Bishop D.H. McKillop June 19, 2011
God is on the prowl looking for a qualified dad to raise His children; someone that is born of the Holy Ghost. When God chose Mary to carry the Messiah; he chose Joseph, also. Even though Jesus was born of the Holy Ghost, Joseph vowed that he would look after Him like He was his own child. Mary was highly favored and God needed her to fulfill the promise. Joseph didn’t know Mary until she had given birth but he knew how to love because he remained faithful to his espousal. You can’t be a true father if you don’t know how to love.
We need to be careful not to be around anyone or anything that wants to abort something born of the Holy Ghost. Joseph didn’t want to do anything that would contaminate the seed. It is important to watch our spirits when we are carrying around the Holy Ghost inside of us. Strength is saying no when we could have said yes. Jesus could have called legions of angels but chose to go to Calvary.
God is most concerned about our purpose because He knows if He can get us to our purpose then He can save us. We need revelation from God about our children’s’ purpose and train them in that direction. Every time Joseph and Mary moved, they were fulfilling Scripture. It was for the saving of their child. The steps of this good man were ordered by the Lord. God can qualify us for the task like He did for Joseph. When the enemy tells you it’s over; God is not done. There are some good days ahead for the church.
Bishop D.H. McKillop June 5, 2011
The mystery of the supernatural requires stepping out into the deep. As soon as we step out there will be resistance. Darkness covered the deep at Creation and God had to get the Spirit moving to create boundaries and get rid of confusion. Deep has got to call unto the deep. We need to see more of the glory of God where time doesn’t matter, prayers are being answered, and things are being conquered in our lives.
As we pursue the glory, we will each have our own cross to bear. Jesus had His own conviction the take up His cross. He renounced the world and bore the cross; He was not driven by self. Jesus has chosen the cross for each of us and we can’t carry anyone else’s cross. When He makes the choice; we can carry it. The glory of the cross will be better than anything else; it is the power of God.
We need to come before God with nothing in our hands; not interested in our own kingdom. David started building for something he knew he may never see. Solomon knew it was the house that God built; he couldn’t take any credit for it. It was built by divine intervention and was full of glory. When the glory is in the house it will influence others. Nothing can stop us, not even the enemy, when we get an eternal vision of God.
Pastor D.R. McKillopMay 29, 2011
A willingness to step up when God challenges brings about amazing results. Be willing to put the Word of God to the test. We can’t be driven by needs.
Deborah, the prophetess, had the job of making and maintaining the wicks for the candles in the Tabernacle; the wick had to maximize the oil supply and not all nights were the same length.
Depending on the season, some nights could be longer than others. She had to make sure there was enough oil to last the night. The variation of the oil is the wick. No leftover oil could be used the next night; it had to be new oil. Drought will come and go in our lives and we have got to know how to manage what God has given us. The leadership has to make sure the night doesn’t catch us unaware. We have enough faith to make it if we handle our oil right.
Willingness, carefulness, and anointing is something God can use. It didn’t matter who led the battle to Mt. Tabor, they just wanted to win. There is a struggle with connecting the mountain to your victory. Jael knew it wasn’t just Deborah and Barak’s battle. While her husband was fighting on the front lines, she was home in her tent and heard Sisera coming. She knew it was an enemy. She bid him to rest and while he slept she killed him with a tent peg. She knew you either fight or you become part of the spoil. Sharpen your tent peg and be willing to fight in the tent you are dwelling in.
Keep climbing your mountain-everything’s connected. Willing followers will make victory happen. If we are willing; Jesus is able.
Pastor D. R. McKillopMay 22, 2011
Bishop DH McKillopMay 15, 2011
If our ways please God we will get favor from Him. He tells secrets to His obedient children. Abraham was a stranger in the land he sojourned but because he had a relationship with Jesus he was granted special privileges. He heard from another world and had direct communication with God. He was able to have insight into what was going on in Sodom and Gomorrah because he was close to God. He didn’t have to go down to see how bad it was. Lot looked, pitched, and dwelt next to Sodom. He became attached to the wicked because he was not walking with God like Abraham was.
Jesus is coming back for those that are looking for Him. It doesn’t require being able to figure out prophecy; it just takes walking with Him, looking for Him, and a desire to see Him. It is better to be drawn by joys of Heaven than to be driven by the sorrows of this earth. We need to earnestly contend for the faith. Don’t let the shakings of your life be what makes you long for Heaven. When Paul was shipwrecked he was commanded to get a board and hang on. No matter how bad the storm got, they knew if they stayed with the ship not one of their lives would be lost. As we are nearing the shore, no matter how bad your storm gets, keep hanging on to the ship. We have a hope that there is land that is better.
Bishop D.H. McKillopMay 8, 2011
Jesus has a purpose and a finish point for each of us. Our desire needs to be to find that purpose and will for our lives. We need the Almighty God and a Word from Heaven to be alive in us.
We know not how to pray as we ought but the Holy Ghost makes intercession for us. God will give us a thorn in the flesh that keeps us from getting too high and keeps us from getting too low. He wants us to make it as much as we want to make it; He keeps us balanced.
God controls our future; it is a walk by faith. If we found our experiences on men we are not walking before God. If we walk by faith it will keep us above the world. When we fill our entire range of vision with God nothing else will matter. The fashions of this world will pass away. God perfectly settles everything for those that simply put their trust in Him. He has never failed us yet and he is not going to now. He is Almighty God; walk before him
Pastor D.R. McKillopMay 1, 2011
It is not the will of God for His children to live in defeat. We need to be a conquering people. God promised Moses he could inherit whatever land the sole of his foot tread upon and when he was gone God promised Joshua the same things that he had promised Moses and Abraham also. God’s promises are not for just one generation. God had subdued the land before Joshua with not one man standing before him. The conquest for the land was the promise but the prosperity depended on the condition. God told them to be strong and of good courage. Their obligation, submission, and obedience to do all the Law was part of the condition to having prosperity. Promise is connected to the Promised Land; prosperity is connected to promised people. The question is not about the land; the question is about the people. We need to be disturbed when we experience defeat.
The enemy likes to wreak havoc with our minds and convince us that God can’t do anything. Don’t get the attitude that our problems are just a way of life; be prepared to come against it. The battle of conquering our land is in the mind. No matter what situation you are facing throw it at the Word and it will work. The Word is powerful enough to heal as well as change lives. When God chooses not to heal it means that person is worthy of being promoted and have learned through their trial to conquer themselves.
What does God think of some of the things we have learned to live with? If we are not suppose to live with it then it is time to fight and conquer it. Keep fighting it until God tells you it is something you have to live with. The enemy wants to make us feel weak, tired, and defeated. Never join the camp that says that God can’t do it. Let’s make up our minds to fix whatever we shouldn’t be living with, conquer it, and have victory.
Bishop D.H.. McKillopApril 24, 2011
If you are going to keep the faith; you have got to fight. Jesus prays for our faith that it fails not. The fact you ask Him for help means you have the faith you need. The Gospel is powerful; it is strong enough to deliver us when someone steps out in faith. Abraham was a man of faith and he believed in the resurrection.
God worked with a dead situation so that a resurrection could take place. Because God had made Isaac live from a dead situation, Abraham knew that if he offered him, God could raise him up.
The law came by Moses but grace and truth came by Jesus. Mercy endures; you can’t hurt it. It is new every morning. Mercy and truth have met together; peace and righteousness have kissed each other. Jesus judges through grace and mercy. Mercy was behind the veil and when it was rent, mercy went running up Golgotha’s hill. . The Law of the Spirit makes us free from the law of sin and death. God doesn’t come to us with the law but He comes with grace and appreciates our efforts.
Bishop D. H. McKillopApril 17, 2011
Abraham attempted to fulfill God’s promise of great inheritance in the flesh. He refused the blessings but chose to rely on the greatness of God’s words. Nature seemed to be past the point of living. A supernatural resurrection came forth, Abraham believed, and Isaac was born. All too soon, Abraham was asked to kill his promise but he continued to walk in faith because of his past experience.
What would happen if we believed the unbelievable? Are we holding back a miracle because of unbelief? Jesus was concerned that there be an element of unbelief in hearts. As we struggle with the flesh, we get frustrated with our inadequacies and failures. When you cannot be what you want to be, get a touch of the Holy Ghost, His resurrection power. It is not our performance but faith that catches His attention! We fight with failures and struggles as we aim to walk in perfection by His grace. He knows that on our own, we cannot do it. The humbled prodigal son felt the second phase of grace in the warmth of his father’s arms.
If you feel weak, remember that He is your shield and exceeding great reward. We need the power of the resurrection in our lives. We can do nothing to earn our salvation. When grace is extended, our failures, weaknesses, and imperfections are no longer barriers to his resurrection power! We become a son and heir! Be a son and let God take care of you and your situation.
Paul wanted to know Him in the power of the resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering. Jesus was rejected by His own and suffered for us. If we are to reign with Him, we will first suffer with him. Don’t ever let your mind dwell on the thought that your suffering is a penance. The glory of serving God outweighs the suffering. The closer we get with God the less we will identify with the world. God will bring us out with a high-hand as He did the Egyptians.
Bishop D. H. McKillopApril 10, 2011
Pastor D.R. McKillopApril 3, 2011
Repentance is the foundation for the Holy Ghost to do the work. A repentant individual makes up his mind that he is going to turn around and make a change and then the Holy Ghost can step in and help you make that change. Repentance is a Heaven or Hell issue. If the foundation is not laid properly the house will forever reflect the imperfections. Retention is as important as revival. The Holy Ghost will lead you and guide you into all truth but it won’t drag you beyond your will.
This generation is not producing new sins and the Holy Ghost is not weaker and church is better than it has ever been. The altar of repentance is the variable; not baptism or the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is not a drive-thru station for a quick fix. There is no sense in trying to pray people through to the Holy Ghost unless they have truly repented and want to completely change their life around. Baptism and Holy Ghost are the showy part of the house but the foundation, repentance, is what makes it stand no matter what the storm. Building on the edge is setting yourself up as a target for the storm but when you are built on the rock there is no storm that can move you.
There is nothing like the joy of that first time repentance when the load of sin is lifted off your life. Don’t fall prey to the attitude that you can go sin and just come back and repent. Esau sought for the birthright bitterly with tears but never received it. When you walk out on God and come back it will never be the same as it was. Samson got his hair back but he never received his eyesight.
Josiah never started the repairs on the temple until he got rid of all the abomination and idolatry. It took 18 years for all the cleansing to take place. A revival of repentance turned Jerusalem upside down. When Jonah went through Nineveh and preached repentance it turned that city around even without having the Holy Ghost to promise them. John the Baptist preached repentance that made the way for Jesus. Repentance is always the forerunner of the Holy Ghost. The Bible states that Heaven is happy over one man that repents. If you want to finish this journey it has to be started with repentance.
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