The Wisdom of Your Words

Praise God through whom all blessings flow! This week we are going to share on the wisdom of your words!  How many of us know that the Bible has a lot to say about the wisdom of words that we speak. Listen to Prov 13:3, ” He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.”  This is truly an amazing scripture! 

The Bible has so many nuggets of wisdom concerning the words we speak. The wise man of Proverbs said that if we guard our mouth, we will preserve our life. But if we open our lips wide, we will have destruction. What is the wise man referring too? The wisdom of knowing when to speak the right words, and the foolishness of speaking the wrong words!

One of the travesties of our current day is that people use the freedom of speech to jibber, jabber, cuss, curse and say what they want especially on social media. But as we can see according to the scripture it is very wise to guard our mouths! 

We used to have a saying in the Navy, “Loose lips sink ships.” In other words when we are in a port somewhere overseas in Europe, South America or Africa, don’t talk about shipboard strategies and Navy business. Why? Because the enemy is listening and looking for an opportunity to put some strategic pieces of a puzzle together so they can take advantage of us. We can learn something from this. How? By watching what we say, so that we don’t feed the enemy, our adversary, the devil,  information that he can use to harm us! 

The word of wisdom for this week is zip your lip! In other words, Watch what you say, and don’t give the enemy fuel to accuse us before God. If you are not glorifying God with your conversation, you are giving the devil fuel for accusations!

The Bible says in Prov 17:28, “Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise,  and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.” Wow! What words of wisdom! Even a fool is considered wise when he holds his tongue! Why is that? Because no one knows he is a fool until he opens his mouth! 

This week, lets speak life over our church, family, finances, one another and every situation that comes our way. Lets glorify God with our conversation and speak life! When we do this, we will see our lives and environment radically changed in a positive way because of the wisdom of our words!  Selah!

God bless,

Pastor Quinn

Where are you?

Gen 3:9 Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”

Luk 2:48 So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously.”
Luk 2:49 And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”

In the book of Genesis chapter 3: 1-9, after Adam and Eve had disobeyed the LORD, He asked Adam a very important question?  Which was,  “Adam, where are you?” Now we all know that God is all present and all knowing so it wasn’t a location or physical question.  It was a spiritual question, in which God was drawing Adam into what God already knows. It was also a rhetorical question in which God himself wanted to make a statement rather than to elicit information.  

Why is this important to all of us? Because prophetically he is asking the people of the nations, saved and unsaved, churched and unchurched, ” Where are you?”  Many of us know where we are physically, or location wise, but where are you spiritually in your walk with the LORD. Are you just waltzing through life and your relationship with the LORD, or are you pursuing the Kingdom purpose for your life? I can remember long time ago, back in the day, one of my favorite rappers, Rakim used to say, “Its not where you from, it’s where you at!”

We are now in July, soon to be August, headed toward December. Where are you spiritually? Is prayer and the study of the word a priority in your life. Is fellowship, and worship a priority in your life? Or just pleasure all the time? We should never ever just going through the motions of weekly worship, where we can check off the, “I went to church box today.”

My brothers and sisters, we must be about our Fathers business. In Matt 24:38-44, Jesus speaking about the days of Noah, said that just as it was in those days, it will be in our days before the LORD’s return. People were doing their normal stuff, eating, drinking, working, making that money, partying, sleeping, and everything else. So the LORD exhorts us in Mat 24:44, “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”  

These are very powerful Words for he or she that has an ear to hear! I am reminded of Jesus parents who asked him a question as to where he was, and unlike Adam, Jesus said in Luke 2:49  “And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” Whoot, there it is!  That is the word for you and me. Its time to be about our Fathers Kingdom business in this new season. So I want to ask you a question as a little Shepherd on behalf of the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ,  “Where are you?” Only you know that answer, and only you can answer that question! I pray you would ponder those wise words as I have, and make the proper spiritual adjustments in your life! 

God Bless! Pastor Quinn

Time is not on your side

Joh 4:35  “Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!”

Greetings to you all in the blessed name of our LORD Jesus Christ!

As I sat in my office, I began to reflect on how fast time is moving in this present age. It just seems like yesterday when I think about certain events in my life. I have been married for 34 years, served 21 years in the military and now pastoring a church for 11 years. I often wonder where did time go?  I am sure many of you can agree!

I remember a song written a long time ago by a rock and roll group called the Rolling Stones. The song was titled “Time is on my side. ”

-As I thought about that song, I began to laugh because time is really not on my side!  When I was young I had more energy, I played lots of basketball, could run up and down the court and dunk with ease. When I ran track and field, I could long jump and run with the best of them, but now my knees speak clearly to me if I try to do that activity today! Can I get a witness?

But think about this friends and family! Time is not on your side. Time is on God’s side. He is the only one who has ordained time, controls time, but yet sits outside of time. The wise man Solomon said the following in:

Ecc 3:1  To everything there is a season, a  time for every purpose under heaven: 

Ecc 3:2 A  time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted; 

Ecc 3:3  A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 

Ecc 3:4  A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 

Ecc 3:5  A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 

Ecc 3:6  A time to gain, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; 

Ecc 3:7  A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 

Ecc 3:8  A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. 

As we can see, there is a time for everything under heaven, but time keeps on slipping, slipping into the future! 

I want to encourage you to respect time and to honor time, because tomorrow is not promised!  There are some people who don’t respect time. They show up late for appointments. They show up late for work, and they show up late for meetings. Time is nothing to them, as if you had all day to wait on them!  God gives us 24 hours each day to accomplish all that is in our hearts, and if you PLAN accordingly you will have less stress and headaches. Time should be a blessing, not a burden!

Maybe this is why the scripture says, “This is the day that Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

Lam 3:22  Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. 

Lam 3:23  They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. 

Remember yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but what you do today can change your tomorrow! What decisions and things are you procrastinating in that may hinder your tomorrow? You can change your tomorrow, today! That sounds like an oxymoron right? But its truth. What you do today affects your tomorrow! You can change that attitude today. You can apologize or forgive today. You can stop wasting your money today. You can make the right decision today that will drastically change your tomorrow!

Sometimes we dishonor time and we think that we have a lifetime to accomplish and achieve all that is in our heart, not knowing that tomorrow is certainly not promised.

Jesus told the disciples in John 4:35  Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! 

Isn’t this an amazing scripture. Obviously the disciples must have thought they had lots of time to accomplish what they were called to do, but Jesus said something so profound:

Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’?

Isn’t this the mindset of people today. I will do it tomorrow. I will do it next week. I will get it done when I can get it done. I mean we live in a microwave society and we are moving nearly at the speed of light, but yet we procrastinate on salvation, doing the work of the ministry, getting personal goals accomplished, or even doing something significant that can be a blessing to others in our church, community, city or country.

Jesus concludes that statement by saying, “Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! 

In other words, you say you have four months. I say the time is now.  You say you have two months, I say the time is now. You say, I will get done tomorrow, I say get it done today! In other words, open your eyes, lift up your eyes! Do you not see what I see? The fields are white for harvest!

Wow! This is truly an amazing and profound passage of scripture. It completely shatters procrastination and stagnation! It says why put off for tomorrow what you can accomplish today! It says the time is now, not tomorrow! It says I have a sense of urgency and “I must work the works of him who sent me while it is day, for the night comes when no man can work.”  John 9: 4

I don’t know about you, but I believe my family, your family, the church, community, city and country need prayers now. We need divine intervention now.  We need unity now. We need to come together now. We need to be about the Fathers business now.

I know its summer, barbeque pits are smoking, the beaches are booming, vacation is on our minds, and you have to make that money. But in the midst of doing all that you do, let us remember that time is not on our side.  The LORD’s return is soon! I think a better song to sing is, “Time is on Jesus side!” “Time is on Jesus side!”

God Bless,

Pastor Quinn

The ACTS of PRAYER: A model for powerful prayer

Luke 11:1  Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” 

Greetings to you all in the blessed name of our LORD Jesus Christ!

In our last study we discussed the power of your prayers and how James the brother of our LORD Jesus Christ said something so profound about prayer and the Prophet Elijah, which should encourage each and every one of us to pray with boldness, confidence and power!  Let’s review James 5: 17-18  again!

Jas 5:17  Elijah was a man subject to passions like as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.

Jas 5:18  And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.

 Do you understand what James is saying? That although Elijah was a mighty prophet of God and stopped the rain for three and a half years in the name of the LORD, (1 Kings 17:1), he was a man, a human being with emotions and passions like you and me!

If you are not aware of how powerful Elijah the Prophet was, let me remind you again of what he did in the name of the LORD! God used Elijah mightily to raise a boy from the dead, (1 Kings 17: 21)  called down fire from heaven, (1 Kings 18: 37-38), killed four hundred and fifty false prophets  by himself, (1 Kings 18:40) but yet he was a human being with a nature like you and me!

This should encourage someone that God is not a respecter of persons and that he hears the effective fervent prayers of his beloved and righteous children!

Many times we look at people in the world who are famous, or maybe someone in ministry who is doing a great work for the LORD, and we tend to put them on a pedestal as if they were from another galaxy.  Now don’t get me wrong, the Bible says to give honor to where honor is due and we are to honor those that deserve honor.  

But understand that each and every person in this human body has emotions, passions, needs and desires. The only difference in being called of God is that God has anointed them, sanctified them, and set them aside for Kingdom purposes in the earth, and for this reason we should give double honor.

The Apostle Paul said in Romans 13:7, “Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.”

He confirms it in 1 Tim 5:17  “Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine.”

Now I could go on about this but I want to stay on our topic of prayer! The point I am making in regards to prayer is that James tells us that although Elijah that mighty man and prophet of God was used mightily of the LORD,  he had emotions and passions like you and me. 

So as it relates to prayer, many people have a fear or draw back when it is time to pray, especially in public but God has empowered you to ask, seek and knock with confidence. Listen to Hebrews 4:16!

Heb 4:16  Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. 

Did you hear that? Let us come boldly to the throne of grace. Now when we come, we should come boldly, but humbly as well!

When I was in the military years ago, when I first got saved, it was a struggle in some respects in learning how to pray like the mature saints did. But I learned a simple way to pray from a simple formula called the ACTS of PRAYER. Let me share it with you, but first let’s take a look at a scripture in Luke 11:1.

Luk 11:1  “Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”

So here we have the disciples who have seen Jesus cast out demons, tell parables with heavenly wisdom and perform miracles in their presence, yet they asked him to teach them how to pray, and he taught them a simple prayer that we know as the LORD’s prayer.  So we see according to scripture that prayer can be taught!  Just remember that some things are taught and some things are caught!

What does that mean? There are some things that you can be taught by others, but there are some things you have to catch by the Holy Spirit who will teach you!

Someone may be reading this and saying the Lord ’s Prayer is so simple. Yes it is simple,  but it contains everything we need as it relates to coming into agreement with heavens Kingdom plan, fulfilling the will of God, and getting our needs supplied. Let’s talk about the ACTS of PRAYER.

Although prayer cannot be reduced to a formula, certain basic elements should be included in our communication with God and they are Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication, or “ACTS” for short, which will help you remember. Let me explain!

A — ADORATION

To adore God is to worship and praise Him, to honor and exalt Him in our heart and mind and with our lips. Adoration expresses our complete trust in Him and reflects our confidence that He hears us. Adoration demonstrates our reverence, awe, love, and gratitude. (Psalm 96:9, John 4:24)

C — CONFESSION

When our discipline of prayer begins with adoration, the Holy Spirit has opportunity to reveal any sin in our life that needs to be confessed. By seeing God in His purity, His holiness, and His love, we become aware of our own sinfulness and unworthiness. Confessing our sin and receiving His forgiveness restores us to fellowship with Him and clears the channel for God to hear and answer our prayers (Prov 28: 13, 1 John 1:8-9).

T — THANKSGIVING

Nothing pleases God more than our consistent expression of thanksgiving. What better way to do this than to tell Him, “Thank you!” God’s Word commands, “Give thanks in all circumstances” because “this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” As we approach God with a thankful heart, He makes Himself strong on our behalf. (Psalm 107:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ).

S — SUPPLICATION

Last but not least is supplication which means to ask, plea, petition, request or beg. It is an earnest or humble plea for our personal needs and desires through prayer. Supplication includes our petitions and requests for our own needs and intercession for others. We are to pray for everything and we should be specific. (Matt 7: 7-8, Luke 11: 9-13)

As you pray to the LORD be sensitive to the Holy Spirit. Pray about your problems, pray for wisdom and guidance, pray for strength to resist temptation, pray for comfort in time of sorrow, pray for others, pray for your family, your children, your parents, neighbors, friends, community, city and country. Pray for your pastor and missionaries, pray for leaders to whom God has given special responsibility, and above all pray for those in authority over you (1 Timothy 2:1-5).

These elements of prayer — Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication — have helped many believers over the years to develop a more well-rounded prayer life!  So keep praying according to Luke 18: 1, 1 Thess 5:17 and Eph 6:18 and see you next time!

God Bless,

Pastor Quinn

The Power of Your Prayers

 Jas 5:13  Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. 

Jas 5:14  Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 

Jas 5:15  And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 

Jas 5:16  Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 

Jas 5:17  Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. 

Jas 5:18  And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. 

Greetings and Blessings family and friends, today I want to encourage you to always pray and not be weary or to worry! All throughout the Bible we find scriptures on the importance and power of prayer.  Prayer is so important and powerful that in Luke chapter 11, the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray as John taught his disciples.

Isn’t that amazing?  The disciples saw Jesus casting out demons, performing miracles and telling parables and stories with heavenly wisdom. Yet, they asked him to teach them how to pray, as John taught his disciples how to pray! Let’s read!

Luk 11:1  Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” 

As we see from the scriptures, Jesus also prayed on a regular basis and the disciples saw the Son of God and Son of Man praying with consistency and power. We also see from the scriptures that prayer can be taught. In other words there are principles that relate to prayer that anyone who does not know how to pray can learn. (we will discuss this in our next devotional)

So all throughout scripture we are exhorted to pray!  Jesus told us in  Matt 26:41,  “Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation, the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”   Jesus also told us in Luke 18: 1, “Pray always and not to faint.”    Paul told us in 1 Thess 5: 17, “To pray without ceasing.”  He also told us in Eph 6:18, “ To pray always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.”

So in James chapter 5, verses 13-18, we learn some powerful principles of prayer by the Apostle James. James mentions prayer at least seven times in six verses of scripture.

Jas 5:13  Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. 

Jas 5:14  Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 

Jas 5:15  And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 

Jas 5:16  Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 

Jas 5:17  Elijah was a man subject to passions as we are (with nature like ours), and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. 

Jas 5:18  And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. 

In these passages of scripture we find that no matter what you are going through, the answer to all these things is prayer!  What is so profound is that James mentions the mighty Prophet Elijah who did great miracles in the name of the LORD. James said that although he was a powerful man of God, he had a human nature or was subject to passions like you and me.

Do you understand what James is saying? That although Elijah was a mighty prophet of God and stopped the rain for three and a half years, (1 Kings 17:1), he was a man, or human being like you and me! Let’s read what James said:

Jas 5:17  Elijah was a man subject to passions like as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. 

Jas 5:18  And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit. 

If you are not aware of how powerful Elijah the Prophet was, let me remind you of what he did in the name of the LORD! God used Elijah mightily to  raise a boy from the dead, (1 Kings 17: 21)  called down fire from heaven, (1 Kings 18: 37-38), and killed four hundred and fifty false prophets  by himself, (1 Kings 18:40) but yet he was a human being with a nature like you and me! This should encourage someone that God is not a respecter of persons and that he hears the prayers of his beloved and righteous children!

I want you to know that although you may not be a licensed or ordained Minister, Deacon, or Elder. It makes no difference! James is making the case that prayer is for everyone, and God hears the prayers of all his righteous saints!

The Bible says in  Jas 5:16  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 

So today I want to encourage someone that prayer is important and that you should pray with power concerning that situation just like the Prophet Elijah. As a result God is going to open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing that you would not have room enough to receive!

The Bible says in Eph 3:20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

May God Bless you and keep on praying with power!

Pastor Quinn

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