Jan 28, 2020
The Mule Ran Away
The Mule Ran Away
 
2 Samuel 18:9-15  And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.  [10]  And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak.  [11]  And Joab said unto the man that told him, And, behold, thou sawest him, and why didst thou not smite him there to the ground? and I would have given thee ten shekels of silver, and a girdle.  [12]  And the man said unto Joab, Though I should receive a thousand shekels of silver in mine hand, yet would I not put forth mine hand against the king's son: for in our hearing the king charged thee and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Beware that none touch the young man Absalom.  [13]  Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own life: for there is no matter hid from the king, and thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against me.  [14]  Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.  [15]  And ten young men that bare Joab's armour compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him.
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  • Jan 28, 2020The Mule Ran Away
    Jan 28, 2020
    The Mule Ran Away
    The Mule Ran Away
     
    2 Samuel 18:9-15  And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.  [10]  And a certain man saw it, and told Joab, and said, Behold, I saw Absalom hanged in an oak.  [11]  And Joab said unto the man that told him, And, behold, thou sawest him, and why didst thou not smite him there to the ground? and I would have given thee ten shekels of silver, and a girdle.  [12]  And the man said unto Joab, Though I should receive a thousand shekels of silver in mine hand, yet would I not put forth mine hand against the king's son: for in our hearing the king charged thee and Abishai and Ittai, saying, Beware that none touch the young man Absalom.  [13]  Otherwise I should have wrought falsehood against mine own life: for there is no matter hid from the king, and thou thyself wouldest have set thyself against me.  [14]  Then said Joab, I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak.  [15]  And ten young men that bare Joab's armour compassed about and smote Absalom, and slew him.
  • Oct 8, 2019Unchanged in a Changing World
    Oct 8, 2019
    unchanged in a changing world
    Unchanged in a Changing World

    Unchanged in a changing world

    There is no doubt that after salvation an inward change happens to the soul and spirit. But there are some things that cannot change in Christianity.  God has put constants into place that must not change.
     
    Our world is rapidly changing, in fact it is accelerating into rapid change. The Earth is changing physically and socially at a frightening pace. Technology has entered and changed just about every facet of human life. Some changes are for the good of man but many changes in our society are happening as our values are eroded by sin.
     
    Much of the world is now wanting Christianity to change their beliefs for the sake of political correctness. We must remain unchanged despite pressure of the world. So how do we remain unchanged in a changing world.
    This audio sermon teaches from the story of Isaac during a famine that arose in the promised land for the Jews. We know Isaac as son of the great altar builder Abraham. When bad circumstances come upon him, Isaac had to get out of town. On his way to Egypt, he is stopped by the Lord. God gives Isaac instruction. The Lord tells Isaac not to go into Egypt, stay where he was, in Gerar. He tells Isaac to stay where he is, and blessings will overtake him and his house. He reminds him of the oath he gave to his father. Remember this is the son of Abraham that was laid on the altar to be sacrifice ( Genesis 22:9 )
     

    The Command to Abraham

    God said to Isaac that Abraham obeyed His voice. Abraham kept the charge, commandments, statues and laws of God. His promise was to make him a great nation of people, blessed beyond measure. That same promise to Abraham and Isaac extends to you today
     
    There are some commands we should head.
     
    1. Stay out of Egypt ( a type of the world). Although we have to work and be part of the world system at times, we still should not accept the ways of the world that are contrary to God's commands
    2. Don’t change with an evil world. Don’t follow after the wrong that has come into our nation. Much evil is in our society but we must no compromise
    3. Keep God’s commands and hearken to His voice. How do we do that? By faith in Christ and Him Crucified
    4. It’s the Blood of Jesus that atones for all wrong and sets the relationship right with God
     
    "And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws." Genesis 26:1-5
     
     
  • Sep 25, 2019Back to God
    Sep 25, 2019
    Back to God
    Back to God

    Back to God

    Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God? - Joel 2:12 -17
    The beginning of Joel chapter 2 starts with a serious call to the people because Judah was under the Judgment of God. locusts and droughts were destroying the land. Foreign armies were preparing to invade. God called His people to return and repent, to fast and pray, and to seek unto God for merc.
     
    Starting at vs 12 , the word of God gives directions how to do this. A promise that, upon their repentance, God would remove the judgment. He would repair the breaches made upon them by it, and restore unto them plenty of all good things.
     
    If Christians will turn back to God, the Churches finest hour is ahead in the United States
  • Sep 2, 2019Table of Grace
    Sep 2, 2019
    Table of Grace
    Table of Grace
    This sermon comes from one of the greatest stories of Grace in the Word of God. The story of David seeking Mephibosheth. The lesson for us today is God is ever seeking the sinner. God desires to show the kindness of God to sinners by the Jesus Christ.
     
    Mephibosheth was living in Lodebar. The place was in the Samaritan slums. It was a place where rejects of society had come to live and outlaws hid. It is a type of the place the unredeemed live spiritually.   Like David, God invites all to come out of LoDebar to the Table of Grace. 
     
    "One day, David thought, "I wonder if any of Saul's family are still alive. If they are, I will be kind to them, because I made a promise to Jonathan." David called in Ziba, one of the servants of Saul's family. David said, "So you are Ziba." "Yes, Your Majesty, I am." David asked, "Are any of Saul's family still alive? If there are, I want to be kind to them." Ziba answered, "One of Jonathan's sons is still alive, but he can't walk." "Where is he?" David asked. Ziba replied, "He lives in Lo-Debar with Machir the son of Ammiel." David sent some servants to bring Jonathan's son from Lo-Debar. His name was Mephibosheth, and he was the grandson of Saul. He came to David and knelt down. David asked, "Are you Mephibosheth?" "Yes, I am, Your Majesty."  David said, "Don't be afraid. I'll be kind to you because Jonathan was your father. I'm going to give you back the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul. Besides that, you will always eat with me at my table." Mephibosheth knelt down again and said, "Why should you care about me? I'm worth no more than a dead dog." David called in Ziba, Saul's chief servant, and told him, "Since Mephibosheth is Saul's grandson, I've given him back everything that belonged to your master Saul and his family. You and your fifteen sons and twenty servants will work for Mephibosheth. You will farm his land and bring in his crops, so that Saul's family and servants will have food. But Mephibosheth will always eat with me at my table." Ziba replied, "Your Majesty, I will do exactly what you tell me to do." So Ziba's family and servants worked for Mephibosheth. Mephibosheth was lame, but he lived in Jerusalem and ate at David's table, just like one of David's own sons. And he had a young son of his own, named Mica. "
     
  • Aug 22, 2019The Spirit and The Flesh
    Aug 22, 2019
    Spirit and Flesh
    The Spirit and The Flesh

    The Struggle Between Spirit and Flesh

    This audio teaching is about the struggle of the spirit and the flesh. The opening text for this study comes from Romans Chapter 7. In this great chapter of the Bible, Paul wrote about the struggle a Christian has with the flesh (sin nature) and the spirit (divine nature).
     
    My friends, you surely understand enough about law to know that laws only have power over people who are alive. For example, the Law says that a man's wife must remain his wife as long as he lives. But once her husband is dead, she is free to marry someone else. However, if she goes off with another man while her husband is still alive, she is said to be unfaithful.
     
    That is how it is with you, my friends. You are now part of the body of Christ and are dead to the power of the Law. You are free to belong to Christ, who was raised to life so that we could serve God. When we thought only of ourselves, the Law made us have sinful desires. It made every part of our bodies into slaves who are doomed to die. But the Law no longer rules over us. We are like dead people, and it cannot have any power over us.
     
    Now we can serve God in a new way by obeying his Spirit, and not in the old way by obeying the written Law. Does this mean that the Law is sinful? Certainly not! But if it had not been for the Law, I would not have known what sin is really like. For example, I would not have known what it means to want something that belongs to someone else, unless the Law had told me not to do that. It was sin that used this command as a way of making me have all kinds of desires. But without the Law, sin is dead.
     
    Before I knew about the Law, I was alive. But as soon as I heard that command, sin came to life, and I died. The very command that was supposed to bring life to me, instead brought death. Sin used this command to trick me, and because of it I died. Still, the Law and its commands are holy and correct and good. Am I saying that something good caused my death? Certainly not! It was sin that killed me by using something good. Now we can see how terrible and evil sin really is.
     
    We know that the Law is spiritual. But I am merely a human, and I have been sold as a slave to sin. In fact, I don't understand why I act the way I do. I don't do what I know is right. I do the things I hate. Although I don't do what I know is right, I agree that the Law is good. So I am not the one doing these evil things. The sin that lives in me is what does them. I know that my selfish desires won't let me do anything that is good. Even when I want to do right, I cannot. Instead of doing what I know is right, I do wrong. And so, if I don't do what I know is right, I am no longer the one doing these evil things. The sin that lives in me is what does them.
     
    The Law has shown me that something in me keeps me from doing what I know is right. With my whole heart I agree with the Law of God. But in every part of me I discover something fighting against my mind, and it makes me a prisoner of sin that controls everything I do. What a miserable person I am.
     
    Who will rescue me from this body that is doomed to die? Thank God! Jesus Christ will rescue me. So with my mind I serve the Law of God, although my selfish desires make me serve the law of sin.
     
     
  • Jul 24, 2019Rapture and Revival?
    Jul 24, 2019
    pastor farrell wilson
    Rapture and Revival?

    The Rapture is coming

    It is possible the Rapture of the Church could trigger one of the greatest revivals ever know to mankind. This teaching covers the time before the rapture of the Church. The Bible tells us the modern church will divorce themselves from Jesus Christ and His Cross. We are are living in these times when great apostasy has overcome so many churches.
     
    2 Thessalonians 2:1-8  Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,  [2]  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.  [3]  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;  [4]  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.  [5]  Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?  [6]  And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.  [7]  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.  [8]  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
  • Jul 20, 2019The Unblushable Generation
    Jul 20, 2019
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    The Unblushable Generation

    Unblushable Generation

    If we have lost anything in this country, it is the right way.  When we look at the generation coming up, we should be in tears.  Today even the most innocent of our society, little children are exposed to every kind of wickedness with just the click of a button. Even public libraries are no longer safe havens for kids
     
    The human trait of blushing is seldom seen anymore. An unblushable generation is about to take over. A people that are no longer ashamed of any wrong, they will laugh at evil. 
     
    So where can we learn wisdom in these evil days we live? Many treasures of how a nation should repair itself are found in the Prophets of the Old Testament.  Can we fix this nation? Very doubtful that we will see this wickedness stop in America. But as we are on the verge of God’s Judgment, we are also anticipating a great harvest of souls.
    The story found in Jeremiah shows us the folly of rebellion to God's Word but also the promise of Grace for following in obedience. 
     
    Jeremiah 6:15-21  Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.  [16]  Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.  [17]  Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.  [18]  Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.  [19]  Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.  [20]  To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.  [21]  Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will lay stumbling blocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon them; the neighbour and his friend shall perish.
     
  • Jun 15, 2019The Devils Gospel
    Jun 15, 2019
    The Devils Gospel
    The devils Gospel has been preached since the Garden of Eden and continues to this hour in our world.  This hard hitting message addresses modern issues impacting churches and society
     
    Genesis 3:1-5  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?  [2]  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:  [3]  But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.  [4]  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:  [5]  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
  • Jun 9, 2019Pentecost Sunday
    Jun 9, 2019
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    Pentecost Sunday

    Pentecost Sunday

    A sermon preached by Pastor FL Wilson on Pentecost Sunday 2019. The message explains who the Holy Spirit is, what He does and why the Baptism with the Holy Spirit is important. One of the main emphasis of this message is the Baptism with the Holy Ghost has the initial physical evidence of speaking in other tounges. 
     
    John 16:7-14  Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.  [8]  And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:  [9]  Of sin, because they believe not on me;  [10]  Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;  [11]  Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.  [12]  I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.  [13]  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  [14]  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
  • Jun 2, 2019Pray For The King
    Jun 2, 2019
    Pray for the King
    Pray For The King
    In this sermon hear the unique connection between President Donald Trump and the Hebrides Revival.
     
    "Franklin Graham has asked all churches to pray for our President, Donald Trump today. Just have to be honest, at first I was somewhat ambivalent about this call to prayer . A social media post from President Trump about LGBT had fostered my feelings . But as I was praying and asking God if this was the right thing to do, my studies for that day lay before me, it was the story of three kings that were not in the will of the Lord but yet because of someone that knew the Lord, God used the kings to accomplish His work." - Pastor Wilson

    Much can be learned from this passage:

    1 – We get in trouble when we seek the help of the world and not the Lord

    2 – All it takes is one to know the Lord for the Lord to move

    • I look at our President and wonder what in the world sometimes , I am not convinced he is saved BUT he has done more to protect my freedoms of Christianity. He has protected the rights of the unborn
    • Mike Pence is a Christian. All it takes is one in the crowd.

    3 – Despite the failures of Jehoram and even Jehoshaphat not enquiring of the Lord before going out to battle, God still gives the miracle through the prophet

    So I have to say, lets pray for our President, lets pray for our Vice President, lets pray for our country
     
    2 Kings 3:9-12 So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and the king of Edom: and they fetched a compass of seven days' journey: and there was no water for the host, and for the cattle that followed them. [10] And the king of Israel said, Alas! that the LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab! [11] But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD, that we may enquire of the LORD by him? And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah. [12] And Jehoshaphat said, The word of the LORD is with him. So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.
  • May 16, 2019Changed Forever
    May 16, 2019
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    Changed Forever
    Pastor Farrell Wilson gives his miracle testimony in this podcast. Starting from a young age , Brother Wilson was going down a wrong path that almost killed him. He shares the horrors that meth and alcohol brought into his life. The testimony of a Sonlife T-Shirt that changed forever his direction is shared in this audio. His testimony has been literally heard across the globe on Sonlife Network over the years. 
     
    Discover how the Message of the Cross delivers drug addicts and alcoholics from bondages that seem unbreakable.
  • Apr 18, 2019Made Alive
    Apr 18, 2019
    pastor farrell wilson
    Made Alive
    A sermon that teaches the believer who to live by the Spirit of God working by our faith in Christ and Him Crucified.
     
    "The Law of Moses cannot could not make you alive because our selfish desires make the Law weak. But God set you free when he sent his own Son to be like us sinners and to be a sacrifice for our sin. God used Christ's body to condemn sin. He did this, so that we would do what the Law commands by obeying the Spirit instead of our own desires. People who are ruled by their desires think only of themselves. Everyone who is ruled by the Holy Spirit thinks about spiritual things.  If our minds are ruled by our desires, we will die. But if our minds are ruled by the Spirit, we will have life and peace.  Our desires fight against God, because they do not and cannot obey God's laws. If we follow our desires, we cannot please God.  You are no longer ruled by your desires, but by God's Spirit, who lives in you. People who don't have the Spirit of Christ in them don't belong to him. But Christ lives in you. So you are alive because God has accepted you, even though your bodies must die because of your sins.  Yet God raised Jesus to life! God's Spirit now lives in you, and he will raise you to life by his Spirit."
     
  • Apr 8, 2019It Will Be Worth It
    Apr 8, 2019
    pastor farrell wilson
    It Will Be Worth It

    It Will Be Worth It

    Pastor Wilson encourages believers to finish the Christian race, to stay the course. Heaven will be worth every trial and tribulation we endured on Earth to serve Jesus Christ. 
     
    Revelation 7:9-12
     
    After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;  [10]  And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.  [11]  And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,  [12]  Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
     
  • Mar 12, 2019Where Did God Go?
    Mar 12, 2019
    pastor farrell wilson
    Where Did God Go?
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    A sermon preached by Pastor Farrell Wilson from the book of 1st Kings 19:8 . This podcast covers the topic of where God is in the middle of our trials and temptations. 
     
    Brother Wilson is the pastor of the Lighthouse Church in Grenada Mississippi.
     
  • Dec 19, 2018Message of Hope 5
    Dec 19, 2018
    Message of Hope
    Message of Hope 5
    Romans 5:1-2  Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:  [2]  By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
     
    Justified by faith in simpliest of terms means we have been declared innocent by God base upon our simple belief in Jesus Christ and Him Crucified 
     
  • Dec 19, 2018Message of Hope 4
    Dec 19, 2018
    Message of Hope
    Message of Hope 4
    John 19:30.
     
    The Great Plan of God to redeem man was finished and completed at the Cross of Calvary
  • Dec 1, 2018Will You Be Made Whole?
    Dec 1, 2018
    Will You Be Made Whole?
    From John Chapter 5, Pastor Wilson preaches on the topic of Divine Healing. 
     
    "Beside the pool was a man who had been sick for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw the man and realized that he had been crippled for a long time, he asked him, "Do you want to be healed?" The man answered, "Lord, I don't have anyone to put me in the pool when the water is stirred up. I try to get in, but someone else always gets there first." Jesus told him, "Pick up your mat and walk!" Right then the man was healed. He picked up his mat and started walking around. The day on which this happened was a Sabbath."
  • Nov 8, 2018The Richest People In The World
    Nov 8, 2018
    The Richest People In The World
    Romans 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.  Christians are truly the richest people in the world , Unbelievers are some of the poorest no matter the wealth they have.
    Thank God for those that are saved , we are rich in Christ! Praise God!
     
    The redeemed of the Lord are wealthy beyond measure! What price can we put on salvation
     
  • Oct 14, 2018Led By The Spirit Of God
    Oct 14, 2018
    Led By The Spirit Of God
    Led by the Spirit of God - How we can live an overcoming life by the Holy Spirit everyday of our lives.
     
    For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. - Romans 8:14-17
     
    It is a wonderful thing to be called a Child of God, but only those led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. So we must ask the question, what does it mean to be “led by the Spirit”? In verse 14 “ led by the Spirit of God” proclaims what the Holy Spirit wants to do in our lives.  He wants to lead us according to God’s will . If we allow Him , He will lead us out of the sin nature domination into total Victory in Christ. This life long process begins with our faith in the finished work of Christ
     
  • Aug 27, 2018White Stone | Revelations | Part 2
    Aug 27, 2018
    White Stone | Revelations | Part 2
    Part two from the sermon "The White Stone" 
     
    Revelation 2:12-17 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; (13) I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. (14) But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. (15) So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. (16) Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; (17) To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
     
    The White stone meant several things in ancient times. If a person was tried in court, the jurors had a black stone and a white stone. If they found the defendant innocent, they would show their white stone. 
     
    Also in those days was also used to gain hospitality much like we use a credit card today – Jesus was saying all that I have is yours 
     
    The stone most importantly represented friendship. In the times of Jesus, 2 friends would take a the stone and break it into 2 parts then write a matching symbol on it, it was handed down father to son. Then later in time if a man who held one piece of stone found another man holding the other piece, he could claim shelter and protection.
     
  • Aug 20, 2018White Stone | Revelations | Part 1
    Aug 20, 2018
    White Stone | Revelations | Part 1
    Revelation 2:12-17 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; (13) I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. (14) But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. (15) So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. (16) Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; (17) To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
     
    The White stone means several things, in ancient times as a person was tried in court, the jurors had a black stone and a white stone. If they found the defendant innocent, they would show their white stone. 
     
    Also in those days was also used to gain hospitality much like we use a credit card today – Jesus was saying all that I have is yours 
     
    The stone also represented friendship. In those days 2 friends would take a the stone and break it into 2 parts then write a symbol on it, it was handed down father to son. Then later in time if a man who held one piece of stone found another man holding the other piece, he could claim shelter and protection.
     
  • Aug 17, 2018Howl At The Altar – Book of Joel
    Aug 17, 2018
    Howl At The Altar – Book of Joel
    Joel - 
     
    The word of the LORD that came to Joel the son of Pethuel. Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers? Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation. That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten.
     
    Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth. For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion. He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white. Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth. The meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the LORD; the priests, the LORD'S ministers, mourn. The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth.
     
    Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished. The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men. Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God. Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD, Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. 
     
  • Jul 30, 2018God’s Best For You
    Jul 30, 2018
    God’s Best For You
    God' Best For You
     
    John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. "
     
    God's Love for you gives guarantee the best for you in eternal life to come
     
    1 John 3:1  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 
     
     
     
  • Jul 23, 2018Prayer of Jabez
    Jul 23, 2018
    Prayer of Jabez
    The Prayer of Jabez - a gem in genealogies
     
    1 Chronicles 4:9,10 - "And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow. And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested."
     
    The five requests of Jabez's prayer
     
     
    1.  Bless me indeed
    2.  Enlarge my coast
    3.  Let Your hand be with me 
    4.  Keep me from evil
    5.  Keep me from grief
     
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  • Jul 5, 2018How Do You Pick Your Hero’s?
    Jul 5, 2018
    How Do You Pick Your Hero’s?
    Job 1:6-8 "Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.  And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?"
     
     
  • May 5, 2018Look Inside The Church
    May 5, 2018
    Look Inside The Church
    Matthew 16:18 "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."
  • Feb 18, 2018By Faith
    Feb 18, 2018
    By Faith
    Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. (Heb 11:1-4 KJV)
  • Jan 3, 2018Hope Remains
    Jan 3, 2018
    Hope Remains
    Hope remains despite the condition of the world
     
  • Nov 10, 2017Urgent words for urgent times
    Nov 10, 2017
    Urgent words for urgent times
  • Sep 21, 2017Fishing for Blessings
    Sep 21, 2017
    Fishing for Blessings
    John 21:1  - having left all for Christ, the disciples find themselves on the right side of the boat receiving blessings