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Archive for August, 2010

 James 2: 14-26
 
“14What is the use (profit), my brethren, for anyone to profess to have faith if he has no [good] works [to show for it]? Can [such] faith save [his soul]? 15If a brother or sister is poorly clad and lacks food for each day, 16And one of you says to him, Good-bye! Keep [yourself] warm and well-fed, without giving him the necessities for the body, what good does that do? 17So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead). 18But someone will say [to you then], You [say you] have faith, and I have [good] works. Now you show me your [alleged] faith apart from any [good] works [if you can], and I by [good] works [of obedience] will show you my faith. 20Are you willing to be shown [proof], you foolish (unproductive, spiritually deficient) fellow, that faith apart from [good] works is inactive and ineffective and worthless?”
 
Faith that God requires from us is that we are focused through any season.  Make sure your faith is in the one who you say it is in.  Your actions should reflect what you say.  Is your faith moving mountains or are you just standing there looking at them scratching your head?  Please do not contradict yourself.

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Mark 6:1-6
 
“Jesus Went away from there and came to His [own] country and hometown [Nazareth]. amd His disciples followed [with] Him. 2And on the Sabbath He began to teach in the synagogue; and many who listened to Him were utterly astonished, saying, Where did this Man acquire all this? What is the wisdom [the broad and full intelligence which has been] given to Him? What mighty works and exhibitions of power are wrought by His hands!  3Is not this the Carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not His sisters here among us? And they took offense at Him and were hurt [that is, they disapproved of Him, and it hindered them from acknowledging His authority] and they were caused to stumble and fall. 4But Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honor (deference, reverence) except in his [own] country and among [his] relatives and in his [own] house. 5And He was not able to do even one work of power there, except that He laid His hands on a few sickly people [and] cured them. 6And He marveled because of their unbelief (their lack of faith in Him). And He went about among the surrounding villages and continued teaching.
 
It is a shame when your own people do not believe in you.  Jesus went home and the very people that He had grew up around could not accept how great He was.  That happens to us too.  The individuals who you expect to support you in your endeavors are the same ones who will convince you to stop.
 
Jesus observed, addressed the matter, and kept moving.  He did not let a few people who did not understand stop Him from accomplishing His goal.
 
You were birthed into this world to rise and shine; do not let anyone or anything deter that.  The next time someone questions you about your vision say, “With your permission, I can take you with me into my destiny. if not, you can stay here.”
 

DayBreak is written from notes taken from the sermons preached at the Healing Center Church by Pastor D. M. Mason.  Services are held weekly, Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m..  For more information, contact 910-997-7284.

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Numbers 13 
 
“And The Lord said to Moses, 2Send men to explore and scout (for yourselves) the land of Canaan, which I give to the Israelites.  From each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, everyone one a leader or head among them. 3So Moses by the command of the Lord sent scouts from the Wilderness of Paran, all of them men who were heads of the Israelites.”
 
In Numbers 13, Moses has been given a command by God to send out scouts to explore the land that He is planning to give to them.  Well, the men go out and bring back a report to Moses on what they saw.  The land was good; however, there some inhabitants that were not the most friendliest people, which concerned the scouts.  In verse 30, Caleb speaks up and does his best to assure everyone that they as a group are more than capable of possessing the land promised to them, but the others are not so sure. 
 
God had already promised the land to them; so, it was already theirs to take, but they could not see past the present circumstances at that time.  Just because you are in a dry place in your life right now does not mean that God  does not have something great for your life especially if He has already made a promise to you.  God does not go back on His word.  
 
You can tell your greatest  through the level of your challenge- greater the attack greater the significance.  Think of it this way- Your misery is your message; your suffering is your sermon.  God may not have called your to preach, but He has called you to witness. 
 
Remember you only see obstacles when you take your focus off your vision.

*DayBreak is written from notes taken from the sermons preached at the Healing Center Church by Pastor D. M. Mason.  Services are held weekly, Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m..  For more information, contact 910-997-7284.

 

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