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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Life Back Guarantee

Did you know you can take a legal guarantee to the bank or any court of law?  It will stand up, hold up and remain no matter what.  If you've lost money on a guarantee, you'll get your money back for sure!

Ok, so what about your life? Did you know God has given you a fully legal, life back guarantee that you can take to any bank, court of law?  You can take it to your job, the grocery store and gas station too.  You can take it to school, the car lot and straight to the streets! And you WILL get your life back, guaranteed!

You think I'm nuts don't you?

Well, I'm gonna tell you something else that sounds nutty and I guarantee it's 100% true!

  • You have been enrolled into an elite school of higher education
  • There is one school, but many different campuses with different fields of study
  • Everyone is welcome, and it's easy to get into but it is very prestigious
  • However, when you enroll there is no real orientation - maybe only a welcome
  • On the first day of enrollment you are given a locker
  • Actually, it's one humongous locker that everyone at the school has access to
  • And once you have the code you can freely get anything and everything from it
  • However, everyone has their own door to the locker with their own combination
  • You are told this locker has supplies, provision, rewards, benefits and so more
  • However, you are not given told what the combination - no one is
  • Some people have gained limited access to the locker - others have free access
  • The school is set up so that as you learn, you learn what your combination code is
  • And, your combination to the locker is unique to you, your future and your talents
  • You are the only one to determine how much access you will have to the locker
  • Not only that, you have total freedom as to what you learn and which class you go to
  • And, if you go to class it's up to you whether you learn anything or not
  • You can choose to never go to class at all, but you will never be kicked out of school
  • You can switch teachers according to how you learn and what you choose to learn
  • When you choose a teacher, you might get an orientation at that time
  • Often times that teacher will tell you the requirements of that particular class
  • And you will be given all the requirements for graduation from from the school
  • Unfortunately, not all the teachers are good. It's up to you to determine who is
  • Some of the teacher's class requirements will be hard for you to adhere to
  • And some of the graduation requirements they give are not entirely accurate
  • Not all of these class and graduation requirements are supported by the school at all
  • The school only wants you to graduate with honors and looks only at your hard work
  • Not all of the teachers really understand when graduation is or the requirements
  • And, not all the teachers can teach you how to figure out the locker combination
  • Guess what? The teachers have access to the locker and have their own codes too!
  • Not only that, the teachers are still enrolled in the school as students as well!
  • They are supposed to have learned enough to help you learn and learn your code
  • But not all of them have so you have to want it enough to find the best teachers
  • And you've got to pay attention enough to learn everything you can to get your code
  • Sometimes you may have a test to see what you've learned, but the test isn't graded
  • The proof of how much you've learned is whether or not you pass the test
  • If you don't pass, don't worry, you WILL be given the opportunity to take it again
  • But when you do pass, that means you are actually LIVING what you've learned
  • And best of all, it is in living what you've learned that you discover your locker code
Remember I said this crazy scenario is all 100% true? That's because it's an analogy - something not real, to represent something that is real.  And trust me - it is all very real!

When you accept Jesus as your Savior you are instantly enrolled into Salvation - in fact, your Salvation IS your enrollment certificate!

But then, it's up to you which church (school campus) you attend, and which teacher (pastor) you will learn from - and whether or not you will learn anything at all.  

Life is what you are learning: relationships; forgiveness; kindness and giving.  Righteousness; redemption; holiness; and protection from the enemy.  And in your learning you should be learning the combination to the locker that we all have access to.  And again, in this locker we can receive healing, prosperity, success, bills paid, family members saved and so much more!

But again, you may be thinking I'm nuts!  And you may be wondering what all this has to do with your "Life Back Guarantee" that you can take to the bank, car lot or court of law.

Well, I'm going to give away 3 secrets regarding this school of Christianity that only a few of the MANY pastor (teachers) I have heard seem to know.  These two secrets are:
  1. Your locker combination
  2. How to use your locker combination
  3. How to receive all the blessings waiting for you in the locker

Oh wait - these aren't supposed to be secrets!  This is exactly what any good teacher (pastor) is supposed to teach you!  And, if you've determined to be a good student and follow 2 Timothy 2:15 "Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth," then you will learn well from what I'm about to reveal!

1.  Your Locker Combination is your enrollment certificate.  And your enrollment certificate is your graduation certificate.  Not only that, but your locker combination is proof of what's inside the locker for you.  They are all one and the same!

-  That means if your enrollment certificate is your SALVATION
-  Then your graduation certificate is your SALVATION also
-  Your personal combination to the locker of blessings is your SALVATION as well!
-  And, your SALVATION describes everything inside the locker that you have access to!

2.  Mark 11:22-24 explains exactly and literally how to use your locker combination.  You know how when you buy a combination lock at the store, you are given the combination code and then you're told to spin to the left, then twice to the right then back to left? That's the instructions how to use the combination and that's what Mark 11:22-24 states.
-  Have faith in God
-  Say what you want (2 things: Tell your "what" what you "want" it to do)
-  Pray and ask for God for what you want (Use Psalm 100 and 1 John 5:14-15 for how)
-  Believe what you say will come to pass
-  Do not doubt
-  Believe you have already received (and you will receive)

3.  And how then do we receive all those blessings in the locker out of the locker? We put things in and pull what we want out!  Ok, I know you are convinced I am nuts, right!?  All the things we learn from our classes (church services), from our teachers (pastors) in our school of Salvation is how we retrieve and receive all the benefits of our salvation kept and stored for us in our locker of blessings!  So what do we learn? Do you remember?
-  To Love... God first, then yourself, then others AS yourself
-  To Give... not to people, but to God: tithes, offerings, donations and good works
-  To Care... feed, clothe and reach out to those in prison, widows and orphans
-  To Help... heal, deliver, raise up, cast out and protect the lost
-  To Tell... going into all YOUR world teaching, ministering and being a witness of Jesus

And THIS is your guarantee!! Doing these five things is your take to the bank, take to the car lot, take to the grocery store, take to the job, take to the court and take to the doctor guarantee that in any given situation you will be PROTECTED, DELIVERED, HEALED, GIVEN LONG LIFE, SAVED FROM SIN, PROSPERED and MADE WHOLE - nothing missing, nothing lacking, nothing broken!

Oh, before you think I'm totally wack-a-doo... to protect, deliver, heal, preserve (for long life) save (from sin), make to do well (prosper) and to be made whole is the exact definition of the word "SAVED" - which, when you receive SALVATION, you are SAVED!

And finally, you might still be wondering how in the world does loving, giving, caring, helping and telling guarantee you all the benefits of your salvation? Or in other words...
- how does your enrollment certificate of salvation
- become your combination code of salvation
- so that when you work the combination of loving, giving, caring, helping and going
- you can open up the locker door and receive all the benefits of your salvation now
- and graduate with honors (rewards) when you die and go to heaven one day?

PSALM 112.
Psalm 112 is only 10 verses long.  And all of those 10 verses explain what I used several paragraphs to explain.  Psalm 112 tells you that if love, give, care, help and tell of the righteousness of Jesus in your life, you will receive protection from your enemies, prosperity, you'll be made whole and well, delivered and given long life and saved unto righteousness.

Yes, I could have just taught you Psalm 112 in less than half the time...

But where was the fun in that?  School should be fun, right?  And so should our lives - especially a life lived with a LIFE BACK GUARANTEE!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Just Living

So here's what I've been thinking lately - 

So many of us (including myself) have been feeling like we just want to live life.  There seems to be so many issues, difficulties, struggles and trials that keep us from simply living a life worth living for - and that's everyday! Never mind when there's an emergency!

We each have careers or jobs, families and friends, dreams and desires, hopes and aspirations - and a whole bunch of things we just simply want out of life.  But living out all those things on a day to day basis can easily be overwhelming at best and elusive in the least!

No really - think about it with me - 

Are you really living the life you want to live or are you just living?  I'd like to ask you if you have the guts to live the life you really want to live - however, you'd probably give me a very legitimate list of reasons, obstacles, hindrances and people who are standing in the way of you living that awesome life.

Who am I kidding?  I've got that same list too!

Romans 1:17 says, "For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith."

Gosh - if it's that difficult to just live the life we've already got, then how are we at all supposed to just live by faith!?

...And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God! (Mark 11:22) ...And, He may not have said it with an exclamation point, but I am.

Have faith in God...
And Jesus said, if you have seen me, you have seen the Father...
And if we have seen the word, then we've seen Jesus...
Because Jesus is the Word. (John 1:1-3 & 14)

So what am I really saying?  
If we have faith in the Word, it's the same as having faith in God!

- If we have faith in God then we will have faith in 3 John 1:2
  •  Beloved, I wish above all things that YOU may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.  (Prosperity and health sound like a life worth living!) 
- If we have faith in God then we will have faith in 2 Peter 1:3
  • According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: ("All things," glory and virtue sound like a life worth living to me!)
- If we have faith in God then we will have faith in Philippians 4:19
  • But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (ALL my need - sounds like a life definitely worth living to me!)
And there are probably 8 other scriptures I can think of off the top of my head that promise a life worth living as well - scriptures dealing with protection, healing, prosperity, abundance, wealth, riches, peace, hope, provision, purpose and wholeness.

So, remember I started this blog with: "Here's what I've been thinking lately?"

So - here's what I've decided after all my thinking...

  1. I'm changing my prayers, no longer begging and hoping, but declaring and asking as if I've already been given what I'm praying for. (Mark 11:24)
  2. I'm believing that all of God's promises are already yes, and are for me. (2 Corinthians 1:20)
  3. I'm trusting that I can have whatsoever I say. (Mark 11:23)
  4. I'm confident that if I say it, God will hear it. (1John 5:14)
  5. I'm positive that if God hears, it angels will do it. (Psalm 103:20)
No listen, I'm not talking about some nicey-nice, give-it-a-try, and go back to the same old trying-to-just-live-my-life-ways! 

I'm talking new confidence...
New power...
New belief...
New truth...


And I'm standing on the Word of Isaiah 54:17 that no WEAPON, REASON, OBSTACLE, HINDRANCE or PERSON that is formed against ME shall prosper; and every tongue that rises against ME in judgment I WILL condemn!

And how can I be so sure that this new attitude will really manifest a life worth living for?

Because Isaiah 54:17 ends this way: "This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD!" This applies to ME and YOU! Believe it!

Again, I added the exclamation point... But still - this is the word I mix with faith, knowing I am justified and made righteous through Jesus.

Watch my 2015: I will change "just living" into JUSTified LIVING!

And, I "Triple-God" DARE you to JUST LIVE with me!

Power, Love & Peace, ya'll!
~Pastor D