Good Morning Saints on this beautiful Sunday. This is Rev Essie of New Birth Ministries and I am glad that you are listening today to glorify God and to receive encouragement, uplifting and edification. I pray that your day is blessed and if it doesn’t seem to be going that way…..Bless it yourself! You have the Most High God within you. He gave His Power to you to use so use it! Get your Swords, a drink and a snack, and maybe a tablet and pen and sit back and I’ll be back right after this. (You are my personal Jesus, Tonex) – Father’s Day message song.
… Invocation of the Holy Spirit …
I’d like to start out by wishing all of our Father’s who may be listening or whoever may come on later as they sometimes do, and read this at revessie.com and say, “Happy Father’s Day to you and many more.” I understand that this is your special day and you should be showered with plenty of gifts from the heart. Not just gifts for the sake of giving because it is Father’s Day but because you deserve it. There are some men out there who make it hard for the good ones, just as in anything else, race, occupation, neighborhoods, governments but there are good men out there and we celebrate you today. God is a good God and He never lets His children down. If you emulate The 1st Father, Creator of all things you will also be a good Father. Some haven’t done this and their children suffer for their wrong decisions. Man has been illegitimate since the very first time that he listened to what Woman told him to do instead of consulting with God first, or just simply trusting what God had told him previously WHAT NOT to do, he listened to the createe instead of the Creator. And the children suffered, right along with the parents. Cain and Abel. Cain had that evil speck within his heart which brought on jealousy toward his brother Abel, and Cain killed Abel although Abel had done the right thing. This proves to us even today that Christians ought to walk a straight and narrow path and stay under the feathers of the Lord’s wings because we are not exempt from harm. Jealousy is a horrible disease. (Dis-ease.) Not only can it kill the body but it can also kill your relationships with other people. Jealousy is a separator. There are many relationships that have been severed due to jealousy. Be careful of who you listen to. Person A can whisper a little ”tip” to Person B about Person C and Person B will miss their blessings from God by listening to them.
Many men may not have close and open relationships with their children over jealousy. Maybe the new man in the mother”s life is jealous of you or even the mother herself could be doing everything in her power to keep you from seeing your children. And there are those who may have mistreated their ex at some point during the relationship and have since asked the Lord to forgive them, but, the mother is still harboring that against them in her heart and the children, once again, suffer. The children suffer, the grandparents suffer and on down the line, un-forgiveness and bitterness run rampant like poison. I myself have only seen my only grandson approximately 4-5 times since he was born 7 years ago and that was mostly everywhere except in my own home. I only saw him in my own home once when he was about 2 months old. When he did see me at the age of 4 he grabbed my finger, took his moms keys and walked me to their car like a little gentleman so he could take me home. He didn’t even know me! We had one dinner together at Eat N Park! We had so much fun together that he actually wanted to take me home. That’s awesome. Sad to say but to this day, he really doesn’t know exactly who I am or has ever addressed me as “Grandma” or his aunt as, “Aunt Lexi.” My son does everything in his power to be a good dad. I didn’t say that he is mistake-less but he sure is a great Father. His face lights up around that cute little man. What’s funny is the fact that, I see the little-boy-in-my-son when he is with his son. See Fathers? This is what you should do as well. Enjoy your children. You’re not trying to be ‘friends’ with them per se’, just have a ball with them! Let the love and fun come out in you while they are with you. They will remember you for that. And please, let them be themselves. They may not be what you expected but they are yours. You may not have turned out the way your parents expected either right? It will also cause them to respect your corrections should you have to do so. Just as we respect God when He corrects us. I know someone who was rejected by their father because they were gay and the mannerisms showed up when he was a little boy. The father wouldn’t talk to him or go anywhere with him and every time he saw him, he’d run away so he wouldn’t have to talk to the young man. The father kept telling everyone, “That F***** isn’t my son!” It was horrible to watch especially the people who laughed with him when he said it. Well, the father passed early and the son is still here. (The Root of bitterness eats like Cancer.) He has gone through a lot of rejection in life and is struggling with his emotions to this day. He suffers from depression and is trying to get help but doesn’t know where to turn. We’ve prayed for him and on him, but that rejection and depression keeps coming back. He wears it like a badge. It’s sad. Aren’t you glad that God is not that type of Father? He only disowns those who disown Him.
Luk 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
Luk 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
Luk 13:26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
Luk 13:27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all yeworkers of iniquity.
Luk 13:28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
As far as my grandson, I enjoy him from afar such as Facebook videos, Instagram. Maybe some of you have mothers and fathers as well who wish that they could only touch your children or hug them or give them a big kiss and some apple pie. Just keep praying, Prayer works, God is in control. There may be someone who is telling the children that you don’t want to be with them or have abandoned them but in Jesus name, I decree and declare right now that one day soon, that child will begin to ask for you and their grandparents (the ones they don’t know and/or are being kept from them) and they’ll desire to be with you and get to know you. In Jesus name, amen. God is telling you “have patience my son.” Patience is a wondrous work, it brings much success to the believer. Never rush anything. Wait on God. God is a Restorer and a Repairer of the Breach. He does it better than we do.
Isa 58:12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
And get these scriptures, you’ll love these promises of God:
Malachi 4:6 (KJV)
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Luke 1:16-17 (KJV)
16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
Act 3:20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
Act 3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
The first thing that Jesus did in the Matthew 6, when He was teaching us how to pray, was to include the Father. Good or bad, Father’s should always be included. Any child is going to, one day, ask for them anyway. It’s in our genes to want to do so. So many mothers are trying to keep their children away from the fathers. Talking trash about the Father is not going to do any justice to the triune relationship. One day, that child will want to see and get to know their father, even if they never ask the mother about them, guaranteed, it crossed their minds a million times. If the father is bad, let the child figure that out for themselves. Trust me, I don’t preach on what I don’t know about, of, or have experienced. My words are genuine. That’s why I have refused some people on being an alcoholic or drug addicts support system. I never had that problem and I wouldn’t know how to handle that. All that I can do is pray for them or cast the devil(s) out. If they don’t believe that it is going to happen and let them come back that is not my fault. I can’t have faith for them.
While praying, notice that Jesus didn’t say “My Father Who art in Heaven” even though He had said before, “I and the Father are one” at times. But this time that He was teaching us HOW to pray not what to SAY, but how to pray, He started it with, “Our Father which art in Heaven.” He is including all believers in this prayer and telling us to include them as well. He is teaching us how not to be selfish in our prayers. The bible asks how can you love God and hate your neighbor. There are times when our prayers should literally be all inclusive, maybe not always, but most of the time. Then He goes on and says, “Hallowed be thy name.” He’s giving God respect, He’s giving His Father respect. And letting everybody who reads this, generations later, know that the Creator is to be respected. To be hallowed is to be reverenced, respected, worshiped and adored.
To the Children of the Most High, God’s name should be Holy and no, His last name is not Damn. When we get that right, we’ve done very well. Even some movies are blocking out the “God” before the word “Damn” comes out of the actors mouths. God is going to get His respect. And everyone in the entertainment business isn’t going to hell either. There are many Christians who believe in the Lord there. Have you even seen an actor who seemed to have gone ‘missing’ out of the blue for years and later pops up in a Christian movie? Kudos to them, they refused to sell their soul. Put it this way, they wisely rejected those nasty private house parties that the rich and famous have who get you high and film you performing sexual acts to hold over your head. That’s why you see so many in the entertainment business seemingly “go off” on camera, wave umbrellas at reporters, running down the streets naked waving guns shouting, “They’re trying to kill me!” Or pulled over by the police with their hair looking unkempt and crazy. Or rocking back and forth as in a trance at a game, passing out on stage or the sidewalk and their so-called, “Handlers” have to grab them up and wisk them away. Another sign that one has wandered away is multiple tats. When a Christian entertainer goes from being meek and shy, riddled with talent, to urinating in a bucket in front of cameras with their bodies covered in horrible tattoos, they’re gone. Pray for them. Then there are the ones who lose an unexplainable amount of weight to the point of looking like a hellish skull and acting out of character, selling satanic clothing to kids. Let me put it bluntly….GOD is NOT their Father. Some come back from it but I believe that all of that was required of in their contracts for more money and fame and they greedily fell for it. satan tried it with Jesus and Jesus IS God so you know that satan is missing a few upstairs.
Joh 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
➢ Always inquire things with God. He loves you and wants you to trust Him. Only the Creator of Father’s knows how a good Father should be. The devil is a copy cat. Don’t be one. He only made one YOU. Be your best ‘self.’ Be the best Father that you can be. Train your children how to be right.
1 Thess 4:11- 18 and chapter 5:9
1Th 4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
Stay in your own lane Fathers. Do what God has commanded you to do. Read the Word and learn. You want to learn how to be a successful man? Read the Directions that your Father in Heaven gave you from the start of mankind. Someone online asked the other day, “Ladies, what do you consider to be manly?” and there were many answers. One said, “Empty garbage.” The other said, “wash clothes” “cut grass.” Well, I think seeing a man read God’s Word is the most awesome thing in the world. If he takes care of his business with our Creator, I know that he will take care of me. Do your own business, take care of your household. Truth be told, some men are allowing the manipulating spirit of Jezebel to take over their roles with their children, due to the weakness that mother’s have in their households by lacking that masculine presence. Your presence is needed. Never stay away from your children over arguments. Do whatever you can legally to be with them whenever you can. Arguments ensue and there we have another household that satan has separated. he is all about strife and division anyway. And if the man of the household doesn’t recognize a “Greater Power” than himself, the family suffers from such self-absorption. No sir, you are NOT God. You are a creation of God. Lucifer once said that he would be like the Most High and got kicked to the curb so fast that those on Earth saw him shooting out the Heaven’s to Earth, and described it as “lightening.” satan was a bad angel.
And speaking of ‘bad’, many Children today are labeled as being “bad.” The mother is tired from being overworked, she may not chastise the children the way that they need to be chastised and they get an over storage of what I call “extra energy.” They can’t go play baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, camping or swimming with the fathers who are out now working, sometimes double shifts because the woman has taken them to court for support. He never gets a break, he can never get ahead. And for those who say that they should have thought about that while having sex, I say, “It takes two to tangle.” Women ok the act when they are raptured “caught up” in the relationship and blame the man if he leaves after the pregnancy occurs, and the woman is no longer seemingly caught up. The romance instantly stops. Where did the interest go?
Don’t get me wrong, there are some out there who are just disrespectful and ignorant but they don’t stand in the gap for all men. And today, some men are almost homeless while their ex’s are allowing strange men to move into their households. What I am about to say may seem strong but it is truth so forgive me if it steps on anyone’s toes. It is turning out that many of those men are perverts, taking advantage of the children, male and female. Ladies, don”t let your little girls run around naked around your boyfriends! And don’t let them give them a bath either. Be responsible. Your boyfriend should never babysit your ex’s children. They look at that child’s face and see the father and it’s on after that. They may physically harm that child on purpose just to get back at their father. It’s a sickness. It’s devilish revenge! Slow down on those relationships! Give your body time to heal from the last one! It’s that green-eyed demon once again, jealousy, as I was talking about earlier. Old folks used to say, “Use your noggin for more than a hat rack.”
There are so many stories out there in the news about this. Once recently, a man put another man’s baby in the microwave and turned it on because the baby wouldn’t stop crying and ruined his high. Yes, the child died. Mothers today are out working and their new man is living in another man’s home, eating the children’s food stamps, and MAY not even be working. Free babysitter. Now of course this is not ALL cases but it surely is growing. Now I don’t expect to win a grammy or emmy for what I am saying and I certainly don’t expect to win over many friends but the truth has to be told. I’m like a bull in a China Shop with the truth. People have actually came to me or called me for help with something and they have said, “Forgive me Rev Essie but I came to you last because I knew you would tell me the truth.” Truth is sometimes scary.
Some of these worn out parents take their so-called, “bad” children to the doctors, the doctors give “badness” a title and they get paid for it! And many don’t even have to work anymore because they live off of the child’s money. They are getting paid for having a house of disrespect and chaos! A house under a slack hand will not stand.
My daughter and I went to Walmart once. I stayed in the car. She stood in line at the Customer Service Center for over an hour! I wondered what had happened. She came to the car and said “Mom, you won’t believe this, but a lady in front of me cashed Social Security checks for all 8 of her children. She got thousands of dollars and stuffed it in her purse.” In Pennsylvania you get approximately $700 per person. I was shocked! Half of those children are probably not bad! Most likely they need a father figure in the home to show them the serious and corrective side of a home. And sometimes there just could be a mis-wiring in the brain, we understand that, but God can handle that too! Amen? Father’s, don’t let the doctors raise your child! And no, mother’s you are NOT the father too. Eve never claimed to be as strong as Adam. In fact the bible calls us the “weaker of the two.”
1Pe 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
This women’s movement bit off more than it can chew. Yes, some women are strong but not as strong as the devil makes them think. I myself have always been a Tom Boy but I never wanted to be a Man neither have I ever tried. The Holy order of a household is God, Jesus, Man, Family, and then work or etcetera. I am a very strong woman, I am a Black woman in America, a Marine, a Preacher and a mother of 2 children. Yes I am a strong woman but don’t you know …. I will accept a handsome, smart, God-fearing man in a heart beat if and when God sends me one. And also, men, you are only to have one wife/girlfriend at a time. If God wanted men to have more than one he wouldn’t have given Eve one rib, He would have given her the whole slab!
I would like to give you some tips fellas on these last days and I will be taking them from 1st Thessalonians chapter 4.
1Th 4:12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
Share! Help others. Is your cup running over? Share with someone else if you are blessed to do so. The more you give the more you get blessed. It really works! The more you give the more you get.
1Th 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
For those who are grieving, God is telling you not to over-grieve. Grieving is natural but don’t act like you no longer have Hope. We always have Hope in Jesus. Don’t grieve to the point of life long depression. 1 Peter, “Count it all joy.” Don’t get into the manipulation of people’s feelings. Some people sorrow, (cry) to the point of manipulating others.
1Th 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
Concentrate, men, on Jesus’s return. It is our only Hope. Man keeps trying to take our attention away with junk. Don’t trust the junk ok? The dead with Jesus WILL return with Him. God is in control! Guess Who’s coming back?
1Th 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
We will not precede those who are asleep. Your loved ones who are asleep will see Him before we do. They’ll be with Him to get us.
1Th 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Things are about to get REALLY loud! They have seniority. The dead in Christ have seniority. They will be there. Your mom, dad, child, aunt, uncle, sister, brother, friend. We all have a cloud of witnesses who see what we are going through. You are not alone. God sees it all. That is your Hope. God sees all that you are going through whether or not you can see Him. You can’t see air either but it’s there for you.
1Th 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Caught up! “Rapture” itself is not in the bible but that is what the Greek and Hebrew word in the bible means, to be “caught up.” The word is ekotaon, “ecstasy”, no, not the drug. The drug got it’s name from the experience that you have when you take it. You are caught up in it. Anita Baker has a song called, “Rapture” where she says she is “caught up in the rapture of” her lover’s love. We will all go and it is going to be the first time that we darken the sinners doorsteps so to speak. It’s going to be an eclipse with all of the saints rising. Can you see that. And we are going to be smiling.
1Th 4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Start preaching and teaching others about this chapter. People need to know that their loved ones are coming back. Folks need to hear this. That’s good news.
1Th 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
I know we have our Pre trib, mid trib, post trib, high trib, low trib, I don’t know trib, but we make things too complicated. Salvation means ‘save,’ wrath means ‘God being upset with the World. Extreme anger’ God’s wrath is a horrible thing and is NOT for the saints. Isn’t that good news? Some will be martyrs for Christ but it is NOT for the Saints. If you think the news is bad now???? The World hasn’t seen God’s wrath yet and guess what….we won’t see it. They’ve seen His Grace and will soon see His anger if they don’t repent. He’s a Great Father and has exempted you from His wrath. Can you do that for your children as well? No matter how angry or upset you may be at the mother, can you forgive? Can you forget the bad and just enjoy your seed? You planted them, enjoy them. Look in the mirror and you will see your kids. They didn’t ask to be here but God blessed you to have them. They were ‘created’ in your image. Love them, forgive them, accept them, enjoy them.
Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Armegeddon is coming but it’s not for you. Have no fear, Yeshua HaMashchiah is here!
Are you saved? Now is the time to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior. With all that is going on around the world, you need a friend. Jesus can be that special friend if you allow Him into your life. He is your helper and His Holy Spirit is your Comforter.
If you are not saved, just repeat the Romans Road after me: Say “Jesus, I repent of my sins, I am so sorry Lord. I believe that you died on the cross and rose 3 days later from the dead, just for me and I accept what you have done, I accept you as my Savior. Thank you Jesus, amen.” Now go find a bible believing, Holy Ghost filled church and learn of Him, it’s never too late. Your new life starts now. All old things are gone away. God throws them as far as the East if from the West. Now….go live, laugh and love!
Thank you for coming on today and I pray that your week goes by Victoriously!
Num 6:24 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
Num 6:25 The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
Num 6:26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.