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June 2020

Life Church Online Service – Celebrate America Service “We Need God In America – Again”

Watch our special service on Sunday, June 28th in honor of independence day to celebrate America. Join us for this special day as we celebrate God’s faithfulness, freedom, and independence. During this message you will be challenged to “stand in the gap” and pray because we as a nation are in desperate need of divine intervention from God. As we pray and turn to God, God is faithful to hear our cry and heal our land.


Life Church Online Service – Father’s Day Message

Join us this Father’s Day as we will be encouraged and challenged with the Word of God. From Jesus’ Parable of the Prodigal Son, we see the prodigal’s father gave him four things when he returned home: a robe, a ring, sandals, and a fatted calf. Through this message Dad’s will be challenged as they are given four truths to pass down to their children in leaving a lasting legacy.


Life Church Online Service – Life of Jonah Series – The Prejudice

We continue messages from the “Life of Jonah” series, where we will look at Jonah, and prejudice. Prejudice is a reality of the world we live in. We see Jonah’s prejudice toward Ninevah, but God gave them another chance because God is gracious in His love. In this final message of the “Jonah” series, you will be challenged to overcome your prejudices and dislikes, and learn to love as God loves…unconditionally.




 
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“Just Once”

There is a thought, plan, strategy or feeling that the world, the flesh, and the devil has placed into the minds of many believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Many children of God will not admit to this, but the enemy has convinced many of us that God will only forgive us one time.

The devil has possibly even convinced you that you have gone to God entirely to many times for him to keep forgiving you. And, because you believed this lie, there is a fear deep within you that tells you that you cannot go to God because you have to much sin in your life. And that God is tired of you sinning, and God is angry at you because you continue to do that which you know is wrong.

I do not know who I am talking too, but the devil is a liar. It hurts God more than it angers Him when He see His children fall short. It breaks His heart more than it angers him when he sees and/or hears the sin in your life. Because every time you sin, it pulls you further and further away from Him.

Listen to me. Your sins do not surprise God. As a matter of fact, He knew you were going to sin even before it happened. What the devil does not want you to know is this: God loves the sinner, but he hates the sin. If the devil can convince you to try and hide your sin from an all-seeing, all-knowing, everywhere-at-all-time God, instead of going to God and asking for forgiveness, and allowing God to clean you up by the shed blood of His Son Jesus Christ. The world, your flesh, and the devil can keep you from getting closer to God.

And, you must know this truth. The Word of God says, “Beloved, NOW (not later) but NOW are we the sons (daughters) of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he (Jesus Christ) shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” (I John 3:2 [emphasis added]) The reason why the world, your flesh, and the devil wants you to hide your sins from God is because if you go to God and repent of your sins, he will clean you up to a point to where you look like Jesus.

The Word of God says, “Come NOW, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be a white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18 [emphasis added]) You cannot have the mindset that God is going to beat you up because you have fallen short. You cannot have the mindset that God will beat you up because you made a mistake. And, you cannot have the mindset that God will not deal with you because you have sinned.

For the Word of God says, “It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.” (Lamentations 3:22-24) Well, Pastor Erick, if we know that he will just forgive us over our sins, what is to stop us from just sinning, doing things we want to simply because we know that God will forgive us?

I have one word for that question: Love. When you truly love God, and you receive the love of God, the love that you have for him and the love he has for you will encourage you to live your life that is pleasing to him. Well, then, Pastor Erick, how does a person know if they truly love God? Here. Jesus answered that question for you in John 14:15. “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

Okay, then, Pastor Erick, how do I know that God loves me in all my sins? Here. Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love (God showed you just how much he loves you) toward us, in that, while we (this means you) were yet sinners, Christ died for us (this means you).” [Emphasis added] God knows every sin you have committed, are committing, and will commit. For when they nailed Jesus right hand to the cross, they nailed your past sins to the cross. When they nailed Jesus left hand to the cross, they nailed your present sins to the cross, and when they nailed Jesus feet to the cross, they nailed all of your future sins to the cross.

He did not die just for one sin, so that he will only forgive you once. He died once for all your sins so that you can do what Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we (this means you) may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” [Emphasis added]

God did not send His Son so that He would only forgive you once. He knew you would fall, more than one time. He knew you would fail more than once. And he knew that you would sin more than once.

For it is written:

He (God himself) looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not; He (God himself) will deliver his soul from going unto the pit, and his life shall see the light. Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man, To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.” (Job 33:27-30 [emphasis added])

Know that God loves you. Receive God’s love. Do not run away from it because of your sin. Run to God, and let God clean you up. Then, show God just how much you love him by keeping His Word and doing your best to live a life that is pleasing to him. This will keep you close to God, and the closer you get to him, the more like him you will become.

Be Blessed!

by

Erick Young


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“That Is Not Why”

With all that is going on in this land, God has revealed to me that Matthew 13:24-27 is manifesting right before our eyes. The Scripture says:

. . . The kingdom of heaven (God’s way of doing things) is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So, the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 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. [Emphasis added]

And the Holy Spirt of God says to you that the enemy has come in and sowed the tares of division in the land. I hear my children saying, “How can you be a child of God and be a Democrat. How can you call yourself a child of God and be a Republican? How can you say that you are a believer in the Lord Jesus and support black lives matter, or white lives matter, or blue lives matter?”

The Word of God says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13) The seeds of division which have been sowed in the land by the enemy are rising up, causing my children to bring forth hate towards not only one another but hate for anybody who does not agree with the other. The Word of God says “If a man (woman) say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.” (I John 4:20 [Emphasis added])

Listen to me! Just because you do not agree with a person does not mean you cannot love them. The Word of God says, “Love suffereth long, and is kind, love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil.” (I Corinthians 13:4-5 [ASV]) Nowhere in this description of love does it say love agrees with everything you do or everything you say.

I do not know who I am talking to, and you may not like what I am about to say to you, but you are being used by the enemy to cause division instead of being used by God to cause unity in love. Jesus said, “By this shall all men know that ye (yes, you) are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” (John 13:35 [emphasis added])

I have allowed this darkness to arise in the land for a purpose as I stated in Luke 8:17. “For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.”

You are not a child of God because you are a Republican. You are not a child of God because you are a Democrat. You are not a child of God because black lives matter, all lives matter, or blue lives matter. That is not why you are a child of God.

You are a child of God because you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Do not get caught up in the spirit of division and be used by the enemy to tear others down because of their beliefs or unbelief. Do not allow the enemy to use you to sow division because of someone else’s political affiliations.

Jesus said, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” (John 12:32) I rebuke the spirt of division right now in the name of Jesus. I speak unity in your life, unity in your home, unity in the workplace, and unity in the church. I speak unity in the city, and unity in the land. “. . . One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” (Ephesians 4:5-6)

You are not a child of God because of your denomination, your political background, the color of your skin, or your financial status. You are a child of God because you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, plain and simple.

For it is written, “For God so loved the world (not just Republicans or Democrats, not just Pentecostal or Baptist, not just believer or unbelievers), but God So Love The World, that he gave his only begotten Son, that Whosoever (that means just what it says) that Whosever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16 [emphasis added])

Do not get caught up by the spirit of division that the devil has sent into this land. Just because you do not agree with them does not mean you cannot love them. You may not be able to love them with human love. But, with the love God, it covers the multitude of sins. For God is love. Let God’s love be seen in you today.

Be Blessed!

by

Erick Young


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“If You Hear”

There is a warning signal that the Father has given every believer to let them know that the enemy is at work. If you are thinking about saying something and you hear this, an alarm should go off within you. If you want to do something and you hear this, an alarm will should go off in your spirit. If you want to go somewhere and you hear this, the enemy is setting you up for failure. Every time you hear these words, just know the enemy is setting you up, or pulling you into a trap.

When You Hear these words, be it within yourself or someone else saying them to you, be on alert. The devil is up to his tricks. What words are you talking about, Pastor Erick? When you hear someone say Nobody Will Know, Nobody Will Hear, Nobody Will Tell, Nobody Will Say Nothing, and Nobody Will See, you are getting set up for failure.

I do not know who I am talking too, but you are a child of God. And, you need to know that there is one who sits high and looks low. There is one who is everywhere, at all times, and is all knowing and all seeing. The Word of God says:

If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there (Lord): if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there (Lord). If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me (Lord). If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee (Oh, Lord) but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light both alike to thee (Lord God Almighty). For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. (Psalm 139:8-14)

You have to get this in your spirit. God does not have to come and see what you are doing. God does not have to go or come where you are. And God does not have to be in close vicinity to hear what you are thinking or saying. And the Spirit of the Lord says to you, “that if you think that I have to come and see what’s going on in your life then there is a side of me that you just do not know. If you think that I have to come down and hear what you are saying and or hear what you are thinking, then you do not know me like you think you do. You do not know me by my “. . . name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” (Matthew 1:23)

When your enemies tell you that nobody will see, nobody will hear, nobody will know, I say unto you, the devil is a liar. For God says to you today, I will know not just because I am God. I will know because I Am right there with you. I will see, and it is not just because I Am God, but it is because I Am right there with you. I will hear not just because I Am God but because I Am right there.

Jesus said, “. . . If a man (woman) love me, he (she) will keep my words: and my Father will love him (her), and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”(John 14:23 [emphasis added]) “Let your conversation (your life) be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he (God Himself) hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13:5 [emphasis added])

It breaks my heart when I hear you say, “Lord, come see about me.” It breaks my heart when you cry out, “Lord, do you hear what they are saying about me?” It breaks my heart when you say, “Do you know what I am feeling?” Because it tells me that you do not know me as much as you thought you did. Do not be deceived, for If You Hear nobody will know, nobody will see, nobody will tell. You stop right where you are and say, “The devil is a liar.” For it is written, “Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.” (Job 16:19)

You serve a God that sits on high and looks down low. But most of all you need to know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Where you go, God goes. What you hear, God hears. What you think, God hears your thoughts. And, what you feel, God feels. Simply because He is Emmanuel (God with you). He dwells on the throne of your heart. He does not have to come to you; He is always with you.

Be Blessed!
 
Eric Young

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