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February 17, 2013

 
Phil. 2: 13  (NKJV “For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”
 

(AMP)  “[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually 

at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to 

will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.”



(NIV“For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good 

purpose.”



Confess over yourself:


God and His Word are working in and for me to fulfill healing in me.


God and His Word are working in and for me to fulfill prosperity in my life.


God and His Word are working in and for me to fulfill all the blood has 

purchased for me.


God is working in me both to will and to do of His good pleasure. It is the

will of God that I be healed and made whole.  That’s the good pleasure of God.



As I do my part to read the Word, to hear the Word, to believe the Word, to act 

on the Word and to receive what the Word says I will see the promises come to

pass in my life.  


Yes, the Word is working mightily in me and for me

and I declare in every area of life I have the victory!


                                                                                                           Ms. Jeannine


February 8, 2013

Hebrews 11: 6But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

How important those last five words are! “Those who diligently seek Him.” One time the Lord pointed that phrase out to me saying, “I didn’t say who haphazardly seek me or casually seek me.  It is the diligent one that will be rewarded.”  The word diligent is defined as:  constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything; such as a diligent student; done or pursued with persevering attention; painstaking.  On the other hand haphazard or haphazardly is defined as:  marked by lack of plan, order or direction, aimless, or random.  And casually is defined as:  chance, occurring without regularity, occasional, employed for irregular periods, feeling or showing little concern, or nonchalant.  These definitions certainly bring clarity to the point God was making.  What a difference there is in the diligent seeker vs. the haphazard or casual seeker.  How can one who is aimless, random, or nonchalant in his relationship with God expect to receive all God has for him?  It simply is not going to happen.  In the book, GodThe Revealer of Secrets, Pastor Nancy Dufresne makes the statement, “A casual approach to God’s Word will not bring supernatural results.  To fail to meditate on the Word is to settle for less than His best, which is His perfect will.”  Settling for less than God’s best and His perfect will for our life should never be acceptable to us on any level or in any area.  We will only move into His best by constantly and consistently putting forth the effort to learn all we can about who He is and what He has provided for us.  The more you diligently seek to know Him the more you will desire to be in His presence.  What better reward could be ours than for His presence to be our dwelling place!.....Ms. Jeannine
January 27, 2013
"Our Life-Long Job"
 
 I listened to Pastor Nancy teach on this topic that I've heard many times.  However, this time it struck a different chord within me based on just a few statements she made.  
She begin to teach by the Holy Ghost that our life-long job as a Believer is two-fold:
 1.) Keep Our Minds Renewed with the Word of God
 2.) To Grow Up Spiritually.
 
     We know that Ro. 12:1 says, "Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…"  The prefix "con-" means "with" so we are not to go "with" the world in any way. We are not to respond to circumstances the same way. We don't lose our peace and joy as they may; for the scripture lets us know that "men's hearts will fail them for fear…" A "renewed" mind takes on God's thoughts and ways of doing things.  A "renewed" mind can receive from God.  1 Cor. 2:14 (NLT) says, "But people who aren't spiritual can't receive these truths from God's spirit." An "un-renewed" mind will keep you living as if none of the promises of God are yours, but a "renewed" mind knows Gal. 3:29 tells us that everything that belongs to Christ belongs to me because I'm his child. So I can see the only way that we won't go "with" the world is to keep our minds renewed with the Word on a daily basis.  If we don't renew our minds, our lives will look just like our unsaved neighbors. We know that Ro. 10:17 says that "Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God." So we see full faith never comes in one hearing.  Likewise, if you're just confessing the Word you've heard but not being a doer of the Word your mind still isn't renewed yet. This next statement probably hit home with me and my husband more than anything else said that day. "Every area of our life should be better every year if I'm renewing my mind.  If it's not…I am not doing my life-long job." 
     Our next job is to grow up spiritually. We can see just from looking in the natural that to stay a child all our lives is dangerous. Paul tells us in Eph. 4 "not to be like children, tossed to and fro, by every wind of doctrine…" People that are not growing up spiritually still respond as a child to situations that require the response of an adult.  You will not be able to overcome many tests and trials in life without growing up in your faith.  A spiritually mature person is one who responds in faith; who acts and thinks like Jesus. So we see in Gal. 4:9 (NLT) that it says, "…why do you want to go back again and become slaves once more to the weak and useless spiritual principles of this world?" God desires for us to fulfill the plan He has for our lives as individuals and for this church as a whole body.  In order to do that we must continually keep renewing the mind for it will help coral our flesh and keep it in line.  It will draw others to Him, as we continue to put the Word in.  So we are not as those that draw back because the task seems great, but instead we are the ones who push through to finish this race.  As we do we will soon see that the renewing of the mind is always the answer for thee. 

Your Partner in this race,
Shellye Thompson



January 20, 2013


In How You Can Know The Will Of God, Bro. Hagin so simply states, 



        When a child of God seeks to know His will for his/her life, God will make 

    His perfect will completely clear to him by some means.  Whether it be through a still 

    small voice speaking to the heart of man, or through a supernatural manifestation of 

    some kind, God will guide those whose hearts are open to Him in the pathway of peace.  




Always remember God wants you to know the plan He has for your life.  He’s not trying to keep it from you!  Are you spending enough time with Him to find out what His plan is?  And the time you are with Him, are you doing all of the talking without taking time to listen?  In any relationship communication is vital, but there are two parts…talking AND listening.  Don’t be a great talker but a poor listener!  Also did you catch the last phrase from Bro. Hagin?  “…God will guide those whose hearts are open to Him in the pathway of peace.”  Sometimes God’s leading is so simple we miss it.  God’s path may not always be the easiest, but His peace will be in you each step of the way.  The Word tells us the steps of a righteous man are ordered, but it is up to us to find out what that order is, and you will only find out by spending time with your Father.  So many times we are in such a hurry and don’t think we have extra time to spend in prayer or praying in tongues or fellowshipping with God, but what you really don’t have time for are the missed steps or the difficulties that come with them.  God’s plan, the perfect will for your life, has a benefit package attached to it that far exceeds anything the world has to offer.  His plan brings protection, victory, prosperity, health, long life, joy, and true peace and fulfillment to every area of life.  How could it be anything but perfect and wonderful? After all God, the one who made you and knows you better than you know yourself, designed a plan specifically for you and He did it before you were ever born!  Choose His plan… You’ll be so glad you did. 

                                                                                                                                                  Ms. Jeannine

Janurary 13, 2013

A Word from the Lord to our Pastor, for everyone:

I got this Psalm from the Holy Spirit this morning.
It seems like the Holy Spirit is trying to tell us to keep looking to the Word of God and not what you are hearing from all the outside sources.
It would be to our advantage if we will listen to Him!

In the days that lie ahead remember to keep out of your head (thoughts) instead, keep in the Word!
You will not fear or dread if you will just keep head!
Just like a soldier in battle, if they lose their head they can wind up dead!
Why? Because they allowed themselves to fear and dread- instead of doing what they had been told, and what they trained for.
And that's what you are to do as believers, you are in training, so do what the Word says, and you can keep obtaining the things I have promised you!
So do not get slack in your training it is a lifelong task.
You must do it everyday because your enemy is out there trying to cause you to stray and go another way!
But you can win in every test and keep on obtaining My best, and live in peace and rest and come through these tests blessed, if you will just keep your head (thoughts) in My word!!!

Thank God for the Holy Spirits encouragement! Amen! 
       

I love you all very much, Pastor 


 

December 30, 2012
 
Jesus, the first Christmas gift ever given to man, is referred to in 2 Cor. 9: 15 as an “indescribable gift.” 
Indescribable is defined as:  that cannot be described; surpassing description. 
It is hard for our human finite minds to wrap around all that is encompassed in the person of Jesus Christ.  However; the Word reveals much to us about the person, the character, and the purpose of our wonderful gift through the names given to Him.
 
Alpha                                     Rev. 1: 8                                Physician              Matt. 9: 12
Omega                                  Rev. 22: 13                           Prophet                  Acts 3: 22
Bright morning star              Rev. 22: 16                           Priest                      Heb. 4: 14
Deliverer                               Rom. 11: 26                          Redeemer             Is. 59:20
Friend of sinners                 Matt. 11: 19                           Rock                       Deut. 32: 15
Gift of God                            2 Cor. 9: 15                           Savior                    Luke 1: 47
Glory of God                         Is. 60: 1                                  Servant                  Is. 42: 1
Great Shepherd                   Heb. 13: 20                           Son of Man           Matt. 18: 11
Head of the Church             Col. 1: 18                               Son of God           Luke 1: 35
King of Israel                        Matt. 27: 42                           Teacher                 John 3: 2
Light of the World                                John 9: 5                               Way                        John 14: 6
Messiah                                 John 1: 41                             Word                      John 1: 1
 
How can we ever doubt God’s love for us when we see these descriptions of Jesus, the wonderful gift
God gave to man.  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, so that everyone who believes
in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”
John 3: 16
 
Pray more than you ever have and listen and obey the leading of the Holy Spirit as closely as possible
and you will be amazed as God’s plan unfolds for your life.  I am looking forward with great expectancy,
as I know you are, to 2013, a year of great favor for the body of Word of Life Church and “a year where God’s glory shall be seen!”  I’m so glad we get to experience it together!  We love you much …..Ms. Jeannine


December 16, 2012
 
John 3: 16 (Amp) For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He
gave up His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to,
relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal
(everlasting) life.”

 
The depth of our Father’s love for us is more than we can comprehend with our finite
human minds.  God sent Jesus so “the world might find salvation and be made
safe and sound through Him” (John 3: 17 Amp).
  How thankful we are to God for
His wonderful gift to us.  Jesus was born into this world with a purpose and a destiny
and so are we.  Although the plan for His life contained unimaginable circumstances
and situations He had to overcome and endure, Jesus never became distracted nor
did He quit God’s plan for His life.  Find out God’s plan for your life and begin walking
it out as precisely and accurately as possible.  You will be so glad you did! 
 
During the busyness that goes along with this time of the year, never forget or lose
sight of the Real Reason for the Christmas Season… Jesus, God’s gift to man.
 
We love you much,
Ms. Jeannine

December 9, 2012
1 Corinthians 14: 26  How is it then, brethren?  Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation.  Let all things be done for edification.

(A word from the Pastor:  12-05-2012)
Victory is mine, Victory is mine
and in no thing do I come behind.
No, all things are mine
If I’ll only keep my speech in line;
In line with God’s Word, so I say,
“Victory is mine today and every day.
I walk in victory in every area of life
I will not tolerate sin, or strife;
I have a victorious life.”
So I’ll praise the Lord loud and strong
And I’ll praise and sing the Victor’s song.
I’ll sing it the rest of my days
because it gives Him praise.


November 18, 2012
Excerpts taken from our book of the month by Bro. Kenneth E. Hagin, God’s Word:  A Never-Failing Remedy.
Prov. 4: 20-22:  My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings, Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart,  For they are LIFE unto those that find them, and HEALTH to all their flesh.
     This verse in Proverbs tells exactly how to find the never-failing remedy for every problem you will ever face in life.  It tells how you can have life and health.  God wants us to understand the life and power that are in His Word.  God’s Word has creative power because His words are spirit and they are life.  God’s Word is a never-failing remedy for any situation or circumstance that might come your way in life, including sickness and disease. 
     Notice that Proverbs 4: 20 says, “…attend to my WORDS…”  That means give God’s Word your undivided attention.  In other words, put God’s Word into your heart, and put out of your heart everything else that exalts itself against the Word.  Put out of your heart all the distractions that would rob you from giving the Word your full attention.  Put the Word first.
     If you are attending to God’s Word and you are opening your ears to God’s sayings, then you are closing your ears to all other sayings that would try to rob the Word from you, such as fear, doubt, and unbelief.  God’s Word can be a remedy to any situation in your life, but first you will have to read and know it for yourself. 
     God’s words are only life to those who find them.  Some people never find them because they never incline their ears to them!  Other people never find God’s words because they never attend to His Word or put it first.  They put everything else first before God’s sayings.  This passage of scripture tells us there is power, life, and healing in God’s Word but it also tells us there is something we must do... 
Stop.  “Attend to My words.”   Look.   “Let them not depart from before thine eyes.”   Listen.   “Incline your ear to My sayings.”  In other words, stop, look, and listen to God’s Word.
     Faith comes by hearing the Word of God, not by having heard it (Rom. 10: 17).  Therefore, when you keep on hearing God’s Word and you appropriate it for yourself, that’s when it brings you victory!



 
Today we celebrate Veteran’s Day and say thank you to all of the brave and unselfish men and women that have served and given so much to keep our country free.  I read a quote once that is so true, “Freedom is never free.”  How easily freedom and liberty are taken for granted by those who have never lived any other way.  The perspective would be much different from one who had been imprisoned or had their liberty taken from them whether naturally, physically or spiritually. 

Have you ever stopped to think how different your life would be had our soldiers not fought and won the many battles and wars over the years?  The American Revolution was fought by American colonists who died by the hundreds of disease, hunger and frostbite but loved this country so much they fought with pitchforks and old muskets against a well equipped British army and won our independence from Great Britain.  Then I think of the sacrifices made by the families and the soldiers fighting in World War I against Germany.  Sons, husbands, and fathers were gone with no communication for months and years at a time.  Then World War II, Vietnam, Dessert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan, and so many more I haven’t mentioned.  Sadly, many citizens of this United States forget that the freedom we are so fortunate and blessed to live in did not” just happen.”  Many do not appreciate the men and women, in all the branches of the military that have given so unselfishly so we can live as we do in this great nation. 

How blessed we are to live in America where brave men and women are willing to risk so much just so their fellow countrymen can continue to live in freedom and liberty.  We honor our soldiers today and say thank you.  We pledge to do our part on the spiritual side.  We will continue to pray and stand strong against the enemy that would want to destroy this land knowing that “The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.” (2Cor 10: 4)  All is not lost and we continue to fight against an enemy that is already defeated!  This nation is our nation and I refuse to quit and give in now.  I walk by faith and I will not focus on what I am seeing with these natural eyes.  Our Jesus paid too high of a price for my spiritual freedom and He expects and needs me to walk in the authority that has been delegated to me.  Remember it is through the body of Christ, the Church, God’s plan will be fulfilled on the earth.
 
So I’m not backing up and I’m not backing down
for it is to the Promise Land I am bound.
I use my authority and I take a stand
and I declare “We shall possess this land.” 
So church rise up and march with me
and many victories we shall see.
All is not lost and God is not done
till on that glad day when we see His son.
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….Ms. Jeannine


 
November 4, 2012
We all have the tendency to look at the calendar and say, “It’s Nov. 4 why hasn’t what we’ve been calling and saying come to pass yet?”  However, when we do that it opens the door to questioning, doubt and unbelief.  Instead say, “It’s Nov. 4.  The next 2 months are going to be glorious and I will see all I have been saying come to pass!”  Remember the more we say, the more we have.  The devil is fighting hard and doing all he can to hold back what you and I are calling in, but he has to let go.  So many great things have already taken place within our congregation in the first 10 months of this year, and it is exciting to anticipate all we will see and hear about during the last 2 months as we continue expecting and calling.  So keep your mind, thoughts, and attention on the Word of God and your mouth in line and you will have much to rejoice about in the days to come.

It’s a new season in our country.
It’s a new season in our church.
It’s a new season in our families.
Yes, it’s a new season for you and for me.
We have kept the faith
and we have stayed the course
always knowing God is our source.
We have not moved though obstacles we have faced
Instead we said, “No, I am staying in my place.”
The Father says, “I am watching and I am pleased and proud
of the many accomplishments made within this crowd.”
So rejoice in knowing you have not lost out
as it will all come to pass of that there is no doubt.
                                                                                                                                                                   Ms. Jeannine

October 21, 2012
 
Mark 11: 22-24
22) So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.”  23) “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to
this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those
things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 
24) Therefore I say to you, whatever things you
ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”


Did you notice in verse 22 Jesus was giving a command and not a suggestion?  Jesus told his disciples to “Have faith in God.”  He didn’t say, “Hey Guys, it would really be a good thing for you to work on believing God once in a while.”  Jesus knew there was no other option for the disciples, or us, in order to live a victorious and overcoming
life, but to believe God and His Word for every situation we encounter. 
Jesus then proceeded to teach his disciples how to get answers to their prayers. 
Whenever a mountain gets in our way we are to:  
1) Speak to it (whatever “it” may be...healing, finances, children, marriages, jobs, etc...whatever you need or concerns you) without doubtingin our heart.  Our minds may be giving us fits, but we can still believe, know, and trust God in our heart.
 2) Believe God’s Word.  We believe God’s Word is true and know the Word will not fail to deliver what is promised to us when we stand on it.
 3) Receive our answer.  The word “receive” in the Greek actually means “to take.”  So we use our faith to take possession of those things we have asked for and what rightfully belongs to us.  I like how the Moffit Translation states V. 24, “…believe that you have got it, and you shall have it.”  We count it as already done!
Do you need healing?  Then say, “Father, I thank you I am healed by the stripes of Jesus.  I receive and take my healing now in Jesus’ name.” 
Do you need finances?  Then say, “I claim $500.00 in the name of Jesus Satan, take your hands off of my money and ministering spirits go now and cause the money to come in.  I take my money now in Jesus’ name.” 
Do you need a new job?  “Father, I thank you for my new job.  I receive and take my best job ever.” 
Faith isn’t just in the asking.  No, we exercise our faith in the taking and receiving because otherwise our faith will be barren and unfruitful because we’ve failed to take possession of those things we have asked for. 
It doesn’t matter who you are or what you may need, the solution is the same…Have faith in God and His Word…Speak to the mountain…Believe in your heart that your words (based upon God’s Word) will come to pass…And take (receive) your answer.                                                                                                                                                                          Ms. Jeannine


October 14, 2012
 
We are to read and study the Word for ourselves but that does not fulfill the same place as coming to the house of the Lord.  God didn’t tell the prophet Samuel who He had chosen to be king until Samuel went to Jesse’s house and looked at each one of his sons.  It was when Samuel saw David that God said, “He’s the one.”  The woman with the issue of blood received her miracle when she went where the anointing and power was.  The gifts flowed when the man of God saw their face and a demand was placed on the anointing.  The same is true for today.  As grateful as we are for the printed page, CDs, DVDs, television, and computers, technology can never take the place of coming to church and being under the corporate anointing.  God’s plan and His design for His children is to be planted under a pastor and in a local church where they can be taught faith and learn how to be doers of the Word. 
 
                God’s Word links the health of our faith to the man of God seeing our face.  We can readily
                see that many believers think they have faith problems, when in reality, they have church
                attendance problems.  If believers will plant themselves under a pastor in a local church,
                come to church services with an expectant hungry heart, take hold of the Word, and be a
                doer of that Word, they will have strong faith.  But those who are unfaithful to church attendance     will never have the kind of robust faith that every believer needs to live victorious.  Neglecting         church attendance, as warned against in Heb. 10: 25 will cost anyone more than they ever             imagined they would pay. (Nancy Dufresne, Visitations from God)
 
We are blessed to have a pastor that loves us, protects us, feeds us, helps us mature in the things of
the spirit, and lives a life of faith as an example for us to follow.  Make church a priority and not just a convenience…It’s your “Transformation Station” and the place where questions are answered!
Ms. Jeannine

October 7, 2012
 
Mark 5: 25-34 is the passage telling about the Woman with the issue of blood.  A couple of aspects of this story began to stand out to me recently.  The first being in Verse 27, “When she had heard of Jesus…”  For this dear lady to have heard of the wonderful healings and miracles taking place in Jesus’ ministry, people must have been talking about them all over town and wherever they went.  Since this woman was not allowed to freely roam around the community because of her condition, the only way she could have heard about Jesus was from people who were so excited about the signs, wonders, and miracles they had seen
they began talking about them with everyone they came in contact with.

The other aspect catching my attention was the level of expectation in this woman.  Verse 28 reads, “For she said, If I may touch, but his clothes, I shall be made whole.”  Everything this woman had heard had caused faith to rise up in her to such a great level that she knew all she had to do was come in contact with the anointing in the man of God and she would be healed.  She activated her faith by saying and then she took the necessary steps to obtain her miracle.  This woman knew her miracle was tied to the man of God and the anointing on him.  Her life depended on her going--not sitting.  It was hard and her flesh was weak and exhausted, but the Word, Jesus, was her life line.  She had to go where He was in order for the power of God to flow into her body.  She had to cast down every thought that was surely coming to her mind and she could not let her flesh rule her if she was going to receive a miracle.  This woman came expecting a miracle to take place and she received exactly that.  She received to the level of her expectancy! 

Have you ever thought of the fact that this woman’s life was forever changed because others were excited and talking about Jesus and the marvelous things they had seen Him do and heard Him say.  Someone is waiting on you to tell them about the goodness of Jesus.  Someone is hungry for more of God and they are looking for a church like ours.  Are you telling others about Word of Life Church?  Someone is waiting on this truth of the gospel you have been taught so their lives can be forever changed too.  Are you doing your part to change lives and bring people into this church?  Are you living and conducting your life in such a way that others see a difference and want what you have?  “It’s the Word lived that transforms one’s life” so live a life based on the Word of God.  (Pastor Nancy Dufresne, Visitations from God) Remember sheep begat sheep, and all sheep need a shepherd.  So do your part and bring them in!  Stay excited and expectant everyday and especially every time we come together and mighty things will manifest in this place!................................................................................................................Ms. Jeannine


We are happy to announce the arrival of
Nevaeh Grayce Purks
Born:  10:08 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Weight:  7 pounds and 2 ounces
Length:  19 ½ inches
Proud Parents:  Mark and Heather Purks



September 23, 2012
Heb. 12: 2 Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the
throne of God.”

This is one of the scriptures I have on my “Healing Saying List” and what a blessing it is every time I
say it.  The Amplified Bible says, “Looking away (from all that will distract) to Jesus…”  It reminds
me I must look away from all that would distract me from my quest of reigning in this life.  I must
look away from lying symptoms, financial attack, family situations, business concerns, or a world in
crisis and fix my eyes on Jesus the “author & finisher of my faith.”  Jesus, the one “who both began
and finished this race we’re in.  Study how He did it.  Because He never lost sight of where He was headed--that exhilarating finish in and with God--He could put up with anything along the way: 
Cross, shame, whatever.  And now He’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God.  When
you find yourself flagging (weak or fatigued) in your faith, go over that story again, item by item,
that long litany (a prolonged or tedious account) of hostility He plowed through.  That will shoot adrenaline into your soul!”

(Msg)  The Amplified Bible says, “For the joy of obtaining the prize that was set before Him…” He endured it all.  I believe He was able to keep His eyes fixed on the prize and stay in joy because He was doing it for us!  What a Savior!  What a Redeemer!  What a Healer!  What
a Provider is our Jesus!  As the song says,
“I could never praise Him enough for the cross of Calvary. 
I could never thank Him enough for salvation full and free.  I could never do anything to deserve such perfect love.  For everything He’s done I could never praise Him enough.” 

I might not be able to say “thank you” to the extent I should, but I can honor and please Him by determining to walk in all the rights and privileges He purchased for me and by living a victorious life ruling and reigning on this earth.
   Ms. Jeannine
 
September 16, 2012
 
(A powerful word that came forth through Bro. & Sis. Dawson during Church Prayer
Thursday evening.)
 
When thing’s are spoken forth from this place it’s not just mere words.  It’s not
words that are just taking up space.  It’s words that are empowered by My Spirit
and My Spirit will empower it to the place that it needs to go and it will accomplish
exactly what is spoken forth.  So it’s not a matter of anything in the natural that is
going to override what is taking place in the spirit because the Spirit always prevails
and always causes a manifestation to come forth.  So these words that are being
spoken in this place are mightier than anyone ever thinks that they are.  You need
to concentrate on what is really happening in the realm of the spirit because I am
making those changes in the things that have taken place in the past.  There are a
lot of people that look back over the course of history and they look at the intellectual
history of mankind and they never take into effect and into account the history that
has taken place in the realm of the spirit.  They always look to the intellect.  They
always look to the natural side, the mental side.  They never look to the spirit side,
but there is history in the spirit that has taken place and this country is not here by
accident.  It was not founded by accident.  It did not take place by accident.  I
planned it all along and because I’ve planned it all along, I’ve told you in the past
that it will not fail because I will not allow the things that I have put into motion to fail. 
They will prevail over every power of darkness and over all of these things that have
been happening and taking place in the natural realm.  People are focusing so much
upon these things and 90% of my church is focusing upon it.  The 10% that are not
focusing upon that is the 10% that I am exalting at this time.  And in this time they
will be the ones that will be thrust to the forefront.  They will be the ones that will be
put on display for this whole world to see.  And know that I am truly bringing forth
the victory that was bought and paid for by Jesus.
 
September 9, 2012
In our book of the month, I Have a Supply, Pastor Nancy reminds us, “It’s the blessing of the Lord that makes us rich not our money or income.” Our jobs are avenues God uses to meet financial needs. We are thankful for our jobs, and we are to work, but we must never lose sight of Who our provider is. If
we do so our thinking will be wrong and our lives will get out of order. God is our source and He is our provider. Of course we will have needs in this life, but as Pastor Nancy reminds us “needs” and “lack” are not the same thing. As Believers we have no lack. Jesus took care of “lack” on the cross. If we don’t understand the difference between these two it will be easy for the enemy to convince us that all we need to do is work more hours or take on an extra job to bring in more income. If the Lord leads you to do that for a short time that’s one thing, but always remember when God supplies He brings blessing and increase to every area of your life. He won’t lead you to do something that is going to take you away from your family or from your church. No, that would be subtracting from both your natural and spiritual life and God doesn’t subtract, He multiplies!
Prov. 10: 22 says, “The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.”
So when God blesses there is increase in every area not subtraction.
Pursue God’s plan for your life, give the Word its proper attention, and let God’s increase supply your need.” – Pastor Nancy

Ms. Jeannine

September 2, 2012

The most important thing, the one thing that counts, is to see that we are filled with the Holy Spirit – filled to overflowing. Anything less than this is displeasing to God. We are commanded by God to be filled with the Spirit and in the measure that you fail of this, you are that far short of the plan of God. The Lord would have us moving on, from faith to faith, from glory to glory, from fullness to overflowing. We can apprehend Christ fully only as we are filled with the Holy Spirit. Our only safeguard from dropping back into our natural mind, from which we can never get anything, is to be filled and filled again with the Spirit of God. The reason I emphasize the importance of the fullness of the Holy Spirit is to get you beyond all human plans and thoughts into the fullness of vision to be filled with the Spirit of God.” (Smith Wigglesworth)

We must ask ourselves, “Am I staying full. Am I full to the overflow with the Holy Spirit.”
The answer should be easily answered if you are honest with yourself.
Are you staying full of the Spirit so that you are not dropping back into your natural mind?
We must be “being filled” as Paul said in Ephesians 5 so we can hear from God and fulfill what He has called us to do.
 
                                                                                               Pastor Terry


 
August 26, 2012

Once again it was made so clear to me last Sunday that the Word of God is true and never fails us whatever stage of life we may find ourselves in. Whether it is starting out with a new son as Shellye and Tommy are with Jaxson, or facing the first day of school as Jason and Jennifer are with Brett, or making it through all of the years of elementary, jr. high, and high school to now face the huge transition of your son leaving home to begin college as Dwayne and Rachel are with Doc, or sending your son off to war as Pastor and I are with Josh, the Word remains sure and true. “We are kept by the Power of God.” It doesn’t matter whether our children are near or far, “God has given His angels charge over them,” and “NO evil will befall them nor any plague or calamity come near their dwelling place.”

So family, at Word of Life, I remind you that in this we can be confident; “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow and defense of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]. I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God, on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I confidently trust!”
Ms. Jeannine

August 18, 2012
(Excerpt from a prophecy given by Bro. Kenneth E. Hagin on 2/3/1980)
“We’re right on the verge of the greatest move and manifestation of the Spirit of God that this world has ever seen. We’re right on the edge of it. Just like one standing on the creek bank about to jump in. And if you will give the more earnest heed unto those things which you have heard. Not only those things which you have heard about faith, and those things which you have heard about healing, but also those things which you have heard about the Holy Spirit, and the things which you have heard about angels, and the things which you have heard about divine visitations. For remember that it was prophesied by Joel of old. That “In the last days,” saith the Lord, “I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh. And your young men shall see visions. And your old men shall dream dreams. Upon my handmaidens will I pour out My Spirit and they will prophesy.” So not only will it be so that the young men will prophesy but the young women will prophesy. The anointing and the outpouring of the Spirit of God shall be great and amazing in these days. “
“For the Lord shall be in manifestation in these days in all the ways that He ever manifested Himself both in the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. Plus there will be a multiplying of the Spirit and Power of God of these days. For as men grow wicked and more wicked, and as Satan, because he knows that his time is short, and all of his cohorts and evil spirits go about as never before to devour… So the power of God and the Glory of God shall be increased and shall be multiplied. And it shall flow like a mighty river. Flow like a mighty river. Yea, the Spirit of God will flow like a mighty river and many, not only hundreds, not only thousands, but millions shall be swept into the flow of that river and shall flow forth in praises and glory. For the Glory of the Lord is in manifestation. For the manifestation of His power and the manifestation of His glory is reserved unto this hour. And if it could be told…if it could be told in a way that you could see it...even with the eyes of your spirit...if it could be displayed at this moment before you in a tangible form that you could see even with your physical eye...it would be very difficult for you to believe that which shall shortly come to pass.”



 
August 12, 2012
 
 
Ps. 92: 13 & 14Those that be PLANTED in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;”

In Pastor Nancy Dufresne’s book I Have A Supply, she points out that one’s prosperity is connected to their local church. She states, “To flourish, you must bring your supply to the body of Christ by being planted in your local church.” Pastor Nancy goes on to reference Eph. 4: 16 which tells us that God is the one who places us or “fits us” together in the body of Christ how He pleases. (NKJV) “From whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” We all have a specific supply to bring to the body of Christ as a whole and a local body specifically, and doesn’t it make sense that God, the one that created us, would know best how to fit us all together? Although we might not have realized the importance before, Pastor Nancy reminds us, “prosperity is tied to your obedience to function where He (God) assigns you, and to not let anything pull you away. Many are not flourishing in every arena of their lives because they have not planted themselves in a local church, and they are not bringing their supply to the body of Christ.”
Pastor Nancy gives four ways we are to be a supply:

                                                    1. Attending services
                                       2. Giving tithes and offerings
                                       3. Serving in the ministry of helps
                                       4. Praying for your pastor and church family
Doing these things will bring increase to us personally and also to our local body. Remember for us to prosper and flourish we must stay where God has planted us. …………………………………………………..……Ms. Jeannine

 


August 5, 2012

In Matthew 16: 21, Jesus explained very clearly to His disciples what was going to happen to Him very soon. Jesus said: 1) He had to go to Jerusalem 2) Suffer many things at the hands of the elders and the high priests and scribes, 3) Be killed, and then 4) Rise from the dead on the third day. The plan of God for Jesus was very clear to Jesus, and He had every intention of fulfilling that plan. In V. 22 Peter pulled Jesus to the side and actually rebuked Jesus saying, “Impossible Master! That can never be!” (Msg.) Whether Peter was speaking out of love for Jesus or just trying to comprehend what he had just heard, he was allowing Satan to work through him to hinder the plan of God. Notice how Jesus responded in Matt. 16: 23 in the Amplified and Message Bible Translations:
(Amp.) “But Jesus turned away from Peter and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are in My way (an offense and a hindrance and a snare to me); for you are minding what partakes not of the nature and quality of God, but men.”
(Msg.) “But Jesus didn’t swerve. “Peter, get out of my way, Satan get lost. You have no idea how God works.”
The enemy tried to use someone close to Jesus to distract Him from God’s plan for His life, but Jesus “turned away.” Remember what Smith Wigglesworth did when Satan showed up one night and sat on his bed? He said, “Oh, it’s just you,” and rolled over and went back to sleep. Recognize distractions and hindrances when they come, but don’t give them attention or any place in your thoughts or life. Instead respond like Jesus did…
*Tell Satan to get lost.
*Turn away from anything or anyone that could be a hindrance or stumbling block.
*And continue walking out God’s plan for your life.
Our life is a reflection of our words, actions, and choices. If we want the same results Jesus had we must speak, act, and respond as He did.
Always live full and remember…2012, It’s ALL Coming To Pass!...............................................Ms. Jeannine


 
July 22, 2012
 
 
Pressure > Out of our Love > Offense

As the Holy Ghost showed me this on Tuesday, I was reminded that the enemy comes
with pressure to push us out of our place of receiving, out of our place of promotion, and
most importantly, out of our love walk, so before we know it our faith is inactive and we
find ourselves in offense. Paul says, “For we are not ignorant of his devices, wiles, or intentions…” (2 Cor. 2: 11 AMP) Why must we not be ignorant? Because if we are “Satan
will get the advantage over us.”  
Since we as a body have moved up into some things, we
cannot forget that there are “many adversaries at the door” (2 Cor. 16: 9), but they are
defeated unless we give them the advantage. What is the advantage? Basically, it is giving
him ammunition to work with in our individual lives. Psalms tells us that the enemy is always around, even following us, hearing every sound that we make. It is as if the devil and his little helpers are taking notes on us to see where they can trip us up. So, we must stay on guard
no matter how great the pressure is to let only the Word and praise come forth from our mouths. Offense is actually a choice… a decision. In order to choose correctly we must “renew our
minds”
(Ro. 12: 1-2) with these truths: 1) When pressure comes I will use it as an opportunity to build my faith, instead of pushing me out of position to receive my blessing; 2) I refuse
to let pressure, from any direction, get me out of my love walk, ultimately making my faith inactive and invalid; 3) I make the decision today, and everyday, to not be offended or become off-ended, reminding myself the consequences are never worth it even though my flesh may be saying they are justified.


Church, let’s glorify God in all we do and especially in this family He has put together!!!
(1 Cor. 12: 18). We have much to accomplish in a short period of time, so let’s purpose
today to stay full of the spirit so we recognize distractions and hindrances when they come.

Your Running Mate,
Shellye Thompson

July 15, 2012

As I was meditating on what to write in this week's bulletin what came up was, "Tell the people to just stay steady." Sounds simple doesn't it? After I looked up the definition of the word "steady" and it made sense. "Firmly placed or fixed; stable in position.  Even or regular in movement. Free from change, variation, or interruption; uniform; continuous. Constant, regular, or habitual. Free from excitement or agitation. Firm, unfaltering. Steadfast or unwavering; resolute. Settled, staid, or sober." I believe in the days ahead we are going to have much opportunity to let ourselves become agitated or unsettled by what we see, what we hear, and what we feel, however, make the decision now that you will not waver in your beliefs and you will not be moved off of the Word of God. The quote from Bro. Mark Hankins is so applicable for today: "Don't let pressure push you out of position for your miracle." The enemy will apply pressure from many different areas to get your attention off of the Word and onto your situation or the circumstances going on around you. Refuse to be pushed off of your platform of faith and into the arena of doubt, fear, or unbelief. Stay steady knowing the Word is true and is working in you and for you. "I don't see it working for me. Not one thing has changed." Push those thoughts back with the Word. Don't stay silent-Speak the Word! Remember what Rev, 12: 11 says, "We overcome by the blood of the Lamb AND the WORD of our testimony. The AMP  says, " ...by the utterance of their testimony." It matters how we respond during tests. In the natural when you take a test in class if you respond correctly you pass the test, and ultimately the class, but if you respond incorrectly you fail. It's no different spiritually. We have been given instructions in the Word of God and when we follow those instructions we will have what we have been believing for. So when your flesh starts trying to get agitated or you start to waver just stop and say, "I will not be moved, pushed, or pulled from my position of faith, the Word of God, or from my supply. I will remain steady, firm, and unfaltering and I will finish my course in victory."
Ms. Jeannine

 
July 8, 2012
Instructions to start our day:

I have my expector set on "RECEIVE"
My love walk is set on "NO MATTER WHAT"
Healing is set on "HEALED"
The words out of my mouth are set on "GOD'S WORD"
My faith is set on "I BELIEVE"
My attitude mode is set on "I WIN"
My praise amplifier is set on "OVERLOAD"
IT'S GONNA BE A GOODDAY !!
IT'S PRAISE TIME !!!!!!!
 
Dwayne Maricle
 
July 1, 2012

Wednesday we will celebrate Independence Day for our great country. Brave men and women have fought, suffered injuries, bled, and died to preserve the freedoms we have in this nation. I think of old war movies where after hard fought battles an American flag was raised signifying the victory had been won. Though the banner may have been tattered, torn, and blood stained, the message was the same, Victory! Well Church, a battle was fought on our behalf and the banner of victory was raised over us! Jesus’ blood paid the price for our covenant of victory. In Ex. 17:8-15 Moses directed Joshua to chose some men and go to battle against the Amalekites. While the battle went on Moses, Aaron, and Hur went to the top of a hill to watch. As long as Moses’ arms were raised Israel prevailed and victory was theirs. God showed himself mighty on Moses and Israel’s behalf that day in battle causing Moses to call God Jehovah Nissi, his Banner of Victory (V 15). Just as He showed Himself mighty on their behalf time after time, God will show himself mighty on our behalf. He is still Jehovah Nissi today, our Banner of Victory. Then Jesus regained our independence and gave us the authority as believers to trample upon demons and devils and over ALL the power of the enemy, and to be confident they cannot harm us (Luke 10:19). Weapons may be formed against us but as we use our authority those weapons cannot prosper. Our “star-spangled banner” still flies proudly over this nation announcing this is “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” and the banner of our Lord Jesus Christ still covers us announcing, “This is blood bought territory. -No trespassing allowed!” On Independence Day, and every day, we say thank you to the thousands of soldiers that have laid down their lives to secure the freedoms we have in this land, and to the one, Jesus Christ, for laying down his life so we could be free, yes, free indeed!

Ms. Jeannine

June 24, 2012

One of the lines in the song, “I’ve Got My Mind Made Up,” by Norman Hutchins is, “I’ve got my mind made up and my heart is fixed. I’ll follow Jesus all the way.” These words not only stood out to me when I first heard the song, but they have stayed with me over the past few days because of the truth in them. We must make up our minds that no matter what…doesn’t matter what we see, doesn’t matter what we hear, doesn’t matter what we feel, doesn’t matter what the enemy tries…Our heart is fixed, sure, & stable, and we are following Jesus all the way! The enemy will present opportunities to get us side-tracked or off course, but when our heart is fixed and our mind is made up it won’t happen. It can’t be a casual decision, but instead a firm declaration, “my mind is made up and my heart is fixed.” Fixed is defined as: not fluctuating or varying, definite, a fixed purpose, steadily directed, not readily movable, firmly Implanted, and stationary. James 5:8 tells us to, “…Establish our hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.” The closer we get to the coming of the Lord and to entering into the fullness of this last day revival the harder the devil will work to pull us away from the place we should be. When we neglect to place the proper value on the things of God or leave our supply we miss out on the benefits of a man who chooses God. Declare today “MY Mind is Made Up and My Heart is Fixed,” & walk in the benefits that are yours according to Psalm 112.
1) You are blessed.
2) Your children will be mighty in the land.
3) Wealth and riches are in your house.
4) Even in dark times light comes for you.
5) You will be a generous lender.
6) You will know how to conduct the affairs of your life the right way.
7) Your heart is steadfast so even when you hear bad news you won’t be shaken.
8) You will not be afraid because your trust is in God.
9) You are a generous giver.
10) You will live an honored life.
11) Your enemies will be left speechless at how great your life is.

Ms. Jeannine

June 10, 2012

Jer. 1:5 (MSG) “Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you.  Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you; A prophet to the nations-that’s what I had in mind for you.”  Before Jeremiah was ever born in this earth, God already had a plan and purpose specifically designed for his life, and the same is true for each one of us.  God put every ingredient in us before we were born to fulfill the purpose we have been designed for.  There should never be a question concerning our ability to do what we’ve been called to.  Though the plan and purpose has been predesigned, we are not born knowing what our purpose is. It is up to us to fine out the purpose that we have been born for, and it is God, and God alone, that can reveal that purpose to you.  Daniel 2:22 says, “He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.”  V. 28 “But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets…” God isn’t trying to keep His plan a secret from us, however, we must ask.  “God show me the purpose I was born for.  Not only the purpose, but help me to see and understand the details of your plan for my life.”  It takes us spending time with God and praying much in the Holy Ghost.  Hint: A couple of hours during one day does not qualify as “Spending time with God!”  As we make this a priority in our prayer time light will come, and we will find out the general plan, but don’t stop there. It is equally important to find out the details.  We’ve heard the saying before, “Timing is everything!”  There is great truth to this and especially concerning the plan of God for our life. If we lag too far behind we will miss opportunities God has put in front of us and if we get too far ahead of Him we will end up going through some hard times we would never have had to go through had we stayed on course with God and His time table.  Just ask: “God show me what your purpose is for me.  Show me where to go to school.  Show me who to marry.  Show me where to work.  Show me if I am called to the five-fold ministry or to the ministry of helps.  Show me what area I am called to.  Show me the best way to help my Pastor so your plan, the plan you have given my man of God, can be fulfilled to the highest degree.  Show me the proper timing for each step of your plan.  Show me how to be the best business man I can be.  Show me how I can be the best mom or dad.  I want to know all the details Father so I can fulfill the plan you have for my life to the very best of my ability.”  Finding out and fulfilling your purpose will of course bless you, but also many others.  It’s not just about you and I.  We must always remember the purpose for our life is tied to God’s bigger plan. Health, happiness, long-life, and prosperity are all tied to fulfilling our purpose.  Don’t let the devil lie to you and make you think you’re going to hate it or be unhappy if you walk out God’s plan.  The devil always wants to make you think you will miss out on fun, money, or getting to do all these great things in life if you are tied to God’s plan.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  God, the one who made you, has custom made a plan for your life and it will bring joy and fulfillment to every area. Always remember, God’s plan is never the lesser, it is always the greater!

Ms.Jeannine

June 3, 2012

In Jude verse 3, Jude felt an urgency to tell fellow believers to "contend" or "fight with everything within them" for their faith. Then, as now, the devil, people, and/or circumstances are going to try to get us to move off of what we believe. Jude was warning the Christians of his day that "scoundrels," and "certain men had crept in stealthily' and "infiltrated their ranks" trying to confuse and replace the core of their belief system. We see the same thing happening in our time, and just as Jude admonished his fellow believers to contend and fight for their faith then, the same is true for us today. How do we contend for our faith? We renew our minds with the Word of God, we spend time in prayer and fellowship with the Father, and we are selective of the things we see & hear, and of the people we spend time with. When we look in the scriptures we see this is how Jesus conducted His life, and yes, Jesus had to build His faith up just as we do. We see in Luke 2:48-49 as a boy Jesus chose to "be about His Father's business." We see in Matt. 14:23, Mark 1:35, Luke 5:16, Luke 6:2, and Luke 9:28-29 that Jesus had developed a life of prayer. It was through His prayer life that Jesus moved into His place. This is how He stayed sharp and ready to minister to the people and to deal with whatever situations or circumstances He faced. It wasn't because He was the Son of God the storm obeyed or blind eyes were opened when He spoke. It was because Jesus contended for His faith and He did so through a life of prayer and fellowship with His Father. On the natural side, we see athletes and individuals do whatever is necessary to ensure success within their chosen career path. They will spend long hours practicing, working out, or studying to be the very best they can be and to reach their goal of securing a place on a particular team or in a chosen career path. While this is to be commended, what about getting to the places God has for us or needs for us to get to. Yes, I said needs for us to get to. What is done on this earth must be done through man. If we are going to do the works of Jesus as we are told to do (John 14:12), we must have the faith of Jesus, and if we are going to have the faith Jesus had we must cultivate a prayer life as He had. Jude was exhorting believers to earnestly fight for their faith. Earnestly is defined as: seriously important, receiving serious attention, serious in intention, purpose or effort. The time of "playing around" with the things of God is over. Time is short and God is depending on us to give "serious attention and importance" to our faith so we can finish our course strong. We must determine to re-prioritize and make whatever adjustments necessary to give God and His things the proper place in our life. He is depending on us!

Ms. Jeannine


 
May 27, 2012
This is a word given by the Holy Ghost through Paster, Terry on May 20th.

"Have joy, through every mile, go ahead & smile.
Employ your joy; walk it out shout, laugh, & let out what is within.
Then you will see you're wearing a grin because of the joy that's within.
But you have to stir it up - drink from this cup.
You will see trials will fade away - if you stay full of joy everyday."

May 20, 2012

Have you ever gone on a trip where you had to go through customs? You have to fill out this form where the officials of the country you are going into or coming out of want you to "declare" if you have certain items in your luggage. There are some things that are not allowed at all and then some things are allowed if you "declare" them on your form. The trouble begins when you try to hide something, because the agents do go through your pieces of luggage to see just what you are carrying. The definition of "declare" is: to make a declaration, to make known or state clearly, to announce officially; proclaim, to state emphatically, and to make due statement of, especially goods for duty or income for taxation." I can guarantee that at some point the enemy is going to check on what you are carrying. Not only are we carriers of healing, prosperity, and righteousness, but we carry with us at all times the very fullness of the godhead! We are carriers of resurrection power -and- we are carriers of the glory! Our suitcases are packed full and running over. So if you're not already, then today begin to declare what is rightfully yours through your covenant. State emphatically and enjoy announcing officially and making known to the devil (while also reminding yourself) what belongs to you.
I declare I am the healed and I walk in divine health. I declare God is my source, and my provider, and everything I put my hand to prospers. I declare this is the day God is pouring out His Spirit across the land and on all flesh. I declare this is the year, the month, the week, and the day that it, all I have been calling in, and speaking forth shall come to pass. No more delays! Ezekiel 12: 24, "For I am the Lord, I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed; for in your day I will say the word and perform it, says the Lord God."
Ms. Jeannine

May 13, 2012
 
The month of May and today specifically, is set aside to honor our mothers.  I read once that a survey conducted among children showed they would choose the love and approval of their mothers over money, fame, or possessions.  George Washington made the statement, “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw.   All I am, I owe to my mother.   I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.”   Abraham Lincoln also made a similar statement, “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.”   It is when we read statements such as these that we begin to understand the powerful influence we, as mothers, hold in the lives of our children.   Listen to how Proverbs 31:10-31 (MSG) describes the virtuous woman “A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds.   Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it.  Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long.   She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing.   She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places and brings back exotic surprises.  She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family and organizing her day.   She looks over a field and buys it, then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden.   First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started.   She senses the worth of her work, is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.   She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking.   She’s quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor.   She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows; their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear.  She makes her own clothing, and dresses in colorful linens and silks.  Her husband is greatly respected when he deliberates with the city fathers.   She designs gowns and sells them, brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops.  Her clothes are well-made and elegant, and she always faces tomorrow with a smile.  When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly.   She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps them all busy and productive.   Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise: “Many women have done wonderful things, but you’ve outclassed them all!”   Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades.  The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-God.   Give her everything she deserves!  Festoon, or adorn, her life with praises!”   What a job description for us to follow!  I read a statement once that made me smile because it is so true and actually confirms what we read in Proverbs…  Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.”  Many books are written on parenting, but none fully prepare you for the most important role you will ever have in life.  Moms and Dads love each other, love your children, and most importantly love God and keep Him as the priority and center of your home.  Simple as this may sound it will ensure you the victory through all of your ups and downs.
 
Ms. Jeannine

May 6, 2012
 
Col. 1:11 in The Message Bible reads, "We pray that you'll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory strength God gives. It is the strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy thanking the Father who makes us strong !"

I wonder how many times we have caught ourselves responding as this scripture describes. Gritting our teeth, ready to take on the world and every test the enemy sends our way in our own strength instead of resting, relying, and walking in our inheritance. The next verse, Col. 1:12, tells us that the Father, through Jesus, has qualified us to be partakers, or have our share, of the inheritance belonging to all believers. Two definitions of qualified are: "to perform the actions necessary to acquire legal power or to get authority, license or power as by fulfilling required conditions." Jesus fulfilled all of the necessary requirements to redeem us and secure our inheritance. Hebrews 9:12 in The Amplified Bible refers to our redemption as 11"a complete redemption, an everlasting release." The revelation of this truth alone should be enough for us to "spill over with joy, have cheerfulness, gladness, calm delight, and exceeding joy" as we run our race with patience and endurance. We have been set free through Jesus, translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light, and Satan's dominion over us was broken once and for all. Everyday confess:
I am a new creature in Christ and I have "enduring strength" and "spilling over" joy !

Ms. Jeannine

April 29, 2012
 
Pastor Nancy ministered during their meetings last week a message entitled "Steps to Finishing the Race." Her scripture reference was Acts 20:22-24, "And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there, v. 23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. V. 24 But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God." I thought it was interesting when I looked to see what The Strong's Concordance had to say about the word "bound" and the phrase "in the spirit." Bound is to bind, be in bonds, knit, or tie. The phrase in the spirit refers to the mental disposition, the mind, or the human spirit. Paul had to adjust his mind before he ever took a step in the natural and get the plan of God settled on the inside of him that whatever he might come up against he was committed to finishing his race. He was bound, knitted, and tied to the plan of God even though the Holy Spirit had revealed that "chains and tribulations" were waiting for him. Many of us would stop right there, but not Paul...he was bound to the plan. If we're not watchful people and/or the cares of life will pull us away from the thing or the place we are to be bound too. Pastor Nancy used the example of how her mother would go over a seam several times when sewing in order to fortify that particular seam. Even when pressure comes, that seam will hold because it has been fortified. The same is true for us. We keep going over and over the promises of God. We continue to speak the Word concerning our life and the plan God has called us to, we pray in the Spirit, and we give God praise. Many are bound today, but to the wrong things: wrong relationships, money, careers, ambition, or activities. The hour is late and it is time we are bound to God's plan. V. 23 says, "Except that the Holy Spirit testifies ..."  Get acquainted with the voice of the Holy Spirit and then be confident that you are following His leading. V. 24 "None of these things move me …" We will have great opportunity to let wrong voices, people, and circumstances move us, but just like Paul we can't be moved or deterred from finishing our race. V. 24b " ...nor do I count my life clear to myself... " We can't let our personal preferences conflict with the will of God. Remember Psalm 37:4 in the MSG Bible says, "To seek your happiness in the Lord ... " and as we do we will find that what makes God happy will make us very happy. Last, but so important, we see in V. 24c "...so that I may finish. my race with joy …" It matters how we finish our race. It doesn't just matter that we started something (this pertains to many areas in life), but it matters that we finish. The devil will try to talk you out of your joy and try to tell you every reason you should leave or get out of your lane, but joy is a weapon that stops the enemy from gaining entrance into a situation. Always remind yourself, "It's a joy doing what I am born for."
 
Ms. Jeannine
 

 
April 22, 2012

The word “delight” came to me the other day along with the scripture in Ps. 37:4, “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.” The Psalmist David encourages us, as believers, to delight, or take great pleasure in spending time with the Lord. If we really enjoy someone’s company we don’t just visit with them once every 6 months. No, we like to spend as much time with them as possible because being in their presence brings us joy and pleasure. Sadly, many times we haven’t gotten to the point in our relationship with the Father where spending time in His presence has become a delight and joy to us. We spend so much of our precious time substituting people, things, and activities to derive our pleasure from in life instead of sacrificing the time to dwell in the presence of the only One that can bring us real joy. The Good News Translation of Ps. 37:4 says, “Seek your happiness in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desire.” The Strong’s Concordance defines the phrase, “thine heart” or “your heart” as the will, the intellect, the center of anything, or understanding. So when we “delight” ourselves in the Lord, yes He will give us the things we desire, but our desires become His desires. Now our greatest pleasure in life becomes doing the will of God. How do we get to the point or state of “delighting ourselves in the Lord?” It must be a daily choice to spend time fellowshipping with the Father and doing what we are commanded (not just a suggestion) to do in Eph. 5:18, “…but ever be filled and stimulated with the Holy Spirit.” The Weymouth Translation says, “Do not over-indulge in wine – a thing in which excess is so easy – but drink deeply of God’s Spirit.” To be ever filled and to drink deeply tells me I need to be spending time daily filling myself up by praying in the Spirit and by abiding – settling down - in the presence of God. Our vehicle into the places we need to arrive at, and God needs for us to get to, is the Holy Spirit. Staying full of the Spirit on a continual basis helps us to hear better and keeps us ever ready for God’s leading and directions. There is much for us to do and get accomplished in this day, but our first priority is staying full and making sure our personal relationship with the Father is where it needs to be. Make it a point to daily delight, take pleasure, and enjoy spending time in the presence of the One who loves you like no one else can, satisfies like nothing else can, and will bring more joy into your life than you ever thought possible!

 
Ms. Jeannine
 
April 15, 2012
 
During a Wednesday night message Pastor made a statement that he said he had never made before so I took note of it. The statement was "The Word will LEAD, GUIDE, and PROVIDE for you." That is a seemingly simple and elementary thought, but what a wonderful truth it is. When we need to know where to go, we look to the Word. When we need guidance in an area, we look to the Word. When we need provision, we look to the Word. As we continue to look in the Word, we find all of these things have already been provided for us and then we learn how to appropriate the promises of God into our lives and begin to walk in them. One minister made the statement, "Revelation comes through repetition." We don't get the complete understanding of a particular truth in the Word of God by just quickly reading over a verse once or twice. God gave us our formula for success in Joshua 1:8, "This Book of tile Law shall not depart from YOUR mouth, but YOU shall meditate in it day and night that YOU may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then YOU will make YOUR way prosperous and then YOU will have good success." The Message Bible says, " ... don't for a minute let this Book of Tile Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you'll get where you're going; then you'll succeed." It is when we meditate, mutter, ponder, and speak the Word day and night that we will have success and walk in the victory God intends for us. You and I have to do it for ourselves. Momma can't do it for us, Daddy can't do it for us, and Pastor can't do it for us. We must read, learn, and walk in the promises of God for ourselves. That is why the book we are reading this month, Taking Your Place in Christ, is so important. We will never dare to walk in the authority that is ours if we don't know who we are in Christ and then take our place in Christ. We have all we need to live a victorious and overcoming life because of the blood of Jesus and the work that was done on the cross. As we do our part to study and meditate the Word daily we shall be the ones spoken of when one minister boldly proclaimed, "There will be a people that before the return of Jesus shall walk in their authority as no other people have ever walked in before."
Ms. Jeannine


April 8, 2012

Today we as the body of Christ take time to celebrate our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. We thank God for what Jesus did for us at Calvary. It was there He set us free from Satan's control. Jesus, by His blood, guaranteed our redemption and set mankind free once and for all. Redeemed is defined as: to payoff, to recover, to fulfill, and to deliver from sin by sacrifice. The blood of the sacrificial animals of the Old Covenant merely covered the people's sin, but "the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin" (1 John 1:7). Jesus paid off the debt we owed and recovered all that had been lost or turned over to satan by Adam's treasonous act. Only Jesus, the perfect sacrifice, could deliver us from the kingdom of darkness and translate us into the kingdom of light. Not only did He secure our salvation, but that same work of the cross purchased our healing, provision, strength, long life, power, peace, and the promise of God's presence. So, we celebrate today, and every day, our love and appreciation to Jesus, our Lord and Savior, for His obedience to the cross. We thank God that before the very foundation of the earth He had a plan to restore man back into fellowship with Him, and only Jesus could complete that plan. How could we ever doubt the Father's or Jesus' great love for us? The Father gave His Son and the Son gave His life, all for us! What a victory was won on that 3rd day! A complete victory-nothing missing and nothing lacking. Victory is our name and that's what we should be walking in. We are living in exciting days! Our Jesus is alive and coming back soon! Until that day, allow His resurrection power to work in your life and do as Hebrews 12:2 admonishes: "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

 
Ms. Jeannine


 
April 1, 2012
 
2 Tim. 3:14 "But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,

Webster defines "continue" as to stay in a given place, to stay in a state or place of expectancy, to abide, to endure, to be present, and to remain.

It is so important that we make the decision we are going to "continue" no matter what. We're not ignorant of the enemy's devices and one of his devices is pressure. Pressure with family ... Pressure with jobs ... Pressure with finances ... Pressure with your health ... Pressure with the economy ... Pressure with what's going on in the world or in the political arena. When pressure comes, press back with the Word of God! Don't let what is going on around you or what you see with your natural eyes faze you. Stay with what you've learned and what you have been taught-continue, endure, remain, stay, stay put… stay in a state of expectancy. Continue to expect signs, wonders, and miracles to happen every time we come together. Continue to expect our church to be filled to the overflow with hungry, faithful, and committed people in every service. Continue to expect mighty things to take place in your life every day. Say, "Today is the day my dreams, desires, and the things I have believed for are going to come to pass. Today is the day-I expect it! "

2 Tim. 3:14 in the MSG Bible reads this way, "But don't let it faze you. Stick with what you learned and believed, sure of the integrity of your teachers." The things we see with our natural eyes are temporary and subject to change, but God is faithful and His Word is true. Your Pastor is a faithful and trustworthy man that teaches you the Word of God without compromise. So trust God-trust the Word-and trust your Pastor-Stay with what you have been taught and Stay in the place you have been set. When pressure comes, put pressure on the Word. The Word will not fail !

Declare: I am continuing ill thee faith and I am finishing my race. I don 't just start, but I finish. I don 't just finish, but I finish strong and I finish victorious . I am full and .running over and tile Word is working mightily ill me and for me. I am continuing!

Ms. Jeannine


 
March 25, 2012
Mark 11:23 “...whoever says to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”
Matt. 21:21 “...Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, Be removed and be cast into the sea, it will be done.”
Prov.18:7 “A fool's mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to himself.”
James 3:2 “For we all often stumble and fall and offend in many things. And if anyone does not offend in speech (never says the wrong things), he is a fully developed character and a perfect (mature) man, able to control his whole body and to curb his entire nature.”

It is obvious when we read these scriptures having what we say is a biblical truth. When we talk like the world we get what the world gets which is usually a big mess. Wherever we are in life and whatever we have is a product of what we've been saying. Effort must be put forth to obtain what is rightfully ours. Bro. Hagin would say, “The blessings aren't going to fall on you like ripe cherries off of a tree.” The blessings and promises of God are ours, but it takes saying and believing to insure our receiving. The Spirit of God told Pastor Nancy Dufresne, “The more you say it, the more you will have it”. This statement lets us know that we determine the measure we receive. If you want to change the direction you are currently going then change your words. If you want life instead of death, victory instead of defeat, health instead of sickness, success instead of defeat, a godly lifestyle instead of a carnal lifestyle take charge of the words coming out of your mouth! We have power in our mouth to work either for us or against us. We must always remember that just as faith must be a lifestyle, so must be watching our words. If you've let your confession or your words get sloppy, then today is a good day to tighten up and change them. As one minister said, “Stop using the power that is in your tongue to make messes, and start using it to make miracles.” There's a miracle in your mouth!

 
Ms. Jeannine

March 18, 2012

Prov. 4:20-22 AMP  "My son, attend to My Words, consent and submit to my sayings. Let them not depart from your sight• keep them in the center of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh."
We've read these verses many times, but I wonder how many of us are "attending" to God's word and keeping it in the "center" or as a priority in our heart and mind, and the way we conduct ourselves on a daily basis. Attend is defined as: to wait upon; accompany as a companion, to watch over, to look after, to guard, to listen to, to give heed to, to apply oneself, to pay attention, listen or watch attentively; direct one's thought; pay heed and to follow. Are we "listening" and "applying" the instructions given to us in the Word or are we rushing into relationships, business ventures, career moves, and making other decisions that could alter the course of our life without "giving heed" to or "following" the instructions already given to us in the Word of God.  Are we "applying" the Word to our lives every day? Dads are you setting the tone for your household by "applying" Joshua 24:15 "...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" Children (whatever your age may be), are you "paying attention" to Eph. 6:1-3 by obeying, honoring, and esteeming your parents so you will have long life? Are we "giving heed" to 2 Cor. 6:14 concerning relationships we are involved in? The Message translation of this verse reads like this: "Don't become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? That's not partnership; that’s war. Is light best friends with dark?" Are we "attending" to what God says in Phil 4:6 to "not worry, fret or be anxious about anything, but rather cast the whole of our care (1 Peter 5:7 AMP) on Him". Are we "giving regard to" the Word as far as our thoughts? Prov. 4:23 (GNT) tells us to "Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts."  The Word of God must be our "companion" in life. When we don't stay focused on the Word we will become distracted by symptoms, situations, circumstances, family, people, and the cares of this life. We must on purpose, attend to the Word by keeping it a priority in our daily life, submit to the Word and the instructions given, and then apply the Word by being a doer of it. As we take these steps we are assured of living a victorious, prosperous, and overcoming life.

Ms. Jeannine
 

 
March 4, 2012
 
Ps.119:89 (NKJ) "Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven."

(AMP) "Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven (stands firm as the heavens)."

(MSG) "What you say goes, God, and stays as permanent as the heavens."

After looking up some of the words in the Strong's Greek/Hebrew Dictionary we could read this verse like this:

"For always and eternity God your word, advice, answers, counsel, promises and provisions are established, set and stand firmly placed."

The fact of the matter is God's Word is settled and established in heaven, but the question is "Is His Word settled in us?" The Word must be so firmly established in us that whatever comes our way we are not moved from our "settled" position. What is that position? It is our position In ChristIn Christ we are redeemed, healed, kept, and prosperous. The word "settled" is defined as: resolve definitely and conclusively, agree upon, to cause to take up residence, to make stable; or place in a permanent position. We must resolve within ourselves that the Word is true and we are in agreement with it. When we stand firm on the Word it will establish us and enable us to stay in our permanent position In Christ. Then we'll have no problem saying, "What you say goes God. I'm not going to question, reason, or doubt but I am settled, thus allowing Your Word to take up residence in me." Now we have given Peace the opportunity to do its job of keeping us and guarding our minds. How much better life is when we are "settled" on God's Word

Ms. Jeannine


 
February 26, 2012
 
What You See Isn’t Greater Than What God Says!

The above statement can and should be applied to whatever you may be currently facing in life.  God is greater and The Greater One lives in you.  He is a God that makes seemingly impossible situations possible!  When David, a young man still in his teens, faced Goliath, a skilled warrior that stood nearly 10 Ft. tall, a victorious outcome for David seemed impossible.  However,  David  knew and trusted his God completely.  In 1 Samuel 17:37 “David said, The Lord Who delivered me out of the paw of the lion and out of the paw of the bear, He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine…” There was no doubt in David’s heart or mind that what God had done once He would do again.  What about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and their stay in the fiery furnace?  I believe their thinking was, “King Nebuchadnezzar, whether you throw us in the furnace or not the outcome will be the same…Our God will deliver us”…And He Did!!! The Amplified Bible states in  Daniel 3:27 “…that the fire had no power upon their bodies, nor was the hair of their head singed; neither were their garments scorched or changed in color or condition, nor had even the smell of smoke clung to them.”  In both of these situations the devil was not able to destroy these mighty  men of God no matter how hard he tried because they judged their God Greater Than What They  Saw!  The devil may try to say, “Yes, but you’re not in the same league as those guys.”  That’s when  you get to stand up and say, “Mr. Devil you’re right. I’m not.  I have a better covenant built on better promises with the DNA of Jesus Christ in me!  I have been given authority over you and whatever you  try to bring against me has already been conquered.  So you’re right devil, I’m not like David, Daniel, Meshach, Shadrach, or Abednego.  They didn’t have their God living in them, but I do!”   You see sickness…God says, “You’re Already Healed and No Weapon Formed Against One Of My Children Can Prosper.” You see not enough…God says, “I’m More Than Enough and I Am Your Eternal Provider.”  You see your children going astray…God says, “I’m perfecting those things that concern you and your children will not be taken captive by the enemy.”  Meet every attack with the Word of God remembering what we see is always temporary and subject to change, and it will change because what God says is ALWAYS greater. 

Ms. Jeannine
 
February 19, 2012

Let’s look at Luke 6:46-49. “But why do you call Me Lord, Lord, and not do the things which I say?  Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock.  And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.  But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell.  And the ruin of that house was great.”  Did you catch the reason for the second man’s downfall?  It wasn’t the storm or the flood, but it was because the man had not been a doer of the Word.  Without being a doer of the Word he did not have a foundation that would sustain him during a storm.  The Word establishes us thus making us firm, strong, and immovable even in the face of dire circumstances.  Reading the Word is good and necessary, but being a doer of the Word we have read is a must.  It is the person that reads the Word and then puts it into practice in his own life that lives in overcoming victory in every area.  The Amplified Bible describes the foundation of the wise man’s house as one that could not be “shaken or moved” even when storms came because it was “securely built or founded on a rock.”  In contrast to the foolish man “without a foundation” whose house “immediately collapsed and fell, and the breaking and ruin of that house was great.”  Thank you Lord for the Word we are taught here, but if we don’t speak and act in line with the Word it will not establish us, cause us to grow, or bring a harvest of benefits into our lives.  However, James 1:25 says “…an active doer (who obeys), he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience).  Since being a “doer” of the Word will cause us to be firm, strong, immovable, unshakable, established, and blessed in all we do, let’s decide today to hear and do the Word every day.
 
Ms. Jeannine

February 12, 2012

2012, The Year It Shall All Come To Pass!
I Possess Silver & Gold & Riches Untold!
Because I Say So !

 
It is so very important that we don’t forget the last part. It is the “Saying So” that causes the manifestation of all we have been believing for to come to us. Prov. 18:20 says “A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth. From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.” What we are saying will produce a harvest for us, but our words (and ctions) determine what type of harvest we will have. In Mark 11:22 Jesus said, “Have faith in God.” This phrase literally means to “Have the faith of God” or “Have the God-kind of faith.” What does that mean? V23 tells us, “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” So we see with the God-kind of faith (1) confession precedes possession and (2) we must believe our words. It is confessing God’s word that brings it into reality. In conjunction with confessing what we desire, we must believe in our hearts that what we are saying will come to pass. 2 Cor. 4:13 states, “And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, ‘“I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak.” Paul is telling us that we have in us-right now-the same spirit of faith. What is that spirit of faith?
1. Believing in your heart.
2. Confessing with your mouth.
3. Believing you receive (at the time you pray or ask).
4. Then praising and rejoicing.

Now we are doing as Jesus taught us and Mark 11:22 & 23.  Bro. Hagin made the statement, “Our faith will rise to the level of our confession, and we will experience victory over our circumstances!”  Little Confessing—Little Receiving....Much Confessing – Much Receiving. Let’s do as we have been taught and start saying so! I possess silver and gold and riches untold.
2012 – This is the year it shall ALL come to pass for me and my family and Word of Life Church

Ms. Jeannine

February 5, 2012

We know we must take possession of a promise of God for it to become a reality in our lives.  Too many times we quickly read over a verse without giving thought to all of its meaning as it pertains to us.  One such verse I would like to look at is Phil. 4:19, "But My God Shall Supply All Your Need According To His Riches In Glory By Christ Jesus."  Now let's read it placing an emphasis on individual words.

But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
But = Now, Right Now..As Soon as the need arises we have a supply
But My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
My = Not just Pastor's God or Bro Hagin's God, but my God..Mine..My very own
But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
God = Jehovah Jireh (the eternal provider)-EI Shaddai-whose more than enough. The exceeding God
But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Shall = Will without question... Plans to... intends to
But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Supply = Accomplish, complete, to cram, level up a hollow place, furnish, satisfy, make full, perfect
But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
All = All, any, every, My very own God is bringing a supply of whatever it takes to my situation.
But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Your = You and me..whatever the need calls for, we have a supply for whatever concerns you
But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Need = Employment, demand, requirement, business, necessity, or want. Always a supply-Never lack
But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
According = To the charge of all God has at His disposal...After the manner of His Riches.
But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
His Riches = Our supply is based on His abundance-Wealth, fullness, money, possessions, abundance
But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
In Glory = Dignity, honor, praise
But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
By = From a fixed position, because of, and through
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Christ Jesus = The Anointed One, Our Lord and Savior-We have a full supply of whatever needs come our way from the fixed position we have In Christ !

I don't know about you but reading and meditating on this verse like we just did gets me very excited because then you go right over to 2 Cor. 1: 20 which tells us that " ... all of the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen to the glory of God through us."  So when we find a promise in the Word pertaining to what we are believing for, we immediately know what God's answer is to us. We ask according to the Word and He says Yes !   And not only does God say yes to us, but according to 2 Cor. 1:20 we bring glory to Him when His promise is manifested in our lives.  We are a BLESSED, HEALED, REDEEMED, RIGHTEOUS, and PROSPEROUS people living a life of victory !

 
Ms. Jeannine
 
January 29, 2011
 
Below is the 2nd part to Don Gossett's 12 reasons "Why You Should Praise the Lord."
How many more scriptures and reasons can you come up with? We can never praise God enough for all He has done for us. Loving, Faithful, and Mighty is our God!
 
  1. You should praise the Lord because those early Christians set the example for you: "They were continually praising and blessing God." Luke 24:53
  2. You should praise the Lord because "great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised." Ps. 48:1
  3. You should praise the Lord because when God gave you the tremendous revelation of Praise Power, you made it your resolve with the Psalmist,  "My heart is fixed, 0 God, my heart is steadfast and confident! I will sing and give praise." Ps. 57:7
  4. You should praise the Lord because God by repetition appeals to your heart, "Let the people praise thee, 0 God, let all the people praise thee" Ps. 67:3. You are "one of the people;" you must obey His call to joyful praises!
  5. You should praise the Lord because you believe the challenging truth of Ps. 113:3, "From tile rising of tile sun unto the going down of the same, the Lord's Name is to be praised."
  6. You should praise the Lord because God commands, "Let everything that has breath praise tile Lord. Praise ye the Lord" Ps. 150:6. You have breath; so praise Him.
Ms. Jeannine

January 22, 2012

Don Gossett gives us 12 reasons "Why You Should Praise the Lord."  Obviously there are countless reasons for us to praise our wonderful and faithful Father but here are Bro. Gossett's first 6:
  1. You should praise the Lord because you have the "peace of God which passes all understanding, keeping your heart and mind through Christ Jesus our Lord" Ph. 4:7
  2. You should praise the Lord because of God's unspeakable gift, the Lord Jesus Christ.  When you consider the wonder of God's great gift, you can only lift your voice and shout it with Paul, "Now thanks be unto Godfor His unspeakable gift" 2 Cor. 9:15
  3. You should praise the Lord because "the scriptures cannot be broken" John 10:35.  You have based your whole life upon the foundation of His Word.  Your assurance for forgiveness of past sins; your present relationship with Jesus Christ as an heir and joint heir in the family of God; your future expectation to be forever with your Lord ... all of this is based upon His own Word.  When you contemplate the fact that HIS WORD cannot be broken, you must praise Him!
  4. You should praise the Lord because you know the Lord Himself "inhabits your praises" Ps. 22:3.  Ah, yes, the Holy One of Israel lives in, dwells in, manifests Himself in your praises. When you draw nigh to Him by praises, He inhabits your whole being, your circumstances, your problems and needs!
  5. You should praise the Lord because you know that always you are in the will of God as you praise Him, 1 Th. 5:18 "In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
  6. You should praise the Lord because "He who brings all offering of praise and thanksgiving honors and glorifies Me." Ps. 50:23, in other words, God is informing us that we glorify Him when we praise.
Ms. Jeannine

January 15. 2012
 
Phil. 4:19 says, "My God shall supply your need ... "
(MSG) "You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need ... "
(AMP) "And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need ... "

The thought came to me ... I wonder how many of us have considered whether we could be used to be the supply to someone else's need or to the churches' need.  Obviously there is the opportunity to be a supply financially, but what about bringing a supply of our time, a supply in serving, or a supply in prayer.  Whatever need may arise in our life we are confident that a supply has already been made available to take care of it.  As believers we have needs, but we don't have lack.  We have a supply available to us because we serve a wonderful and generous heavenly Father that always goes above and beyond-exceeding our expectations.  It's exciting to say, "2012, The Year It Shall All Come To Pass" but what if as you are confessing that God says, "Yes it will and I need you to work in the Children's Department, I need you to be a Greeter, or I need you to help with serving and clean-up on Family Sunday."  Now are we still confessing "It Shall All Come To Pass" with the same excitement as before when we realize we have a part to play in "It All Coming To Pass?"  Bro. Hagin would say "the blessings of God aren't going to fall on us like ripe cherries off of a tree" and the same is true for the things we have believed God for. We must do our part. Let's listen and be open, willing and available to bring our supply to take care of whatever needs the Father brings to our attention.  We all have a part to play in causing the plan of God to come to pass in our life, our church, our country, and in the world.  You have a supply!
Ms. Jeannine

January 8, 2012
Word from the Holy Spirit, Pastor Terry on December 31, 2011
New Year's Eve Service

       "And yet there's more to see if you will just keep your eyes spiritually upon me. 
Yes, in my word stay and don't stray, but spend the time with me everyday, and listen to what I say. 
Oh my, my and bright will be your way, and bright will be your day as you spend time with me, I say. 
Spend time with me I say, and I will show you the right way, and it will be a bright way. 
Oh and because it is so bright you will not stray, you will not fall away. 
So draw close to me, says the Lord, draw close to me. 
Be determined to draw close to me in this coming year. 
As you do, no matter what is going on around you, you will not fear, oh because you have taken the steps to draw near.  
Oh and as you are near then my voice you will hear, and you will be full of cheer to accomplish what I have for you in this coming year. 
So, stay near, stay near, stay near."