Storm Strengthened to Stand Strong!

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. (James 1:2-4 NLT)
When God grows a mushroom, He does so overnight, when He grows a mighty oak it takes many years! The winds of adversity strengthen the trunk of an oak which prepares it to stand during major storms. Father God knows what He is doing in developing our character and faith even when we don’t seem to know. The truth is we must continue to trust Him fully, stand our ground faithfully, and “grow on!” <

Willful Waywardness

To err is human, to continue to err after receiving the knowledge to obey is disobedience!
Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin. (James 4:17 NKJV)

Loving Him, Knowing Him, Sharing Him!!!

We cannot break the two greatest commandments of God which are the sum of all of His requirements, we can only break ourselves against these commandments. For he (she) who does not obey the command to love God with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and additionally their neighbor as himself (herself), in the end will find there is no life, light, nor love in eternal separation from the One who is Life, Light, and Love! He has made provision for us to live abundantly on this side of physical death, and eternally on the other side with Him through the sacrifice of His only son JESUS. Know JESUS, know eternal life! No JESUS, no eternal life! Would you invite Him in today and receive the free gift that can never be earned? Know Him, and make Him known, for there is no higher calling! <

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The Blood that Cleanses 1 John 1:9

I can remember losing a Spelling B when I was in Grade School by misspelling the word “toboggan”. My mistake was in spelling it with only one “g” instead of two. After being informed that I had misspelled it and then hearing the correct spelling, I immediately determined in my heart that I would never misspell that word again! For you see, to make that mistake once from ignorance is one thing, but choosing not to learn from my mistake and to repeat it again would not be a mistake but rather a lack of concern, laziness, dull indifference, or even outright defiance. Every time we make a mistake due to ignorance which is defined as a lack of knowledge, we have the opportunity to receive the knowledge to be empowered not to repeat the same mistake. For if we have received the knowledge, then to repeat the mistake is not a mistake, but a willful choice. We must understand that a lead pencil is provided with an eraser to erase and fix mistakes, not for the purpose of willfully making them. In the scripture reference I now want to share, I want to drive this point home. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:9 NKJV) The blood of Jesus is for the purpose of cleansing us from all unrighteousness but was never shed for us to continue living in unrighteousness once we have received the knowledge of the truth! To continue to do so willfully cannot be called a mistake, but rather willful disobedience, and “there ain’t no power and victory in that!” <

Proclamation with demonstration!

We are living in a day where the Body of Christ is starting to awaken to the reality that we are called to be on a mission with a mandate! We are called to go, proclaim, and demonstrate the glory of God. The Gospel without power is not good news, it is just another religious philosophy in contrast with many others. With this awakening there is coming an activation to corporately release our individual gifting, and calling in unity. This then causes an acceleration of the outreach released through His Body, the Church! As the song heralds, “God is not dead, He is surely alive, He is living on the inside roaring like a lion!” The realization of this fact to the world is demonstrated through us, his people being excited (fully awake), and ignited (fully on fire)! If there is no fervency on our part in releasing the word and will of God, then we should not be surprised if there is no radical response from those who hear. I want to share a statement that keeps resounding in my heart: The absence of hope makes despair all convincing, and the absence of light makes darkness “seem” light-quenching! If we do not obey the Great Commission and go, preach, and release, then the only option that seems to be real is the kingdom of darkness that exists due to the absence of “The Kingdom of Light!” The “Kingdom of God is at hand” is our message and the demonstration of this through The Lord working with us in the releasing of signs, wonders, and miracles is our mandate! Unknowingly, the world is waiting for a real revelation of The Lord JESUS Christ that can only be demonstrated through us, His a Body, the Church! Come on, let’s go, preach, and release!

CROSS~FIRE OUTREACH

If you have never heard the “Good News” of Jesus Christ, I invite you to come and hear stories of His love, grace an mercy being extended to people in this community!

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God has an answer to our questions!

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