“Do Not Feel Bad”

You have gone through hell and high water many times in your life. You have walked in darkness, experienced want, been ingulfed by fear, and felt the wrath of loneliness. But the one thing you did not do was give up on God. You have fallen many times in this journey, but you have often remembered, “For a just man (woman) falleth seven times, and riseth up again: . . .” (Proverbs 24:16) You have cried yourself to sleep many nights knowing, “. . . weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.“ (Psalm 30:5) You have seen people do evil things to get money to get ahead, but you did right by God to earn every dollar you made because you understood, “. . . and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.” (Proverbs 13:22) Everybody is trying to convince you to do things their way or your way so you can get ahead in life. But you made the decision to, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) You have decided to live right no matter how hard it is. You have made the decision to hold on to God’s unchanging hand. You decided to walk by faith and not by sight. In doing so, God’s Word has begun to manifest in your life. “So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.” (Proverbs 3:4)

I do not know who I am talking to but because obedience is better than sacrifice the blessing of God will begin to manifest in your life. Where everyone around you is walking in fear, you will walk in faith. Where those around you are confused, you are walking in precision simply because you have the Holy Spirit of God directing every step you take. Where many are walking in weakness, you are walking in the power of Gods might. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” (Ephesians 6:10) And the world around you will begin to take notice you are not struggling like everybody else. The world around you will begin to talk about how easy your life is because you have all you need. And they will begin to point fingers at you, and talk about all the good that is going on in your life, simply to make you feel bad because God has blessed you.

Listen to me! Do not dare to feel bad because God has blessed you. They did not see you walk in darkness, struggle with fear, go through season of want, or lay down at night crying yourself to sleep because of loneliness. All they see is the blessing of God in and for your life, and in their mind, it is not right, and it is not fair. I have so many people tell me, Pastor Erick, I am not like you. You know the Word of God. I cannot speak the Word like you do. I do not have that type of blessing in my life. But what they do not know is Pastor Erick gets up and spends time in God’s Word and prayer every morning. What they do not know is Pastor Erick fights pride every single day. What they do not know is the enemy tests just how much Pastor Erick knows the Word of God with unannounced attacks, day in and day out.
 

The point I am trying to make to you today is do not let the world, your flesh, and/or the devil make you feel bad when the blessing of God comes upon your life. Enjoy the blessings of God in and for your life. Enjoy the favor of God in and for your life. The enemy will try to make you feel bad because of all the good things coming to you. But he has no idea what it took to get you to this point in and for your life. For it is written:

There is nothing better for a man (woman), than that he (she) should eat and drink (enjoy the life that you have with God), and that he (she) should make his (her) soul enjoy good in his (her) labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God. (Ecclesiastes 2:24 [emphasis added])

You pray every day. Worship God every chance you get. Spend time in God’s word. You worked hand and hand with God, the Father. That is why you have favour with God and man. So, do not let the enemy make you feel bad because God has blessed you. Enjoy your blessing because when you do, it frustrates your enemies instead of letting them frustrate you.

Be Blessed!
 
By Erick Young
 
 

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“You Have To Get It To Speak It”

In the days we are in, and the days to come, we will begin to see two scripture passages manifest right before our eyes.

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of war: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. (Matthew 24:6-10)

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power there of; from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts. Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (II Timothy 3:1-7 [emphasis added])

In these last days, the one thing many will look for is the truth. But the problem is they are looking for the truth in all the wrong places. There is no truth in sex outside of marriage. There is no truth in drugs or alcohol. There is no truth in wealth and riches. There is no truth in this world, the flesh, and the devil. The Word of God says, “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye (you) continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32 [emphasis added]) Jesus Christ said, “. . . I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6 [emphasis added]) Jesus revealed to us what truth is and where truth is. He said, “Sanctify them (set them apart from everybody else) through thy truth: thy word is truth.” (John 17:17 [emphasis added])

I do not know who I am talking to, but you have been looking for the truth about a certain situation in your life. You have gone on-line, talked to doctors, talked to this person, got information from that person. Yet, you still have not received the truth about situation. And the problem is you cannot talk about the truth of the matter because you do not know the truth of the matter. The truth is in the Word of God. And to take it even further the truth is in Jesus Christ. As long as you do not have the truth of the matter, the enemy of your soul has a key to come into your life any time. They want to torment you, confuse you, frustrate you, and get on your last nerve. Take back the key from the enemy so they cannot come into your life as they please. How do I take key back, Pastor Erick? By getting into the Word of God. Speaking what the Word says about the situation instead of saying what the world, your flesh, and the devil is saying about your situation. You have to get in the Word of God and get The Truth before you can Speak the Truth. For the Word of God is Truth. If you never spend time in the Word of God, you will never get the Truth of God.

You have a weapon to stop the enemy dead in its tracks. Jesus said, “. . . Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? . . .” (John 18:37-38) If you do not get in the Word of God and get to know Jesus Christ for yourself, you will never be able to get the truth. And if you do not get the truth, you will never be able to speak the truth. For it is written:

Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge. For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. That thy trust may be in the Lord, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee. Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, That I might make thee know the certainty of the Words of Truth to them that send unto thee? (Proverbs 22:17-21 [emphasis added])

The deception in and of this world is growing every day. And the only way you will not be deceived is to get in the Word of God. See what Jesus (the Word of God) says about the situation.  He is “. . . the Way, the Truth, and the Life: . . .” (John 14:6 [emphasis added]) You have to get in the truth (the Word of God) to speak the truth (the Word of God). Because the truth is the only way you will not be deceived.

Be Blessed!
 
By Erick Young

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“They Want You To”

There are many things the world, the flesh, and the devil want from you. They want the grace, mercy, and love God has given you. They want the knowledge and wisdom God has given you through the Word of God. As a matter of fact, they want the power and authority God has given you as well. But what they do not want you to know is they can never take any of those things from you , you have to give it to them. When a situation arises in your life causing you to get angry, you have a choice. You can keep your peace by remembering what Jesus said. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27) Or you can set God’s Word aside and react in a manner like everyone else. When circumstances arise in your life and warrants fear, you can hold on to what God says. “For God does not give us (you) the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (II Timothy 1:7 [emphasis added]) Or you can set God’s Word aside and choose to grab ahold of fear like everyone else.

Listen to me! You are a child of the Most High God. You are not like everyone else. Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, prayed for you. He prayed you would be set apart from everyone in the world. Pastor Erick, come on now. I am not old; I was not born when Jesus was around. How could he have prayed for me? Here, let me show you in the Word what Jesus prayed for you. “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” (John 17:17) Jesus was asking the Father to separate you from everyone else in the world. When you get in the Word of God, and hold on and obey the Word of God, it will begin to set you apart from everyone in the world. Pastor Erick, Jesus was praying for the disciples who were with him at that time. He was not praying for me. Here, take a look at this. “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them (this means you) also which shall believe on me through their (the disciples) word.” (John 17:20 [emphasis added]) The Word of God says”

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man (woman) of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (II Timothy 3:16-17 [emphasis added])

So, if you believe the Word of God is inspired by God, and it is true Jesus prayed for you to be sanctified, which means set apart from everyone else, keep your peace. Stop reacting how they want you to react. Keep your faith in God. Stop reacting in hopelessness. Keep the power and authority God has given you over the enemy by responding with the Word of God instead of reacting how they want you to react. Do not react to them when they are screaming at you at the top of their lungs, cursing you out. The Word God says, “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” (Proverbs 15:1) They will do and say things to get you to react in fear. But the Word of God says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (II Timothy 1:7) Do not react by just giving up on a task which seems to hard. The Word of God says, “I (You) can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (you).” (Philippians 4:13 [emphasis added])

Here is the secret of the whole matter. The world, your flesh, and/or the devil will do and say things to you because they want you to. Step out of who God called you to be, and begin to act just like them. When you hold on to God’s Word, you hold on to the will of God. And when you hold on to the will of God, this sets you apart from the world, the flesh, and the devil. So, stop reacting to what the enemy of your soul is saying and doing to you. Begin to respond with the Word of God. Because when you react to what they say and do, you begin to do what they want you to do which is to act just like them. For it is written: “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.” (Proverbs 26:4 [emphasis added])

Get into God’s Word every day, so when the enemy attempts to get you to act just like them, you will have the ability to respond with the Word of God. Not only will it allow you to keep what God has given you, it will shift the whole atmosphere in your favor.

Be Blessed!
 
By
Erick Young
 
 

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“The Throne of your Heart”

As we start a new year again, it is safe to say there has never been a year like 2020 before. Scripture is beginning to manifest itself.

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power there of; from such turn away. (II Timothy 3:1-5)

If this does not explain the day we are in, nothing else will. To the normal, it will appear everything is out of control. But I say to you my brother and sister, you are not normal. For the Word of God says, “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])

When you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, the fullness of God, the Father, God, the Son, and God, the Holy Spirit, came into your heart. They sit on the throne of your heart. The hatred going on in the world should not change who you are in Christ. For the Word of God says, “. . . for charity (love) shall cover the multitude of sins.” (I Peter 4:8 [emphasis added]) What is going on in the world should not scare you. God dwells on the throne of you heart. The Word of God says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (II Timothy 1:7) When there is a famine (or a need) in the land, as a child of God you should not trip out. God dwells on the throne of your heart. The Word of God says, “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 ) When the enemy seems like they are taking over everything, as a child of God you should not be worried about anything, especially when you know the King of King and the Lord of Lords sits on the throne of your heart. For the Word of God says, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (I John 4:4)

Listen to me! Whoever sits on the throne of your heart is who will be in control of your life. The reason you see many church goers falling off is because they sit on the throne of their own heart rather than allowing the Lord God Almighty to sit on the throne of their heart. The reason you see so many people losing their mind is because the world sits on the throne of their heart and not God. The reason why you are seeing so much evil is because the devil sits on the throne of many people’s heart and they do not even know it. God’s Word says, “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, . . .” (II Corinthians 4:4)

If you find yourself frustrated and confused, overwhelmed by fear, or struggling with a need, I ask you, “Who is on the throne of your heart?” For the one who sits on the throne of your heart is the one which will be in control of your life. If you sit on the throne of your heart, you are very limited in what you can do. If the world sits on the throne of your heart, then it will force you to be just like everyone else in the world. And if the devil sits on the throne of your heart, he will bring all kinds of hell into your life. But if the King of King and the Lord of Lords sits on the throne of your heart, He is in control. And when He is in control, nothing is impossible. When He is on the throne of your heart, and you call His name, He stands up on the throne of your heart. The Word of God says, “Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.” (Psalm 68:1)

You are a joint heir to the throne of God. You are not like everyone else. You are a son of the Living God; you are a daughter of the Most High God. And God does not have to come to you in and for any situation because he is already with you sitting on the throne of your heart. Do not trip when evil comes your way. Call on the King of King and the Lord of Lords. For it is written:

A King sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes. (Proverbs 20:8)

Call upon King Jesus today and watch the enemy of your soul back smooth up off you.

Be Blessed!
 
By
Erick Young
 
 

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