Text: 1 Corinthians 12. Pastor Syd reviewed and expounded on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Are you desiring to move in the gifts? Are you imagining and meditating on the gifts? Pastor Syd delineated the gifts, the ministries, and the operations (activities, workings) of the gifts of the Spirit. He explained about submitting to good government (Romans 13:1-4). There are also the five-fold ministry gifts. All gifts of the Spirit are given as the Holy Spirit wills, and they are for God’s glory (1 Peter 4:10-11). All parts of the body are needed.
Differing Gifts and Ministries
Desire The Gifts
Earnestly desire the gifts of the Holy Spirit. These gifts are spiritual and are
given as God wills, but they will not happen unless a believer earnestly
desires them. Love is the better way to enter into the gifts. These gifts have
not passed away. Can I imagine myself operating in the gifts of the Spirit?
There were words of encouragement given by members of the congregation.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 12, 13, and 14:1, 39.
Bring Them To Jesus
Pastor Syd led us in Communion. People brought others to Jesus, such as Andrew and Philip (John 1:40), the paralytic’s friends (Mark 2:1-12), the children (Mark 10:13-14), Simon Peter’s mother-in-law (Luke 4:38), others (Luke 4:40-41, Matthew 4:23-24), a mute man (Matthew 9:32), and the woman caught in adultery (John 8:2-11). Other Scriptures: Luke 9:1-2; Matthew 5:13-16; Colossians 1:25. Be bold to present Jesus to others, stepping out in faith to be the hands, feet, salt, and light of Jesus.
God Is Able
Pastor Syd posed various questions about the importance of knowing the Scriptures. God keeps His Word. There are many examples of people who believed and acted on God’s Word. GOD IS ABLE! Believe His Word. Grace will overflow to you. Rom. 10:17; John 15:7; John 1:1-4; John 1:3, 10; Col. 1:15-16; Heb. 1:3, 10; Rom. 16:25; Acts 20:32; Jer. 32:27; Matt. 19:26; Eph.3:20-21; Rom. 14:4; Heb. 2:18; 1 Cor. 10:13; 2 Tim. 1:12; Jude 24-25; Heb. 7:25; 2 Cor. 9:6-11.
His Life Is The Light Of Men
Jesus is the light of the world, and we are to have the light of the resurrection life in us. Because of his resurrection, He paid our debt of sin and gave us His righteousness. The law of the spirit of life has set us free from the law of sin and death. How is the life of God making a difference in you? All disciples are believers, but not all believers are disciples. John 1:1-5; 5:24; 6:73; 8:12-59; 11:25-26; Romans 4:25; 8:2-11; 6:3-5; 2 Cor. 5:17; 1 Peter 1:3-4; 1 John 5:11-12; 4:17-18.
Thankfulness That Leads To Victory
John 14:16; John 16:13; 1 John 2:26-27; Luke 24:44. Everything written about Jesus in the law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled. Pastor Syd read and expounded on Psalms 1 to 27.
Using The Name of Jesus
How do we win a spiritual fight? We fight the good fight of faith the same way we receive salvation: believe, say (confess), and act. Jesus won the victory, and we enforce what He won. There is a time to “say” in the authority in the Name of Jesus and a time to “pray” asking in the Name of Jesus. Scriptures: 1 Tim. 6:1-13; 2 Cor. 4:13-18; Rev. 12:11; Ps. 8; Matt. 21:16; James 4:7; Heb. 2:6-9; Heb. 1:3-4; Phil. 2:7-10; Mark 11:23; John 16:23; John 14:12-14; Acts 3:1-13; Acts 9:32-35; Ps. 149:1-9.
Talk Like God
Pastor Syd shared prayer requests and a video and pictures of the earthquake devastation from our missionary in Antioch, Turkey. Sermon: We are to be imitators of God in our words. God's Word is His bond. He has faith in His Word. His Word is truth, is alive, and is forever. He holds His Word in highest regard. He talked about angels heeding the Word we speak. Scriptures: Ephesians 5:1; Proverbs 18:21; James 3; Joshua 21:45; Jeremiah 1:12; Psalm 103:20; Ecclesiastes 5:2-6; Hebrews 4:12 John 1:1, 14; John 17:17.
Justified or Condemned
There are three types of confessions: idle, useless words; death confessions; life and faith confessions. There are people who talk too much and those who do not talk enough to share God’s Word. Be quick to listen and slow to share an opinion. Rule your tongue. Your tongue is the difference between being saved and not being saved. Pastor Syd voiced an urgency to minister to anyone contemplating suicide. Proverbs 18:21; 10:11, 19; 12:13-14, 18, 25; 13: 14:25; 15:4; 16:21, 23-24; Matthew 12:33-37; 15:10.
Fountain Of Life
Your Mouth As a Fountain of Life
Sermon Text: Job 22:28. Words are seeds. Believe your words,
sow the Word of God, allow time and patience without giving up, and your
seeds will bear fruit. Speak and believe what God says. Use your mouth as a
fountain of life. Watch what you say about yourself. Don't allow others to
have authority over you in their negative speech. Speak the Word over your
life. Scriptures: Proverbs 16:23; 10:11, 20, 21, 31; 20:5; Psalm
36:9;19:162; John 7:38; John 6:63; 1 Samuel 30:1-20; Mark 5:21-43.
There was a baby dedication and offering message about being generous to
Power & Life In The Power of The Tongue
Sermon: Pastor Syd taught on the importance of declaring things, asking God what is to come, and telling Him what you need to be done. It is necessary to speak His promises in faith and ask in submission, not pride. Pastor Syd and the congregation made powerful Biblical declarations. I carry the power of life and death in my tongue, and I love it Here are your confessions:
My tongue is set-apart to bless, and for
God’s life-giving purposes.
(Proverbs 18:21, James 3:10)
Jesus Christ is my Lord, and I believe in
my heart, that God has raised Him up
from the dead, and that He now lives, as
my High Priest, to make intercession for
me. Therefore, I approach the throne of
grace with boldness, and I receive
mercy, and find grace to help me,
anytime I need it. (Romans 10:9, Hebrews 7:25, 4:14-16)
I am a part of the body of Christ.
Satan has no power over me.
I overcome evil with good.
(1 Corinthians 12:27; Romans 12:21)
I am of God, and overcome the evil one
because, greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.
(1 John 4:4)
I will fear no evil for You Lord are with
me, your Word, and your Spirit, they comfort me.
I am far from oppression, and fear does
not come near me because I am
established in righteousness.
No weapon formed against me will
succeed, for my righteousness is of the
Lord. Whatever I do will prosper
because, I’m like a tree that’s planted by
the rivers of living water.
(Isaiah 54:17; Psalms 1:3)
I am delivered from this present evil age
according to the will of my God and Father.
No evil will overtake me, nor will any
plague come near my home. The Lord
has commanded His angels to protect
me in all my ways, and in my pathway is
life, and there is no death.
(Psalms 91:10-11; Proverbs 12:28)
Jesus Christ has given me the authority
to trample on demonic spirits and their
dominions; nothing can ever harm me, in any way.
I search for and discover, the Wisdom
and understanding of God. His wisdom
gives me long life, riches, and honor. My
ways are pleasant and my paths are
peaceful, and I am blessed in my deeds. (Proverbs 3:13-18)
I hear and obey the Word of God, and I
am happy in whatever I do, because I am
a doer of the Word of God. (James 1:22)
My faith is a shield all around me, and
with it I cancel every flaming arrow of
evil, that comes against me. (Ephesians 6:16)
Christ has redeemed me from the curse
of the law. Therefore, I forbid any
sickness or disease to come on my body.
Every disease germ, and every virus,
that touches my body, dies instantly in
the name of Jesus. Every cell and every
organ in my body, operates perfectly the
way God created it to operate, and I
forbid any malfunction in my body, in
the name of Jesus Christ.
(Galatians 3:13; Romans 8:11;
Genesis 1:31; Matthew 16:19)
I am in Christ Jesus, and His Law of the
Spirit of life, has completely set me free
and exempted me from the law of sin
and death, this includes condemnation,
fear, sickness, and poverty.
The Law of Life works mightily in me. (Romans 8:2)
I am an overcomer, and I overcome the
evil one by the blood of the Lamb, and
the word of my testimony. I do not fear
death because death has no place in me. (Revelation 12:11)
I am submitted to God, and the devil
flees from me. I resist him in the identity of Jesus Christ. (James 4:7)
The Word of God is forever settled in
heaven and He watches over His Word
to accomplish it. Therefore, His Word is
in my mouth, and in my heart, and I
proclaim His Word upon this earth.
(Psalms 119:89, Jeremiah 1:12, Rom. 10:8)
My children are taught of the Lord, and
they are blessed with peaceful prosperity. (Isaiah 54:13)
I present my body to God as a living
sacrifice, my body is the temple of the
Holy Spirit, who lives in me. I am not
my own, I was purchased with the life
and blood of Jesus, therefore, in His
identity, I refuse to overeat or become
addicted to anything. Body, you will
obey me in the name of Jesus, and
conform to the Word of God. I consider
the desires of my flesh to be dead, and I
present my body as set-apart, holy, and
pleasing, to the Lord. I have been raised
with Christ and I stay hidden in Him,
and my mind is set on things above.
(Romans 12:1; 1 Corinthians 6:19, Colossians 3:1-5)
Christ has redeemed me from the curse
of the law. Christ has redeemed me from
poverty, Christ has redeemed me from
sickness, Christ has redeemed me from
calamity, Christ has redeemed me from spiritual death. (Galatians 3:13; Deuteronomy 28)
In the place of poverty, He has given me
wealth, for sickness, He has given me
health, for death, He has given me eternal life. (2 Corinthians 8:9; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 10:10; John 5:24)
I am revived according to the Word of God, and I am strong.
(Psalms 119:25, Joel 3:10)
God forgives all my sins, He heals all my
diseases, He redeems my life from the
pit, He crowns me with faithful love and
compassion, He satisfies me with
goodness, and renews me to
youthfulness. (Psalms 103:3-5)
Jesus Christ bore my sickness, and
carried my pains, He paid the debt of my
sin, and by His wounds, I was healed. I
am the healed of the Lord.
(Isaiah 53:4-5, 1 Peter 2:24,
I delight in the Lord, and He gives me
the desires of my heart. I am convinced,
that I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
(Psalms 37:4, Psalms 27:13)
I am a giver, and as I give, it is also given
to me in good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and over-flowing, it is poured into my lap. (Luke 6:38)
With the measure I use, it is measured
back to me. I sow generously, therefore,
I reap generously. I give cheerfully,
which My God loves, and He makes ALL
grace overflow toward me, so that in
ALL things, at ALL times, having ALL
that I need—I do overflow, in ALL good works. (2 Corinthians 9:6-8)
The Lord is my good Shepherd, and I do
not lack. He supplies all of my needs,
according to His unending riches in glory. (Psalms 23:1, Philippians 4:19, John 10:11)
Jesus was made poor, so that through
His poverty, I might be made rich. Jesus
was made sin, so that I could be made
righteous in Him. He came so I could
have life and have it more abundantly.
(2 Corinthians 8:9, 5:21, John 10:10)
Because I have received the abundance
of grace, and the gift of righteousness, I reign as a king in life, through the One – Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:17)
The Lord takes pleasure in my peace-
filled, all-encompassing, prosperity
because I am His child, and Abraham’s blessings are mine. (Psalms 35:27; Galatians 3:14)
The Spirit of Truth lives in me, and
teaches me all things; He guides me into
all Truth. I confess that I have perfect
knowledge regarding any situation that I
encounter, and I have the wisdom of
God on the inside of me.
(John 16:13; James 1:5)
I trust in the Lord with all my heart, and
I do not rely on my own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)
In all my ways I know the Lord, and He
makes my paths straight.
The LORD will accomplish His purposes in and through me. (Psalms 138:8)
I let the Word of Christ live in me richly,
which makes all wisdom available to me. (Colossians 3:16)
I follow the Good Shepherd because I
know His voice, and I do not listen to, or
follow, the voice of a stranger.
Jesus was made for me, wisdom,
righteousness, sanctification, and
redemption. I have the wisdom of God,
and I am, the righteousness of God, in Christ Jesus. (1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
I am filled with the knowledge of the
Lord’s will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. (Colossians 1:9)
I am a new creation in Christ, I am
God’s workmanship, created in Christ
Jesus. I have the mind of Christ, and the
wisdom of God is working mightily in me. (2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 2:10; 1 Cor. 2:16)
I have been crucified with Christ, and
have put to death the old nature, and by faith I have put on God’s nature, which is Christ in me. I am renewed in knowledge, according to the likeness of Him, who created me. (Galatians 2:20, Colossians 3:9-10)
I receive the Spirit of wisdom, and
revelation. The eyes of my mind are
enlightened, and I do not conform to
this world, instead, I am continually
transformed, by the renewing of my
mind. My mind is renewed by the Word of God. (Ephesians 1:17-18; Romans 12:2)
I am increasing in the knowledge of
God, so that I bear fruit in every good
work. I am strengthened with all power,
according to His glorious strength;
therefore, I have great endurance and Patience. (Colossians 1:10-11)
I am delivered from the authority of
darkness, and I’ve been transferred, into
the kingdom of the Son, of His Love. (Colossians 1:13)
I am born of God, and I walk in victory
because, I have world conquering faith living in me. Greater is He that is in me,
than he that is in the world. (I John 5:4-5; 1 John 4:4)
I can do all things through Christ who
strengthens me. The joy of the Lord is
my strength, the Lord is the strength of my life. (Philippians 4:13, Nehemiah 8:10; Psalms 27:1)
The peace of God, which surpasses all
understanding, guards my heart, and
mind, in Christ Jesus. And I deliberately
think on whatever things are true,
honorable, right, pure, lovely, and of a good report. (Philippians 4:7-8)
I do not permit a rotten word to go out
of my mouth. I speak only words that
build others up, and give grace to those
who hear. I will not grieve God’s Holy
Spirit, by whom, I am sealed to the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:29)
I speak the truth in love, and I grow up
in all things, into the body of the Lord
Jesus Christ, who is my Head. The Word of God is Truth. (Ephesians 4:15, John 17:17)
My tongue is the pen of skillful writer,
and grace flows from my lips. (Psalm 45:1-2)
As for me, I am filled with the Spirit of
the Lord, with power, justice, and the
courage to tell, the good news of salvation. (Micah 3:8)
No one can snatch me out of the Father’s
hand because, I have eternal life. The
peace of God rules my heart, and I
refuse to worry about anything.
(John 10:29, Colossians 3:15)
I intently fix my gaze on the Living
Word of God because, it is life to me.
It is health, and healing to my whole body. He sent His Word and Healed me. (Proverbs 4:21-22, Psalms 107:20)
God lives in me now, so who can stand
against me? I believe His promises,
which make me a partaker of His divine nature. He has given me everything
required, for life, and godliness.
(2 Corinthians 6:16; John 10:10; 2
Peter 1:3-4; Romans 8:31)
Jesus has given me, the keys to the
Kingdom of Heaven, and the authority
to use His name. Anything I bind on
earth, is bound from heaven, and
anything I loose on earth, is loosed from
heaven. Therefore, in the name of the
Lord Jesus Christ, I bind the rulers, the
authorities, the world-rulers of the
darkness of this age, and the spiritual
forces of evil in heavenly places. They
are now harmless, and have no affect against me. (Matthew 16:19; John 16:23-24; Ephesians 6:12)
I am filled with Him, who is the head
over every ruler and authority. I am His
workmanship, created new in Christ
Jesus, for the good works, which God
prepared for me to do.
(Colossians 2:10; Ephesians 2:10)
I am a believer, and these signs do accompany me:
In the name of Jesus, I cast out demons,
I speak in new tongues,
No devil can harm me, I lay hands on the sick,
and they do recover. (Mark 16:17-18)
Troy Pfoutz and Katie Everhart shared about the Ghana Initiative. Apostle
Dale Armstrong administered Holy Communion.
Romans – part 14
Scripture text: Romans 15:16-16:27. Paul preached the Word, and it was accompanied with signs, wonders, and the power of the Holy Spirit. (1 Thess. 1:5-6; 1 Cor. 2:2-5). You can be a witness by sharing what God has done for you. If you pray but are not in faith, pray again. If you are praying for others, God will give them opportunities to come to Him, but they can reject Him. Pastor Syd stressed how women were an important part of the ministry (Acts 18:1-3, 11, 18-19, 24-26; 2 Timothy 4:19). Paul warned the Roman church to keep an eye on certain people, because of their causing strife and division (1 Cor. 5:9-11; Titus 3:9-11; 2 Thess. 3:6, 14-15; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 2 Tim. 2:16-18; Heb. 12:15). Other Scriptures: Proverbs 14:15; John 17:17; Psalm 19:7; Psalm 119:130. To be established, allow the gospel to be rooted in you.
Romans – part 13
Scripture text: Romans 14-15:13. The fulfillment of the law is love, which is
the focus of these chapters. There are settled matters, such as doctrine, but
there are also matters of opinion and conscience. In writing to Jews and
Gentiles, Paul makes a point of expressing their liberties not causing them to
look down on others or to put a stumbling block in another person's path.
The kingdom of God is a matter of power and righteousness, peace, and joy
in the Holy Spirit. Conforming is not unity. Live in harmony with one another
according to Christ Jesus. Other: Prov. 13:10; Col. 2:8, 14-17; 2 John 9; 1
Cor. 4:6; 1 Tim. 4:1-6; Phil. 3:16-20; Rom. 10:23.
Romans – part 12
Pastor Syd opened the service with Scriptures about Jesus’ and our authority over the devil and his power. We are more than conquerors and need to hold onto our confession when intensity against us increases. With boldness we must provoke love and good works, continuing to assemble ourselves together. He led us in a prayer to break the enemy’s tactics and establish our faith. There was a time when we encouraged each other. Sermon: Romans 12: 17-13:9. Pastor Syd explained vengeance belongs to the Lord and the role of the Christian in submission to government compared to obedience. There are four kinds of government: self, family, church, and civil. Listen to find out if you should disobey civil government.
We Are More Then Conquerors
Pastor Syd opened the service with Scriptures about Jesus’ and our authority over the devil and his power. We are more than conquerors and need to hold onto our confession when intensity against us increases. With boldness we must provoke love and good works, continuing to assemble ourselves together. He led us in a prayer to break the enemy’s tactics and establish our faith. There was a time when we encouraged each other. Sermon: Romans 12: 17-13:9. Pastor Syd explained vengeance belongs to the Lord and the role of the Christian in submission to government compared to obedience. There are four kinds of government: self, family, church, and civil. Listen to find out if you should disobey civil government.
Romans – part 11
Pastor Syd teaches on Romans 12:3-16. He talked about self-worth versus pride, the measure of faith, the body of Christ compared to a person’s body, grace for the different gifts, agape love, detesting evil, clinging to what is good, serving the Lord, being cheerfully expectant in hope, patient in affliction, persistent in prayer, sharing with your spiritual family, and being hospitable. Other Scriptures: 1 Peter 4:10; 1 Corinthians 12:4-24; Ephesians 4:1-16; Psalm 97:10; Proverbs 8:13; Psalm 45:7; Galatians 5:13; Ephesians 6:6-11.
Romans – part 9 – The Israel of God – Chapter 10 & 11
Pastor Syd reviewed with the congregation Romans 9-10:13. Romans 10 and 11 are about the relationship of Israel and the church. In Romans 10 Paul prayed for ethnic Israel to be saved. (Ethnic Israel is different from the Israel of God, or the saved Jews.) A sign of a hardened heart is deception.
The word of faith for salvation and righteousness consists of confession and belief that God raised Jesus from the dead. Whoever calls on the Lord shall be saved. Faith is followed by action. Israel can be saved, if they hear about Jesus Christ, and if a sent one preaches Jesus. Faith is birthed in a heart that responds to God’s anointed utterance of the Anointed One, from hearing the Rhema (word) of God, a living word to you.
Present Israel can be saved (Romans 11; Romans 1:16). The Israel of God, that is the believing Jews or the elect, and the church are one. Romans 11 is not about the return of a Davidic kingdom or the national state of Israel. The Israel of God is Jew and Gentile. There are different theologies about end times: 1) everything is Revelation has past; 2) all of Revelation is symbolic; 3) it is a mixture of some of it prophetically and symbolism. The Gentile has been adopted into the original root of the family of God. Pride leads to unbelief (vs. 18). The ethnic Jew can be grafted into the tree. A partial hardening has come upon Israel all the way through, as far as, until it is completed (the fullness of the Gentiles become Israel) (1 Corinthians 15:25; Hebrews 4:12). Israel is either ethnic Israel or the saved Israel. Israel and the church: 1) Ephesians 2:14-22 (one new man); 2) Ephesians 3:4-11 (co-heirs in the same body); 3) Romans 11:1-17 (grafted into the same tree); 4) Galatians 3:16-29 (We are called the seed of Abraham)(It is a horrible idea if they rebuild the temple.); 5) Galatians 4:22-26 (the heavenly Jerusalem); 6) Galatians 4:27-31 (children of the promise and the free woman); 7) Romans 9:6-8 (Not all Israel is the elect Israel.); 8) Galatians 6:15-16 (The Israel of God is not excusive to ethnic Israel.); 9) Romans 2:28-29 (not a Jew outwardly; circumcision of the heart); 10) Hebrews 12:22-24 (Mt. Zion compared to Mt. Sinai); 11) Matthew 16:18; Acts 7:38; Hebrews 2:11-13 (Jesus says I will build My church.); 12) Hebrews 7 and 8 (new covenant with the house of Israel and Jesus as the High Priest); 13) 1 Peter 2:9-10 (chosen race); 14) James 1:1 (the dispersion of the believing 12 tribes); 15) Galatians 2:1-16 (the Judaizers); 16) Acts 15:9-11 (saved by grace); 17) Jeremiah 33:14-18: Isaiah 9:6-7 (types and shadows and promises of the temple;); 18) Luke 24:44 (the Davidic throne of Jesus). End times study should be based from the teachings of Paul and Jesus. Daniel, Isaiah, and Revelation have mixed up timelines.
Romans – part 8
Scripture text: Romans 9:1-10:13. Romans is about the gospel (good news) being for both the Jews and Gentile believers who live by faith (Romans 1:16). Paul’s conscience and the Holy Spirit agree that he is telling the truth. Your conscience is a co-perception between yours and another one. Your conscience can be trained wrong, and if so, it needs to be renewed, retrained. Your conscience is not the same thing as your heart or faith (1 Timothy 1:5, 18-19). You can have a clear conscience (Acts 24:16). David’s conscience bothered him when he cut off Saul’s garment (1 Samuel 24). Repentance is the way out of a guilty conscience. (1 Timothy 3:9; Hebrews 13:18; 1 Corinthians 8:7-12; Titus 1:15; 1 Timothy 4:1-2.) The Lord wants to minister to your spirit, but your conscience may need to be retrained. (Hebrews 10:19-22; 9:14; 1 Peter 3:21; Colossians 3:14-17; 1 John 3:18-24.) God is just, but it is a person’s choice to let his hearts be hardened. God does not create evil people and then judge them. He has a destiny for you, but His will will not happen for you for sure. Your heart can be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness and by His giving you over to the hardening effects of sin (Psalm 81:11-12; Romans 1:24-28; Hebrews 3:13). It is up to you if you are hardened. No one was created for God’s wrath. Jews and Gentiles are one. If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your hear that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. It is about believing and confessing Jesus Christ as the Son of God. Faith is voice-activated. (Other Scriptures: Jeremiah 18:1-11; 2 Corinthians 3:14-16; Romans 1:18; Romans 2:5, 8; John 3:36)
Vision, Provision, Healing
Pastor Syd shares about divine appointments and connections, such as with Apostle Dale Armstrong, Tim Ratcliffe, and Prophet Bob Hawk. (Deuteronomy 32:13). He shares how he met Tim at a Kenneth Copeland executive protection training. Later Tim gave him a confirming word about Turkey, which led to a connection with the Mirabellas in Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. Tim again gave him a confirming word: “Be faithful with what He is saying to you now.” Tim shares his testimony of having a pulmonary embolism and going into massive heart failure after surgery. He kept declaring words of victory and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Peace hit him, and he started laughing. The result was that he miraculously has no lung or heart damage. He could not work for ten months, and the Lord took care of them. Study the word “shalom,” which means nothing missing, nothing lacking, and nothing broken, and complete wholeness. Yield to the Lord. On August 24th his word for us was that it is the time and be yielded. Pastor Syd has bought the plane. Years ago Apostle Dale considered getting his pilot’s license, but the Lord told him, “I have a man for you.” Various words were given to Pastor Syd about: houses, buildings, and arenas; church plantings, thinking bigger and having a higher vision, getting his pilot’s license, and buying an airplane. The Lord gave him Isaiah 58:14 and “Honey from the rock”
Your comfort zone is not your God. Truth does not need a defense. Pastor Syd addresses the question, “Is it always wrong to lie or deceive?” He does this by presenting Scripture. Scriptures: Proverbs 6:12-19; 12:22; Exodus 20:16; Leviticus 19:11; Zechariah 8:16; Ephesians 4:25; Revelation 21:8; Colossians 3:8-10; 1 Timothy 1:8-11; Hebrews 6:18. Satan is the father of lies: John 8:44. Lying within a family should not be tolerated. The cure for lying is to stop it immediately, repent, and correct your lie. There are three types of lies: 1) bearing false witness against someone, 2) deceiving for personal gain or profit (Proverbs 11:1), and 3) denying or suppressing the truth of God (1 John 2:22). The cases for lying for justice: Exodus 1:15-21 (the Hebrew midwives feared God and He blessed them with families); Acts 5:1-11 (Ananias and Sapphira killed by God for lying to the Holy Spirit for self-interest). Murder was okay at God’s command. Judgment was carried out by His people. Other examples of lying: Numbers 25:1-13; Psalm 106:28-31; Joshua 2:1-24, Hebrews 11:31, and James 2:24-26 (Rahab); Joshua 8:1-29; Judges 4:1-9 13-22; Judges 5:24; Judges 7:16-22; Judges 16:4-20; 1 Samuel 16:1-ff; 1 Samuel 20:4-30; 1 Samuel 21:1-15; Matthew 12:1-6; 1 Samuel 22:9-23; 1 Samuel 27:7-13; 2 Samuel 15:13-17, 23-31; 2 Samuel 17:1-22; 2 Kings 8:7-15; 2 Chronicles 18:1-22; Ezekiel 14:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12; Jeremiah 38:14-28; John 7:1-10; Matthew 10:16-25. In WWII Corrie ten Boom lied about hiding Jews. The police and FBI lie when they go undercover. The man who videotaped Planned Parenthood harvesting baby body parts of live babies and Bible smugglers had to lie. Whatever you do, be innocent in your motives. It is very likely that we will be faced with situations similar to these in the future. Consider how you will handle it, follow the Spirit’s prompting in that moment, and do not criticize those who handle it differently than you did. Whatever you do, do it in faith.
Elementary Teaching- How to Hear God
Pastors Syd and Jen conducted the church service as a class of six-seven year olds in Children’s Church. They held the class in front of the congregation, teaching on hearing God through pictures.
There was a communion service. Text: Matthew 6:1-6, 16; Matthew 17:19-21. Jesus taught us to be persistent in prayer. References to fasting: Daniel 9:3; Acts 10:30; Acts 13:1-3. In Matthew 6 Jesus taught people how to give to the poor, to pray, and to fast, by doing them in secret and God’s rewarding them. When trying to cast out a demon in a boy, the disciples discovered that they needed to fast and pray to get rid of their unbelief. Jesus lived a fasted and prayer life. There are many kinds of fasts. The purpose of fasting is to affect you and to provide for spending time with the Lord. It means you can do something with the Lord. It does NOT give you more authority or power. It gives you the ability to say “no” to your flesh. Being S(s)pirit-led means your flesh is not your decider. The more you do something, the easier it gets to yield to it. We can become more spirit-led. The answer to fleshiness is to serve others (Mark 9:33-35). Fasting is a form of self-humbling (Psalm 35:13). The humble get the grace. Fasting is so that you serve others and do the work of the kingdom. Comfort zones are deadly. Show your flesh that it is not the boss (Isaiah 58:1-14). Seek God’s kingdom. Be ready for service (Luke12:31-38). Fasting will help you pray according to His will. Pastor Syd encouraged everyone to fast up to the election. His prayer requests were: 1) Pray for the Lord’s direction for church planting in Virginia and Connecticut (A word was given for houses, buildings, and arenas.); 2) Pray for doors to open and supernatural connections; 3) Pray for financial provision to plant churches (buildings and an airplane); 4) Pray for revival in our own church and our own lives; 5) Pray for an awakening of evangelism in our church and our personal lives. Pastor Syd shared about the purchase of an airplane.
Believing The Good Plan
Text: Jeremiah 29:11; 1-32. Jeremiah was writing this text to people who had lost everything and were living in a foreign country. He wrote a letter which is recorded in 29:4-14. God took ownership of their deportation to Babylon. He told the people to multiply and to pray for the place where they were to thrive, and then they would thrive, too. Pray for your workplace. God told them they would be there for seventy years. They were to plant, marry, have children, and pursue the welfare of the city: prosperity, abundance, and peace. Put others first. God said that His purpose for them was to give them a future and a hope, when it looked hopeless. Daniel found the words of what to do when the seventy years were done, and that was to fast and pray (Daniel 9:1-2). Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13). He will surely do Jeremiah 29:11 for us because of His redemption. He is over every ruler and authority. He erased the certificate of debt with its obligations (Colossians 2:9-10). We are redeemed from the self-inflicted curses, when we repent. All blessings will come and overtake you because you obey the Lord (Deuteronomy 28:1-14). He will bless everything you do. The Spirit of God did not live in the Jews during this time, and yet He called them holy. Condemnation is a curse. The Lord keeps His promises. The blessings of the Lord are the plans and future of the Lord (even in evil times). Be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. Put on the full armor (Ephesians 6:10-19). Feed on God’s promises. Pastor Syd encouraged us to pray for one another by name in the Spirit and in English.
Romans – part 7
Pastor Syd opened his sermon on Romans 8:17-39 by reading Ephesians 1:3-2:10. He explained about our redemption and predestination to be adopted, but it is dependent on our receiving it. Romans 8:18 reveals that there will be sufferings as a believer. Other Scriptures confirming that are: 1 Peter 4:12-14; Acts 14:22; John 16:33. There is a glorification coming as we will be like Jesus (1 John 3:1-2; 2 Corinthians 4:17). Your spirit is redeemed, but your soul and body are not. Ask yourself: Is what I am dealing with that will matter in ten years? To eagerly wait with anticipation is like stretching your neck forward (Romans 8:19). The earth is in a state of decay (8:21-22). There will be a new heaven and earth (2 Peter 3:13; Isaiah 11:6-9). There was a fear of man for the animals after Noah and the flood. We have a down-payment for our bodies’ redemption, and we will have a glorious body (Philippians 3:21). Hope, which is confident expectation, produces patience (8:23-24). You do not hope for what you already have. The Spirit helps us in our weakness by interceding for us, but really it is Jesus Christ who intercedes for us (8:26-27, 34; Hebrews 7:25; 1 John 2:1). The Spirit of Christ within you will know how to pray. God is NOT the one doing accidents. All things are working for good considering: 1) you are praying in the Spirit, 2) you love God, and 3) you are called according to His purpose. God is NOT in control of everything, although He is sovereign. Pastor Syd gave the example of being sovereign over his children’s bedrooms but not being totally in control of them. Why should you be guilty of sin if God made you that way? He is not in control of you. It is not His will that people die, but they do. Foreknowing is knowing beforehand (8:29-30). We are predestined, called, justified, and glorified, but not everybody fulfills their destiny. Paul asks rhetorical questions (8:31-35). Romans 8:36 is taken from a negative Psalm 44. Romans 8:37 refutes that verse in Psalms by emphatically saying, “NO!” We are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus. He mentions all kinds of things that cannot keep God’s love from us, but he does not mention the past, because it does not exist (8:38-39). The Spirit of God lives in me. 2 Peter 1:3-8, 11. Everything you need, you have the right to and is available to you.
Romans – part 6
Pastor Syd continues his series on the book of Romans by teaching on Romans 8:1-17. Romans eight is like the climax of the previous chapters and is the answer to Romans seven’s conflict of soul and body. Paul uses the word “spirit” or “Spirit” twenty-two times in chapter eight. There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Condemnation means an adverse sentence or verdict. It is like a condemned building which is unfit for use and ought to be destroyed. Do not condemn yourself or listen to condemnation from others, or the enemy will build on that. Tell the devil and those feelings to get out. You must be in Christ Jesus. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made you free from the law of sin and death. Condemnation comes with the law of sin and death, and it brings defeat. He Spirit of Christ is the reborn spirit in you. He is preparing you for the new heaven and new earth. Is your mind set on the things of the Spirit? If you have thoughts of death, examine your mindset, because you are living in the flesh. Life and peace can be your mindset, if you are in the Spirit. Your flesh will die, but your body will be upgraded. Living in the flesh is hostile to God and cannot please God. You are in the Spirit if the Spirit of God lives in you. The Spirit gives life because of the righteousness of what Jesus did. Those who are led by God’s Spirit are the sons of God. The law revealed the natural slavery of sin and your need for a Savior. The Spirit testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Colossians 3:15. The Spirit is the umpire of our peace. Invite the author of the Word when you read it, and the Bible will speak to you. The Spirit also leads you with your inward spirit. If you have a decision to make, make it based on whether you have a spirit of peace. Pay attention to it! Listen for God in the right place at the right time. Do not put out fleeces, which open you up to deception! The Spirit of God resides in you. God may lead you by giving you a picture, or by knowing a Scripture, or by repeating the voice of someone you know. He is bringing it to your remembrance. NEVER VIOLATE PEACE! 1 John 5:10; 1 John 3:24. Say no to condemnation. Be an heir of God and a co-heir with Christ.
Romans – part 5
Text: Romans 6:21-8:17. Romans 7 and 13 are probably the most misunderstood chapters in Romans. Romans 7 is about living by the law, being “married” to the law, which is “sin unmasked.” The law reveals what sin has been there all along. Genesis 4:6-7. Living by the flesh and the law cannot save you. It is possible, but not good, for a saved person to be living under the law. If you are born again, you are crucified with Christ and should be living by faith. Romans 7:14-24 is not an excuse to live by sin. We are to live by the Spirit (Galatians 5:13-22). If you live and walk by and in the Spirit, you will not do the things of the flesh. Your flesh and your soul did not get saved. You renew your mind and live in the Spirit realm. There is now no condemnation, no judgment for those in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). The law of the Spirit of life and peace has set you free from the law of sin and death. If your mind is set on the Spirit, you will walk and live by the Spirit. To fight the flesh, speak out loud the things you want to think. Those who are led by the Spirit are the sons of God. We are children and heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ. Pastor Syd asked the congregation to pray for their revelation to see truth in the book of Romans and for him to explain it clearly. [He answered a question about voting, and two ladies shared their visions during prayer.]
Romans – part 4
[Romans 5:12 to 6:23] Death for all came through Adam, but life for all comes through Jesus Christ. The grace of God is God’s coming to help you do something you could not do on your own. It is a gift. It is His empowering you. The original sin changed the DNA of the human race, introducing spiritual death. We can reign in life and walk in faith and victory. Kings reign by giving orders that come from authority and responsibility. Choose to walk in Christ’s authority by opening your mouth and declaring the Word over yourself. Get back up when you get down by speaking who you are in Christ. Reign with your mouth. Speak to what is causing you to fall down. It has to go! The Lord is the Enforcer. (James 4:7) Reigning in life is now. There is only one sin that the blood of Jesus will not cleanse: the unpardonable sin, which means that you are out of reach of the Holy Spirit, a person who is completely withdrawn from the Spirit. As long as you have that draw, you have not committed the unpardonable sin. Paul makes sure that grace does not give permission to sin. Being immersed in Jesus Christ and His Spirit means being buried into His death and raised with Him, so we can walk in a new way of life. Our old man was crucified with Him (Galatians 2:20). Christ lives in us. We are spirit beings, have a soul, and live in an earth suit. The spirit needs to be born again and the soul renewed by the truth of the Word. (Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:9-10) To be sanctified you need to renew your mind by the Word. Live and walk free from sin. (2 Corinthians 5:17) Do not let sin reign in your body, but use it for righteousness. You are not a victim of flesh and corruption. Temptation is not a sin. Satan tries to accuse and condemn you, whereas the Holy Spirit invites, convicts, and convinces you toward God. You sin when you make his thoughts, yours. (1 John 5:3-4) Love God. Keep His commands. Conquer the world by your faith and the Word. Grace gives us the ability to not sin. What you obey, you become a slave to. When you disobey, you open the door to Satan. Obey from the heart (Isaiah 1:19). Be sold out to righteousness, set apart for holiness. The outcome is eternal life. The pay of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus. Be a slave to the Holy One. Reign in life, eternal life.
Romans – part 3
After a brief review of Romans 1-4, Pastor Syd starts with Romans 4:13-25. God has the power to do what He says He will do. Context and the witness of two or three are important in establishing doctrine. Chapter five starts with peace with God through faith. Death happened because of Adam, and life came because of Christ. We, as believers, can have peace, but all are not walking in it. Being in peace is an individual choice. In Mark 4:35-40 Jesus was sleeping in a violent storm. He spoke “Silence! Be still!” to the sea. “Silence” means to be muzzled. A mark of peace is hope. It is not being resigned to a situation or the absence of conflict. Hope is a confident expectation and is part of peace. Romans 8:6 mentions the mindset of the Spirit is life and peace. Isaiah 32:17 says that the work of righteousness is peace. Romans 14:17 says that the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy. God’s covenant of peace will not be shaken (Isaiah 54:10). Jesus would be called Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:7). Be rooted in grace (Romans 5:3). God is glorified when the enemy is put down. We boast in the pressure, because it produces cheerful constancy and proven character (approved in a test), which produces hope. God’s love has been distributed to our hearts. Love overcomes the world. God’s DNA is in us. (Communion was served based on 1 Corinthians 11:23-32.)
Bond Slave or Love Slave
Pastor Syd addresses the issue of being a hireling or an heir, a bond slave or
a love slave. Hirelings work for their pay. They trade their time for
something, and when things get risky, they run away. (John 10:11-13) In
service to the Lord, a person serves because they love the Master. Do not
serve the Lord as a business transaction. Bond slaves do not have a choice in
the matter. They serve out of condemnation, fear, and compulsion. Love
slaves choose to be a slave for life because of love. They serve with willing
hearts and are in it for others; good. (Luke 17:7-10) Slaves serve others and
then serve themselves last. Heirs inherit, but start out like slaves when they
are young. As they mature, they turn into love children. Money takes on the
characteristics of the person who holds it. Heirs have an inheritance coming.
They may work for a time, but it belongs to them. God gave His Son (John
3:16). In the Old Testament, a slave had to be freed after six years
(Deuteronomy 15:12-17), but they could choose to become a love slave for
the rest of their lives. Paul introduced himself as a slave (Titus 1:1;
Philippians 1:1; James 1:1; 2 Peter 1:1). John identifies himself as a slave in
Revelation 1:1. Are you a bond slave or a love slave? God owns us. Jesus
bought us back. Jesus made Himself to be a slave (Philippians 2:5). He went
to the cross because He loved the Father. Slavery against your will is fearful.
We receive the Spirit of adoption (Romans 8:15-17). If you serve the Lord
because of getting the blessings, you are a hireling. (Luke 12:35-38) Be
ready for service. The remainder of the message was information about
making a faith promise for alms and missions giving, not tithes giving. In the
US 2%-15% of a church’s budget goes to outreach. CWI’s outreach giving
was 43%. Nine percent of churches teach on giving weekly, and 90% of
those churches experience financial growth. Our vision is TEAM: transform,
equip, accountability, and mobilize. You can see more at
Romans – part 2
Pastor Syd teaches on Romans 4. Abraham was justified by faith, not by what he did. Satan’s masterpiece is the Pharisee, the self-righteous one. Abram believed God, therefore God considered him right. It was credited (the right to get something; someone else does something for you in your place; it’s because God is right) to Abram for righteousness, while he was uncircumcised. The time of God’s giving Abram the promise of blessing through a son was about thirteen years before he was circumcised. Abraham was not a Jew. (Genesis 14:18-16:16; Genesis 12:1-3) As Abram came back from liberating Sodom and Gomorrah, he met Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest to the Lord. He said that God blessed Abram, and he gave Melchizedek a tithe of everything, because he was thankful for the victory. This was four hundred years before the law of tithing. Tithing did not change, and it results in His provision, His reward to you. (Malachi; Hebrews 7) Jesus taught New Covenant principles. Abram had a covenant with God (Genesis 15). He had Ishmael when he is eighty-six. In Genesis 17:1-12 when Abram was ninety-nine years old, his name was changed to Abraham, the father of many nations. (Genesis 21 is when Isaac is born.) The promises are by faith and operate by grace (Romans 4:13-25). His Word overcomes the world and gives grace to do what He says. Call things into existence that are not. Say that you can do all things. Hope against hope (confident expectation). Abraham kept his faith, was strengthened, and was fully convinced that what God had promised He was also able to perform. Just like Paul on a ship destined for shipwreck, don’t be afraid. Take courage and believe God. You are credited as right when you believe God.
Pastor Syd explained the reason the Lord told him to get his pilot’s license.
Word Given in CWI service:
You know, My children, when you think of what’s going on in this world, and
most of you don’t even know what the enemy is doing, he is a defeated foe,
and I will have My way, and I will use you, things I have planted in your
hearts. It’s like Pastor Syd, things that he almost buried, but I’m not done.
I’m not done with you.
This church is a church after My own heart. It has been for a long time, and
I’m grooming people. I’m grooming people to do things they never thought
they would do.
Don’t cut Me short. I’m much bigger than you think, and I’ve called you to
do things you never dreamed of doing, or maybe only dreamed of doing.
The anointing power of the Holy Spirit is very real, very real, but you have to
get to know Him. You have to spend time in the Word. You have to spend
time with Me. You have to spend time on your knees, and these times will
take you to your knees. That’s a good place to be, because I honor that. I
So as I speak to you in that still, small voice, don’t discount it, even though
you think it’s too big. Don’t discount it. Remember, I’m real. I am God. I
created heaven and earth. I created each of you to be and do and fulfill
great and mighty things in these days.
You’re My hands. You’re My feet. Be willing to do that. Be willing to follow
that still, small voice, because I love you. You’re My children. I’ve called you,
and I will call you for greater and mightier things than you ever dreamed of.
Be faithful. Be faithful. Be givers! As you give, I will give. It’s in the Word,
Romans – part 1
Paul wrote the letter to the Romans on his third missionary trip. He was on
his way to Jerusalem and wanted to be there by Pentecost. It addresses the
Jewish and Gentile believers, first telling the guilt of the Jews and then the
Gentiles and finally, of everyone. He preached the gospel to believers. He
told them to tell the good news. God communicates with our spirits. We are
spirit beings having a soul (the mind, will, emotions) and living in a body. (1
Thessalonians 5:23; 2:18) Paul wanted to impart something to the Romans
in person. The theme of Romans is found in 1:16-17. The gospel is the
power of God to salvation for everyone who believes. He states that the just
shall live by faith. What God said by faith gives us faith. God's wrath is
against ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth. No
one has an excuse to not believe in God as evidenced in His creation.
Romans 1:24-25 is about exalting science and dulling a person's spirit.
Verses 26-27 is about pride, which is Satan's main attribute. There are
different consequences of sin. You can repent of sin, but there are sins unto
death, and there are sins you cannot undo. The wages of sin are death.
Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of homosexuality and
because they did not show mercy to the poor. Chapter two addresses
judging others and practicing what you preach. Circumcision is of the heart
and is covenant. Chapter three tells us that all have sinned. The law shows
your sin and your need for the Lord, but it cannot save you. The
righteousness of God is through faith in Jesus Christ. We are justified in
Christ. The angels cannot repent. We uphold the law by love.
Prayer & Intercession – part 2
What Is Grace?
(When you serve the Lord by serving others, expect to be watered back by the Lord and His people.) The word “grace” (favor, thanks) appears 156 times in the New Covenant. Do we understand it? What is grace? The dictionary says that it is unmerited favor. We incorrectly use grace and mercy interchangeably. Pastor demonstrated the grace of God using a bright flashlight. It enables you to see things, if you turn it on. You have to receive grace to use it. Shining the flashlight in your eyes is like misapplying grace. Grace makes things easier. Grace is available, even if you are not using it. Grace and favor are interchangeable. It is God’s ability, support, wisdom, helping you, empowerment to you, presence, and it is God doing for you what you could not do for yourself or your own. The charisma gifts, the five-fold ministries, and serving are called graces. It is the New Testament word that describes the fullness of the New Covenant that dwells in Christ and is available for mankind. Grace never allows God to overlook or put up with our sin. Grace does not make a situation acceptable. Jesus grew in wisdom and grace (Luke 2:40, 52). He walked as a man. He did not need mercy. Grace is the ability to not sin, but to walk supernaturally. Mercy is not getting what you deserve. Peter’s walking on the water was God’s grace. It brings you the victory (1 Corinthians 15:57; 2 Corinthians 2:14). You can grow in grace. Jesus needed God to open His ear, and so do we (Isaiah 50:4-6). We have received grace from Jesus’ fullness (John 1:14-17). The apostles witnessed with great power and great grace on them all (Acts 4:33). We have to step out to use His grace. Imagine you have great grace. Abide in grace in faith (Romans 5:1-2, 17). There is an overflow of grace. Grace with a right standing with God empowers you to reign in life. How do you receive more grace? God gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). 1) Humble yourself before the Lord. 2) Ask Him for help. Approach the throne of grace, so you receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16). Pastor led us in a prayer to receive more grace. Tongues, be loosed. Increase our boldness, hearing, and seeing. Thank God for the increase of grace to all parts of the ministry. Release words of encouragement by giving grace to one another.
Our Covenant is Better Than Elisha’s
God is not stressed by the things that are happening in the world now. Our covenant is better than Elisha’s, when God took care of him. Because of our covenant and because we have the Spirit of God in us, we have access to Him all the time. You can hear from the Lord for yourself. Elisha knew the plans of the king of Aram by hearing from the Lord (2 Kings 6:8-17). In retaliation, the king sent a huge army against Elisha. He told his servant to not be afraid, that there were more with them than the army against them. We have to walk by faith. Step out, stand firm in your faith, and He will help you. You carry authority. Elisha waited until they made a move, and then he prayed for them to be blinded. He led them to Samaria and then threw a feast for his enemies, and they never raided the Israelites again. Sometimes God tells us if problems are coming, but regardless we need to operate in the wisdom of God. Spiritual gifts are for everyone (1 Corinthians 1:4-8). God is for us (Romans 8:31-34). Do not be in fear at this time. Look to the One who said He will meet all your needs.
Are You Prepared?
“Preppers” are people who prepare for something bad that is to happen. Have you prepared for end times? Hard times will come in the last days (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
Why do people prepare? They prepare out of fear, or because they see danger coming. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Prepping in the natural has definite limitations. Our prepping needs to be in the spiritual, seeing God as our Source. Proverbs 11:23-28. No amount of prepping can save you from disaster. Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind, or your savings account, etc. Have confidence in the Lord, do not worry or fear, and remain fruitful (Jeremiah 17:5-8). God loves us. Rise up and stand strong (Psalm 20:7-9). Isaiah 61:3; 58:9. How do you properly prepare? The Spirit of the Lord will tell you.
Samson and Daniel would approach killing a lion differently. Isaac and Joseph handled famine differently. We are the righteousness of God and have a better covenant than these men, so God will protect and provide for us. Psalm 1. Step one is to delight in the Lord. Step two is to declare His lordship. Step three is to trust in Him. Step four is to not fear. Trust that God loves you.
Pastor Syd told of a time in Colorado when the Lord warned him to be careful where he stood, or he would be crushed. Praise God, he listened, and it saved his life. Fear is optional. Resist it. When we are afraid, we will trust in God (Psalm 56:1-13). Trust in the Lord, live in the land securely, take delight in the Lord, be humble, and be gracious and giving (Psalm 37:1-40). No created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God. You can lie down and sleep, because God makes us live in safety (Psalm 4:8). When the Word says that He has made us more than conquerors, it means that we have to take ground back from the enemy. Remember: Nothing shall harm you.
Are You Lukewarm?
Pastor Syd preaches a word from the Lord for this time. God [will vomit out] the lukewarm church like Laodicea of Revelation 3:14-21. Ezekiel 37:1-14 is the text. There were three levels of the dry bones coming to life. The dry bones heard the word of the Lord prophesied to them. Ezekiel first prophesied that the bones come together. Then he prophesied to the breath in Ezekiel 37:9. They were a standing army, which symbolizes the body of Christ feeling like they need not to carry out the Great Commission. Finally, he prophesied to open up their graves and put God’s Spirit into them, which is for the Spirit-filled church. To see the power, you have to go out. People have received miracles during the reading of Isaiah 53. We preach, and then signs and wonders follow. People go through a season of revival and then dryness. Draw near to Him, and He will draw near to you. There is both a personal and regional move of the Lord. We are God’s temple, and water represents the Holy Spirit. Ezekiel 47:1-12 portrays walking in the Spirit as a progression from ankle deep, knee deep, waist deep, and finally swimming deep. The trees alongside the river represent the fruit of the Spirit, which does not run out if we remain hooked up to the Source. We drink from the Spirit all day. Pastor Syd called forth the five-fold ministers to take their places. Be willing to go, run, and swim. He prayed a blessing over the children to be a prophesying generation, to release their gifts, and for the older generations to train them.
Peter loved his life more than Jesus, and Judas loved money more than Jesus. Jesus saw fit to use Peter. Jesus is alive, and it took His resurrection for victory for us. Pastor Syd did a review of the Bible from Genesis to the Acts. God and Jesus (and the Holy Spirit) created the world and human beings in God’s image. He gave dominion over the earth to man. We have all chosen to do the wrong thing, handing the rights over to Satan. Jesus overcame Satan’s temptations (Luke 4). The god of this world has blinded people from believing the gospel (2 Corinthians 4:3-4). Unbelievers become slaves to whatever they yield to. God redeemed man to Himself, first through a covenant with Abraham and then through His giving the law to Moses to show our sin and need for a Savior. Jesus lived under the law, and laid aside His godship by taking our sin on Himself. He paid the debt by dying and being raised from the dead. We are to walk in Jesus (Colossians 2:6-15). The Son of God was revealed to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). His blood is enough because He became sin for us. Jesus disgraced the devil publicly, and we have been spiritually crucified with Christ. His death is counted as my death. (Romans 1:16-17; Colossians 1:13-27) He has rescued us from the domain of darkness, given us redemption and the forgiveness of sin, reconciled us to present us holy, faultless, and blameless. The mystery of Christ is in us, the hope, the confident expectation, of glory. He is now waiting until His enemies are made His footstool (Hebrews 10:10-13). A king is glorified when his enemies are defeated. We have a cloud of witnesses, so let us lay aside the weights, run, and keep our eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:1-2). Jesus is at the right hand of God interceding for us (Romans 8:34). He will complete the good work in us (Philippians 1:6). Pastor Syd played a recording of a testimony of an angelic vision he had that demonstrated Jesus’ blood covering sins. God needs confident, bold believers. Communion was served.
God Loves You More Then You Think
Four men from the Ten Men Project and Gene English shared of their recent mission trips. God wants to reveal Himself to His people. He wants us to know He loves us. God sees us as precious as Jesus. God is good (Psalm 145:9; 25:8; 119:68; 34:8; 86:5, 15; 100:5; Ex. 34:6; Nahum 1:7; Jeremiah 29:11; Lam. 3:25; Ps. 31:19; Acts 10:38; Romans 5:8; Acts 2). There was ministry in the Holy Spirit.
Expect Miracles – part 8 – What Was the Result of Miracles
To expect is to believe with faith. When God gives you a Rhema word, you can expect it to be fulfilled. Mark 10:27 refers to things being impossible for someone trusting in wealth, but with God all things are possible. It is impossible for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Jesus was looking intently at His disciples, because He was giving them something deep. You can limit God by not remembering His power (Psalm 78). Psalm 105:1-2 says that we are to proclaim His deeds among the people, and tell of His wondrous works.
[Individuals shared their testimonies.] In Mark 2:1-12 Jesus saw their faith. Your faith can make a difference for someone else. He forgave the paralytic’s sin before He healed him. Sin can short-circuit healing. Condemnation can get in between. Conviction pulls you to the Lord, but condemnation separates you from Him. What was the result of Jesus’ and the disciples’ miracles? They led people to glorify God or led them to salvation. Examples of this are: John 2:1-11; John 2:23; John 3:1-2; John 4:46-54; John 5:36-37; John 10:24-38; John 11:4-45; Acts 5:12-16; Acts 9:32-35, 36-43; Acts 13:1-12; Acts 28:1-10; John 14:1-14; and Matthew 5:14-16. Miracles are so people can see His good works and glorify God and be led to salvation.
Expect Miracles – part 7
In Judges 6, the Midianites had cleaned out the land of the Israelites yearly. Gideon was hiding while threshing when an Angel of the Lord declared him to be a mighty warrior, the Lord is with you, and to go in the strength you have. Faith without works is dead. God will be with you. Jesus is the revealed will of God on the earth. The Holy Spirit is not enough for a miracle. You must be a believer, and you need the power of God. God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power. Jesus never took credit for His miracles; God was with Him. God is with us always. The power followed the telling of the Good News. Be bold. Let God show that He is with you to proclaim and to liberate. The miracles testify. Are you giving the Lord opportunities for miracles? The one who believes in Jesus will do greater works than He did. Jesus said that what was impossible with man was possible with God (Mark 10:27). God does not change (Malachi 3:6). What limits God? They provoked God, tempting Him (Psalm 78). They limited God. They did not remember the mighty deeds the Lord did for them. They had unbelief (Mark 6). The cure for unbelief is prayer and fasting and drawing near to the Father. Hebrews 11:6. Treat your relationship with the Lord as valuable. Remain in Him. Delight in Him (Psalm 37:4). Seek the Lord (Psalm 34:10). Other Scriptures: Psalm 22; 111:1-2; 109:30; 105; 145. Time was given for individuals to share their testimonies, followed by a time of ministry.
Expect Miracles – part 6
Pastor Syd tells how the filling of the Holy Spirit is manifested. There is a need to release and yield to the Holy Spirit for the person to pray in tongues. He shared how and when to share a word or tongue in the church service. Jesus’ disciples could not cast out the demon in the boy with seizures (Mark 9:14-26, Luke 9:1-2, 37-42, 10:17, and Matthew 17:19-21). Addressing why the disciples’ ministering did not work, Jesus said that it was because of their unbelief or little faith. Faith is measurable. There is no, weak, shipwrecked, little, great, sincere, growing, increasing, strong, Spirit of faith, full of faith, perfect, mature, and overcoming faith. Pastor Syd shared of his experience of shipwrecked faith. Faith is spiritual and of the heart and gives life (John 6:63). Unbelief comes out by the Word of God, prayer, and fasting (Matthew 17:21). It is your exercising authority and power. Do all have faith? No (2 Thessalonians 3:1-2). Examine yourself. All have been given faith, but not all walk in faith. You cannot pray and fast a demon out, but you can get rid of unbelief that way. Praying and fasting do not give you authority and power. Jesus was tempted, but He overcame because He had a strong intimate relationship with the Father (Luke 4). We need that kind of relationship with God in order to be led by His Spirit. He was anointed by the Holy Spirit and power while doing what the LORD had told Him to do. Why could the disciples not cast out the demon? It was because of their unbelief, their being full of themselves, and their having fear. Spending time with God and moving in love drive out condemnation and fear. Draw near to Him.
The Holy Spirit Within & The Holy Spirit Upon
Who is the Holy Spirit? He is the Counselor and Comforter, God’s Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Life, the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of Adoption, and the Spirit of Faith. What is His role in the believer’s life? He is the Advocate and Counselor to help you forever. He is our Companion. He guides us into all truth, tells us of things yet to come, and reminds us of things God has said. He glorifies Jesus. (John 14:16, 26; John 16:13-14) The Holy Spirit convicts unbelievers of sin and sanctifies Gentiles. What does the Holy Spirit do on you (being baptized in the Holy Spirit, being filled with the Holy Spirit)? He empowers you to minister to others. (John 20:1-11; Luke 24:36-49) The disciples were born again in John 20:22. They got the Holy Spirit on them in Acts 1:4-8. Over and over the Bible records that the Holy Spirit came on the disciples and believers (Acts 2:14-21, 28; Acts 4:29-30; Acts 6:8; Acts 8:4-13-16; Acts 9:17; Acts 10:34-44; Acts 19:1-60). Signs that follow the Holy Spirit’s coming on a person are that they prophesy, and they speak in tongues. There are two kinds of tongues: 1) tongues unto the Lord that is a prayer language between man and God, and 2) tongues which are messages to man, which need interpretation. The prayer language edifies the person (Jude 20) and bypasses the devil and ourselves. Praying in tongues can be followed by praying in English as He reveals mysteries and truth. (1 Corinthians 2:1-14; 14:1-14) You need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit, being filled often. [A word in tongues and interpretation was given, encouraging the congregation to pray in the Spirit, especially in these last days.]
[Apostle Dale Armstrong shared about the Ukraine and the importance of our prayers for the people.]
Expect Miracles – part 4
Listen to this miracle-packed sermon on “Expect Miracles”. A young lady testified of the change in her life as a result of Pastor Syd’s and Paul Burkholder’s victorious ministry to her boss who had a 2% chance of living because of cancer. We are seated in the heavens with authority (Ephesians 1:20-2:7). Jesus said for His disciples to believe in His works because they were of His Father and that we would do greater works than He did (John 14:8-14). The many good works that Jesus did were the miracles (John 10:31-38). He said that signs, miracles, would accompany those who believe: casting out demons, speaking in new tongues, not being harmed by snakes (demons) or drink, and laying hands on the sick and their recovery Mark 16:15-20). Elijah proclaimed that there would be no rain for years at his command. He had to obey and be at a certain place in order for God to miraculously feed and water him (1 Kings 17:1-18:41). He was miraculously taken care of by ravens while staying beside a brook and then by a widow and her son. He performed a miracle of raising her son from the dead. He performed another huge miracle of bringing down fire on a water drenched altar, and the subsequent downpour of rain. James 5:13-18 tells the individual to pray and call for the elders to pray and anoint with oil. In Acts 4:23, after Peter and John were threatened, they prayed for boldness to go to the nations. We are told to do miraculous works that affect individuals, groups, and nations (Psalm 2:1-12). Take a hold of nation-changing prayer. Pray for Ukraine and Russia and the nations. There must be a move, an awakening, of God. Pray for our nation.
Pastor Syd relates the miracles of his climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, and his cousin’s miraculous overcoming COVID and a ruptured disc on the trip.
Expect Miracles – part 3
Trust in the Lord, and do what is good (Psalm 37:3-7). Dwell in the land and live securely. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires. Commit your ways to Him. What are you looking at? What brings you joy? Have faith in God (Mark 11:12-14, 20-26). Jesus lived by faith and laid aside His divine nature. He was tempted. He took on our sin nature, and was baptized by the Holy Spirit. Unforgiveness causes the Father to not hear us. Forgive others, then release them and pray for them. Romans says the goodness of the Lord brings people to repentance. Jesus spoke directly to the problem and spoke the desire result. He cursed the tree. He taught His disciples that nature listens to you. Have the faith of God. Speak to the mountain, and your faith will work for you. A rich Assyrian leper named Naaman was told to dip in the Jordan River by an Israeli prophet. Naaman tried to buy favor with his good works and money, but it was not until he humbled himself and acted in faith that he received his healing. STOP DISQUALFIYING YOURSELF! You have to speak God’s Word to the mountain. Do not say what you have. Your words will wait to ambush you. The tongue is like a bridle or a rudder. Put them to work for you. They turn the situation around slowly. Speak specifically the end result (Isaiah 53:4, 5; Psalm 103:3, 4; Isaiah 26:3). Believe. Have endurance and receive. Faith comes by hearing.
Expect Miracles – part 2
Expect Miracles: The Rock, Part 2
Doug and Kirsten Ruhl testified of their thankfulness for blessings of the church while they have been going through ministry school. Pastor Syd shared of the multiple miracles from his birthday blessing. Isaiah 51 tells us to look expectantly to the Rock from which you were cut. Jesus Christ is the Rock. Jesus and we are the living stones (1 Peter 2:4-7). Honor comes to those who believe in Jesus, and they will never be put to shame. This is the year of miracles, and it starts in the house of the Lord with honoring Him. (Jesus as the stone: Isaiah 28:16; Romans 9:33) Pastor Syd presented an analogy of his trying to split resistant logs with the persistence sometimes needed for miracles to happen suddenly. Do not question why your faith did not work, but study the times it did work. His Word will accomplish what it was sent to do. Luke 6:46 tells us to come, hear, and act. King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream showed that a rock struck the statue’s feet. The rock became a mountain. The Lord will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. Jesus told His disciples to tell the people that His kingdom is at hand. Luke 6:48 relates about the man who dug deep into the rock with effort to build an unshakable house. Pastor Syd told of digging a trench in shifting soil. Concerning the trench, the Lord did a miracle of his behalf. God delights in us. David declared God as his rock, fortress, and stronghold in Psalm 18. This was after his sins. He cried to the Lord for help. It was prophetic of Jesus. Look for the spirit working in people, rather than the person. The Lord lives. Blessed be my rock. We are anointed, and He is faithful to His anointed. He is my rock and salvation (Psalm 62). Make declarations of who God is and pray and sing in the middle of persecution.
Expect Miracles- part 1
The Word came first. Don’t focus on what is not seen. Our spiritual eyes need to be open. Desperation, find the word of God concerning this situation, speak the Word of God and release your faith. Faith begins where the Will of God is. Key to miracles, do whatever He says.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
1 John 5:14-15
1 John 5:3-5
Word of the Lord to CWI for 2022
Believe God for the miracle. Believe Him for the fullness. Those who fear Him will lack nothing.
Psalms 34:1-10, vs.19
2 Corinthians 4:16-18, vs.8
2 Corinthians 5:7
Deuteronomy 8:6-18 (tithe message)
Deuteronomy 26:9-10 (tithe message)
Get Wisdom – part 10
Wisdom is having insight. Part of wisdom is discernment. Put the proper value on things. Wisdom is supreme because of discovering the will of God. Despise means not valuable to pick up. You are as valuable as Jesus Christ himself. What do you value? To be filled is a continuous action. Wisdom is better than gold. Skill is another word for wisdom.
Proverbs 4:7 Philippians 1:9- 11 Philippians 3:7-9 Mark 14:3-9 1 Samuel 2:12-17, vs.27-30 1 Samuel 1:3 1 Peter 2:4-6 1 Peter 1:18 Daniel 12:2-3 Ephesians 5:15-18
Get Wisdom – part 10
Wisdom means skillful. Wisdom is supreme. That being God’s will for you. There is a Godly reason for being wealthy. Don’t do things to be seen. There are qualifications as to who receives help. If you’re not willing to work you shouldn’t eat. It’s important to stay in your calling. Love is an action.
Proverbs 4:5 Proverbs 3:13 Proverbs 8:17 Proverbs 28:19 Proverbs 13:23 Proverbs 10:4 Proverbs 28:7 Psalms 41:1-3 Proverbs 22:9 Psalms 112:1-3, vs. 5 Matthew 6:1 Galatians 6:9-10 Romans 12:13 Matthew 25:31-36 1 Timothy 5:3-13 Acts 4:34-35 Acts 6:1-6 Acts 11:28 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Proverbs 28:27
Robin gave his testimony about how God healed him from COVID and also still being whole and complete after having a stroke. Pastor Sydney asked what is our response to sickness. It’s going to take faith. Power of prayer. This is our time to pray. Pastor Sydney talked about the case currently in court about abortion. Pastor Sydney talked about Santa Claus. What is the purpose for Christmas? We aren’t sure of the exact date of when Christ was born. We give gifts at Christmas because, Jesus was the ultimate gift. The evergreen tree is the symbol of the covenant. Hope means confident expectation.
Galatians 3:13 Galatians 8:16 Psalms 34:19 Isaiah 53:4-5 Psalms 91:1-16 Psalms 103:1-5 Mark 16:16-18 James 5:14-16 Mark 11:24 Matthew 18:18-19 John 16:23 Exodus 20:13 Proverbs 6:16 Isaiah 59:2-3, vs.7 Psalms 139:13 Jeremiah 1:4-5 Luke 1:15, vs.34, vs.41-44 Colossians 1:27
Get Wisdom – part 9
Put your eyes on the Lord. Teaching how to be poor and teaching of the opposite took place. Look to the money instead of the one who provides it. Chasing fantasy. Wanting to get rich quick. Where do I lack wisdom? What resources do you have? Are you grateful for what you have even though it doesn’t look like much? There must be in order before the increase.
Proverbs 4:1-9Put your eyes on the Lord. Teaching how to be poor and teaching of the opposite took place. Look to the money instead of the one who provides it. Chasing fantasy. Wanting to get rich quick. Where do I lack wisdom? What resources do you have? Are you grateful for what you have even though it doesn’t look like much? There must be in order before the increase.
Proverbs 4:1-9 Proverbs 3:13, vs. 17-22 Proverbs 11:2 1 Timothy 6:9 Proverbs 13:22 Proverbs 24:30-34 Proverbs 21:17, vs. 20 Proverbs 27:23-27 Mark 6:30-44 Matthew 6:1-4 28:27 Psalms 41 Proverbs 19:17 Proverbs 22:9 Proverbs 28:27 Psalms 112: 2 Corinthians 9:12-15 Proverbs 3:13, vs. 17-22 Proverbs 11:2 1 Timothy 6:9 Proverbs 13:22 Proverbs 24:30-34 Proverbs 21:17, vs. 20 Proverbs 27:23-27 Mark 6:30-44 Matthew 6:1-4 28:27 Psalms 41 Proverbs 19:17 Proverbs 22:9 Proverbs 28:27 Psalms 112: 2 Corinthians 9:12-15
Tithe Scripture Genius 28:13-22
Get Wisdom – part 8
You can’t have what you cannot confess. If you don’t gain access to what’s been given to you, it won’t do you any good. Wisdom is supreme because, it’s God’s will. Do you desire wisdom? Guard your mouth. Faith demands confession of what you believe. The evidence of your wisdom is your wealth.
2 Chronicles 9:22
Proverbs 3:1-10 vs. 13-18
2 Chronicles 8:16-18
2 Chronicles 9:1-13, vs. 15-16
1 Corinthians 1:30
1 Timothy 16-19
Get Wisdom – part 7
Are we getting wisdom? Faith without work is dead. We have to hunger for it. We have to be teachable. Wisdom coming to us by others. Bad company corrupts good morals. Pride will bring you to ruin over time. You want wisdom, you have to be humble. Humility comes before honor. It’s not your job to humble anyone else. Humble yourself. Wisdom from above is gentle.
James 4:6-7, vs. 10
1 Kings 11:1-13, vs. 29-34, vs. 40
1 Kings 12:1-16, vs. 18
1 John 2:15
Get Wisdom – part 6
Walking in the counsel of the Godly. The power of life is in the Word of God. We are to get wisdom. We need to take hold of wisdom. Knowledge is what you know. Understanding is insight into what you know. You have to desire wisdom. Ask for it. By instruction, correction, and by Godly rebuke. We have to learn to shut up. Why is wisdom supreme?
2 Samuel 16:23
2 Samuel 15:30-36
2 Samuel 16:15-23 ( devil inspired wisdom)
2 Samuel 17:1-23
2 Chronicles 9:1
Ordination of Josh and Elisha Shuman
The call of God is not given with repentance. We are striving for spiritual statue. Guard the good deposit of the Holy Spirit. The Lord gives the calling. Apostle Dale mentioned accountability to the Lord. Recognize how God holds you accountable. Not to take it as a light thing. God’s grace will empower you beyond what you think you are able to do. Your gift will make room make room ( referenced the book of Psalms).The heritage of faith of what’s gone before you that. you’d pass on.
Ephesians 4:8, vs. 12-13,
1 Timothy 4:11-16
2 Timothy 1:13-14
Get Wisdom – part 5 (Shut Up)
Instruction, correction, right giving of rebuke. If you don’t like what you’re experiencing then you need to change what comes out of your mouth. To get wisdom, shut up.
1 Timothy 4 2 Timothy 1 Philippians 2:13 Matthew 7:7 Proverbs 4:1-7 Mark 11:24 Colossians 4:6 Proverbs 15:31-33 Proverbs 11:13 Acts 8:26-30 Proverbs 27:14 Proverbs 18:2-8 Proverbs 12:18 James 3:2-6 Ephesians 4:29 Proverbs 10:8-11-14, vs. 17-21, vs. 31 Proverbs 11:9, vs. 11-12 Proverbs 12:13-15, vs. 18, vs. 25 Proverbs 14:3 , vs. 7 Proverbs 15:3, vs. 14, vs. 23, vs. 28 Proverbs 16:23-24 Proverbs 17:9-10, vs. 27-28 Proverbs 18:13, vs. 20-21 Proverbs 21:3 Proverbs 27:2 Proverbs 29:11 Proverbs 30:32
Get Wisdom – part 4
Wisdom is seeking the Will of God. Wisdom is supreme. He is the umpire of peace. The peace on the inside is the most sure way to know. Pay attention to the peace on the inside. Correction or reproof. Rebuke brings the wisdom of God. Are you wise or are you a fool? Rebuking tells you have gotten off the road. Correction tells you how to get back on the road. Teaching helps guide you to stay on the right path. A mature child of God can see past the delivery. Love covers a multitude of sin. Rebuke is to not embarrass anyone in public. Your humility is what will protect you from deception and destruction. You have to take the rebuke received by the Lord to discern the life long lesson learned.
Ephesians 5:15, vs.17
Romans 8:14, vs.16
Proverbs 1:1-7, vs.20-33
2 Timothy 3:15-17
2 Timothy 4:1-4
Proverbs 12:1, vs.15
Proverbs 15:5-10, vs. 12, vs. 31-33
Get Wisdom – part 3
The Lord loves justice. Let’s look to the Lord as our refuge. The wisdom of God is us knowing His Will for our lives. Wisdom means to be skillful. Wisdom is a spirit being. Righteousness and wisdom , redemption, and sanctification. It’s our responsibility to read and learn God’s word. The Lord doesn’t care about your comfort zone. Wisdom is a spirit of God. Listening for voices is not the way to be led. Go after the Spirit to stay out of the flesh. The real you is the spirit being. You can separate His Will and His Wisdom. Soul and Spirit are not the same. Voice of the Spirit is on the inside or your consciousness . Listen with your heart. Your decisions you make, there should be peace on the inside.
James 3:15 (4 sources of wisdom)
1 Corinthians 1:30
Romans 8:14 (led by the Spirit of God), vs. 16
2 Corinthians 5:17
Revelation 3:20-23 (talking in the Spirit realm)
Get Wisdom – part 2
Biblical hope is the confidence in taking part in. Wisdom is not how much you know. Natural wisdom, earthly self centered, and Wisdom from above. We were told to get wisdom. Get understanding. Understand the Lord’s will.
1 Corinthians 1:30
Get Wisdom – part 1
Going back to what you know. To begin to look and position yourself . Go back to what you know. The Lord will begin to direct you in the way you should go. Is the Lord worth our best? Josh gave a testimony about how God wants him to trust in Him for his finances. Fear tried to overcome him but, started praising the Lord. There is victory in the Lord. Pastor Sydney mentioned don’t confuse knowledge with wisdom. Wisdom is greater then strength. Wisdom can save lives and foolishness can take lives. Grace is an undeserved gift that God gives us. Pay attention to the check on the inside. That is wisdom. Earthly or natural, self centered, and demonic are the different realms. Using knowledge skillfully is wisdom. Wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, might, knowledge, and fear are all forms of wisdom. Wisdom has been made available through Christ Jesus. You need to desire wisdom. We can become skillful. Wisdom is a spirit being.
2 Chronicles 20:17
2 Chronicles 1:1-13
1 Kings 3:10-14
1 Kings 4:29-34
1 Chronicle 28:21
1 Corinthians 1:22-30
Aug 21, 2021
How do we establish victory? Change your thought process. Put your faith and confidence in the Lord. Deliberately take action. Put your focus on the Lord. Apostle Dale mentioned that you have a choice. When you get rooted it’s more about them the water and supply. We got to be rooted and grounded in Him. There is something about your fellowship. Your fellowship with the Lord and with each other. I don’t think you can confess His Word without praise.
Hebrews 13:14-15 1 Peter 2:9 John 4:24 Luke 12:30-33 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 Matthew 21:12 Psalm 8:2 Psalm 9:1-3 Psalm 21:13 Psalm 22:1-3 Psalm 56:1-9 Proverbs 1:33 2 Chronicles 20:1-6, vs. 12-29 Psalm 149:1-9 Colossians 2:6-7 Philemon 1:6 Philippians 4:4-6
Recording shared with the church. God blesses mission churches. God is in the redemption business. Salvation is free but, discipleship isn’t. Proverbs 11:24 and Leviticus 3:17 was read out of.
Pastor Sydney mention the questions talked about. What in the world are you trying to do? What we are trying to do is to fulfill the great commission. How do you plan on accomplishing the great commission? How do we accomplish the great mission commission? Why in the world even bother? Why do it? Team is to be transformed, equip, accountability, and to mobilize.
Apostle Dale was brought up to answer questions as to why and how Church of the Word International was started. He also talked about Armada Commission.
2 Corinthians 5:10
There are mistakes in different translations but, there is no mistake in God’s intentions. Rightly divide the word of God. Let’s not be interested in maintaining our ways or what we think to be true. Study the word to know the truth. You could look at the same object but, see two different perspectives. It’s time we start treating the Bible as truth. You can be open minded to the wrong thing. Be humble. Compromising the truth isn’t truth at all. Truth that sets you free. It’s that you live in and that you love it. Just because it’s factual doesn’t mean it needs to be said. It’s Truth that needs to be said.
2 Timothy 3:1-7 Proverbs 23:23 Psalm 119:130 1 Samuel 2:30 Isaiah 66:2 Matthew 13:44-45, vs. 19-23 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 Luke 13:4–9 1 John 2:3-6 Philippians 4:7-8
Do what you know. If you have light presented to you and decline it, you could be blind. Make your self available to be able to be rescued. Where have I rejected light? Pastor Sydney talked about the time part of his life where he wasn’t right with God. Intentionally fake is a hypocrite. If You reject the light you become more dull. One of the ways to avoid becoming a hypocrite is to mind your own business. Purify yourself from anything dishonorable. If you don’t show mercy then no mercy will be given to you.
1 John 1:5-6 Matthew 5:14 Ephesians 5:8 James 1:22 Psalms 119:162 Psalms 119:130 James 4:17 John 12:36, vs. 42 Isaiah 6:10 Matthew 7:1-6 1 Corinthians 11:13 John 7:24 James 5:9 James 4:11 Romans 2:1-4 John 12:1-5 Romans 14:1-23 Romans 15:1-4 James 2:12-13
How do I live in the light? Do what you know. Deceive is when you believe something to be true but, it’s not true. The purpose of light is so that we can walk in it. Light excites you. In His presence is the light. Be faithful with what you been given to receive more. When light comes joy comes. Avoiding light doesn’t make you less responsible.
1 Corinthians 16:2 Matthew 5:14-16 Ephesians 5:8 James 1:2, vs. 25 Psalms 18:28 Proverbs 15:30 Psalms 119:130 Psalms 89:15-16 Proverbs 13:9 Proverbs 15:13 Mark 10:17-22 Matthew 13:3-23 Hosea 4:6 Ephesians 5:8-13 Romans 1:19-25 Hebrews 11:8 Genesis 12:1-2
Light has been given to you not just to see or for you to just sit. We are supposed to be going somewhere. Light doesn’t give you any benefit if you are just sitting. We are held accountable for what we know. Sun is violation of light. Confusion is part of the darkness. Acknowledge what you did wrong, if your dealing with a person ask for their forgiveness and make an agreement. What will you do moving forward? We have to hear and do.
Matthew 5:14 Ephesians 5:8 James 1:22 Ezekiel 33:31-32 Luke 6:46-48 Proverbs 4:18 Isaiah 42:16 Psalms 119:105 1 John 1:5
Living in the Light and Loving it
The light in you is divine. You are the light of God. Knowing about something isn’t living it. Do you value the word of God. It’s the doer that gets results. Light is life. We want to be believing disciples. It’s the doing in the word that you know it. Is your foundation on the truth. They came, they heard, and conquered. Speak the Word to your problems.
Psalm 33:22 Psalm 103:2-4 Psalm 139:13 Isaiah 44:24 1 Corinthians 8:6 Hebrews 1:3 Colossians 1:17 Acts 17:28
Matthew 5:14 John 1:1 1 Thessalonians 5:5 Philippians 2:14-15 Joshua 1:8 Ephesians 5:8 1 Peter 2:9-12 James 1:22-25 Psalm 119:162 Luke 8:11 John 8:30-32 Luke 6: 46-49 Matthew 5:14-16 John 1:1 Joshua 1:8 Ezekiel 33:30-32 Psalm 119:130 Isaiah 12:1-6
The Great Exchange
Establishing that God is first. The wages of sin is death. The final death is being separated from the Lord forever. Jesus is the branch.
Romans 3:23-26 John 17:3 Zechariah 3:1-10 Revelation 12:10-11 Isaiah 53:10-12 2 Corinthians 5:21 Colossians 1:13 Ephesians 2:1-13? Isaiah 32:17 Romans 14:17-18 James 5:16 Romans 5:1-2 1 John 4:17 1 John 1:9 Romans 10:3-13
Who Is The Holy Spirit, The Purpose, The Need, How To Receive
His law is the law of life. God’s Spirit is God’s. God being God. He is Holy. The Word of God is Jesus. Legal counsel is the attorney which, is the Holy Spirit to you. The difference between having the Holy Spirit inside of you compared to when you’re baptized? The Holy Spirit in you is to be a guidance. The Holy Spirit on you is the witness to others. The Holy Spirit and power are two different things. Speaking to God, speaking in an unknown tongue, and speaking mysteries. Prayers in tongues will never be a self centered prayer.
Isaiah 42 Isaiah 44:6 Isaiah 43:11 Isaiah 41:13 Hebrews 7:8 Romans 8:2, vs.9, vs.15-16 John 14:6, vs. 16-17 John 16:7-8, vs.13-14 John 3:5-6 Titus 3:5-6 Romans 15:16 Romans 8:14 Luke 24:1, vs.13, vs.33-49 John 20:1, vs.19 Acts 1:4-8 Acts 2:1-21, vs.37- 38 Acts 4:29-31 Acts 6:5, vs.8 Acts 8:7-18 Acts 9:17-18 Acts 10:34-38, vs.44-48 Acts 19:2-7 1 Corinthians 14:1-6 Jude 20:21 Ephesians 6:18 Romans 8:26-27 1 Corinthians 2:7-14 1 Corinthians 14:26-27, vs.39-40 Mark 16:16 Luke 11:9-13
How do you find the Will of God? In the Word. It is God’s Will to heal everyone. Sickness and disease is not a blessing. He is the vine and we are the branches. Our body is the temple of God. We are God’s priest. Our bodies is a living sacrifice. We are the bride of Christ. He said so.
Malachi 3:6-8 Corinthians 12 1 Corinthians 6:15 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 1 Corinthians 3:9-11, vs. 16-17 Leviticus 14:36-57 John 2:13-17 Matthew 21:12 Leviticus 21:17-23 Revelation 5:10 1 Peter 2:5 Leviticus 22:18 Malachi 1:10 Romans 12:1 Luke 17:11-14 Ephesians 5:25-32 Luke 5:13
He has promised us long life. Paul shared testimony. The purpose of your life is to do what God called you to do, said by Pastor Sydney.
Luke 5:12 Psalms 91:15-16 Psalm 90:4, vs.7-10 Numbers 14:23-35 Genesis 6:3 Proverbs 9:10-11 Proverbs 3:1-2 Proverbs 4:10 Proverbs 10:27 Proverbs 28:16 Hebrews 9:27 Proverbs 27:1 James 4:13-16, vs. 4-8 Ecclesiastes 3:1 Ecclesiastes 7:17 Job 5:26 Psalms 55:3 Proverbs 10:27 Philippians 1:7, vs.12-26 Philippians 2:23-24 Hebrews 11:35 2 Timothy 4:6-8 Joshua 14:6-15 Proverbs 3:13 Psalms 34:12-16 Ephesians 6:1-3 Psalms 23:3 Psalms 145:19-21
Tithe Scripture- Matthew 6:3-4, Proverbs 22:4
Some Of you are watchmen. Some of you need to speak up. Some of you need to speak out. You need to begin to declare what God has put inside of you. Some of you need to cry out. You need to become bold. I need you to become bold as a lion declaring righteousness. Apostle Dale talked about the meetings at our sister church in Colorado. Alex shared testimony.
Isaiah 62:6 Matthew 8:1 Numbers 12 Psalms 38:3 John 15:7 John 16:23-24
Know what the Lord wants you to do. Keep our faith in that the Lord is our healer. The continuing ministry of Jesus is reason 21. Because, of the gifts of healing that He gave. These gifts are at the Will of God.
Shane mentioned that there had been a heaviness that he had been experiencing before the service. It doesn’t feel like a good heaviness. It feels like The Lord wanted me to come up here and say that there are people in here that walk in this kind of heaviness. That they are burden down and that they don’t feel that they can get free. I am here to tell you the truth and that it is a lie. Your freedom is tonight. So if that is you, be bold.
Prayer against nightmares took place by Pastor Sydney. Kevin mentioned that there are people that have been dealing with darkness and things that aren’t clear and asked for them to come up. Prayer and prophesy took place. Restoration in Jesus name. God says that you have the key my son. It’s time to rise above and take the step of faith. There are so many people waiting. Pastor Jen had a word for Zach. The word surrender. There is victory on the other side of surrender. Kevin had a word for Zach. When you take the first step you’re not taking it on your own you’re taking it with Me. Just as you won’t let your children fall, I won’t let you fall. Pastor Jen prayed and took authority over darkness and prayed for peace. Marie sang you are loved. You are seen. That you’re not your own any more. I’ve giving you my mind and my heart. You are not yours anymore, you are mine. God says that I have given you the mind of Christ. It’s no longer you who live but, Me in you. Spend time in the word because you are going to places that you never thought that you could. Kevin had a word. The Lord is reminding me of the situation. God has a place for you. He has made you a new creation in Christ. I want your salvation with fear and trembling. That’s the issue with the church there is a missing piece of the fear Of the Lord. People think that they could do whatever they want to do and get away with anything. God is calling you out of who you were. He wants you to be lifted up and out. Into Be spiritually minded and to walk in the spirit.
Karen mentioned that the church has to seek God first and be willing to admit they need help. Kevin called for those who have been healed of anything this year to come up to the front. Prayer took place for Odell and Carson. Kevin said,God says I’m never late I am right on time. That’s His son where are you going? I have shown you a path son. It’s just a matter of choosing the right one. Take the first step.
Larry mentioned you have a calling on your life. Preach My gospel. Nothing is too hard for me. You should grow. Lean to hear His voice. Kevin prayed. Come alive pancreas. Come alive in Jesus name. His perfect love cast out all fear. Karen spoke and said the Lord loves you. Kevin said don’t participate with a lie again.
Luke 5:12 Ephesians 5:17 Acts 1:1 Acts 10:38 Acts 3:1-16 Acts 5:16 Acts 8:4-13 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 Acts 19:11-12 Acts 28:7 Acts 3:6 Acts 14:3 Acts 3:16 Acts 4:29-31 Psalms 5:12-13
The favor of God is on you
God’s Word is medicine. A strong spirit will sustain you. Look at God’s original Creation. How he created it how he wanted it to be. The four destroyed what he wanted. We looked at God’s will in heaven. The origin of sickness came from sin. We recognize that sickness is the work of the devil. We believe that healing is for everyone because, of the eternal names of God. God’s covenant of healing. Sickness is the part of the curse of the law. Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law. Because of Job. Grace to overcome. Resurrection. Healing is the children’s bread. The mercy of God. The authority over sickness and disease. The laying on of hands and faith. There is always safety in the Word. People are afraid of going to the doctor because of fear, money, pride, confusion, and because of their faith. Corrine gave a testimony about how she was healed.
Luke 5:12 2 Chronicles 14:2-9 2 Chronicles 16:7-11 Colossians 4:14 Jeremiah 8:22 Matthew 9:12 Luke 5:31-32 Proverbs 17:22 Jeremiah 30:13 Jeremiah 51:8 2 Kings 2:19 Leviticus 2:13 2 Kings 4:38-42 1 Timothy 5:23 Mark 5:26 1 Corinthians 11:24-26
Correction & Reproof
God is love. How can He call them these different names and it be Known as love? Does love care about your feelings? Convicted means to convince. Condemnation means to past sentence on it or to damn. Condemnation pushes you away from the Father. Not getting what you deserve is mercy. Humility is your protection from destruction. Humility will say let’s examine it. Fear and pride can stop you from growing. Understanding why is not required to be obedient. Success is measured by obedience. Did the Lord say it then, obey it. Ignorance needs instruction. Disobeying needs correction. His discipline brings you light.
Matthew 5:44 John 3:16-21 Luke 22:35-37, vs. 52 Matthew 26:51 Hebrews 12:5-11 Proverbs 12:1, vs. 15 Proverbs 13:18 Proverbs 15:5, vs. 31 Proverbs 1:20-24 1 Samuel 15:1 2 Samuel 12:1
Loving God By Loving One Another
There is freedom in love. Command the devil to go. Find someone to serve. The selfish life is the empty life. He’s already given you love. You are not a servant to your feelings. We are called to freedom. The strength God provides is key.
Philippians 3:12-21 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10 John 13:34-35, vs 12 John 15:12, vs 17 1 John 3:14-18 Romans 12:9-13 Philippians 2:1-8 Ephesians 6:5-8 Colossians 3:22-24 Galatians 5:13 Hebrews 6:9-10 1 Peter 4:7-11
Be thankful and bless what you have. Look to God to provide
Faith That Overcomes
Faith is the realm of the unseen. Your faith is what brings victory to you. Faith is a spirit. The spirit of faith is the spirit of victory. Faith pleases God. Faith is of the heart. Don’t use a fleece. What are you dealing with in your life that needs to be uprooted? Believe for a revival. I’m shaking the foundation. There is turbulence coming.
Larry: message given by God
My children there is such a shaking coming. Awake awake awake my children get awake because, it is time for a move of God. It is a time that you have never seen before. It’s a time that will shake people up. To bring so many people to my kingdom and to touch lives. I am a God who is alive. I am a God who is holy. I am a God who wants to show the world who I am and what I have done for them. It’s a time for bringing in the sheep.It’s a time for shaking of this world like it’s never been shaken before. It’s a time for the moving of My Spirit. It’s a time that will make the enemy shake in fear. It’s a time when hearts will be changed.
Luke 17:5 2 Corinthians 4:8 Psalms 116 Romans 4:17 Romans 4:9 1 John 5:1 1 Corinthians 15:57 2 Corinthians 2:14 Hebrews 11 Genesis 5 Judges 6 Psalms 105:11-14
Pastor Sydney interviews a missionary couple, Larry and Kay, and their daughter, Lori, in a living room type setting. Larry, Kay have been missionaries years. In 1979, God touch Larry with a call for missions.
Healing Is The Will of God -reason 19 & 20
19 Healing by the laying of hands
20 We are healed according to our faith
The spirit of the Lord, spirit of knowledge, and with the seven spirits of God we can yield . God’s will to heal. My grace is enough for you. There is authority over the devil and over disease. The laying of hands is biblical and is reason number 19 on why it’s God’s will for us to be healed. What has been provided by grace must be received by faith. Reason number 20, we can be healed according to our faith. The Father will meet you where your faith is.
2 Timothy 1 Isaiah 11 Mark 1:21-25 Mark 16:15-20 Hebrews 10 Exodus 29 Numbers 27 Deuteronomy 24 Hebrews 5:11 Hebrews 6:15 Mark 1:40 Mark 8:22 Mark 16 Matthew 9:27-30 Mark 9:14 Mark 11:21
Our Help comes from the Lord
Do not fear. The battle is not mine. The Lord enables me. I pray and I say. Larry mentioned some things from the Lord. It is not about you it’s about Me in you. I have plans for this church. Be faithful because I will use your prayers. Pray in the Spirit more and more. He has a calling for each one of us. Thank God for people that lay hands on you and pray for you. Kathleen E. read out of Psalms 150. Corrine mentioned that the Lord is not defeated where you are defeated. He carries no defeat in those areas. There is change in the air but, Jesus never changes.
2 Chronicles 32:6 2 Chronicles 20:1 Isaiah 7:9 Psalms 136 Jonah 17:1
Healing Is The Will Of God – reason 18
18 Your authority over sickness and diseases
We have to be bold in Christ. Preaching of the gospel should accompany healing. Don’t Withhold what God has given you authority over. Do you have all authority. If you cannot confirm it with the Word of God then, you are at where you ought not to be. You have to resist the devil. Exercise your authority. Reason number eighteen is because, of your authority over sickness and diseases. A declaration was made!
Mark 1:40 Luke 9 Matthew 10 Matthew 9 Matthew 10:1-7 Luke 4:31 Romans 5:17 Luke 10:17 Mark 16
Caleb gave testimony as to how God returned his wallet. Also , his possibility of a future wife. Sandy gave testimony on how her prayers spared his life. Her grandson is changed and God just keep blessing him. Mrs. Everhart mentioned that prayers do work and is blessed to have life in Christ.
Luke 1:26 Luke 2:6 Matthew 2 Hebrews 10 Hebrews 10:5
Healing Is The Will of God – reason 15 – 17
15 God wants to heal us is because of the resurrection
16 Healing is the children’s bread
17 Healing is the mercy of God
If you’re not confident that God wants you saved then, you will not have the faith that He will save you. Your body is for the Lord, the Lord is for your body. Glorify God in your body. Grace is God helping you. Death is the enemy. He is our down payment (Ephesians 1:14).
Reason number 15 as to why God wants to heal us is because of the resurrection. Reason 16, Healing is the children’s bread. Bread is the necessary nourishment. You don’t need to stop at the crumbs. Do you have the full right to the whole enchilada. Reason number 17 that we deserve healing, is because of the mercy of God. Healing is the mercy of God.
Baby dedication for Charlene Liberty took place.
Mark 1:40-41 1 Corinthians 6:10-17 1 Corinthians 15:1-40 Ephesians 1:13-14 2 Corinthians 4:10 2 Corinthians 5:1 Galatians 3:26 Mark 14 Matthew 7:7 Matthew 15:21-26 Psalms 23 2 Corinthians 1:3 Matthew 9:27-35 Psalms 145 Psalms 130 Matthew 14:14 Philippians 2:25 James 5:11-14
Healing Is The Will of God – reason 14
14 What About Paul’s Thorn In The Flesh
We have to have the knowledge what He has provided for us.
Luke 5:12 Isaiah 53:4-5 2 Peter 3 2 Corinthians 11 Luke 10:17 2 Corinthians 13:3 Galatians 4:13 Acts 13:44 Galatians 6:17 2 Corinthians 1:8
Healing Is The Will of God – reason 13
13 Because of Redemption
Jesus is being judged for something we did. You must be born again to get in the Kingdom of God. You cannot be healed spiritually. His death was for the spiritual side.
Don’t wait until the new year to start the new you!
Luke 5:12 2 Chronicles 30 Isaiah 53:1 Proverbs 26:30 Proverbs 19:29 Galatians 2:20 Deuteronomy 25 Proverbs 10:13 Proverbs 26:13 Proverbs 19:29 Galatians 2:20 2 Corinthians 5:15 Isaiah 52:15 1 Peter 2:24 Proverbs 18:6 Proverbs 20:30 Matters 8:17 Acts 2 Acts 22:22 Romans 8:31 Psalms 44:9 Isaiah 43:18
Healing Is The Will of God – reason 12
12 The Old Covenant Types of Redemption.
We are told to pray because it brings change. The Lord is your restoration.
Luke 5:12-13 Galatians 3:13 1 Corinthians 10:5 2 Corinthians 1 Exodus 12 Leviticus 14:1 Leviticus 25 Luke 4:16 Isaiah 61:1-2 Numbers 16:41 Hebrews 3:1 Hebrews 4:13 Numbers 21:4-9 Romans 5 2 Corinthians 5:17 1 Corinthians 11
Healing Is The Will of God – What About Job? – reason 11
11 Because of Job.
If you have the wrong understanding about something you’ll make decisions on something that’s not accurate. You can’t be confident in something if you don’t know it’s His Will. God is not our problem. Satan is the one who inflicts.
Job 1 Job 3:25 Job 13 1 John 5:18 Lamentation 3:33 1 Corinthians 11:32 Revelation 12:7 Romans 8:31 James 11:5 1 John 1:2
Healing Is The Will of God – reasons 9 & 10
9 Sickness if part of the curse of the law
10 Jesus Christ Has Redeemed Us From the Curse of the law
God’s Word is medicine. A strong spirit will sustain you. Healing is always the Will of God. The origin of sickness. Sickness is a work of the devil. When we look at the external names of God, Exodus 15:26. The covenant of healing, Deuteronomy 7:12. Sickness is a curse. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law.
Luke 5:12 Galatians 3:10-13 James 1:2-6, vs.12-18 Galatians 3:13 Deuteronomy 28:1-20, vs. 27, 34-35, 59-61, 66 Micah 6:13 2 Samuel 12:15 1 Samuel 25:38 2 Chronicles 13:20 Acts 23:3 2 Peter 3:16 2 Corinthians 13:1 John 5:31-39, vs. 46 Isaiah 66:2-14 Galatians 3::10-12 Exodus 12:12-13, vs.23 Judges 2:14 Nehemiah 9:26-28 1 John 5:18 Ezekiel 18:23,vs.32 Ezekiel 33:11 1 Corinthians 5:4-5 1 Corinthians 10:6-13 Hebrews 11:28 Revelation 9:1-11 1 Corinthians 11:26-32
Healing Is the Will of God – reasons 7 & 8
7 The Eternal Names of God
8 God’s Covenant of Healing
Healing Is the Will of God – reasons 3 – 6
3 Because of God’s Original Creation
4 God’s Will In Heaven and The New Creation To Come
5 Because of The Origin of Sickness
6 Sickness Is The Work Of The Devil
The Word of God is medicine to you, 5. Because we believe it. God’s healing is for everyone because, it’s God’s origin creation. Because of heaven and the new creation to come. Sickness is the work of the devil. Death is the enemy to Christ. It’s not His will for anyone to perish. The stumbling block is what causes death. Because, the origin of sickness is sin. Healing is the will of God. Be students of the Word.
Luke 5 Proverbs 4:20 Proverbs 18:14 Ezekiel 18:23-32 Isaiah 5 Revelation 21:1-3 Matthew 6:9-10 Romans 5:12-14 James 5:15-16 Job 2:7 Psalms 41:8 Nahum 1:15 Luke 13:10-16 Acts 10:38 John 9:1
Healing Is The Will of God – The Word of God is Medicine – reasons 1 & 2
1 God’s Word Is Medicine-
2 A Strong Spirit Will Sustain You
Pastor Sydney Ropp read out of Luke 5:12, not all of our experiences line up with the Word of God. If you don’t know the will of God on a matter. Not everything that happens is God’s will. His will is that none shall perish. The Word gives us opportunity to judge ourselves. Pastor Sydney read out of Romans 12:2, you find the will of God in the Word of God. Pastor Sydney read out of Acts 17:2 and Acts 14:8. He reasoned with them in scripture why healing is for everyone. Pastor Sydney read out of Hebrews 4:12, John 1:1, Psalms 107:20, and Luke 5:15. Rejoicing is part of believing. You have to come. You have to put forth the effort to go. 1.) The Word of God is medicine. 2.) God has given us the ability of a strong spirit. Healing comes from the inside out. Your spirit needs to be nourished, exercise the Word, and a rejoicing heart causes good healing.
Hebrews 4:12 John 1:1 Psalms 107:20 Luke 5:15 Isaiah 55:11 Proverbs 18:4 Proverbs 4:23 Ephesians 3:16 Psalms 38:3 1 Timothy 4:6-9 Job 34:3 Joel 3:9-10 Psalms 18:32, vs 39 Psalms 27:1 Psalms 28:1 Psalms 29:11 Psalms 68:35 Psalms 71:16 Psalms 73:26 Psalms 84:7 Philippians 4:13 Ephesians 6:10 Psalms 30:2 Psalms 41:3 Psalms 103:1-5 Exodus 23:25 Isaiah 53:5 Jeremiah 33:6