Confession Before Possession- Part 3

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

Confession Before Possession-Part 2

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

Confession Before Possession-Part 1

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.

Seven Conditions Of Blessing –Part 7

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

Pastor Mason

Seven Conditions Of Blessing-Part 6

September 22, 2010

According to (Jer. 7:6) the sixth thing the prophet Jeremiah tells Judah is: Don’t shed innocent blood in this place. If they were to be blessed they had to stop sacrificing their children to idols in the house of God. They had to stop killing in the name of the Lord as if they were serving God. God wasn’t impressed with the sacrificing of animals, idols and certainly not loved ones because to obey is always better than sacrifice. What God requires of us is that we obey him? Judah was more impressed by what they gave God at the altar of sacrifice than they were an obedient heart which often times caused them to shed innocent blood.

However, the shedding of innocent blood doesn’t only happen in the Old Testament it still happens even today in the New Testament. Some might say how is that? Every time we hate our brother or our sister, and I’m not talking about your sibling, I’m talking about humanity in general, we shed innocent blood. We know this because (1 John 3:15 KJV) says “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.” Thus, to hate in God’s eyes is to commit murder and it also puts us in a place where we even kill our own selves spiritually because the one that hates will also be the one that misses out on heaven if they don’t change quickly. Hence, we essentially kill two people. Therefore, let’s be sure we monitor our hearts and look for any hatred that abounds and ask the Lord to assist us in getting it out because it’s clear that hatred won’t be tolerated by God unless it is the thing that He hates and that’s sin.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

Seven Conditions of Blessing by God-Part 5

September 17, 2010

According to the prophecy of Jeremiah in the seventh Chapter of the same book he reminds Judah of the fifth thing God desires if they are to be blessed and that is: Don’t oppress the strangers, the fatherless and the widows. God was very concerned about the downtrodden in Judah’s day and it is still a major concern today in the body of Christ. The Lord expects those who know, believe and have received him to be a real saving station for the downtrodden. We are the ones who are supposed to help those who have fallen on hard times in the body. However, often times when a believer has fallen on hard times they find themselves going outside of the body of Christ for help because the body of Christ is so bound with their own debt, that after they pay their bills and give God a tenth there is barely anything left to be a blessing to those who have fallen on hard times. God never meant for it to be that way.

The truth is that it’s hard to minister to a man when he is hungry; it’s hard to minister to someone about how good God is when they are sitting in the dark with no lights and no chance of help at the church because we are bound in financial debt. Sometimes we have to meet a real need before we can minister to the heart of a man and God expects it to be His church. If we are going to be the head and not the tail; if we are going to be above and not beneath; if we are going to be the borrower and not the lender we are going to have to get our financial house in order as we get the rest of our lives in order. The downtrodden are depending on us. Those that are fallen on hard times are depending on us because the U.S. government can’t keep shelling out dollars the way they have been to keep people afloat. The body of Christ must do more than just pray; we must pay when God speaks to us to do so.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

Seven Conditions Of Blessing By God-Part 4

September 16, 2010

The Fourth thing the prophet Jeremiah spoke unto the people of Judah if they desired to be blessed by God was: to thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor. In other words, Judah was expected to treat their fellow man with love and respect. They were to do what was right, do it because it’s right, and do it the righteous way every time. Or do it the way God would have them to do it. And the same would apply to us today, we are to treat a man or his neighbor with love and respect. We should never prefer one above another or have respect of persons as it pertains to how we see one another because we should be looking at one another through the eyes of the Holy Ghost if we are true believers. To thoroughly execute judgment is to be willing to call sin just as it is in the life of man and be willing to help them make the changes necessary to place them in a right relationship with God; and essentially that’s what we all need is someone in our lives that can speak the truth to us and we receive it and be willing to make the changes that are necessary to be victorious in Christ.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason