Pastor D.R. McKillopDecember 25, 2011
We need to bring into captivity every thought that exalteth itself against the mind of Christ. The devil will send things our way, but we can bring it into captivity by throwing truth around it.There is enmity between the offspring of the devil and the offspring of God. Enmity is malice that leads to violent acts. Let that enmity drive you to greater intensity in your prayer life. Draw a line of truth around your soul. God is truth and he will come to our defence. There is a major struggle going - war and wrestling in the spirit. When truth falls down, it’s a bad day for the church. Mercy and truth are sitting on the throne and we have access to the throne.Don’t despise the wilderness - that is the place God prepares to sustain us.
Bishop D.H. McKillopDecember 18, 2011
Jesus came to earth for a purpose: to give us dominion. He was led into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan forty days and nights, in all points as we are. He walked out pure and undefiled in the power of the Holy Ghost. It was from here after His victory in the wilderness that, He went about binding up the broken hearted, healing, cleaning the temple, encouraging the weary, proclaiming freedom, and releasing the oppressed.
All have had their wilderness experiences, none are exempt. Through the Power of the Holy Ghost you can come out of your wilderness empowered to conqueror and be victorious over the enemy. Too many times we fail to realize the power that we have available to us. Know who you are... find your pedigree but never question your salvation. When you find God, sin and law no longer has dominion despite all the failures, stumbling, and mistakes. If we sin without asking for forgiveness, we are giving Satan dominion. Establish regular a rendez-vous where your Spirit communes with His Spirit thereby maintaining dominion over the enemy. Be secure in knowing that because of grace we can be as the second-man Adam.
The purpose of the church is to destroy the works of the devil so that sin no longer has dominion. Ask wisdom of Him who is Wisdom. His presence is needed to be victorious over the attack of Satan as he attempts to regain control.
Walk through your wilderness in his strength; come out empowered with the Holy Ghost. Bond with the church; work together to destroy the works of the devil. Seek to get into the place where needs are met, take dominion so that all Satan’s snares are shattered. Miracles happen, victory comes, prayers are answered and sin shackles fall away when the church is in its rightful place! Take up the challenge: Let the church rise up in the power of the Holy Ghost and destroy the works of the enemy!
Pastor D.R. McKillopDecember 11, 2011
The hour is getting late it is a time to be strong, not a time to compromise. Men as the Shepherds of our homes we need to be on guard. The enemy knows that if he can smite the shepherd he can scatter our flocks. We will either stay alert and prepared to fight or you will fall.
You must remain accountable. If you fall it is no time to cover up. Only in confession is there mercy. A prayerful attitude is needed to enable you to handle the temptations that will pass by you, remember that without God at our side we will stumble. Without God on our side we will not survive. Keep God close when faith becomes weak ... keep focused on Him We cannot make it without His mercy and His grace. Our hands must be securely placed in his every day as He leads the way.
This is a soul-searching time. Our heart’s cry should be “turn the search light on to know my heart and thoughts ... see what wicked way and sin that has crept in. Cleanse and set me free.“
Cover up will not find mercy with God. Just because something may be legal does not mean that it is always right. We cannot justify our actions by those of others - the Word of God provides our only sure guide to safety.
Pastor D.R. McKillopDecember 4, 2011
Come BEFORE His presence with singing, enter his gates with THANKSGIVING, and into his courts with PRAISE: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
We must learn to rejoice not in the things that we have accumulated around us but in those things that will survive - things that will never change! After Job lost his possessions and family, he could still be heard saying, “Blessed be the Name of the Lord”! David wrote about praise in Psalms he expounded not so much on the temporal things but on the unchanging mercy and goodness of the God of Israel.
Solomon’s temple was a magnificent edifice ... its splendour was beyond words. The furniture pieces were in place, sacrifices lay out on the altars, and priests in position as the people gathered for the dedication. With ONE voice EVERYONE lifted up praise and thanks to God as they sang, “GOD IS GOOD, HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER!” Then the temple was filled with a glory cloud to the point that the priests could not minister because of it!
Unity of purpose is an important factor among us not only to maintain our walk with God but also in regaining and rebuilding what had been lost.
When everyone responds to God with a unified sound of praise and thanksgiving, as we acknowledge that “GOD IS GOOD, HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER.” There is no telling what God will do for us.
Thanks for temporal things are important but must be kept proportional to those things that will survive. We are what we are because of those things that will last throughout eternity! Focus on making adjustments in our carnal flesh and fixing those things that will survive and affect eternity.
WHAT WILL SURVIVE· God's Tender Mercy God’s Goodness Truth God's Love
Our response to things that will survive of the things that will stand must be praise and thanksgiving. These are more powerful that anything on earth. Jesus’ call of FORGIVENESS for mankind from the cross hook the whole earth, the veil separating God from man was rent in twain by a divine invisible hand and for the first time, Mercy came running to mankind!
Blessed in the man who God chooses and causes to approach Him. Have praise WAITING for God, forget not all His benefits. Praise for his intervention in temporal things should not be greater and louder than the praise for His goodness, mercy, forgiveness, redemption, or salvation. Praise until His glory descends and fills each and every temple of clay! Grasp on to the truths that He is good, slow to anger, and plenteous in tender mercy! Be thankful and say so!
Bishop D. H. McKillopNovember 27, 2011
It is time to walk circumspectly with a deep respect for God. A manifestation of His Presence can change lives and the history of the church.
Ezekiel saw the glory of God coming from the east. Although the people of God were in captivity because of their backsliding, he reminded them that this was a new day and to go on from there. The glory isn’t tied to the past, but is in our present and points us to our future.
God talks to us when His glory is in the house. Zacharias’ lack of faith cost him the ability to talk. If you have faith, you will worship and talk about what you are worshipping . A doctor will check your hearing if you can’t talk. If you’re not talking, you’re not hearing the preaching of the word.
The Ephesians had lost their first love – their passion for God was gone. We can’t serve God out of habit or duty. In Rehoboam’s day, the enemy stole the gold from the temple. Instead of fighting to regain it, he replaced it with brass. Guard against intoxication with worldly “stuff” that will distance us from God. Let the world see the light of God shine through us.
Judgment must begin at the house of God. Let us judge ourselves and take care of sin now rather than let judgment come from the outside. The purpose of sickness may be for the power of God to be manifested.
While others went to their own houses for the night, Jesus went to the Mt. of Olives. The next morning the woman taken in adultery was brought before Him in the temple. Without a witness, the accusers would have to witness against her. From the eldest to the youngest, they realized they were not without sin, When Jesus forgave her, she had a revelation of who He was and was given a fresh start to go and sin no more. Both She and Jesus left the temple with a light heart; the accusers left condemned.
Just as Jesus cleared the money changers and traders out of the temple, let us get the “stuff” out of our lives. Then the way will be cleared for the glory of God to flow and the supernatural to happen.
Bishop D.H. McKillopNovember 20, 2011
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Pastor D. R. McKillopOctober 23, 2011
Way back in the beginning, God put all things under His feet and we were made to have a relationship with Him but He gave us a free will to do what we want. The angels can't have dominion like us because we were created to have dominion over God's creation. God made Himself a little lower than the angels long enough to wrap Himself in flesh and purchase our redemption.
Man has an innate passion inside of him to have dominion. Adam, in a sinless environment, had everything in his control but because of sin we only have access to dominion through the blood of Jesus Christ. Sin attacks dominion; it was God's original plan for the earth to expand into a full paradise and for man to have full dominion over it. Our problems stem from sin and it tries to rob us of having dominion over our fleshly nature.
The Bible refers to a "Leviathon" which is a principality that resides in the deep and passes through the paths of the sea. There is a convergence of paths in the deep as we step into unchartered waters but there is a path that we can find in the deep by which we can regain dominion over principalities and powers here on earth. We can handle the overwhelming things that come in life when we find the path that God has chose for us; we can see Jesus in it. God measures the weight of the wind and weighs the waters; He knows what it takes to get our path ready. We will experience our greatest act of dominance by just walking with Jesus everyday. He is the way and when we walk with Him we are in the path we should go.
The children of Israel couldn't understand why Moses had led them to the edge of the Red Sea and the Egyptians were coming from behind, bnut during the night God sent enough wind to part the waters and created a path of escape through the deep before them. That same path became destruction to the enemy when they tried to follow God's people. Jesus had a path on the Sea of Galilee for Peter in the midst of the storm. No matter what the outside looks like in your path, if you're on His path , it leads to deliverance. If you can reach over and touch Jesus' hand while you are walking, you will know you are on the right path.
Bishop D. H. McKillopOctober 16, 2011
Thank God for the truth; truth that was for us personally about ourselves. Because of truth, we will accept or reject, stay bound or be set free. We come to church to get our minds set in the right direction, not to settle doctrinal issues. God knows more about us than we know ourselves and He can deliver us from our secret thoughts and help us get rid of “ourselves”. The only thing that keeps us from being set free of ourselves is pride. We need to pray that God keeps talking to us so that we can see whatever may be in us that could stop the miraculous in us or the lives of others.
God desires us to have a relationship with Him. Moses enjoyed his encounter with the burning bush but God let him know there was much more for him that just an encounter. God took cold, unfeeling stones to etch the cold facts of the Old Testament Laws on and gave them to Moses to present to the children of Israel but they couldn’t keep the Law on a regular basis; there was no Spirit with it! Moses gave the Law but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. The Law was our schoolmaster, not our salvation, it just started us on the journey to meet Jesus.
Jesus is touched by the feelings of our infirmities, He understands us, and He comes to us with truth and looks deep into our souls. God, don’t ever stop talking to me about myself and help us to be quick to respond to the truth God reveals to us about ourselves. It is left up to us whether we will harden or soften our hearts. God only hardened the hearts during the time of the Law; it is us who harden our hearts now by resisting the truth about ourselves.
We are vessels made by God; some unto honor and some unto dishonor. He is not willing that any perish and this is what He has in mind when the vessel is on the wheel. Flaws show up and He keeps turning the wheel. He endured much longsuffering for the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction. He is preparing each one of us unto glory; we were not made to go to Hell. When Hell says we can’t; grace steps in and says it can be done!
Bro. SchrekhiseOctober 8, 2011
Moses was not alone when he went up on the mountain to talk to God. Aaron his brother, Joshua his minister and a group of the Elders of Isreal were with him at that first meeting and at the second meeting. They all had the opportunity to commune with God. When God called the third time Moses and Joshua went on alone and the others went back down the hill. How could you easily or quickly forget a personal encounter of that magnitude with God easily? Yet 40 days later Moses is still basking in God's presence and Aaron is building the golden calf.
Don't let me try to get by or be content with a brush of God's presence or a momentary encounter of His glory that does nothing to change my lifestyle or prepare me for eternity.
Pastor D. R. McKillopOctober 1, 2011
We are valuable to God; we are the riches of His glorious inheritance. We must have a demonstration of power but it has to be mixed with authority. These two forces are unique but also inter-connected. Samson was born with power but had to learn authority. His power by itself got him into trouble because he didn’t submit to authority. In order to get the revelation of authority, God removed his power. Jesus possessed all power but the Bible tells us that he learned obedience through the things He suffered.
When we are born again we are given a fusion of power like we have never experienced before. But we soon realize that this power has to work within the confines of submitting to His will. Authority doesn’t have to demonstrate itself by revealing its power; it just is. God can do anything; what He doesn’t do reflects His authority, not His ability. Sometimes we get blinded by the things He is not doing but don’t ever call into question whether God can do it or not. His power is immeasurable, unlimited, and surpassing! He demonstrates this in the mighty working of His strength. The same power He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead is the same power we received when He filled us with the Holy Ghost. He has given us the power to escape the earthly and sit in Heavenly places in the seat He has saved for us. From this Heavenly seat we can see our situation as He sees it. It will seem as though the battle is already won!
God has a will; don’t think that He doesn’t know what is going on. We need a baptism in a trust in the foreknowledge of Jesus. We can’t try to change His authority; we have to trust Him. He knows what is best! Power has to submit to authority. The greatest expression of faith is when we can trust His authority. Remember, you have as much faith when you trust God when He doesn’t answer how we want Him to, as when we believe that He can and He does!
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