Through Faith and Patience

Pastor Marie Esposito

Hebrews 6:12 – “so that you will not be [spiritually] sluggish, but [will instead be] imitators of those who through faith [lean on God with absolute trust and confidence in Him and His power] and by patient endurance [even when suffering] are [now] inheriting the promises.”

So how do we inherit the promises?

Through faith and patience [endurance]  we inherit the promises 

His mercies ENDURE FOREVER. 

Lean on Him. 

Tap into the One Who is 

Eternally patient and agree with His faith. 

Galatians 2:20

Mark 4:4

  1. Plant the Word of God 
  2. Tend to those crops.  add  “miracle grow”
  3. speak the Word, praying over the Word

praising and  worshiping  

the God Who is the Living Word… 

and giving thanks for them, 

you will reap a harvest! 

YOUR ‘ALTITUDE’ WILL DETERMINE YOUR PERSPECTIVE

    2 Corinthians 3:18 “And we all, with unveiled face, [having been unveiled in the face] and having the veil removed, contemplating His glory, can reflect His glory, as we are continually seeing  [beholding] as in a mirror His glory, are progressively being transformed [changed]  into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more intensifying] glory, which comes from the Lord, Who is the Spirit.

UNVEILED FAITH.

 Corinthians 1:22 -“and who has also put his seal on us [and He has identified us as His own] and given us His Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything He has promised us.” 

2 Cor 1:20 “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.”

Are you operating in Fear or faith?
Fear paralyzes – faith propels us forward. 

There is no failure in faith. If what you are believing for is not fully accomplished yet, WAIT FOR IT. Also realize that as you wait in faith, it opens the way for breakthrough for those walking behind you. 

Read Hebrews 11.

How do we increase our faith? “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17 

Build and increase your faith by reading and studying the Word of God with the Holy Spirit. Meditating on it…Declare and decree what God says.

That faith which works by love will MAINTAIN HOPE in its full and due exercise.  Exercise the disciplines of faith. 

“The just shall live by his faith” Habakkuk 2:4

Romans 1:17 – Galatians 3:11 – Hebrews 10:

The Proclamations of God’s victory are powerful.

We confront the assault of the enemy with the Shield of faith, our Measure of faith, a heart filled with the Word of faith, and then out of the abundance of our heart our mouth proclaims words of faith. – James Goll

AGREEMENT WITH GOD RELEASES GOD TO ACCOMPLISH HIS PURPOSES IN AND THROUGH US TO THE WORLD AROUND US. BJ

Galatians 5:25

“The walk of faith is to live according to the revelation we have received in the midst of the mysteries we cannot explain.” BJ

Maintain Your Life with God Jude 20-21:20

Romans 15:4   

Matthew 4:4

I believe in the power of the prayer of agreement with God and His Word. He is the Great I Am. He is Who He says He is, and He does what He says He will do. How do we increase our faith? We spend time with the AUTHOR and FINISHER of our faith!

Job 22:21-30 “Now acquaint yourself with Him…

God’s will for each of us:

Ephesians 3:8 …to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made KNOWN BY THE CHURCH to the principalities and power in heavenly places, according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in CHRIST JESUS, our Lord, in WHOM WE HAVE BOLDNESS AND ACCESS WITH CONFIDENCE THROUGH FAITH IN HIM.

All the promises of God IN HIM, are yes and amen

Changing the Atmosphere

Pastor Roy Esposito

The “Dove” IN us – We benefit.
The “Dove” ON us – Others benefit.

John 6:63 “The SPIRIT gives life…” – “The Words I speak to you are SPIRIT and life.”

Mark 1:15 – ”Repent, (Metanoia) and believe the Gospel…”

”Look beyond that which is apparent to you now and believe My words (Gospel) for they are LIFE.” –Jesus

John 1:14 – Jesus: The WORD made flesh.  When He speaks, His words become SPIRIT – the source of Life.

Romans 14:17 – The Kingdom of God is IN the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:17 – “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.” – The Evidence of God’s presence is FREEDOM.

Jesus’ words stunned people not only because they contained profound ideas and intellectual challenges but because they caused an Atmospheric Shift whenever He spoke.

Acts 3:1-10 Lame man healed at the temple gate called Beautiful.

Habakkuk 3:3-4 – “Rays of power flashed from His hands.”

Matthew 10:1 – Jesus imparts power and authority to disciples.

Matthew 10:11-13 “Leave your Peace…” – Perfect well-being.

Matthew 10:13(AMP) Freedom from all distress experienced as the ill-effects of sin.

Acts 5:15-22 – Peter’s shadow heals the sick.
“Your shadow will always release that which overshadows you.” – The Lord

Think Beyond

”Every viewpoint is a view from a point.” – Richard Rorh

Isaiah 55:8-9 – ”My thoughts are not your thoughts…”

Encouragement from PR

  1. Darkness creates the desire for light
  2. Chaos often precedes creativity3. Uncertainty is the doorway into Mystery
  3. Mystery is the doorway to Surrender
  4. Surrender is the pathway to God that Jesus called, “Faith”
  5. Faith precedes great leaps into new and enlightened knowledge

Ekklesia – “the Called Ones” –

Metanoia(Greek) – META = Beyond; NOEO = to Think ≈ “THINKING BEYOND”

”Thinking Beyond“ – A rewriting of Priorities, Thoughts, and Values to align with God’s

“Repentance” – Paenitentia(Latin Vulgate) Connotes penitence and contrition

Mark 1:15 – Repent and believe the Gospel

Romans 13:10-12,14(NKJ) Time to AWAKE out of sleep! – “Change your FOCUS”

John 16:12-15You cannot bear the weight of My words will release over you

Glory – SHEKINAH (Hebrew) – “Weightiness”

Habbakuk 3:3-4 “His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of His praise.  His brightness was like the LIGHT; He had rays flashing from His hand, and there His power was hidden.”

John 16:12-15 – Declared by the Holy Spirit

Declare — To disclose, Transmit, Impart

Make time daily to envision the “Dove” on you – LITERALLY – FOCUS!

“The moment you let a problem get bigger than God’s Presence in your life – the problem OBTAINS YOUR HONOR and you will yield to it BECAUSE you’ll see it as having more power than God.” –PR

Ephesians 4:27 “Don’t give place to the devil.”

If you should error – Put on the Mind of Christ (Metanoia) and return to the LIGHT

1 John 3:8 “For this purpose was the Son of God manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”

When challenged — “THINK BEYOND”

  1. Light is more powerful than darkness
  2. Truth is stronger than error
  3. There is more Grace in God’s heart than there is Sin in the hearts of men.

-Jack Hayford

The Obedience of One: Receive Jesus

Romans  5:19  through ONE MAN’S OBEDIENCE MANY WILL BE MADE RIGHTEOUS.
Run into the fire of God. 

I Corinthians 15:34

I Corinthians 15:58 – be strong, steadfast, and immovable 

Romans 5- Grace Reigns …through righteousness

We have access BY FAITH into this GRACE which reigns through His righteousness.

Philippians 3:12

“Night’s darkness is dissolving away as a new day of destiny dawns…” Romans 13:12   

It’s a new day

Lamentations 3:22-24  God’s love and mercies are new every morning.

Romans 12: 1-2 Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? To SURRENDER YOURSELVES TO GOD TO BE HIS SACRED, LIVING SACRIFICES. BE INWARDLY TRANSFORMED. THIS… will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.

Philippians 4:1b

God gives us access into the realm where HE reigns THROUGH JESUS.

Jesus opened the door into God’s realm for us through His blood shed on the Cross, through His obedience. 

He invites us to wait on Him, renew our strength, and to walk in the Spirit, not giving place to the flesh or natural life, listening for His Voice, cultivating His Expression in our lives, and BEING  that LIVING EXPRESSION every day. 

The River of God flows out of us.

His Presence displaces our old nature

His very living Being fortifies us, renews our minds, rejuvenates our bodies, and restores our souls-flooding our new nature with His very Essence,

giving us the mind of Christ.

Then the corporate worship, together, as we stand before Him and exalt Him, and then sit with Him in His throne, is the roaring sound of many waters in harmony with Him. PM  

(Matthew 11:12 TPT)

Proverbs 8:6

Isaiah 50:9

The testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy.  Rev 19:10

The spirit of prophecy flows from the inner being from Jesus, through the Holy Spirit.

THE TESTIMONY OF WHAT HIS LIFE HAS ACCOMPLISHED IS POWERFUL.

WE ALIGN OURSELVES WITH HIM AND HIS TRUTH.

RECEIVE IT. BELIEVE IT. SOAK IN THE REALITY OF WHO HE IS.

HIS OBEDIENCE WON

THE OVERCOMING VICTORY

IN EVERY AREA OF OUR LIVES. JESUS.

LET US REJOICE… Romans 5:2

Romans 5:1-5  Enjoy true and lasting peace. Our faith guarantees us permanent access and cascading joy.

Corrie ten boom—” the wonderful thing about praying is that you leave a world of not being able to do something, and enter God’s realm where everything is possible. He specializes in the impossible. Nothing is too great for his almighty power. Nothing is too small for his love…”

2 Corinthians 2:14-17  TPT  GOD ALWAYS MAKES HIS GRACE VISIBLE IN CHRIST.

HE MAKES US PARTNERS OF HIS ENDLESS TRIUMPH

EMBRACE YOUR DESTINY.

The Battle Over Reality

“Life is not stagnant. If you aren’t being renewed daily, you’re being given over to decay.”

“Our physical bodies are servants of our minds and obey the commands given them in the operations of daily life. 

Psalm 23:7 – “For as he thinks within himself, so is he.

Frances Frangipane – Revelation 12:7-8 (AMP)   “…NO ROOM WAS FOUND FOR THEM in heaven any longer….”

“All spiritual warfare is waged over one essential question: Who will control REALITY on earth –   Heaven or Hell?    – Frances Frangipane

Revelation 12:7-8  – “No room..”   Dragon DISPLACED by Christ’ Reality:

  1. Truth
  2. Honor
  3. Virtue
  4. Love
  5. Humility
  6. Forgiveness
  7. ALL the Fruit of the Spirit

Romans 13:12 (TPT)  -” The ARMOR OF LIGHT”– displaces the Darkness

John 15:-16:1  – Holy Spirit – given to bear witness 

“Dark Thoughts” – KILL!

Job 3:25 –   ”…the things I greatly feared has come upon me….”

Anxiety – Will demoralize the whole body allowing disease to enter.

Impure Thoughts – Even when not acted out, they can shatter a nervous system.

Matthew 5:6 –  Get alone with God to pray.

Philippians 4:8-9 (TPT)  – Please meditate on this each day this week.   -PR

Philippians 4:8-9  (NKJ)  – “Good Report”  – Words that are –  Fair – Gracious – Auspicious – and Favorable

Meditation positions us to Receive the things we are meditating on; Noble, Pure, Good, etc.  – They will Displace Dark Thoughts –  We come into agreement with Jesus’ thoughts.

When we “FIX” our minds on these things, we will receive the “Perfect Peace” Jesus has promised. (Isa 26:3, Jn 14:27)

“Agreement with either heaven or hell will set the reality of life  lived,”  –PR 

Colossians 1:27  The Mystery  – “Christ within, the hope of glory.”

Christian Mystic – One who has had this mystery unlocked, believes it, understands it and sees it as an actuality.

It’s having hell and its sickly effects DISPLACED through a personal revelation of “Christ Within”– the “Living Water.”

Let’s  Re-Hydrate today and let health and New Life flow to our entire beings.

Street Corner Spirituality

Matthew 28:18-20 -The Great Commission  – ”Go and make disciples….”

“Spiritual empowerment comes through deeper communion with God.” – PR

Proverbs 8:17 – “I love those who love Me, and those who seek Me diligently will find Me.”

Supplications – Prayers of requests

Meditative Prayers – Prayers of Perspective

Teresa of Avila –  

              The Soul as a “Garden” – Prayers as “Water” that give life to the garden

Contemplative Prayer – Prayer of Calmness and Communion

Contemplation – is a Grace that is divinely produced, not initiated by men

Contemplative times – When we hear the Lord’s voice most clearly, which transforms the hearer to take on the image of Christ

Street Corner Spirituality” –  The “highways and byways ministry.”


Matthew 22:9-10 (NLT) – “Now go to the Street Corners and invite everyone you see.”

RCF – Year 26: A Year of Opportunity

by Pastor Roy Esposito

RCF – Year 26:

A Year of Opportunity

by Roy Esposito

Jan 9, 2022

1 Corinthians 13:11(TPT)“…But the day came when I matured.”

Proverbs 25:2(TPT) – The honor of kings to seek a deeper meaning.

Genesis 1:2 – The earth lay in chaos, which overwhelmed it- its condition was universal ruin and darkness.

B. Simmons, “Darkness is a frequent metaphor for evil, misfortune, and death. It appears here that the darkness is more than the absence of light but a distinct entity.”

HOVERED – (Heb) to “incubate.”

John 10:10 – “Abundant life.”

John 6:63(NLT) – “The Spirit gives life.”

Psalm 16:8 – “I set the Lord before me – I shall not be moved.”

Psalm 16:11 – The path of life — Fullness of joy.

It’s a New Day

by Pastor Marie Esposito

Sing a new so; my new song is from Psalm 40:3+ Ps 119:117

A New Song.
A new song for a new day rises up in me.
Every time I think of how You breakthrough for me.
A new song for a new day comes to set me free.
With every breath, in every movement, I give You praise.

Break open your Word within me, ‘til Your Light shines out.
Break open your Word within me, ‘til I shout out loud.
With every breath, in every movement, I give You praise

Empower me to live each moment In the Light of your ways.
Empower me to live each moment In the Light of your grace
with every breath, in every movement; I give You praise

It’s a new day. Father whispered that to me several months ago and gave me this Word, this song; listen to His Voice for your new song, a fresh Word from heaven.

Isaiah 60 – Be radiant – GOD’S Calling you to Himself in a new way. Listen for His instruction and follow Him.

Isaiah 60:1: “Rise up in splendor and be radiant, for your light has dawned, and Yahweh’s glory now streams from you! 2: Look carefully! Darkness blankets the earth, and thick gloom covers the nations, but Yahweh arises upon you, and the brightness of his glory appears over you! 3: Nations will be attracted to your radiant light and kings to the sunrise glory of YOUR NEW DAY.
You have a new day and a new song.

My new song is from Psalm 40:1-3.
“I waited and waited and waited some more, patiently, knowing God would come through for me. Then, at last, he bent down and listened to my cry. He stooped down to lift me out of danger from the desolate pit I was in, out of the muddy mess I had fallen into. Now he’s lifted me up into a firm, secure place and steadied me while I walk along his ascending path. A new song for a new day rises up in me every time I think about how he breaks through for me! Ecstatic praise pours out of my mouth until everyone hears how God has set me free. Many will see his miracles; they’ll stand in awe of God and fall in love with him!”

“Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new person. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 TPT. We can Sing a new song, covered in His glory.

This New Covenant “glory” that covers us exceeds everything of the Old (2 Cor. 3:7–11), and we can be certain that God, in Christ, has made a complete provision for the well-being of our total person. It’s a new day.

Yahweh’s glory rises in our life from within, and that glory is activated, reclaimed, and released through faith.

God desires us to rise and shine in faith and with faith, which produces more faith and activates faith with increasing faith. As we do this, believing in Him, His glory rises upon us, and we shine even more. God sees faith in us; He sees Jesus in us and how we are acting and reacting, in the faith that Jesus multiplied to us, through our obedient response, to His Word. It is in that faith realm that He sees us shining. Fasten your faith in God alone, believing in His love, His faithfulness, and His Word.

I Peter 1:8

We want to live an ascended life in the realms of glory—the place where God reigns.

Glory – the splendor, holiness, and majesty of God. The word glory conveys a sense of heavy dignity. It is the very essence of His Divine Presence. IT’S JESUS.

Heb 1:3

Effulgence: the ability to shine brightly filled with radiant beauty and goodness.
Filled with Jesus. His glory is the manifested Presence of God on the earth. We carry this glory. This magnificent effulgence.       FORGIVEN.HEALED.RESTORED.EMPOWERED.

ADAM – US.

We continue on the path of righteousness, growing in a progression of faith by continually saying yes to the Holy Spirit until we are prepared and ready to receive the bridal garment of glory. This is the end of the journey on the earth for us to prepare and be ready to rule and reign with Him here, co-labor with Him, and return with Him to reign in the time of the Millennium. God is working this very position into our lives.
It’s a new day. Sing a new song of victory. It comes from Jesus.

Come to the table, and receive. Come to the table, and believe.

Christmas: The Light Has Come

by Pastor Roy Esposito
  • John 1:4-5 “In Him was the life, and the life was the light of men.”
  • Life – ZOE – The principle of life
  • “The light of men” – Light that makes sense of human existence.
  • ”…not comprehend it” – The darkness is unreceptive to the light and doesn’t understand it; hence, it cannot control it.
  • Luke 2:10-11 – ”Good tidings of great joy” – The light is not only greater than the darkness; it will also outlast it and give us the ability to make sense of God’s purposes.
  • John the Baptist – a Prophetic voice sent to “prepare the way of the Lord.”
  • Luke 1:76-79 – Zacharias’ Rhema word over John.
  • 1 Corinthians 12:27 – “Now, you are the Body of Christ.
  • Luke 1:80 – “The child grew and became strong in the Spirit and was in the desert till the day of his manifestation to Israel.”
  • A Present Word: The prophetic voice is honed, in the desert, before it’s revealed in God’s perfect timing.
  • Isaiah 60:1-5 “Arise, shine for your light has come….”

Christ Our Peace – 4th Sunday of Advent – 19-Dec-2021

by Pastor Roy Esposito
  • Psalm 94:12-13(Mess) – He provides a “circle of quiet” within the clamor of evil.
  • Ephesians 2:14 – He, Himself is our PEACE.
  • Empathy – Getting a sense of another’s mind.
  • Jesus’ gentleness toward sinners flows from His ability to read their hearts.” – PR
  • Beyond the grumpiest poses and defense mechanisms, beyond their arrogance and airs, beyond their sneers and curses, Jesus saw little children who hadn’t been loved enough and had ceased growing because someone ceased believing in them.” – Brennan Manning
  • “Hostility and Estrangement” = “Enmity and Alienation”
  • Human Wisdom’s solution – Focus on circumstances.
  • True Wisdom – Focus on man’s estrangement from GOD.
  • Romans 5:1 – Jesus, our bridge back to God.
  • Luke 5:1-11 “Two Boats” – Freedom of choice.
  • Proverbs 18:10(TPT) God is a tower of strength for the lovers of God’s delight to run into.
  • James 4:1-2(TPT)
  • The “human way” has a foundation built on unredeemed and unrepentant hearts with lives lived in the ILLUSION of SELF-IMPORTANCE. 
  • These lack the humility necessary to ASK GOD for what they need.
  • Psalm 25:8 “Good and upright is the Lord who shows sinners the WAY.”
  • Ephesians 2:11-14(TPT) – “Our reconciling Peace is Jesus!”
  • Psalm 121:1-2 – “Our help comes from the Lord, the creator of heaven and earth.”
  • Philippians 3:20-21(TPT) – “We are a colony of heaven on earth….”
  • James 3:18 – The Peacemakers: Sowers of righteousness.
  • Matthew 5:9 – “Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS for they will be called the children of God.”