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Sunday, December 20, 2015


 Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.                                                                                                        Isaiah 59:1-4
Good Morning. What a beautiful day the Lord has made. This morning the spirit of the Lord has championed me to a place which is valid in the human spirit. Our inability to see and receive from the throne and Kingdom of Heaven where God reigns. The validity comes as we witness the events that surround us every day in our communities and around the world. In the moments when we decide and choose what is good and what is evil. To some the choice is not so simple as good or evil. Most of us believe that evil does not exist within ourselves. That the word evil is to extreme as a word to describe our separation from God. All of us at one time or another throughout our days and lives find that separation to be evident.  The prophet Isaiah presents us with the real truth in Isaiah 59 starting in the first verse. Imagine the moments of your  day and life where that passage of scripture lives. For me there are many moments when it is present. But today I am grateful for the grace of God and the mercy of the Lord Jesus the Christ  which allows me every day to remove that darkness in my spirit so that Gods  ability for me to see and hear from heaven is available. Lets not get it twisted this is a daily and sometimes hourly act which is necessary to live a life free and able to present the glory of God in those places we frequent and the other lives we interact with.  Without that ability to interact with our God through our Lord Jesus the Christ we live in a dark world which is void of light and full of darkness. Amen

And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.                                                                             Genesis 6:3

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Our Refuge

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;  There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.  For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.  Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.  With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.  Psalm 91

Good morning. On this beautiful Wednesday morning November18, 2015 the spirit of God has moved me to champion his power through His word. Today I arise in the glory of God concerning all of His Humanity.  Stand firm and not lose hope in His overwhelming love which provides us victory over the terror that flies by night or the pestilence that walks in darkness nor the destruction that lays waste at noonday. The terror that has enveloped our communities and world has no power over the love, grace and mercy of our God and King the Lord Jesus the Christ.Today let’s summon the power(faith) that raised the Christ from the grave and see the reward of the wicked. Let’s find that posture on our knees so that no evil will befall us. Continue to say the Lord is your refuge and fortress. In Him this day I will trust. Send Judah(praise) today .Amen

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.For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. John 3:16-20

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Legality of Marriage? Moving Towards a Clean Heart

If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Leviticus 20:13
First before I begin I would like to set the stage in reference to the topic. My intentions in this article are not to condemn the person who is engaged in this lifestyle. My motivation is to save souls. To reach out to my brothers and sisters who are subject to the deceptive nature of it. Let me ask this question. If someone you loved was in a burning building would you try to rescue them? I believe that 99.9 % of the readers of this article would make an effort to save the life of the loved one. The building is burning!
Let’s examine the logical scriptural evidence concerning the legality of marriage. In the book of Genesis (the beginning) we visit the creation of man and God’s purpose for him.
Man was made in the image of God. (Genesis 1:26) Being made in the image of God includes characteristics as righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:24) Since we were created in the image of the divine king, delegated sovereignty (kingship) was given to man. From  this conclusion it would be illegal for another man to fill the role of companion and partner. Eve was created to fill God’s mandate for creation.(Genesis 1:28)Without female companionship it becomes impossible for man to realize his humanity. God created the woman from the rib of the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh: She shall be called woman, for she was taken out of man. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. (Genesis 2:24) The term wife (a women joined in marriage to a man) presents the legality of marriage as a union between man and woman.(Genesis 2:5
24) It is the sum of marriage that completes the divine intention for husband and wife to be monogamous (marriage to one person at a time). It is in this premise that God clearly defines his intentions for His creation in reference to Man and Woman. Any relationship outside of this is illegal in the sight of God.
As a result of the violation of this creation mandate God makes it very clear what his ruling on it is and the penalty for Man as a result of it. We first visit the illegal act  during the existence of the two cities (Sodom and Gomorrah) as recalled in the scriptures in  Genesis chapter 19. The two cities were so wicked  that there wickedness reached God. He informs Abraham that the two cities will be destroyed, Abraham pleads with God not to destroy Sodom ( root word of the term sodomy meaning acts stigmatized as unnatural vice , sexual deviation and bestiality)With God’s inability to find one person who’s heart was not pure from this sin, He manifested his wrath. (Jude 1.7 Genesis 19: 24-25) Consequently God destroyed the city. I can hear some of you who are reading this article, say, what Sodom and Sodomy has to do with Homosexuality. Here is the answer. The spirit behind the homosexual life style is Sodomy (unnatural act or sexual deviation).it’s manifestation presents such a challenge for the natural that it takes a supernatural event (act of the Holy Spirit) or God to free those who are engaged in it. This is the reason God had to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because it presented an abomination ( a vile, shameful, of destable action,habit,or condtion) of His creation and His image (Leviticus 20:13)
Those who encounter and live their lives according to this deception can not inherit eternal life (1 Corinthians 6:9). Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities his eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.( Romans 1: 18-20) As a result the end is eternal death.
I close with this reflection. Just because the Supreme Court has made the equality of marriage the law of the land and popular culture condones the legality does not mean that it is accepted by God. Yes the sacrifice that Jesus took on the cross justified the sin nature, but the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus the Christ left it in the pit of hell. The eternal location of death and hell is in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:14). The spirit that champions this culture continues it’s defiance in and outside the body of Christ. The marriage vow’s is sacred (set apart) from the other institutions of mankind because its agenda is rooted on the image of God and His creation toward man and woman. I know the question is to love who you love and as a creature of the fallen nature of man it is very easy to consider. My heart becomes challenged by the virtue of the word  of  God and the strength of its eternal consequence. It is He who judges where we will spend our eternity. I don’t believe that His law concerning this eternal question is going to change because after 65 years we decide we want to be a woman or a man. He loves us as it is verified through the death , burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus the Christ and to stand on that belief is to believe His word not the Supreme courts interpretation of marriage because it wants to make it equal by law. Wrong answer. It hurts my heart to see the encouragement of love be used by Satan and these unnatural covenants resulting in eternal separation from God. Love tells the truth that it may set free those who are bound spiritually and eternally. My prayer is God let there hearts receive the eternal truth. Please allow the Holy Spirit to come and release them from an eternal hell. Amen
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.  For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. John 1:14- 17
 I ask You, Heavenly Father, to loose into me and each person what  I have prayed for today God’s Spirit of Pureness and Holiness according to Zechariah 12:10 and Hebrews 10:29. Amen

The house is burning.

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Power of the Cross

For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:17,18
As I attemempt to analyze these statements i begin to realize that the true witness of the cross is not the words we sometime speak or preach. Neither is it the symbolism that accompanies religious dogmas or tradition. The witness of the cross is realized and proclaimed by the heart as it dies to the nature of the world and becomes alive in the power of the Holy Spirit. As a living testimony of God's resurrection power we begin to come alive by the three virtues of the cross which begin with death, then the burial, and of course the resurrection. These three powerful acts of the cross is foolish to the natural world because it is contrary to what the world believes. The apostle Paul presents a very valid point when he emphasized in his writing that it is foolishness (ill-considered; unwise)
to them that are perishing. ( 1 Corinthians 1: 18) Try to explain  that Jesus Christ is the son of God to someone who is bent on believing that He is not is like teaching an aligator to speak Latin. With words and actions it is impossible. To illustrate to them that the trinity exist is like pulling teeth from a great white shark. I believe the only way you can succesfully pull teeth from a great white is to kill it. Get my point. So in other words the words that we speak sometimes as believers do not effectively translate or present a witness to the unbelievers who are challenged by traditon, religion and wordly wisdom.
In order for an effective witness to live in the realm of these unbelivers we have to illustrate the Love of God not only with words but with our living example. For myself it is accomplished with a daily communication with God through prayer, meditation, faith , fellowship and by the word of God. as we grow in these area's our witness to the Lord Jesus the Christ becomes more powerful and effective. We have to go into those places where the spirit of God is dead and become a witness to the light of the world by shinning brightly in those areas. But remember in order for our light to shine we have to have oil(exodus 25:6) for the lamp. (Revelation)
As we move closer to the coming of our Lord Jesus the Christ lets realize that in some of those instances were we witness the Spirit Of God has already preceeded us. (Acts 18:9) It is by our witness weather the spirit of God that was presented either lives or dies. As Christians we are to be a living witness to the Death, Burial, and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus the Christ. This means that the ways of the world need to die in us, the nonsense and wisdom of the world needs to be burried with us, and the resurrection power of God should lives in us through our Lord Jesus the Christ. That resurrection power is demonstrated through Love. (John 3:16) There should be healings, deliverance,transformations and testimonies to the miraculous power demonstrated in each witness. As I close there is one scripture that presents a powerful promise of God as we bear witness in these truths .It says; Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.(Romans 10:11)
Take the Holy Spirit with you today and allow Him to live in every area of your life

 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  2 Corinthians 5:17

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sending Judah

And the children of Israel arose, and went up to the house of God, and asked counsel of God, and said, Which of us shall go up first to the battle against the children of Benjamin? And the LORD said, Judah shall go up first.
Judges 20:18
Such as the time of the book of Judges it is necessary for us to send Judah (praise) first to battle . There are times when my praise envelopes into the glory of God and the blessing of the Lord develops and delivers me from the hand of the enemy. In this time of grace and mercy calling on the name of the leader and king of the tribe of judah results in great praise .
As a memeber of the tribe of Judah I am greatful for the Lion of the tribe of Judah ( Jesus Christ) who is soon to return. While making a reflection of this week (Resurrection week) the celebration that was set forth by Passover (celebration of the Jewish people exiting from Egypt) and Jesus Christ who provides for us the Passover from death into life by claiming victory over his ememy (Satan) and preparing us for an eternity with Him. Amen.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Living Water Hope

The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him ……………………… Lamentations 3:24

Good Morning. On this morning 1/17/2015 God spirit is present and available to me for the Lord is my portion. I have a hope in Him. The scripture in Lamentations the third chapter alludes to the fact that the hope of us as followers and disciples of Christ rest on the hope of Him and His return .Until the time of the return of our Christ we are blessed to have the Holy Spirit available to guide us through until his return. This is our portion for us who believe on God’s greatest gift, the Lord Jesus Christ.
One of the greatest challenges as a result of my walk with God, Christ and the Holy Spirit centers on my expectations of hope. Without the hope of God, Christ and the Holy Spirit my expectations would be centered on fear and death. In Deuteronomy 30:19 it gives us a clear distinction on how God has set forth each day of our lives. It reads “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life that both thou and thy seed may live:
Each day that I live now and until eternity my hope will rest on the word of God in the hope of my eternal king returning to his throne forever and ever. To continue keeping my eyes on the prize offered to me upon my confession of the Lord Jesus and his resurrection from the grave. My dependence upon the Holy Spirit of God to continue to lead and guide me to all truths that center on my purpose for God and not my pleasure of this world. This is not a simple or easy task. It takes daily meditation for me in order for me to see just the tip of what God has in store for my life. Not only my life but the life of my son Emmanuel James Crudup.
So today my hope is centered on Jesus Christ. Without him there is no hope for me or my seed. Today I will bless the Lord with all of my soul. In return my hope in Him will result in His glory in every area of my life. Amen
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing……………………………………………………………John 15:5

Saturday, January 3, 2015


I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.   Romans 12:1-2

Happy New Year!! . On this second day of January 2015 I awoke in the presence of the Spirit of God. It moved me to the scripture in Romans 12. In the first 2 verses it informs us to present our bodies as a living sacrifice set apart from the world and acceptable to God. Transforming our minds that we may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. After reading this I began to meditate on the purpose that God has for me in this New Year the year of our Lord 2015. The first action that moved on me was that old friend of mine fear.  It began to present itself in the form of I am not going to be able to transform my mind into the good acceptable and perfect will of God. How foolish of me to even consider this.  Remember now the spirit of God has led me to this place in scripture in order for me to position myself to live up to the purpose God has for my life. Then again fear presents itself in the fashion that it always have. That is to present failure to Gods plan when it concerns me.
As I consider the alternative to my past failures of living out the will of God I began to feel the shame I always feel when I see that may actions steer more to my flesh than to the spirit. The spirit that put Jesus on the cross and raised him from the grave is present and available to me.  How come it continues to elude me?  To miss me during times where its presence will assist me to victory and the acceptable and perfect will of God. While examining this issue the spirit of God presented to me Faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God. In order to enter into his presence you have to first believe that He is. This isn’t a onetime thing. Faith should be present and available to you at all times. It is through my faith which provides me with every opportunity to see the cross high and lifted up. To make the tenants of the cross available to me during every waking hour of the day. To present each day as a living sacrifice holy and acceptable to God. This is my reasonable service. Without faith to be transformed to the renewing presence of mind becomes an arduous task. Knowing that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen therein lays the process which provides us the entrance into the kingdom of God.
Having faith in and believing God is the key component in receiving His presence in our times of need. In order to sustain victory over the god of this world the helmet of salvation has to be in place. The breast plate of righteousness also needs to be in position. The sword of the spirit the word of God is necessary to stand against the wiles of the devil. We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, powers and spiritual wickedness in high places. Never forget to shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace. Above all taking the shield of faith to stand against the fiery darts of the wicked.(Ephesians 6) Therefore as we embark on another year let’s  get the fullness of God so that we may find his glory in every aspect of our life. Amen.

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Psalm 91