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First Things First! The Priority of Faith

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Have you ever felt like you were just going around in circles? You know God gave you an idea, but it seemed like everything you tried to do just didn’t make things come together. I submit to you that part of the problem may have been that your priorities were not God’s priorities. During the month of February, our theme is First Things First and we will be looking at some of the things that God deems should be priority. Check out the video as we discuss the priority of faith.

Until next week….

Be blessed, but first comes obedience!

Rev. Robin

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Pray, Fast, Repeat: Go Deeper

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We’re approaching the end of January, and many we’ll be ending their corporate fast. What happens next? Do you go back to life as before? Eating what you want, limited praying and studying of the word? I’d like to challenge you to go deeper. Don’t go back to the way things were, but take your prayer time and studying to the next level. Remember this is the year of manifestation, and in order to see the manifestation we have to maintain the power by being consistent and persistent in our relationship with God. Check out the video for a more in depth discussion.

Until next week….

Be blessed, but first comes obedience!

Rev. Robin

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Pray, Fast, Repeat: The Benefits of Fasting

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Isaiah 58:5-12 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

Is such a fast as yours what I have chosen, a day for a man to humble himself with sorrow in his soul? [Is true fasting merely mechanical?] Is it only to bow down his head like a bulrush and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him [to indicate a condition of heart that he does not have]? Will you call this a fast and an acceptable day to the Lord?

[Rather] is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every [enslaving] yoke?

Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house—when you see the naked, that you cover him, and that you hide not yourself from [the needs of] your own flesh and blood?

Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.

Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, Here I am. If you take away from your midst yokes of oppression [wherever you find them], the finger pointed in scorn [toward the oppressed or the godly], and every form of false, harsh, unjust, andwicked speaking,

10 And if you pour out that with which you sustain your own life for the hungry and satisfy the need of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in darkness, and your obscurity and gloom become like the noonday.

11 And the Lord shall guide you continually and satisfy you in drought and in dry places and make strong your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not.

12 And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of [buildings that have laid waste for] many generations; and you shall be called Repairer of the Breach, Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.

Isaiah 58:5-12 outlines the purpose and the benefits of fasting. Check out the video for a detailed discussion on the benefits revealed in this passage of scripture:

  1. Your light will break forth

  2. Your health will spring forth speedily

  3. Your righteousness will bring peace and prosperity

  4. The glory of the Lord will be your rear guard

  5. God will answer when you call

  6. Your light will rise in darkness

  7. The Lord will guide you continually

  8. The Lord will satisfy you in your drought and dry places

  9. You will be like a watered garden

  10. Your waters will never run dry

  11. You will be the repairer of the breach

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Pray! Fast! Repeat!

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Pray! Fast! Repeat!

January is usually the time when we make the decision to fast either corporately or individually. This video helps understand the meaning of fasting, how to prepare for a fast and what does and doesn’t constitute a fast.

Until next week….

Be blessed, but first comes obedience!

Rev. Robin

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Positioned to Transition: The Position of Prayer and Fasting

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We have transitioned into a new year, and often times we start the year with a fast. Fasting gives us an opportunity to draw closer to God and receive direction. Check out the video as we discuss the importance of prayer and fasting , and share the word for 2019.

Until next week….

Be blessed, but first comes obedience.

Rev. Robin

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2019 The Year of Manifestation: The Wait is Over

2019 The Year of Manifestation: The Wait is Over

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 2019 will be the year of the manifestation of my power and my promises. You have allowed my power to position you to receive the promise. However, there must be continual and consistent maintenance of the power in order for the promise to be revealed. Keep your eyes on me. Don’t be distracted when you see movement in others lives and physically don’t see any movement in your life. Stay in my presence. Look into the realm of the spirit. Know that I am sending the rain. Don’t discount the small cloud, for out of it will come an abundance of rain. Your drought season is over. Where there has been a drought in your health, I’m sending the rain of healing. Where it appears the brook has dried up in your finances, I’m bringing forth water from the rock to replenish. Where there has been a season of turmoil I’m releasing the rain to end the drought of peace. Know that the wait is over. As you wait on me, I am renewing your strength to remove the weight of every dry season. You will now soar as the eagle. Doors are opened! Miracles will break forth! Businesses are birthed! Marriages restored! Ministries will experience exponential growth! Whatever I’ve promised you, maintain the power, for this is the year of manifestation. Your wait is over!

Scripture references: John 15:5, Isaiah 30:21, 1 Kings 18:41-46, Isaiah 40:31

Be blessed, but first comes obedience!

Rev. Robin

 

   

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Positioned to Transition: The Position of Prayer

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In preparation to move into 2019, it is the position of faith that leads us to the position of prayer. Check out the video for tips on how the position of prayer will prepare you to transition into 2019.

Until next week….

Be blessed, but first comes obedience.

Rev. Robin

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Positioned for Transition: The Position of Faith

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Last week we talked about the importance of the position of faith, but it does no good to talk about it if you don’t know how to get into that position. Here are some steps that will help get in position:

Study, Sacrifice, Speak

If you’re thinking about moving into a new position in your education, job or your career, one of the first things you need to do is to find out everything you can about that position. For example, when transitioning from high school to college, most colleges require the applicant to at least take the SAT exam. Some require both the SAT and ACT. For most, these exams are not easy, and therefore require one to study. So what is studying? It is reviewing, rehearsing and memorizing information about a specific subject. So what does studying have to do with faith? Well Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. (Read amplified, and (2 Tim 3:16). This hearing is not a one time hearing, but a repetitive hearing of the word. (Josh 1:8). Why do we study? 2 Tim 2:15 because without faith it’s impossible to please God (Heb 11:6). So just as we would carve out time to study for various exams, or prepare for interviews so that we can go to the next level, we must carve out time to study the word in order to get in and remain in the position of faith. Most often this will require sacrifice, i.e. getting up early, fasting, less social activity, etc. Once we’ve made the sacrifice to study, when then have to speak the word. The more we speak, the more we build up our faith.

Follow Instruction

You may be saying, but I thought that faith was simply just believing the word. Believing the word is necessary, however, we have a role to play in order for what we’re believing to manifest.  There has to be a corresponding action-James 2:14-26. This is not optional, but a requirement-John 21: 1-14.

Develop the position of obedience and consistency

Faith defies all odds-Mark 2:3-5. Must be full of faith-Acts 6, Acts 11:24, Heb 10:22

Until next week….

Be blessed but first comes obedience!

Rev. Robin

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Positioned for Transition

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We’ve entered a new month and we’re approaching a new year. Are you ready for the transition? One area to evaluate is your position of faith. Check out the video for more info. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Until next week…

Be blessed, but first comes obedience!

Rev. Robin

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