Everything has a time and season

Ecc 3:1  To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: 
Ecc 3:2  A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; 
Ecc 3:3  A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; 
Ecc 3:4  A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; 
Ecc 3:5  A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; 
Ecc 3:6  A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away; 
Ecc 3:7  A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; 
Ecc 3:8  A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace. 

Some of the most profound passages of scriptures in the Bible come from Ecclesiastes chapter 3: verses 1-8.  The Bible says that there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven. This should encourage us because everything has a time and a season. The revelation of the scripture as it pertains to us is; what we are going through will not last always. In other words, God has ordained seasons for everything in the earth to change, and that which He has ordained will come to pass in the appointed time. Wounds will heal, relationships will heal, the sun will shine, a new day will dawn, trials will turn to triumph, and trouble will not last always!

God in his great grace has given to us seasons and times according to that which he has ordained. This means that tomorrow is a brighter day. You may be going through right now, but tomorrow will be a greater day! Maybe this is why the scripture says in Psalm 30:5, speaking about the LORD, “For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” If we really understood times, seasons and the purposes of God, we would be more inclined to stay focused on the journey ahead. Because in this journey called life; there will be ups, downs, trials, tribulations, tests, troubles, temptations, transitions, and tragedy’s. There will be agreements, disagreements, sickness, healing, love, hate, living, dying, laughing, mourning, love, and hate. Solomon the wise man lets us know that this is how God has ordained seasons and times in creation.  Things will change, people will change, times will change, your age will change, but God will remain the same! Malachi 3:6 says, “For I am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.” Hebrews 13: 8 says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

This should be good news for all of us, because no matter what happens in life or whatever season we are in, the purpose of God is going to come to pass.  Maybe this is why the Apostle Paul said in Rom 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Although situations in life may look bad, God has a plan, and it will work out for our good according to his purpose.  David confirms it in Psalm 34:1, “I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”  So no matter what season you are in, no matter what time may bring, rejoice and know that God will work it out for your good and for His glory in Jesus name, Amen!

God bless!  Pastor Quinn

In all things give thanks

1Thess 5:18  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 

Thanksgiving is the season when most people take the time to give thanks for all that the LORD has done. But when we think about it, the scripture says, “In all things give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” How many of us know that the giving of thanks is not just for a specific time and season? We should be thankful at all times, and give thanks to God for each and everything that he has blessed us with, and done in our lives.  The Bible says, “Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father of Heavenly lights, in whom there is no variance or shadow of turning.” (James 1:17) In other words, God is the source of every good and perfect thing that we have received and achieved. Think about it, if God is the creator of all things, and he is, then we should give thanks for all things, because it came from him. 

Paul said that the giving of thanks is the will of God in Christ Jesus Christ concerning us! This is powerful. In other words, God’s desire is that we be thankful. God does not want us to be ungrateful. Why is this God’s will concerning us? Because he is the source of all good things! Lets be real. No one likes an ungrateful or unthankful person! 

The scripture also says in Rom 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” I want you to know that God is working it out for your good and his glory. Just give him thanks and praise him for the victory!  Sometimes we get discouraged because of what we don’t have or what we did not accomplish. How many of us know that it is not over until God says it is over!  The Bible says that in Phil 1:6, “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

As long as you have breath in your body, there is a new day for a new opportunity! We should give thanks to the LORD for waking us up this morning, starting us on our way, and giving us the strength and grace for a new mercy each morning! Think about this for a moment. We may not have everything we want, but God said I will supply all of your need according to my riches in glory! (Phil 4:19)

The scripture also says in Psalm 100:4, “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and enter into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” One thing I believe God in all of his glory does not like is selfishness and ungratefulness. I am sure we can all agree that if someone is unthankful or ungrateful, it comes from a spirit of pride. Humility allows us to be grateful and thankful. We should always have a spirit of thankfulness in our hearts not only to the LORD, but to one another.

The Apostle Paul said in Col 3:15, “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.” If someone has blessed your life, be thankful. If someone has encouraged you be thankful. If someone has done even the smallest thing in your life, always be grateful and thankful. A grateful and thankful heart opens the door to even greater blessings in your life.

Today, let us think about everything we have been through this year. God has given us the victory! Even if you have not seen the manifestation of what you are believing God for yet, give him thanks and praise him in advance! I am truly grateful and thankful to all of our leaders, members and friends of the ministry that have shown toward Firm Foundation Christian Fellowship and my family. Thank you for your support, service, sacrifice and servitude unto the LORD. May God bless you all.

God bless!  Pastor Quinn

Oneness in the Body of Christ

Eph 4:1  I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called, 
Eph 4:2  With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 
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, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 
Eph 4:5  One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 
Eph 4:6  One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 
Eph 4:7  But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 

As we move forward into this new upcoming season of 2020, we must always remember that we are stronger as one body of believers. One of the greatest tactics of the enemy is to divide and conquer. This is a tactic that has been used by the enemy for thousands of years, and there are many people that have fallen for it hook, line and sinker, even in the Body of Christ. The Apostle Paul said 2 Cor 2:11, “Lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.”

It is so important that we as a body understand the devices of the devil. His devices against the Body of Christ are division, discord, disagreement and disunity. We would be ignorant to believe that God will bless the work of our hands in division, because the scripture clearly states the importance of being unified in the Body of Christ. Lets take a look at what the LORD Jesus and the Apostle Paul said in scripture. In John chapter 17: 20-23, Jesus prayed a very important prayer for the believers. He prayed that we would be one, just as he and the Father are one. If Christ said it, then it must be very important! The Apostle Paul confirms this in Eph 4:1-7:

In Eph 4 verse 1, Paul said that we should walk worthy of the vocation or calling that we have received, or in which we have been called. This is important because God called us for such a time as this to do the will of the Father in heaven. Each and every one of us, whether we are fivefold ministry or members of the church should be walking worthy of our calling. This means that we have been given an awesome responsibility, and God wants us to represent or walk worthy, because it is a high calling, and a great responsibility.

Remember in Matt 25:14-15, the parable of the talents, the LORD gave five talents to one, two talents to one and one talent to another. The Bible says that he gave them talents according to their own ability. This means that God holds you accountable for that which he has entrusted to you. There is no need to emulate or copy another individual. Everything you have is in you, because God gave it to you. Whether it be five, two or one talents.

Paul then says in verse 2, that we should walk worthy in lowliness, meekness, patience and love. These are the virtues of unity as it relates to the Body of Christ. It is also maturity. Anything else stems from a spirit of pride, self righteousness and individuality. Verse 3 says, “Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”  It is so important that we endeavor to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. 

Why? Because we don’t want to give the enemy a foothold. In the world today we see political groups divided, groups of people divided, and the same spirit has invaded the church today. We see people bashing one another, distancing themselves, and dividing themselves against one another all in the name of the LORD Jesus Christ. This is deception. Paul said we should endeavor, or make an effort, to be diligent or to labor in it, as it relates to unity.  The problem we have today is that no one endeavors to do it. 

David said in Psalm 133:1, “How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell in unity.” The Bible even says that where there is unity, God commands the blessing, even life forevermore.” (Psalm 133:3) Now understand that according to Eph 4: 4, “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling.” 

The universal Church is one body. It is not many bodies. There are many ministries and diversities of ministries but there is one church, one body and one ecclesia. (1 Cor 12:4-6)  In other words, although the Church is universal, we have many communities of Christ, led by different ministers who are walking worthy of their calling and invocation in the LORD. The Bible also says there is one Lord, one faith and one baptism. (verse 5) This means that God has one church and there is one people. If this is true, why do we practice individuality?

Eph 4:6  says, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.  So there is one LORD, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above us all, through us all and in us all. This is profound, because if the Godhead is one, who is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, then the church should be as one. And if the body is one, why is there so much division? Again this is deception. We must examine ourselves in the faith, and get back to the Word of God and one accord, If we want to see the power and glory of God manifested in the Church in these last days.

Last but not least, Eph 4:7 says, “But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” The Apostle Paul said that each one of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift. This means that each and every one of us has been given a gift, talent, ability and spiritual gift. There is no  reason to be jealous or envious of one another. What you have, and what you accomplish is because of God’s grace. Not your title, education, intellect or ability. It is through God that we are able to accomplish anything, and He alone must get all the honor, glory and praise in Jesus Name.  So as we prepare to crossover into 2020 soon, let us have the 20/20 vision of Christ and endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace! God bless,  Pastor Quinn

For additional information on oneness and unity, please read Pastor Quinn’s book entitled “How Good and How Pleasant it is: The importance and power of unity”

Receiving God’s Benefits

The Word of the LORD for this week is “Receiving God’s Benefits”

Psa 103:1  A Psalm Of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! 
Psa 103:2  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: 
Psa 103:3  Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases, 
Psa 103:4  Who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, 
Psa 103:5  Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 

As we prepare to end one year and cross over into a New Year soon, I want to encourage you with the words of David who said, “Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name!” Why did David say that? Because he knew that the LORD had done great and mighty works in him and through the people of God! We must never forget that we are here today because of Gods grace and great mercy!  Man had nothing to do with it. It was by the grace of Almighty Elohim!  Just think back to where you were years ago, or what God brought you through! When we get the understanding of Psalm 103, then we will understand why we must never forget! Lets take a look at Psalm 103:2-5.

Psalm 103:2 says,  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits. This is important because we should always bless the LORD and never forget all that he has done for us! Question? Are you partaking of all of God’s promises and benefits? They belong to you as a child of God. The Bible says in Gal 3:29, ” And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” The promises of God, and the benefits of God belong to each and every one of his beloved children. Now lets take a look at some of those benefits in Psalm 103:3-5.

Psa 103:3 says, ” Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases.”  God has delivered us from our sins, cleansed us, and redeemed us! He has healed our bodies and made us whole, spirit, mind, body and soul? Even if you are still waiting on the manifestation of healing, you must believe and receive it by faith! Because it is going to manifest in Jesus Name! Why because it is already done! The Bible says in 1 Peter 2: 24, “By his stripes were healed.”

Psa 103:4 says, “Who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies. ” The LORD called us out of darkness into his marvelous light. He saved us and delivered us from destruction. Think about all the people who have not come to the knowledge of truth in Jesus Christ yet. Praise be to God for redeeming our life from destruction!  He has also kept the enemy of our soul from killing us. He also crowned you with love, kindness and tender mercies! I thank God that he is not like human beings, who will love conditionally, but God loves us unconditionally. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God!

Psa 103:5 says, “Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”  The LORD has blessed us and satisfied us with our hearts desires. Truth be told, you may not have everything you want, but God has satisfied you with wonderful things throughout your life. He has given you life, peace, joy, strength, a job, good friends, a home,  and even material things! Not only that, he has renewed our strength like the eagle so that we can soar and go higher and deeper in him. 

God is the one who gives youthfulness and long life. When people ask me why I look so young, I tell them Psalm 103:5 is my portion. Why? Because it says, our strength is renewed like the eagle’s. Although we have been through many trials, tribulations, tests, and troubles in 2019 and previous years! You must believe that this is your season! God has given us the victory through overcoming faith, and 2020 will be an awesome year of joy, restoration and blessing! The Bible says that those that have sown in tears shall reap in joy!  

Let’s read Psa 126:5-6: “Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.  He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. ” In other words, all of the tears, hurt and pain and that you experienced will turn to joy!”

Remember that the LORD loves you and began a good work in you, and He will perform it until the day that Jesus Christ comes!  God Bless, Pastor Quinn

Revisiting the Vision

The Word of the LORD for this week is “Revisiting the Vision” The scripture says in:

Hab 2:2  Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. 
Hab 2:3  For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, It will not tarry. 
Hab 2:4  “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; but the just shall live by his faith. 

At the beginning of the year, January 2019. Many of us wrote a New Years Vision! We did not write resolutions, because many things that we resolve to do, we never quite resolve to accomplish! Writing a vision is Biblical. There are many people by the wisdom of the LORD who wrote personal and family visions with spiritual, physical, financial, and personal goals at the beginning of 2019. Have you revisited the vision? Have you looked it over to see if anything you wrote has come to pass?  Have you ran with it? Did you have the faith to see it come to pass? If what you have written has not come to pass, revisit it, rewrite it, pray over it and stay in faith!

Always remember that if some aspects of the vision have not come to pass, this doesn’t mean that it won’t happen. It means that the appointed time is not yet. God in his wisdom has appointed a specific timeframe for all things to come to pass. 

The Bible says in Hab 2:2, that the LORD commanded the Prophet, “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.” If you have written it, you must read it, and then you must run with it!  The scripture implies that there are things that we must do, and things that God will do. What must we do? We must read it and run with it! God had given us gifts, talents and spiritual abilities to do what he has called us to do! So the questions is? What has God called you to do, and are you running with the vision?

God then tells us in Hab 2:3  says, “For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, It will not tarry.”   Tarry literally means to stay longer than intended; to delay or to wait. The LORD said, “The vision I have given you is for an appointed time. Not your time, or man’s time, but God’s time.  

In other words, God said, “I gave you the vision, and there is an appointed time when I will bring it to pass.” You must write what you hear, and then make preparations to see it come to pass. How do we do that? By sowing into it! By giving our time, talents and treasure to it, being excited about it, by praying over it, and above all running with it!

The LORD even said that even though it looks like nothing is happening, in the end it will speak and not lie! God said if it takes a long time, wait for it!  Wow, this is powerful! God is literally saying that you have a part in the vision, and I (the LORD) have a part in the VISION. You are to write it, read it, and run with it, and have faith. Then at the appointed time, I will bring it to pass!  Notice that Hab 2: 4 says, “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; but the just shall live by his faith.” 

In other words, we must have faith!  There is no vision that will come to pass without faith! Sometimes God will give us an assignment and when we don’t see anything happening, we get discouraged, we get impatient and we want to give up. But God said, it is for an appointed time. Though it takes a while, or if there is a delay, wait for it. And while you are waiting for it, don’t get in fear, don’t doubt, and don’t have a spirit of unbelief!  Why? Because it is through the eyes of faith that the vision will come to pass!

Remember for any vision, goals, dreams or aspirations that you may have. You should write it down and make it plain! Then you must read it and run with it. In other words you must put some works to your faith. Remember faith without works is dead. (James 2:20) Do you have the faith to see it come to pass? If what you have written has not come to pass, remember you must revisit it, pray over it, rewrite it, or revise it and always stay in faith!

The scripture says that God is not a man that he should lie. If he ordained it, it will surely come to pass! It makes no matter whether it is spiritual, physical, financial or personal. God knows the plans he has for you, and it will surely come to pass in the designated timing and season of the LORD!  Be blessed, stay encouraged and above all, stay in faith! God Bless!

Giving God Your Best

The Word of the LORD for this week is “Giving God your Best” The scripture says in Col 3:17, “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. It is also confirmed in Col 3:23-24,  “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”

This is one of the most powerful scriptures in the Bible as it relates to serving, giving and laboring for the LORD. The Apostle Paul wrote this in a letter to the Colossian church,  and I believe it is one of the most profound scriptures in the Bible. Paul could say these words because he labored tirelessly for the LORD.  

Think with me for a moment. Before he was converted in Christ, he was a religious leader and Pharisee who persecuted the church. In other words, he was a Jesus and Christian hater. Once he met Jesus, got saved and converted, he labored tirelessly for the LORD and the Kingdom of God. 

Listen to his testimony. He wrote 13 books of the New Testament by the Holy Spirit. Many people believe he wrote Hebrews as well. That means that he contributed 14 books of the New Testament. (that’s a lot of writing for someone who didn’t have a computer!) He also traveled around Asia Minor at that time with over 3 missionary journeys, preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom about Jesus the Christ. He was persecuted, imprisoned, beaten, people turned their backs on him, mocked him, and eventually died  in prison for the cause of Christ!  What is amazing is that this man labored tirelessly for the LORD, and left a testimony and legacy for the church that is dynamic and powerful!  

Yet today, people give up on God, stop coming to church, and complain about serving, giving and doing anything for the LORD!  This is truly a sad testimony for the LORD because God has been good to us! Not only that, we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ one day, to give an account of our works and words. 

The question is, can we say like Paul: 2 Tim 4:7  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 

2 Tim 4:8  Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing. 

Excuse me just for a moment, but how can we who say we are the light of the world, the salt of the earth, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, an ambassador of Christ, and seated in heavenly places with Christ, give as little as we can, serve as little as we can, and complain when we have to sing, serve, minister or volunteer?  This is why Paul could say:

Col 3:17, “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” 

Col 3:23-24,  “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”  

Remember  as a believer in Christ, everything you do for the Kingdom of God is for God and God alone! It may seem like you are serving a man or woman, but it is for the Kingdom of God. The Bible clearly says, whatever you do in word or deed, do it from the heart, and as to the LORD and not to man, knowing that you will receive the reward of the inheritance, because you serve the LORD Jesus Christ! Today, let us truly examine ourselves,  and give our very best to the LORD in word or deed! God bless!

Do you believe in Miracles?

The Word of the LORD for this week is “Miracles.” The scripture says in Gal 3:5, “Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?”  The Bible also says in Gal 3:9, “So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.”

Question? Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe in the impossible? Do you believe that God is able to do above and beyond all that you can ask or think? All throughout the Bible we see the miracle working power of God! The Bible says that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forevermore!  (Heb 13:8) which means that he changes not. 

The dispensation has changed, the times have changed, we have changed, people have changed, but God has not changed! Isn’t it amazing that seasons change, the world changes, but God stays the same. Mal 3:6  says, “For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” God will always be faithful to his Word and who he is! 

I have seen the miracle working power of God over the years! God has healed, granted grace and favor, opened doors, and made a way out of no way for over 11 years in ministry! I have seen the LORD provide and do things in the lives of God’s people that only God himself could have done! This is why I will never ever stop believing and trusting the supernatural, miracle working power of the LORD Jesus Christ!

Many of you reading this devotional today have been healed or alive today because of the miracle working power of Jesus Christ! The year 2019 was a tough year for many people. The LORD said that this is a season for miracles! Get ready to receive and see great things manifested in your life! The only thing God asks from us is to have faith in God! So today release your faith and trust God for the impossible. Something powerful is about to happen in your life and we will all be witnesses of it!

The Bible clearly says in Gal 3:5, “Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?”  It is our faith that opens the doors to the supernatural miracle working power of God.  Today, let us agree in faith concerning everything that God predestined, purposed, planned, promised and prophesied over our ministry, your life, your family and your future!  

We must never be moved by what we see, feel or hear. The Bible says we walk by faith and not by sight in 2 Cor 5:7. We may not be where we want to be right now, but the most important thing is to be in the perfect will of God! And when you see the manifestation of all that God desires to do in you and through you, because of your faith, you will be able to say like the Psalmist in Psalm 118:23,  “This is the LORD’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.”  God bless!

True Worship

The Word of the LORD for this week is True Worship from John 3:23-24:

Joh 4:23  But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 
Joh 4:24  God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” 

Lets talk about true worship! What is your definition of true worship? If it lines up with John 4:23-24, then your understanding of true worship is excellent! Because worship is a serious expression of love toward our Heavenly Father and our LORD Jesus Christ!  Worship involves the lifting of hands, bowing, lying prostrate before the LORD, and sometimes even crying out in the presence of God.

Worship is not just what we do on Sunday. Most people don’t understand true worship. They think that  worship only occurs when we play certain slow gospel songs. This could be further from the truth! Worship is a lifestyle. We worship God with our life, we worship God with our giving, we worship God with our words, we worship God in spirit and in truth,  and we worship him in the beauty of his holiness! (1 Chron 16:29, and Psalm 29:2) Every believer must understand the importance of true worship. Jesus said, the time is coming and is NOW come, when the true worshippers will worship the Father (Almighty God), in spirit and in truth! 

Worship begins at home, and we must teach our children how to worship as well. The Bible clearly says that we should worship the LORD our God, and him only we shall serve!  (Matt 4:10)  If there is anything in your life that takes the place of God, it is an idol, and you are guilty of idol worship. God will not share his glory with anything or anyone, so we must be careful! (Exo 20:3-4)

Today people worship movie stars, athletes, material things, money, and even false idols. These things will lead you down a dark path of false worship, in which Satan will exploit for his evil purposes. We must not fall into this trap of deception! Let us stay focused, keep our eyes and mind stayed on Jesus Christ, and worship him in spirit and in truth!

This week, don’t wait until Sunday. Take some time, get in a quiet place, seek the face of Almighty God, get into his presence, pray, and worship him in spirit and in truth. Tell the LORD how much you love him, and that there is none like him in all the whole earth! When you do this, you will experience his love, presence and power like never before!  (Psalm 16:11) God Bless!

The Spiritual Battle

The Word of the LORD for this week is from Psalm 144:1,  A Psalm of David. “Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.” 

One of the things we must never forget is that there is an unseen war raging in the spirit realm. Someone once said the level of activity in the physical realm is equal or greater in the spiritual realm. In other words when we see all the mayhem, violence, and destruction in the physical realm, there is much more going on in the spiritual realm causing this to manifest.

Just because you don’t see it in the natural, doesn’t mean that it is not so. Why, because it is going on spiritually in the unseen realm! We know it to be so because the Apostle Paul told us in Ephesians 6:12,  “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” 

Paul said we are not wrestling against flesh and blood. Paul said it is something much more sinister and dark. All throughout the Bible we see Israel fighting enemies. Abraham had to fight. Moses had to fight. Joshua had to fight. King David was a warrior but he was also a worshipper! Paul even said that we should fight the good fight of faith in 1 Tim 6:12, “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 

There are many reading this that may say, Pastor I don’t like to fight and I don’t want to fight!~  Well my dear brother and sister, I have to tell you that although you didn’t start the fight, the enemy will bring the fight against your church, marriage, ministry, health, family, finances, and your life! The devil often picks fights with us even when we don’t want a fight! Maybe that’s why David said in, Psa 144:1  A Psalm of David. “Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.” 

Although the battle is already won and we have the victory in Jesus Name, we still have to walk it out in the physical realm.  Although we are meek and walk in peace, we should have the mindset of David who said that the Most High God himself teaches me how to war, and my fingers to fight. Wow, what a Word! God himself will give us the wisdom in this spiritual battle!

Who are we fighting? Against anything that is evil, against the forces of darkness, and against anything that would exalt itself against the knowledge and Word of God! We don’t fight with natural weapons, we war in the spirit with prayer, prophecy and praise!

The scripture says in 2 Cor 10:3-4 “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds.”  Today ask God to give you the heart of a warrior and worshipper with a powerful prayer voice, that will prophesy the Word of God with power, and a radical praise that will still and stop the enemy of our soul in his tracks! God Bless!

The Wisdom of Your Words

Praise God through whom all blessings flow! This week we are going to share on the wisdom of your words!  How many of us know that the Bible has a lot to say about the wisdom of words that we speak. Listen to Prov 13:3, ” He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.”  This is truly an amazing scripture! 

The Bible has so many nuggets of wisdom concerning the words we speak. The wise man of Proverbs said that if we guard our mouth, we will preserve our life. But if we open our lips wide, we will have destruction. What is the wise man referring too? The wisdom of knowing when to speak the right words, and the foolishness of speaking the wrong words!

One of the travesties of our current day is that people use the freedom of speech to jibber, jabber, cuss, curse and say what they want especially on social media. But as we can see according to the scripture it is very wise to guard our mouths! 

We used to have a saying in the Navy, “Loose lips sink ships.” In other words when we are in a port somewhere overseas in Europe, South America or Africa, don’t talk about shipboard strategies and Navy business. Why? Because the enemy is listening and looking for an opportunity to put some strategic pieces of a puzzle together so they can take advantage of us. We can learn something from this. How? By watching what we say, so that we don’t feed the enemy, our adversary, the devil,  information that he can use to harm us! 

The word of wisdom for this week is zip your lip! In other words, Watch what you say, and don’t give the enemy fuel to accuse us before God. If you are not glorifying God with your conversation, you are giving the devil fuel for accusations!

The Bible says in Prov 17:28, “Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise,  and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.” Wow! What words of wisdom! Even a fool is considered wise when he holds his tongue! Why is that? Because no one knows he is a fool until he opens his mouth! 

This week, lets speak life over our church, family, finances, one another and every situation that comes our way. Lets glorify God with our conversation and speak life! When we do this, we will see our lives and environment radically changed in a positive way because of the wisdom of our words!  Selah!

God bless,

Pastor Quinn