• Morning Messages

    PASTORS WHO PREY

    “What sorrow awaits the leaders of my people—the shepherds of my sheep—for they have destroyed and scattered the very ones they were expected to care for,” says the Lord. Therefore, this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to these shepherds: “Instead of caring for my flock and leading them to safety, you have deserted them and driven them to destruction. Now I will pour out judgment on you for the evil you have done to them.” Jeremiah‬ ‭23:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬ “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I now consider these shepherds my enemies, and I will hold them responsible for what has happened to My flock. I…

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    DESPERATION often LEADS US to OUR PURPOSE and HIS.

    “And she made a vow, saying, “ Lord Almighty, if You will only look on Your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget Your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head.” 1 Samuel‬ ‭1:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Had Hannah been blessed with children we never would’ve read this prayer, and the prophet Samuel would never have been heard of. The strategic planning and purposes of God were met in this place of desperation. Timing is everything to God. There are no coincidences with Him. Samuel’s birth was…

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    GO BACK THE SAME WAY YOU CAME !

    “Then the Lord told him, “Go back the same way you came, and travel to the wilderness of Damascus. When you arrive there, anoint Hazael to be king of Aram. Then anoint Jehu grandson of Nimshi to be king of Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from the town of Abel-meholah to replace you as My prophet. Anyone who escapes from Hazael will be killed by Jehu, and those who escape Jehu will be killed by Elisha!” 1 Kings‬ ‭19:15-17‬ ‭NLT‬‬ What’s the first thing you do whenever you realize you’ve made a wrong turn? That’s right, I heard your responses. 😊 You try to get back to where…

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    ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

    “You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! They are the…

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    THE SELFISHNESS of SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS

    The Holy Spirit’s definition of the title is this. You don’t want it, but you don’t want anyone else to have it either. The it is salvation through Jesus Christ alone. The Pharisees in Jesus’ day had this title down to a science. They rejected Jesus and everything He taught, and sought to teach others to do the same. For three years they opposed and hated Jesus and His message of salvation. They held to their religious views and rejected anything they thought interfered with their positions as Israel’s spiritual gurus. For years they controlled the people by placing heavy legalistic rules and laws on them. Burdening them with laws…

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    NO JESUS, NO HEAVEN.

    We don’t get to decide how we get into heaven, God has already set His standards for admission. 1 John 5:9-12 However, we do get to decide how we get into hell, we choose the path that leads there. September 25, 2018 was when I wrote those words down. They may not be earth shattering words, but they are a fact. Everyone wants to go to heaven, but not everyone wants to follow God’s protocol for getting there. After all, we all serve the same “god” and there are many paths, all we need to be is good people and follow the “light” whatever the light is. But God begs…

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    WHAT PRODUCES HARDNESS OF HEART?

    According to the apostle Paul, hardness of heart is produced as a result of a darkened understanding of spiritual things, a separation from the life of God and ignorance.  Paul urges all believers to avoid anyone and anything that may cause us to fall prey to the old way of living. “So with the wisdom given to me from the Lord I say: You should not live like the unbelievers around you who walk in their empty delusions. Their corrupted logic has been clouded because their hearts are so far from God—their blinded understanding and deep-seated moral darkness keeps them from the true knowledge of God. Because of spiritual apathy,…

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    PSALM 121

    Are you ready to be blown away? Are you a candidate for some great news? Can you use  or handle a perspective that stands up against everything you’ve been feeding yourself through the current events of this life? Are you prepared for some real rest? Then look no further than the Psalm above. It is backed up and supported by the Creator of the universe. Open your hearts to receive and be blessed. Taste every word, let it wash over your wearied minds. Embrace its truths and be refreshed.  “I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the…

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    THE BELIEVERS PERSPECTIVE ON PERSECUTION.

    “We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet…

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    HAVE YOU TAKEN YOUR PRESCRIPTION TODAY?

    No, I’m not speaking about the prescribed medication the doctor has suggested we take, but rather the One most neglected by many. The Word of God. The one we really cannot live without, especially if you are a child of God. I shared in one of my earlier messages of Sheri’s Nana (babysitter) who had been a member of her church for 50 years, served faithfully in her auxiliary, but never opened her Bible. Christians are suffering from a Word deficiency, and until we give God’s Word the priority it deserves we will remain ignorant and malnourished. So do you need a refill? Has your prescription ran out or is…