God Ordained Leadership

May 31, 2011

All leadership is ordained by God whether good or bad. Thus, from the president of the United States of America to your local city mayor they were all placed by the hand of God. However, if Christians desire to see certain people in office it behooves us to vote because God has given us that right. We know that leadership, whether saved or unsaved is ordained by God because (Rom 13:1) says “Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained by God.”

Hence, it’s not our responsibility to complain about our leaders. However, it is our responsibility to pray for them. It is our responsibility to pray that God would touch the heart of that leader so he/she would lead in the way of righteousness. It is up to the believer to intercede on the behalf of our leaders because if we don’t no one else will. Child of God, it’s easy to sit back and second guess the decisions of our leaders (spiritual or secular).

However, until you have sat in that seat or walked in their shoes, you will never-never understand neither the weight nor the responsibility of the call or position which they are in. Therefore, pray saints; pray that God would have the last word in all decisions, from the White House, to God’s House, to your house.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

The Lord Will Remember You

May 26, 2011

Just because God doesn’t move when we ask him to, it doesn’t mean he didn’t hear us. Neither does it mean he won’t’ eventually deliver us. Because he is God, he moves in his time; in fact, God doesn’t see time the way we see it because everything with God is in the present time. There is no past or future with God because he knows all-sees all and understands all right now.

Thus, saints when you pray and ask God in faith, God will remember you. The life of Rachel (Jacob’s wife) was a prime example of that. Rachel wanted to bear children, but could not. However, she had to watch Leah (Jacob’s other wife-Old Testament) produce child after child. God knew that Rachel wanted to bear children, he knew she wanted to bless Jacob with sons; however, it didn’t happen for her right away. But in the fullness of time, (Gen 30:22) says “And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her and opened her womb.”

Hence, God hadn’t forgotten about her request; he hadn’t forgotten about her blessing, and child of God he hadn’t forgot about you. There may be something you have asked the Lord for and it seems as if it will never happen. Well let me tell you something, be patient and wait on the Lord, because the Lord will remember you and come through for you if you remain faithful to him. Don’t give up on your God or your blessing because we serve a God that desires to bless us. Be encouraged and wait patiently.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

One Body

May 25, 2011

Those of us who have confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and savior are one in the body of Christ. There is no big “I” or little you, but we are one in Christ Jesus. We may have different gifts, different administrations and even different operations; however, they all flow out of the same spirit, which is the Holy Spirit according to (1st Cor 12). Thus, if we are one, we must act like we are one and come together as one church if we are going to see real change in America.

As a body of believers we can’t wait for the politicians to bring about change. In fact, if we expect to see real changes in America, born again believers’ are going to have to lead that change in America. As a body of believers we are going to have to bring our talents-gifts-resources and the Holy Spirit to the table if we expect to see change, regardless of our church affiliation or denomination. We know this change can be realized, because (Prov 29:2) says “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”

Thus, as we take our rightful place and come together with a single-minded purpose to see our homes-communities-cities and etc. changed, then our nation has the ability to be changed. Finally, how can we expect a few politicians to bring about change when “the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.” Hence, on this earth God has strategically placed Christians from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, from the cornfields of Nebraska to the mountains of North Carolina to bring about Change; and it begins on your knees.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

A Shepherd that Provides

May 24, 2011

As I was reading (Psalm 23) I was reminded all over again that though things just seem crazy in this world; though the price of everything continues to rise, even the unemployment rate itself, God is still a God of provision. When David said the “The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want;” that was enough for me. And saints of God in these tough economic times and times of uncertainty, we need to rest in those still waters of the Lord when times of adversity come because if you live long enough you are bound to face some.

King David was so sure that adversity would come that he said “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thus, David understood that when times of adversity came, when chaos was all around, even in the face of death itself, he could lean on the Lord because even in death God is still in control because He has power over death.

We who have confessed Jesus as Lord and savior have a shepherd that provides for us; a shepherd that provides for us in the presence of even our enemies. Saints of God, it’s good sometimes to go back and read again that scripture we all kind of grew up on and receive strength and encouragement in order to continue to press into the things of God because it get’s hard sometime, but (Psalm 23) provides us with some amazing encouragement for the days ahead.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason