Sermon Notes Sunday, November 18th, 2018

God is Over All
November 18, 2018
Sermon Notes
Apostle David Watkins
God’s Military Part II

You have to fight to stay loyal and committed
God says to live in peace
Obey leadership
You have o follow me as I follow Jesus Christ
I will not say things to make you feel good
A lie will keep you on the same path
You must learn to be loyal and committed to a work
There are many branches in the military
We will not be irritated with other branches
We are non denominational
Jesus is not coming back for one denomination
Don’t be mad at other branches
We must be loyal to the branch that we join
Where is our loyalty?

April 1999 article where religion is becoming concerned with commodities
It is never too late o come back stronger
Do what you did when you first got saved
You must do what you feel God says to do
I trusted my leader and I did what they told me to do
I walked hard for the Lord
I fasted and I prayed, I tried to do what was right
I got older in the Lord, I got familiar with his word
When God moved it was not a big deal
All things are lawful, but all things are not expedient
I learned these things and became more familiar
I do not have to study as hard as I just to years ago
I had all these things going back and forth
Do what you use to do if you want to get back
Don’t let the enemy tell you that it is too late
They say that it is not necessary to go to church any longer
We have made the house of God a den of thieves
Luke 19:45
My house is a house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves
His house is a house of prayer, for a specific purpose
When you got kicked out of the house
It was written that you could only go to the house of God to pray
God would hear you in the house of prayer
The worse thing that you could do was to get put out of God’s house
I can’t put them out, I did not bring them in
I have gentleness!
Before I had faith, when did God call us to preach how we feel?
God is the worker of the ministry
Don’t get stuck on this is the way we do it
We could change at any time
One Sunday I would ask you to respond to me with questions
I Cor. 14:40
Religion and spirituality is just another product
Our spiritual walk has become another product
We no longer want to walk for God
We are more like I need God to do this because I am not happy
I want a relationship that makes me feel good
I am tired of going through, I want to be happy
That is not why God saved you!
The joy of the Lord is your strength
We get twisted by the enemy
The enemy has hoodwinked us into believing that happiness is more important than being spiritual
We have different programs to try to keep people

Luke 19:46
This sermon is about the fact that there is an enemy
It is something that most leaders did not want to be there
It is so much easier to sit in the pew
There is less blood on my hands, God did not call to be concerned about their feelings
Shoot a feeling! Preach the word, in season and out of season
Preach the word and let God do the rest of it
God will give the increase
We are so influenced by what the church has to offer.
Which church has the best youth program, early service, childcare, etc.
II Timothy 4:2
Which church has the best preacher?
I am not preaching what makes people feel better yet
If the gospel of Jesus Christ is being preached, then you should stay and fight at the church that you are at
We must learn to grow where we are, where we have been planted
You are a part of something much larger than one church
So much larger than one preacher
So much larger than one name, but many names
You are not going to grow in the will of God if you keep jumping and stop fighting
You are in an army, you are in a war
Why are you not happy?
You are not accepting the war

Why is this church like it is?
The police always want to check our camera
Example of a guy running from a car, right in front of the car
Learn to fight where you are
God is a God of war
Revelation 12:17
There was war in heaven
Satan had his own angels
Lucifer means sun of the morning star
Talked the angels into doing something that they should not be doing
God does not have to go to war
Why aren’t we protesting during the boxing matches?
We have a God who is a God of war
God wanted to see a good fight!
He said that you are more than a conqueror
He wants to see a good clean knock out!
Get up! 










God is Over All
November 11, 2018
Sermon Notes
Apostle David Watkins
God’s Military

The branches of military
There is friendly components
Each branch joins together to serve and to protect
This is the United States military
What do you think about in joining God’s military?
When you got saved did you think about war?
Did you think about fighting?
Why is there armor?
Ephesians 6:11
Once you get into the military you do not know everything
You are owned by the military and some of your rights are taken away
You can’t say anything you want
There are strict guidelines without complaints
Something about the military
Who was your recruiting officer?
Who told you to join?
My Mother was my recruiting officer
I was drafted without my permission
After you serve for eighteen years, you can decide whether you would continue to serve
After eighteen you will also be part of this army
Did your recruiting officer tell you that you had to know your enemy?
We fight against principalities and powers in high places
We are not ignorant of the enemies devices
We will go at each other hard
Not realizing who your enemy is
Married people get angry with each other because they do not know who the enemy really is
You will go to war in the military and fight several enemies
In God’s military you should know your enemy
Your enemy is Satan!
Satan is able to jump on the shoulder of your brother
Instead of rebuking the devil, you rebuke your brother
Satan get thee behind me!
It is difficult to get people to stop fighting one another
There are many Christian military branches
I Corinthians 12:5
God is over all the branches
God is over all Lutherans, Pentecostals, Baptists, etc.
Jesus is still the son of God
Seventh Day Adventist want to worship on Saturday
We are fighting the same enemy!
We are to join our forces together
We should all work together!
Every time you pray, the angels go to war!
You better always pray
Luke 18:1
The Word of God!!
Medical services, healing services
II Corinthians 10:4
You need a break through!
Pray without ceasing
I Thessalonians 5:17
We ought to pray always
God has rules about being in His military
In heaven they had a war!
They fought in the beginning
Lucifer was created, pride was birthed in him and he wanted to be like God
The help ministry is not the pride
We would do things differently
We need to come together
Our weapons are mighty not carnal
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood!
Ephesians 6:12
He or she is not the enemy! You have to rebuke the devil
We are in war!
Why are we fussing and fighting?
Example of Flip Wilson, the devil made me do it!
The devil is a liar
Separation from God is death!
Who is talking to you? Why are you listening
I expect the enemy to come against me
I expect to get hurt!
I expect to go through when I said, I do!
Submit means to do what they want you to do
There is no male and female we are all human beings
The devil is a liar
I do, I do!
We do not expect troubles because we are saved!
The devil is a liar!
We are at war!
God has equipped his church with gifts and anointing’s
Me must lift up to our reputation of being the most efficient of all the military
II Timothy 2:15
You are expected to be loyal and committed 
They do not expect you to go AWOL
You are a citizen of heaven
You are expected to stay with the branch that you are part of 
Do not complain about your branch!
Each branch must train!
Why am I cleaning? Why do I have to make the bed so tight?
You are in a war!
Football team wants to win
Some teams never become great
Some players do not have team loyalty
Some wear the uniform of the team with the most money
Everyone becomes a free agent
Wear whatever uniform that they get
The same thing is happening with churches
Churches use to be stable, you stayed and supported and built the kingdom to the best of your ability
You joined the church, took a vow!
Allegiance to the flag!
Took prayer out of schools
I pledge allegiance to God
Where is our loyalty? There is no loyalty to stay and help the branch that you have been called to
The commander and chief has come to Grace Covenant branch and told you to leave because you disagree
A Pastor is commissioned to start a new branch, he trains his ministers, train people to get the job done, he makes snipers of some, trains others to do work as he does, gives them all the knowledge that he can…..
How can he build an army if God is moving the soldiers around?
God tells the people to leave!
It is not God moving them, they move themselves
Religion and spirituality has just become another product in 1999
Churches are just selling goods
It made God’s house a den of thieves
The church is not a place for selling goods
We have commodities, the people expect the goods
If the church does not have the goods, they leave
The church is for one thing that is praise ad worship!
Luke 19:46
Holy gatherings, holy convocation, gather together to worship
It was church!
Every Sunday we had a holy gathering
Teachings were included to learn to pray
The Pastors, teachers, prophets were here for the perfecting of the saints












Youth Pastor Victor Brown

Sermon Notes: Encouragement During the Wait: Managing Our Heart During the Wait. – 11/4/2018

(Based upon Apostle’s Sermon, “A Change is Gonna Come.”) 

Keep the Faith, and wait on God for your blessing.

  Joel 2:23 -25
 

At times when surrounded by lack, it can be hard to see and envision the bigger blessings to come. But don’t lose hope. Manage your Heart. God will keep his promises.

 

Don’t listen to the enemy or your flesh say, “You won’t receive your blessing.” Or “God won’t bless you because you haven’t been good enough, or you haven’t loved God enough.” -- The Blessing is not dependent upon what you do.

  • Your Blessing will come whether or not you do anything.

  • You can only control how much of the Blessing you retain. It’s your job to activate your faith by preparing yourself to receive (dig ditches) - getting closer to God, moving on the things you’ve asked God to bless us on.

  • 2 Kings 3:16-19 - Elijah prophesied that the water would come. It was up to the Kings and the soldiers if they would dig ditches to receive the blessing or not.

  • Don’t let your circumstances take away your Faith or change your mind on whether you will receive the blessing.

  • Encourage yourself. REBUKE THE ENEMY! Speak life: I will receive my blessing.

  • The Blessing will come because God will send it. It’s coming.

  • Tell Ourselves “I can’t stop God from sending me his blessing”

  • Your season of overflow is about to overtake me, because it is already here.

  • Just like the Season comes before you feel it’s affects, your overflow is here whether you see it or feel it or not.

  • So why do we say we are in our season solely based upon how we feel?

  • God’s Spiritual Calendar and Seasons are Not determined by how we feel at the time. And as you travel around the Son of God, you’re always in the Season for Blessing.

  • It’s time to get your joy back. You are walking in victory, even when you don’t feel like ite Encouraged. Your Blessing is here. Your Blessings are flowing.

  • It’s time to expect great things again. God Promised that my latter will be greater than my past.

  • Tell the enemy that Eyes Haven’t Seen, Ears Haven’t Heard What God has Prepared for Me - Isaiah 64:4

  • Psalms 84:11 -- To walk uprightly is to believe on Jesus. You qualify for receiving blessings that are beyond your own comprehension.

  • 2 Cor. 5:21 – You are THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD. Don’t let the Devil talk you out of your right to obtain God’s blessing as a follower of Christ
     

Sometimes God allows us to go through tough times to obtain a bigger blessing and a greater lesson.

 

In 1 Samuel 30 - David and 600 soldiers lost their wives, children, and property to their enemies, and the men threatened to kill David. David was prophesied years earlier to be King, and the men were threatening his death.  Some of us may feel as though we may not have the things we desire at this time that we believed we would have. Life may be a bit rougher than expected. But what did David do?  He encouraged himself. How do we encourage ourselves in God when all looks hopeless? We remind ourselves of the Promises of God and Our Identity in God. We remember that God is with us and that his Promises are true.

2 Chr. 20:20 - “Believe in the LORD your God, and you will be established; believe his prophets, and you will succeed.” David believed God & the Prophet.

Immediately after encouraging himself he went to talk to the Lord and priest to seek counsel. He recovered all he lost and gained spoils from the victory.

 

Now is the Time to activate the works in the prophecy our ministry received well over 21 years ago from our founder where it says, “Cry aloud, spare not, and claim the promises of God.” The promises of God are Yes, and Amen. Yes, and “So Let it Be Done.” - Don’t lose Hope, Cry out to Your God. Let him know. Philippians 4:6-7 -When You need Peace from God and Your Heart lifted, talk to God about it. Don’t Worry. God is on your side.

 

Tell yourself in the midst of adversity. Self - I believe God. He said believe the prophets, so I believe the prophet because I believe God. I believe God that he will move. So even in the midst of the hurt, I will Bless the Lord,

GREATER IS COMING FOR YOU. GREATER IS HERE FOR YOU. YOU WILL RECEIVE. YOU WILL RECEIVE.

 

There are underground rivers running across the world that we can’t see.  Rivers with water that the plants and humans need above. And God allows some of that water to arise in appointed times.

Your River of Miracles is flowing beneath you and around you, even though you may not see it.  There’s a River of Miracles Flowing for you, filled with Blessings above your own comprehension. God’s got it for you!

Keep your Hope on Christ. You will Receive. YOU WILL RECEIVE.







God is Over All
October 21, 2018
Sermon Notes
Apostle David Watkins, Preaching

Biblical Hope
Romans 15:13 NLT
Biblical Hope is a confident expectation and desire for something good in the future
Jeremiah 2:11
In order to keep hope alive you must go to the source of that hope
The word hope is found 130 times and is derived from several Greek and Hebrew words
The Hebrew word tiqvah which means to expect something or to long for it to occur
Yachal which means to wait patiently
The Greek word Elpis means to expect or have confidence in the future
Biblical hope not only desires something good for the future, it expects it to happen
True biblical hope is a powerful force that leads to full manifestation of what we are
Believing for
Expectation focuses on the desired result and not some dreaded outcome
It removes anything in our line of sight that distracts us from the object of faith
Example: I am believing for a healing but according to God’s word I may have to live with this and receive a reward in heaven
In the mean while I am not sure I will continue to have hope that I will get my healing
Hope adds to faith and faith strengthens hope
Matthew 15:22-27 KJV
Abraham hoped in the impossible
Romans 4:18
Against hope means that from the ordinary human standpoint there was no hope
Wherever there is full assurance of hope, there is faith
Faith is the full assurance of hope
Abraham was too old to have a child, and his wife was barren
Biblical Hope is never based on what is possible with man
Biblical Hope looks away from man to the promises of GOD
When it does, it becomes the “full assurance of hope” the expectation of great things from God
Hope becomes totally focused and engaged on the Word of God until the fulfillment is realized
Biblical expectation is an intense, confident and joyful anticipation of something good
We are expecting our greatest blessing EVER from now until July 17, 2019!






God is Over All
October 14, 2018
Offenses Will Come Will You leave also?
Apostle David Watkins, Preaching

John 6:57
Many of his disciples
Those who you teach, who should trust you
John 6:60
Jesus knew that his disciples murmured
He asked, does this offend you?
John 6:63
Stop trying to do things in the flesh
It is the Spirit that brings life, that brings wealth
We are not of this world
We are waiting for Jesus to come and take us to our own houses
The words that I speak unto are spirit and life
There are some of you who believe not
He knew who they were, it was more than one person
Many think about just Judas
I know who is with me, does this offend you?
Don’t say anything
Does this offend you?
Leave them to God and let God help them
The Spirit is what quickens
John 6:64
God put me in this position because he is God
Look and see where you are
Give God praise for what he has done for you
Some do not have a pew to sit in, some are lost
Blessed are you, God has positioned you
They may take your seat but they can’t take your place
You can have my seat, but you can’t take my place
Jesus knew who would betray him
John 6:65
No man can come unto me except it were given unto him of the Father
I did not know that God was pushing me to Jesus
The Spirit was quickening me
I thought I was doing it for my Mother
No man can to Jesus except the Father
Many of his disciples went back and walked no longer with him
Simon Peter answered, where should be go, thou hast the words of eternal life
John 6:68-70
Have not I chosen twelve but one of you is a devil
John 6:71
Does it offend you that someone could be born to betray the Son of God
If this offends you here is more
Matthew 10:37
Does this offend you?
Luke 14:26
Does this offend you?
These are some hard words
An entire family left the church because I said God is first before your kids
Even our Savior knew that he was offending some he spoke the truth
He expected to be trusted
Romans 9:11-15
God could choose someone over you before you were born
God is choosing
Jacob and Esau fighting one another
Fighting over who is first
God choose Jacob
Jacob means heel catcher, back stabber, cheat
Their Mother was going through some things
Fighting to get out first, Esau was first, Jacob had his heel
Jacob was holding on
Jacob and his Mother decided to take is birthright
I will let the back stabber be the one that I call
Jacob decided to wrestle an angel
Example of fighting for things when they were young
Just so the election could take place
God has called you individually
Not because you have done good or evil
He does not make your calling more powerful because you do good
The elder shall serve the young
We are trying to help God do his job
He was kicked out of the family
God did not ask for help
Romans  9:17-18
He will have mercy on whom he chooses
The Pharaohs thought that they were God
God owns the entire world, we look for blessings and do not give what we have
If you are not faithful, constant with it you are not in it
Give to God
He wants to know if you are thankful for what I have done
Show me a sacrifice and that you appreciate me
He raised Pharaoh up
It is better to be grafted into the tree
If you do not do what I say, I can break you off
Does it offend that he has broken some to graft you in?
We can walk away from God and feel that it our own accord
I don’t like how they act
I don’t like what they have said to me
I am not  going to church no more
I have been offended
Romans 9:19-20
O man, who do you think you are?
Who can resist his will?
The elder will follow the younger
Nay, but, O man, who art thou?
Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
Example of songwriter choosing one song over the other
The favorite song is bragging
Beware I might like another song
Who are you to say to God why are you doing what you are doing?
How can you do that?
You are lucky God does not talk back to you!
You talking to me….
God has done lesser things to people
Has the potter power over the same lump?
Do you have a favorite cup?
When we were young we had favorite bowls for our cereal
I put my name on my bowl
My bowl is cleaned a certain way
I can honor one bowl over another
Can the bowl say, don’t I hold the same amount of cereal
Romans 9:21
We make one things for honor, the exact same thing for dishonor
I use a bucket for trash and for emergency food supplies
Bought the bowls at the same time
I am god of the bucket
Some people paint painting with finger prints
I find no beauty in that, I will sell it and not hang it in my home
One is honor and the other is dishonor
A man died to keep the Ark of the Covenant from falling
II Samuel 6:6
The Priests were suppose to carry the Ark, it was about to fall and God killed the man who tried to catch it
II Samuel 6:7
This thing began to fall
God knows that the Ark was falling
It was on a cart
David got so angry that the man died
Take the Ark somewhere else
God is God, the same yesterday, today and tomorrow
Our God was already big
Why are we not thinking that he can do the same thing
Hebrews 13:8
Why would God not do what he did in the past?
The blood of Jesus!
God is not acting like he once did because of the blood of Jesus
Acts 5:1-8
Ananias lied to God not man
Jesus would be the sacrifice
Jesus began to pray, I know that you are able
God thou art able to do all things
You only pray to someone who can fix it
Jesus was praying for God to make another way
God wants you to go that way….you will have to go through
God thou art able to do all things
Show me another church Lord, where I am not hated
I will go where you want me to go
God send a pastor to comfort me
It will be alright when Jesus comes back
II Samuel 15:3
Destroy all that they have wipe them off the face of the earth
Samuel kept the good oxen
He kept the sheep, and killed he babies
Does this offend you?
Do you know that you serve the same God?
Some would ask  how would God let this happen
People are walking away from God because of offenses
We are not of this world
Some people don’t understand what I say
I speak English and not that well
I can’t play Scrabble
Some made up their own Scrabble, ebonics
John 5:18
Jesus said that God was his Father
We are breaking the Sabbath
Revelation 21:7
The fearful and unbelievers and the murderer and the sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
The liars shall have their part in the lake
This is the second death which is hell
We might escape the second death
Does this offend you
You are hooking me up with the abominable
I want your heart to be alright
A liar is a person who lies all the time
You need Jesus
Jesus will save us and stop us from going to hell
Stop lying, don’t lie all the time
You lie when you feel threatened
Whenever you feel threatened, tell the truth
Woe is us! We will all be in the lake of fire
John 12:24
Does this offend you?
John 8:24
Does this offend you?
Offences will come, learn the person who offends you
Not everything said was heard, not everything heard was said
John 12:25
I am tired of this nicotine spirit!
I command you, you nicotine devil get out of the church
Thank God!!!!






God is Over All
September 23, 2018
Sermon Notes
Apostle David Watkins

Not of This World

Matthew 6:33
We are not of this world
We should be listening to God our governor
He has placed in his word ways to receive
We are hoodwinked and bamboozled
He said that he will give us the desires of our hearts
But we do not want to wait
But all these things will be added to you
Consider God’s ways
If you abide in him, then he will abide with you
If you kick it with me, I will kick it with you at your house
We will be with you
Whatsoever you ask of the Father in my name I will give it you
This is the way to get the same things of the world
John 15:7
We want to change the way that God has made us
Men wanting to change to women, you become handicapped
Some just dress themselves up to look like the opposite sex
Help them to understand, the world has tricked them and confused them
No man can serve two masters
Matthew 6:24
You can not serve God and money
You must choose who you will be loyal to
When you say that you can’t come to work you are loyal to the job
We are not of this world, stop acting like we are
We are citizens of heaven
We do have a color, it is bright!
It is living color! It outshines the flesh
People say, I watched you and you are different than the others
God did not give us color not to shine
Let your light so shine, so men see you and glorify your Father in heaven
If he gave us a color that they could see, you would try to change it
You would go to the tanning salon
You would invest in it, you do not want to look like a Christian
We would fight for our rights!
You can act like you are of this world if you want to
You can have dual citizenship
Trying to reap the benefits of both
We should not be caught up in the world system
Luke 12:33
Sell your possessions and give to the needy
A treasure in heaven
Matthew 12:21
If you would be perfect
How many want to be perfect?
Our flesh keeps our hands down
Jesus says, if you will be perfect sell all, give to the poor and you will hve treasures in heaven
Ask God where is the money, if you seek the Lord’s kingdom
Start studying and understanding God’s ways
If someone hits you turn the other cheek, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth
God says, render good for evil, instead of evil for evil
What is important is temporal
If we live like the world it will cripple us
Matthew 3:8
The Christian Struggle
We are not of this world, this is why we struggle
I John 2:16
The doctor needs sickness in order to get paid
This is how the world is
The lust of the flesh causes us to eat that junk
The lust of the eye has us buy workout equipment
The lust of the flesh says, this body looks good
We can suffocate sin with our service to God
Rather than fighting our flesh
Let’s overwhelm the flesh by praising God, by singing songs of praise, by coming to bible study, etc
All of a sudden we stop eating so much junk
I would that you would be in good health and prosper
The struggle is because we really want to do right
Hebrews 10:16
I will put my laws into their hearts
We have the laws on our hearts
We are not doing wrong because God’s word is written in our Spirit
We are free from the law that is written
Nothing wrong with that law, but it could not save us
The Ten Commandments could not save us
We kill people with our tongues
Example of murder, shooting someone
God is more like call the police
The Christian Struggle
We struggle because we are not of this world
The struggle is because we want to do right
Hebrews 10:16
The trouble is with me and being human
Romans 7:15
I want to do what is right, but instead I do what is wrong
Romans 7:17-18
Nothing good lives in me
I want to do what is good
So what do we do to overcome the flesh?
Walk in the Spirit, and you will not obey the lust of the flesh
Hate the sin that you do, keep trying to do right
If I have a habit of cursing, the enemy will say do not go to the altar
You are professional at cursing people out
People use cursing because it moves people
Galatians 5:16
Starting fighting because I failed at trying to be like the world
Pulled back into the flesh although we are trying to walk in the Spirit
If you hate what you are doing, continue to try to do right
Read the Word, witness to others, let your light shine, lift your hands, etc.
Lift your hands unto the Lord 
We will jump for the world’s sports
When it comes to God we say, it does not take all of that
Walk in the Spirit
Keep doing what the Spirit tells us to do and hate the world
We are walking in the Spirit
All the time, we are walking in the Spirit we suffocate our fleshly desires
Eventually we do not do it any more
If the lust of the flesh pulls on you, ask forgiveness and walk it out
If the lust of the eye pulls you be happy and content in the state that you are in and walk it out
If the pride of life overtakes you, humble yourself and walk it out
I want to do what is good but I don’t
I do not want to do wrong but I do
It is sin in me that does wrong
Romans 7:21-23
There is another power that is at war with my mind
Something that wants to destroy me
Romans 7:25
It is not I anymore
When I want to do what is right I advocate doing what is wrong
There is another power that makes me a slave to sin
Romans 7:20
It is sin living in me that does it!
When I am accused at work! 
When asked did you cut the grass
You can say that I hate that I did not do what you asked, it was not me
When I got home, it was sin that lives in me
We have liberty in Christ, but do not use it
Galatians 5:13
What can we do?
We can walk in the Spirit
We forgive others, because God said to do these things
We suffocate the flesh, hate it!
I hate when I sin!!!!
I would rather do good!
I am going to walk in the Spirit
Pray more, worship more, go to church, let my light shine by doing good
Being content in the state that I am in, having faith in others and smother that sin
When we were children we ate candy like crazy!
We were told to eat our food first and then candy, cake, etc.
Some of you won’t eat anything green!
I need a supplement my worship and praise!
I need to supplement with the lifting of my hands and amen!
Get yourself ready for an overflow!
Prepare yourself to see something you have never seen
I want you to see your financial blessings
I want you to see that salary that you have been waiting for!
Prepare yourself for an overflow!!! 











God is Over All
September 16, 2018
Sermon Notes
Apostle David Watkins, Preaching

A Christian Struggle

John 2:16
The reason we struggle is that we live somewhere else
We are citizens of heaven
The world parties hard, happy hour
Our happy hour is Sunday morning worship
We want to keep the laws of God
Hebrews 10:16
We want to do right, we struggle to do right
Romans 7:14
The law is spiritual and it is good
The trouble is with me I am all too human
I am a slave to sin
I do not understand myself, I want to do what is right instead I do what I hate
I am not of this world, that is why I hate sin
My goal is to bring God’s will to earth as it is in heaven
We are hurt because we are not pulling our weight
We have it all under control
You are a genius
Romans 7:15
We know that we are not all that
I might be worth a bag of chips and a cup cake
We worry so much and we act like we have everything under control
Let it go, you do not have to worry
No one in heaven is concerned about being somebody
At your birth you were set up as a child of the king
You do not have to prove to the world
Tell people that you are a citizen of heaven
I am not of this world
Why are you happy when things are going wrong?
I am not of this world
Why if you don’t have a house
I am not of this world
The world has made it easy, you can ride a scooter
God has given things to man because of your prayers
Soon we will have unmanned cars
You are not of this world
There will be some transportation for you
Because of your prayers
I do not understand myself, instead I do what I hate
If I know what I am doing is wrong
It is sin living in me that does wrong
The lust of the flesh is in me
You already know that you are a citizen of heaven
Something inside of me makes me do what I hate
This is not me!
Have you ever not acted like yourself?
We act like we are of the world, it is what is inside of you!
The Holy Ghost within you is trying to get you to do right
The Spirit of God is willing to move you
You are Born Again, the Spirit of God is trying to get you to do right
The other spirit within is trying to get you to do wrong
If you do not hate it you are not of God
You think that you are a citizen, but you don’t have papers
Your name is in the Lamb’s book of life
Don’t get to heaven and think that you are a citizen and you are not
The bible is written to the citizens of heaven
You need to watch yourself
Walk in the Spirit
If I know that what I am doing is wrong then I know that it is God
I know that nothing good lives in me
Nothing is good in my sinful nature
Romans 7:18
Don’t let the devil condemn you!
The devil is a liar!
When the enemy tries to keep you from praying to God about your sin
Truth is the absence of being tricked or bamboozled
The enemy told Eve the truth to deceive her
The truth has no deception in it
Lying wonders are what the enemy performs to deceive
Truth is the absence of deception
It is a daily battle to overcome the flesh and bring it into subjection
A daily battle that many times we fail
It is not us that is sinning!
Romans 7:20
It is not me, but the sin that lives within me
I hate doing that, it is not me
What do we do to overcome the flesh?
Galatians 5:16
Walk in the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh
Walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh
To walk in the SPIRIT is to try to live God’s way
Do not try to destroy the flesh
Overwhelm it with the opposite
If the lust of the flesh pulls on you keep asking forgiveness
Walk it out! Act like it does not even hurt!
Claim that you are alright! I am ok
Live in the Spirit, do things in the Spirit to suffocate the flesh
Never stop praying
So many things are the desires of the flesh
Do more spiritual than you do in sin
The Lord is not mocked, you will reap what you sow
Do more good to suffocate the bad
Galatians 6:7
When someone we love dies, it hurts
When they leave some money it takes the pain out of the loss
The money suffocates some of the pain
Look at what my family did for me!
You have time to use the spiritual things
Worship, praise and thank God for the things that you do have
Be thankful for the state that you are in
Count your blessings!
There is someone worse than you
You will never be alone
James 1:2
If the pride of life pulls on you, remember who you are
He who humbles himself shall be exalted
Think about pride
It is not my job as a citizen of heaven to be known
The only people that can hurt you are family and friends
You get so strong in the Lord you can’t even go to the movies
I don’t want people coming from everywhere wanting to be healed
I don’t want to be known, I am already known by God
We must proclaim it
I don’t want to do what is wrong
It is sin living in me that does wrong
Romans 7:19
That was not even me!
It was not me, it was sin in me!
Romans 7:21
When I want to do what is right, I do what is wrong
This is a principle of life
I love God’s law with all my heart!
Romans 7:22
For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
Just worship and praise the Lord!
Why did God love King David?
King David did some bad things, he was a man after God’s heart
He magnified God, worshipped God!
He prayed in everything, he sang everything!
What do you do?
Just a secret for citizens, if you learn to worship God he will bring you through some things
The sooner you do it the sooner God moves
Financial problems are of the world
Overwhelm, suffocate that poverty spirit by lifting your hands
I am expecting a blessing
Give thanks! In all things give thanks!
We are not of this world!
According to the world we are crazy when we praise through difficult circumstances
We must stop trying to be like the world and work on getting our reward
We are to set up treasures in heaven
Overwhelm sin by doing righteousness
Matthew 6:20
I will do more good! I will lift up my hands!
Put on the garment of praise!
Isaiah 61:3
Romans 7:22-23
We sin with things that seem small, like not coming to church
Are you a citizen you go home!
We had two places to go, church or home
Pastors were part of the struggle
Now we act like our oppressors
There were times we walked to school
Now you can’t walk one block
We are in the last days, be citizens of heaven
The struggle is because we are not of this world
We live here but we are not from this world
Romans 7:24
O wretched man that I am
Romans 7:25
I thank God through Jesus Christ our lord
I am a slave of my flesh
In sin you go through a lot!
Many came out of debt!
The lust of the eyes!
We goat a new car, although our car is good
We got pulled in!
Mortgage is a death grip! Now we have one and two mortgages!
Stop being pulled in
Choke out sin, overwhelm it with praise, thanksgiving and petitions!
Let’s start using the Spirit
To walk in the Spirit is to hate the sin that I am in
I am living as a citizen of heaven
I am walking and I am fighting!
I am struggling because I am not of this world!
The world hates us, because we think different than the world
Television is dragging us in vampires are good, witches are good
Wanting the bad guys to win
It is wrong to beat up bad people
Even child molesters, they need to be saved also
I think about safety, I put cameras all over
To walk in the Spirit is to hate the sin that you are in
Jesus made a way to overcome the lust of the flesh
Lust of the eyes, pride of life!
They cater to our weakness!
I John 2:16
I see the homeless and I still give
There is a certain state of mind that something is wrong
We are struggling, we will suffocate sin
We are not of this world!






God is Over All
September 9, 2018
Sermon Notes
Apostle David Watkins
We Are Not of This World

John 17:6
John 17:16
Ephesians 2:19
I John 2:15
Do not love the world or anything in the world
If you love the world the love of the Father is not in you
I John 2:16
John 3:16
The term world refers to world or universe
John 13:1
The world means those in the earth
Hebrews 1:2
Matthew 18:7
Woe to the world because of offences
John 15:19
If you were of the world, the world would love his own:
I John 4:5
Example of coworker talking negatively against you
We start changing our lifestyle
Looking at television we start picking up the ways of the world
The alternative lifestyle is everywhere
Your favorite characters have another lifestyle
All our super heroes will one day
We are not of this world!
That is why this world gets on our nerves
I tried to watch a movie
The bible says that God loves the world it is the human beings in it
We do not love the world’s corrupt values and systems
The god of this world has blinded their minds
II Corinthians 4:4
If the gospel be hidden, it is hidden to those who are lost
Satan has blinded their eyes
We are not of this world
I John 2:16
Satan’s systems are the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride of life
God has gifted me with a spirit of not wanting to be popular
We can make our boast in Christ Jesus
Does anyone in heaven speak out and say, I am somebody?

We as Christians have to bring the heavenly system to this world
Hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done…
We have to live a certain way, walk a certain way
When people wonder why you are kind, it is because we are not of this world
We are kind to those who abuse us
We are not of this world
Where I come from, I am not of this world
Every sin imagined comes from those things
When we come to Christ, we escape this world mentally and spiritually
Those who come to Christ are new creatures
Isaiah 55:7
Coming to God means forsaking our thoughts
This world applauds sin
Hollywood causes us to envy sinners
Proverbs 23:17
Let not your heart envy sinners, continue in the fear of the Lord
Movies where we cheer for the bad guys, Power, The Godfather
We are not of this world but we are tempted
When someone does us wrong, we hear others telling us what they would do
I use to be on the A Team, now I am on the D Team
We are being pulled by the world
There is a popularity of stars

These stars stir in us a dissatisfaction with our own lives
We want to have what they have, we are willing to walk out of heaven for the world’s things
Advertisements and marketing appeals to the lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh, the pride of life
Buy the new car, movie star homes, we are not of this world
Loving this world means being devoted to this world’s priorities
What is most important? Happiness is most important
Like Eve eating the fruit, and learning something she did not know
Apple has taken the sign of knowledge
Signs of the enemy trying to get us to be like the world
We are not of this world
To continue to love the world and be in the world like unbelievers it will cripple us and cause us to be fruitless
Some movies just turn them off
John 12:24
Not loving the world extends to our own lives
If we love anything more than him is not worthy
Matthew 10:37
God’s spirit can take a lot, not yours

David said, if I make my bed in hell you are there
Just because God is everywhere, it does not mean that you should be
In general the term world is the evil system controlled by Satan that leads us away from worship
I am going to bury my father, Jesus said, let the dead bury the dead
Whosoever is willing to lose their life
Matthew 8:22
What do you hold dear? Car, house, money in the bank…
What would you fight for?
Are you a minister? If you are singing, playing an instrument, etc.
Christians are suffering all over the world
The bible says that we must be willing to pick up our cross
We must be willing to die
Luke 9:23
We are not of this world, when we die we are going home
Do what you have to do; I am going to be with the Lord!
I will be more blessed because I am willing to suffer!
Just a short amount of time

Are you ready?
The human heart is an idle factory
We can make idols out of anything
Things can become idols
God’s main issue with us is that we worship other gods
We worship money by choosing it before we choose God
You have the power to come to church or work and get double hire
You choose the job before God
God wants all of his children to be entrepreneurs the head and not the tail
You can make all kinds of idols
I Corinthians 10:31 Whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God
Loving the world is idolatry, do you love the world?
You choose the lust of the eye, the pride of life.
The blessings of God makes rich and adds no sorrow
Proverbs 10:22
Do not fall in love with it or desire it first
Here is how you know that this is not first, when you are able to give it up!
If you ever require it of me, I will give it up!
I will give up my car, home, everything if you require it
God did it with Abraham, required everything
You must be satisfied in the state that you are in
I am a citizen of heaven! You are a citizen of heaven!!!
Walls can be built, there is no stopping you from getting in
Are you willing to give up everything that you have?
Get to a place where you are willing to sacrifice it all unto the Lord
God will bless you with everything that you ever wanted!
Just abide in me and I abide in you!
You have to judge your own spirit
Are you really willing to give up everything that you have?
You must be stable, you are called to a specific place
Jesus, the Son of God was called to train a group to set up a work for God

Are you willing to sell it all for what you want?
Anything can become an idol
We are commanded to love, what in your life is competing with God
God more than anything wants your soul to prosper
As your soul prospers, be in good health, as your soul prospers
III John 1:2
In three years you know that this is the church for you
God works out your poor decisions for your life
It takes your entire lifetime to hear the Lord
Romans 8:28
We are not of this world!







Minister Reggie White Sr.  
September 2nd, Sunday 2018

It’s my time Thrive
Intro:

Many of us in the body of Christ have found ourselves where we are in a place of survival mode. We are just fighting to stay saved. The enemy has been attacking us left and right. We feel like both physically and spiritually we are just getting by. For some of us we find ourselves on life support. Well it’s your time to move from Surving to Thriving.

Did you know they associate failure to Thrive with Terminal illness

To Survive continue to live or exist, especially in spite of danger or hardship

To Thrive to grow vigorously : flourish

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: to gain in wealth or possessions : prosper

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        : to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances —often used with on thrives on

Scripture Reference

“But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:7-14 KJV
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”

3 John 1:2 KJV

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

Romans 12:1-2 KJV

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.”

Matthew 11:12 KJV

I. Are you surving or thriving

    A. Do you feel you are growing vigorously?

    B. Do you feel stagnet or stuck

    C. Do you complain about coming to church

    D. Have you had thoughts of quitting or leaving

    E. Do you complain about the food?

    f. Have you found yourself talking about Gods people (judging vs praying for them)

    G. Do you look at the clock and wonder when service is over.

    H. Have you become familiar with the things of God.

It’s our time to Thrive

    1. It’s time to get back excited about things of God

       A. Daily we must renew or mind change our perspective, begin to think like the father.

     B. Stop focusing or your problems and focus on the problem solver. It should not surprise you that we are going to have trouble in the flesh. Think it not strange the fiery darts that come to try your faith.

C. If you don’t feel your growing, ask yourself why. What have you done to grow. Are you coming to church expecting to hear a word and think that’s enough. That worked. When you were a babe, but now God is expecting more. The problem is not the food the problem is you and me. When was the last time you changed your seat, is your prayer still the same prayer. Have changed your posture of prayer.

God is requiring a deeper level of praise. If you want something different you have to do something different.

It’s time to Thrive.

John10:10 I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.

Jesus came that we would live the abundant life.

Is your soul prospering.

D. We have to turn off the Facebook , the Instagram, the snap chatting, the things that are distracting, the things that cause you to long for somebody’s fake life and begin to live the live God has for you.

f. We have to get to know God in a more intimate level. Paul said that I may know him. Is there anybody here that want to know him and his power. 

G. It’s a struggle for survival we daily meet the foe. You got stay armored up. It’s time to Thrive.

H. Our worship has to be for real not the motions of worship, but the very act of worship. When you say thank you Jesus there alt to be something in your mind that you are thanking him for in that moment.

I. We have to stop gossiping and start praying for one another. When you touch one of Gods people with your tongue it’s kind of hard to Thrive, because he said touch not my not anointed. But rather consider yourself, because but for the grace of God that’s not your issue.

J. We got to press, meaning we have to go all in for God. Get radical for Jesus, lose ourselves, forget the past and reach forward. When a runner is in a race he focuses on the prize. If he looks back his enemy Gaines on him. He becomes distracted.

K. You have to fast and pray for this kind only comes out by fasting and prayer. This breakthrough. Is going to take sacrifice, it’s going to take obedience.

Duet. 28 says

“And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways. The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways. And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee. And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee. The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:”

Deuteronomy 28:1-13 KJV

It’s time to Thrive
It’s your winning season, take advantage of it walk in what’s yours. Move forward and not backwards. Believe God 





God is Over All
August 26, 2018
Sermon Notes
Apostle David Watkins, Preaching

SERMON: It’s Never Too Late


 The kingdom of God is God’s way of doing things  The kingdom of this world is an eye for an eye
 God’s kingdom is different, thou shalt not murder
 Some say that God told them to kill, do not believe them
 People do not hear you speaking right into their ears  What makes you think that you can hear so clearly
 Don’t keep telling people that you hear God speaking all the times  God is not speaking to everyone as he once did
 Stay in the fight, forty-two years of preaching the gospel  Missing things, getting things, misunderstanding God, not every time I
hear is it God
 Staying in the fight for 47 years  I am an overcomer
 I have to move and stick and drop to a knee till the count  When you are counted out you tend to not worship the Lord like you
once did
 It is alright to take a knee and get knocked out  You have the Holy Spirit as the referee, Jesus and God in your corner
 The Holy Ghost is down there, counting, one, two, three…
 You are more than an overcomer
 The Holy Ghost gets you up at ninety two
 God said that you already won!  Stay in it, don’t give up, don’t quit!  The Holy Spirit will hold your hands up
 Heavy weight champion of the world
 All the sinners are all upset because you stole the crown
 Stay in the fight! How long have you been in the fight?  You don’t know how to block
 The underdog are the ones that God is rooting for
 Run around the ring, tire the devil out  It is never too late to come back stronger
 A good fall means that you are about to get up!  It is never too late
 Many Christians are trying to get back to being a strong walker
 Some get lazy
 A time when God was first before their own desires and wants  Just start doing what you use to do!
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 Start thinking the way that you use to think when you were strong
 I believed all things in God!  There was a time when I believed the instructor
 They said I believe that God can do abundantly beyond anything that I
can think or ask
 Example of Community College, they were paid to go to school  Continued to go until he figured he could not learn anything else
 Example of children that know everything
 Everything is my business, I furnish the business, my wife cooks,
everything that I own goes to my wife
 When the child says, mind your own business, take the door down
 The children to clean up your business  I started your business  One day you will have your own business  Start believing what you use to believe
 You trusted in your pastor, the Word of God
 Remember when you got lazy in your worship to God
 Revelation 2:2-5
 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst