BELIEVE

March 30, 2013
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.  23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed , and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass ; he shall have whatsoever he saith.  Mark 11:22-23 
 
Peter was amazed to find the fig tree Jesus had cursed the day prior now dried up at its roots and withered away. Immediately, Jesus seizes the opportunity to tell Peter and the rest of His disciples to have faith in God. Jesus was helping them to locate their faith for He would be crucified in a few day.  As I have taught many years, our faith must be in someone - the Person of our Faith.  If our faith is to be in God, it will also be in His son, Jesus.  Jesus said "the Father and I are one" and the only way to the Father was through Him.     
  
Jesus also begins to teach them about the Principle of Faith.  The mountain He is speaking about is the same mountain that you may be struggling with - DOUBT.  Doubt is the root of unbelief.  DOUBT will keep you out of the promises of God for your life.  You must learn to keep the doubt out so that you can talk and walk like God.  He created us uniquely from all other creation. He has given you an imagination and the ability to talk like Him. I have come to learn that when I begin to think and talk like the world I have moved away from my FAITH or BELIEF in God.  Jesus wants us to know in whom we believe.  Your Faith will be strengthen when you spend time with the object of your faith.  Jesus always leads us to the Father.
 
On tomorrow you and all Christians will celebrate the resurrection of our Savior, Lord, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, one Jesus. Your Christian faith is built upon your personal belief that Jesus came, lived a sinless life, died for your sins and rose again.  It is through His obedience that we now have access to the one that created and made us - God the Father. I encourage you to open up the scriptures and read the accounts of his miraculous resurrection.  
 
We are living in a time when it's wrong to be right and right to be wrong.  What and who you believe in is being challenged.
You must know in whom you believe in.  Whose report are you going to believe?  I encourage you to chose the report of the Lord.  The bible comprises of the words that we live by.  I leave you with the words of Pastor Darlene Bishop of Solid Rock Church who gives us an inspired definition of  B.E.L.I.E.V.E.  Because Emanuel Lives I Expect Victory Everytime.      
 
As you celebrate "Resurrection Sunday", I pray that your FAITH in God is renewed and strengthen and all doubt is removed and cast into the sea that you may begin to declare words to live by and enter into the promises of God for your life. 
  
Love, Peace and Blessing,
Pastor Eric 

Chosen for Change

March 22, 2013
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed , and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass ; he shall have whatsoever he saith.  Mark 11:22-23 KJV
 
Peter was amazed to find the fig tree Jesus had cursed the day prior now dried up at its roots and withered away. Immediately, Jesus seizes the opportunity to tell Peter and the rest of His disciples to have faith in God. Jesus was helping them to locate their faith for He would be crucified in a few day.  As I have taught many years, our faith must be in someone - the Person of our Faith.  If our faith is to be in God, it will also be in His son, Jesus.  Jesus said "the Father and I are one" and the only way to the Father was through Him.     
  
Jesus also begins to teach them about the Principle of Faith.  The mountain He is speaking about is the same mountain that you may be struggling with - DOUBT.  Doubt is the root of unbelief.  DOUBT will keep you out of the promises of God for your life.  You must learn to keep the doubt out so that you can talk and walk like God.  He created us uniquely from all other creation. He has given you an imagination and the ability to talk like Him. I have come to learn that when I begin to think and talk like the world I have moved away from my FAITH or BELIEF in God.  Jesus wants us to know in whom we believe.  Your Faith will be strengthen when you spend time with the object of your faith.  Jesus always leads us to the Father.
 
On tomorrow you and all Christians will celebrate the resurrection of our Savior, Lord, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, one Jesus. Your Christian faith is built upon your personal belief that Jesus came, lived a sinless life, died for your sins and rose again.  It is through His obedience that we now have access to the one that created and made us - God the Father. I encourage you to open up the scriptures and read the accounts of his miraculous resurrection.  
 
We are living in a time when it's wrong to be right and right to be wrong.  What and who you believe in is being challenged. You must know in whom you believe in.  Whose report are you going to believe?  I encourage you to chose the report of the Lord.  The bible comprises of the words that we live by.  I leave you with the words of Pastor Darlene Bishop of Solid Rock Church who gives us an inspired definition of  B.E.L.I.E.V.E.  Because Emanuel Lives I Expect Victory Everytime.      
 
As you celebrate "Resurrection Sunday", I pray that your FAITH in God is renewed and strengthen and all doubt is removed and cast into the sea that you may begin to declare words to live by and enter into the promises of God for your life. 
  
Love, Peace and Blessing,
Pastor Eric 

Walking With God

March 13, 2013
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. 9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.  Genesis 6:8-9
  
The time that we in live is very similar to the days of Noah. There is wickedness in the earth and evil inclinations in the hearts of men. The bible states God was grieved that He had made man on the earth and His heart was filled with pain.  God purposed in His heart to destroy the land with a flood, however it was Noah who found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Let this be your ambition as it is mine both now and in the future. For it is the grace or favor of God that distinguishes you and produces a great work in your life.     
  
Noah was just and perfect in his generations. When the world was corrupt and wicked, he kept his integrity by doing what was right in the sight of God. Noah was therefore justified before God because he had right principles and precepts implanted in him and was righteous in his behavior toward God and mankind. God is looking for downright honest people who have simplicity and sincerity and not the spirit of this world.  He wants to show himself strong toward them that will live for Him.
  
Noah walked with God as Enoch had done before him according to Genesis 5:24. He was not only honest but devout. He lived a life of communion with God conforming to the will or plans of the Father. He done everything God commanded him to do even when it looked foolish from the world's perspective.  When you walk and live by faith God extends His favor upon your life. 
   
Today, God is looking for someone to put a peculiar mark of favor and honor on. 2 Chronicles 16:9, says the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. I pray you will be one of those who
will be distinguished because you "Walked with God" even when it was not popular!          

 

Love, Peace and Blessing,
Pastor Eric                 

Embracing a Change of Season

March 8, 2013

20 Daniel answered and said: "Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. 21He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; 22 he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him. 23 To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise........    Daniel 2:20-23a ESV

  
This Sunday at 2 a.m. you are to move your clocks forward one hour for the start of daylight savings time. This change indicates a new season is around the corner.  According to the calendar, Spring officially begins just 10 days after this time adjustment. We are all ready to SPRING FORWARD and move beyond the fruits of winter: snow, cold temperatures and gloomy days with eager anticipation to embrace sunshine and warmer temperatures.
  
There is someone reading today saying, I need a new season in my life. You are ready to move beyond your current situation and circumstances.  There is someone else enjoying their season not understanding it will soon change.  No matter what season you are experiencing you can embrace and enjoy it, if you know the God of all seasons. In the text above, Daniel's confidence was in the God that changes seasons to whom he prayed on a consistent basis. Daniel rehearses the greatness and goodness of his God and gives Him thanks and praise for revealing until him the King's matters. Daniel not only embraced his own season but was used by God to reveal the times and seasons of others.     
  
I have learned to embrace every change of season in my life through knowing the God of all seasons. This knowledge comes as a result of consistent fellowship
primarily through prayer and the study of His word. It is there that He reveals himself and the deep and hidden things. I encourage you to increase fellowship with your heavenly Father who changes all seasons to include yours. The book of Psalms 1:1-3 tells you, you are blessed if you meditate on the word both day and night and you will be like a tree planted by the rivers of living water, yielding your fruit in your season, whose leaf does not whiter, and everything that you do shall prosper. 
  
Be assured that God has your seasons in His hand and you can embrace and enjoy them as you continue to embrace and enjoy His presence. SPRING FORWARD this day and allow God to use you in every season.  

 

Love, Peace and Blessing,
Pastor Eric