Destiny In Your Words

December 30, 2011

We control our destiny by the things we speak. As Christians, [people of power], what we say really does matter. We need to speak power, life, love, and prosperity into our lives, but instead we often speak death, negativity, and pessimism into our lives and the lives of others. Many Christians don’t understand that the words they speak are being recorded and stored for such a time that they are needed by the Holy Spirit and the Devil that our destinies might be designed. If you know you have spoken some things that are not of God, repent and plead the blood of Jesus over those things, so the devil doesn’t have the opportunity to control your destiny.

(Matt 12:36-37) say’s it perfectly “But I say unto you that every idle word [empty or useless, of no value], that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shall be justified and by thy words thou shall be condemned”. You may not have everything you desire, but you are abundantly blessed. Watch your mouth, because your mouth controls your destiny, and will eventually control your thought life if you don’t change how you speak and how you think.

God Bless You

PVM


And The Choice Is…

December 28, 2011

There have been many of us during our Christian walk that have attempted to make our own way, direct our own path and do things in our lives the way we see it. However, many of us have also found out that doing things the way we see it, has made a mess of our lives as well. The good news is, God never meant for us to direct our own path, he never meant for us to have a choice, other than, choosing him.

Choice only came after Adam ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God told Adam to eat of every tree in the garden, except the tree in the midst of the garden. Therefore had Adam obeyed what God said, we wouldn’t be choosing who we are going to serve…whether God or Satan. That’s why (Jeremiah 10:23) says “Oh Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps”. It is the Holy Spirit that is supposed to be leading and guiding us.

In fact, (Psalms 32:8) says, “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way that though shall go: I will guide thee with mine eye”. As you meditate on this thought, let’s give back to God the only “choice”…if you will, that he gave us in the beginning…and that was choosing life and life more abundantly.

God Bless You

PVM


Three purposes of Marriage in the Beginning-Part 3

December 22, 2011

(Gen 2:24) says “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and shall cleave unto his own wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Finally, they would become one flesh: to become one flesh involves making love. However, it goes beyond the physical press of the flesh. It also means that the two must become one from a spiritual standpoint: Meaning that they come together and they share their dreams, hopes, fears, possessions, feelings, difficulties, successes and failures with God and with each other. It means that as husband and wife we must become transparent with each other, to the degree that our hearts connect. That’s oneness!

It does not mean that somehow the two personalities no longer exist, but the two personalities should be developed in partnership with our spouse for the benefit and edification of the marriage. Too often, one spouse or the other desires to make the relationship about them, but when we share those things I mentioned earlier, successes, failures…etc; it now puts us on a path to see some victory in our marriage; and the truth is that everyone needs to see some victory from time to time to stay in the battle for their marriage.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Three purposes of Marriage in the Beginning-Part 2

December 21, 2011

(Gen 2:24) says “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and shall cleave unto his own wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Secondly, the man would be joined (cleave) with his wife: To be joined in the Hebrew means (to stick or glue together). Like two pieces of material being glued together the husband and wife can’t be torn apart unless one or the other decides intentionally or unintentionally to separate or tear themselves from the marriage. However, in the beginning God expected the two to be joined for life, to stick together through thick and thin, good and bad, and in ups and the downs of life. In other words, marriage is work and nothing from nothing leaves nothing.

Trouble will come in every marriage, but it’s in the times of trouble where you really find out what your marriage is made of. Can you go through the troubled times and not be bitter with one another? Can you face difficult circumstances and continue to love one another and be ready to forgive one another? Can you go through difficult times and not hide what’s really in your heart from your spouse? If you can do that you have a chance of really being joined to one another.

God Bless You

PVM


Three purposes of Marriage in the Beginning-Part 1

December 20, 2011

(Gen 2:24) says “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and shall cleave unto his own wife: and they shall be one flesh.

From the beginning of time God expected at least three things to happen in every marriage:

The first thing is that a man would leave his father and mother: This implies that he would leave the parent’s behind and the family he grew up in to take a woman’s hand in marriage and publicly declare his love and union with another. When a husband and wife have made such a declaration, they have a greater reason to give themselves to building a committed relationship one with another.

This also means that they don’t run to mommy and daddy every time they have an issue. What it should mean is that they both run to God or to someone who has an intimate relationship with God…such as their pastor or spiritual advisor to help them see God’s vision for their marriage. There is no shame in asking if you really don’t know. The only shame is seeing a marriage on life support, or worst, divorce because neither spouse sought out help. Now that’s darn shame.

God Bless You

PVM


Mortify your members

December 16, 2011

The Apostle Paul says in Col. 3:5 “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication,(having sex outside of marriage) uncleanness (moral uncleanness and filth), inordinate affection (all types of lust and sinful desires), evil concupiscence (a strong sexual desire often ending in lust-or an evil impulse), covetousness (greed), and idolatry (anything you put before God); as Christians we have to constantly mortify (kill these things that would try to control our members).

What are our members? Our members would be our hands-we have to watch the things we touch; our feet-we have to watch the places we go; our eyes –we have to monitor the things we see; our ears- we have to monitor who we allow to minister in our ears; and our mouth-we have to watch the things we say.
Every day we have to kill or die daily to something in us that’s not like God.

This is done through the word of God-prayer-praise-submission to Godly leadership, and obedience to the word of God. We have to let go of those spirit’s that we have gotten comfortable with in our past and present, because on any day that you are not trying to discipline or put to death (mortify) those spirit’s that are ungodly in you, those same spirit’s are trying to live in you and take authority.

God Bless You

PVM


Beware Of The Spirit Of Greed

December 14, 2011

Our society is set up to want more and more. If we have a car we want a newer one; if we have a house, we want a bigger house; if we have a television that still works with a good picture we want the latest version of the flat screen high definition television. It even seems the more money we make the more we spend. The spirit of greed has been loosed on our society and the body of Christ must be mindful of that and make every attempt not to allow the spirit of greed to overtake you. The fact is we seem to never have enough; when the truth is if we learn to become good stewards over the resources which God has given to us we won’t confuse the spirit of greed with the spirit of need.

(Pro 15:27) says “He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house: but he that hates gifts shall live.” Thus, the man/woman who feels they must have more and more brings trouble to their own house. The spirit of greed will cause you to buy stuff you don’t need-max out your credit cards and have you working two or three jobs just to keep up with the lifestyle. Hence, child of God if you are working that much you have little time for God and if you are married you have little to no time for each other; and if you can’t find time for God and your spouse, your relationships will soon begin to deteriorate, and I don’t care how much you tell yourself that everything is good in your house.

On the other hand, those who hate gifts are those who may see something they really want but because they can’t afford it will wait patiently for it and get it in God’s time to keep from being in bondage. Child of God we need to discern between the spirit of need and the spirit of greed, because the latter will put you so far in bondage that it literally takes you years to come out.

God Bless You

PVM