The Mind of Humility

Many times in life we make decisions without waiting on God. We forget all about the consequences that are sure to follow. Then we have to deal with those consequences wishing we would have just waited on the Father to step in.

Lord knows I have learned it best and that it is easier to just wait on God because he knows the situation whether everything is coming against me or no matter how hard a decision is to make or no matter W hat I am faced with losing. I must trust that He knows myself beginning and end. Even if it seems like it is turning upside own He knows. And if I learn to be patient wait on Him seek his face and allow him to direct myself path trust Him Even when it looks like its not working in myself favor.

Some situations cause us to seek Him so much so that in the end we realise that our problem was really us. It causes us to examine ourselves really careful and see where we have failed or where we have made wrong decisions or even if it was the devil who did it but one thing for sure it causes us to look at us and seek the Father.

All we must do is humbly submit to the Ftaber. Humilty destroys the blindness that you will walk in. Humility will cause you to treat people and even yourself right. Humility causes a heart change as to how you feel, think and respond. When you submit to God you not only repent but you hate your own wrong.

So don’t let the enemy tell you that its okay to think wrong or its okay to feel that. The only thing we should feel is a determin2to be holy and righteous before our Father and man. If someone hurts you Forgive them. If you hurt some apologize truly from your heart and make it right.

Blessings

Pastor Jackie

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The Time is Now

The time is now for the Sons of God. This is the dispensation of the church. The gospel was committed to men to preach and teach.

The Church is the great move of God. When the sons of God stop waiting on God and begin to do that which we were commissioned to do nearly two thousand years ago, every nation will hear the truth.

Rejoicing in what the Lord has done is the order of the day. The sadness and depressive state of the church is an insult to our God.

The Body of Christ is standing still; hiding behind a lack of money or personnel; when the truth is, the only lack is that of contentment and love for the people of God.

Love for people causes us to go, love causes us to stop hiding behind excuses. Love causes us to see as Christ sees and just go.

But the Lord is saying Now is the time to evangelize, time to rise out of the ashes and preach the kingdom of God. Now is the time to go!

Blessings

Pastor Jackie

My Real Inheritance

Matthew 5:5
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

It seems by this scripture, the meek shall have a share in the inheritance of all nations. Why is this so? It is so because they by salvation have become joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. What is the sum of all this? It is simply this. All the saints together make up one Body – the Body of Christ. They together with Christ are called by God, a God.
I want us to pause for a moment and consider the following scripture.
Daniel 11:36
And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt

himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.

That which Daniel has termed ‘gods’ and ‘God of gods’, Paul has termed ‘all that is called God’. Why is this? because we are one with Jesus Christ. Anything that our Father is so are we. If He is aGod so are his children.

The Sons are the handywork of God, they are a perfect work. Therefore, God’s expectation of his sons is that of perfection. He chastens (trains) his sons to walk in his holiness according to Scripture:
Hebrews 12:9-10
9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our esh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our pro t, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

The Father desires to raise each son to be fully aware of their oneness with Christ. He will never accept anything that is sinful as a son, much less as a god. Therefore Hebrews 12 also explains, If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons – Hebrews 12:7-8. This makes certain that those of us who will not walk as gods, the Father will not embrace as sons. He and Christ will deny or reject us. Jesus said, then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity – Matthew 7:23.
This reveals that He and the Father will not just judge us if we sin, they will deny that we were ever sons. By living beneath our nature as sons, we will forfeit our rights to be called sons in the world to come.
Now is the time to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Will you inherit the earth with Jesus Christ the Lord? Will you walk in your real inheritance?

The choice is yours. Be holy.

Blessings

Pastor Jackie

I am His Workmanship

Sometimes I just sit in awe of the creatures the Father has created us to be. When I think back at how Jesus came to redeem man back from the clutches of Hell my heart just go in overload motion because even before we were thought about in our mother and fathers mind, the Father had determined that we would be in Him.

Ephesians 2:4-10
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

There is a reality that the Church must accept. Their souls have been joined to the Spirit of Christ. They have been totally freed from sin and called to experience the grace of God within their flesh. What is Grace? The scripture above defines Grace as the process of being quickened together with Christ at salvation. Grace is the workmanship of God.
Moreover, salvation is the workmanship of God to the intent that none should boast. We see this theme while we discussed the presence of the devil in the flesh. Our sinful character was the end result of the captivity of Satan, so that he could boast. We were not the source of our sinful character, but it was by the spirit that dwelt in our flesh. Likewise righteousness, is not by our own abilities, but it is by the workmanship of God within us, that has made us holy.
Hebrews 10:14
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified .

The workmanship of God has perfected us. The soul joined in oneness with the Spirit is a perfect thing. A perfect creature. If the presence of the devil could corrupt our very nature, why is it then hard to believe that by the workmanship of God, God has destroyed that evil nature and instilled a new one – a divine nature.
We are God's workmanship created for his purpose and his will. That we should be His expressed image in this world. We can bring forth the nature of God because as He is so are we right now in this present world.

Do you accept you are His workmanship? I do.

Blessings

Pastor Jackie

Time and Chance

I was in our annual conference this past week and it was most revelatory. I have been apart of this ministry now for about 10 years and God has not cease to give us fresh manna from heaven to always remind us of who we are and what transpired a salavation.

This past week I heard our Apostle talk a little about time and chance and even though the conference was about Ye are Sons I could not get time and chance out of my head.  So in my studies of course the book of Ecclesatics came up. Even though it talks of time and chance happening to us all I know what I was hearing in my spirit was not just some occurrences of situations. 

Each of us have been allotted time to accept the true and living God but also we each have been given a chance to reveal that life we have accepted. God will have himself a people who will obey him and the sons of God are simply just a manifestation of their father. If we live in the time and chance that has been allotted to us we will bring forth that manifestation and we will see the events that happen in our lives as God revealing himself to the world again. 

The events whether good or bad are all part of God’s divine plan to touch this world once again but this time He is touching them through you and me. 

So while writing this I can hear the Father saying what have you done with the time and chance that has been allotted in your life? What is Christ doing through you to finish his ministry on the earth? 

So will you allow time and chance to operate in your life or will you continue going on as if you have all the time in the world?

Blessings 

Pastor Jackie

Trials or Blessings 

Wouldn’t it make a difference if we saw our “roadblocks” or “trials” our “setbacks” as excellent opportunities for God to be glorified through His children? We go through our days sometimes hoping that nothing crazy happens. We often keep our fingers crossed that nobody rubs us the wrong way or spoils the moments. However, if life posed no challenges then how would we be tried, tested and proven? It’s easy to be a soldier if there is no war.
When you are in a trial you are not alone, everyone who is attached to your life is in that trial. They are being tried as well. I often say in February when I turned 43 every moment has been a moment of trials even before the actual birthday I began to experience a roller coaster ride of events which are still happening . These events have not only tested my faith but it has caused a reassurance of who God is in me. 
Trials included sickness back to back, family problems, marital issues, etc. , but through it all I still believe what the word of God says. You trust every word even when it looks like it is falling apart. 
We have to realize that God foresees every event every circumstance and every situation that will come up in our life. In every trial we have already been influenced by the Word of God enough to make a righteousness decision in the midst. 
Sometimes I know it seems like we not going to make it through or it looks like God does not see these situations but I want you to stay reminded that He sees, He knows and He shall supply in all things. 
1 Peter 1:7

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:
Just hearing these words should make us look forward to the trials of life. When someone does us wrong we should relish the opportunity to respond in love because it’s not how the world would react. They would truly know we are not of this world. They would want to know the source of our comfort if we could truly rest in the middle of life’s stormy moments.
James 1: 2-4

2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing
We should welcome adversity. It should feel strange if we’re not being tested as sons. If we stop running from these opportunities to be refined and be reminded that our purpose here on earth is to add sons to the Kingdom, we will get to know our real strength. We forfeit his will for our lives when we choose to complain about the path He has chosen for us instead of enjoying the journey that is designed to fulfill the plan he has for us. 
Each day presents new challenges, whether we are at work, at school, in our relationships. Don’t view them as the enemy trying to get you to lose your way but see it as the Father loving us enough to give us an opportunity to make him proud. So the next time you decide to ask “Why me Lord”, remember the following scripture:
1 Peter 4: 12-13

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
Be encouraged, my brothers and sisters. He always works things out for our good and He knows what it takes for other people to know the love He has for them. 
Look forward to the trials because they are indeed blessings in disguise.
Blessings 
Pastor Jackie

Righteousness of God

I hear and read a lot of posts and Facebook statuses where most of the time people are making excuses for not walking as Christ. The preaching of most of mainstream preachers preaching the Gospel centers around people trying to get it right. But the Gospel was written with the saints being able to walk free of sin. If the saints can’t walk free of sin, it makes the work of Christ on the cross in vain and we know that was not the case. 

So just a few scriptures to prove that if we have the Spirit of Christ then we have everything we need to live godly, holy, blameless in this world. 

WE ARE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD
2 Corinthian 5:21 says 

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that WE MIGHT BE MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM. 
At salvation, it was the soul that cried out for deliverance. When it cried out for deliverance, God took the soul out of the body and placed it in Christ. Jesus Christ is the righteousness of God. Therefore, if our soul is in Christ, we are also the righteousness of God. The soul lives in Christ. According to Acts 17:28 it says In Him we live, moves and have our being. 

1 Corinthian 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

Here is where most of the church have a problem believing. Because we have not yet born the image of the heavenly as it relates to our celestial bodies we cannot conceive being a real son of God.. Just as Jesus took on human flesh so did we. We are the very image of Christ. He is dwelling in this body of flesh and blood. 
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Romans 6:1-2
Because of what God has done at salvation, He has forbidden us to sin. If we are now dead to sin, how can we, who are now the righteousness of God, live any longer in sin? As Christ is, so are we right now in this present world. Just as Jesus always pleased the Father by simply choosing not to sin, it is a commandment that we do the same. We have been created the righteousness of God; therefore, we can live righteous. 

Do you believe that you are the righteousness of God?

Do you believe that you can be preserved Holy and blameless until the Father calls you unto himself?

Do you believe that no unrighteousness will inherit the kingdom of God?

Blessings
Pastor Jackie

God’s Strength

WORD OF THE LORD – God’s strength goes beyond what you feel
Matthew 4:2 – And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred
As we continue to follow Jesus in Matthew 4:24, we realize that there is so much that we can take from this experience.
One thing that is really interesting here is that, like Jesus’ childhood, teenage, adolescent and early adult years, there is not much recorded about what transpired in those 40 days and nights of fasting. After all, He was alone. What we do know, however, was that he after these 40 days, Jesus was hungry.
Hunger is a sensation or a feeling that comes from your body craving food. It was natural for Jesus to be hungry; after all, He was in a human body. He was subject to the infirmities of the flesh and, indeed, like the scripture says in Hebrews 4:15, Jesus was and is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. He knows our every emotion and our every natural weakness: In the wilderness, He became familiar with hunger. On the cross, he thirsted. In Isaiah, He was described as a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. He was despised and rejected of men. This was the experience of our Lord here on earth. However, as Hebrews 4 plainly reassures us, He did not sin.
As the firstborn of His many brethren, Jesus led the way as the captain of salvation giving us the confidence that the comfort and the strength of the Spirit is able to survive and utterly conquer anything that we will experience here on earth. Jesus did not use His flesh as an excuse or as a reason to sin. God was deliberate in showing us that He had equipped Jesus to endure direct temptation of the devil while suffering the infirmities of the flesh. And this sets the course for His other sons to follow.
Now that Christ lives within the bodies of born-again believers, the same should be the expectation and the reality of us who are God’s Sons: to live above the flesh and its infirmities and to be able to do all things through Christ who gives us strength. God’s strength goes beyond what you feel. God’s strength is able to push us pass all earthly infirmities. 

We must ask ourselves do we allow God’s strength or do we settle for our weakness? 

Jesus has showed us the way all we do is walk in Him. 
Blessings

Pastor Jackie

Transparent Moment

I want to share something that may help someone else. A lot of times in ministry people look at the Pastor to be the strong one. The one who Ministers to others pray for others families, marry people, funeralize people, encourage, exhort, and even rebuke others. 

In ministry life as a Pastor is rewarding especially when you see others give there lives to the Lord, when someone tells you the Word you ministered changed my life but there are times people will tell you are the worst Pastor ever lived.

 In those moments you can feel so bad no matter if 99 have told you how you helped, its that one that makes you feel worst than mud under your shoes. It’s at that time the enemy will try to make you throw in the towel, try to make you give up, try to make you turn your back on the 99 but it is in that moment you realize that Pastoring is your life and if you don’t minister you will die and others that you are responsible for will die as well. 
I have come to realize that love for people and wanting people to experience the same love that God has given me is assessible to them as well is worth every dart and fiery word. We can choose to give up or stand, God doesn’t take our choice but in our choices we should consider all those who will be affected. 

I had to ask myself do I love that one enough to literally die to my self by way of nursing myself. No I love that one more and in loving that one more I defeat the enemy that comes to destroy both of us just using different tactics but the same method which was to destroy. 

Just as the scripture says Greater is he in me than he who is in the world.. We have everything in us to defeat the enemy that comes psychologically to destroy us. Again to every Minister of the Gospel of Jesus don’t allow the enemy to cause you to close your heart to people. You are the called and chosen of God sent to reconcile the people back to the Father no matter what and how they treat you.

Your calling is greater than your pain. 

That which was sent to destroy me has made me so much stronger, loving and wiser. 
What are you allowing to destroy you?

Blessings

Pastor Jackie 

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Selfishness..to be or not to be..

THE ATTRIBUTES OF SELF 

While looking over the body of Christ sometimes you see people or hear people say things that reflect a life of selfishness. While it is true we should be concerned about ourselves but the focus shouldn’t always be on self.  Self can be your greatest enemy. 

Luke 9:23-24

23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

24 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.

“Self” can be an idol you worship above God. When this is the case, then you have chosen to walk in rebellion against the Holy Ghost. It is your way, your emotions and your reasoning that are exalted above God and man. You are in no wise willing to deny satisfying your “self” with your own thoughts and fleshy responses. This is a very dangerous place to walk. It is carnal, sensual and evil. It denies Christ and puts him to an open shame. It is an act of blasphemy for those of us who are in Christ to willfully deny him of his right to be loving and kind through us. It is our walk in the Spirit that will allow him full access to the people of the world. 

“Self” can only see what it likes or dislikes. It is blinded by what it feels or what it wants. It will totally ignore (sometimes ignorantly) the sacrifices of others. When I say, sometimes ignorantly, it is because it may not be your heart to be inappreciative of the efforts of others, but in the face of what we feel or want, these things can easily escape being considered. Which brings us to another revelation of “self.”  

“Self” is lacking in consideration. Because “self” is not patient, it does not always consider with compassion the natural or spiritual disposition of others. When we are motivated by our own self-interests, we can fail to see why others elect to do the things they do, or make the decisions they make.  

“Self” oftentimes can become very resentful of God’s instituted authority. “Self” sees it as an unwelcomed restraint. If it is unable to bend that authority to its will, then it will walk in either open or subtle soulish rebellion to it.    

“Self” is selective. It picks and chooses the times it will offer benevolence, patience, grace or humility. 

“Self” is always subjected to the flesh, therefore it can be moody. Whereas we are instructed to always walk in the attributes of Christ. But the truth about this is, many do not believe it is possible to live and walk in the character of Christ 24/7.    

If Christ were in a situation where he didn’t want to be bothered, as I am sometimes; would he be rude, snappy, abrasive or offensive? If not, then that means I don’t have to be either. I am one with him. I am not trying to be like him; I am joined to him as one Spirit. 

I listed all these attributes of selfishness so that we might be able to judge ourselves as to whether or not we are walking in the Spirit. To know all the messages pertaining to God does not equate walking in the Spirit. It is the doers of the word who please God, not the knowers. The bottom line is to deny our “self.” Allow it to remain crucified with Christ. Walk in the power of the resurrected Christ in you. 

Let us pray for one another, that we might all be strengthened in righteousness.

Blessings
Pastor Jackie