Thanks and Blessings for 2021

Good day family and friends, blessings to you all! As we prepare to transition into a new year, we thank God for keeping us through all the trials, tribulations, tests, troubles and tragedies.

We thank God for his grace and mercy, and we thank God for supplying all of our need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus!

A new year provides a fresh start, with a new attitude for a new season in Christ. Take the time to reflect on the goodness, greatness and grace of God.

Take the time to confess, repent, forgive and release anything or anyone if required, so that we can transition with a clean heart into 2021. This is how God provides a fresh start!

We thank God for all of our family and friends for your support in 2020, and pray God’s blessings upon you and yours for 2021. Be blessed and keep faith, hope and love in your heart! Love and blessings, Pastor and Prophetess Quinn

Unity in the Spirit

Good day family and friends, blessings to you all!

The Word for today is “Unity in the Spirit.” The Bible says in Acts 4:31-32 – “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.”

One of the great virtues of our faith is unity. We find that in the first church there was a great spirit of unity in which believers were one in spirit. I truly believe in these last days before the coming of Christ, God will restore that unity in the spirit among believers because the world will be divided into factions, tribes, races, and political idealogy.

The Body of Christ must reject this worldly spirit, and embrace unity in the spirit as the family of God. Remember the body of Christ is one, just as your body is one with many members. Separating yourself from the body means you are not connected.

Without a connection there is no power. Unplug your computer and you will see what I mean. Today, ask God to restore true Biblical unity among us as the people of God! For where there is unity, God’s precious spirit is there as well. ( Read Psalm 133:1-3)

God bless, Pastor Quinn

The Word of God is eternal and infinite (Psalm 119)

Good day family and friends, Blessings to you all. How many of us know that the Word of God is both eternal and infinite.  There is no way one can be strong in the LORD, without being strong in the WORD!

There are so many scriptures that speak of the excellency and power of the Word of God. In the scripture we read :

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

Jer 23:29 – Is not my word like a fire? says the LORD; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

Joh 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Joh 6:63 – It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

1 Pet 1:24  – For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower thereof falls away: 

1 Pet 1:25  – But the word of the Lord endures for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. 

The Word of God has a lot to say about the Word of God and one place we can find this exclusively is in Psalm 119.

Psalm 119 is a Psalm written by King David which is referred to as a acrostic Psalm. An acrostic is a poem in which the initial letters of each successive line form a word, phrase, or pattern.

Every verse in Psalm 119 is dedicated exclusively to the Word of God. It is a beautiful Psalm about the Word of God which is also referred to as:

1. Commandments

2. Judgments

3. Law

4. Ordinances

5. Statutes

6. Precepts

7. Testimonies

Psalm 119 contains 176 verses of scripture which makes it the longest Psalm that was written. What is the revelation about this Psalm?

Psalm 119 contains 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet which can be viewed in most Bible translations.  Each alphabet stanza contains 8 verses of scripture and the 9th verse begins another stanza of verses.

9 in the Bible is an infinite  number which testifies of the eternal value of the Word of God. 9 is also the number of finality, fruitfulness, and divine completeness of the Lord.

We know that the number 9 also speaks of spiritual gifts and spiritual fruit according to 1 Cor 12: 8-10 and Gal 5:22-23.

The Bible also tells us in 2 Tim 2:15, Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

The Bible tells us in 2 Tim 3:16-17, All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

So for those that are willing starting  today Dec 9th though the Dec 30th, I would like to do a Word study challenge of Psalm 119:1-176 where we will read 8 Verses of scripture each day. The number 8 in the Bible speaks of new birth, new life or a new beginning!

The Prophetic aspect of reading this Psalm which exalts the Word of God, is that we are believing God in 2021 for a new beginning, new birth, and new things for the new year in 2021, according to the Word of God!

As you read and study the 8 verses daily, read it slowly, and get the revelation of the Word as David wrote it, and apply it to your life as applicable.

I pray that this is a blessing for you, and that you grow in the Word and get stronger spiritually, physically, mentally, financially and personally through the Word of God.

The reading schedule for the eight verses of scripture will be as follows.

Dec 9th verses Psalm 119:1-8 – Aleph

Dec 10th verses Psalm 119:9-16 – Beth

Dec 11th verses Psalm 119: 17-24 – Gimel

Dec 12th verses Psalm 119:25-32 – Daleth

Dec 13th verses Psalm 119: 33-40 – He

Dec 14th verses Psalm 119:41-48 – Waw

Dec 15th verses Psalm 119:49-56 – Zaylin

Dec 16th verses Psalm 119:57-64 – Heth

Dec 17th verses Psalm 119:65-72 -Teth

Dec 18th verses Psalm 119:73-80 – Yod

Dec 19th verses Psalm 119:81-88 – Kaph

Dec 20th verses Psalm 119:89-96 – Lamed

Dec 21st verses Psalm 119:97-104 – Mem

Dec 22nd verses Psalm 119:105-112 – Nun

Dec 23th verses Psalm 119:113-120 – Samek

Dec 24th verses Psalm 119:121-128 – Ayin

Dec 25th verses Psalm 119:129-136 – PE

Dec 26th verses Psalm 119:137-144 -Tsadde

Dec 27th verses Psalm 119:145-152 -Qoph

Dec 28th verses Psalm 119:153-160 – Resh

Dec 29th verses Psalm 119:161-168 – Shin

Dec 30th verses Psalm 119:169-176 – Tau

Praise and give God glory for his Word, his goodness, grace, mercy and all that he is going to do in 2021 as we stand strong in the Word of God. For additional information on Psalm 119 read the following :

God’s Growing Garden: Psalm 119 – ALEPH (Hebrew Alphabet)

God bless, Pastor Quinn

Having the right mental mindset for the New Year

Good day family and friends, As we prepare to shift into a new year soon, we should be thinking, praying and preparing a personal or family vision for the new year. 

Some people write resolutions, but how many people keep New Years resolutions? Writing a vision is more profound and Biblical!

A personal or family vision should consist of “spiritual, physical, financial, personal and family” vision goals, but it may be wise to add another category: “mental. “

Why? Because with all of the stuff going on around us. We need to have the right mental mindset to start off 2021 and going forward! If you don’t have the right mindset and a right focus with a mind that is stayed on the LORD and the Word of God, how can you accomplish a vision, goal, dream, aspiration or desire that is in your heart? It is impossible to do it!

Having the right mental mindset enables you to think clearly and stay focused. We can also be subjected to attacks from the enemy that will war against our mind to prevent us from accomplishing the God given vision!  The Bible says in 2 Cor 10:5, “Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”

Many people have goals, dreams, aspirations and visions that they desire to achieve, but because they don’t have the right mindset, it never comes to pass.  Why? Because your mind is on everything else except the goodness and greatness of God. Some people’s minds are on money, Coronavirus, getting sick, fear, what others think, etc.. etc. 

Let us never forget that God is greater than anything in this earth realm. Our testimony and words expose what is really in our heart and mind. What amazes me is that people are in absolute fear about Coronavirus, sickness, and the Presidential transition etc., but why?

If you are a believer in Christ, you should have the wisdom of God, not fear. If you struggle with fear, you need to put “faith” as a personal vision principle, and look up all the scriptures you can on faith and begin to meditate on them. Why? Because faith is the cornerstone of our relationship with Christ.

 The Bible says, “Without faith it is impossible to please God” according to Heb 11:6.  The Bible also says the following in Hab 2:4, “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.”

We must use wisdom in everything that pertains to life and godliness, but the wisdom and faith of God supersedes anything in this natural physical earth realm. If you are in fear, your vision, dreams and goals will never come to pass. Quite frankly, If you are in fear, you cannot please God.

Consider the scripture in Hab 2:2-3. After Habakkuk says write the vision, read it, run with it and wait for it. He said something profound in  verse 4.

Hab 2:4, “Behold, his soul which is proud is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.” 

After you write your vision, read it, run with it, and wait on it, you must have faith! Without faith your vision is just nice words on a paper. Putting “mental” goals on your vision is wise. Because having the right mindset according to scripture is imperative to your purpose and reaching your goals. Consider these scriptures on the mind.  

Isa 26:3  You will keep him in perfect peace,  whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. 

Mat 22:37 Jesus said unto him,  you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.

Rom 7:23 But I see another law in my members,  warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

Rom 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Rom 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Eph 4:23  And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.

2Ti 1:7 For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

As you write your personal and family visions for your family and household. Remember to keep a right mental focus with the right thoughts, and clear  anything out of your head and mind that would pollute your thinking and being focused in Christ. 

This year, do a data dump of anything that is in your mind,  that would prevent you from accomplishing and achieving the God given purpose and vision that the LORD predestined for your life, before the foundations of the earth! May God bless you!

Now write that VISION and make it plain! Click on link below to view vision template!VISION Template 2021 – Firm Foundation Christian Fellowship (firmfoundationcf.org)

God bless! Pastor Quinn

Where is your hope?

Good day all!

1 Pet 1:3 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his abundant mercy has begotten us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 

People of God, although we don’t know what the future or tomorrow brings, one thing that we can take hope in is Jesus Christ. Peter said we have a living hope. Titus called him the blessed hope in Tit 2:13,” Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.”

The Prophet Jeremiah said in Jer 17:7, “Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.” Be encouraged that no matter what you go through in life, or what happens in this earth realm, our faith, hope and love should always be in Jesus Christ our Lord!

Let us never put our faith, hope and love in anything that is earthly, material or perishes! Because everything we can see is temporary, but the things that are unseen are eternal! 2 Cor 4:18.

The scripture says in 1Pe 1:8-9, “Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.”

Read 1 Peter 1:3-9. God bless, Pastor Quinn

I must be about my Father’s business! (the revelation of twelve)

Luk 2:42  And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. 

Luk 2:43  When they had finished the days, as they returned, the boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem. And Joseph and His mother did not know it; 

Luk 2:44  but supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day’s journey, and sought Him among their relatives and acquaintances. 

Luk 2:45  So when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him. 

Luk 2:46  Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. 

Luk 2:47  And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. 

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?” 

Good day people of God!

God has truly been good to us this year despite everything that has transpired in the earth! Now here we are in the month of December preparing to transition into a new year soon! The twelfth month is the last month, and marks the completion of a year or season.

Question: What have you learned in this season or year? What did you accomplish? What did you complete? What goals, visions, aspirations or plans do you have for the next year? Now is the time to begin writing that vision for the new season and year ahead of us! For a vision template visit the FFCF website: VISION Template 2021 – Firm Foundation Christian Fellowship (firmfoundationcf.org)

What must we do, today and going forward for 2021, endeavor to be about the Fathers’ business!  Jesus at an early age, specifically at 12 years old, knew that it was time to do the Fathers will!

Today, follow the example of Jesus, let us purpose in our heart and endeavor to do the Father’s (Yahweh’s) will and be about his business in Jesus name!

Isn’t it interesting that Jesus said, “I must be about my fathers business” at twelve years old? There is a revelational reason behind this! Let’s take a look!

When we look in the Bible, the number twelve is powerful and representative of governmental perfection,  completeness of growth, or governmental administration. It is the mark and signature of Israel.  Twelve tribes, twelve disciples, and twelve Apostles! Twelve is the number for government by divine appointment.

In Matt 19:28, the Bible records, ” So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. “

Twelve can be found in 187 places in God’s word. (Bible) The book of Revelation alone has 22 occurrences of the number. The meaning of 12, which is considered a perfect number, symbolizes God’s power and authority, as well as serving as a perfect governmental foundation. It can also symbolize completeness or the nation of Israel as a whole.

For example, Jacob (Israel) had twelve sons, each of which represented a tribe begun by a prince, for 12 princes total. Ishmael, who was born to Abraham through Hagar, also had twelve princes.

God specified that twelve unleavened cakes of bread be placed every week in the temple with frankincense next to each of the two piles that were to be made. The priests were commanded to change the bread every Sabbath day (Leviticus 24).

There were twelve judges in the Old Testament! The Book of Judges mentions twelve leaders who judged Israel: Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar, Deborah, Gideon, Tola, Jair, Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon, and Samson.

Christ called and choose twelve men who became disciples to bear witness to what he did, and to spread the good news of the gospel to the entire world. After he was raised from the dead, Jesus told the eleven disciples (Judas had killed himself) that God had given him ALL power and authority in both earth and heaven (God’s divine authority – Matthew 28:18).

Twelve thousand from each tribe of Israel (144,000 total) will receive salvation during the end time’s Great Tribulation (Revelation 7). A set of 144,000 (12 x 12,000), possibly the same as those in chapter 7, will be taken from earth in order to serve and follow the Lamb of God (Revelation 14:1 – 5). Christ’s bride in Revelation 12, the church, wears a crown containing twelve stars.

The New Jerusalem, which is made in heaven and brought to the earth by God himself, contains 12 gates made of pearl which are each manned by an angel. Over each gate will be one of the names of Israel’s twelve tribes. The walls are 144 cubits high (12 multiplied by itself – Revelation 21:16 – 17), with the city itself being 12,000 furlongs square.

The twelve patriarchs from and including Shem (one of Noah’s sons saved in the Ark) to Jacob (Israel) are Shem, Arphaxad, Salah, Heber, Peleg, Reu, Serug, Nahor, Terah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Solomon appointed twelve officers over Israel in 1 Kings 4:7, ” And Solomon had twelve governors over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household; each one made provision for one month of the year.”

The high priest’s breastplate, also called the breast-plate of decision, had twelve stones embedded in it. Each stone represented a tribe of Israel. The Urim and Thummim were part of the High Priest’s breastplate. They were primarily used to consult God regarding important matters (1Samuel 28: 3 – 6, Numbers 27:21 and so on). Both the first century historian Josephus and the Talmud identify the Urim and Thummim with the breastplate stones.

Jesus said at his request, the Father would send twelve legions of angels. Matt 26:53

There was a woman who was healed with an issue of blood after being sick twelve years! Matt 9:20-22

In the book of revelation we read of a woman with a crown of twelve stars,  Rev 12:1

The new Jerusalem has twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, It has twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the lamb! Rev 21:12-14

The Biblical number of God’s government is 12, symbolized through Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God, prophesied by Isaiah the Prophet:

Isa 9:6  For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; and the GOVERNMENT will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

Isa 9:7  Of the increase of His GOVERNMENT and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

So in this twelfth month, don’t wait until next year. Seek the Lord now, and draw near to him so they everything that God has purposed in his Word concerning you and your family will come to pass!

God bless, Pastor Quinn

References:

1.  Holy Bible, KJV, NKJV

2. Biblical Mathematics: Keys to Scriptural Numerics – Evangelist Ed. F. Vallowe

3. Number in Scripture – E.W. Bullinger

4. Meaning of the Number 12 in the Bible (biblestudy.org)