Hosanna Reflection September 8, 2019

God is Over All
September 8, 2019
Hosanna Reflection
Minister Carolyn Hunt
Are there Any Joshua’s and Kayleb’s in the House

I am Loyal To God
We are in the last days
Preaching what people want to hear
People are living like they want to
Pastor David has the same assignment 
Moses seemed to have only one loyal servant
There were two Joshua and Kayleb
Numbers 13:30
Let’s possess the land
Any Joshua’s and Kayleb’s in the house
Numbers 14:9
They are just bread for us
The Lord is with us
To be obedient to God’s word is being obedient to God’s pastors
Logos inspired Word of God to inspire and guide him
I don’t want to go by myself
Joshua and Kayleb was loyal to God ad to Moses
What set hem apart was the promise
They wee not intimidated by the size or strength of the people
We checked out the land of California
We heard a lot, one person could not get a job with a master’s degree
The best job was with Sears
We thank God for the shepherd that led us to the promise land
Moses could not enter the promise land
Joshua succeeded Moses
He subdued his adversaries
Joshua had to fight, he was old
It has been a long time
Are we able to subdue the enemy?
A home for a quarter
A car for a dime
The best job ever
Getting on a cruise without money
Some have fallen away
Some stopped believing the man of God
We have become too curious
The enemy is trying to count you out
It is never too late to come back strtonger
Remember, repent and do the first works
A man,  a goat and the dug-well
Goats were strong willed, curious, etc
We do things that we do not want
We have been Bamboozled
The story of the ma, goat, and dug-well
The donkey got curious and fell in
The man heard the bleeping of the goat
He did everything that he could to get the goat out
He shoved the dirt in the well, the goat would shake the dirt off
He kept shoveling and the goat kept shaking it off
He cried because he loved the goat
He kept shaking it off until the goat just stepped out
It is never too late to come back stronger
Do not let the enemy lie to you
When the devil lies, shake it off, place it under your feet!





God is Over All
September 1, 2019
Hosanna Reflection
Minister Michael Holmes

Inspired by the message, Understanding the Christian Life
There are two types of Christian lives
The second Christian who is newly saved
The precepts of walking the Christian life
You get saved and you believe what you are taught
You believe every word
With God 100%
This thing is new, old things have passed away
You receive all things new
Like a child in a toy shop
You are teachable, you cling to the word like it is important
The first Christians who are mature
A mature Christian you tend to turn back
They have been through something
You think that you know some things
You may have some scars, to prove that you have been through something
You hit every challenge of the enemy
We have all had seasons that we had to stand in the gap for family members, co-workers
You know how to pray and ask for help
Yu cried out to God, late in the midnight hours
There was no doubt in your mind
You laid before God and knew that he was going to come through
Samuel was a child and lived with Eli
Eli was older and could not see him, the voice spoke to Samuel
He ran into Eli’s quarters and was told to lay back down
This happened three times
I Samuel 3:9
If he calls thee say, speak Lord for thy servant heareth
When God speaks, he speaks in a still small voice
In our maturity and familiarity, he went to his leader to seek teaching
He sought out teaching by his leaders
When you think that you have heard the voice of the Lord, how do you respond?
He places pastors, teachers, apostles so that you may learn
Ask Apostle I heard this, what do you think?
When we have spiritual things, we do not go where the help is
Apostle’s message challenged us, take a look at when we were first saved, and look at where you are now
Some things must have changed
Life itself, consider where your loyalty is today
Where is your commitment, where is the time that you gave to he Lord?
This was a self examination
Rev. 2:2-5
I know thy works, thy labor, thy patience….
When you are first saved you do not want to be near sin
Did you get tired?
You have left your first love
You have taken some things
Repent, remember and do the first works
Harvey, Illinois – pumping out a basement
I remember times that we had to repair the roof, sleeping in the sanctuary
I remember putting in block windows, repairing roof, etc.
Resurrect your works for the Lord!
It may not be on the story sea, I’ll go where you want to go!
Samuel heard that voice in the midnight hour
Today when yu hear that voice will you go?






GOA

Hosanna Reflection from Assoc. Pastor Jerri Harrison

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Topic: “Work Out vs. Work Together”

Scriptures: Romans 8:28, Isaiah 53:5, Philippians 4:19, Eccl. 3:1-8, 1 Peter 4:12, John 16:33,     1 Peter 1:6-7 

  • Our Hosanna Reflection today is taken from Pastor David’s sermon on Sunday, May 26, 2019 entitled “Trusting God in Difficult Times”. 

  • And it is based on the scripture in Romans 8:28 that says “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.” 

  • Although we try SO hard to be like our Father in Heaven, when we are going through difficult times, we often have different perspective than God on our current situation!

  • You see, we want it all to work out the way WE want it to work out, but God has not promised that it will always work out that way…He has promised that it will work together for our good.

  • And these are two very different things…when we are going through a difficult time with our finances, we want God to work it out that all of our bills are somehow miraculously paid, but it don’t always happen that way… 

  • when we are going through a difficult time with our health, we want God to work it out that somehow we are miraculously healed right away, but it don’t always happen that way… 

  • GOD DOES NOT PROMISE THAT EVERY TRIAL WILL WORK OUT THE WAY THAT WE WANT IT TO WORK OUT, BUT HE PROMISED THAT ALL THINGS WILL WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD BECAUSE WE LOVE HIM.  

  • It’s kind of like the underside of a tapestry that is being sown: when we look at the underside of a tapestry all WE see is the separate strings hanging down haphazardly in seeming disarray. But the person who is on the other side of the tapestry looking down on it and making it can see the beautiful picture that they are making. 

  • And so it is with our trials and God…all we see is the separate, broken and painful pieces that we want God to work out for us according to our plans, but GOD sees the WHOLE BEAUTIFUL PICTURE that HE is working together for our good IF WE WILL JUST BE PATIENT AND TRUST HIM! 

  • God did not promise that it will all work out according to your plan, but when you don’t know how God is going to work it all together for the good, you can trust God and His Word! Knowing the Word of God and trusting Him are inseparable!  

  • The Bible is FULL of promises! When you are going through, find one and STAND ON IT! 

  • When you need healing, stand on “with His stripes, we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5). 

  • When you need finances, stand on “My God shall supply all your need.”  (Philippians 4:19) STAND ON THE PROMISES OF GOD!

  • HOWEVER, as we stand on God’s promises, we must also remember that God is working all things together for our good AND that ALL those promises have their own time. 

  • Ecclesiastes 3:1-8) When we read this passage of scripture, we see that there is a time for opposites…a time to be born and a time to die, etc. 

  • There is a perfect time for everything in our lives, but we don’t like the things that are the opposite of what we want while we are have to wait for God to make things work together for our good

  • Everything happens in its time and all things work together for your good. We need to learn to ask God “What time is it Lord?” Is it your time for this in my life? If so, wait on Him in prayer until you get your answer!  Wait on His timing as you go thru your trial! God KNOWS what He is doing and it will all work together for your good! 

  • But one of the most difficult parts of being a true Christian is the fact that it does not make us immune to trials. 

  • If we could just get in our hearts the truth of what God says in His Word in 1 Peter 4:12, we would be stronger and more triumphant Christians. 

  • What does the Word say to us in that verse: “think it NOT strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you.”  

  • WE GET THROWN OFF OF OUR WALK BECAUSE WE WRONGLY THINK WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO GO THROUGH ANYTHING IN OUR CHRISTIAN LIFE…WHEN THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE! Jesus said, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world”. We get thrown off by the unexpected things that happen in our lives, but we better listen to Jesus and learn to EXPECT trials as a Christian.

  • Instead though when trials hit, we go into the “Why did this happen to me?” pity party? Why don’t  I have enough $ to pay my bills? Why did I lose my job? Why did my loved one die? 

  • And our why turns into a WHINE that can turn into the murmuring and complaining that God hates! Be warned that those “why do bad things happen to good people?” questions can eventually test our loyalty and cause us to turn from God.  Instead of whining “why me?!”, FIGHT your flesh and be strong enough to tell God, “Why not me? I can stand it and I can take it!” 

  • 1 Peter 1:6-7 says “though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ” God’s not looking for your gold (those things that WE value), He’s looking for your faith that has made it thru the fire! 

  • Psalm 34:19 says “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, BUT THE LORD will deliver them out of them ALL.” WE will go thru, but the Lord will deliver us! 

  • For we KNOW that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose! 

  • Fight your fears with your faith and STAND ON GOD’S WORD! GOD WILL MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING WORKS TOGETHER FOR OUR GOOD! 

  • Fight your fears with your faith and STAND ON GOD’S WORD! GOD WILL MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING WORKS TOGETHER FOR OUR GOOD! 

  • STAND…when things are taking too long to turn around

  • STAND…when your body is in pain 

  • STAND…when you aint got no money

  • STAND…when you’re hurt

  • STAND…when your friends turn away

  • STAND…when your family isn’t with you

  • STAND…when your loved one goes to heaven 

  • STAND…when you mess up

  • STAND…when you don’t have a job yet

  • STAND…when your kids aren’t acting right

  • STAND…when things aren’t going the way you want them to go

  • STAND…when you don’t understand

  • Because even in ALL these things, GOD will work it all together for your good! 
      

  

                                    


God is Over All
August 18, 2019
Hosanna Reflection
Novice Minister Nathaniel Tate
Leadership and the Purpose of Eve

Pastor wants loyalty to complete the work
He wants loyalty not fake loyalty
I Corinthians 4:16
Follow me as I follow Christ
Revival Fires are burning
We must complete the work and the vision
Genesis 2:17
Adam was the called leader
Genesis 2:18
God said it is not good for man to be alone
The leader was alone God said that ain’t right
Genesis 2:19
God created the animals
Just because you aren’t the first choice does not mean you are not the best choice
Adam was not found a help mete
Adam placed in a deep sleep, took his rib and made a woman
She was brought to the man
The purpose of Eve was for support
We see husbands vs. wives
Men vs. women
We skip why Eve was made
We skip the animals being created first
We confuse the scriptures trying to talk about power
The power that God gave Adam and Eve was in unity
Adam had the call and the vision Eve was called to help
God created the help mete
When Apostle talks about loyalty he is not talking about himself
We do not want a spirit of help because we feel it is oppressive
We can’t think of it the same way
People forgot the reason for Eve
We are either in a spirit to support or a spirit to be a stumbling block
We are in a spirit of lifting up or a spirit of oppression
Ephesians 6:10-12
Put on the whole armor of God
You are not my enemy
Millennium we have been struggling with power
We are not fighting against one another
We are fighting against how people think
We are going right here on earth
We want to argue and fight with one another
Ephesians 6:18
Pray
If we were to pray more and be more diligent
God does not separate himself from his work
Get on our knees and pray
Lay prostrate before God
We must do something different if we want to move forward in unity
How can I support?
Do not get discouraged if you are not there
Look at someone else ministry and want to do what they are doing
I want God to give that to me now
We need to focus on helping
Pride will have us glorify ourselves
Would we stop pressing into God
Pride is edifying ourselves
Some do not clean because we are not seen
Some if not in instagram it is not real
Philippians 9:32
Be a help, be a support
Psalms 51:12
Create in me a clean heart, restore in me a 
Galatians 5:22-23
Live in the Fruit of the Spirit
There is leadership and all of us are Eve
Our purpose is to help
Our purpose if to support
So Eve do not listen to that snake!






God is Over All

 

August 11, 2019

Hosanna Reflection

Minister Mary McDaniels

Being Priests in The House of Our God

 
  • The best job ever from Apostle David caused some work in the house of the Lord

  • We took action after that Word of God

  • The Levites worked in the house of God

  • Look at what it means to be a priest in the house of God

  • Exodus 19:5-6

  • God had a message for Moses

  • The children of Israel took a prominent place

  • They lost sight of their priestly covenant

  • The priests were the ones to go between God and the people

  • We are a living sacrifice unto God

  • We are the replacement from God, a living sacrifice

  • So much power in those words

  • Aaron and his sons were taking care of the temple

  • There are other things that are required by God

  • On our jobs today, what motivates you?

  • How would you like to be rewarded?

  • The same ones that ask the question will fire you in a minute

  • As priests of the Lord can’t be fired

  • Even if you mess up, you can get back in with God

  • Even when we quit and stop doing our priestly duties

  • God will let us back in

  • Remember, repent and do the first works

  • Go to our heavenly Father

  • God is our annual increase, our 401k multiplied

  • He is our ultimate retirement package

  • Bread when you are hungry, water when you are thirsty

  • A rock in a weary land!

  • He will hold you up when you fall

  • Well done is what we are looking forward to at the end of our journey

  • You have been faithful over a few things

  • You prayed on Tuesday, fasted on Wednesday, faithful over a few things

  • On the job they want three million dollars in sales, what can you do to bring your numbers up?

  • I will make you ruler over many

  • To be employed by God is the best job ever

  • It comes with benefits!

  • God will forgive you of your sins

  • Have you been down on yourself for one wrong action

  • There are benefits for being in God’s house

  • Have you ever in your life needed a miracle?

  • God had to work something out for you

  • One of those bonuses the benefits!

  • It gets hard sometime

  • If you present your body a living sacrifice

  • Holy acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service

  • It is not extraordinary

  • Every Sunday morning, Pastor Renee says, the Lord is in his holy temple

  • Let all the earth be silent before him

  • When we enter in we should expect God to do something

  • Our sacrifices will not out weigh God’s blessings

  • Isaiah 61:1-2

  • I Pete 2:9-10

  • We are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood….

  • Lord today, I offer my body as a living sacrifice, I am available to you, I give you everything that I have……





God is Over All

August 4, 2019

Hosanna Reflection

Minister Deborah Tate

The Real Power

 

• Inspired by the sermon, Waiting for the Power
• Acts 1:8
• We try to produce our own power
• Our auxiliary power we try to create our own frie with words that flatter our ears
• We use substitute power
• Substitute means a replacement proxy
• Like an artificial sweetner
• A replacement for real sugar
• The word real means actually existing; factual; not an imitation
• Reminds me of a song by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Ain’t nothing like the real thing baby
• The power of the Holy Ghost is the real thing
• The power to witness
• You notice that witnessing started in Jerusalem at home
• You do not need to wander off at first
• Start with your own family, friends; people at church
• God has real power
• Attract the people
• We want to substitute the real power with other things that we believe will attrat and keep people in church
• We wrongly think the auxiliary power will keep people at church
• So we start with substitute power, child care center, coffee café, single ministry, youth, etc.
• They become the main focal point
• Some of us are no longer attracted by the old-time religion, the word of God, biblical teaching and preaching
• Preachers struggle with wanting to give sermons that make people feel happy
• Struggling to be politically correct instead of biblically rooted in salvation, sin, repentance, obedience to the word of God
• I Corinthians 2:4-5
• Jesus did not come with a nice reasoning with enticing words
• He preached the Kingdom of God is power
• In the kingdom of God demons are cast out; evil is destroyed
• Most Christians have no clue about this power
• They have intellectual Christianity
• Nice words about God, because God is love only
• He’s Barney, the Real power of God is not a nice idea, but a life changing power
• II Timothy 4:3
• Itching literally means to itch, rub, scratch or tickle
• We desire massages rather than messages
• The more we use the generator power; the substitute power the harder it is to use the Real Power of God
• The Power that Jesus used was when a woman caught in adultery, he did not pat her on the head and say have a nice day. He told her to go and sin no more
• The rich young ruler, he was not willing to sell all that he had
• Jesus answered I am the way, the truth and the life
• Jesus did not use auxiliary power
• He had the Holy Ghose
• Grace Covenant are we fighters?
• Do we have the power of God
• Ephesians 6:11
• Ephesians 6:18
• We have the Real Power to witness that Jesus Christ is the Son of God
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Passing the Baton to the Next Generation

Novice Minister Greg Bryant
Hosanna Reflection
July 28, 2019
God is Over All


Psalm 78:5 -8
Passing the baton is a track and field term
There are teams of four persons
The first person passes the baton to each runner
Until the race is over
The baton represents the gospel, our faith, our ministry, our vision and what we believe
What do we believe?
See the Grace Covenant Christian Church website
Scriptures written by God
Thee is one God
In three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Jesus birth, death and ascended to the Father
The shed blood of Jesus is the atoning of sin
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to help this generation
The redemption work of Christ is how we obtain eternal life
The water baptism is needed in this life
The bodily resurrection of life and the other to damnation
Standard principles in passing the baton, do not drop it the race is over
When receiving the baton don’t look back or you will lose ground
Focus on what is in front of you
The race is about the baton and not the runner
The baton must remain the fastest member of the team
Just because you pass the baton 
Every team member must be able to run in every position
Pastor David said, what is your gift?
We should be naming them all
The race is about the baton and not the runner
At the finish line we celebrate together
We pass the baton to the next generation
It has been said that God’s problem have a problem passing the baton
We have been equipped with gifts, cleaning house, fixing toilets, etc
Put it in your baton and pass it on
I am speaking to those who are forty years of age or older
We are trying to pass the baton, but we slow them down
Let it go, trust that we have given them enough to run on their own
Until the race is over, it is not over until Jesus comes
Encouraging, coaching is still important
Don’t pass the wrong baton
What is the wrong baton?
Judging, criticizing, gossiping, etc.
When we have gone on to glory we should go on
Moses to Joshua
II Kings 2 Elijah to Elisha
Jesus to the disciples
Paul to Timothy 
Dr. Dorea Chara Dolan to Apostle David Watkins
Given the vision in 1957, Pastor David now carries the mantle
Pastor David and Pastor Renee have not held anything from us
We have a master class dedicated to passing the baton 500 Strong
Weary the man of God
Dr. Dorea had been preparing a team she was applying it differently
She heard the same thing, she had an urgency in her spirit
Sometimes we are passing the baton and we do not recognize that others even know it
Pastor Renee has prepared the next generation and has passed on the baton to the next generation.






GOA
Michael Holmes
Hosanna Reflections:  
July 7, 2019

Title:  Get a grip, Stop playing with God!
Back in April the apostle preached a sermon “Learning about the Holy Ghost”  

Isaiah 11:2 (KJV) And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

If you remember, Apostle spent time explaining that there are many spirits in operation in our lives.  But there is only one Holy Spirit.  He said that everything is of a spirit?  He actually highlighted several including your wants and desires?  He said that we can have a spirit of caring for others.  There is a spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and the spirit of knowledge.  So be careful when you say, I feel the spirit on something?  We need to stop, drop and pray and if you still not sure, check in with spiritual leadership and get a confirmation before you proceed!  Why, because we need to pray and make sure it’s the spirit of God! 
There was a saying I learned early in the ministry “Everything Good is not God” Let’s take a look at this scripture in second Corinthians.  See if your old man identifies with any of these spirits?
11 Corinthians 6:9-12 (KJV) Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: 
(We have been Transformed by God’s Anointing)

but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, 
but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, 
and by the Spirit of our God. 

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.  

We have got to get a grip and stop playing with God!  Let’s not get caught up in that same spirit that got Aaron and Miriam in trouble!  
Do you remember in the book of Numbers when Aaron and Miriam spoke out against Moses?  And this is where I think many of us are right now today!  We are putting our mouths on Gods people and don’t think twice about it!  

Who in the world do you think you are?  Who anointed you judge and jury over your brother or sister in the ministry?  We have got to stop playing with God!  Listen to what he had to say to Aaron and Miriam.

Numbers 12:8 (KJV) With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow!  God have called us to a season of Revival, take this time to purge any spirit that doesn’t line up with the Holy Spirit!  Understanding that we are all precious in God’s sight.  Stop putting your mouth on God’s people, stop putting negative thoughts on the people of God.  God has called them too, and you have not been called to judge another man’s servant.  Just stop it!  

I believe that the Lord is trying to get our attention!  

2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

This is our season of blessings, let’s stop playing with God and prepare for all that God has promised you!







God is Over All

June 30, 2019

Hosanna Reflection

Minister Mary McDaniels

 
  • Must Jesus bear the cross alone and all the world go free?

  • No there is a cross for everyone and there is a cross for me

  • I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but holy lean on Jesus Name

  • On Christ the solid Rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand

  • As Christians we tend to feel that we are exempt from the trials of this life

  • Then one day the trial comes and we are standing on sinking sand

  • Malachi 3:6

  • His mercies are new everyday toward us

  • Numbers 23:19

  • Lamentations 3:22

  • Hebrews 13:8

  • Good ness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life

  • We change from level to level and faith to faith

  • Mood swings, dizziness

  • Highs one day and lows the next

  • Our love for one another changes

  • But God’s love for us never changes

  • He is the same yesterday, today and forever

  • Whatever may happen let us hold fast to that fact

  • No man has ever been saved without knowledge of Jesus

  • Jesus Christ is the same, today and forever

  • Jesus is unchangeable

  • Our Savior is always the same

  • He does not change from one day to the next

  • He does not aid us one day and forsake us the next

  • God’s people have been sustained in former and ladder times

  • We can trust our God, we can trust Jesus!

  • Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever!