From the Pastor's Desk . . .

FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

 

God works according to his own schedule and appointed time.  Our issue is the fact that we often are unable to discern the hand of God in the midst of our mess.  Therefore, when we are unable to trace God's meaning to see where God is working then we often times lose our trust and faith in God. We must remember the words of Isa 55:8-9

8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." (KJV) Esther found herself in an unusual predicament in the midst of a horrible situation for her people, the Jews.  There was a plot to destroy them and it seemed that there was nothing she or anyone else could do to avert the disaster; however, God had a divine plan that he had set in motion even though Esther herself was not aware of it.  God has placed her strategically in the right place, at the right time and in front of the right person.  He sat her directly in front of the one who would be able to remedy the situation.  She had to be challenged with these words found in Est 4:14, "For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" (KJV)  These words are applicable for us in the midst of our current situation.  It may be that God has us right where we need to be in order to make an impact that will lead to correcting the wrong all around us.  Never give up on God’s power and ability to transform the situation but you must also be willing to accept the challenge and take the risk for righteousness.  God is looking for believers who will say like Isa 6:8 "Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me." (KJV)         

So who knows, God just may have plans for your involvement in his act of transformation.  

Are you ready? 


  • Your Vote . . .

    We are quickly approaching one of the most important elections in the history of this nation.  It is of critical importance that everyone exercises this right of expression for which our fore-parents and countless others fought for and even gave their lives so that we might have a voice at the polls.  

    We owe it to these martyrs who paved the way for us to take advantage of our privilege of voting.  If we fail to vote then we are saying that those who came before us and fought with bloodshed and tears died in vain.  

    Therefore I urge you to be a good Christian citizen - get out and

    VOTE


    V   for VOICE.   

    Let Your Voice Be Heard By Way of the Ballot; when you vote you are joining your voice with those who paved the way.

     

    O  for opportunity. 

    Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Make a Difference in the Land.

     

    T  for Time.   

    Now is the time to take action, don't let this moment pass you by.


    E  for EVERYBODY.   

    Everybody should first REGISTER to vote and then for Heaven's sake- 


    VOTE.

  • Joshua 1:9 (KJV)

    9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest (KJV) 

  • 2 Chronicles 7:12-16 (KJV)

    12) And the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice. 13) If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 14) If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 15) Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. 16) For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.  2 Chronicles 7:12-16 (KJV)

  • Isaiah 40:29-31 (KJV)

    29) He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30) Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31) But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:29-31 (KJV)

  • Jeremiah 17:7 (KJV)

    Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.  Jeremiah 17:7 (KJV)


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