The sun rises in the East and sets in the West; and as we all know, after every storm appears God’s promise, the rainbow. All men are born of a woman, and eventually all men will die just as every promise found in God's Word truly does comes to pass. In this hour, we have reached the time, as prophesied, when many people have turned away from the Faith; instead, they stand by foolishly seeking their own pleasures. Currently, there are signs all around us; however, these are not the signs of impending doom as some may say, rather they are the Joyous signs of the return of Jesus Christ our Lord. Now, why in such a time as this, when wars, rumors of wars, and misses are flying all around us would an individual choose to leave the church of truth in search of false doctrines that are only pleasing to the ear yet hurtful to the soul? More frightening than that, many have chosen to leave God altogether.
I Timothy 4:1-2,6,9-12,14-16
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron...
|(Bishop Kenneth Phillips)|
Today, the Ministers of the Lord are charged with delivering the very important truths of this hour contained within the pages of the Holy Scriptures; although, they are very simply displayed, these truths somehow seem difficult for many of us to grasp. So, what are these so called truths, and why can we not understand them? Well, the Bible tells us that there will be some, who by way of there on choices, do not wish to turn from their wicked ways, while others still shall be blinded by their own greed and selfishness. No matter the reasons, it is of the utmost importance that some attempt be made to share with the world, these basic realities as follows: One, there is indeed an evil one, and he is called by many names, Satan, Lucifer, beelzebub, and the devil, just to name a few. Two, he is indeed a strong man, and the prince of this world. Finally, we must understand that his filled with jealousy and hatred, his only job and desire is to steal, kill, and destroy the children of the Most High God; thereby, forcing them to face his own fate, an eternity separated from our Holy God, tormented in the fiery pits of hell.
Brothers, sisters, men, women, and, children, please remember to test all things against the Word of God, read it for yourself, pray and ask God to give you clarity, and if what is being spoken or presented to you doesn't align itself with the Word of God, flee from it quickly so as to prevent yourself from falling. Study the word of God so that you will be proficient, both in understanding, and presentation so that you, nor your loved ones, will become victim of the evil one and his henchmen.
I Timothy 4:6
If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained...
Presently, our churches and Christian organizations are being listed amongst the ranks of the terrorist,
our children are being instructed that they cannot pray for one another at school or before meals, our ministers and clergy members have been told that they must not to use the name of Jesus during their services and prayers. Not since the days of roman persecution have the men and women of God experienced such open reproach and resentment. The Word of God prophesied that this day would come; therefore, it should be of no surprise. Today, it is more important that ever that we, the men and women of God, be shining examples for our children and others to see. As Christians and parents, we should allow children and new believers to see us worship God openly, they should hear us pray aloud, so that we can be an examples, showing them how to stand firm on God's word, not with frustration, but with purity, love, and a kind and grateful spirit. By doing this, we can encourage them to stay true to the Word of God in this age of peer pressure and immorality.
I Timothy 4:9-12
This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity (love), in spirit, in faith, in purity...
|(Gifts from God)|
Finally ladies and gentleman, I would like to encourage you to use the gifts God has given you, whether they be physical gifts, such as athleticism, strength, singing, dancing, etc, or spiritual gifts, such as healing, tongues and interpretation, miracles, or any of the others. By using the gifts God has given us, we become examples for those around us to see; prayerfully, when they see us, they begin to see Christ Jesus Himself. As many of you can attest, it is when they begin to see and experience Christ Jesus, that the Holy Spirit will begin to move on them and on the inside of them, and where the Spirit of God is, there is Liberty, Freedom, and Salvation!
I Timothy 4:14-16
Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee...
As we continue to celebrate this season of Independence here in the United States of America, let us continue to celebrate Jesus, let us continue to celebrate Liberty, and let us be a shining example for all the world to see, so that when they see us, they see the Goodness of God and the Salvation Power that can only be found within our Glorious God... Amen... God Bless...
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