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It’s not over till God says its over: keep hope alive!

Rom 15:13 -Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. 

On April 17, 2022, believers all over the world celebrated the Resurrection of our LORD Jesus Christ which was wonderful. Although many people refer to it as Easter, it is Resurrection Sunday!  Why? Because the most powerful thing about the LORD’s death, and burial was his resurrection from the grave with all power in his hand, and guess what?

There had to be a living hope among the people that what was prophesied about Jesus Christ was true.  So, in believing what was said, they had to keep hope alive!  Why? Because if there was no hope, then there would have been no expectation of what was to come!

The Apostle Paul said in Rom 15:13: Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. 

Notice that we serve a God of hope! I have been through so many things in my life, but the thing that keeps me strong is that I keep hope alive! Many times, people wonder how you are making it, but they don’t know you have a living faith and hope that causes you to persevere! Hallelujah!

So, what is hope?  It is a desire of something good, accompanied with an expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable. Hope is not wishing, but it is an expectation or the possibility of possessing of seeing something come to pass that may be in your heart!

The word “Hope” in the Greek is: “El Pece” which means anticipate, expectation or confidence!

I want to encourage everyone under the sound of my voice that no matter what your circumstances are, you must keep hope alive.  Hope is expectation. Hope is being optimistic that what you are believing by faith shall come to pass, and hope coupled with strong faith is powerful!

The only way one can truly overcome, endure, and walk in victory despite situations in life is through faith and hope in the LORD! Although many of us went through trials and tribulations in 2020-2021, you are still standing in 2022. Why? Because of great expectation for God to change your situation!

 I don’t know if you can comprehend the importance of keeping hope alive, but the scriptures have some interesting revelation about the power of hope!

Paul tells us in 1 Thess 2:19:

1Th 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?

Jesus is indeed coming back again! There is an anticipation of faith and hope that keeps us serving him faithfully. Never allow people, haters, or the devil to shake your faith and hope in the LORD!

The Prophet Jeremiah tells us in Lamentations chapter 3:

Lam 3:21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have, I hope. 

Lam 3:22 It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 

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

Lam 3:24  The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. 

Lam 3:25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. 

Lam 3:26  It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. 

To lament is an expression of sorrow, and cry of grief, but Jeremiah gives us the revelation of hope!

The book of Hebrews gives us the revelation of hope as well!

Heb 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

Heb 6:11 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

Heb 6:12 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Heb 6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,

Heb 6:14  Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.

Heb 6:15  And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

Heb 10:23  Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

Heb 10:24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works…

I want to encourage someone all over the world, that no matter where you are, what your situation is, or what you are going through! Keep hope alive in the LORD!! Keep trusting, keep believing, keep praising, keep worshipping, and keep serving the LORD. Knowing that God is able to make all grace abound toward you through your faith, hope and love for him!

Paul said that after it is said and done, remember 1 Cor 13:13, “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

I want you to remember:

Keep your faith strong in the LORD – It’s not over till God says it’s over!

Keep your hope alive in the LORD – It’s not over till God says it’s over!

And last but not least, love the LORD your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength in Jesus Name! Amen.

God Bless, Pastor Quinn

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Unity and Spiritual warfare

Mat 12:25 KJ2000 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

Mat 12:30 KJ2000 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers not with me scatters abroad.

One of the most profound doctrines in the Bible is unity! We find that the scripture has a lot to say about the power of unity. Nevertheless, despite what scripture says, we often find it hard to embrace this powerful Biblical concept! Maybe this is the root of the issue that hinders our progress in doing greater works!

As it is in the natural, so it is in the spiritual. If you enjoy or watch sports you will find that in team sports, no team or group that operates in division or individualism can win!

This is why the Bible places emphasis on the importance of our unity! For example:

2Ch 5:13 indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud

2Ch 5:14 so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God. 

Psa 133:1 A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 

Mat 18:19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 
Mat 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

So, we see from a few scriptures how important unity is for us! These are but a few scriptures, but you see here the power of unity! We must also remember that the Apostle Paul said in Ephesians 4, that we should endeavor to keep the spirit of unity in the bond of peace.

What does endeavor mean? It means, “To try hard, to aspire, aim, seek or to strive to do or achieve something.” Why? Because the devil’s greatest tactic is to divide and conquer!

So, Paul reminds us:

Eph 4:3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 
Eph 4:4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling. 
Eph 4:5  one Lord, one faith, one baptism.

He tells us profoundly that we are one body and one spirit, and there is one Lord, one faith and one baptism. As I was reading the book of Matthew and the book of Luke, I found a powerful concept, which is really not new, but we fail to understand at times, that the enemy of our faith wars against our unity!

He strives to divide us through doctrines, envy, jealousy, pride, selfishness and self-righteousness, racism and so many other things. This can happen in families, marriages, friendships, relationships, churches and even businesses! Division is a demonic tactic of the enemy.

Paul even tells us that we are not ignorant of Satan’s devices in 2 Cor 2:11.

“Lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.” 2 Cor 2:11

Now, understand, that there are times when division is necessary to keep the peace. The Bible says in Amos 3:3:, “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?”

Nevertheless, we cannot allow the devices of the wicked one to deter God’s Kingdom agenda! Why because we are wise and not ignorant of this fact. What we find in the book of Matthew is that Jesus in his wisdom, shares the strategy of the enemy through the spiritual warfare tactic of division.

In Matthew chapter 12, Jesus cast a demon out of a man! The people were amazed and said could this be the Son of David? Matt 12:22

When the religious folk, (Pharisees) heard this, they said that Jesus cast demons out by Beelzebub. Matt 12:24

Jesus in his eternal wisdom, then shades them by saying:

Mat 12:25  But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. 
Mat 12:26  If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? 

In other words, Jesus said, “If I was on the side of Satan, and cast demons out by the power of Satan, his Kingdom will not stand, because I would be working against him.

As a matter of fact, every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. So, if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself, and how could his Kingdom stand?

Jesus simply told them, you know nothing about unity or spiritual warfare! Satan’s kingdom is unified to divide us! (Say what?) Yes! The Kingdom of Satan is unified in their division against us! They work together to divide and conquer!

Jesus then tells them; I am not on Satan’s side! Why? Because If I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God is come upon you! Matt 12:28

How many of us know that the Kingdom of God should be unified! Duet 6:4 tells us:

Deu 6:4  “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! 

in Matt 12:29, Jesus then expounds on how to defeat the devil, who is the strong man! In other words, we must war in the spirit against demons who keep people in bondage and oppression! How do we do this? First of all we must unify!

Then we must first bind the strong man (demons, devils etc). In other words, render him powerless! How do we do this? Through binding and loosing in Jesus Name by the power of Holy Spirit!

Mat 18:18  “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 
Mat 18:19  “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 
Mat 18:20  For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” 

So, we see, as it relates to our unity, the devil desires to weaken us through division, disunity, and disagreement!

So, we must bind the strong man of division, and loose one vision. We bind the strong man of disunity and loose unity. We bind the strong man of disagreement and loose agreement in Jesus (Yeshua’s) name!

Notice the profound words of Christ in Matt 12:30:

Mat 12:30  He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.

In other words, he who is not unified with me, is against me. He who does not gather with me, scatters abroad. Our LORD Jesus said that you must be unified with me, because if you are not, you are against me! Very strong words indeed!

People of God, those reading this. Let us not be ignorant of Satan’s devices. Put aside the demonic virtues of division, discord, disunity, disagreement, and disunion, and embrace the Biblical virtues of one vision, one accord, agreement, union and unity. When we do this, remember what David said will happen:

Psa 133:2 It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. 
Psa 133:3  It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing—Life forevermore. 

God Bless, Pastor Quinn

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The Power of Prayer in your life

Mat 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 
Mat 7:8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 
Mat 7:9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 
Mat 7:10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 
Mat 7:11  If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! 

One of the most powerful virtues that God has given to us is prayer! All throughout the Bible we find men and women calling on the name of the LORD through prayer! It has to be one of the oldest virtues known to man! Even those who serve false gods, call upon their deity expecting results from their petitions!

God, (Yehovah) in his eternal majesty has given us the ability to commune and converse with him. To connect the physical with the spiritual, and to connect heaven to earth for manifestation of what we need and desire in the earth realm.

God in his great grace and mercy understands that we are limited in our ability on earth, although he has given us power according to Luke 10:19 and Acts 1:8.

Luk 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 

Act 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” 

The scripture also says in Proverbs 18:20-21:

Pro 18:20 A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; from the produce of his lips, he shall be filled. 
Pro 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. 

Even the wise man Solomon gives us wisdom on the words we speak, and I believe it is connected to prayer more than just speaking death and life! So, although God has given us power, our humility always brings us back to God in prayer who is the creator of all things!

We find in the Bible Moses, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joshua, David, Hannah, Jehoshaphat, Job, and so many others calling and crying out to God in prayer, with powerful results!

Look at 2 Chron 7:14, we see the LORD connecting our prayers to our humility.

2Ch 7:14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 

Seeking the face of God is an act of humility and dependence on the Almighty, in whom there is nothing to hard!

As a Pastor, I exhort our church to pray continuously because of three reasons:

1. The scripture tells us to!

2. There is power in it!

3. There are some things only God can do!

Look what the scripture says about prayer:

Mat 26:41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 

Isn’t it interesting that out of all the things the disciples saw Christ do, they wanted to know how to pray!

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.” 

Then we find more scriptures that admonish us to pray!

Luk 18:1 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.

Eph 6:18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 

1Th 5:17 pray without ceasing.

1Ti 2:1 Therefore I exhort first of all those supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 
1Ti 2:2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 

1Ti 2:8 I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. 

In the Gospel of Matthew, the LORD clearly tells us a Kingdom secret when we ask, seek and knock:

Mat 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 
Mat 7:8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 
Mat 7:9  Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 
Mat 7:10  Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 
Mat 7:11  If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! 

The LORD said that when we ask, we will receive. When we seek, we will find, and when we knock the door shall be opened! This is achieved through the virtue and power of prayer!

God is so merciful, compassionate and abounding in love that he tells us, “If you who are a human being, know how to give good gifts to your children. How much more, will your heavenly Father give good things to those that ask him!

Today, in the times we live, prayer is a critical virtue. It is also an important part of our relationship with Christ!

So today, and every day, humble yourself before God, and seek His face by asking, seeking and knocking for whatever you are going through or need!

Sometimes we don’t always receive what we want, but God always gives us what we need in the right timing!

Saints, everything we need comes through the virtue of prayer, and petitioning our heavenly Father in Jesus (Yeshua’s) name, who is the giver of all good things! Pray for me as I pray for you!

God bless,

Pastor Quinn

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Wisdom is the Principal thing

For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom gives life to them that have it. Ecc 7:12 AKJV

Two things that we need in life are wisdom and money. Truth be told you can’t live a good life without either one!

Yet, most people only seek after one and that is money. If money is your source, and you have no wisdom, you set yourself up for future failure.

If wisdom is your portion, and you have no money, God can give you ideas that will produce more income! Never allow money to be your source. It is only a tool.

The scripture says wisdom is the principal thing not money!

Pro 4:7 AKJV Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.

Don’t chase money, chase wisdom! Get excellent wisdom and it will bless your life abundantly.

Prayer: God, give me wisdom for life in everything I do.

God bless! Pastor Quinn

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The Prophet Daniel’s Testimony

Dan 1:5  And the king appointed for them a daily provision of the king’s delicacies and of the wine which he drank, and three years of training for them, so that at the end of that time they might serve before the king. 

Dan 1:6  Now from among those of the sons of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. 

Dan 1:7  To them the chief of the eunuchs gave names: he gave Daniel the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abed-Nego. 

Dan 1:8  But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. 

Hello and greetings in this New Year 2022! At the beginning of the year, many churches and individuals participated in what is referred to as the Daniel fast. So, let’s take a look at the life of the Prophet Daniel, who is one of the most interesting prophets in the Bible. The scripture has a wonderful testimony of his life as he served the LORD!

In the Bible, certain individuals had unique testimonies of who they were, and how they served the LORD. For example, Moses was a man who spoke to God, as a man speaks to his friend, face to face. (Exo 33:11)

David was a man after God’s heart. (Acts 13:22)

John was the disciple that Jesus loved. (John 13:23, John 20:2, and John 21:20)

Mary was blessed and highly favored in the sight of the LORD. (Luke 1:28) and Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. (1 Chron 4:9)

Of course, there are many more, but the profound thing about Daniel is that the Bible says he was greatly beloved in the sight of the LORD, and had an excellent spirit. Look what the Angel of the LORD said about him in the book of Daniel chapter 9 and 10.

Dan 9:23  At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision.

Dan 10:11  And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” While he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling. 

Dan 10:19  And he said, “O man greatly beloved, fear not! Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong!” So when he spoke to me I was strengthened, and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.

My question to everyone reading is: What is your testimony before the Lord?

Daniel had an awesome testimony before the Lord, and he was greatly beloved! We also find that Daniel is mentioned in Eze 14 with an awesome testimony along with Noah and Job.

Eze 14:13  “Son of man, when a land sins against Me by persistent unfaithfulness, I will stretch out My hand against it; I will cut off its supply of bread, send famine on it, and cut off man and beast from it. 

Eze 14:14  Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only themselves by their righteousness,” says the Lord GOD. 

Let’s be real, when it is all said and done, it doesn’t matter what people say or think about you, what really matters is what God thinks about you!

The Bible also records that Daniel had an excellent spirit. Look what a pagan King said about him!

Dan 5:13  Then Daniel was brought in before the king. The king spoke, and said to Daniel, “Are you that Daniel who is one of the captives from Judah, whom my father the king brought from Judah? 

Dan 5:14  I have heard of you, that the Spirit of God is in you, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom are found in you.

We also find that he was faithful and because of his faithfulness, he was promoted!

Dan 6:1  It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty prince’s, to be over the whole kingdom; 

Dan 6:2  and over these, three governors, of whom Daniel was one, that the princes might give account to them, so that the king would suffer no loss. 

Dan 6:3  Then this Daniel distinguished himself above the governors and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm. 

Dan 6:4  So the governors and princes sought to find some charge against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful; nor was there any error or fault found in him. 

Isn’t it profound what the Bible says about his faithfulness and excellence?

We also find that Daniel would not follow the decree of the government, who put out a decree that no could petition his God for 30 days according to the Babylonian law! Listen to the Bible!

Dan 6:7 All the governors of the kingdom, the administrators and princes, the counselors and advisors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute and to make a firm decree, that whoever petitions any god or man for thirty days, except you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions. 


Dan 6:8 Now, O king, establish the decree and sign the writing, so that it cannot be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which does not alter.” 
Dan 6:9 Therefore King Darius signed the written decree. 


Dan 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days. 


Dan 6:11 Then these men assembled and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God. 

Despite the decree, Daniel would not allow anything to stop him from serving and praying to the Lord! As a result, he was thrown in the lion’s den! (Dan 6:12)

Taking a stand for God means, knowing who you are, and putting your absolute faith in God, and standing strong in God’s word!

Never forget who you are in Christ! Listen to what the Bible says about those that have been born again of the spirit of God!

1Pe 2:9  But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 

1Pe 2:10  who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. 

Daniel had an excellent spirit, and despite being a slave in Babylon, Biblical history tells us of the prophecy in Jeremiah 25, that Jerusalem would be invaded. During this invasion, they took many of God’s people captive, especially those that were young.

What’s interesting about Daniel is that he was a young man probably between the ages 17-20 in a society where everything went according to the Kings decree and command. Yet, he was bold, confident and loved the LORD!

As a captive he and others were put in the Babylonian indoctrination program to serve under the King.  The King’s plan was to feed them his food, give them wine, and give them a quality worldly Babylonian education.

But the Bible says that Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself. Let’s read!

Dan 1:5  And the king appointed for them a daily provision of the king’s delicacies and of the wine which he drank, and three years of training for them, so that at the end of that time they might serve before the king. 

Dan 1:6  Now from among those of the sons of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. 

Dan 1:7  To them the chief of the eunuchs gave names: he gave Daniel the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abed-Nego. 

Dan 1:8  But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. 

Notice that Daniel took a stand for the Lord and rejected the pagan Kings command!

Isn’t that an awesome testimony? I mean the world has a way of embracing you if you follow after them! But Daniel purposed in his heart that he was going to serve and represent the Lord! Isn’t this the testimony that we should have? That no matter what happens in this earth realm, we should be steadfast, unmovable and always abounding in the work of the LORD! (1 Cor 15:58)

Daniel’s testimony of faithfulness and excellence unto the Lord is an example to us! Because although we are in the world, we are not of the world, and we represent Jesus Christ!

I want to encourage you to stand strong in the LORD in these last days! Remember what Rev 12:11 says, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

Let us do likewise and follow the example of Daniel, who represented the Lord in excellence. He took a stand for who he was, and what he believed! As a result, his testimony was that he was a man greatly beloved before the LORD!

God bless, Pastor Quinn

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The Royalty of Jesus Christ

Mat 2:2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.” 
Mat 2:3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 
Mat 2:4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 

Mat 2:5 So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet: 
Mat 2:6 And you Bethlehem, in the land of Judea, are not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of you shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. 
Mat 2:7 Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. 

Mat 2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.” 
Mat 2:9 When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. 
Mat 2:10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. 


Mat 2:11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 

The story of Jesus Christ birth is filled with the revelation of his royalty that we can all learn from. The Bible says that the wise men searched diligently for Christ, knowing that the scripture prophesied of his birth. This is so profound because the Bible implores us to seek the Lord, while he may be found.

Isa 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 
Isa 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 

The wise men followed the star which led them to where Christ was. The star shined a bright light over him! Remember Jesus said in Joh 8:12, ” Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness but have the light of life.” 

We also find five wonderful things that happened at the birth of Jesus Christ that the wise men did. Wisdom implores us to do the same thing.

1. When they found him, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy! This speaks of praise and excitement! Mat 2:10 says, “When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.” Point number 1. No matter who you are, or what your title is, there is only one star, who is Jesus Christ, whom we should exalt and praise at all times!

2. They fell down and worshipped him. True worship is what God desires, and
sometimes we give the LORD halfhearted worship. Joh 4:24 says, “God is Spirit, and those
who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

The Bible also says:
1Ch 16:29 Give to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before
Him. Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness!

When someone is of royalty, protocol states that you bring a gift. You don’t come before royalty empty handed! You always bring a gift to show honor! They worshipped him and gave him three things!

3. They gave him Gold. Gold is the most precious metal one can buy. It is a symbol of wealth on earth and represents his divine nature.

4. They gave him frankincense which is a fragrant incense. Frankincense was very expensive in those days. It speaks of the fragrance of His life and ministry. Frankincense is also a symbol of priestship. It symbolizes prayer and Christ’s role as our intercessor. 1 Tim 2:5 says, “For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.”

It was also one of the ingredients of the incense used in the Tabernacle and when burned, it emanated a beautiful smell! Incense is symbolic of prayers that ascend into heaven as well.

Rev 5:8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

5. They gave him Myrrh. Myrrh in the days of Christ was an expensive spice. It speaks of His suffering and death. Myrrh in the days of Christ was an expensive embalming oil or medicine.

Myrrh was also one of the ingredients used in the anointing oil given to Moses by the Lord. It had two uses, as an anointing oil and embalming oil for death.

In the Bible, Christ was offered wine mixed with myrrh as an analgesic during his crucifixion, and his body was anointed with myrrh after his death. When Christ was on the cross, the bible records in Mar 15:23, Then they gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it.

When he died, one of the religious leaders did the following:
John 19:39 And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a
mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.

These three gifts can be described as gold symbolizing divinity, frankincense symbolizing the aroma of his life, prayer, intercession, and myrrh, symbolizing death and suffering.

All of these point to Jesus Christ! And guess what? We can learn from their actions by doing the same! How? Do you say? Well, we should rejoice and praise the LORD at all times! We must worship him in spirit and in truth, and we should give him our best!

The wise men gave him gold, frankincense and myrrh. We give our time, talents and treasure. Why? Because he owns it all, and we only give back to him, what belongs to him. We don’t give to a man, we give back to the LORD, because he created us, and he owns all things!

Remember the earth is the LORD’S and the fullness thereof. This is why we give him our best in all that we do, because God gave his best, and the wise man gave their best! Let us do likewise!

So, during this season, today, tomorrow and forevermore, it is only proper that we give glory, honor and praise to Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus Christ) who is KING of Kings and LORD of Lord’s!

God bless, Pastor Quinn

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Abiding in Jesus Christ

Psa 91:1  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 
Psa 91:2  I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” 

Joh 1:14  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. 

One of my most beloved Psalms is Psalm 91. It has been ascribed as written by King David, but many theologians say that Moses was the author, and it was included in the Psalms later by David.

Regardless of the author, it is a beautiful Psalm, and we know that both Moses and David are revered in the Old Testament, and were mighty men of God who loved the LORD!

One of the reasons it could be ascribed to Moses is that Psalm 90 and Psalm 91 start off by telling the reader the importance of dwelling in the LORD. Let’s read!

Psa 90:1 A Prayer of Moses the Man of God. LORD, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. 
Psa 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God. 

Psalm 91: 1-2 says:

Psa 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 
Psa 91:2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” 

Both Psalms speak of a dwelling place in God, but Psalm 91 goes a little deeper and says:

Psa 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 

So, the Psalmist speaks of dwelling in the secret place of the Most High God, and abiding under the shadow of the Almighty. The Psalmist is referring to two powerful names of God which are El Elyon (Most High God) and El Shaddai (God Almighty).

The Hebrew word for dwell is “yashab” and the Hebrew word for abide is “loon” and they both have the same meaning, kind of! Dwell means to inhabit, take up shelter or settle in a place of residence or a place of habitation.

This is where we get the word dwelling! Abide is almost the same, except it means to continue, to lodge, remain or to stay permanently!

Question? Is the LORD your dwelling place and are you abiding in Jesus Christ?

In 2 Chronicles 6:18, Solomon asked the question; “But will God indeed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain you; how much less this house which I have built!”

Moses built the Tabernacle and Solomon built a Temple, where God’s presence would dwell among the people.

The house of God, or the place where we gather should never be minimized, because dwelling places for God and his people are important in scripture! David said in the Psalms:

Psa 23:6 -Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever. 

Psa 27:4 – One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple. 

Although the house of God should never be minimized, God desires to dwell among us, and with us personally!

John 1: 14 tells us, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

“Isaiah 9:6, says; “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.

Matt 1:23 confirms it! “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

Isn’t that wonderful that God dwells with us, among us, and in us.  Isn’t it amazing that God himself wanted to dwell among his creation and came to earth to save us from our sins.

Jesus came to earth and experienced what we experience, what we go through, and what we feel. He came to show us the way more excellently.  He left the glory of heaven to dwell with his creation! 

John 3: 16 says “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes on him will not perish but have everlasting life!”

As I look at all the other religions, they worship a god who they think is among them, but we worship a God who is with us! The difference between true worship and false worship can be summed up in two words: Relationship or Religion.

Relationship is what we all need with the LORD. God reached down to man through his Son Jesus Christ with grace, love and truth, reconnecting our hearts to the Father through relationship in Jesus Christ.  

Religion is man attempting to find God or trying to appease God through made up doctrines, rituals, and religious observances. The late Myles Munroe stated that Jesus didn’t come to start a religion, but came to establish rulership through relationship.

The birth of Jesus Christ brought God to man. But the cross of Christ, brings man to God! Many of us will give or receive gifts next week, but the greatest gift that was given to mankind was Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the Living God!

It is a gift that was paid in full, it is the gift that leaves no debt unpaid! it is the gift that keeps on giving, it is the gift you won’t have to get a rain check for, and above all, it is the gift that will never break, wear out or depreciate! 

The gift of salvation has been given. Receive the gift today! For He is the most precious gift ever given to mankind!  

As you celebrate Christmas and the Holidays, remember what Jesus said in John 15:4-7:

Joh 15:4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 
Joh 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 
Joh 15:6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 
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. 

Today, during this Christmas season, and next year. Let’s dwell on the things that are important to God, which is abiding in Jesus Christ! In the midst of giving and receiving gifts, receive and celebrate the greatest gift ever given to man, Jesus the Christ!

God Bless, Pastor Quinn

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the beauty of humility

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 has 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; 
Php 2:11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 

One of the most beautiful attributes that one can possess is humility! There is an absolute beauty in humility! When we look at the life of Jesus Christ, we find the ultimate example of exaltation through humility. The Apostle Paul tells us that we should have that same mindset in Phil 2:5. When we look at the example of Christ, we find a wonderful example!

The Bible says in Phil 2:6, that although Christ was in the form of God, he thought it not robbery to to be equal with God. In other words, although he was the Son of God, and although he was with God. He did not take it lightly. He knew who he was, but yet, he submitted himself to the Father’s will. The Bible says he made himself of no reputation in Phil 2:7.

This is something that many people have not yet learned. We live in a society and time, where everybody wants to be at the top. I mean there is nothing wrong with being at the top of your game, in whatever you do, but understand that humility is the highest form of exaltation.

Although the LORD was in the form of God, which means the shape, appearance and likeness. He took on the form of a servant, made in the likeness of men. (Phil 2:7). Don’t miss this! He took on the form of a servant, although he was part of the Godhead! (Father, Son and Holy Spirit)

We can learn something from this, because although we have positions of authority, titles, degrees, and the accolades of men, we should maintain a spirit of humility.

The Bible says that although he was in the form of God, he came into the earth realm as a man, and humbled himself. This speaks volumes, because there are not to many people who are willing to come down to a low place, to follow the path of humility like Christ.

Jesus told the disciples something so profound in Matt chapter 23.

Mat 23:11  But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.  Mat 23:12  And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. 

Notice, the same thing he told his disciples, is the same path that he followed himself. He took the form of a servant, and humbled himself in Phil 2:8.

The Bible also says that he became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (Phil 2:8)

Paul tells us in Rom 5:19 –  For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Isn’t that amazing! by Adam’s disobedience, many were made sinners. By Christ’s obedience, many were made righteous. Can you imagine what obedience will do in your life, and in the life of others?

Christ’s death, or sacrifice was the the ultimate sacrifice for humanity. Today, I don’t think we really know the power and value of sacrifice. What do I mean by sacrifice? I mean the willingness to give up something, or to release something of value, for the benefit of someone else.

What I mean is the dying of yourself, the emptying of yourself through humility, following the example of Christ. Of course, the ultimate sacrifice was Christ’s death at the cross!

A good question to ask is? What is it in your life that needs to die? Could it be self righteousness, an attitude, pride, anger or unforgiveness. Believe me, we all have something in our lives, that we could surely give up, that will help us to be a better example for Christ.

Now, when we put all the words together that describe Christ, they are: No reputation, servitude, humility, obedience, and sacrifice. Now understand, it wasn’t that he didn’t have a reputation, or that he wasn’t a servant, or had pride, and was disobedient. The revelation is that he left his heavenly abode and did all these things for you and me! He gave us the perfect example.

As a result God exalted him to the highest place!

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; 
Php 2:11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 

People of God, humility is an exalter. Pride and self will bring you low. Let us follow the example of the Apostle Paul, who said, let his mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus! In doing so, God will promote and bless your life, high and above measure!

God bless, Pastor Quinn

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Faith and focus for the journey

Num 13:32-33 KJV 32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. 33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

In the times that we live, faith and focus are two things we need for the journey ahead.

Why do we need faith? Because faith will sustain you like nothing else, and will give you the hope to overcome anything in your life you are going through.


Why do we need focus? Because without the proper focus, you cannot see clearly what is before you, and neither can you
achieve the things that are in your heart.

Why? Because a lack of focus means you have taken your eyes off of what is before you, due to distraction or deception.

Understand that in difficult times, having a strong faith and focus in the Word of God will keep you focused for the journey ahead.

When you are driving on a road trip or journey, it’s important to stay focused right? Which means we must be alert and watchful, knowing that there may be obstacles or situations that could hinder you on the journey.

Remember, in the journey of faith, you are going to be tested, and if you are not focused, you may find yourself doing something that is not Kingdom related, or out of the will of God!

Remember the story of the 12 Israelite spies in the Bible, that went to spy out the land in Numbers Chapter 13?

In Numbers Chapter 13, the LORD tells Moses to send twelve men, who were leaders to spy out the land he was giving to him.

Num 13:1-3 AKJV 1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 Send you men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall you send a man, every one a ruler among them. 3 And Moses by the commandment of the LORD sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel.

So the LORD gave them a Word to take possession of the land, and the only thing they had to do was obey God, spy out the land, and take possession of it.

The interesting thing is when they spied it out, they saw that the land was awesome, but there was just one problem. There were giants in the land.

In other words, there were obstacles or things they saw, which caused them to have a lack of faith and focus. Why, because they didn’t believe the Word of the LORD spoken to Moses, and they saw the themselves as grasshoppers.

Num 13:32-33 AKJV 32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched to the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eats up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. 33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

Do you see why faith and focus are important? Because God has given us his Word to sustain us in difficult times, and the journey ahead. Yet, many times, because of a lack of faith and focus, we miss the blessing that God has for us because of fear, doubt and unbelief!

As a result of their fear, doubt and unbelief, out of 12 men, only 2 entered into the Promised Land, which was Joshua and Caleb.

Num 14:30 AKJV Doubtless you shall not come into the land, concerning which I swore to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

These two men had a faith and a focus in God! They saw what Moses saw, and believed the Word of the LORD.

When you have a strong faith and focus in God, nothing is impossible for you. Why? Because with God, nothing is impossible.

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

But when you have a lack of faith and focus in God, you hinder the blessing that God has for your life!

Heb 11:6 AKJV 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.

Question, what doors and opportunities in your life have been hindered because of a lack of faith and focus?

I encourage you to stay strong in faith, and focused for the journey ahead regardless of what happens in the earth, or in your life.

Brothers and Sisters, always trust God, keep the faith, and stay focused, no matter what it looks like, seems like or appears to be. Because with God, nothing is impossible!

God bless, Pastor Quinn

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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