is still percolating in our society as a whole today.

Let’s look at what took place just 200 short years ago; our founding fathers wrote into the US Constitution that slaves were to be counted as three fifths of a human being.  These are the African American people that were taken away from their families in Africa, brought to the New World on Slaves Ships and sold into slavery.  Children taken away from their Mothers and Fathers never to know who their real parents ever were, beaten and raped just so the master could have enough labor to earn him the standard of living that he required.

Just 147 years ago the southern states launched the Civil War to defend the free white citizen’s power to hold others in bondage.

Time and time again our justice system has ruled unfairly against its African American Citizens forcing unequal justice upon them and placing them in a world set apart from the rest of the other world in America.  This is the two America’s that we live in today.

Only 112 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that laws consigning blacks to “separate but equal” facilities were constitutional.

And finally I ask you to think deeply on this; just 50 short years ago President Lyndon Johnson pushed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through Congress, and then followed by the Voting Rights Act of 1965 giving Black people in America the legal right to vote.

Yes we have come a long way since Slavery and the Dred Scott Supreme Court decision on March 6, 1857 when our U.S. Supreme Court wrote in a 7-2 decision that a slave who had resided in a free state and territory where slavery was prohibited was not thereby entitled to his freedom; that African Americans were not and could never be citizens of the United States.

Now as we see it today, this nation has been truly haunted by its original sins of putting people in bondage and selling them as slaves to increase their economy well being and regulating Blacks as second class citizens and in many cases not citizens at all has been raven by the torment of race and yet so dedicated to the ideal that all men are created equal has now elected Barack Obama as its first African American President.

Watching the looting and burning of one of America’s greatest cities was so dishearten.  There is no excuse for it.  The looting and rioting that took place in Baltimore, Maryland and broadcasted on T.V. screens all over the world was truly a very sad commentary, and it can never be excused, swept under the carpet nor washed away by any amount of words, nor can the unjustified continuous killing of young black men by police without justice being served be swept under the carpet.  One does not justify the other.  Justice must be served up equally in all situations for all of God’s people.

It furthers disheartens me to read some of the writings of my Christian brothers and sisters and especially the Pastors and teachers who are servants of the Lord and called to be thy an example of Jesus Christ whom I admire and respect a lot, blame Black people as a whole for all that is taking place there in Baltimore and all across America without looking at the bigger picture of what is and has been going on in the two America’s that we live in that always seem to deprive Black People of their human rights, dignity, freedom, and economic opportunities.

Yes, condemn the rioting, looting, burning and all the criminal acts that have taken place.  But look first in the mirror and ask yourself, “What have I done to help make the surrounding communities in which I live and work in a better place for all people?”

It is high time to stop playing the blame game and help to improve the living conditions in America for all people, weather it is helping to raise the minimum wage, improve the educational system, providing more jobs for the young people, helping to rebuild your surrounding communities by volunteering your time and resources, helping to ensure the voting rights for all people, helping to build better relations between the races rather than blaming and condemning, these are just a few suggestions, the list can go on and on providing you truly want to help make this become one America for all people instead of the two America’s we now live in.

Now let us understand that Knowledge is power and it can help to empower the people that you lead to overcome poverty and the sins of the past.  We all have the responsibility to becoming better stewards over the resources that our God has provided to us.  Let us take our responsibility seriously using the many gifts that we have been blessed with to empower the people to help them make the necessary changes that can improve their individual lives and improve the lives and economic conditions of all people not just the one percent.

LET US PRAY:

Lord we thank you for the many blessings that you have bestowed upon all your people, and we know that you are truly a loving and forgiving God who will always apply equal justice over your people only has a loving father will do. We call upon you Heavenly Father to bring peace, justice and healing upon a divided America.  Let us learn and grow from our past mistakes and sins we all have committed that we may experience the true peace, love and joy that you will provide to all of us who love and obey your laws.  We thank you Father for the healing that has already begun to take place and we know that in due time all things will come together for the good of those who love you, in Jesus name, Amen!

Wednesday Inspirational and Motivational Service (Stir up your Gift)

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, today’s lesson is a very powerful journey that the Apostle Paul first begin teaching his son Timothy that we also may learn from it and teach other about the value of the gift that God gave us from the beginning of time.  If we ever truly learn how to use this very valuable tool that we were given, we can change the world we reside in.  Now click on the video below and listen to the rest of the story…

 

 

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Satan is taking control of America’s Neighborhoods

OUR NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE BECOME SATINS BATTLEFIELD

DEEP INTO THE FOREST (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

DEEP INTO THE FOREST (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Have you ever stopped to observe what was around you?  For most of us we are so busy trying to earn a living to support our families and life style, it makes it very hard for us to see the forest because we are always looking straight ahead into the trees.  Nevertheless, if we ever took the time to observe what was around us, we would then realize that the battlefield is wherever we are.  It does not matter if we are at our homes, school, job, library, concert hall or church, the battlefield will always be where we are.  Satan is and will always be an enemy of God.  His job is to recruit, recruit and recruit, and believe me; he does his job very well.  Satan does not discriminate on the basics of race, creed, color or national origin.  He is out to destroy God’s kingdom, and that means anyone who is a believer of God is a target of Satan.

Therefore, when we understand our purpose and mission in life, we then know that the enemy we are fighting is a very smart, cunning and truly an elusive devil.  His territory is very large and continues to expand every day.  So finding the battlefield for us should not be very hard as long as we are committed to staying the course and following in the footsteps of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The battlefield for us will always be close by.  Our neighborhoods are filled with gangs, drugs, prostitution and all sorts of petty crimes.  In some major cities, people are prisons in their own homes.  They have still bars on their windows and doors.  Their homes are like a fort.  In order for them to enter in or come out, they have to struggle to unlock the bars they are locked behind.  Some people have even died in their homes from fires because they could not get out from behind the steel bars they had locked themselves behind.

Our schools from all over the country, which are located in almost every neighborhood in America, has become one of the most potent battlefields in America today.  Each day more than 250,000 kids carry some type of weapon into our schools to either defend themselves or threaten someone else with them in order to show how big and bad they themselves really are.  Kids are shooting and killing other kids because the evil that the old devil has been able to penetrate into our perimeter around the battlefield we have established for ourselves.  When we stop and consider for a moment that our children are our futures, we cannot but to conclude that the enemy has brought the fight to us.

This to me is unacceptable in the 21st century. We must not continue to allow evil to dedicate our destiny.  We have a King that roars like a might lion who is our protector.  He does not know or accept defeat.  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 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.  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 end this right here and now.  It is time to take the battle to the enemy, no more turning my back and saying it’s not my problem.  I am the child of a King, and the King gave me power over the enemy.  I will take a stand and do my part.  I will do it NOW!  Together, we can bring a change into our Communities.

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Monday’s Word of Encouragement (Remaining Calm)

Greetings my brothers and sisters, today is the first day of the rest of your life and we want you to enjoy each and every moment the Lord has blessed you with, therefore we share this word of truth to help you alone your journey because we know that the old devil is going to try his best to stress you out as you journey through the pathway towards your destiny.  Take this scripture and commit it to memory, it says, “The one who knows much says little;an understanding person remains calm.(Proverb 17:27 MSG)”

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Thank you for visiting with us on this Monday, the first day of the rest of your life. Now live it as if there is no tomorrow and enjoy the moment, for it is given to you for your enjoyment.

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