The Breath Of Life-3

January 28, 2011

At the end of the day, the breath of Life, which we also know to be the Holy Spirit is vital to our existence. As a Christian every time we clap our hands, we do so by the breath of life, every time we tap our feet, we do so by the breath of life. Every time we open our mouth to give God praise, we do so by the breath of life. And often we are so inundated with the daily pursuit of living that we forget to thank God for truly being alive in Him. We are so inundated with survival that we forget to thank God for the abundant life that He has truly given us. He did promise us this life when He told us in (St. John 10:10) “The thief cometh not but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

This abundant life is not always defined by the amount of money we make or the neighborhood we live in or the car we drive because you can have all of that through a vehicle called debt and still be unhappy. However, the abundant life is to be excited about what God is doing in our lives whether we have plenty or little. The Apostle Paul put it in the proper perspective when he said in (Phil 4:11-12) “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased (to have little) and I know how to abound (to live in plenty)… thus, by Paul’s estimation this Breath of Life is good and fulfilling regardless of our state from day to day, because ultimately God is in control of our lives.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

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The Breath Of Life-2

January 27, 2011

There is also a spiritual breath of life that is being manifested in the earth as well: For the apostle Paul said in (Eph 2:1) “And you hath he quickened who was dead in trespasses and sin.” Thus, the breath of life was blown upon us all when we received him as Lord and savior, and it continues to blow upon us in the midst of our trial and tribulations.

When you thought that your marriage was going to end in divorce here comes that fresh wind that gives you enough strength to believe that your marriage can be saved; when you felt like you were about to lose your mind here comes the breath of life and He’s bringing peace of mind with him. When you thought you were about to lose everything because you were down to the last dime, you had a fresh wind blow and bring with it a way of escape that you might be able to make it. It is the Breath of Life!

One songwriter said rain on us, breathe on us, shower down…send your spirit Lord; and we who are Christians need to urge the Holy Spirit to rain on us, breathe on us, shower down, send your Spirit Lord because that is the wind that we need to sustain life; that is the wind that we need to get the victory over ever circumstance and situation, that is the wind that we need to finally, one day hear him say “well done thy good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of the Lord: For it is the Breath of Life! It is the same breath that (St. John 20:22) speaks of when he says “And when Jesus had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, receive ye the Holy Ghost.” Thank God for the Breath of Life.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


The Breath Of Life-1

January 26, 2011

Most often when we think of the breath of life we tend to think about what God did when he breathed the breath of life into Adam and he became a living soul (Gen 2:7); and we thank God for that because without that initial breath none of us would be here. However, God is still dispensing and breathing that breath of life upon us today. When we think about the victories he’s brought just in our own lives we can see the breath of life manifesting itself in a very personal way. For when God delivered you from a major illness it was the breath of life; when He delivered you from the brink of despair it was the breath of life; when He woke us up this morning it was the breath of life.

We see that same breath of life throughout the scriptures when the Lord tells Hezekiah “I am going to add 15 years to your life”; when he tells the woman with the issue of blood as she grabs a hold to his garment, “thy faith hath made thee whole”; when he tells Lazarus “Lazarus come forth and be loosed of the grave clothes, for it is the breath of life!

In fact, this breath of life is such a blessing to the body of Christ that Jesus said “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:” Thus, this breath of life means to be alive, for it is God’s gift to his creation and we should never take it for granted. That’s why he declared in the 150 book of Psalms “To let everything that hath breath praise the Lord, praise ye the Lord, and that’s the least we can do because he gave us this breath of life.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Unfaithful

January 25, 2011

It’s hard to trust someone that’s known to be unfaithful; unfaithful being defined as not dependable; disloyal or not adhering to vows. In fact, (Prov. 25:19) says “Confidence in an unfaithful man in the time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.” If he/she is known to be unfaithful in times when there is no pressure, what is the possibility that they will be there for you when times of trouble comes. As Christians being faithful one to another is paramount. Being faithful is something we should all strive for. Being faithful says you can be depended upon, not only in good times but especially in bad.

Thus, if we tell someone we are going to do something let’s do everything we can to keep the vow we made so it can’t be said that we are unfaithful. Think of how many marriages would have been saved if the vows that were made at the altar on one of our happiest days were kept. If we look at this thing in its simplest form many who said “I Do” on their wedding day allowed the words that they promised God and all the witnesses that were there to come to nothing, because when a difficult situation arose all the vows that were spoken were broken.

And there is no doubt that when we stood at the altar we were serious about our vows; however, we are to remain faithful to those vows not only on our wedding day, but every day after. I certainly can’t speak for anyone else, but when I stood before God and said “I do” to the woman He gave me there was an expectation that she was as serious about the vows as I was. However, the hardest part when it comes to faithfulness is getting the two to become one and agree that it is until death do us part, and we may not be where we want to be right now, but we are a work in progress. Hence, at the end of the day, there are only a few people you can really depend on, that you can really have confidence in, and the hope is that one of those is your spouse.

God Bless You

Pastor Mason


The Christians Desire-PT.1

January 24, 2011

If you were given a chance to fulfill one desire, what would it be? Would the presence of God in your life be at the top of your list? Would having a better relationship with God be at the top of your list? These are some of the questions I had to ask myself after reading (Psalm 27:4), where David said “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to enquire in his temple.” David’s number one desire was to have the fullness of the presence of God in His life and as Christians that should be our number one desire, to have more of God and less of me.

David didn’t desire a bigger house, more money, more fame nor more chariots although there is nothing wrong with having other desires as long as they are put in their proper place. Simply put, we need more of God because when He is in place the rest of our life seems to be put in the proper perspective. Christians talk a good game, they love to talk about how much they love God, but God is looking at our heart and He knows what our number one desire is. If you really want to know what your #1 desire is examine your thought life or your various activities and ask yourself, how much of it involves God? Thus, that will tell you what you really desire. Remember, (Matt 6:21) says “Where a mans treasure is there will his heart be also”.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


The Cheerful Giver-Part 5

January 21, 2011

Mal 3:10 says “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it”.

In this particular text God commands Israel to tithe; and this command applies to us today. The truth is…real believers pay tithes and give offerings. God encourages us to tithe by telling us if we will tithe faithfully, He would open the windows (plural) of heaven and pour us out a blessing (singular) that we would not have enough room to receive it. I want you to understand this…God is saying to those believers who will tithe, I will open a multitude of windows in heaven and pour you out “a” blessing, and you won’t have enough room to receive even that singular blessing. That is the kind of God we serve. He can give us so much in one blessing that we can hardly contain that. Now if He would do that for those who tithe (because the tithe is our obligation to Him, we owe that) what do you think He will do for those who would tithe and give?
You see giving is the next level of offering to God. When you owe somebody you are obligated to pay that, however, giving something meaningful to someone says “I love you, I’m thinking of you”. Therefore, when we give an offering to God in addition to the tithe, it shows God how much we love him. That’s why instead of Jesus talking about tithing in the New Testament, He says “Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down and shaken together, and running over shall men give into your bosom” (St.Luke 6:38) thus, giving takes you to the next level of blessing in the Kingdom of God.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


The Cheerful Giver- Part 4

January 20, 2011

In the Gospel of (St.Mark 12:41-44) we see the tale of two types of givers. The first type of giver we see are those who have to give. The scripture even tells us that they were rich men, thus they were able to give out of their abundance; they wouldn’t miss the money at all. The second type of giver we see (and we want to pay attention too) is a poor widow who gave all she had. In other words, she gave even though she really didn’t have it to give. Thus, she gave out of lack, poverty and need by faith; and saints there will be times, when you will have to give your way out of a situation if you want God to move on your behalf. You see this woman gave all she had, even though it wasn’t much, believing what she did give, God would honor it, bless it, and sow abundantly into her life. Now the scripture doesn’t say that God actually sowed into her life right away, but Jesus did take time out to share her life and giving with the disciples. Therefore, I have to believe that all her needs were met by God, because of her living and her giving. You see you can’t separate the two, not only must you give faithfully, but you must live faithfully as well if you want the full blessings of God. Thus, if you are in a financial mess talk to your bill collectors, make sure you are in a right standing with God through your living and your giving. In other words, find a way to tithe and give and watch God bring you out. It may not happen over night, but if you remain faithful it will come.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason