Monday, September 28, 2015

LIVING BY FAITH: OLD SCHOOL STYLE!!


Praise the Lord everybody! because He alone is worthy to be praised! Oh taste and see that the Lord is good! I'm really enjoying what God is doing in my life. He is doing a work in me, a painful work at times but a work that will be to my benefit in the end. So I say "work on Lord, work on."

The other night I was praying, asking God "When Lord When are you going to move concerning my recent trials and tribulations". He began to deal with me concerning the current shape of His Church and the watering down of the spirit of today's so called "men of God." He seemed to be rebuking me as He brought the following scriptures to mind, Hebrews 11:32-37      32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:

33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.

34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;

God was letting me know what real men of faith endured because of their faith and are still enduring today, but where are today's examples? Where are today's men of faith? Our so called Church leaders today bend and fold like a Castro Convertible couch when it comes time to stand up for issues that are not popular with the people, for example the mainstreaming of homosexuality. those willing to stand up for the Word of God are few and far between.

Most of today's "men of God" seem to be only concerned about what can be gained in the here and now, the above scripture talks about men of faith who endured torture "that they might obtain a better resurrection:" We need to be praying less "take this cup" and more " not mine but thine will be done." God knows what's best for us, each and every one of us has a purpose and each and everything we go through has a reason in His plan.

When we ask God to remove us from certain situations we must also ask if it is His will for us to be removed. We must stop saying we trust God, and start proving we trust God. When God allows various trials to come upon us it's because He is trying to make us, mold us and prepare us to go to higher heights and deeper depths in Christ.

It's hard on the flesh but medicine for the spirit, we must remember that we are no longer ruled by the flesh but by the spirit of God. The same spirit that empowered Jesus to drink His "cup" is available to us so that we may drink ours. Jesus drank His in faith believing He would be raised on the third day and God wants to raise us also.

      God Bless you All, Brother Darrell, Speaking Off The Wall

Saturday, September 19, 2015

SALVATION! : THIS AIN'T MUSICAL CHAIRS!!


Praise the Lord everybody! because He alone is worthy to be praised!! What can I say, God is moving by His spirit in my wife and I's life right now. We are breaking out with a new anointing and we're not looking back at our past trials and tribulations but we are pressing on toward the vision God has shown us concerning our ministry now and our future ministry. We are not giving up and we are not turning back, we are going on in Jesus name and we are not stopping until we hear "well done, well done."

I've been noticing that lately a lot of "Christians" have been playing musical chairs with their salvation and right now they hear the music of the world and they are dancing to the beat, hoping that when the "music" stops and Jesus returns, all the "chairs" won't be taken. How do I know this? because I used to do it myself back in the day. Every time I heard the "music" play I had to get up and dance at the same time making sure that every Sunday I found an empty seat at a church where I pretended to be pious for my church family.
Thanks be to God who gave me the victory,who showed me how to stop playing "musical chairs" with my salvation and my relationship with God. First He brought this scripture back to mind, 2nd Peter 1:5-10 states  5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 
It became apparent to me that If I was able to play "musical chairs" with my faith that their must be something lacking in my foundation and the time had come to examine myself and add those things to my life. I no longer have to be concerned about weather I'll have a seat when the "music" stops and Jesus comes. The word says for us to do our due "diligence" to make our "calling and election sure."    
Make your calling and election sure, stop playing "musical chairs" with your salvation and examine yourself. If you are lacking anything in your walk with God including those things mentioned in the above scripture, ask God to help you obtain it. In James 4:2+3 it states  2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.

3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

We need to stop asking God for earthly, carnal things and ask for those things that will help us stand, help us be obedient and will help us live Holy, those other things I just pray "Lord let your will be done in this situation." I want my election and calling to be "sure" I never want to play "musical chairs" with my salvation again and neither should any of you.

   God Bless You All, Brother Darrell, Speaking Off The Wall.





Tuesday, September 8, 2015

FLESH, GET THEE BEHIND!! I GOT ONE MORE ROUND!!


Praise the Lord everybody, for He alone is worthy to be praised!! I pray everyone is enjoying God's blessing because this is the time. God is pouring out His spirit on those who are willing to receive it.

God has got me obeying His will on another level right now and some of the things He has me doing may seem strange to some and you may even question motives and even my relationship with God. Just know this, I am going to obey God no matter how it looks to the world. I have come to far in Him to turn back now. God brought me the hard way, He taught me to say what I mean and mean what I say, a hard lesson for a former low self esteem people pleaser like myself.

For the last couple of days I have been mulling over the many afflictions I have suffered these last 4 years as I've tried to take my ministry to another level at my church, pressing my way to a certain point and then comes the attack of the enemy, the physical breakdown and the next thing I know I've missed six months of church. After this happens to you about three or four times your flesh starts to talk to you.

Your flesh starts to question the sanity of gearing up one more time for the press. Your flesh starts saying things like "maybe God is trying to tell you something, maybe God wants you to do all your ministry on line from home, maybe He wants you to leave First Church." Maybe you even listen to your flesh a little bit until you remember the things that God showed you, the things He promised concerning your ministry and all the events God showed you happened at First Church.

It is at this point that I stopped listening and said "FLESH! GET THEE BEHIND, FOR YOU HAVE NOT IN MIND THE THINGS OF GOD!" When you have a calling on your life the devil will use what ever he can to stop your ministry from going forth.

Jesus once had to rebuke Peter for the same thing in Mark 8: 31-33 when He said     31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

32 And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.

33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.
The Devil will use your flesh to speak to you, to hinder you because that is what your flesh does best, it talks you into doing things that benefit the flesh and not God and His spirit. I am sure the argument that Peter was making about Jesus not dying sounded good to His flesh but Jesus had to rebuke those thoughts and remember why He came in the first place.

I began to do the same thing. I thought back to every vision, every word of knowledge God had given me concerning my ministry and they all happened at my church, not at home and not at another church. So I'm gearing up one more time, for one more press. I know what God said and I believe God and not my flesh. The word says in Numbers 23: 19 + 20   19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good

20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

I want everything that God has for me and I want to complete all my assignments from here on out, so from now until God calls me home, every morning I'm going to tell my flesh and Satan "get thee behind me because you have not in mind the things of God." I'm going one more round because I believe God and I say to you all don't throw in the towel if you believe God has something out there for you, Go one more round.
       God Bless You All, Brother Darrell, Speaking Off The Wall