May God Bless You Dear Ones,
We are to blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast and then call a solemn assembly; we are to gather the people and sanctify the congregation. (Joel 2:15&16)
Church in order to get close to God, we must first be purified. In order to get into God’s Kingdom we must do things God’s way. Amen??? Amen!!!
Tonight’s message dealt with that which is sound. in order for us to be clean, we need a doctrine that is sound. One that is solid, firm, unyielding, tight, but right and not weak as water. So it is Sound Doctrine, the teaching of Jesus Christ, brought to us by the Holy Spirit of God. Flesh off the fire of God, steaming and ready to melt down any and everything that is not of God; that we might be purified and meet for the Master’s use. Amen??? Amen!!!
Church we cannot go through this life with a twisted face and a messed up attitude. Mad about nothing and refusing to be happy in Jesus. It is time to clean up and be prepared for the out pouring of the Holy Ghost. Amen??? Amen!!!
Tonight we began in Joel, the 2nd chapter and the 15 and 16th verses. Speaking on the things that is needful in order to be prepared for the coming of the Lord.
Church the season of fasting and praying is not the time for a husband/wife relationship. Now turn with me please over to the 3rd chapter of Ecclesiastes, beginning right there at the very first verse, where it tell us that to every thing there is a season and a time there to every purpose.
God has a purpose when we fast. It is to bring us all into the oneness of mind that we might be blessed all at the same time. And we cannot be one if some of us are enjoying our spouses while others who have not a spouse..... is suffering. Oneness Church, we all must be one.
You see........seasons change.........they come in and then they go out. The Fast is only for 10 days and you mean to tell me that you cannot lay aside your desires during the fast to be one with the others. Something is wrong with you spirit!!!
Listen, the Lord says that there is a time to embrace and there is a time to refrain from embracing. It is in there, right there in the 5th verse.....go ahead and read it. The fast is not about you and your wants but it is about oneness in God who is over us all and should be in us all, that He might bless us all in the end. Amen??? Amen!!!
Now if you still care to doubt this sound doctrine...(for there are some of you who do) then come with me over to the 7th, chapter of I Corinthians and read for me please what God says there in the 5th verse. “Defraud (meaning hold back from another what is rightfully theirs) ye not one another”.....watch this now........are you ready....” except it be with consent for a time” ...and you should consent so that you can be one with everyone else........don’t be selfish now, but loving, it is only for ten days..........listen......”that you may give yourselves” to what???? “fasting and prayer” which is what we are in right now, for ten days..............fasting................and praying......Oh yes this is sound. No holes in it at all. Now if you be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land, but if you refuse and rebel against this, God says that you shall be devoured with the sword (which is the Word of God) and guess who said it. “the mouth of the Lord”. Sound Doctrine!!!!
The Apostle Paul gave Titus some specific instructions and that was for him to speak that which become sound doctrine; the reason being Church is that there a many out there and even up in the Church with a lot of mess in them and unless the teachings is sound, they will find a way around it and a make an excuse not to do it. But if it is sound..........you get the point??? Good , now don’t forget it. Amen??? Amen!!!
And we ended the message right there in Titus 2:1-3. You cannot teach good things with a gospel that is sound........Amen??? Amen!!!
Love to you all,