Excuses Will Cause Many to Miss God

June 29, 2012

In the parable of the great supper a certain man (Jesus) invites the Jews to a great supper, however, they reject his invitation because they had other things to do. Thus, this certain man compelled his servant to go out into the streets, lanes, highways and hedges and invite all who would come…the maimed, the halt, the poor and the blind. As they came and his house was filled, the master of the house (Jesus) said in (St. Luke 14:24) “For I say unto you, that none of those men which were bidden (invited) shall taste of my supper.”

What we can learn from this parable is that when Jesus makes the call upon our lives we should answer that call and not make excuses about why we can’t, because if we don’t answer the call God will call upon other’s to fulfill the call, because the work must be done. Never allow yourself to think that if God doesn’t use you he won’t get the work done because if God can use rocks to cry out, if he can cause a donkey to speak, surely he can invite someone else into the Kingdom to do the work that he was calling you to do.

In (St. Luke 14:24) above, the Lord made it clear that those who received invitations and did not show, even though they may have had a valid reason for not showing up, would not have this invite come their way again: meaning we can’t take God’s call upon our lives for granted. We can’t believe that if we don’t answer the call the first time that God will call or invite us a second time to a life changing event because he may not. We need to hear and obey the minute we hear God calling and if you are not sure that it’s him talk to your spiritual leaders.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

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God Hadn’t Forgotten About Us

June 27, 2012

(Gen 30:22) “And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her and opened her womb”.

Here is the story of a young wife who desperately wanted to bear children with her husband but could not. As she patiently waited for God to deliver, she had to endure as she watched her sister Leah and her handmaid bear children. She even watched her own hand maiden bear children; however, she was yet barren. But in the fullness of time God remembered Rachel, opened her womb and allowed her to conceive one of the most powerful men in the scriptures by the name of Joseph.

I said all of that to say this, sometimes we can become jealous or even envious (Gen 30:1) as we watch others being blessed even as Rachel did during her time of barrenness. But if we live our lives in obedience to God; if we wait patiently on him and believe him for our own tailor made blessing God will come through for us.

He may not come through when we think He ought to, he may not even bless us the way we planned; however, when he does come through it’s better than what we could even ask or think. God understands our pain; he knows what challenges we face, but he also knows we must go through what we have to go through to learn what we have to learn. However, in our going through remember that God hadn’t forgotten about us and as one songwriter said “Your blessing, blessing is coming through”.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


What’s In Your Eye?

June 26, 2012

(St.Luke 11:34) says “The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thy eye is single, thy whole body is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.”

What do you see when you look at life? What do you see when you look at your own life? If the light of the body is the eye, then it’s imperative that believers see life and their life in general through the lens of the Holy Ghost. As Christians we must examine how we see. Do we look our lives from a pessimistic standpoint or an optimistic standpoint?

Do we look at our lives through the word of God or through the word of the world? Do we look at our lives from a spiritual or carnal standpoint? We need the light of the Holy Spirit exuding from our eyes to the degree that it is single: meaning that we must attempt to see everything in our lives through the eyes of God, however, in order to do that we must be spiritually minded.

Too many Christians have been looking at life through the eyes of their own carnal thought process or through the eyes of what the Devil is saying and our eyes have retained some evil to the degree that our bodies are becoming dark. We must change the glasses we are looking through and begin to ask the Lord for new vision, because it is possible that what you see you will be.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Search Us O God

June 22, 2012

(Psalm 139:23-24) “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way of everlasting.”

There aren’t too many Christians who would pray this prayer and really mean it. There aren’t too many Christians who really want God to shine the light of the Holy Spirit on their hearts for real. We don’t mind God dealing with the stuff on the surface of our heart; however, to go to the root of our hearts is another matter altogether. Hence, if we allow God to dig into the depths of our heart he may find some things we don’t want to deal with…such as past hurts; the bitterness and hatred that still live in our hearts because of what momma or daddy may have done to us. Some Christians are still holding things against people (often loved ones-because that’s where most of the hurt tends to come from) that they should have let go years ago, and they still believe they are okay with God.

Child of God, to pray the prayer of (Psalm 139:23-24) is to allow ourselves to become transparent before God that He might come in and reveal those hidden hurts within us that we still haven’t dealt with yet. It is to allow God to come in and show us those secret sins which we thought we had gotten past. It is to allow God to come in and show a wife that she hadn’t forgiven her husband for something he did, or the husband hadn’t forgiven the wife for something she did, and it’s causing a real strain on the marriage.

To pray this prayer is to open ourselves up so God might show us we haven’t forgiven the loved one for the verbal-emotional or even sexual abuse that may have been committed against us as a child. Thus, to ask God to search us is to say to God we are willing to make a radical change in our lives. When we ask God to search our hearts, He will show us the dark areas of our past and present, and bring them to the light at the right time. The truth is many of us may not have wanted to deal with the darkness of the past that continues to bind us. However, as a believer the time is right to receive our healing while the light of the Holy Spirit leads us to and through our past to our freedom.

God Bless You

Pastor Mason


Blessed

June 19, 2012

Jesus told a certain woman in the Gospel of (St. Luke 11:28): “Blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep it.” Thus, to be blessed is to be fortunate, happy or well off. But very often, we don’t think about how blessed we are when we hear the word and walk in obedience to the word. However, Jesus said we are blessed. As Christians, there are times when we look at being blessed through the wrong lens. If we don’t have a certain amount of money, or live in the home we desire, or have the spouse we so desire, or we have the spouse and the marriage may not be working out like we thought it would, or have the type of career we want, we don’t consider ourselves blessed.

However, if we are hearing and obeying the Gospel of Jesus Christ we are blessed because the only way we have the ability to obey the word of God is through the power of the Holy Spirit that lives inside of us and if we have the Holy Spirit living on the inside of us, we are blessed. The truth is that money can’t buy true love, good marriages have ended in divorce, people who once had the career of their dreams are now on the unemployment lines and all the other material things won’t last but the Holy Spirit will be with you until the day you die and in fact, He will never leave you nor forsake you; and when all else is gone what do you really have?

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


He Hears Us

June 14, 2012

(Pro 15:29) “The Lord is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayers of the righteous.”

Saints of God if you are walking in obedience to the Father be encouraged in your prayer petitions before God. He hears and understands our prayers; however, we must be patient as we wait for the manifestation of the prayer in the earth. The waiting seems to be hardest thing to do sometimes but it is in “the wait” where we find strength, encouragement and growth. I am reminded of Daniel 10 where he is praying and fasting, and in need of hearing something from heaven and at the time when there seem to be no strength left in him an angel showed up and said “Fear not Daniel: for from the first day thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words (Daniel 10:12).”

Thus, the Lord heard his prayer petition from the beginning, but he had to deal with some demonic principalities in heaven first. Not to mention, the fact that God needed to probably work some things out in Daniel, because he had literally and physically come to the end of any strength which he had in himself. Thus, when God finally did answer his prayer there was no doubt (in Daniel’s mind) that it was God. Therefore saints, “Whatsoever things ye desire when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them (St. Mark 11:24).” But remember, that you need to be praying according to the will and word of God, because God desires to answer prayers which line up with where He is trying to take us, not where we are trying to take Him.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Four Soils Of The Heart-Part 4

June 12, 2012

The final condition of the heart we see is the good ground heart: Thus, this heart hears the word, receives the word and brings forth fruit. Hence, the person with a good ground heart not only hears and receives the word, but they also obey the word. Those with a good ground heart have a heart that’s built on Jesus Christ and his crucifixion. They have a heart to love, to operate in Joy, peace, longsuffering, and etc. Does the person with this type of heart claim to be perfect? No. But they are striving everyday for perfection; they are striving each day to be more like Jesus.

Those with this type of heart make the change from operating in the flesh to walking in the Spirit, and it is evident to all who are paying attention. They make the change from living the sinful life to living in the glory of God. Their heart is always ready to receive a word from God, and they don’t care who is speaking it as long as they can find God in it. The good ground heart is a repentant heart, a heart that does what’s right, does it because it’s right, and does it the right way, all because they have a desire to please God. In their eyes, God is not only more than enough, He is their life line. Therefore, we have to conclude that the man/woman has a very good chance of making it to heaven.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason