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

A mind to work

Good day Saints, The Word for today is, “Do you have a mind to work?” Not just any work, but to work for the Lord and to be used in whatever capacity the Lord may need you!

Neh 4:6 says, “So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.”

Notice that the people accomplished much because of a right mindset. Isn’t it interesting that the scripture says they had a mind to work? Why didn’t it say they had strong hands to work, many people to work, or many resources for the work?

Why the mind? Because if your mind is stayed on the Lord, and you love him with all your heart, soul, and mind according to Matt 22:37, everything else will follow.

The worlds mindset of me, myself, and I is not the Christlike mindset. There is a balance in all things of course, but the question is, “Do you have the mind of Christ” according to Phil 2:4-5?

Christ once said at an early age in Luke 2:49, ” I must be about my Father’s business.” He certainly had the mind to please the Father in heaven!

If we are to be victorious in our vision and labor for the Lord, we must have the same mindset of unity, love, faith, servitude and above all, a mind to work!

This is how we achieve and do great things for the Lord! God bless, Pastor Quinn

Spiritual Power

Good day family and friends, the Word for today is Spiritual Power. Did you know that although fasting from food weakens your flesh, it strengthens you spiritually?

This is by design from the Lord! Read Matt 17:20-21. There is a supernatural power that God manifests in your life through disciplined prayer and fasting. This is why Jesus did it for 40 days! Read Matt 4:1-2. Although we may not do it 40 days, remember it’s not the longevity, but the discipline and sacrifice!

The book of Luke says this when he completed it: Luk 4:14 KJ2000 “And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.”

Always remember that spirit led living, walking in the spirit, and living by the Spirit is very important, and is a priority for every believer. Read Rom 8:14, Gal 5:16, Gal 5:25

Paul said the following in Rom 8:6-8 KJ2000″ For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.”

The Bible is very clear about fleshly living and spirit led living, and there is only one that pleases the LORD, gives you heavenly spiritual power, and allows blessings and favor to flow in your life. Which one will you choose? The flesh or the spirit?

God bless, Pastor Quinn

How is your love walk?

Good day Saints, A Word to ponder today is:  How is your love walk?

In light of everything that is transpiring in the earth and all around us, we must do a self check to ensure we that we are following the Word of God.

The Bible has a lot to say about the love of God and our love for one another. As a matter of fact, some of the most important scriptures concerning the virtue of love were taught by the Lord Jesus, Moses, the Apostle Paul and the disciple that Jesus loved: John. 

Sometimes when we talk about unconditional love, people are indifferent toward it. But the Lord wanted me to expound upon it because it is an important virtue!

The love I am referring to is the unconditional love of God. Not conditional love, universal love, fake love, pseudo love or fickle love, but the love that God had for us when he sent his Son according to John 3:16.

As I was praying one day, the Holy Spirit revealed that if love is indeed the greatest commandment, many of us will stand before God concerning it in that day! (Selah) 👀

The Bible says in Prov 10:12 KJ2000 says, “Hatred stirs up strife: but love covers all sins.” 

One the greatest prayers in the Bible is the Shema, where Moses tells Israel:
Deu 6:4-5 KJ20004 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: 5 And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

Jesus confirmed this in Matt 22:35-40 KJ2000 and added to it!

35 Then one of them, who was a lawyer, asked him a question, testing him, and saying, 36 Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? 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. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Jesus also rebuked a loveless church in his letters to the churches in Rev 2:2-4.

Before going to the cross Jesus told the disciples in John 13:34-35 KJ200034 A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.

Remember this was to the people of God, not the world. 
The Lord revealed to the disciples in his sign of the times, end time exposition that the love of many would grow cold :
Mat 24:12-13 KJ200012 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Even in the body of Christ and churches today, we find distrust, disunity and a lack of love.

The writer of Hebrews said in Heb 23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.

In other words, let us keep the faith, consider one another, walk in love, and stay in unity. Always remember, the love of God will unite us not divide us!God bless, Pastor Quinn

What are you full of?

Good day all, the Word for today is “FULL” In other words what are you full of? Prayerfully you say the Holy Spirit! The Bible says in Luk 4:1 AKJV “And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness.”

Notice that Jesus was full of the Spirit and led by the spirit. We must not be full of the world, full of ourselves, and full nonsense, but be full of the Holy Spirit of God.

As a matter of fact, how do you know if someone is “FULL” of the Spirit of God? Well, they will be full of FAITH, walking in UNITY with one another and their brothers and sisters, walking in unconditional LOVE and always letting their LIGHT shine for Christ!

In this new year 2021, ask the Lord for a fresh touch from heaven to be empowered afresh with his Holy Spirit. Then we will be as the scripture says about Jesus in Luke 4:1, “FULL of the Holy Spirit and led by the Spirit.”

Being filled with the Holy Spirit and led by the Spirit is very important in the times that we live in. The Holy Spirit will comfort us, John 14:16, lead us and guide us, John 16:13 and empower us, Acts 1:7, and put some super on our natural for the work of the ministry through spiritual gifts. 1 Cor 12:7-11

Let us endeavor to be “FULL” of the Holy Spirit. Be blessed! Pastor Quinn

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