The Consecration Of The Priest

June 30, 2011

(Exo 29) spends a lot of time talking about the consecration of the priest’s in Israel. However, there is one scripture in particular which speaks loud and clear about what God expects from his ministers. (Exo.29:20) “Then thou shalt kill the ram and take his blood, and put it upon the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.”

Thus, God expects his ministers, to have three very important characteristics. The first one would be that God’s ministers must have an ear which is sensitive to the voice of the Spirit. Hence, he that hath an ear let him ear what the Spirit is saying to the church; which is a type of the blood placed upon the right ear.

Secondly, they must understand how to handle the word of God. Thus, they must know how to apply the scriptures to their lives, as well as the lives of others effectively; which is a type of the blood placed upon the right thumb.

Finally, they must be balanced according to the word. Without you great toes there is going to be a problem with your balance. Thus, there must be a balance in their lives, as well as their congregation. Their life can’t be at the church 24-7, there must be a time of rest, a time of recharging your physical and spiritual body, because a tired, worn out, over-worked leader, eventually will be no use to his/her congregation. As a result, the man/woman of God must learn to get away at times, and they must have spiritually competent help if they are to stay balanced; this is a type of the blood placed upon the right great toe.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

Man Never Seems To Have Enough

June 29, 2011

Man, never seems to have enough. He never seems to be satisfied with the things he has. He always has to have more. If he has a house he wants a bigger one; if he has money he wants to make more; if he has toys he desires bigger and better toys, to the degree that God is the furthest thing from his mind and his pursuit is for more stuff.

I personally don’t have a problem with having stuff, but when stuff has you to the degree that you can’t serve God; then you have too much stuff. King Solomon said it so eloquently in (Prov. 27:20) when he said “Hell and destruction are never full: So the eyes of man are never satisfied.” Thus, if Christ is not in a man’s life; if Christ is not enough for man, then all that his eyes can see, whether he can afford it or not, it’s his desire to have it; and the truth is that the desire to have something can be just as dangerous as having it if God didn’t ordain you to have it.

King Solomon has certainly showed us what it was like to have everything a man could ever wish for and still not be satisfied. He had it all, he done it all and probably seen it all in his lifetime, but at the end of the day he said it was all vanity and vexation of spirit. After he got through playing with all of his toys, his women, and experiencing all that life could offer he concluded “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man (Eccl. 12:13).” Thus, as I said earlier, I don’t have a problem with the stuff, but don’t let the stuff or attaining the stuff become such a distraction that it gets in the way of your relationship with God because when you stand before God the stuff won’t matter.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

Let Us See Lord

June 28, 2011

There is so much in this word that we are missing. There is so much that we don’t see or know. There is so much more to this portrait called the Gospel which we have yet to figure out. The truth is that it will take a life time to figure it out, and even then some things about the word of God we won’t capture until we get to heaven. However, King David said “Open Thou my eyes that I may behold the wondrous things out of your law (Psalm 119:18).” Thus, David was saying there is more to this word than what I see on the surface.

Hence, if we are going to see this word as God would have us to see it, we are going to have to study, meditate, fast and ultimately ask the Lord to let us see the wondrous things out of His law. As we go into our bibles to study the word our prayer should be “Lord let me see-let me see what you need me to see.”

Saints of God if we can begin to look at the whole portrait of the Gospel instead of the part of the picture that suits us, or the part that we think is for someone else and not us, we will become powerful people in the Lord. Thus, I say again “Lord let us see, because when we see as you see, our spiritual sight will become more sensitive to your Spirit.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

Hidden Treasure

June 27, 2011

Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field (Matt 13: 44).

The hidden treasure which this parable is talking about is heaven. When a man/woman actually finds this hidden treasure they are willing to give up the world for this treasure. Thus, when sinful man finally finds the Lord and realizes that what he has in his relationship with the Lord is better than anything in this life, he let’s go of the world and the things in the world and sells out to the Lord.

As a result of selling out to the Lord, man forsakes the flesh, the devil and the world in pursuit of a wholehearted relationship with God. It would be nice if more men/women found this hidden treasure in the earth and take on the attitude towards God as the parable speaks of. Too often, we get saved and we never really sell out for the Lord; we never really go all the way for the Lord. However, selling out and giving our all for the Lord is what he requires.

A half-hearted service to God won’t be enough to get us into heaven, and ultimately our plan is to go to heaven if we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior. Therefore, to those who have found the hidden treasure (Jesus Christ) let us serve him with our whole heart because that’s the requirement.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

The Cost Of Discipleship

June 22, 2011

This Christian walk is not easy contrary to what some may say. The Lord Jesus Christ knew this journey wouldn’t be easy because He told the disciples “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself take up his cross, and follow me”. As Christians we are going to have to learn to say “no” to ourselves; we are going to have to learn to say (no) to our flesh-(no) to many of our wants and ideas-(no) to our own agendas.

In fact, we will have to tell our own mind (no), I can’t think like that. When we are standing in the mall looking at that new thing and our credit card is saying go ahead and charge it, when we know that we can barely make the minimum payments now, we are going to have to say (no) to the credit card lifestyle if we are ever going to get out of the bondage of debt.

Furthermore, in order to be a Christian and operate in victory in this life, often we are going to have to say “no” to ourselves and consistently say “Yes” to God, because He is the one that made us and understands what is best for us. There was never a time that Jesus told the Father “no” because had He told the Father (no I won’t do that) then He would not have been victorious, but we know that every reply to His Father was YES and AMEN. Hence, that should be our response to the Lord.

Then there is this cross that we have to bear, no matter how much we love God, no matter how much He loves us, if the Lord suffered and we know that He did, we will have our own trials and tribulations (or cross to bear). However, Jesus told us in( ST.John 16:33), I have spoken unto you that in me ye might have peace, in the world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world”. Therefore, if Jesus overcame the world we can too, because His spirit lives in us. In denying ourselves, and standing on the promises, power and the word of God, then are we able to follow Him, not only in this life but right on into the gates of heaven. Bear your cross-because the power to do it lives in you.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

The Real Test Of Christianity

June 21, 2011

(Matt 5:44) “But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you, and persecute you;”

This is the real test of a Christian. Are we able to love our enemies? Is there enough God in us to love those that hate us? Is there enough God in us to love those who would persecute and back-stab us? Are we willing to love man-kind in spite of our race, cultures, differences and disagreements?

Furthermore, this same enemy we have been called to love must also be blessed from our lips; meaning that we are suppose to speak well of our enemies; we are suppose to seek positive and good things to say about those who tend to rub us the wrong way.

Finally, we as Christians are charged to do good and pray for our enemies despite the fact that they hate us and often persecute us. Thus, we must always seek ways to treat our enemies as the Lord would treat them; seeing the good in all of them. This is the real litmus test of a Christian. Can we love in spite of the situation? Child of God at the end of the day what will really matter is the love in your heart for the Lord and for your fellowman; and how you treat your fellowman will say a lot about your love for God.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

The Blood Of Jesus-Part 3

June 17, 2011

The blood of Jesus brought about so many great things for the believer. It brought about a better or new covenant. It moved us from law to grace. The blood of Jesus opened the door for the Holy Spirit to rest, rule and abide in us. The blood of Jesus ripped into the veil of the temple so that all of us who are born again believers in Christ Jesus would have access to the presence of God without any other mediator but Christ.

The blood of Jesus has given us all an opportunity to be a “chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people: that we should show forth the praises of him who hath called us out of darkness into this marvelous light (1 Pt 2:9);” hence, we all have become priest and kings of God. The blood of Jesus has translated us from sacrificing animals to the sacrificing of our own lives, from our thoughts, actions and words in order to get closer to Jesus.

The blood of Jesus has allowed the Lord to become our chief intercessor in heaven at the right hand of the throne of God; and we all need that. Finally, the blood of Jesus has presented us with an option to receive the gift of salvation. There is no salvation without the shed blood of Jesus; because there is no other name under heaven whereby men can be saved (Acts 4:12).

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason