No Weapon Formed Against Us Shall Prosper
Isaiah 54:17 KJV
"No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord."
The last three words of this scripture, “saith the Lord,” gives the Believers confidence that the Lord has our back.
We know that weapons are formed against us but they will be ineffective
to do what the enemy has designed them to do.
We see in Isaiah 54, that Israel was going through a barren
time. Likewise, our churches go through
times when it seems as if there is no fruit and chaos is running rampant. In the midst of our troubles, we know that the Lord will silence the voice of the
enemy. The Church will continue to grow and none of the lies that are uttered against it will prevail. Many distractions will come but we must
remain focused on the purpose for which God has called each of us. We have an inheritance in righteousness which is of the Lord.
Be encouraged! The Lord is on our side and He has our back.
Have a blessed day!
Min. S. Terrell
“I Shall Not Die But Live”
Rev. Jesse Wilkerson
shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.”Psalm 118:17
Many of our young people are dying either by
violence or disease. Spiritual death is
also impacting our youth. Families used to
go to church together. Now there are
fewer and fewer people attending church.
Young folk, no matter what the situation is in your lives; even if you
don’t have everything you want, survive, move on, and get over it. Don’t think about dying.
The chief hope of the church is that Jesus is coming
again. We are going to be caught up to
live with the Lord. There are so many of
our young folk falling away from the church.
If we, the adults, don’t bring the young folk to church, who will? If we don’t tell them that they can live and
not die, who will? The gospel is for
In the community of God, you don’t need a gun. Until we understand that education is
powerful, nothing will change. We need
to get a big idea. We have reduced Jesus
to just a spare tire. We don’t know he
is back there until we need him. Jesus
is a big idea! Don’t think you are doing
God a favor by coming to church. When an
idea gets hold of you, it uses you. God
is a big idea. If you want something in
life, you will have to make sacrifices to receive it.
Sacrifice involves three things:
1. Vision –
tell God about your vision. Map out your
plan. It takes education. You don’t have to be old to have a
vision. You can be young and have a
2. Valiant –
when things get rough smile anyway. Be
strong when difficulty comes. When you are
sick smile anyway. Our children are
dying and parents need to step forward.
We stand on the shoulders of our elders.
Someone before you had to stand up for us. Someone had to speak truth to power.
3. Go and
tell it. Tell someone that the Lord who
gave you strength made a way for you and he can do the same for them.
(Excerpt from message on Youth Day July 28, 2013)
"It's Time to Move Forward and Don't Look Back"
Minister ChaKedra Simmons
"I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14
The Israelites were delivered by God from bondage (Exodus 12). However, when they got to the red sea, fear of what they saw made them want to go back to Egypt to what they were familiar with.
In Genesis 19, God delivered Lot and his wife from Sodom and Gomorrah before he destroyed the cities. God instructed them to not look back as they exited the city. However, in this story, we find that Lot's wife turned and looked back at the destruction of the cities. Because of her disobedience, she was turned into a pillar of salt.
We have been blessed by God and delivered out of many situations.
We can identify with the above stories because just as God delivered others and they looked backwards, we tend to look at our past much too often. Looking backwards will prevent us from moving forward.
When God has forgiven us of our past sins, we must let go of them and accept God's forgiveness. God wants to do new things for us. In order to receive God's promises for our future, we need to let go of the past. Allow God to free you from your past. After all, God always has the last word. Move forward and don't look back. Amen.
(Excerpt from message on July 14, 2013)
From First Lady Pamela Williams
Exodus 20:12 KJV reads, “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may
be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.”
We are to honor our fathers, not because it’s a
holiday or tradition or because of a good sale in the store, but we are to honor
them every day.
We are on the battleground and what is at stake are
our children. Dads can help with their
words. Talk to your children and be in
their lives and tell them about God.
Fathers are to give instruction and discipline. Your words will last long after you are
gone. Learn to balance work and family. Check your schedule and see where you devote most
of your time. Your children need quality
and quantity of time.
The way you live your life is a reflection of what
you value. Fathers make sure your
children know that you know God. Amen
(excerpt from Father’s
Day Message, June 16, 2013)
We Are The Children Of God...
Our heavenly Father created and
designed us in His image and likeness. However, we have tampered with His
design. We have sought to redefine ourselves based on what we see around
us. We have allowed others to tell us who we are. We believed the
lie that we can do with ourselves whatever we please. From the very
beginning of life in the Garden of Eden, the enemy’s voice has tried to overshadow
the voice of God. Some of our struggles in life have resulted from our
failure to reject the advice of the adversary, satan. We need to listen
to what the Lord God has said and is saying through his Word. Our Father
loves us and we should hold fast to Him and not allow anyone to separate us
from His love.
If you have not accepted Jesus
Christ as Savior, wait no longer. Salvation is by the grace of God and it
is available to everyone. The Apostle Paul wrote the following to the
Romans in chapter 10 verses 9 through 13, “That if thou shalt confess with thy
mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him
from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto
righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For
the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For
there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over
all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon
the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
The Word of God is active and
alive. The same salvation the Apostle Paul wrote about to the Romans is
available to everyone today. Invite the Lord to live in your heart today
and you will never be the same. If you have prayed and accepted the Lord
Jesus Christ as savior, happy birthday to you, and welcome to the family of
Yours in Christ,
Min. S. Terrell