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Be a blessing - Jun 1, 2011 - 9:48:23 PM

Be a blessing:


Gen.12: 2.  And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

Despite all of the prosperity teachings and other materials concerning prosperity that’s circulating throughout the church today; there’s still a vast amount of poverty and lack among the majority of saints.  It’s fair to say that this consistent level of poverty and lack is due to greed, selfishness and blatant disobedient to God’s word by those who have gain access to level of financial prosperity / blessing...
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It’s a Gift - May 24, 2011 - 8:35:38 PM


Eph.2:
8. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

: 9.  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

This word Grace in the Greek is: Charis, khar'-ece; and has several meanings such as (1) The divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; (2) gratitude, (3) acceptable, (4) benefit, (5) favour, (6) gift, (7) joy, (8) liberality, (9) pleasure, (10) thanks, & (11) worthy.

So, with a little more understanding of the word grace could we read Eph.2:8, in this manner? For by God’s divine influence upon our heart, and it’s reflection in our lives we are saved through faith; and that not of ourselves: it is the gift of God.

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The Head - May 17, 2011 - 6:15:31 AM


Deut.28:
13.   And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:

And the Lord shall make thee (you) the head, and not the tail; above only and not beneath! This move has absolutely nothing to do with one’s religious or political status.   This is done solely by the Lord.

No amount of crafty wheeling or dealing, no closed door secret meetings can bring about that which God has spoken in the above passage of scripture. Whatever a man compromised to gain, he would have to compromise to maintain...

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Thank God for Mother - May 5, 2011 - 8:37:34 PM


What a woman!  She might not be what others think she could and should be; but she should mean the world to you. She carried you within up to the date she gave birth; late at nights she was up watching over you, early in the mornings and throughout the days her watch continued.

There should ALWAYS be a “Thank you God, for Mom” in your mouth.  Mom, saw the greatness that God deposit within you from day one; and despite all of her struggles, ups and downs; she did everything within her power to cultivate that greatness. True, she may not have been the perfect Mom; but she’s Mom and that alone is by far enough to demand the utmost respect and honor...

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The Houses - May 4, 2011 - 9:39:01 AM


Which houses are impacting our communities; (1) The Number Houses / Web Shops, (2) The Illegal Drug Houses, (3) The Night Clubs / Bars or (4) The Church Houses?  

The web shops, drug houses, night clubs and bars are open to their communities / public seven days a week; twelve (12) – eighteen (18) hours a day catering to the public at large. Unlike the churches that are open at most three (3) days per week for a few hours.   What’s wrong with this picture?

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Never Forsaken - Apr 26, 2011 - 1:25:57 PM

Ps.37: 25. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

As believers, it’s time for us to truly get a revelation of the above passage of scripture so that the complaining and murmuring about one’s status and the lack of material possessions among the saints would cease.

The passion and desire for material possession has a subtle, cunning and unhealthy string attached that’s designed to distract one from sincerely focusing on God and His kingdom.Notwithstanding that God is not opposed to His children having abundance of possessions and wealth...

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What about Easter, the Bunny and the Egg? - Apr 20, 2011 - 11:56:48 PM

Acts.12:1.  Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church.

: 2.  And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.

: 3.  And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.).

: 4.  And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

As much as we love to celebrate Easter and excite our children with the colorful Easter egg hunt; it’s time that we tell / teach our children the truth.  Then again, we can only teach that which we know...

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Hypocrites - Apr 13, 2011 - 5:52:54 PM


This word Hypocrites in the Greek is: hupokrites, hoop-ok-ree-tace'; which depicts (1) a person / an actor under an assumed character (stage-player), (2.) a dissembler, (3) a hypocrite.

The word hypocrites are mentioned seventeen times (17) in seventeen (17) verses in the New Testament, by our Lord and Savior Yahshua Messiah (a.k.a. Jesus the Christ).  

Likewise the word hypocrite is mentioned three (3) times in three (3) verses in the New Testament, also by Yahshua Messiah.

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Blessed is the Nation - Apr 6, 2011 - 9:24:04 AM


Ps.33: 12.  Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

This word blessed in the Hebrew is: 'esher, eh'-sher; which means Happy / happiness; and is interpreted / translated empowered to prosper.

Empowered to prosper is the nation whose God ('elohiym, el-o-heem') is the Lord (Yahweh); and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

The mere existence of the Israel the nation, instilled fear and envy in other nations..

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Spiritually Disconnected! - Apr 1, 2011 - 7:30:39 AM


Spiritually disconnected:   A classic example of one being spiritually disconnected can be found in the latter days of Eli the priest (2Sam.2:)

Here was a man of God, who was in charge of ministering unto the Lord. One of the first mentioning of Eli the priest being spiritually disconnected is as follows (1Sam.1: 14. And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? Put away thy wine from thee).

Hannah, was having a heart to heart intercessory moment with God; her lips was moving and no voice / sound was being heard, upon noticing Hannah the spiritually disconnected man of God said “How long wilt thou be drunken?

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An ear to hear - Mar 23, 2011 - 9:32:31 AM


In the book of Revelation chapters 2–3, Yahshua Messiah (a.k.a. Jesus the Christ) spoke via letters to the angles of the seven churches [Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia & Laodicea] and each of the churches were given this warning “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the church”

Listen, I know that you love your Denominational or None-Denominational church, your Bishop, Apostle, Doctor, Pastor. Etc; but it’s time for you to grow up / spiritually mature, develop an Ear to hear, what the Spirit saith unto your religious church...

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Truth - Mar 13, 2011 - 4:23:19 PM

One of the greatest contributions to the division and the powerlessness that exist among today’s church; is the lack of the true revelation and acceptance of the TRUTH.   As long as the churches (denominations and none denominations) each holds onto their religious, preconceived, divisive ideas of the truth. The manifested presence of God will never show up within the four walls of today’s religious church / congregations.

It was not a coincidental statement nor is it one to be taken lightly that which Yahshua Messiah (a.k.a. Jesus the Christ) said to the Samaritan woman at the well, when He said “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John.4:24)...

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In Spirit and in Truth - Mar 7, 2011 - 1:28:44 PM


John.4: 24.   God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Who are you truly worshiping?  I know that there are folks who would be quick to say that they are worshiping the God of the bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.   The woman of Samaria at the well was also convinced that she and her people were worshiping the right way and the true God, but here’s Yahshua’s response to her.

KJV:

John.4: 21.   Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

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I receive that! - Feb 26, 2011 - 12:45:04 PM


I know that I’m not alone in saying that “I’ve heard so many pathetic (so-called prophetic words) gone forth as prophecies in the church and at various religious conferences / gathering; and without fail to hear the itching ears, naïve religious folks say “I receive that”

Can I tell you that as a Pastor, I don’t say “Amen” to everything that I hear coming from church pulpits, internationally or locally; no matter whom the preacher / teacher might be.

Please hear me!

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When pressure, presses you - Feb 20, 2011 - 12:45:54 PM


What do you do, when pressure presses you?

It’s during those moments when everything that could go wrong; goes wrong.   All of your creditors are calling (delinquent payments), financial problems, health issues, unhealthy family matters, the lost of a love one; thereby causing your heart to be overwhelmed.

It’s in these moments that you’ve got to put pride aside and cry out to the Lord as David frequently did.

  Ps.61:1. Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

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He sent His word - Feb 16, 2011 - 10:10:18 AM


Ps.107: 20.   He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

There is healing in His word; if you can just receive and believe His word, the miraculous healing power of God (Yahweh) is available to you. The greatest hindrance to God healing power is doubt and unbelief.

We’re living in a day and time where the enemy has pulled out all of his deceiving tricks and gimmicks, thereby causing many well meaning saints to live beneath their God ordained privileges and benefits... 

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He Cares - Feb 8, 2011 - 5:32:02 PM


Ps.55: 22.   Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Have you ever been to that place / position in life where everything seems to be going wrong and you begin to wonder if anybody cares?  

If you haven’t, I thank God for you, if you have or you’re at that place right now; I can assure you without a doubt that God (Yahweh) cares.   Not only does He cares but He’s willing and able to do for you; that which nobody else can.

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Head or Tail - Jan 30, 2011 - 8:15:06 PM

Deut.28: 13.   And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:

One’s obedience to Yahweh’s commandments puts him / her directly in the path of being the head, and not the tail; above only, and not beneath.   Contrary to popular beliefs it matters not how many religious conferences a person attends or which anointed religious leader lays hands upon that person; or how many religious materials one purchase.   Disobedience to God’s commandments will always bring about the reverse of the many blessings mentioned in Deut.28:1-13.

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Your Foundation - Jan 26, 2011 - 5:16:32 PM

Lk.6: 46.   And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

: 47.   Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like:

Despite all of the religious and political rhetoric the times that we’re living in will clearly define the foundation upon which our lives are built.   As the political climate heats up due to the fact that another General Election is on the rise, many Bahamians will fall for the same old political rhetoric. And to add further insult to injury the (Politically Motivated Religious Leaders) will use every opportunity to get their political inspired messages into the hearts and minds of their congregations mixed with a few scripture verses.

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An Amazing Year - Jan 19, 2011 - 10:19:47 PM


Lk.13:8.  
And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:

: 9. And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

One can make all the religious noise and excuses that he / she may wish or even choose to follow the traditional quest of religiously stressing the biblical numbers of the year.  The fact and truth of the matter is that “It’s expected that we all bear fruit that’s fit for the Master’s use”    

As believers, we can no longer hide behind our denominations, our religious leaders or some other form of religious notion with the belief that...


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