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November 2021

November 14th – Working With What Is In Your Hand

In this final message of the series, “Do the Best You Can With What You Have Where You Are”, you will discover how God puts different things in your hand to build His work. As Nehemiah and the Israelites took their place on the wa



Nov. 7th Worship Service – “Worshiping With Everything You Have”

At times we find ourselves lacking with little resources, and at other times we see ourselves with an overabundant supply. In this message you will discover how Mary with an overabundant supply of costly perfume offered it to Jesus in worship. As you offer God what is costly to you, He in return will bless you abundantly for your sacrifice of worship.



October 2021

Oct. 31st Worship Service – Five Stones and a Sling Shot

David discovered himself on top of the hill with the Israelites and his brothers on one side and facing Goliath and the Philistines on the others side. When Saul asked for a volunteer to fight the giant Goliath, this shepher





 
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“The Power of Staying”

Thought for Today: The Power of Staying

We live in a time where everything has to be instant and convenient. This word “convenient” means to fit in well with a person’s needs, activities and plans. The word “wait” in today’s society is like a curse word because this society is coaching individuals to believe that they have to keep moving in order to get things done in life.  

Waiting is now the last option for many things in life, and this mindset has carried over into many believers’ lives. God did not answer your prayers when you wanted Him to, so you took it upon yourself to figure out how God was going to answer your prayer.  

God did not reveal His ways to you in a certain situation and, instead of waiting on God, you made your own way to get things resolved. You got impatient when waiting to hear from God, so you took it upon yourself to fix your own problem. And the Spirit of the Lord says to you today, the reason all hell is breaking out in your life is because you have taken on the mindset of the world, which says to move now, get results now, fix this now, go here now, go there now. But I encourage you, you need to HURRY UP AND WAIT.  

The word of God says, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31). The world, the flesh, and the devil are pushing you to move right now.  And the reason they are pushing you to move right now is because they know that if you STAY in God’s will, He will open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing that there will not be enough room to receive.  

If the devil can convince you to get what you want right now, he will lure you out of receiving what God has for you. There is a STAYING POWER that the enemy does not ever want you to use. This STAYING POWER prevents the devil from moving in your life. This STAYING POWER overcomes the flesh and confuses the world’s way of doing things.  

The enemy will always want you to get up and go get whatever it is that you need by any means necessary. But you are a child of the most high God. Jesus said “They (this means you) are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify (set them apart) through thy truth; thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself that they also might be sanctified through the truth” (John 17:26). 

I know that right now the devil is whispering in your ear “that was for the people that were in Jesus’ day, that word is not for you.” I say unto you, the devil is a liar because verse 27 of that same book and chapter says this, “Neither pray I for these alone (that are with me at this time) but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.” 

God has given you a power that will wreak havoc on the world, your flesh, and especially the devil.  This power is called the STAYING POWER of God. You may be asking “How do I use this power?” It’s very simple to use this power; you must STAY in prayer (always communicate with God the Father, through God the Son, by God the Holy Spirit), for Jesus said that man should always pray and not faint (Luke 18:1). To use this power, you must STAY in worship (get into the presence of God), for the word of God says “But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel (His people)” (Psalm 22:3). God reveals Himself when you give Him the praise and the glory.  And finally, you must STAY in the word of God. For His word is a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your pathway (Psalms 119:105). 

When you STAY in prayer, STAY in praise and worship, and STAY in the word, God will give you the POWER to wait on what HE has for you, instead of accepting what the world, your flesh, or the devil has for you.  

For it is written, “I am the vine ye are the branches He that abideth (STAY) in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit (the evidence that I am God and you are My child). If a man abide not in me (if you don’t STAY with what Jesus said) he is cast forth as a branch and is withered and men gather them and cast them into the fire and they are burned. If ye abide in me (STAY in Christ) and my words abide (STAY) in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be done unto you”( John 15:5-7). 

Use the Power that God has given you today. Don’t forget to wait and watch God show up and show out. 

Be Blessed 

By Erick Young
 

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“At the King’s Table”

Thought for Today: At the King’s Table

There are some things that have happened to you that have scarred you for life. A scar is a mark left where a wound, burn, or a sore has not healed completely and fibrous connective tissue has developed, reminding you just where the wound was.  

A wound is an injury to the living tissue caused by a cut, blow or other impact. You have been wounded in a certain area of your life and it has not yet healed. You have been wounded in the area of trust, and every time you try to trust someone that scar reminds you of just how painful the blow was, which makes you pull back from fully trusting someone.  

You have had your heart broken and every time someone comes near to your heart, that scar on your heart reminds you of the time that person impacted your heart with deception and lies. As a matter of fact, there are some decisions that you have made and are not proud of which have scarred you for life.  

Every time you try to get better the world, your flesh, and the devil reminds you of your scarred past. You try to move on but you keep thinking about what happened when you did this and when you said that, and the enemy is tormenting you because of your scarred past.  

You keep asking yourself “Why can’t I move on from this? Why can’t I just move on with my life?” And the spirit of the Lord says to you that the reason you cannot move forward in your life is because you are allowing the scars to keep you chained to your past.  

When you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, you are no longer the same person. The word of God says it this way, “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” (2 Corinthians 5:17). 

The scars from your past life are not who you are now, they are reminders of who you used to be. You cannot listen to the world, your flesh, and especially the devil when they attempt to keep you in your past.  

The reason they want you to stay in your past is so that they can stay in your present and torment your future. I am not saying that you should pretend that whatever happened to you in your past did not happen. Acknowledge the past, but live in the present.  

The word of God says it this way, “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil my cup runneth over” (Psalms 23:5). This word is telling you to acknowledge what has happened in the past, but sit down at the table with the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords and take in what He has for you now.  Don’t lie to yourself and act like they are not their or what happened to you did not happen) but focus on what God has at His table as His child.  

You have a choice: you can focus on what the enemy has done to you, you can focus on what the enemy is doing to you, and you can give all your attention to what the enemy may try to do to you. Or, you can sit at the King’s table and take in what He has prepared for you. The word of God says, “According as His (Gods) divine power hath given (past tense, it’s already been done) ALL THINGS pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him (King Jesus) that hath called us (this means you) to glory and virtue. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises; that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:3-4).  

Don’t let the scars of your past keep you from who God called you to be. You are a child of the most high God, you are a joint heir to the throne of God. The scars that you have gained in life do not define who you are now, they are a part of who you used to be. Get up son of the living God, get up daughter of Zion, and come sit at the table that King Jesus has prepared for you.  

There is love at the table, there is grace at the table, there is mercy, healing, truth, wisdom, power and authority at the table that God has prepared for you.  

It is written, “Then said Ziba unto the king, according to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king he shall EAT AT MY TABLE AS ONE OF THE KING’S SONS. And Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Micha and all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth. So, Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem for HE DID EAT CONTINUALLY AT THE KING’S TABLE and was lame on both of his feet (scarred by life)” (2 Samuel 11:13). 

You may have been scarred by life, but if you keep your eyes on Jesus and focus on what He has done for you, you can be made whole by Christ. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift, which is why they call it the present. Sit at the table that God has prepared for you, focus on Him, and watch your life change forever. 

Be Blessed.

By Erick Young
 

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“To See God’s Work in Your Life”

Thought for Today: To See God’s Work in Your Life

There is something broken in your life that only God can fix. Someone broke your trust and you have a hard time trusting anymore. Someone or something may have broken your heart, and you just don’t have the capacity to give your love to anyone or show love towards anything. There is an area of your life that has wounded your faith and it’s hard to have faith when so many people and so many circumstances in your life have let you down.   

You are crying out for God to just show up in your life, but it seems like your cries have fallen on deaf ears. And the spirit of the Lord says to you today, “If you want Me to reveal Myself to you in any matter in your life, you must do two things. First, you must find out what I said about that situation in your life, because ‘the thief cometh to steal and kill and to destroy; I am come that they might have life and that they have it more abundantly.’ And the second thing that you must do to see Me show up in any situation is that you must hold on to what I said about the situation, even if you don’t feel like it, even if it does not look like anything is happening, even if it does not make any since, and even if you will look foolish. My words must be a lamp unto your feet, and a light unto your path, as spoken in Psalm 119:105. For the world, your flesh, and the devil have lied to you, and they want you to believe that I have come to you when you are in trouble, I have to come to you when you are in a certain situation, I have to come to you when all hell is breaking out in your life, that I have to come to you when you have a need in your life,” says the Lord.   

He is Emanuel, which means that He is the one true God Who is with you, as seen in Matthew 1:23. “Yea though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death you will fear no evil for I AM WITH YOU,” says the Lord God Almighty. “I will not come to you when you are in trouble, my child, that is a lie from the pits of hell. For you shall call upon Me, and I will answer you; I WILL BE WITH YOU IN TROUBLE, not I will come to you in trouble but, I WILL BE WITH YOU IN TROUBLE, I will deliver you and honor you with long life I will satisfy you and shew you, my salvation,” according to Psalms 91:15-16.  

The Lord says, “I told you that if you truly love me, you will keep my words and my Father will love you and WE WILL COME UNTO YOU AND MAKE OUR ABODE WITH YOU” (John 14:23). Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of me and you are not your own, says the Lord? (1 Corinthians 6:19)  

The day you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior was the day that God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit took up residence on the throne of your heart. If the enemy can get you to believe that God has to come to you in any area of your life, they will have the ability to lure you out of the will of God. Grab the word of God and don’t just know what God said about the situation you are in. If you want to see God move in any area of your life, don’t just find out what God said about that situation, you have to hold on to what God said in your heart, even if you don’t feel like it’s going to happen, even if it looks impossible, and even if it makes you look crazy. “How do I hold on to what God said, Pastor Erick?” The way to hold on to what God said is to keep saying what God said about the situation. When a thought comes up that doesn’t line up with what God said, just repeat what God said and that thought will have to leave your mind.

   

When you feel like this isn’t working just say what God said, His word will overcome those feelings. Even when it looks like nothing is happening, just repeat what God said about the situation. This is what it means to walk by faith and not by sight.  Grab the word of God and keep the word in your mouth. For when He sees His word in your heart and hears His word coming out of your mouth, He will reveal himself to you in a way that only He gets the glory. For it is written, “He (She) THAT HATH MY COMMANDMENTS, AND KEEP THEM, he (she) it is that loveth me; and he (she) me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him (her) AND WILL MANIFEST MYSELF TO HIM (HER)” (John :14:21).

God is with you my sister, God is with you my brother, and He will never have to come to you in any situation you are in. Grab God’s word, hold on to it, and speak the last thing the enemy wants to hear, which is that “GOD IS WITH ME.” Say it again, “GOD IS WITH ME.” And God will reveal Himself to you and to those around you in a way that will blow your mind. 

Be Blessed
 
By Erick Young
 

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