Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March 31,2009

Thank God for all that he is doing! I cannot help but be excited because God is moving so mightily. I know it sounds like I am saying the same thing every time I blog now, but it keeps getting better every single day and I must give God all of the glory. It is so awesome to see God vindicating the faithful ones and those that have stayed with him. There are so many that have stepped out and done as they pleased and followed the flesh and it has cost dearly. It pays to stay with God! He has a plan for each and every christian and that plan is a plan of success and not failure!

For so long it looked like the plan was not going to come to pass, but now we can see it weekly. Our family, our church people, our finances, the church finances, have drastically increased as we have believed God! Where God guides he provides! We never changed the message or course even as opposition came. We stayed with the uncompromised Word of God and it pays off. Many are in extreme debt, but we listened to the Spirit of God and we do not owe one single dollar on this ministry. It pays to follow him!

I believe the greatest support system we could ever have is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the originator of all things. Jesus is the executor of all things. And the Holy Spirit is the revealer of all things. Thank God for the finished work of Jesus Christ which is our plan of redemption. Because of this work we have been made free from sin, sickness, disease, and all the power of the enemy! We must realize we are free today, right now.

Many ask if we are free then why are so many Christians caught up in sin and living a life of failure and defeat? I believe there are two things the church does not realize: First, we don't realize all that was done for us by God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Secondly, we don't realize just how much we have a part to play in our success. Immediately after Jesus received his authority he turned around and gave it to the church, you and me! If we do not walk in our authority we will live a defeated life! If we willingly sin and do not repent we break our fellowship with God and thus hinder the plan of God for our lives!

Nowhere in the bible does it tell us that God or Jesus is going to resist the devil for us. The bible tells us to resist the devil! (James 4:7, 1 Peter 5:7) We know because of the finished work of Christ that you and I do not have to live in sin for sin no longer has any power over us! We are now free to live in Christ Jesus! Then even if we do slip up and sin we have an advocate, Jesus Christ who is our hope. (1 John 2:1) All we must do is confess our sins, repent, and we are put right back in fellowship with God!

One of the biggest false doctrines we have dealt with in the church is that all sins past, present, and future are forgiven. This does not line up with God's word! In 1 John 2:1 Jesus is not talking to sinners and telling them not to sin, but he is talking to us. Jesus never called sinners his children, but we are his children.

The church of the Lord Jesus Christ should be a powerful church that is not full of sin, but that is full of the Love of God and the Word of God. The reason God has not been able to move is because of the feel good gospel that has been adopted by many who refuse to allow God to do a work in them. I thank God he is changing me daily for the better!

I agree with the Apostle Paul. I believe he is a great man of God to follow.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 12:21:

And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you,and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication which they have committed.

Paul was not speaking to sinners, but to those that had already been converted under his ministry. Paul was looking for a reason to rejoice again concerning them and this would only come as they repented for the sin they had committed. I believe that God is speaking to many today to get back to their first love, just to know Jesus.

I believe that he is raising up a group of people right now that will walk in all the light that he has provided for us. I believe that their is a group that will get on their faces and repent for not placing God first in their lives. He died for us and we should live for him! This group will stick with the Word and not follow the false doctrine that Satan tries to impart into the church. These will be the leaders in the last day army for God. Thank God you and I are part of the family of God. We have been reunited with our Heavenly Father through Jesus and the plan of redemption.

Until next time,

Pastor J

Monday, March 16, 2009

March 16,2009

Well, it's been a couple weeks at least since I wrote anything on my blog so I figured it's time. There are so many great things that are going on that something to write about is not the problem, but finding time to write is the problem.

On yesterday we celebrated Homecoming (24 years and counting) and everything went so great. The anointing to preach was so strong and the crowd was ministered to wonderfully. It is amazing what the Lord can do if we will only yield to him. I have been anointed to teach for some time now and the gifts have been flowing more than ever, but I also enjoy this new anointing to preach like never before. It really encourages people when they can see the anointing and know that it is not a show. How awesome it would be if we would all walk in the anointing that God has for us!

I know that it is because we have stayed in line with God's word and not followed a bunch of foolishness and false doctrines, but it is amazing what God is doing in this church. I honestly do not know one thing that is not getting better! It is happening just like the word said it would! My life at home, our church, our attendance, and even our finances have all increased drastically. God is truly vindicating those that have stayed the course! All of my life I have watched people attack the uncompromised gospel only to see them fall after a short period of time.

I never enjoy seeing people fall, but it does vindicate the gospel when people lead others astray by attacking the truth and then what they call truth doesn't work out so well for them. For some time now my messages have not been very popular, but they are still the truth that never changes and will set you free!

As Dad used to say, "God's word always works!" We are truly living in the best times of our life. Remember that Jesus is coming back for a glorious church and we are being transformed into that daily. I can see it happening right before my eyes!

Until next time,

Pastor J