The Sacrifice of Praise

RCF, NY – Sunday Service – 20-Dec-20

Overcoming the Onslaught

Encouragement by Pastor Marie

The Sacrifice of Praise

by Pastor Roy
  • Psalms 22:3(KJV)God inhabits the praises of His people, Israel”
  • Praise – “Todah” – The “sacrifice of praise” – raising of hands; surrender
  • Root – “Yadah” – to give THANKS
  • Covenant – an agreement, oath, or pledge of loyalty
  • Psalms 50:5 – “Gather My saints together to Me; those who have made a covenant with Me by SACRIFICE.”
  • We vow to do His will; 1 Thessalonians 5:16
  • Exodus 20:12 – Honor your parents – they are foundational to your IDENTITY
  • To reject them and remain angry at them is to reject and be angry at yourself.
  • Self-rejection – leads to sickness, dissolution, and death – physical, emotional, and spiritual
  • If we allow ourselves to be preoccupied with COMPLAINTS instead of thanksgiving we will never be healed.
  • A soul in breech and unhealed is vulnerable to be infected by EVIL
  • Psalms 50:15 God’s part of the agreement: “Call on Me in the day of trouble, and I will DELIVER you”.
  • Psalms 50:2
    • He will shine to and through you in – “The perfection of beauty” –  TruthTransparencyPurity and holiness
    • Deliverance from spiritual oppression – present and future.
    • He will demonstrate, tangibly, His SALVATIONPhysical, emotional, and spiritual healing of our souls.
  • Psalms 22:3(NKJV) – he is enthroned in our praises.
  • Enthroned – “Indicates that whenever God’s people exalt His name, He is ready to manifest His kingdom’s power in the way most appropriate to the situation.” –Jack Hayford
  • Praise, in the form of Thanksgiving, prepares a specific and present place for God to dwell.
  • Thanksgiving forms an entry point for His kingdom to “come” and His will to be done in your life.
  • Alignment to God’s kingdom TRUTH – not manipulation.
  • His, is the POWER – Ours is the privilege and responsibility to welcome Him into our private, present, and circumstantial world.

Potentiality – 13-Dec-2020

The Road Not Taken

Encouragement by Pastor Roy

Potentiality

by Pastor Marie Esposito

Philippians 3:14

Potential generally refers to a currently unrealized ability to become something.

Romans 12:1-2  “1 I  beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” 2. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

By following this process of renewing our minds we are able to reinstate God’s original INTENTION for us which is the RECOVERY of many POTENTIALITIES  of the human mind and soul according to HIS DESIGN BEFORE THE FALL.

Because of His mercies and only by His power…the power of the redemption of His blood…can we do this.

‘Transformed’- (Greek: metamorphousthe) having a change of heart. A metamorphosis…

‘Conformed’ easily swayed “like a leaf blown about by the wind.”

REDEMPTION’S PROVISION OF POWER

This POWER TRANSFORMS OUR THOUGHTS… which lead to a change in our purposes… which leads to a change in our actions… which leads to changes in our habits… which sets the course for the future.

Jeremiah 29:11

Psalms 91:9,10

GOD IS GOOD.

“God of all comfort, Father of mercies, Who heals all my diseases.” has become a song that I sing in my spirit.

GOD’S INTENTION is to draw us into loving intimacy with Himself and to step into the realm of His glory where abundance and all good things are.

HIS POTENTIAL in us.

“The outline of His intention is the finishing line He intends us to reach.” G Cooke

God of all comfort, Father of mercies, who heals all our diseases, we love You.

God’s Kingdom Within

A word of encouragement from Pastor Marie and
a timely message for the body from Pastor Roy.

God’s Kingdom Within

– Luke 17:20      “The Kingdom of God is within.”

Romans 8:14-16 (Passion)–  God’s Spirit will bear witness with our spirit

“Know Yourself”—  Get in touch with you’re  personal elan; unique strengths, style, motivations, and deep desires

—  The inner sense that, “This is right for me.”  — and let God “bear witness” to it: Yea or Nay through the Holy Spirit living within you.

— Isaiah 30:21-22a  — “This is the right path; follow it!”

Jeremiah 20:9  — “His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not.”

— The “seeds” of His will have been placed deep within you at the time of your creation. They are found in the same place that your personal elan exists. They will interact with the environment you live in and develop God’s purpose IN you.

— As they are allowed to grow they will bring you into the fullness of your potential; Spiritual Maturity.

Carl Jung“The purpose of our lives is to become fully the person we are.”

— Discover the “seeds”  — Task

   Nurture the “seeds”  — Responsibility

— Listen to all parts of yourself: Conscious and Unconscious (dreams and visions), physical senses, spiritual senses (inner voice of God)

Hebrews 4:9-11 (Passion)  — Don’t force it — REST in His peace

Proverbs 3:5  — TRUST in God

– Psalm 46:10 (Passion) —  Surrender you anxiety– stop striving!

Psalm 131:1-2  — David’s approach and positioning

Psalm 131:3  — Word for RCF –: “O, people of God, your time has come to quietly TRUST.”

Romans 8:28  (Passion)

Building Courage

RCF, NY Sunday Service – 16-Aug-2020

                                   Building Courage

— Rev 21:6-8Cowards and unbelieving among those headed to the “Lake of Fire”

Coward – one who shows dishonorable fear in the face of danger

Fear is the opposite of Faith

— If we allow Fear to rule us then Fear is our lord

— The courageous die daily b/c they live sacrificial lives– they die to self daily

— Courage is built through sacrificial actions of those who remain focused on Christ who is THE VICTORY!

— Through each faithful action more of the Christ is revealed 

Matt 5:14-16 – “You are the Light of the world.” — The Christ we absorb by revelation is the “Light” we will reflect into the world.

— When we’re dead to self and to selfish ambitions we are truly Alive —  truly FREE

— Fear cannot rule them because DEAD PEOPLE can’t fear  — they’re DEAD!

— The NEW iteration of “CHURCH” will be comprised of DEAD PEOPLE ( dead to self, that is)

— The  Church that’s ”not built by hands” (Acts 17:24-25), will not be built on spiritual gifts, talents, activities,but on FAITHFULNESS

— The greatest increase in  Faith comes in hard times — when all natural resources are gone and we turn to God for His help.

— Ques for reflection: “Have I been steady and resolute as I live my life?

—  “Have I been / Will I be Faithful when difficulties come?

— Ministry direction for RCF from God:  “Invest your time in PEOPLE”. 

— Wisdom strategy: Buy Low / Sell High

— When you stand with people when they are down and not able to believe in themselves — when they recover you will have earned their trust

— There won’t be sufficient courage for the times ahead without and increased level of FAITH

Heb 11:1 (Passion)  – “FAITH is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot YET see.”

— God will always make an abundant supply of GRACE available to believe for those who will freely receive it.  (Eph 2:8)

Help, I’m Suffering

Sunday Service from 2-Aug-2020

Help I’m suffering!

Here’s the prayer cry again for help from Psalm 86 tpt:

Psalm 86: “Lord, bend down to listen to my prayer. I am in deep trouble. I’m broken and humbled,and I desperately need your help.Guard my life, for I’m your faithful friend, your loyal servant for life.I turn to you in faith, my God, my hero; come and rescue me! Lord God, hear my constant cry for help; show me your favor and bring me to your fountain of grace! Restore joy to your loving servant once again, for all I am is yours, O God. Lord, you are so good to me, so kind in every way and ready to forgive, for your grace-fountain keeps overflowing,drenching all your lovers who pray to you.”  His Benificence. GOODNESS.

We need to put on the wrap around shield of faith and the wrap around apron of humility.  Eph 6    I Pet 5:5 HUMILITY AND FAITH. 

There are times of suffering in this life. God shared this truth with us in His Word in many places and we can find His  grace and compassion during the walk THROUGH the brief times. There are reasons for suffering. Here are just three of them.

WE SUFFER IN THE FLESH TO RECEIVE HIS NEW CREATION MANIFESTATION. We die daily.

WE SUFFER BECAUSE HE WANTS US TO BE FIRMLY FIXED WITH ONLY HIS DIVINE KINGDOM RULING OUR LIVES.

WE SUFFER PERSECUTION FOR CHRIST’S SAKE so that His glory will be revealed. 

I Peter 5:5

He will RESTORE, STRENGTHEN, SET YOU FIRMLY IN PLACE, BUILD YOU UP.  while you are suffering.

I Peter 5:10 But may the GOD OF ALL GRACE, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have SUFFERED A WHILE, PERFECT, ESTABLISH. STRENGTHEN, AND SETTLE YOU. 11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.  

PERFECT – ESTABLISH – STRENGTHEN – SETTLE.

PERFECT – mend, repair, complete, fix what is broken 

ESTABLISH – affix, make stable, cause you to stand on a firm foundation of faith.

 STRENGTHEN -strengthen – make you stronger, give you backbone of steel, give you the ability to be courageous, standing strong no matter what. 

SETTLE – fixed, unmovable, make your foundation secure 

WE CANNOT BE SHAKEN IF WE ARE STANDING WITH JESUS ON A FIRM FOUNDATION OF HIS KINGDOM.

 “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be THANKFUL, AND SO WORSHIP GOD, acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire” ( Hebrews 12:28-19 )

“See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” The words “once more” indicate the removing of what can be shaken —that is, created things—so that what cannot be shaken may remain” ( Hebrews 12:25-27 ) 

SOME THINGS WILL BE REMOVED, 

SOME THINGS WILL REMAIN.

1 Peter 4:12-14 Christ’s sufferings

THE SPIRIT OF GLORY AND OF GOD RESTS ON YOU.

As I was waiting on the Lord for this message He clearly said this Word:

“When these things happen Look up your redemption is near” Luke 21:28 

This chapter of Scripture talks about the end of the age. Read it, ask Holy Spirit to explain it to you.

Here’s a portion of it: Luke 21:25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

So here again, lift up your heads, worship, See Jesus, high and lifted up and His train filling your temple. Stay there until He is bigger than what is stressing you out.

LET GOD PERFECT, ESTABLISH, STRENGTHEN AND SETTLE YOU TODAY. BOW IN HUMILITY AND KNOW THAT HE IS AT WORK IN YOUR LIFE TO TRANSFORM YOU SO THAT YOU WILL LOOK LIKE HIM AND BE ABLE TO STAND IN EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE WITH HIS DIVINE POWER MOVING IN YOUR VERY BEING:DISPLAYING HIS GLORY AND POWER.

 BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT. Eph 6:10