Hosanna Reflections October 15, 2017
God is Over All
October 15, 2017
Youth Pastor Victor Brown
Message based on sermon: Identifying Spiritual Growth
The Supplemental Life
II Peter 1:5-6
Supplement your life with goodness
We will do all the good that we can to all the people for as long as we can
We told children to “be good”
Goodness focuses on being like God
We must strive to add goodness to every part of our life
Treat others as we want to be treated
Simply being good won’t get you into Heaven
Supplement your faith with goodness
The greatest commandment is to love God
The second commandment is to love one another
Supplement something that is added to enhance something else when added
You are incomplete if you do not add love
What does it mean to love your neighbor as yourself?
Supplements are not optional
Can’t have macaroni and cheese without the cheese
Without cheese it is just macaroni
We can’t live not adding goodness and temperance
You are good for nothing if you do not walk in your belief
II Peter 1:8-9
Walk in the newness of life
How do we use our supplements?
Faith in God we can pray three times a day
Be gentle to those with problems
Be humble and meek so that we are not overtaken in faults
Have self control, God endures our faults
We should endure with others
Single people and teenagers, hormones are raging
You do not want to let your flesh take over, obey the spirit
Have self control, look back at the word
Our youth, longsuffering with your parents
You may feel your parents do not understand
Don’t talk back and speak in a mean way
Watch what you are saying, remember that God placed you parents there for a reason
Hold our tongues when we are tired and hungry
When the Lord says put in more money, supplement it with faith
Exercise faith, God will bless you!
Intentional with our supplements, we do not take them by accident.
What are the areas that we are working on?
Don’t focus on the mistakes
We live the supplemental life
GOD SAID: “I AM”
Minister Carolyn Hunt
October 8, 2017
Scriptures: Luke 1: 28-38; Judges 6:12-23; Genesis 1; Isaiah 61:1; 2 Peter 2:9; John 17:21 and 1 Corinthians 1:10
On August 20th of this year, after 3 days of retreating with God, Apostle David upon ascending to the pulpit that Sunday declared these words: “Yes! I have some good news for you today, meaning Grace Covenant Christian Church of the Harvest!
Yes we did retreat, we sharpen old weapons, and we found new ones. We are going to go forward, we are going to beat the enemy, and we’re going to win. Someone told us as Christians we losing, we are losing these battles.
A brother said he was really discouraged about it, but then he said the Lord told him she didn’t said you lost the battle. That’s why we retreated, falling back and we are going to sharpen our weapons. We are going to figure out what we are not doing and what else we need to do to win. Then he declared that he wanted to talk about and who we are; “Mighty Soldiers of Great Courage!” Then he said our Battle Cry. “Grace Covenant Christian Soldiers, we fight until we died! Hooray! We fight until we died! Hooray! We fight until we died! Hooray!
This Hosanna Reflection is truly inspired by that Declaration and a beloved sister that always blesses me late in the midnight hours; therefore, the reflection this morning is; GOD SAID: “I AM!” It is meant to remind and encourage as to who you are.
This was based on the Biblical account of God telling man what he was even though he did not perceived it. As the story goes in Judges, it took about 10 verse before Gideon after declaring that He was the least in his father’s family before he believed and did what he was told and he became exactly what God said.
But I don’t want stay on Gideon this morning, I want to talk about someone else God sent and angel to declare who they were. Perhaps God sent the same angel. I want to tell about Mary, the mother of Jesus. He sent Gabriel to Galilee, name Nazareth.
God said: “I Am!” Wow! Can you imagine that, and the icing on the cake is that she was BLESSED out of all the women. Now if that wasn’t mind blowing and a mighty boost of encouragement and courage in that day and time. I don’t know what is.
God sent an angel to give Mary the same type of message He did Gideon. The greeting was very similar. He told her not to be afraid and God is with her. He pretty much told her that God was about to throw a little monkey wrench into her plan.
(I looked up the definition of Monkey wrench and it literally mean to: sabotage (something). I believe that this took a lot of strength. How many soon to be brides would just lose the minds completely if you tell them that you’re about to make some unsolicited changes to their life style. Not Mary, knowing like many of us how babies are conceived; she didn’t respond like Gideon. She didn’t ask for a sign. As Apostle said.
There are reasons why He doesn’t give us a sign, because then we would truly be held accountable. She simple asked in Luke 1:34; “How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
I love her response after the angel explained it to her. She simply said in Luke 1:38; “Behold thy handmaiden of the Lord, be unto me according to thy word.” She didn’t ask for any signs, she didn’t say if I am this this, show me that! Mary simply said; “Behold the handmaiden of the Lord, be it unto me according to thy word.
There was something else declare to Mary that I believe cause her to just trust God’s plan for her. Gabriel said this in the Luke 1:37; “For with God nothing shall be impossible!” There for When God declares a things and calls something to be it is: God Said: I Am to Gideon I am man of valor. God Said to Mary; I am favored by Him, I Am Blessed among women. God said; I am not to fear. In other words be fearless because He is with you.
I want share with you what the Spirit of the Lord gave me while listening to Apostle Message, and while reading about the many people God declared a thing and told them to do it. Especially when it was as though the 37th verse just leaped in my spirit and said these words. “YES, WITH GOD NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE, BECAUSE WITH US, OUR IMPOSSIBLIES IS GOD’S REALITIES.
God has been declaring and decreeing what has been impossible for man to believe and conceive sense before Genesis 1; “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light”. So, If God said Carolyn you are a Cow right, guess what I would be: MOO!!
As Apostle David stated, it doesn’t matter what we see, it only matters what God sees in us. Many times God has anointed us and gifted us but, we haven’t found it yet or see it yet. We tend to think little of our selves or listen to the enemy tell us who we are not the minutes The Spirit of the Lords tells us, who we are, or a Pastor, the Prophet the Apostles or other ministers tell. (Enemy talks a lot at church)
When God says who you are, this is where we tend to lack faith. God calls you mighty, rich, and anointed, we see none of this; and just like we are not hearing what God is saying about us; He truly isn’t hearing any denials we are making about His realities. Then when we believe and start making excuses, He ain’t hearing it. What about when we tell God to wait until “I” I truly like what Apostle said; “Isn’t it good God didn’t call us to an “I want ministry!” God has sent us and it is a blessing that God does wait on us.
Yes, there was a time we used to declare how blessed we were and God had done this and that; but now, because He is not moving the way we would like we think God is not with us. We complain by asking God why this and why that. We need to believe His Word in 1 Corinthians 2:9, which declares: “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” Or, when He states in Ephesians 3:20; “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,”
I come to encourage you today…..
that God said; “I am; bold and powerful because; “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; God Said; I am; “I am a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; God Said, I Am; “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me; God said; I am; “by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. And finally God Said I am; assigned to Grace Covenant Christian Church and we are a different church and Grace Covenant we FIGHT UNTIL WE DIED! HOORAY!! GOD SAID; “I AM!!!!
God is Over All
October 1, 2017
Hosanna Reflection Notes
Pastor Linda Jackson
“Turn Yourself Around and Press to be Blessed”
The woman with the issue of blood
She was considered unclean
There was no hope, she had been to doctors
Was headed home to die, when she saw a large crowd
There was a large crowd
When we go into the community for San Diego 4 Christ
Who is that?
Pressed into the crowd, it was Jesus
She wondered who it was, they said it is Jesus
They started telling her what Jesus had done
It was a message of hope
If I could just touch the hem of his garment, I could be healed
She died to herself, and said I have to touch it!
There was a crowd, she began to crawl and press
Then she touched him, he said somebody touched me
She was trembling, he said your faith has made you whole
We can turn our circumstance around in Jesus
Can you touch Jesus?
Do you have an illness, financial need?
Today you have the opportunity to touch Jesus
Place your feet on solid ground
John 12:24 Except a corn of wheat fall onto the ground and die
Give your life to Christ, you die to self and trust only in him
Get ready to receive God’s help
Learn to lean into God so he can give you your supply
God is Over All
September 17, 2017
Youth Pastor Victor Brown
Jehovah Jireh and The Power of Giving Thanks
“Having The Mind of A Soldier”
Any soldier who does not have their mind on the battle could be in danger
We are on the battlefield as Christians
Like soldiers fighting in the jungle we run into ran and storms
Testimony of soldiers, deep sadness can cause others
Courage is strength in the face of war
Joshua 1 reminds us to be strong
II Corinthians 4:8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair
If you are on the battlefield, trying to do right raise your hands
We as Christians have to fight on the battlefield
We must remind ourselves
I Kings 17: 1-7 Even Elijah had to endure a famine although he was not sinning.
God provided for Elijah in his situation
It my seem that you are missing something
God is still with you
God will bring forth your provision from unexpected places
Someone needs us to go through the storm so that they can get blessed
The widow woman needed the Prophet of God to o through the storm
Many corporations are built during the depression; Microsoft, Fed-Ex
I Corinthians 10:13 God is faithful
But trust God, he will provide the answers
Lift up a praise unto the Lord
Psalm 89:1 Sing of the mercies of the Lord
Lord I am being mocked by others, praise the Lord forever amen.
In your deepest storm, you have tried to encourage yourself, tell the Lord that even through this I will praise you!
Lord, I will praise you forever! It is based on who God is
Joy comes in the morning! Psalm 30:5
God has not left you
John 16:33 Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world
I am going to praise you in this! I give you the glory!
Jesus who has overcome the world is with me!
Hosanna Reflection by Min. LaTonia Powell (Sunday, 9/10/17)
Topic: “Walking in Truth” (Matthew 5:16-key scripture)
Golden Nugget from Pastor David: “The best evangelism is to simply tell people that you are a Christian and then walk in truth.
Jesus was the PERFECT example for us when He walked before us in TRUTH.
In Matthew 5:48 the Bible says, “be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” God would not ask us to do something that we could not do.
Straight and narrow is the path that you have to walk in order to walk in truth.
In John 18:37 the Bible says: “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” Jesus came to bear witness to THE TRUTH and everyone that is of the truth hears His voice.
Are you obeying the truth and do you hear God’s voice?
Do you believe that there is a deeper truth and that he devil is a liar and the Father of lies? (John 8:44)
Lies always try to follow the truth to bring confusion, deception, etc.
Do you believe a lie in the truth’s clothing or will you believe the naked truth?
Because we are Christians we can’t put on the clothing of the world (lies, deception, etc.) but we must put on “the garment of praise”. (Isaiah 61:3)
Don’t let Satan bamboozle you! The definition of bamboozle is: to fool, to deceive, to mislead, to outwit, to outsmart, etc.
Satan comes to church and sits right next to you and talks to you.
Job 1:6: “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.”
One example of walking in truth is to come to church every Sunday. Don’t let the devil bamboozle you out of being at church every Sunday…walk in truth!
God is Over All
September 3, 2017
Pastor Brigid Bryant
Title: “A Mighty Soldier of Great Courage”
Scriptural Reference: Genesis 6:6-7
Noah called to care for God’s animals
Noah had to remain focused
Noah was a soldier of Great courage
Joseph was young, confident, father’s favorite
Joseph was groomed to be a mighty soldier of great courage
Personal testimony of how long we have to go through trials, about twenty years
I want to encourage you!
Joseph was hated by his brothers
His brothers conspired to kill him
Joseph interpreted dreams and get them to the king
People were against Joseph
He did the best that he could do, he loved God
Potipar’s wife attracted to Joseph but he rejected her
He was strong and courageous
Joseph was impowered
The people today need the same God that Joseph served
When the Lord impresses us to talk to people
We obey, even when we feel push back
Joseph was a mighty soldier of great courage
Moses was a mighty soldier of great courage
Moses was well educated, he saw his personal flaws
The son of a prostitute, would get no inheritance
His assignment was to deliver God’s people
You are the Ruth’s, Moses, Joseph, Tabitha….
Be encouraged Mighty Soldiers of Great Courage,
this is who you are!!!
God is Over All
August 6, 2017
Minister Reginald White
“It Is Your Season To Prosper”• III John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou may prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.
• God said, “It is time to move forward”
• Time to forget about the past, our hurts, etc.
• Time to return to our first works
• Tuesday prayer, Pastor prayed for God to bless us in spit of ourselves
• Walking in truth, understanding that our truth is what God called upon s to be
• We all have a truth and a purpose
• No one can fulfill your purpose but you
• Nobody can take your place, your place has been given to you by God
• Carrying our cross, all these lessons designed to set us up for this moment of blessings
• Ecclesiastes 3:1
• Ezekiel 34:26 there shall be showers of blessing
• Psalms 16:11
• I would that you would prosper as your soul prospers
• What is the season? A proper or suitable time
• God is saying let’s go, I am ready to bless you
• Our God is a God of seasons, he created fall, winter, summer, spring
• He set you up to endure these seasons
• Bears in the summer they fatten themselves up
• Farmers study the seasons, they plant certain seeds in a certain season
• Pentecost began a shift in the atmosphere
• It is your season for prosperity
• To increase, to grow, to have abundance
• We are moving into a season of growth only if we believe.
• God can’t you make me obey, love you, do what is right
• God has given us free will, he made us free moral agents
• How many want things that we have to demand someone to do?
• God will make the rocks to cry out
• God wants us to praise him because we want to
• We must move from selfishness to Godliness, walking in holiness and righteousness
• Moving to a place of discernment, I can’t do what I want to do
• I must do what God wants me to do
• Where in the bible does it tell you to follow you dreams?
• The heart is deceitful; the heart will make me think that I need something that I do not need.
• Following after God’s own heart.
• It is time to go and grow, if you are a part of this church God has called you here
• We must make a decision to grow in God
• God is not slack concerning his promises but is faithful
• We have been sitting on the fence for far too long!
• The land of indecision
• If he called you here, let’s go up to the holy mountain
• Let’s cry out with one voice!
• Are you ready to be blessed? To walk in the place where God wants you
• Aren’t you tired of living in pretense?
• Your season is here, it is time to be blessed
• You must be willing to pay the price for your blessing
• To whom much is giving, much is required
• Many want the anointing, but they are not willing to pay the price
• We do not know the price that people had to pay
• Joseph had to be lied on, put in prison before he received his blessing
• Paul had to be shipwrecked, he was beaten, jailed
• Peter was beaten, Denied Jesus, he had to go through because even his shadow healed people
• Example of great basketball players, they put in in time practicing, dieting, sacrificing to get where they want to be
• Are you ready to be blessed?
• Are you willing to pay the price?
• God can’t show you everything to get to your blessing
• There is a price to pay for the blessing that you want from God
• It is time! Either he is God or not!
• If Grace Covenant is where you belong get on board or go on!
• Proverbs 13: 4 You want fat blessings, get fat spiritually!
• Are you diligent about the work of the Lord?
• Stop throwing up our spiritual food! We eat don’t like how it is served!
• Even a crumb should be enough to give you a breakthrough
• If we want to get fat in God and want the spiritual blessings we have to eat
• Stop touching and judging. Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm
• Someone is coming to the altar and praying to grow!
• Be intentional about the work of God, we must get in and stay in the presence of the Lord.
• There is a blessing with my name on it, how do I get it? Through corporate worship. Speak to me Lord! Getting into the presence of God!
• God blesses with money to support the work of the Lord!
• Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the lord, it makes rich, and adds not sorrow with it.
• Life is a journey, it takes time! You stop and look at the things of God.
• Get back into the presence of the Lord
• We have entered into a time of prosperity
• You will see the blessings of the lord falling upon you
• You will have peace! Let’s walk together!
• Let’s rejoice together on one accord!
• Let’s receive everything that God has for you!
July 30, 2017
Pastor Jerri Harrison
Walking In Truth
My purpose is to walk in truth
III John 1:3-4
Our Savior knew his purpose
He is happy when he walks in his pur
Jesus knew that the gospel was the truth
John 14:6 I am the way, the truth and the life
He knew that he must walk in truth
Examine ourselves to ask, do we take the gospel to heart?
How many have had to sacrifice things in your walk with God
Why did Jesus say this to Pilate, it is you that say that I am
Pilate did not understand his purp
People were looking for someone who was going to overthrow the government
He was to be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords
Vision statement to doing your purpose
Do you know what God has called you to do and are you doing it?
Have you let circumstances pull you away from the calling on your life
John 12:27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour; but for this cause I came I unto this hour.
Whatcha gonna say?
This is the purpose that I came into this world
Oh well, this may be a trial, but I am going to hold onto God’s hand
Jesus purpose was sure and secure
He did not let sufferings discourage him from his purpose
Do we let suffering turn us from our purpose?
What will you say to the purpose of the Lord?
The Lord who has never turned his back on you
The Lord who died for you
The Lord who have given all for you
What will you say?
Beloved I wish above all things that you would prosper and be in good health even as your soul prospers
I greatly rejoice knowing that you are walking in truth
Our Father has great joy when we walk in truth
Is it easy to serve the Lord no matter what?
Can we do it?
We must have that determination to walk in truth
When we were first saved we were not lacksidasicle
Galatians 5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?
We needed Jesus to save us so that we could get into heaven
Well, happened I got a little distracted
When we are babies in Christ God cares for us
When we grow we forget that God is over all, we treat God like a genie in a bottle
I want my house now, I want my raise now, I want my title in the church now.
We forget that we get blessed by keeping God first
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Nothing wrong with money in the bank, new car, bug home, good mate
Only wrong when we do not put God first
Did you get saved to get an education and travel the world? There is nothing wrong with God’s timing unless you want these things more than God
You must know your purpose like Jesus
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he
We have a vision at Grace Covenant, to reconcile man back unto God as it was in the beginning
My purpose is to walk in truth and I will not let anyone take it away from me.
Pastor shaking hands, I am not a Grace grazer.
I will give God more of our time to serve you
The seating change last week, to shake things up!
The Spirit of God is shaking things up
We must keep this up, none of us are here to hear the word and just go home
Dr. Dorea the founder of this church saw a vision of some leaves, she saw so many leaves just as many leaves that fall to the ground. This is the number of ministers who will be trained in this church.
Don’t let anything or anyone hinder your purpose
If you put God first, he will work things out for you!
God is Over All
July 30, 2017
Novice Minister Nathaniel Tate
The Pride of Insecurity
Insecurities are emotional not always seen, internal
How long have we been hurt?
We have scars to show us what we have overcome
Not good to remain hurt for a long time
We act as though Jesus was never hurt
We go through life thinking that God never felt that pain when he looked upon his son
How long can we be hurt?
God will never leave us nor forsake you
Jesus stayed on the cross to take everything bad thing that happened to us
Jesus had insecurities on that cross
He died for those who would not even love us
We keep our insecurities like magnets on the refrigerator
How long will we be slaved to our insecurities
Jesus died for the worst things that would ever happen to us
If we do not forgive then God will not be able to forgive us
Staying hurt is ungodly
Holding on to our insecurity will validate our lives
Only by pride comes contention: But with the well advised is wisdom.
Pride makes it difficult to listen, hearing is when a sound is coming in, listening is to understand
Be swift to hear and slow to speak
II Timothy 1:7 But God has not given us the spirit of fear, but power, love and a sound mind.
We can ask God to remove our insecurities
We are more than able to do it
God has a greater blessing to bestow upon us
God is Over All
July 16, 2017
Pastor Peyton Harrison
Matthew 5:15-16 Message Bible
Walking In Truth
Why did you get saved?
When I got saved I was thinking about my soul
When you feel like a dead man walking you seek truth
When truth speaks to your heart you find peace
Remember when you got saved
The inside was burning up!
What do I do now?
As my soul prospers, I prosper
God has made me right
God filled me with his power, like a dead man walking
John 8:31 If you continue in my word then shall ye be my disciples and you shall be made free
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Coming to church should not be a time of deadness
You have been weighed in the balance and have not measured up
You have been found insufficient
That which the son makes free is free indeed!
God is Over All
July 2, 2017
Extended Hosanna Reflection
Youth Pastor Victor Brown Preaching
Title: “Serving God With A Heart of Gratitude”
Personal Testimony – serve God because He is God. God deserves praise. I started winning souls unto the Lord.
I served God in high school because of my gratitude
Before you do something consider how God would feel about your actions.
Deuteronomy 6:5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy might.
Psalm 116:17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord.
Example of comedian who was raising his son wrong. He bought him expensive Jordan’s. The son was not grateful.
Do we come to church with expectations? Do we say thank you?
Luke 17:15-18 Ten Lepers who had been healed, only one returned to say, thank you.
Do we stop serving when we do not get the blessings that we want from God?
The Children of Israel complained it cost their lives
It is difficult to give God thanks when things ae not going our way
Verse 2 he left enemies in the land. God wanted to give him a lesson. God allows hardship so that we can trust God
With greater trials, come greater rewards
God considers you more special than others
We get rewards by what we do for the Lord
Matthew 5:12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is you reward in heaven
If you focus on God in life, you will get great rewards
Hard life in Christ, your rewards are great in heaven
When we are in our trials, we must stop and give God thanks for those trials. My boss is causing me to grow.
Thank God for the trials and the opportunity to get great rewards
Thank you for choosing me to go through these trials
Job went through trials, he was blessed abundantly
Whatever level of pain, the harder the trial the greater the praise
God has considered us
Have you gone through any trials
I am going through my time of greater blessings
I want to give God praise through my greater blessing time
We can rejoice! Everyday is a day of thanksgiving, every sadness, disappointment, etc.
Romans 8:18 The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory which shall be revealed in us.
When we try to compare the blessings of later, it is a waste of time
Have you been offered more than you deserve? God allows us to get blessings.
We need to take time to glorify God today. We will get to heaven and get a blessing for our trial.
Stop arguing, God’s mercy is greater than any sacrifice that we can make.
When we are grateful, it is easier to sacrifice
We can give up when we see that Jesus has given his life for us
Some will serve the Lord for longer, but the blessing will be greater
If these things have happened, stand up! It is a testimony of what God has done
Prayed for a toy and got it, stand up
Prayed to pass a test and passed it
Prayed for a good grade on a report card
God will heal you from a sickness
Did something wrong and did not receive consequences
Had a friend that you prayed for and was healed
Prayed for a home and received it
Had a hardship in life and overcame it
Depressed and overcame it
Been through a bad break up and glad that you are no longer with that person
Ate dinner last night
Been through a trial
Don’t look like what I have been through
Remember the Lord your God who brought you through!!!
God is Over All
May 28, 2017
“We Have to Be Prepared for Trials in Life”
To be ready you have to prepare yourself in God
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Jesus has our back no matter what
We have to do the right thing
Psalm 3:6 I am not afraid of ten thousands of people
No matter how people put you down you must stand up tall
Be patient with God
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage and he shall strengthen your heart
2013 wrote a poem, thankful that God heard his prayer
If you are going through a time of waiting for something from the Lord, I encourage you not to worry and keep calm,
Those that are waiting, don’t worry
When you are not worrying you are prepared
No matter where you are, or where you go God loves you!
Stay faithful God has your back.
“Learn to Blossom”
We can be the sunflower, or daffodils weed like flowers that can hurt the growth of other flowers
Luke 21:36 – Pray and be aware of the enemy’s tricks to distract you from your path. Continuous prayer helps ward off the enemy
Col. 4:2-6 –Prayer helps us blossom. Prayer will open doors for us so that we can proclaim the word of God and provide answers to people in need.
Going to church can be hard
Not waking up can make life hard
I can go with my friends
I get up and go to church
A party should never be before God
I can be ready to receive what God has
Matthew 25:1-12 The Parable of the Ten Virgins
You must keep watch
You do not know the day or the hour
The ten virgins were preparing
Be prepared for the day of judgment
We must be ready
Keeping an open ear to the Lord will help
I asked a friend if he wanted to come to church
Be prepared to do what God tells us to do
Put God first, keep your ears open
Bridge – something that is intended to reconcile or form a connection between two things.
Focus on youth, “I wasn’t ready!”
Caught with no oil in our lamps
I have said that I am not ready
Friends who did not want to serve God
Ready means to make preparation
Let’s get ready and construct our bridge
Dead Load is the actual weight of the bridge
We are doors of blessings to our friends
Do you consider yourself a bridge?
Close eyes think of all the persons who need to be ministered to that you know
How much does your bridge weigh
I Peter 2:24 Jesus bear our sins
Live Load the daily weight of traffic that we should carry
Proverbs 8:34 Blesses is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
Jesus instructed us to pick up our cross daily and follow him.
Put your own desires to death
Wind Load the pressure of the storm that beats on the bridge
John 16:33 Be of good cheer I have overcome the world
The second leading cause of death in youth ages 10-24
Teens dying every day of overdoses
Many could not handle the storms of life
I remember a time, I wanted to leave San Diego
I knew that leaving could effect my daughters life
That decision saved my daughters life and my life
Do you have any storms in your life?
Peter had many storms
Matthew 14:26-32 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage!” It is I, don’t be afraid.
Jesus said, why doubt?
We should encourage each other
Acts 14:22 The believers are encouraged to continue in the faith, reminding them that we must suffer many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God.
We think that we can play games with God
Peter’s experience could have been us
Don’t say I am not ready
You must decide if you will be a bridge, or you will be a heavy load on someone else’ bridge
I was dealing with pride during my divorce
One afternoon a saint, helped me I was given a powerful word of encouragement
I felt weak, that day my bridge was constructed
I saw cracks in my bridge
I asked GOD to send an inspector
God sent me Jesus!
This inspector is free, he is still working on my bridge
Some cracks are gone, I am not the same
Jesus has killed much of the pride
Jesus is the center of my joy!
I am still here!
If you see cracks just call on Jesus
Bridge over troubled water
Alpha and Omega
King of Kings, Lord of Lords!
Be the Bridge!!!!
“I Wasn’t Ready: Excuse vs. Testimony”
Matthew 25: 1-13, Matthew 24:42-51, Luke 12:35-48
Example of youth prepared to race
Kids talking junk, one student starts tying their shoes
Distracted and not paying attention
Get ready, set, go!
I wasn’t ready
The one who complains make excuses
I am the type of teacher that says, “Oh well! Everyone had the same amount of time
Be ready for the Lord cometh in an hour that ye know not of
Blessed is the servant who is ready
In a kids world, you are waiting for your parents to come home
The house is clean
The second watch 9pm-12am
The kids eat from the refrigerator
Babysitter is fired not paid
Oldest child is punished
They knew the rules, but they were not ready
You took so long coming home
Be prepared, stay alert, get ready, stay ready, be humble
The Ten Virgins
Five wise and five foolish
Parents the lamps are your cars
Wise parents come home with gas in their cars
Watch you don’t know that day or the hours
It was night and they came with no oil
Did the other virgins not think about getting oil in their lamps
They did not think that they needed to be ready
We all fall asleep on our watch
The women were called at midnight to come
They wanted to borrow oil
The five said no, they wasted time to get their oil
Procrastinated, not prepared!
The bridegroom came and left
The ultimate shade comes when he says I don’t know you
How does it feel to be ready, but not ready
Be prepared, you are responsible for yourself!
The footrace, you know to be ready, it only takes one distraction, blaming others!
No do overs!
We are told to be ready!
I want to be ready for the rapture!
You have been warned for decades
I am not ready, will not be an excuse that we can use
We have more time to be ready!
Jesus can come at any time!
It is time to think of when we procrastinated
You did run well
Excuses cause your blessing to go to another
Excuses causes you to be left
My role was falling apart, my parents divorced
I needed hope, I wanted Jesus to change things
I was ready to receive the Holy Ghost
I wasn’t ready for the deeper calling on my life
I was not ready to forgive
I was not ready to get over pride
I was not ready to stop being a doormat
God set up intervention
I wasn’t ready to be a missionary in Uganda
All things have worked for my good
Turn your I wasn’t ready into your testimony! Revelation 12:11
“But ye shall receive power, after
Main Scripture: Acts 1:8
Topic: Use The Power Within You
Minister Carolyn Hunt
May 7, 2017
that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
Other Scriptures: 1 Kings 18:45; 1Samuel 10:6; Judges 3:10, 6:34; 1 Samuel 16:13-14; Jeremiah 20:9, 23:29, John 14:12
We truly feasted on some good food from the Word of God in April. It made me go back for second and third helpings “He Lived, He Died, and He Rose, by Apostle David. It’s something about the “Fourth Watch, Min. Reginal and knowing, “What time it is!” By Pastor Debbie. Now because Jesus lived, He died and He rose, He gave us unlimited access to the Father. The Veil is torn, and we can now go behind it and commune with the Father all we like. On top of that, we have been given a special language to communicate with Him that the devil can’t understand.
April 6th of this year Apostle David ministered on the Names of the Holy Spirit.
God has no problem sharing all that He has with us.
He one way to we can learn about someone is to learn what they are called
One of the Holy Spirit’s attributes is “Power!” Acts 1:8; “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
My Hosanna Reflection this morning is: “Use the Power within You!”
I want to give you the definition of the word Power, and that is: the ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality, this is the noun. The verb of power means: supply (a device) with mechanical or electrical energy, to move or travel with great speed or force. This is from Webster’s dictionary. In Greek it (Dunamis/do-nam-si) miraculous ability, abundance, strength, mighty. Hebrew (Koach/koakh) it means strength, ability and force.
We will be able to do greater works Jesus said in John 14:12; “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”
Do you know the power within you? There are so many names of the Holy Spirit and the help that He gives us. I want to focus on the Power especially after the last few messages that have been preached. For many, we are in that “fourth” watch, and yet many don’t know what time it is, and we’ve got to get out of the boat with power.
This Power of God is not a new thing. God has embowed His people to perform many an awesome miracles, but it would have to come upon them. Now we are blessed to have it dwelling in us daily when asked God to receive it. I just want to do the roll call of a few people we don’t normally think about.
Elijah outrunning the chariot of Ahab 1 King 18:46 (NIV) “The power of the Lord came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.” (Commentaries has it that it was for the zeal of God and show His Glory)
Samuel anointed Saul in 1 Samuel 10:6; “The Spirit of the Lord will come powerfully upon you, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person.” Saul was able to do many a great thing in God’s name until he became disobedient to God and could no longer operate in that power. Awe, don’t grieve the Spirit within you.
Othniel, Caleb’s younger brother in Judges 3:10; “And the Spirit of the Lord (Power) came upon on him, so that he became Israel’s Judge and went to war. He overpowered the king of Aram and there was peace in the land for forty year.
Ezekiel 11:5; 37:1 “The Spirit(Power) of the Lord Fell upon me,” He Told Him is thoughts and He also told him to speak to those dry bones.
Isaiah 61:1 our calling scriptures; even though it is our calling scripture many do not understand the magnitude of power when he said, Jesus said and when we say; “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;”
Jeremiah 20:9; “But His word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.” He could hardly retain it. He says I grow weary trying to hold it in. This Spirit, this Power within you moves you to action.
Anyone desiring to have this power: I’m not saying just to say it, the Word of God declares in Acts 10:34; “Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:” That means, you me, anyone we can operate in the same power. I’m talking about Peter, “Rebuking Jesus, don’t go to Jerusalem to do what you came here to do. Peter, ”Don’t wash my feet, Peter. I’m Talking packing Peter cut of an innocent’s ear Peter. “I don’t know Him cursing Peter. Oh but when he received that Power and became to use it. I’m talking Peter saying; “Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the Name of Jesus rise up and walk!” (Acts 3:6) Peter in Acts 9:40-41, sending those in the house weeping outside, kneeling beside her dead body, said; “Arise!” She got up. Peter used the power within him Min. Reggie talked about Paul and Silas in prison a few weeks ago in Acts 16:28. In that 4th watch they began to sing, and it said the other prison were listen. Just from the power of them singing the earthquake.
That Power will make you be able to sing, “Set Me Free” for over two hours until everybody get saved and set free. I’m talking about a Hosanna Party in Chicago. Now, back to back to Paul. The earthquake, prison doors open. He had to tell the guards not to kill yourself we are still here. I’m talking Paul the Tent Maker from Tarsus, the Serial Killer turn Saint, the persecutor turn Preacher that wrote most of the New Testament. He utilized the power within him.
The Church grew because they operated and used the power within. He then preached in Thessalonica. Acts 16:6. Jason and brethren believed the words they preached. It made the Jews who didn’t believe mad. Dragged them out the house and said; “These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also.”
What time is it? It is the Fourth watch and it is time to use the Power within.
This power will change you; empower you to the work God has called you to do. The Glory of God is upon you and illuminates you, delivers you, heals you saves you, and transforms you. (Share a testimony about when I first saw Pastor Debbie, Prophet, and the Team. Share what Anita P. said when she saw me in the dark.
Hosanna Reflection from Nate Tate
A couple weeks ago Apostle ministered on Tithes! During this time he mentioned Moses' interaction with God when he saw God's glory. He also mentioned Jacob's encounter with God. After that God was the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I would like to reflect on those two themes: God's glory and a personal relationship with God.
And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
Christ praying and the angel comforting/strengthening him was foreshadowing the Holy Spirit relationship with his disciples after his death and resurrection.
*Moses Jacob, and the Israelites had an external Relationship with God.
After the resurrection of Christ we have an internal relationship with God.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
-Solomon's temple was a place for the Holy Spirit to dwell on Earth. People could not go in when the temple was filled with the Holy Spirit. But we are living temples. Solomon in all his wisdom never had the in-filling of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2: 1-4
* Have we grown familiar with the Holy Spirit?
*God wants a Yes. Last week Apostle mentioned that the task God wants from us may be difficult but it's not impossible.
2 Timothy 2:15
2 Timothy 1:7
*Living God's power and Manifestation on Earth.
*We should live in compassion and love.
*Live Holy so that others would want a personal relationship with our Heavenly Father.
God is Over All
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Hosanna Reflection – Sings of the Second Coming
Minister Michael Smith
Scriptures: I Thessalonians 4:17; II Timothy 3:1-5; II Timothy 3:4; Matthew 25:1-10
We often miss signs that Jesus is coming
We see them so often that we tend to forget or ignore them
Example was Janella’s testimony of missing signs on a winding road
The signs were there all the time
God being a good God has given us signs
There are signs of the Second Coming of Jesus
We which are alive and remain will be caught up
The Rapture is a sign
No one knows the day or the hour
Will you be ready?
Have you seen the signs?
The weather is one sign with tornadoes
There have been tsunami’s
How am I getting others ready?
The oil in the lamp it is the work of the Lord
Your flame can’t be seen
Your responsibility to show others your light
In the last days perilous times
What you do, impacts others
One example is disobedience to parents
In the old days, you did not openly disobey your parents
You are showing a sign of the Second Coming
Despisers’ of those who are good
When you were saved, shared His testimony
Came to a Hosanna Party and left with three gifts
Make certain that your lamp is trimmed and burning
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January 29, 2017
Hosanna Reflection Notes
‘Til the Day I Die!
Scriptural References: Daniel 3 Galatians 6:2 Hebrews 1:6 Psalm 100:4
In the book of Daniel; Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego told King Nebuchadnezzar that they only serve one God.
They wouldn’t bow down.
They worshipped God!
In Daniel 3:25, they were saved!
At a certain time, she was going through depression. She wouldn’t listen to people. She talked to her parents; then she talked to Pastor David. Pastor David helped her a lot.
The Bible tells us in Galatians 6:2 to bear ye one another’s burdens…
‘I worship God because I’m grateful!’
The bible says… And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. (Hebrews 1:6)
Worship is an expression of giving honor to God.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. (Psalm 100:4)
God is good, and we all can worship him more.
If you think you can worship all you can…GIVE MORE!
Scriptural References: Genesis 27:2 Joshua 14:11
Will we stay faithful to God ‘til the day we die?
Will we turn on and off our faithfulness?
Genesis 27:2 reminds us that we’re getting older and out time is getting closer. When we get old, do we think&he