Healing a Wounded Heart

Healing a Wounded Heart

by Pastor Roy Esposito

Resentment – cause us to cling to negative feelings and imprisons us to our passions stirring up destructive desires for revenge.

Gratitude – Not a simple emotion or attitude but a difficult discipline.

Gratitude – challenges us to face painful moments of:

a) rejection b) abandonment c) loss or failure, and to discover in them the pruning hands of God purifying our hearts for deeper love, stronger hope, and deeper faith.

Ephessians 1:3 – Graced with every spiritual blessing.

Blessing – Grace – Gift – (Charis)

Love – a passion for Oneness

Bitterness – seeks Justice – a prosecuting attorney

A bitter soul – driven by the unresolved theft of its peace.

A bitter soul – is co-joined to the injustice it suffered, forever listening to the voice of its heartaches.

A bitter soul – remains perpetually wounded by the unforgiven offense.

Luke 21:19 – “By your patience possess your souls.”
Philippians 3:8
Hebrews 2:18

“God’ has not predestined us to be free of pain, but to be conformed to Christ.” – PR

Romans 8:28-29 (Passion)
1 Peter 2:19-23 (Passion)
2 Timothy 1:12
Matthew 5:11-12
John 17:11,21-23 – Jesus prays for “Oneness”

Bitterness – is a demonic manipulation of a wound or injustice which seeks division

John 12:25

Two outcomes when wounded:

  1. Focus on the wound ensuring that you will relive the wound daily.
  2. Surrender it to God for redemption, enabling it to become a source of future strength.

John 16: 33 (NKJV/Passion)
Psalms 37:23 (AMP)
Exodus 15:22-26 – “Marah” – bitterness
2 Corinthians 4:7-15 (Message)

Investing Our Inheritance

Investing Our Inheritance

by Pastor Roy Esposito

Ephesians 1:2-11(NKJV)

  1. Every Spiritual Blessing
  2. Grace to be Accepted
  3. Forgiven and Redeemed
  4. Given an Inheritance

Investments can bring an increase in Possessions and/or Influence
Spiritual Investment – Greater influence in new spiritual territory

Proverbs 19:14 – “Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers…”
Ephesians 1:9 – Mystery-(GRK- mysterion) – that which is unable to be understood through natural understanding but is revealed to the initiated.

Deuteronomy 29:29 – Secret things are God’s – Revealed things are ours and our children’s

*** Important – Spiritual Inheritance is NOT for personal consumption.

Inheritance – You get for free what somebody else worked for!
Natural – Get something we didn’t have
Spiritual – Pulls back the veil and reveals what we already have.

“Spending Power”
Ephesians 1:4-5 – 1 Corinthians 3:21-23
Romans 8:32 – 1 Corinthians 2:9-10

–A restoration for use, acceptance, activity or vigor after a period of obscurity
A reawakening
To bring back to consciousness
To return to life, vitality, and effectiveness

“I believe Christians are supposed to live in continuous revival.” – PR

2 Corinthians 4:16 – “…the inward man is being renewed day by day.”
2 Corinthians 3:18

Isaiah 9:7 — Increase of His government – (Aramaic – misrah) empire, dominion, and authoritative rule (which includes His Shalom) – peace, prosperity, wholeness, and success that will continue to expand progressively.

Genesis 1:28 – multiply and fill the Earth
Matthew 25:14 – the parable of the talents
Luke 11:24-26(NKJV)
John 4:35 – “Look up! – fields are ripe for harvest.”
Amos 9:13

“He Led Captivity Captive”

“He Led Captivity Captive”

by Pastor Marie Esposito

Read Ephesians 4:7-13

This portion of Scripture is about grace, unity, equipping, deliverance and God’s overcoming

Grace teaches us how to live each day, turning our backs on unholy and self-indulgent lifestyles and equipping us to live a self-controlled, upright, godly, life in this present age.

He led captivity captive and gave gifts to men.

Captivity is enslavement- in this case, enslavement to sin.

He led… He has authority over

He took captivity captive – He released us from the bondage of sin which held us captive.

He not only took away our captivity-  HE TOOK CAPTIVITY CAPTIVE.

And He gave gifts to men.

This encompasses Holy Spirit first, since He left us in Holy Spirit’s care.

He led captivity captive is expressive of  Christ’s conquests and triumph over sin, satan, the world, death, and the grave;

Colossians 2:14-15

He descended to this earthly realm, descended to the realm of death and was raised, ascended into the kingdom realm of heaven.

Christ’s TRIUMPHANT ASCENSION is the key to our overcoming victory. We are to follow Him, ascend, rise, into the secret place and overcome all our enemies with His help.

Holy Spirit’s job is to bring us into unity and to oneness based on our shared belief in Christ as Savior and Lord,

His atoning death,

His victorious resurrection and ascension 

His reigning power

These empowering truths is what binds us together to minister to one another in love, and then to others. It’s the “unity of the Spirit that is the bond of peace

To be equipped- means to mend, repair, enable for function training perfecting making fully qualified for service. In the service of the kingdom of God. To be restored to our original fullness.

Equipped in Greek- Katartismos – setting bones during surgery. We as a church do not want to be “out of joint

What was said about His crucifixion by those who witnessed it:

Matthew 27:50-54
Matthew 16: 15-19
Isaiah 53: TPT  God’s triumphant power

:3-” a man of deep sorrows who was no stranger to suffering and grief.”
:4 “He carried our sins and endured the torment of our sufferings”
:5- “But it was because of our rebellious deeds that He was pierced and because of our sins that He was crushed. He endured the punishment THAT MADE US COMPLETELY WHOLE and in His wounding we found our healing.”
:11- “He will see light and be fully satisfied. By knowing him, the righteous one, my servant will make many to be righteous, because he, their sin-bearer, carried away their sins.”
:11 -this vision of Light is the light of a new day, the resurrection morning light that flooded into the empty tomb.
:11- this is an intimate knowledge, or experience of him by faith, that imparts righteousness of God to everyone who believes.
:12 he will triumph and divide and share the spoils of His victory on the cross and resurrection with us: with His mighty ones..


We get equipped by joining ourselves with Jesus. We get equipped by joining ourselves to the body of Christ as well.  In union with Him, we have all the tools for overcoming. Together, We’ve been made more than conquerors: OVERCOMERS IN THIS LIFE.

Declare and decree:

Romans 8:37-39 – Yet in the midst of all these things, we triumph over them all, for God has made us to be MORE THAN CONQUERORS, and his demonstrated love is our glorious victory over everything. So now  I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles, fallen angels or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love. There is no power above us or beneath us- no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God’s passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the ANOINTED ONE!

“When Desire Comes, It Is A Tree Of Life”

“When Desire Comes, It Is A Tree Of Life”

by Pastor Roy Esposito

“Crossing Through” – Servant to Friend of God

John 15: 15(NKJV)
Servants – are task-oriented
Friends – proactive co-contributors

David, a man after God’s heart. – Acts 13:22
Abrahan – “Friend of God” – 2 Chronicles 20:7, Isaiah 41:8, James 2:23

Whatever we commune with will have a direct effect on what we desire” – PR
Communion with God will cause our desires to align with His.” – PR

Psalm 37:4-5 – Delight yourself in Him – commit to Him – Trust in Him

Delight – to become soft and tender toward Him

Commit – to roll your burdens onto Him

Heart – (Hebrew – leb) –intellect, awareness, inner feelings and deepest thoughts

Isaiah 26:3 – kept in perfect peace.

DESIRE – De – Of
                 Sire – Father

1 Kings 8:16-18 – The desire of David’s heart influenced the construction of the Temple

Jesus saw God’s desire and allowed what moved the Father to set the course of His life.” – PR

1 Kings 8:24 – A “Present Word” for the Church regarding whatever He’s promised you.

2 Timothy 1:12 – Our part in the “co-laboring”

Matthew 5:14-15 – “—let others see your light.”

As friends of God our dreams and desires are not independent of God but because of God. – PR

Isaiah 55:8-9

Philippians 4:19(Passion) – “Need” (as they should come up) not “needs”

Proverbs 13:19(NKJV)
Proverbs 13:12(NKJV)

The Tree of Life

  1. Past – Genesis 2:19 – Kept from living in an eternally fallen state
  2. Future – Revelation 22:2 – A prophetic look at our future healing through Christ
  3. Present – Proverbs 13:12 – God has figuratively placed the tree within our present reach; it’s fruit releasing strength and eternal courage within through the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5:22 –Passion)