Igniting the fire

Matthew 5:6  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. 

The Word of God declares that when we hunger and thirst after righteousness we shall be filled. This is not only a Biblical principle but a life principle! How many of us know that you can’t accomplish your goals, dreams, visions or aspirations without a hunger to fulfill that which is in your heart!

Anyone who accomplished anything great did not sit on the dock of the bay and watch the tide roll away. They did not wade in the baby pool! They launched out into the deep! They were persistent! They had a fire within them! They were unstoppable and didn’t let anything stop them from accomplishing their goals or dreams!

One of the greatest hindrances to spiritual growth and fulfilling purpose is that you go through the motions in church week after week. Did you know that it is possible to be in church week after week and be comfortable in church? 

In the book of Revelation chapters 2 & 3, it references seven churches that received letters from the LORD Jesus and he commended or rebuked them for their works! Theologians say that there was a compromising church, corrupt church, dead church,  lukewarm church, loveless church, persecuted church and a faithful church!

Now the Bible says that we are the church. Which means it is not talking about a building but a people. I pray that none of those churches mentioned describes you, with the exception of the faithful church! If it does, we must check ourselves before we wreck ourselves!  We must begin to hunger and thirst after righteousness, ask God to renew your strength, restore the joy of your salvation and ignite a fire in you that cannot be quenched! Then begin to hunger and thirst after righteousness, and guess what the Bible says that when you do, you shall be filled! God Bless,

Pastor Quinn

“I AM”

As we prepare to celebrate the Resurrection of our LORD Jesus Christ, (Yeshua Hamishiach) more commonly known as Easter Sunday on April 21, 2019, we must understand the significance of who Jesus Christ was!

In Matthew 16: 13-16, we find one of the most powerful questions and statements about Jesus Christ. Jesus asks the disciples a question that each and every person on this earth had to answer or will have to answer! Let’s read!

Mat 16:13  When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 

Mat 16:14  And they said, Some say that you are John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. 

Mat 16:15  He said unto them, But who do say that I am? 

Mat 16:16  And Simon Peter answered and said, you are the Christ, the Son of the living God. 

This is one of the most profound scriptures in the Bible because the question is still being asked today! There are many things that people are saying about Jesus Christ, and so many people have their own idea of who he is.

Yet, the most important question is in verse 15! But who do you say that I am?  How many of us know that it really doesn’t matter what anybody else says, the world says, or what people say on YouTube. Who is Jesus Christ, otherwise known as Yeshua Hamishiach to you?

It is amazing that out of twelve disciples, only one person answered correctly! It is the same today. Many people have no answer, or their answer does not line up with Biblical truth.  I want you to know that it really doesn’t matter what anybody says about the LORD, the truth of the matter is that he is the CHRIST, (Messiah) the Son of the LIVING GOD!

Before Jesus was crucified, he was betrayed by Judas and taken before the High priest, Chief priests, Elders and Scribes to give an account of all the accusations of who he was.  (Mar 14: 53)  This in essence was a big deal because these individuals were the “respected religious leaders of the community.” As the High priest examined Jesus who was tied up, he looked squarely in the face of Jesus and asked many questions. Jesus response was silence!

This is a powerful example to follow, because when there are questions about your character or actions, sometimes it does not merit a response! Jesus didn’t say a word, but then the High priest asks him an interesting question, and Jesus response this time is both powerful and monumental!

Mar 14:60  And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, saying, “Do You answer nothing? What is it these men testify against You?”
Mar 14:61  But He kept silent and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked Him, saying to Him, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”
Mar 14:62  Jesus said, “I am. And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.”

They asked Jesus was he the Christ, the Son of the Blessed, or Blessed One? In other words are you the Son of God (Yahweh or Yehovah)?  Jesus uttered two words: ” I am.”

Now understand that they two words are monumental and phenomenal!  Why?


“I AM” is the name of the Most High God aka (El Elyon) (El Shaddai), who is the creating and covenant God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!  (Gen 1: 3) (Exo 3: 15)  When Moses was commissioned to go into Egypt to deliver the children of Israel, he asked the Most High, who shall I say sent me?  

Exo 3:14  And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said,  This is what you shall say unto the children of Israel, “I AM” has sent me unto you. 

So Jesus was identifying himself with the covenant God  of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when he said, ” I AM!”  Not only did Jesus say ” I AM” but he went on to make seven powerful, profound, statements of who he was in relation to God:

1. I am the bread of life.  John 6: 35

2. I am the light of the world John. 8: 12

3. I am the door. John 10: 9

4. I am the good shepherd. John 10: 11

5. I am the resurrection and the life. John 11: 25

6. I am the way, the truth and the life. John 14: 6

7. I am the true vine. John 15: 1

Jesus basically said, “I am who you say I am,” and not only that, but guess what? You will also see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power, (the right hand of the Father in Heaven) and coming with the clouds of heaven.” (Mark 14: 62)  What a response!!!

The religious leaders of that day knew that he was referring to the covenant keeping God who is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel!~ This is why they rejected him. They is why they did not receive him! This was considered blasphemy or in other religious terms, they said that he was making himself equal with Almighty God!

Jesus did not have to make himself equal with God. Father God himself, proclaimed in Luke 3: 22, “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well pleased.” 

My brothers, sisters, family and friends, as we celebrate the resurrection of Christ, let us remember that Jesus (Yeshua) is exactly who he said he was! For in the appointed time, he will indeed return with all power in his hand, and every eye shall see him, and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Phil 2: 9-11)

If you have not accepted him as LORD and Savior of your life, do so today by praying this prayer:

Heavenly Father, I come to you in the Name of Jesus, I confess and repent of my sins. I believe in my heart and confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord. I believe that you died on the cross for my sins. You were buried and resurrected on the third day. I renounce sin and ask you to come into my heart and life. Purge me and fill me with your precious Holy Spirit. Today I believe, trust and follow Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

God Bless, Pastor Quinn

Stewardship and Faithfulness

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Psa 24:1  The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein. 

Hag 2:8  ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts.  

How many of us know that as it relates to the Kingdom of God, each and every born again believer and disciple of Christ should understand the importance of  good stewardship? This is word that all of us should be familiar with. Someone may be asking the question, “What is stewardship?” Let me explain!

When we look at the scriptures, Jesus trained 12 ordinary men and poured into them over a three year period.  Jesus taught and preached to them. He  ministered to them, told them parables, shared the mysteries and secrets of the Kingdom, and above all he shared with them the important principles of stewardship, which equates to being faithful over that which God has entrusted to your care!

Let’s define stewardship. Stewardship is the process of being faithful as a manager or overseer over that which belongs to another. Stewardship is being faithful as a steward in everything that God entrusted to us, and that is your time, your talents, your treasure and your temple which is your body!

A steward is one has been entrusted to manage another’s property, finances, or other affairs.  Stewardship as it relates to the Kingdom of God  is personal responsibility of taking care of the gifts, talents and abilities that God has given to you for his glory. 

The term stewardship literally refers to a responsibility given to an individual to take care of something one does not own, or something that has been entrusted to your care.

The bible says in Psalm 24:1:  “The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who  dwell therein.”  Which means that everything that we have in our possession or own really belongs to God.  This is why we must take care of Gods property which is his people, money, property, and his church!  

Many of the parables that Jesus spoke about dealt with stewardship and being faithful! Both of these words go hand in hand!  One of the names of God is Adonai, which means Lord, master and owner. How many of us know that the LORD is owner of the entire earth!

God created everything that you and I have and own.  A man may have put it together or an idea was given, but it all came from God. Listen to what the Bible says:

Psa 24:1  The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, The world and those who dwell therein. 

Psa 50:10  For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. 

Hag 2:8  ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts.  

Mat 21:13  And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer. 

Sometimes we as Pastor’s say come and visit my church, but the truth of the matter is that the church belongs to God. That is why Jesus said, “Upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” (Matt 16: 18)  

Jesus also said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.” (Matt 21: 13) If you all can remember Jesus got mad when the people of God where doing everything in his house except praying and worshipping. That is the only time I find in the Bible where Jesus whipped some folks!

God created everything! He even created you, which means that even your body does not belong to you!  This is why you must take care of your body!

1Co 6:19  Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 

1Cor 6:20  For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 

The money you have does not belong to you! Sure you have it, you worked for it, you saved it, but it belongs to God. You know how I know it belongs to God, when you die, you can’t take it with you!  Psalm 24:1  The earth is the LORD’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who  dwell therein.

I have never been to a funeral where someone took the house, car, bank account, gold and silver to the grave with them!  Have  you?

In the Bible Jesus told many parables about stewardship, and how important it is to be a good steward over the things that have been entrusted to us. This is why we must handle our finances properly, take care of the Lords house, handle his money wisely, as well as his people.

See the question is, “What are you doing with what belongs to God?”  Are you using it for the Glory of God or wasting it?  Are you being faithful with gifts that God has entrusted to you?  Some of us have many gifts and abilities, some of us have a few abilities, and some have only one ability. But whatever the Lord has blessed you with, God wants you to use it for his Glory and to be a good steward over it.

Stewardship for us as believers in Christ is being faithful as a steward in our giving, our time, talents, our temple and our treasure. Which means that everything that we have in our possession really belongs to God.  He gave us dominion over everything but it belongs to God. Listen to the scriptures:

Psa 115:15  May you be blessed by the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. 

Psa 115:16  The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’s; but the earth He has given to the children of men. 

Notice that God owns it all, but has given us dominion over it or to maintain it!

Good stewardship can be summed up in one word, and that word is faithful! Are you being faithful with the thing that God has entrusted to you? As a matter of fact have you been faithful in what has been entrusted to you in the church or ministry in which you are a member?

The Lord will never give you greater if you have not been faithful with the little. The problem we have in many churches is that there are many people who but don’t understand good stewardship or faithfulness!

Now let us understand that being faithful and faithfulness is not just a Biblical principle, it is a life principle!

This is not just a Kingdom principle for those in church. Each and every person reading this must be faithful in relationships, on your job, in schoolwork, in friendships, and in anything in which you have a responsibility or accountability! The Apostle Paul said something profound in 1 Cor 4: 1-2:

1Cor 4:2  Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.  Did you get that? It is required? Paul confirms what many other scriptures in the Bible declare.

Proverbs the book of wisdom also speaks about the blessings that are imparted to the faithful man or woman!

Pro 28:20  A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished. 

This is so true! It is amazing today that most people want a get rich quick scheme for business to get money! It doesn’t work that way.  The only place you will find success before work is in the dictionary!

One of the most profound teachings on being faithful can be found in Luke 16: 10-12 . This scripture sets the standard! Let us read:

Luk 16:10  He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. 

Luk 16:11  If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? 

Luk 16:12  And if you have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own? 

Notice that Yeshua (Jesus) Christ, the greatest teacher that ever walked this planet gives us three profound principles of stewardship:

  1. Be faithful in the little.
  2. Be faithful with worldly wealth.
  3. Be faithful with that which belongs to another man.

Just remember that when you are faithful with the little, God will entrust you with much more. Is this not a principle of sowing and reaping?  This is why it is important to take your servitude and stewardship seriously. God is watching and remember that whatever we sow we reap.   When we are faithful with the little, God will reward us with much more.

Ps 101:6 – My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me. He who walks in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

Rom 14:12  So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. 

Did you know that all of us will stand before the Lord one day. As a matter of fact, every King, Queen, President, or Ruler in the earth shall stand before the Most High God. 

There will be two judgments! The Great White Throne of judgment is for unbelievers and non-Christians. It is not for rewards. It is account to God for your works in the earth!  Christians will stand before the judgment seat of Christ. This judgment is for crowns and rewards. Crowns and rewards will be given according to works and words.

I want you to know that if we live our lives according to the principles of the Kingdom of God you can rest assured that God will entrust us with much more.  As a Kingdom citizen in Christ we are supposed to be good managers over everything that God has entrusted to us! One day when we will stand before the KING of Kings and LORD of Lord’s, it should be our desire to hear:

Mat 25:23  ‘Well done, good and faithful servant, you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

God bless, Pastor Quinn

Are you connected through the Faithbook?

Rom 10:17  So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 

Heb 11:1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 

Heb 11:2  For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 

Heb 11:3  By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. 

I want to continue with our teaching on Overcoming Faith, and I want to ask you a question? Are you connected to God through his faithbook? This is an interesting question, but I will explain in a moment!

We have been sharing over the last month on the importance of having overcoming faith in the times that we live in.  In our last teaching I shared the importance of overcoming by the Word of God and the Name of God, and today I am going to go a little deeper as it relates to overcoming by the Word of God. Because this is a profound revelation that has been given to those who desire to do the perfect will of God.

Remember in the book of Revelation, the church of Philadelphia received commendation from the LORD because although they had a little strength, they kept the Word of God and did not deny the name of God according to Rev 3: 8. What is even more interesting is that in Rev 3:10, the LORD said, “Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”

I want you to know today that it doesn’t matter how much you come to church, the question is? Are you keeping the WORD of God and not denying the name of God? Because when we stand before the LORD these two principles will testify against everyone on the whole earth!

So today the LORD wanted me to ask a question? Are you connected to God through his faithbook?  I know you have a facebook account, but how is your faithbook account with God?  How many of us know that God is sending out friend requests everyday, and many people just let them hang! ( :

 In Rev 3: 20, the LORD said, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock. If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. “

Rev 3:21  To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 

Rev 3:22  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches. 

Isn’t it amazing that God is knocking and wants to fellowship with many people,  but we are too busy. The LORD wants me to warn each and every person under the sound of my voice who may hear this message, it’s time to get connected to God through his faithbook! The faithbook is your Bible, it is your sword, and it is the Word of God!

I want you to know that if you are going to overcome as a victorious believer in Christ you will have to be strong and obedient as it relates to the Word of God!

You need to know that one of the most important principles in the Kingdom of God for the believer is your faith. Faith is one of the most important principles in the Word of God.

1Jn 5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.

1Jn 5:4  For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

1Jn 5:5  Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

In Luke chapter 18, Jesus gave us a parable about prayer and how important it is to pray and not to faint, and that we should be persistent in your prayers.  At the end of Luke 18:8 the last thing that Jesus said is,  “Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”

So we find that many people are departing from the faith, or losing faith! There are a number of reasons why this could be, but one of the things that the Lord showed me is that the enemy is using the spirit of distraction against many  believers today.  Remember that the Bible says that although we are in the world, we are not of the world. But because of the increase in technology, social media knowledge has increased, and many people are more connected to the things of the world than the things of God.

How many of us know that in today’s generation, knowledge and information travels faster than any period of history known to man.  We have all kinds of gadgets that keep us connected to what’s going on in and around the world and connected to one another.  

The most popular medium we have today is Facebook.  Facebook is popular because it allows people to connect to one another all over the world. There are millions of people on Facebook because it is all about connecting with people.

But one of the things the Lord showed me is that although we are connected to people, we need to be connected to God through his Faithbook!  Because there is no way you will be able to overcome trials, tests, tribulations, troubles and temptations if you are not connected to God through relationship and his Word!

Just as we connect to people, we need to connect to God.  There are a lot of people that spend a lot of time on Facebook, but have not connected to God through the Faithbook!

And just because you may not be on Facebook, that doesn’t mean  there aren’t other distractions in your life that prevent you from connecting to God! One of the reasons a lot of people in the body get complacent, and stagnated in their relationship with the Lord is because they disconnect from God. So we may be increasing in wisdom and knowledge of the world, but decreasing in the wisdom and the knowledge of God.

2Ti 3:7  “Always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Listen, when God created you, he created you for his Glory, and when you connect to God you find true purpose, peace, and joy. You also begin to understand that if God created you, you don’t have to stress, you don’t have to struggle, and you don’t have to worry about your life. Because if God made you, surely he knows how to take care of you!

So how do you connect with God? Listen to what the Word of God says!

Jas 4:8  Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Jas 4:10  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

Mat 11:28  Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Joh 15:7  If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

Surrendering is the first step towards connecting to God.  We must be careful church, because we can connect to so many things today which are not really building us up on our most holy faith. We are connected to television, we are connected to the internet, we are connected to people, and we are connected through cellphones. We connect to so many things that are in themselves not bad, but if you are connected to everything else, but not connected to the Lord through prayer, study of the Word, and consistent fellowship, sooner or later you will be weakened by your lack of fellowship.

The LORD said we network with everybody except God. We communicate with people all over the world, except the one who created the world!

The Lord desires to fellowship with each and every one of us.  The scriptures says in Rev 3: 20, “Behold I stand at the door and knock, and if anyone opens the door, I will come in and sup or fellowship with him, and him with me.”

When we fellowship with the Lord, he gives us the strength to overcome and do the impossible. Why? Because nothing is impossible in God, and all things are possible to them that believe! Impossible is always possible through faith when we are connected to the LORD!

And so it is so important we not only connect to God, but stay connected!

It’s like electricity in your home. When you plug into the power source, the power is released!  But the key thing is: You have to plug in!

So someone may be asking how do I connect to God?

First of all you must connect to the source. How do you do that? Believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is LORD according to Rom 10:8-10.  Then you must be born again! This is how you get connected.

Joh 3:5  Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Two, If you are already born again and saved, study the Word and stay in the Word! A good idea is to get a good daily devotional.

2Ti 2:15  Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 

Three, you must stay connected to the LORD! How?  Through faith, and through the faithbook which is his Word!

Joh 15:7  If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 

I pray you have been encouraged! I challenge you to spend some quality time in the faithbook which is the Word of God!  God Bless,

Pastor Quinn

The Overcomers Testimony

Rev 3:8 – I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.

The book of Revelation is a powerful book indeed. Jesus sent seven letters to seven churches which existed many years ago. History tells us that these were actual churches that existed.    You can read about these churches in the book of Revelation chapters 2 and 3.

For the sake of brevity, here is a short synopsis of those churches:

1. Rev 2: 1-7, Ephesus – loveless church

2. Rev 2: 8-11, Smyrna – persecuted church –no condemnation

3. Rev 2: 12-17, Pergamos – compromising church

4. Rev 2: 18-29, Thyatira- corrupt church.

5. Rev 3: 1-6, Sardis – dead church.

6. Rev 3: 7-13, Philadelphia – faithful church –no condemnation

7. Rev 3: 14-22, Laodicea – lukewarm church

When you read about the works and testimonies of these churches we find that Jesus had a lot to say about these churches!   What is amazing to me is that out of seven churches, only two received commendation!  The church of Smyrna and the church of Philadelphia!

Could this be a prophetic picture of the church today? I truly believe so!  Think about this? The book of Revelation gives us a glimpse and picture of the end times. Jesus sent letters to these churches and I truly believe that they represent churches past, present and future!

How many of us know that we live in some perilous and uncertain times?  This is why we need overcoming faith in the times that we live in. The Bible continuously exhorts us to overcome, to persevere and to endure!

This message today is a word to inspire you to overcome tests, trials, tribulations, troubles and temptations in your life to be all that God has called you to be, as it pertains to the Word of God and the Name of God!

These are two attributes of God that are both eternal and powerful. I truly believe you cannot be a victorious believer in Christ without understanding the significance and power of the Word of God and the Name of God!

I also believe that you cannot be a true disciple of Jesus Christ without understanding the significance of the Word of God and the Name of God in your life.

For as long as the Lord would have us to study these two important divine attributes of the Lord,  we are going to go deep into the scriptures to see what the bible says about the Word of God and the Name of God, and why it is important that everyone be a student of the Word and the powerful names of God. 

As a matter of fact you cannot pray and worship the Lord in spirit and in truth without understanding the significance of the Word of God and Name of God!

When we think about certain names there are certain thoughts that comes to mind! For example; Walmart, Sam’s, Louis Vuitton, Nike, Rolex, Obama, Trump and we could go on and on.

Now when I mention the name of Jesus what comes to mind?  Salvation, power, deliverance, healing, grace, sacrifice, love, the cross and the list goes on!

God gives different names to describe his character, his power, his attributes and uses his name exclusively for His purposes and to reveal truths to us. When studying the bible we should always look at the names of people, of places, and uncover their meaning in scripture as it relates to the text.

Names have special meaning to the Lord, this is why He changed the names of people at times in the bible.  For example from Abram to Abraham (Gen 17: 5), Sarai to Sarah (Gen 17: 15) or Jacob to Israel (Gen 35: 10). Moses even changed the name of Hosea which means deliverer, to Joshua  which means Jehovah will save  (Numbers 13: 8  and 16)

The LORD Jesus changed the name of Simon Barjona  which is Simon Son of Jona,  to Petros or Peter which means Little Rock. (Matt 16: 17-18)

When God changes a name it shows us the importance that he places on names and the character that is representative of the name! This is a key to revelational Bible study and understanding what the Lord wants to reveal to us.

The bible says in Ecc 7:1  A good name is better than precious ointment.  Did you get that? A good name is better than precious ointment!  Names describe our character, names have prophetic meanings. As a matter of fact, the Hebrews named their children certain names that glorified who God was in their life. 

For example Joshua means “Yehovah saves”  or  Isaiah means “ Yah has saved.”   This is why we must be careful when we name our children, because names can have prophetic significance. For example, I wouldn’t name my son Judas or my daughter Jezebel!

There are also times when names were given to represent what someone went through as in the case of Jabez.  In 1 Chron 4:9 it says,” Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.”  Jabez means to grieve or to be in sorrow.

The bible tells us that his mother named him Jabez because she bore him in pain! It doesn’t say what the pain was, but it says she bore him in pain!

In Revelations chapter 2 and 3, we find that there are seven churches. Jesus sent letters to these churches which where actual churches that existed. They are also representative of church’s that are past, present and future.  What is interesting is that out of seven of these churches only two of them received commendation. The other five received condemnation.

Here is a list of those churches:

Ephesus – loveless church

Smyrna – persecuted church –no condemnation

Pergamos – compromising church

Thyatira- corrupt church

Sardis- dead church

Philadelphia – faithful church –no condemnation

Laodicea – lukewarm church

What is interesting is that the church of Smyrna was a persecuted church and the church of Philadelphia was the faithful church.  So you have the persecuted church and the faithful church that received commendation from the Lord! What I want to focus on is the Philadelphia church in which we base our study: “The Word of God and the Name of God.”

The Lord said the following about the Philadelphia in Revelations 3: 7-8:

Rev 3:7  And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens;

Rev 3:8  I know thy works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name.

Did you get that? I have set before you an open door, for you have a little strength, but you have kept my Word and not denied my Name!

I think that we can learn something from this!  The Lord said that the Philadelphia church had a little strength, but they kept the Word of God and did not deny his Name!  The testimony of this overcoming church was that they kept the Word of God and did not deny the Name of God!

We need to understand the significance of Revelations chapter 2 and 3 because there were seven churches but only two got a good report!  Listen people of God, God deems those faithful that keep His Word and do not deny his Name!

There are many churches in the World today, but are they truly keeping the Word of God and not denying the Name of God? What about you? Are you keeping the Word of God and not denying his name? 

You do know that you are the church,  and that you are the body of Christ, and the temple in which God dwells, right? We must remember that the two very important principles of every church and every believer that names the name of Christ  is being doers of the Word of God and honoring the Name of God!

The Word of God is what we stand on, the Word of God is what we preach, and the Word of God is what keeps us strong. King David, one of the most blessed Kings in the Old Testament said in Psalm 119: 105 and 133:

Psalm 119:105  Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Psalm 119:133  Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

John said in John 1: 1, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God! God places emphasis on his eternal Word according to Psalm 119: 89 and we are to be doers of the Word and not merely hearers according to James 1: 22.

In the first book of the bible in Gen 1: 1-31, the name of God is mentioned 31 times in every verse as he creates the heavens and the earth.  And guess what we need to call upon the name of the Lord every day of the month and every day of the year!  There is not one single day that you should not call on the name of the Lord!

All throughout the bible we find multiple names of God that speak of his awesome character and divine attributes. God reveals these names to us because they give us a glimpse of His glory and who He is!

Today as you read, study and meditate on the scriptures and you come across a name of an individual or place in the text. Uncover the meaning of the word which will give further clarity to your study.

Remember we are to be doers of the Word and not hearers only! Remember that there are many names of God in the bible, but there is one name that is above all names, and that name is Jesus Christ!

Phil 2:10-11  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

As the Lord told the church of Philadelphia in Rev 3: 7-8, you may have a little strength, and you may be going through trials, tribulations, tests, troubles or temptations, but stand on the eternal Word of God and never ever deny his Most Holy Name!

God Bless!  Pastor Quinn

God is the Righteous Judge

Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

When we read about all the turmoil in the world, innocent people being murdered, unjust laws, and unjust decisions made by leaders and rulers in the earth, people in the world often wonder where they can get justice.  

We find God rendering justice all throughout the Bible. This is a constant theme especially in the Old Testament where the children of Israel often cried out to the LORD for justice, and he would raise up a deliverer to deliver his people. This is why Moses and the Judges were raised up in the Old Testament because God heard the cries and prayers of his people!

Although we have human judges and they have been given the authority to judge in a court of law, we should take comfort in knowing that there is one who will judge humanity with righteousness.  The Bible calls him a Righteous Judge! Listen to the scriptures:

Psa 50:6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself.

Psa 96:13  For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with His truth.

One thing we must remember is that God is all about justice, mercy, equity and compassion!

Psa 98:9  Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

Zechariah 7:9 This is what the LORD Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.

Isaiah 30:18 Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!

Isaiah 56:1 This is what the LORD says: “Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.

The Bible says that one day the LORD will come and he will administer true heavenly justice for the oppressed.  

Act 17:31 Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead.

It is amazing today that there are people who say that they are believers in Christ but cannot separate their ideology, skin color and political party from the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.

God is all about fairness, equity, justice, mercy and compassion. Anyone who says that they know the LORD Jesus Christ, and does not have these same values or attributes is lost and denies the faith.

When we read the scriptures we find that that Jesus came to administer true justice for the oppressed.

Luk 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on Me; because of this He has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and new sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.”

Notice that the ministry of Jesus Christ was all about preaching the good news, healing the brokenhearted, preaching deliverance to the captives, giving sight to the blind, and providing liberty to the captives!

This is true justice indeed!  Jesus was all about tearing down walls that kept people captive and in bondage, not building walls! ( :  I believe that this is the season where the prayer warriors, intercessors and true saints of God need to cry out to God for justice and he will hear and answer!

There is a story in Luke chapter 18 about a persistent widow who needed justice. Jesus tells us this parable to illustrate a point that God hears our prayers and will administer righteous justice. The parable is about a widow who went to a judge who was not a righteous man.

Jesus tells us that this judge did not fear God nor regard man. In other words he didn’t believe in God and didn’t care about men or women! What is interesting is that after this persistent widow kept going to him, eventually he gave this woman what she wanted, which was justice against her adversary!  Let’s read!

Luk 18:1  And he spoke a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; 

Luk 18:2  Saying, there was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: 

Luk 18:3  And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. 

Luk 18:4  And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 

Luk 18:5  Yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. 

Luk 18:6  And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. 

Luk 18:7  And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 

Luk 18:8  I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? 

Jesus tells us that after a while this unrighteous judge eventually gave this woman justice against her adversary! 

How many of us know that we all have an adversary who desires to kill, steal, and destroy? Adversary in the Greek literally means an opponent in a lawsuit or Satan himself!

So this woman was literally saying grant me justice against the devil!

How many of us know today that the devil is running rampant in our communities, cities and country and we need justice from the Righteous Judge!

He then makes a profound point that we need to take hold of in Luke 18: 6-8

Luk 18:6  And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. 

Luk 18:7  And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? 

Luk 18:8  I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? 

Jesus was literally saying that if a human judge who does not fear God, nor regard man can give justice to an oppressed and downtrodden widow. How much more will the Righteous God of heaven and earth answer you and me who cry out to him day and night!

The Bible says that God will answer them speedily! He then tells us, “Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes will he find faith on the earth?”  The real question is, “ Do you believe that God is able to make all grace abound toward you?”

This is a season where we need overcoming faith to trust God who will make all grace abound toward us. We need to know that God will render the appropriate justice to those who work unrighteousness and we will get the victory in Jesus Name!

There is a time and season coming when God will bring all things to the heavenly court to administer the proper justice to those who are unjust!

Just think about this for a moment. If a human judge can administer justice, how much more will the Righteous judge of heaven and earth administer righteous justice! People of God, be encouraged, keep praying and know that Jesus is coming soon. He return is imminent and he will grant righteous justice and judgment to all whom it is due!

Rev 19:11  Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.

Rev 19:12  His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.

Rev 19:13  He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.

Rev 19:14  And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.

Rev 19:15  Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Rev 19:16  And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

Let us remember that Jesus came to the earth as a lamb, but he is coming back as a lion!

God Bless, Pastor Quinn

Biblical Fasting: The Acceptable Fast

Mat 6:16  “Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.

Mat 6:17  But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,

Mat 6:18  so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

On the occasion of the 21 day corporate Daniel Prayer and Fasting in which many believers all over the world are partaking of.  I wanted to share and minister on the importance of Biblical fasting and why we must look to the Bible for everything that pertains to life and Godliness in Christ Jesus our LORD, especially as it relates to consecration unto the LORD!

The Bible says in 2 Tim 3: 16-17:

2Ti 3:16  All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

2Ti 3:17  that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

As I was in prayer the LORD wanted me to share with you the importance of true consecration which is prayer and fasting.

Before we get started, I want to ask the question?  What is the Daniel fast all about?

How many times did Daniel fast in the Bible? Or should I say, how many times is it recorded in the Bible? 

Why did he fast?

Well, all these questions can be answered as we look to Daniel in the scriptures who was always praying and fasting unto the LORD. We find Daniel fasting in the following chapters listed below. For detailed information on why he fasted read the chapters and the following verses:

Dan 1: 1-17, Dan 9:1-12 and Dan 10:1-14

What is interesting is that the Angel of the LORD referred to Daniel as one who was “Greatly beloved” in the sight of the LORD.  You can read this in Dan 9:23 , 10:11, and 10:19.

I find that Daniel was an individual who was truly about the Fathers business. He was always praying and fasting unto the LORD and seeking God’s face, maybe this is why he was greatly beloved!

So the Daniel fast is a compilation of Daniels fasting of 10 days and 21 days in which he ate fruits and vegetables and drank water. Dan 1:12 says, “Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.” The Bible says in Dan 10:3, “I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.”

When we look at prayer and fasting in the Bible, it is synonymous with mourning, surrender and humility. When you research the Bible, true consecration to the Lord is not supposed to be a happy event. It is a humbling event. If you have joy while you are fasting you are probably not fasting correctly.  Let’s take a look at what James had to say:

Jas 4:7  Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Jas 4:8  Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Jas 4:9  Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.

Jas 4:10  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

If you read Joel 2:15-17, you will see that praying and fasting in the Old Testament days is a lot different from praying and fasting for most people today.

Joe 2:15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly;
Joe 2:16 Gather the people, Sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and nursing babes; Let the bridegroom go out from his chamber, And the bride from her dressing room.
Joe 2:17 Let the priests, who minister to the LORD, Weep between the porch and the altar; Let them say, “Spare Your people, O LORD, And do not give Your heritage to reproach, That the nations should rule over them. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’ “

Old Testament prayer and fasting was no joke! They got results! If we want our prayer and fasting to not be in vain, we must get our focus off of ourselves and get it on God.

One of the most powerful weapons of spiritual warfare is fasting. In Matt 17: 14-21, Jesus gave the Disciples a spiritual lesson that each and every one of us should take heed to.  In the story they were trying to cast out a demon and they couldn’t do it. So Jesus had to cast it out and he told them the following:

Mat 17:19  Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”

Mat 17:20  So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

Mat 17:21  However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

Jesus basically said, that there are some mountains and situations that you can move with your faith, and then there are some mountains and situations that can only be moved when you pray and fast!  Did you get that? There are some mountains that you can move with your faith, and there are some mountains that can only be moved when you engage in prayer and fasting! Which means you have to go a little deeper!

Fasting is a significant part of your Christian walk just as praying and reading the Bible is significant. Fasting is for everyone who desires to draw closer to God.

Whenever you fast, you need to pray and seek the Lord; otherwise you are just on a spiritual diet, and not hearing what the Holy Spirit is trying to tell you.

People in the Bible fasted for many reasons; they fasted to hear from God, and they fasted because of trouble, trials, tribulations and tests.

Moses fasted on the mountain for 40 days to hear from God to receive the 10 commandments and tabernacle blueprints.

Jesus fasted 40 days before he launched into his ministry which gave him spiritual power.

The Daniel fast is not so much about how much we can eat, it’s about eating less to afflict our souls so that we focus on Jesus Christ and God’s kingdom agenda.

Now God understands that we are all at different spiritual levels in Christ, so each time we fast, we should stretch ourselves a bit.

 There are different types of fast such as:

The Normal Fast involves abstaining from all solid and liquid food except for water.

The Partial Fast involves abstaining from just certain foods. You can live on just certain foods during the duration of this fast such as bread and water, or you may choose to fast a certain meal each day.

The Daniel Fast consists of fruits, vegetables, and water.

And for those that are on medication and must eat, there is the Television and Entertainment Fast which is setting aside television, radio, newspapers, social media (that’s what I said) and other forms of entertainment to seek the Lord.

If you desire more information on the acceptable fast, read what the Prophet Isaiah said in Isaiah 58:3-12.

According to Isaiah 58: 6-7, the acceptable fast unto the LORD does seven things:

  1. To bring justice
  2. To undo heavy burdens and break the yoke of bondage
  3. To free the oppressed and loose the bands of wickedness
  4. To share food
  5. To provide shelter for the poor
  6. To clothe the naked
  7. To provide for one’s family

There are seven other reasons to fast as well:

  1. To mourn and repent
  2. To receive God’s instructions
  3. To die to the flesh
  4. For humility and deliverance from bondage
  5. To resist the devil’s temptations
  6. For health and healing
  7. For spiritual power to cast out demons

All of these are good reasons for fasting, but just remember prayer and fasting gives us spiritual strength to hear clearly from the LORD, it gives us supernatural power to engage in spiritual warfare and it also brings healing to our bodies. Whatever fast that you partake of, just be sure that it is an acceptable fast unto the LORD.

God Bless, Pastor Quinn

 

 

Pressing into your future

Phil 3:12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
Phil 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
Phil 3:14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

How many of us know that God always gives us a word to prepare us for the next season of our lives as it relates to our purpose and destiny in Christ. Someone gave me a revelation recently that the next season of your life can become your now, and if you are not ready, it could hinder you for a season. I want to give you a word today that will prepare you for all that the LORD has for you in 2019.

This may not be a heavy revelation for many of you, but the word is simply: “You must press into your future!”

The reason we must press is because God wants us to succeed and not fail. He wants us to move forward and not backward, so that we can be all that he has called us to be.

When you think about the children of Israel, they were moving forward
from Egypt to the promised land. And even though the Lord provided for them in
the desert and in the midst of trial and tribulations, many of them wanted to
return to Egypt. It’s the same today, God is trying to progress us forward to come
into purpose, but many people like to hold on to the glory days! They like to sing that song, “I remember when” Listen! You will not be able to press into your future with a, “I remember when mentality.”

Listen to the word of the Apostle Paul in Philippians 3: 12-14:

Phil 3:12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
Phil 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,
Phil 3:14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Free online dictionary defines press as to urge with force or weight. To compress
or squeeze, to advance or carry on vigorously, to exert force or pressure, to
advance eagerly or push forward.

How many of us know that we ought to be a people that should be pressing into God’s Kingdom agenda, pressing forward in our spiritual growth, and pressing forward in our walk with the Lord. We should be pressing into prayer, pressing into the house of the LORD and having a sense of urgency for God’s Kingdom agenda. Why? Because the days are evil and the LORD’s appearing is so near!

I want to say something profound to everyone who is reading this devotional. You will never be able to press forward into your purpose until you stop looking back at your past. Your past should be like the rear view mirror in your car. Something that only gives you a small view to make sure nothing behind you is hindering you from getting to your destination in the Lord.

The Lord said its gonna take some pressing to get where you need to be in 2019. We cannot be a free spirit in 2019. Do you know what a free spirit is? Someone who says “Sera Sera,” What will be, will be, and doesn’t have a care in the world!

I want you to know that we should always have a sense of urgency, we should have an excellent spirit, and we must always have the mindset of being about the Fathers business!

So what is pressing toward the mark, or the goal for the prize of the high or
upward call, or calling in God? It is literally as one running a race as an athlete
and endeavoring to get to the goal line or finish the race. In 2 Tim chapter 2 Paul gives us the example of a soldier, an athlete and a farmer!

2Ti 2:4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
2Ti 2:5 And also if anyone competes in athletics (masteries), he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
2Ti 2:6 The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops.
2Ti 2:7 Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.

What are the characteristics of a solider, an athlete and farmer? They have a goal. They are disciplined. They get up early. They work hard. They have a vision and a plan, and they understand the importance of pressing toward a goal.

Every believer in Christ, whether you have or have not been a soldier, athlete or farmer, you can learn something from all of them! We should have the same discipline! Every believer should be disciplined and pressing into the Kingdom of God to fulfill the call or purpose for your life!

The key to fulfilling your purpose and destiny, and growing in the grace of God is:

1. Pressing on – Don’t give up!  Stay in the fight. Keep moving forward! “For he who began a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ!” Phil 1: 6

2. Forgetting those things that are behind – How many of us know that it is good to glance back to make sure you are on track, but I don’t find anywhere in the Bible where God said to keep looking back.  Isaiah 43:18 “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old.”

3. Reach forward – How many of us know you must reach forward to grasp that which is in front of you? If you ask someone who runs track as a relay race runner, they understand reaching forward, and they will give you some revelation on grabbing the baton and breasting the tape!

4. Press toward the goal – If you have a vision, goal or dream you must press into it by faith and hard work! The Bible says in Matt 11: 12, “The Kingdom of heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force.”

I want you to know that you will never fulfill your purpose or destiny without a press! I don’t know of anyone who was mediocre, stagnated, procrastinating or slothful that achieved anything great!

I have a question for you! If the manager of Walmart called you and said, “We just want to notify you that you were selected for a thousand dollar shopping spree, but you must be here in one hour, what would you do? I know what you would do. You would drive to the local Walmart like a bat out of hell on two wheels to get there!  ( :

Listen, the Manager and owner of all things in the universe, Jesus Christ, has already provided the breakthrough blessing for you! You just have to press into it and receive it by faith!

God Bless, Pastor Quinn

Writing a New Years Vision for 2019

As we prepare to enter into a new year it is an exciting time,  because a new year has the potential to bring forth new things, hopes, goals, dreams and aspirations. This in itself is exciting but there is a catch.  It requires a new mindset. There is no way you can take hold of new things without a new mindset. There is no way you can do the same thing you did last year and expect new things in the new year! There must be a new mindset!

What do I mean by a new mindset? I mean a change of thought, and a change of direction in how you think, what you do and how you do it!  This is the season where many people will make a New Years resolution. A resolution is defined as: A firm decision to do or not to do something. The interesting thing about a New Year’s resolution is that we don’t normally keep them. 

There is a better way to resolve to do something different in 2019.  Instead of a resolution write a New Year’s Vision. Listen to what the Prophet Habakkuk said about a vision:

Hab 2:2 Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.
Hab 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries (delays), wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry (delay).

The LORD himself told Habakkuk to write the vision and make it plain. How many of us know that when the LORD speaks he is giving us a heavenly revelation of how to achieve or accomplish what is in our hearts?

The LORD said write the vision and make it plain, that he may run who reads it. I have found that when I write down things, it enables me to accomplish it successfully! The LORD then said that the vision is for an appointed time, but in the end it will speak, or come to pass, and it will not lie. Even though it appears to take a while, or to delay in coming to pass, it will surely come!

So what should you do? Write your vision down. Whatever is in your heart, whether it be goals, aspirations, dreams, or desires. I like to write them down in 4 categories: Spiritual, Physical, Financial and Personal

Spiritual goals could be a desire to draw nearer to the Lord through prayer,  studying the word more, reading the bible, or growing stronger in the faith. It is anything that draws you nearer to God and helps you spiritually. 

Physical Goals could be a desire to get into shape and to eat right. Most people are in shape spiritually, but not physically. This means taking care of your body which is God’s temple. It means eating right and taking care of yourself. Write a vision, plan or goals to get your self into shape, going to the gym, working out, or taking a walk daily. You will add years to your life!

Financial Goals could be getting out of debt, becoming financially free, less spending in the world, and more sowing for the Kingdom of God. Desire to actually be the head and not the tail, above and not beneath, a lender and not a borrower! Stop making the retailers rich and make yourself rich by saving and investing your money. Let’s become less materialistic and more Kingdom minded!

Personal Goals could be endeavoring to go back to school, writing a book, buying a home, starting a business, expanding a business, or anything that you desire to see come to pass in your life!

Write the vision and make it plain on paper, type it so you can see it everyday, post it, put it on your phone, your back door, where ever you can view it! And begin to decree it and say it out of your mouth.   The reason it is called a vision is because you have to see it! Can you see yourself financially free? Can you see yourself with your own business? Can you see yourself in that new home? Can you see yourself with a new car with a low payment? Can you see yourself going back to school?  Whatever is in your heart, you have to endeavor to see it to achieve it!  There are 4 parts to seeing your vision become a reality:

  1. Write the Vision
  2. Make it plain
  3. Read it
  4. Run with it

Notice that after you write it, and make it plain you must read it, then you must run with it. No vision can come to pass without preparation and dedication. Because if God gave you the vision, then you must run with it, to bring it to pass.

I want you to know that if you do these 4 things coupled with prayer, steadfastness and focus. Your season of new things will become a reality!

God Bless, Pastor Quinn

The Greatest Gift

Matt 1:21  And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 

During the Christmas Holiday season in which we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ,  many people are focused on shopping and purchasing gifts, rather than unwrapping and reflecting on  the greatest gift one could ever receive which is: Jesus Christ and the free gift of salvation.  In the book of John 3: 16, we are reminded us of this heavenly gift that was given by the Father!

Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Many of us have received gifts already and they are under the tree. But the question today is have you truly unwrapped the greatest gift that has even been given to mankind?

My question is who receives a gift and doesn’t open the gift? The Apostle Paul said it was an unspeakable gift in 2 Cor 9:15 – “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”

In Matt 2: 7-11, in the story of the birth of Jesus Christ,  the wise men received this precious gift with joy and did the following:  

  1. They praised him.
  2. They worshipped him.
  3. They gave gifts to him.  The three gifts were gold, frankincense and myrrh, which all have a spiritual meaning

Gold is a symbol of kingship on earth, and represents his divine nature. Because he was born a King and is King of Kings.  Frankincense speaks of the fragrance of His life which was pleasing to the Heavenly Father. Frankincense (an incense) is also a symbol of priesthood. It also comes symbolizes Christ’s role as our intercessor. Myrrh speaks of His suffering and death. Myrrh has many uses and can be used as a perfume, incense and medicine.  These three gifts can be described more generally as gold symbolizing his divinity, frankincense symbolizing his priesthood, his intercession, his prayer and myrrh, which was used to cover the Messiah during his death.

I understand now why they bought King Jesus these three gifts, as they praised and worshipped him!  Is not this the example that we should follow? We should praise him, worship him and given back to him the glory and honor that is due his Holy Name!  

Wow what a gift! This is why Matthew said in Matt 1:21, “And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

It is the gift of salvation that saves us from our sins. This is why we celebrate Jesus Christ! We also must understand that Jesus Name is the name above all names!  Peter said in Act 4:12 – “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Jesus Christ is the greatest gift that was, and will ever be given!  Listen to the words of the Apostle Paul –

Eph 2:8  For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, Eph 2:9  not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Not only that but he gave us the free gift of Salvation. We didn’t deserve it, we couldn’t earn it, and you definitely can’t buy it. It is a gift from God. Remember that salvation means to rescue and bring to safety, It is also deliverance, health, peace, joy, grace, and mercy. 

This is why it is the greatest gift even given to mankind! And because you have received it, you have been endowed with the greatest gift even given in the history of gift giving! 

I am reminded of a story in the Gospels when Jesus met a woman at the well in which he told her:

John 4:10  Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

Why is it important to unwrap this great gift? Because in this gift is salvation, abundant life, eternal life, healing, deliverance, freedom, joy, peace, grace, love, favor and blessing!

Not only have we received the free gift of salvation, but God has given us the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 says, “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”

Family and friends, God wants to endow you not only with the free gift of salvation, but also the  gift of the Holy Spirit  in which he gave us spiritual gifts. I want everyone under the sound of my voice to know that you have been blessed and born with gifts that only come from God. 

I want to say today that the Lord desires to put some super on your natural, so that you can make an impact for the Kingdom of God in the earth!

Rom 1:11  For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established.

2 Tim 1:6  Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

Eph 4:7  But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

1 Peter 4:10  As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Here is the revelation on the greatest gift of  SALVATION given to us through Jesus Christ: 

Saved us, Abundant Life, Love, Victory, Anointing, Truth, Intimacy, Overcomer, New Life

Isaiah the Prophet prophesied of the coming Messiah Jesus Christ and said in Isa 9:6-7:

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end.” 

People of God as you celebrate and fellowship with family and friends, let us remember to unwrap and celebrate Jesus Christ, the greatest gift even given to mankind!

God Bless, Pastor Quinn