Precious Lord we thank you for this day. You are outstanding and you are lovely to us. Thank you for waking us up this morning and giving us your rest in your peace. We pray for all of those in the world who have souls in which the enemy maybe interested. Open they’re eyes so that they can see, exactly what this entire existence is about. It Is about the wrestling of their souls. It is about a God man who died on the cross to deliver them from sin Hell and death. And it is about gaining victory over anything that tries to stop us from not making it to heaven and be at rest. We know you didn’t intend for the world to be the way it is now. We will fight our battles with our eyes wide open until we reach that sweet by and by. Until then we will celebrate the Heaven inside of us and thank you for being here and helping us through all of these battles. We are victorious in Jesus name. We lift up all the prayer requests received and we give them to you as you sit on your throne in Jesus name. We pray for comfort of the mothers and fathers who lost her children. We pray for the lonely who wish they had a mate. We pray for relationships that lead restoration. We pray for the poor who only want a dollar or two to get something to eat or drink. Cause us to be help to those who need it Lord in Jesus name. Use me Holy Spirit as you usually do. Use me to deliver this word and give someone hope. Cause something that I say today jump into someone’s heart and remove the scales. I am so honored to preach your word God there’re no words. I am so honored to be a part of your kingdom, it is a lovely place to be physically and spiritually, mentally and emotionally. We in the father are one. By Jesus stripes we are healed. We are the righteousness of God. We already won the battle. I covered everyone with the blood of Jesus Christ right now by the sound of my voice.
Baruch Atah Hashem Adonai. Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord.
In Jesus name amen.
Praise the Lord for his worthy to be praised everyone! I hope everybody is doing fine today. I prayed to God is blessing you in every way possible and that you are receiving it in every way possible amen? The last time we were together it was Resurrection Sunday which some people call Easter, and I was discussing the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ which is sort of where I will pickup today. It is so important what he did for us on the cross. People get into the food, the children, the relatives coming over to eat, which movie they will watch that evening which is usually the 10 Commandments, but what we need to get into more is the purpose that Jesus did what he did. Lucifer broke protocol with the father son and Holy Spirit tried to start his own business which failed, so he decided to try to get God back by attacking his creation. Adam and Eve were newly created, innocent, and enjoying their lives with God as well as walking with him in the cool of the day. Just the same way as we do today. You’re walking along enjoying your life, thinking of good things (hopefully,) just doing your daily chores day by day, smiling, loving, encouraging people, and along comes trouble. Just when you thought you had a little fresh air something pops in unexpectedly and turns your world upside down. You know that you didn’t do anything to deserve that. 99% of the time you didn’t. 99% of the time it is because you’re about to get blessed by your father above and the enemy knows it but he just can’t put his finger on it. If the devil realizes the move of God shouldn’t God’s children realize that ahead of time, before him? And make one wonder how the enemy begins to work on us because of a blessing coming our way and we can’t even see the blessing coming. Could it be that we’re not spending enough time with our father? Could it be that we’re using religious, short, thin, barely-get-by prayers? Could it be that we think we’re covered and we have it all in a bag when the bag just may have a hole in it? James 1:17 says that the Father of lights is the giver of gifts. Yes he gives gifts but he also wants us to appreciate them as well. The biggest gift he ever gave us is giving us his son to die on the cross to Save us from the enemy, and from sin, Hell and death when he could’ve actually destroyed us all started all over. You want to talk about Grace? Love doesn’t kill. Love rejuvenates and strengthens.
I would like to start from John chapter 20. Verse 12. This is when Mary Magdalene went to go see Jesus at the sepulchre and his body was gone. She began to weep in verse 13. The angel asked her why she was crying and she said they took her Lords body away. She wanted to privately pay respects to Jesus’s body. After she spoke to the angel she turned around and saw Jesus standing there but she didn’t know that it was him. This reminds me of the verse in the Bible that says be careful who you entertain because sometimes you can entertain angels unaware(s). Jesus was with her and she didn’t even know who he was. How many times can Jesus be with us and we don’t even know that it’s him? That man asking you for five dollars to get a meal at McDonald’s could be the Lord. Hebrew scholars also say that King Melchizadek is a type of Christ or as scholars call him a “preincarnate Christ.” as well who showed up to Abraham. There are many times in the Bible where people showed up in could be type of Christ there. They say that Jacob wrestled with God that’s why his hip was placed out of socket. Our arms are too short to box with God. He walked around with a limp but he walked around blessed. Some of you have wrestled with God and you may have a limp but you are blessed. I say limp on my friends because by Jesus stripes you have already been healed. If Jesus can heal bodies, grow new hair and teeth in people, cause the didn’t come back to life, cause miraculous weight loss, and heal cancer and other diseases, you can surely heal your limp.
There’s a difference in being with Jesus and knowing Jesus. The word “know” is a very important word. Genesis chapter 4 verse one says Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived and bared Cain. And then she said I’ve gotten a man from the Lord. And in verse two she again bear his brother able making them possibly twins. Yes, according to God’s word Cain and Abel were twins. If you noticed she conceived once and bared twice. Anytime a woman conceived once & bears twice she has had a set of twins.
Sometimes in the Bible the word “know” or “knew” is used for, simply, sex. In the Strong’s concordance the word knew or know is under 3045 which would be the Hebrew dictionary and looking at 3045 we see yada YADA. Oh! This can be laughed at if you look at it in a comical type of way. I’m sure you’ve heard the Jewish term, “yada yada yada” no? In this case it doesn’t mean “sex sex sex” it means recognition, surety, acquaintance, kinsman. After Adam and Eve’s fall I’m sure that having sex wasn’t as beautiful and enjoyable as God had first intended. As they say God only knows what was really supposed to be like. I’m sorry I have to giggle a little on that one but when you think about it, it could be true, you never know how he meant for to be. This is the same as a relationship with the Lord. Do you know him, as in having an intimate relationship with him, or do you know of him? Jesus calls us his wife (Bride) he doesn’t call us his girlfriend okay?
Noticing John chapter 20 verse 16 there is a key there that we need to know today. Mary did not know who Jesus was until he called her name. It’s says Jesus is unto her “Mary” and then she turned herself and said to him “Rabboni” which is to say “master.” Oh how wonderful life is once Jesus calls your name. That was actually Mary’s calling. Is God calling you? Are you getting the signs? Are you even noticing the signs? God doesn’t call special people he calls whoever he wants to call. I am certainly not special but he called me. Him calling me make me special to him. He took me out of the world and showed himself to me in ways unimaginable. He can do the same for you. Jesus told her not to touch him yet because he had yet to ascend to his father. It was against Jewish customs for someone to touch a dead body. But in this case Jesus was risen yet He still didn’t want her to touch his old body until he received his new body from the father. Although Jesus came to make the Law better he still didn’t disrespect or break the law. I am very sure that Mary did not see a strip-ed, stripped Jesus. Think about it. The centurions that they had him but Jesus as He is well known for doing, even healed himself.
The rich man wrapped a package of hamburger, and Jesus came back with healed flesh. I believe that there was so much anointing on those cloths that they wrapped Jesus in, that they helped to heal his body for when he arose from the dead. Folks can try to kill your flesh but they can’t kill the anointing! Amen? A prostitute and a rich man prepared Jesus for his burial. One anointed his body with expensive spikenard and the other was a rich person who prepared his body for the grave knowing that it (He), one day, will rise, just as Jesus had promised. All rich people do not worship their money. And yes they can be believers. I wish that we could hear the prayer of the rich man as he wrapped Jesus’s body. He followed Jesus and he was a disciple so I’m sure his prayer was outstanding. Joseph of Arimathea, the rich man, was not an undertaker, he and overcomer.
It is so beautiful how Jesus announces his ascension to a woman and tells her to go tell the men about it. She went and testified to them about it. It’s safe to say she obeyed Christ. Verse 19 tells us that the men were shut in with the doors locked for fear of the Jews. After everything that they saw they still experienced fear. See you can serve God and still be a man pleaser. We have to search ourselves on the inside to see if we totally believe in God’s Word or if there’s anything of man that we accept over God’s word. Everyone who says they believe don’t totally believe hundred percent. There’re many Christians walking around with doubt. I believe many will sellout to stop they’re beheading if it came down to it. This is where they would go into the “me me me’s” and “I I I’s,” questioning themselves saying “How long will the pain last if they behead me?” Some will turn from the faith in a heartbeat. As I always say John 666.
Right in middle of our fears Jesus will show up just as he did the disciples in this case. In verse 19 he showed up when the doors were shut which means nothing natural can stop him from showing up. Jesus walked through man-made material to get to those and he loves. He either walked through or teleported as some may call it. To teleport is to transport or be transported across space and distance instantly. Although we know he has the power to do that He still took care of us by leaving us the Holy Spirit was always with us. Now we have the power to do those things. Jesus loves to share to the obedient. While the men had the doors shut they were missing out on the divine opportunity to witness to others. If any of you out there are like me, you could be a bit introverted. I have been known to be shy all of my life. I always only had certain friends to hang around with. And it was always the underdogs. I never really fit in with the big guys and I didn’t care. I even got teased about my friends. I had loved ones say “who’s that one friend you have up with the buck teeth?” Or, “what’s your friends name that never closes her coat?” Or, “what’s the girls name with the big lips again?” Or “You know what I mean! That big one!” I didn’t begin to speak much until God called me into the ministry. I even had a man one time tell me that he was surprised I said hello to him because I thought I was too cute to speak to anyone. And it shocked me. Sometimes the people that you think are trying to be cute just maybe introverted. Christians we have to give each other some slack. And we have to judge righteously or we can ruin someone’s life or cause someone to take their own lives. And we have to be careful not to judge somebody by what we hear of them. There have been families and entire entities that have ruined peoples lives by scuttlebutt (gossip) and it is very damaging to people. People always tend to believe the numbers. If there’re more of there are of you most likely won’t win. Not with them (those of the world), anyway so there’s no sense in trying.
The first thing Jesus did when he showed up was to wish them Peace. Jehovah shalom = God our peace. Jesus/Yeshua = Prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6), Melchizadek = King of peace. That’s what we are to be keepers of peace. That doesn’t mean to let everybody have their way just to keep the peace. That means to guard your environment with the truth because the truth is peace, well, sometimes, it also wages war against the Hell that may dwell in your immediate area or your life in various ways. In days And times like today there is a war waging against Christians and we need to always tell the truth no matter how hard it seems. If it makes you look bad tell the truth. That’s what the devil’s been working on lately – trying to make Gods people look bad. Devils are trying to make themselves look innocent these days just so we can look bad. But the truth always comes out in the wash. Sometimes it seems like the God-in-you has to embarrass folks to make them shut up and leave you alone. And sometimes God just has to show people just how ignorant they’ve been to make them behave themselves. See, when the devil thinks that no one else can see what he’s doing to you he loves it, but when God reveals it and brings it out into the open for all to see he’s sick about it and so are the people he’s using. As I always say just practice patience and the God do the work. You will be glad in the end. Don’t you just love it how God snatches the sheets and covers off of evil people? Just when the devil thinks his game is working God changes the rules to your benefit. It’s God’s way or no way.
In John chapter 20 verse 22 Jesus leaves us all the Holy Spirit. He breathed upon them and they received. I pray that we all learn to receive gifts from the Lord. Some people try to act like they have a hard time receiving I was one of them, but when it comes to gifts from the Lord we need to learn how to receive from him. He will never give us anything we couldn’t handle. God knows exactly what you need. I feel like there’s some people out there right now where God has sent you small gifts and you ignored them or you didn’t like them because they was too small for you or not exactly what you asked for. As though they weren’t good enough. That is not a good thing. God is the God of more-than-enough and when he thinks that you deserve something bigger he’ll give it to you. You can ask God for brand-new car and you don’t even keep the old one that you have now, clean. Why would God give you a fresh, new Lincoln and you can’t even keep the old Chevy clean? Why would he give you new house when you can’t even wash the dishes in your old one? Okay let’s get real here. Forgive me if this sounds harsh but, why would got answer some of your prayers and you won’t even use his Holy Spirit that he’s given you for free!? If you would use the Holy Spirit by having a conversation with him, talking in his language, allowing him to use your language, you would get some of the answers you’ve been asking God. People say I never spoke in tongues and Some people say they’re not even interested but What they don’t realize is half of their answers is in the tongues. Why else would Jesus breathe upon the disciples and give them cloven tongues? “Cloven” means to have double languages. You my friend actually have two languages. Are you using them? Let’s take a look at the work cloven: it means split or divided into. What else do you know is split or divided into?
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The Bible is the word of God and your tongues is the word of God as well, in a language that the devil cannot understand. You see the Devil knows the word sometimes better than us, but he doesn’t know your tongue. It seems lately that Christians are always complaining about people’s tongues neglecting to share the fact that, there is a blessing in having a spiritual tongue. They’re so busy telling people to shut up that people are afraid to talk to God. I’ve seen so many instances where peoples hopes and dreams were dashed because they testified about their lives and others harassed them about their own testimony. That is nothing but the devils work. If you believe that Jesus has you covered what would you worry about? Our voices matter. Be careful because the devil will stop you from testifying about the goodness of the Lord. People will harass you to death but they don’t want you to talk about them or tell anyone. That’s why people keep trying to tell preachers to “shut up” they are afraid that they might read or hear something about themselves. No one else is supposed to know what they do or have done, but you! Insiders secret right? James 4:3 tells us “Ye ask and receive not because you asked amiss that you may consume it upon your lusts.” Some people aren’t getting what they want because they’re asking God in the wrong way. I have news for everybody…. The Holy Ghost knows exactly how to talk to God! Do you trust God, and you trust Jesus, but you don’t trust the Holy Ghost? The Holy Ghost is a gift from Jesus. What was I saying earlier but people can’t receive?God is a triune God you can’t leave one out. Actually that would be worshiping a cloven God. That would not be true word at all.
Our cloven tongue is quick, powerful, and sharp, more than a two edged sword that pierces the soul and spirit, the joint and marrow, giving us strong discernment of the intents of the hearts of others. In two by two you have power over unclean spirits
Mar 6:7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
The power of two is very strong. You get witness with the power of two. Mat 18:16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
You can’t even accuse an elder without two witnesses: 1Ti 5:19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
When Jesus gave us the Holy Ghost he gave us the church’s authority. He said in John 20:23 that whoever’s sins you remit they are remitted unto them. That means if you forgive someone sins they’re forgiven. And it also says that if you retain someone sins they are retained. (Remit means to cancel, refrain from, or set-aside. Retain means to keep possession of, to keep a hold of.) That is the authority that Jesus has giving you. If he told us to pray for enemies how can we retain someone sins? That’s something to think of.
Let us walk in peace with one another. Do not hold your tongue when it comes to telling somebody about the love of Jesus Christ or what He has done for you. Only the antichrist would make you stop. If God says what you’re doing is okay how can man tell you that you’re not? Whose report will you believe? I believe the report of the Lord.
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!
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.
Thank you for coming on today and I pray that your week goes by Victoriously!
Rev Essie signing off! God bless and have a great day!
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