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August 2020

Life Church Aug. 30th Live Stream Service – Raise The Praise

Psalm 76:1 says, “In Judah is God known”. “Judah” means praise. In your praise God is known. Psalm 76:3 continues and says that in that place of Judah, God breaks the weapons of the enemy that comes against us. During your toughest times, continue to praise God. He will lead you through in victory. Allow this message to speak to your heart. No matter what tough time you are experiencing. Raise your praise!


Life Church Aug. 23rd Service – Vein of Silver

Job was a man blessed of God, but lost everything. The enemy came to steal and destroy Job. Yet, in the midst of his toughest season, Job kept his faith in God. Job 28:3 says that God sets an end to darkness. The tough time you are going through will not last forever. The enemy has whispered to you th



Life Church Aug. 16th Service – How To Outlast Your Toughest Season

Many people go through struggles and trials. Whether you experience a tough season in your healthy, finances, family, or uncertainty about the future, this message is for you. Find out how to overcome your greatest challenges in life. You are tougher than the season you are going through because of the power of God which lives in you. Rest assured, your tough season won’t outlast you, but you will outlast your tough season.




 
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“Just To Change You”

There are many reasons why the enemy of your soul comes after you. They do not like the way you walk. They do not like the way you talk. They do not like the way you think. They do not like the way you believe. They do not like the way you hope. And they do not like the way you trust, love, and depend on God. The list can go on, and on, and on for the reason why the enemy comes at you. Knowing that you are nothing like them, they have a purpose for doing things to you. They have reason why they say things to you. They have a plan why they do things in front of you, knowing that it will irritate you, get you mad, upset, and/or frustrated. The reason why they have an effect on you, why it bothers you, why they can move you from walking in peace, is because you have the mindset that they are doing all those things simply because they do not like you. They do not like the fact that you believe in God. They do not like the fact that you trust in God. They do not like the fact that you rely on God. They do not like the fact that you are a child of the most high God.

I came by on my way to heaven to reveal one of the strategies of the enemies of your soul. The reason the enemies of your soul take these actions against you, the reason they do what they do, the reason they say what they say is simply this, they want to change who you are. Why would they want to change me, Pastor Erick? I did not do anything to them. This does not make any since to me. Here, let me show you something.

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]) The Word of God says, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son (Jesus, the Christ), that he (Jesus Christ) might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:29 [emphasis added]) Here, look at this one.

Beloved, now are we the sons (daughters) of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he (the Son of the Living God, Jesus, the Christ) shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man (woman) that hath this hope in him (her) purifieth himself (herself), even as he (Jesus) is pure.” (I John 3:2-3 [emphasis added])

I have one more for you.

According as his (God) divine power hath given unto us (this means you) all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these (promises) ye (yes, he is talking to you) might be partakers of the divine nature (of Jesus Christ himself), having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (II Peter 1:3-4 [emphasis added])

Yes, the world, your flesh, and the devil do not like you. But the reason they do what they do, and say what they say, is simply because they want to change who you have become and who you are becoming. The more you get to know Jesus, the Christ for yourself, the more you will become like him according to what you just read above.

Okay, Pastor Erick, so why does it matter to them if I am becoming like Jesus? That has nothing to do with them, right? Here, let me show you. Here is why they want to change you.

And you (yes, you), being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he (Jesus Christ) quickened (made alive) together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us (this means you), which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; (pay close attention to what the Word of God is about to say next) And having spoiled principalities and powers, he (Jesus Christ) made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” (Colossians 2:13-15 [emphasis added])

You see, Jesus Christ already defeated the devil and all of his cronies when he rose from the dead, and now sits at the right hand of God, the Father, with all power in His hands. And when you get an understanding in your spirit that you are becoming like Jesus, that you are one with God, the Father, one with God, the Son, and one with God, the Holy Spirit. You do not have to defeat the enemy; the enemy is already defeated. And since he is already defeated, his only actions are to do things to get you to change who you are. They want you to change back to the old you. They want you to walk (live your life) in the flesh (your feelings and/or emotions) instead of walking (living your life) in the Spirit. They say those things to get you to talk like them. They do things to get you to act like them. The reason they do what they do is simply to get you to change who you are in Christ. Do not let them change who you are in Christ. For it is written:

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:1-5)

Do not let their words change who you are in Christ, do not let their actions change who you are in Christ. The reason they want to change you is because if you are like Christ they are already defeated. Stay with Christ so that you can become like Christ and watch the world the flesh and the devil bow down to the Christ in yo

Be Blessed!
 
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Erick Young
 
 
 

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“Hurry Up and Wait”

In this day and age we live in a right now society. A day and age where convenience is the ultimate goal in this world. Everyone wants to proceed with something with little effort or difficulty. Marriages are falling apart because many do not want to work at it. Lives are being destroyed because many do not want to attempt to work at a better life. We live in a society that tells people convenience is the way to go. Gone are the days of making mashed potatoes from scratch, or popping popcorn on the stove. Everything is instant this and instant that. Gone are the days of sitting down with your kids, getting to know their character, their likes and dislikes. Nowadays we want to shove them in front of a TV or a computer, and let them learn from there. The one thing this society has lost is patience. Everything needs to be known right now. Everything needs to be heard right now. Everything needs to be seen right now. Everything needs to be felt right now. You need answers right now. You need a way out of this situation right now.

I do not know who I am talking too, but the Holy Spirit of God says to you today you need to hurry up and wait. “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: . . .” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. (Isaiah 55:8) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jeremiah 29:11) You are in such a rush to get what you want that you are going to miss out on what I have for you. Hurry up and wait. Your impatience will give you what man has for you. With your hands full with what man has given you, there is no room in your hands for what I have prepared for you. There is someone who needs strength and energy to go on. Sure, Red Bull will give you wings, but all that will do is give you a temporary fix. But 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)

In my 22 years of ministry I have come to learn that there are two things most of the children of God do not ask for. They do not ask for more faith, and they do not ask for more patience. I have actually had people tell me, “Pastor Erick, do not pray for more patience for me.” When the Word of God says, “And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.” (II Peter 1:5-7 [emphasis added]) I am going to be brutally honest with you. This is something that I had to deal with very early in my walk with God. I did not want to ask God for more patience, and I did not want to ask God for more faith. And one day the Father asked me the question, “Why do not you ask me for more faith, Erick? Why do not you ask me for more patience, son?” This was one of my first understandings of this truth: God never asks a question that He does not already know the answer.

In Genesis 3:9, 12, the Scripture says, “And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?” God knew where Adam was, but He wanted Adam to realize where He was. Adam finally spoke the truth in verse 12, “And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.” It was then that God began to reveal his redemption plan for humanity. I finally did what Adam did: I answered God’s question. I said because I do not want to be put into a position to exercise the extra faith that you will give me. I do not want to be placed in a position to exercise the patience that you will give me. And if you are being honest with yourself, and with God, you do not ask for more faith because you do not want to be placed in a position to exercise the extra faith that the Father will add to your life. You do not want to be placed in a position to have to exercise that patience that will be given to you if you asked God for it. Until you make this request of God, your life will be filled with right now situations, which will cause you stress, anxiety, fear, hopelessness, grief, unbelief, frustration and anger. In this world you will need more faith. For the Word of God says, “But without faith it is impossible to please him (God): for he (she) that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6 [Emphasis added])

You need more patience in your life so that you can hurry up and wait. For the Word of God says, “But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.” (Romans 8:25) “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he (God) said, and shall he (God) not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19 [emphasis added]) Be honest with God tell Him why you do not ask for patience. Tell him why you do not ask for more faith. For when you finally muster up the courage to make the request for more patience or more faith, God will give you the ability to hurry up and wait on Him. For it is written:

For I said in my haste (me being impatient), I am cut off from before thine eyes (God does not see me anymore): nevertheless  thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee. O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewarded the proud doer. Be of good courage, and he (God himself) shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.” (Psalm 31:22-24 [emphasis added])

Hurry Up And Wait on God and watch the creator of heaven and earth show you miracles, signs, and wonders that will blow your mind.

Be Blessed!
 
By Erik Young
 
 
 

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“How He Sees You”

There are many times in life that you listen to yourself and live your life by who you say you are. I hear so many children of God say, “I am just a sinner saved by grace.” Well, are you a sinner, or are you saved? Which one is it? If you are not listening to how you see yourself, you are listening to the world when they tell you how they see you. The world would lead you to believe that you are just like everybody else.

If that is not enough, the accuser of the brethren whispers in your ear and reminds you of what you did, how you used to talk, how you used to think, and how you used to act. This leads you to believe that nothing has changed and that you are not right with God.

The Word of God says, “Therefore if any man 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 attached]) You may not like what I am about to say but you spend too much time looking at how you see yourself instead of looking into how God sees you. You spend too much time paying attention to how this world sees you rather than how God sees you. You are listening to how the devil wants to make you see yourself instead of tapping into how God sees you.

And, the Holy Spirit of God says to you today, when you begin to see yourself how I see you, the world, the flesh, and the devil will bow down. When you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior your broken relationship with God because of sin was made new. I know you do not feel like it at times, but you are right with God. I know that you still fall short, fail and sin, but Jesus Christ payed the price for your sins. That means you are in good standing with God. The Word of God says, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we (this means you) might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (II Corinthians 5:21 [emphasis added])

When you begin to see yourself how God sees you, the way you think will begin to change. When you see yourself how God sees you, the way you talk will begin to change, the way you live will begin to change, and the way you love will begin to change. You are a joint heir to the throne of God. According to Romans 8:17, “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; . . .”

You are the apple of God’s eye. “Keep me as the apple of the eye, . . .” (Psalm 17:8) You are fearfully and wonderfully made. “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: . . .” (Psalm 139:14) You are the head and not the tail. “And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; . . .” (Deuteronomy 28:13) God created you – yes, you – in his image. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; . . . (Genesis 1:27) But, Pastor Erick, I still fall short. I still make mistakes. And to be honest, I still just sometimes just out right sin. So, how in the hallelujah can God see me any other way? How can you say that I am the apple of God’s eye when I still say and do things that are not right with God? It is hard for me to understand how God can love me when I look like this.

The Holy Spirit says to you today I love you just the way you are, but I refuse to leave you that way. This is what I meant in Isaiah 1:18. “Come now (do not wait until later but) Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” [Emphasis added] No, you are not perfect at being a child of God. But if you stay in God’s Word, stay in prayer (communicate with the Father), and praise and worship God as often as you can, you will begin to see yourself how God sees you, not how the world sees you.

For it is written:

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man (woman) that thou art mindful of him (her)? and the son of man (woman) that thou visitest him (her)? For thou hast made him (her) a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him (her) with glory and honour. Thou madest him (her) to have dominion (authority) over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his (her) feet.” (Psalms 8:3-6 [emphasis added])

The reason the world, your flesh, and the devil want you to see yourself how they see you, is because if you ever saw yourself how God sees you everything that is not of the kingdom of God would have to bow down to the Holy Spirit of God that dwells in you. Grab the Word of God daily and find out how God sees you. Pray (communicate with the Father) as much as you can so that he can tell you how He sees you. And worship God in Spirit and in Truth because the more you get into His presence, the more you will become like him.

Be Blessed!
 
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Erik Young
 

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