Give instruction to a wise man and he will be yet wiser; teach a righteous man
(one upright and in rightstanding with God) and he will increase in learning.
As I come before you my brothers and sisters I purposely come with an earnest intent into following Holy Spirits direction;
and I do so by inclining my ear to whatever He would have me say today. I will speak His truth, free from any obscurity, free from any worldly nonsense. For speaking Gods Word with integrity and in purity is a must. For it is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. And it must be treated as such.
So, let us be mindfully attentive to what Holy Spirit has to say to us today. Do away with any preconceived notions about what you will hear from this pulpit today. Allow yourself to receive the comprehensive insight that only comes when you listen to His words respectfully, not losing sight of them. In doing so, give yourself an advantage by authorizing them to penetrate deep within your hearts, enabling the life and healing that they contain to enter into those who find them, Amen!
We will begin by going to the Scriptures that Holy Spirit has given me as my directive for the times. They are powerful Prescriptions that will move you into an arena of excellence which will provide you with a manifestation of God's Promises and Blessings.
Are You Preparing Yourselves!!
My desire is that we the body of Christ, as we patiently await on Jesus to return, do not and will not lose our purpose during this period of marked time. Spiritual loitering will do nothing but detain us in bringing about the days of refreshing that will flow from the Lord and which will then consummate when the day of universal restoration comes. I’m speaking about the restoration which in ancient times God announced through the holy prophets. I’m talking about the universal restoration that will take us back to a time that was witnessed before the fall.
We as believers know that in the end Jesus will appear again, but let’s not allow the knowledge of that to deter us from accomplishing what God has ordained for us to do. Let us not procrastinate in obeying the demands of the great commission. For if we do, it will surly become our own undoing.
I would like to just share something that came about in my moments of meditating Gods Word. There is much in the book of Acts to meditate on as we peer into the beginnings of the church. Come and investigate the wonders of the Scriptures with me as we approach The Acts of the Apostles Chapter 3. I’ve also heard other teachers call it The Acts of the Holy Spirit.
Let’s begin by considering our voyage into the supernatural as we seek the realities of the church beginnings.
The following comes from the Voice Translation Bible:
Although this young and thriving church has no political influence, property, fame, or wealth, it is powerful. Its power is centered in living the gospel. The people value one another more than any possessions. They come together as a large, passionate, healthy family where it is natural to pray and share all of life together. The kingdom of God is blossoming on earth as these lovers of God embrace the teachings of Jesus. In the days ahead, the church will lose much of this initial beauty and appeal; it will become consumed with a desire for material possessions, cultural influence, and power.
People, isn’t that astounding! Its POWER is centered in LIVING the GOSPEL. Praise God! Let us continue with verse 1.
Acts 3:1-19 The Voice
One day at three o’clock in the afternoon, a customary time for daily prayer, Peter and John walked to the temple.
2 Some people were carrying in a man who had been paralyzed since birth. Every day they brought him to a place near the beautiful gate (one of the temple entrances) so he could beg for money from people entering to worship.
3 He saw Peter and John coming and asked them for a contribution.
4 Peter gazed intensely at him—so did John.
Peter: Look at us.
5 The man looked up at them, assuming they were about to give him some money.
Peter: 6 I want to give you something, but I don’t have any silver or gold. Here’s what I can offer you: stand up and walk in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, the Anointed One.
What Peter shows us here is this, there are things that come from the Kingdom of Heaven that are more valuable than silver and gold.
7 Then Peter took the man’s right hand and lifted him to his feet. Instantly the man’s feet and ankles grew strong.
8 He jumped and walked, accompanying Peter and John into the temple where he walked, jumped for joy, and shouted praises to God.
9-11 A crowd ran to the commotion, and they gathered around this man in an open area called Solomon’s Porch. There he was, standing on his own two feet, holding on to Peter and John. They knew exactly who he was—the beggar they passed at the beautiful gate every day. Everyone was absolutely amazed at this wonderful miracle; they were speechless, stunned.
Just as Jesus promised, the Spirit comes on believers in power, enabling them to do miracles like this. Now they can participate in the truth of the good news.
Now listen closely to what follows! This is one point that I do not want any of us to miss, it gives root to the ignorance of the unbelievers way of thinking. The unbelievers being who I would call the anti-christs in the crowd. Peter really lays down the truth about the spiritual darkness and ignorance that these people were living in.
Peter (to the crowd): 12 Why are you so amazed, my fellow Israelites? Why are you staring at my friend and me as though we did this miracle through our own power or made this fellow walk by our own holiness?
13 We didn’t do this—God did! The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob—the God of our ancestors has glorified Jesus, God’s servant—the same Jesus whom you betrayed and rejected in front of Pilate, even though Pilate was going to release Him.
14 He is the Holy and Righteous One, but you rejected Him and asked for a murderer to be released to you instead.
15 You not only rejected Him, but you killed Him—the very Author of life! But God raised Jesus from the dead, whom my friend John and I have seen with our own eyes.
16 So that’s how this miracle happened: we have faith in the name of Jesus, and He is the power that made this man strong—this man who is known to all of you. It is faith in Jesus that has given this man his complete health here today, in front of all of you.
I can just see Peter as he explains why and how this eventful miracle came about. I believe he spoke, not in anger but with compassion. I am reminded about Jesus praying to His Father, "forgive them Father, for they know not what they do" and I believe that as Peter spoke to them, his memory of what Jesus prayed entered his mind. It lead him in behaving in the manner that he did.
17 Listen, friends, I know you didn’t fully realize what you were doing when you rejected and betrayed Jesus. I know that you, and your rulers as well, were acting in ignorance.
18 God was at work in all this, fulfilling what He had predicted through all the prophets—that the Anointed One would suffer.
19 So now you need to rethink everything and turn to God so your sins will be forgiven and a new day can dawn, days of refreshing times flowing from the Lord.
I believe that the key to the final restoration is established in the great commission. It is all about bringing everyone to a position in their lives where they change their way of thinking, turn their face towards God, and allow themselves to be touched and stirred up by the Kingdom of God. We believe that the body of Christ on earth should reflect the Kingdom of God in heaven.
In saying all this, there’s a lesson to be learned from this next Scripture.
2 Chronicles 7:14-16 The Voice
14 and My people (who are known by My name) humbly pray, follow My commandments, and abandon any actions or thoughts that might lead to further sinning, then I shall hear their prayers from My house in heaven, I shall forgive their sins, and I shall save their land from the disasters. 15 Now I will witness with My eyes and hear with My ears the prayers offered in this temple 16 because I have chosen and consecrated this temple as the eternal resting place for My reputation, My eyes, and My heart.
The key to understanding any verse of Scripture is context. There is the immediate context—the verses before and after it, as well as the larger context of Scripture—how the verse fits into the overall story. There is also the historical and cultural context—how the verse was understood by its original audience in light of their history and culture. Because context is so important, a verse whose meaning and application seem straightforward when quoted independently may mean something significantly different when it is taken in context.
As believers in a new covenant with God, we are guaranteed personal salvation in Christ, and we are also guaranteed that God will use us to accomplish His purposes, whatever they may be. It is then our duty as believers to live holy lives, seek God, pray, and share the gospel knowing that all who believe will be saved.
In 2 Chronicles 7:14 God states that He will heal our land, I believe that He isn't merely talking about healing our physical homeland or country.
I believe what He has been trying to do is stir up and turn over the inactive and the undeveloped ground in our hearts to awaken us, to revive us, and to stimulate our lives so He can pour into us that which we will desperately need from Him in the days to come.
It isn't enough to simply go to church, attend a few prayer meetings and then go back home to our computer games and TV shows. Like the five wise virgins in Matthew 25 who were fully prepared and ready for the Bridegroom when He came unexpectedly, we need to prepare our homes and our hearts, we must repent for wasted time and prayerlessness, moving in a direction where we will actively stay in His Word, always seeking Him first by keeping ourselves focused on Jesus the Author and finisher of our faith. For our Redeemer draws yet closer and closer!!!
We must not allow the malignant maliciousness to move us from our resolve. For there is treachery in the land.
2 Timothy 3:4 (AMPC)
4 [They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God.
Here is an excerpt from a teaching that came from Rick Renner of Moscow’s Good News Church. It goes on to reveal more insight into this powerful Scripture.
“People will be preoccupied with and known for their violence, but all of this will pass. Just as a storm appears on the horizon and brings destruction with it, these violent winds in society will not last long. As threatening as it may look, it will pass just as surely as storms always pass….”
In light of what the Holy Spirit has warned us about in this verse and our need to find shelter in Jesus and His Word, I want to remind you what the Bible tells us about Lot. Lot was a righteous man who was tortured in his soul because of his habitual seeing and hearing wrong things.
Second Peter 2:8 says, “For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.”
The word “vexed” in this verse is a translation of the Greek word basinadzo, which means to torture. You see, when Lot first moved to the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, the evil sights he saw in those cities were a torture to his soul. But because he dwelt among them and saw their sinful deeds from day to day, after a period of time his soul was no longer tortured. In “seeing and hearing” their unlawful deeds “from day to day,” his righteous soul became desensitized, and he acclimated to that evil environment. He completely lost his spiritual sensitivity because of the images that became so commonplace to him.
What a lesson the story of Lot teaches us! Especially in these last days when violence abounds, we must set a guard and stay vigilant regarding what we see and hear. The scenes and sounds we allow to enter our eyes and ears have the ability to either save us or desensitize our souls.
I encourage you to lovingly set down rules not only for your children, but also for yourself in order to guard your family’s eyes and ears against messages of violence. If your hearts become hardened or desensitized by wrong images and messages, it will eventually have an impact on every part of your life. That’s why Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” The New Living Translation says, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”
There is nothing more important than the condition of your heart and soul — so take every measure you possibly can to avoid the spiritual desensitization moving across the globe like an epidemic in these last days. Above all, make sure that you fellowship with Jesus every day in the Word and in prayer. Nothing will help you more to stay sensitive and responsive to His heart in the midst of this violence-loving generation!
Moscow Good News Church
Rise Up Our United States
I have lived through several United States Presidents prior to our current President Trump. In my lifetime, I have never seen nor heard of a President scrutinized over every word he speaks, humiliated by the public to the point of disgrace, slandered, ridiculed, insulted, lied to & beyond common logic, threatened with death, threatened to rape our Beautiful First Lady, Our First Lady Disrespected, and have his children also insulted & humiliated.
I am truly ashamed of the people of MY country. I am ashamed of the ruthless, hating, cruel, Trump haters who display themselves as to having no pride, morals, ethics nor values in Our Country's traditions. Our Elders taught us 30, 40+ yrs ago to respect our President, whether we voted for them or not, and all these news stations and reporters who feel they have the right to carry on with deceitful lies and say the things they do for a good story. Every other President before he was elected, that took the oath of office, was left alone, wasn't on the news 24/7, scrutinized by their every word. ALWAYS BEING PRESSURED to do this or that and never given the time to take care of the important work this country really needs. I know he is not perfect, very different than what we've become accustomed to but ENOUGH is ENOUGH, LEAVE THE MAN ALONE AND ALLOW HIM DO HIS JOB!!
IF ANYTHING PRAY FOR THE OFFICE AND THE MAN WHO HOLDS THE OFFICE.
None of the other Presidents in their times were spotless or perfect either. I want President Donald Trump to succeed and try to make our America great again! I know that there are many out there that want this Country to fail, and the evil that is absorbing their thinking is uncomfortable with the godliness of this administration.
My Prescription is this; PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY, FOR OUR GOVERNMENT, FOR OUR LEADERS AND PRAY FOR THE WISDOM TO FOLLOW WHAT GOD HAS DECLARED FOR THIS COUNTRY!
In my meditating the Word of God, I came upon 2 Chronicles 7:14 and this is how it came to me in my spirit.
2 Chronicles 7:14-16
If My people of the United States, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their country.
My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this country.
For I have chosen and sanctified this Country, the United States of America and set it apart for my holy use, so that My Name may be there forever, and My eyes and My heart will watch over them perpetually.
So there it is my brothers and sisters, God has placed His Heart in our nation, and now it's time to place His Heart in us, His Spirit in us so that we can overwhelm the evil that is trying to abolish the principles of godliness that this Nation was founded on.
God Bless you all and remember, "JESUS IS LORD!!"
15 For then you will be seen as innocent, faultless, and pure children of God, even though you live in the midst of a brutal and perverse culture. For you will appear among them as shining lights in the universe,
It is now true to say that the world we live in today is a place where both men and women have turned from God and have so conformed to the ways of the world, that the telling of lies, the perverseness of our nature, and the depravity of our actions have become the norm in the way many human beings think and live out their lives. In my spirit I can see God's displeasure flaring up as acts of human mistrust, wrongdoing and lying accumulate, while people try to do their best to put a shroud over the truth. But the reality of God is simple enough, what He has created should be an inspiring tribute to Who He is. So no one should have an excuse for not believing in Him. What has happened though is this, that some people who believed in God, came to a point in their lives where they stopped treating Him like God. They refused to worship Him, their communication with Him in prayer also came to a extreme halt. They ignored Him in pretending that they knew it all and that there was no need to consult someone they couldn't hear much less see. They began to deny that such an omnipotent entity ever existed. Some others traded the glory of God Who holds the whole world in His hands for the lusts and cares of this world.
In the early 60's prayer in school came under attack and was declared unconstitutional. The cutting of these communication lines with our Creator proved to be a mistake that we are still paying for to this day. But to this I say, "Be strong in the Lord and in the Power of His might." Let us execute a dependency on the Power and Wisdom of God so that we will be able to hold and stand our ground as we combat the current evil that has not only invaded our homes and schools, but also our government. There is a battle coming and to win this battle we must be fiercely determined to never give up or give in to compromising the Word of God. We will see that in our spiritual growths ascendancy we will be able to resist and stand as never before. The light that shines from us is a light that can never be extinguished.
John 1:5 (AMPC)
5 And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it].
There is a darkness that moves within our own government, a darkness that tends to cloud the truth. A darkness that keeps Gods integrity from taking its proper place in governing our country. We as Christians should be aware that without this perpetuation of the godly integrity exhibited in the Bible. The godly foundations that this nation was built on will cease to exist. We must not allow our failure to vote for godly men and women to be our undoing. There are many in our government that have placed themselves in a position where they now oppose the very God whose very principles founded this very nation. They have found themselves fighting against God. We must not allow ourselves to fall into the same abyss by not doing anything. I believe that our current administration is doing what God would have them do. Let us stand behind them during these mid-term elections and persevere by never giving up the integrity that is making the United States the great nation that God has declared to be.
I leave with this next Scripture.
And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
JESUS IS LORD!!
Prayer of Salvation and Baptism of Holy Spirit
If you do not know Jesus as your Savior and Lord, simply pray the following prayer in faith, and Jesus will be your Lord!
Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. Your Word says, "Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Acts 2:21). I am calling on You. I pray and ask Jesus to come into my heart and be Lord over my life according to Romans 10:9-10: "If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." I do that now. I confess that Jesus is Lord, and I believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead.
Baptism of Holy Spirit
1 Corinthians 12:13 (NLT)
13 Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:19 (NLT)
19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,
Ephesians 4:4-6 (NLT)
4 For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future.
5 There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all.
The Prayer of Salvation and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit brings believers into the body of Christ. So pray the prayer and join all those who believe in God, all those who come in obedience, obeying His commands, and seeking Him in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I am now reborn! I am a Christian—a child of Almighty God! I am saved! You also said in Your Word, "If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: HOW MUCH MORE shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" (Luke 11:13). I’m also asking You to fill me with the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit, rise up within me as I praise God. I fully expect to speak with other tongues as You give me the utterance (Acts 2:4). In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Matthew 16:16 NLT
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
What is a Ministry? Is it Rules and Bylaws? Denominational affiliation?
Jesus didn't build a building and endow a fund or start a denomination.
He invited people to know Him. Peter saw this in his ministry, that is why He confessed that Jesus was
"The Messiah, The Son of The Living God."
It is a confession-the confident belief in Jesus as Lord-that is the foundation for the Ministries Jesus seeks to build.
Christian maturity means many things, but it starts and continues with a God-inspired declaration of Christ as Savior.
Make sure you and your Ministry stay Christ centered as you live and articulate your beliefs.
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