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Time To Refocus

Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, take heed that no man deceive you.

Remember when the Disciples asked Jesus, “What will be the sign of your coming, and the end of the age?” Matt 24:3

Before Jesus said, wars, rumors of wars, pestilence and earthquakes..he said watch the deception. Matt 24:7

People, the world, religion, and many other things can deceive us. This is why we need to refocus with the eyesight of the Lord, so we can see and discern clearly.

Remember he told the church of Laodicea, you see yourself one way, but I see you another way. It’s amazing that we can see ourselves as all that, and God sees differently.

Isa 55:8-9 KJ2000 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Listen to what he told the Laodicea church in Revelation chapter 3.

Rev 3:17-18 KJ2000 17 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white clothing, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness does not appear; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.

That church was deceived! Saints, this is what is happening all over the world today. I heard the Lord say, How is your focus, and do you see what I see?

Sometimes we have to refocus spiritually to see clearly everything around us.

Emotions, feelings, and having the worlds vision can cause us to see deceptively. But God said, in this season there must be a refocus of your eyes to see how I see.

It’s like taking binoculars and looking at something, but you don’t see the picture as clearly as you should.

What do you do? There must be some adjustments, so we turn the knob slowly and carefully until you see everything clearly. This is what the Lord told that church at Laodicea.

He said I need you to anoint your eyes with eye salve that you may see. Rev 3:18

Then in verse 19, he said because I love you, I rebuke you and chaste you, and I want you to repent. So in essence the Lord said, I want you to refocus, so you can see as I see you, and then repent.

Today in humility, refocus and repent so that we can see clearly and truthfully as God sees!

God Bless, Pastor Quinn

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Sweet Victory Through faith In Christ

1 Cor 15:57  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

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

How many of us know that we live in truly interesting times? So much uncertainty and sickness all around us, but I am reminded of what Paul told the Corinthian church in 1 Cor 15:57 – But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Although we live in tough times, we have sweet victory in Jesus name! Someone may say how so? Because I don’t feel like I have the victory!

Well, there is no defeat in Christ! No matter what you go through in life, whether it be sickness, financial difficulty, or loss of a loved one, always remember that we have the victory in Jesus name!

Paul said, thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through Jesus our LORD! Not only that but John confirms it in 1 John 5:4, For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Did you hear that? Read it again! I encourage you to trust God, believe God, and have faith in the one who is well able to make all grace abound towards you!

What we see today in the world is fear of the unknown! But the Apostle John said whatever is born of God overcomes the world through faith!

Have you been born again of God? I mean, have you accepted Jesus Christ as LORD and Savior? I’m not talking about a Church relationship, or going to Church, which is important of course!

But do you have a relationship with Jesus Christ as LORD and Savior? I encourage you to put your faith in Christ.

In these times they we live in, only our faith in God will give us the absolute sweet victory over all obstacles that come against us.

Understand that as a child of God, you are in this world, but not of this world. Yes, we are citizens of the country in which we live and or born, but once you are born again in Christ, you become a citizen of the Kingdom of God.

Which means you are now entitled to the benefits of the Kingdom of God. Just like a US citizen, who is entitled to certain benefits in the country. It is the same in the Kingdom of God and even more! Look what the scripture says:

Phil 3:20  For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Col 1:13  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 
Col 1:14  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.

The benefits and blessings of the Kingdom of God are:

Protection, according to Isaiah 54:17.

Peace, according to Isaiah 26:3

Provision, according to Phil 4:19.

Prosperity, according 3 John 1:2.

Purpose, according to John 10:10, and so much more!

So, what must we do? Well, Paul tells us in 1 Cor 15:58-  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

People of God, I don’t care how bad it gets in this world. Don’t give up on God! Keep your faith strong in God. Never loose your faith, because your faith will give you the victory in Jesus name.

I encourage you to trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6

I say this not only because I read it in scripture, but through experience! Because God has given my family, members of our church, and many others, sweet victory through faith in Christ!

God bless, Pastor Quinn