The power of sacrifice and the extra mile

Good day all,

Mat 16:24 AKJV – Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

We learn from the example of Christ that greatness and elevation requires denial of self, and a sacrifice! Of course, no one can give the ultimate sacrifice like Jesus Christ, but we can learn from his example!

Listen to the words of the Apostle Paul who confirms this!

Phi 2:8-12 AKJV 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient to death, even the death of the cross.

9 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

My friends, no one can do great things in life without  some kind of sacrifice and going the extra mile.

Mike Tyson said in an interview, he would work out as hard as possible in training, and do the extra because he knew his competitor would not do it!  Therefore giving him the advantage.

Jesus said if someone compels you to go one mile, go two miles. Matt 5:41. Herein lies the secret to doing great things in life! Going the extra mile! Those that study hard, work hard, and train hard, will exceed mediocrity through sacrifice and going the extra mile.

Doing the least in anything that pertains to goals, dreams and aspirations will not produce great achievements in life. In fact, it could possibly doom you to
mediocrity.

Those that follow the example of Christ, and follow those that follow Christ, have the potential to do great things, and succeed in their endeavors.

The Apostle Paul in
2 Tim 2:3-7 said the following: You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

Did you hear that? Endure hardness. Be tough, press, push, and don’t give up.

4 No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.

5 And if a man also strive (competes) for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 6 The farmer that labors must be first partaker of the fruits. 7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give you understanding in all things.

Notice, Paul mentions a soldier, athlete, and farmer. Three individuals who understand the value of hard work, and sacrifice to accomplish a goal or task.

In my life and journeys, I have seen even the most talented of individuals, succumb to mediocrity, and accomplish nothing, because they simply did not understand sacrifice, and going the extra mile.

In life, there are three types of people. Those that do average things, those that do above average things, and those that do great things! 

You will never do great things with an average mindset. Again, those that work hard, study hard, and train hard, will accomplish great things because the output is always determined by the input.

The scripture says in 2 Tim 2:15 AKJV Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Notice the words: study to show yourself approved by God, and workman! Which means study and work must be put in!

Today, purpose in your heart to go above and beyond the average by denying yourself, and going the extra mile to do great things in life, and in Christ!

God bless, Pastor Quinn

Loving God and loving your neighbor

Mat 22:35-40 AKJV
35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Loving God and loving your neighbor are powerful virtues. Two things that we all need. Just as repentance is unto God and forgiveness is unto our neighbor. No man or woman in Christ can ever reach their full potential without these heavenly virtues.

I was thinking some time ago, if these two virtues are great commandments, could we stand before God and give an account of our love walk? I believe so.

Today, tell the Lord how much you love him, and show love and kindness to your neighbor.

God bless, Pastor Quinn

Choose life

Deu 30:19 KJ2000 I call heaven and earth as witness this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.

Moses was profound in declaring this prophetic passage of scripture. Was he prophesying to the Messiah? I truly believe so.

Moses said:

Deu 18:15 KJ2000 The LORD your God will raise up unto you a Prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like unto me; unto him you shall hearken. (hear, listen or obey)

Jesus said:

Joh 3:16 KJ2000 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Joh 6:48 KJ2000 I am that bread of life.

Joh 11:25 KJ2000 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

Joh 14:6 KJ2000 Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me.

Joh 10:10 KJ2000… I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

True living and life comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!  Nothing in this world physical, personal or financial can give us life like Jesus Christ.

Remember everything nice in life has a price and a sacrifice. If you choose death over life,  you will surely pay the price.  Choose Christ that you may live and have eternal life!

God bless! Pastor Quinn

The Blessing of faithfulness

Mat 25:21 KJ2000 His lord said unto him, Well done, you 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.

In the book of Matthew chapter 25, Jesus gives us a profound parable on the blessing of faithfulness.

In this story a businessman commits talents and responsibilities to three men. He then goes on a journey. When he returns, he asks them to account for their stewardship. Two out of three are commended for their faithfulness. One is rebuked for his lack of faithfulness.

In other words what did you do with what I committed to you? Did you take care of my goods? Where you responsible? What was your attitude toward what was committed to your charge?

People of God, Jesus is giving us a kingdom principle that will change your life in everything you do.

Whether on your job, in church, paying your bills, a relationship, or a ministry. You will reap what you sow in regards to bring faithful.

Greater areas of responsibility are always committed to faithful men and women who go the extra mile.

It’s amazing that many people ignore this Kingdom concept. But Jesus told two of the servants the following :

Mat 25:21 KJ2000 His lord said unto him, Well done, you 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.

Jesus also confirms it in Luke 16:

Luke 16:10 KJ2000 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.

The text tells us that men and women who are faithful in little things, will be faithful in many things.

This is a Kingdom key to promotion in Christ and even on your job! Your talent, knowledge, skills, and know how will only take you so far. Faithfulness will open greater doors of opportunity!

The key factor that separates the mediocre from the excellent is faithfulness. The key factor that separates the best from the good is faithfulness.

The Apostle Paul even said in 1 Cor 4:2 KJ2000, Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

In other words, the requirement for stewards or one who manages the resources of another is to be faithful, consistent, steadfast, and about your business.

When you are unfaithful, you disqualify yourself from the blessing that comes from being faithful. Today, think about ways in which you can be faithful in your service to God!

Because when you do, you will reap a great blessing! So the question today is, “Are you faithful?” God bless!

Pastor Quinn

Strong in Christ

2 Cor 12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

10 Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Sometimes we go through things in life through trials, tribulations, tests, troubles and tragedies, and we pray diligently to the Lord for help.

Many times those prayers are answered and we praise and bless God for his healing grace! But sometimes when the healing doesn’t manifest as we desire, what do we do?

Well, according to scripture, God gives us the grace and strength to get through it!

The Apostle Paul shares with us that he prayed to the Lord three times that whatever was troubling or ailing him might depart from him. God told him, ” My grace is sufficient for you.”

In other words, I’m not going to heal or deliver you from it, but I’ll give you the grace to get through it. These are truly powerful words indeed!

Then the Lord told him, “My strength is made perfect in weakness!” Isn’t that powerful! In a time when we know that the power of the Holy Ghost can enable us to do the impossible, God said my strength is made perfect in weakness!

Do we really believe that? Paul did! Paul said, if that’s true, then I’m gonna boast in my weakness that the power of Christ will rest upon me.

In other words, through my weakness, humility, surrender and faith in God, The power of Christ will rest upon me. It’s amazing that people today think that because we are meek, we are weak! Christ was meek and weak at the cross, but had all power in his hand!

He then goes on to say in verse 10, “Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”

Paul said, “I’m not gonna boast in my strengths, I’m gonna boast in my weaknesses in Christ, for when I am weak, then I am strong in Christ! Hallelujah!

Did you hear that? It’s not so much about what you can achieve, or what you can do in your own strength, but what Christ can do through you in your weakness!

People of God, Be encouraged and know that you can do all things through Christ who gives you the strength. It may be trial, tribulation, test or trouble. A vision, a dream, goal, or aspiration.

Regardless of what it is, the strength of God through Christ is able to make all grace abound toward you!

Be blessed, Pastor Quinn

Now Faith

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

Good day all, there are many important topics in the Bible, but one of the most important doctrines in the Bible is faith. Let me explain.

Faith is so important that Heb 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

Faith is so important that 10 men who were leaders missed the promised land because of their unbelief. Num 14:22-23

Heb 3:18-19 AKJV 18 And to whom swore he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not? 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

Faith is so important that Jesus told the disciples after cursing a fig tree, “Have faith in God.” Mark 11:22, then he said,

Mar 11:23 AKJV For truly I say to you, That whoever shall say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; he shall have whatever he said.

Faith is so important that a woman who was sick for twelve years got her healing, after saying, “If I could but touch his garment, I would be made whole.” Matt 9:21

Then Jesus responded by saying, in Mat 9:22 AKJV

“But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; your faith has made you whole.” And the woman was made whole from that hour.

Faith is so important that after Habakkuk expounds on writing the vision, making it plain, running with it and waiting on it he says,

Hab 2:4 AKJV Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

Faith is so important that God blessed Abraham high and above measure because he believed God! Gen 22:16-18

Rom 4:3 AKJV For what said the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him for righteousness.

Faith is so important that a man needed some deliverance for his son. He brought him to Jesus, and Jesus said,

Mar 9:23 AKJV Jesus said to him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.

These are only a few examples and scriptures of the importance of faith in your life.

Today, release your faith and trust God for whatever is in your heart. Whether it be a goal, dream, vision, or an aspiration. Remember to trust God through the eyes of faith to overcome, and accomplish all that is in your heart! Because through the eyes of faith, God is always faithful!

God bless, Pastor Quinn

Faith to move mountains

Mar 11:22  So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.

Mar 11:23  For assuredly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.

This is one of my favorite Bible verses in the Bible. It is so powerful, because Jesus tells us to have faith in God, and then he proceeds to give us instructions as to what we should do, when there is a mountain in the way of us getting a breakthrough or blessing! 

But the bigger question is, “What do you do when your faith does not move the mountain?” Let’s go a little deeper! What do you do when you speak to your mountain and it does not move?

You need to know that there may be times when your faith and speaking to the mountain may not move the mountain, especially if God allows the mountain to be placed there!  Mountains can come as trials, tribulations, troubles, tests, temptations and even tragedies!

There are all types of mountains that you can encounter in life, and guess what, there are mountains strategically placed there by God to test you and mature in your faith!

Personal mountains can be overcome by faith and speaking to the mountain! Demonic mountains can be moved by prayer and fasting according to Matthew 17:14-21, But what do you do when God is using the mountain for his glory and your good?

Are you ready for this? Remember to do the following:

1. Have faith in God.

2. Pray and fast.

3. Stay in the Word.

4. Listen for the Holy Spirit.

5. Be obedient to the instructions God gives you.

Also we need to remember what James said in James 1: 2-3

Jas 1:2  My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,

Jas 1:3  knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.

Jas 1:4  But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

James said count it all joy because your faith is going through a test! Then he says something so profound!   That the testing of your faith produces patience! Lets be real! We can be so impatient, but God is working patience in your life that you may be perfect and complete lacking nothing!

Saints, I want you to know that demonic mountains may try to crush you, personal mountains may discourage you, but God will use mountains to perfect and complete you! We may not understand it, but God is working it out for your good! Because weeping may endure for a night, but joy will come in the morning! Just remember that God is the one that determines the morning! Just be patient, stay in faith,  and know that God is working it out for your good and for his glory!

God Bless, Pastor Quinn

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The “EL” Mindset

Phil 2:5  Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.

Today, I want to share why it is important to have the “EL Mindset, which is the mind of Christ! Let me explain! I was in a mentor session with my mentor recently, and he encouraged me to have the attitude of the eagle and lion!

Although I knew about these two awesome creatures, the LORD began to show me how powerful they are! First of all if you were to identify with the attitude of any animal what would it be? I’m sure all of us would say something different.

In the Bible, these two animals are mentioned in scripture, and we must understand revelationally why they are spoken of more in the bible than any other animal. Lets take a look at scripture!

Psa 103:5  Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Isa 40:31  But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. 

Amo 3:8  A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who can but prophesy?

Rev 5:5  And one of the elders said unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

So the scripture speaks prophetically and powerfully about these two animals. The questions is why? Well, the lion is not the biggest, tallest or smartest animal but he is bold and the most feared! The eagle is one of the most powerful birds. He has vision, he soars, and you don’t find eagles in flocks!

Both of these animals are bold, confident and strong! Question? Do you have the eagle or lion attitude about who you are! I’m not talking about being arrogant, being prideful or haughty. I’m talking about knowing who you are in Christ!

As I was talking with my mentor, the LORD began to speak prophetically! The two animals that God identifies in the Bible with strength, confidence and boldness are the eagle and lion!

Isn’t it also amazing that the powerful names of God begin with “EL?”

The Hebrew Name of God is referred to as El or Elohim. The word El comes from a root word meaning “might, strength, power.

El Shaddai which means “God Almighty or Almighty God.”

El Elyon which means God “Most High or Most High God.”

EL Olam which means “God eternal, or everlasting God.”

Even the names of some of the saints have “EL” in them. Daniel, Michael, Gabriel, Elijah, and even Samuel! These are name that are associated with God and there are many others!

So the question is? Do you have the mind of Christ? Do you have the EL mentality? Now I see why these animals are spoken of in scripture quite often. The characteristics of these animals speak of might, strength, power, boldness and confidence. Is this not the characteristics of our great God Yehovah? (Yahweh)

Scripture mentions these two animals more than any other and they have powerful characteristics that we can surely learn from! Question? Do you have the “EL” mindset? Do you have the “EL mentality? Do you have the mind of Christ? Do you have vision? Do you want to soar? Are you confident? Are you bold? Are you strong? The scripture says:

Php 2:5  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 
Php 2:6  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 
Php 2:7  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 
Php 2:8  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 
Php 2:9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 
Php 2:10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.

Notice the God mindset that Christ had. It was of no reputation. In other words, not seeking to be all that! The mind of Christ is servitude, humility, obedience and it is sacrifice, or dying to yourself, so that God can raise you up to be all he called you to be.

Isn’t it amazing that we do the opposite in the Body of Christ? We want to be the Chief, we want to be the head, but the way up is down. Notice that after Christ did all these things, he was exalted!!!!!

Today, remember that you must have the “EL” Mindset which is like the eagle and the lion! We must also have the God mindset, the mind of Christ, and a Kingdom of God mentality. Having this mindset will take us higher and deeper in God than anything we could ever try to emulate or imagine!

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Pastor Jamal E. Quinn~

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Changing Your Mind and Your Attitude

Php 4:8  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think (or meditate)on these things.

Good day all, today I want to share with you why your attitude determines your altitude!

As it relates to your life in Christ, it is so important to be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Rom 12: 2) In order to fully embrace Kingdom of God concepts, and you must have a Kingdom mentality.

What is a Kingdom mentality? It is the mindset of the Kingdom of God. It is a changed mind, a renewed mind, and it is the mind of Christ. It is thinking on a different spiritual level.

The Bible says in 2 Cor 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

When you think about it, when you are endeavoring to do something out of the box, great or different, changing your mind, and shifting your attitude is a life principle.

There are some things that are only going to happen when you make a consciousness decision to change your mind. I mean to literally shift your attitude.

Change comes when you change, and there are times in your life where you have to shift your life, shift your attitude, and even shift the way you think. If you keep doing the same thing, you get the same results every time!

Someone once said, “The same attitude that got us in this mess, is the same attitude that will keep us in this mess!” Which means there has to be a shift and mindset change in your life.

Remember what the Lord told John in the book of Revelation chapter 4, “Come up here and I will show you things that must take place.” (Rev 4 : 1).   God wanted John to come up to another level or place. God could not show John the revelations down there, he had to come up “here” or higher where the Lord was.  Whether it was spiritual or physical you be the judge, regardless of how he had to do it, the Lord required him to go to another level, which required a shift! 

Revelation # 1. You will never understand the mysteries of the Kingdom and revelations of God down there. You must go higher in your thinking! Down there, speaks of the earthly or worldly mindset.

As a matter of fact, in order for you to succeed in life this is a life principle. Go higher! Go to another level! The scripture says in Isaiah 59: 19 When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him.

Sometimes we ask the question, “Why have I not gone to another level financially, educationally, relationally, ministerally or personally?” Well first ask we must ask ourselves, “Have I gone to another level in my thinking?” “Have I raised my level of expectation?”

And so the million dollar question today is, ” Where is your mind? What are you meditating on? What are you thinking about? Understand that there are some things that you can change, and some things that only God can change. One thing that God has given us, is the power to change our mind and to shift our attitude! 

Col 3:1  If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 
Col 3:2  Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 

The Apostle Paul said that if we were raised with Christ, or born again of his spirit, then we should seek those things that are above, where Christ is. Where is Christ? In heaven at the right of our Heavenly Father!

He then goes on to say something so profound! Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth! Now understand, yes we are in this world, but your mind does not have to be like the world! I would rather have the mind of Christ, then the mind of the world!

Listen to what the Lord told Isaiah:

(Isa 55:8)  For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor your ways My ways, says the LORD.

(Isa 55:9)  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

Listen, it doesn’t matter how smart, educated, or intelligent you are, God’s ways are so much higher than our ways, and his thoughts higher than our thoughts! This is why we must change our minds. You cannot have a low mind state or carnal mind. You must have a spiritual mind, and a Kingdom mind which is the mind of Christ.

Php 2:5  Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.

Paul even gave some great wisdom and teaching about the mind and how important it is to have a right state of mind:

(Rom 8:6)  For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace

(Rom 8:7)  because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the Law of God, neither indeed can it be.

(Rom 8:8)  So then they who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Change  is inevitable, the seasons change, your age changes each year, your hair will change, your weight may change, and guess what, change is gonna come, whether you like it or not.

You cannot have a negative attitude and expect to do great things! This is the attitude that Cain had in the Bible. Cain wanted to do things his way and got in trouble with God.

Read Genesis chapter 4: 6-10

Gen 4:6  So the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?

Gen 4:7  If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.”

Gen 4:8  Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.

Gen 4:9  Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”

Gen 4:10  And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.

The Lord gave Cain instructions that if he changed and shifted his attitude to do well, he would be accepted. He refused the wisdom of God, got angry and killed his brother!

Revelation # 2. Never refuse the wisdom and knowledge of God.

Notice that God gave him the instructions that could have changed his life. He refused and suffered the consequences. Many people today have rejected the Word of God and the wisdom of God and have reaped the consequences.

All it takes is changing your mind and shifting your attitude!

Remember your altitude is determined by your attitude,  You will never go any higher than the level of our thought process. Life expansion is achieved through mind expansion. Renew your mind and you will change your life! So what can we do?

1. Pray and ask God to help you in a particular area.

2. Agree with the Word God.

3. Change your mind.

4. Change your attitude.

5. Think on another level than where you are.

I want you to know attitude is everything! Your attitude reflects who you really are, and guess what your attitude determines your altitude or how high you will go!

Purpose in your heart that you are going to be all that God has called you to be.

Purpose in your heart to change your mind and shift your attitude in Jesus Christ! I assure you when this is done, you will fulfill your dreams, goals, aspirations and achieve all God purposed for you to achieve for his Glory, and for his Kingdom!

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Thanks and God Bless!

Pastor Jamal E. Quinn~

The Diversity of the Kingdom of God

Good day family and friends, blessings to you all,

As we know February is designated as Black History Month. A time to reflect and remember the contributions that Black Americans have made in the United States of America.

Why is it important? Because Black History is part of American History, and there are valuable historical lessons that we can learn from the past, that will educate us, and help us today, tomorrow and forever more.

For example there are many Black Americans who made significant contributions to our country, who were inventors, scientists, educators, civil rights leaders, actors, politicians, military leaders, sports figures, and clergy. Check out these links:

https://thinkgrowth.org/14-black-inventors-you-probably-didnt-know-about-3c0702cc63d2

http://www.pbs.org/black-culture/explore/10-black-history-little-known-facts/

When we think about it, the Kingdom of God is diverse as well. It is diverse with believers of every creed, color and nationality! The scripture says:

Rev 14:6-7 AKJV 6 And I saw another angel fly in the middle of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, 7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

There are believers all over this world from different ethnicities that make up the Kingdom of God, and this is by design from our Heavenly Father.

In the Lord’s prayer, Jesus (Yeshua) taught the disciples how to pray, and listen to the words of the first few verses:

Mat 6:9-10 AKJV 9 After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, Hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come, Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

God’s (Elohim) desire is that his will be done in earth as it is in heaven! So if heaven is diverse, and a place full of unity and harmony, the Body of Christ should be the same.

Notice I said the Body of Christ and not the world. Because the world, which is the Kingdom of men has its own set of rules!

Despite this, Jesus died for the sins of the world according to John 6:3, because he is not willing that any would perish, but that all would come to repentance.

2Pe 3:9 AKJV The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

The Lord is coming back for one church, although there are diverse communities of Christ all over America and the world. The Apostle Paul confirms it in Ephesians 4:

Eph 4:2-6 AKJV 2 With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; 3 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Why is the collective contributions of Black Americans and all ethnicities important? Because it is part of America history, and above all, education enlightens us and destroys ignorance!

The Word of God clearly states that people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. (Hos 4:6)

So today refuse to accept ignorance and allow God’s truth to fill our hearts and minds with love, knowledge and understanding. It is our responsibility to stand strong and agree with the Word of God. Because truth be told, it is the only thing that will endure forever!

1Pe 1:24-25 AKJV 24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass wither, and the flower thereof falls away: 25 But the word of the Lord endures for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached to you.

God bless, Pastor Quinn