Approaching God

January 31, 2012

In (Ezekiel 44:9-31) the prophet talks to us about how the priest should approach God. How they should enter into His presence; how they should dress, even down to what their hair looks like. That might seem trivial to some but what that should say to the New Testament believer is that we too must pay attention as to how we approach God.

We should pay attention as to what our heart looks like when we approach God. Thus, we can’t come to God with a heart full of pride, hatred, bitterness, unforgiveness…etc, believing that God is going to hear and answer our prayer, for (St. John 9:31 KJV) says “Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.”Therefore, if we desire that God would hear us and move on our behalf we must come to God with a heart of repentance, humility, and worship.

Finally, we should also pay attention to how we approach God when we come together in our worship services. We should not dress to the point where we are showing all of our curves… every lump and bump. Ladies if you desire to dress that way, save that for your husband at home.

Furthermore, men should be mindful of how they dress as well, because women come to Church with images in their own mind, and often it has nothing to do with God. As Christians, we have to put the people of God in a position to worship God when we come together, not the mini skirt that the sister has on or the muscle shirt that the brother is wearing.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

Control Yourself

January 27, 2012

As Christians we must learn how to control ourselves. We must learn how to control our actions, thought life and certainly our tongues. Show me a Christian without temperance (self control) and I will show you a person who opens himself/herself up to all types of demonic influence which will attack their lives.

In fact, (Pro 25:28) says “He that hath no rule over his spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls.” Hence, if your spirit is not under the influence of the Holy Spirit daily, then as a confessed born again believer, you are subject to say or do anything.

Without the Holy Spirit ruling over your spirit, your spirit is left unprotected, vulnerable and open to the things of the world, the flesh, and the devil. Let us be sure that everyday we live, we have submitted our will and our spirit to the will of the Holy Spirit so we don’t get caught up in ungodly situations. Saints of God be blessed and have a wonderful day.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

A Man Of War

January 24, 2012

Often times when we think of God we tend to think of Him as a loving God, a just God or a merciful God, and He is all of those things. However, our God is a fighter as well, to the degree that (Ex. 15:3) says “The Lord is a man of war: The Lord is his name”. Thus, if God is a man of war and we have this man of war living on the inside of us, we too should have a fighting or warlike mentality. I’m not talking about using the weapons of man in order to display this fighting mentality, but I’m talking about using those spiritual weapons of fasting, prayer, praise and worship, and obedience to God’s word to display this fighting mentality.

This fighting spirit causes us not to be so quick to throw in the towel or quit when things don’t go the way we planned. This fighting spirit causes us not to run and hide when things get tough but having done all we stand in the face of adversity on the promises of God that victory is yet assured whether it looks like it or not.

This fighting spirit in us is a yes and amen spirit when the Devil is constantly trying to tell us no; no you can’t, no you want, no you will never be, but that fighting spirit in us is saying yes through the power of the Holy Spirit that you can and you will be all that I’ve said you can be because at the end of the day “greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.”

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

Can’t Keep A God Man Down

January 20, 2012

There is an old saying that (you can’t keep a good man down). But the fact is that without God in his life it is possible that a good man (and there are many good men who don’t serve the Lord) with good intentions can fail and actually cause failure to destroy him; when failure should actually help us grow up in some areas. However, it’s hard to keep a God man down. We know this to be true because (Prov. 24:16 KJV) says “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.” Thus, for a man of God, failure is certainly possible but allowing failure to defeat us should not be. I’m sure failure has crushed a believer or two, but in God’s eyes failure should be the stepping stone towards our destiny.

Failure should make us not break us. Failure should cause us to seek God even more to find out what went wrong and how do we do it right the next time and what should we learn from failure. Many of us have failed and that’s okay, because if we are really trying to make a difference in the world; if we are really trying to do something for the kingdom of God it’s possible that we could fail again, because the only people who aren’t failing are the people who aren’t doing anything, or those who are afraid to take any risk. In fact, they could still be failing because they are not maximizing their potential. Don’t allow failure to overtake you, overtake failure by trusting and believing in God who understands failure in ways that we have never realized.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason