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THE RACE IS NOT TO THE SWIFT by Joseph Prince   

THE RACE IS NOT TO THE SWIFT
“I returned and saw under the sun that–the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill;  but time and chance happen to them all.”  Ecclesiastes 9:11
The world tells you that those with the qualifications, talents and experience get the jobs, promotions and high salaries.
My friend, though you live in this world, as God’s beloved child, you need not be limited by it.  You have God’s favor–His unmerited, unearned, undeserved grace!  Ecclesiastes 9:11 says, “The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strongest, most knowledgeable or best looking in the natural world, God can still give you good success when you depend on His grace.
Instead of mulling over your “disqualifications”, be conscious of God’s favor on you.  Smile and say, “God’s favor is all over me because of Jesus.  I expect good things to happen to me today!”  Beloved, be conscious of His favor.  Believe it. Confess it. And you will experience it.  
                                      Joseph Prince  

ENCOUNTER THE PERSON OF GRACE, JESUS CHRIST by Joseph Prince

ENCOUNTER THE PERSON OF GRACE, JESUS CHRIST
What then?  Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace!  Certainly not!!  Romans 6:15
When I share–even from the Bible–the gift of righteousness we have through Christ, someone will inevitably say, “But, Pastor Prince, If you preach that one is forever righteous before the Lord apart from his works and law keeping, won’t people go out and live a licentious life?  Won’t I give people a license to sin?” Let me make this very clear–”I, Joseph Prince, (and New Life for the Nations**) are vehemently, completely, aggressively, and irrevocably against sin!  Sin is evil.  We do not condone sin”.  A lifestyle of sin leads only to defeat and destruction.   
Our goal is for people to live a life of victory over sin, but we do not believe a victorious life comes by keeping the law. I am convinced that it happens by preaching the grace of God.   What you will see in our congregation is that sin loses its appeal when you encounter the person of grace, Jesus Christ, and realize all that He has done for you on the cross and blessed you with.  You will begin to realize that you have been given this great gift of righteousness, and that you did nothing to deserve it.  You did nothing to earn it and you did nothing to merit it.  
Now, will such an encounter with Jesus cause you to want to go out and sin?  Of course not!  On the contrary, It will cause you to fall in love with Jesus all over again.  It will make you a better husband, a better father, a better housewife, a better student.  It will make you someone who desires with all your heart to guard the glory of our Lord Jesus by living a life that is victorious over sin, by His grace and strength. The preoccupation with Christ instead of self will cause you to start reigning in life through the one, Jesus Christ.  That is what we call the Grace Revelation!
 The Word of God says, “ Awake to righteousness and sin not.. (I Cor. 15:34 KJV).  The more you realize you are righteous, the more you will experience victory over sin!  So, wake up every morning and give thanks that you are the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ!      Joseph Prince                            
**The name of our church was inserted into this article by Pastor LaVerne to establish where we stand*.

JESUS CHRIST… by  Dr. Daniel O.C.

JESUS CHRIST…

                                                                               Dr. Daniel O.C.

Is my God, my King, my lord, my Savior and my Healer!

He is my Refuge, my Provider, my Strength and my Defender!

My Protector, my Peace, my Joy, my Life and my All!

Jesus is my rock, my High Tower and my Everything, blessed be His holy name!

 

God’s way is much better than ours.  So, hold on tight, hang in there, strengthen your faith and everything will fall into place with God.

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does change the future.

I will thank God for my blessings without forgetting that I am BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING.

 

God, Adonai Elohim has taught me that I never need to worry about tomorrow.  I overcome yesterday.  I am alive and dealing with today.  With God’s help, I will face tomorrow and withstand whatever may come my way. 

What God, Adonai Yahweh promised in the BLOOD OF JESUS shall come to pass in my LIFE  in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen!

 

Remember, there are about 4200 world religions, but there is only ONE Man who conquered sin, death, the grave, and hell forever.  His name is JESUS CHRIST!

What would happen if ……..

What would happen if………
What do you think would have happened to the Prodigal son had he run into his elder brother before he got to experience the love, acceptance, embrace, and kiss of his father?
I think there is a good chance he may have never made it home.  His elder brother’s view of their father was radically different from who he really was.
I believe the elder brother would have scolded and condemned his younger brother for being selfish, thoughtless, reckless, and living a sin-filled life.  He would have probably made the Prodigal think his father was so angry with him he never wanted to see him again.  At that point of hopelessness, the Prodigal would have probably changed his course and may have never gone home.
How we portray God to people we meet daily will determine the path they take in life.  My desire is for people to experience our heavenly Father’s unconditional love and forgiveness as a reality in their hearts.  We never know when we act as God’s embrace and kiss to someone searching for the kind of love only God can provide.
                                                                Ed & Laurie Elliott

The Absence of Children in the Church

There always has been a full-blown, spiritual attack on children.  But now it’s bolder.   The church must engage in the battle like never before.  Barna Research shows that what a young person believes by the time they are 13 years old is most likely what they will believe until death.  After the age of 19, someone’s probability of accepting Christ drops to just 6%.
     The battle is more difficult because children are not taken to church.  The social center of the community was the church, now it is the school.  In 2018 before the pandemic, church attendance  had dwindled to a mere 18% of the USA population.  Church attendees tend to be older, meaning far fewer than 18% of children were in church.  Now we have the additional phenomena of people who never got around to returning to church after the pandemic.  
     “The percentage of people (with ) a biblical worldview declines in each successively younger generation…to only 4 percent of Gen Z (teenagers).  This is a foreboding statistic for the Gen z children who are coming next.
     When a church loves and encourages children, parents appreciate it like nothing else.  Parenting is such hard work that when a child comes home with a new attitude, parents take notice and want to meet whoever is responsible.        
By Lydia Kaiser  CHURCHLEADERS
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”  Proverbs 22:6
“And He took the children in His arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them”     Mark 10:16

Toward the Hundredfold – Joseph Prince

Toward the Hundredfold – Joseph Prince
Jesus also said, “The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground.  Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but He does not understand how it happens.  The earth produces the crops on its own.  First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens.”  Mark 4:26-28  NLT  First the blade, then the head, and then the full grain in the head of wheat.  Just as a seed takes time to sprout and grow, it may take some time before your healing manifests fully.  And just as a new farmer may see a thirty or sixtyfold yield before he sees a hundredfold yield, it may take some time before you experience 100 percent wholeness. My friend, don’t say, “Why is my healing taking so long?”  and give up.  Press on toward the hundredfold.  As you get 30  percent better, trust God for the 60 percent, and then the 100 percent. Don’t lose sleep over when or how the full manifestation of your healing will happen.  Be like the farmer–go to sleep!  Rest!  And leave the how and when to God.  Beloved, the Lord will give you strength to persevere.  Your hundredfold is on the way!        

You are the ONE!

You are the ONE!
In Luke 15, Jesus is the Good Shepherd!  He leaves the 99 to look for the one lost sheep.  Jesus leaving the 99 to find the one seems illogical, irrational, and senseless–until that one is YOU.                
Ed Elliot

ONLY GOD CAN MAKE THIS CHANGE IN US

ONLY GOD CAN MAKE THIS CHANGE IN US
The beautiful thing about God’s love is that it doesn’t stop at just accepting us as we are.  When we trust it, His love will never leave us the same way it first found us.   Ed Elliot
“Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies (dedicating all of yourselves, set apart), as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.  
And do not be conformed to this world (any longer with its superficial values and customs), but be transformed and progressively changed (as you mature spiritually) by the renewing of your mind (focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes), so that you many prove (for yourselves) what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect  (in His plan and purpose for you).”
    Romans 12:1-2  Amplified

RULES FOR LIVING WITH PEOPLE

RULES FOR LIVING WITH PEOPLE
 
When you meet young people–INSPIRE THEM
When you meet children–EDUCATE THEM
When you meet old people–HELP THEM
When you meet wise people–STUDY THEM
When you meet leaders–HONOR THEM
When your meet foolish people–AVOID THEM
When you meet humble people–TREASURE THEM
When you meet arrogant people–IGNORE THEM
When you meet gracious people–EMULATE THEM
When you meet aspirational people–ELEVATE THEM
When you meet strong people–SUPPORT THEM
When you meet godly people–BLESS THEM
When you meet elderly people–RESPECT THEM
When you meet weak people–STRENGTHEN THEM
When you meet hardworking people–ENCOURAGE THEM
When you meet kind people–ESTEEM THEM
When you meet honest people–PROMOTE THEM
When you meet virtuous people–REWARD THEM
When you meet evil people–EVADE THEM
When you meet younger people–BE GOOD EXAMPLES 
       And in all situations, WATCH, PRAY, AND WISH everyone well in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen!
“Do unto others as you wish them to do to you.   Then the world will be a liveable place for all.
                                                          Dr. Daniel O.C.
                                                         Bishop A.E.G.A.

The God of Glory

The God of Glory
How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.  Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making. He set it all out before us in Christ, a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth. It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone. It’s in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free—signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit. This down payment from God is the first installment on what’s coming, a reminder that we’ll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life.    Ephesians 1:3-14    Message

This is the Love of God         Ed Elliot

John writes: ”This is love; not that we loved God, but that He loved us”  (1 John 4:10). 
Walking in love is all about understanding and believing in the love God has for you.  A principle of the heart is as a man thinks in his heart, so will he be (Proverbs 23:7).  What you believe in your heart will be reflected in your life.  If you struggle with believing God has forgiven you, it will be a battle for you to forgive others.  If your heart isn’t established in the love God has for you, it will always be a battle for you to love others.
“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life”  (Proverbs 4:23).  The issues we have in life, positive or negative, are often related to what we do or don’t believe about who God is to us.
The simple truth is walking in love isn’t about your  performance but a lifestyle based on living in the reality of God’s love for you.
I John 4:8 says, “He that loves, knows God and he that loves not, doesn’t know God!”  It doesn’t say, “He that lives holy knows God or he that keeps the Ten Commandments knows God or he that rebukes and corrects false doctrine knows God.”  It says, “He that loves knows God.” Someone who truly knows God, will out of love for Him, do what pleases Him.  The believer’s life and character will replicate God’s presence because faith works by love.  The believer’s life will be a reflection of that unfailing and life-transforming love God has for us.  Then, the world will see what Jesus declared, “They shall know you by your love.”  What a beautiful identity to have!   

God’s Perfect Will Is for You to Be Healed

God’s Perfect Will Is for You to Be Healed      
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John 1:2   Look no further than 3 John 1:2 for a prayer that reflects God’s heart. That’s how you know that He wants you healed, healthy and never sick, as much as He wants your soul to prosper! Don’t go by human experiences to know if God wants His people healed today. If you say, “Well, I know of Christians who are sick,” I can point you to many others whom God has healed. We’re not called to base our believing on human experiences. We’re called to believe God’s Word. Beloved, never put your eyes on people and their experiences, even good ones. The basis of your faith must always be God’s Word. Believe that God still heals today because His Word says so!      
Joseph Prince               

THE POWER OF THE BLESSING  (Part 2)  Kenneth Copland Ministries

THE POWER OF THE BLESSING  (Part 2)  
                Kenneth Copeland Ministries 
  1. “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today,  the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of earth.  And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:
BLESSED shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.
BLESSED, shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.
BLESSED shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase  of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks. 
BLESSED shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
BLESSED shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out.”
“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face;  they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.
The  Lord will command THE BLESSING  on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will BLESS you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.  Deut. 28:1-8
  1. Then God said, ‘Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us.  They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.’  So God created human beings in his own image, in the image of God created He then, male and female he created them.  Then God BLESSED them and said, ‘Be fruitful and multiply.  Fill the earth and govern it.  Reign over the flesh in the sea, the birds in the sky, and the animals that scurry along the ground.”  Genesis 1:26-28
  2.   “THE BLESSING of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.”  Proverbs 10:22
  3. “Bless the O Lord, O my soul , and forget not all His benefits:  who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”  Psalm 103:2-5
Talk about these to yourself.  Let the truth about the power of THE BLESSING become more real to you than anything else in your life.!

See His Supply

SEE HIS SUPPLY!
Now it happened on another Sabbath, also, that He entered the synagogue and taught.  And a man was there whose right was withered…And when He had looked around at them all, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.”  And he did so, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.    Luke 6:6,10
It must have drawn many looks–some curious, some sympathetic, some possibly of disgust.  For the owner and all who say it, the withered hand must have spelled “challenging”, “Difficult” and very likely, “impossible to heal”.
But where others saw the witheredness, Jesus saw only God’s supply of healing and wholeness available to the man.  That’s why He said to him, “Stretch out your hand.”  Jesus didn’t see the lack others saw.  He only saw the Father’s superabundant supply of grace all over that withered hand.  He saw the Father’s heart to heal and bless the man!
Today, don’t focus on the pain, symptoms or the doctor’s negative report. Whether it’s an aching back, ailing heart or barren womb, see His healing power enveloping your body.  See His grace supplying life and health to you! 
                                                Joseph Prince

God of the Valleys Too

   God of the Valleys Too
Then the servants of the king of Syria said to him, “Their gods are gods of the hills.  Therefore they were stronger than we; but if we fight against them in the plain, surely we will be stronger than they…Then a man of God came and spoke to the king of Israel, and said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Because the Syrians have said, “the Lord is God of the hills,  but He is not God of the valleys,” therefore I will deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the Lord.’”     I Kings 20:23, 28
In the darkest moments of our lives, we often feel like God is a thousand miles away.  God is with us on the mountaintops, we think, but in the valleys, we’re all alone.
Nothing could be further from the truth.  In I Kings 20, the Syrian king was told that Syria had fought Israel on the hills and lost because Israel’s God was the God of the hills.  So if they fought the Israelites in the valleys, they would win.  Of course, the misinformed Syrians lost again because God is a God of the valleys too!
My friend, there’s nowhere you can go where you’re not covered by God’s mercy and grace.  Whether you are in the pink of health or terribly ill in the valley of the shadow of death, He is with you and will never leave you nor forsake you.  So don’t lose hope.  The God of the valleys is your strength.  He will uphold you with His righteous right hand and deliver you from your enemies!      
Joseph Prince

Only One Truth can Change You!

Only One Truth can Change You!
In the story of the prodigal son, the critical elder brother related to his father based on his performance, as did the Prodigal Son.  One believed he deserved his inheritance and the other knew he was undeserving of ever being a son again.
While one son boasted he had kept and obeyed his father’s laws and commandments, the other son confessed his sins and failures.
You aren’t accepted by God based on how holy and good you have been or rejected by God based on how sinful you have been.  It isn’t your performance, positive or negative, that earns you anything from God.  it is all about the Father loving you as you are.  The incredible thing about God’s love is it never leaves you in the same condition it found you.   
Ed and Laurie Elliot

God is a Practical God – by – Joseph Prince

God is a Practical God
 Therefore do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” For after all these things the Gentiles seek.  For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
    Matthew 6:31-32
Our God is a practical God, who is interested in providing for your practical daily needs.  Take a look at Jesus throughout the four Gospel accounts.
To those who were hungry, He provided food by multiplying the loaves and fish.  To the fishermen who toiled all night and caught nothing, He gave them more than a boatload of fish.  Jesus didn’t stop there–whoever encountered Him received from Him what they lacked.  He healed the broken hearted and gave sight to the blind.  The sick  who came to Him were all healed.  Even the dead received His resurrection life!
My friend, Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever!  He is still providing.  So whatever you need today, whether it is wisdom, favor, healing or diving strength, go to Him.  HE IS A PRACTICAL GOD.
                                              Joseph Prince

Behold thou art made whole by Andrew Wommack

John 5:14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, ‘Behold, thou art made whole: sin not more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.’                    
     In saying this, Jesus shows that sin causes the tragedies that come into our lives.  The reason for holiness in the life of the believer is that when we obey sin, we yield ourselves to Satan, the author of that sin.  Yielding to sin is yielding to a person–Satan.  God doesn’t impute the sin to us but the devil does.  Our actions either release the power of Satan or the power of God in us.
                                  Andrew Wommack

PURPOSE OF PRAISE!

PURPOSE OF PRAISE!
                                                         Ed Eliot
Some teach that praise and worship are the pathway to the presence of God for the believer, but the truth is praise and worship bring you into the awareness of God’s presence in you.
Praise isn’t going on a journey to find God but living in the reality you and God are one.  That truth alone is worth praising and worshiping God all day long.

REMOVING DISTRACTIONS by Joyce Meyer

REMOVING DISTRACTIONS
   Joyce Meyer
One of Satan’s more cunning weapons is distraction.  He knows if we become sidetracked by the cares of the world that, more than likely, we will begin to neglect our time with God.  
To keep us faithful and in close fellowship and communion with Him, sometimes God wants us to remove distractions that are separating us from Him, even if it hurts.
For example, if our career or desire for money or social status are more important to us than pleasing God, we need to get our priorities straight.  Or maybe a relationship is keeping you from spending time with God or you’re looking for that person’s attention and approval more than God’s.  The bottom line is, any situation or desire in our life that keeps us from being led by the Holy Spirit or living for God is an unhealthy distraction that’s not good for us.
God wants to be moved by His Spirit, not by distractions.  So today, set aside all of the distractions of life and purposely focus on God.  When you seek God first with your whole heart, you will find HIm.  He’s always there waiting for you.
 PRAYER STARTER:
Lord, I ask You to help me remove all of the distractions in my life, even if it hurts.  Help me to seek you above all else and be led by the Holy Spirit in my daily life.  I want to live for You.

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