Monday, June 11, 2018

Diversities


We are living in a generation of Diversity. Humanity can do whatever they want to do it seems. They can say whatever comes to their mind ... on Television, curse, mock our countries leadership, use examples of the Bible incorrectly for their own purpose. New sitcom called  “Living Biblically” ...  Diversities: this is a “Variety” of things  — the quality of having different forms, types or qualities; an assortment of; something differing from others of the same general kind.  Perhaps this is why we have a multiplex of Churches in our world, consisting of various beliefs and teaching a variety of doctrines – different denominations; a variety of Mission statements, and many combinations of beliefs concerning the Word of God.  The Revisions, they are just that, God’s Word Revised ... all this has brought about Diversity in our generation like no other generation.  Did you ever just watch the news and then wonder what world are you in?  One broadcaster tells you the tax program is no good, the next broadcaster tells you it is going to help you in a very big way. This is a Diversified generation! The variables are unending. Church life has changed and I’m resigned to say perhaps the Christian Life has also been diversified and changed to be more comfortable then the “fire & damnation” of the past.  But Jesus is the same, yesterday, and forever, He has not changed, nor has God Changed, He said, “I change not!” Jeremiah declared there is a “Sound of battle in the land, and of great destruction!”  It is a war against the Holiness of our God. While we are a country under God, the battle to take God out of our country is raging.  Disobedience to God is rarely taught and such punishment in not give a second thought. However the Word of God teaches us to come out from among the world and manifest Christ in our life. “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; ”As we increase in Him, His Holy Spirit empowers us!  Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; It is better to walk in the diversity of the Holy Ghost, the gifts that has been given to the body of Christ then to follow the path of the world. O let the Church of Jesus Christ be alerted to the hour in which we live and stir up the gift of the Holy Ghost in our lives!    Loving you, Pastor

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Thy Great Power


God through Jesus Christ has empowered His People with the Holy Ghost! It is not a Power to rule, it is an inward Power of Spiritual Strength! The Old Testament speaks of God’s Great Power!  It is strength in our inner man.  Our Faith is stronger, our Hope is more trusting, our Love for God grows daily. As we see Jesus Ascend unto the Father, He leaves this Message … “Ye shall receive power, after the Holy Ghost comes upon you!”  Power to overcome those little things that detour you in your Spiritual Growth. Yesterday was good, tomorrow will be better, but is Spiritual strength growing? … In God there is Great power and “nothing is too hard for Him!” Christianity needs this Great Power for the day in which we live. We need to know of a surety that the Arm of God is stretched out toward His Children and … “Is anything too hard for the Lord?  When God’s Message reached Sarah that she would have a child in her old age, she laughed within herself. God’s response to that was: “Is anything to hard for God!” It is important to note the rest of God’s Word to her … “At the appointed time…” -- God has a time set in motion for the difficult season of our life. “At the Appointed time He said, I will return to thee, and you shall have a son.” There was a waiting process!  Ps. 27:14 “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” The waiting period strengthens us and tests the power of His Presence in our life. Sometimes it is hard for us to discern the Power of the Christ we serve. I love Nehemiah’s statement: “These are Thy servants and Thy people, whom Thou hast Redeemed by Thy Great Power! He was referring to the Israelites because of their disobedience, but it serves us well today as we see anarchy on the rise against God and Christianity. On day when the kingdoms of this world becomes the Kingdom of our Lord, we will Praise with the Elders and give thanks: “O Lord God Almighty, which art, and was, and art to come; because Thou hast taken to Thee Thy Great Power, and hast reigned!” Let the Church of Jesus Christ be alerted, He is Coming Soon! Loving you, Pastor

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Promise of the Father


In the Old Testament God gave a Promise to the Israelites, it is called Abraham’s Covenant and it is awesome to read and to recognize that in the beginning of Holy Scripture we are included in God’s Plan. It is found in Genesis 17:1-7 to be brief let me quote Vs7 “And I will establish My Covenant between Me and thee, and thy seed after thee in their generations for an Everlasting Covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.” Here we need to stop and ponder this powerful statement that includes all the generations to come.  It was an Everlasting Covenant!  As we move into the New Testament we hear about the Promise of God being revealed through Christ.  In Christ we are Promised Eternal Life, this life has been Gifted with the Power of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is the Promise of the Father!  Yet today it is not preached much in our Churches and when it is, it is like a mere statement that happened long ago. But wait, it is still in effect today!  Has the Church of Jesus Christ lost its power? We are called by Jesus to be Witnesses of Him and to receive the Baptism of the Holy Ghost!  In Acts 1:4-5 listed above, we note Jesus Commanded them they should wait for the Promise of the Father! Perhaps this Command is not taken seriously in our Christian society today. If fact when it happened the ‘receivers’ were mocked! And those who looked on asked “What meaneth this” But Peter lifted up his voice and reminded them of the Old Testament Scriptures of Joel the Prophet: Joel 2:28-29: “It shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh;” Note Peter’s Words of the New Testament as he quotes from the Old Testament … As the Day of Pentecost arrives the Holy Ghost descends with a great sound, a rushing of a mighty wind and cloven tongues -- flames of fire! To this Peter responds: “This is that which was spoken by the Prophet Joel!” How has some portion of the Christ’s Church missed this “Promise of the Father” to them? Acts 2:39 declares: “For the Promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are far off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.  He is calling today, “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying!” Note what comes with the Promise: Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.” Praying for the Holy Ghost to fall afresh & Loving You! Pastor