September 30, 2010
(1 John 1:9) says “if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Before there can be real repentance, there must be confession. You see as we confess our sins before God we actually come into agreement with God about our sins. Hence, when we confess our sins before God what we are actually saying is “God I see my sins the way you see them and I’m willing to take responsibility for them.” Thus, because repentance is a spiritual act, it’s going to take a spiritual God to lead you to-and- through repentance. Repentance means to turn away from your sins or a changed mind. Therefore, when we fall into sin we need God to show us our sins as quickly as possible so that we might be able to move back into a right relationship with him; thus shortening our reaping days; because once we see our sins as God sees them, he is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. However, before we can possess repentance we must confess our sins unto God. God needs to know that we understand what we did and how it affects us as well as others.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason
September 29, 2010
(St. Mark 11:23KJV) says “Verily I say unto you that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
In this particular scripture the word (whosoever) in the first line represents the Christian. We must understand this to be important, because some would believe this scripture applies to anybody; however, it doesn’t; only the believer should apply. Thus, Jesus said if we speak to the mountain (our trials-tribulations-circumstances, etc) and not doubt; our faith would be strong enough to move the mountain. Does that mean when we speak to the mountain it automatically disappears from our life? No, not necessarily. However, what it does mean is that your faith in God elevates you above the mountains in your life whereby you are able to see that God is greater than any situation you come up against. Hence, because God is greater, the mountains in your life don’t paralyze you and keep you from doing the things you need to do for God, as well as, your daily responsibilities.
Thus, even though the mountain could still be in your life physically, spiritually it has no power over you; and once it has no power over you it won’t be long before God eventually removes it totally, because (Psalms 30:5) says “weeping endures for a night but joy comes in the morning.” However, it all starts with your confession because without confession there is no possession. Therefore, when dealing with your enemy you have the right to remain silent, but remaining silent will destroy you.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason
September 28, 2010
If we are to possess what God really has for us, we must first confess it; (Rom 10:9-10) says “That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in thy heart that God hath raised thee from the dead, thou shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Thus, if you confess something from your mouth, you put your heart in a position to believe that it is so. We all should understand that there is no possession of salvation until your confession comes forth.
Thus, your confession must lead your possession if you are to have the promises of God, and when you confess it before God, it is so right then, whether it looks like it or not; because after you speak it your faith in God activates it and brings it to the present. Hence, just because you don’t see it in the natural right away doesn’t mean it hadn’t already been loosed in the spirit. Therefore, if we are to possess it, we must first confess it. The Lord proved that to us when He “called those things that be not as though they were” (Rom 4:17); you have that same God living in you to call those things forth.
God Bless You.
September 23, 2010
The final thing Jeremiah tells the people of Judah is: Neither walk ye after other gods to your hurt. If there were degrees of sin, idolatry would be at the top of the list. All sin will send you to hell but God was so adamant about idolatry that the first commandment He gives to Israel is: “Thou shalt have no others gods before me (Ex. 20:3).” However, he took it a step further in the New Testament when he said “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment (Matt. 22:37-38 KJV)”. In other words, if God is not first in our lives he won’t be second. He won’t be our sugar daddy, he won’t be our jack in the box, and he won’t be our mistress, the one we sneak around to see because we don’t want anybody to know about her. The Lord desires to be number one in our lives. He desires commitment and if we commit all to him, in return we will receive commitment like we have never seen before.
Too many believers are confessing Jesus to be number one in their lives but if you examine their lives it just doesn’t add up. They say he is number one but then come to church when they feel like it. When it comes to making sacrifices for the Kingdom of God they are always the first to complain about it. When it comes to their money it’s all about giving God what they want him to have instead of what He requires. It seems as if every possession they have is placed upon a pedestal (Idol) above God. In other words, if you have to wash your car or clean your house on Sunday morning (because you were just too busy all week) when you know that’s the time you should be in God’s house then you know what’s number one. If you always have something else to do on prayer nights or bible study nights then you have already defined what’s number one. The fact is if we really believe that all our idols are behind us and God is at the forefront of our lives take a real hard look at your life through the eyes of the Holy Ghost and He will share with you where you really are in your relationship to Him.
God Bless You