December 17, 2020
Discouragement and depression can come for many reasons, especially during the holidays. However, Jesus said in Isaiah 61:1, 3 that “He came with The anointing to give us beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness”. I release strength to all who may be feeling discouraged, depressed, or hurting today to do these things; (1) wash your face and body-hygiene, (2) go for a walk or work on your yard-exercise, (3) get a good meal-nutrition, (4) turn to the Lord in prayer and praise and commit the situation into His hands. Remember Paul and Silas at midnight prayed and sang praises unto God in Acts 16:25-26 and look at what happened for them. There is no substitute for turning to Him in all things and for all things. Grace and peace. The Bishop.
Whenever the enemy wants to shut down a person, a family, a church, or a nation he comes after the Word, the Prayer, and the Praise.
Why praise? Because God inhabits praise, Psalm 22:3. Praise (Judah) positions your hand on the neck of your enemy, Genesis 49:8. Praise cause walls erected by the enemy to be exposed and fall down, Joshua 6:20. Praise moves the battle/situation from your hand into God's hand and causes the enemy to destroy himself, 1 Chronicles 20:15, 22-23.
The enemy has worked to get the church to give more time, attention, and trust to politics and less time, attention, and trust to Praise. He (the enemy) has seduced us (the church), to also give more time and attention to coronovirus and less time, attention, and trust to Praising our God who still covers us with Psalm 91 for safety as well as wisdom for healing. This same enemy has compelled us (the church) to trust more in political parties and politicians rather than the authority of Praising our God who holds the hearts of leaders in his hand, Proverbs 21:1.
I am looking for 600 kingdom citizens (David and his 600 of the tribe of Judah) who will join me in praising the Lord so violently that this nation will come back to it's right mind and every enemy against you will be scattered. If that's you hit me back. Grace and peace.
December 21, 2020
Be careful what you create within you through the words you say.
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Stop becoming so frustrated that you allow your words to create within you, within your family, within your nation something you don't want. Look at the storm and speak "peace be still".
The church is the only entity on this earth that has the power (authority) to speak life to death. Think about what God is saying through this statement and put your mouth to work. Still looking for 600 (David's 600 who became mighty men) who will join me. Grace and peace.
December 23, 2020
Today, I choose to listen diligently unto the voice of the Lord.
Today, I confess that I am blessed in the city and blessed in the country; blessed in my body and blessed in my mind; blessed in my on hand cash, my checking account, my savings account, and my investments; blessed coming in and blessed going out; blessed that my enemies come against me one way but because of the blessing they flee before me seven ways; blessed that the commanded blessing is upon all that I put my hand upon; blessed to receive the Lord's good treasure; blessed to lend and not borrow; blessed to be the head and not the tail; blessed to be above only and not beneath.
Remember these two things: (1) the one thing that when you look behind you you will see and when you look before you you will see is what you have been saying so watch your mouth because your confession will always be what you will step into as well as what you will reap. (2) The Lord watches and listens for his Word so he can bring it to pass in your life so keep your mouth aligned with what He is saying. Grace and peace.
December 28, 2020
Malachi 3: 6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Hebrews 13: 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.
The Lord is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Since God is unchanging, He is utterly trustworthy and faithful.
He is unchanging in His love towards us.
He is unchanging in His willingness to always help us.
He is unchanging in that He ever liveth to make intercession for us.
He is unchanging in providing for and healing us.
He is unchanging in His promises / word towards us.
He is unchanging in His righteous judgments.
If the Lord is unchanging, why do we come to Him last about things. Why do we act like He does not already know. All He is doing is waiting on us to be honest with Him and ask for help. Ask for help personally, help with our families, help with our jobs, help with our cities, help with our state, and help with our nation. Remember this song, "He's got the whole world, in His hands, He's got the whole world, in His hands. He's got the whole world in His hands, He's got the whole world in His hands". Trust God. Grace and peace.
January 12, 2021
El HaNe'eman - The God Who Is Faithful
Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations. Deuteronomy 7: 9.
In his final words to the nation he'd lead for forty years, Moses spoke of the Lord from his intimate revelation of who God is and how God deals with us. Moses spoke of God as "El HaNe'eman, the faithful God". El (the common name for God) combined with aman ( a verb that means to support, prop up, or uphold). It means we can rely on the Lord, lean on Him, and trust Him because as the unchanging God He will always be present to hold us up and support us.
When was the last time you spoke to the Lord and praised Him for being faithful in your life and towards you? Even when we have not believed and been unfaithful the Lord has remained faithful because He cannot deny who He is. God never acts out of character, he never throws temper tantrums. "If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself". 2 Timothy 2:13.
Why don't you thank and praise God all this week that He is faithful to His word, His plans, and His thoughts that He has spoken concerning you, your family, and this nation. Quiet your mind from all the chaos and think on the God who is faithful to perform His word. God is not through with you, He is not through with your family, and He is not through with this nation. Lord, I thank you for your faithfulness, your covenant, and your mercy to a thousand generations. Grace and peace.