"Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted." galatians 6:1
This message deals with two people, the person who has fallen and the person who is assigned to do the restoration. I cover biblical examples from the Old and New Testament to convey the seriousness of what the restoration of a fallen brother entails. I also share my personal testimony of being restored and what the fruit of that restoration looks like. Gal. 6:1, 2 Samuel 11-12, Ezekiel 33, and Genesis 14:1-24 are my scriptural references. Be blessed.
"And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. 33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight." Numbers 13:30-33
In the book of Numbers chapter 13:30-33, Moses is seen surrounded by 12 princes of Israel. He sent them to spy out the land that God promised them, but instead of them bringing back a positive report, 10 out of the 12 brought up an evil report. It took Joshua and Caleb, the only two with a different spirit, to still the people and to encourage them in the things of God. You and I will have seasons of life where fear will attempt to trap us, intimidate us, and arrest us. It will come to block us from moving forward, but in times like that, it is essential that we surround ourselves with those with a different spirit. Listen to this message and gain insight as to how you can take these few verses and apply them to your life to see the victory of God over every area where fear is trying to bind you.
"But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD." Jonah 1:3
There are seasons in our ministry work where we may disagree with an assignment that God has given us. Hopefully, most of us would continue to move on in obedience despite it all and do what God has called us to do. On the contrary, though, there are those who have tried to get away from it and get away with it, and things have not gone well as a result. This message looks at the Prophet Jonah, one who was called to preach repentance to Nineveh. Unable to put his personal feelings aside, he decided not to comply with God's will and he suffered tremendously as a result. Not only him, but those close to him were affected by his results as well. This message will enlighten you those of you who are prophetic that we won't always like what we're called to do, but God's work must be done nonetheless. Let this message bless you.
"See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is." ephesians 5:15-17
I was fortunate to celebrate a birthday just recently and wanted to share my thoughts on what I have learned thus far and what I feel is yet to come. I talk about using wisdom in the spending of our days and how we are to make full use of the time God has allotted us. To redeem means to buy back and make precious use of. I pray from this day forward that you will use each and every day of your life in the fulfillment of your purpose.
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." - Matthew 6:33
How many singles are frustrated and losing faith in finding a suitable mate? This talk answers a series of fourteen questions submitted by single Christians and are answered in a mature and frank conversation. My husband joins me to share the unique male perspective that brings balance to what I believe can be the start of interesting dialogues about what preparedness really means in terms of getting married. This message contains adult content.
"So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him." 1 Kings 19:19
This is a preached message from 1 Kings 19:16-21 that explores Elisha's call and subsequent mantling from Elijah. The message explains the prophetic meaning of Elisha's background and how it factored into what God thought about his destiny as a prophet. A comprehensive prayer of repentance, deliverance, and healing follows. This message will bless your life.
"And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren." Exodus 2:11
As a young boy, Moses experienced trauma. From being surrounded by the grief-stricken screams of mothers losing their babies to a murdering spirit to being thrust hastily in a basket and set to float on the Nile River. He went from a warm and loving atmosphere to residing in a cold, idolatrous castle that belonged to the enemies of his people. Moses lived a life that denied him a genuine community. And just when he found out who he really was, his emotions triggered in anger, and the orphaned, yet destined prophet became a murderer.
Moses’ story is not unlike many of ours. Many of us can relate to dealing with childhood trauma that followed us into adulthood. We have been triggered in areas that we’ve managed to mask for years only to have them affect our ability to maintain relationships, to serve faithfully in the work of ministry, and to maintain gainful employment, among other things.
There is hope for us. God didn’t leave Moses alone. He made a way for Moses to receive the healing, validation, and sense of community that he needed to develop the leader that burrowed within him, that one that was hidden behind the scars of a traumatic childhood. This message is a real one that unearths what many of us have tried to conceal. It will reveal how destructive triggers are and makes a strong case for why we need to confront and overcome them. Listen and be blessed.
"And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying." Genesis 37:11
There will be seasons in your life when jealousy will be in operation against you. Jealousy is a cruel, resentful, bitter spirit that harbors deep feelings of hatred against its target. The operation of jealousy can be quite provocative in terms of having to cope with it, but the Bible has provided clear testimonies of how you can identify, confront, and overcome the poison of jealousy. This message will enlighten you and provide scriptural counsel for how to put the spirit of jealousy under your feet. You don’t have to lose your integrity; you can win. Listen and be blessed.
"And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison." Genesis 40:5
It can be a lonely season when God is quiet and you feel as if all He has promised you has already past. Joseph was left alone to war with a promise He received in his father's house. He found himself a stranger, even a prisoner in a foreign place yet He held on to the promises of God even when it looked as if God and his family had forgotten him. If you can relate to Joseph's story, this is your reminder that God has not forgotten you.
I ministered this message in my church on my birthday last year. Enjoy this throwback.
Genesis 11:31-32, "And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran."
Everyone has seasons where they have entertained thoughts of giving up and walking away. It is part of the human experience to feel overwhelmed sometimes the remedy that seems to offer relief from the pressures of life is to just drop it altogether. The issue with that is that when we are responsible for others, making a decision to stop, drop, and roll away may not be in everyone else's best interest as much as it seems to be ours. For the sake of who is attached to you, making a poor decision can be expensive. And sometimes, the consequences of those poor decisions can derail our destiny.
This message looks at the life of Terah, Abraham's father, who fell short of his destiny. He died in Haran which is translated, a dry place. God doesn't want you to dwell in Haran; He has promises He wants to fulfill for you but they are contingent upon you enduring the race that is set before you. Let this message bless you.