Thursday, September 29, 2016

THE CHURCH OF THE CASUAL CHRISTIAN!!


Praise the Lord everybody, let everything that has breath praise His holy name!! I can't thank God enough for His grace and His mercies that are new every morning. He who has ears, let him hear, and he who has eyes, let him see.

Those of us who have our spiritual eyes and ears open realize that God is moving in a mighty way in the Church. God is getting His body in order as a "bride" for her wedding. and He is pulling off covers and exposing the transgressions of each and every church just as He did in Revelations chapter 3.

First, the Lord admonished the Church at Sardi and then went on to the Church of Philadelphia and addressed it's infractions. None was blameless but both had some redeeming qualities, then He came to the Church at Laodicea, and this is what God said, Revelations 3: 14 to 18   14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

God is sickened by "lukewarm" Christians and even though Sardis and Philadelphia had their issues they were not casual about their faith as were the Laodiceans. They put their trust in their wealth and possessions and saw no need to trust Him. A lot of Christian "elitist" are that way today, they tell other more devout Christians "that's good for you, you need to hold on to your faith like that because of where God has brought you from." they look down on those of us who God has delivered from drugs, alcoholism, prostitution, gambling, and homosexuality, etc. To them, God is just something or someone to fall back on when their own plans don't work out.

The Church at Laodicea along with the others needed an attitude adjustment and Jesus went on to say in verses 19 - 22   19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 

God desires a zealous church, a church willing to confess and repent from sin, A Church that realizes that God chastens those He loves. To the body of Christ, I say Jesus is standing at our doors and knocking. What will He find when He walks in your church? Will there be casual indifference or holy ghost fire?

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






Friday, September 16, 2016

HOLY GHOST POWER: THERE IS NO APP FOR THAT!!


Praise the Lord everybody!! The Lord is in His holy Temple! Let everything that has breath praise His holy name! No matter how many times the devil attacks my body, no matter the pain, I will never turn my back on God because He has never turned His back on me. You see no matter what the enemy says, I know from whence cometh my help, my help comes from the Lord!

The Lord opened up something to me while I was reading one of my favorite scriptures the other night. It was Psalm 24: 7-10 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

The Lord was showing me that His people were no longer looking to Him for answers nor to supply their needs. We have turned to ourselves and the wisdom of the world in our times of need. We see the world with all of it's fast growing technology and we are amazed and we are sucked into it's "we have an app for everything" mindset. Who needs the Holy Ghost when we have "google" and "Siri."
Many Christians feel that depending on God has too many requirements to be met before you can get your problems resolved and you have to do too much "waiting on Him" in this microwave world. "God is too slow," they say. The world cries "Seize the day!" without acknowledging the God who made it. We should know better. David said in Psalm 121: 1+2   I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

We must lift up our eyes like David said and seek the one who made the heavens and the earth. Psalm 24 tells us to " Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in." God, by His spirit, wants to come into our lives and be an ever present help to us, but first, we must lift up our heads and seek His face, invite Him in and look to him for all our needs.

God wants us to look up so He can lift us up. Next time we find ourselves in a situation where our anxiety levels are rising as we struggle trying to find a solution on our own, let us lift up our heads in complete surrender and let the King of Glory, with His holy Ghost power, come in and handle the problem.
Jesus said in Revelation 3:20    20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 

Man may have the APPs, AI and robotics to call on but we have the creator of creation to call on, Jesus Christ.

    God bless you all, Brother Darrell, Speaking Off The Wall

Friday, September 2, 2016

TAKING OWNERSHIP OF OUR GOD GIVEN POSSESSIONS!!!

Praise the Lord everybody!! Let everything that has breath praise His holy name. God is clearly doing great things these days as He prepares for these last of the last days. He is getting His people into their proper places in the body of Christ so they can be at their most effective in these final days of the harvest.

God has given us who are saved and under the blood of Jesus the power and the weapons, in His word, to take back from Satan what He stole from us from the begining in the Garden. Satan became the Prince of this world after Adam and Eve were hoodwinked by Satan, and Satan waisted no time establishing his dominion over it.
In Job 1:6+7 verifies this   6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.

7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

There was Satan basically boasting about how he had been on earth doing just about anything he wanted to do in it. Satan shows that he has no problem exploring his boundaries and the full extent of his power. Satan  is fully aware of who he is and extent of his power.

We as Christians must stop shortchanging ourselves. We have to remember God's promises and start taking possession of our possessions. We need to study God's word and learn what our inheritance is in Christ and like satan begin to walk "to and fro" and "up and down" in them. Preachers need to preach, teachers need to teach, prayer warriors need to pray and soldiers have to keep on soldiering. We can't be afraid to get in the devils face because he's not afraid to get in ours.

The word of God says in Proverbs 28:1  The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.  

We have to know that when we go out into the world we do not walk alone we are working on Holy Ghost power. we have weapons at our beck and call, God's word which is filled with His promises and God is not slack concerning His promises. It is time to put our gifts to work, in their fulness, for the Lord. It is time to rebuke Satan and call out demons, heal the sick and open blind eyes.We need to Stop using our gifts to win awards and adulation from men and the world and start using them to touch and change the hearts and minds of the lost and the saved. WALK UP AND DOWN IN WHO AND WHAT GOD CALLED YOU TO BE!

God bless you all, Brother Darrell, Speaking Off The Wall