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“The Broken Church”

For so long now something has been broken in the Church. The one place where one could go to get fixed, healed, put back together, and/or get restored to wholeness is no longer able to do so. Why? Because there is more brokenness in the church than there is in the world. Marriages, trust, truth, health, finances, and/or honor is broken in the church. As a matter of fact, there is something broken in your life which needs to be fixed. And you have been crying out to God to fix this/that. When something is broken, it is violently separated into parts, not working properly and disrupted by change.

For so long the Church (which, as a believer in the Lord Jesus, you are a part of it) has been broken. What do you mean, Pastor Erick? Because of religion, the world, the flesh, and/or the devil, the Church has been separated from God, the Father, by not working properly, disrupted by lies, manipulation, deception, and control. The enemy has convinced you the relationship between you and God can never be fixed and they convinced you of this by saying you could never be one with God. And as you cry out to God to fix what is broken – broken heart, broken health, broken marriage, broken belief, broken faith, broken trust, broken hope.

And the Spirit of the Lord says to you today, I will not fix what is broken any more. I will not fix the broken church, because I am building my church. The church man knows today is man’s church, not mine. For I am building my Church – the Church will be one with me. “. . . upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18) In my church I am not fixing broken hearts; I am creating new hearts. In my church I am not fixing faith; I am creating a new level of Faith. In my church I am not fixing broken minds; I am creating a new mindset. In my church I am not fixing broken communication between my sons and daughters; I am bringing forth a new means of communication with my children. The enemy has convinced my children I have done all I am going to do in this land. Life is what it is, and you just have to live with it. But the devil is a liar. “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19)

I will not fix the old you, says the Lord God Almighty. If you would just give me your life, I will give you a new life, a new way of living, a new way of thinking, a new way of talking, a new way of acting, and a new way of loving. “Therefore if any man (woman) be in Christ, he (she) is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (II Corinthians 5:17 [Emphasis added]) The Spirit of the Lord says to you, I do not want to fix the way you think, I want to give you a whole new mindset (a new way of thinking). “Let this mind be in you, which  was also in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 2:5)

I am separating my Church (body of believers in the Lord, Jesus Christ) from everybody else in the world. And I am doing a new thing in the body of Christ. For I am weary of fixing broken things. In this season, the world, which does not believe in me, will see something they have never seen before. For it is written:

For I will take you (the Church) from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A New Heart also will I give you, and A New Spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the Stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk (live your life) in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave your Fathers (I will keep my promises); and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God. (Ezekiel 36:24-28 [Emphasis added])

God says to you today, I do not just want to fix what’s broken in your life; I want to make it new. Give to me what is broken, and let me show you I am still The Creator of all things new.

Be Blessed!
 
By
Erick Young
 
 

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“Just Hold On”

For so long the Church (body of believers) has been fighting for God against the world, the flesh, and the devil. As a matter of fact, you may have been told you need to stand up for God. You need to prove to those around you God is real. You need to take up for God, and not let people talk about the God you serve. And you find yourself fighting in battles you just can’t win. You might not like what I am about to say but it’s the truth. You can’t prove God is real, a miracle worker, all powerful, all knowing, all seeing, and everywhere at all times. If you could prove all these things, then he would not be God. Look the only reason the world, your flesh (feelings and/or emotions), or the devil want you to fight for God is because they would rather fight you than fight God. As a child of God, it is not for you to stand up for God and/or fight for God. Your part, as a child of God, is to hold on to His Word and let the Word of God take care of itself. You don’t have to worry if they get it or understand it. You don’t have to worry about when God’s Word will come to pass. You don’t have to try and figure out how God will bring His Word to pass. Your part is to just hold on to the Word of God. Pastor Erick, there’s the problem. I don’t know how to hold on to God’s Word. Nobody has ever taught me how to hold on to the Word of God.

Here, let me help you. It’s really easy to hold on to God’s Word. All you have to do is say what God said about any situation the world, your flesh (feelings and/or emotions) or the devil brings your way. If sickness comes on you and your family, you say, God, you said by your stripes we are healed. “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) Don’t try to prove it. You just keep speaking it no matter how bad it hurts or looks. You hold on to God’s Word, not the word of the world. It is God’s place to reveal himself as healer, not yours. you just hold on. When the world places you in a maze, and you have no idea on how to get out of the situation, don’t try to prove God will get you out. You just hold on to the Word of God by saying, Father, you said,

I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. (Isaiah 45:2-3)

Yes, they will talk about you as you hold on to God’s Word. They will look at you crazy as you hold on to God’s Word. They will even ridicule, talk about, and even blaspheme God, hoping you will stand up and fight for your God. I say to you my brother and my sister, do not, I repeat, do not fight for God. The simple truth is they would rather fight you than fight the God you serve. Let them spew their hatred and unbelief. Let them talk about the God you serve. You just hold on to God’s Word, for the Word of God has enough power to take care of itself. Your place as a child of God is to just put it out there (just say what the Word of God says about any situation). Let God have the responsibility to bring His Word to pass, for He hears the words they are speaking about him. It is written:

Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord God, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them (I will show them just who I am), when I have judged thee (when I have seen you holding on to my Word). And thou shalt know that I am the Lord, and that I have heard all thy (the enemies) blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel (all my children), saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume. Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me (you are not fighting my children, you are fighting me, says the Lord), and have multiplied your words against me (talking all the noise): I have heard them. Thus saith the Lord God; When the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate (non-existent). (Ezekiel 35:11-14 [Emphasis added])

It is not your place to prove God is who He says He is. Your part is to Just Hold On To What God Said. By saying what He said about any situation in and for your life, and let God hold on to the responsibility of bring His Word to pass. You won’t have to reveal or tell them who God is for He will reveal Himself and shift the whole atmosphere around you. You Just Hold On to God’s Word today and let God do the rest.

Be Blessed!
 
By 
Erick Young
 

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“When the Church Gets Out of the Way
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Something has been happening in the land for years. It seems like the closer we get to the end of days, the more this trend is beginning to show up. This trend is opening the door for hate, rage, anger, bitterness, cursing, arguments, and sometimes, it even causes fights. All across social media you are beginning to see people of many faiths, beliefs, and/or religion tear one another down to make their God to be the one true God. Because one does not believe like the other, they are the enemy. Just because a person does not think like you, see like you, hear like you, live like you, act like you, teach what you teach, they are the enemy. I don’t know who I am talking to, but this cannot be the case with you as a child of God. It is not your place to prove God is who He says He is. As a believer in the Lord, Jesus Christ, it is not your responsibility to fight for Jesus. Did you hear me?

Your fight is not with the person who does not believe like you. You are not battling against the person who does not think like you. The Word of God says:

And you hath he quickened (he made you alive in Christ Jesus), who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience. (Ephesians 2:1-2)

If the enemy of your soul can get you to fight the person he is using to get you angry, you are preventing God revealing himself to you. The same is true if the enemy of your soul can get you to try to prove the God your serve is real and the god they serve is not. Or, if the enemy can get you to turn up your nose at those who do not talk like you, act like you or live like you, God cannot reveal himself to you. You are attempting to do the impossible. You are trying to reveal who God is by defending him. You are putting yourself in the position only meant for God. You might not like what I am about to say but that’s okay, You cannot show those around you who do not believe like you do who God is. As a matter of fact, you cannot defend God, and you cannot fight for God.  He chooses to reveal himself to whom he chooses. I didn’t say it; Jesus did. “All things are delivered unto me of my Father; and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. (Matthew 11:27 [Emphasis added])

More people in this world will see the glory of God when the church (believers in the Lord, Jesus Christ) gets out of the way and stop trying to prove God is who He say He is. I know they don’t think like you, act like you, or see things how you see them as a believer. But it is not your place to fight them because of how they believe. It is not your place to prove to them the god they serve is not the one true God. Stop seeing those who don’t think like you, act like you, or believe like you as the enemy. You need to begin to see them as opportunities for God to reveal himself through you. If a person is being mean and hateful to you, it is an opportunity for God to reveal His love through you. If a person is spreading lies, you must see it as an opportunity for God to reveal himself as the truth. If you see rejection, anger, hatred, division, confusion, fear, and/or disbelief in a person, do not see them as the enemy. Look at them as an opportunity for God to reveal himself through you. It is a chance for them to experience “. . . the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23)

Jesus said, “And I (not you, not me), if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all man unto me. (John 12:32 [Emphasis added]) When the Church gets out of the way by stopping to try to defend the Lord, or stop fighting for God, or stop trying to prove God is real), then God will be able to reveal himself to those around you. For it is written:

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I (God, not you) will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him (her); if he (she) thirst, give him (her) drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his (her) head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:18-21 [Emphasis added])

God can defend himself better than you can. God can reveal who He is in ways which will blow the unbeliever’s mind. But for him to do so, you must live your life like He tells you to, and love your neighbor and your enemies as you love yourself. This will get you out of the way, and allow God to reveal his glory to all those around you who do not believe He is Lord.

Be Blessed!
 
By 
Erick Young
 
 

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“They Will Know”

For so long, so many people have claimed to be believers in the one true God. I have heard many say, “I believe in God. I just don’t believe like you believe.” The world will have you believe there are many gods. You just have to find the one that fits you. As a matter of fact, the enemy of the church has done his best to make sure out of all the laws and commandments God has given His people, he manipulated, controlled, and deceived many to break the commandment which says,  Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.” (Exodus 20:7) There are so many people who have disrespected, polluted, and used the name of the Lord Yeshua HaMashiach (which is the proper name for Jesus, the Messiah) in vain.

This world has attempted to dilute (weaken) His name. This world has made the name so common it has no meaning, no power, and no authority. There is no holiness in the church; there is no sanctification (set apart from others) in the church. And for so long, there is no difference from the believers in the one true God and the believers of any other gods. Everyone has been lumped into one big group and have been taught there is no difference. And the Holy Spirit of God says to you today, if you are my child They Will Know. For in this season, I am separating the wheat from the chaff, which means I am separating that which is good from that which only appears like its good.

You will begin to see God’s Word come to pass which says, “Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.” (Matthew 13:30) In this season God is separating those who say they know him from those who actually know (have an intimate relationship) him. I am bringing back holiness to my church, says the Lord, as I have said in my Word. “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation (in every area of your life); Because it is written, be ye holy; for I am holy.” (I Peter 1:15-16 [Emphasis added]) I am setting apart my children from the children of the world. I am a child of God, Pastor Erick. How will God set me apart from everybody else? Here, let me show you. Jesus prayed, “They (the children of the most high God; this means you) are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them (set them apart from everybody else) through thy truth: they word is truth.” (John 17:16-17 [Emphasis added])

When you grab ahold of God’s Word, when you speak God’s Word, when you live your life according to the Word of God, when you spend time in God’s Word, know it, study it, love it, and live it, you will be separated from everybody else. This is what Jesus meant in John 17:16-17. Well, how do I know Jesus was talking to me? I was not there when he spoke those words to his disciples, Pastor Erick. Here I have proof according to the Word Jesus was talking to you as well. “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them (this means you) also which shall believe on me through their word.” (John 17:20 [Emphasis added]) God is saying to the church today (this means you), those who don’t know (don’t have an intimate relationship) me will begin to recognize those who do know (have an intimate relationship with) me. The word that Jesus spoke will begin to unveil which says, “Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: . . .” (Luke 12:51 )

And when I begin to separate my children, the true believers in the Lord, Jesus Christ Yeshua HaMashiach, this world will know. They will begin to see, hear, feel, and know I am the Lord and there is none like me, through all of my children. For it is written:

So will I make my Holy name known in the midst of my people Israel (all the children of God this means you) and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord God; this is the day whereof I have spoken.” (Ezekiel 39:7-8 [Emphasis added])

Take a good look at yourself and the life you live. Ask yourself: Am I truly living my life according to the Word of God? Because in this season God will begin to expose all his children to the world. Those who do not know God will know God is who He says he is through His children.

Be Blessed!
 
By
Erick Young
 
 

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