Offering message: Prov. 3:5-9Are you honoring God with your first-fruits and possessions? Gene English spoke about listening to the voice of silence from God in relation to his trip to Namibia, Africa. Pastor Dale preached on the power of the tongue from James 3:2-8, Prov. 18:20-21, Prov. 6:2, Mark 11:23-24, Prov. 12:13-14, and Isaiah 54:17. If you can control your tongue, you can control your whole body and being. The worst the conditions, the smaller you have to start, just like starting a fire with the smallest and driest wood. Your words are kindling to the fire you’re trying to build. The fire you build can bring life or destruction. Negative words and talking about your problems will burn your life up. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. You can be snared (tricked and trapped) by your words. Talk to your problems and tell them to be removed. Believe what you say, and you will have what you say. Use your words to work for you. Weed out the negative words! Rise up and condemn what comes against you.
Text: James 3:2-4. Faith in your words can work for or against you and can change the direction of your life. Matt. 12:36 tells us that we will have to give account of every idle word. Actions start with words. Philemon 6 says that the communication (intimate sharing, interchange) of our faith becomes effective by our acknowledging what is every good thing in us in Christ Jesus. Do we acknowledge Him in our life situations so the Word works for us? Our first confession should be: “Jesus is the Lord of my life.” We must acknowledge truth to be truth for ourselves, because the Word of God works. It’s not based on how spiritual we are. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us and that includes our relationships, business, even shopping. Ps. 103:1-7 is a great prayer/confession. Remember, your words change the direction of your life. (There was a communion service.)
(There was a baptismal service for four young ladies.) Text: James 3:1. Be careful with your words and control them. Think before you speak. Your words control your whole body. We should love the principle of our words changing things to the point that we can control our body. You can’t trust your thoughts or your emotions, because they can be manipulated. Pastor Dale shares an experience when he used Scripture to change his depressive thoughts and also, when a Congressional aide said the Lord’s Prayer and was able to resist an addictive sin. Confess God’s Word- it’s alive! Check what you’re meditating on before you go to bed and when you wake up, and you’ll know where you are. You can pull down strongholds in your mind and cast down imaginations (2 Cor. 10:3-5). Speak Eph. 1:4-6 with your name in it. Phil. 4:6-8 tells us not to worry but to pray, supplicate, and give thanksgiving in our prayer requests. It also tells us what to think on. Use the Word to shut your mind up when your thoughts are not good.
Word given by Larry Hostetter: I take joy in you, My children, when you praise Me with your whole heart. It blesses Me. It excites Me. Your praises are so important. They come straight to the throne room. They create power. They create anointing. It’s so important. For all I have done for you through Jesus Christ, your Lord, your Savior, through the blood of the Lamb, through the stripes that He bore, through the Almighty name that is far above powers and principalities. Praise His name. Praise the name of the Lord for He is good. He is merciful. He is kind. He is awesome, far, far, far, far above the powers and principalities. And so you shall see soon. It’s coming quick. It’s coming quick when I will release My glory, when your praises will bring the presence of God in this place. Get a heart after Me. Get into My Word. Believe My Word because I’m going to fulfill it, all, every jot and tittle will be fulfilled, and you shall see Me. You shall know Me in a way that you’ve never known before, because My presence is coming. My might, My power will put the devil to run. He cannot stand My presence. He cannot stand in My presence. He has to go.
Pastor Syd gave a powerful testimony of God’s blessing his obedience.) Sermon text: Deut. 30:11-20. Whatever God commands us is reachable through Him. The Word is in our hearts and mouths. We can choose life or death. Choosing life means we love our God, obey Him, and remain faithful to Him. We are given choices. In 1 Kings 17 Elijah acted on a word God had previously given him and went to the king with the message that it wouldn’t rain until he said so. In 1 Kings 18:20-46 Elijah continued to walk in faith and God answered him. James 5:17-18 tells us that Elijah was a man like us, but he prayed and believed God. He didn’t say, “If it’s God’s will.” He proclaimed God’s word, and then God did His part. The words you choose create. Follow the checks and peace in your spirit and be led by God’s Spirit. Pastor Sydney shared another testimony of his and his wife’s standing on God’s word to them during a great financial collapse. (Note: The housing miracle was even greater! Pastor Sydney and his wife, Jen, checked back to their records and found that the final rent cost they had to pay was $500, not $700! Thank You, Jesus!)
Text: James 3:1-6. Verse 6 tells about the curse side of our words: the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity, set on fire by hell. The words you speak define you. Some people have cycles of life, in which they constantly have troubles and tragedies. In those troubles looking for meaning in suffering and saying that you’re a victim of a generational curse won’t set you free. Instead, break the cycle by SPEAKING THE TRUTH OF THE WORD! There’s a secret place in God where we need to live (Ps. 91:1-9), and you get there by SAYING, “The Lord is my refuge and my fortress. He is my God, in Him I will trust.” Speak what the desired result is and who Jesus is, which releases authority. When you are aware of a curse on you, SPEAK, “It will not come near me!” Believe in the power of the blessing. Unbelief and fear silence your mouth. Remember, even though there is a strategy to defeat you and your family and your future, GOD’S POWER IS GREATER. Is. 54:17. Don’t ignore words spoken against you, because that’s agreement with those words. YOU shall condemn every tongue that rises against you in judgment. YOU break the curses, because they are cycles of fire. Josh. 1:5 and Heb. 13:5 assure us that God will never leave nor forsake us, so we can boldly say: “The Lord is my helper!” Speak God’s Words.
Text: James 3:2-5. Your life will go where your words lead you. Prov. 18:20-21 says that from the increase of your lips you will be filled. Speak more, affirm more, confess more, proclaim more. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. The time to build words for long life is when your children are young. The Bible has many promises of long life. Your stomach (the spirit of man) is satisfied by the fruit of your mouth (the words that come out of your mouth). The fruit of what you say is a harvest of words; the yield of a fruitful harvest; the offspring of life (birthing something through words). Get a harvest of words that you want in your life. Learn to love the power of your words, love the law of words. Authority is exercised by words (Deut. 30:14-20), such as when you say “yes” to salvation. Gen. 1:1 God said, “Let there be light”, which really means, “Light be!” God is the source of power. Satan responds to words because he is a created being. God gives the power to become the children of God to those who receive and believe Jesus. You receive and walk in Jesus with your mouth (Col. 2:6; Rom. 10:9, 10). Pastor Dale shares experiences about releasing power by confessing God’s Word. Love the power of your words.
Sermon: In Mark 11:12-14, 20-24 the fig tree spoke lack and non-productivity, so Jesus answered it with a curse. He didn’t keep looking at it, because by faith He knew what would happen. Faith and your words work for you. You will have what you say. The word “pray” can mean to say and to address someone. Jesus spoke to the fig tree, but in Mark 11:23 He told Peter (and us) to speak to the mountain, and in verse 24 to believe that he will have what he says. There are four principles from this story shown by example: 1) Speak to you problem. 2) Speak the desired results and act on the promises. 3) Jesus’ words were at work in the unseen realm. 4) Negative words are a curse. There are five things Jesus taught from this passage. 1) This principle will work for whosoever , which means you. 2) Speak TO your mountain. 3) Speak the end result. 4) Don’t waver. 5) Believe what you say will come to pass.
Sowing and reaping message: Gal. 6:7 tells us not to be deceived, which means that we need to pay attention to deception. Deception is Satan’s work. Satan tries to deceive people about every good gift coming from God. Another deception is that circumstances dictate who you are. People are also deceived about sowing and reaping and that their actions don’t have consequences. Examine your life and sow forgiveness and walk in the love of God.
Testimony: Pastor Dale interviews Allen and Vera Zimmerman as they relate how they and their whole family used the Word of God and faith when they were in crisis. They fought with the Word for years to see victory in their son’s life. God blessed them with visions and angelic visitations. Here are a few truths they shared: Don’t receive a bad report. Get other believers to be in agreement with you. Don’t give the evil one any right. Don’t deny the problem, but apply the truth which is higher. Guard against fear and get the spirit of death out. Keep the Lord first. Faith is now and everyday is a new now. Don’t go down the “Why?” road. God wants you healed and whole. Receive what Jesus has provided. God will complete the work He has started in you.
The natural response to faith is speaking it. Pastor Sydney read out of Proverbs 18:20-21. Proverbs 16:21-23, we have to be deliberate in our speaking. Pastor Sydney read from Hebrews 3:1 and Hebrews 10:23 and Romans 10:9-13, our words result in salvation. Your words are the difference between life and death. Yes
The Prophecy for 2020
We have s voice. We have a way to experience. It takes faith and comes by faith. A part of receiving something by faith is speaking it. Each one of have a voice to the nations because of the truth we speak. Pastor Sydney Ropp read out of 2 King 6:8 the prophet is receiving a word in advanced. The eyes to see where the victory is coming from. Explore where the Lord is going to take you in 2020. Shane gave a message about healing from the Lord.
Pastor Sydney Ropp read out of Proverbs 18 the way to take hold is speaking the Word over your life. Speak the Word over your situation. Pastor Sydney reviewed Romans 8 and read out if Romans 10:4. Faith comes when you understand the Word of God. In knowing what the will of God is, faith arises. Pastor Sydney read from Mark 10:18-22 and Matthew 12.