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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Keeping It Real

In the Spirit of the risen Christ it is tremendous to see the love and joy of God demonstrated in some of our most valued and treasured events. To witness these acts presents the real truth presented by hearts that bear witness to our Lord and King.

For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
Exodus 34:14

Everything that is created presents glory unto the Lord. It is up to us to present it without shame unto his glory. Amen

Fear Not

And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge
After the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
Isaiah 11:3

One of the greatest attributes given to a peaceful soul is centered on there identity. When given the opportunity to address circumstances unawares the ability to remain calm and resolute comes from knowing who is in charge. The ability to become steadfast and unmovable comes from the supernatural and unmovable God who is greater than any challenge presented. This can not be attained in the strength and wisdom of men, but through the power of an awesome God.
As disciples of the Lord Jesus the Christ the discipline of believing the witness of the cross presents us with a quick understanding by virtue of the power of God. By faith in understanding the tenets of the cross of Christ our fears become our strengths when approached with the fear of God. Philippians 4:13 reminds us that “I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.”All of our power as Disciples of Christ is centered on Him. The issues and challenges we encounter in our daily lives were already defeated when he was hung on the tree. (Galatians 3:13) Our fear of God concerning the wrath He incurred upon Himself presents us believers with the understanding of His redemption.
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of
Sins, according to the riches of his grace;”
Ephesians 1:7
As a result in resting in this truth and faith of the cross we become censored in our sight and ears. It is our faith that allows us to see through the fallen state of this world. Christ activity on the cross provides us with the fine tuning in hearing and speaking the victory presented at the cross of Calvary. As we continue to press toward the mark of the High calling our ability to judge isn’t necessary to place us in high esteem with the world and its fallen state. What we hear doesn’t present us with a challenge to rebuke or reprove of what is presented. In fear of the wrath of God impressed upon Christ it presents us with a quick understanding of who is Lord and King. (Romans 8:1 1Corinthians 4:5) as we walk “according to His spirit and not by our flesh”
Today each one of us will be presented with the challenge to shed His light upon those situations that are tainted in darkness. It is the power of the Holy Spirit bearing witness to Christ crucified that will champion us and crown us as overcomers. It is in this virtue that the Power of God will strengthen and comfort us as “we march through the valley of the Shadow of death”
(Psalm 23:4)
There are many ways we can approach our challenges. But there is only one who has risen from all of them to the Glory of God. His name is Jesus of Nazareth. The risen Christ Lord and King. Amen.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."…………………………….
An apostle of the Lord Jesus the Christ.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.
Luke 9:1

How do we define authority when used in the context of scripture? Is spiritual authority the same as that used in the world? Throughout the New Testament the term is used over 30 times to reference the point of God’s authority given to man through the Lord Jesus the Christ. Scripture indicates that word was “made flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14) the authority given to us by our Lord Jesus the Christ rest in the word of God present and available to us today. The book that adorns the coffee table or the rear console of the back seat of the car is our authority. It is the instrument God uses to manifest his glory.

Christians the power and authority that was transferred to the disciples in Luke 9:1 has the same substance today in each one of us disciplined in the faith of Jesus Christ. Each of us in our uniqueness has the foundation for that transfer of authority and power to manifest in every area of our lives. Notice the scripture makes clear that it is over” all devils” (Luke9:1). Those issues in our finances, behavior, relationships, faith, self control and the likes of are the devils he gave us authority over. Fathers when you become the priest and prophet over your home you take authority over the atmosphere that lives in it. Mothers when you speak love, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness in your children then and only then will they have authority over the places they frequent and the company they keep. To often we become insecure in our efforts because of our dependence on those God has placed in authority over us. Remember there is a transfer from them to you. When we believe then the power that accompanies that authority will manifest unto the glory of God. In order for us to alleviate sickness, diseases, poverty, crime, racism, oppression, hatred, and the likes of we have to become disciplined in the faith of the cross of Christ and understand it place in our lives. Without Him crucified it is to non effect (1Corinthinans 1:17).

As I close I leave this jewel to the thought of the power of words. The root of the term authority is author. It is defined as “an originator or creator, as of a theory or plan.” Its Latin origins define the term from the Latin auctor, "authorizer, responsible agent, originator, or maker." Until we incorporate this in the discipline of what we believe that Jesus Christ is the originator of our lives, then the revival we all are expecting will manifest to the glory of God. Amen.

Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
1Corinthians 15:24
His authority is written into the hearts of each of us. Only when
we believe can it be manifested into His glory.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Grateful Brother

To all my brothers who chose to serve this nation I honor you today. To my fellow veterans whose lives that has been graced, I commend all of you in your efforts to keep alive the memory of those who served with us, before us and after. To all of my family members who served before me (Uncle Nay, Uncle Philip, Hezekiah Crudup) To those after me (James ) my prayers are that you will be protected according to the word of God found in the 91st Psalm. To all of the other men and women whose lives were given on behalf of this nation I honor you for your sacrafice and love. To the families of those fallen my heartfelt condolences and gratitude. My prayer is that God will continue to confort and grace you in your times of rememberance. To this nation I pray that we will continue to honor and respect those veterans among us who still continue to battle with the tremendous loss presented through their service and sacrafice. To all of my brothers ( Drew , Stanley and Jerome) I thank you for your service as well. I close with this piece out of 1 John 3:16 that moves me to a greateful heart for those who have fallen. It reads:
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.
Thanks again for your tremendous service and sacrafice for this brother. Amen

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Our Father

And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Malachi 4:6
The time is now for men to realize the truth of this word. It must be received into the hearts of men the promise of God concerning our position and order. When we begin to act accordingly then the spirit of God will enter in like a rushing wind. (Acts 2:2). Refusing to will leave our culture and humanity paralyzed... Once the spirit enters into the presence of men revival comes and the spirit of God delivers us from the curse. The deception that pervades this culture (pride of life, lust of the flesh) stands in the way of the truth written on our hearts from the father to his children. Once we accept the love of God concerning our children then and only then will we begin to live. Anything less is a lie.
Men allow the truth of this piece from Malachi to minister to your soul. Never allow this truth to pass without consulting the throne of God concerning our position. All authority under Christ rest in men (1 Timothy 2:12) for the script written from creation falls along that truth. Stand up and be the father in your homes. Become the prophet and priest you were destined to be. The anointing of God we seek is predicated upon this truth. The foundation of the revival were longing for is set upon our acceptance of our authority as the sons of God. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” Romans 8:14. As we begin to live out this word of truth from the father then the stage is set to produce the magnificent production written by our most creative and awesome God. Again the transformation will begin when the heart of the fathers shall turn to the children and the children to their fathers. Amen.

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:
Romans 8:15, 16

Believing is all we can do. The hope that we live for to. The greatest of these is love. Lets talk about. Sing about it................
Lyrics from the Yellow Jackets release
"The Hope"
off the
Altered States Album