Hosanna Reflection, November 4th 2018
God is Over All
November 4, 2018
Pastor Linda Jackson
Stepping Out Into God’s Wealth transference
The Word of God shows witness to give some things to his children
Sometimes he takes it out of the hands of the wicked
Proverbs 13:22 a good life gets passed on to the grandchildren; ill-gotten wealth ends up with good people
God directs Abram to leave all of his family and go into the land of Canaan
Even though the Canaanites held the title and were in possession of it
God clearly would give the land to Abram and his children
First know that God promised you the wealth of the wicked
This is transfer by a divine principle
It will only come to those who see the promises of God and believe it
Therefore, you must believe God’s will to have this wealth
We must seek God’s purposes of God before, He will release the wealth of the wicked into your hands
Second you must be elevated into the spiritual realm
Jesus assured us of God’s daily provision
The wealth of the wicked will come to us
Receiving from God comes from living in righteousness
That lifestyle activates the Power of God to remove wealth from the unrighteous and place it in your hands
God increases His children by seedtime and harvest
There are steps to gathering Harvest, which is the blessing
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house and prove me mine house and prove me now herewith says the Lord of hosts
If I will not open the window of heaven and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it
And I will rebuke the devourer for your sake, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground neither shall your vine cast
III John 2 Beloved I pray above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospereth
God is Over All
October 14, 2018
Minister Deborah Tate
Hosanna Reflection Title: God is Waiting on Us
Reflection from God’s Got A Waiting Room
Psalm 130:5-6 (NKJ)
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his Word, I do hope. My soul waits
For the Lord more than those who watch for the morning – yes, more than those who watch for the morning
Luke 15:11-14; 18-20;24
We often look at the younger son who left home early
Some commentaries say he was in his teens
Give me what belongs to me
Father gave him what he asked for
The Father hurt, disappointed, sad
His son left the family
The son is living it up in the world
Worldly parties, traveling, spending money carelessly
The father is home waiting and praying that he will come back
Parents know how it is when children go out
We want them to home at a certain time
We start looking at our watches
We get anxious and text or call
WE START TO PRAY
The father could not text or call his son
Psalm 69:3 (NJV)
Who are we waiting on to return to God?
The Prodigal son learned something
We are the son in this parable
At one time we were out there
God waits for us to come back
Don’t leave God’s waiting room
Wait with hope
Don’t give up on God he won’t give up on you
God is waiting on us
God is Over All
Extended Hosanna Reflection
October 7, 2018
Pastor Deborah Williams, Preaching
“The Wretch, The Rag and the Redeemed”
Prophet Isaiah had a heavenly vision
King Uzziah had died
Isaiah saw the throne of God
Angels covered his face
They cried out Holy, holy, holy
Isaiah realized his sinful nature
The angel placed hot coals on his lips
He was cleansed of sin
He heard the voice of God asking Who shall I send?
A wretch is defined as deplorably unfortunate, despicable character
Message inspired by Filthy Rags
Our righteousness is like filthy rags
All righteous works are unclean
So many persons are denying sin
Many do not feel the need to change or have a Savior
I John 1:9
We are to let our light shine, not our sin
Where are you in terms of serving God?
If you want to hear what Isaiah heard, you have to respond like he did
Do you hear what I hear?
II Chronicles 7:14
God is calling us to arm a holy nation
We were once wretched, our righteousness is like filthy rags, but we are now redeemed!
God is Over All
September 30, 2018
Youth Day Reflections
Youth Pastor Victor Brown – Minister in Charge
Destiny Wilcox – A breakthrough in prayer, can happen over a span of time. In the Sixth grade I moved due to Dad being in the military. I moved to Japan. It was a cool place. I moved to San Diego, CA. I realized that I stayed there three years and did not make friends. She decided that she wanted good memories of the best years of her life. Prayed with her Mom, but mostly her praying alone. I want to make friends and to make memories. I started talking to people in my class. So happy that she made a friend on her own. God was preparing me for my move to San Diego, CA. Psalms 55:22, Psalms 56:11
Novice Minister Lauren Johnson – What is Worship? Matthew 15:8-9
With their lips they honor me. True worship would be the expression of showing deep love and respect for someone. Get lost in self. You should feel something on the inside. If you are worshipping and feel nothing that is empty. We get lost in what is going on. Thinking on other things. We want our worship full and giving God everything. Your mind is focused on him. Thinking about God and his greatness. Get into a place of true worship. Make sure that there is a change in your heart.
Ohan Lucas – How he worships. I pray as hard as I can. Joshua 1:9 I talk to God and he fixes my problems. Another way is by singing, and dance as well.
Kayla Hunt – What do we mean by breakthrough? Overcoming barriers in our lives. Micah 2:13 Opening the gates to breakthrough. When I was going through a lot. It had me at a point where I did not want to be around other people. At first I felt nothing as I prayed, then the tears came and I felt relieved. Breakthrough means to overcome barriers. It will help everyone.
Kevin Hunt – What do we mean by breakthrough? It means to overcome Micah 2:13 This talks about what we overcome fear or obstacles in our way. There was a time when we came through something. Surrender James 4:3 How much of our blessings and power is lost because we do not ask. What about you don’t ask because you have not received the answer. How many times do we not overcome because you did not pray.
Kayla Washington – The Benefits of Breakthrough - Heal to become sound, freshman year loses someone that she loved. How to accept loss and love myself. Ephesians 6:12 The basis of breakthrough. Went on Revival and got a breakthrough. I overcame my sadness. By being unified with other believers.
Daire Watkins – I asked God for strength and wisdom. I would convince myself that what I was doing was alright, but it was not. Matthew 16:24 I knew that I had to give up some of the things that I wanted so that I could get his will for my life. God wants you to get closer to him. God sponsors his plan only. When you try to follow your own way things go down hill. When you read the Word God begins to bless you. When I got my breakthrough I got spiritual confidence. All I had to do is get God’s attention. Activate your breakthrough so that God can bless you.
God is Over All
September 16, 2018
Minister Michael Holmes
Captain Kirk, Beam me up Scottie
In peril or ready to go because the job was completed
I am ready to go, I have completed my mission
I am making transition plans and I am ready to go
Not my will, but thy will be done
It is not about you, but about Jesus Christ
How can you tell if you are closer to being ready?
When is the last time you let someone get you visibly upset?
When was the last time you used profanity?
Are you getting any closer?
Do you spend more time on social media than in prayer?
Can you name the top 10 R&B singers and their songs?
Take some time to figure out how close you are to be beamed up
Conformed is defined as being made to resemble
Reduced to a likeness
Are you like your co-workers?
To be made agreeable to
Every superhero is drawing us in
I am not of this world
I am housed in this temporary casing
I Cor. 15:50
There is nothing that will take this case into the kingdom
This corruption must take on incorruption
The mortal must put on immortality
Death is swallowed up in victory!
Death where is your sting?
This life is like a vapor, you live and you die
Heaven is eternal
Where are you and your new body going to reside?
You will get a new body
I John 2:16
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes
Beam me up!
You are striving to do the laws of God
Whatever you are going through, God can change in an instance
Enoch was taken because of his closeness with God
God has chosen you and to take you out of the world
God is Over All
September 9, 2018
Minister Karen Emery
He is an on time God!
Inspired by sermon, “God’s Got a Waiting room”
God is doing something for us and in us
Think of a prayer request you have for God
Keep that one thing on your mind
God is teaching us as we wait, God is waiting on us
He is waiting for us to repent, fight pride, live holy lives, show love
We need to live in peace
Ask God what he wants from you, ask your pastor
God is waiting for us to learn a lesson
Waiting measures how deep our relationship is with God
It measures how selfish we are
I Peter 1:7
We are either going to fight through our trials or give up!
We will wait and not be discouraged
We will wait patiently for our blessings
We grow in the fruit of the spirit
The fruit of longsuffering teaches us how to endure problems for a long time
We are surrendering, hands up, our control over situations
I Corinthians 6:26
Ask God to fix our problems
Don’t move until you get you blessing!
Lyrics Made up my mind, no turning back, concerning your blessing your word says that you are not slack
Noone, nobody can shake me
Right here I will be waiting for my blessings!
Let’s not move until we receive our blessings
It is a personal thing between you and God!
God is Over All
September 2, 2018
Novice Minister Nathaniel Tate
Reflection inspired by “Preparing for the Lord’s Blessings”
Genesis 2:7, 18-20
What did Adam lack?
Adam needed a suitable companion
Ever since the garden the devil has been the unity of family
We have become familiar with family members
We think it is alright to argue
Familiarity breeds contempt
Sometimes we do not see our family members worth ministering to
Ignorant, the root word is ignore
Ignorance is not being dumb, but it is ignoring taking action
There is no law against the Fruit of the Spirit
Bible pre-dates the laws of the USA
Maybe it is the laws for the Children of Israel aka the Ten Commandments
The scripture does not mean that the Universal laws do not regulate the Spirit
There is not a limit
Love and meekness allows for all of us to shine
Are we willing to grow?
Endure the growing pains
We are more than able
I want to be blessed so that I can help
I am willing to grow in Spirit because my family needs opportunities for the future
This is not “Family Feud”
We do not need to battle each other for the blessings!
We can be blessed!
God is Over All
August 12, 2018
Minister Carolyn Hunt
A Change is Here!
This is a time to put something in the land
This rain will bring water to our seed
Behold I have received commandment to bless and it cannot be reversed
No curses can come against the people of God
The enemy does not want us to be blessed
Declare means to make clearly known
To acknowledge who you are
Don’t be afraid, I have declared it
When God declares a thing, he declares it!
Before Jesus comes back he promised to bless his people
I Peter 2:9-10
We are a chosen generation!
A change is here!
We are taking hold of the horns of the altar
We are doing some new things
New homes, jobs and cars
I hear people crying out unto the Lord!
What would you have me to do?
People are turning back to God and unity
We hear the cry of the Prophets!
I do not know how you are going to do it
If His people will repent and turn from their wicked ways
Every time they did what God did, he did exactly what He said
God wants to take us further
We need to go further, we need to sow seeds of trust and belief
We can now rejoice at Grace Covenant Christian Church
When Daire Watkins turned twenty one God promised to bless
Joel said we are being called out of exiles
God is not a man that he should lie!
The God we serve is not changing or unreliable
Won’t he do it? Won’t he will!!!!
Double hire for the saints
A thirty year party, overflow in all things!
Min. Deborah Tate
Aug. 5, 2018
UNITY – ON ONE ACCORD
I. Hosanna Reflection is from Apostle David’s message “Preparing the Lord’s Blessings Part II. The scripture he used was II Kings3:16-17
“And he said, Thus saith the Lord. Make this valley full of ditches. For thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley should be filled with water that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts.”
In that message, Apostle David spoke about digging ditches. Some of the ditches were:
1. Dig a ditch of we go to church at my house.
2. Dig a ditch of obedience.
3. And the one that scratch me the most, “Dig a ditch of unity.”
II. Hosanna Reflection is “Unity – On One Accord”
Scripture: Psalm 133:1-3
“Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.”
Usually we stop at that verse. However the next 2 verses describe what it’s like to be in unity.
Verse 2 “It is like the precious ointment upon the beard, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard that went down to the skirts of his garment;
As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion; for there the Lord commanded the blessings, even life for evermore.”
That’s some good stuff.
This talks about the beauty and value of unity.
1 Precious ointment or the anointing oil running down from the head, running down Aaron’s beard; all the way down to the skirts of his garments. Unity cover us with
the anointing oil. The anointing oil was used on the head of the high priest, and his descendants; used in the tabernacle in the Old Testament marked to be Holy and set apart for God use. Not just the priest, and the things in the tabernacle, but also the
descendants – their children; children’s children; their children’s children’s children’s
2. As the dew of Hermon; upon the mountains of Zion. Mount Hermon reaches a height of over nine thousand feet. The Dew coming down covered the entire mountain. Just as the precious ointment the Anointing oil flowing down on Aaron.
The dew represents a falling down of freshness. It’s a connection of life and growth.
The dew refreshes the earth from the heat of the sun that can cause dryness.
We need some dew in San Diego, because it has been hot. So our heart can become dry, and hard. Yet, the dew that comes from unity cool and moisten our hearts.
Get our hearts ready to receive the Word of God.
From there the Lord commanded His blessings. Where love reigns, God reigns.
This unity pleases God to no end. We have to dig the ditches of unity.
A. Jesus prayed for Unity. If Jesus prayed for Unity in the church then it must be important.
John 17:20-21 One of our Calling Scripture
“Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 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 has sent me.
The enemy knows the best way to keep a church from fulfilling its mission is to get people/ the sheep divide arguing over non-essentials; majoring in the minor.
There’s protection in the Unity of God’s children. Many scriptures refer to the Church as the Lord’s sheep. A flock of sheep stay close together so the wolves cannot come among them to destroy them.
B. Christ Center – Unity keeps Christ as the center instead of us. We focus on Jesus Christ. The Lord is my Shepherd. We are to focus on a commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord. If Jesus spent the day with me, would I have said that; done that; gone to that place.
Unity requires sacrifice of what we want.
C. Unity – A large part of our Vision – see the pie chart.
Grace Covenant was known for its Unity. At the County Fair we made our presence known – All wearing T-Shirt; going to other churches; going to TBN. Revivals all In Unity on One Accord.
Apostle David also said, the “Alaska Trip is for you.” Every Revival we have been on have been a Blessing not only for us, but for persons God has placed them to be there. In Unity we preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s a time to get away. I see it also as a time to win souls for Jesus. At one of our Revival Cruise, the Program Director said, “You think this ship is rocking because of the ocean, no. We have a church here.... and our Praise Team with Apostle David sang “You need Jesus Christ.”
We closed the show on stage in front of hundreds of people. They’re singing, “Call Him. What’s His Name. Jesus” Cruise guests and Ship workers came to our services.
We turned a night club into a Praise Jam Sessions. Singing nothing but Praise Songs.
Unity On One Accord.
I don’t know what God will do on this Revival. I’m expecting something miraculous to happen.
D. It’s Ditch digging time… It’s time to start digging ditches of Unity. It needs to be deep and long; Get our shovels; our posthole digger; get the heavy machinery.
We first need to plan this thing out. What kind of soil are we digging out – muddy, hard, rock and roots underneath. In what direction are we digging. We don’t want to throw the dirt on another person ditch. One way is to get all the workers, that’s us Grace Covenant in one line with our tools. Start digging a ditch of Unity together.
Grace Covenant we are well able.
I Cor. 12:12 “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members that one body, being many, are one body so also is Christ.
25 “And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it, or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
Unity, Unity, Unity-
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious ointment upon the beard, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments: As the dew of Hermon, : and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.”
Unity –On One Accord.