Sermon Notes Sunday, May 21, 2017

God is Over All
May 21, 2017
Sermon Notes
Apostle David Watkins

Sermon Title: “Walking In Truth”

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

The best evangelism, tell people that you are a Christian then live in it
We daily fail in trying to show man how they should walk in Christ
John 18:31 For this purpose I have come into the world
The gospel is the truth
Why did you get saved?
We have been distracted by the things that are in the world
We have been distracted by pain, our jobs, relationships
We have been distracted by life, by family
Distracted to the point to where we forgot why we have been saved.
We feel that God came to give us stuff
We have lost our faith in God because we did not receive the promises

The reason that Jesus came was to save us
He did not come to give us the best job ever
We say we want a good
man, when we get one we want to be delivered
We want prayer for jobs, we pray to get out of the job
We pray for a car and then we want God to take it out
We change our hair color, buy more hair and want a change in one month
We have forgotten why we received the Lord
We go to church and feel good, then within three years we want to leave
You have said, I am the head and not the tail, but you are wagging
Why do we take on the characteristics of crabs? Almost getting out of the pot
In our marriage constantly pulling one another down
Jealous of our spirituality, we are ready to leave the Lord
We come crying to one another, our family is going through, someone on drugs, going through divorce
Always something
in this earth, I am being attacked constantly
Why did God send Jesus?
What do you want?
Only one reason, I accepted Jesus! I did not want
ot go to hell. I wanted to go to heaven

Why do you have to die?
For this
purpose I came into the world, for this reason I gave my life
Stop complaining about your life!
Stop murmuring bad things will happen, some are going through worse things that you! Give him thanks!
I thank
you Father, because you are God! You are the only true and living God!
Continue to thank the lord despite what you are going through.
We are blessed because we serve a mighty God!
I rejoice greatly when the children of God prosper
Look at yourself, when you looked at God first your soul began to prosper
You got excited about Jesus!
You only got saved to get to Heaven! You are still on your way to heaven if you do not lose your faith
Just remember, you lost your joy because you forgot
Jesus said, Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but I will deliver them out of them all
Remember why you invited Jesus into your life!
I received the Lord, come into my life, I did not know that God chose me!
I did not know that I was drawn by the Holy Spirit
My soul is prospering!!!! My soul is what needs to proper
I am not concerned about the nice car.
Stop putting things first

When I chose the things of this world
Matthew 6:21
Whatever you treasure that is where your heart is
The young people are old now
I remember your zeal in the Lord, then you got older and you began to get a job, find a mate, had babies, more babies, house, furniture, distracted! The more you wanted, the more distraction
Then you were not with God like we were in the beginning.
My own place, big screen, play games….
I remember the zeal before you grew up and took on life
There was only thing that happened in our lives
Now we only want stuff!!!!!
You are being tricked, bamboozled into thinking about this world.
Very few things distracted us in the good ole days!
I was satisfied with getting out of school and getting a job! You can be anything that you want
ot be now.
It is hard to look back and see how far we have come
How do we walk in God?
Romans 13:14
I John 2:16
No provision for the flesh
Our desires as a living thing……best job ever, education, etc.

Choose God first above all
There is nothing wrong with seeking out good things in life but it is sin if we desire it more than God
Every time we get a step higher, we get pulled down because we do not seek it first.
God is able to bless you if you just remember…
Just remember, when your boss threatens yu.
Remember who saved you, who will deliver you, your promoter
I am not afraid!!!!! You can have this whole world, just give me Jesus!
I will be with Jesus!
Stop being afraid, remember from where you came
All that is in the world is the pride of life
I want the best, I want what I see….
The happiest person does not have much!
I John 2:16
Just because things are not going well, you forget why you are saved.
You received salvation to go to Heaven and not Hell!
I will pray for you to prosper spiritually!!!!!
Remember!!!








God is Over All
Sunday, May 14, 2017 – Mother’s Day
Sermon Title: “From Weeping to Worship!”
Senior Assoc. Pastor Deborah Williams, Preaching

Foundational Scripture:
I Samuel 1:18-19

Scriptural References:
I Samuel 1:18-19, I Samuel 1:10-17, I Samuel 1:10, I Samuel 1:18-28, I Samuel 1:26-27, I Samuel 1:28, I Samuel 2:1-10, Psalm 30:5

Golden Nuggets:
Hannah was a woman with a heavy burden and a unrealized dream
She was childless and was teased by her husbands other wife
One day she had a life changing experience
What kind of woman was Hannah?
What can we learn from her testimony?
She was a prayer warrior
She prayed so hard that others thought that she was drunk
Eli prophesied that she would have a child
She wept
Hannah made a promise unto the Lord
She promised that she would give her child to God
Hannah stopped weeping and worshipped God
What is our response when God does not answer our prayers?
Hannah continued to praise and worship the Lord
She praised for his holiness
She praised for his faithfulness
She praised the Lord for his power
She praised for the Lord’s compassion
She praised for His present and future victories
Hannah’s heart still moves us to praise
Grace Mothers have powerful testimonies
We are compelled to worship God
There’s a Mother’s Movement going on



We are trapped in the blessings
I am mad at God
I have been here along time
Some have fought a good fight
Commercials, the morals are changing more and more
When I was young, I did not worry about a lot of things
All I can think about is growing up
I remember the good ole days, in our youth we had no cares
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want
My parents are my Shepherd
Why did God send Jesus?
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever beleiveth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
We should pray about the other situations.
We have forgotten how to pray
We use the things that are pulling at us as a reason why we don’t walk in the truth
III John 1:2
Your soul must first prosper
Even as…in the same manner
You must prosper in the Lord
It is not to have the best marriage ever
It is not for financial stability
We are trying to attain peace
If you want peace that surpasses all understanding, 


it is Jesus
Why don’t we down grade?
Get an electric car’
I will sell all and get a little tend and live good
There are a lot of homeless who are satisfied
Peace is a state of mind
If I am happy where I am then I am rich
We are working harder today, we are at work so hard we get sick
Trying to get somewhere, there was a time when we believed that God would make a way
I am going to live for God, then die and go to heaven
God will bless you! I served him for who he was, I didn’t know that as I prosper in him that he would bless me in the flesh.
God will prosper you, if you will put him first.
Meditate on why you got saved!
You don’t have to give God a dime, you need to give him some time
The Bank of the Lord! Jesus is the only one giving out money
Jesus is making money for us
I need a little more Jesus, people would run to the altar!
III John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
We have been distracted from the things of the world
I can’t wait to get to church, I just hate he getting up 

part
We forgot the reason that Jesus came!
You will murmur and complain about what is going on in your life
Unless your recruiter lied to you! My recruiter did not lie to me!
I was told, than when you mess up, if you confess your sins, he is faithful and just to forgive all your sins
We did not get saved to get rich
There will always be poor!
Everyone that accepted him should get rich
Trying to get to that place of comfort, after I die
What am I going to do when I am eighty?
“We use to…”
Jesus you have gone too far, eat your flesh and drink your blood
Jesus refused to explain himself
God didn’t want thousands of people when he died
He wanted to weed out those who would sow discord
I am the bread of life, he that will eat my flesh and drink my blood
Thousands turned on him, will you leave me also?
I would ask, are you leaving? Where would I go, you have he words to eternal life
I have twelve, and one of you is a devil
Who is the devil among us?
A lot of things Jesus did, they were confused






God is Over All
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Sermon Title: “ What Time Is It?”
Senior Associate Pastor Deborah Williams, Preaching

Scriptures:
Mark 13:35-37,    Mark 13:35, Matthew 28:11, Ezekiel 7:17-18, Mark 1:32,
Luke 4:40, I Thessalonians 5:17, Ephesians 6:18, Ephesians 6:12, Matthew 14:25-33,
III John 1:2, II Timothy 4:2, II Corinthians 4:3-5, II Timothy 4:5, Matthew 26:41,
Jeremiah 24:7, Hosea 6:1, Hosea 14:1-2, Malachi 3:7, II Chronicles 7:14, II Cor. 5:17,
II Cor. 4:17, Proverbs 3:5-6, Gal. 5:1

Golden Nuggets:
Watch is defined as to look at or observe attentively
To remain awake for the purpose of religious observance
Carefully observing someone or something over a period of time
Watch were assigned as a duty responsible for guarding
Watching was a serious duty, the eyes and ears of the city
God took this assignment seriously
First watch 6:00pm-9:00pm when the sun sets
At the evening those diseased were brought to Jesus to be healed
The first watch has great significance, a time for carrying out the anointing of the day
Those who pray in the first watch have an anointing to break into new things
Second watch 9:00pm-12:00am Praying in the second watch is strategic
The first watch has established goals
The second watch is to take the momentum of the first watch forward
It is the watch to pray without ceasing
The Third watch 12:00am-3:00am This covers the darkest part of night
Known as the “Bewitching hour”
The forces of darkness try to take control
During this watch demonic forces will strike
The Fourth Watch 3:00am-6:00am Jesus walked on water
We pray for the activities of the day ahead
We bind the work of the enemy in the spirit
We work hard during this watch
We pray for prosperity during this watch
The question is: “What Time Is It?”
Time to preach the Word
Time to watch and pray
Time to return unto the Lord
Time for God’s people to humble themselves, pray and seek his face
Time to live as new creatures
Time to endure light affliction
Time to trust God, time to stand strong in the Lord
It is time to prepare for his coming




GOA
April 23, 2017
Minister Reggie White

                         There is SomeThing About The 4th  Watch

Scripture-“In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.”
Matthew‬ 28:1-2‬ KJV‬


“But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.”
Matthew‬ 14:24-27‬ KJV‬‬

“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”
Proverbs‬ 8:17‬ KJV‬‬


“With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.”
Isaiah‬ 26:9‬ KJV‬‬


What is the forth watch?

“Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
Mark‬ 13:35-37‬ KJV‬‬

The Jewish day began at 6:00 a.m. and finished at 6:00 p.m. The night watch began at 6:00 p.m. and ended at 6:00 a.m. The night watch was broken up into four time periods of three hours each. Mark 13:35 names the watches:

First Watch -- the evening (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
Second Watch -- at midnight (9:00 - midnight)
Third Watch -- at the crowing of the rooster (midnight - 3:00 a.m.)
Fourth Watch -- the morning watch (3:00 - 6:00 a.m.)
 
It's also said to be the darkest time right before day.
In the midst of the storm

Often times in our life we feel, low, confused, and even if God is with us. We have test and trails. In our in families, on the job, with our finances, with our health, with our children.

The discplies were lost confused and scared. They found themselves like us in the midst of storm.
Have you ever had a storm in your life? The fourth watch is coming.

What we have to realize is these Four things.

Jesus is with you“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Matthew‬ 28:20‬ KJV‬‬

There is always a plan. Jer 29:11

My thoughts are not your thoughts“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Isaiah‬ 55:8-9‬ KJV‬‬

It always works to the good “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”
Romans‬ 8:28-32‬ KJV‬‬

There is something about the forth watch
Joshophat sent forth the singers in the Forth Watch “And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Lord, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth for ever. And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another. And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped. And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.”
2 Chronicles‬ 20:20-25‬ KJV‬‬


Paul and Silas were freed in the 4th watch Acts 16, they prayed at midnight, but it wasn't till the 4th watch they were freed. “And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go. And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace. But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.”
Acts‬ 16:35-37‬ KJV‬‬


Daniel was in the lions den“Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee. And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel. Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him. Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions? Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.”
Daniel‬ 6:16-22‬ KJV‬‬
http://bible.com/1/dan.6.16-22.kjv
There something about the 4th watch

Victory is coming
Weeping may endure foe a night but Joy is coming in the morning
You got to just keep on waiting, Is 40:8
The fight is fixed you win in the end.

Some may wondering why put me through all this Lord, well it's simple in Luke 18 answers that question
“I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another. And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped. And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.”
2 Chronicles‬ 20:20-25‬ KJV‬‬


Paul and Silas were freed in the 4th watch Acts 16, they prayed at midnight, but it wasn't till the 4th watch they were freed. “And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go. And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace. But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.”
Acts‬ 16:35-37‬ KJV‬‬


Daniel was in the lions den“Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee. And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel. Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him. Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions? Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.”
Daniel‬ 6:16-22‬ KJV‬‬
http://bible.com/1/dan.6.16-22.kjv
There something about the 4th watch


Victory is coming
Weeping may endure foe a night but Joy is coming in the morning
You got to just keep on waiting, Is 40:8
The fight is fixed you win in the end.

Some may wondering why put me through all this Lord, well it's simple in Luke 18 answers that question
“I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of “I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of KJV‬‬

The Lord wants your faith, you see Hebrews tells that Faith is essential to pleasing God. That in order to come to God you first must believe that he is.

Don't lose your faith hold on because the fourth watch is coming.










God is Over All

April 16, 2017
Resurrection Sunday
Apostle David Watkins

He Lived, He Died, He Rose!

Golden Nuggets:
Matthew 26:74
Peter began to lie and curse
Acts 2:14-15 Peter standing up with the eleven, for these are not drunk as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
John 20:25 Thomas said unless I see the hands print of the nails, and the nails thrust into his side, I will not believe
The gospel is hidden unto the lost
The disciples said that we have seen the Lord
Paul when he was called Saul he hated Christians
Acts 21:11 I punished them and was exceedingly evil, this was Paul
Acts 9:1 And Saul, yet breathing out threats and slaughter against the disciples….
Acts 9:2 ….that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto…..
Pilate had to tell Caesar that he had killed the one that could heal him
You killed the healer
The disciples did not believe that Jesus rose from the dead
Men were built to fight
Women were not built to fight but they are always on the front line
While the men were locked up, women went to the grave sight
Matthew 24:10 Mary Magdalene, and others went with them their word seemed like idol tales and they believed them not
Jesus explained that he would come back
The disciples were in a locked room
The disciples were afraid, lock the doors
Until Jesus showed up, he was not resurrected then we heard the biggest lie that was ever told
Matthew 27:62 The next day following the preparation of the Passover
We remember that the deceiver said after three days he would rise again
Mark 14:58 I will destroy the temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands
Matthew 27:65 Pilate said unto them, ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.
First watch 6-9 am, second watch 9-12, third watch
1-3pm fourth watch 3-6pm
Jesus always shows up at the fourth watch
Mathew 14:26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, it is a spirit; and they cried out for fear
I believe that we are in the fourth watch!
We are in the last days, we are in the fourth watch, we must watch and pray
They made it to the tomb
I Corinthians 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many might not many noble, are called:
Soldiers, Roman watch were about four soldiers
After the Resurrection the disciples became fearless after Jesus showed up
Once Jesus showed up there was no more fear
Not one of the disciples went to assist him
Someone would go and say something
Some walked in the authority of the Lord, some will start rebuking in the name of Jesus
The disciples tried to sneak, even if all the disciples all slept by the tomb.
You can’t sleep through someone to try to move the stone
Put the soldiers to sleep, with sleeping sauce
The disciples, they were around his same age
The old people trying to move the stone
Try to carry a body, it is heavy, the soldiers coming after you…
It does not make sense that they stole the body
He rose, he lives, he died!
You must tell people that our God is alive!
Our God is alive, he reigns, he lives!
He has given us all power over the grave
He’s alive again
When the angel pushed that stone away, he looked at those poor souls
The soldiers got so scared, they fell 
Matthew 28:4 And for the fear of him the keepers…..
Matthew 28:2 And behold there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from Heaven, and came and rolled back the stone
Matthew 28:3
The angels sat upon the rock and looked at them, scared them to death
They shook and fell as dead men!
Matthew 28:4….and became as dead men
Mary was there and saw it
He rose!
He lived! He died and He rose!
If not we heard the greatest lie ever told!




Palm Sunday sermon   April 7, 2017    Peyton Harrison Jr                                       
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-3

The Triumphal Entry
21 Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage,[a] at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. 3 And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.”
                                VERSE 9-11
Nearly all the people in the crowd threw their garments down on the road, giving him a royal welcome. Others cut branches from the trees and threw them down as a welcome mat. Crowds went ahead and crowds followed, all of them calling out, “Hosanna to David’s son!” “Blessed is he who comes in God’s name!” “Hosanna in highest heaven!”
10 As he made his entrance into Jerusalem, the whole city was shaken. Unnerved, people were asking, “What’s going on here? Who is this?”
11 The parade crowd answered, “This is the prophet Jesus, the one from Nazareth in Galilee.”

  SUBJECT:   MY HOPE, MY FAITH

My 19 year old cousin who is at a Christian College studying to be a full time worship leader at a church had the following conversation with me just recently.

I asked him what are they teaching about being a worship leader. This was his list in summary…

Worship service is only 1 hour long
The songs are visually and graphically displayed and are contemporary up beat and short.
The sermon is 20 minutes.
There is no offering appeal, or offering plate, it is done by text or by PayPal. It is casually announced on the TV screens or you can place cash on the altar as the spirit moves you.
Ministry is done in cell groups, Worship is for spiritual strengthening and creating unity in the community.
Bible study varies but mainly is done on FB live or video chat sessions.
Preachers preach with IPods not manuscripts.
Pastors or ministers do NOT sit in the pulpit
Pastors and ministers do NOT wear pastoral robes with the correct liturgical vestments, they wear blue jeans, Jacket and T-shirt.
Praise Team has least than 10 singers and NO CHOIRS!

Then he said those words of youthful honesty yet hedging on disrespect to me, Cousin Peyton you were great for your time in preaching and liturgical worship but now you are obsolete.  You are old!  

                    MY FAITH.

OK everybody climb into my preaching vehicle and ride with me for awhile.                            
                My FAITH/ MY HOPE

I love my cousin, but he has not lived long enough to understand the character of my faith is built on my life experiences, my interaction with GOD, my salvation in Christ, my born again and holy ghost infilling.  
                  MY FAITH/MY HOPE!

I understand the reality of the six living generations, 
the G.I generation born from 1901-1926, 
The Mature or Silent Generation born 1927-1945, 
The Baby Boomers generation born 1946-1964, 
Generation X born 1965-1980, 
Generation Y the Millennium born 1981-2000, 
Generation Z the Boomlets born after 2001!

Understand that each generation was defined by their history, their struggles, their fears in and of the world, their encounters, their need of church and symbols that pointed toward GOD as a way of HOPE and trust.  The songs, the hymns were indigenous of their struggles of that generation. 

…..and so when the Generation Y, the Millennium children tell me that Palm Sunday is nice, it is a colorful story of pageantry, cultural celebration filled with tension between Jesus and the Spiritual leaders temple, but we prefer Easter with the Easter Baskets and all of that stuff and of course Jesus resurrection.  ………..…..BUT MY FAITH Says….You don’t FULLY understand…….

See Palm Sunday is the processed road to Resurrection Sunday!
You have to experience Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday to enjoy and SHOUT on Resurrection Sunday morning!

“And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.
 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

From the beginning of time, people have been looking for a change in their life circumstances, 
People need a job change that will help them to be at church on Sunday on time, 
Some folk need encouragement to change their low self-esteem problems, 
Some people need a hug every now and then to feel secure in an insecure world.  They need a change…..

Palm Sunday was the preliminary celebration of a change, a preamble to the separation of human time from B.C to A.D.

Palm Sunday is important because it fulfilled the prophesy of Zechariah Chapter 9 where it says 

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion;
Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem:
Behold, thy King cometh unto thee:
He is just, and having salvation;
lowly, and riding upon an ass,
and upon a colt the foal of an ass! 

But lets take a moment to examine the deeper meaning and image of the donkey! 

 Upon scholarly review, the donkey represented the human condition, it represented the character of sinful man!  Quickly, let me exegete this!

Look at Luke 19:33, 
And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?    Hear the words…the owners
This is important because if the donkey had at least two owners you can be sure they were poor.
The donkey didn’t belong to some rich landowner for whom the donkey was just another possession and he wouldn’t be too worried if one of his donkeys when missing for a week.
The donkey, I would suggest to you was a prize possession of at least two poor people. So the donkey would have had to be a sizeable investment for each owner.
So WHY would the owners would have parted with such an investment to complete strangers - the disciples.
The only reasonable explanation is that the expression “The Lord needs it" 

2. Secondly, The donkey was found in a place of crossroads…Mark 11:4 “found the colt tied by the door without in a place, where two ways met, and they loosed him! 

Have you every been at the crossroads of life! Humanity was at the crossroads having to decide whom they will serve!
It is the Joshua experience

Joshua 24:15King James Version (KJV)
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

3. Thirdly The donkey was found in a place of crudeness! Matthew 21:1
The donkey was found at  Bethphage, near the Mount of Olives. 
Bethphage means the house of crudeness, or the house of the unripe fig!. It is undeveloped!

4. Notice the donkey’s personality, a donkey is known for being stubborn but this donkey had not even been broken in!

Therefore in summary Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey that was not tamed, free spirited, rebellious, not used to being ridden, not willing to carry a burden, BUT JESUS rode the donkey into the noise of the celebration with humility and POWER! 
This donkey that represented the character of humanity, Jesus rode him, broke him, for EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY TONQUE CONFESS! Every natural and unnatural MUST submit to GOD!

In the midst of this scenario there is seemingly a contradictions of terms here, humility and power, lowliness and power, they just don’t seem to go together!  
But the most powerful men I have met, were unassuming, they didn’t wear gold chains and fancy watches, but there was power in their spirit!

Jesus was meek and lowly but he had power, look at Zechariah the 9th chapter, the 10th verse, you might have thought that Jesus was soft….but he rode HARD!

Look at the scripture about Jesus!

And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim,
and the horse from Jerusalem,
and the battle bow shall be cut off:
and he shall speak peace unto the heathen:
and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea,
and from the river even to the ends of the earth

Please understand NOW the fullness and POWER of our textual scripture again.
Jesus was riding with authority and power, let me translate it for you in contemporary 2017 language!

If somebody says something to you, You TELL THEM THE LORD needs it, and they will obey!    

MY FAITH, MY HOPE!


When word got around that Jesus was coming to the Festival, the crowds in Jerusalem and suburbs swelled in numbers from 50,000, 
to 5 hundred thousand plus, because those who had been touched by Jesus, 
Those who had witnessed his miracles, 
Those who heard his teachings,
 Those who thought he was going to overthrown the government, 
Those who wanted to fight with them, meet him at the gateway of Jerusalem…
With different expectations, ready to celebrate, ready to party BECAUSE  CHANGE WAS IN THE AIR,  NEWNESS.  HOPE!   VICTORY!

look at Matthews 21:9

And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, 
Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?   It was JESUS~
So they threw down their garments of commonness to the ground, they cut down branches from the trees, 
threw down palm branches that represented deliverance, triumph, victory and hope!   

And cried out Hosanna, to the son of David, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.   Hosanna Means SAVE NOW!
Psalm 118:25 historically foreshadows this event, SAVE NOW, I beseech Thee O lord, Send now prosperity!  Beseech means urgently, fervently do something!

MY FAITH is not in Man, My Faith is not in the White House, But My Faith is built on nothing less than Jesus  blood and his righteousness………

SAVE NOW,   
FREE ME NOW, 
BLESS ME NOW
HEAL ME, NOW
CLEAN ME NOW


Anybody need a change, 
Wave your palm of victory, 
Wave your palm of surrender, 
Need a job NOW,
Need peace NOW
Need JOY NOW
NEE LOVE NOW
NEED DIRECTION NOW
NEED HEALING NOW!

           HOSANNA hosanna, blessed is the name of the Lord

                      THAT’S MY FAITH, MY HOPE!  






Sermon By Apostle David Watkins
April 2, 2017

We celebrate in thanksgiving unto God     
     For sending the Holy Ghost

I would like to share a little more about 
            The Holy Ghost today 

 One way we learn more about a person is what people call them 

And based upon what people do and the way they act.
Friends and even enemies intend to name them


                Let's Talk About 
 Titles and Names of the Holy Ghost
 That we may learn more about him 


                       HE IS 

🔥The Restrainer 
2 Thessalonians 2:7.  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: ponly he who now Letteth will Let, until he be taken out of the way.


🔥Breath of the Almighty.
Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

🔥Comforter.
John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

🔥Eternal Spirit.
Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

🔥Free Spirit.
Psalms 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

🔥God.
Acts 5:3-4 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

🔥Good Spirit.
Nehemiah 9:20 Thou gavest also thy Good Spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.

Psalms 143:10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy Spirit is Good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

🔥Holy Spirit.
Psalms 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

🔥Spirit of Promise,
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of Promise,


🔥Power of the Highest.
Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

🔥The Spirit, 
Matthew 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;


🔥Spirit of the Lord God.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

🔥Spirit of the Lord
Acts 5:9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.

🔥Spirit of God.
Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness wasupon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

1 Corinthians 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

🔥Spirit of the Father.
Matthew 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

🔥Spirit of Christ.
Romans 8:9 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.

1 Peter 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.

🔥Spirit of the Son.
Galatians 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

🔥Spirit of life.
Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Revelation 11:11 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.

🔥Spirit of grace.
Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

Hebrews 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

🔥Spirit of prophecy.
Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

🔥Spirit of adoption.
Romans 8:15 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.


🔥Spirit of the fear of the Lord.
Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

🔥Spirit of truth.
John 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

🔥Spirit of holiness.
Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

🔥Spirit of revelation.
Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

🔥Spirit of judgment.
Isaiah 4:4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

Isaiah 28:6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

🔥Spirit of burning.
Isaiah 4:4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the Spirit of burning.

1 Corinthians 3:13 (KJV)
13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by Fire; and the Fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.


🔥Spirit of glory.
1 Peter 4:14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

🔥Seven Spirits of God.
Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;




           God Is Over All


March 26, 2017
Apostle David Watkins, Preaching
Sermon Title: “The Millennium”
 
Foundational Scripture: Revelation 19th-22nd chapters
 
Golden Nuggets:

  • Our God deserves to be feared, example of parents who desire respect
  • God has given us rules over living creatures, some I allow to live and others I take out the entire tribe
  • God is really God and he is not to be played with
  • The Rapture which is raptus means caught up
  • The Tribulation is where God pours out his wrath
  • God wants us to accept his Son
  • The Millennium happens at the end of the tribulation
  • Jesus comes at the end. Revelations 19:11-12
  • Revelation 19:13 Jesus and his name is called the Word of God
  • God created his son as we create our children, in a different way
  • We need a beginning and an end, some churches only give you a start
  • When there is no ending, you come late and you are still not at the end.
  • Revelation 19:15 Out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God
  • Wine represents finances, persons having a lot of money
  • Revelation 19:16 King of Kings written on his thigh
  • Revelation 19:17 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains
  • People will gather together to fight against God
  • God uses the elements of his creation, casting mountains into the sea
  • Revelation 19:18
  • Zechariah 14:12 And these shall be the plague wherewith those who fight against Jerusalem; their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
  • Example of his dog who would eat all kinds of animals and had to be given a chip to warn others
  • Taking the animal to the top of the mountain, the birds like this kind of meat
  • II Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall the wicked
  • Matthew 25:32-33 God will separate the sheep from the goats, sheep on the right and goats on the left.
  • A lot of persons did not agree with Jesus but they did not fight him, they did not go with Satan
  • Matthew 25:34-35 After the separation, I was naked and you clothed me, hungry and you fed me
  • When you have done it t the least, you did it also unto me
  • Matthew 25:41 Depart from me…. you did not support me
  • Spiritually you should be doing these things
  • How do you deal with the poor? Give the poor the gospel
  • Read them, are you giving the gospel out?
  • This church should be full of persons that you ministered to, shared the gospel with
  • Children are here because they are forced
  • Someone who experienced some of the things that you might go through, work, school
  • They are to try to teach others
  • Obey your parents so your days on this earth are longer
  • Thank God for children, those who are being raised
  • I am going through double what I put my mother through
  • Revelation 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
  • The internet is the ‘baby beast’, he knows everything about you
  • Example of dna testing, the internet knows so much about your heritage
  • God separated them and some did not believe, they were went to hell
  • They died, vanished. God is God.
  • Others prepared to go in, they cleaned up the mess
  • God will heal the land, it will no longer be cursed
  • In the Millennium the land will be fertile
  • Cars, people will multiply, we will populate the earth again
  • Revelation 2:25 But that which ye have hold fast until I come
  • Revelation 2:26
  • Revelation 5:9 They are worthy to open the boo. And to open the seal
  • Revelation 5:10 And hast made us unto out God kings and priests
  • Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them….and Jesus will reign for a thousand years
  • Those that remain faithful will rule with Christ Jesus
  • Some will rule and be over others
  • Faithful over a few things, I will make you rule over many
  • Rev. 20:1-3 Satan will be bound for a thousand years, will no longer deceive the nations, then be loosed after a little season
  • We will think the same way, it doesn’t take all that
  • Jesus will sit on the throne
  • Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…..from henceforth and forever more
  • His reign will bring justice into the world
  • Jesus will reign in perfect righteousness
  • World leaders rule in lust
  • Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, he will smite the nations
  • Jesus is ruling
  • Those who are raptured and the dead in Christ will
be going with him
  • We will be teaching
  • Rebellion will no be tolerated in the Millennium
  • Satan will not enter into our minds
  • There is nothing good about this flesh, I will need to be martyar
  • Zechariah 14:16 Everyone that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the king, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles
  • The world totally destroyed
  • People will be building, we will be building homes
  • You will have to work, to get this world together
  • Revelation 22:1-2 Tree of life for the healing of the nations
  • Taking the leaves to take away illnesses, no one will be ill or sick
  • 1/3 of men would be destroyed
  • When you avenge something, you will go hard at it.
  • God is being merciful to cause people to repent
  • Isaiah 65:20 …for the child shall die an hundred years old
  • You will be considered a child if you die at one hundred years of age
  • People will still die in the Millennium
  • Jesus died two thousand years ago, some do not understand that Jesus is the only way
  • This goes on in the minds of people, you go into the Millennium telling that child what happened
  • Something would appear to correct their behavior, they grow up with this being normal
  • Telling them about four hundred years in the past
  • Why aren’t you like these people?
  • Born in the tribulations, it will be easy to get people to rebel against the new system
  • Come to Jerusalem, on Sunday you worship the Lord
  • It will be like people telling us how Jesus died so many years ago
  • Revelation 20:7 Satan will be loosed out of his prison and will come out….
  • Isaiah 11:6-7 The wolf and the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid…and a little child shall lead them
  • Isaiah 11:8 The children shall play with the hole of the asp…
  • Revelation 20:7-8 ESV and will come out to deceive the nations that are at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle; their number is like the sand of the sea
  • Revelation 20:9 ..but fire came down from heaven and consumed them
  • Satan deceives others to think that sin is alright. Acknowledge that sin is wrong and fight to stop
  • God does not like it when we hide our sins
  • Confess your sin and ask God to cleanse you from all unrighteousness
  • Fight that one thing!
  • One sin is ruler, when he dies another takes his place. You had a sin worse than your number one sin
  • After one thousand years there are a lot of people
  • Revelation 20:10 The beast and false prophets cast into the lake of fire
  • Isaiah 14:12 How are you fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How are thou cu