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Answered Prayer

  By Pastor Mike

We are truly walking miracles. We know people who have beat diseases. Someone who received a new heart. Healed of carpel tunnel. Someone who was able to walk and talk after a major stroke even though doctors said he wouldn’t. Those are all miracles. When GOD answers prayers we need to thank HIM for the miracles in our lives and in the lives of others we know.

Matthew 7:7-8Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”

Mark 11:20-24 “And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 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. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”

Look at all the miracles in the Bible. The healing miracles. JESUS healed the blind, the deaf, the lame. He healed the lepers and cast out demons. People came back from the dead. The control HE had over storms. Walking on water. Feeding the multitudes. Healing the woman with the issue of blood.

I will never leave JESUS or never stop loving HIM or stop spending time with HIM. Whatever we go through lets always remember JESUS. We should always Praise HIM.

Psalm 150

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

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More of JESUS

  By Pastor Mike

We’re all at different stages in our Christian walk and in our relationship with JESUS.  I’m just saying that I’m doing all I can to have a stronger relationship with JESUS. I want to encourage everyone to build a super strong relationship with HIM. HIS plan of salvation is the best thing for us because we will be with HIM forever. It’s very important not only to build that relationship in our lives, but to tell as many people as we can about it. HE loves everyone out there. HE just wants a relationship with HIS creation. That means everyone.

We all have stress with jobs, school, relationships, family. We gotta always put JESUS before any of that. We gotta pursue HIS face with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength.

Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Deuteronomy 6:5 “ And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”

Matthew 22:37-38 “ Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.”

We put JESUS first through worship & praise –

Hebrews 13:15  By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.”

I believe that when we have more of JESUS, we have more love for others around us.

Isaiah 64:8 “But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.”

We can flip this world right side up because it’s been upside down for so long. All in the name of JESUS. How many more people can receive the saving Power of the Holy Spirit by us telling folks. By teaching Bible studies. We are the hands and feet of JESUS. With our focus on JESUS and a closer relationship with HIM, I believe we will see greater.

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Unity

  By Pastor Mike

Exodus 17:8-13

8 Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. 10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

As Moses became more tired, Aaron & Hur, brought a stone Moses could sit on and with one man on either side of him, they held up his arms so that Joshua could win the battle.

We need to be there for one another to lift up one another in prayer and in encouragement.

Acts 4:31-32

31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

Psalm 133:1

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Living together in unity has to involve loving one another – I mean everyone loving everyone – first and foremost by showing it – to everyone –I’m not saying its always easy – but its always the right thing to do  show the LOVE

How’s this for final act of UNITY

Philippians 2:9-11

9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Let’s be ready to stand in unity. Remember to pray for each other. Be there for one another.

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How Great is our GOD

   By Pastor Mike

I wanna talk about how great our GOD is. Everything that HE has done should make us excited to live for HIM. HE saved people from drug addiction. Some from alcohol. Some from suicide. We all live for something or someone. I choose to live for JESUS. Way back when, I lived for myself and that’s when the enemy jumped in and ran my life. I was living the way I wanted to. Now I’m so excited I live for JESUS. I can’t lose now. I win. Doing my best for HIM.

GOD is so great because of who HE is. HE’s the one who spoke this world into existence. HE suffered and died for all of us so that we can be with HIM forever. We all have choices to make in our lives. The most important choice is to pick where you want to end up forever. What we do here on earth will depend where we’ll end up. I want to encourage everyone to choose JESUS. Choose you this day whom you will serve.

HE is so great that HE made a way for us to be with HIM forever. HE gives us HIS plan of salvation. It’s about being born of the water and the Spirit.

John 3:1-5

3 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

HE is so great that HE will heal every sickness and disease.

Matthew 9:35

35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

Luke 4:40-41

40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.

The word grace in the Bible, refers to the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God. John 1:14 tells us that God left His heavenly throne, became flesh and came to live with us here on earth. He was full of grace and truth. The Bible says that we receive blessings from the fullness of His grace.

1 John 4:3-4

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Ephesians 1:6-7

To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Ephesians 2: 4-8

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God

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A Life of Faith

   By Pastor Mike

I wanna talk about Faith and Hope. Because the Faith we have in JESUS brings us the Hope for a better life and to spend forever with HIM.

Chapter 11 of Hebrews talks a lot about Faith. Read it when you get a chance.

Hebrews 11:1

11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:6 3

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

Without faith it’s impossible to please GOD. Without faith it’s impossible to receive the power and the blessings of JESUS. You may be saying “I’m praying but nothing is happening.” We can never give up on our prayers or become upset or question ourselves when we don’t get immediate results when we do pray. It’s always in HIS timing.

Sometimes we get tested just enough to make us uncomfortable. To get out of our comfort zones and keep going forward in our faith. The way to avoid unbelief is to choose to let JESUS do HIS thing and take care of business. To actively watch for HIM to do something miraculous.

I want to challenge us to deeper prayer; let’s focus beyond our limitations.

WE BELIEVE that we serve a big GOD and WE BELIEVE that a GOD-sized vision stretches us enough so that the only way it can happen is by the power of JESUS.

It’s very important in building our faith in JESUS. When we do that, anything can happen and we will be victorious in every situation.

Do we have the faith to tell that mountain to move? Do we have enough faith to tell any sickness and disease they are not welcome in our bodies?

Do we have enough faith to let JESUS handle any situation at work, on the road, in our homes, in the stores? Do we have enough faith to tell people about our JESUS and what HE does for us to bring them to HIS Kingdom?

The foundation of our relationship with JESUS is built on Faith. Without Faith our foundation will be too shallow and we might begin to lean off center and even fall over.

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Trust in JESUS

  By Pastor Mike

I want to talk about Trusting JESUS.

Back in the day – a person’s word or a handshake meant something and you could trust they would stand by it.  Now everything has to be written down and signed. Press hard because when you sign you need many copies.  No one trusts anyone anymore because they’re too many scammers out there.  Too many cheaters, too many swindlers. Too many liars.

JESUS is the Best Thing that will ever happen in your life.  When you follow HIM and HIS word you will never go wrong.  NEVER. You can trust that everything that is in the Bible is the Truth. You can trust that HE will never let you down. You can trust when it says that HE will never leave you nor forsake you.

Job 13:15

15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

Whatever happens to us, we gotta keep trusting in JESUS. When the enemy attacks us, trust HIM. When the enemy attacks our family, trust HIM. When the enemy attacks our brothers and sisters in the LORD, trust HIM.

Psalm 18:2

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

When you read this verse you can trust that JESUS is the rock we stand on. HE is our fortress and protector. HE is our deliverer from everything we don’t want in our lives. Our deliverer from everything we wanna stop doing. HE is our buckler which is a strong shield that covers our whole body from every attack of the enemy. HE gave us the plan of salvation which is being born of the water and the Spirit. It’s found in ACTS 2:38. Our high tower that lifts us up over the enemy. Trust JESUS in all HE said because we win.

Psalm 118:8-9

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.

That says it all.

You can trust that HE will answer prayers. We need to pray daily. Spend time with HIM. Talk to JESUS and listen for that still small voice. Prayer will be answered and it’s okay to pray anywhere and anytime. Pray for your family. Pray for these brothers and sisters. Pray for this church. Pray for your pastors and our wives. Pray for this city and surrounding cities. Pray for the lost to be saved. Pray for strength and wisdom as we reach out to people. Pray we get out of our comfort zones.

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Get Back to JESUS

 

 By Pastor Mike

I want to talk about getting back to JESUS when we mess up. First of all don’t let anyone tell you that when you mess up JESUS doesn’t want you anymore. That’s a lie from the devil, he just doesn’t want us staying with JESUS.

I had to learn how to love JESUS and learn how to accept HIS love. Even when I first got saved, I wondered how could JESUS love me after all I did that was wrong.

Everybody messes up now and again. But how you feel about it and what you do about it makes a huge difference. There’s 3 guys in the Bible that come to mind right away. First is King David. He planned out his sin with adultery, lying, and murder. Read 2 Samuel chapter 11 for the whole story. David wrote most of the Psalms. Read them too. Its good reading. Then when Peter messed up by denying JESUS 3 times, but he fell on his knees and asked for forgiveness. He was forgiven. Then there was Judas who sold out JESUS and then instead of asking for forgiveness, he went and hung himself because he thought there was no going back to JESUS. I wanna tell you not to listen to the lies of the devil. JESUS will forgive you. We should do our best not to mess up. But when we do, HE’s waiting with open arms to bring us back to HIM.

Psalm 51:1-4

 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

When we stop making excuses for messing up, and confess it, we will have a better relationship with GOD and we’ll feel better about ourselves.

We can experience inward healing, and feel better about ourselves if we would just confess our sins to GOD. HE already knows them. HE wants us to confess them to HIM, get forgiveness from HIM and move forward in HIM. Once it’s forgiven, HE forgets about it. Don’t beat yourself up. Don’t let anyone beat you up.

Too many people blame someone or something else whenever they fail.  It’s not always easy to accept responsibility for our failures, but we have to if we want to get our lives back on track. We have to stop blaming others and accept responsibility for our actions.

We can’t blame our sin on anyone else. We can’t blame our sin on the Devil. We’re responsible for our actions.

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Getting back on track requires a change of direction—where we stop going our way and start going HIS way. By spending time alone with GOD on a regular basis.

Repentance results in joy. If you’ve blown it, you need to get past feeling guilty and get back on track. Ask GOD to help you change your heart, and change your mind, and change your direction.

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Worship HIM

  By Pastor Mike

We should always be Praising HIM and Worshiping HIM. There’s a lot of scriptures about Praising Him because JESUS always does so much for us. That’s why we Praise HIM. And HE isn’t done taking care of us. HE’s not done Blessing us.

We Worship the LORD because of who HE is. We should always Worship the KING of kings and the LORD of lords. And HIS name is JESUS. Look at what HE did in the Bible starting in Genesis. HE created everything by just speaking it out.

He blew into a pile of dirt and created a living soul. That’s us. We were made in HIS image and HE doesn’t make any junk. We should be happy Christians. We should be excited that we live for and follow JESUS. Worship is GOD centered.

Nehemiah 8:5-6

And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:

And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the Lord with their faces to the ground.

Matthew 4:8-10

Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

This was after JESUS fasted for 40 days and the devil waited and came to tempt HIM. The devil tempted JESUS a couple times before this and the devil even quoted scripture. The devil knows the Word, but trembles because of knowing what’s will happen. I’m gonna Worship JESUS and only JESUS. People do worship lots of different things. But there’s nothing better than JESUS.

John 4:22-24

22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Let’s worship JESUS because HE is:

Omnipotent: having unlimited power; able to do anything, all-powerful, almighty, supreme, most high, preeminent, having ultimate power and influence, (the Omnipotent) God.

Omnipresent: widely or constantly encountered; common or widespread. present everywhere, universal, worldwide, global, all-pervasive, all-present,infinite, boundless, predominant, present everywhere at the same time.

Omniscient: knowing everything; all-knowing, all-wise, all-seeing, having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things.

JESUS is the one true living GOD. Let’s Worship HIM for who HE is. HE is an AWESOME GOD. HE Loves us. HE cares for us.

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Praise HIM

  By Pastor Mike

According to Bible Gateway, the words “praise the LORD” is found 124 times in the Bible. The word praise is found 259 times.  It’s great that we can praise the KING of kings and the LORD of lords

Psalm 9:1-2

9 I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

According to scripture we all should be praising the LORD for all HE has done and all HE brought us out of. Always remember that JESUS is always there to help us get through everything in life. Sometimes HE calms the storm and sometimes HE calms us while we go through the storm.

I know sometimes it’s not easy to praise HIM but remember that as born again believers there will be no more storms; we will be in Heaven forever. How AWESOME is that. We will always stand on HIS plan of salvation we find in Acts 2:38. It’s about repenting of your sins, get Baptized in JESUS name for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the HOLY GHOST.

We will always stand on the Truth because that’s what makes us free from everything that’s not of GOD.

How AWESOME it is to praise HIM because HE’s the only one that’s worthy of it.

We are so thankful and so Blessed living for JESUS.

Psalm 18:2-3

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

Psalm 86:11-13

11 Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.

13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

Psalm 150

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

We have breath, we should praise the LORD. We praise HIM for HIS Mercy, HIS Grace, HIS Love, HIS healings, HIS comfort, HIS Peace, HIS Salvation, HIS Deliverance, HIS Provisions. Even if your days are going smooth and easy, Praise HIM for that. True Praise is hard to contain. Praise lifts our spirits. Praise refocuses our thinking and puts it on JESUS.

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You Are Somebody

  By Pastor Mike

I want to talk about how we are somebody in the eyes of the LORD. We are precious to HIM. We were made in HIS image.

Genesis 1:27

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Since we are created in the image of GOD, we are precious and valuable in HIS eyes. HE loves us even when we make mistakes. We are HIS children.

We are something to HIM because HE made a way so we can be with HIM forever and that’s by being born of the water and the Spirit so we can enter into HIS Kingdom.

HE tells us  in Acts 2:38-39

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Never let the enemy tell you that you’re no good or that you’ll never be good enough. JESUS says you’re good enough for HIM because HE died for you.

We follow the Word of GOD and believe what it says. We believe in JESUS and that’s why we have the Hope that the world doesn’t. We have the Love of JESUS that the world can’t give. I wanna please JESUS with my words and actions.

Romans 8: 8-9

So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

How about the Love of JESUS. How powerful is HIS love. Nothing can separate us from HIS Love.

Romans 8: 38-39

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We are somebody to JESUS and that’s why the enemy wants to steal us away from HIM. The devil and the world, want to destroy us that proves we are special to GOD. The enemy walks around wanting to steal your salvation, steal your relationship with JESUS, destroy your marriage, destroy your children and grand kids, destroy your family.

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